days past, and, having all her cargo on board, is expected to sail upon very short warning.
It is not expected that Commander Walke will take charge of her during the intended trip.
The Coatzacoalcos has been chartered by the Government, and is now coaling.
This vessel is rated as A2, 1,953 tons burthen, eight feet draught, has two decks; is built of oak, copper and iron fastened; has a walking beam of engine, with a stroke of twelve feet, and a seventy-inch cylinder; was built in Niagara City in 1854 for the lake trade, and was then known by the name of the America.--She was brought down the rapids of the St. Lawrence with the Canada, another vessel of the same line, and was then, after great alteration, fitted out for the Havana trade.
The Philadelphia has also been chartered by the Government, and will shortly be gotten ready for service.
The destination of the foregoing vessels is supposed to be Fort Sumter, but we should not be at all surprised to find that they