red to place the State in a proper attitude for defence.
New York,April 23.--A gentleman from Charleston, who left that city on Thursday last, says that the Southern troops were in excellent condition.
It was the intention of the Southern Confederacy to march North with an army of 50,000 or 60,000 men, expecting to join with 60,000 additional troops to be raised in Virginia.
New York,April 23.--The schooner Hannah Martin, from Boston for Baltimore, and the three-masted schooner E. R. Bennet, for Norfolk, with beef and pork, whiskey and clothing, etc., has been seized, by order of the Government, by the steamer Mercury.
The steamer Viper is on a similar duty at the mouth of Long Island Sound.
New York,April 23.--The schooner O. H. Lee, from York River, Va., has arrived.
She brings as passengers T. W. Evens, lady, and family; G. P. South well and lady; James Cross and family; and several others, who had been compelled to leave Williamsburg, Va., for expressing themselve