Washington, April 3.
has been tendered the sloop-of war Cumberland
to take him to Mexico
He especially goes to make a treaty, which is a preliminary with the Administration.
Indications are that the diplomatic relations between Peru
and the United States
will shortly be resumed.
It is ascertained that the French Consuls
in the Confederate States
have received instructions direct from France
, instead of through the Minister
here, relative to the facilitation of Southern commerce with that empire.
Although no official notification of the coming of the French
fleets has been received here, gentlemen in prominent positions are satisfied that their movements are in close connection with the observation of Southern political events.
The continued presence of Major McCullough
, viewed in conjunction with the call for a Secession Convention there on the 16th, excites much interest in Washington
, especially in army circles.