--A telegram in the New York Herald from Washington
, Saturday, states that the official order for the evacuation of Fort Sumter
was issued on Friday, and a special messenger was immediately dispatched with it to Major Anderson
The fort is to be evacuated on the arrival in Charleston harbor
of a United States
vessel to receive them.
Dispatches received by the Government
from Fort Pickens
represent that the garrison is short of provisions, and can hold out but a short time longer.
The squadron off, Pensacola
are unable to reinforce the fort or land supplies.
The Administration will doubtless, before the lapse of many days, be obliged also to abandon that stronghold to the secessionists.