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It. fi. HUDSON, EDIT Oh
TKU It K 11 A LT E, 1 N D.
EDXESDAV JANUARY 23.1SC1
' 1.1IÜ1 MASS .tltKli.MJ.
Pursuant tn a cat published, an immense
D amber of ibe cinzms of Vigo eouniy, ir
respective of party, met in the Court House,
in ihe city cf Terre Haute, oo äatuidsy.
the I9ih of Janusry ISGl, at one o'clock,
forth purpose ot considering the perilous
condition of the country.
Th. meeting was called to order by Dr.
Exrm Read, whereupon Colonel Cookerly
mured that the Hon.. Wk. K. Ed-w aid act
aa President, aod Eratus Church, Jona II.
O'Boyle, Andrew Stevenson and John
Crew at Vice Presidents, aod the meeting
oncerred io the motion.
O'u notion of W. B. Kroojbhitf, Johl B
Haget. Isaao if. Brown aad Jamee J). Ed-
nunda wert appointed Secretaries.
TL President Laving explained the ob
ject of the meeting io a few eloquent aad
patriotic . remark, the Ker.. Dr. Gordon
waa called upoa to opaa iba meeting with
prayer, which be did ia a Ter impiessive
and satisfactory asanuer.
Oa motion of Col. Duwling, it following
loomiuee of elavea was appointed bj tbe
eh-ir to report resolution and business for
Col. Thee. Dowling, Jamee Farriogton,
O r Cookerlj, W B Krumbhsar, John P.
Baird. H D Scott, J B OieyrJ H Hager, E
B Allen. C II Bailey and Joseph S Wal
lace. Duriag tad absence of the committee, at
the call of the ueeileg, eloquent and patri
otic epeechea were nr.de bv Ex Go? Ham
mond. RX Hudson, F-i . Job W
Jones, end Lucitj '. u
The committee, t ..iiLg.
their chairinaa, tuade mg report,
the readies of which Col. D. prefaced with
appropriate remark. slating that the com
mittee was unanimous io recommending
the resolutions, Ac.
The people of Vigo county, without dis
tinction f party, and utter) j rejecting all
desire to force mere party opinions upon
the country alibis time, bare met together,
in the spirit of concord and patriotism, to
consider the pretest alarming condition of
oar National affairs, and to wake known
their opinions ibereoa. Ia view of the
fact that the peace, prosperity, and happi
esa of the People are endangered the
harmony of the States disturbed and the
cociiona&ce of tht Federal Union itself
threatened with dissolution; and, also, io
view of the fact that in no part of the
eo hd try bare the people a deeper aad more
asting interest io the preservation of the
Union than ia the Wabash Valley, which
has ever foLt a market at tbe South as
Well aa the North; aod believing that our
people, both from conviction and duty,
desire to maintain friendly relations with
all sections ef the country, and to preserve
the Federal compact ia the spirit in whtcb
it was made aod established by our fa
Retolttd, That it is the highest aim, and
the most imperative duty of patriotism and
philaatbropy, to preserve the Union of the
Siatee in all its integrity, aad maintain
the Federal compact in its apitit; and that
in the true aod boosat sentiment of frater
oa! lore and justice, as well as fidelity to
the National Union, it is demanded thai
5 all honorable means, and exert
evsry rightful power, to defeat the purpo
ses of those whoe spirit and acts endanger
the one or impair the other.
Retttoed, That it is the duty of all good
cilixen of all paru'ci aod section, to urge
open Congress a prompt aod liberal settle
ment of the questions which now divide
aad separate tbe North and the South, aod
by concession, compromise, and a tolerant
indalgeoceof every practical interest, give
assurance to tbe coopiaiiog States that
10 wrong is intended to their material in
terests by the present or incoming Admin
iairations; and that each amendments
aboald be made to tbe Federal Constitution
aa will forever banish from the Hallo o
Congress, aad from the political contest
of this eoaatry, the exciting diffusions
which sppertsin to African slavery.
Retoleed, That Indiana ha ever been
faithful to the requirements of the federal
Constitution, and we repel, with a proper
pirii of iodrnation, tbe charge that any
of our law, have ever been framed with the
perpose of impedinsr or nullifying any law
of Congres, or aoy enactment made iu
pursuance of theCecuiititioa of the United
Retohed, That we are warmly attached
to the Federal Constitution that wed.,
ot reeognix- in the diversity of our insti
tutions any eaje of conflict between dif
ferent Stau; out, on thecontrary, we deem
the varieties of climate, soil, productions,
domestic institutions, industry, mode of
Cboogkt th rougbout cjr -r "enrled
ceuolrr, grounds e.
peiftct Uaioo. and tin
laws or enactments, and te re-establisb.
thereby, fraternal feelings ia all sections of
th country, y ' '
Re lord, That should Congress be aus.
ble to agree oa any just compromise, or
fail for eey reaasa to do so. Hi the doty
of tht Legislature, now ia sessloa, te pro-'
vide by law- far a Convention of the peo
ple af thia State, to the aad that delegate
may be appoiated to a Convention of tbe
Border Statss, Slave aod Free, and the po
sllion, authoritatively declared, which In
diana shall assume in the perilons eriis
now upon the country. , .
Retohed, Thai the free navigation af ibe
Mississippi, aad the nse of it aa a public
highway for tbe Northwest, can aever be
surrendered, and that we will do all that
can be done to leave that right for the geo
erationa which m.iy fallow us, aud be
quratb it to our ehildrsa as the legacy of
their fathers. It was the highway of ear
fathers, and it must be thai of eur sons.
Rttoloed, That a copy of the foregoing
preamble and retol r.iens be forwarded to
our Senator aad Representatives io the
Statt Legislature; 'aid aluo, to our Sena
tor aad Representatives is Congress,' and
that they be requeued to present the aame
to tho bodies of which they are members,
and advocate the plan of adjustment here
Pending the adaption of tbe resolutions,
conciliatory and eloquent speeches were
made by Col Cookerly, lion II D Scott,
Wco Mack, Esq.. aad Jobs P Baird, Esq.
The questioa being upon tbe adaption
of the report of the cammitttee, it was
concurred ia, only two votes ia the nega
tive. On motion of H D Scott, the city papers,
ibe Indianapolis Seatiael and Joonal and
the Cincinnati Commercial and Enqsirer
were requested to publish the proceedings
of this mestiog.
The following sentiment was read te tie
meeting by Rev. Dr. Gordon :
With unwavering treat io God with
the universal prevalence tf the spirit that
animate thia meeting with the memory
of onr beloved Wsshiogton with the Stars
and Stripes waving OTer us the Union
will be preserved.
Tbe sentiment produced deep feeling,
and waa unanimously eoacurred in
A benediction waa pronounced by Kev
TP Gordon, aod the President declared
the meetisg adjourned, tine dit.
ff. K. EDWARDS, Pres't.
Jrbo B. Hager.)
J. B. Edmunds, Secretaries.
I. M. Brown.
From Onr Chicago Correspondent
CHlcaooJan. 17, 1S6I.
MaJ Ezraxss: Events crowd upoo a
rapidly that one tcarcely feela like coro
mittlng his thotj'.is to writing, lest lb
matter should become old before he reach e
the end of his sheet. liut however facu
psaay change prtnerpie- d not; an4 it
well for oa, in times of i'iucal coracaotioo,
to recur to the principles which tie at the
foundation of our government; to atudy its
atructure, aod to rednee ite principle to
practice.; If w do thir, there i little dau
ger that we hall go wrong.
A portion of th States composing the
Federal Union claim tbe right to withdraw
from it, and thus te destroy the govern
ment. Among the advoeaieo of the right
ef accession, none have presented theargo
raent with greater force, so far aa I have
observd,than IIoo. Wm. D. Porttr ef South
Carolina. He is tbe author t a tract, put
forth dorm the late Canvass, the abject ol
which was urge the lave States to ae
cede, in tL evsut ot tt.e election of Mr.
Lincoln; 1 he npeech of Mr Doagtas, at
Norfolk, iu which Le dec!ired in tbe
strongest posaibla terms, in fafoi both ol
tht right and tie duty tc repulsion ia
eaeaSute attempted t t-cede waa the
occasion of the j wNicati i ibis trset. It
was, in form, a tepiy to Mr. Douglai
speech. He tau-a hi-, position thus:
"Our doctnae u, that the Slates before
the adoption cf the Cori itulion were sov
ereign and iodepeitJei.i J bst lb Federal
Union is a acioo ui Sialos, and that the
Constitution is a euvcuant or compact be
tween them, and the fundamental law of
their union; and that inasmuch as th cov
euantor compact was between sovereigns,
and there is no uaipire or common inter
preter between them each has the right to
judge for itself of infractions of the contract,
and to determine for itself the mode and
measure of radress."
Bays the writer, in pursuing bit argu
ment: "It is a common error to suppose that
the delegation of what la recognised aaa
part of sovereign power makes tbe recipi
ent a sovereign, and derogates in the same
degree from the eovereiguty of the bestow
er." This is the key note of all the discord
we fiod among the writers aod speakers ol
this class. It is a total misapprehension
I as to the nature of sovereignty. They seem
to think that sovereignty is a Istent pnuci
I pie, occupying some such a relation t the
I body politic ae gravitation or magnetism
does to solid bodiea. It can never leave
them, but it may operate through certaiu
agents, and may be recalled at tbe pleas
ure of the bestower as a power of attorney
may be revoked by the constituent.
Such abetrcctiuoe may, to tbu minds of
these philo sectioaista, have aome defloUe
eigaifiealion, bu practically they nulluy
government, and end in anarchy. Ifyau
i ask a man of common sense What is eov-
fhe argument, that the people of the
Stales acted . separately, io making aud
adopting the Constitution, ie relied oo as
conclusive. Suppose, say theaecessioniaU,
t State should not elect Senators or repre
sentatives to Congress, what then become
(federal sovereignty? And we ars aktd,
with exulting assurance, as if the question
were unanswerable: "Can the federal gov
ernment compel the Statea to elect Sens tor
aad representatives?' Well, suppose Egypt
in Illinois, or "the Pocket" In Indiana re
fuse to elect senators aod representatives,
ha the Sta'e any power to compel them to
do so? Hew shall men be compelled to
vote if they do not please to? In either
case the act would be revolutionary, and
that in all there is cf it.' ,
The argument to my luind,. establishes
the position beyond a reasonable doubt
that the federal government is, within its
phtre, sovereign, and that it is bound,
last like any other, government, t ruaio
aio its existence at all bsaards; that resis
tance to its authority ia rebellion, aod must
be pot down. These principles have been
but lilt)' .discussed among as, for the
Union sentiment has been so nearly unto-
liuoue that ihera has baa a no occasion for
tt. But wbea rebellion, rtnptni at the
Seuth, finds so many ayospathiaers among
as, it is time for the people to institute a
thorough and .rigid scrutiny iototht na
ture et their government, t nnderaiand its
principles, and whereter ita principles
lead to follow with undonbting confidence.
Tb military Cnamlaslona.
Governor Hammond, while in office, oa
application, filled the vacancies io the of
fice of Brigadier General iu the eleven dis
tricts in the Stato, and io strict compliance
with the law, commissioned the field and
laflf officer appointed end recommended
hy those officers. Governor Hammond,
and Mr. Dunham, the la'e Secretary of
State, while in office made out, and signed,
and placed the aesl upoo about three hun
dred of these cnmosinsions, and recorded !
Slr.Morton toox tb Governorship, Mr. : ereigntj? he will answer, It isthepower to
Peelle hsvms; succeeded Mr. Dunham in ; a-overo. The iirc of sovereignty i the
office and took possession of the comnii- i r ' ' r .
si .n yet remaining io the office uncalled ! r7 nature cannot be. There can
for. Yesterday, some of the appointees be no government without magistrates, be
ent tbelawluUert for issuing the com- lnfy one or tLany; and sovereignty, or the
sniaaions, but tboy were found inissin' J . , .
Tbe Secretary said Governor Morton had Power to goTrn. consist of the conces-
taken there iav. On nppl.eatiua to Gov- sions which the people make of their iodi-
ernor Morton, and tender el the fees, he Vdual freedom, for the common benefit of
refused to deliver the comaisiioos, aaying ! ,, 0 . ... ....,. . ,,,..,
. ... ... . 11 Snvereicrntv is not. thereiore. a latent
. - - - J - -1 r
that a the law would be repealed io a few j
day, be would not give the up. Sentinel.
The Sentinel Las never beea remarkable
for a disposition to suffer tnartyrdota for
truth's sake, anJ its indiposition eis no
better just a fst.1 as its power declines.
In regard to the military commissions it is
raibar more than usual in error. Every
eommittiun ittuei cecording te late, is ready
for the person entitled to it en application,
ai at payment of fees. Those iued with
out authority of law have very properly
principle remaining ia the people. It doet
not begin to exist until it has gone forth
from them; is granted, conceded.
The concessions may be greater or less
as the people choose. I a an Absolute
Monarchy all power, legislative, executive
and judicial, has been conceded or osurp
d. Under a constitutions! gorerouent
the people retsin more, er rather concede
been stopped bv Got. Morton, tbis is the less: and etp-cially in a Republic, tbe con
whole eae in a few word. But "telling eeion, ar-.ch more limited than in TA
ill i not lelio z everything," Dr. What ey . , w.u. .u t . D
says..,,dtogMeabetterideaoftheaffa.r,!olt" formsi whatever the ferro of N
we ill tell a little more. i government, political aovereignty consists
vuMo a little more than two months of tbe conceded power, nothing more, noth
Gov. Ihrrruon A has issued no leea than S
S.ate Oiintia. erer erne Io Democrat: 8oeh ! In lb atroetore of the American Union,
a Mood of appointments, in a department
so likely to play an important part in the
affmso! tbe State, made by aa urcideulal
Governor, in a Iwt months' administration,
It queer, to st.y the lesst. Why should
how, and to whrro, was tbe power f gov
rnment conceded t It was conceded to
two sepsrate and distinct bodies of magis
trscy.and none of the powers granted to
Gov. Hammond seek, as bis psrly pas.es J one was granted to tbe other. The coos-
aolatioo, ia whole or iu
out of power, to fill the military depart
meet of the State with officers of that re
pudiated party t This was his evident,
and, we believe, avowed object. At least
it is very plainly avowed ia some of the
letters oo file in the Secretary of States
omce, urging tn appointments. If Le
meant only to keep up a proper organizs
tion i a tbe depsrtment, how cornea it that
no man not a Democrat ha beeo found fit
to bt an officer ? If he meant to force the
majority ia the State to submit to the mil
itary control "of the minority, be acted
wim willful disregard of dutr. Whatev
er he meast, his acvioa tended either to
t e establishment of a military force hoe
tile to the Stats government, or to the de
moralisation r f tbe force by destroying
pub ic confidence in its management
And in either case it was the duty of Gov.
Morton to arrett his injudicious policy,
not to give it a harsher aame. This he
did, and the people will sustain him in it
To da so be hum simply required that cm
missioas not varraaud by law shall not
be issued. This would have ben bis du
ty if there bad beeo bo partisan trick to be
accomplished by tbe defeated scheme, but
it became doubly bis duly when be saw
! u. Uüv. batbtuond e purpose was to put a
minority of tbe btnte io absolute command
disastrous to all our interest, and as de
tructive of civil aod religious liberty
throughout the world.
Retoivtd, That we deny the constitution
al right of any State, or any portion of the
people thereof, to secede f.om tht Union.
and that we are equally opposed to nullifi
cation at the North, and secession at tbe
Boa lb, as violalire of the Constitution of
the Called Statte. "
JLtudtei, That while we recognise the
pewer aud duty of the Federal Govern
aaeatto protect the property of the United
State by all constitutional tnSL, jet as
the employment of military force by the
Federal Gorernxetl to cosree submission
rf the seceding States, will eventually
plnnge the country into civil war, and for
tier prevent tht accomruo iatio of (he
fearful ieeua bow befor the country; ,
therefore, esrue.tly entreit, not only the
FeJeral Government, but the seceding
States, to stay the hand of roilitsry force,
till the Pep!e of atl tht Statea can be
heard from, and tbe voice of reason and
patriotism ahail lake the place of pataio,
violence, and the bloady arhitrsment of
the s were.
Resolved, That it is ;be prompting of
patriotism, aad the dieta'e of wisdom, to
aaake an earnest attempt to save the Union
by conciliation aod eoneessioo ; aad, there
fere, m tbe spirit of compromise, we are
wiljjog to accept the amendments te the
Constitution proposed by tbt members of
Coagreee from tbe Boeder Statea, or eey
ttktrftir me raare, which shsll be satisfac
tory to the States composing tht American
Uaien, believing that mere personal opin
ion should oow bead to tbe over ruling ne
cessity of preserving tho Government from
Rtooloed, That it is tht daty of tht Le
gislate re of every State in tbt Uoion,
which baa pasted laws to obstruct tr em
berras the return of fugitive alave. or to
t at drlanct any lawa of Congress oo
t b bject, te immediately repeal all auch
ef the tuililsrr pawvr of the Stale,
out regard to law.
In exasining tbt commissions it wa
found that in a irrest many cases the law
had not been complied with, .aad the eon.
missions Were stopoed. In one case it was
found that an tUa(eotnrairor. aa Colonel
had been issued to Ballard Smith, a asters-
hi irtrtsieaiif, who is aa open advocate,
and we belies e tbe author of the Canuelton
treason, wbicb aims to divide Indiana,
aod jHacn a part of it to tbe South. Tou
comn-T-sion was granted uiiMut the record
mendatioo ef th Brigadier General, re
quited by law. Smith's letter asking the
commission shows thia fact Consequently
the Governor disregarded the law te give
ao important attutary post to aa avowed
abettor of treuon. v e desire tht seotnei
to give ibis unpleasaat fact a good hard
chewiag, for it contains nutriment lor prof
itablt reflection, A commission of like
raak was given to Ü. W. Voorbees, who
has repeatedly expressed bis sympathy
with South Carolina, and hi contempt for
his own Slate. Such men have no busioeta
in that arm of ihe Stata to which we oo
soon be eomcelled to look for the preserra-
tioo of tht gc reroraeot. We tay emphat
ically thai Gov. Morton ha deoe rtgh .
aod he will le sustained tetne last by th
people in bin eßjrts to keep the militia o
the State freia bing asouopolixe!, te di$-
rr gar do J th es, by a minority party, an-i
by men in notorious sympatny wan trat
tor. Ind. Jturnml.
MiiibTsauL 'The Congregation of tho
First Baptist Church, North Fourth street'
have)ecurd the services of the Rv.Jeseph
örown, form illy of Springfield, Ohio.
Tbe Springfiild Newt of Janssry 8th, Ihn
notices hi removal from thai city : '
Tht Republic, of Mondar, containi tbe
ft Hewing reference to Rev. Jossph Brown
the sentiment of which we cheerfully en
The Rar. Jtpb Brown, tht faithful
psstor ef the Baptist Caerch of thia city,
for maay year, has wj leara, accepted a
call le tbe pnsterate of the Bsp. ist Church
ef Terra Haue, lad.,
The reopU of this city have formed a
stroii attachment for Mr. Brown and bit
excellent lady, and part with them with
plement of aovereignty rests in two gov
eromenta, Federal and Slate. The power
to levy war, Io make treaties, to acquire
Territory, ard the like, were conceded t
the Fcdersl Government. The law, ma
king power relative to contracts, marriage,
descent, wills, aad -privat right, is eon-
ceded to the State.
Sovereignty itia ita very nature abso
lute aod execlutive. There is a difficulty
in finding tbe precise line, wbicb divides
Federal from State Sovereignty, owing to
the inherent defects in all human institu
liens; but in theory, where State sovereign
ty ende, Federal sovereignty begins. They
do not overtop each other. Thus, the Con
stitution declares that it, and the lawj of
the United S'atee, made in pursuance of
it,'ha'I be the supreme law of the land,
anything in the Constitution or law of
aoy State to the emtriry netwithstand
But, it ia said that the Conatiulion wan
wot formed by the people of all the States
em mutt, but by certain delegates re pre.
seating tbe States Secessionists seem t
forget that this position is in direct coo
Cict with their darling adbstractioa that
sovereignty never departs from the people.
As stated by the writer already quoted,
'-Government is simply an sgener or in-
sirumentality, Thej (tbj peo
ple) delegate the necessary powers and au
thorities; but delegated power is oever
sovereign, for sovereign power is inherent,
original, and self existent," Tbia is alt!
mut. Tht forming of the Constitution
was an exercise of sovereignty; and if aov
ereignty never depart from the people,
then the people did that act. Tht plaia
and simple troth is, thst what a eaaa deee
by an agent ia aa asuth hit owa act at i,
he did it ia peraon. Tht aevereign att of
creating a government, whether done by
tht ptople ea mam, or bj tbtir cbtscn
delegates, is their act.
But, it it farther assumed, that the act
of creating tbt Federal Government,
whether done by the people ia parson, er
by their delegates, waa, at all tf entt, ao
act of the several capsciliss. What dif
ference dee that make so longa it was
sovereign power that was granted ? Let
ne lake a familiar object for Ulestrattoo:
Tbt eoromoo black waloet ia a nut with
aa outward shell. It represents tbe eem
plement of sovereignty, tht ant being
Statt sovereignty, s;,d th shell, Federal
a government withia a Government, nei
ther fully eivereigo, bat both being tho re
pository of all lovtrtiga power. - Tht
creatiog or constructing fereea ceme from a
commoa source, but tbsy are deposited in
different layers. If you break tht ahtll
you have violated the law of ita cohesion
at raceh as if you had broken tht But, or
bolb. " The eeeeseiooist would take the
hickory nut for bis illustration; tht nut
beiog solid, but tho shell baring satare
which divide iato aeveral parte. Bat
hart art tbt sutures ia tbt Federal com.
R'psrtslibe Baakaf the atiaite t
Te the Ihioreble Speaker ef the House ej
Keprtoemtativeo of tho Stute of Indiana:
In compliance with tbe requirements of
ibe chsrter, I herewith submit a statement'
of the coudition of the Bank or the State ol
Indisna ea the 17lh of November last; an!
as, since that time, tbe couatry has been
passing through a severe financial panic,
and the people of th Slate may desire to
know what is the present condition of the
Bank, I deem it proper to submit it, also,
with a statement of the affair on the. 31 t
By the statemeut of Nov 17,
it appears that tbe Bank '
had, in notes and bills un
der discount $7,790,315 89
In banking houses aod other
rales;ate 263 949 83
On deposit in eatru banks. 656 458 4
Oo deit in western banka 363 ,7 U5 62
In remittances and other cash
items 115.163 811
In notes ol other banks... ... UilAi 00
In gold and silver l,Srl7.368 22
And that its liabilities to ibe public were
a follows :
-lote in circulation....... $5,753,610 00
Due to other bauks 43, 'JO I 26
Due to depo-itors. I,lb6.870 Iti
Other lisbilitirs 54,9:23 57
On tbe 31st ot December our condition
was a follow :
N'etes and bills discounted. $6,667,826 30
Banking bouses and other
real estate 234 217 01
On deposit in Eastern basks 5f'J6)3 63
Oa deposit in western banks 2G7.630 &5
Remittances and other iteuss 4ct,47l 0G
Notes oo other banks 321, i JfO uu
Gold and silver 2,102.059 CO
Notes in circulatioa $4,853,372 00
Due other bank 41.343 ÜÜ
Due depositors... 975,107 71
Oiher indebtedces 50,176 CO
From whieh the followiDg comparison is
Note and bills discounted.
Novemberl7 $7.790.315 89
Drtto, December 31 t677,t26 3D
Decrease in discounts 1,112,4!"9 59
Lastern bxcbnng Nov 17... 656.455 AH
" " Dec 31...
Decrease in Eastern Exch'e
Western Exchange, Nov 17. .
" " Di'C 31..
Decrease in Western Exch'ge
Uemittaocea, 4c., Nov 17....
" " Dec 31....
ecreae in Remittances, Ac.
ctes of other banks, Nov 17
Increase of same. . ........
Specie, Nov 17......
115 16J Ml
43 471 VQ
Specie, Dec 31 2,102.0 9 60
Increase of specie 1H4.691 3H
Circulation, Nov 17 5.753 610 00
Dtc31 4,853 3:2 00
Decrease in circulation 9 Oo .23d 00
Due other banks, Nov 17 ... 45,u91 26
" Dec 31.... 41,343 31
Decrease of indebtedness to
other banks ." 4.641 95
Due depositors, Nov 17 l,18G,b70 lb
" " Dec 31 975.107 71
Decrease of indebtedness to
depositors 211.762 47
Other liabilities, Nov 17..... 54 923 57
Dec 31 50.176 (j6
Decrease of other liabilities. . 4,746 97
Totsl increase of cash means. 43.930 U2
Decrease of liab.lities 1,121,389 3if
The present disturbed state of our nat
ional affairs, and tbe well grounded appre
hension which exist, that the country mi)
ere long be involved in tbe greatest of a
political calamities, civil war, necssaril
creates anxiety in the minds of our people
ia regard to the financial interests of th
State. 1 have no hesitation ia ssying that
those interests were never in a sounder con
dilion than at the present time. .The peo
pleof no State . ia the (Jnioa are. financi
ally, in a better condition to meet the po
litical crisis, that now seems inevitable,
than tbe people ol Iodiana.
In whatet er trial may bs before us, the
Bank of tht Slate will do its whole duty in
sustaining tbe high fiaancitl credit of th
State. , The pledge We have made to fern
lQ tbe people of Indiana with a btnk ante
circulation "always convertible into Coin
at the pleasure of the holders.'' will under
all circumstance be faithfully fulfilled
Indianapolis, Jsn. 10, IfCI.
STATKMEWT OPTHE BAJtK OPTHR STATU
. OF 1NDIASA, KoTiaiM, IT, l0.
Till anil notes difeouuteJ t7,?90,3l5 0
ninniin nuu- sni tinar real esiale ZO.,v49 (9
Ka-tor oteana... .... SVMS4 4
Other bank batsncer... 3ti9,!'5 6i
Tranch balances 1031 89
Reralt'ces is. otbsr Hams 113,163 80
5etes of other batki.... 917.4f90
Geld an4 Stiver 1.0104
IM I, IK.' IB
ereai reluct sC
All will a sitt with oa ia bear y wisbea
lov taeir nee .n, aspp:oces aaa ucfii i wv ... TiUs.t'rsikln.
tbt field of Vhristiaa labor to which tht P T T,B rt 11 19 8tr lhiD
kaftbetn enlltd. li tat oaly 1st m a atlt, I
Capiul stock. . f. .. jjeji c
Rurnlas fand 738,9 SM
front an loss 37,031 so
Inilsldoat deposits.... 1,I0 7 le
Due other saaks. ....... 391 0
I'nelslmed dividends .. 99730
Certificates, Ac. SS tttOT
Ct r c a la U a a . 1 .'. J. '. V. . . .' S 950,7 1 9 OO
Lesa notes la tbe alter
5.7 J3, 5 into
TO .tl G R U Jt Jt 1 0 ,1 1,.
HOUSE. Mr Lovejoy ' asked leavo to
preaeot a memorial from certain Methodist
clergymen of Illinoi. r
Mr Burnett I cbjrct, let them attend to
Mr Florence Let us hear what they
have to say.. , , ,; .
; Mr Uurnett I. think Congress capable
of managing the legislation of the country,
and with due respect to the clergy , I think
Ihvy ought to attend to the busicess within
their legitimate sphere, ap&rt from politics."
Mr Lovejoy The memorial asks for pro
tection from religious persecution. Oce j
Methodist clergyman has been banged in '
Texas simply for his religious opinions..
Mr Burnett I have no objections to tbe
memorial beiog laid ou the table; it was
Mr Florence presented memorials from
Philadelphia, signed by citicens of all
parties, incladiog soma who voted for Mr
Lincoln, asking for an adjustment of the
difficulties, oo the Crittenden plan)
The Speaker laid before the House a
letter signed by the Alabama delegation,
withdrawing from further participation io
the deliberations of the House, in conse-
qaeoce of tbe secession ot that State.
Mr Howard, a Michigan, allied leave to
iiiroduce a resolution to give the select
committee on the President's special Mes
sage, leave to it during the session of tbe
House, with leave to report from time to
time, at their discretion.
. Mr Winslow objected.
MrColf.x introduced a resolution for
a suspension of mail facilities in seceding
Referred to the Fot Office committee.
Mr English offered a resolution that the
eoicroitiee of 33 be instructed to take nec
essary measures io carry tbe Crittenden 1
compromise into practical effect, aod mo
ved a suspension ef the rules.
Lost, 67 to 92.
Mr Enghih wished tht country to notice
that the Republicans would not allow a
Mrörow The Republicans will vote
when they choose.
On motion of Mr Morris the committee
on the Judiciary was instructed to inquire
into tbe propriety of amendiog the neu
trality laws, to prevent military expedi
tions being allowed to aid seceding States.
The report of the committee of 33 came
op, aod Mr Corwin addressed the House
He said the withdrawal of a State does
j not necessarily make the enforeement ot
the laws subversive of peace, and showed
that Persoual Liberty bills do not affect the
rights of the South, arguiag that laws for
tbe recapture depend on the federal courts;
such lsws having been approved by tbe
' Supreme Court reader tbe opposing State
South rn newspapers and orators have
magn-fied a hundred times imagioary dan
gers apprehended from tbt Republican
Administration; be showed the frara ot
amendment to the Constitution to the det
rimentof ihe South, by Republic:.., were
groundless, saying twelve ruort- free Ststes
were necessary to furnish tbe requisite
votes for such an end.
The committee propose as an amend
ment, that any change relative to slavery
be dependent on tbe action of every Stale
asking, what more is demsndedThe showed
that tbe condition of a large portion of the
Territories precluded slavery; slavery is
alresdy established in New Mexico; why
cot admit berat once, thus banishing for
ever this firebrand; if these difSculties are
Dot removed be would not attempt to lift
the curtain from the South and the conse
quence which may ollow the prevailing
Mr Millson said tha worst aign was the
levity with which disunion was regarded;
he had been asked if Virginia should sub
mit to Liccoln; be said no, never, because
Lincoln must submit to Virginia and other
Slates which" framed the Constitution,
which limits th power to be exercised;
whoever receives a majority of the electoral
votes saust, under the Constitution, be
President; he saw nothing in the Personal
Liberly bills justifying dissolution; there
was a disposition in the Nortbsrn Legisla
tures to strike them from the statutes; the
South was apprehensive cf the future; the
Urritotial question was already settled by
exislirg laws, settled by the Constitution,
and settled in favor ef the South, aod
therefore supposed no dsnger was appre
hended from that source, and consequently
there was no justification in dissolution;
he wonld have Virginia defend her rights
secured her br the Constitution to the lat
end; but some State's rights men want her
to throw away theae blessings, it only to
show her right to do o; be thought South
would soon be changed, and be thought it mise
Carolina, instead of withdrawing, should
TJsa Baaiat wf sue Kate. .
Wt publish this morning tht report af
the Bank of tht State, showing its condit
ioa on the 31st of December last, and a
comparative exhibit of it condition be
tween that date aod tht 17th of November
previou. Thi atatement exhibits the eff
ects of the financial and political paaie
during that period. Tht report abowt a
decrease in' discouots of $1.112,489 59, a
decrease of circulation of $900,138, a dt
ereav of all liabilities of $1.121,389 39.
and I &4.C51 35 i ncrease of specie. Th
circulatioa oo tht 31 t of December was
$4.53,372, aad tht speeit on hand $3,102,
053 60. .. ,
Tho baak is evidently ia what if termed
a strong coaditioo, and ia fall prepared
te maintain specie paymeata la almost any
contingency that may oocur.
have held a Convention with confederate
States and made known her grievances and
her purpose to withdraw; but having with
drawn should not be coerced in any form;
he advocated a Convention to see what
should be done wiih the seceding States;
he approved ihe general tone of Corwin'
specb, while he dissented from the admi.
sion of flew Mexico; he deemed her unfit
lor so responsible a position. t
He concluded with ao earnest hope that
the Uniou would still be preserved, and
receding Statea be restored to their original
The following ia the letter ef the Alabama
representatives announcing their withdrawal:
WaaaiNfTON, Jan. 21, 1861.
Hon Wm. Pennington, Speaker of the
House ef Representatives:
Sir: Havisg received information that
the S:ate cf Alabama through a Convention
repretcslinar her sovereignty, baa adopted
and ratified an ordinance by which she
withdraws from the Uoion of the U Statea
f America, and resumes the powers here
tefore delegated to the Federal Government,
it is proper thst we should communicate
the same to jrou, and through you tj the
Ifouso of Representative over which yoa
preside, and aaneuaee oar withdrawal
from tbe farther deliberations of that bdr
The eausea wbicb, io the jo Jgmenl ef our
State, render anch action necessary,
need not relate. It is sufficient to t tr that
daty requires obedience to onr sovereign
will, and that wt shall return to our homes,
sustain her action, and ahare the fortuuea
of 4ur people.
We have the honor to be, very respeefsl
y, your Obedient servants,
1 DAVID CLOPTON,
james s. prjan,
" V J.L.M. CURRY.
JAS. A. 8TALLWORTH.
' The communication was laid on theta
b!a in order t be printed.
SENATE Mr. Hunter, from tbt Com
mittee on Finance, reported the Indian
Appropriatioo Bill, and aaked to bt ex
cused from further asrviee on the Finance
Committee. Ht aaid it wai eTidtnt that
I th parly ia Ike aaajority ist tht itnatf
justice to himself and tht Senate that ht be
excused, t '
Mr. Hunter has been Chairman of tbe
Committee of Finance for fifteen years.
He was excused.
Mr Blgler presented petition asking tht
passage ol the CnltenJsu Resolution.
Laid on the table.
Mr Latham wa ex e used from service on
the Territorial Committee.
Mr Polk presented a petition from citizens
of Missouri, th signatures oeeupviog 15
quires of foolscap, withia the American
Sag inscribed, love to the North, South,
Ea-taod West, asking the pasaage of the
Crittenden Resolutions. Laid on the la
Mr Slidell aaked the Senate to take up
the metsage of the President, in answer to
bis resolution ia relation to hia appoiatment
of acting Secretary af War. He alae offered
a resolution as follows:
Resulted, That in tbe opinion of the Sen
ate, the reasona giveu by the President, in
lis message, fer not communicating to the
Sonate at an earlier day, .the fact of hia
having appointed Joseph Holt actiag Sec
retary of War, are not satiafctery. Also,
Reiolvetl, hat the groaods assumed by
the Preident for making auch ao appoint
meut, duriog the eessioo of the Senate, ar
at variance with the whole spirit of the
Constitution, and with the true intent and
seanicg of the at of 1795. Laid over
under the rales.
Mr. Yulee, of Florida, announced tbe
withdrawal of himself and colleague from
Mr. Clay also read the .withdrawal of
the Alabama delegation.
Mr. Clsy charged the Kepeblicaes as
authors of the troubles which eaused ae
evasion. aed the Republican platform is
declared a declaration of war against the
lives and institutions of the South.
Mr. Fitcpatrick endorsed his colleague's
Mr Davis said that the separation of
Mississippi from tbe Uoion terminated hia
functions here. In parting, be said he felt
no hostility toward aoy Senator, and hop
ed that relatioos between them might bt
peaceful, though we raust part. If he bad
offended, he would now offer an apology
aod all reparation for auch affeoce. Aa
ihe Senator from Florida, Alabama and
Mississippi left, all the Democratic Sena-
tor crowded about them, shaking hands
Messrs. Hale and Cameron being the
only Republicans doing at.
Oa motion of Mr. Seward, the Eauaa
bill was taken up.
Mr. Gwin withdrew his amendment cre
ating Jefferson Territory.
Mr. Fitch again offered aa amendment
ia regard to the Judiciary.
Mr Douglaa offered aa amendment.
Mr Seward said it waa contrary to all
custom to iot'oduc this provision.
Mr Fitch's amendment was agreed to, 39
to 28. .
The Kansas bill was then read a third
time and passed yeas 3G, nays 16.
The Crittenden Resolutions were then
Mr Bigler spoke at considerable length
ia favor of their passage, and argued the
necessity and propriety of a Convention of
the ptople to adopt amendments to the
Constitution- He nrgeJ the Republican
Seoatora to consider the necessity ef the
passage of these or similar resolutions
He appealed to the South to consider if it
rights could not be obtained ia the Union.
He opposed secession, but could not see
how they eould coeree a Stat. Coercion
was delusion. ' '
Mr. Cameron would not make a speech,
for tbongh hi aolleague offered the olive
bracth, tbt other tide wt jld not listen or
respond. He was ineliad t do all he
could to save tbt Uoion.
Mr Green aaid th well kaown patriotism
of the Senator from Pennsylvania preclu
ded the necessity ef watehiog him , but tbe
other side coald not bear the words ef pa
triotism. Mr. Cameron was sorry that Seoaters
who left would net wait ttll they heard
Mr Iverson asked if Cameron approved
ef Mr. Bigler't speech.
Mr Caraeroa Very mneh, aad will rote
for his proposition if it will ssve tbeeoss-try.
Mr. Saul6bcry thought that Mr. Camer
on's devotion to the country might well be
Mr Cameron I aay to Seaatara from
Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, if they
will take my colleague's proposition, we
will pass it.
MrlversoD akd if he approved of the
sentiments of his colleague against coer
cion; that's th point.
Mr Cameron Coere ion is the last rem
MrOree remedy at all!
MrCamrron It is a bad remedy. Don't
know as we shall even reseri to it. It is
certainly a last remedy.
Mr Mason referred to tbe fact that the
Senator voted against the Crittenden Reso
lutions, and for the amendmentof the Sen
ator from New Hampshire. He also siid
that Mr Wade presented reeolutieas from
Ohio, oo of which was against the Per
sonal Liberty Bill, which the Ohio Legi.
latere refused to repeal that . bill. He
wanted to show the people tbt difference
between profession here and practice
Mr. Cameroo said Mr. Iverson seemed
anxious for an excuse for leaving the
Union. Ho had voted aa he did because
saw no disposition of a compromise from
the other side, unless ht went on bended
knee aad asked frgiveness. Ha should
ask fer no forgiveness, because he had
done no wron?, but was atill willing to
forgive the backsliding South, He would
do all he could to preserve the Uoion, but
was not to be dragooned or driven.
Mr. Masoa was unconscious of saying
aoght to arouse the wrath of Mr. Cameroo.
He did not want an excuse to leave the
Unioa. Six Senatorial cbaira were vaca
ted to-day aod tht Union waa practically
dissolved. What is the remedy? Coer
cion ! Would you use the discipline of
the pedsgogue ? Would to God the Sena
tor from Pennsylvania would give m an
ezeuse to stay in the Union.
Mr. Cameron bad not heard of any
threats of war, but if it raust come, Peso
sjlvaoia is resdy to meet it. The people
of his State are ready for asythisg hoaor
ablt to save the Union, and are ready to
yield all prejudices. Tbe North has doae
ao wrong, and bullying cannot drive them.
If you want the Union preserved, let as
know what ie wrong and we will redress.
Mr. Ssulsburry believed the Senater sin-
cere, and though fie Statea had gone,
thought that if this aide would meet the
Senator with samt spirit, tha Unioa would
Mr. Crittenden urged the importance of
measure, and spoke against the postpone
Wasaurtvroit, Jaa 23.
HOUSE. Mr Whitely preteuted rtsolu
lions from the State of Delaware, org tag
the adoption , tht Crittenden tompr
Mr Harria of Md. gave notice that le
ould move the resolution of the Border
State committee as an amendment to lb
provision reported from the committee O
i direc'irg tbe Rerrrcrtxires sr.d Senators
to ue their best efforts for th passage ef
the Crittenden compromise.
Mr Blgler presented petitions askiog for
the passage of the Crittenden Resolutions.
Also llio proceedings, of a certain meat teg
MrHsrris presented memorials from 17,-, in Pennaylvania.
900 citizens ef Maryland, representing Mr Fitch moved that the Vice President
each district and county in the State, in i be authorized to fill vacancies in the Corn-
favor of the adoption of the Border Si ate J aoiltees.
resolution. ' The Vice President said Iber was a
Mr Co fax from the Post Off.ee committee ! word in the Journal of the absence of any
reported back the bill actbrfting the P Senators, and be bad no notification of
M General to auapend lh r erviees in ! trie fact, and the names were still called on
the seceding Stat-;.
Mr Coif ix said he kuuI J r.ot Lae in
troduced the bill, if the federal courts bad
not remained intact; but now persons may
open the mails and rifle them, aod there
are no means by which they may be
brought to justice; if the Postmaster refu
ses to psy dralts given to the contractors,
the latter ean hold Congress responsible;
therefor, it becomes tbe imperative doty
of the government to discontinue the pos
tal services where there is no means of
jtoero.l. u fc-wld lite the Setate to in.
Mr Branch wished to offer a aabstitute
covering mort ground thtn was proposed
by the bill before tbe blouse.
The Trelideat has communicated lo
Congress, that owing to tbe existing slaU
of affairs, the lawa cannot be enforced in S
Carolina; the message ia now before the
Mr Bracch'a substitute was then read,
via: Te the end of removing all causes for
using force, and to prevent the breaking
out of civil war, pending the deliberations
of Cungrcss, ia the existing crisis of public
affairs, all laws of the U S, be and they are
hereby suspended until the first of January
11:62, ia aod over those Slates which have
heretofore, or may, prtrious to said time,
adopt ordinances of secession.
Mr Colfax would not accept tbe substi
tute. Mr Dawea inquired whether it was hi
(CoKax's) iatention to more the passage
of the bill under the operation of the pre
Mr Colfax replied ia the affirmative.
Mr Dawes thought tbe bill was of too
much importance to be thus forced through
Mr John Cochrane raised the qi-cstiuo,
whether the laws could thus be cntis'.im
liooally suspended; thia was a grave iu
quiry;was this as Mr Colfax stated, a
measure ef peace Or a piece of a measure?
Mr Colfax repeated that in view of the
existing revolution tbe postal lawa eould
not be executed; no coercion was propo
sed. Mr Stevens ef Pa. proposed a substitute
autlioriciog and empowering tbe President,
whea he shall deem it necessaty, to sua
peod all laws and parts of laws establish
ing ports of entry and collection districts
in S Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Missis
sippi, or any other State that has now, or
may hereafter secede or be in rebellion
against the U S, and to continue auch sua
peuaion until euch Statea ahail return to i
their loyalty to the U S.
The President shall give co'ice of such
suspension, by proclamation, and such
Suspension shall commence . tea days
Daring the suspension, it shall not be
lawful for aay vessel, except such as be
long to the U S, to enter, or to lesve any
auch ports of the U S for foreign ports, or
coastwise; if any vessel shsll be found vio
lating the previsions of this act, such ves
sel shall be forfeited, one half to the cap
tures and tbe other half to tbe D S; and
those on board such captsred vessel, shall
be tried before any admiralty court having
The Tresident f bal w -t.nn
suspend all laws e vtliuit.g post oitic e
and post routes in any of the seceding
States, and the mail shall be carried only
to the line of auch States, except when it is
necessary to pasa through them to reach a
loyal Slate; the mail shall not be opened
io a rebellious Stale.
It is further provided, that tbe President
have power to use tbe Aray aod Nary for
the execution of the law.
The consideration of the bill was post
poned till Thursday week.
Tbe House resumed the consideration of
the report of tbe committee of 33.
Mr Bingham denied that any State could
by any appliance, separate from the rest,
or thst any State could break down tbe
unity ef government that makes us one
people; in regard to the seizure of forts,
arseoals, and other lawless measures, it i
the duty of Congress to strengthen the
Executive, to enable him to summen tit
people to the vindication bf outraged Con
stitution and lawa.
no opposed the measure recommended
by the majority of the committee; he would
not vote lor the admission of New Mexico
until it repeals its unjujt slave cod.
Mr Clemeas believed before God that
slavery would be crucified if this unhappy
controversy end in dissolution; if not
crucified, it would have the death rattle In
ita throat; ii remained to be seen whether
treason eould be carried on; there was a
brave and boly minority ia the alave Slates;
Laasras is not dead, but aleepeib.
He akrd no favors for the Seath, but
demanded that justice only that springs
from honest magnanimity; South Carolina,
which first proclaimed independence, and
Virginia which gave birth to it, were b .h
allied to Massachusetts; he beliercj there i
yat lingers a patriotism which will save
the Country, whose glory belongs to u all;
will yoa be appa!4 to, to step forward ir.
a spirit which mad our fathers illustrious
and not shut tut every access (o sympa
Mr Clemens showed that the law of pop
ulation governed the question; it was pop
ulation aad capi'al the South wanted, oot
territory; bt skewed tht object of tht
Southern confederacy wa to open the Af
rican slave trade; the South out of the Uni
on will never bt able to secure ao mach
territory nahe could held in his band.
It was reported that the South waa
sending commissioners to Europa to effect
an alllanoe with their brothers in laoguage
and lineage; if the South would take tbe
Constitution of the C S as a provisional
government, the cotton Statea will have
legislative power over the border States
which will be bound band and foot to a
poliey as oppressive as they ever would
from oa Constitution - intensified fifty
Several geatlemea moved that Mr Clem
ens have leave to continue bis remarks
beyeud tbe hours for debate.
Mr Martin of Va. excitedly expressed tbe
hope that the member would not be allow
ed tocontioue his traitorous remarks.
Muck confusion ensued, which soon sub
Mr Washburne of Wis. advocated the
toinoritv reoort from th ec " ae.rt
made by himself; he Wi .. f -cd t.itlg
slavery a guarantee in tbe Constitution
and to tbe admission of New Mexico.
8EN ATE. Mr Salisbury presenta I rer
olutiooa from tht Legis a.un of Pslaware,
struct as to whether be
tbt ir action.
Mr. Fiich sugrested there were vacancies
io the Üjnimituts, and lb Chairman of
the Couimuite might report the absence,
so far as tbe Committees were concerned.
Mr Hale thought that was the proper
Mr Douglas said there seemed to be oo
trouble. We Lave been notißed that Cer
tain SeuarOrs bsve retired, an l do not in
tend to be here again this aession, t.ence
are vacaocies. Their taking leave has
nothing to do with the question whether
the Slates are out of the Union or not
Mr Truu bull tihougU bis colleague waa
right. He thought their names should bt
stricken from live roll , an-i be considered
Striaton no lorr.
Mr Wilson did not understand that these
Senators has resigaed, atlhoie from South
Carolina had done. He cocld neoguie
them as tempararily absent, bnt considered
them members of tbe Senate yet.
Mr SauUbury asked if the Senators
should come back, could any power pre
vent their Voting.
Mr B.-i jamin contended that theJoaraal
should at leat record the fact that the Sen
ators declared that their State had seceded
and that they bad withdrawn
Mr Seward said it would be doing dis
courteously if we put tbe fsct oa record,
without also putting the reasons of tbe Sen
ators. I! was eertsioly opposed to as
king any entry. The lesst said it is sooa
est mended. He was for leaving seats for
these Senators to resume in their own good
lime, and hoped the lirce wrnld net belong
before they resumed them.
MrFessenden held most decieedly that
i u State bad a right to scudc; but th fact
i,lLey did reMgn.no matter whether their
reasons were valid or not.
Mr Hen'er thought tbe Senater were
uhjert to the call of the Senate, and tbe
only reason for excusing them was that
their Ststehad withdrawn, but the Sena'
could fill vacancies en Committee.
Further debate ensued.
Oa motion of M r Sewsrd, the subject wss
tabled 32 ayes to22 najs.
Gwin, Latham, Saulsbury, Bigler aad
Johnson, of Teno., Voted with tbe Repub
licans Mr Crittenden's resolutions were teken
Mr. Powell argue a that a di visioa of Ter
ritories, as proposed by hie colleague, was
just as equitable, aod thought it eminently
proper that a setilemect should apply to
future acquisitions, so as to take tbe ques
tion out of Congress. He contended that
it would in no way encourage fillibuster-
ism, for Territory couldn't be acquired ia
that way. He claimed that the Consta
tion recognized slavery, and there was aa
need of advocating protection, for protec
tion was the plain duty of the government.
He said the Senator from Ohio, aaked
what tbe charges were, sod they would re
peal a few. One was, bsods were organi
zed in the free States to steal property io
Mr. Wade asked for proof; be did oot
believe a word of it.
!!r. Pow1' !d the rmdtrjromd rail
road was ell-ktown . He spvk of the
number of slaves carried off; this, from a
foreign country, would be a cauae of war;
person 1 liberty bills are another cause of
complaint; they are a dear violation of the
Mr. Wade wasted wnse specific charge
against Ohio, ao be could answer it. He
was tired of bearing general charge.
Mr. Powell said the Governor of Ohio
refused to deliver up fugitives from justice.
The Republicans bad elected a President
who declared that be wouldn't vote to ad
mit a slave Slate, notwithstanding the de .
Cisioo of the Supreme Court.
.Mr Tiombull said that was just the re
verse of what ihe Senator said.
Mr Powell aid be. would examine, and
if wrong Wf aid strike it out of hia speech;
he had ho desire to do ii justice.
Mr Bigler said Lincoln said he wonld
vote sgainst allowing alarery in a Terri
tory. Mr Powell said it amounted to the sasae
Mr Trumbull read tbe answer ef Lincoln
when he aaid. "I do not now, and never
did stand pledged against the admissioe
of Slave Statea iato the Union."
After a short debate ibe Senate adjourn
WasmxiToy, Jan. 21.
A Cabinet meeting was field to day te
consider the object of ex President Tyler's
rcUsiun io behalf of Virginia.
Wa-hixgtox, Jan. 22.
In anticipation of official informatioa of
tle secession of Georgia, a msjoiity of the
"epresentatives have already signed a let.
f withdrawal from the House. Dill
LC Hardeman hare col vet assented.
Guu. Dix relates in a leitrr to the Com
mittee Of Ways aod Meana, that after a
careful examination of the condition of tbt
Tressury, so fsr as is now practicable, that
$20.000,003 will be required lo carry oi
the Government till the first ef July, ia ad.
cition to the ordinary revenue from alt
sources and the Treasury notes alresdy is
sued. This amount is providsd for in Mr. Mor.
rill's Tariff Dill, in the shape ef a loan,
which the Secretary of the Treasury will
probacly b authorized by "joint rrolu
tion. ' lo convert into Tressury notes at hie
Mr. Cobl report entirely misrepresent
the slate of the finances, and even .w
there may be other heavy liabilities diseov.
ercd which will swell the aggregate still
. The Secretary who ha undertaken the
treasoosble job of supplying Mississippi
with rifles, ha been detected in telegraph
ing lo the tuthorities of thst State in regard
to that anatter. He had nearly if not quite
completed a bargain with aa agent of a
Northern RiCe Manufacturing Company,
when he was exposed.
While a derrick was in use on the dome
of the Capital, this morning, the. a alt
broke, and the falling timbers materially
damaging a portion of the eoroic of the
iron dome aud injuring several workmen.
ct.e of them e'iouslv.
A Iii (a UNION ILT1TION.
Bottox, Jaa. 92.
The Unioa petition hat received nearly
14.093 signatures. A special committee
will probably Jeave to-day, with tla do:
tat for Washington.