Washington, March 11.
--An official letter from Maj. Anderson
, received Saturday, says he had only fifteen days subsistence and wood.
The question has therefore arisen with the Administration whether reinforcement shall be attempted or the fort abandoned.
The latter course, it is thought, will be adopted from inevitable necessity, by the advice of General Scott
There is, however, a conflict of opinion among the Republicans on this question.
No conclusion has been arrived at in Cabinet council.
have, according to official advices, left Vera Cruz
, and the Powhatan
is on her way to New York, leaving only the Macedonian
at Vera Cruz
,March 11, P. M.--Reports continue to prevail respecting the contemplated evacuation of Fort Sumter
They may be true; but it is certain that the President
up to eight o'clock to-night has given no such order.
Prominent gentlemen, however, say they have information satisfying them that such a course will, from necessity, be pursued.
The Confederate States
Commissioners did not see Secretary Seward
to-day, but will make a formal application for an interview to-morrow.