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--The French Not Defeated.--The Extra (a Spanish paper published in New Orleans), of the 6th, has correspondence from Mexico, which gives a totally different view of the late battle with the French. It says:

‘ The utter rout of the French, which has been so generally spoken of, turns out to be quite a different affair. The French, on approaching Puebia, detached a small force for picket or outpost; and placed it at some distance from the main body, in such a way that it might be surprised and routed by the stronger force. But the main body of the division, which had time to come up before the effect of this success was entirely removed, deployed its forces, charging the Mexicans, who, without further resistance, fell back upon the capital, not only abandoning their camp, but the city of Puebla itself was immediately occupied by the enemy; and on the 17th of the present month the French troops took possession of this capital, pitching their camps at the gates of the city itself.

’ The excitement in the city has been somewhat great for the last few days; but quiet is being gradually restored, and workmen are busily engaged in erecting quarters and camps for the French troops. Gen. Almonte has not yet arrived, but he is momentarily expected. I am sorry that I have not at hand his proclamation, that I might send you a copy. A military board at once took charge of the government of the city. Rumors are rife, but the greatest is that Zaragoza, Doblado, Comonfort and Gonzales Ortega will besiege the city. It is not known as yet where Juarez has gone to, but it is generally believed that he is at Queretoro.

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