COMMUNICATION OF CAPT. HUDSON RELATIVE TO THE LOSS OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE – GOV. WALKER AND THE SOUTH – CENSUS OF MINNESOTA, &C.
Washington, Monday, Aug. 31.
Capt. Hudson, commanding the frigate Niagara, in communicating to the Navy Department the par cable, says he has every reason to believe, from what has thus far been experienced in wire laying, that under ordinary circumstances of weather, and with machinery adapted to the purpose, (for such as they had on board requires altering and improving,) the cable may be laid in safety on the track marked out for it in the Atlantic Ocean.
He says at the time the cable parted, the Company’s Chief Engineer, Charles T. Bright, was attending the brakes, to lessen the expenditure of cable until it was finally carried away, which made all hands throughout the day like a household or family which has lost their dearest friend – for officers and men had become deeply interested in the success of the enterprise.
Governor Walker of Kansas, was, at last accounts preparing a defense of his official conduct, to place himself right before the people of Mississippi especially, and the South generally.
Wilhelm Docsel has been recognized by the President as Consul for the Grand Duchy of Hesse Darmstadt for Maryland and North and South Carolina, to reside in Baltimore.
The Treasury Department has just paid between two and three hundred thousand dollars to Maryland, as interest on half a million of dollars, which amount the United States became indebted to Maryland during the War of 1812. The principal was discharged between the years 1818 and 1822.
The Secretary of the Interior has instructed the Marshal of Minnesota to take the census of that Territory, whenever he is informed that it is the wish of the people to form a Constitution and State Government preparatory to admission into the Union.