The very latest.
--Northern papers of the 7th and 9th instant have been received.
The latest European
dates received represent that a war with England
seems imminent, growing out of the seizures of British vessels trading to Mexico
An angry debate has taken place, and Earl Russell has characterized certain conduct of Mr. Adams
as unwarranted and refused to communicate with him, sending his dispatches directly to the Cabinet
Some three hundred vessels are ordered to get ready for sea in view of the complications likely to arise.
The news of the defeat at Charleston
has caused great excitement at London
May 8.--The following dispatch was received this morning from Washington
"The President and General-in-Chief
have just returned from the army of the Potomac.
"The principal operation of Gen'l Hooker
failed, but there has been no serious disaster to the organization or efficiency of the army.
It is now occupying its former position on the Rappahannock
, having recrossed the river without any loss in the movement.
Not more than one-third of the forces of Gen. Hooker
's operations have been a brilliant success.
A part of his force advanced to within two miles of Richmond
, and the enemy's communications have been cut in every direction.
"The army of the Potomac will speedily resume offensive operations.
"Edwin M. Stanton
, Sec'y of War."
Gold closed on the 6th in New York at 152