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Government, seemed, to his apprehension, to he
thrown into th scale, and arrayed against the un
foTIunute Africans. We trust the American pee
pl.e.will mark this fact. Eman.
" What Imvc Abolitionists Dowel"
As a further reply to this question, wo invite
nttontiorf to the annexed letter from an intelligent
lady who has heen spending- a twelvemonth in
the midst of 'slavery as it is.' We copy from the
Jast Emancipator.
Letter from the Extreme South.
The following letter comps from nn esteemed
and gifted mind, resident in the heart of the ex
treme South.
1 , Nov. 15th, 1S39.
Rev. Mr. Leavilt :
Sib, You are too well acquainted with my gar
rulous pen to expect a final pause from it, when
in the land of the slave, without something touch
ing slavery. I believe you have had, from differ
ent sources, some of my first impressions in this
house pf bondnge : whether any thing of later
date, I do not know. My friends have taken the
liberty of making what use they pleased of my
letters, and although not designed for publication,
I did not deem it of any consequence to myself,
provided no mention was made of names or dales.
Hut I confess I have no ambition to obtain celeb
rity within the jurisdiction of " Judge Lynch," al
though among the unequalled knights of the gal
lant South. For notwithstanding the politeness
of their bearings, towards ladies, 1 have no con
fidence in them, since they have no respect for
woman.
Some of my friends congratulated me, at my
departure for the Softh, upon my approaching
disenthrahnent from the wiles of error and preju
dice in which, in common with nil abolitionist., I
was entangled. They believed that a personal
acquaintance with the patriarchal institutions of
slavery, if it did not wholly reconcile me to the sys
tem as. one of divine appointment, would at Ieat
modify my opinions respecting it, by its many re
deeming qualities, which abolitionists had cither
concealed, or of which they were culpably igno
rant Perhaps I could not have been placed' in a situ
ation bolter calculated to produce such an effect,
than the one I have occupied during the year past.
Arid at its close, truth compels me to repeat, what
I have asserted trom time to time, during its pro
tress, that while in its outline slavery is such
precisely as I expected to find it, tho filling up of
the picture is, on the whole, worse than I had im
agined. Tin dark shades being much darker,
and the light ones fewer and less distinguishable
than I had hoped to find them, in a community
having the reputation of possessing a high moral
and religious character.
I cotrid give you several facts corroborative,
were it necessary, of my ovrti collecting; but, sir,
they cannot be necessary. Facts of the same
character have heon given sufficient to convince
the most sceptical, and to silence the most obsti
nate apologist fr slavery. I prefer, and so I am
sum you do, to dwell upon a more pleasant part
of the subject. Bu-t I shrvll still be compelled to
make an undesirable repetition of the first person
singular of the prouns, for which allow mc to
bespeak your forbearance.
You are aware, sir, that it was problematical
with some of my friends, whether an- abolitionist
could remain any time at the South. You know,
too, that your correspondent canio here the open
and avowee! enemy of slavery, arid the friend of
the slave: and though one of the most humble,
she is not the least ardent or uncompromising
coadjutor, in the cause. It is not arrogance to say.
that the test has been fairly made, the result of
which shows, that a recognized abolitionist, of
the most "fanrMsal" stamp, may remain for a
season, (one year, rsX least) in the families, and at
the. firesides of slaveholders, and be treated by all
with respect and politeness nay, even kindness:
and that, too, while bearing on every proper occa
sion, and seeking occasion to bear, a decided and
nnflinchinff testimony against slavery in all Us
modifications while advocating the cause of the
oppressed, face to face with tho oppressor.
I owe it to 1I1S nruise. who holds in his own
hand tho hearts of men, to say, that strong as
was the prejudice existing ngainui me, on account
of iliy anti-slavary principles, previously to my
appearance here, He has, in onc'short year, ena
bled me to pearly, if not wholly, outlive those
prejudices. Nor has He merely protected' me
from threatening dansrer and riven mo the
pect and confidence.of a community from which
I could exnect neither but He has also been
pleased to bless ray feeble efforts, far beyond my
InVhest hemes.
WJiere tho seed! was scarcely sown, in "great
weakness," He has permitted me to see the ripen
ed harvest. You will rejoice to know that many
here have been disposed to read the publications
of our society, who had never seen one a year ago,
and that several who were totally ignorant of the
character, designs and measures of abolitionists,
having heard of them only as represented by their
enemies, have acknowledged that their prejudices
against them were either wholly or in part remov
edsome of thorn confessing that they believed
they were actuated by the purest motives. For'
example, the gentleman in whose family I now
am, asserted that he did not blame nj for being
an abolitionist; and were he at tho north he did
not doubt he should he one too ; that he believed
glavery was sinful, &c.
Some not only read and converse candidly on
ihtj subject, but declare their willingness to be
convinced of their duty in the matter and do it.
One, an estimable, intelligent man, and Christian,
Sf candiif mind and benevolent heart entered
upo.1 the S'sbject with a promise not to dismiss ii
until satisfiedjespecting his own, duty, and pre
pared to do it. The result is, that after a thorough
and prayerful investigation, he has come to. the de
cision yhich every Christian would arrive at, by
"the same process that emancipation is practica
ble and safe, and an irnparative duty. He gives
his unqualified approval of the principles and
measures of abolitionists, and is prepared to join
them 'rt and hand. He ha3 proved the sincer
ity of his conversion by virtually emancipating
his own (slaves, and ts now making arrangements
for their removal to a free' state, whither he will
himself conduct them, and see them comfortably
settled on farms of their own. Mr. enters
with interest into all the effort for the slave, and,
together with a lady here, has promised to observe
the concert for the enslaved. Th?y seem delight
ed to hear of a prayer meeting for such an ob
ject. This lady, too, is, as far as informed. I
think a genuine abolitionist, although, as I under-j
atand, it is out of her power to emancipate. i
Now, my brother, is there nothing grateful to a
benevolent spirit in facts like these ? If not, then
hns abolitionism done nothing for the slave. And
then tho intended sarcasm of our opposers, that a
bolitionists, in their hot-headed, brainless zeal and
mistaken philanthropy, have only riveted more
firmly tho fetters of the slave by theii misguided
efforts, has become sound logic and veritable state
ment. I might add other interesting facts, all going to
show the progress and effects of nnti-slavery efforts
and principles, in a community where.a few months
since, abolitionism and abolitionists were synony
mous with whatever was contemptible and vile.
I should like to repeat some statements made to
me by Mr. , the gentleman referred to above
But I will not anticipate him ; the public will
hear from his own pen, in duo time. You will
not, however, understand too much, or suppos
that the triumph of liborly is. won here that nrei
udice, and avarice, and selfishness are dethroned
and justice and benevolence reiffn " sovereign of
the ascendant." Nor will you " despise the day
ol small things, or be slow to discern in these, a
in greater achievements, His hand who doeth all
things well.
Before closing ihis long communication, allow
me, sir, to add one more paragraph, for the pur
pose, (il 1 may not be deemed assuming,) of nia
king a suggestion. From conversation with dif
ferent individuals respecting the state of feeling in
the churches here on the subject ol slavery, I lev
confident that a measure, not as yet employed to
considerable extent, that I know, is imperiously
demanded. Such, I am informed, is the cxisiin
feeling, that would Christian abolitionists addre
a letter or memorial to professors of religion, as
siicn, descanting upon the question of slavery only
in a moral point ol view, and entreating their pray
erful examination of if, such an address, couched
in the language of kindness! and love, would pro
cluce, t Relieve, a powerlui elicct. 1 am anxious
for the trial. Please think of it God, I believe
is preparing his people fer such an appeal.
Permit me to subscribe, your humhlo fellow-la
borer for tho slave. .
Tho Presidency.
The reader will be interested to notice the man
ner in which our anti-slavery brethren of the prei
announce the late nominations at Ilariisburgh.
The Emancipator has the following :
THE IIARPJSBURGII CONVENTION.
Well, tho agony is over, and HenryGi.ay is-
Inn upon the shell. And no man ol ordinary in
telligencc can doubt or deny that it is the Anti
Slavery fee! in 2 of the North which has done it
ill connection with his own ostentations and infa
mous pro-slavery Womonsiraiions in Congress.
Praise to God for a great Anti-Slavery victory.
A man ol ::iali talents, ol great distinction, ol long
political services, of boundless personal populari
ly, has been openly rejected for the Presidency of
this republic, on account ol h's devotion to slave
ry. Set una monument of progress there. Let
the winds tell the tale. Let the slaveholders hear
the news. Let foreign nations hear it. Let O
Lonncil hear it. J et the slaves hear it. A slave
holder is incanacited for the Presidency of the
United Elates. The reiirn of the slaveocracy is
hastening to n close. The rejection of Henry
L'lav bv the whicr convention, taken in connec
tion wilhaO the circumstances, is one of the heav
iest blows the monster slavery has received in this
i-r-1 .. .1
country. v hatner trie cause
of Human Rinhts has rained any ihinrr in Gen.
Harrison, beyond the fact that he is not a slave
holder, we cannot say. It has certainly gained
by the rejection of Mr. Clay. Many abolitionists
have heretofore expressed the belief that the old
General has repented of his efforts to extend sla
very to Indiana, and his opposition lo its extinc
tinn in the Missouri Territory ; and that he is now
not only "convinced of the great evil,'' but wil
ng to favor wise and lawful ellorls for it' gencr
a! removal. But we shall wait to hear his sent!
mcnts from an authentic source before we bcliev
all this. lhe unanimity nl tnc Convention in
nominating for the second office a more bigottcd
devotee of Colonization and slavery than even
Henry Clay, shows that the "party" is as anxious
as ever to testify its unshaken allegient e to the
Slave Power ; while the prompt determination
of the slavohnlding delegates to transfer their sup
port from Clay to Harrison is presumptive evi
tlcnce that they had satisfied themselves of him.
Mr Garrison of the Liberator has the following
paragraph :
Nomination of Gen. Harrison. The Nation
al Whirr Convention, assembled nl Harrisburgh
on the Gth insl. nominated William Henry liar
rison for the office of President of lhe United
States. On tue first and rei'ond ballot, the vote
stood for Henry Clay 103; for Harrison B4; for
Winfield Scott, 57. On the third ballot, the vote
was for Harrison, MS ; for Clay, 90; for Scott,
16. All the slave Stales went for Clay. We re
gard this as another important sign of the times
as a si 'srnal defeat of the slaveholdnsr power in this
country. Had it not been for abolitionism, Henry
Clay would undoubtedly have been' nominated.
We have faith to believe, that no slaveholder will
ever again be permitted to fill the Presidential of
fice in this republic. As to the nomination ol
Gen. Harrison, wo shall take occasion to remark
upon it hereafter.
Friend Whittier, of the Pennsylvania Freeman,
is rather laconic :
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
IT.is been nominated by the Hairisburgh (whig)
Convention, by a large majority. Henry Clay is
Pesideut of the American Colonization Society.
This must for the present sat'sfy his ambition.
The Patroon and his Tenants. The tenants
of the Van Rensslleaer manor, which comprise two
or three towns in Albany county, New York, bav
in?; refused to pay rent any lonrrer, resited the ex
ecutions which were levied upon them, the Sheriff
of the county called out a thousand citizens to sus
tain him in executing his legal process. A long
train of stages, barouches, wagcois, horsmen, pe
destrians, &c, started from Albany on Monday
for the scene of action. The Advertiser of Tues
day says :
We hear that the Sheriff, with a detachment of
theposse, reached Clark's tavern yestarday after
noon that a large number (variously estimated
from five to fifteen hundred) (.f the rcsistants were
in the vicinity nnd that a pmlev had been en
tered into by the two parties. The complexion
of the different intelligence is still decidedly pa
cific. So we trust it will continue.
THE VOICE OP FREEDOM.
MONTPELIEll SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1839
SECOND VOLU ME.
The Second Volume of the Voice of
Freedom is to be published under a
new arrangement, by which the State
Anti-Slavery Society, will conditionally
assume the responsibility of the publi
cation. The subscriber will continue
in the editorial charge, and also have
the oversight and management of the
printing department. The form and
size will be as heretofore, the quality
of the paper firmer and better, and the
price as follows :
CJ" To single subscribers, $1,50, in advance, or $2,00
at the end of the year.
XZF" Four copies, to one address, for f 5.00.
ICF" Ten copies, to one address, for $.10,00.
A prospectus will immediately be
forwarded to our friends, and we trust
no time will be lost m filling up for
the new year.
C. L. KNAPP.
Dec. 20, 1839.
PROSPFCTUS OF
VOLUME SECOND.
Impressed with the importance
keeping open a convenient medium
of
of
communication among the abolitionists
of Vermont, and desirous, meanwhile,
of giving permanence, and a much wider
circulation to a paper specially devoted
to the cause of our enslaved country
men, the executive committee of the
state anti-slavery society will, after the
closing of the present volume, condi
tionally assume the responsibility of the
publication. The Voice will be contin
ued in its present form and size, with a
firmer and better quality of paper, and
at a price so much reduced as to place
it within the reach of poverty itself.
The subscriber expects to continue
in the editorial charge, and will also
take the entire oversight and manage
ment of the printing department. It
will be his aim, as heretofore, to keep
steadily in view the great purpose of the
inti-slavery association, and to give
effect, by all means sanctioned by hu
manity and religion, to the momentous
principles on which it is based. In re
gard to particular modes of action by
abolitionists, he hopes to be spared from
advocating any policy that shall mar
the harmony and fellowship which have
signalized the progress of our cause in
Vermont. If such hope cannot be re
alized without a surrendry of principle,
ic will be ready to leave his post to be
occupied by another.
it is ocncvea mat, at no period in
T . 1 1 1.1. 1
the progress of our cause have the signs
of the times been more auspicious, than
at the present. Truth, faithfully pro
claimed in tne nation s ear, is execu
ting the sublime purpose and promise
1 "l , . 1 . m
of its Author. The Deliverer of
Egypt's bondmen is saying to the North,
Give up, and to the South, Keep not
k. The nation is well nigh in i
state of moral conviction sullen con
viction, it may be, but pregnant with
lope to the eye of Faith. How vast,
how awful the responsibilities of this
crisis ! liow neeutul that those, who
are
battling
for the right, should be
constantly provided with the moral
armor of our warfare that messengers
oe sent trom post to post, at snort
intervals, making true report of the
position of the enemy, and cheering on
the invincible host of Oppression's foes!
With these ends, we send forth our pro
spectus lor another volume, lo our
friends we say, give us your prayers,
for we greatly need them your pat-
ronage, lor laitn wunout wonts is ueau
a r
your persevering co-operaiion, ior
with these, and the superadded bles
sing of God, we may live to exchange
le conflict of this 'glorious war' for
the song of triumph.
C. L. Kna.it.
" The second, sober thought."
We find ourselves lo have been too hasty in
ascribing the authorship of the late attack upon
us, in tho Vermont Mercury, to a citizen of
Woodstock, who was indirectly alluded lo, though
not by name. We arc now given to understand,
by that gentleman himself, that he had no partici
pation in the writing or publication of the obnox
ious article. We are gratified to learn from the
same paper, that the gentleman in question has,
at the present, no connexion whatever with the
Mercury, nnd that Air. N. IIaskult, is the person
who claims the exclusive credit of editing the pa
per. It is proper to add here, that it is but a few
months sii.ee we were informed by the gentleman
first alluded lo, not that he was the editor proper
of the paper, but an occasional contributor to its
columns. We grant, however, that this was too
slender a pretext for charging him with the au
thorship of such an article. We are now satisfi:
ed that nobody but N. Haskell could have writ
ten it. Had we suspected this, before making our
reply, we should have been silent; but to feel
that one is unjustly censured by such a man as
Norman Williams, was quite another afiair.
The Townshend Resolutions all right.
The following note, from brother Graves, lh
Secretary of the late Anti-Slavery Convention' at
Townshend, will show that the publication of the
resolution on Colonization, purporting to have
been adopted by that Convention, was the result
of inadvertence. The substitute, which was adop
ted, is of the right stamp, just the resolution one
might expect from a body of abolitionists in old
Windham, where the anti-slavery banner, in Ver
mont was first unfurled to the free breezes of die
mountains. We hereby acquit our brethren of all
suspicion of heterodoxy on a question upon whtoh
intelligent men, at this lime of day, have no ex
cuse for speaking in the subjunctive mood.
Townshend, Dec. 10, 1S39.
Mr. Knapp, The fourth resolution in the
published report of the Quarterly Anti-Slavery
Convention, ho'den at Townshend, and which
was the subject of remark in your paper of last
week, was erroneously inserted. The resolution
that icas passed, and which should have been the
one sent, is the following :
" Resolved, That the colonization scheme,
though plausible in theory, is impracticable and
unjust in execution. It was created, and is up
held, mainly, hy southern niliuence, southern in
terests, nnd southern munificence, nnd is no doubt
sincere in one of its professions It has nothing
lo do with slavery."
N. GRAVES, Secretary.
DC?" REMiTTANcr-.", by mail. " A Postmaster
may enclose tne money in a letter to the publish
cr of a newspaper to pay the subscription of
third person, and fian'f the letter, if written by
himself: but if the letter be written by any other
person, the postmaster cannot frank it."
Ahos Kendall.
II. XV. XY. Miller.
It i known to some of our readers that th
above named individual has been figuring for a
month or more, in various parts of the state, as
an anti-slavery lecturer. On commencing a tour
in September, he sent us a list of appointment
for publication in the Voice. We declined giving
the notices, for reasons frankly assigned to him
at the time. Nothing daunted, however, by this
he got his notices into the Universalis! Watch
man, falsely slating to the editor of that journal
that wc had declined on political grounds. Hear
iug, a few days since, that Miller had been lectur
ing in Barnard, Bradford, and other places, pre
tending to be an agent of the American Anti
Slavery Society, and hearing further, that he had
taken up collections, repeatedly, in his assumed
character of ngent, we lost no time in addressing
a letter of inquiry to the Executive Committee nt
New York. By their reply, under date of Dec
11, 1839, we are officially informed, that "IT. W,
VV. Miller never was an agent, or in any way
employed or authorized to lecture, collect moneys,
or do any other service on behalf of the Ameri
can Anti-Slavery Society." It is perhaps unnc
cessary to add, that the Vermont State Society
have never given him any license lo act in their
behalf
TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.
F1KST SESSION.
I. was mentioned in our last that Mr. Adams had brcn
called to preside in the "meeting" of Representatives
But the difficulty had not been settled at our latest dates
The proceedings have been as follows :
Mr. Wise brought forward the old proposition that the
Clerk should forthwith proceed to call the roll anew, in
cluding tho New Jersey members having tho governor's
certificate of election. Thus the very difficulty on which
the house has all along split was revived, and with it end
less and irregulnr discussions. At every turn, the ques
tion recurs, Who has tho richt to vote ? and on the ad
journment on Tuesday, the question seemed to be as far
from being settled as ever. In the course ol tlie debates
on that day, Mr. Slade presented the following picture of
the present condition of the House.
We are further off, ho said, from an organization now
than a week ago. Instead of untying the knot, which
the Clerk has tied, we have cut it by choosing a Chair
man. But we cut one knot, and tied three moro, of still
greater difficulty. We are now in a condition that wc
can't decide a question; before we were in a condition
that no question could be put. We aro thrown off, at
every step, upon a collateral issue the question who Bhall
vote. We aro moving round in a circle wo come back
at last upon this question; upon every appeal and motion
it arises ana so we go on ad infinitum. A ISaliel, alter
the confusion of tongues, could not be in a worse condi
tion for organization ttan we are. We are like a ship
tossed on the ocean, without rudder, or compass, or helms
man. We have wind enough from all quarters, but il
does not carrv us into port. We are in no condition to
decide the question who shall vote; and we should not
presume to decide it, before we aro sworn. It it is a bur
lesque on a judicial proceeding to proceed in this way..
How shall we get a house? One way is to call the roll,,
and wo find we cannot do it. The sooner we abandon tho
idea tho better. Wo could have a house, if my friends
from Now Jersey would agree to stand aside and not vote..
Unless they will decline voting, wo cannot organize the
House by calling tho, roll..
The two parties appear to be very nearly balanced on
every question that comes up. Mr. Adams having decided,, '
as Chairman of tho meeting, on Monday.'that the tellers
should count only the votes of those members from N. J.
who presented the legal certificates from the Governor, an
appeal was made from this decision, and on Tuesday it,
was reversed by a vote of 114 to IOC. After this rever
sal of his decision, Mr. Adams proposed that all who
chose to do so should vote, and that, if any votes shall be
disputed, the tellers shall report tho names. Should tho
disputed votes not vary the result the Chair will call upon
the House lo decide whether they shall be received. This
was agreed to by acclamation. The meeting then, after
some debate, came to the vote on tho motion of Mr. Rhett
to lay on the table the motion of Mr. Wise, that the Clerk
be directed to call the roll, including all legally certificated
and commissioned members. The tellers declared 115
in lhe affirmative, ' with no disputed votes; and 114 in tho,'
negative, one disputed vote, (Mr. Naylor's) having passed
through. Mr. Adams voted in thro- negative, and made a
tic; so the motion was lost. ":
A motion to adjourn was then made,, and taken by teK
lors. The tellers declared 1 16 in the affirmative, includ
ing the votes of three disputed members; and 113 in the
negative, including throe disputed voles; the Chair said,
whether counted or not counted, the disputed votes made
no difference, and that the meeting now stood adjourn
ed. Mr. Kempshall of New York, having arrived In Wash-,
ington on Tuesday, every member of the House of Rep
resentatives was at his post, an occurrence probably un
precedented in the history of the government.
On Wednesday, there seemed to be some prospect of
an organization:
" The Representative body, although not yet relieved
from all the impediments which have hitherto so unfortu
nately suspended its organizating, made yesterday, we
think, some perceptible approaches towards an adjust'
ment of tho difficulty; sufficiently so, in our opinion to
authorize the agreeable hope that the House will be consti
tuted and Congress under way without mnch more de.'ay.
we most sincerely congratulate our readers and fellow citi
zens generally on the prospect of a termination to a stife
which has presented the National Repesentatives in a light
painful to the whole country, and which they themselves,
wo know, deeply regret. Intelligencer.
Proceedings on the JVew Jersey Case. It will be.
seen, by the Congressional report in our columns, that the
Democrals have gained three points in the question now be
fore the House. A day or two since it wa3 decided, on the
appeal from the Chairman's decisions, that the Represen
tatives of the Governor should not vote. The House at
last, voting on tho rights of all the claimants frow Ne:
Jersey, individually, confirmed its previous decision, that
none of them should vote.
The second point gained was the rejection of Mr. wise's
resolution, proprosed originally by Mr. Graves, directing
the Clerk lo call to seats in the House the illegally com
missioned claimants from New Jersey, which was voted
down by one hundred and eighteen nays, to one hundred
fiand fteen noyg.
Tho third point in the proceedings determined by the
House, was that eribraced in Mr. Rhetts resolution,
which provides for the call of the roll of the House, exlud
ing the contested claimants from New Jersey: and that the
controversy between them, touching the election, the re
turns, the qualifications, shall be decided by the House be
fore the election of the Speaker. This, of course, will en
able the body to look behind the Government's eertifi
cate. Qlobe.
From the Commercial Advertiser.
FROM ALBANY IMPORTANT.
We have ohiriiiing' nnvs from Albany. The
Sheriff has made a ecoIld attempt ta execute pro
cess against some of the tenants of the Patroon,
at the head nf a large body of the posse comitates
and bad been unable to do so.
The insurgenis were embodied, to the number,
as it was reported, of one thousand strong with
two firid pieces, and other arms and munitions.
In this emergency, the aid of the military arm
of the Government has become necessary to tho
due execution of the civil law.
It would not, however, have been polotic to or
der the militia of Albany, or its neighborhood, into
the field, and the commander-in-chief has there
fore very wisely directed a competent body of
troops from this city, to hold themselves in readi
ness to repair to the insurgent district al two hours
notice, as will appear by the lhe following gener
al order rom Mcjor General San ford :
FIRST DIVISION N. Y. S. ARTILLERY.
DIVISION OltDERS.
(No. 53.)
New York, Dec. 9, 1 o'clock P. Al.
The Major General has received orders from
the Commander-in-Chief to hold in readiness a
large uctatehment from this division to embark for
Albany upon two hours notice.
To make arrangements for this emergency, the
division is directed to assemble THIS EVENING
in the drill rooms over Centre Market, at 7 1-2
o'clock precisely, in citizens' dress, with military
hats or caps the officers with side arms, and the
privates with their usual arms the cavalry dis
mounted, with their sabres.
By order of Maior Genera! Sanford.
S. D. JACKSON, Div.
, Ins.
SIXTH BRIGADE N. Y. S. ARTILLERY.
BRIGADE ORDER.
New York Dec. 9, 1 o'clock, P. M.
The several regiments and battalions of this
brigade will assemble as above directed by the
Major General of Division.
By order of Brig. Gen. GEO. r. MOKH1S.
John W. C.' Leveridge, Paymaster 6th Brig
ade N. Y. S. A.
We are farther informed that the commander-
in-chief has chartered two large steamers to con
vey the troops to Albany, should it actually be
come necessary for them to take the field, and il
is anticipated that orders lor their departure will
he received to-morrow morning.
The two boats arrived at 1 o clock. Another
express is to come down to night. ; ".:
i lie orders have already been sent through jne
city, nnd the men are expected to parade this eve
ning. . , ., "
The troops to go up are the 1st division artille
ry, under the command of Gen. Sandford, com
prising the 1st Brigade under Gen. Hunt, and 6th
Brigade under Gen. Geo. P. Morris, in all 5JUUU
men, 16 field pieces, and 3 companies of cavalry.
The order from Albany is Irom the Governor
himself, and, though short, imperative.
The report is that the Albany posse ana troops
have had a skirmish with the tenants, and been
beaten and driven offthe ground.
Florida Army. During the past fall, and up
to the period of our last advices, the army in
Florida had been and was afflicted with the most
distressing disease, lhe mortality amongst both
officers and soldiers has been appalling. Many
of the most gallant and promising commissioned
officers have fallen victims to the distempers of
the country ; and the rank and file have been thin-

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