The Brooklyn's destination.
A dispatch from Washington
received a telegraphic dispatch last evening from Governor Pickens
.-- Everything was quiet and peaceful.
They had heard of the departure of the steamer Brooklyn
for the South
with United States troops, which caused considerable excitement.
The authorities accordingly telegraphed to ex-President Tyler
to ascertain the facts, and whether any reinforcements had been sent by Government to Fort Sumter
. Ex-President Tyler
addressed a note to the President
asking him whether reinforcements had been sent to Fort Sumter
The President in his reply said he was not aware that any reinforcements had been sent there.
He did not give the ex-President
, however, any information respecting the movements of the Brooklyn
The destination of the Brooklyn
is supposed to be Fort Pickens