Arrival of the French corvette Lavoisier.
--The N. O. Picayune
, of the 25th, alluding to the recent arrival of the French corvette Lavoisier
in the Mississippi
The announcement that the Captain
and officers of the French corvette Lavoisier
were expected to arrive in our city yesterday afternoon, drew a large crowd of our citizens to the levee.
At about 5 o'clock the steam tug Watson
, Capt. Sturdivant
, on which the French
officers were expected, was seen coming up the river, and when abreast of the C. S. receiving ship McRae
, received a salute of five guns.
The tug landed at the foot of St.
Joseph street, whither the crowd flocked to see the officers.
It seems that John.
, our well known fellow-citizen had gone down in the tug to escort up the officers, and on his coming ashore, the crowd mistaking him for the commander of the French vessel, cheered him lustily.
The tug only brought up Capt. Ribourt
and Lieut. G. Berteloot
, of the French corvette, who were received by Count Mejan
, the French Consul
who had a carriage in waiting, and drove them to his house.
We learn that these officers will remain a day or two with us, and will have an opportunity of enjoying our hospitality.
It is said that Capt. Ribourt
is the bearer of very important dispatches to Admiral Reyhand
, the commander of the French squadron on the American
coast, and who is now at New York, and it is supposed that Lieut. Heeteloot
will proceed by land to deliver these dispatches to the French Admiral