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--The Mouth of the Rio Grande Blockaded."The annexed extract from a Brownsville letter is published in the Austin Gazette, of the 24th ult.,

The harbor at Brazos is blockaded, and the big gate of the Confederate States closed up. An 1800 ton two-masted propeller, war vessel, stars and stripes flying, is at anchor there watching for prey. No attempt at landing has, as yet, been made, though to-day it has been too rough for any boat to live. There are eight vessels in port, with cargoes from the north, of $75,000, for Woodhouse & Stillman, of articles we need, and in all probability they will be cut out or burned. The port is entirely undefended.

There are only the same forces here now as when I last wrote you, and the next thing will be a landing, and you will hear of the taking of Fort Brown, with the command as prisoners of war, and twenty-two pieces of artillery as trophies. A regular Cape Hatteras affair, to be ridiculed in the whole Northern press.

The Houston Telegraph, of the 27th ult., says:

‘ The Gazette publishes a letter from Colonel Lovenskiold regarding Brazos Santiago and Fort Brown, in which he says in all probability Fort Brown will be taken by the enemy the next thing we shall hear. We are inclined to think Col. L. looks on the dark side of the picture. We know some of the fighting stock in Fort Brown, and if the enemy get that fort they are smarter than we take them to be.

’ The Brownsville Flag, of the 12th ult., says:

‘ We have had exciting times at Brownsville the last few days. The United States steamer Brazos Santiago de Cuba, from Havana, mounting four guns, having followed the English schooner Eugenie Smith, Capt. Smith, bound from Havana to Matamoras, and loaded with bagging and calico, owned principally by Mr. Zacharie, of New Orleans, she was brought to by a shot from the United States steamer just as she had made the bar. She was then boarded, and Mr. Zacharie and Mr. Thomas Rogers, of Texas, were made prisoners. The hatches of the schooner were then broken open, and nothing contraband being found she was permitted to depart. The United States steamer went towards Galveston with her prisoners.

It is reported in Brownsville that L. Price, who had the ox-cart contract for Arizona, is now U. S. Consul at Matamoras.

’ We are indebted (says the Memphis Avalanche, of the 4th inst.,) to Mr. Matheney, just arrived from Texas for a copy of the ‘"McKinney Messenger"’ of the 20th, from which we extract the following important news:

Just as we go to press, a private letter received by the Indianola mail, has been handed to us from which we make the following extract:

Camp Henry McCulloch,
Near Victoria,
Dec., 1861.
I write in haste. The Lincolnites have appeared at Powder Horn, and we are ordered to march in the morning. Some of our boys started to-day, and the rest of us will start by daylight. There is considerable excitement in camp.

Frank McLaughlin.

P. S.--We can distinctly hear the cannon roar. The firing was heard in camp, this evening.--Intelligencer.

Mr. Matheney informs us that it was rumored when he left Texas, that the Federals had taken Galveston, and that the report was generally belleved.

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