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The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], A national debt of six hundred millions. (search)
The steamer Panama brings dates from Mazatilan, Mexico, to the 9th inst. She brought seventy-three passengers, $82,224 in specie, and thirty-three packages of metallic ore. Advices by her state that the city of Alamo, in Sonora, had been captured by a large army from the State of Sonora. It was understood and believed at Mazatilan that Van Dorn was advancing towards Sonora with a large force. The family of Don Thomas Robinson, one of the wealthiest citizens of the city of Guaymas, has left the State of Sonora on account of troubles in that State, and gone to California. Business in Sonora was dull. Several Secessionists at Mazatilan were engaged in denouncing the Government of the United States and all connected with it. Subsequently they wished Mr. Connor, the American Consul, to give them certificates of United States citizenship, but were refused unless they would take the oath to support the Constitution and Government of the United States. This they
Interesting from Mexico. --We take the following paragraph from a letter dated City of Mexico, October 29, and published in the New York Herald: Strange whispers are on the air that the agent of the Confederate States, learning the proposed disembarkation of troops at Guaymas, offered $2,000,000 to this Government for the use of the port of Matamoras; all of which being reported to the Legation, the American Minister held out a counter offer of $6,000, 0000, and that, in great disgust at the discovery that the Mexican Cabinet has only been playing with his eagerness to extort a higher bid from him, Mr. Corwin talks of going home in November. He will carry with him such treaties or conventions, for ratification at Washington, as the alarm of the Government shall suffer to remain intact. --Startled at the fact that Col. Pickett has denounced as an act of hostility to the rebels the license to pass U. S. troops through Mexican territory to invade Arizona and Texas, these peo
ght by sending up fire balloons, we suppose, to gratify their penchant for "gassing." It is probable they will strike first on the Rio Grande, although all portions of the coast should be watched. The following is an extract from a letter to the Houston Telegraph, dated Fort Stockton, Nov. 23.: Since writing the above we reached this place by a night march of over twenty miles, having marched yesterday thirty miles. At noon yesterday had express that 7,000 Federals had landed at Guaymas, and were to invade Texas via Chihuahua, and that the Governor there had orders from Mexico not to offer any resistance to their march. "We are not ordered to do the same, and shall offer resistance wherever we meet them." Major Raquet, with Hardeman's and Crosson's companies, and Lieut. Reilly's artillery, were three days ago pushed on rapidly in advance, at Fort Davis. Lieut. Colonel Scurry is close in the rear with his detachment of my regiment. The Arkansas conspirators. We l