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WAIHINO.TON, D. C.t
FRIDAY, f DEC. 12, 1W2.
n-Thl Ozne. of the National KennoH.
can l t Ml Htnth mtntt, Wwni Pinn.
ylrmnla muu and D ilmt, (p Stairs.)
Our news by telegraph from Fredericksburg
U of the most Interesting character. Ii would
appear that Urge portion of our force It over
the river, and a battle U expected to-day, that
U, If the rebel army, or what l left of It, haa
not rnn away dnrlng last night.
In tit dlipatch of the Zd of laat August to
Got. Seward, fr. Adame ,1ves na the whole
secret of Brltlth policy towarda America In the
following few and plain worda i
"The a jmpathlea of the higher classes are
decidedly enllated In the struggle, not from any
particular affection for either aide, far from a
longing to ut (As pot II kot never of Iht Unittd
Stattt permantntly impairta.1
Brltlth ststee'men hiTe not alwaya avowed
thlt motive, althonghthey hare frequently done
so. Bat they hare never assigned any other
reason for their conduct, nor has any other
been plsnslhly conjectured. We, of course, re
ject, at transparently Idle and flimsy, the tug'
gettlon, that they faror accession because they
need cotton, since It It manifest that they
could only hope to get their old inppllet of that
article by dlscouutenauclDg the rebellion, and
thereby assisting In the restoration of peace In
The actual reasoning of the governing classes
of Oreat Britain, as described by Mr. Adamt,
It just what we ought to hare foreteen, and to
hare been prepared for. As the world goes. It
Is sound reasoning, and adroitly at Governor
Seward ttttes, In reply, the considerations
which should reconcile Great Britain to the
continued growth of American power, we hare
no sort of belief that he haa ahaken, or can
shske, the opinion of a single Englishmen to
the contrary. It may be true, at Governor
Seward tnyt It It In hit alwaya apt and felici
tous language, that traditions, and Institutions,
and commercial character, will always Incline
the United States to peace) but Great Britain
knowt well that the best guaranty of tecnrlty
and Independence It power, and, for long years,
the first naval and commercial nation In the
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world, Great Britain cannot sink to a second ,
position through the overshadowing growth of
the United States without the most painful re-
pugnance. It It In Tain that Gov. Seward as-
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uic9 iucili iuai uiu tans, language, uuu rcu
glon, are substantially the same as hers. He I A
does not explain hon that mends the matter.
If we spoke Dutch or Calmuck Tartar, Instead I
of Anglo-Saxon, and believed In the Knrin.ln
stead of the Bible, It is not obvious that lb .1 THE IFDLRAL TROOF-1 ADVANCING.
supremacy, In the atfalrs of the world, which SrTIous December 11.
we were attaining when this rebellion broke j To ..,. 0tu. HM.ck, Common ItrAn-CSUJ:
out, would have been any more dangerous nr j Further details are received from Generate
offensive to Oreat Britain than It Is now. giant and Herron from the battle-ground at
.. . . ,. .0.1.1.1 .. t Prairie Grove, near Fayetterille, Arkansas.
It may be really true that British pow er de- 0ar ,,, ,, $ woun jj,, now. ,,.
pends upon the wealth, population, Industry mated at a thousand. That i.f tbo enemy at
and developed arts or the Brltlth Islands, but 1 over two thousand. The rebels left many of
that Is not their received theory. Great Britain jr dead and most of their wounded for us to
Is Imperial, because her possessions dot the Extensive hospitals will be improvised In Fay
globe, and the English know well that colonies, ettevllle. Person! who hare returned report
without naval supremacy are only prim tO)'be enemy aa 28,000 strong Their artillery
tempt the cupidity of enemies. By whs. tenure KtTlZSi.. filled with ammunl
would Great Britain have held India, after a Hon, and a large number of tmall arms. Gen
few years more of expansion htd linked thn eral Blunt moves forward tq-day on Cave mil,
o..i i.k.u. ..1. ..1 ..r . ... . iii General Herron remaining at Prairie Grove.
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bat tenure would the hold Jamaica and Cana-'
da, nlth the population of the United States
only double what It now Is 1
Ii is wisest on all accounts to look at th.
it is wisest, on ait accounts, to look at the
fact and cansea of British opinion, Ju-t as they
are. It Is not malignity wblch Induces British
statesmen to desire the disruption of the Ame-
rlcau Union, but telf-Interest. The case, there-
tore, aoes not can tor, orjustny resentment, as
we cannot rationally find fault with others for
deslrlag their own advantage, where ther do
not actually trespass upon our rights
Fqbd's. Mk. aitd Miss Ricuinos Among
our earliest and most pleasurable stage rerol
lections of men and things asthey existed aud
were known In the better days of the drama and
the old Park Theatre, may be ranked the no
veteran, Mr. Teler Rlchlngs In public, an un
surpassed actor j Iu prlTaie, an educated, mi
ned, and accomplished gentleman
Mr Rlchlngs has the credit of teaching two
of tbe most celebrated ladles who now ndoui
the profession t Matilda Herron and Carolina
Rlchlngs. The patrons of thedramaiindoKra
have had the opportunity of seeing and proWng
lth preceptor and pupils, and tt were uusieof
material to saymorethanthattbe nlllto night
demonstrate a Just appreciation of Miss Rich
ings' high merit l) giving her u cordial preet
lug for her Ixnetit. She will glre her own traur
latlon and rendition of what the "Daughter of
the Regiment" should be. The very T.lcked
operatle spectacle, .'SatanellV lain rehear.,,
serve lorce to move ut any moment.
tfrqczsTRAiioN. B uu urder, (No. Hl,j r Forrt-thasreachedClarksvllleand holds that
sued Immediate!) upon the occupation uf the I !" ith considerable fore
Lafourche district, Gen Butler declared all from Porre..W,..ir...
propertj Iu the dlMrlcl swmesttrcd, auj jll Kiktkiss Monkoe, Dec. 10 MaJorOeueral
sails aod transfers lllrul He appolntid al iJls has Issued a proclamation declaring that
the same tlim j military loiumlsslou tu laW un iltctlun tj ballot shall he held on Mondaj,
, r .1 . i . .1 n .i .r t , Utxemlier Jii, for a ripresentaiive to fill a ta-
tharire of the plantation, On tLi .'111. of Nu cdri0J , ,,. Vhlrlj seventh i ongrees or the
vember, Cwi Butler Issue I an nrdir, ixteiidlu,' LmtidSta'es, iu tin. Second li.'lrlct of Virgin,
tht provisions of Order No. 91, to all that irt la All persons entitled aud dtcllnlng to lote,
of the State of LoulsUtu , ... of the Mlsslsslp. pJ$2Z&.
pi rher, excel t the parishes of Orleans, St i Ject to all the penalties of disloyalty.
Bernard, und Plaquemlucs. Quartermaster Ludlow had ll.. new gunboat
These are severe measures, but the urncm ' Jcssup launched to-day at.Noifnlk This la the
...... . . ..... , , I nit the rebels loimuenced at llie yard of Mr.
rebellion Is of such a nature that It cau m.l I e Nmi uefore ,e ,Urrender ! Norfolk, and
ended by stripping the ribel leaders ol nil their which Ins been completed lij the United States
property dutrrnmeat, uuder the d!reilt)n of Caplalu
I udlon .
SrmETAHYSwtTH.oftlielnterlor Department (,Cn lele has Issued tho following regula
is expected to leilgn his iotltlou about the lit ll' n for Hie trade or Norfolk i
nr Tanuart Tin I'reiH. m u nn.ler.i.. .,i tr. Ml licenses for trade, under city ordinance,
ofjanuar). .he I resident It understood to wl, b(, renewtd at these Udquartert beforethe
hae said, that If he confirms tin appointment jjh, llM No such licenses . II be granted ex
eru successor from the elate or Indiana, Judn'e cept tu loyal citizens. All go Is 111 be sold at
Usher Trill probabl) I e ..lected The friend. I "' cs "ol "feeding a ftlr pr. i.t to the dealer,
- T. TIrtl, ,,.,..,. . and aui persou who shall chir u unreasonable.
of Judge Holt, I.OHeecr,,eem .outldeut that ..,,. 0' ' ibltant prices, shall have his license
this will not be the ease, and that I.e. w I le
celve the appointment.
V may state, In this louueilluu, that tbe
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iciavo iuu uuiriB cuijjiujcu iu uic iutri iur tit:
partment Intend presenting the Secret an Mih
a splendi 1 sliver service on hit retiring Iron.
Q7The if lection of Mr. OUn, or Ne loik,
at Chairman or the Committee on Mllltar) Af
faire In the Home, t- Mr. Blair, of Missouri,
(resigned,) Is a deserved recognition of Mr.
Olln's ability, Industry and experience In legls.
lation. The potitluu, always an liuportsnt
one, la pre-eminently eo during this great war.
Mr. OUn la equal to all Its duties
Navax Onoust. The following officers have
been ordered to the tteam aloop-of wsr Iroquois
Lieut. Com. Wm. . Fltzhugb, Lieutenant II
. Hulls, boatswain George H. Downs Act.
Ingolnnteer Lieutenant Joseph P Couihnsy
ana acting eueigndameto.jucj.eau nave uwn
oraerra to tne eteamer coiumuia.
TUB BOMBARDMENT OF FRED.
The fol lowing dlipatchea were recelred In
tbUc.tjr jeiterdaj moral tyr, and published in
the Star of lit TQlng. It trill to teen that
the work hat commenced, and If It remit In
the defeat of Let and Jackeou, as God grant It
mar, all U veil. It 1 the taking of these men
that Is needed to put an end to the war, and not
the taking of Richmond, allowing these armies
to eecape further South i
Headqi-artirs Akmt or Tin Potomac.
DecemUrll Oa. in.
EverrthlDir laat nljrht was Imstle and actlTl
tr. as to-day was the time fixed for the crossing
of the river. Dnrlng the night, the pontoons
were conveyed to the river, and the artillery,
143 pieces, placed In position opposite the city.
At 5 o'clock this corning, the rebels fired two
eltznal guns, while, during the latter part of the
night, rockets was frequently seen within their
At 3 o'clock. the constractlonofthreebrldires
In front of the city was commenced, and when
about completed, the enemy opened a murder
ous fire of infantry from the houses on the river
bank. Up to this time, not a shot had been
fired from our side. The engineers were driven
from the bridge, and several killed and wounded.
At 0 o'clock Oen. Bnrnslde ordered all the
guns to open on the city.
The cannonade, which has continued ulth
out Interruption up to the present time, Is ter
rible. The city Is on fire, and Its destruction
appears to be certain.
The enemy, about 7 o'clock, opened, with
their heavy guns, from their works; but, so far,
have done no serious Injury.
General Franklin constructed his bridge
about three miles below the cllr, meeting with
but slight opposition. Ills troops are now
The gunboats are now- shelling the enemy,
about fifteen miles down the river, where they
have been concentrating their forces during the
pant two days.
The concentrated fire of our batteries on the
city ha hid the effect of driving back the ene
my's Infantry, an d the work on the bridges has
ucen again commenced.
The troops are all under arms near the river,
prepared to rush over as soon as the bridges are
1IEADQUA.BTXM ArUT OF TtlE POTOMAC,
Thursday, Dec. 1112 o'clock.
Ou the attempt being male to finish the
bridges In front of the city the rebel Infantry
again opened their fire. The artillery In posi
tion was again opened on the city, the result
beIn.Ml.atU was fired In several new daces.
The enemy hare used very little artillery up to
this time, ns It would endanger their own men,
who arc holding the river front. Oen. Burnilde
has Ju't issued an order to concentrate every
TalUMe gun upon the eltr.nuder cover of the
lire of which It Is bellrved the brldget can be
flu,bed. The killed and woun led eo far do not
amount to more than fifty men
Further Particular of the iiattw tu
mi s.vy.vr abaxdox ensm dead
burying the dead and providing for the
The enemy muffled their Uels and moved
off iu the night, continuing their retreat to Van
Bureu, probably crossing the Arkansas river.
Co, Mcrnd of the Ttnlh ,0 ukllled,
, ,nu Col. B1,cl 0the Thlrty-a-veuth Illinois
, Major Thomas, of the Twentieth Iowa, and
" large number of subaltern officers, were
j, j, ,
i hard fought battle ind a complete
(Slimed) c K. Ccrtis.
MPOnTANT FIXOM NASHVILLE.
Gruei . .loe f oliuftton,
llrgt;a Morg mi
Cl.7tlim, and Forrtal
ou I has CM
UNION FORCFS HURRYING FORWARDTO
MEET TnEM 1
A GREAT BATTLE THERE IMMINENT.
PnaxPEU-HU, Dec. 11. Th Prtu has the
following spcclsl from Nashville, dated 10th,
The rebels, under General Joe Johnston,
Braiur, Cheatham, Forrest, an I Morgan, hate
ad um cd. They appeared on our front In great
force this morning, driving lu our pickets at
A battle Is momentarllv expected near Harts
Kfiutorcemeuts are being hurried forward,
and err point oe siren- tuenea
The recent rebel victory hi Hartsvllle has
grcitl) tmboldened tbe rebels,
fien. N'igley takes tbe field to morrow in per-
( icn. Mitchell n ill command the post of Nash-
ieuled Persons detected lu huckstering, ut-
tcmihng lo Increase the prltes ot tneueccbsur)
ailleles of life, shall l arreted and pay a line
if n. I Ins thin $V)"
"ISiTOK l-ESdENlJEN. 1 Ii dUtlUgUlshcd
fciutaiui made u great speech u tbe Senate )es
itidd) It as worthy of the man and of the
ta.m it wus the lolce of a tiuteimen, clear,
i aim, convincing, towering tnlinltelyabovethe
mere pjriUsn and politician e refer the
reader lo a mere bWetch of It, i tdc by our ie
It reminded one of the pulu. days of the Re
public, aud contrasts strong with the com
mon partisan trash of Powell, Saulsbury, aud
Ikyard, und will give significant Indications to
tbe country that the race of great statesmen Is
iiot et extinct,
fits President was observe 1 lu his carriage
on tie Avenue yesterday. He looked well, and
twined pleated at something, probably at the
, newt from Frederlcktburg.
tiib McDowell, court op inttvinr,
Tucksdat, Dec. 11
The court met at 11 o'clock. The examiner
tlonofGen. UcClcllan waa resumed. k
,Th question propounded day before yestef
aay ny tne court, ana wmca was taiu uvrr uum
yattertay (Thnraday) at the request of General
MeC.. Was aglnad to the witness, as foUowit
Q. Ton hare slated that'troopt were retained
for the defence 'or Washington. Dtd,those
plant provide tor a force to be retained from the
troops then under your command, and If to.
how larce waa the force to be detained and
what troops were to compote lit
A. The troops to be retained for the defence
of Washington were almost entirely from those
under my Immediate command. I cannot give
from memory, alone an accurate etatement of
their position and ttrcngth. On the first of
April, I think it wat, I wrote a letter to the
Secretary or War giving full Information tn re-
f;ard to these points. I have not a copy of that
ctter with me, but will anbmlt It to the court at
toon at I can secure It. The force left dispos
able for the defence or Wathington wat about
70,000 men, Independently or the corps of Gen.
9. Does the letter to which you refer disclose
what portion of these troops 70,000 in num.
ber were present and fit for dutyi and If It
doea not, state your knowledge of the subject.
A. The letter does not. My recollection It,
that the number stated In the letter were pres
ent with their regiments. I cannot answer the
question without referring to the returns,whlch
I will do.
Q. Explain what )Ou refer to as the "depen
dencies' (term nsed In the letter) of Washing,
A. I refund to cither of the approaches to
Washington, both I n the direction of the Orange
and Alexandria railroad and bylhe Shenandoah
valley. The Instructions given In regard to the
posting bf these troops contemplated posting
the mass or them In the vicinity or Manassaa
and ou the line or the Manassaa Gap railway,
near Front Royal, so that the whole force would
be available on either approach to the city.
On the 1st or April, the date or the letter re
ferred to, I wrote a letter or Instructions to Gen.
Banks, for his guidance In posting troops In
front of Wathington, wblch letter would be a
more full antwer to the question than the gen
eral one I have given, which I will also submit
to the court, irtney aesire 11.
0. uen. Men. having maae Known to tu.
court that, In his opinion, It waa aafoand prop
er for him to proceed to co-operate with you
against Richmond, and having yielded his pur
pose to to do only in obedience to higher or
dert, you will state your Judgment as to the
soundness of that opinion ana the military pro
priety of that purpose on the part or Gen. McD.
to that end. Von will inform the court what
In jour Judgment was the object or Jackson's
movement aralnst Banks on or about tbe 2tth
or May, and what were the probabilities or the
tucceit or that movement ir left unaided by the
forces of the enemy at HIchmond ? And ir
Richmond were at tbe time additionally threat-
ened by McD.'a proposed co-operation with you,
What force had the CUemV tO Spare at that time
to aid Jackson or otherwise to threaten Wish
bo oiapuvcu rcai u) uk iihiuukiuu. uu iu ua
time, and in what manner 1
.1. I think that Gen. McD. was correct In his
opinion that It was safe and proper for him to
unite with the Army of the Potomac. I think
that immediately after the occupation of Han
over Court-Home by a portion of the Army of
the Potomac there was no rebel force of any
consequence between Hanover Court -Honse and
I think that the main object of Jackson's
movement against Geu. Banks was to prevent i Also, a communication In answer to a reso
relnforcements being sent to the Army of the luliou of the Senate, transmitting the corre
Polomac, and expreiscd that opinion In a tele- ipondeuce, Ac, relative to the attempted
fram to the President within a day of the time , seizure of Mr. . by the commander of
received information of Jackson's move- tho Africa, within waters of the United States,
ments. I think that If Oen. McD. had moved I Ordeud to be printed,
direct noon Hanover Court House, instead of la ti.. i-o-Aintinn ritivA tnti irrMtnrw.
the direction of Front Royal. Jackson wimld
uaTc rpm.j ici.iicu u. f wju.m uv mam
rebel army at Richmond. With a strong army
of our own in the vicinity of Richmond and
threatening it, 1 do not tnink tbe rebels would
nave detached a sufficient force to seriously en-
aangcr tne saicty ot wasningion,
O. Had Gen. McD. VnOWledite Of lOUr letter
to the President, and that It communicated In-
formation as to the strength and position of the
troops left to ioer Washington ?
A, X do not think that he had. I sent him a
Q. Had Gen. McD. knowledge or the facts I
disclosed In that communication, either derived
uuu wuia...uU. mm jus, w. viuunin., -
peclally lnrcspect to the number of troops left
A. I think nil had a ctnerfil knowledtreof the 1
.. W- - I
factt, retultlng from dliTerent conrereatlont .
which we had, Dut probably not a full knowl-
edze aa to the number of troops left. '
t?. State as nearly at you can what know l-i
vugv u uu eu ,u u.u,.
. icannotpreienatorecouect. neinguusy
in the details of an expedition, so large as the
one referred to, and holding so many conyarta
ttons, It Is impossible for me to remember what
was communicated to General McD. No one,
however, knew to well aa myself the details.
Q, Did you, In your consultations, of which
General McD. was a party, talk over the num.
ber of troops which would be left when you
should more with the hulk of the army to the
Q. What wat the largett number of troops
suggested by any corps commander to be left
to cover Washington, with Its dependencies,
and In this connection state, If yon can, the
number proposed by General McD.
A. My recollection of the suggestions us to
the forces to be left varied from forty tn fifty
thousand. I think, General McD. pi .posed
the latter number. Of one thing I uiu confi
dent, that, with the facta fresh In ray nilud, 1
thought that I left more than was suggested b
any corps commander.
Questions by Gen. McDowell
V Alter Jackson marcbed to attack wen.
Banks, did not forces leave Richmond to rein
force him berore he Joined the enemy's line,
and had yon not reliable information that such
was the case, and did you not so report to the
Q. Do you recollect If this wat not an un
. ir this was not ail un -
he time you changed the
.and directed Sumner's
derstanding up to the
order of embarkation.
tort t to precede that ofGen. McD. t
A. I think It at.
By the court
0 Were the other euros commanders, be-
"d ". iIcUo"e!1'. !" l-formed in
auy way by you as to the position and number
or the lorces to De ten tor the defence of Wash -
.1. They were not Informed In writing, only
tn general conversation My recollection Is
that I talked over the matter with him Individ
ually and collectively.
Q WTO Hie witness
Q Wnilhe witness please state ir the tone
l. I.f. In .1... Di,...n.h ,,li. -a. ,
to be left In the Shenandoah valley nas In-
ciuue-u m u.e uuiuuer lor tne ueicnce oi viasn jie (Wright) dared not now do anything to
lngtonf confirm any such opinion as that. If we were
V .'" , , , i to ash Jeff. Davis how he maintained this re-
Q. Can the witness state from memory about belllon ani UOw he united the South so bitterly
the strength of the eomiusnd to be left lu the ,g,inst the North, he would reply that he had
Shenandoah alley I permitted no man to live In the South who op-
A. Icannot now recall It, but the letter of i posed hit Government or tald onythlngagalust
Instruction! to Geu. Bsnkt to which I have al-1 t jar,
readv referred will glte Information on lb.nl Mr. SAULSBURY anted to know ir the to
whole subject. called Southern Congress had not passed a re
Q Do you mean to be understood that one Uohnion calling on their to-called President to
corps designed to be employed in jour mot e-1 Know why he had arrested certain persons lu
leittocoter WaslUngtou until the Hret corps
sent ofl lo the Penlusula should be opposed
by the enemy's force falling back from Gor
donsvllle, and Ifso, was Gen. McD 's left behind
r"' "J .--.,. sUV4t.uiu.tua nu hj
lor tnst duty I
A Themeansof wuterirausportatiou we had
rendered It necessan to embark the armriu sue
ceaslre portions) aud the Idea was to leave a
corps or more, which would be the last to em
bark, In position to co er Washington ao long
as there was danger of lis being attacked by the
enemy. Before I left V ashlngtou I w as tails-
fled that It was not then in danger, and I direct-
ed Sumner't corps to be embarked before Gen.
McD.'s, for the reason that I wished to employ
Gen. McD.'s corps as a unit. I did not leave
Geu. McD.'s corps behind for the purpose or ' Mr. BAYARD argued at some length that
cohering Washington, but expected It to follow .the affairs of Keutuck) bad nothing to do
me tbe moment the transportation ror it was with the State of Delaware, and that true loy
ready. alty to tho country did not imply loyalty to any
Neither the court nor Gen. McDowell having Individual. If this was to be a free country,
any further questions to propound to tbe wit-1 the people had a right to inquire Into the acts
ness, Gen. McClellan was requested to lay the or the President.
papers to which reference had been made be- Mr. POWELL Hated that he had tald that
fore the court at at earlyamoment at pottlble, the President badTiolatedtbeConstitutlon,and
and also, for a day or two, to hold himself In he was ready to prove It) and he defied the Sen
readiness to appear before them again, If fur- ator from Maine, or any other Senator, to the
ther testimony should be desired. i lists ou this question. He denied that three
Major General Keyea was next examined, In . fourths of the people of Kentucky were In the
regard to his knowledge of the different con-1 rebel army. Three fourths or them were not In
venations which bad been referred to as having
been held between Uen. McClellan and the dlf
ferentcorpa commanders, bnt nothing new was
The court adjourned until thlt morning, at I
eisvea o'clock. tn NrT K I
ft 1. Ji 13 W 1!
COCRT.1IAIITIAL OP (HIirrroKTBK.
V--' TncntDAT, December jli ej "SJ
The court met at eleven o'clock.
The only witness examined waa Lieut. Col,
Smith (late of Gen. Jope'a staff). Nothing I
new was elicited, with the exception that the
wltnet,wat 6ne who prodonnced Gen. Porter
to be a traitor to Geu. Pope.
The court, at three o'clock, adjourned until
thlt morning, at eleven o'clock.
, Tiubsdat, Dec. 11, 186J.
The. PRESIDENT, pro Urhport, laid before
the Senate a communication from the Secretary
of the Navy, In answer to a resolution of the
Senate, relative to the purchase of land near
Portsmouth navy yard. Ordered to be printed.
Messrs. HALE and SUMNER presented pe
titions protestlug against the action of the ad
vl?ry board of the navy
Messrs. KINO, POMEROT, and HOWARD,
presented petitions in favor of a general bauk
Mr. ANTHONY offered a resolution instruct
ing the Committee on Finance to Inquire Into
the expediency of allowing Burst cotton to be
Imported loto the United States upon the pay
ment of the same duties as for cotton Imported
from beyond the Cape of Good nope. Adopt
Mr. TEN EYCK, from the Judiciary Com
mittee, reported a bill for fixing the time of
hold I or; the circuit courts la the State of Wis
consin, with an amendment
The amendment was agreed to, and the bill,
as amended, passed.
Mr. BROWNING Introduced a bill to amend
the act establishing the territorial government
of Utah, and to facilitate the administration of
Justice tn said Territory. Referred to the Com
mittee on the Jndiclary.
Mr. WILSON, of Massachusetts, gave notice
thstheshould,to-morrow,Introduce a bill to fa
cilitate the medical examination ot invalid sol
dlers In the hospitals and convalescent camps
of the army.
Mr. HALE called up the bill relative to ap
pointments In the navy providing for the con
firmation, by the Senate, of the volunteer ap
pointments the same as regular appointments.
t0 conflnelts operation toutureappolntmentsj
which n w 10me discussion, was adopted,
(r hale then moved that the bill be In.
,ieflnte(v potnoncd. Agreed to.
ur. uiumu moveaio ameoatue ruie,soas
A ra,age T0, received from the President,
rinmmnriln.r n vnt nf thftnks to I.Untrasnt
Commander Georire U. Morris, for hit deter-
nilncd valor and heroism, displayed lnthede-
fence of the sloop-of-war Cumberland against
the rebel Iron-clad Merrlmac.
Also, recommending a vote of thanks to Lieut
George L. Worden, for the skill and gallantry
exhibited by him In the battle between theMon
ltor and the rebel steamer Merrlmac. Referred
to the Naval Committee.
Also, a communication tn ausner to n rci
lutlonoftheScnatecalllngforlnfrmatMWiandrlgbt of a citizen for a time, In order to pre-
., nf Mirm. nrUnv. tn h lit-int.
ciiuiuic ictntiii' tu luumu ruititiiiiu o m iuc
tain citizens of Delaware was then taken up.
Mr, uAULotJuux ouerea a letter, wnicn was
read, from Mr. Whiteley Meredith, Btatlng that
himself and Dr, John Laws were confined In
Mr. MORRILL contended that the resolution
as it now stood was not a mere resolution of
Innntrv. lmt a rhtrim atralntt the finrpmmfiit
aDa an Indictment against the President! and
u should vote for no such resolution. He
claimed that, In this state of war and rebellion,
with the land full of traitors and spies, the
Commander-in-Chief has tbe right to arrest
inch men. No one, not even the Senator from
Delaware (Mr. Saulsbury), has claimed that
inese men were toysi. inere nau neen many
arrests made, and the fair and proper presump-
iion is, mat me rresmem is arresting gniuy
M.n j .imr.ii.JniA! ,i . tn .. v n,.nu
tutu, cuu mtutytj uviuk uia uuiii uv uuxut ij
a0. it m not do to pretend that a whole
Bute and all ltt people are loyal.
li (. innn ih.i ih si.t nr Kntiirkr i...
been but a nest of traitors, and three out of
every four of able-bodied men In Kentucky
gone to rebeldom, and nobody left but old wo
men, and yet tne senator lrom Kentucky if ow
ell asks for commltseratlon for these men.
That Senator had denounced the Government
from the beginning, the tame at hit colleague,
who followed tho logical retnltof hit reasoning
and has gone Into the rebel armyi but not a
tingle word doet that Senator offer agalntt the
rebelt. And the Senator from Kentucky Pow
ell rejoices over the recent elections, and taya
tnat tne uon-neanea democracy are remixing
thlt Administration. Well, every rebel through
out rebeldom rejoices In the same way. It Is
supposed there will be a peace party in the
North that will force this Government Into an
Inglorious peace, and that encourages Jeu. Da
vis and foreign countries In their schemes of In
terrentlon. There ought to be tome proof that speeches of his late colleague, (Mr. Brecktn
these men were loyal. ridge, in denouncing tho President, though he
Mr. SAULSBURY said they could not pre. considered lilm a very different man. Ho would
sent the proof till they knew w bat the charges I like to hear less denunciation or the Admlatra
or guilt were don ami more denunciation or the rebels. If
Mr. MORRILL continued, and contended that gemtlcnien could show any wanton, wilful
there was no ground for complaint that men , ,,,) ,i,, M ,,r lights by the President, be would,
were arrested upon suspicion! men are always . ,u irthm canons as soon as any one, but, until
arrested upon suspicion of crime, and tbe fair they did, he should not try to embarrass the
presumption Is, that the President Is doing his 1 Administration in any way.
duty. I Mr. IIAYARD replied at some length.
Mr. WRIGHT moved lo amend the resolu- tr LATHAM, from tho Committee on
Hon eo at to mike the call upon the President I p0tl Offices and Post Roads, reported the bill
Instead of upon the Secretary or War. In a , m uuthnrlzaiheeurvcvof aroutefortelceraDhlc
l.uie use ...is uo was hiihuu iu .rue. iuu ires.-
. aenl an(j i,e wanted none or that miserable
doctrine, that there could be loyalty to a Got
I ernracnt and disloyalty to the Administration.
time like this he was willing to trust tho Presl-
There was only an unconditional loyaltj, to the
Government and to the partyln poweratatlme
like this, when the life of the nation was at
1..7 ....... .i .. ,i; T ...,,.
. lTe uI, hMrt .ur,port to'th. Government and
1 lo , president. Ho sjld reference had beeu
, made to elections In the West. He met. the
other day, a life long Whig, and asked him how
, tce,., whereupon the gentleman replied Qov.
I ''CS-et, wuercuuuu me gcuuemau rcuueu, ""v-
Wrlent. the Government is nut In earnest."
Mr. WRIGHT said he knew uothluer of the
cute mentioned i I ut he knew that uo man
was permitted to me In the Houth who had
auy sympathy with the North. He would like
to see some or the Bame spirit at that show n
h Stonewall Jackson when he found fortv
- 1 seven or his men skedaddling from the battle
he marched them In front or tbe regiment and
' had every man or them shot. Instead or that,
we hat e propositions for conventions, etc. Men
seem to think that we are playing here, and
forget that the life of thlt nation it at ttake.
He would stand by the Government and the
President, and he would have the Dower of the
I Government felt by every traitor, North or
arms at all, and ha believed more were tn the
Union army than In the rebel.
Mr. MORRILL wanted to know If a majority
of the effective fighting force of Sentncky was
not tn arms against the Government t
KMr, POWELL was aitomsnM that tbe Sena
tor m not better actrnalnted with the suta of
Ihlngt In Kentucky, tile thought that more of
em '.were fighUng for the Government. If
gentlemen on the ouer aide of the Chamber
wanted to say that ne trowel.; waa aisioyai to
the Government, he wished they would say It
out directly, and not by lnuendo or I nil n na
tion. If they will aay It out directly, he would
meet them In such a wayas to prevent all de
bate tn this Chamber. That was all he had to
aay on that subject. He wanted to Indulge In
no personalities. There waa a way ,to.,settle
personal matters elsewhere.
He wanted Senators to meet his arguments
fairly. He did not believe this Union could
ever be restored by force of arms, and therefore
he had opposed the war, and should continue
to ODDosa It. He was In favor of the conven
tion proposed by his colleague, and should vote
for tt, and also rote for an armistice while that
convention should be In session. He contended
thatthe President had violated the Constitution
In enlarging tbe regular armyi suspending the
writ of habeas corpus, and arresting citizens t
Interfering with the freedom of the press, and
In his proclamation. He was rejoiced at the
late elect.ons.-he considered them a great moral
victory, and ho expected to see such victories
all through the other States New Hampshire
Mr. CLARK aatd some men of that State
were taken prison en lately by Stonewall Jack
sou, and he paroled them and told them to go
home and vote the Democratic ticket, and that
would end the matter. Langhter and sup
Mr. POWELL aald, If that would end the
matter, he hoped they ould vote that ticket.
Mr. FESSENDEN had hoped that the ques
tion of politics would have been left out of this
debate, but it has been dragged In. When the
Senator from Kentucky talka about the triumph
of the Democratic party being a great moral
triumph, he was at a loss to understand his
He was willing to admit that some things had
been done, apparently without law. There has
been a great cry that the country Is In danger,
but when he saw where the cry came from, he
regarded It no more than the cry of a pack of
wolves. The cry comes from newspapers, who
have assailed the Government and thrown all
the obstaclea In the way that they could, and
lrom men wno are Known 10 oe in sympamy
with the rebellion. If he (Fessendeu) should
find anv fault. It would be that the President
has not been quite- strong enough) he should
have stricken down the great heads of dlsaffec-.
tlon instead or tne smauer parties, ir any great
paper advised the military commander to aetze
the Government, he should strike down that.
He was afraid there was more solicitude for In
dividuals In this chamber, than for the Interest
of the great masses In this struggle. There are
many things which may be done and must be
done, In times like these, which. In ordinary
times, could not be allowed. Does anybody
doubt the patriotism of the President of the
United States? Does any one pretend he has not
done what he thought was best to suppress this
rebellion and preserve the country, or that he
has wilfully violated the rights of any citizen T
The President did not take an oath to support
the Constitution i he took an oath to protect,
preserve, und defend It f and his paramount duty
1 to preserve and defend It, and the occasion
,ia arifto wncn ne is compeuca 10 violate tne
ftCr? u natiuiij uuu uuvb tinj uvmj I'ttituu
that l.o should hesitate an Instant I Nobody
cau pretend that. Ho atked tho Senator from
Kentucky, me oiner u.., u uo was iTcsiucm
and believed an individual was about to com
mit a crime Injurious to the country, and there
was no other way to prevent it. If he would not
arrest him and hold him by the strong hand 1
and. after contlderable fencing, the Senator
thoucht he would not. lie would not vote for
him. for President. If the Senator from Ken
tucky believed that a party was about to mur
der a Senator, would he not seize him and hold
Mr. POWELL thought he would watch such
a man, and if he saw any Intimation of violence
he would seize tne man, auu wouiu khi uuu
rather than he should kill fl Senator.
Mr. FEsaiCNUen continnea, ano argued
that no one could doubt the honesty of the mo-
tlvet of tbe President! and It was hia duty,
where ho believed any persons were about to
commit treason against tne uovernment, to ar
rest them, and, If possible, to prevent tuch a
crime, though, perhaps, It could not be tub-
ttauliateu uy legal prooi. ne earn every erne
believed that the legttlature of Maryland In
tended, If possible, to carry that State out of
Mr. KENNEDY said there was no evidence
of any such thine, to this day.
Mr. FESSENDEN tald that was exactly the
point he was arguing that there might not
have been any evidence.
Mr. KENNEDY said the men w ereafterwards
Mr. FESSENDEN said that was because the
time w aa past when they could do any injury
or that kind. Perhaps it was more to call at
tention to this matter, than to relieve Indi
viduals, that this resolution was offered. Had
any one Inquired or tho President about it ?
Mr. SAULSBURY said It would be or no use
ror any one on that side or the Chamber to
make anv lnauirlet.
Mr. FESSENDEN said that, ao fur aa his ob
servation w ent, the gentleman on that sldo of
the chamber had quite as mncb Influence as any
one-. lie thought the Senator from Kentucky
rtr. Pnwelll did not lmDrove much unon the
communication between San Francisco and the
i Araoor river. Ii
The Senate t
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
A communication w as received from the Pres-
Idem, recommending that a vote lor thanks or
United States navv. for tbe skill and trail ant rr
exhibited by lilm In the remarkable natal com
bat between tne Monitor ana mo reoei iron-ciaa
Merrlmac, In March lait. The message stated
of July, 18GJ, providing that an officer or tne
shall bo advanced one Grade, r.
on the recommendation or tbe President, a vote
or thanks of Congress shall be tendered to such
officer for highly distinguished conduct In the
prcseuco ot tne enemy, c-c. i.am ou iuu muie,
MrTENTON moved that th. Secretary of
the Navy bo directed, ir tue exigencies 01 tne
public service will admit or It, to provide a Unl-
ted States v essel-or war to convoy in surety from
the attack ortbe rebel cruiser Alabama, or any
other pirate t esscl, any snip or snips mat snail
contain corn, dour, and other provisions In
tended as a free, offering by the citizens or tbe
United States to the etorvlng poor or England j
aud that tho president or the Chamber or Com
mere e e.r the city or New York, aud other mari
time cities of the United States, shall notify the
Secretary of the Navynt what time tuch vessels
Bhaii be rcaat to sail
fr. n. rnHT.INfl nnimsed the resolution. 1
He had ult en notice of a bill which would meet
thn chip, t sought bv his collestrue (Mr, Feu-
ton) It was only by a bill In the shspe of a
Joint resolution this could be expected.
Mr. FENTON thought the resolution, as pre
sented by him, would accomplish the object
desired. The resolution was objected to.
Mr. McPIIERSON, from the Committee on
Military Affairs, reported back u resolution In
quiring what legislation was necessary to en
able tbe sick and wounded soldiers to be paid
without delay tbelr regular monthly dues. Re
ferred to Committee on Conduct of the War.
Mr. BUFFINTON reported back from the
Committee ou Land Claims a bill grunting
lands to the soldiers engaged in the war with
the Indian tribes In 185S and I860, and asked
that the committee be discharged rrom the
further consideration of the bill. Granted.
Mr. SEDGWICK, rrom the Committee on
Naval Affairs, reported a bill providing for the
adjustment of th. appropriations made for the
civil service of the Navy Department, In con-
fortuity with the present organization of that
The 1111 had, for Its object tho transfer of the
monies hitherto appropriated to the chiefs 6f
bureaus, and other civil employees intthe
Navy Departtnent, so to make Us appropria
tion correspond to th. present organization, at
authorized by en aet of latt aesilon. Recom
mitted.,' VI J& li l 1 - . t
Mr. COX presented a bill trorldlng for lb.
payment of the turn of $9,500 to the owners of
the French brig Jules et Marie, Injured bra
collision at sea with the U. S. steamer San Ja
cinto Patted. -fc-a e - .
Mr. TRAIN reported a bill relative to the tale
of squares and public lots In the city of Wath
ington, District of Columbia. The bill pro
vides .that all deoda and conveyance heretofore
made, or that mar hereafter be made lnnur-
autnee of the law regulating the management
of public sQuarca and lots of land by th. In
spector of public buildings shall be deemed
valid In law. Ac. Passed. ' nl"
Mr. TRAIN reported from the Committee on
.uv uHHii. ui vuiumuia. bin iuutcu i.a fa-
tage, a. bill providing for the oonflnement of
pertont convicted of crimes by the District
conrtt. Henactathat all personsho shall
hereafter be convicted by the coarts of the Dis
trict of Columbia of any offence whose punish
ment shall bo Imprisonment In the penitentia
ry, shall be confined the allotted term In tome
suitable building In any convenient; State that
mar be selected by the Secretary of the Interior,
and where the pertont to confined IhalTbe put
to suitable labor,' The bill provides for the ex
pense of the transmission of prisoners, Ac,
and legallzea the removal of the Inmates of the
lata District prisons to New York, Albany, &i.
Mr. It. CONKLI.NO asked cave to report a
bill establishing a uniform system of bankrupt
cy, with an amendment In the nature of a sub
stitute, setting forth a day for Its considera
tion. The SPEAKER reminded the eentleman thst
the select committee on that subject had ex
pired with the former session, and, before the
bill could be committed, that committee would
have to bo revived.
Mr. YEAMAN moved the following I
Rtiotred. tht IIoum of Ktvrtitntatlrti and SntaU
contvrringf That the proclsmstlonof the President,
or date 21 September, 1863, Is not warranted by
IteiotW. Thst the nollol of emanclDstlon. ss ln-
dlcsteet tn thst proclsmatlon, Is not calculated to
hasten the restoration of pesce, not well chosen as
a war measure, and Is an assumption of power
dsDzjerous to the rlzhts of the cltlten and to the
perpetuity oi tree soversmenis.
Mr. LOVEJOV moved to lay the resolution
on the table.
Mr. HOLMAN, on that, called the yeas and
The resolution was laid on the table yeas 04,
Mr. NOELL asked leave to Introduce a bill
to secure the abolishment of slavery In the
State of Missouri, and to provide for thecom
penaatlon or loyal persons therein who own
slaves. Objected to.
DZB1T1 OH ntZSIDIMT'S VESSiOt.
The House then went Into Committee of the
Whole on the Btatoof the Union. (Mr. Dawea
In the chair.)
Mr. UUTCIIINS proceeded to address the
committee. He tald that history tn all ages
had affirmed that freedom and slavery are In
compatible with each and cannot exist to
gether, and tho sooner this pre-eminent truth Is
regarded as an axiom In our politics, the sooner
shall we be bleated with the return of peace.
Without It, there may be hollow truce, treacher
ous compromise and a aeccitiui peace, but noth
ing more. Liberty Is right j slavery Is wrong.
Such antagonism cannot -exist In harmony
in anv form of irovernment. The revolutionary
fathers taw thla and sought to avoid It by fram
ing a Constitution ror liberty, in the nope that
It would eventually destroy slavery. The real
cause of the rebellion Is the nocesslty of slavery
In a democratic government. Slavery requires
a rovcrnment where the aristocratic element can
control beyond the reach of public clamor or
the effect of elections. To avoid this the South
had rebelled. A State Institution at war with
tho General Government may be overthrown If
necessary to preserve the Government. Then
the question arose, Shall slavery, whose aup
portera have conspired agalntt the life of the
nation, and who relr on slavery to strengthen
their power, be destroyed, that tbe nation may
I The President's proclamatloi
question to the people. This step haa been de
liberately taxen uy tne .cxecniiro, ana le in tne
nature of a military order, to hare effect 1st
Statea and parts of Statet In Insurrection, and
Is Intended topnt down the Insurrection and to
preventltt recurrence. Tne proclamation, wttn
snmDensated emancipation In loyal Statea. con
templates the ultimate extinction of slavery.
The colonization of the freed slave he thought at
preaent impracticable, ana it wonia be impolitic,
aa weu.io ueuriTB in. cuumry ui scarce . uuw
ber or Industrious laborers. The majority of
the liberaiea tiavea must remain on tne sou
where they now are. He maintained that, aa a
means 01 guaranteeing 10 cacu ciaee a repuo
llcan form of government, Congress should
establish over the rebel Statea temporary pro
visional governments. Uaa the exigency arisen
for the exercise of thlt mandatory power? He
maintained It had. The rebel Statea had con
spired to tet up a government, hostile to the
government or the United States, and the Gov
ernment cannot refuse to exercise the authority
given it by the Constitution, without a viola
tion 01 its piiguiea laun 10 au tne oiaies. 1 no
President's proclamation makes a new era In
our politics, and marks anew epoch In history,
and when executed, It will bring back peace and
restore the Union. It should be supported by
every patriot, as It will be strenuously opposed
by every friend of slavery. He regarded the
President's plan, as submitted to Congress in
his recent mettage, at Impracticable and lnef
flclen for the tupprcstlon of the rebellion. But
he had confidence In the powcrof truth In the
Intelligence and patriotism or tne people, lie
had watched too font; and carefully the growth
or antl-alavery sentiment, and had too much
faith In the teachings of tbe war, to doubt the
success of this great scheme, which, on tho tcr
mlnatlon or the war, will restore freedom to a
race, and peace to a continent, and nobly save
the last, best hope of earth) the Republic of the
Mr. MENZIES laid that he regarded the op
nnnrati nf the Presldent'a proclamation as the
1 friends of the Constitution. The defeat of the
Republican party in the late elections was at
tributable to the abolition programme of Presi
dent Lincoln and his party. If the Crittenden
proposition had been accepted, tho country
would not be torn with dissensions and Inter
necine war, aa It was to-day, nor oild the
Republicans have lost any of their power there
by. The measures adopted by the Republicans,
lncludlncr tho abolition or slavery and the con
fiscation act, had shocked the civilization or
the age. i lie uemocrais naa wen cuargeu wiiu
fnrnrinirlhe rebellion! but thetbarge was false,
and the) w ho made tt know It to be bo. Jeffer
son Davit rejoiced In the Lincoln proclamation)
no man waa more delltrhted than be wat. not
even Secretary Chate, nor Senator Sumner. The
two proclamation! ot tne rretiuent were maae
to Intimidate aud crush out the liberties of the
r people. It waa time to change tho policy and
I to restore to tho people their constitutional
Mr. HOLMAN Introduced a bill to allow cer
tain bounty to private soldiers honorably dis
charged from the service, end to lncreato the
pay of private soldiers, &c. Referred to the
Committee on Mlllltsry Atfalrs.
Mr. CLEMENS Introduced a bill to amend
the act entitled "An act to provide an Internal
ret enue to suppoit the Government and to pay
the Interest on the public debt," passed July,
1 1803. Referred to the Committee on Finance.
lite nouse aajourneu 1111 aiuuuaj.
A Hobrible Athocitv. A soldier or the
Ninth New York cavalry relates the perpetra
Honor a horrible atrocity by the rebels upon
our wounded at West Point, ou tho Peninsula.
Some of these bad taken refuge lu a swamp,
where they were found by u band of negroes,
who mutilated their pertont In a manner too
brutal and shocking for description.
The negroes were probably Instigated by their
inosters. If so, the facts should be duly au
thenticated and given to tbo public, In order
that the civilized may pronounce upon all the
claims or those seeking admission luto the
great rainlly or Christian nations.
We ore now enjoying In this vicinity very
flue weather hut the streets mudl mndll
mud! 1 1 What a pity that the ospltsl of this
nation Is unnecessarily so dirty.
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THE EFFECT PEODUCED.
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OUK FORCES IN SVrriClKNT KVM- '
THK RESULT OF ,THE DAY'S WORK..
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INDWATIOXS OF A BATTLE TO-DAK
HzilMjoiHTkns Anxr or tub Potomac,
Thursday evening, Dec. 11th.
But little flrlnir took blace between one and.
three o'clock thla afternoon, during which tlmo
.11 iub arauaoie uauenea were piacea in posi
tion. They then numbered.' a hundred and
seventy-six guns. At a given signal, 'all the. J
batteries opened on the city, Tho Are was ter
rible, bnt the rebel tharpthootera could not be'
driven from their hiding places. The shot and
shell went crashing through the houses, In '
many caaes setting them on lire, causing a I 0
dense smoke, which, together with the explo
sion of to large a qnantlty of powder, almost bid
the city lrom ylew. . 1
.It toon became evident that the brldceacnuld '
not bo built, excepting by a bold dash: . Vol J
nnteert were called for to cross In small boata.
The order wat no sooner given than hundreds
of braves stepped forward bnt all could not
go. About a hundred were selected. They,
were toon on their way, while the artillery
threw a perfect storm of Iron hall on the '
opposite bank. They reached tho opposite a .
snore t but not without loss. With fixed bavo-i
nets they rushed upon the enemy, killing scr-
era., ana sasang a nuuorea ana one prieoncre,!
who were safely landed on this side. .
at Kalf-ruat fVin wn KM.irAd . . .....!...
opposite the city, when the troops Immediately
uckbo w L-rusB uvcr., auo enemy were soon
driven from tho city, back to their lino bf ...j
The two brldgea In front of Gen. Franklia
were ncceiifully laid early In the day. but his j
troops did not cross until the tyro upper ones
were ready. 1
A sufficient force It now on the opposite side
of the rlrer to resist any attack that Is likely
10 oe maue.
The rebels fired but a few guns In the room
ing, and none In the afternoon, although their)
works were In easy range.
During the forenoon, tbe rebels burned tho
railroad bridge, Jutt outside the city.
Between thirty and forty houses were burnt,
mottly In the business part of tbe city.
During the day between eight thousand and
nine thousand rounds of ammunition were
fired by our artlUery.
Everything It quiet to-night.
The Indications are that a battle will be
TUB PIRATE ALABAU A.
DESTRUCTION OF NINE AMERICAN VES
THE SAN JACINTO IN PURSUIT.
Niw You, Dec. 11. The schooner Alice
from Point Petre, Guadeloupe, arrived here, has
on board the crew of the ship Levi Starbuck, of
New Bedford, Capt. Mells on .from New Bedford,
five daya out, bound to the Pacific.
The Starbuck waa captured on November 2d
by the rebel pirate Alabama. They took all the
clothing, nautical Instruments, &c,, and set her
On November 8th she also captured the ahip
T. B. Wales, of Boston, Capt. Lincoln, from
Calcutta for Boston, with a cargo of saltpetre
and gunny cloth. She took off the captain and
crew and set her on fire.
Tho Alabama then proceeded to Martinique,
arriving there at 8 o'clock, a. m., on the 17lh,
landing the captains and crewa of both ships.
The United States ship Ban Jacinto arrived
on the tame afternoon, and finding the Ala
bama In port Immediately got under weigh and
proceeded outside the harbor to await the Ala
On the 18th, at 10 p. m., the Alabama got un
der weigh and escaped, the Jacinto lying off the
harbor on the 22d-
The captains of both vessels would take pas
sage to Ualirax. The crewa were sent home lu
Further Partleulara of th. Alabama,
The Alabama, until close upon the captured1
vessels, carried the American flag. The crews '
of two vessels, excepting Captain Sinclair, of
the T. B. Wales, were kept In Irons till they
reached Martinique. Captain Bcmmea said
tnat tne was tne twentytnira vessel ne naa
burned. The second mate and eight of her
crew Join the Alabama's crew, which now
numbcra one hundred and fifty men. Upon the
arrival ot tne Ban Jacinto at Martinique, she
furnished the brig Tlammond with rockets, to
he sent up as slgnala when the Alabama was
leaving port. The San Jacinto also kept two
armed boats plying about tho harbor at nlghtr
bnt they did not observe the departnro of the
Alabama, which wot furnlthed with a pilot by
the French authorities, and supposed to be pi
loted out through an unknown channel.
The Ban Jacinto and the Tlammond were Im
mediately seized by the French authorities, and
wore still In custody when the Alice left.
The San Jaclnco waa three miles at tea, and
only knew of the Alabama's escape when the
Alice came out.
Tho cargo of tho T. B. Wales was valued at
The Alabama went to Martinique to receive
coal from an English brig, which went off
with the Alabama.
It waa reported at St. Thomas that the Ala
bans had been piloted Into the harbor or St.
Jcliu'e a few miles above, and was thero taking
In coal and guns.
Intelligence was sent to the San Jacinto that
Capt. Semmoa boasted or having one time been
within teventy miles or Sandy Hook.
GENERAL BLUNT'S DISPATCH.
Til. Eutuy Lav. their Dead and Wound
ed on th. Field.
Th. Number of th. Killed aud Wounded
Our owu Hilled aud Wounded.
St. Louis, Dec. 11. Gan. Blunt telegraphs to
Gen. Curtis that the enemy loft all his wounded
on the Held and most of his deaduncared fori
one hundred of their wounded nave died since
the battle and large numbers or the remainder
are wounded mortally.
Tbelr total loss it esumatea oy uen. nmui si
nearly 2,000. Our loss la 200 killed and GOO
wounded. Most or the latter will recover.
Gen. Herron puta the enemy's tost at irom
five to seven hundred killed, and twenty-live
hundred woended, and estimates our own loss
ldgher than Geu. Blunt. ,
Col. Black, of the Thirty-seventh Illinois, U
Major Thompson, of the Twentieth Iowa, It
The enemy lost five colonels.
Horses for Geu, Ilauks.
New Yohk, Dec. II. The transport ship
ennle Beale sailed yesterday with horses for
Gen. Banks' expedition.
Late from New Orleans.
ALUF OF THE T. D WALES AND CABQO
Ncwork. Deo it The stesmer Labtoa. from
New Orleans on the fourth lnita.it, arrlted this
Th. newspspers contain no seieouatsot mllltsry
movements , ,.
Th. election In the First Coagrcsilousl district
or Loulilsna has resulted tn the choice of Mr
t landers, and lath. Second district of Mr. Holm
Boston, Itee. II The cargo of the ship T. 11'
Wsles, destroyed by tbe Alabama, wss t Blued at a
hundred and fine thousand dollars, a part Insured
In Boston, and the remainder la New York
testerday th. owners of thst tessel offered to
the committee of the Boston bosrd of trad, cratu
Itloualr to com ey a cargo of provisions fo th.
sutlertni neutrals of Eaglsnd.