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Fort Brown. This fort, now held by Capt. Hill, with 400 United States troops, and invested by Capt. Ben McCullough, with 1,500 Texan troops, is memorable in the Mexican war. Its siege then is thus described by a correspondent of the New York Co846, and eight days afterward, where had previously been erected a staff for the American ensign, the fortifications of Fort Brown were commenced. This extraordinary military defence is an earth work of immense size, having six bastions, and is capapied by Major Brown, the sea-shore opposite was one continued line of forts and connected batteries. "At this time Fort Brown stood a siege which has no parallel in history. For many days some six forts, commanding all the sides, front and rearag-staff he so nobly defended. "Since the time of the events referred to, many changes have taken place to strengthen Fort Brown, and a large town has grown up in its vicinity. Lieutenant Hill, who is now in command, says he will maintain it.
Gen. Houston has refused to recognize the Texas State Convention. He considers that its functions terminated in submitting the Secession Ordinance to the people. He tells the Convention that he and the Legislature, which meets on the 18th inst., will attend to public questions.--He favored the holding of a Convention to change the State Constitution, but opposes Texas joining the Southern Confederacy.--The Convention, in reply, have passed an Ordinance claiming full sovereign power, promising to consummate, as speedily as possible, the connection of Texas with the Confederate States. The Convention will at once require all officers of the State to take an oath of allegiance to support the new Government and carry out the Convention Ordinances. It is reported that Clark will be put in Gov. Houston's place, if the latter refuses to take the oath. It is also reported that Gov. Houston is raising troops on his own account. --Fifteen hundred Texan troops are at and near Brownsville.