New Orleans, Jan. 16. P. M.
--The sloop Wm. Henry
has arrived from Havana
, with dates to the 9th inst.
She reports that the French fleet left Havana
on the 2d inst.
for Vera Cruz
It comprised a line of battle ship; three first class frigates, and three propellers.
The Spanish fleet left about the 20th of December.
It was reported at Havana
, that Vara Cruz was abandoned by the Mexicans on the arrival of the Spanish fleet.
The combined land force is under the command of Gen. Blue
The British fleet has been withdrawn.
The steamer Calhoun
arrived at Havana
on the 6th inst.
She makes 101 Confederate vessels which had arrived at Havana
since the blockade.
Business was extremely dull on the island.