were ready, and will therefore take his vessels to Tampico.
Additional offence has been given by the Spaniards' neglecting to hoist the French and English flags on the ramparts of Ulloa and over Vera Cruz, contenting themselves with their own exclusively.
The following vessels composed the French fleet:
Ship-of-the-line Massena, Captain Rose, having on board Admiral dela Graviere.
frigate La GuerriereCaptain de Selva.
frigate L' AstreeCaptain Duval.
frigate L' ArdenteCaptain Guizoime.
The land force on board the fleet numbers 2,828 men or all arms.
The French war steamer Montezuma, which arrived on the 31st ult., sailed from here yesterday, and we have still in port the steamer L'aube, which arrived on the 1st inst., with six hundred troops on board.
the steamers which accompanied General Prim were the Ulloa and San Quentin.
on the same day (the 2d) the British steam frigate Ariadne and the Spiteful arrived here — the former from Ve