. 8.--It is stated that a movement had, last week, obtained the sanction and support of several wealthy merchants of New York, for sending relief to the gallant Anderson
, and that a large amount of money and materials were contributed, and a steamer selected for the purpose.
On Saturday the parties who were at the head of the movement were informed that the United States Government had undertaken to send supplies and men to that post, and that consequently their patriotic services would not be required.
It is understood that South Carolina
has agents in New York, and at other important points, who promptly notify the Governor
of every movement of troops intended for reinforcing the military posts at the South
We have good reason to know that it is now understood on Governor's Island
that an order has been received in this city from the War Department, in obedience to which all the available troops at this station will be mustered and critically inspected at Governor's Island
on Thursday next.
Lest any man should be absent at roll-call the utmost strictness is exercised in making out the daily liberty lists; and no soldier can leave the island except by special permission.
The order is supposed to have authorized the complete equipment and preparation for the road of all the troops in garrison.--N. Y. Times, Jan
. 9.--Reports of the suffering at Charleston
A dispatch from Washington
confirms the previous accounts.
“A gentleman arrived this evening from Charleston
, in company with Corn.
. Both say the panic which prevails there is unparalleled.
There is a great lack of food, business is prostrated; the people are idle, and patrols are wandering up and down to preserve order.
On the day Com. Shubrick
left there was unusual excitement, and upon inquiry he found that news had been received that the steamer Macedonian
was on her way with eight hundred troops to bombard the city and reinforce Major Anderson
He could not convince them to the contrary, and expresses the opinion that they cannot hold out in their present condition long, unless Georgia
comes to their relief.
No vessel entered or left the harbor while they were there.”
has the following editorial paragraph:
We learn, through a private letter, from a perfectly responsible.
source in Charleston, that the other day a body of twenty minute-men from the country entered a large private house in that city and demanded dinner.
A dinner was given them, and then they demanded ten dollars each, saying that they had not come to Charleston for nothing; and the money was furnished also.
Another fact of still greater significance has come to our knowledge.
Governor Pickens has written to an officer of high rank in the United States army, a native of South Carolina, who is loyal to the stars and stripes, requesting him to come to Charleston and protect them from the mob. The officer has declined, saying that he can serve his country elsewhere, and that he does not wish to have any part in the proceedings now going forward in that State.
The Baltimore Clipper
has information of a similar character.
We learn, by the fresh arrival of a stone-cutter from Columbia, South Carolina, at his home in Washington city, that a sad and sorrowful state of things prevails there.
Business and work of all kinds are in a paralyzed condition, owing to the excitement existing among the people about the approaching inauguration of what they term a hostile Government.
The talk of war has caused every thing else to be suspended.
He represents the people as excited almost to derangement, and relates a case where a fellow-mechanic of his had been completely crazed and made an inmate of a lunatic asylum, by the warlike demonstrations around him. Nearly every mechanic employed on the Capitol of the State has left, and those remaining behind will, follow in a few days.
Other mechanics employed elsewhere will soon take their departure, and unless times shall soon improve, many of the native mechanics and laboring force of the State will seek employment in other States.