--A reliable gentleman at present sojourning in this city, who, from his connection with and knowledge of political affairs in Great Britain
, is very likely to be fully acquainted on any topic that he may presume to discuss, said yesterday that the British Consul
had been informed, or would soon be, by Lord Lyons, that the latter had received advices by a courier from Rear Admiral Dundas
, commanding the British squadron off Charleston harbor
, notifying the British Minister
that in accordance with instructions from his Government, be had examined into the blockade established by Lincoln
's vessels at that point, and such examination had convinced him that it was ineffective, and by the law of nations null and void.
His determination, therefore, was to enter the port of Charleston
with his fleet at an early day, despite any pretended opposition that might be offered to his so doing.
The facts the Admiral
requested Lord Lyons to lay before Hon. Wm. H. Seward
's Prime Minister, who is reported on the same authority to have ‘"waxed exceeding wroth,"’ and threatened the British Empire
with all the vengeance capable of being bestowed by the Army and Navy of the late United States
-- We trust these tidings may be verified.
The fact of Admiral Dauntless
only precedes the recognition of Southern independence by a few weeks.
The world does move.