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SERIES VOL. IX
13 UH LING TON FlilDAV JIOltNING JULY 25. 18G2.
NUMBER FOUR.
VOL
V 0 n TRY.
From the Evenic- Tofit
TJIIII-K lHJM)ia;i) TIIOUSAM)
Mom;.
IVe we cuning, Father A Imam, three Lutdred
th unnd nero .
Frin Mi-i-iie winding fireiia and from New
We Itavc .-or pUtighi and workthopl, our wires
Mi l chttortu aear,
Mlth hvart t-o full for utterance, with but a si
lent Uar;
dar not WW Whind ui but iteadfaatlj be-
fro
AVe re cmiitig, father A bra a in Ihreo hundred
if;.m lirl aero the bilMopo tlit meet the
mrthirn tkj,
Loci moving hue td rUiag dust jour viriuo iujr
de cry ;
An J iiur rL ami, ma i aar.t, teara the cJouJv
wit atdv,
An 1 H t aJoit our ipasgled flag in glorj and in
tiuie.
And ta'jvuota io tha i alight gleam, and binds
rave utuK pour
are cocain, Falter Abraam thre hundred
tti'.tisaihi auote '
If yom lvk all ap oar TaUeyi, wtofe the growing
iwrve&t shine,
Ytu may nee .ar tnurdj frmcr-U3 fact funning
iau line;
Aud cbiiircD trow their Kwtber'e kates re pul
ling at the wiiii,
And Icarmnf how to reap and tow, agaiaat their
o.aatry'.t iid;
ud a larewe.1 gnae etaada weeping at every
cull) ixr
ru ci-ntinp. Father Abraas thiea huadrtd
h.-asat-d muie
You bare called us, aad wa're coating by Ilieh
ninod's W.dy tide
Tu ly u down lor freedom take, oar brother!
booc beside;
Or (una loul trra - i.'. tarage graftp to nrencb the
nurderoaj blade.
And in tle taen ot foreign foci iu fragment t
prade.
.-ia hundred th.ut-and lojal men and true bare
-ne befor-
Me r" .fn.n-p. Father Abraam-three hundred
t-ujt.l ui-ire !
;( K 1.1 n cton :
V l MOKMNU. JULY 25,
H12
(' MiKKio Anjii b.ned about 2 o'clock, A.
M.. Friday morning. As usual, there
wi re ji ral 'Lugs left undone, a well as
-.en-rdi tlnns d i c. Among tbe most im-
iit.n.t I-ill- p stjioixd by tin Houteorre
ajini: unacted upon, rs the foUowinj; :
Pr..v.Jii. fur : e sJBUNOfl o( the State of
if. -t Viririm.i u.tu tbe Uniun.
For en iicuient ol die Illinois and
Michigan Ci;til.
Pn idin ( r h anifocra (jMvut of bank
ruptcy. K the " p in'Jnrnt of a eomiiiiuu to
iTUin tl.i: li K-es incurred by kjal citiaene
frotu tbe .tj"in itijn of their iwirty by
L'nitcd Slati- tnc ps.
Thr Nnk lull.
The I ill air.rMtin; two liuodred mil
liotui 1 dullarc rr bonier State emancipa
tion and lor colonization purgo.
1 he Senate took no definite action upon
toe li 'Ui-c billi to toUllj abolUh the frank,
ing privilege and to repeal all laws allotting
mileage (including that ot tbe present mem
ber ol mKcpt.
The tlou-' lull providing for the discharge
jt trial of Slat' prisoners tailed in the Sen
ate. .roSlAtii: 8TA.1ll'.S A l.HCAI. ti:.n.
Hilt.
Aui.m tiie .ieU pawed on tbe lat d.iy of
tbe hi ne p-oridiiiR :
Ttiat i.ii 4-A fu-r Um Cnt of Auguttall
imUj; nini u in-r I uitol btatai fUMftfl eaalt to
raoeic4 lur 11 dutzt leas taaa fito dolUrs, aod
which ua t- received in exchaage lor t'oiled
btaUs nte...
MMuirituio corpumtioa or Lack shall make
And iuu a"? tnkiB, aotr or device for lew thau
one dtitlix to eucaUto aa bHwejr.
Any eron bo offectdiiij; shall on cunnetion
be pdDtOLit by a fine not exoeediog live huotlred
dollarF, r imprisoniMot for iix months, or both,
at the ditcieliun ot ike court.
It m uid etamfei will lie made initnodiate
Ijr. on strung paier and without inueilage on
the tuck t-o tint they ean be used without
niMi.veiU' . - t injury. I'uktae staui-i arc
i: a wade m i. o value of tTiree, ten, twenty-lour,
nxij and ninety centr, respective
ly ; i nd xlur OeU.lier lu. when the law for
certain excus. duties jmyable by stamps takes
fleot. tl.' t- will haTO to be U. S. slain f of
blindly otiiei denomination. The ctlvtof
: i,i ' u. mil '-to do away in great measure
with th-- - n.i:' ine rnteaienco now (clt irom
th" f ii im r ' I amall change This scarcity
-1 mi' ill c l,.ir.e is no new thing, and has 116
..t:!'i .ii - va'ative oiieratiooa mainly, for
c .: litre is no great apart of small
charty, it, .tff ut the money market. Ihoae
who hoard toi-tll change, expecting to fell it
lor a Uif prtniium, will find their profits
run d iwn to zero, very rapidly, as wxm
a etauips s;ci into ue. Arf to the value
ol su.h eiawi!, tbey will serve to do the
bunnee ol the country as well as small coin.
It will lake a dollar's worth of produce or
la r t i ctabill or coin with which to
buv a uilar's worlli in etampti, just as it
YijuiJ to get a dollar in cents or dimes.
Ihe i urpose of all money is a means to ci
c!lalf;', conveniently labor and produce, and
!..!; : whit the vtamps will do within the
h ucUs of our oan country, large trnn
Mtt'.ms at home or abroad will of course be
ctri i d on in tbe usual manner.
Flm. UrncER Foote's Letter. The fol-
loain letter of Flag officer Foote to the
t'.-mmirtri', who invited him to be present
at the treat meeting in Tew York on the
lth. is worthy of the man. Its stirring
p.itrnitim should fiuicken the American
hiood, from one end ol the country to tho
other .
Strr llAVr-i, Jnly 11.
Mi. Vtnr Friend : Your kind letter as a mem
. i-r ul the committee on invitations and sneakers
ul tl.e mass meeting to be held in New York on
I uc-4ay next, for tbe purpose of inciting a deep
er interest in the public inind towards the prompt
upi'ly ot men anil means for crashing this atro
us rebellion, has been received.
1 ilceply regret that an imperative sense of
.luljr to too government as well as to myself, pre-i-
ui my complyinc with jour invitation to be
I c i ut acd address the citizens of the frestme
tr polls on such a momentous occasion. Still suf
f nix from the effects of my wound received at
I t it llonelson, although rapidly imrrovinz in
Leaith, iny physicians hare enjoined upon mo the
necessity o repore of ruind and body for the pres
ent, as efeatial in enabling me to return at an
early day to active service in the war.
We owe it to car honor as a cation, to our
ctaldrrn and posterity, to tranircit to them, if
liceds be with our blood and treasure, the preser
vation of tho most free and beneSeent goi eminent
tier established upon earth. Shall the h'crth,
ith her twenty millions and untold resources,
lionlanimouBly yield to six millions of miserable
.-tbcls in arms No! Death itself would be pre-lerai-le
to men who havo anr claim to manhood.
ict every citizen, then, rush to the cH cr fur-
m in a substitute, to enable tbe heroic and accom
plished leader of the army f the Potomac, who
Is now awaiting rc-iatorccments only, to strike
the final blow in crushing forever this atrocious
rebellion.
Let the ladies of New. York continue to give
their support to this glorious cause. TLey are
all noteut in persuasive influence, but in instances
where this fails, let them decline and spurn the
attentions of all young men who remain at home
when they might be in the fizht. vindicating tbe
honor ol our flag, until theso young men shall
rrcecnt themselves as havim? duno tceir part on
battle field toward transmitting tho rich legacy of
tush a government as the ladomiUblo courage ol
the lathers cf our republic- naie bcquea'Utu to
tneir cnticren.
Let the North but appreciate tho crisis, and,
trusting in tbe Ood of battles, we will hart deli-
awe at all enemies, imernai ani extcrnsl.
1 aw, resi-ectfully, and very truly yours,
ANDREW 11. FiwrE.
Charles Uoull, Esq-, New York.
Wo gavo last week a considerable )jr
tion ol the forcible epecch o! Senator Fcssen
den ol Maine, oa the proposed amendments
ol the Militia hill. Extracts Irom the
speeches of other Senators will be found no
loss interesting. Mr. Fesscnden was followed
by Mr. I'ice (dem.) o! Minnesota, and Mr.
Wilson (rep ) ol Massachusetts :
Air. Rice. I have only a few words to say on
this subject. I have not been present in tho fen
ate Chaabcr during the whole debate, and, of
course, I cannot roIIow it throughout, but 1 wish
in a few words to express my own views. It bss
now become a certainty with all reasonable men,
with all men, in short, who have thuught upon
this subject at all, that not many djys can iass
befor the people of t -o Unitea States North inuet
decide upon one of two questions : we have cither
to acknowledge the Southern Confederacy as a free
and independent nation, and that speedily, or we
have as speedily to resolve to uso all tbo mean,
given us by the Almighty to protecute this war
to a successful termination. The necessity for
acticn has arisen. To hesitate is worse than
criminal. We are expending tho money of our
citizens; we are almost daily losing by sickness
and otherwiso thousands of lives, and at the rate
at which that has been going on lor the last few
months, it will take but a few months lunger to
reducoour army so tbst it will bo worthless, aod
to reduce the wealth of tbe country to such an ex
tent tbat onr credit will be worthKs. also.
I admit that at one time I was not ia fivor of
cmrloyiog the blacks. Ididnot believe it was
good lHlicy: but 1 had no conscientious scruples
on the subject. But, sir, the example was set is
l.og ago anil has been continued for years by
Great Dritain. She has kept in the Canadas one
or more regiments of blacks for years, upoo o&r
frontier, in sight of tbe American flag; aud who.
North or couth, bas ever raised a questii as to
her right to do so, or as to the moral effect it had
upon the community ? We all aequieaccd ia it:
no one said it was wrong; and if it was not wrong
for Great Britain to have regiments of armed
blacks to protect her frontier agaimt us, is it
wrong for us to employ the same means to put
down rebels'? Especially when they rcenrt to in
fernal machines, to torpedoes, to asussioations,to
poison, shall we, from any sickly motives of dell
oey and mistaken tenderness, hesitate ? e have
not men enough on the Totomac to authorise an
advance, and unless we get the m soon we reust
oease our exertions to maintain the int grily ol tl-c
Uniou. God knows we can cesploy no means
worse than they hare employed ; but I would ni-t
follow their bad example; 1 would, however re
soit to all the means tbat are known in civilised
warfare to suppress this rebellion and punish the
rebels. I would not hesitate for a uumeut. I
will vote for any measure to that end.
Air. wiLsox of Massachusetts, sir. rresijcnt.
the Senator from Alaine has said jastly tLat this
bill oootetnpUtee drafting: from the body cf the
militia of the country a force to support the coun
try. This bill contemplates calling out tbe mili
tia hi eac we fail to obtain the namber of men
required by the present system of volunteering.
It simply provides tbst tho 1'rcsident ot tbe t ait-
ed Mates, if le calls cut the militia, shall
not be Hmitsd by the rules speeiSed in
existing law, but that he may fix the
time in the call during which the militia ah .11
serve, and be can discharge them sooner if tbe ex
igencies of tbe country will permit. Tbe second
section simply provides that when the militia is
called into Irn field, its organization shall be the
same as is m.w provld- d for the volunteer forces.
I think tbat a necessary provision.
It may be asknt why is It tbat wc need at this
time to call for this largely additi-aal force. It
will be remembered tbst at the called session ol
Congress last summer wc authorised the Govern.
Euent to raise half a million of men. An amend
ment was put in a subsequent bill, intended to
limit the number raised to half a million, but it
could be construed and was construed by tbe iv-
ment so as to give tbe privilege to raise half a
million more men. When Congress assembled in
December, the bocretary of War reported that the
Government had raised GS0,GOO more than was
provided for by the acts of Congress, construed as
Congress intended they should be.
It will be remembered mat we wore often called
upon to state the number of troop enlisted by the
Government. The best examination lhatlcjuld
give it led me to l-eheio that tho Government had
over ertiraatrd by at least 150.000 the forces ther
professed to have raised, and hero in the enata 1
maintained thtt the number of troops raised did
not exceed 525,(100 or 550,000. I miintained that
500,000 or 550,000 well-organized and active men
were, in my judgment, a sufficient force for -II tbe
needs of tbe Government, and that, if the Govern
ment bad CS0.0O0 men in tbe field, it had more
men than were necessary, although I denied tbat
we had so many men by at Last 150,000. I never
believed tbat the Government had an efleotivo
force in tbe field larger thin 55,03i men, aad I
now believe that it did not even have that force ;
that the number of effective men did not exceed
half a million. I did not then believe, I do rit
new believe, that the Government had actually
raised more men than it need!, and 1 am sure t
never said so. The Senate will beir me witness,
the Senator Irom Minnes ta upon tbe Committee
oa Military Affairs will bear me witaeM, tba
whenever the Government or tho geocrsls in the
field have asked of Congress or of tho Military
Committee any thing to carry on this war, 1 have
been swilt to obey their wishes.
.Mr. Hu e. That is so.
31r. WilsoX, of Mass. Every :cnator, I ass
sure, will most cheerfully rcspood to the words of
the honorable senator Irom M aoCHt. ssvery
Senal- r will, I am confident, bear witness taa 1
have ever been proo-pt to ris, organise, and
pres. into actloo toe military resource, or toe na
tion. And yet, sir, while upon a bed of sickness,
I had tbo mortification ot seeing in a leading
press in the country a stateoi- ne holdiag me per
sonally responsible for the (ioverumtut'e nut hav
ing mcie truoi s in the field. U was saidthtl
had maintained tbat we ha mure troops tb-in we
wanted. 1 bate never maintained that we nal
more effective men than we wanted. 1 maintained
tbat the Government had not as many men as it
professed to have by at least one hundred and filty
thousand, and that if it bad as many as it claim,
ed, it was more than wss absolutely necessary at
that time. That is tbo distinction I made; and
Senators will all remember that wss my position,
and tbe distinction I made. I havo ever pressed
upon tbe Administration the importance of g'vlng
to General McClellan and other generals all tbe
forces required to meet and crush the enemy.
Now, sir, a word in regard to the action of the
Government in stopping recruiting. Tbe fact is,
tbat for thirty days before the order was issued
closing up tbe recruiting stations, tbe re
cruiting had ceased altogether, and we bid cot
raised fire hundred men for a month Lofere that
order was issued; but the machinery existed, the
recruiting stations existed, the expense existed,
and it was necessary to close them up, and to de
vise a system of recruiting less expensive to the
country; for, in carrying on this war, every man
of intelligence knows that while we are calling
men and arming men, we must keep our eyes upon
the expenditures of the Government, aad guard
the credit of the nttton.
The Senator from Maine bas spoken, anJ I was
glad to bear him speak, of the manter in which
we hare carried on this war. I trust tbat the expe
rience of the last few weeks has taught the Gov
ernment and taught cur military leaders a lesson,
and that tbey will be switt to comprehend tbat
lesson. Sir, tbe country is flooded to day with the
letters ot your brave volunteers, men among me
living and the dead, depicting their sufferings in
swamps and ditches, toiling to bnild up fortifica
tions, acd their sufferings in guarding rebel prop
erty ana protecting tbose who were reldy to as
sassinate them or smite th;m down at anr
hour. I say tbat the Government of the country
and many ot tbe leaders of our armies, in their
excessive zeal to conciliate rebels aod to protect
tbe property of ltbels. have dealt hardlv with
the brave soldiers who are upholding tbe cane of
the country. I held in u.y hand a letter written
to a member of the ether House, placet in my
hand to-day a Ulter from a gentleman whom 1
well know. He says, writing to a member cf the
House of Keprescntatires:
" Tell Senator Wilson tb.t if he will look into
the matter, he will lini his leeunent nsinz cow
sheds and pig styes lor hospital purposes, while
large buildings filled with rebels ate protcctei by
them, thus degrading our own men below na tors.
I hare seen four of tbe soldiers cf that regiment
die in these places, when there were resiicneis
all around them where tbey ounld have had com
fortable quarters.-
Sir, I would not allow our rolunters to steal
rat el property. Their own good requires tltat or
der and discipline should prevail in the Army'
even in rebel regions; but 1 won'd take and use
for the comfort cf our gallai t so!- icrs rebel prop.
eny.
I have in my pesseesiou a eorreipondrnee be
tween a Mr. Brodhead, a quartermaster appointed
in the volunteer service, and a qaar crmaiteroicr
him, in regard to the White House, of wLieh so
much his been said. Mr. Brcdhead said that the
White House an4 the grounds about it ought to
le used for cur sick and wounded soldiers, and not
bo guarded as the property of rebels, and no said
further that he was glad that tho Government had
taken tbe matter into hind, and intended that it
saouli be so used, and he thanked Ood for it.
For writing that lettpr he rrivni a gtin? rebuke
for having censured those who had the control of
acatrs, and be was removed from his plsce and
banished to a little station. Sir, this feneroaity
i reoeis only excites their contempt.
Sir, lam forraisine- voluntarillr every man
' can ; 1 am for dratlini the last man that can
cirry a musket lo uphold the cause of hit conn
t'y. I am for lighting this battle out to a suc
cessful iue, cost what of blood or treasure it
may ; but 1 agreo with tho Senator from aine
that tho rose water way tf carrying on the war
must cease ; Congress ou?ht to demand that It
shall cease, I agree with bin in another thing,
and that is the necessity of telling the truth and
net deceiving the people. We have had a censor
ship of tho press during the last few weeks that I
believe has been most di'astrous to the interests of
the countrr. and so it has nlwavs. It would have
been better to allow tho press to speak freely, and
let the men who conduct the press be held by the
people to a just responsibility ; better let tho
wholo truth no to tbe nation and not undertake to
deccire tbeiu, for as 1 say to you today the
American people by tbis process are greatly de
ceived with regard to the real operations of the
country in regard to the conduct of tbe war. It
was a saying in the days of Napoleon that a per
son would he liko a French bulletin, hir, it ap
pears to me toat we hare an organized system of
lying in this country that is calculated to decrads
and dooetro and delude tho American people. 1
hope that this is to be changed, and that we are
to deal frankly with the poople, and that tbo truth
and the whole truth In regard to men and to mea
sures will come before them, and in tbeir sober
sooond thought 1 have tho fullest conGJenee.
Aow, sir, a w rd in regard to the amendment
which Las been proposed to uso tho loyal colored
ucn to nphold tho cause ol tho country. Tho
Senator from Delaware, as he is accustomed to do,
speaks boldly and decidedly against the proposi
tion. Ho asks if American soldiers will tight if
we organize colored men for military purposes?
1'iu not American soldiers right at Hunker mil
with negroes in the ranks, or,e of whom shot down
Major Pitcairn as he mounted the works on the
heights of Bduker Hill ? Did nut American
soldiers fight at lied Baok with a black regiment
from your own State, sir ? Mr. Anthony in tbe
ebair. Did they not fight on the battle-field of
llhode Island with that black regiment, c of the
beat and braves tbat ever trod tbo soil of this con
tinent ? Did not Aineucan soldiers fieht at Fort
Grisaold with Mack mm' Did they not fight
with black men in almost every battle-fiel 1 ol tho
Revolution? Did not the men ol Kentuokv aod
Tennessee, standing on the lines of New Orleans,
under tho eye of Andrew Jackaon, fight with
colored battalions whom he had summoned to tbe
fit Id. and whom he thanked publicly for their gal
lantry iu hurling back a British foe?
Sir.lt i- all ulk, aod idle talk, to say that tbe
volunteers who aro fighting tbe battles of this
e nntry are governed l,y any such narrow pre
judice or bigotry. These prejudices are there-
suits of tbe leaeniDgs of demagogues and poll'ict
ans who hare for yeara undertaken to delude and
deceive the American people, aad to demean and
degrade them.
Thk CoM-i-i tion Hill A resolution
supplementary l- the Confiscation Bill pass,
ed tho other diy, whwh it is said will re
move Ihe Pronideiit'e. objections to that mras
ure.was passed on the 16th by Iwlh Houses ol
Congrew. Itprotidea.
That the provisions ol the third clause ol
tho fifth n-ction ol "an act to suppress in
surrection, to inish treason, to seize and
confiscate the property ot re nets ana fur oili
er purposes,'' shall be so construed as not
to apply to any ai-ta prior to tbe (MSHge
thcreol. nor to include anv member of n
State legislature, or udge ol any State coutt
who nas noi in accepting or emcrm uwh
his office, taken the oath to support the Con
stitution ul the so-eallol Confederate States
of America, nor sf.all anv punishment or pro
ewdings under mid art lie so contrued as to
work a forfeiture ot the real (state ot tne of
fender beyond his natural life."
Vt SoLniots at Protioencs K. 1
letter to Walton's Jcumal gives tbe follow-
in list of sick ami wounded Vermont sol
diers, now in Portsmouth Grove Hospital,
near Providence, Rhode Island :
Daniel Rfchar'ton. Company I. alb. Regiment.
dames M. Tuber,
K, Mb, "
K 6th,
II th,
A tlh. "
A 3d,
11 Id,
E Jd,
II Mb, '
D lib,
0 5tU, "
E ith, '
C ith.
II SI,
C oth,
1 ttb,
D 5th,
D Ith,
A lib.
G 2d,
Hiram Walker,
George W Gsge,
lliratu u. litnar!,
Wat. A. Miller.
Joseph Hlair,
John t. Backum,
11. A. lo Richardson, 1
Edwin D. Burgess-. '
lesoaard Brown,
Charles M. Wyman,
Michael McDonald.
Gustavua Itecd, 4
Nelson louqttett, '
David E. Lincoln.
Geo. W. Garvin,
Alexander Uateiaou,
A.li.tShaw,
Geerge Cbosbnuio.
liicy arc pleasantly situated, wnb every
,inng iavorible lr ' speedy rei-ovety.
1'L.e rumors whicu were started Irom
Washington as oooti as it was known that
t io President did not in the hill to sap
jiresei insurrtcti in," Ac , before he had lime
to read it cireldlly uvur. that he jAfis g"ing
to v.-to it, liive .ill fisme lo nought. Ihe
bid has bi"ni" a law. IIii messag--, aii-
ii iuiicing Ins signature u mc uih, unu u m -
taming a dial! l hi- view on it, aud his
o' jedi'ins to to or throe points olj"ctlous
reiuo.ed by a lurtlicr action of t'ougns.- Iti-
lore he Lotumuuioalut then thoug'i ihvi ius
ly matted in a lew places in its traiismissioii
by telt'gtapb. i clear and sensible enongli.
e believe tbe law, if -promptly and feeo-
lut- ly acted on, iu conjunction with military
energy such as tliere ought to be, will lw of
great service) in subduing tbo rebellion. It
seems strange that etieti a measure had to
note a year's discussion before it could be
adopted. Hut the notion that the feuels ould
be brought lo eubmisston by coating bad too
fast u hold on men's minds in Congres to 13
shaken off save by such rough handling as
tbe (ipcrK'iico ol the last two or three
months lias given it. The delay has cost
men and money largely ; but so it often is
in human uQairsiiid wc must be content and
do better hereafter, it we can.
TueTe-ntu Ueoimlnt. The fiovcmorhas
apointeil as Lieut. Col. of the 10th ltegi-
ment A. li. Jewett of Swanton, who wns
Licdl. of Co. A. of the 1st. Kegimcnt, and
who is stiV-cn ol as an able and energetic offi
cer. A. I. Valentine of Bennington, has been
appointed as quartermaster.
The rhanix stays :
"The first ten cumpmies recruited will compose
tbe 10th Regiment, and tbe next ten the 11th
Regiment, htcruiting officers have been appoint
ed in nearly every county and arrangements are
making to raise those troops as speedily as possi
ble. It is believed that several companies of tbe
10th will ba in camp heie (the 10th ia to rendez
vous in this village) next week. Vermont has
the inside track ; let us keep It."
Grand Isle Awake. By tho following
account furnished us by Mr. Brown, the
Secretary ol tho mectiug in Grand Isle on
the 16tb, tu uid in " pushing on the col
umn." it will be seen tbat the patriotic cit
izens of tbat bailiwick are in earnest to
bate the ranks or tbe new regiments filled
up without delay. Wc hope tbeir cxsmplu
will stir up others to similar good works.
RICHMOND TO BETAKEN !
a :iii:at .mass jir.t.TiNf. :
Tho citizens of Grand Isle aro resjicclfullj re
quested to meet at Abel Brown's Store on Wednes
day evening (he ICth Inst., for the Patriotic and
exalted purpose cf offering inducements to any
who will volunteer to aid in putting down tbis gi
gantic Rebellion acd restoring the Constitution to
its pristine power and grandeur. All who leci an
interest in the welfare andsuecess of tho National
Army, and feel as if they Lad a duty to perform
are requested to attend.
Grand Isle, July 1C, 1802.
rursuant to the above call a largo and enthusi
astic meeting wss convened at tho tlacc above de
signated, and was organized by choosic J udgo J .
Ladd as Chairman, M. G. Brown, Secretary, and
Dai id E. GriswoIJ, Treasurer. A motion was
mado acd carried that there bo one from each
School District in Town appointed as a Canvassing
Committee to solicit subscriptions. The meeting
then unanimously voted to raiso $73 tc each vol
unteer to tbo number of ten. Noirly SSW was
subscribed at the meeting for that purpose. A
motion was then rcade to adjourn over until tbe
next evening at the Basement of the Church, (a
larger and more commodious apartment) to Lear
the report of Canvassing Couuztttteo
The following Irom tho Washington cjt-
resi'ondcnt of tho New York 7frjiewie, 1).
W. Bartlctt. K,., on the debate in Senate
on tho bill to-supptOM insurrection, punish
treason and rebellion and to confiscate tbo
property of rebels, and for other purposes, is
vciy interesting :
N AuiiiNCTON, I). 0., July 11, m
') lee .'diifsrs le edenenWeer ;
Tho creat debate in the Solvate uliou the ques
tion of employing tbocotered race in the war
agaimt the rcbellior, i really but a reflection ul
the controversy upon the same subject raging
among the poople of this country. Senator Cowan
lairly represents tho pro-slaiery sentiment, that
would allow the Goverauiont to perish, rather
thin to save it by tho aid of black men. Mr. lVs
senden also represents tho great majority of th
people, who aro for using anything aad every
thing ttat will aid us in destroying tbo iafautou
rebellion. "Let the black man be used," said
Senator Howe in tbe senatorial debate of Friday
last. "But tbe Constitution is in tbe nay, re
pliol Mr. Cowan. "Then if we cannot call these
men into the hel-t in the name ot tbe Constitu
tion," continuel Mr. Howe. "let us call tttem ia
f, namt l llndnn l our ( ory ! It was very
hard lor the galleries to "presnre ordat" alter
this reply was uttered. There was a sargs of ap
plause rising, but it was quickly suppressed by
the irorv mallet of the cresMinc officer. "Would
yon fight by the side of a negro ?" asked a South
ern member of Congress of a Northern member, a
few days since. "Let mo ask you a queatiob,"
was the reply. "If you belonged to an artillery
company, and your piece were drawn by mules,
as u frequently tne case, snd a wheel beaame im
bed led in the mire, to save the piece would j.m
take bold with the mule and pull it out T" "Yes!'
a ihe uuiek and somewhat angry reply, "yes, I
would a good deal rather work with a mule than
with a negro." "Well," said the Northern mem
ber, "I can undertaod that there would be a
natural affinity in tbe case, which would speedily
iecile it !" "What do you incaD " demanded the
alaveholder lor he was a slaveholder. 'l mean
no uffonrc," said the Northerner, "n-.no what-ver
and you will pardon my blunt language, but it
does .eem to me that it a man in di-tres in dan
ger of losing hi. life will retuse tbe aid , tiered,
which will save him, because the man ottering it
has i bl-s-.'k skin, bo is as stupid ani obstinate as
a mule. That is what I meant." And tbe re
mark wss just. Yet there are numbers of men in
Congress-, in tho free t-tates. aod, 1 fear, some con
nected with the Administration, who cannot bear
the idea of permitting black men to blp as pat
down the rebellion '
The debate in the Senate on this subject occu
pied ihree or four days, and was one of the most
important that ever took place in Congress. Mr.
Fesscnden f Maine, who is commonly called "a
eonserralive Republican," wss among the fitst
to make an open deetsratioxi in favor of using and
indeed arming the slsves. I of coarse except such
senators as Mr. i-umner, Air. i rimes, and ousts,
who have steadily, all winter, urged tbis policy
upon t e Government. Mr. FeucrjaW speech
was clear, forcible, eloquent, aod while it was
being deliveted, the silenee over tbo Senate hall
was most impressive. Senators and strangers in
tbe gaUeties hang upon his lipe as if feanng t
mis a word. Tho words were eloquent; bat It
was more (Sr .. " l tbst enthralled than the elo
quence or the mas. One alter another l tbe
usually sedate aad conservative acnatare followed
in tbe same style, each arging tb importance of
using the black men in this desperate contest with
the slaveholders of the couth. But when Mr.
Rise of Minnesota, a Breckinridge Democrat, got
up and made bia declaration In favor of "arming
the negro" yes, that was it he wanted the Gov
ernment f par iwiMrti mi Ike Sands ' f thf Wios
th aetontehaaetil of certain gentlemci, ia the
.-eiiale was boundless. It was like the conversion
of -aul. A bide-boo 0.1 Democratic senator in one
moment broke the trammels of party pniu li r.
and at one step took line with the radical senat
ors. He had coma to tbo conclusion, he said, that
we must do thia or fail. Like a loyal man. be was
lor destroying slavery rather than tbe Gorern
nsr.t. lint two llciiublrosn easatocs refused to
take a potation so advanced as that of the Breck
inridge xssmocrai, and taese were ir. vowu oi
I'enuylrsnii and Mr. Browning ol Illinois. As
senator Harlan boldly staled, the spcaohas of
these gentlemen were just what w might expect
from Jeff. Davis himself. Their objection to every
-effective measure is persistent. oerjifaiay cal
culated to burl the rebels tney oppose, ai lew
everything tbat strikes the vital puts! rclsosdom.
"I hare no objection to havo negroes dig trench -cs,"
said Mr. Cowan, "or do the ordinary camp
w.rk." "Hut you object to their killing rebels,"
suggests Mr. r-uiunor. hereupon Mr. Cowan
pours a tortcnt of abu'e upon the Massachusetts
senator lor imputing to tho reaoaylvaniaa what
be spent hours to delotid ! Houcsl ancn differ as
to tne prober course t paimo ataiaat tbe vwtsal
lion, but no ira wllb a llepuMioan isiweaa iv
conducts himsctt as Mr. Cowan has doo lr tbo
last six months wio does sot love sU.try better
than he d.! the Uui'-n. In his ease It l: bow
ever, more the tear f alaveholdera c svenvs
judging by lb steady tone ol bis speeches to I
alraid to offend the RotUcr state loco- He deetare-l
a lew daya ago ih his place iu the Senate ihal he
thought Ihe b'uioa men ot the slate Mates bad a
rie-ht to indicate tbe position of this treat Govern
taint en the subject of llaiery, and that Iks Gov
ernment ought to accept its policy from them !
In oth.r word'. a.evervbodt knows, it Is ihe de-
sireol the Union men of tte slavo states the
leading men in Congress for Ibis Goveicmeat to
accept the Lrittenden compromise, gn lug iu -ry
treeh guaranties for existence in all the terri.
tiiiiea Leluw a ocrtiin line, therefore the Govern
ment, should instantly adopt some such radical
pfo-et'a. cry measure, ia the hope of eeaxiay tl-e
rebels back into the Union ! This style of lle-
t.utiliosniaii ii more dangerous in tbe halls
Conrrrts tban the worst lorm of pro-slsvery De
mocracy, and it is to bo hoped that the people
will send no more ct it io asuingiou.
Tue Vermo.st Nimh is N. V. The tran
eitol tho Ninth Vt. regiment, Col. Stamiard
through New York City on tho lC.h wnt
attended with an unusual display ol interest.
The X. Y. Tribune of Thurtdiy gives tho
fallowing account of it :
The Green Mountain Boys are tho first to re
spond to the call of the President for additional
troops. Yesterday morning the new regimcct of
Vermont volunteers, organized oy coionei oeau
nard, retched this city on its way lo Washington.
Col. Stsnnard is a gentlemsn and a soldier,
whose ccuraze and patriotism bare won for him
the admiration and confidence of his countrymen
He was in the battle of Bnll Run. and took part
in the fizht at Yorktown, and Fair Oaks, where
he was diitinmiished for coolness and intrcpility.
Lieut. Col. AnJroes has had experience in the
camp and in tbe field. He served his cotintiy ia
the battle of Big Bethel. Adjutant Stearns has
been associsted with the militia and th" volun
teers. Several officers of tbe line, whose names
we canm t mention, have teen service, and won re
oown in several recent battles.
The regiment has the maximum cumber of ten
companies, all oi wnien are nearly completed. An
effieer had been left at Braltleboro who wilt re
cruit the regiment to the military staodard of
1,0IG men,a work that will soon be aec-mpllshed.
ihe Braltleboro rhanix ttates the present num
ber in the regiment t be 025. 1
These Vermontert are dressed in the United
States regulation uniform, of blue caps, dark blue
jackets anl light bine pants. They are also fur
nished with a fall complement of camp equipage,
consisting of bsggsge wagons. ambulances, thirty-
six wsll tents aod sixty-eight Sibtey tents, and
each man has a Belgian rills. On tbe eve of the
deptrlure of tsaregt. Gov. Holbrook presented
to it a splendid stand cf colors. With scarcely an
exception tbe men comprising this regiment show
great physical health and strength, and great
power cf endurance. Many of them are six feet
in height, with ailantean shsalders to tnstcb
They came here from New Haven on board the
steamer Bay State, were landed at the foot of 2id
street. East Rirer,and accompanied by tbt ir drum
corps and the rona of Vermont resident in tVs ci
ty marched to Madison Square, where a substan
tial breakfast was soon proviJed for them. Tjey
were called In detaebments to tbe tables erected
la the centre of Madison 1'aak for ihe dispensing
of rations, acd after reecirinz their nuota sealed
themselves on the grass under the shads of the
trees, aad partook of their bountiful repast.
At 2 o'clock, the officers dined at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel. When the eloth was removed,
speeches were delivered by the Sons of Vermont
(who gavo the dinner), and ly their distinguished
guests.
The men who had stacked their arms in Madi
son Park, were supplied with a dinner of roast
beet, bread and vegetables. May they never faro
any worse ! H e noticed three young Irishwomen
distributing freely to theso brave boys, without
money and without price, bread and eheese, and
ice.wa'cr. This happened at mid-day, before it
was known that dinner would be furnished them.
Precisely at the appointed time, the officers and
wen were prompt as tbe dial to tbe sun, and com
menced their mireh down Fifth avenue to Four
teenth St., thenco to Broadway and to Pier No. 1,
where tbe cinbalkation took place.
- Tbe march of tbis magnificent body ot 1,0(10
nen through the aristocratic avenues and the grand
thoroughfare of trado and traffic cxeited unusual
interest, and prtftoked the most enthusiastic do
monstrations. The doors, windows and balconies of the brown
stone front palaces were graeed with fashion,
wealth aad beauty, and Broadway was lined on
either side with vast multitudes of men, women
an children, eager to honor the Green Mountain
Boys as they marched to tbe "music of the Union."
May they show thetaselres, as tbey doubtless will,
worthy to wear tho mantle of Una a Allen.
A sa.'uto was fired as ther passed the Citv Hall,
and refreshments were distnbaled from the Astor
House. The haft was motaeetary, aad tho men
resumed tbe march under the wavim? of ltacs from
door, windows and house-top, and amid the bursas
ot toe multitude.
Two other resimcnts are fast filliruc up in Ver-
uontnd will soon be here.
Dr. Marsh s-upnlud the rcciiuenl with a thou
sand oopics of his temperance tracts.
The march ol 'lie regiment through the
city was a Vi ry trying oik, we aro inlurtiied.
TUe day was opprcesively but, and several ol
the men dropped 'rom sun-stroke.
rmiiTY.r.vr.NTii t on:ui:ss.
WasuiioroM, July lb.
a.Nais. Mr Wilsov of Mass., from the Mili
tary Committee, reported back tbe bill authorising
the raising of a nlunteer force for tbe better de
fence of Kentucky, and asked to be discharged .
Ma. Davis of Ky., urged its passage.
Mk. Wilsox and Ma. CoLLsasai opposed it.
The bill was lail a'i le.
The bill exrlanetory of the confiscation act was
called up.
Ms. ILaita ol -V 11., ol red an amendment tbat
no punishment under Ibe bill should work forfeit.
ore ot real estate beyond natural life.
Ala. Shbbsav said if the senator could say it
was likely tbe President would veto tha bill unless
this amendment w is ad. pted, he was willing to
vets for il, but wanted the 1'rcsident to take the
responsibility.
Ma. Sraas. oi Oregon, thought be mtgnt say be
was authorized to state that this would remove
one of the abjections ot the lresident to the bill.
Ma. LLiRK ottered another amendment that the
ords "granting an amnesty," shall be l&eerted,
so as to authorial tbe President to restore any
property, it be thinks necessary.
Mr. Clark's amendweci was adopted; yeas 25,
nsyt It.
Several minor amendment.- were made, and the
bill passed.
rives iio- session.
Mr Csimdlvr made a speech in which he read
from tbe testimony of Assistant Secretary of War
Tucker, that prior to April 5, 1':H,0IO men hsd
been sent down to MrGlellan. Suttssmiteatly
Franklin's divi'ion of l,uvo men, McCall's divis
ion of lO.IKKl, 10,000 from Baltimore and Fortress
Monroe, and Shields' division of 5,000 were sent
down staking 15S.0OO men sent to McClellan
prior to fat engagement bef ire Richmond.
Mr. Chandler continued his remarks in a similar
'train with bis previous speech agaiast McClellan,
and is defence of tbe Esceretarr of War.
HOUSE Tbe bill prohibiting the coefSnemenf
of sol iters in the penitentiary of tbe District of
Columbia was pesfed.
Mr. White of Mi., from the select committee
oa gradsal esaancipalion, reported a bill providing
tbat whenever tbe l'resrdent shall be attuned tail
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia. Kentucky, Ten
nessee, or Missouri, has adopted measures for
emancipating stares throughout either or all of
these States, it should be the duty of the Presid
ent, assisted by tbe :-cretary of the Treasury, to
tecuie aad r'eliver to such Mates five per cent. L".
S. bonds equal to toe valuation of their slaves,
according to Ihe census ol lde-O, provided ni com
pensation be ma le to any State wbici has astted
the protect rebellion, or to any one who held any
trios ander the rebels. The whole amount ot
bonds to be delivered shall not eac. ed $180,000,000.
For the purpo-e ol setting slaves beyond the limits
of the I'niled sutis $"o,uoa,0u0 is appropriated
lor eoloniaation at the discretion of the rrssident.
This act ahali not inure to any State failing to
pass a law of emancipation within fivs years Irom
the date of the passage ot this act, and providing
r an entire and cewpKte enaacipaiaon wrtnin
twenty years. If any stale, after having received
any bonds as aforesaid, sbail recotamesst or toler
ate slavery c ntrary to te acts of eteaataupatioa,
it shall refund to toe Uuited Males all principal
nd interest.
Referred to tbe ci unnittee of the whole.
Mr. Kellogg of Id. oJored a resolution, empow
ering the Pi-cakleiit to call out a million of men.
The llou;c riluse. to cus(smid the mles to re
ive it.
The bill admitting U vstern Virginia wa? post
poned antil December.
Tbe lull autboruitig the President to contract
with any foreign powers lu remove aad colonise
rc-cspturcd Africans, was taken up snd psased.
The bill amendatory ol the mums set ot li'Ja.
was taken up. ll authorises tbe President to call
oat the militia lor not exceeding nine months, and
a' so tbo employment of blacks, it was passed
under Ibe operation ol tne previous question.
The confiscation lull as amended by the Senate
w.s recoiled, aud after several dilatory motions
the vile was taken oa tu passage, when it was
found that no quorum was preeent. Another vuto
was taken, jml tbe .enate aaoenissaenU agreed to.
Vases, nays J I.
Tbe Hou-e oowcurred ia tbe aat's proposition
that all se-etiou.- ot the internal Ta bill reaulriag
auvthuji: to bo diue un aLd after July sad
August, are .mcndcu so as to taean ikat auen
things shall not be done later thia Oct, 1. Ad
uurned.
Tul Ku.vi.ntu KfabiaiHriT. The order ol
the Guv. ru r for recruiting the tJtrtnlk regi
meet ol voluiitieis uppoirs in another col
li. Wc w i'ii evtTT band in the other
loyal States the greatest activity and x-al in
tilling up the roll ol 300,000 mure Volun
teers Veim .nt bas thus far kept step
among the ion-most. V e feel sure that she
will not fall behind now. Only sot them
selves rcsolutrly to the work, and the peoplo
can till up both tbe 10th and Htb regiments
and have them in the Del I before, the 1st of
September. The quicker tbe work is done.
the has cost, and tbe belter fur tbe public
sci ice etery way, and tbo Ices likelihood of
there being any need for further call.
We leutn of the death of one ol the caval
rv reaiincnt. Charles Dcnno ol inooski.
While employed in the hospital, be burst a
blood vessel and txpired almost instantly.
Vfry Lucid. That valiant wit, Orpheus
Kerr, of tbe Micla-cl Brigade, alter de
scribing a fierce triuestrian contest between
illiam lirown ol the United states oi .Amer
ica and Capt. Munchausen of the Southern
Confederacy, closes as follows:
"Ha: eavs illiam. gazing severely ai
Company 3, Regiment 5, as it came lorward,
has the Southern Uonlederacv concluaeu to
submit to tho united States ol America .'
V hat the answer wa?, mv boy, I am not
allowed to say ; but you may rest enti'ficd
that a thing bas been done which 1 am not
permitted to divulge ; and should this lean
as I hope it will, to a movement I am not
suffered to make public, it cannot fail to re
sult in a consummation which I am loroto
den to make krioan But if, on tho other
hand, the stiatecic movement wbtcn I am
not at liberty to describe should bo lolloarcd
by a stroke whieh I am restrained Irom ex
plaining, vnu will find tl.o effect it would
not l-e judicious in me to set lorth. will pro
duce a corusfniserice which the ar uepatt
ment denies me the privilege ol ueveioping
Patients ix TfiE IlosriTAL. Tbcrc wcro
last week one hundred U. S. soldiers in tho
U.S. Hospital in this place, sine wounded
in battle, bat mostly sick. Generally tbey
arc doing well. A considerable portion ol
them, but ni t all . were enlisted in tbis.Statc.
IT. S. Sivremr Cocst Samuel F. Miller
oflowa, w.-. i tur 1 h conlirintd by the
Senate az au Associate- Justice of the Su
preme Court of the XJnitoJ State.
Message or tiie President.
I'cltotc Citizens oj the Senate and House of
llejirescnlaiives .
Considering the bill for an act to suppress
insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion,
to seize and confiscate tho property of rebels,
and for other purposes, and the joint resolu
tion explanatory oi nam uct, us using cuo
stantially one, 1 have approved anl signed
both. Before I w?s informed of the passage
of the resolution . I had prepared the draft
of a message stating objections to the bill
becoming a law, a copy ol wuicu urait is
herewith transmitted.
(Signed.) ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
July 17tb, 1SG2.
Fcilotc Citizens of the House Jtepresenlaiiccs
I herewith return to your Honorable) body
in which it originated, tho bill for an act en
titled, " An act to suppress insurrection,
tj punish trcawn and rebellion, and
cjnllat3 the property of rebels, and lor
other purposes," together with ray objec
tions tu its becoming a law.
There is much in tho bill to which I per
ceive no objection. It is wholly prospective,
and it touches neither the person or property
ol any loyal citizen, in which particular it
is just and projier.
The first and second sections provide lor
the oiivietion and punishment of persons
who shall be guilty ot treason, and the per
son who shall incite, set on foot, assist or
engage in any rebellion or insurrection
against the authority of the Coiled States or
the laws thereof, or shall give aid or com
fort to any tuch existing rebellion or insur
rection. By lair construction tbe person"
within those sections are no: to be punished
without regular trials in duly constituted
courts, under tne lonns and all the subor
dinate provisions ul the law and of the Con
stitution applicable to their several cases.
To tbis 1 perceive no objection. csiecially as
euch liaisons would be w itliiu the general
pardoning power, and also within the special
iroviaion fur union and amnesty contained
iu this act.
It also provides tbat slaves of persoos con
fiscated under these sections shall be free. I
think there is an unfortunate form of ex
pression rather than a substantial objection
in this. It ts startling to say that Congress
can free a slave within a State, and yet,
were it said that tbe ownership ot the slave
had just been transferred to tbe nation and
that Congress had then liberated bnu, the
difficulty would vanish, and this is the real
case. The traitor against the general gov
ernment forfeits his slave, at least as justly
as he does any other property, and he forfeits
both to tho government against which he
oflends. Tbe government, so far as there
oan be ownership, owns the forfeited slaves,
and theipietion for Congress in regard to
them is! "Shall they be made free or sold to
new masters .'" I see no objection to Con
gresw deciding in udvanoe that tbey shall be
free. To the high honor of Kentucky, as I
am informed, she has been the owner of some
slaves by escheat, and has sjld none, lait lib
erated all ; 1 boi the same ts true o! some
other States. Indeed, 1 do not believe it
would be physically possible for the general
government to return tiersons so circum
stanced to actual slavery. I believe there
would be physical res-stance to it, which
would never be turued aside by argument
nor driven away by force. In this view of
t, I have no onjection io mis feature oi irse
bill. Another matter contained in these two
sectic ns and running through other parts of
the bill will be noticed nereaiter.
I perceive no objection to the third and
fourth sections.
Si far as I wish to notice the tilth and sixth
sections, they may be considered together.
Ibat tbe enforcement of these sections would
do no injustice to the irsutM embraced m
them w clear, anal mose wno mace a cause
less war should be compelled to pay tbe cost
of it, is too obviously just to be culled in
question. To give government protection to
the property til jcrsous who navv auerouuue-e.
it, and gone on a crusade to overthrow tbat
same government, is absurd it considered in
the mere light of justice. 1 he severest just
ice may not always be the best policy. The
orincide ol seizing anu, apiirupruuug im
properly of the persons embraced within
these sections is certainly not very objection
ble, but a justly dweriminating application
ol it would be very difficult, and, to a great
extent impossible, and would it not be wise
to place a power of remission somewhere, so
tbat these persons may know that they have
something to sue by desisting ?
I a in not sure whetner sucti iiowcr oi re
mission is or is not within section thirteenth.
or would need a special .act of Citngrcj. 1
think our military ooumi.inucrs, wnen, in
military phrase, they are within the enemy's
country, should in an orderly manner seize
and keep whatever of real or persoiial prop;
crty may be nesjossary or convenient for their
commands, and at tho same time, preserw in
some wav the evidence ol what they do.
What I have said in regard to stavos, while
commenting upon the hrst ami scorn t sec
tions, is applicable to tbo ninth, with tho
ditTe'enee that no provision is made iu the
whole act for uctcruiinmg whetner a partic
ular individual slave does or does nut fall
iriihin tho classes Jcfined in that section
He ts to be Irce upon certain conditions, but
whether those conditions do or do not pertain
tu bint, no modd ur asoetlaining IS provided.
Tins could be easily supplied.
To the tenth section, i maxe do onjecuon.
The oath therein required seems to be proper,
and tbe remainder ol the section is substan
tially identical with a law already exutiDg.
The eleventh section simply ussumeti to
euuler discretionary jiowers upon tbe Execu
tive without the law.- I have no hesitation
to go as far iu the direstion indicated as I
may at any timo deem expedient, and I am
ready to say now tliat I think it is proptr
tor our military cuiuwauucio ei ciui'ivj us
laborers as many Krtons of African descent
as can be used to advantage.
The twelve and thirteenth sections are
something better. They are unobjectionable
and the fourteenth is entirely proper if all
other jaris of tho act shall stand.
that to wnien anu cnieuy i oujeci, per
vades most parts of tho act, but more dis
tinctly appears in tho 1st, 2d, "th and Sth
sections. It is the sum ol theso provisions
which results in the divesting of title lorever
for tho cause of treason, and the ingredients
of treasoD.but amounting to the fulltrime.lt
declares forfeiture extending beyond tho lives
of the guilty parties, whereas tbo constitu
tion of the United States declarer) that no
attainder of treason shall work corruption of
blood or forfeiture, except during the life of
the persons attainted. True there is to be
do formal attainder in that cue. Still I
think the greatest punishment cannot bo con
stitutionally inflicted in a different form for
tbe samo offense. With great respect I am
constrained to say.I think this feature of the
act is unconstitutional- it would not uil-
ficult to modify tt. 1 may remark tout tbo
provision of tho constitution put in language
borrowed from Great Britain, applies
only in this country, as I understand, to
real or landed estate.
Airain. this act by proceedings m rem for
fcits property for the ingredients of treason,
without a conviction of tho supposed crim
inal, or a personal hearing given him in
any proceeding. That wc may not touch
property Ivinc within our reach", because wc
cannot giro personal notice to an owner who
is absent endeavoring to destroy tho govern
ment, is certainly not very satisfactory, still
th6 owner may not be thus engaged, and I
think that a reasonable time should be pro
vided for such parties to appear and nave
a personal bearing. Similar provisions are
not uncommon in connection witn proceed
iozi in rim.
For tho reasons stated. I return the bill to
the Housti in which it originated.
Liberal Orrnt. James G. Frccch, Esq.,
of Montpclicr, oilers, through tho Montpe-
licr tapers, to pay the first twcnty-livo men
that will enlist that town within tbo next
thirty days for the war, five dollars each,
when tho regiment thall have been mustered
into the service of the United States.
CAMfAIsTIKS IX Tlin VT. 8T1I.
A private letter from C. M. Ferrin of tho
8th Vermont dated Algiers, La., Juno 26th,
gives tbe following list of dead and wounded
in that regiment since May 21th :
KtUtJ.. June tii, Corpsral J. W. Sanders,
Corp. 11. K. McClure, S. M. RiehirOwD.M. Well
man. IssW. Boat part llttdsos, Co. I, May 2ltb,
Typhoid fever.
Rotary Victory, Co. U, Juao 11, wounds,
J. M. Mootijmery.C.G," It, fever.
Joseph Crate,
IS. II. Klnson,
Ames Bailey.
Chas. 11. Buckley,
F. K. W'd,
Edward 8aui,
'' K, " It, drswncd.
" G, " I", fever.
" E," Il.dlanhea.
" A, " 23, dSfAlhtrU.
,i j taaltoid fever,
it y, - " dreernvJ.
lt'esuufed. Co. II, June 22J, 1st Lieut. A
B.
Franklin, ssrwasly, left aid and both aims.
Id Lieut. W". II. II. Holloa, aeriemrly, sbeuMtr
right side and arm.
Scrgv W. II. Smith, stightlT, artn.
A. Alljn, side.
C. B. Akely, seriously, bead.
Ebeseser Oaks . slightly, hip.
A. J. Wood, attouUtr.
xOalrin Coak, arm.
Mr. Ferrin, who went from IliistaaWirgbjtas
bttcn employed in the laiepital ak asshtaut
ever stnee the rcgiaaant Wit, aad we TSrewute
therefore the list is accurate.
The Britim Merchants engaged tu run
ning the blockade of our southern arts must
find , we think , the balance of their Profit and
Lose account on the wrong aiieol the ledger.
The number of valuable vessels and cargoes
jeiied by our armed vesscas is very great.
One was brought into New York on Wednes
day, 10th the Steamer Ann captured olT
Mobile. The account is given as follows :
in ! "Jib of Jane the U.S. Steamer Kanawha
eut this Teasel out from trader the guns of Fort
Morgan, at the mouth of .Mr bile Day. Sho hal
rua in durinj the night pasting the Uoekaling
fleet. As it was a very dart- night, the could not
bo seen by our vessels. Lights bad been kept
burning on th fort all night, so that she had no
iron hie in findina- the channel. The next morning
she was discovered ky the Satquohanna, within
half a mile of tha Fort, unloading her cargo into a
rebel steamer abngude. The .-DSquebvcni, ac
companied by the Kanawha, then got uaderweigh
and ateamed within gun-shot, and opened fire on
the strange steamer. I be nre was returnon oy
the Fort, and kept up for an hear oa both sides.
Ia the mean time the crew had deserted the strange
steamer, owing to the .hells from our vessels fall
ing about her too thickly for safety. Sho was soon
discovered to be adrift, and the dropped down with
the current about a mile, when the Kaaawhi was
ordered to go in and bring her out, which the did
in fine style, under a heavy fire frost the fort, and
she was finally boarded by Acting Master Par
tridge, Irom tha Kanawtu. Her cargo eeasists of
gunpowder, arms cartridge bone, coffee, tea, pa
per, Jtc.
Mr. Forney, adverting to the language of
Ivorder state Congressmen on tire emancipa
tion scheme of the President, says :
As one of the most prominent of these gentle
men said to me yesterday, "the time hat arrived
whan w must assume position en this grave ques
tion. Oar troubles have not been produced by
the President, but by the rebels. We mast enoose
between him aad bis Administration and the
tyranny of Jefferson Davis. It Is new clear that
this alternative will be presented to every loyal
man in tha south, ani all who oppose cr embarrass
Mr. Lincoln will irresistibly be swept into the
vortex of the rebellion. If we do not accept his
tender, aad tha war goes oa, as it tacit, our slaves
will be taken from us as those of tbe rebels are.
I regard," he added, "the advice of the President
at eminently disinterested and patriotic He
might have left ui to ourselves, but he not only
sent his army to our aid. and so saved us from
filling into tbe hands ef tho common coetny but
sow proposes t) rescue at from a fate whieh noth
ing but his patriotic interposition eonli have pre
vented Til: the loss or forfeiture ef the slaves of
loyal men. For my part, I intend to g" into my
district, and to fight tor his policy and his ad
mtnietration, incluting all tha measures of the
present C ingress, no matter what tbe consequences
may be to myself." Let us bear in mind that the
cat of this war in Mewl aad treasure can only ' e
charged upon the heads ef the traitors, and ii it
is vigorously prosecuted, aad ends in tho vindica
tion ef the Cooatitut'soa aia ia the overthrow of
slavery without injuring leyal men, it will prove
to be a great blessing to our posterity and to man
kind." Till! MVTII VT. IlKKIMBNT 1-V 1JAI--TI.MOIIK.
( 'en eizsaaifeace of Ok A". 1. liases:
xtALTtxoBE, Thursday, July 1..
The reoeptioQ accorded to tbe Ninth Verm at
from the rmse of Baltlroero was one of the most
flattering description, and will ba long, remeia
berol by the members of the regiment, as well as
all loyal citizens, with pride.
The bulletins of the different oensoaper eetab
lithmeatt, with exception ef one or two, announced
tho last of their expected arrival at 12 M. At
the office of tho 'lmr tho following notice was
posted up: .
Tbe Ninth Vermont Regiment will ar
rive at 12 o'clock.
Tmrm eat eaW irrfeeww lAVm."
i..it..h eleven crowds of citiuas, ladies
aisd children, dressed in their best promenade cos-
temes, began taking their places on mo svuewaias
of Baltimore and Exeter streets, wailing tho ap
pearance of the Green. Mouatain Boys.
All tho private houses, with fow exoeptions,
hii,- ont tha ealtbrated emblem which " Key"
immortalised m song as me cur htj.uSiis
ner." Little boys and girls displayed it proudly
.i..c..c t . i n
from the stoops of dwellings ana sircci corners,
while tho doors were arched with busting beauti
fully festooned with centre pieces, centalning ap
propriate mottoes of " Welcoms." The Monu
mental City, if one can judge from these oathusi-
m.r,irttmrt. t union to toe core.
At a few minutes alter 12, me train contumug
ho Vermontert arrived at tne aepoi ai me ioov 01
i-..t.r .tr.et. Aa thev left the cars they imme
diately formed in regimental line, an 1 proceeded
up Exeter street to ia.iimure, iei .vuq
more to the ttreet leading to the Washington dc
pot. Their entire march through tho streets was
a continued ovation. A few acccsh gentry stand
ing on tho corner or Calvert and uammoro streets
sneered a litUe, but they were in such a decided
minority that no notice was taken 01 mem. icon
lemonade, cakes, 4c, were handed to the men by
.1 ,n,i ihe officers were literally loaded
,lon with booueU of flowers. Ono little mi's of
.Wf Ktm ve-nrs eld ran out in iao sirtct. .us
. . . . . 1 , . hi.
beautiful wreath, and gavo ll to one 01 tee om
eers, who in retarn took her up in his arms and
kissed her. She returned to Ber parents, wno
were standing en the sidewalk, quite pleaded witn
the eoldier'a kiss.
Th rn-iment was mnen admired lor incir rait
ranks and the fine appearance of the men. They
marched exceedingly well, acd aecmcd to be in a
fair itate of discipline lor new recruits.
Tho following is from a letter from one of
the Cavalry regiment, dated near Front Koy-
al July 2J, published in tho times of this
morning.
Our regiment broke up camp at Middle
town on the cvcninz ol Friday last. On
SundiT a reconnoitering force of infantry and
artillery under Gen. Crawford and a detach
ment ot Cavalry under coi. aompsins pro
ceeded up the Luray valley. About three
miles from Luray Court House tbo cavalry
surprised the enemy's picket aad took one
prisoner. On reaching that place it was
ir.und to contain four companies of reliel
cavalry. Our cavalry immediately charged
upon them and took four prisoner", and
wounded several others. Our loss was ono
killed, private Joseph W. Gordon of Co. U,
thot through the bead. Ho lived to bo borne
about four miles on tho teturn when he died
in a wagon captured at Luray. His body
was brought to camp, and yesterday was
buried with tho customary military jtirade
in n field ndiiinin- tho camp. Gordon was
1 n.tlrn nf V-wark. and at tho time of his
enlistment a native ot Burke, Vt., where his
narent reside. Ha was eighteen years of age
and a good and brave soldier. 7hcn shot
be was riding as was his custom In advance
of hii company, and baa tiiscrurgcd an inc
shots of his revolver and carbine at the ene
my.
Yesterday afternoon our camp was moved
to its present pleasant eite and was well christ
ened Camp Gordcn, by Col. Tompkins In
hnnnr of tha brave vouni man whose lilo
I h nol)T riBcd ;n tha defenjo
of his country.
flic recent change made in reference to
this department, so far as I am informed
eives very general satisfaction.
rKItSONAIs.
Dr. G. F. Gale or tbe 8th Vt. has resign
ed, and returned home to Brattleboro on tha
loth.
Brigade Surgeon Cba'Ies L. Allen ol Mid
dlebury, lias been ordered to report for duty
to Gen. David Hunter, commanding the do
partsient of the Sath.
At a meeting of tbo Board of Education
at Brattleboro aiu Tuesday tbe 15tb,Ex-Gov
llihnd Hall was ejected tt ifteoiVr ol the
IltMrd, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation ot llev. C'lvra Pease, D. D
Tito fcrair says the Jtli;Rsgiment -'w-s
mustered in at tbe first practicable mument
titter it was full. We can add that M..j
.Vuttioe, by the prompt, faithful and bus.
teas like L'taancr in which ho disehatged the
duties pertaining tu mustering in the regi
sent and settling the accounts connected
with its orgnuiiatiou, elicited the fullest ap
probation ol tbe State authorities."
llazael BeiMusi ol Wurtsester, Vt., has .-
sons and one son-ia-Uw in the army- Hid
youngest son is not old enough to bear arms
Till'- AI'FAIi: AT .iiuir.rnEi.s-
HOItO. TKSX.
We kid an interview List evening, with
Licui. C. 11. Blakelr. Adjutant of tho J
Minnesota, one of the regiments attacked at
Murlrecstsiro' on Sunday morning by For
rest's cavalry. The forces at Murfrceaboro",
as we learn from Lieut. 15., consisted of six
companies of the Michigan Oth, two compa
nies ol the 4th Kentucky, nine companies of
the Minnesota 3d, and lourpiecesot iicwut 3
First Kentucky Battery. Tho !)th and tin.
cavalry were encamped in the edge of the
(own. and the 3d and the battery a mile anJ
a half outside, oa tho Nashville pike. The
lord's arc a part or the 2dd Dngade, wtiicu
is commanded by Col. Duffield, lately or the
i;niil States forces of Kentucky. Gen. T
T. Crittenden assumed command of the putt
on Friday night.
The attack was made on Sunday morning
at 4 o'clock, upon the cavalry and Michigan
r giment, they being completely surprised,
s Tlarge was the attacking pa'ty that the
infantry could not form in line or battle, and
alter fighting as best tbey could for several
hours, tbe Michigan Kegiment surrendered.
ur cavalry was of no assistance, whatever
not a man mounted his horso, and bat ono i.r
two escaped.
In lite mean time, a portion of the enemy
had burned the railroad depot, freiiht-house,
containing commissary stores, and a largo
warehoiia?, containing forage and quarter
master's stores.
Having compelled the surrender of tho
cavalry and infantry in town, they broke for
the batterv. Col. Lester had. been advised ol
the attack", and placed the battery upon a
knoll a quarter of a mile from hiscamp, with
bis own regiinenw 10 ouj.jsi. ...
Sassed around to the north ol tho camp and
riving through it burned tie officers' tents
and killed or wounded tho guards. As they
came out ol the woods to make the attack.
Col. Lester retained his lire until witnm tu
paces ol him when tno Daucries were upeucu
upon them- They were completely aisor--anized
and retired in the greatest confusion.
Upon the next charge tho lntantry ana uai
tery both fired, and tho enemy was thrown
into confusion a second time.
Not relishing such treatment a portion ol
the rebels went round to tho rear for the pnr
pose of attacking us in the rear as well as in
Iront. Th s, however, was ol no avail, fur
Col. Le-ter formed his men m a sguarc, anu
Cai t. Hewitt directed his pieces both ways,
t ii.inl uttMni.t was mado to cut the brave
men to pieces, but the result was tho samo
as tsef re. The. rebels retired fir a wbilcand
Capt. Hewitt turned his pieces upon trc
town, shelling 11 in 1110 uiooi. iiffimvusij..
It is said the town was badly damagcu, and
at last accounts was on lire in several places.
The lighting commenced again at noon
awl contuiued unabated until three o'clock,
when 11 r&g ol truce Irom tho enemy op
tieared. stating that tho Michigan Oth bad
surrendered early in the day. and demand-in-
an unconditional surrender by tho re
mainder cf the forces. It is said that a
threat was al-o made that, if Col. Lester did
not surrender, Gen. Crittenden and Colonel
Duffield who were taken out ol their beds
by the enemy at tho outset would be un
medially shot.
Col Lester rude into town, under jrotc -tiou
o( the iltg of truce, and ascertained that
be had to encounter a lorce of about four
thuiisuod. and that be could rely only on bl
own little handful ol men to sustain himself
His ammunition too had nearly given out,
the battery having ouly'sixty-fivc rounds of
ease and solid shot and the Infantry but a
few rounds of cartridges left. Ho returned,
and, alter a consultation with Capt. Hewitt
and Ins oEcers.it was determined to surrend
er, which was done at about five in the af
ternoon. The only loss that we can learn among the
officers is tho killing ot Capt. Kounds or tho
Michigan 'Jth- Neither tho battery nor lh
id Minnesota lost any officers. About twclvi
men ol the 3d were killed. It is thought
that at least one hundred and fifty of the
rebels must have been killed.
Tho strength o! the rebels was about 4000
cavalry two Georgia and ono Texas regt
cient being of the number.
Lieut. Btakely informs us that the rebus
burned tbo railroad bridge at Mnrrrecsbor.
and the bridge near bj.Louisril!e Jonrna, .
Ari-RortiATioNS for tue ARitr and navt.
Congress, during tho recent session, has
appropriated about eight hundred millions
oi d illars including upwards of five hundred
and sixty millions lor the array, and some
what less than one hundred millions Tor tho
navy.
leooD. w:tu the Hot Work crroRE L . A
Genieal Draft all round.
The rebel General Lee brags that hr- and
Stonewall Jacesox "turneaMcluxLAN .
right wing." ..",..
Out ol this arises a question wnien migin.
iffird some light and easy employment t
. - . n f tal Vl ft f 1 1 fFi a
our defeating societies, dhuj "
cd Santa Anna's Idt leg? wnien. us B
or our readers will recollect, is a wooden one.
Vanity Fair.
Tt... Kantb nnw maintains that slavery l"1
ri-ht and necessary and docs not depend upon.
complexion. Tho laws 01 me oiaiu jusl.jj
the holding ol white men in bondage. AirA-
mond Examiner.
-Stonewall" Jacesox. In view of the
facility with which this lamous Rebel mcives
himself from field to field, it usuggestod that
his soonfiief bo changed from "Stonewall
to " Portaite-fence" JaCKO.V.
It has been decided by judicial authority
in Vermont, that a man who has signed tho
enUstment toll of a regiment, although not
sworn in. is bound to service tho same as 11
he had taken tbe oath.
It having been projxsod to mate postage
stamps a legal currency, tho wags say the
Secretary, after eiviog the country "a shin
plaster currency," is now giving "a sticking
plaster currency."
Ono of the amusements of tho 4th in New
York, was a display of firo works in front of
the institution for tho blind. It was a big
thing for U10 uimatos 61 tiain3titatton, but
they ''couldn't tec it."

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