New York, December 14.
--Latest advices from Mexico
sum up thus: From 20th to 30th of November seven thousand two hundred additional French troops had arrived at Vera Cruz
Three thousand more are daily looked for.
There were heavy arrivals from France
of war munitions.
Notwithstanding these accessions, the Vera Cruz
correspondent writes that the prospects of the Imperialists are gloomy.
The last installment of troops brought the cholera to Vera Cruz
writes from San Francisco
, under date of the 13th, to the Mexican Consul
here, stating that the reason for ordering Ortegas's trial was because he left Mexico
without permission, virtually abandoning the republican struggle.
He adds: "My family and private interests both incline me to retire to private life as soon as an election can be held.
I will cheerfully give up the Presidency, which has proved to me such a weighty burden."
New York letters from Matamoras
to the 26th November state that, in every attack made by the Liberals under Cortinas
, they have been badly whipped, and fragments of the Liberal army finally took refuge in Brownsville
The French army at Vera Cruz
has been reinforced by six thousand Belgian and Prussian recruits.
letters of the second say the Liberals are publicly making enlistments in the streets of Brownsville
Inducements are offered to white
and black Americans
to sack Matamoras
as soon as captured.
A conspiracy to assassinate Mejia
had been discovered.
Four American officers were implicated.
Two were captured with proof upon their persons.
The other two escaped to the American
The captured ones were hung.
says General Grant
will soon make a trip to the military posts on the Rio Grande