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FRIDAY, JAN. 27 1865
for all the resolutions, which was rejected.
The resolutiens then passed their 2d reading.
Mr. Ellis, bj leave, introduced a resolution re
commending that a bounty of lands and negroes be
given to soldiers. The resolutions provide for Riv
ing one negro and fifty acres of land to each soldier.
Mr. McCorkle introduced a bill to more effectual
ly prevent tho sacrifice of property sold under ex
ecution. The Senate then adjourned.
The House was called to order at ten o'clock,
Mr. Shepherd in the chair.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.
Mr. Fowre presented a memorial from the Mayor
and Commissioners of the City of Raleigh, praying
the exemption of officers pertaining to the City
eovernment from Home Guard dutv. The memorial
was accompanied by a bill with this purview which
had its first reading. Mr. Fowle moved a suspen
sion of the rules that the bill might have its 2d and
3d readings. Not agreed to.
Mr. Carson, of Alexander, from the Committee
on the Instne Asylum, presented a communication
from the Superintendent of said institution, in re
sponse to a resolution of inquiry, passed by the
House a few days siDce. This communication gave
a detailed statement of the financial management of
the Asylum, the number and salaries of employees,
number of paying and non-paying patients, etc.
Sent to the Senate with a proposition to print
A message was received from the Senate, which
was deemed by the chair to require consideration
in secret session, whereupon, on motion of Mr.
Love, the House proceeded to sit with closed
. doors.
After secret session, Mr. Fowle introduced a re
solution in behalf of Thos. E. Fentress.
Mr.. Wooten, a biU iawfetanetoa, to the town, of
Xinstbc " -
Mr. Herbert, a bill to authorize Win. R. Martin
and Levi Coffee of Clay county to distil spirituous
Mr. Asheworth introduced the following resolu
tions: "Wbcrkas, The post cruel and outrageous
wrongs have been perpetrated upon the people of
Randolph and other counties by the Home Guards
in arresting and imprisoning without process of law,
and in some instances inflicting personal injuries
upon persons of all ages and all sexes, on mere sus
picion that they were harboring, or otherwise aid
ing and abetting deserters, with a view of torturing
them into a disclosure of their whereabouts, thus re
viving in this country, under the auspices of the
military authorities, the most horrid system of bar
barian jurisprudence. And whereas, the Home
Guards justified their conduct at the time, by alleg
ing, that they acted under orders from his Excel
lency, Got. Vance, therefore,
Revolted, That a special committee of five be ap
pointed by this House, whose duty it shall be to in
vestigate the matter, and ascertain and report to
this House the ettent and nature of such outrages,
and whether they were authorized by his Excellen
cy, Gov. Vance's orders, and if so what action they
think should be taken by this House in the case, if
Resolved further. That said committee shall have
full power to send for persons and papers, issue
commissions for the purpose of having depositions
taken whenever and wherever they may think
proper, and examine and inspect the letter book of
His Excellency Gov. Vance.
Referred to the com-mittee on propositions and
Mr. Fowls, a bill to explain certain exemptions
from Home Guard duty. Referred to the Commit
tee on Judiciary.
Mr. Carter, a bill to establish Military Courts.
Referred to the same Committee.
The House proceeded to consider the unfinished
business, being a bill to authorize the Secretary of
State to employ a clerk, on its third reading.
On motion of Mr. Amis, the bill was amended by
striking out a proviso requiring that the clerk
should not be within the conscript age.
The bill then passed its 3rd reading. Ayes 47,
nays 46.
Mr. Costner introduced a resolution in favor of
Willie J. Palmer, which passed its several readings
under a suspension of the rules.
The House proceeded to consider the special or
der, being a resolution in favor of the Principal
Clerks of the two Houses, pending at the former
Mr. Grissom moved to amend by striking out
4l$500n and inserting "$800" as the additional com
pensation to the clerks for copying the Journals.
Not agreed to.
The resolution then passed its third reading.
A communication from the Public Treasurer rel
ative to the collection of claims of the State against
the Confederate government was read and trans
mitted to the Senate.
Mr. Waugh introduced a bill allowing further
time for perfecting titles to lands heretofore en
tered. A bill to authorize administrator to advance
funds for the support of minor distributees of es
tates, was laid on the table on its second reading.
Mr. Stancill offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate,
proposing that this Legislature take a recess from
and after today, until Wednesday next, at one
o'clock, provided that members residing too far
from the Capitol to visit their homes during the re
cess may remain and receive their regular per diem.
. Mr. McCormick moved to lay the resolution on
Ilia t.Kla wlipiwnnnn it Hi withdrawn hv Mr
The House then adjourned until ten o'clock to
morrow. For Ibe Standard.
Ms. Editor: When Gov. Vance made his Wilkes
borough speech it seemed to me that he was gone
from the Conservative party. For one, I as good
as gave him up; but when he delivered his' Fayette
ville peech,l saw that he had not only got back to
nis old position, but that he declared himself a bet
ter peace man than you were. In an evil hour I,
with thousands of honest Conservatives, confided in
him. He called you a secessionist he held you
up as one of the causes of our present troubles he
declared he was the best peace man in the South ;
and be even went so far as to say that this State
would secede from the Confederacy if any great dis
aster should befall it, and thus take care of herself.
This he said at Fayetteville and elsewhere. He
was elected, I will not say how. Where and what
is he now T I gather frem my Raleigh papers, that
-he has thus far defeated every peace man and eve
ry peace measure before our Legislature. I bear
that he is all the while on bis war-horse, swearing
that he intends to "fight until hell freezes over,"
and denouncing the advocates of peace as enemies
to the country. Sir, is there no truth in maa f
Is thre no confidence to be placed in men in high
places ? Is the representative principle, that the
public servant is to obey the people, defunct? Is
Gov. Vance to be allowed thus to. deceive an honest
people, and not be exposed and denounced for it 1
I judgedTfor myself at the last election, and I
judge for myself now. If Gov. Vance is not with
the secessionists, and if he is not opposed to peace,
then he has a very strange way of showing that he
is a Conservative If he has not deceived the. peo
ple, then promising one thing and doing another is
not deception. If he is not afraid to trust the
people, why does he oppose a Convention r! The
people have a right to do what they please, yet I
understand he says that if, even in the last resort,
they should prefer reconstruction to subjugation,
he will not go with them, but will thwart their will
U he can ; that is, be is wiser and more patriotic
than & majority of the people of North Carolina 1
He made all kinds of promises, hat in hand, when
be wanted votes ; but now, having gotten the votes,
he breaks his promises or denies that he ever made
them. He has deceive me once ; that was his
fctilt If be should deceive me sgain, the fault will
U ate I kW. U' b-"
Jan. 24, 18C5.
For the Standard.
Mu Editor : What is a legislative body in se
cret session, but a forge, whose workmen are en
laced in making manacles for the peoples limbs 7
If there be in State sovereignty anything, more
than the name, it is surelf high time for the Slate
of North-Carolina to interpose her sovereignty be
tween her people and despotism
AU I uihjvu I
Eobeson Co.,.Jan. 17, 1865.
tmi-tfklt Mailt.
Vol. XV.
. ....... .No. 8.
Another Change of Term.
The Daily and Weekly papers of this City having
advanced their terms, on account of the deprecia
tion of the currency, we are compelled to do the
same. We regret to have to do this, but it is una
voidable. The price of the Standard will hereafter
be as follows :
Semi-Weekly, 6 months, $30
" 8 months, 15
Weekly, 6 months, 20
u 3 months, 10
The Legislature. We give to-tity the proceed
ings of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
In the Commons, on Thursday, no business of
importance waa transacted. The Senate was en
gaged for the most part of Thursday in discussing
the subject of impressment-. Speeches were made
by Messrs. Dick, Ward, and others.
A Secret Session, and the Result. The two
Houses of the General Assembly of this Slate were
in secret joint conference on Tuesday evening last;
and it is understood that as the result of their de
liberation four limaUflWowi, mtuilwn ' of Ibe
Leguleian,' have i been sent to Richmond to ascer
tain the real condition of things, and what prospect
there is of peace. The commissioners left for Rich
mond on Wednesday. They may be expected to
return on Tuesday or Wednesday next ; after which
a Convention may be called, or nothing may be
done, and the war may continue. Every thing ap
pears to be dark and uncertain. Mr. Blair return
ed to Richmond on the 22d. His second visit, like
bis first, no doubt relates in some way to peace.
It is reported that Lincoln apprehends that foreign
powers will intervene so far as to raise the blockade,
and that he is disposed to come to terms of some
sort with the Confederates.
We are glad to see peace movements going on,
but we can perceive no sure ground for hope but in
State action. The States will be obliged to move
before a permanent peace can be obtained, and the
sooner they move the better. Something may be
gained by sending commissioners to talk with Mr.
Davis, but we doubt it.
And so ueret sessions on matters of the last im
portance are becoming fashionable in Raleigh I
What was said, or what was doDe in the secret ses
sion referred to, that the people of the State ought
not to Inow? If such things, continue, and if the
war is to be prolonged indefinitely, the people them
selves may hold meetings in the open air, and dis
pense with secret conlavcs both at Richmond and
In the course of the debate in the Senate of this
State, on Tuesday last, on the subject of arming
the slaves, Mr. Hall, of Hanover, said " he believed
the salvation of the Southern Confederacy depend
ed upon putting- arm in the hands of the slaves."
If this be so, then the Southern Confederacy is
gone. If the only hope of saving it consists in
arming and freeing the negroes, then there is no
hope for it And it is on this black basis that we
are called upon to fight on and "fight it out 1"
We shall publish in our next the speech of Mr.
Danes, of Davidson, delivered on the occasion of
the introduction of his resolutions in the House of
Commons. Extra copies of the Standard contain
ing the speech can be obtained on application at the
Death or A. M. Gorman. We regret to have to
record the death of A. M. Gorman, Esq., one of the
Editors of the Confederate. He died at his resi
dence in this City, on Tuesday night last, after a
brief illness, of erysipelas. Mr. Gorman was well
known to the public as Editor of the Spirit of the
Age, and afterwards as one of the Editors of the
Confederate. He was an accomplished printer, and
wrote well for the press. He was a kind-hearted,
amiable man, and his death is much lamented by a
large circle cf friends.
More blood must be poured out, more treasure ex
pended, more wretchedness endured, because Jef
ferson Davis and Zsbulor. B. Vance are not willing
that peace shall be made though the intervention
of the States. Gov. Vance declared during his
-campaign that he was a better peace man than we
were ; that he was a better peace man than Gov.
Brown, for that he had been more or less instru
mental in inducing Gov. Brown to take the position
he then occupied; that he so cordially approved
the sentiments of Mr. Stephens that he could cheer
fully put the great seal of the State to his speeches
and letters ; and be also told the people that hi
policy would bring peace to them before the leaves,
then green, should fall from the trees. How has
he redeemed these pledges ? He is now as bloody
a war man as the bloodiest war man in the Confed
erate States. He cannot bear a peace man. The
idea of a State Convention, or of State interven
tion, enrages him. He is afraid to trust the people
with their own affairs. He ignores the people.
He is doing every thing in his power to bamboozle,
amuse, mislead, and silence the Legislature now in
session. We repeat the question, will that body
tamely submit to the wrtl of one man t The eyes
of the people are upon them. The people want a
Convention. They are determined to have a Con
vention. But, we are answered, "we must wait
for some one of the cotton States to move." Mutt
we still follow the cotton States? Must we drift to
our doom because the cotton States will not move t
But how can they mover They are subjugated,
and therefore powerless. And yet " we must wait
for some one of the cotton States to move ! I"
North-Carolina is a sovereign State let her act for
herself. She is not responsible to the cotton States,
or to the Yankee States, for what she may do. She
does not belong either to Jefferson Davis or to Zeb
ulon B. Vance. Tho hand of the despot may be
raised against her, but woe to the despot who shall
strike her t Her chosen representatives are now in
session in Raleigh. If they regard only two m-in,
or a few men clothed with authority, they will par
ley, and hesitate, and fail to act; but if they re
gard the will of the. people, the cries of their suf
fering and ruined country, and their own solemn
duty, they will act, and act at once.
We learn on good authority that six of the mom
bers of Congress from this State are in favor of a
Convention, and that two others are "almost per
suaded " to take ground for it Prompt action by
the Legislature would do much to strengthen the
hands of our members of Congress, as well as to
encourage the people and the soldiers.
We learn that the recent sleet in the Western
counties of this State was very heavy. The trees
were broken in all directions, rendering it difficult to
travel even on foot and horseback. We learn that
the fruit trees were much injured.
The Record.
An esteemed friend requests us to re-publish the
Tote for Senator at the last session of the Legisla
ture, by which the Conservative candidate, the
Hon. Edwin G. Reade, was defeated.
The following is the vote of the Senate:
For lion. E. O. Reade. Messrs. Adams, Aren
dell, Bagley, Berry, Blount,. Dick, Jones, Lassiter,
liong. Mann, Matthews, Odom, Pool, Sanders, Snead,
Warren and Winstead 17.
For Eon. T. & Ashe. Mr. Speaker, Messrs.
Aycock, Bryson, Courts, Crump, Ellis, Grier, Hall,
Harris, Kirby, LeiUh, Lindsay,. MeCorlle, Me
Eaehern, Miller, Patton, Pitehford, Powell, Smith,
Speight, Strauahn, Taylor, Wara, Whitford, Wig
gin, Wright and Wynne. 27.
For Eon. John A. Gilmer. Utsan. Morton,
March and Patterson. 8.
The following is the vote of the Commons :
For Mr. Reade. Mr. Speaker, Allison, Alford,
Amis, Asheworth, Banks, Best, Blair, Bond of Ber
tie, Caldwell, Calloway, Carson of Alexander, Car-
ter, Clapp, Cowles, Craige, Cunningham, Flynt,
rowie, uibM, Hartley, Uanes, Harrington, Harrison,
Ueaden, J. H., Henry, Herbert, Holton, Horton of
Watauga, Horton of Wilkes, Isbell, Jordan, Lyle,
ManD, McAden, McCormick, McGehee, McMillan,
Morisey, Murrill, Patterson, Perkins, Phillips, Rid
dick, hogers, Russell, Sharpe, Simmons, Smith of
Johnston. Stipe. Wauch and Wheeler. 82.
For Mr. Ashe. Messrs. Allston, Austin, Baxter,
Beam, Lenburry, Boyd, Brown of Mecklenburg,
Brown of Madison, Bryan, Caho, Carton of Ruth
erford, Cobb, Costner,. Crawford of Rowan, Craw
ord of Wayne, Dargan, Davis of Halifax, Davi
of Franklin, Enloe, Erwin, Faison, Farmer, Gaskinf
Gidney, Grier, Gydger, Harris, Hassell, Hawe
W. J. Headen, joymrr, TudkltlS, Lane, LatUS3t,
Lewis, Little, Love, McLean, Murphy, Outterbridge,
Patton, Pool, Powell, Reinhardt, Rusa, Shepherd,
Shipp, Smith of Duplin, Smith of Cabarrus, Stan
cill, Strong, Vann and Wooten 53.
For Mr. Smith. Messrs. Bond of Gates, Duke,
Peace and Pool 4
For Mr. Gilmer. Messrs. Lost and Shobtr. 2. '
We have put the names of the Vance Conserva
tives in italics. It will be seen that even if half of
them had voted for Mr. Reade, he would have been
elected by a large majority. But these Vance Con
servatives toted with the Destructives, and thus de
feated the choice of a majority of the Conservative
party 4or Senator.
Mr. Reade has not changed his views or his prin
ciples. He was the same man when defeated for
Senator that he was when appointed Senator by
Gov. Vance. But he and his friends have been
punished (?) by Gov. Vance, because he, Mr. Reade,
refused to soil the judicial ermine during the cam
paign for Governor, by taking ground publicly over
his own name for the re-election of Gov. Vance.
We have heard, as we believe on good authority,
that John D. nynian, Esq., Gov. Vance's Editor of
the Conservative, wrote to Judge Reade during the
campaign, urging him to take ground publicly for
Gov. Vance; that Mr. Seade replied to Mr. Hyman,
declining to do so ; and that this letter of Mr. Reade
was used in the election for Senator to induce Vance
Conservatives to vote against Mr. Reade. Gov.
Vance also knew that Mr. Reade was an earnest
and honest advocate of peace, and that he would
hold him, Gov. Vance, to a strict performance of
his promises as a peace man which he made during
his campaign. This was another reason, or rather
the political reason why Gov. Vance used his in
fluence to defeat Mr. Reads. The first objection
was personal, the second political.
Let this record be preserved ; and let those mem
bers of the two Houses who profess to be Conser
vatives, but who voted against and defeated Mr.
Reade, the Conservative candidaU, be renumUrwl
at the next elections in this State. Let every true
Conservative charge his memory with these facts,
and see to it that the Conservative party is not
again trifled with and betrayed by disorganize and
bolters, or by such as consult , the wishes and pas
sion of Gov. Vance in preference to the will and
wishes of the people.
The Wilmington Carolinian, replying to the at
tack made by Gov. Vance through his little image,
the Conservative, on Gen. Whiting, says :
" In our opinion, the vindication of the Governor
did not require the introduction of General Whit
ing's name or "personal habits" into the columns
of a public newspaper in any other way than
praise, at such a time as this when he is unable to
defend himself wounded, suffering, and a helpless
prisoner in the hands of the enemy. Much has
been said as to certain habi s of General Whiting's.
Now we profess to be as close an observer, and had
as many opportunities of observing General Whit
ing as the ordinary run of men could possibly have.
We hare the advantage of many of our cotempora
ries in this respect, for we have met with General
Whiting in society, on duty, and almost every
where about Wilmington. - We have, besides, been
inimical to him did not like the man would have
liked at one time to find a flaw somewhere in his
reputation, in order to pull him down, as we con
sidered he had done us an injury. And yet we
never could find the General so much under the in
fluence of spirits celestial or terrestial as to be
unfit for duty. In other words, we never saw
General Whiting intoxicated, though he might have
been, when company from Raleigh and other places
were being entertained at his hospitable board. If
such was the case, it is naughty to tell tales out ef
school, especially in view of the relative circum
stances of the parties at the present time."
This attack on Gen. Whiting through the Con
sertatite, was a brutal thing. It was made at a
time, as the Carolinian says, when he was " a help
less prisoner in the hands of the enemy." If made
at all, it should have been made before. But the
public of this Ftate have long since learned that the
staple of Gov. Vance's speeches, and of many of the
Editorials of his organ, is private oonysrsntnir852T
scenes in private life.
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The truth is, no Governor of a sovereign State!
ever knuckled to a General as Gov. Vance for
lone time knuckled to Gen. Whiting. He allowed!
Gen. Whiting, in the early part of the year 1804
to appoint the Colonel of the 40th N. C. regiment,
and to deprive tne officers oi tnai regimem oi tnu
rivht to elect their field officers, in capable violaA
tion of an ordinance of the Convention which it wa
his duty to enforce. We state this fact, and chal
lenee contradiction. What it was that set Go
Vance all at once and so bitterly against Gen. Whit
ing, we do not know. He has had many a gocxil
time with the General, at his own house, in Wif
mington, and on board tho Advance. We kno
Gov. Vanco well. Under the guise of good humojri
and a jocularity which amuses, if it never instruct
he carries the greatest possible amount of malice anjd
venom. If he had the power, as he has the disposi
tion, it might be said of him as of Byron's Cor
sair j
" And whire his frown of hatred darkly fell, ',,
Hope withering fled, and Mercy sighed farewell
SoLDrERS Captured, Killed, or Wounded if
Fort Fisher. The Wilmington Carolinian sayi
that Gen. Bragg is using efforts to obtain from tlte
federal Generals full lists of the captured, killed,
and wounded at Fort Fisher. We trust that the
lists may soon be obtained and published. Many a
heart bleeds with the apprehension that those wio
are so dearly loved have been wounded or slain.
We have on hand several communications, which
we will make room for at the earliest moment
among them "Moultrie," and a " Dialogue between
Gov. Vance and a Conservatiyo upon the Pool Res-lutions."
Freedom of Speech vat down ay the Bayoaet
la Georgia t
We learn from the Angus ta Chronicle & Sentinel
that the people of Jackson County, Georgia, lately
gave notice of a meeting for the purpose of instruc
ting the representative of the County to vote for a
State Convention, in case Gov. Brown should con
vene the Legislature in February; and that Gen.
Jesse A. Glenn, who holds the commission of a
Brigadier under the Confederate government, bear
ing a rumor that the meeting was to be held, deter
mined to suppress it, and for that purpose carried
- a detachment of men to Jackson on that day.
The citizens, fearing a disturbance, did not hold a
The Chronicle A Sentinel of the 22d January,
contains a letter from Gen. Glenn himself, in which
- he admits the charge made against him, and glories
in it He says. u if had mv way. there should not
jbe a meeting in any County in the State." We give
the letter below, as beaded and introduced to its
readers by the Chjonicle Sentinel:
An Extraordinary Letter I The object and Pur-
P of tome Administration Officials in Geor
gia tree speech ta be Suppressed! free Vis-
eussion to' be Stopped f-rLetter from Gen. Glenn
. on Dispersing Meetings of Citueraf
i."- Headquarters Glenn's Cavalrt, )
Athens, Ga , Jan. 18, 1865. J
Editor Chronicle it Sentinel :
; ;,In regards to th editorials in the Southern Ran
er and Athens Watchman, which if you publish
jou will please publish this from me.
Abatbare is an important moreraent set on foot
I avprrsent in Georgia, there can be no doubt
Inose who are in favor of a Convention must know,
that it will result in Georgia withdrawing from the
Confederacy, if not a reconstruction of the old
" I have recently traveled over a considerable por
tion of the State and have beard the people talk.
I am satisfied What they will do it if permitted.
If a convention be called in Georgia under the
present move, she will be sure to .withdraw from
the Confederacy. I am satisfied this is the object
of the' present movement
What good will it do to have a convention T Do
viou want it to declare that we will fight on in this
Struggle for national life t That bv been fully re
solved upon. . Let the people take their guns and
go to the front Do you want a convention to give
the people a chance to express their views on the
state of the country generally ? Tbat is well known.
Do you want a convention to instruct Gov. Brown f
If so he will be insulted.
Do you want a convention to know what of your
civil liberty you will yield up to the military ?
Tbat you know at present
Do you want a convention to know whether or
not negroes should be put in the .army 1 If we
don't put them in the Yankees will
Do you want a convention to know whether or
not we will submit to a further suspension of the
writ of habeas corpus? It will not be suspended
against those who justly merit its application.
What do you wtnt a convention for f The pal
pable reason is to adopt means of reconstruction.
It will be seen that I "am right in this view. In
meetings which may be held to bring about this
convention they may resolve what they please, or
say what they choose, and make fair promises as to
intentions ; but if reconstruction be treason, then
there is treason at the foundation of the present
If I had my way there should not be a meeting
in any county of the State. I am satisfied the mili
tary will have to take possession of this matter.
Call it military despotism or not, it will have to be
In going to Jackson county I went on my own
It is proper that I should slate that I am raising
a command for Confederate service, which has not
yet been tendered to the War Department
In the course of its comments on this letter the
Chronicle Sc, Sentinel says :
" Gen. Glenn in breaking up the meeting has
been guility of an assumption of power unparallel
ed in any free government He has trampled un
der foot the very right we are fighting to vindicate
i the right of self government He has no right,
in bis official capacity, to attend any meeting of cit
izens whatever. If he does not approve of tho ob
ject of a meeting he has the privilege of staying
away. If the people pass treasonable resolutions,
then it is time for the authorities to act in the mat
ter. And it is the duty of the civil authorities to
let in such cases, not the military. - Gen. Glenn ar
gues tbat it is disloyal for the people to meet and
consult about matters which interest them. We do
tot know where he gets his authority for such an
assertion. Evry good government grants this
privilege to the citizen. The privilege was careful
ly guarded in the old Constitution. It is declared
to be an inviolable right in the Confederate Consti
tution. Even in England, a monarchical govern
ment, this right is held to be so sacred that when
O'Connell was " agitating in Ireland "poor, down
trodden, "rebellious Ireland" the people were
permitted peacably to hold their " monster meet
ings," at which the policy of the government was
boldly and unsparingly denounced and a redress of
grievances demanded I
' We are of tbe opinion that it is not disloyal for
the people of Georgia to assemble in council when
ever they have a mind to do so. If it is, the quick
te they show their disloyalty the better. If mat
tors have progressed that far, the people should
know it at once before it U too late to retrieve.
We have one word to say to the people of Geor
gia. If you see fit to assemble in council do so.
Let no threat of any military official intimidate you.
It is a guaranteed constitutional privilege you have
the perfect right to exercise. And if it be necessary
for you to aeiena it, ao it.
The same paper notices as follows a meeting re
entry held at Thomasville, Georgia:
" We learn that a meeting was held in Thomas-
tille, Ga., a few days since. We have not seen the
Proceedings. We understand, however, that among
tjie resolutions passed was one plainly stating that
it was impossible for President Davis and President
i . - -.in. ah. n.tiin.l Tnii Kl a Annthp
national troubles. Another
Xokeaf tb
jncoin iw oekuo vw
iti of ud advisad the calling of
State Convention.
..... . 1 . 0..anl
a no meeuna wa tcij "
speeches were made for and against the resolutions.
Everything passed off quietly.
Brig. Gen. Glenn, who goes in for " demolishing"
meetings of this kind, can see that be cannot crush
out freedom of opinion in Georgia. The ball bas
commenced rolling and all the force and all the
patronage the administration can bring to bear,
cannot stop it in its onward progress.
Georgia is still a sovereign State. The people are
the power. They are determined to be heard in
tbe matter. . And what is more, they will be 1"
We learn that Hon. R. S. Donnell, the Speaker
of the Commons, has been confined to his room for
several days past by indisposition. Gen. W. E.
Mann presides over the Commons in the absence of
Mr. Donnell. ...
We were glad to see Mr. Warren, who has been
confined to his room for several days by indisposi
tion, iu his seat on Thursday.
Mr. Clapp, one of the Commoners from Guilford,
was called home on Wednesday, by the intelligence
of the death of one of his sons.
Outrages in Randolph and other Counties.
We are glad to see that the House of Commons has
passed the resolutions of Mr. Asheworth, directing
the committee on propositions and grievances to
inquire into the outrages committed by the military
on the defenceless people of Randolph and other
Counties, and to inspect the letter-book of Gov.
Vance, to see what agency be has had in these out
rages. Let the investigation be a searching and
thorough one. Hundreds of old men, women and
children, who have been outraged, will thank Mr
Asheworth for moving in this matter.
The Richmond Examiner of Saturday last posi
tively states that Mr. Seddon, Sectary of War,
has resigned. We hear rumors of a thorough re
organization of the Cabinet We fear it is too late
to be productive of much good.
The Latest News.
From Virginia.
In response to resolutions passed by the Virgin
ia Legislature on the 17th inat, declaring that the
appointment of Gen. Lee to the command of all the
armies of the Confederate States would promote
their efficiency and inspire increased confidence in
the final success of our cause, President Davis, after
expressing great Confidence in Gen. Lee's charac
ter and ability, says that that officer has always ex
pressed his inability to assume command of other
armies, unless relieved of the immediate command
of that now opposed to Grant The President says,
in conclusion, tbat he will deem it promotive of the
public interest to make Gen. Lee Commander in
Chief, whenever it can be done without withdraw
ing him from the direct command of the army of
Northern Virginia.
A. Richmond telegram of the 24th inst says ,
Frank Blair is still here endeavoring" to initiate
negotiations for peace. Gen. Singleton started for
.u...6iUU vw uajr, OUi ino na 0I iruce ooat
compelled to return.
I he Lispatch of the 23d inst says :
No event of importance has occurred on the
in front of Richmond and Peteraburg. Gran
issued an address to the Armies of the Potoma
James, congratulating th.m nnn ). gum
the land and naval expedition against Fort Fish
Fiwm Savaaaah.
The Augusta Chronicle & Sentinel says a la
number of refugees hav rrii c .........
from whom it learns that Sherman bas taken
slaves irom their masters. Those who wish to leave
uo so. l nose who wish to remain do so. Those
who leave are taken fn band at once by the miliUry
authorities and put to hard work, cutting wood or
digging upon tbe fortifications.
General Sherman continues his moderate treat
ment towards the inhabitants. The rights of the
citizens are respected.
General Sherman has told prominent citizens of
Savannah that he does not wish to march his army
into any part of Georgia again, and that he will not
do so unless compelled by circumstances. He says
that he regrets that he was compelled to march
through Georgia ; that when Atlanta was captured
it was not his intention to advance further into the
One corps of Sherman's army has been sent to
Hilton Head in transports. Large bodies of troops
have moved from Savannah into Carolina within
the past few days.
It is thought that Sherman contemplates moving
to Branchville and thence to Columbia. He is said
to regret advancing into South-Carolina, as he fears
that he will be unable to control his troops.
A number of citizens have taken the oath of al
legiance which is only required of those going into
But few people have, as yet, arrived from the
North. Quite a number of the residents have left
for New York.
From Charleston.
On the 22nd inst, there were ten monitors in
side the bar. The enemy are said to be building a
railroad from Port Royal Ferry to Pocotaligo and
McPhersonville. The Railroad between Saltketchie
bridge and Pocotaligo has been destroyed. The
enemy in force occupy Hardeeville.
In the House on the 24th the majority report of
the committee on elections was rejected for want
of two votes in its favor. This report justified tbe
arrest of Mr. Foote and declared that his conduct
deserved the censure of the House. The minority
report, expelling Mr. Foote, was then adopted.
The Senate was in secret session on the Curren
cy bilL
The act just passed by Congress in relation to a
General in-Chief of the Confederate armies, pro
vides that there shall be appointed by the President,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
an officer who shall be known and designated as
" General in-Chief," who shall be the ranking Gen
eral of tbe army, and as such shall hava command
of the armies of the Confederate States.
The joint resolution of tl e two Houses in ref
lation to Gen. Johnson, is as follows :
Resolved (the House of Representatives concur
ring). That if the President shall assign Gen. Jos.
E. Johnston to the command of the army of Ten
nessee, it will be hailed with joy by the army and
will receive the approval of the country.
We are glad to see that, in tbe discussion in the
Senate on the army consolidation bill, Mr. Graham
took ground against the Generals appointing the
subordinate officers. He said " he though the will
of Congress, and not of Generals, should prevail."
But the bill as sent to the Senate from the Honse,
will no doubt pass.
From the United States.
Northern papers of the 20th states that Wall
street was excited on tbe 19th by. the report of
Blair's return to Richmond, with a programme
from Lincoln in favor of appointing Commis
sioners to meet at City Point Every body who
had anything to aell was selling at a sacrifice,
in many cases, under the conviction tbat the war
was about over. In a day or two, says the writer,
they will probably have occasion to bemoan their
uold opened on the 20th at 199,
A telegram from Louisville, Kentucky, dated the
17th, says:
Rebel deserters, who came into Knoxville on the
12th inxtant, state that General Vaughan, with
seven hundred men, all he had left, was at Bristol
on the 4th instant General Breckinridge, with his
command, had gone to the Valley of Virginia, and
it was thought would not return. The most per
fect quiet now exists throughout East Tennessee.
Stanton telegraphed to President Lincoln, lrom
Fort Monroe, on the 17ih inst, that uenerai aner-
man renewed the movement of his forces from ;
Savannah last week. The Fifteenth and Seven
teenth corps went in transports to Beaufort on
Saturday, tho 14th. The Seventeenth corps, under
Major-General Blair, crossed Port Royal ferry, and,
with a portion of General Foster's command, mov
ed on Pocotaligo. General Howard, commanding
that wing of the army, reported, on Sunday, the
15th, that the enemy abandoned his strong works
in our front on Saturday night General Blair's
corps now occupies a strong position across the
railroad? covering all approaches eastward to PocoUr
Hgo. '
A telegram, dated from Nashville, the 17th says :
General Thomas F. Mengher arrived here last
night from Chattanooga, with several thousand vet
eran troops of the Fifteenth and Seventeenth army
corps, organized as the Provisional Corps of Ten
nessee, ea route to join General Sherman at Savan
nah via New York, where he may be expected in
four or five days.
Bishop Elliott, of Georgia, has escaped from Sa
vannah, and arrived in Augusta.
It is not generally know tbat the expenses of our
government in caring for the Yankee prisoners, is
over i 200.000 a day. or according to the estimates
of Mr. Trenholm, one-tenth of the dailyjexpenses of
the Confederacy.
Tbe City of Richmond has five Banks, four Rail
road Depots, three large Hotels fifteen Churches.
eleven Masonic Lodges, nine Odd Ff ilow Lodges.
and fourteen "newspapers and periodicals, with a.
prospect of the fifteenth.
The following verse is not oten quoted, yet it has
so much power tbat it ought to he rememberad :
A pebble in the streamlet s ant,
Has turned the course ot many a riven,
A dew drop on the baby plant,
Has warped the giant oak forever..
Northern journals state that a meeaUg oS deser
ters from the Federal amy waa recently held in
Canada, resulting in the forwarding of a petition,
asking that they might be received back into their
regiments. They number 5,001a
The friends and neighbors f Lt Gen. Early have
purchased for presentation to him tbe celebrated
horse Tar River, together with appropriate equip
ments.. The horse is y&luad at $10,000.
G. B. Lamar, at ona tiaie President of the Bank
of the Republic, in New York, subsequently Presi
dent of the Bank of Commerce, in Savannah, and
one of the largest cotton holders in that citv bas
taken the oath to t no Lincoln government
turn d
. r
Hon. John C TTndrwnni c.v&(ia w.i;nnn
. M
Chronicle, baa been elected UnitSSitates Senator
from Virginia for six years, to fill tbiace of Hon.
John S. Carlile, whose term expiresfi the 4th of
March next
Much sensation is now caused in Sw Francisco
on account of the Chinese temple there. This is
the only christian city in the world where idola
trous worship is openly carried dn.
The Northern Government has recently com
menced the leasing of all abandoned cotton plaDta
ilun8Ja South c,"o'na within the Union lines.
The Tax Commissiones are now at f;lilton Head1 for
the purpose of negotiating with lessees.
The passport system similar toHat which ob
tains in Europe has been adopted j tbe Yankee
government All travellers excepts emigrant
must have passports. The ot ject itf to prevent
raiding on the borders, like that at St A'.'bans.
The Gorgas Mining and Manufacturing Company
has been organized with a subscribed capful stock
of one million oi dollars. The place of opeajticms,
" Goriaa." is on Deen rivnr four mil. .k-Jr.vt.
A Montreal telegram
o j-. uwu, .no k ent
.. .- guTcrnmeni, ana now Custer uui
I the monev taken hv th St Aik.n. :.l
' J UIU.II. I.IUCiB, Ml ((J
v.,u,UCu, i.u ii i8 prooaoie the money taken Dy B
'""' ' given up to the proper autbor-)
exchance, speaking of the ladies' bonnets,
Y. rieht iauntilv a hat shn
ui scarce anoras a shelter to her ears ;
Tomorrow, haply searching long la vain, -.
-. -Ynu spy her fcatucea dawn mi ehni n. I
ft - A C . -
An oil well has been sunk to the depth of 2,000
feet at Jackson, Michigan; and it is proposed to con
tinue it to the depth of 3.000 feet, if necessary, to
sti ike oil a depth of 400 feet greater than any well
yet sunk on this continent
A man with an inveterate habit of talking to him
self, when asked why, he said he had two reasons :
One ' he liked to talk to a sensible man ; the other
he liked to hear a sensible man talk."
The Methodist Episcopal Church North, now has
67 Conferences incluiding those in foreign lands
and the German Conferences North. They report
927,310 members, being a decrease of about 8,000
since last year.
The New York papers dwell upon the expensive
habits prevailing in that city especially upon the
exquisite evening dresses worn by ladies satins,
delicate lace robes, &c, &c . The " shoddy aristoc
racy " is said to be in all its " glory."
There are now more than one hundred officers in
our army in active service with but one leg apiece.
Colonel Charles A. May, whose name was quite
famous during the Mexican war, died recently in
New York of disease of the heart He was a native
of Washington, D strict of Columbia, and was a
Lieutenant of dragoons in the Florida war.
The San Jose Mercury says the wife of Jose Cas
tro, of Montery, has given birth to thirty-six chil
dren, all of whom are living together in that coun-
uodfer tbe authority of ibe County Court f Wake,
(except tbe holders of Coupon Bonds,) are requested to
present them to tbe County Solicitor, before February
Court, that tbey may be changed and registered. .
This order made at November Term. 1864.
J. J. FEKBELL, e. e. c
Jan. 2S.1SSS. 8 lw.
J-5T" Confederate copy daily one week, and send bill to
Clerk's office.
lM Boy by tb name of HENRY U. KOSEMOND, ap
prenticed to me, has left me of hia own accord, and I.offer
fire ctnts rewaid and a thimble full of thanks to any per
son who will deliver him to me.
I also wara all praoDa against employing; or boarding
him uuder penalty of the law.
Jan. 22, 1S65. 7 2tpd.
Courthouse in Raleigh, on Tuesday of February
Court, at twelve o'clock, one-half of two hundred aid si
ty acres of land, lying on tbe Coalfield Railroad in Waka
County, 14 miles from Raleigh, belonging to tbe estate of
C. U- Horton, dee'd , adjoining the lands of A. J. Lynch,
Grey Jones J. R. Perry, and others.
Jan. 28, 1845. 7 ta.
Raleigh, JV! C, Jan. 18, 1865.
Farmers of Wake, Oranji and Chatham Counties ta
bring in their surplus corn immediately, for the support
of our army. I bare obtained permission to pay Local
Appraiser's rates for all grain delivered previous to 1st of
February, 1865. 1 earnestly hope that patriotic producers
will deliver their grain immediately, and relieve me f
tbe unpleasantness, and themselves tbe niortifi-ation, of
resorting to rigid impressment, which I will be compell
ed to do on and after the 1st of February. -
Tbe following are tbe names of my authorized Agents:
Raleigh, J.J. Minetree; Forestville, J. W. Fort; Morris
villa, A. J. Morris; and Durhams, W. P. Ward. HUls
boro' to be filled, and Pittsboro' to be filled
Capt and A. Q. M.
Jan. 19, 18. t.
RaUigh, iV7". C7M Jan. 17, 1865.
the 22d day of February next, for the manufacture of
Ten Thousand Horse and Mule Collars, similar to sam
ples to be seen at my office. Bidders must state the num
ber which they can deliver per month.
Capt. and A. Q M.
Jan. 19, 1865. -
and long experience in the common branches. Music.
Drawing, Painting, e., desire to bear of a pleasant situa
tion for a Children's School, to open, in the Spring-. Com
pensation to betartly Produce.
Uissu A. B. Ca..
Salem, Forsy th,Ca.,. If. C.
Jan. 19, 185. -4trxV
AirrrsTjLLi stbkkt, kalbiob, k. e.
b-jainess entrusted to them.
Ibeir Store rooms are large aod secure. Salea room .
the Store fonnerly occupied by H. L. EVANS, next door
to Msora Creech A Ljtchf ird, and immediately oppoa it
tha Stata QaartermMter'k Department.
Jsnuary 1, 1965. 1 it-
next, at the Stove Cirmerly occupied bv C. W. Ik.
HUTCUIVU. on Fayetteville street in tbe City of RaV
eigb, tkc subaeribers will establish an
Auction and Commission Honse.
for the sale f SLAVES.
We bare provided Safe and Comfortable quartan, aid
will be as moderate in our charges for board, Ac , as the
times will permit
With an. experience of "twenty years in the trace, aad
the advantages of an extensive acquaintance, we flatter
ourselves that we understand the business ; and, with the
assurance of quick aalos aud prompt returns, respectfull
solicit public patronage.. W. F. ASKEW A Co.
Jan. 12, 1865. 4 tf:.
llJL raodate Boarders by the day, week, or month.
August 1, 13G4, 43 U,

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