Arrest of a supposed Bearer of dispatches to Washington.
--Mr. William Young Fendall
arrived here yesterday morning, from Vera Cruz
, per Spanish brigantine Angela which port he left on the 12th inst. Information having been conveyed to Mayor Monroe
that there was a passenger on board this vessel who probably was conveying important dispatches to Washington City
, from the U. S. ship Macedonian
, of the Gulf squadron, which was left at Vera Cruz
, the Mayor
dispatched special Howard
to arrest him, with his baggage and papers.
was brought before the Mayor
, with all the packages of letters in his possession, and the Governor
being informed of the fact, sent Col. Forstall
to conduct Mr. Fendall
to his presence.
On the examination, it was ascertained that Mr. Fendall
had been commissioned to carry dispatches from the Mexican Legation
to the city of Mexico
, and having delivered the same to President Juarez
, was returning home as a private citizen.
At Vera Cruz
, while awaiting for transportation to New Orleans, he visited the United States
, and was requested by the officers thereof to carry a number of letters to the United States
The letters were all of a private character, except two for the Secretary of the Navy
, and one for the Third Auditor, which simply contained ship accounts of the crew, &c., but nothing giving any important information.
was then discharged, the Governor
offering to provide him with a safe conduct.
is the son of P. R. Fendall
, formerly U. S. District Attorney of Washington City
, and the nephew by marriage of ex-Senator A. G. Brown
, of Mississippi
, and also a relative of Hon. C. M. Conrad
, of this city.--N. O. Pic., 26th.