Washington, March 5.
, up to the 4th of March, has continued to speak of his condition as safe, and expressed the opinion that reinforcements had better not be sent him.
Drafts drawn by Secretary Dix
on the Assistant Treasurer
at New Orleans, to pay for the work on the Custom-House
there, and drafts by the Postmaster-General
on the same officer, for postal service, amounting to about $300,000, have been returned unpaid.
The resignation of Mr. Preston
, Minister to Spain
, was filed this morning.
A large number of Kentuckian and Indianian are here urging the promotion of Maj. Anderson
, vice Twiggs
, of Virginia
, Aid to Gen. Scott
, has resigned.
Some of the most prominent leading gentlemen from the Senate, directly after the delivery of the Inaugural, telegraphed the Governor
of South Carolina
and other States, not to attack the forts in possession of the Federal
troops, but await definite instructions from the President
of the Southern Confederacy.