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Quasi Recognition of the Confederate States. Charleston, Sept. 12. --The correspondent of the Mercury, writing from Matanzas, gives a copy of the proclamation issued by the Captain General of Cuba, in virtue of a proclamation from Her Majesty the Queen of Spain. The following is an extract from the Captain General's proclamation: "I have determined, [under date of August 17th.] that all vessels occupied in legitimate commerce, and proceeding from the ports of the Confederate States, shall be entered and cleared under the Confederate flag. They shall be duly protected by the authorities of the Island; and, further, all foreign consuls have been notified that interference on their part will not be tolerated."
Federal account of a Skirmish. Washington, Sept. 12. --At 7 o'clock this morning, a large party of the New York Highlanders left Chain Bridge as skirmishers. The Confederates fell back seven miles and the Federals commenced retreating, when the Confederates opened fire with shell, which was replied to by Griffin's battery. The Federals ceased firing in twenty minutes, in order to give the Confederates an opportunity to meet them in open field. On the resumption of the firing, the Federals used 32-pounder shells, which drove the Confederates off.
The prisoners at Fort Lafayette--arrest — a Herald Canard. Washington, Sept. 12. --The Tribune says that of the 63 prisoners at Fort Lafayette, all but three are guilty of treason. Captain Dane, of the Pocahontas, has been arrested on a charge of maintaining treasonable correspondence with the enemy. The Herald says the Government has a dispatch from Rosencranz, in which he states that he drove Floyd to his earthworks, and will fight him again to-morrow.
The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], A French correspondent's view of the war in America. (search)
Georgia State Convention. Milledgeville, Ga., Sept. 12. --The State Convention, called irrespective of party, convened here on yesterday. Hon. E. A. Nisbel, of Macon, was nominated as a candidate for Governor, and the Convention also appointed an Electoral ticket for President and Vice-President. The name of the present Governor, J. E. Brown, was not before the Convention, as it was well understood that he was opposed to the call of a Convention in the present condition of affairs, and as it was also well understood that Gov. Brown would be a candidate for re-election, independent of the nomination of any Convention.
From the Upper Potomac. Pleasant Hill, Md., Sept. 12. --There was firing on Sunday in the direction of Conrad's Ferry. The Rhode Island battery threw 20 shells at the Confederate cavalry, camped two miles from the river. Every arrangement has been made to give the Confederates a warm reception should they attempt to cross between Great Falls and Point of Rocks.
Peace propositions denounced as treasonable. Syracuse, Sept. 12. --The People's Convention passed to-day strong resolutions in which peace propositions are denounced as treasonable. In the Republican Convention a resolution was offered proposing to amalgamate with the People's party. It lies over for the present.
Sale of cotton — Prizes of the privateer Sumter. New Orleans, September 12. --Five hundred and twenty-two bales of cotton were sold to-day. Captain Newman, of the brig Ocean Bird, reports that the Sumter took four finely laden American ships, from Trinidad. An Arrest in Vermont. Burlington, (Vt.,) Sept. 12. --Intense excitement has been caused here to-day by the arrest of Col. Joseph W. Wall, for many years a leading man in this community. Sale of cotton — Prizes of the privateer Sumter. New Orleans, September 12. --Five hundred and twenty-two bales of cotton were sold to-day. Captain Newman, of the brig Ocean Bird, reports that the Sumter took four finely laden American ships, from Trinidad. An Arrest in Vermont. Burlington, (Vt.,) Sept. 12. --Intense excitement has been caused here to-day by the arrest of Col. Joseph W. Wall, for many years a leading man in this communit
Affairs on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Washington, Sept. 12. --A heavy Confederate force is encamped near Falls Church. This is about all the news made public from the Virginia side on yesterday.
Another prisoner for the Bastille. Baltimore, Sept. 12. --Marshal Kane has been ordered to be sent to Fort Lafayette.
The war in Missouri. Louisville Sept. 13. --Intelligence has been received from Mexico, Missouri, announcing that Timber's Bridge, this side of Stingeon, had been nearly destroyed by fire. A train of troops were expected to pass, but they got out and examined the condition of the bridge and returned to Mexico, to await repairs of the structure. Jefferson City, Sept. 12. --General Price encamped on Saturday night near Clinton, in Henry county, en route to Jefferson City. [Second Dispatch.] St. Louis, Sept. 13. --The Pacific and Iron Mountain Railways have been connected here, to enable transportation to proceed without change of cars or the marching of troops through the city. The circulation of the Dubuque Herald has been interdicted here.
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