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The Safe arrival of our Ministers at Havana

Enthusiastic Reception — presentation of flags to the steamer and to Hampton's Legion — the return of the Theodora, &c.



Augusta, Oct. 31.
--The Charleston Mercury of this morning, furnishes an interesting account of the departure of the Ministers of the Confederate States from that port, and the return of the steamer Theodora. The party, consisting of Hon. J. M. Mason, Minister to England; Hon. John Slidell, Minister to France; Mr. McFarland, Secretary of Legation to Mr. Mason; Mr. Eustis, Secretary of Legation to Mr. Slidell; Mrs. Slidell and two daughters, Mrs. Eustis daughter of Mr. Corcoran, the well-known banker of Washington, who is now in Fort Lafayette, Colonel Lamar, and others, left Charleston on the 11th inst. They arrived at Nassau that night, at Cardenas on the 16th, and Havana on the 17th, where they were enthusiastically received. The ladies of Havana presented to the steamer a flag, and the ladies of Matanzas sent a flag to Hampton's Legion.

The Theodora returned to the Confederacy with a valuable cargo. She reports that the steamer Keystone State had captured and gone to New York with a Southern steamer loaded with arms and ammunition:

Capt. S. J. Short, of the British Navy, has resigned his commission, and arrived in Savannah, and has tendered his services to the Confederate Government.

Several South Carolinians, lately arrived from Europe, report that the feeling in England and France is warming up in favor of the South.

A valuable cargo of coffee, ammunition, saltpetre, sulphur, and small arms, has recently arrived at a Confederate port.

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