the Fleet for the South--its Destination — condition of Fort Pickens--an interesting letter from there, &c.
The Washington at Fort Hamilton, New York.
That these troops are destined for Fort Pickens there can be no doubt.
In less than a week the country will leaouth, and Pensacola and other Southern ports will be blockaded.
Fort Pickens is not in need of additional men, but will soon be in want of su 3d inst., says:
Lieutenant Gilman, one of the officers at Fort Pickens, arrived here this evening from Pensacola, having left there on .
He says it is impossible for the Government to land troops at Fort Pickens without the Confederate authorities knowing it, and whenever thethey commence operations.
He says the impression there was that Fort Pickens was to be abandoned.
Such assurances were given out there.
expect her back in a few days.
In the meantime they may attack Fort Pickens, and we have got to wade through about 3,000 bayonets to reinfor