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NASIIVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 15, 1862.
! WILLIAM 8IIAVK, HkohUt. v
j JOIISt CHUMBLET, Jar.W. . ' ,
j Iv,, Afanfcab W. H. Wllkliton, A. C Tueker,
oi James A. Steele,
t c;rt ifirt.-sJoliaiumblef,-(fIert,ttnrt;
jo. L. Bjhh, cond ; anil John Roddick, third.
Tat jttxwwr William Driver.
l:vrnH4 Collector k. B.Kluuiklaad.
W'aier T'H Collector F. B. Garrutt
TrwunrCT R. Henry, i i .
Blw Miter Thomas Leake. '
Superintendent of tin Workhnutl. Q. Dodd.'
SurintmHnU of A Water WorU James Wyatt.
CAfef" e ffcs JVs Department John M. Beabury.
of tk Omekey T. 11. MtRride.
j NrtJt Onerteer3.1,. Ptewart.
( I'ip Attorney McPhall Smith.
Hoard of A lAermen . M. Brleu, President ; J. K.
ewman,Q. A. J. Vayfleld, H O. Bcovel, Wm. 8 CbeaU
an, J. C Smith, M. 0. L. Claiborne, aud Jas. Kobb.
thmmon Council W. P. Junes, President J William
tcrts, T. J. Yarbrough, Wm. Iirlver, Wm. Btewart,
jaot Unoijb, W. Mullina, James Turuor.Q. H. 8oulh
ate, A. J. Cole, Jaa. Davis, Andrew Anderson, J. B.
nowlcs, and John Gready.
STA.MMMO COMMITTIW OT TH CITT COUNCIL.
fiwmee Knowlos, grovel and Ode.
It'ofer H'orln Anderson, Smith and Claiborne.
layfielit, Cheatham and Claiborne.
nn,ir Kwm:in, Stewart and Turner.
HofUal Jonci, May Held and Sloan,
j tkhooU Cheatham, HayOuId and Knowles.
Fire Department Crcady, Driver and Newman.
f.'m Driver, Cheatham and Davis.
Cem'tenj Pmllb, Stewart and Newman.
Market J'niue KobnrU, Stewart and Turner
Wucr. Houih, Claiborne and Davia.
IuX'cc Cheatham, Drlcn and Anderson
) fyt-iiiy Hough, Claiborne and Brlen.
Workkoute Cheatham, MayQcldand Knowlos.
Improvement! ami Expenditure Cole, Porivel and
pnllio rropethj Brlen, Cheatham and Torner.
'ei Uouie HaylMd, Jones and Roberta,
i f The Board ol Aldormen rrifotd the Tuesdays
lext preceding the second and fourth Tbursdoys In
ach mi'Mb, and the Common Council the second
.nd imrlb Thursdays In each mouth.
fWiia John EaiiRh.
Hnt Lieutenant Wm. Yarbroutrh.
r..B'( LUnlen,mt Jihu 11. Davif.
Micnnen Wm. Jackaou, John Cavendor, Nich Pa-
kit Joel l'hlHif, Wm. llaker, John Cottrell, William
(l.ajo, Jlin l'.uglei, J. W. Wright, John l'uokott,
Itoltrt K(tt, V. C. J'riuicl,Thom8 Francle, Andrew
Joy:o, lurid Yatt'8, and Charles Hulitt.
The rolico 0rt Is opened ovory morning
fcrr(r Jamee M. Hiutou. ' Depntin Thotuas Hub-
inn tnd J. K. -Buchanan.
! lit Uler Phlncas Garrett.
TrnntM W. JiiFiwr Taylor.
firmer S II. Belcher.
litmjtr John CorhMt.
Reeenv ColUctorJ. ti. Brlley.
A'.ilJroad T Collector W. D. Robertson.
CtmnlMm for the Hiuhvill DutrictJuha D. Gower
ind J. E. Newman.
JiulgeHon. Jtmni Whltworth.
Clerk P. Lincliley Nichol.
" The Judge's Court meots the tint Monday In
ttoli month, and the Quarterly Court, oomposed of
he Magistrates of ths County, Is held the flrst lion
'ay tu January, April, July and October.
Jutlgt non. Nathaniel Baiter.
Clerk OaTld C. Lore.
AsT Tha Court meets the first Monday In March
i, CRIMINAL COURT.
t Jnrfy Hon. William K. Turner.
C 4 Charles E. Diggons.
XT Ths Court meets the first Monday lu April Au
1 :ust and Dacember.
CHANCERY COURT. .
Chancellor Ylon. Bamuel D. Trlerson
VUrh and Uutter J. B. GleaTee.
I 4)47- The Court meets the Urst Monday In May and
t I. 0. 0. T.
ohm F. Hios.Oraad Secretary, should be addressed
' at NathnitU, Tenn.
' Tetmeue Me, No. 1 MeeU every TueaVlay Even
tiU,at their Hall, on the ceruer of Union aud Sum.
tier streets. The ofilcers for the present term, are :
). 8. Lcsueur, N G.; J. K. Mills, T .; J. L. Weak!ey,
oretary j h. E. Fpaln, Treasurer.
' IWoi lo. No. 10 MeeU at the fume place
Monday Kvenioi. The ofilcers are : R. A.
JiJampbell, N.G.; Deary Arple, V.Q.;J. L. Park,
'osrotary i 0. F. Brown, Treasurer.
1 Wki N 90 Meets at their Hall, on South,
hurry street, eyury Friday Eyening. The officers
re: 0. C. Coyert, N.O.; Frank Herman, V.fi.j James
jVyatt, Becrelary j W. U. Mallory, Trtasuror.
rra lottge. So. 108, (Herman) Meets- at ths
i flal comer of Union and 8ummer streeU, ercry
M.G.P, Frledmai, V.Q.; Blllcrllch, .creiary ;
KUlf, Kneampmml, No. 1-MwU t the atoys Hall
n the i and third Wednesdays of ear4i month.
The olll are: J. E. Mills, CP.; T. H. Mellrtde, H P. j
O. F. Ful, 8.W.; Peter Harris, Jr., J.W.; John F
Hide, rVr.t.j n. R. Cuttor, TroaJuror.
Clif Dra, Crammpmea, So. 4 Merle at Hie
abovo Ha'l i the second and fourth Wednesday
DlJhte ofoa'butti. The olflocrs aro : Jus. T Mi,
CP.; Henry Ap. 11 I.. Mkr, 8.W.; B Kr!-i
tnau, J w-' 't K'.tvher, Scribe; J N. Ward,
Davidsow Cockty DinECTOBY Caniiwui.
KILITAET QUAETIU3 AND 0F7ICHS.
Poet ried(iiiarurs on High street. Gen. Keg1y,
DMrie Headioarten on fammoe street (Dr.
Ford's residence.) W. U. Sidell, Ma). 16th U.S. In
fantry, A. A. A. G.
Promt Hm-ikal Headquarters at the Capitol, A.
0. Gillem, Col. 1st Tens. Infantry.
Chief AuittmU Qrtermater Headquarters on
Chorry street ; No. V, (Judgs Catron's residence.)
Capl.J. ff. Bingham.
Amhtant Quarlermatler No. Cherry street. Cant.
AmietaM Qnarltrmaeter Tine stroet, near Mrs.
Polk's resldenea. Capt. R. N. Leqib.
AinXaxt QuarBmmittr Xo. IT, Market street.
Capt. J. M. Hals.
Chief Commmarf Headquarters, No 10, Vine St.
Capt. R. Macfcely.
' OommiMorf of EubtltttnooBtotd street. Capt. 8
Acting Ormmtarf of EnMitenoe Corner Of Broad
and College streets. Lieut Charles Allen.
Medical Director Summer street. (Dr. Ford's old
residence.) Surgeon, E. Swift.
tteJical JWrfjof'i Ojoe Church street, Masonic
Building. J. R. Piirrut, Surgeon, 6th Kentucky In
fantry, Acting Medical Purteyor.
Ths N'Ammi.n Union was oommciired a few weeks
since, for the purposo of opinio the Rebel Bnuthrrn
Ojnfedcracy, and of advocating tha restoration of
Federal authority, without any abatement, over all
the Htates avhicih have attempted to socedo. It holds
as friends all who support, and as foes all whonppnee
thn Cnton of the States. It has no watchword but
Fkkook ii NaTionAirrr.
With rebels and traltb has no compromise to
make. It contends lor the Federal Constitution and
the Laws made tn pursuance thereof as the, mocm
Law or ths Laxn, anything In the Constitution and
Laws or any of the States to the, coutrary notwlth
standing. It contend for the Union nf the States, becuuso
without it the preservation of our liberties ami inpti.
tutioos and the orgauixat:ou of society itself are
wholly Impossible. Thnrofo-e, whatever sUnda in
'.be way of crushing out the rebellion and reelor'nii
e Union mutt perish, no matter by what name it Do
To the people of Tonneiei, ever renowned for their
devotion to Liberty and Culon, until thoy wore be
trayed to the rebel deptlm at Richmond by a per
dlous Governor and corrupt Legislature, aud who
have felt so heavily the awful curse of treason and
anarchy, we appoal for mipport. lt the ennws of
renm omco-noiuera, v lgiinnce Cemmit tees, anil Minute
Men, who have tilled our borders with mourning, be
gibhellcd before the world. lt thoee ambitious aud
svarlclous men who liavo plotted our ruin lor their
own aggrandizement be fastened to the pillory of
sbnmn, no matter how hiKh their "'.tit n in society.
1st it bo eliown how Hie sefnied defenders of
"Southern Rights" are tow leading maraudiug bauds
of freo-bontors ajd moss-troopori ovor our tit. to, kid.
nnpplnsr negroes, iteullng horsii and cattlo, breaking
Into housos, burning railroad bridge and cant, end
murdoring unarmed citizens in cold blood. Let the
truth, so long excluded by the ouihern conspirators,
now circulate freely thronph every neighborhood.
and our (anna will assuredly triumph. Will not lnyai
men everywhere aid tis in the di'semlnation or tacts
and the advocacy of Free Government?
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Ths current transact leus in Teanssses fr months to
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SATURDAY MORNING. NOV. 13, 1862
The Halleck-HcCleilan Letter. -The
following is the full official corres
pondence to which allusion has been
mde bjr telegraph :
IIeaxkjuartsrs of the Armv, )
Wasbinoto.v, October 28, 18G2.
linn. E. M. Stanton, Seavtary of War :
SiRIn reply to the general interroga
tories contained in your letlerof yester
day, I have to report :
1. The requisitions for supplies to the
army under Uencral McCIellan aro made
by his staff oOicors on tho Chiefs of
Bureaus here : that is, fur Quartermasters'
upplieP.by his Chief Quartermaster on the
Quartermaster General ; for Commissary
Btippues by bis bhiel Uommissary on the
CommissaryGeneral, &c. No such requisi
tions nave hecn, to my knowledge, mado
upon tho Secretary of War, and none
upon the ucneral-in-Chief.
2. On several occasions Gen. McCIellan
has telegraphed to me that his army was
deficient in certain supplies. ' All these
telegrams were immediately referred to
the Heads of Bureaus, with orders to re
port. It was ascertained that in every
instauce tho requisitions : had been im
mediately tilled, except one, where the
Quartermaster General had been obliged
to send from 1 LnladelpLna certain articles
of clothing, tents, &c, not having a full
I here has not been, si far as I could
ascertain, any neglect or delay in any
Department or .Bureau, in issuing all,
supplies asked for by General McCIellan
or by the officers of his stair. Delays have
occasionally occurred in fowarding pup
plies by rail, on account of the crowded
conditioujof the depots, or of a want of
cars; but whenever notified of this.
agents have been sent out toreniovo the
difliculty. Under the excellent superin
tendence of Gen. Uatipt, I think these
delays have been less frequent and of
shorter duration than is usual with
An army of the size i of that tinder
General McCIellan will frequently be
tor some days without the supplies act
ed, on account of neglect in making
timely requisitions and unavoidable de
lays in forwarding them, and in distrib
uting them to the diflcrent brigades and
rromallthe information I can obtain
I am of opinion that tho requisitions
from that army have been filled more
promptly, and that the men, as a gene
ral rule, have'been betfer supplied than
our armies operating in the West. The
latter have operated at much greater
distance from the sources of supply and
have had far less facilities Tor transpor
tation. In fine, I believe no armies in
the world, while in campaign, hava been
more promptly or better supplied than
3. Soon after the battle of Antietam,
Gen. McCIellan wis urred to give me in
formation of bis intended movements, in
order that if he moved between the
enemy nd Washington, reinforcements
could be sent from this place. On the
1st of October, finding that he proposed
to operate, from llarper's Ferry, I urged
him to cross the river at once and give
battle to the enemy, pointing out to him
the disadvantages of delaying till the
autumn rains had swollen the Potomac
and impaired tho roads. On the Oth of
October he was peremptorily ordered to
"cross the Potomac and give battle to the
enemy, or drive him 8outh. Your army
miuf move now while tho roads are good."
It will be observed that three weeks
have elapsed since this order was given.
4. In my opinion, there has been no
such waat of supplies in the army undor
General McClellau as to prevent his com
pliance with the orders to advance against
the enemy. Had he moved to the south
side of the Potomac ho would have re
ceived Lis supplies almost as readily as
by remaining inactive on the north.
6. On the 7th of October, in a telegram
in regard to his intended movements,
General McCIellan stated that it would
require at least three days to supply the
1st, 5th and 6th corps, that they needed
shoes and other indispensable articles of
clothing, as well as shelter tents. No
complaint was made that any requisi
tions had not been filled, and it was in
ferred from bis language that he was
only waiting for the distribution of bis
supplies. On the 11th he telegraphed
that a portion of his supplies sent by
rail had been delayed.
As already stated, agents were imme
diately sent from here to investigate this
complaint, and they reported that every
thing had gone forward. On the ranio
date (the llth) he spoke of many of tho
horses being broken down by fatigue.
On the 12th be complained that the rate
of supply was only " 1 50 horses per week
for the entire army there and in front of
Washington." I immediately directed
the Quartermaster General to Inquire into j
mis matter,ana report why a larger supply
was not furnished. '
General Meigs reported, on the 14th,
that the average issue of horses to Gen.
McClcllan's army In the field and in front J
of Washington for the previous six weeks
had been 1,459 per week, or 8,754 in all.
In addition, that large numbers of mules
had been supplied, and that the number
of animals with Goneral McClellan's army
on the Upper Potomao was over 31,000.
He also reported that he was then send
ing to that army all the horses he could
On the lgth ' Gen. McCIellan stated,
in regard to Gen. Meig9's report, that he
had filled every requisition for shoes and
clothing: "Gen. Meigs may have or
dered these articles to be forwarded, but
they have not reached our depots ; and
unless greater effort to insure prompt
transmission is made by the Department 1
of which Gen. Meigs is the head, t hey
might as well remain in New York or
Philadelphia, so far as this army is con
cerned." I immediately called General Meigs's
attention to this apparent neglect of his
department. On the 25tb, he reported as
the result of his investigation that
48,000 pairs of boots and shoes had been
received by the Quartermaster of Gen.
McClellan's ' army at Harper's Ferry,
Frederick, and Hagerstown ; that 20,000
pairs were at Harper's Ferry depot on
the 21st ; that 10,000 more were on their
way, and 15,000 more ordered.
Colonel Ingals, Aid-de-Camp and Chief
Quartermaster to General McCIellan, tel
egraphed on the 25th : " The suffering
for want of clothing is exaggerated, I
think, and certainly might have been
avoided by timely requisitions of regi
mental and brigade commanders." On
the 24th he telegraphed to ,tho Quarter
master General that the clothing was
not detained in cars at the depots.
"Such complaints are groundless. The
fact is, the clothing arrives, and is issu
ed, but more is still wanted. I have
ordered more than would seem necessa
ry from data furnished mo, and I beg to
remind ' you that you have always
very promptly met my requisitions
so far as clolliinsr is concerned. Our
depot is not at fault. It provides
as soon as duo notice is given. I foresee
no time when an army of over 100,000
men will not call for clothing and other
In regard to General McClellan's means
of promptly communicating the wants of
bis army to mc or to the proper Bureaus of
the War Department, I report that, in
addition to the regular mails, he has been
in hourly communication with Washing
ton by telegraph.
It is due to General Meigs that I should
submit herewith a copy of a telegram re
ceived by him from Gen. McCIellan.
Very reppectfully your obedient ser
vant, II. W. HALLECK,
UNITED 8TATES MILITARY TELEGRAPH.
Receirod Oct. -ti, ltM'.'J 0 40 P. M
From McClellan's Headquarters.
1o Brig -Gen. Meigs :
Your despatch of this date is received.
I have never intended, in any letter or
despatch, to make any accusation against
yourself or your Department, for not fur
nishing or forwarding clothing as rapidly
as it was possible for you to do. I be
lieve that everything has been done that
could be done in this renpect. . The idea
that I have triad to convey was, that cer
tain portions of the command were with
out clothing, and the army could not move
until it was supplied.
G. B. McCLELLAN, M. G.
Soldiers of the Cross.
Orpheus C. Kerr says in a Iato let ter
" The Potomac, my ' boy to speak
with all due reverence of sacred things
in the numerous backs and fortha it so
constantly imposes upon tho military,
would seem calculated to turn this war
into another crusade, and make all our
heroes literal soldiers of the 44 cross."
Major General Ambrose Everitt Burn
side, of the United States volnnteer ser
vice, is in tho prime of life, having been
born at Liberty, a small town in Union
county, Indiana, on the 23d of May, 1824.
After being well grounded in tho usual
rudiments of a liberal education, he was
nominated to the West Point Military
Academy, and his name was enrolled as
a cadet in 1842. He graduated in 1817,
eighteenth in a class of 38 members, and
was immediately attached to the 2d ar
tillery, with the brevet rank of 2d lieu
tenant. Tig) Vicksburg Whig says extensive
secret abolition societies have ben dis
covered in Northern Texas, the objects
of which are to resist the conscript law
and co-operate with the Federal army.
The Richmond thtqnirer of the 10th
j says significant movements are progres
sing along the entire line of General liee's
! army. Stirring, perhaps startling events
1 seem to be rapidly approaching, promis
ing in reality a sharp aud decisiva win
Eebel Doings at Frankfort.
The rebel raid in Frankfort will long
be remembered. They declared it was
not their intention to molest the person
or property of any citisen, and in the
town limits they behaved pretty well.
They were liberal enough with their
money, such as it was, and seemed to
show its value by the indifference with
wbieh they parted with it . ( i ,
The butchers were, of course, unwill
ing to take such currency, bat a sergeant
with a file of,; men, marched from the
Capital Uotel.wbich Gen. Bragg had oc
cupied as headquarters, into the market
houso and made purchases or seizures to
the amount of seventeen dollars, lie of
fered twenty dollars, but the butcher
had not the change, "d n the change;"
said the soldier and walked ff. It was
the satue everywhere they made purchas
es. It made no difference whether the
price was Ave or twenty-five dollars, it
was ail the same. A (Jolonel bought for
five dollars (Con fed. scrip of course) a
half-worn hat, worth perhaps four when
new, off a gentleman's head, and saun
tered off as proud as a squaw with a
string of beads. Their apparent con
tempt for it of course made the citizens
more reluctant to take the money, but
there was no choice. There were some
little take offs such as Crutoher of the
Capitol politely changing a fifty dollar
greenback for Bob Wolley, giving him
forty-eight dollars in Confederate shin
piasters for change.
They were polke enough to visit us.
A very civil young man came to Mr.
Lewis and after some awkward stam
merings and pauses, he said he had an
order from General Bragg to take the pa
per and ink belonging to the Common
wealth office, paying for it in the butter
nut colored rags of the Confederacy.
He was brought to the olfJce and
shown tho supply of our own paper for
tunately a small one, worth two hundred
and fifty or three hundred dollars. The
.Stale paper was in the same room, and
when he inquired about it, Mr. Lewis
told him thst it did not belong to the
" Commou wealth " but to other parties,
being careful not to make known who
the other parties were. This tho younir
man said ho wouldn't touch, adding with
a real appearance of distress, his morti
fication at having to do what was little
other than robbing. For, he added 41 1
know this money is no value to you what
ever." We can only regret that this young
man should bo in a service which involves
such unpleasant dalics.
The day after the citizens were told
private properly was not to be disturbed,
the railroad bridge was burned, but that
is to bo ascribed to a malice personal to
railroads in general. ,
Ihe heaviest haul they made was at
the Frankfort' woollen factory. They
entered this and seized seventy-four thou
sand nine hundred and sixty yards ot
Kentucky jeans, for which the company
expected to realize this winter as much
as one dollar and titty cents per yard.
As usual, they promised to pay, in their
)eculiar currency, one dollar per yard,
ut neglected to do so. In the mean while
the Federal army advanced upon Frank
fort, and the rebel inauguration broke up
in most admired disorder. Tbey tied,
and with them lied all probable hopes of
the seveity-five thousand dollars due the
woollen factory. Mr, Watson having
been sent as agent to get back either
goods or money, was handed eight thou
sand dollars, bogus currency, and told
that was all they had.
Their doings through the country were
not marked with the temperance they
were in town. , Tho llimsy veil was torn
off. Scott's cavalry camped on the farm
of Mr. "Adam C. Keenon, and without of
fering scrip, scrape of the pen, or thank
ye, they took thirty .acres of the. linest
oats raised in the county, one hundred
barrels of corn, leaving Mr. Keenon for
bis winter supply, neither a sheaf of oats
or a barrel of corn. In the same way
they entered his meat house and emptied
The farms of Mr. PhiL Swigert, J. A.
Richardson, and Joseph Clark, in the
same neighbrhood, suffered in like man
ner. It is to be added that, when the Fed
erals forces came by, they completed the
destruction by burning the rails. Ws
suppose they thought the fencing was of
no use when all the stock and fodder was
The grand day of skedaddle came.
The commander-in-chief, the newly
hatched Governor, and all the small fry
' generals were gathered at the Capital
Hotel, over rather a plain inauguration
dinner. The Governor was presenting
some gracious requests, and promising to
hang and imprison a few Union men, as
, a personal favor to some acquaintances,
when a "cream-faced loon" announced
to Macbeth Bragg that "Biornam Wood
had come to Duosinano" - in other words
that the Federals were at hand. Then
there was mounting in hot haste. Kirby
Smith walking up and down and looking
much agitated, and Hawes scared until
he leoked like a white man. The ladies
only were indignant and angry at having
to rnn. but they all shoved off in the
cars, leaving Col. Hcott to do the cus
tomary duty of burning bridges. One
of them was spared, and we expect be
has been cashiered for it.
These are all the incidents we can re
call except the dropping of a shell
among Scctt'i cavalry, whereby seven of
his men were thrown from their horses;
and also a row of threatening beer bar
rels, whose frowning muzzles were on tho
bills where Dumont's battery had been,
and by which the rebel cavalry force wa
kept out of town, it is said, for a whole
day.- Commonwealth. .
Emancipation in Missouri '
t The St. Louis jjemncrat the organ of the
straight-out Emancipationists in Mis
souri, takes .the following view of the re
cent election in that State :
Missouri has certainly sleeted to the
next Houso of National Representatives,
out uf her delegation of nine, fm nvmlxri
who arejopenly and unmistakably pledg
ed to tho thorough enforcement of the
President's proclamation of freedom, and
are radieal supporters of the principles
upon which that policy is founded. They
are Knox, Blow, Boyd, McClung, and
Loan, and possibly one other, via : Green.
Sho has in addition to that, chosen an
Emancipation Legislature, which will
send two good and true men to the Uni
ted States Senate, and so shapo the Leg
islature of tho Stato as to bring it in
harmony with the recommendation of
tho President, and, by freeing her soil
from the presence of slavery, relievo it
also from the curso of rebellion.
Whatever may be the verdict of the
people of the North upon the policy the
President has seen lit to inaugurate by
his noble message of liberty to four mil
lions of enslaved men, in the great work
of suppressing tho rebellion, the result
we have stated is the answer of Mis
souri, a slave State, and the first to speak
in response. If any have indulged tho
belief that the President's Proclamation
was calculated to alienate the hearts of
the peoplo of those slave States, which,
have so far remained true to the Govern
ment, they may now dismiss it, and dis
miss it forever.
We have, for ourselves, ever since tho
first announcement of tho proclamation,
freely signified our belief that tho loyal
people of the slave States would bo much
Iobs surprised at its promulgation, ancl
were much more ready and better pre
pared to receive it; than the peoplo of the
non-slaveholding States. Tho people of
tho slave States have been farced to reapr
the bitter fruits of slavery, in the rebel
lion. They have learned from experi-
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enco ine cause oi me war. iney have
been taught the value of peace, even if it
must be purchased at the expense of their
cherished institution of slavery. Their
blighted fields and desolated homes call
aloud for a vigorous policy, and tho men
who have suffered aro not tho ones to
spurn the prospect of deliverance, at the
bidding of prejudice, however old or how
ever strong. When the proclamation ap
peared, more honest souls in Missouri
shouted, "God bless Abraham Lincoln,
in proportion to tho number of her people,
than in any part of the nation ; and when
they came to vote, their acts verified their
Tho President may now rest assured,
that whatever may be the extent of op
position, his policy of liberation may
receive from other parts of tlie nation,
however, many degenerate sons of the
free North may demean themselves in '
the work of lighting the battles of slave
ry in the National Councils his hands,
in the god .Work of ptitting down this
rebellion, and with it tho cause which
gave it birth, will bo uphuld by a ma
jority of the delegation from Missouri
a slave Stato now, but striving earnest- '
ly to be free.
And St. Louis, the Queeu City of the
Great West, let tho President know,
has declared in favor of tho policy of
bis proclamation, in a voice which none
can fail to understand. When a great
politician in our midst, the present Rep
resentative of this city in tho National
Congress a man of shrewdness and
popularity, and who had endeared hia
name to tho friends of freedom through
out the whole country, by his early la
bors and sacrifices in behalf of their
cause, faltered in this hour of trial,
turned his back upon bis old co-laborers
in that cause, aud refused to pledge
bimself to the firm Bupjxrt of the policy
of that proclamation, the people of this
city arose in their might, and with un
expected as well as unwonted unanimity,
utterly repudiated him and his party.
"The Prhsidekt and as Office Sekkeh
The oorrespondent of the Jjomhnx Time
tells the following story of our houored
President : A supplicant for office of
more than ordiuary pretensions, called
upon him lately and presuming on tha ,
activity he had shown on Mr. Lincoln's
behalf during the election that raised
him to the chief magistracy, asserted, as
a reason why the office ho desired shoulJ
be given to him, that he had made hiss
President. " You mado me President,
did you?" said Mr. Lincoln, with a
twinkle of his eye. 4,I think I did,'
said the applicant. "Then a ikrecious
mess you've got me into, that's all," re
plied Mr. Litiooln, and closed the die
The average price at which the contract
for three thousand horses was let at lu
dianspolis on Saturday last, by Capt.
r.h.in, was i ji.
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