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
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
of Legation to Mr. Mason
; Mr. Eustis
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
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
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.