The National Crisis.
The Baltimore American, of yesterday, publishes the following extract of a letter from "a distinguished member" of the Peace Conference, dated at Washington
"As a matter of opinion, I can say, peace will be preserved, and the Union
restored. -- We have reached the bottom of our troubles, and henceforth our fortunes will be brighter.
The Conference has met and overcome the Territorial difficulty, in a mode satisfactory to all the slave States represented,
and we entertain no doubt that we shall overcome all other difficulties, and reach a result on all points in controversy, to the satisfaction of a large majority, and probably close our labors on Tuesday.
I cannot be more explicit."
The New Orleans Mint.
Postmaster General King
has made an effort to secure the bullion fund of the Government
in the New Orleans Mint
, by drawing upon Mr. Guinot
, the Assistant Treasurer
, for three hundred thousand dollars. Dispatches received this afternoon say that the draft was dishonored.
The Seizure of the Texas forts.
A Southern Senator
received a dispatch today making the following announcement:
forts are all in the possession of Commissioners appointed by the Convention
surrendered them on demand.
The troops were allowed to march to the coast, with side arms.
Three hundred thousand dollars' worth of army supplies were seized. "
A letter received some days since from General Twiggs
, indicated such to be his purpose.
Orders were issued immediately relieving him from the command, but they could not have been received.