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Secretary Marcy's Reply to Lord Clarendon on
the Enlistment Difficulty.
^Passage of the Land Bills in the Senate.
froipcd of a Fusion of the Hards and Softs
at Cincinnati,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
Washington, Ht/ 29, 1856.
The Houae blila granting lands to Wisconsin, Alabama,
liOuUiana and Michigan, to aid is th, construction of ear.
tain railroads therein, were severally passed.
A message was ;received from ihe President of the
<he United States, liforming Coigresi that he has teased to
bold intersouree with the Minister of the British govern
ment to Washington, and sUting that he deems it proper
Ao lay before them the considerations of public duty which
have led to the adoption of a measure of eo mush impor
Among tie document*) transmitted by the 1'resldent la
6 despatch from Secretary M?rey to Mr. Dallas, dated
May 27,1856. It is as followe:?
Department of State )
Washington, >Ujr27, 1856 J
Sir?The President baa ca:r'uily cjii>tt<?-e.l the note of
CbebOth uli., addressed to you by tun ban of Giarendon,
J>er Majesty's Principal Secietary of Suite for Foreign
Affairs, relative to the questions which have arisen be
tween thin government and t at u Great Bntaiu, on the
nubjeot of reciuiting witbin tb<> Uiiiel Stat-.a for the
.British atmy, and has dir.c ed me to present you hia
wiews thereon, for tbe purp ee of hiring them made
known to her Majesty's government He tias been muob
?ratified by the conciliatory apt' it of tea" uote, and by
he deelre manifested by ihe Earl of Clarendon to adjust
tbe Miming difficulties, and preserve an l strengthen the
fiiendly ieiationa between tbe United States and Great
Tbe vast interest which the government and
people of both c unities bav* in upholding
Ond eheiishing such relatione, eaunot be more solemn
ly impneeed upon ber Majesty's government than
it is upcu that of the United State*. The unequivocal
disclaimer by ber Majesty's government of "aDy inten
tion either to intiinge the la v or disregard the policy, or
mot respect tbe sovereign rigatv of the United States."
and their expressions of regiet ' if, contrary to tbeir In
tentions sod to their rn erated directions, there has
!>? eu any infringement, of toe laws of the United S ates,"
*i ? m tfaotory to tbe President. The ground of cem
p a'tit, so fat as respects her Majesty's government, is
4uue temoved. But the President extremely regrets that
1* cannot concur In Lord Ciarendrn's favorable opinion
oi the condact of some or her Majesty's officers, who
were, as this government believtd, and. af.er due con
nideratirm ot all which has been offe ea in their defence,
?till believes, imnlicated in proceedings which were so
eiearly an Infringement of the laws and sovereign rights
(if this country.
In reiqiect to such of these officers aud agsnts as
have no connection with this government, it has pithing
to ask firm that cf her Maj sty, but the case is different
la relafUnto Mr. Crsmpt^n, her Msjds.y's Eaviy Extra
ordinary and Minister X'lenipoten iary lo this government,
mnd tbe Consuls at New York, Phl'ade ptta and Cincin
nati. The I'resident 1" gratitied *o perceive that her Ma
jesty's government would not h.va nesitsted to comply
with the request to withdraw hese officers from their
official position if it had entertainer tbe v.ew.i here taken
Ot their conduct in regard to ri o'uit ng contrary to the
laws and sovereign rights of the United States.
1 need scarcely say that in makt g its request no in
terruption of tbe diplomatic reiatl< ns between this go
wcrnmtnt and that ot Great Bri ain was anticipa ed, but
on the contrary, tbe President wis aud is sincerely de
xtrous 11 keep them upon a mnst 'deadly footing.
Mr. Crsmpton's wi bd awnl was a-kfd for expressly
-Upon tbe cr ,unds that '-bu, conuxion with the affair?
pi'.hirg i.Truits in this cou itry for t Briti-h service?
lias rendered him an unacceptable representative of her
Britannic Majesty near this g ver-m-nt ." For tbe same
reason the withdrawal of -.he three British Consuls
?was aire requested. Th?se ofli.-ers were, ss this govern
ment confidently believes, deeply implicated in proceed
i, g< contrary to rhe law end sovereign right* of the
CEited States, and contrary, as U niw appears, to the
dntentioxs and reitera ed Instructions of their own gov
ernment It was their personal acti, not the !eas ob
ject! enable for having been do-ie fionr.*ary to the dtroc
(iocs of ber Majesty's Minls.er, wbicn rendered them
jn teeir official characters and powtuns unacceptable
toihisgtremmant, and tndaced the President for that
Cause to s< licit their recall believing tr.at sy this cour.e he
was oottnbuling to Ue cuntn'-n interest and har
mony of the two government*. He has not, after most
mature iehberatloD, been able to cigrngs his view of their
ccnt'uet, aud cannot therel..r? changs his purpise in rela
lion to them, th' ugh tbe'.r conduct related to, and in fact
originated a difficulty which di-turb*d the cordial har
tal icy and good understanding between the t wo countries.
It ci cati uted a decided ubj-ctlen to them o' a personal
chaicter, which loses none of its'orce by the aa'isfac
toty adjustment of that difficulty. The only embarrassment
which at* end* the case is tlie i (Heretics of opinion be
tween the two government* as to the complicity of
(hese officers in illegal proceedings within the Unite States.
In rtvi"Wing thin subject, the l'resi ent was disposed
lo avail himself ot any reasoLablt doubts which could be
xabed in his mind, in order to bring his opinion in this
xespect into conformity with that cf her Majesty's go
vernment; but after careful c moderation of the case, he
l>a? bran unable to change tbe conclusion to which he
(tad previously arrived. Th* difference of opinion may
111 some degree be ascribed to the difference in the view*
O' the two governments io revpect to IB* neutrality law
Bud stvereign rights of thi* country. It is not proposed,
however, to continue the disc-ssi >n upon that subject.
Tbe conclusions of the Pr**id-nt, stated in my despatch of
(he 28th of December, to your ore eoessor, In regard tc
the crnstruction of that law and tbe extent and charac
ter of these rights, are unchanged, and be cannot forego
?Jbeduty of using all proper means to sustain and vindi
oa'e ihem.
The main cause of this difference of opinion is the dif- I
?Cerent appreciation ot the proote by which the charges
wgsUs: her Majesty's diplomat!? representative ar.d Cm
null ere sustained. Lord C.arendon s?k* thin government
tj regard tie bare declarations of these officers as of
enfficient weight to counteryatl eridecc" ? gainst them.
Their <U trials Jas preset ,-d in his i li of ths 30th
of April, and that Is all w i h ha- been communicated to
this goremmtn: on ii j?et MB "M special, and
<lo to', t rarerst *11 the ai.ega ions against th- a. Tory
<>nv th?t they hare in'Mrg-d our oeatra.it law by en
listing persons within the United States tor British ser
Wice, ir hiilng or retaining perrons to leave .he I'alted
h'tafe- for the^iurpoee r.t being enlisted in that serrtoe.
The charges again it them are much broader, and em
brace the ofienee of ylolating ths lava and ssre
Teiga tights ot the United State: by setting In opera
tion within oar territory, and conducting, an ex'en
fiire system of recralting. whicb was not, and eiuld
not be, cerrud Into ?fleet without infringing upon our
laws and rights, by employing numerous agents to en
gage persons for pecuniary and other considerations, to
ieare the United States tor the express purpoie of enter
ieg into tha British army, and by keeping these agents
in this employment, attar it was well known tsat they
?were cctaien'ly intringug our laws Tue denial of the
implicated officers only covers a part of the dellnqaen
c ps imputed to them; hut continlog the exculpatory
declaration to the the simple charge of having violated
tit e provisions of our neutrality act, itd<es nut meri:the
consideration which L >ra Clarendon has ascribed to it.
fiy adop log I.ord Clarendon's c. nstrusticn of our neu
trality law, contained in his note ot the 16th of Nvvem
ler. which renders it almost ougat ry, and is con
trary to that of this government and of its judicial
tribunals, these olficers hare not probsbly found
idcoh embarrassr.ent in meeting the ctaai ges with a gen
eral denial?but giving to the declaration of Mr. Cramp
hen and ibe Consuls all tbe consideration which can be
fairly c anned lor It under the circumstances of toe case,
it cannot counterbalance the urtmpeichel and wall am
gained evidence which es'abilshes t .e charges against
'these officers, of hsvirg lniiitged the laws and sovereign
'?rights cf the United States.
Lord Clarenlon's note to you of the 30'h of Apnl, eon
reys the impression that the evidence by which the ofli
c*rs are implicated is derived from one or two witnesses
"?h le credibility has been assails?!. This, however, is not
* correct visw or the facts. By exmina'ion of my des
'p'.tcb of tbe 28 h of frecember, it will be perceived that
these witnesses were strongly confirmed, and that there
?te proofs wholly independent of their testimony abuu
?danlly sufficient. to establish the complhityof Mr. Cramp
ton and the Consuls in their infringement of the laws and
-?cverelgn rights of the United States, I trust that u
?will not le questional tfiai it belongs exclusively to this
? government and i s judicial tribune s to give a construe
gti q to ita muntuipii laws and to determtce what acts
dote within its jurisdiction are an Infringement of those
laws. This is a matter whioh concerns its internal ad
mi nirtratiou, and it cannot allow tbe sgente ol any
toreign Power to controvert, that construction and jus
r-ji?y their conduct by a different interpretation of our
In we, which virtually readers them Ineffective for the
(-purposes Intended.
The Karl of Clarendon Informs yoa, In hla vote of the
ffihb of April, that Mr. r-smpton post Ivoly doales tbe
charge ol complicity in sou) ot the acts of illegal enlist
i ent In tbe United Mates, end that :hi> ihroe Consuls m
oulpatsd do the same. He assumes that the charge
against them issustalnei ruefnly by the evidence of two
goersons?Mroebel aid lisrt-/.?whom he conceives to be
onworthy of credit; and bo appeals to the American gov
ernment to accept, as conclusive declarations of the
Minister and Consuls. I am Instructed to say that these
<s?ralterations do not relieve the President's uilod of the
ut favorable (m;res:Ions prodaced by the eooduet of
Chess gentlemen In ro'Atinn to foreign recruit
ment in ths United Males. It will be seen,
by refer; ing to tny despa'ch of the ?9th of
December, Id which the ground* of charge aga me'. Mr.
Crampfon were tuliy mated, that the testimony ot Stroe
b?l and Hertz we* quite a secondary en* unimportant
part of the evidence adduced, the cha/ge beitg supported
independently ot their tee'iuiony by older whoes***, by
original letter* of Mr. Crampton aed others, end by the
ui denied und undeoUble ecte or Mr. Crampt ?. A? to
Stroebel and Henz, however, it may he < Interred, the
dicuuieote transmitted by Lord C.'aiendon ae proving
three perron* unworthy or ere it are tntitled to bot little
weight, consisting aa they doohielly of erjxrfe affldavitt,
oeittiiicg matters nioetiy ot hearsay; and wnatever may
have teen the character of those pereone, it bi no meaus
follow* that thty did not testily to the truth.
11 ey were agent- selected and irueied ay Mr. Crampton
Hmself, and to them he committed in..at imp irtan: da
wns. Such an ehcirsement ehould countervail the
impeachment cf their veracity founder ea loose k'arnay
reportH. Nor does it erem to be a thing of much m>
inent, in relation to the preBent questl n, that Siroebel,
in consequence of imputed miieonduct. was dis-uissei
fr m employment by the Lleutennut Governor of N iva
Stctia, and afterwards endeavored to obtain m- ney from
Mr. Cramptan. The fact remain* that be held a comma
eion in tha British Foreign Legion, and that, aa it la
clearly proved and not denied, hematntatnad, as recruit
tig officer, and, tor a cowddarable period of tt ne, asso
ciation, personally or by correspondence. wlta Mr.
Crampton. The employment of Stroeoel by Mr. Cramp
tr.-n??their long association in the joint work of recruit
ing in the Cnited ftates for the Foreign legion?the dis
tinction ot ber Majesty's comfcisston "f captain in the
corps conferred on Stroebel, would seem, at least, to de
piive Mr Crampton cf the light to deny hia credibility
as a witness.
But there la a Urge and more c.-mprehensive class of
1 considerations applicable to ibis particular ques'lon.
Per a period cf neatly hve mouths?that!*, f.om about
the middle of March, 1866, to the 5th of August, 1866 the
p? ace ard order ot this country wrre disturosd eeoectally
the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Cincin
nati, by the unlawful acts cf numerous persons engaged
in raielDg recruit*, or in being recruited ror the British
f oreign Ltgicn. They were supplied wPh smote funds
by British sgrnts, ard they obstinately reso-tef and set
at taught ail the efforts of the local autho ities of the
Cnited States to put a stop to their procssdiugs; nor did
they cesist until they received orders to that effect from
the British government, in the mtnlh of August. The
rrciuits thus unlawfully raised In the Cnited States
during all that time weie conveyed by British agents to
Halifax, and there enllfl'ed in the Foreign Legi in.
All theeeaot', as well as their 11 leg* ity. ware noto
rious. Iorg be ere the trial of Hertz In S'ptember, and
of Wagner in October, tliey muse have beau brought to
the particular notice of Mr. Crampton, the British Con
suls, and other agents, by the preliminary jidtcial in
quire" which took place both at New York and Phila
delphia. In consequence of steps to thatelfect taken oy
me on the 22d ct March, the proper ins'ructions were is
sued on the 23d and prosecutions commenced in Pniia
delpbia on the 30th of March, atd in New York on the
6fb of Aptii. As an example of tie -harac er of three
proceedings, their notoriety and their c imoreuenslve
lscal effect, whst o-curred in May deserves particular
notice At New York, on the 15 h of Ma? a number of
person*, namely, G'df.ied Wackier, WilhetmSchunacker,
Julius Pattern, t'sear Cremey and Andrew Lu'z were ex
amined before Commissioner Butt*, on a charge of recruit
ment for the seivic* of Great Britain. Eminant coun
sel were employed by the. accused, who argued
that co offence had been* committed, because it did
cot appear that any valid contrast of enlistment
bad been consummated, but this ground of defence w*s
overruled by the Commissioner, who, though he dls
cbaiged Waobier for de'ective evidenoe, committed Lute,
S.butnacker, Cremey and Parker.
At Phliadalphla, on the 26th of May, three persons?
Peril, Perkins aDd Burknail-having been arres'ed on
the cbaige of illegal recruiting it the service of Great
Britain, app'ied to the Circuit Couit of the United
i-'tates by habeas rornas to be discharged from custody.
The presiding Judge, ihe Hon. John K Kane, on the ex
amination of the evidence taken in the case be
fore a commissioner, found the proofs w?re suf
flclmt to bring the acts of Hertz and Perkins
within the conditions of the law, but cot so as to Buck
naii; accordingly the latter was discharged, but the two
former were committed for trial
Thus, no eariy as May, it was judicially shown that
what was doing In this respect was unlawful. Mr.
Crampton was acquainted with there proceedings, and
was ihiiB sufficiently admonished that the acts ot re
cruitment carried on under his authority did in fact,
whatever may have been his intention, constitute a vio
la ion ol the mumcipal law of the United States. This
had been decided by tbe courts ol tbe United States,
and was publicly and extensively made known. It
is not controverted, indeed it is admitted, that he
bad tbe recruiting business in his charge and under
his control, yet he permitted it to be continued.
trithC'Ugh judicially determined to be unlawful, through
the u>< ntbs of Mav, JUne, July and August. Now,
this Pug series of acts, unlawful and otherwise pre
judicial to the good name and tianqni ity of this
country, were performed ey persons who were liber
ally paid by the British iBccr*. and many of whor..
actually entered the military a->rv,c? of Gte'"t Britain.
That wa* insontesiloly proved on the t ial of H?rtz aad
Wagner, by evidence which has not been, and cannot be
impeached: and although the evidence arfonced on those
trials dees not need corroboration, still it may not be
amiss to add, that much other evidence to tte same ef
fect Is ir. poreessionof this government, same of which is
annexed to this despatch, in the fe. m ot JosumenU
responsive to those accompanying the letter of the Ear
of Clarendon.
Wh: is to be held accountable for these unlawful eat
Were they all performed by vulun*ee' and Irresponribti
prreoDs, as argued in the Earl of Ciarend n's despatch of
tbe 16th of July? That cannot be admitted, fir the con
ctoelve reason ihat they received p?y from the British
officers, and ot course "were employed by some responsi
ble agents ot the Bri ish g-veronn-nt The Earl of Cla
rsndon, in b*haif ot her Majesty's government, dis
claims all intention to violate :he laws compromise the
neutrality, or dicreepect the eoverei.;ntj of the United
S at? s by the enlistment of tr< ops wt'hln "heir territory.
Tte President nnrteerveoiy accepts ard is fully
na'i*fled with this disclaimer. Of course the
ur lawful acts In questPn were not authorized by the
British government, {but the fact is nevertheless well es
tablished that they were done, and done in the name aad
a? the expense of the British government Who, then, is
re-ponsihie for these acts ? Were there do direct proof,
though tbere Is much of that character, the iaference
would be irresistible thet, not being autho fzed by the
British government itself, they were the unauthorized
acts ol the Bri'.ish agents in the United S eres. Such
agents bevlrg acted In wilful disregard of their
government in thus infringing our lews, msy
have lb tied to inter? their government that
whst tkey had undertaken to do could not be done with
out. inlringir g those laws, or by mismanagement, dlsere
lion or over zeal, tbey may have participated In soch in
tricgement, though well knowing it was con rary to the
wi.-hex and express orders of their government. How
i ver this msy be It is certain that agents existed. !>e
0*use their acts appear. Who were those sgents? Of
this we ere not left in dcubt. In the; documents on the
subject recently laid before (Parliament it is distinctly
s at*11 that the enlistments in tbe United States did not
stop until Mr. Crampton gave orders for their cessation,
on the 6th of Aucust He li?d tbe power to slop the acts
of t nllstment. He knew tbe procsedings were, trim
t;iiE the o?mmet.reiiient, exceedingly cffe-. Sive to this
government, and that It was devoting its active energies
to arrest them. He was bound to know?he could not
but know?what was to tort cub to all ihe world, that
th.ough tbe months of April, Hay, Jane and July the
i eerulting agents, tn various parts of the United States,
and conspicuously in Boston, Now York, Thiladeipnia
at d Cincinnati, were keeping up a most unseemly con
test with the law officers of the United S'ates, and that,
at lust, as early as May, the Illegality of the proceedings
Lad bran pronouooed by the federal oourts, i j New York
and PbiladelpLia, and yet, notwithstanding this, ha per
mil-ed the unlawful acts in question to go on without
check until tbe month of August.
For thus giving countenance to these illegal proceed
ings he is distinctly responsible. But his accountabili
ty tziends yet further, tor the ssme documents show
that tbe c flicial suggestion to the British government ol
the nntowaid scheme of obtainitg recruits In the United
Plates csm? from tbe eorresponuence o' Mr. Crampton
and < f ibeConsuls at New York, Philade'phia end Cln
clniatt. and that to Mr. Crampton was the snperintend
?roe and exeou'lon of the scheme committee, and thus
it is 'hat ho who directed had power to stop the pro
ceed ings; end lbus from early in March until August he is
f< un'l liueilr occupied in superintending the onlis meat,
partly in'he United Pta'es, and partly in Canada and
Nova Scotia, and in issuing Instructions to the agents
(rgeged io that enterprise. It does not suffice for Mr.
Crsmpton now to say that he did not intend to commit
or (aiticipate in the commission of any infringement of
the lawH of the I nlted Mates. He was the directing head
of tbe Icng continued Infringements ot the law. .t was
utder -ujeiiur autboiity from bi n that acts of eoati
cuius violation of law were perpetrated by tbe inferior
ag?Dts. Some ot those agents are proved by his own
Iftti is to have beid direct intercourse with him, and
at oveiy cage of inquiry in tbe numerous oases
inveerigated oy the American g vernment there is
re'etence by letter and oral dec'aratinn to the general
superintendence ol Mr. Crampton. His moral and legal
rinponslbiiily are tbue democstrated. With full in
loriiialnn "( the stringency o' the Uws M 'he United
States sgaicst foreign rBcrui'icg; with a dl"1 inet psreep
tinn ot Its being all hut impossible to raise recruits here
without infringing tbe laws; and with a kn w)edge of the
condenrba'ory judicial proceedings of April and May at
New York and fhiledelphla, yet be persisted In carrying
on Ihe scheme until Augblt, when its ol>s ina-e pro'ecn
tion brought on a most unpleasant controversy be
tw*en tbe United States and Great Britain; and
it is not be least of tbe e?u?e* of com
plaint against Mr. Crampton, that by his ac'-s
of c:mn>ission in this business, or In tailing toad
vise his government of the impracticability ot tbe un
dertaking in which be was embarked and the series of il
legal acts which it involved, and in neglecting to observe
the general orders of his goeernmeDt and stop its re
cruiting here the moment its illegality wts pronounced
by the proper legal authorities of the United states, be
was recklessly endangering the harmony and peace ot
two great nations, which, or the character of their com
mercial relations, and by other considerations, have the
strongest possible Inducements to cultivate reciprocal
The foregoing considerations substantially apply to the
cinduot of tbe British Consuls at New York, Philadelphia
ncd Cincinnati. Though of a subcrdir ate official charac
ter, Ibey are not less responsible than Mr. Crampton.
The continuous vitiation of law proceeded within their
respective consulates month after mon'h, under their
ey?s net only without any apparent effort on their part
to stop it, but with more or lees of their active pa tici
i aticn therein. The consulate at New York appears to
have besn the point at which the largest ezprVttnres
were made, and it is proved by d-scumen s bete vl h tratis
pit'.ed, tta' (*} meats UutCJMB'kT it> ?};?;
tbe recruitirg atvents continued to be m\Ct by the Soore
tar) o(the Codnu.' ia tbe^Cooaol's' preisnoe. rrcmi time to
ture, down to the Vginnlcg of January of the pretest
j ear.
The President, a* bin already been stated by me,etn
not admit the force ol the objection now urged, of the
alleged want o' reepeotabhtty on tha part of Home of tne
witnesses by whom these facta were proeed; and an to
Wbom a prominent cau-e ol such alleged want of respect
ability htem:< to be the fact that their evidence ban tn
culpaed their accomplices In the violation of the law.
'I he testimony which most directly inculpate* tha British
C< tsul at New York, as will be perceived by the enclosures
herewith, is in the affidavits of the very persons reiled
c n by her Msjepty'* government for proofs In ihle case,
and whose depositions accompany Lord CI*, endon'n note
to you or the 80th April. The Karl of Clarendon peT ecfy
we,l understands that in Great Britain, at well ait in the
Ui/iteo Slates, it wi uld be Impossible to adTiDls er penal
jurtice without occasionally receiving the evidence of ao
Cc trplices. In Great Britain, not only is evi' ene ? of this
elsht received continually InS'.a'et ials, as well as tn
inferior matters, but rewards and other rpscial induce
ments are held oat to suoh witnesses by not a tew pro
visions of acts ol Parliament. The competency of
acch persons in a given case, and their cradi
biiiy, are in both countries questions upon whieh
the court and jury, in their respeotives spheres
of jurisdiction, ultimately pass. In the p'ewant
case conclusions have been established on doeamantarv
j.ioots and other unimpeaobable evidence, bv proooed
?n^s before the proper tribunals or the United States,
by the verdicts ol juries and by the rnliogs ol judges,
which must be held as final in the estimation of the
President. The Karl of Clarendon suggests, as a couside
ia*ion pertinent to tblB question, tbat the Minleter end
Consuls had no means or opportunity of rebutting the
charges thus Indirectly brougnt against tnemin the trial
of the inferior recruiting agents.
In regard to the Consuls, the Karl of Ctarsndon errs in
supposing that they had not fall means and opportunity,
i! they saw fit, to appear and to oonfront and contraitot
any accneing witnerses. They were not allowed to in
interfere in tho trials by mere letter* written f jr the oc
casion, which, indeed, they oould not have done
lawfully, had there been no suoh pioblbition; but
it conscious of their own mnoceice, and tbat cf tbe
parties on trial, and that their own acts would bear
examination, I* was alike their duty and right to appear
and say ac on oath, and to contradict bv their testimony
whatever was alleged against British officers or agents,
if known to them to be untrue. Nor Is It auy just cause
< f complaint that evidence was received upon hese trials
impugning the nets of Mr. Cramp'.on. It was in due
course cf proceedings required to be shown as against
the parties on trial, that the reerul ments in which they
weie ergaged were for the service ot a foreign govern
ment. Mr. Crampton was himself privileged from trial
for a violation ol our municipal law, but the persons
whi m he employed were not for that cause to go un
punished?nor was tie administration of penal justice to
be indefinitely suspended on account of hie position, and
the diplomatic immunities which tbat conferred. On the
contrary, it was peculiarly proper that the facti by
which be was implicated, bat tor which he could not be
tiied, shonld be veiihed in due form of law for the in
formation of his own government as well as that of the
United States
The Karl of Clarendon remarks, in his letter of 80th ot
Apiil, that?
Tbe intentions of ihe British government, and the arrange
setts made to carry those Intentions Into execbUon, were not
(ooceaied from the government of the United States. Those
mentions and airsngemenlt were frankly stated by Mr.
t 'smptor. to Mr. Marcv, tn conversation, on tbe 23d ot March,
V-A5, and tbe only observations which Mr. Mercy made in re
piy were that the neutra Ity laws of the United States would
rigidly be eutorced. but that anv number of uorstrai who de
sired it might leave the United States and get enlisted in any
foreign service.
It is Incumbent on me 1o say that, in this respect, the
Earl cf Clarendon labors under serious misapprehension,
which, while It serves in part to explain how it happened
tbat the emit truants went on for so many mon-hs in a man
ner contrary to the inten'ions and express carders ot ths
Bntish government, also seives to Incense the weight
of Mr. Cramp'on's responsibility in this respect. I le
prat now, with entire consciousness of its accuracy,
what I sia'ed in my letter of 28th December last, that at
that Interview on the 22d of March, the only one I ever
bah with Mr. Crampton, as be admits, in which ths re
cri t ment business was alluded to, he (Mr. Orampton) had
satisfied me that bit- government had no connection with
it, and was in no way responsible for what was doing in
the United States to raise recruits for tbe British army.
But I sun qnlte certain that on no occasion
ban be intimated to me that the British
government, or any of its officers, was or
bad been in any way ooccerned in sending agents into
the United State.! to recruit therein, or to use anv in
ducements tor that purpose. Nor did he even noti'y me
tha' oe was taking or intended to take atiy part in fur
litegii g such pioceedings. Such a communication, time
ly uede, wcu'd probably have arrested the mischief at
ttsc Dimeecemex t. If he had than apprised me ot the
iy.-ttm of recruiting which had at thai time been already
erraoged and put in operation within the United States
by British agents, and iwdtr h(R supeHntenoing dire;
frn, ke"lioulu lave" .icUSft,. in the
most positive terms. that sueh acts were
cou'tw to the municipal law, incompatible wi'.h the
neutral policy ol the country, a violation of Us national
eoverMgary, and especially warned against tbe violation
cf <ur neutrality laws. But he blames me now for not
then stating to him that my construction of tbat law
dilterec from his cwn; but no snch difference of opinion
was ib*ndeveloped.
Mr. Ciampton on that occasion manifested a coinci
dence tn opinion as to the provisions of that law whieh
1 tben held, and have slnca fully disclosed.
He called upon me to show a latter which
be bad wiitten cn tbat day to the Consul at
.New Yoik. dirapproving tbe proceedings ?r a Mr.
Argus McDonald, "became I (he) .thought those
firtceedfngs would, ot might be takeu toroinstitute a vi >?
avion of the act of 1800?the neutrality la* of the United
States What were the proceedings of Mr. McDonald,
wtich Mr. Crampton thought might constitute a viola
tion ot our neutrality? The simple issuing of a handbill
specifying the terms on wbich recruits would be received
at Halifax, into the Queen's servioe. This opinion of Mr.
Crampton ascribes as much stringency to our neutrality
sets as has ever bsen claimed for tb#m by the government
cr tbe coutts ef the United States I Bad then no suspicion,
nor did Mr. Crampten give me any cause to su'pect that
be was acting or intecded to act upon ac interpretation
of that law which would justify the act of Mr. McDon
ald which he tben condemned, and make that law hut
little better tl an a dead letter. I could not out suppose
he viewed it in the same light as Lord Clarendon did
when be wrote his despatch to Mr. Crampton, on ths 12.h
ot April thereafter, In which his I-oroship declared it to
be "not only very just, but very stringent." To show
tbat 1 was not mistaken in this respect, I quo'e a pas
sage trom a letter of Mr. Crampton, dated the 14th of
Marco, to Sir G. I,e Marcbant:?"Any advance of money by
her Majesty's agents or others in the United States would
constitute an Infraction o! the neutrality law." Tha de
positions which accompany tbis despatch are made by
seme cf the same persons who have furnished the British
government with affidavits to impeach Strobel and Hertz,
and prove conclusively that Mr. Crampton did disburse
various sums of money to agents employed in recruiting
within the United States.
It was, indeed, apprehend*! by me at the time that
violations of that law would ensue. It could not fail to
bo Men tbat any organized scheme of a foreign govern
ment to d.sw recruits from the United Stves, though by
mere invitation, would necessarily t?nc to, and result in,
vkilalionr of the municipal law. So decided was my be
lief iu this respect tbat meaiures bad already been taken
by me, in bebalf of the government, as It happened, upon
the very day of the interview with Mr. Crampton, to in
stitute prr r sections egainst persona engaged in this bu
sineee in New York and Philidelphla. I then notified Mr.
Cramptcn ot that faot, as be expressly admit* in his re
port of tbat interview made to his government. An at
tempt Is made to deduce an excuse for Mr. Cramptou's
course in the bu?lneen of recruiting in this country, from
the alleged fact that he communicated to me on
that occasion the arrangement*! which bed been
nude for tbat purpose, and that I did net
di; approve of them otherwise than by in
sistirg upon the observance of the neutrality law of the
United state*. This allegation is hardly consistent with
Mr Crancpton's own statement of what ihen passed. In
the defence of his conduct, recently sent by nim to his
g< vert.ment, be makes admissions Inconsistent with tho
sl cgd'icn that tl ere was no conoealment on bis part,
atd that the recruiting arrangements were communicat
ed to me. Be says:?
It Is perftc'ly true that 1 did cot enter Into any details of
meats wh'ch sere to Se adopted bv h?i Majesty's government
to recder avai'ab e the services of those who tendered them ts
ns in such numbers. Teere seemed to be obvious reason* for
abstaining tTomthis; snd even U It had occurred to me, I
fbou'd > ?ve hten unellilnit to do anything which might have
tonre fbe appearance of engaging Mr Marco In any expression
r.f tsver or approbation of a plan favoring the Interests wf one
of the parties in the present war. All I oou'd desire, cm his
part, was neutrality and impartiality.
His reasons lor withholding from me the details of the
enlistment system?the moat important part of it for
this government?are tot satisfactory. If Mr. Crampton
believrd tbat what ho was doing or iuten^od to do in the
wattf rectuPiug was right, be oould have had no re
in.tatce to crmnunicate It to me, for his instructions
inquired him to mate tbat disclosure. Acting indue
frankrees. end with a proper regard for the dictates of
Interi ational comity, Mr. Crampton should, It woald
Mem, have ilisctcred to me all measures Intended to be
pursued within the United States by tho scents of his
iroveinmect, Inc ur'log himself, inexrent'ou o' the act ot
Parliament f. r raising a fore'gn icyi in. N*y,hewas
expressly commanded by his govrrouiHnt to practice uo
concealment with the Aj. etlcsu g >verntn nit on the run
ieet. If lie t ad obsyed these n,ddis, all misunderstand
lug between the two envsmment t would h?' i hoeu pre
vsti'ed. Mr. Cra'-.u'on wa* the more iciperatlviily
called upon to ui'tke fpil explanation., on ..he
subject, Dot oaly became he was C'imand h!
by his government to do so, hut for the fanner
reason ti.at immediately alter the breaking out or' the
the war be'weee Great Britain snd France on the one
band, sc.' ltueria on the ohier, he had hv an official
note a< die. teJ t" me, invoked the effortr of Ih:.u yovern
merit to enforce upon the iobahitanfs of tv* country
(citizens or others) the necessity of observer the strict
est r.eutrs Ity towards the belligerent p ir?ies, and ecpe
cially to erjoin upon them to abstain from taking part in
armaments tor the service of Ruuds, or fn asv otlic
nea ure opposed to the duties of strict oeut ulity To
thir application the unrersigned, by exorees d.re. 'ion of
(he President, replied, declaring that tha United State,
while claiming the fall enjoyment of their rights s? n
neutral Power, will observe the strictest neutrality t
wards each and all the belligerents. Reference
was made to the severe restrictions imposed
by law, cot only upon citizens of the United
Ftu'ee, hut upon ell persons resident within
Its ter itory, prohibiting the enllstHg of men therein
for the pur pete of taking a part in any foreign
w*r. It wae added that the President did not apprehend
sr. v at'?mpt to ylo.ite the but should his es
pectations. in this r '?ipect, b* disappointed, h? will not
nil, U hia duty, to u< * 1,11 l,ie PMwer h which he is
invested to enforce obe- tiente to tbem. In view of this
form*! and solemn appet,.1 bJ Mr Crampton to the Am?rl
can love-emeu*, and of 'I '* assurance he received of ita
determination to maintain a *'rlot neutrality, It w*s rot
lor a moment suspected that Mr. Craupton oould mt>ua
deist and ita purpose*, or belie *? would be permitted
to sat OS foot and execute, f(r? w'""! of five eoneecutive
monthe.a systematic scheme to o.Su,n military recruits
to* tMaBritish eei vice in the Unitec.' Sates.
That Mi. Crampton did enter mo 't deeply into thie
sohente to pioyed by etii'eii' O already enbmlited to her
Majaaty'a government, but is etill more conclusively ox
tatiirbed by the addiiionel proofs whloh accompany thie
despatch. Whatever detraction from tl t yaiue of the
tes'iruouy sgsiret Mr. Cramptoa may reeu M from the at
tempt to discredit Stioebtl ai d Hertz le mu ?h mors than
roadr up by the additional proofs now ado tieed. This i
body of strong cumulatiye eviceuae confirms ths Presi- |
deut'? former conclusion as to the compile! *7 of V!r.
Crampton and the British Coaeuls at New Yoi'k, Phil*
delplt.* and Cincinnati in the illegal onlerpii.se ef re
nruitlng soldiers for the British army within the Culled
Stales, and the President does not doubt that when this
now evidence shall b? brought utder the considers! Jen of
her Majeaty's government it will not longer dissent tl"Tom
this ennelut-ion.
l'tagratification which the President feels at the satis
factory settlement of the recruiting ruestion, In so far as
ieeracts the action of the British government l'self. has
Induced him to examine the case again with the view to
remove, if possible, from his mind the personal objections
against her Majesty's Minister and Consuls. This exemi
nation has not produced that effect, but, on the contrary,
has strengthened his conviction that the Interests of
both g. 7?rrm*nts require that those persons should
cease to bold their preeentiftielal positions in the United
States. He Rlroerely regrets that her If ijesty's govern
ment I'M not been able to take the same view of the case
and to comply with his request far their recall; bat it
has not consented to do so.
If in the earnest desire to act with all
?oe*ible courtesy towards ber Majesty's government, the
resident could have suspended his determination in the
case in order to submit the new testimony, which
he is confident would have been found sufficient to in
i nee compliance with his request for the recall of
the British Minister, he is precluded from any such
thought of de'ay by the exceptionable character of the
despatches of that gentleman, copies of which having
been recently laid before Parliament, have thus c me to
the knowledge of this government, and which are of a
tenor to render further intercourse between the two go
vernments through that Minister alike unpleasant and
detrimental to their gord understanding.
The President has therefore been constrained by con
siderations of the best interests ot both countries, re
luctantly to have recourse to the only remaining means
of removing, without delay, these very unacceptable
ofticeri from the connection they now have with this
This course has been deemed necessary on account of
tbeir unfitness for the positions they bold, arising from
the very active part they have taken in getting up and
carrying out a system of recruiting, which has been at
tended with numerous infractions of our laws, which has
disturbed our Internal trauqulllity and endangered our
peaceful relations t? a nation with which this govern?
moat is most anxious to maintain cordial friendship and
Intimate commercial ana social Intercourse.
He has, therefore, determined to send to Mr. Cramp
ton. her Majaaty'a diplomatic representative,his passport,
snd to revoke tDe exsquators of Mr. Mattbews, Mr. Bar
clay and Mr. Rowsorett. British Consuls at Philadelphia,
New York and Cincinnati. I am, sir, respectfully, your
obedient servant. W. L. MARCY,
Gko. M. Dallas, Esc., Ac., Ac., London.
Mr. Mason, (dem.) of Va., spoke in complimentary
terms of the ability with which the question had been
discussed by Mr. Many.
Mr. Cass, (dem.) olMicb., thought that no pretext for
war could ariae out if the dismissal of Mr. Crampton,
unless England was <! etermined to go to war.
Mr. Toombs, (national) of G?., thought If this govern
ment was satisfied with the exp'auation of Lord Claren
don, Mr. Cramptcn should not have been dismissed.
Mr. Cass replied thit this government had not express
ed Itself satisfied with Mr. Crampton's conduct, but with
the assurance of the British government that they (the
government) had intended no violation of our laws. Bat
it has now tuned out that Mr. Crampton had acted in
violation of the intentions and direction! of his own go
Mr. Toombs did not believe England or her officers bad
violated our laws at all. While the matter was pending,
be did not ohooxe to argue the question against our go
vernment, but he would now say he disapproved the con
strnetitn which this government had plaoed upon cur
neutrality laws.
Mr. BtTLBR, (i'< *n.) of S. C , thought It would have
Wn battel U/ikatc dlsnit. s?d Mr. Crampton as soon a*
fits complicity in the matter was discovered.
Adjourned till Monday.
Ho nee of Representative*.
WasiDJforo.v, May 29, 1856.
Mr. Campbell, (nigger worshipper) of Ohio, Irbm the
select committee on the Sumner assault, said he had
be<D unanimously Instructed to aak the House to adopt a
resolution that said oommittee may prefent their report
or reports, with a joornal of their proceedings, at any
time ?pen the House is In session, and that the docu
ments .hail thereupon be laid on the Speaker's table and
Xbo reso'nticn applied for was unanimously adop'ed.
A tr*s?sge was received (rom the President, notifying
Congress of the dismissal ot Mr. Crampton, and trans
anting documents?being the same that were sent to the
Senate. Referred to the Committee on k oreign Affairs.
Mr. Grow, (nigger worshipper,) of Pa., representing
the majority of the Committee on Territories, made a re
port, proposing to admit Kansas into the Unien, with
the Topeka constitution.
Consideration was postponed till the 25th of June.
Several private bil.s were passed.
Adjourned till Monday.
A Canadian Pbyiklan'i Account of the Sum.
ner Assault.
Boston, May 29,1866.
, The Eivniriff Journal of to-/ay publish#* tha following :
?Dr. Booting, of Montreal, Canada, states that h* wan
in the gallery of the Senate chamber at the time of the
asrault en Mr. Sumner. He had jn*t been conversing
with the only lady there remaining, when he saw Mr.
Brocks approach Mr. Sumner, not ir front, bat on his
side, and address to him some wcrds it, alow tone of voice,
and at the moment Mr. S. raised his bead, turning it to one
tide to listen to Mr. Brooks, the lattei struck him nume
rous blows with the greate-t rapidity with a cat*? about
three quartets of an iseh in dlsme'er, laying b?i" bis
scull with wounds from three to Ore inches deep. Mr.
Sumner tried several times to rise (ram his seat, but was
evidently so much hemmed In as to be incapable of rising,
until he bad, by a great effor*, torn tbe desk fr-m its
fastenicga, and then he pitched foiws-i iiij -uvble upon
tbe tioor. While this assault was progressing Mr. Keitt
stocd with ore band nourishing a huge cane to keep off
any person disposed to interfere, and wi*k the otner uand
holding a pistol behind him partially under the Hup ol his
coat, bnt which Dr. Bunting saw very distinctly project
ing from between tbe flaps of his (Keitt's) coat. Dr.
Bunting was enabled to see this very elearly from his po
sition in the gallery, directly above the actors In the
scene. The lady that Dr. B. was with had then gone,
and when be rushed down stairs tbe assault was over.
During the attack Senator Douglas stood within five
feet of Mr. Sumner, in a free and easy position, with both
bands in bis pockets, and making no movement towards
the assailant.
Dr. Bunting shaved off a part of Mr. Sumner's hair,
and drew ihe lips of the wounds together with sticking
plaster, but they were net sewed until Mr. Sumuer was
The above is a e'ear and distinct statement, from a dis
interested eye witness, a distinguished gentleman, who
is entirely reliable, even to the minutest particular.
Dr. Bunting Is now stopping at the Adams House in
this city.
Heme from Northern Mexico,
N KW Obixass, May 28,1866.
An extra front the San Antonia Ga:>Vt office contains
a letter from Eagle Pass, stating that President Comon
fcrt bed ordered Gen. Yidaurrl to collect and deliver up
all aims which had been distributed In bis Gtnte. Dep.
Larberg, with four thou rand men, was marcu r, - aj,A'a*t
VMaerii, nnr, it was thought the later would resist.
The union between Coahm.a and Nuevo Iwg lias been
rnii.ADBi.rnta rtoci board.
1 lliLAi Ki ntlA, May 20, yggg.
Stocks excited?Pennsylvania I'ivse, 83; Beading Rail
road, 1/crg Island Railroad, 19; Morris (.'ana , 19^;
i'snusylvanis Railroad, 44>{.
Baltimobf, May 29,1856.
Fs'es of beeves to-day ,1,000, at a slight destine, i n<
tan/red sold for New York, and SCO fbr l'h'ladelp',.*
The remainder ranged Irom $9 a $10 25 net. A let C ix
tra, on the hoof, at $5 60. Hogs have detUued : .al" a*.
?7 a $7 60.
Nirw Or.t v.ANN, May 28, l?;.f
Tbe cotton market is unchanged in anv reapcet. Gales
to-day, 4 600 bales. Flour i? quo'ed at $6 28. Mess pork,
$17. Other articles unchanged.
Aibany, May 29, 1866.
Oats?Sales 10,000 bushels, at 96c. a 37 We., the outside
figure above the market price Corn?Sal?s 4 000 bush
els Western mixed at 66c. Wheat?Sales 2.090 busheU
t^cadian fptic|, f|t f;
Ttie Kalluml Dtnorrallr convention.
CiM'l?NATI, M?t "JO?10:40 P. M.
About five hundred delegate* have arrival this evening
The Valance ol tbe New York soft here appeared. The
Douglas men ere lajlrg low. but we slnall bare a g-eat
crowd ot them from the West ru Saturday. Tlie I'enn
ejlrer.iar.aaie goitg stroog fur Buohanan, wh le the
most trfmeufcu* efforts are being made for Pterce.' One
hundred eod fifty votes are claimed for the Brigadier on
tie firet ballot.
Everything i* in a state of bean'itnl confaaioa( and we
will rot be straightened out before Sunday. Col Crew,
Collector l'eaalee, Hetry HibbarJand o'iter New kogland
iandere are Vobbying for Pleree. Forney 1* foremoet
azning the Bucbanau men. and the cause of I'exusy.va
nta la somewhat injured by it"* advoiate*. Douglas slock
grow* better every hour. Hsrce stock g?ts np a ltrtle on
the Crampton bubleesa, but the people think it in rather
late in the day.
The Hew York troubles excite warm dlseueslon. A
propoait on baa be?u made for a conference committee of
fire Iroan each delegat.on to nettle ell their trouble* out
aide of the Conrenttou The proposition remain* in
abeyance until all the delegatss tarre arrived. It ha*
been accepted in part. The New York dlviilJn now ex
slice moie tali than the nomination.
FlMptct or a Single I?*w Vor? Delegation
at Cincinnati.
Albany, Way 29,18M.
A large numbwer d?mocra1."e delegate, from the city
of New York and the river counties, passed through this
city last evening and this morning, for the Cincinnati
Convoution. Both aofta and hard* were In company.
From two of the mo.it Influential amc.og them 1 learned
that a secret proposition, in the shape oi a cireu ar, liae
bteD mrvde to unite upon a single delegation among them
felves, ocd thereby avoid all ool'.ieion, disagreement or
dissatisfaction In the Convention. No particular candi
date la preferred, and Uiey agree to abide the decision of
the Convention, either under a majority or two third
Both delegations are to assemble together at the
Burnett House on Saturday evening, when an effort
vill be made at reconciliation. No outsider* are
to be admitted, and no one to be permitted ti know
the term* of unity. It Is freely stated that the
recett bombshell of the " radical democrats," thrown
into the camp of the soft shells, has had the effect of in
ducing Cochrane, Seymour and company to make the
prnp< sition to the hards, upon any terns, for a single
delegation of the New York democracy to the Cincinnati
national convention.
Such an event will take everybody by surprise, and
may be the means o' turning the election in 'his dtate
Com a couree wblcb at this moment seems Inevitable.
Interesting fiom Washington.
WASniNCTON l!?y 29, 18M.
The views of the President on tho enlistment question,
and the Central American question, wore oommumcated
to Congress to-day. Thus it appears he has completed
his reef rd on all the leading questions now before the
eountry, and has given his opinion* in full. There can
now be no doubt of the line of rublic policy he will pur
sue relative to Kansas affairs, internal improvements,
public lands, tariff, tail thmCentral American as well as
Ml other questions in dUpuJo with Great Britain.
it is now believed that Douglas and Pitzpatrick will be
the nominees. Col. Orr will not be able to go to the Con
Messrs. B. B. Fiench, Uwi* Ciephane and John Btge
low were appointed delegates to attend the nigger wor
itoppers' Convention.
Hon. V. D. Parr Is, ot Maine, was chairman of the
Maine delegation in tha Baltimore Convention, and urged
the nomination of Franklin tterce His reward was the
Special Agency of the Post Offloe Department lor New
England, instead ol tha Consulship ot Rio Ja
neiro, tor which his friend* urged him. Col.
Perils has arlved in Washington, m route for
Cincinnati, and called upon the Po-.taia?ter-(.*neral and
Preaident Pierce, to whom he hoceaUy stated that his
vote should be given to Mr. Buehanao. Scon after hi*
return to his hotel he received the following characteris
tio note.? poH 0FFlrK Dr-ARTYBvr. May 1856.
F b_1 am directed by the Poiimaster-General to tnf .rm
you that Tour services as officialagertofrihladepartment
are no longer required, and that you will deUver into the
hands of the l'ostmaater of Portland, Maine, the mat
key s papers relating to depredation cares, and all other
paper* appertaining *eo your ottic* now in your pos.es
mod 1 am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
HOKATIO KING, First Asst Postmaster Geu 1.
Ilcn. V. D. l'ARRis.
Colonel 1*. will carry this document w ith him to mor
row to Cincinnati lor the edilieaiion of the convention.
It is understood that no further business is to be trans
acted in Congress until after tne Philadelphia Conven
tlOD. ... .
lh? 9p?citl Coromittee in Col. Brook a cab? will repor
on Mondav, and raeommend his expulsion from the
House. They will also recommend a vot* of censure on
Messrs. Keitt and Edmundson. The minority will report
that the assault on Senator Sumuar Involves no violation
of the privileges of the constitution, and that outalde of
the constitution Congress has no privilege* Some twen
ty witnesses have been examined, and the journal of the
committee has swollen to a frightful elxe. Some of the
xegTO worshippers objeet to an expulrion of Col Brook*
leBt it make a martyr cf him, and divert public eympa,
tby from Sumner.
1 send you the correspondence between Mesar*. Brooke
ana W'pob. Wilson bes Htrted ont. contrary to the
expectation of hie friend*. Brooke wihte to Wilaon that
It- had denounced hit aesault ou Bumner as cowardly,
thereby assuming to h? a judge < f true oourag ; that
Wilson hue ?l?o repeatedly avowed that for anything he
might b: v on ihe floor of the Sena'* he held hi.nael'
responsible, there or elsewhete. Broths then wrot*:?
1 desire to know when and where 1 can meet yon out
of this district.
To this Gen, Wilson replied as follow*:?
Your note ot the 27th lost, ws- placed in ray hands at
twenty n.inutes past ten this morning. 1 characterized
r,n 'he floor of tbe Senate the assault upon
? s bratal, murderous and cowardly. I thought eo than
?I think so now. 1 bave no qualifications whatever to
make in regard to these words. 1 have never
ed or expressed lu the Senate or elsewhere the t ea Of
roisoral re?ponsIbiHty in tbe sense of the due list. I
have alwejs regarded dnflling as the lingering relic of a
h*rbftr< un eftfilMtion which the Iaw of tb? country hM
branded as a crime. While, therefore. I religiously be
litve in the right of sell-refence, in its broadest senee..the
iws of my country and the natural convictions ot my
whole die tcibidme to mest you for the purpose Indi
cated in your letter.
Mr. Brooks l.e* given notice to General Webb, through
Govtrntr Alton, that his letter in Tuesday * Courier and
Krtouizrr U personally Inoffensive.
AU excitement apreare to have ceased, excepting that
which 1* oonnecUd wiih the challenge of Mr. Brooks to
^oator W!lwn. .
Mr. Fumner continues comfortable, though not out o.
The nil vex at Colombia, B. C., are getting up a testimo
nial to Rrcoks for protecting their r'ghts and liberty
There wee a grand eelebratlon of the I'nlon Association
ol Sunday schools of Washngton and vicinity to-day.
ft 1? eclimated that over ten thousand adults and chil
dren fonrod In the procession.
At a meet it;g of the Republican Association last even
Irg several speeches were made, denouncing in the
.'ronjr'' terms the assault committed on Senator Rnin
of' by Mr hnokt. A committee wee appointed to pre
paie, nud present at the meeting on Saturday evening,
reso! 'tlons expressive of their feelings upon the subject.
Ttie Blnrk Ktver and IJUca Railroad,
Ultra, Ma* 29, lHftd.
1 to huridted and sixty thousand dollars worth of irst
V j i'giige bonds of the Rlacb River and f.'tica l'ailroal
?ntpsny wrre sold at auction her, to-dry, at 70. The sale
ens tl tan tv jotrne1 nntll the lOtb of June.
c, t< - i\ tatnttr. * - . *?r ir..ner Conn" f ?M an
?? -j:?. v - t?> 2110 tneai -tie t, <n the b.i ty itfawo
n an us iii I Us-usj . etty, who cot litteu fljhiaile by
taking a dc * of nrrenie. The duoi i eo, tt appf t'V h?d
btou ht'UeilDg in mind from fune dement# dlfflsultiee;
and intent upon deatroyltig hi iolf, i >-? j grebe, el ^ doi lH
of arneuie'vn't parto"! ot'h-; t ?'tn- W "?-n u/t-g d 'jus.,1
deals it"1 .at Bheheo takin the jm em ?.?h the'iut- utt ?i
of putting an end to her esistenes. K ^\oJ mnrffln ex
am nation waa made upon the body by Dr. f-mp.ii.ijn,
but no trares of poiaonoould be found in the ntumach,
but congestion of that membrane waa clearly peroepU
ble. The ciaoeaae.l waa twenty-oae yeata of age, a->d waa
a Dpttre ofCtrmanf.
ff?W8 from H*w trana<?, Mtvragva, ?Md
w'eb Inland*, tost* fc|fa> P#ro>
Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador.
91)791,187 in Treasure,.
Ac., An.. Ac
The steamship Ulno'.s, Chaa 8. Bcggs, U 8 N c^.
mander, left Aspinwa'.l Msy iOti, ttt 6:23 1' M., and ar
rtred at Havana on toe Mtb, at 9 A M Deft Uiv.aa am
the fibth at V- U , end arrived u <4uura?t4ne at uu
o'olock A. M yesterday. ~~m
8h? bring* tie California- mails c? the 6th tj*. $) ~9I
187 fn 1 reasuro .n freight, imd 6Ci passenger^'Draught
down on the I'acifle Bide by the I'.viae Mi.il ?.._
Compacy's .'earner Golden Gate. Sapt. W. F. Upulg
which- left San Fraarisoo May 6th, at 3:40 P. M., with 08$
passengers ana $2,079,691 on freight, $285,774 of which
wa? oa fottfgn account.
Ma y 13th, at IP. M, the GrWen Get* spoke rtwur
Goluen Ay>, from Panama for ?*u Francisoo, and amend
at Panama May 19th. at 6:50 P. Jf
May 25d, at It M., of? Cape St Antonio, exchanged si*
naia with Bremen bark Hercules standing to toe north
May 26th. at 2:50 P. M , .poke the United Suites steam
.rigaieMu-qiiehaena. staid ing for Havana
Die.!, Msy 02, Juo. Npauid ug. aye.) 31, of Cala.., Me.
May 28, Mm* 8. Allrn, aged -.-0; of baic'wich, Mae*. '
The followipy Is tie spec:a list of the Illinois : ?
nrexel&C0....;...$3ho?co a Wires A Co.. $1J 000
" i 1 ?'jfO& Oci.. 286,618) G W .Scheakbsr-z II MS
Metropolian Busk. 170 000 G.CC-Mrorn U OM
'>,dpr ? H2 863 J W Kandali Jo *Z
xv^iFt^r0"" J11'''0-- Ammn. Jacobs A Co 10 M0
li ir0t . 100 8<>0 J U. Williams.. lO OM
Howl'u & Aspinwail 100.1M4 Wm Heller ' la ooa
*'{?*? ??? 'f ??? VS*
46,560 ,.ohn DurandAiCo. 8,748
K. Kelly k Co 36,4oO Goldsmith A Jacob* 8 2nQ
LW A kelkM> a A. stein k Co ? s'mo
Paoklnf a' '?'.???" SO PC. t. J. Han* 4 Co ... 8,004
K4~a&? Sm? SJiSStStr &
if &""? 8? Sir.";: sis
... -au1-- hn. &i? H',070 Freeman 4 Co. 4 600
Buret erhBro It- 0 ,0 H Strybimr Sena
Busk 4 Wildes 16,000 Myer, Levy 4 Co.'! 3*00$
w i"?*!.S.Co 16 600 r- 'Vgbaur. . ; 2 176
N?i e i 12 000 J. Avrzena 1441
Nawhot.se 4 V.. .. 12 000 Everett 4 Brtwn 128#
Meaner 4 Aoams... 11000 "
r?UI 1ST
We are indebted for l?ror* to Mr. E. H. Mitshell, par
ear of the Illinois, and to the California expresses of ?. II.
M ines & Co., Wells, Fargo 4 Co. the Paoifio Express ' ?
psoy, and the San Francisco news depot of J. w. Sal
Governor Johnson had removed W. H Khodea from the
oflice of Seoietary, and appointed Wm. Baurman, lata
Secretary of .he Senate.
Ibe ship Hor-.zant eai'ed for Australia on the 26th Of
April, carrying a large number of theatrical ladlM ?-f
gent emeu, amorg whom were Mm. Sinclair, Mile. Daret,
Harry Sedley, John Dunn and daughter. John Dean and
George Icdtr. Mrs. Sicc'air tnt?n led to be absent ehcut
ten mcnths.
Mr. trench, for a long time identified with the stag* ia
Sen Fratctfco, a. a proprietor of the Metropolitoa, had
received a cempilmectar? benefit and departed for Mexleo.
bfntlailr. of (he Man Kranrlsro Min<.
Dennn'o I tEr08IT8 A6D COINAGE,
uepoeued, 1864, ounce* ... flo- 724 *?
Deposited, 1866 , ?%?>?** ?
Deposited, 18ffl, first quarter... ]!" 585 871 U
Deposited, April, mo'. "!:!!!!:!;;!: 5S;S g
Total amount deposited sicee April, 1854. .2.375 608 OS
Colied ic 1864 ~
i oiceu in 1866 ?* ?*
Coined in 18ffi, fi?t quirter." 5 m
in AprD, 1856? J::::::;:;;;: s&m S
n TcUJ"?0nBt f0in#d $31,171,507 00
BftT0| 18C 4 S> sj jr a ... n
Ham ? fift ???? aW.noljlM 40 9P
Total amount of bars $9 366,#rTo5
r?iH?r SEEP*0 0P TnE M,NT- APEIL 3, 1354.
Silver d^riwiOBn0" 08
ouver aeptsiied 201,047 60
Tola amount of gold coinage $31 171 607 00
Total amount of gold bars !!. O.M^m $$
Total amoint of gold worked... A4o 6-28 484 im
Total amount of silver coinad..........'aeiim tf
Total amount coined since April 3, 1864.$40,779,618 64
f?_BI?*rlb,e Bwtrheijr in Harlpoea Conntv.
[Translatedlor the Chronicle from tbeSho dn PaclSqna.I
? . , , MABirosA. April 28, I860.
Inform yon of events of grave Importance
which appear to me to demand the Intervention of everv
one who bee the heart of an honest man #mT
awav the* ChZ'.^V 801116 P""ext' thf ?"?> 1" driving
ttwfty tue CntiieMf burnictr their tentn and npr.vl-ir-*a
and brntaily beating those whom they ?'CS
At iineksye it is worse still, a band of twsntv HH.
aMnOi"e M**tSi*edr^^ cb?",n8 ?>*fore them, like cattle
JoL^tlr .1.1; Chi'eaDS A1"! Chinese whom they aT
?1"1 iEfor??uon just received leads to the Mlaf
?bat batcberv l* the purpose.
. *'**' "iua,l?n ? Be order of the day *
? d b,,b"B ,'"T, several ,!a?8 Tfc?- Ame ioaus have at
uir'ed all the Msx.cans Chin ans, and l'eruvians to leave
theeounty, and their fixed propertv, within fift^D
notes aftsr receipt of notice; and in case of fail are tw
comply thirty lasbe. are wr mistered ^ U
Alter the notice there wa* a regular ebase and all iM
?h.??MUt,dr bl? vd .h*TB bMn ">erciles*Iy ' ma**aem?
wherever found, whe.her in their own houses on the
'n thf ^ujb- At tb* last new* the chase wan
still in prrgres* on all sides, and the number of par
is ?essonri?'??? ^ hetn Tnassaor,,! was six-een. and It
in the bnsh ' mMay otl?rs hMr'> ?<*?"**
1*. wb"r? the affair will etc*.
He public oillcers have not moved Thev avohl
" EPar " Msvwell, under dlf
ferent pretexts, and among others, that tt Is neoMnarv
A (H-rrespcndeut of the del Pari Urn writing from
?s and 7breT,0J?n;n* c"?ntT' ^enteen CbS^
ais and three Mexicans have been murdered 6* imas
can. near Banderitae, in Mariposa ^"v ^ekUtalr
v ? 7 b7 ? Chlleen furnished a pretext tor a irsnv^
W "oli'v h.Cn^w ,0d, T'L" 611 tb6 ScanUh camps^n thn
itvTh^ wsT h1 sh<K,llBf ?? discretion, aid order
tcedistely '6rP ,pM6d to county fm
Lnl?.r (rem C?ieon Valley.
Tie trnuD'a.n express mil, John A. Thompson, ar
rived inhaciemento, ben Carton Valley, having started
on the '.fv.b r f April. He encountered scow some three
fiet in depth for about three utles, but to compact aa to
f list tin the we'ght cf males. In tact, the train hat crossed
the mountain." and returnee. I'p to the hourot his da
pat aire there had been te rain to the valley.
Tbe proepectir? party to Walker river had returned,
alter an absence ot eighteen days. They discovered goU
to the bead waters o! the river, ant about one hundred
n lies to the southward of Carson. The surface earth paya
about three cent, to the pan Cold was found In vartooa
localities along lbs river, but the party did not prospect
ae thoroughly m tbev would have dome had their etoek
of previsions not glvon r trt. On tie eastern slope of the
sierra Nevada, and to tbe sonthward of Carson, ycld waa
trued as far as tbey travelled, and they were only dcltt
red frc m ccntinuiig their reeearshet by the scarcity cf
word and water. At present, the diggings cannot 1?
profitably worked.
To# Maaboe Indians, living east of Carson Valley*
threaten hostilities because the fishing grounds are inter
fered with, they Dumber stout eight hundred. TTiey had
Muted a cabin in C. ear Creek, hut the settlors do nob
m thetrsoiveii in sty Imminent danger.
''.oti. i ( r#' a Hyde had taken up. tne Truek.ee Mae
r i.ws, whirt. are situated about thirty miles njrth of ti a
Mortem sutieo. Re antlclpa e> tha settling there per
manently .n'?he stnigreti >d ?.ore wait lake, tjkare Win a
una hundred famtUea sbort'j expected from thai
i.tdlan Outbreak In UliaiU County.
Wo are indebted to tbe Sacramento Vnim tor th?
(ollowlng impoitaat lutelllgonce:? On Tueeday evening,
the Indian, living on Cow Creek, soma aigBteeu untax
from Shasta, to the number of over three hundred, made
a descent on llarrold's Mills, but aftar a severe ehlrmhMt
were repulsed, with tbe loss of twenty of their number.
It $pfw? vtet ghvut?wrath lian ? fntiw o( ww Ut,

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