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position in the Government, and who, as they believed, was speaking by authority, that Fort Sumter would be evacuated within a very few days, and that no measure changing the existing status prejudicially to the Confederate States, as respects Fort Pickens, was then contemplated, and these assurances were subsequently repeated, with the addition that any contemplated change as respects Fort Pickens would be notified to us. --On the 1st of April we were again informed that there might be an attemFort Pickens would be notified to us. --On the 1st of April we were again informed that there might be an attempt to supply Fort Sumter with provisions, but that Governor Pickens should have previous notice of this attempt. There was no suggestion of a reinforcement. The undersigned did not hesitate to believe that these assurances expressed the intentions of the Administration at the time, or at all event of prominent members of the Administration. This delay was assented to for the express purpose of attaining the great end of the mission of the undersigned, to wit: A pacific solution of existing co
heir services for the defence of the seat of Government. Lieut. Gwathmey, of Virginia, was yesterday stricken from the roll of the navy. Lieuts. W. L. Bradford and Fitzgerald have resigned. The Massachusetts and Rhode Island troops, and the Seventh Regiment of New York, are expected here immediately. A special Government messenger has just arrived from Pensacola. There seems to be no doubt that U. S. troops have been landed from the U. S. sloop-of-war Brooklyn, at Fort Pickens. The War Department officially announces the establishment of a new military department called the "Department of Washington." It consists of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, according to the latter's original boundary, and therefore includes the Potomac river and Virginia shore. Col. C. F. Smith is assigned to the command with his headquarters at Washington. Capt. Talbot, Assistant Adjutant General, is relieved from the orders assigning him duty in Oregon an