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IRASBl'RGn, FRIDAY, JILT it, 1864.
T E It ITI S .
On yer In advance,
One column, one year, $.50,00
Half column, one year, 25,00
On fourth column, one year, 16,00
One nqnare, (12 lines) one year, 6,00
One nquare, of less, three weeks, 1,40
Legal noticed, eight centi per line for one, two,
or three insertion!.
No paper discontinued until all arrparse arc
paid, except at the option oi tne puuunier.
burgh, N. Y., and would give almost
anything for the precious privilege of
spending a few days at the home of my
boyhood ; but the rules of the service
will not admit of it, and in a few days I
shall be tack on the front again, facing
the rebels.
Hoping that yeur future life may be
happy and useful. I remain, thankfully.
yours, Lt. Jos'. Snekd,
Co. C, 98th N. Y. Vols.
Sanitary Commission.
The following is an extract from a let
ter of Mrs. Davenport, received by one
of tbe Associate Managers oi the Sani
tary commission in this county, to which
we invite the attention of all:
i' '.' x I nrpaiiniA vnn have heard before
of the condition of our army from the
presence of curvy among the men, who,
since this trying campaign opened, have
subsisted for many successive days on
the rations of tbe haversack alone, with
these consf quences, the men being worn
down by the severe labors.
5J" We were favored this w,cck with
a visit from Capt. James Rice, of the
lllh Vermont Regiment. lie has been
in ill health for some time, but is much
better now. He informs us that the pri
vates of his regiment, captured lately,
have been sent to Georgia, and the offi
cers to Libhy Prison, in Richmond.
Prison life in Georgia is far preferable
to being immured in Richmond. More
to eat and purer air.
War News.
Fast Dav. The President has ap
pointed the first Thursday in August
next as a day of Fasting and Prayer.
Vermont Cavalut. The following
'We must are ,ne casualties to the Orleans county
l.. . .r,nni. nf mMtnhW un nnA nfi boys in this regiment, from June J 5th
our Major Generals, 'or the results will o June 30th: Killed A. J. Burr,
be disastrous, and Grant's forces cannot i Derby. Wounded W. F. Green, Der-
by, arm, slight ; Ephraim Brewster,
Craflsbury, arm slight, and missing.
Prisoners Reuben C. Pearson, Coven
try; Capt. E. Grant, Irasburgh j Corp,
C. C. Iloyt, Craftsbury i W. A. Reed,
and must not meet such an enemy in
their own ranks.' We must, therefore,
canvass every neighborhood, and gather
together every peck and half peck of any
of these vegetables that families have
left ; for there is nothing of tbe kind ini
market to depend upon. We at home
must live on the little the drought and ; Drowned. We learn that on Fri
storra have left in our gardens every day night an Irishman lately from Can
barrel that can be so filled is of the ut- jada, was drowned at Newport, under
most value. Cannot ladies canvass the the railroad bridge over the lake. We
towns in your county without dtlay, !o have no definite account of the affair,
procure whatever can be found of the 'but learn that the body was found on
anti-scorbutic nature potatoes, onions.lSaturdny.
pickles of all kindsj prepared cabbage.
Ate? If even one barrel can be sent
from every town.it is worth a hundred
William Hineston, the criminal who
performed extensive exploits in tho way
..c i I. . t i
times the trouble and cash value of theu' " . u reusing ol. uonnsoury ,,.,
f3", ia jtni nig lilt-in ni ma urw jnu 111
Irasbui'sh, and they Uiink it quite impos-
articles. But we hope for many barrels
from the farming districts.
Tbe Sanitary Commission has made
ample arrangements for free water
transportation from Boston ; and those
are tbe only safe, and direct arrange
ments at this lime of uninterrupted com-j
munication. Any barrels directed and
sent like any other sanitary stores, will
be despatched in a better manner than
they can be by any new method. I hope
the ladies to each town will give this
matter immediate attention.
In great baste, yours truly,
Mabt G. Davenpout."
The following acknowledgment of the
receipt of tbe late contributions of the
Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society, of this
town, by the .Executive Committee, Bos
ton, we publish with pleasure :
Boston, June 22, 1864.
Mks. K. M. Jameson
Dear Madam ; We have received to
day tbe valuable contributions of tbe la
dies of Irasburgh. Such constant friends
cheer us on our way, and confirm our
belief that the women of New Eneland
will bold out as long as the necessity
We are still forwarding daily tbe
most important articles, such as old cot
ton and linnen, and rolled bandages
also fresh crackers, from 6 to 10 barrel
per day ; an t once a week we despatch
by steamer everything we then have on
hand ; so that there is no danger of de
lay in tbe receipt of these contributions.
X be demands continue urgent and gen
eral, embracing almost every article on
our list ; but dwelling with the greatest
importunity on old cotton and linnen.
Of this it is impossible to procure enough,
and we can only urge our friends to re
newed exertions to collect and send it.
Very truly yours, M. S. Buck,
Ex. Com.
The following letter received by Miss
Alice Augusta Bryant, of this town,
' speaks volumes in favor of the Sanitary
Commission, and should be an incentive
to all to do their utmost to help our suf
fering patriots who are pining for the
comforts of borne :
18th Akmt Corn s Hospital,
Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864. )
Mg Kind Young Friend
Through the fortunes of war your lit
tle bag of mdispensable things for the
comfort of soldiers, far from home and
' friends, fell in my bands, and let me as
sure you it will be appreciated.
I do not know what the soldiers would
do if the Sadies in the North did not send
many little comforts that are being nes
cessary, but are not furnished by 'Uncle
omui. Ao-uay is tne glorious old anni
versary of our independence, and I sup
pose with you all, up there in your quiet,
peaceful Northern homes, you are enjoy
ing the occasion as usual but with me
bow different I lam here in a hospital
tent, under tbe scorching rays or a South
ern sun, just recovering from severe
sickness; but I do not envy you your
. happy lot.
I, too, bare a happy home and a kind,
old mother who orava. ami r.
)h banks of rU Hudson Rlvsr, at New- t $2 ,tcb, and costs. Bur. Tim,,,
' Baltimore, July 14.
I arrived bere this morning from tbe
army of tho Potomac.
Gen. Gcegg, with a division of caval
ry, supported by Barlow's division of the
second corps, attacked the rebels on the
railroad near Ream's Station, on the af
ternoon of tho 12lb. The enemy was
driven nnd the railroad reached. Tbe
object was to stop communication be
tween Petersburgb and the south, which
was accomplished. ' Particulars bad not
come to band when I left. The troops
are in excellent condition and spirits.
The invasion of Maryland is-ended.
The rebels were reported retreating
across the Potomac Wednesday night at
Edward's Ferry. Their demonstration
against Washington was a miserable
failure. Tbe capital at any time has
not been in danger. The railroad be
tween Baltimore and Washington has not
been cut. The rebels set fire to a small
bridge at Point Branch, but it did not
burn. Not a rail was removed.
Aside from plunder the rebels bavej
gained nothing. I think their numbers
nave oetn overrated. I here is no evi
dence that Lee has detached any of bis
forces to Petersburg. The rebel force
consists only of Early's corps, formerly
Swell's, Imboden's, Jenkin's, McCaus
Innd's and a part of Breckinridge's com
mandin all from 20,000 to 30,000. If
Lee expected to cause a stampede of
Grant's whole array he has most signally
failed. Grant and Meade have both
perfectly comprehended the game, and
have not been diverted from their plans,
as l.ee will soon understand. Affairs
before Petersburg were never in better
condition than now.
A dispatch from Nashville says that
since getting into the open country south
of KenesaW mountain, Sherman has been
reaping the fruits of his campaign, and
the great superiority of oar troops to tbe
rebels in a fair open field, has, been made
plainly manifest. Heretofore the rebels
have bad all tbe advantages of positions,
and their loss has perhaps been light
compared with our own ; but since we
got into tbe valley of the Chattaboocbie
the rebels have lost 5,000 or 6,000 men,
while we have lost none.
An officer in Geu. Thomas' staff, in a
private letter, states that the flank move
ment to tbe river resulted in the capture
of 3,000 prisoners,' besides recovering
numerous deserters. Great numbers are
reported falling out of the rebel ranks at
each retreat of Johnston. Tbe morale
of the rebel army is now almost as bad
as when it was under Gen. Bragg, and
Johnston is looked upon as a repetition
of tbe great retreater. A captured rebel
report of July 2d makes the strength of
Johnson's army 47,000.
Gen. Gregg, with a division of cava!
ry, supported by Barlow s division of tbe
2d corps, attacked tbe rebels on tbe Wei
don road, near Kearn's station, a few
days bince. Tbe enemy was driven and
tbe railroad cut. This stops communi-
cation between Petersburg and the
sible to keep him without a constant
guard. Exchange.
The above named individual is not
here ; he was sentenced at the late term
of our county court to three years' ser
vice in the state prison at Windsor, for
attempting to break jail, he having plead
Call for 500,000 Men.
President Lincoln has issued a proc
lamation calling for 500,000 volunteers,
to be raised by the 5th of September, or
be drafted immediately thereafter,
i j
3" What tbe rebels hope to gain by
our party quarrels over the presidency is
well stated in this paragraph in the Lon
don Index :
"Whatever may be the result of the
political campaign, it is a diversion in fa
vor of the confederacy. It is not only
that no federal general can be allowed to
gain a brilliant success, even if he were
able to do so, lest tbe populace should in
sist on making him president, but that for
four months the whole north will be di
vided into hostile etimps against itsolf,
and its thoughts, feelings and energies di
verted from the war against tho confed
erate states. Passion and hatred wi
find scope at home. Lincoln will think
more of beating Fremont than of taking
Richmond. Thero will be war upon the
administration in thousands of presses
and public meetings. The government
that wants votes will postpone conscrip
tions. As Fremont has resigned his par
tisans are not likely to volunteer. The
democrats will not fight for Lincoln when
they hope in a few months to be under
the leadership uf McClellan
Anecdote. Some of t b e male in
mates of the Lunatic Asylum at Brattle
boro, are often seen passing through the
streets of the village, engaged in various
kinds of labor, some with the implements
of their work upon their shoulders, other"
driving teams, etc. Tho farming depart
ment of the Asylum kepps good cattle,
and nothing is more common than to see
a serious-visaged maniac driving u yoke
of them through the village,
Brattleboro is also a great resort for
summer visitors. One bright morning a
gentleman visitor whobadj'Jbt arrived,
sallied out into the streets to enjoy the
iresh mountain air, when, seeing, as be
thought, a farmer witb t tine yoke of
oxen, and feeling in good humor towards
all men, he said to tbe supposed farmer:
"Good morning, sir; you b a v e a fine
pair of cattle there."
"Ab, yes, sir," replied the driver, "but
they are not what they used to be.
Why, sir, I can remember when that off
ox there was a bobtailed mare !" Pha-
Juvenile Offenders. Eight juve
niles, varying in age from 17 to 9, were
arraigned belore Justice IloIIenbeck, on
Monday afternoon, charged with break
ing iuto the late barracks of tbe 17th re
giment, and stealing r portion ol a box
of cartridges and a small quantity of oth
er government stores. Their names
were John Ilolloran, E. Spaulding, P.
Reager, John Cook, Wm. Eaba, Louis
Gero, Jos. Gero and John Flvnn.
Halloran, who was shown to be tbe
The accounts of the fight at Monocacy
on Saturday, give the first intimation of
the presence in Maryland of a portion of
the 6th Corps. Rickett' division of
that corps was sharply engaged. The
10th Vf. is in this division. In a list in
the N. Y. Tribune, we find the following,
all of the 10th Vermont, wounded on Sat
urday :
John Smith, J. W. Dyke, Chester S.
Dann, Charles P. Rice, George Boar,
Samuel Emery, J. W. Bancroft, Andrew
J. Madison, Joseph Freeman.
Our informant says tbe rebel force on
the not th side of the Potomac consisted
of Johnson's, Early's and A. P. Hill's
corps. Jle saw 7000 or 8000 himself,
and thinks there wera more. He thinks
they did not intend to capture Washing
ton, but divert Grant's attention from
Richmond, and destroy the products of!
the country, which they have succeeded
in doing as fur as the crops are concern
ed. They destroyed one million bush.
els of grain. Johnson t o o k off about
sixty Union prisoners, from whom he
had stripped much of their clothing.
He (Johnson) had seven pieces of artill
ery. A book was found near Blair's resi
dence tacked en a tree, which had the
following on the fly leaf:
Near Washington, July 12, 1864.
Now Uncle Abe, you had better be
quiet the balance of your administration.
We only came to your town this time
just to show you what we could do, but
if you go on in your mad career we will
come again, and then you had better
stand from under. -
Yours respectfully,
The Worst Rebel you ever saw,
58th Virginia Infantry."
BURGH. Tbe New York Herald's cor
respondent at Petersburgh says tbat on
Saturday afternoon, the rebels, laboring
under the delusion that we had abandon
ed our works, attempted to feel our po
sition. They found the troops of Gener
als Siannard and Martindale ready for
them, as follows :
At half-past four they suddenly jump
ed upon their breastworks, i n front of
Stannard and Martindale, while their
skirmishers rushed to within four feet of
our line. It was an unfortunate move
ment for the rebels. Completely cover
ed by their breastworks, Martindale and
Stannard poured into tbe crowded line of
tbe enemy a rapid and murderous fire,
while the Ehells of the mortars were
plunged into their midst Completely
demoralized by this most unexpected re
ception, the enemy very unceremonious
ly fell back, certainly decimated in numbers.
While the losses of tbe enemy must
without doubt have been very heavy, we
did not, as I am able to discover, lose
single man.
As the rebeU passed the house of Mr.
Day, a Union citizen, near Kingsville,
tbey noticed an American flag flying, and
some of them slopped to burn bis barn.
Mr. Day made no resistance until they
attempted to tear down tbe flag, when
he fired upon the rebels and killed one
of them. Mr. Day has not since been
seen, and bis fate is unknown. Such i
j the demon spirit of rebels end traitors.
A correspondent of the N. Y. World
was at Frederick when the rebels were
there, and, by passing himself for a citi
zen, picked up considerable information
He says tbe rebel force there was from
30,000 to 33,000 regular troops, and 4,-
000 or 5,000 partizan rangers under Gen,
Early. They claim to have 7,000 or
8,000 men in Hunter's rear under Mor
gan, and from 55,000 to 60,000 under
A. P. Hill south of the Patomnc. This
last item the writer discredits.
Tbe rebels say they have not only got
all Hunter's stores and nearly all his ar
tillery, but also a great quantity of stores
at Martinsburg. Hundreds of their men
wore U. S. Army pantaloons and shirts,
and in truth it would seem that both ar
mies drew their supplies from the same
Great credit is given to the colored
men of Baltimore for volunteering to de
fend tbe city. Tbey formed companies,
elected white officers and marched to
tbe fortifications.
There was a general conscription of
horses at Baltimore, and in every case a
receipt, valuing each horse at tbe regula
tion price of $130 was given.
Little favor was shown to rebel sym
pathizers by the raiders. In general
they robbed all alike.' A rich traitor at
Hagerstown invited the rebel officers to
make their headquarters at his residence,
and use bis property freely. This they
did, and then plundered bis estate of ev
erything moveable, and conscripted the
man himself, but finally released him, af
ter frightening him almost to death.
Captured rebel soldiers say that tbey
were informed on the march tbat Wash
ington was only guarded by clerks and
militia, and therefore it would be easily
taken. They profess to have been un
deceived when they saw tbe columns of
the Peninsula veterans of tbe 6tb corps.
Geo. Franklin, who was captured in
Maryland, has arrived in Philadelphia.
He escaped by feigning sleep, and so
deceived bis guard, and remained thro'
Wednesday concealed in a thick wood.
He ventured out at sunset and found
Union men who sent bim to tbe city of
State News.
FiRE. The dwelling house and barn
of Allen J. Wilder, near Bartonsville,
was destroyed by fire at about 11 o'clock
Sunday night last, and was undoubtedly
the Work of an incendiary. Mr. Wilder
and his family barely escaped with their
lives and tbe few clothes they bad on,
everything else being burnt, including
all bis furniture, provisions, ice, in the
bouse, and all farming tools, one loadjof
bay, carriages, a new sleigh and a lot of
poultry in the barn. A cow was also
badly burnt but be hopes to save her.
The fire was first discovered by the hir
ed girl np stairs, wbo roused the family
consisting of Mr. Wilder, wife and three
children, just in season to escape. The
total loss is some $500, and as there was
no insurance, it falls with much severity
upon Mr. Wilder, who is a man of limit
ed means, in poor health, and who re
turned from tbe army last year. About
three weeks since bis barn was set on
fire, which he discovered and put out as
he was going to do his chores at about 4
o'clock in tbe morning. On Tuesday a
man named Barrows, living in a shanty
near Mr. Wilder was arrested on suspic
ion of being tbe incendiary, and brought
before Justice Hyde in this village, but
there not being much evidence against
bim tbe case was continued and be was
allowed to go at large on bis own cog
nizance. Tbe motive in bis case is sup
posed to be revenge on account of some
previous difference.-"-Fall
A correspondent of tbe N. Y. Herald
wbo was on one of tbe trains captured
by tbe rebels at Magnolia, states that
the enemy were mostly Marylanders.
Major Gilmore, their commander, lives
within 5 miles of Magnolia. Tbe lady
prisoners were remarkably well treated
by the rebels, and it was somewhat amus
ing, when tbe train was stopped, to see
the rebel horsemen ride up to tbe car
windows, where tbey were greeted some'
wbat as follows : "Why, Tom, is tbat
you ?" "How are you, Harry V "Oh,
come inside." Small white hands were
grasped by tbe brown bard ones of the
troopers and warmly shaken. Many of
them dismounted, and on entering the
car, were very affectionately kissed by
tbeir lady friends. It appeared to be a
Moyful meeting.
Gilmore allowed one car and a loco
motive to be rescued from destruction
in order tbat the ladiea might reach
Havre de Grace safely. About 30 offi
cers were captured, among whom was
Gen. Franklin.
During the 4 bours we remained in
custody, the rebels several times assert
ed tbat tbeir only object in continuing
the war was to win tbeir "liberty and
independence," and that they only want
ed to be "let alone." Tbey said it was
all Old Abe's doing, and if ever tbey
caught bim they intended to tie bim to a
tree and make him kiss a nigcr.
Democratic State Convention.
We have nothing from the Democratic
State Convention Tuesday, save the fol
lowing pungent report of tbe forenoon's
proceedings which we find in Walton',
Tbe " unterrified" Democracy of Ver
mont, to the number of about 250 by act
ual count, assembled bere at 11 A. M.,
this (Tuesday) morning, and called John
Cain, Esq., of Rutland, to preside, and
for an hour listened to a labored attempt
of Hon. Timothy P. Red field of Mot-
pelier, to say something ; but alas, no
tribute to the brave champions in the
field, struggling against the destroyers of
u r free institutions, no commendation
for their valor and heroism in driving
back the feet of the oppressor, were to
be heard ; while nothing but abuse to
the administration coupled with fevered
laudation of sucb patriots as Vallandig-
ham, received the full scope of his powers
of articulation.
P. S. Since writing the above we
learn that the Convention was addressed
by Judge Parker of Albany, N. Y., and
made the following nominations :
Governor T i m o t b y P." Redfield,
Lieut. Governor Cbas. N. Daven
port, Wilmington.
Treaturer R. McK. Ormsby, Bradford.
Elector, at Large John J. Deavitt, St.
Albans; Ephraim Cbamberlaio, St.
Copperhead State Convention.
Walton', Journal says tbat at the Cop
perhead State Convention, while Mr.
Redfield, Judge Parker, Smalley, Dick
ey, Atkins, and others, denounced the
Government, Congress, and tbe leaders
generally, not one word was ipoktn
agaimt the rebel,. The word rebell
ion wot not mentioned even, and the reb
el were called, "Oca bretheren O k
The New Baptist Church. Tbe
new Baptist Church, on St. Paul street,
is fast approaching completion. The
spire, which will be tbe highest in town,
presents quite an imposing appearance
Tuesday a splendid toned bell, weighing
3,467 pounds from tbe celebrated Troy
Bell Foundry of Jones Sc Co., was rais
ed to its place in tbe tower. It exceeds
in weight, by some 1200 pounds, any
other bell in town, and e o s t tbe very
respectable sum of $2,000. It is expect
ed tbat tbe Church will be finished and
ready for occupancy early in September
next, and it will be a great ornamant to
our town. Tbe society have an idea of
placing a clock in t h e bell tower, as
many of our citizens have expressed a
desire to contribute towards tbe expense
of it. The idea is a good one and
we trust will be carried out. Another
well-regulated town clock would be a
great convenience to our villagers, and
we doubt not the material aid will be
forthcoming to secure its erection. Bur
lington Timet.
Negro Soldiers Captain Henry,
Provost Marshal of tbe Second District,
has recently mustered in a company of
seventeen stalwart Virginia blacks to the
credit of the town of Brattleboro.
Barns Burned. Two barns belong
ing to a Air. martin, on tne roaa oetween
Jericho Center and Underbill Flats,
ere struck by lightning during the
shower of Monday eyening and burned
to tbe ground, including 10 tons of old
bay and a large quantity just got in.
State Fair. Gov. Smith is to de-i
liver the annual address at t b e State;
Fair at White River Junction in Septem
ber next.
Sweet Morsels for Copperheads.
Ex-president Pierce, Seymour of Con
necticut, Vallandigham, Reed, Wood,
Richardson, and hundreds of othei? are
as hostile to the war as tbey are to Black
Republicanism. These men are doing
us an indirect service. They are not
openly and avowedly our friends, nor
could we reasonably ask this of them.
But tbey are not our bloody enemies.
United against Mr. Lincoln and bis wick
ed policy, breasting tbe power of an over
whelming majority, firm to the traditions
and precedents of constitutional liberty,
tbe noble band of patriots is striving to
erect a breakwater tbat shall arrest the
surges of the unloosed deluge. If tbey
did no more than resist the centralization
of Mr. Lincoln, that far tbey are worthy
of our respect and sympathy. If they
hold up the banner of State Rights, tbat
far they are advocating a 6entiment en
titled to our admiration.
Such is the courso tbey are pursuing,
and sucb a course ought to have our cor
dial approbation. Step by step tbe same
convictions and the same temper that
have braced them in compact unity and
fiery valor to denounce ultra Federalism
and New England fanaticism, will inev
itably bring them upon tbe right ground
as it respects our independence. We
confess our faith in tbeir political princi
ples. We confess our confidence that
eventually these men will see tbe whole
truth and embrace all its conclusions.
We can gain nothing by denouncing
them. We may lose much by presenting'
a hostile front to their peace movements.
Live with them under the same, govern
ment we never will. But, meanwhile if
they will but use tbe ballot box, against
Mr. Lincoln, whilst we use the cartridge
box, each side will be a helper to tbe oth
er, and both co-operate in accomplishing
the greatest work which this country and
tbe continent bave witnessed. "-Atlanta
( Go.) Register.
This must be very consoling to our
"peace men." The sworn and bloody
enemies of tbeir country claim them as
friends a sweet morsel. Tbey also say
"each will be a helper of tbe other"
another sweet morsel but " live with
tbem we never will." How is this ?
Open enemiet, you are wise as well as
wicked, and show great knowledge of
human nature when, after admitting thai
you will employ, in your nefarious work,
men who have trampled under foot all
hocor and patriotism, you add, "Live with
them we never will." St. Alban, Met-tenger.
The Kearsargk and Alabama.
Commercial men are talking about some
public acknowledgment to Capt. Winslow
of the Kearsarge, for his services in sink
ing tbe Alabama. Minister Dayton, at
Paris, is reported to have advised Capt.,
Winslow not to parole the men from the
Alabama, so tbat the latter acted in the
matter entirely on bis own responsibility.
leaving the government free to take sucb
action as it may think best.
Capt. Semmes has sent for those of
his officers taken to Paris, to give them
instructions for the armament of a new
Alabama, of which be proposes shortly
to tuke the command. The Paris France,
which seems to bave received special in
formation about this new ship, says tbat
she is a small, beautifully formed cor
vette, iron plated inside, and provided
with powerful artillery. Capt. Semmes
has ordered tbree pivot guns capable of
throwing hollow projectiles of 170, and
solid projectiles of 220 English pounds.
Her crew, which in the old Alabama
consisted of 142 men, is to be augment
ed to 172. Tbe France says tbat "these
details are positive." It does not know
in wbat port the new ship will be armed,
but it is believed that no surveillance can
prevent it from putting to sea.
John Lancaster, owner of the yacht
Deerhound, writes to tbe London Daily
News, and denies that he sailed from
Cherbourg on purpose to assist tbe Ala
bama, or that he or any of Lis men bad
any understanding with tbe officers of
the Alabama. He says that Capt. Wins
low requested bim to rescue tbe Alaba
ma's men, with no stipulation as to what
should be done with tbem, and that be
should have declined tbe task as dishon
orable if be had understood tbey were t
be passed over to the Kearsarge as pris
oners. He says that be will not decide
for Capt. Semmes and bis men whether
tbey are honorably bound to deliver
themselves up as prisoners, but he denies
that be was bound to do it, or bad any
right to do it. Other Englishmen think
differently, as appears from the warm
discussion of the subject in the English
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English Opinion ok Gbant a.i
his ARSfr The British torios aro
learning to respect American valor.
Tho London Times in its conmrents
upon tho great batte in Virginia. U
sensibly impressed with Gen. Grant's
stratagy and the pertinacious brav
ery of our soldiers. It says :
"The Northern army must con-
tain splendid materials to bo capa
ble of being handled with such ab
solute indifference to loss, and such
hard unbending purpose as General
Grant displays. It is suflicicntly as
tonishing that the tremendous losses
of the army do not affect the inhabi
tants of Washington and New York
with more grief, or, at least, hesita
tion ; but it i3 equally remarkable
that they do not seem to affect the
spirits of the army.
The capacity for knowing when
they are beaten, which has its bur
lesque aspect in the reckless mis
representation which dishonor tho
New York papers, is yet a real and
deep-rooted quality in the people.
We think it a miserable delusion
winch leads tho North to sacrifice
tens of thousands of lives and hun
dreds of millions of dollars for tho
sake of an imaginary Union, but yet
it is impossible not to feel that it is
a great display of fortitude -which
carries them through it. The suffer
ings, it is true, are in a great meas
ure vicarious, but they must como
home to the people sooner or later;
and theire are admirable qualities
at the bottom of a resolution capa
ble of adhering with such tenacity
to the principles which have hither
to exhibited such disastrous results."
Another Pirate. The Alabama
has been sunk, but the Pirate Flori
da is afloat on our coast. Within a
fetf daws she has captured 9 vessels
and their cargoes. The latest re
ported capture of tho Florida was
that of tho mail steamer Electric
Spark, off Capo Henry, bound from
New York to New Orleans. When
the Florida was first discovered she
was about 15 miles to the north
west; she gained rapidly upon her
intended victim. When about eight
miles off she hoisted the English flag,
which she kept flying until she was
within 1200 yards, when the rebel
colors were substituted, and a shot
fired astern, closely followed by an
other across the bow.
The captain of the Florida has
written a letter to President Lincoln,
and another to S?ec'y Stanton, saying
that he now feels ready and willing
to meet our gunboats.
Capt. Graham, of the Steamer
Electric Spark, states that his steam
er was making 9 knots an hour, but
that the Florida would still have the
advantage, a.s she was making 15
knots, with but 9 pounds of steam
on her simrle boiler, when she caught
the Electric Spark. She was built
in Philadelphia this year, on her 2d
trip, and valued at $175,000 to New
Orleans. She had a valuable cargo,
and it is supposed the rebels w ill
take her to Nassau and fit her out
as a privateer. Ten or twelve ves
sels have gone in pursuit of the Flor
ida at tho present time.
Killed.-1-Vermont bas 9 regiments
in the Army of tbe Potomac. Since
Grant crossed the Rapidan, more than
50 ield and line officers of these regi
ments bave met their death by the bull
ets of tbe enemy.
Hon. Geo. B. Chandler, formerly of
Peacbam, bas resigned tbe Presidency
of tbe Union Bank at Concord, N. II .,
and is about to remove to Island Pond,
in t b e vicinity of which town be owns
large tracts of wild land.
We copy one of the series of res
olutions adopted by tho (sham) De
mocratic Convention on Tuesday of
last week, as indicative of tho spirit
of the whole, and upon which Hon.
Timothy P. Redfield, of Montpelier,
feels proud to supplant himself as
its chosen standard bearer :
Resolved, That while we maintain
that the Federal Government has
lawful jurisdiction by virtue of tho
constitution.andthat it is itsbounden
duty to maintain its supremacy, and
execute all laws of Congress, con
stitutionally enacted, and overcomo
all impediments or resistance to the
just exercise of such jurisdiction by
all necessary military force; yet we
protest against the usurpation and
lawless despotism for vindictive
party cuds of this administration,
for it subverts the constitution and
renders hopeless the restoration of
the Union :
It has denied to Sovereign States
all constitutional rights, and thereby
absolved them from tho duty of al
legiance :
It has trampled down the organ
ic law of a nation, that it may in
stall a military despotism upon the
ruins of constitutional liberty :
It has waged a bloody war for the
avowed purpose of extirpating eight
millions of people from the home of
their ancestors, and blotting from
the American constellation one half
of the States of the Union :
It has sought to arouse and enlist
the most wicked and malignant pas
sions, reckless of all ends if it but
subvert the existing government and
immolate American citizens :
Tt has strinned from the American
citizen his panoply and consigned
him to the Bastile without process,
without the opportunity of trial :
It has, by military violence, sus
pended the ballot and dictated
elections at the point of tho bay
onet :
It has annulled every constitu
tutional guaranty for the protection
of the citizen, and subjected him io-
the irresponsible tyranny of milita
ry violence.

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