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EVENING EDITION MOVTPKMKJl. VT THURSDAY, JUNE '2b. 1863. STATE CONENTION. A Mass ConTcDtion of the Kreeuiim of Vermont, with out diatln-tion of pir:y, will be held at Burling on, on Wndnesday, the 8th day of Jaly next, at 11 o'clock, A. M., to nominate candidates fjr Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer, to be supported at the ensuing election. All who are in f.ivor of sustaining the Government in itn efforts to suppres3 the rebellion and to maintain the Union in its integrity, are cordially invited to attend. H. HENRY BAXTKR, ) JOHN GREGOHY SMITH, I (JEORGB C. SHHPAUD, I. KVERETT It. EN'tjLESBY, -State Committee. STODDABl) B, COl.HY, B. W HAUrHOl-MEVV, GEORGE X. DALE, June Id, latiS. Yjcksburo. From a private letter from a gentleman from Montpclier, written from Mem phis, the 17th of June, just after a visit to Yicksburg, we make tho following extract : " Perhaps you would like to know the ' situ ation ' at Vichsburg, which is just this: the city is closely invested ; our forces can't get in, the rebels can't get out ; and thus the two ar mies rest. Some show for a disturbance in Grant's rear, but he is ready for any thing that may turn up. The occupation of Vicksburg is only a matter of time. Let the peoplo be pa .. tient, and all will ho well in the south-weBt." For the Freeman. Orange Cormty Temperance Society. The Orange County Temperance Society held its annual meeting at Che'sea, Jine 18th, and made choice of the followii g tilicers for the ensu ing year : Jamts Hutchinson, Jr., President, Braintree Vice President., Lyman llinckly, Thetford, J. M. Whitney, Tunbridge, 11. M. Hill, Topsham. Secretary and Treasure, Ezra Walker Chelsea. Executive Committee, II. Strickland, Bradford, Z. M. Upham, lirookfield, John Wait, Braintree, I. Prescott, Corinth, Z. Andrus, Chelsea, E. P. Prescott, West Fairlee, A. II. Gilmore, Fairlee, P. W. Ladd, Newbury, Win. Sanborn, Strafford, It. E. Ilasford, Thetford, E. L. Tracy,' Tunb ridge, W. T. George, Topsham, J. Goodhue, Vershire, Hall Burgen, Washington, John Lynde, Wil- liamstown, B. V. Dyer, Randolph, and D. S. Frost, Orange. The committee on resolutions reported the following which were severally adopted : 1st. Resolved, That in promoting the cause of temperance, we must depend primarily and chief ly, on moral means, and secondarily on the law peace and the progress of humanity in Europe, in this fidelity to cur traditional policy, the ob servance of which has contributed to our securi ty, and, we hope, also to tht- interests of humutii A European paper, in giving the (-ubitancir of Prince GortschakotTs reply to the foregoing, which hid been communicated to him, siys that the Prince expresses, in the name ol the Em- loyal States. It i thought by some here, that another hard battle may he fought in this section of Virginia. The loth Regiment came up yes. ter.iay from Bristow Station. Uelow that point what cur troops couid not take away of govern ment store, were ordered destroyed. Catle't'- Station is said to b bccup'ed by the enemy. Im. peror, bis august master, the ssti-d'-ction and the j poriant events connected with this great conflict ratitude which the heart of us AlMtstv nts ieu hy seeing the Imperial policy and intentions so well appreciated by the American people. He refers, by the way, to revolutions, their doctrines, and the consequences which they bring inevitably in their train, and he expresses his wish for the pacification of the American Republic." Tjje Ninth Vermont Regiment. From a letter in the Daily herald, dated Yorktown, June 18th, we make the following extracts : ' The 9th has latoly made a radical " change of base." Wc left Suffolk last evening by rail for Norfolk, and came here by transport, arriv ing just before noon. Our tents aro up we have had our tea or coffee our beds are spread and we are ready to rest, expecting to be on the uiovc aain in a few hours at most. Oh, ' who would not be a soldier ? ' through a Southern summer. I will bint that may be the 9th is expected to turn Lee's right flank aud take Richmond. II Lee gets into New England, it will not be a hard job fer us to turn his lUnlr., ana wo leei mai jtucnniona may bo taken by judicious management. One thing iH certain the 9th would bo delighted to attend that ceremony. The regiment is at present in a high state of efficiency. The health of the regiment is gener ally good, but it is a tough set of men that can stand this weather and te perfectly well at all times. We are getting in very light marching . order leaving knapsacks and extra clothing in etore at this place. It ia very evident that we are 1 going ou to and you may rest assured that it is a very pleasing thought. The Kendall Mercury (England) thus disposes of one of the most popular defenses of slavehold- ing: , " For many years, this dissolution of the Union has been predicted, but no one ever dreamt of ascribing it to any other cause but Slavery. It may amuse Mr. Roebuck and a Sheffield audience to say that the slaves are worse off in the North than in the South. Bat if Mr. Roebuck could reason which it is certain he either cannot or will not we could fasten him to the fact that the old argument of the Pro-Slavety people was ' Why, the slaves are better off in the West In dies thnn vnn wnrk inir.wpn in Knrrlarwl ' 1 lid 3d. Resolved, That we do, therefore, earnestly i worki en believe them ? Did they envy the Tan 7th Vermont Rbgimint. A letter in the Rutland Herald, dated Fort Piokens, June 5tb, eays the 7th Vermont is still on Santa Ro ea Island. Three companies, G, A, and D, are temporarily detached from the regiment, and are prforming garrison duty in Fort Pickens, Fla , and drilling in heavy aitillery. The health of the regiment ia most exoellent. The disci pline and drill of the seventh is hardly to be surpassed. We are anxious to have the regi ment filled to its maximum, that it may once more resume active campaign duties. recommend the organization of temperance socie ties in the several towns of this county. 3d. esouei,That the attention of these socie ties be especially directed to creating a healthy moral sentiment on the subject of temperance, to the prosecution of illegal sales of intoxicating liquors, to the conduct of tswn agents, to the election of a temperance commissioner, and to a cordial co-operation with the County society. 4th. Resolved, That the prevalence of intemper ance, and of the surreptitious traffic in intoxica ting liquors in the county, is more attributable to the remissness of the friends of temperance than to any inefficiency of the existing prohibitory laws thereon. That it is always our duty to elect a County commission pledged to promote order and temperance by every means, especially, first by requiring of every agent the execu'ion and de livery of the bond specified in the fourth section of the prohibitory law of 1S52. Second, by pre scribing and publishing such plain rules for the sale of liquors by the town agents, as shall render a violation of the condition of their bond most liable to an efficient prosecution by the County ; and third, by promptly removing or correcting such agents as may be reported to him by any temperance society, as having violated their bond. 5th. Resolved, lhat the members ot this society will actively endeavor to co-operate with the County commissioner in faithfully sustaining and executing the present prohibitory law according to its true tenor and spirit. 6th. Resolved, That we recommend two meet ings of this society, during the early part of the coming winter ; one at Newbury and one at Ran dolph. Ezra Walker, Secretary. Chelsea, June 22d, 18G3. condition of men who could at any moment be separated from their wives and children forever or stripped, in the presence of their wived uud children, and flogged like beasts at the mere ca price of masters or drivers ? Did working-men envy the system that would select their finest daughters for prostitution, and sell them, notori- ! ously for that purpose, into districts far away ? ao, no j 6uch foolery would not answer here. Working-men, angry at times with bad masters, may have thought it fine talk but with bad mas ters or good ones, in anger or otherwise, they never believed it long." iust soon transpire in this section of the State :iat has already been to thoroughly drenched in Our Government on the Polish Question. The Independeiue Beige of Brussels contains a French translatton of Mr. Seward's note to Mr. Dayton on the Polish question, which has been re-translated into English. The nota is in answer to a proposal from the French Government that the United States should join with it and other European powers in exercising a moral influence upon the Emperor of Russia. Mr. Seward refers to the historical position of our Government with regard to interfering in the political affairs of for eign States, as settled under the administration of Washington, and he adds : " It is true that Washington believed that a time would come when, our institutions being firmly consolidated, and working harmoniously, we might, safely, take part in the deliberations of foreign powers, to the general advantage of all nation's. Sioct that time, many occasions have arisen for departing from a rule which, at the first From t-ie Christian Messenger. From the Sixteenth Vermont Regiment Union Mills, Va., June 18th, 1SG3. Dear Messenger : We are all learning here that it is difficult to conjecture what wijl be the phases or fortunes of war. The stale phrase of " all quiet on the Potomac " does net apply to the present state of afuirs. We, who are comparatively unused to such sights, have been taken quite by surprise at the immense trains, that have been moving by us here, for some three days past. We have been reminded of the di lemma of the Irishman, who could not find the end to his rope, and fancied that it had been cut off. There has been apparently no end to the Jiving masi that has been raising the duet over our camp, and still, we have seen here only the trains from some three army corps from General Hooker's command. None of us here are ap prised of the nature and design of this general movement we can only conjecture and make our own inferences. Gen. Hooker for a day or two past has had his headquarters near Fairfax Sta tion, only about four miles from us. Yesterd.y, we rode past his tent, and had a view of him iu the distance, quietly resting in his quarters. A portion of his army cama up from the Rappa hannock near Fredericksburg, by the way of Dum fries and the Wolf Run Shoals to Fairfax Station, and among them was the Gth army corps includ ing the 1st Vermont Brigade. We made these old war worn veterans a visit yesterday. They had made a hurried march from Falmouth through the dust and intense heat, and were look ing rather jaded, but seemed ia excellent spirit, " The Louisville Journal an intensely Conser vative and Pro-Slavery but not exactly pro Rebel sheet thus tartly rebukes the more reckless Copperheads : We look at the columns of The Philadelphia Evening Journal, we read fche speeches of Peace factioniets and the resolutions of their meetings, and while they have no words of commendation or encouragement for those who are engaged in fighting the battle of this war for the preser vation of the Union, we ind that they are equally and most significantly silent in con demnation and execration of the Rebellion and of thoso who are endeavoring to overthrow the Government. When such men propose an armistice, we can see but little difference between them and Rebels in arms ; the former would destroy the country by cunning strategy and the latter by open assault. The patriotic Democracy to which we turn with hope and encouragement in these terrible trials, is firmly in favor of sustaining the Government in all these measures w hich it deems indispensibly necessary to secure a peace by putting down the Rebellion, and the more steadily and resolutely it adheres to this policy, the more extended will bo the scone of its usefulness, and the more brilliant the successes which it must achieve before the people." .n . ::-.t. and were waiting orders for further marching. iiiiiiiiiiii. tiiin nan an 1 1 w i luliuii lij iiiiii li n i iiri - - v gress of the Spanish States of America, then just liberated. Another was the urgent appeal of Hun gary to aid her in the recovery of her ancient and illustrious independence. Still another, the pro ject to guaranty' Cuba to Spain, conjointly with r ranee and Great Britain. More recently, the invitation to co-operate with Spais, France and Great Britain in Mexico ; and later still, tie pro position of some of the Spanish American States to establish an international council for the repub lican States of this Continent. All these sugges tions were, in succession, declined by our Govern ment, and this decision was each time approved by the judgment of the American people. Our policy of non-intervention, however rigorous and absolute it may appear to others, has thus become a traditional policy, which ought not to be aban doned, except upon urgent occasions of a manifest necessity. It would be still less wise to deviate from it when a local, though we hope transitory in8urretion, deprives our government of the ad vice of one part of the American people, to which 60 grave a deviation from the established policy 4 1 ' ' r r l ' ATP ". .. wouiu, 09 jar irom. oein? inuuierent. 1 They rested yesterday near the Statior and re port says this morning they were early on their way to Georgetown from thence they will proba bly move on towards Harper's Ferry, or where the exigencies of hard services may demand their presence. All this section of Virginia has been literally covered with the moving army of the Potomac. This move has been made under difficulties. We have had no rain here for several weeks past, and the present week has been intense, ly hot for the section and season. Some of our troops have fallen out, and even died by the way side. Springs of cooling water by the way, have sometimes proved fatal to them. We have seen both men and horses glad to lay down any where for a few moment s rest As we have intimated we do not understand these army movements, but we presume that thev are forgoUii reasons. We conjecture that Lee's mi tha j w-i.ij uit-uLiieu m the blood of our sacrificing soldiers. But the Southern Confederacy may yet find its grave in the boil of old Virginii. These recent efforts of the rebels to invade the North are cheerfully wfcl. coined by the soldiers htre, and they indulge in the idea that those who go North will never be able to return again, to fight in the South. Our men do not appear to dread the rssults cf a fair fight, with an even chance for victory. Thev sat the affair at the Che" :cellorsville light would hive been a splendid success if our forces had not been spread over too much territory in an effort to bag the wi.ule rebel army. We Iiope at least, this bold push of the rebels for a northern invasion, may thoroughly arouse and unite the loyal portion .of the country, and we snail then have no reason to fear the result. We often hear intimations among cur men here, that if the exigencies of the case demand it, they can continue here longer in service than their nine month.. Their anxieties about time, expressed heretofore, have not arisen from an unwillingness to serve their country, but an unwillingness to be cheated in the term for which they contracted to serve. Although our hopes for the success of our cause may be deftrred, it is quite evident that we are 1 making progress in the gret work before us. O.ie fiet has recently been demonstrated which the loyal people of the country have been very slow to believe, i. e., that negroes, and especially emancipated slaves, would make good sol diers. Hut facts are stubborn things, and they ampiy indicate the claim of the negro to the abil ity to tight hard for life or liberty. With arms in their hands, and their rights recognized as soldiers, they tight with a daring and courage that would do honor to the whites. We have much material still in the rebel States for excellent sol diers, which we ought, as soon as possible, to (ie velope. When the African race in our country, learn their power to use weapons of war, thty will no longer consent to be the slaves of any earthly power, and they are now in the right school for they and the world to learn that im portant fact. Give them the requisite arms and military training, and they must be a tremendous power against the rebellion. We may yet find it needful to carefully husband our own resource, and even be glad to have rebels shot by negross. At this writing, which is about eleven o'clock, i thermometer, hanging in tho shade of one of the tents, stands at one hundred degrees above zero. v un our scanty snaues nere, me neai is very oppressive. The health of the regiment is still very good, but we must expect unfavorable results, if this hot, dry weather is long continued. If compelled to fight or march in this weather, it must be almost too much for endurance. The heat would be likely to kill moro of our men than the shots of the enemy. Amid all of this recent stir and chango in Vir ginia, we still keep up our old line of pickets upon the famous Bull run, which we conclude is of much more importance now, than before this recent change. We have ample force in this sec tion to repel any invasion upon the defenses o t Washington. The 12th Regiment are near us, and are rather indulging the hope of celebrating the next 4th of July in Vermont. If this is so our Brigade will 60on be scattered. In a short time longer our nine months men will finish their term of ser W. vice. Tho blockading fleet off Charleston are adopt ing a new policy which is likely to lessen at tempts at blockade running. They no longer attempt to capture vessels but pour in broadsides as soon as a blockade runner is discovered. Lhe Isaac Smith and the Fingal, two steamship recently reported sunk, were victims of the new method of proceeding. ' k. i .L ii i The President does not ddubt a moment that. """" '" " rkweco U8 Rnu ine ppanannocKs the Emperor apoleon, will' see a proof of the north of thl8 llDe of railroad. We think he de deference for him aod the French people as well i signs to keep between our main armv and the as a desire to co-operate for the maintenance of force which has been sent to make raids into the 1 College students arc patriotic. Fennsylvanu College. Gettysburg and Lowisborg University each promptly furnished a full company ot volunteers when the news of the infusion ot me State reached them.