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THE BUKLINGTON FJREE PRESS, FRIDAY MORNING JULY 25, 1862.
G. IV. Sc G. G. BENEDICT.
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THE NEW AVAK 'FOLIC Y.
Wiinixoioj, Jul 22.
firtt. Ordered. That military commanders
within tbe States of Virginia, South Carolina,
Georzia. Florida. Alabama, alississippi.Louisiana,
Texas and Arkansas, mar. in an orderly manner.
eeile and nse any property, real or personal .which
may bo necessary or convenient for their several
commands aa supplies or for other military pur
poses, and that while property may be destroyed
for proper military tbjecti none shall be deitrojed
In wantonness or malice.
Second, That military and naval commanders
hall employ as laborers within and from said
States, so many person of African descent as can
be advantageously used lor military or nevai pur
poses, giving them reasonaoie wages ior me
Third. That as to loth property and persons
African descent, accounts shall be kept sufficient'
ly accurate and in detail to show quantities and
amounts, ani from whom both property ani such
rjersons shall hare come, as a basis upon which
compensation can be made in proper cases; and
the several departments of this government shall
attend to and perform their appropriate parts to
wards the elocution ot tiiese craers.
By order of the President.
rsiimedi E. M. STANTON.
Secretary of War.
This would seem at first blush to be a very
unnecessary order. By the first principles
of war, the property of the enemy may be
eeiied and used for military purposes ; and
as a general rule military commanders need'
ing laborers in the service, take them when
they can get tbem, without regard to de
scent, or color of eyes, hair or skin. But
is not such a superfluous regulation as i
micht seem to be to a distant observer. 0
the contrary the circumstances of th
strange contest have made this reiteration oi
the most obvious principles ol warfare, most
important and necessary. Not that there
has been no seizure of enemj's property or
employment of African liborcrs, but there
has been no rule on the subject. Too many
of our generals baTe gone on the theory that
we were not waging tear on a desperate and
unscrupulous enemy , but simply making
bear the arm oi the law before the eyes o
erring brothers, who were to b won by for
bearance. and whose property was to be pro
tected, at the expense of our own.
So as to the blacks, hitherto, one General
welcomes them to bis camp and uses them
for military purposes almost as freely as do
the rebels themselves. Another will not
even admit them within his lines though
they come with offers of willing muscles and
needed intelligence. This strange variance
is henceforth to cease. Out Generals are bid
to take notice that War is War. They are
t3 subsist their armies, as Tar as possible,
on the enemy, and to take help from loyal
men where they can get it, without distinc
tion of race and color. This common sense
policy once fairly inaugurated, and we may
hope that the preponderance of resources
and power on onr side will tell as it should
on the result. We are more than twice as
strong as the rebels, and we shall whip them
as soon as we are half as much in earnest.
PRESIDENT LINCOLXAS- APPEAL
TO THE BOIIDi It STATES.
The representatives and senators uf the
border slave-holding states having, by spe
cial invitation of the President, been con
vened at the Executive Mansion, Mr. Lincoln
addressed them as follows, from a written pa
per held in his band .-
Gentleman ; After tha adjournment of Con,
cress, now near, I shall have no opportunity of
i , .l. u -1 : :
seeing yon lor icicm uuuiui. wcitcmg ui
tou of tho border states hold more power for pood
than any other equal number ofmembers, I feel it
a duty which I cannot juitinaDly waive, to mate
I Intend no reproach or complaint when I assure
jon tha', In my cplalon. If you all had voted for the
resolution in tha gradual emancipation message of
last aiarcn, uo war wouianow do substantially
ended. And the plan therein proposed Is one of
tha most potent and swift means of ending it.
Let the states which are in rebellion aee definitely
and oertai&ly that in no event will the states you '
represent ever jola their proposed confederacy,
and they cannot much longer maintain the con
test. But you cannot divest them of their hope
to ultimately have you with them so long as you
show a determination to perpetuate the institu
tion within your own states. Beit them at elec
tions, as you have overwhelmingly done, and,
nothing daunted, they still claim you aa their
own- You and I know what the laver of their
power is. Break that later before their faces,
and they can shake you no snore forever.
'bloat of you have treated me with kind
set aad consideration, aal I trust you will not
think I Improperly toueh what Is exclusively
year own, whan, for the sake of the whole conn,
try, I ask, "cauyou, for your Stiles, do better
than to take the course I urs-e t Discarding punc
tilio and maxims adapted to more manageable
umes, ana lOOKlng only to toe unpreeeuenieaiT
stern facts of our case, can yen do better in any
possible event I You prefer that the constitution
al relation or the States to the nation shall be
preeticalli restored without disturbance of the in
stitution; and, if this were done, my whole duty,
in this respect, under the Constitution and my
oath of o&ee, would be performed. But it is not
done, and we are trvin? to aMomnlich it bv war.
The incidents of the war cannot be avoided. If
the war continues long, as it must if the object be
not sooner attained, the Institution in your States
will bo extiognishel by mere friction and abra
sionby the mere incidents of the war. It will
be gone, and you will have nothing valaefcleln
lieu of it. ilaeh of i's value is gone already.
Much better for you and for your people to take
the step which at once shortens the war. and se
cures substantial compensation for that which is
ore to oi wnony lost In any other event : now
much better to thus save the money which else we
sink lorever in the war ' IIow much better to do
it while we can, lest the war ere long render us
pecuniarily unable to do it ! IIow much better
for you, as seller, and the nation, as buyer, to sell
out and buy cut that without which the war could
never have been, than to sink both the thing tole
sold and the price'of it, in cutting one another's
I do not speak of emancipation at once, but of a
decision at once to emancipate gradually. Room
in South America for colonixation can be obtained
cheaply, in abundance, and when numbers shall
be large enough to be company and encouragement
lor one another, the freed people will not be so
reluetaot to go.
I am pressed with a difficulty not yet mentioned
one which threatens division among those who,
united, are none too strong. An instance of it is
known to you. Gen. Hunter is an honest man.
lie was, and I hope still is, my friend. I valued
him none the less for bis ag-eeing with me in the
general with that all men everywhere could be
freed. lie proclaimed all men free within certain
states, and I repudiated the proclamation, lie
expected more good and less harm from the measure
than I could believe would follow. Yet in repudi
ating it I gave dissatisfaction, if not offense, to
many whose support the country cannot afford to
lose. And this it not the end of it. The pressure
in this direction is still upon me and is increasing.
By conceding what I now ask you can relieve me,
and, much more, can relieve the country in this
Upon these considerations I have again begged
your attention to the massage of Alarch last. Be
fore leaving the Capitol, consider and discuss it
amor? yourselves. You are patriots and states
men, and as such I pray you consider this propo
sition; and at the least commend it to tne con
sideration of yonr states and people. As you
would perpetuate popular government for the best
people in the world, I beseech you that vou do in
no wise omit this- Our common country is in
great peril, demanding the loftiest views and bell
est action to bring a speedy relief. Once relieved,
its form of government is saved to the world; its
beloved history and cherished memories are vindi
cated, and its happy future fully assured and
rendered inconceivably grand, lo you, more than
to any others, the privilege is given to assure that
happiness and swell that grandeur, and to link
your names t&erewtth lorever.
To this address of the President two writ'
ten replies were made, one lor the majority
of the Border state men, twenty in nutnbir,
and one for the minority, seven in number,
The reply of the majority is a long pettifog
ging sort oi a document. It begins with
setting forth how ready the representatives
of the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Missou
ri and Maryland have been to aid the Presi
dent by voting men and money to support
the cause of the Government, notwithsand-
ing they had to face measures very disagree
able, and to hear doctrines very abhorrent to
them and their constituents. They then go
into a calculation of how much it will cost
to buy all the slaves, not those of loyal men
only, at $300 a head, and to send them out
of the country, or, as they put it. to send
out of the country 1600,000,000 worth of
la&or and leave- that amount of debt instead
In the next place, inasmuch as Senator
Wicklifie proposed an amendment that an
appropriation of half a million for the work
of state compensation should be attached to
the resolution recommended by the President
and adopted by Congress, and the senate
would not vote for it, they say they consider
ed the proposition as little better than
sham and so they would not vote for it. In
the next place they maintain the right to
hold slaves, and that is enough in their view
to justify their repelling all propositions to
yield it. Moreover, they do not see that the
resolution as passed without their votes has
done anything, and therefore, say they,
would have done no good for thera to vote
The rebellion rests, they say, on tho deter
mination of a smnority in the slave states to
break down national rule and put in its place
state domination, and on a belief of all
the rat that the free states are aiming to de
prive tbem of their property and rights, and
S3 they fight for self preservation. By what
infamous system of lying they have got this
notion not only the 400,000 slaveholders
but also the millions who never owned
slave they do not stop to explain, nor do
they allude to the atrocious revolutionary
violence bv means of which a vast population
sflnnth. Invallv nnrl rirelnftAhlv iIinoed. har
been forced, at peril of their lives, to side
with the rebellion. They have the u-.ual
reference to the "pestilent agitation" of the
Slavery question, and give the President con
siderable advice on the subject. However,
though they believe the passage of the reso
lution has djne harm instead ol good, if it
should ever appear that the yielding up ol
slavery is essential to the preservation of the
national unity, and distinct and tangible
propositions for compensation shall be made,
60 that the slave-holding States or peopl
will have only to consider whether they will
or will not accept them, they will then take
the subject into consideration, and do what
shall seem to them proper.
1'he minority talk much more reasonably,
Satisfied of the peril of affairs, and not being
able to Eee why, since the rebel leaders lavo
offered to abolish slavery, if thereby they can
secure foreign interference to aid them
destroying the Government of their country,
It is not quite as admissible to do it to save
the Government, they say they are ready to
do all in their power to advance the wishei
of the President. Their reply closes as fo!
Believin? that such were the motives that
prompted your address, and such the results to
which it looked, we cannot reconcile it to our
sense of duty, in this trying hour, to respond in a
spirit of fanlt.unding or querulousness over tho
tnings tnat are past- e are not disposed to seek
fcr the cause of present misfortunes in the errors
and wrongs of others who now propose to unite
with us io a common purpose. Jlut, on the other
band, we meet your address in the spirit in which
it was made, and, as loyal American, declare to
you and to the wotld that there is no sacrifice
that we are not ready to make to save the uovtrn
ment and institutions of our fathers.
That we, few of us though there may he, will
permit no men, from the N ortn or from the South
to go further than we in the accomplishment of
tne great work before us. That, in order to earr
out these views, we will, so far as may be in onr
wower, ask the people of the border Mates, calm
ly, deliberately, and fairly to consider your re.
commendations. We aro th: more emboldened to
assume this position from the fact, now become
History, that the leaders of the Southern rebellion
have offered to aboli-h slivery amonz them as a
condition of foreign intervention In favor of their
independence as a nation.
II they can give up slavery to destroy the
Union, we can surely ask our people to consider
the question of emancipation to save tho Union.
The paper is signed by Messrs. John W.
Xoell, Sam. S. Cueey, George P. Fisher, A.
. Clements. William G. Brown, Jacob
Blair, and V. i". Willey. Mr. Horace May-
nard of Tenn., makes a reply on his own
hook, which is published in connection with
that of the minority, a"nd agrees with It in
sen lament. Mr. Mavnard savs :
Alrtaly the rebellion hat cost us much, even to
our undoing; we are content. If need be, to give
up the rest to suppress iu We have stood by
you from the beginning of this struggle, and we
mean to stand by you, God willing, till the end
I did not rote for the resolution to which vou
llait, solely for the reason that at the time I
was absent at the Capital ot my own State. It Is
The address and replies, form a most ir.-i
teresting and suggestive chapter ol the histo
ry of this great struggle. The President,
having done his duty of exhortation and
warning to tbo Birdir States, will now
doubtless, proceed in tho line of bis duty to
the Nation. And the men of the Border
will have only themselves to blame, if
tbey find, m the progress of the war, that
they have lost, in the language ol the Presi
dent, " both the thing to be sold, and the
price for it "
Wo are pleased to find the position uf the
Burlington Sentinel defined. That paper first
praised the call of the Republican Sato Com
mittee, and laid donn promptly in advance
for the Convention, its properlineof eonduct,
the princiial feature ol which was to be a
thorough expurgation of all republican, ' ab
olition" and "radical " elements, measures
and men. It next "accepted " the rabid call
of the Democratic State Committee for the
Convention at Bellows Falls, declared that it
" loyally responded '" to it. and, in the per
son of iu editor, rfSciatcd as one of the Sec
retaries of the Convention and one of the
Committee on Resolutions. It was not whol
ly suited, however, with the tone of that
semi-secession conclave; expressed the opinion
that Mr. StoughtonV resolution should have
been adopted in addition to those reported by
the Committee (which reoommend the preser
vation of the Democratic party as the one
method of ireeerving the country,; and
waited on the fence for the result of the
Union State Convention. That convention,
strange to say, repudiated the rrosramma so
kindly laid down for it by the Sentinel, and
placed under its nominees, a platform
which said something and meant sometbin;
The eurni-f t republicans were not excluded
from the convention, as the Sentinel had said
they must be, and the honest anti-elavery
sentiment of ninety-nine cot of every hun
dred oi the citizens of Vermont, foupd -x
pression in the resolutions adopted.
The Sentinel now hoists loth the tickets at
the head of its column?, that its readers may
take their choice. It says that the Democratic
one is one that may well meet the wishes
of such ol our Democratic friends aa may
think best to rote a straight oat ticket,'
but tor its own part it shall vote the Union
ticket which ticket it proceeds to damage
by declaring Mr. Ilolbrook to be " one ol
the most conservative oi conservatives." We
all know what " conservative" means in the
dialect of the Sentinel and Boston Conner
it is preservative of slavery, nothing else.
On the whole the friends of both tickets
must be deeply grateful to the Seot-nel lor
its disinterested and straightforward sup
It is at any rate gratifying, as we said at
th start, to know where the Sentinel i. Its
for the present at least and until it conclude1
to vote the other or until a third ticket mav
be nominated, evidently sincerely intends to
go the Union ticket.
We go over this record of oar ncij-bbor's
political meaaderings and ill success io man
aging the eon?- ntiotte of its own and other
parties, from no unkind motive, but for the
lesaon it teaches, how hard it is in thi
northern mountain air to look one way and
paddle another ; b sustain slavery and op
pose a slavery rebellion
THE 5th I.N THE LATE PICIIT.
Below we give Lieut. Colonel Grant "s offi
eiil report of (be part taken by his regiment
in the "Ule of Savage's Station. Colonel
SmaHey was absent and Major Prootor is at
borne seriously ill of consumption, meantime
Lieut Col. Grant is winning laurels. It
will be noticed that Cant. J. R. Lewis of
this place, lias honorable mention, for gal
lant conduct :
UtilKjCAEtEas 5ta Reoims.it Vi Vols.,
Camp io the eld, July 9, 1S62.
Copt. Theodore Read, .1. A. Central.
Sir- I have the honor to report the part taken
by the 5th Vt. Regiment in tee action near Sav
age's station, on the Z9ta ult.
The ltegiment was deployed about half a mile
from the scene of cooSict, ana marenea in line
through the woods skirting the road running to
the left of, and nail' jarallel to, the railroad,
our right resting on the wood. Skirmishers fp-ra
another Regiment were deployed in front. We
came up to and passed the skirmishers who were
then engaged with the enemy's at a point where
the road leaves tne greatcpen ceia oi savage s Mi
tion. Pressing forward we immediately came in-
to another oren hid. At this point the roai in
lines to the left, so that our right rested across
the road, and as we advanced io the open field our
right company was thrown into toe tniclc brush,
which there skirted tie wood on the riitht. and
the comrany next to the right was mainly ia the
road. To our right and a little to the front was a
Unicn Regiment engaged witn a reoel lorco in
deep gorge 200 yards directly la our front. This
rebel force was so completely protected that it was
visible only as it rose to are. l lmtstciately or
dered a bayonet charge, which was executed at a
double quick in splendid style. Arproaching
witnin ill or ou yams oi tne gorge, toe re mi tcrce
protected there, broke an 1 ran la nearly every di
rectioa. I then ordctvd blt, nd Mwntog the
beet position the nature of the grcund admitted of,
opened fire upon an infantry force in fron and
beyond the gorge, which fire coaticued almost
without cessation until that of the enemy had en
tirely ceased and we were ordered from the field,
Our position was mainly in tho open field, our
left partially protected by a few scattering trees,
and cur centre and right by a few trees and a
sllzht swell of the ground in iront. tne enemy
opened upon us two volleys of musketry from
(spparently) mat numoer oi regiments anr con
tinued a galliog fire nntil after dark. A battery
further down the road poured into our rinks
craoe and canister wita deadly eueet. iwo oor
panics directed their fire mainly upon that battery.
which I am persuaded ai J muca towards silencing
it. During the engagement a close fire was also
opened upon us from the edge of the wood' to cur
The men fought &?bly and bravely,cheered on X
encourared bv their tracers. Some used their en
tire cumber of CO rounds of cartridges. Muskets
became heated and unserviceable ani were ex
changed for those of fallen comrades. It would
seem almost invidious to discriminate where all
did their duty so well. I cannot, Lowcrel, with
out injustice, fail to mention the signal services of
Capt- Charles P. Pudley, Capt. John R. Lewis
and 1st Lieut. Friend II. Barney. Uthers, doubt-
ess did caually well, but tne neroto conduct of
these particularly attracted my attention. Being
the only field officer present, I bad called Can:.
Charles W. Rse and Capt. Reuben 0. Beotcn,
two able and efficient officers, to assist me as act
ing field cGeers. They wero bjth wounded in the
early iart of' tbe engagement and left the field.
At the time the cross are openea upon us, 1
deemed it prudent to throw back two or three of
the lelt companies, and to so change their front
that tber would partially rsee tne woods and
thertby ecape an enfilading lire. Capt- Dudley
his cwn company having been eldest entliely cut
to pieces stepped callantly forward and assisted
me in this hazardous moveme-.t. Adj. C.1I. Foibes
performed efficient service. Tbe enemy's fire en
tirely ceased shcrtly after dark, and we were left
in undisputed possession of the position aatumed,
Shortly afterwards I reeeivel orders to withdraw
from tbe field, which was done in good order.
Oar loss was heavy. The list tf casualties al
ready furnished shows 31 killei, 113 woundeJ,
and 31 missing. This includes one man killed and
three wounded by shells befure Isaving our camp.
also ooe man taken prisoner a few tours belore
the action commenced. Id round cumbers our
loss in killed, wounded and missinz, was 20.
Surgeou William P. ha.sell aod Assistant surgeon
Henry C. hhaw wire untiring in their attention
to the wou&de-l. irurgeon Russell was detailed
to remain with them and share their fate1.
I remain very respectfully
Your Ott. Servant,
L. A. GRANT,
Lt. Col. Coaimabdicg the Regime!.!.
The Bellows Falls Times says: We under
stand that Mr. C W Clarke, of CbeUca. wb&
was placed upon the State Committee of the
seccsh convention held in Bellows Falls, de
clines to serve there, aod U for tbe Union
ticket, put up at Montr elier.
Cottox as men as Wool. A small lot of I
Cotton was sold in New York, on Thursday I
5 2 1-2 cents a pound, which is believed to
be the highest figure paid for cotton during
the history of the country.
Mil. SLIVAI1D IN REPLY TO THE
IlESOLUTIONS or THE CONfiltE-
Our readers will remember the resolutions
passed by the General Congregational Con
vention of Vermont, at Norwich last month,
tendering to the President and his associates
the hearty support and confidence of the
Congregational Ministers and Churches ol
the State, approving the course of tho Gov
ernment in Irecing itself from complicity
with slavery, and desiring the President and
Congress to use all their Constitution il pow
ers, for tbe removal of that as tho prmcirnl
exciting cau-e of this wicked rebellion. The
resolutions were duly forardfd to Wash
ington, and the Preeidnt'd reply, by tho Sec
retary of State, has been received for a copy
of which we are indebted to Rev. C. E. Ker
rin, the Moderator of the Convention.
DrraBTuaiT or Stste, )
WatipsTOx, July II, Ibfjt. (
To the Rmerend Cltri P.. frrrin,
Moderator, tft., $-c.
Sir, 1 have the honor to acknowledge the
reception of your cote of tke IS! ef June, aeeom
panied by a copy of resolution which were unan
imtttdy adopted by the General Convection of
Congregational linisters and Cburehcs recently
assembled at Norwich.
In oomplia&ee with your request, these reselu
tions bare been submitted to the Preeidert of the
I am instructed to express his cordial thanks for
tho assurances of confidence and support thns ten
dered ta him by a body so deservedly rest ectcd and
so wiisly ir.3atE.tial as the Congregational Church
of Vermont. The President is deeply impressed
by the fervent and hopeful patriotism and benevo
lence which rervale the resolutions. It is the
Union and tbe Constitution cf this country which
are at stake in the present nnhappy strife, but
that Union is cot a mere atrinccnt political bacd,
nor is that Constitution a lifeless or spiritless po
litical body. The Union is the guaranty of per
petual peace and prosperity to the American peo
ple, ant the Constitution is the ark of civil and
religious liberty for all classes and eonditior-s of
Who that careful!) reads the history of the ca
tions for the period that this Republic hss existed
under this Constitution and this Union, can fail to
see and to appreciate the infiutnee it has exerted
in meliorating the cocditiao of mankind ? Who
that justly appreciates that influence will under
take to foretell the misfortunes aad dsepecdeccy
which must occur on every continent, should this
nepublie deeistailat once from its auspteieus
career, ani be resolved into a confused medley cf
small, discordant and oootentioes States ? The
duty of the Christian col&eiies with that of the
Patriot, and the duty of the Priest with that of the
Soldier, in averting to sail and fearful a eosssum-
Be pleased, sir, to express these lentieients of
the Presidtst to tbe Rarer cud Gentlemen in whose
behalf you hare addressed me, together with as
suraijces of the trofiuud respect with which
have the bouor to be
Their humble Servant,
Wm. 11. SEwaas.
I'ltUJI NASHVILLE, TENN.
NaSBviXLE, Term., July 16.
To the Editor of the Huton Jounuit.
r-inee Sunday morning en intense exetteasent
has pervaded all claeret if our citiseia. At an
early biur od Sunday a courier arrived on a loam-
it steed, bringing the stertlio news that a bat
tle was going on at Murfreesbon, a towa about
thirty-tour miles from this city, between about
s'ji'1 ueorgia and lexas euerrutas under Colonel
Furrett, and tbe 11th .Michigan, Sitnneeota
and Hewetts Kentucky Battery, under Colonels
lsumeld and Crittenden.
the brare fellows fouaht from S o'clock in the
morning until 4 o cloek in the afternoon. Joins;
terrible execution, and repulsing every charge
made by tbe rebels, hoping lor re ioforcetnents
irom asnvuie; out, strange to say, although
thousand men eould hare been placed there in the
snort space ol two n-urs. cot an enort was made
lo relirie them, and not until alt their asansuai
tiun nad been expended, did the brave fellows sur
render. Injustice to titn. Dumoat we oaght to state
that he is absent on a lurlosgh of twenty daje,
the command of the forces here devolving upon
About one-third of aJurfreesboro' was burned
including the railroad depot an-i tbe bole!. It is
said that the depot was burned by the Federals
to prevent a large quantity of commissary stores
from falliog into the hands ot the rebels, but this
neeas coanrmanon. iol rorrest, on this
sioo, showed himself a eold-bearted villain, bv
shooting in cold blood eoire fifty negroes found in
tee federal camp alter tne surrender. Immedi
ately after the surrender jf the federal troops,
the rebels burnt the bridge oter Stent's river, and
so great was their fear of being captured, that
they did cot stop to bury their deal, but hired tho
inhabitants to perform tbe work, and itomediuely
retraced their steps.
It is reported, and I have co duubt of the faot,
that there was quite a large cumber of negroes
axiong the guerrillas. The excitement In the city
"il mcrraacu uj lue tews mat tne guerilla, at
ter the capture of cur forces at 31urfreesbe.ro',
were (moving on Nashville, aod also another nartv
numbering about ten or filteen thousand, were
moving on Nashville from the eastward; alo that
uen. Cbeatbara with another division was coming
by war of Clarkaville. In the absence of all relia
ble information, almost a panio prevaied, so much
so, u maoy irauticui persons, woo had come
here to remain temroranlr. left the cite on Sen.
day evening, and crossed to the north side cf the
nver, and the next ruornin left for Louisville.
Monday morning came, ani with it uc iscroiRe
of the excitement: the secessionists were iubilant.
gatheriug in small squads ia different portions of
we ciiy,priaupaiiy upou mo paono square,wnere
they showed their true colors by wishing the re.
turn of the rebels aui manifesting an overbearing
demeanor towards Union men, proclaiming toat
they had "spotted ' their men, ani when the Cun-
lederates returned they would execute it: eireu
hting the most improbable and exaggerated ac
counts of the number of the advancing forces, and
others of a similar character, bich tended to keep
the excitement at fever heat, ani co effort was
lelt uhtrted to increase it. In the meantime the
military had been ouietlr at work: larre bodiea
of troops, with several pieces of cannon, were sta
tioned on toe niga croun t eontb of the citr: pick
cts were ffung out seven or eight miles, and every
preparation msde to give the rebels a warm re
cepticn should they approach the city. Toe news
sp;e d like a prairie fire that cannon were planted
all around the Capitol on the high bluff overlook
ing mo cuy, aua cummin una; every portion 01 It.
This lookel as though there would be co evacua
tion. Soon a body of soldiers wero seen steadily
moving across the vtaza. planting acannon at the
head of South Market street and another on Water
street, and placed in such positions as to rake
these thoroughfares fLr a mile. Guards were
placed around the runs, and the men at their posts
ready for duty. Secesh began to be less exultant
as they saw the preparations made, not only to re
sist the foe without tbe city but to crush tbe Ice
within; ani n- t until it was well understood as a
fixed fact that under do circumstances would tbe
city be ,ired up until it had been laid in utter
ruins by the battery placed on Capitol Ilill, did
they alter their tone. Union men learcd the foe
within the city, in case of aa attack, more than
the outside foe: and there is bat little doubt that
the prtgiaaime ot secessionists was, in cae of an
attack upon the city, to shoot down from the
houses and lanes every Union man to bo found.
On almost every man you saw yon couli detect
the pistol belt well filled with the deadly revolver.
Tbo loyal men bad made up their minds to fight
to the last in defense of tbe city, and cot
to leave except the Federal forces shonli be de
feated. Towards night news was received from
Gen. Neagle, some ot whose feices woull arrive
'C the morrow, and also that a pottion of General
Uoell's forces were pushing rapidly in this direc
tion; a regiment or two bad arrived from Galla
tin and Kentucky, and a feeling cf security began
to be felt.
Yesterday there was a meeting ot the loyal
German citizens at the Court House, and a large
company was immediately enlisted tor the defense
oftheeny. The arrival if General MeCook in
our city, and the reception of deep.tches from
Gen. Nelson ani Gee. Buell, have aervee to allty
tbe exeitcinent. A large body of Gen. Nelion's
command will arrive to-day, aod with tho Iroopt
cow at Marlreetboro, we shall be able to cope
with any force which the rebels can brieg against
us. All ia quiet cow, but tbe utmost vigilance ia
exercised; the guns are in position, and Ken are
Tur.Xe."th Veskoxt arrive! at Washing
ton July 17th. after a wearisome journey.
A correspondent of tbe !?. V. Times says the
"rerlectovation"eaidtoha7eb?engiven to the
regiment m Baltimore, consisted of a display
of a few flags, and a feeble cheer raued by j responding to the new call for troops her
some governn tent erapluyces It is rumored 1 GStb regiment reached W a-hington on Fri
hat one man. was pui-oncd in Baltimore, day. They hail from the central patt of tho
It was not km rwn where the regiment was to
go from Washington, some saving to Clouds I
Mills, Va.,and thers to the James River. J
We IcarnOhit in Col. Whiting's official
report of the engagement at Savage s Station ,
the conduct of Capt. Solon Eaton, ol Lo. h..
ol the 21 Vermont, is thus handsomely
Capt, Solon Eaton, of Co. Kl with his company,
executed my order to charge bayocet in a manner
which calls for the highest praise. He dil it
bravely by with his already reduced command."
A correspondent at Winooeki sends us the
following fuller notice oi the circumstances
attending the death of young Davcno, of that
place, and a brief tribute to his estimable
Charles Darenowas ths ion of the late Ilustine
Daveno a worthy citiien cf this place. Ho died
at Winchester, Va., aged 20 years. IIS had been
confined in th. hospital with sickness, from which
he had tearly recovered and was heir ing take care
of others. On the day cf his death he said he
never felt much better; while bathing one of his
sick comrades with liniment, he sat down upon
the edge of the bed and fell back dead, from the
breaking ol a blood vessel a appeared upon ex
amination. He was troubled with a heart com
plaint. Charles Daveno was highly esteemed here
by all that knew him as a youg man of strictly
temperate habits and an amiable disposition, wish
ing to do all the good he could to others. I learn
from the Chaplain, Rev. Jlr. Woodward, and others
of the regiment, that he was a great favorite with
all, and had cot an enemy ia the regiment. It was
erteugh to make strong men weep to see his poor
feeble mother patt with her favorite son en whom
she leaned In her old age, but a mere trying thin,
to tell her that her beloved son was dead.
J. W. W.
There has been not a little exeitement in
Norwich, owing to tbe proceeding of the
nest of seoessioniets who are giving that
ilacc an unenviable notoriety. On the 16th
Captain Swett of the 17th U. S. infantry.es
ttUished a recruiting office at Norwich and
raised a flag. During tbe night, a patty of
seceiwionitts, ho haTe lately been very open
in their canduct. and reioicin over the so-
called "retreat of Gen. McClellan," got up
on tbe ruoi and sawed the flagstaff in two.
carrying away the flag. They aUo broke
the blinds of tbe windows and committed
other outrages. Capt. Swett the next day
sent another Sag, and an armed guard to
protect it. Measures were in progress on
Saturday to rrocure the arrest of tbe lead
ing traitors there with a view Ut giving them
a taste of Fort Wirren with what result
we hare not heard.
The Tenth Annual Fair ot tbo Vermont
State Agricultural Sooiety will ba held at
Rutland on tbe Oth, lOtit, 11th and 12th of
September next. A Convention of the Wool
Growers of this State and all person- of
other States interested in the production of
wool is also to be held at Holland, on the
Fair Ground, on Tuesday. Sept. 9th, at
o'clock. P. M-. to eoneidcT any and all
nuestion! appertaining to the production ol
wool and its preparation for m.rket.
.Mr. Arnold Smith of Barf, fell from a
high beam of his barn Sunday, and wi so
Sfverfly injured that h- diod.
Last Sunday, a body wa found in Barton
pond, which upon rxaimnation proved to be
that of a young man named Merrill, who
ba been missing for three or four weeks. It
is supposed that he went in to rutlbe and was
The bouse of a sir. Jacobs in Jjhnsun,
was struck by lightning last week Tuesday,
and a child of S years old killed and another
Mverely injured. The electric current came
do'.m the chimney, striking the children as
they were lying near tbe stove. Bat little
if any damage was done to tbe boose.
A bank oi some fifty tuhel of snow nas
still remaining on tbe loth ult., in a fHd
adjoining the road between lloxbury and
A " Gut E-NTDiFRtsx." The Rutland
Herald tells bow a number of individuals in
that commonly wide awake town have been
swindhid by an adventnrer who passed by
the name oi J. W. B. Coolcy, and pretended
to hail from Burlington. He sold 600 tick
ets in a ' gift enterprise," in Rutland, and
when the time came to distribute the prixes
of jewelry, pianos, bouses and bits, etc., of
which each holder of a 50 cent ticket was
expecting at least one, Mr. Cooley turned up
miving. In tho words of one of his victims
whose disappointment has driven bhn to
desperation and doggerel .
Rut this coot Cooley mm.
He coolly took em in,"
For on t&e twenty-fifth cf June
He skedaddled with the " tin !"
And he left tbe printers si!
With the tickets Ihey had hocght.
With cot a single button.
Much less a house and lot '
Merchants, Doctors, Druggists, too.
When Cooley ttvitd South,
Locked like Jonah in the whale,
" Down," eomcwhet, ia the mouth '"'
The IlerM 6ays " Burlington ought to be
ashamed ol h- rself to send such a wolf down
into our innocent sheep fold!" But Bur.
lington doesn't own Mr. Cooley He came
hither no one knows whence, while be ope
rated on the gullibles of Rutland, and de
parted no one knows whither.
Ji'dicul Reorganization. Tho following
is the new cast of Judicial Districts, to bo
presided over by the different Justices of the
Supreme Court .
1. New England (most)
Justice Nathan Clifford.
2. New York nd Vermont,
Justice Samuel Nelson.
3. Pcnnylvania and New Jersey,
Justice Robert C. Grier.
4. Del., Md., Va.. and N. Carolina,
Lh. Justice Roger B. Taney.
S. Car., Ga., Flu., Ala., and Mi.,
Juitice James M. Wayne.
La., Tex., Ark., Ky., and Tenn.
Justice John Catron.
Ohio and Indiana,
Justic- Noah II. Sivayne.
Mihigan,Wi;cotin and Illinois.
9. Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Minn,
Justice 'Daniel F.Miller.
".Nominated by President Lincoln
From Ecbope. European advice by the
last arrival arc to the 13th of July. The
Eoglifch press wan unanimous in the opinion
that the Union army under Uen. McClellan
had sustained a "severe reverse," and that
his locition was ''precarious " The Lon
don Herall says that the campaign is not
ended, but will be prolongel until "Europe
stays the uplifted ewoid." Sims of the
journals hope that a reconciliation may be
tffected, but the general orinian was that
the siegt ot Richmond would bt recom
menced. The London Times sijs the result
of the fighting proves that the rebel army
may maintain itself ia Virginia for a period
which may be indefinitely prolongel.
The State vl Illinois is next to Vermont in '
State, it. and around the home of the Presi-
dent, .and were organised within ten days af. .
ter tho call was issued.
THE TENTH VERMONT.
The Chittenden Company now numbers
seventy mennd according to present appear
ances will be full in less than a week. The
town of Milton alone furnishes, we are told.
thirty men ts (the 10th, and the other
towns in the county must ljok sharp to their
laurels. It is lourteen day since the date of
the order for the Regiment, and it is more
than half raised. Without doubt it will be
full within the thirty day. This is doing
well. The regiment will rendezvous at Brat
tleboro. Aid roit the Soldiers, ntox Milton. Tbe
Secretary of the Ladies IW.el Society of
Milton furnishes us tho following statement ;
The Ladies Belief Society of Jlilton Falls and
llctnity since January 1st, have sent to the -'Sanitary
Commission,'' three boxes, containing 3S0
articles cf wearing apparel and bed clothing and
various other things needful, valued at SI75 00.
All were disposed to give and to do One patri
otic Lad; ' contributions were estimnted at $ JO, assd
another gave over 50 yards of cl.th and made 12
pairs of slippers. The same Sceiet , within the
past year hare forwarded nine boxes for army
Fasdmns run August. The August rasjg-
azines give an the following hints with regard
to the externals of feminine humanity in this
midsummer of Ii62
" Shawls and dreeees male of the sane material
are much worn for walking toilettes, and are par
ticularly economical; as, when the dress becomes
somewhat old, it may be renovated by using the
shawl for making a new body. Mantles are of tbe
scail shape, quite deep at the back, with long,
square ends ia front. They ate made otcrcfe, gren
adine, or grenadine lertge. Braiding is still much
In vogue, and we lee, for the present season, a
great number of dresses with a jieket of the same,
made of while pekin, or nankeen, either plain,
flowered or striped, but in all cases ornamented
with braiding. It is always a iavorite style of or-
camcntleg children s dresses and pelisses aod tbis
season tlaek appears to be Ihe favorite color.
Worked on tuff, white or stone piiue, the effect is
very good, and for young ladies' morning dresses
nothing is prettier. Exaggeration in fashion Is
tho sure forerunner of simplicity. Many ladles,
as tf s&tictpatins the impending change, are wear-
leg skirta very slightly trimmed, but extremely
full, set ia larce box plaits at the waist, the only
trimmie being a narrow quilling at the bottom of
the skirt just above the heir. Crinolines are very
much reduced in sire at tbe top, but retain their
amplitude at the bottom acd are made with trains
to suit the ra.filooable skirts.
JtDOE llrcuts on Parit Men Jude
Hughes, of tbe UnitadStates Court of Claims,
always a Demicrat of tbe straightest sort,
recenilv made a speech at Indianapolis, in
response to a serenade. A report of bis re
He denounred in strong terms those who proless
devotion to the Union, and yet are so frightened
at the idea of sebjogarioa and emancipation.
" These avn" said be "seeea far more -ciious to
preserve the bond of the slave than the bead of
the Union. I am ef reset to a vir specially for
the purpose of eesancipation, but if, as an avoida
ble incident of the war, slavery should perish, let
it die. I Loud aprlause.1 I don't believe in pre
serving slave property for men whoa, hands are
red with the bieud ol our nelgnoors, friends aBJ
kindred. For the disposal of all such men I have
a plan If a Douglas maa wanted to know where
to go, I would say, follow Douglas, and ast ufoa
the petriotie precepts ot his 1 ist speech. If a
Douglas man were disloyal I would say, follow
your eandMiate forthe Vice Presidency, Johnson,
who is tn the rebel Congress Go there. A loyal
Bieektnricue sun should follow Mantoa and Urea
ioson aai t'utler. A disloyal fJreckieridge man
should so after IlrcekinraJge. A loyal Bell man
saoald follow the tilustsious Everett. A disloyal
one sBouli go where Bell is. For thereat of tboee
neotral men, who believe in fighting relel battles
ob loyal soil, 1 wouli form them all into a pro-
eeosioB. with seoessi n Bags and marabals selected
from the eth of January Coavetuion, an-i mareh
Isveos south to the tune 'la Dixie s Letl well
tike oar siaad.' " Laughter aod eheeriog.
WASHLioroa, July 17th
SENATE. The t'eoate nouveoed at 0 o'clock.
Air. Wright colored a personal protest agtlaet
the pnblleatioo of portions of the evideaee be
fore the Comuiltee on the Cossduct of the War.
Mr. Duolittlo reported with aaMaasaeBU tbe
bill to esUMiah a bureau ot Emigretica I's
object is the laesepeadeet emigration aad settle
meat aod eolonixati-in of people of Alrieaa dee
cant who tsay desire to emigrate to other eousj
tries, and to appoint a CoausierioBer.Cleik and two
The bill to defray tbe expeases of eareltiBg
the Delaware Indians was pasrtd.
The bill from tbe iloase making postage
stamps legal currency was passed.
Otber measures were acted upon, the "Senate
being alternately in opes and closed eoaeioc.
When 3 o'clock arrived, Mr. Feesescteo repor
ted that the treidenl had ao coxBmuaieatlat. to
The Prceideot's meseege on Confaoalion was
liid ob tbe table aa-i ordered to bo printed.
Asr. I!eidsbsot (Mo) submitted the following
reeolutioo, which was un nimously adopted
Ketoleed, That the thanks of the Senate be pre
sented to tbe Hon. Solomon Foot, rraeident pro
in of tbe ccnate, forthe digniled and impar
tial manner fa which he has performed bis du
ties while presiding over their deliberations du.
ring the present seeston.
The PassinaXT yro ttm expressed his full and
grateful appreeiation of the cordial expression
of Ihe Setwte relative to toe manner in whieh the
tfnues of the chair bad been performed iuties
that were delicate and olten laborious, involving
questions embarrassing aai perplexing. It equal
ly became him also to acknowledge tne courtesy
and forbcarar.e whieh had been manifested to
ward him la the discharge of those duties. He
wishes to acknowledge a hie obligation to Ihe
excellent cScers of ths Senate before htm. Their
country was most loved and revered when most
tried most honored when in peril. He would
indulge the hope that they might return here
recruited ia vigor, in strength, ia health, in
heart, and in hope, amid the rejoicings of a
mighty people restored to peaee, ucioa and har
mony. This was his ab.dtag filth and wouli be
his unceasing prajer.
He then declared the senate adjourned fit
Horse Various messages were received frora
the Senate concerning the passage of certain bills.
The Speaker signed cumerous enrotlel bills.
The ttll to divide Michigan into Judicial Dis
tricts was pased.
A request of the Secate to postpone tbe ad
journmect to 2 o'clock was agreed to.
Mr. Hooper of Mass. asked consent to intro
duce a bill that U. S. postage stamps unler sums
of $S shall be received for all du-s, and may be
received ia exchange for U- S. cotes. No pri
vate corporation or bank shall make act issue
any token, coto or device for less than one dol
lar, to circulate as money, under penalty of fine
Objection was made, when Mr. Hooper moved
to suspend the rules. Agreed to.
The bill passed, 62 against 23.
A joint resolution was passed suspending tho
sales of the lands of tbe hennas. Sac, a n-t Fox
Indians until Ihe Ith of Mareh next.
A message from the President was rteeif ed and
read; he says he has approved of both the con-cs-atioa
bill and auppi emental resilulloc, con-
sidericg both one aet.
Deatuj or VtRMJAT Soldhrs. The N.
Y. 7'niti'ie ef the 19th contains tbe follow
ing list of deaths of Vermont soUiers in Ihe
hospitals at Baltimore .
C. M. Cole, Co. C, 31 Uegt.
C. Garrin, Co. B, 3d Regt.
N. Ij. Bixter, Drumm-r, 5th.
C. C. Waller. Co. C, 6tb.
Patterson Park Hospital.
II. E. Grout, Co. C. 6th.
Tue Slventu t. Redcced to 300 Men.
A coritxfondent of tho Boston TraoeVr,writ
ing Irom the camp near Vickeburgh,ays :
To show vou huw they hive stood the
work and labors ol the war. let me give you
the number of each regiment that paraded
at drill en the 14th of July, at 5 o'clock A.
M. : 30tb Mail., tho first tu report, with
500 men; Oth Com., 350 men; 7th Vt.,
300 ; 4th Wisconsin, CO men, less than a
captain's command ; Nim's battery bad less
than 50 men ; and yet tbe drill and labor
required ol the troops is not relaxed in the
least. More soldiers will be lost by disease
than by the bullet.
The New York Evening l'ott, one of the
must enterprising sod reliable uf tie New
York dailies, bus jus. procured a new eight
cylinder pre-- and machinery with which to
operate it, at an exin-nee ol about $10,000.
The Tost is one thi best papers io the coun
try, and we rejoice at this evidence cf its
The following statement ia given by the
Washington coirespondent of the I'niUde!-
phia Inquirer .
Among Iho many reports which are afloat
. !..: il.. nnr troon? will receive
uru.j ,3 vi - i
orders, in Ihe course oi a few days, to evac
uato the present encampment on JamesMivfr.
-I-1 -. - . ..nt.M-.lthe nno. and
1UO position IS I ej mi... ."j .
the troops are suffering terribly lor want oi
nnre ami whulesome water. Diarrhea and
dysentery are very prevalent.
Uen. -McClellan is luiiy me so iu.
his position, 'but will not even if he does
not evacuate Harrison's Landing make an
advance movement for some week".
The Nashville Vnton calls for a million of
soldiers, ono hundred thousand in ivery cot
ton State und a vast army m the Burder
Tho President has been urged to eall out
more troops, and hy draft if not at since pro
vided. He will decide upun this policy alter
consulting with Gen. Halleck, and then
make his ProcUiiiatiotw tu the People and
Guv. Todd of Ohio, b.u (Stlle-l out vjIhu
tesrs ior 30 dsye to dfend the State agiintt
incursion from Kentucky.
The Memphis correspondent of the Chica
go TriSune says :
" The Grenada Appeal intimate, tltot the
Confederates in considerable fuiee are mov
ing upon Nashville.
" Iteauregard has been shelved by Jell
Davis, and Gens. Pnee and Brigsr plated in
command of tbo Ssuthern ary."
According to the Wabington correspond
ence of the New York Post .
The rebels have had their grand council
at Richmond, and have resolved upon thir
future plana and policy. Ths rebel hjaja
thizers hereabouts will have) it that Davii s
generals overruled him in council, und de
cided upon offensive movements, among ottser
things to puti on into Jlaryland.
They will have hnt to ask (Jen. Pope's
consent to do this II is well known here
that Davis has from the trot oppo-ed any
thing calculated to ruue up the clw of
people at the North who have taken no a -tive
part in tha war. He is too able and
shrewd not to know that when the en
tire North wills anything it will be done, at
no tcatler what cost of life or oi means
The attempt to capture Washington he
knows would j reduce just that tflect, and he
will probably avoid everything ol the kind.
His generals are anxious to push into the
free States into Ohio and Pennsylvania.
There is giod evidence that he will hesitate
long before giving bis consent.
CoxrunrjiT to Senator Foot. Just be
lore the final adjournment of the Ssoa e, the
following reeolutioB was Htsaoimously adopt
ed Retained. That the thanks of the Se;te he pre
sented to lion. Solomon Foot, PressrlesH pre ten
of the Senate, for the dignified aad I eb partial ataa
ner is which he has performed his datfes while
pjesidieg over their Creliberatloc during the pres.
The President pro lem expressed hss) foil
and gratelul appreciation of the cordial ex
pression of the Senate relative to the man
ner in which the duties of the chair had
b-en jietiormed duties that were flelscaf
and olten laborious, involving questions etn-birra-eingand
perplexing. It equally be
cami bim also to acknowledge the courtly
and iorhearanee nliicfa hud beers loAiiifefi'tt-d
toward him in the discharging -it those du
ties. He wished to acknowledge a like obli
gation to the excellent officers of the Senate
belore him. Their country was most hived
and revered n bi n most tried most hi-norcl
when in peril. He wuuM indulge the hope
that they might return here remitted in
vigor, in strength, in health, in heart and
hope, amid tbe rejaicing of a mighty people
restored to peace, uoion and harmony. ThH
was bis abiding faith, and would be hie un
.'I I LIT.V It V I'.VRTISANSI 1 1 P.
It is a protoaoti pity for the cause of the
country and go id .government that tbe Gen
eral who is now in front ot the enemy at
KicbHond, the citadel of the lebellion at
which tbe heavy blow mint be struck, is the
favorite Uencral of all those in the country
who secretly wi-h the success of the conspir
acy, or who whose loyalty is a Is-ging. in
sincere, mob-ootri pealed patriotum. Mr.
Fernando Wood. .Mr. ValfcinJighiin, and the
newepuiKrs which strenuously tabor to de
feat the restoration of tbe Union by propeH
ing the conditijns upon which it i-bould he
done, in the hope oi dividing public senti
ment, arc all the must vehement and unecru
jiuloua partisan of Gee McClellan. They en
deavor to make it appear that tbe Govern
ment i- opposed to bim, iu order to use his
military popularity as a lever agttmt tl
Administration and the war.
Our own faith in General McCMIan'e) loy
alty and ability is nat in tbo least shaken hy
the vociferous applause of men whose politi
cal principles are as inhuman as their pat
riotism n conditional. He has bad tbe great
gjod sense to bold his tongue and do the best
he can. But the interests of no one man are
of the least importance in this war. If for
any reason whatever his presence in tba Po
t jmac army should seem to threaten tbe ab
ekmte and final success of our cause, howev
er guiltless and able we may think him, we
should most earnestly advocate his removal ,
and wo cannot conceive bow his presence
should beoume uadceirable except through
the persistent effart to make him tho idol of
the least earnest supporters of the war. The
moment the people believe that be has tha
east sympathy with the spirit ot tbe papers
that most vehemently praise him at the ex
pense ot every body else, that moment his
Usefulness aa a Union General is gone. Tltr
Mas. Oes. Hurt W. IIallece, U. S. a.
General Henry Wager Halleck is one oi
the four Maiir fienprnU eif she ...n!.. ......
nf thn finite.' SnfAa Ifn . .km, rn ....
years oi age, and was born in We ton. Onei
h n...,-.- v.l. .-i u i, ..
wi'ji -icw iuia, nuciu ins granuiatn
tr, one hundred vears old, and still hale and
hearty resides at the present time. Gen.
TfallAt. an,- I, T.i:. I
...... a. vu.wtu mo .ixiiikarv iiMueuiy, as a
.- - - - - " - " - -v. BWU. IU11U 1 1 J
his class, and was breveted second lieutenant
oi engineers July 1, 1839. He was Aoiing
A-sistant Professor of engineering at the
Military Academy Irom July, 1S39, to June
till l I . loie i. . .
luujuuaij acto, no was appointcu
firnt lieutenant, ami Hnrin.. IS, -
. ...w jwii Mas
elected by the coijtnittee .f the Lowell In
stitute, at Boston, to deliver one of tLe regu
lar oours.- uf lectures, tho subject bean"
"Military Science and Art." In 1847 he
was breveted captain lor calknt conduct in
ifEaira with the enemy on the 19th and 20th
days of N'ove-uber, 1SJ7, and for meritorious
service in California. Was Secretary of
SLitH flf tha rrrit...v ,.l 11. . 1 I
j wumuiHM uhuh Qe
military governments of Generals Keartiov,
Ma-vu and Kiley. from 1347 to the end "ul
1H J lie wasebiei ol the svtafj of Commo
dore Shubrick. in the nne.l .irul ml!;.....
. u. 1 1 1 .... j it
erations on the Pacific coast in 1347 and
lfi-io and was member of tbe convention in
1S49 tO fllTin. anil Of tllA mnnmrl... ... .! I.
. ........ .i, hj mjnB
tbe constitution of the State of Calilornia.
In July, 1353, ho was appointed e-ancain "of
Indet indent nf hta mil it- ,w.
, " 'J wfi;nij, vicu.
Halleck is noted as an able lawyer of San
Francisco. Ho left hue 1
Ukeupi.r-n-indelencei.ttheoause t the
Guvernuient of the Uniteu States, and wa
created bv Coin-rcs a M vtr f l.r.. . I ..I . .
army, his oommiasiou bearing date Augmt
u, aoux. ne is repuiea to bo a very wealihv
man and a good soldier.
The hoary old traitor. Gen. Twizir;. disrf
at Auguita, Georgia, on tbe 15th of July.
His name was struck fiom the rolls of tbe
army as a coward and traitor," and with
that taint on his military name he died. He
tint held a prominent position amon the
rebels, hating been commander ot the
Georgia troops and of the post at N'cw Oi
lcans. At the latter place he was succeeded
by Gen Ijve:I.
Keep mo clean, and I am like every body ;
scratch me on the back, and I am like nobo
dy? A lookinpylass.
Osa-vge Cocmt. The Union i...
Convention, he!d at C!il-a, July IVr ,
in nomination the following County , j
Senators James M. Bars. il!ian- , .
Alvah B an, of Wett Fairlee.
Assistant Judges Horace Strietlji, I
Bradlord; Ebenexer lits-. of Williams:
State s Attorney John Howell. -ford.
Sheriff Royal Burnham. of SitjH r.
High Bailiff J. P. Cleveland, I H-...
Judge oj Probate Bradford Di'hir -.
II. Gilmore. Fairlee.
Judge oj Probate Randolph Viw- -K.
Cleveland, of Brook6eld.
Twool the nominees arc old Din u -'
Mr. Bean, and Ebemzer Base.
Washington Cctntv. The Union I" i
Convention at Montpelier, July 19. n m
ted the blowing County ticket :
Senators K. Riehardson, Mont.
Addison Peek. East Montpelier . P. D. Br,
Assistant Judges Calvin Fullcrton. W,.
fieM ; A. K. W arren. It-rlin.
Judge of Proialer. It- .Merrill, M nt
State s Attorney C. II. Hmth, Plai t
Sheriff A. M. Jackman, Btrre.
ll.gh BatkfZ. C. Watson, Worcse.' r
The nominees are mil He publican's ex
Hon. Addison Pes, of Bast ilonlpei
who i a Democrat.
nominated the follow ing ticket .
Thotuas E. Powers. Woocfctuck. 1
James A. Pollard. Plymouth, J -.
Noah B- Safftrd, Hartford. )
John S. Marcy. RoTfltoo. t ,Jj7 ,
J. W. Colbusn, SpringoVkJ. '
John Porter. Hartford, Judge ol V
Wm. M. I'ingry, Weathertfi. Id. J:
Protee for I "ndtor Dutri-1 .
Wm. RoowK Cheater, SsWc j Attorney
Lorenzo K-ciiroorsd, Woodstock, Sheriff
Joseph Adatai, Caveiah, High Bm i
Pimtase Sta-ifs as CcRRi-vir. I -just
fisssaed by Congress authorin- ;
ments in Postage stamp?, reads as foil w.
Bt tt enacted f th Senile and Ho, -
imliVeet of the United Asolee of Amn-i
e-rts isee-tVwt, That the Secretary "f t! . '
arj he aod he is herehjr directed to furoi--.ssastaat
Treasnrer and such designated 1-t
ries ef Ihe Uifted Stalee as may te by
Ie.ted, tc seeh sums as he may deem ex;' .
the postage arid other stamps of the I'nite-i --.
ts he exchanged by them on application, f r '
ted Slates notes; and from and alter the 1-t 1
.tugast Bext neb stamps shall be receira
paj meat of all due to the United States U - .
Sre dollars aad shall I-e received ia exchari.
I'aitew -tales Botes when pretested to any .1
eat Treasurer or aoj deeigaatel dep..it-.rj t
id as aforesaid, is some not less thao fir i
A sfceond section prohibits on penal - v
Sue nd imprisonment tbe issue of shmr
ters by corporations and individual.
lis general tufcpprehllon io re.'er.
t tbe act has ertlled torth from WasAn -through
the raedum of the dispa!-'
the Associated Preee. tbe following 3.u
Under the provisions of this act the -of
the Trees. ry aad not the Poaunaater '.c-r,-.
is directed to furnish postage and other star
the assistant treasurers aod such designate . .
poeitoties ef the L'Bited S tales, as the furrrer
select, to be eiseaaged by them ob apoli
for l aiteel States note, and from and al'--et
day of Aagust Belt, such stomps shall
eerol ia paisaeat of all dues to the Unite!
lees thaa ave dollars an-i ehall be reeeir I
cbaBfe lor failed States Botes when pr--SBoas
sot less thaa five dullars to any i
treasarer or depository selected a a
fleace this lew does not make p-ietege
legal tenter, nor dees it require poetma-' -receive
tae-n ha exebaage for U. do e
lt is expected that the Secretary will :.
postage Hasps to be used as a circulating in
assder Ihe law, ia each forn that tbey eaur
ttueheii to tetters or other mailable matter
Upe will bo eachecg-Mt by poeteeaeicrs I
rogolar postage stamps, beeades being re-W' .
ia treasury Botes by the aseiataoc tresKrr- -such
desittated depoeswrsei aa tne eci.r
the Treasury may select.
To pes age stasape can be exchanged a
offices or redeemed by toe troasary depart l
ualeas lurnieaed through the effioes !
Postage its taps bow a Id by Poetsaeeter i
exebangeable or redeemable by them, an-i t!
stamps are gummed to pasteboard or other -1
which soils or readers theea uafit to be .
the payasent of postage, tbey will be ret - 1
pottage, because when -o soiled they can
distinguished fruea st.upa which bars a
been u,ed for postage.
Tax Fourth in a Rieix Prison. A ! ;
from a Union Officer gives tbe following ; -gramme
for a celebration of the 4tb of .'
in the ptusun at Salisbury, N C , fkrai-. 1
t-r which hid been obtained ot the re'-. i
Fourth of July Cesosarttee Col. 3irpV - -Pennsylvania;
Lt. Cel. Neff, 11 Keataek" . -Uray,
IT. S. A.; I'aj master Stoekwell, !". ;
Lieut. Walton, 3d Ceeaeetieut; Capt I- -
.New York; and Maj. Casaidy, 3Jd.NeT: -
Col. Crocker, of the 9Jd New York, t- r-
lieelaratiea of iBdeBeaoence.
Lieut- Cel. Ueoedict, Tilb New York, tj
TTashinrtoa's Fateweil Address.
An Origieal l'ocas, to be recited by Capt. L'
of tho Id Veriaoat.
Vocal Jlusse nader tbe 3ircetten of Lieut. L
tiamee aad race by the Pnvelea, ia the a"
cooa for whieh the Odacora eoatriboled Pnies
The dispatch narrating the iscape of '
rebel gunboat resra'ar from the Yazoo r:v :
ease the Ar lamas passed down the river. tr.
U. S. gunboat Vysr "preceding her ai:
maintaining a running fight," eke. lt '
evidently "nip and tuek, and the d.iga lee-'
The slaves are rapidly lenviag tbe plan's
ti-josiu Issue-Mrs. Upon one plau'ati "
where formerly one hundred and ten wei
employed, ooly ten okl men are left. Ab i:
two thousand slaves 1,-ive clustered about f
the liendrpi liter? ol G-n Phelp. in the t
per irt of the esty. Ihey cot-eider t".
their friend and protector.
STATE OF VEKJIO.Vr.
Aoa'r. asid Issr-R- Gbxebal's Orrict,
Woodstock, July 9, 15I.
GENERAL ORDER SO. 8.
In pursuance of a requisition made by the Fr'
ident ef the United States upon the GoverB"r
the State of Vermont, aDd in aesordxnee with tu'
ther communications from the War Departrn'
making it necessary that an adlitional porti -n
the quota of troops from Vermsnt ihoull be rai
without delay, it is hereby ordered, that a r-.-ment
cf Infantry, to te denominated the EIee "
Regiment of Vermont Volunteers be immedtat-
raised in this State, lo serve in the Army f
United States for Iho term of three years, onle
ReeiBiting slattern will be eelabli-hed wr.h
delay, ef which due notice will be given.
tij eider of His Excellency.
Governor and Commaader-tn-Cate:
Pxtir T. Waihbcb-i.
Adjutant and Inspect' r Genet .1
STAT 15 OF VER.MOXT.
Amis roR the Xiw Troors. The N i
Commmerciai Advertise says :
'It is supposcel that there are anas enuUii
in the country at the preeent time to put an
effective force o 200,000 men in tbe field,
ana a the government agents are receivitK
heavy and frctiueut consignments of anus
from Europe is probable that bT tbe tta
300.000 required under the new call are en
rolled thero will be guns enough to supply
ArroisTiiiNT. We learn that JohnSpa?
ord has been appointed Poet Mater at Luj
low. ticc C. S. Mason, leuinveJ. Ma.-.jn at
tended the lata Bellows Falhi ionttntun
and is understood to have supported its Bi
tten, and to have dtnounced Mr. Stoughtoa
and voted against his resolution eudcrsio.
the administration. "Old Abe'' d. n't want
any servants who make war upon his efforts
to tKiuelch treason. Rutland Herald.