is the Confederate
headquarters for astounding rumors.
The last is that the New Orleans Bee
, of the 9th, gave the particulars of a treaty of peace and commerce between France
and the Confederacy
, and stated that one of the Confederate Commissioners
was to accompany Maximilian
, with a fleet of French and Austrian
vessels — all to sail on the 1st of October.
This news, it is stated, completely changed the programme of the enemy respecting the attack on Mobile
He says that 35,000 men are now on their way up Red river
, en route,
it is supposed, to the Mexican
He represents further that there are now about 25,000 men in the different barracks around New Orleans, and that all the steamers in the rivers, schooners and other crafts in the lakes, have been seized by the Government
, and all provisioned, with wood, water, &c., ready to sail at a moment's warning.
The movement of troops is doubtless nothing more than the great three columns expedition of Grant
. One of the columns has already been repulsed.