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Important from Arizona. The Mesilla Times, of the 3d of August, gives the subjoined account of the capture of U. S. troops, already announced by telegraph: The United States forces in New Mexico were thirty-six companies--fourteen mounted and twenty-two foot. Of these eleven have been taken prisoners and four others are in the power of the Southern forces, leaving twelve infantry and nine mounted at large.--About half of these are at Forts Staunton, Oraig and Albuquerque, and the remainder are scattered at different points a hundred miles apart and distant from the Arizona frontier. A Confederate force has gone to attack Forts Wise and Garland, and a few weeks will probably show a capture of the whole force of this department. Their supplies from the United States are already cut off. The confidential orders to Major Lynde from the commander of the Department of New Mexico are in substance, that the whole regular force of the department had been ordered to the State
n Confederacy would soon be recognized, made during his short stay in this city, attracted attention and led to his arrest. He is now imprisoned at Fort Lafayette. Among the papers found upon Muir was a letter bearing date at Charleston, August 3d, signed by Morris Seligman. The writer says that he knows pretty well what is unknown to the public; that he writes the commercial reports of the English Consul to his Government at home; that he has seen Russell's letter about the battle, and, the very important question arises whether the allegations of this letter are true; because, if they are, no doubt whatever remains that Lord Lyons and Mr. Russell are both with the South and against the North in this war. The letter is dated August 3. Muir was arrested in Jersey City, August 14, and Mr. Seligman's letter was at that time in his possession. Mr. Russell's letter was published in the London Times of August 7, and did not reach this city until the 19th--five days after Mr. Sel