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9V We aannot nntlerUUe U) rehtm re)+-ud amimMMs:
Distrust of the People.
We entirely agree with our able contemporary of the
Wilmington Herald, that it is exceedingly remarkable,
t it ,n a government, based upon the idea that all politi.
< m! power is vested ir, and detived trom, the people, aud
winch has been administered, from the date of its origin,
to the present time, upou the practical application of
tint idea to all its departments. State and National, it
should happen, in the severest crisis of its existence, aud
W tie the same fundamental principle is still recognized,
that the people should suffer themselves to be led or
<lnveti into treasures which they do not approve, and to
i. pr.v. nted front settling domestic difficulties, which
; •«y wi*h to settle, and have the power to settle. We
car this is remarkable, but it is true. There can be no
doubt, that the people of the United States are anxious
to preserve the Union, aud are perfectly willing to make
r<- tsonabie concessions to secure its preservation. It is
(citainly true with regard to the South, and we believe it
*|«o true as to the North. Each section of the coun
try contemplate- a dissolution of the government as the
greatest of calamities, not withstanding the curses wntcD
have beeu heape d upon it by extreme ineu. North and
South. In every State, except, perhaps, South Caro’ina,
. end we doubt very much if that State should be except
ed, I which has seceded, a very large majority of the peo
ple would gladly preserve the I'ciion, if they had not
m « n led to believe that the people of the North are their
• .ncea. No other consideration under the sun could
• ver induce them to consent to disunion, aud, if any tan
i ) <■ evidence is given to them to dissipate this belief,
.. . never will consent to it. The Northern people, ou
ither hand, do not understand the position of the
t correctly, and have been led to btlieve that the
,;t upon which she is willing to continue the Union,
• < dishonorable aud unreasonable. Politicians have
«.• , ed them to misunderstand each other.
There can be no doubt that Mr. Crittenden's plan cf
a ' 'in. ii t. if submitted to a direct vote of the people,
would be adopted by such a vote as was uever polled in
the. country. Almost everybody in the South, includit g
w iihiu our knowledge some of the bitterest disuuionUts
a uoug us, would willingly accept that compromise as a
i>. settlement of the questions which divide the couc
t«‘v. 'ine Northern papers, with singular unanimity, a.
-en the- the people of that section would gladly do the
- me. Meetings h ue been held in both sections, for the
j uif.ise of proclaiming a willingness to settle matters on
i >an». Mr. Cameron, the I calling Republican Con
ic cinun from Pennsylvania, said the other day that he
wo..1.1 e en siu-ritu-e f.n «b/.V to ,-ave the Uuion. Wliv,
then, whv, we isk, will the f+opk of the country, if sueh
ar > their -entiiuents, iemain quiet aud s>e a set of un
i i. :p!ed n.i! ticitns deprive them of tluir birthright?—
v\ iv do not me fifof.li ot the North take Crittendens
. ..'ipromise iu hand, and rally to the call of their coun
try ?
Oltii'i' Pur|>i»«t iu View,
t> j would suppose, from the apprehensions felt, that
« Resident of the I'niled States was a dictator, and
• id do just as he pleased. The fact is, he is helpless
u i baituk-vs, utlets he H supported by a majority in
both He.i- - of Congress. It the Southern Scab* had
>• mu away, we had both Rouses of Congress, ai d
1 ot i «ouM have douc nothing, lie and his party
,v . .'d have been forced to a-k con vision*. to b g fi r
*••!•; ort. It can’t be true that these States tell from any
east sions ot L i.oln’s power, he had none. lie at
tempt coercion I Where could he have go: the money
to carry out any Republican plan or policy, to coerce
anvbody? To run away, and 1 avc the puise ami swoid
• a the h.vnjs oi the Republican party, was the most in
sane policy ever adopted. These Sutcs were not afrai
. In't have lieen. Thev had o'hec reasons. The pio
i. -ts in the movement have a purpose they don’t avow,
i t have only used the slavery question to “lire the
S • ithern heart." They affect to be indignant, because
\ trgiuia and other border States lose their slaves; da
they projavse a remedy ? Not they. They would do
pr v« us ot all claim for their restoration.
They . omplaiti that this Northern party are deter
n ned to rial*: slavery. The majority in the North* rn
it. - have so determined often, an J so vote J iu 1
Sit, |M>, 1>I» and ISiO; most resolutely did they so
•rcriuine, aud failed. They have been resolving to that
effect and failing, ever since this was a government.—
They are not as strong now in that resolution as in for
tiv.iv « ■ iimu In i)ui monnaKiU alurorv )vaj Vuxon iwtoii L
•• i. Mi sour., Arkansas, Florida and Texas have been
idded to the rniou, in spite ot this Northern reso
lution.
Will [.‘HfolH d- Co. ha t any more surer** than the’r
ivedeaceeors* If they do, it will be because the South
.- glcrioisly tied from the contest. They will fail again
is usual It is row proposed to run away, and surren
der all the territory and other public property wchave
11- autifu plan this to get rights—tun away aud leave
*Vm !
The p on* ers in this fugitive business are not so foo!
i h a.« t > behave as they have done, if their ostensible
r isons are the true ones. They have other purposes in
* .‘w, depend on it, which they don’t tell.
The Postal I HIM. ultjr.
\V • learn from t! e Columbus /inquirer that the Com
mittee on Foetal Arrangements in the Alabama 1'ot.veu
i ou lave repotU d a plan for the avoidance of diflicultics
g-.-w . g out of the new relation which the State has as
*-iiued. It is simply for the State to let the system alone,
to w live jurisdiction over it for the present, and trust to
the Federal (lovertuaent toadhtre to the contracts which
■■ 1 is made for mail transportation within the Stale. To
tins m !. the committee ivcomtnend that the State grant
l"riui*".ou to all contractors to finish their contracts
with the Federal tiovernment, and, if Decenary, that the
Sta’e ; edge its faith aud credit to secure them against
I*, i or their sorvlc • • alter the 11th of January. Hut the
• vi tire express tie opinion that “ mutual advantages
of the fac it.es to Alabama and to our sister Southern
S s, i; J to the (loveruruent of the l imed States,"
* II .tdt.ee the latter to a.lhere to the contracts until
x,.;rxtion—the revenues of the postctiice* rot to
demand-*) hv the S ate “ until it b*cotter manifest
t! it the (iuverniueut of the l'tilled Stales will not in
g rid f.i h a, ply such revenue* to the purpose of keeping
ip *tie existing mail arrangomeu'-.” Tociclorc.Utccom
.ni tee report a resolut on to this effect.
it is probable that this plan will be acceptable to the
V- lev i! <Internment, and will work well' hut we Coi.
1. s t m -givingA Tne poatuffice regulations are arhi
im v. a* i we believe the (loveruuieut annuls contracts
ii*t.ext at pleasure. It U true, too. that the revenue ot
t Alabama poMotlieau lalts greatly ,-bort of laying fi r
. . tv .il -at sporUliou within the State, and, if ti ns be
« . a B.a. k Republican Administration will hardly f< <1
inclined to continue the serv.ee.
I'.tlrlol.e Wvuttiu-nta.
We li rd .:i the Charlottesville A'rwra, a letter from the
H i Will.ant C. RiveJ, askieg those who bad solicited
1 i to I **om<- a t' .n.ii late for a a* at in the approaching
t Me; Uor. to eirtxe him We make the following ex
•t-ici fiou* that k-t-cr, which cxMitai a, in cur judgement,
sound and p«iii tie sentiments worthy to ho calrnlv port
cl of d hr .he people of this ancient c itnmonweilth :
’ At all ewnts. we owe it to onradvea and our posterity,
nohsntba.i to the luvuiorv ot our lathers, that evirv
p»rer and honoial.le expedient should b*- tu*d belore w.
>ix erniiue upon the last and mrlanehc.lv resort of the Ji
s. lution ol the noblest fa**ric of political wi-dom which
ibe world has ever srwi Let ua not deceive ourselves
or permit others to deceit*- us. with Uie fatal d*dua*ou oi
the reconstruction of the I’niou, when it has been once
broken wp by the proposed immediate a* ceextot: of all the
s aveholff.i p State*, leaving bchiud ua, as we should do,
a 1 the tubj eu of controversy with the other States tin.
s ljsated, the vary territory of which we claim an i.| tal
participation, the Capital, the Army, the Navy, aud all
the macaioery of an organu d aud concentrated govern
v -nl in (h« hands of our opponent*, what could await us
undar tu>’h circumstance* hut an eaa*perated conflict of
atm1, at every po aible disadvantage, in the c-oniutence
:i.*n , to v, having a sew it ivarum- ir. to constitute—
11main lie -eamrtly one of a military and despotic gcuiua
_armies to raise, na vie* to build, and all those euo> mous
r" paa.se* to U met by the at bitary procr- - of foro*-d
(*.«•*, or of a grinding and inexorable uxxuuti, or both *
"I am far from aayteg that ail the a* cotisecjueocra, lor.
tdshde ft* they ftre, i h >uid not be bravely encountered,
l
If out right# cannot be otherwise maintained ! But when
we are called upon to break up the Union, in a •omeut
of rvciumeul. bv the simultaneous withdrawal ol »«*•*
mainirr rlavelioldiiig Suies, under the earn promise of
,-onte u'opian isooustiuciion, ii tecomea ui to disabuse cur
minds ot so dangerous a delusion, aud to loch all
sequences ot our action strad ly in the face Our rights
must be maintained at all ha7. irds; and 1 trust for one I
shall be prepared to meet every sacrifice they may de
mand, with as calm and collected a heart, ami as unshrink
ing a spirit, as the loudest pa riot among us. But if they
! , in be as well, if not belt- r, secured bv a course ol wise
and deliberate action, accompanied with limitless, aud
| avoiding the necessity of such costly and blooav sacnli
I res, every eool and sober minded man must say, let tbc
| experiment be tried. When it shall have been tried and
: uded_it it should—we shall theu stand justified before
the world and history, as well as our own conscience, for
embracing the sole alternative lelt us for the protection
and vindication of our tights.
“In conclusion, let me cot jure you, and through you, the
good people of this ancieui Commonwealth, not to alien
ate their inherent and sOTereigu birth-right ou an occa
siou so momentous to them and their posterity, but, by
their recorded voice on the day of election in the man
ner provided bv law, reserve in their own hands the final
deckriou and control over the proceedings ol the Conven
tion." ,__
Secret Sessions.
An nnusual and, in our opinion, very objectionable
practice has beeu inaugurated with this era of Conven
tions, of excluding the public from their deliberations,
and passing much ol their time in secret session—a prac.
tiee whTch we trust will not be adopted by the \ irginia
Convention shortly to assemble. No sufficient reason
has yet been assigned tor this distrust of the people, nor,
as we conceive, can any be given. Publicity in our leg
islative and judicial bodies is one of the most important
safeguards ol liberty and justice, and upon no reasona
ble grounds can it be asserted that it is proper to conceal
from the people the acts of their servants.
If it Is claimed that it may be necessary to conceal
from an enemy the debates of the Convention, it may be
answered that theu are of very little consequence, the
tesult must sooner or later be known every where, aud
to an enemy, the result alone is of consequence, the pro
cess by which it is arrived at is immaterial, provided it
is fair aud legal. With the honorable, intelligent and
high-toned class of uieu who compose the Southeru Con
vention, an enemv has little chance for corruption or in
trigue.
Naturally, the people, who are profoundly interested
in the action of the Couveution, will feel distrustful when
its procec Jiug arc so studiously concealed. Any who are
disposed to be (Jiscontented with its decision, will not be
likely to be better satL-ti d when they are prohibited
from knowing the reasons and process by which that de
cision is attaint d—and every cause for disseusion atnorg
our own people, even the sligh'eet, ought iu the pre
sent crisis to be carefully avoided.
The delegates are responsible to the people, and should
not f.ar to submit to the popular tribuual all their pro
ceedings. We can see no valid reasons why the Con
ventions should thus rather oetentaticmely cloak their
proceeding, iu a “dark lantern" mystery, and delegate*
should bear iu mind that no small share of the obloquy
under which the notorious Hartford Convention has lain
for nearly fifty years, arose not solely from it? designs,
which have been accounted innocent and patriotic once
or twice in the iap-e ol those years, but principally from
its sitti: g with “closed doors." It was imagined that
something very heinous was concealed under all that
mystery, that they “loved durkuiss rather thau light be
cause their deeds ware evil," but they in reality shut out
the public only because they bc'or ged to that class of
politicians who, as Jefferson said, /eared the people, and
the deeisiou of the people has consequently “damn. d
them to everlastiug fame.”
Popularity ol tl»e Crittenden Compromise.
The New A bauy (lud.) l. tltjer expresses the opinion
that if tbe Ciitteuden Compromise should be submitted
t) the : cople, the vote for it in Southern Indiana would
be nearly unanimous, uud that the majority for it in
Nortl e i Indian would he Urge. It is the same in Ohio
We have e*erv confidence that the city of Cincinnati
wool I live at lowst ten th uixnd majority for that com
j pronii-e, v: d th,t ti e St ate would give one hundred thou
I smd nn jority. Everybody is for if, except a fi w parti
j mu pnliiiciat s. We heartily endorse the following from
the 7.idyer
“W. up a», tbe PEOPLEaie for the Criiteiiilen Com
I prr.mi e, ami it I, du.tuclul that iu a Government pro
| t. .dng to be republican iu form their voice is .-till d by a
lew party manager-, who happen to l»o in high places.—
r’ tiitolthe pt-ofie taj;e this subject intotbtir own hands?
I Everv mail should tie loaded down w th memorial! to
I t'ongr* - den> I'-ding th*' rubnicsuion of Mr. Crittenden s
pl.n to ti.e pcopk of the State-, and if their voice is still
i ot hear,!, there i. a la-t resort by which the masses may
in :lie themselves heard and uuueistood."
Th • people will ut a blu-k mark upon the men who
; ate oppo i g tbi measure, wliicb is now thv only hope of
the country.
Id »be People be H-«rd.
It is gratifyiug to observe that the people tlnougl.out
t ie Northern States are bccotu'ug aroused to the dangers
that threaten tbe country, and are speaking in trumpet
toiie- for . aud restored confidence, and for an equi
tableaettlei <’i„. the q weed owe involved. The Norths
e-n people would to-day ratify the Crittenden amend
ments, and the m jority of the Northern people would
not for au instant deprive the South of any constitution
al right. We believe thev would go further and make
real concessions to preserve the gevemment. Let them
continue to speak out in behalf of right, justice and
peaco.
THE SEIZURE OK THE GEORGIA Ml'SKETS AT
NEW YORK.
The following de-patches have passed between Senator
Toombs, of Georgia, and his honor Mayor Wood, rela
tive to the seizure of arms by the police ou last Tuesday :
MlLLKIutKVILLK, Jail. 2 I, 1861.
To His Honor Mavoa Wood:
Is it true that any arm* intended for and consigned to
the State of Georgia have been seized by public authori
ties in New York? Your answer is important to us aud
to New York. Answer at once.
R. TOOMBS.
Tn which the Mavor returned the follow iug auswer:
Hon. Robert Toombs, Milledgeville, Ua.!
In reply to your despatch, I regret to say that arms
iute d -d for and consigned to the State of Georgia have
been -cized by the police of this State, Lilt lha; the city
of New Yoik should in no way be made responsible for
the outrage.
A- M vvor, I have no authority over the poliee. If I
1 ui tbe now, r I should summarily nutrsh the author? of
ibis illegal aud unjustifiable seizure of private property.
FERNANDO WOOD.
IMPORTANT PROM WASHINGTON.
RIlNFOKCkUKNT* SK.NT TO TOUTS Si MTAIt AND PICKKIS.
Washington, Jan. 23.—There is to longer any doubt
that the government have sent forces to relieve forts
Souiier and Pickens. The administration do not regard
t' is action as any declaration of war on the part of the
govertmeut, bu' as simply a duty. The authorities of
Charleston and Pensacola understand this, and if they
choose to be the aggressors and make the attack they
rnu-t take the consequence*.
It tuay be -ome days bciore it is know that forces have
been sent. The movement has beeu quietly made, but
the movement is in earnest uow, as these people well un
derstand.
Tue dcsuuatiou of the steamer Brooklyu is Fort Pick
ens. ___
SE F.SSION OF LOUISIANA.
Baton Rom k, Jan. 2*i —At I.In, P, M., the following
vote *a* declared oa immediate secession—yeas lIS,
n»v« 17.
Niu Orlians, Jan. 2d—Cannon are being fired in
various parts of the city in honor of our independence.
The Pelican tl g boat* proudly from all prominent points.
The whole community are wild with delight.
Acoi sta, Jan. 2d.—The Independent Fire Compmy
assembled at their headquarters on the auuoune<*meut of
t it) sectssu n of Lou siaca, and fired an appropriate sa
lute in honor of the o-casiou. Subxqueutly the Was’i
j gton Artillery fired 21 gun—six for the seceded States
aud til ren for the Southern Confederacy.
SOUTH CAROLINA.
Cii irlI' ton, Jan. 20.—The steamer Columbia, Cupt
berry, for New York, went ashore on Sullivan's Island
g out of the harbor. The
wet’her b :s l*eeu tcui|s -'uou.s lor a week.
The Legislature has agreed on a il ig lor the State. It
i* of blue, wiih a white oval in the ecutre, aud a golden
p.1 netto tree therein. In the up[»or flag-statf corner is
a white crescent.
Tee Seuafe to-d it adopted a resolution authorizing
th - Governor to set d volunteers to Florida if needed, iu
ca e of tiie tbicatencd inva.-iott Ly any vessel or vessels
of :h*'tiovernn ent of the United Slates. The number
of volunteer* L« not restricted.
A COMMISSIONER FROM ALABAMA.
VoNTuoyinv. J tn. 2d.—Hon. T. J. Judge has bittn
appointed • onnuiw-mnor to Washingiott by the liovernor
to tr .t teKtive to the forts, arsenals, cn - tom-house, etc.,
iu ibis State.
DEFENSIVE PREPARATIONS AT FORTRESS
MONROE.
Norfolk Jut 2d.—A large force is busily engaged at
Fortress Monroe in mounting large guns on the ramparts
pointing inland
FROM MISSOURI.
Sr Loci.*, Jan. 2f. —Th* Democratic caucus at JefTer
"" City last night adopted resolutious similar to the
Ciiue den senes.
Advn ss from different parts of the State indicate a
strong Uuiou feelirg and (bat the convention witt be
tilled with couserva'lve men.
Rcimmuco Sim-in-iom or thi Bank or Franck.—The
Li-erpooi PvmI of tlui Fnh states that a private diapstch
received in that citv makes the startling announcement
tbit the Biot of F'rance was at out to *it«pend specie
pa •■tent, and that V Mite*, the celebrated financ'or and
contractor for the Turkish lo»n. had alreadv stopped lor
It. GOO m>t franca.
▲ CARD.
Richmond. January 94th, 1861. I
To Kwk Ciianlin Palnnb, Thomas Sampson, E. T. |
Jambs, Martin Birion, Isamibi. FAJTNXT aud several
hundred others.
(I’rdtW*
I have seen your card in the Whig of this morning,
addressed to Mr. Macf.irland, Mr. Johnson and myself,
askiog that we will represent you. if elected to the Con
vention soon to be held iu this St it®.
bo far as mv name is concerned, I have to say, that
I have neither sought nor desired to occupy the position,
which, I togard as one of far more responsibility and im
portance than any with which my name has ever been,
or can ever hereafter be associated; for, as far as tho in
fluence of Virgioia can control it, a single vote in that
Convention may tai't or Jettrog an Empire in the future,
such as the world never has, aud never will behold again.
Yet, Richmond has always been truo to roe, and 1 shall
be false to my own name, when I prove false to Rich
mond; and therefore I can shrink from no responsibility
that it may bo the pleasure of her citizens to bestow upon
me. Still, I cannot accept this important trust, without
first enabling you to uuderstand distinctly, in advance,
what line ot policy I should pursue and recommend for
your adoption; and then, if defeated, I shall have no
cause for regret on my own account. I shall be relieved
of a very responsible labor, and it will require less time
than it did in ’64—'5 and '*», to find out who has consult
ed vour interests most faithfully.
The absence of all right on the part of one Slate to
separate herself from the other thirty-two, when no pre
tense is set up that there is a correlative right on the part
of the thirty-two to separate themselves from the one, is
to my mind, an incomprehensible logical absurdity, that
I have already argued iu your preseuee during the late
canvass, aud which need uot be repeated here.
That the time has arrived when the public voice, and
iudeed the public welfare demands, that there shall be a
sitisfactory and final adjustment of all questions of dis
cord between the two sections of the country, in order
that we may live in peace hereafter, no one will dispute.
The question is, what ought to be satisfactory to us, the
Southern section, constituting, as we do, the complaining
party in the case ?
For myself, I am prepared to insist upon every jot or
tittle of right that the security or the honor of Virginia
will entitle her to claim under the Constitution as it is.
I am willing to vote for and take as much more as the
North may be disposed to yield ; if I have uot heretofore
claimed as much *s others, it was not because I was un
willing they should obtain and enjoy it, but because I did
not believe that it would be gr&uted, or that we were en
titled to demand it at of right, and, therefore, I never
have, and never itill, consent to m ike the existence or
the destruction of this government dependent upou any
abstract or impracticable question that may or mag not
urine, outside of the Constitution, such as is now propos
ed, of guaranteeing slavery, by Constitutional amend
ment, in all territories hereafter to be acquired south
of ::g degrees So min., whether iu Mexico, South Ameri
ca or the Sandwich Islands.
There is uothing that I ('as do, that I will not do, to
avert the utter desolation that will assuredly follow iu the
train of Disuuion, rebellion and civil war. I will go ns
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inise and conciliation, every question of disturbance in
our national councils. I am even free to say that there
is no compromise that has been, or cau te, proposed,
that will prove satisfactory to the North and South, and
restore harmony to the country, that will uot meet with
my cordial support, aud, except as a matter ol curiosity,
I would agree never to inquire what compromise had
l»'en adopted, for 1 have no interests in th s government
that are not identified with those around me, and what
ever will satisfy them will satisfy me. 1 do uot set my
self up as a maker of laws or a maker of Constitutions,
to which all others must bend and yield; nevertheless, 1
am not without mv own views as to the proper mode of
adjustment of all ques ior.s of Constitutional interpreta
tion, which could be done by mating a rate, on each dis
puted point for the immediate decision of the Supreme
Court, which is the tribunal established by the Constitu
tion for that purpose; and then we could see what parly
it is that is not willing to live under the present form of
government fairly and properly administered.
1 do not believe that, since the world was in a state
of chaos, there ever was,or that there ever will he again,
so general and universal an upheaving of society, so
ruinous and desolating a disturbance of all the social
inoial, political, and industrial elements of n people for
such-light and insufficient cause, as this country now
c\! ibits to the p..ze of the astounded nations of the
earth, every one of which causes, by prudence, discre
tion and forbearance, if taken out of the hands ol sel
fish and aspiring or di appointed politicians, and entrust
ed to the people at the polls, as is t ow proposed by the
Crittenden at '1 Bigler resolutions, may be setth d amica
bly, harmoniously and satisfactorily in the I'nion, and
under the Constitution, within (he next rixty d.»y«.—
Whilst there is not one, that will not be a thousand-fold
aggravated when we go out ol the I'nion, 1 living the
Constitution, the laws, the whole organization of the
government, the army, the navy, the treasury, the pub
I e land? in all the States, »s well i>s, all the territories,
in the full p( --e-slou of the Republican party, from
whose apprehend' d desiviis, the Sere- iott:s'.“ are for
running oil', and leaving i - hind them all they eltitn.
After the events of the John Brown affair, jurt one year
1;;o, and the scenes through which we are now passing,
I t us l ever again have a nerd to ay about the exci a
bilitv of the French—wl o, compared with us, are an im
movable and ui impressible race of people.
Now, 1 believe I constitute a fair type or specimen of
what is the actual condition of every mm in the South
ern Sta'es, in a legal, political, and constitutional sense;
a: d 1 hud mysell in the full, free and perfect exercise of
every blessing and cl every right pf a personal nature,
that I buve enjoyed since I came into the world. 1 am
abo in the pos-ession and enjoyment of whatever prop
erty 1 may own; and nobody, as far as 1 know, proposes
to disturb or dispossess me of it; nor can any human
b. ing thus disposs. ss me, except by due course ol law.
II 'W long this state of tilings maycontiuue, Omniscience
0 ly can tell. But, is there any one, In these particulars,
in a worse condition than 1 am? If there is,—if the
iu.-tanee can be presented of a:.y one man, out of the
1ii#Oi>,i>oo cl' the white population in the Southern
Slate-, who is laboring under any oppression, wrong, in
justice or grievance, that cannot be redressed in the
I'nion, and whiih can be redressed out ol the I'nion,—
thin I will pledge myself to vote for Disunion, wheu- ver
the questiou cogies up; but if no such pirson cau be
fouud, I will never cot-set t to give u;; tbii government,
the work ol men, “whose like ice ue\e shall look upon
again," for any other government which the destroyer
of this are likely to substitute in its stead. I will not
destroy the house in which I live, aud which protects me
irom the blasts and 6torms of winter, when uot one
brick is burnt, nor a stick of timber cut, wiyb which to
erect another. I will not tear down the works ol Wash
ington, of UvlUou, of Franklin, of Carroll, of Morris,
and of Pinckney, to take upon trial the clumsy ma
chinery ol Yancey, aud Khett, and Pickens, uuJ Tootul.
a- d of Davis. I will not surrender this government un
til I know that a better one has been provided for m«.
When I see in the distance the frightful and appalling
consequences of dissolution aud civil war, which many
will not st-e, uutil the reality is brought to their own
firesides and hearth-stones, where our wives and our
d aughters aud all that is cherished on earth is clustered,
1 cannot but persuade myself that both parties will shud
der and recoil at its approach, and come to honorable
terms of settlement, for one 1 shall never despair of
the Republic.
When I see that upon the secession of any, or all the
Southern States—the President is left no alternative and
r.o d scretion—but is solemnly sworn Jvfore his God to
i nasKKVK. nrotect and defend the Oofistitutior: and that
that Constitution declares “the laws of the United States
to be the supreme Uw of the land," which he u*hall
tale care to eee faithfully executed,'' mid place the Army
ami Navy of the United Stites under his control, and
provides for calling forth the Mill ia to enable him “to
execute the laws and suppress insurrections," I cannot
doubt that the declaration of secession, however much it
may be deplored,will uecessarily impose upon the Govern
ment the obligation of resorting to such measures, as
will enable him to seethe laws faithfully executed, tho
right to do which, was too firmly established In the days
of President Jackson by the legislation of 1822, ever to
be overthrown whilst the Government endures. I oalv
speak of this as an existing fact, which is not likely and
hardly possible to be changed. If it can be avoided, I
shall be rijoiced to see it, and, whilst I cannot doubt the
pnwer, would, as yotir representative in Convention,
cheerfully unite in any recommendation or remonstrance
against the exercise of the power.
When I see too, that, without the power to strike a
li'ow in resir auce or dt feuso, without the means to vin
dicate herself, the State may be bumbled and subdued
(and all the gasconade and bravado of light-headed and
flippant would-be pittiots cannot prevent it,) when I
see that a single ship of war, stationed at the Capes of
Virginia, will as effectually block up, and destroy the
entire commerce ot Virginia, and Mary laud, as if they
were surrounded by ioeburgs in the ocean, whilst
we hare no naval force with which to dislodge, or re
move the blockade; when 1 see that the commerce ot
every other Southern State nmv be cut off, in the same
way, and by the same means, by sending one, or more
war steamers to block up the several porks of Charleston,
t'ape Fear river, Savannah, the coasts ot Florid t. Mobile
Bay, and the mouth of the Mississippi; whilst tbu com
no ree of everv free State in the valley of the Mississip
pi is left open by means of railroad, lake ami canal
communication with New York; when I sec, that of
;{r.iHi.ois) mili ia men enrolled in the United Slate3,
the North hxs upwards of 2 .100,000, with no negroes to
tile cue ot at homo, and the South only about 917,00o,
with our wiv. s and daughters to protect,and our negroes
to watch; when I see that, upon all cons'it minimi obli
gations being broken down, there must be incessant and
exhausting buatilitis carried on between the border free
and the border slave States, or else that Maryland, Vir
ginia, Kentucky Tennessee, and Missouri will speeddy
become Free Skate.3, hitched on to a Confederacy of
slave St ties, from which it is eveu now proposed they
should then b.» turned adrift; when I see this State
groining under a debt of $U»,O00,oi*o, to ho raised bv
direct taxation, and all her sources of revenue cut off,
and without the credit to obtain a dollar in any market
in the world on any terms, as will bo her condition in a
slate of rebellion and civil war; when 1 see uoitiing but
bankruptcy and distress staling every man in the fur;
w\ en 1 see all these, ami other uutold calamities, to be
brought upou our people, by the iuconsidcralo haste
of an hour's excitement, or for misapplird sympathy for
a State, that wc were toll in advance would “ hitch a*
iu" uud ' 'frreci nil ale ga iuto revolution, udulktr we wjiild
or notwhen 1 can are nothing but absolute ruin and
desolation for all in common, which neither our safety
u or our honor requiies us to encounter—I say if this
work is to be done, it must be performed by other hands
than mini , for [ would uot, for all the honors and offices
and wealth of the world, have such a crime resliug on
my soul
I have said I would take any cotnprouiise that would
restore peace to the country ; but i is not to be disguis
ed that there are those, iu this State and others in the
South, who do not uieau to be satisfied with any conces
tions or comp ouni'e that ran be offered. They are for
di-union j*r »e, and have bum—as Mr. Rboit acknow
ledges, tor thirty years. For them 1 have nothiug to
otter but resisUtii e 10 every opposition and every i flort
that looks to the >e. esaion of this State; and if, upou ob
talcing all that «• bar* tba right, under tha Oomtltu
Jon, to claim, they Hill partlat lo thalr opposition to the
mention of the laws, and iu stirring up rebellion and
treason, I think it iiuiiiifestth.it the government will fall
bar A: on the pUtlorm upon which we have just carried
this State, to wit: “The Union, the Constitution, and the
enforcement of the laws,’’ equally, fairly, and impartial
ly on all; for then it will be a question between a well
regulated government on the one hand, and anarchy and
mob law on the other; for if the government has no
power to collect its taxes or duties, to execute its laws,
put down revolution and punish treason,then it is no long
er the government that was formed by our fathers, and
the sooner the whole fabric tumbles to pieces the better.
This Union, as far as my action will go, must and shall
be preserved, as long as it cau be done with honor. Has
Virginia tamely submitted to dishonor for the last ten
years, aud is she now only stimulated to redeem that
houor by the precipitate action of other States? If not,
what new cause lias arisen within the last two months
that makes it necessary to call together the Legislature,
order a Convention without authority, hold an elec
tion almost without notice, meet in Convention and de
clare herself ont of the Union,in less time than is ordina
rily devoted to the passage of a bill lor the construction
of u mud turnpike in the mountains ? If war had actual
ly been declared against us, no more precipitate action
could have taken. This, too,when public sentiment in the
North is daily and hourly undergoing modifications, and
petitions are pouring in upou Congress to refer the mat
ter to the people for settlement, who say they are ready
to yield to all just and reasonable demands for the sako
of the Union?
1 will not stop to inquire how long our allies in the Cot
ton States will be able to hold out, aud help u* after lead
ing us into the difficulty, when their ports are all blockaded
aud their supplies of actual necessaries of life—of which
thev purchase $150,000,(too worth a year from the free
States—shall be cut oil'. I will not stop to inquire whether
the world can live as long without their cotton os they
can live without bread. I will not stop to show thut both
England and France have already, by the Chinese war,
made arrangements for a supply of cotton from that re
gion of the world, which, together with the supply from
the East Indies, will render them id a few years indepen
dent of the Cottou States; for all these will be subjects for
argument elsewhere; but I simply throw them out as hints
for rt (lection, aud as reasons for making haste slowly.
What is to become of that vast multitude of natural
ized citizens scattered through the Southern States, who
owe a sworn allegiance to the United States Government,
which is bouud to protect them in every land, whether
at home or abroad ? Arc they to be asked to commit
wilful perjury, by taking up arms against the Constitution
and the Gorvernment they have solemnly sworn to sup
port, or are they to be driven from the Soutli as aliens
and enemies to the new-fangied government that is to be
erected? It is a question for grave deliberation to deter
mine what is to be their status wheu we separate from
our government and theirs. If you, the natives of Vir
ginia, owe your first allegiance to the ."state, surely they
owe theirs to the General Government.
To be brief, I am ready to sacrifice myself, and live iu
obscurity and poverty, deserted by friends for whom I
would die rather thuu harm, if by such sacrifice I can
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inheritance of our children. I am ready lo hazard my
life, if necessary, in fighting the battles of Virginia in a
just cause, but 1 atu not willing to saorilice the best in
terests ol my State and my country, nud the hopes of
oppressed mankind throughout the world, in upholding
South Carolina in a bad cause; ill a wholly unjustifiable
and petulant whim, which she avows she has indulged
for thirty years. 1 am not willing to rush upon destruc
tion, lor a misplaced sympathy for a State that exulted
over the election of a Republican President, burnt their
tar barrels and illuminated tin ir cities, because it allord
eii them the pretext for rebellion, and that has since vio
lently seiz’d npou the Forts, Aiscuals, arms and annua
nition, and money of the United States, and has tired
upon, and driven from her waters, an unarmed vessel
bcuriug that flag of the Uuiou which has borne us tri
umphantly through every war and every trouble. I am
not one of those who profess or feel such sympathy, nor
will 1 uphold her in such conduct. Vet 1 would afford
her even opportunity to retrace In r ii judicious step.
My earnest and urgent advice, then, is that Virginia
should remain in the Union, demanding nil her eonstitu
lim.al rghia.the icpeal ot all unconstitutional laws—or the
i|e» laration of their nullity by the Supreme Court,—and
a jus* puishment for those who shall resist its decisions.
Let her remain in, and, taking sides with neither, act
the part of mediator and peace-maker lietween the
extremes of both sections of the country. R.-eollect
that those who now beckon you on to destruction are
the same advisers and leaders that lured you on in 1S54
to insist upon the repeal of the Missouri Compiomise,
which has brought you to your present condition. That
was a grievous error of wh ch you had timely warning,
hut to which you would not listen ; and those who w arn
ed you then were denounced as submissionists and
traiiors to the South as they are now. Be not deceived
by the same men again, who would now lead you into
niie ten thousand times more fatal; and do not hereaf
ter (orget, that 1 tell you now, when you give up your
Union, you surrender you liberties, and the liberties ol
all who are to come after you.
If ihi brief and hurrie 1 exposition of mv views should
meet with the concurrei.ce ol the people ol Richmond,
and ihev d’ sire to call me into tli ir service at a moment
when all the culninets.delibetation and philosophy of the
most experienced and far sighted statesman should be
filled into requisition, I shall appreciate the honor, and
net decline the trust. But, if they are brut on commit
ting an act of self destruction, that no time, nor labor,
nor money can repair.and involving this State and th» in
selves in ovcilasting min, some other arm than mine
must he selected to strike the blow ; for 1 caunot, and
will not commit the parricidal act, that would hand my
name down in dishonor to posterity, as one of the des
troyers of my country and of the liberties cf the peo
ple.
I am with great respect, your obJ t servant,
JOHN. M. BOTTS.
P. 8.—I have written this letter, because I shall htvj
no other opportunity ol making uiy opinions known to
the voters til Richmond —which have been grea'lv mis
represented— as I am called to Washington and
shall most probably not return until about the time
of the t lection. 1 will he sure to be herein lime to
give iiivowu vote for Union men.
JOHN M. BOTTS.
MATTERS AT CHARLESTON*.
Tho Charleston correspondent of the Philadelphia
Press, under date of Jan. says —
There are now some hundred' iu this community who
believe Majqr Anderson acted under General Scott’s or
ders in vacating Fort Moultrie, and tbit a'he has beeu
left wi'hout reinforcement, he will, upon the first signal ol
attack, spare unnecessary bloodshed, and deliver up Fort
Sumter to (he State. Ti.is opinion has certaiuly giiued
ground w ithin the last twenty-fours hours, and has been
the means ol pultiug a stop to the reproaches hitherto
heaped upon the he.i 1 of ihe Governor for his supposed
timid and vacillating policy.
Tiie attack upon F’ort Sumter will not, however, be
much longer delayed—not, I believe, one hour after the
prepir.vious now god " on are complete. From informa
tion upon which von may most certainly rely, 1 warn
you not to be surprised if at any moment you receive
te legraphic iuformatioti that Fort Sumter is in the bauds
of the rebels. It would he a good thing for the interests
of the border States if they could have occupied iny posi
tion during the past week.
A good deal has been said in some of the Northern
journals of the distress exis'ing in Charleston. I cer
tainly think that the people of Philadelphia who may
have charity to bes'ow may find worthy objects for it at
their own doors. l>p to this present, people have eateu
and drank much the same as usual, and have not seen
nttn g.f ilidlrnaa unnn 1unriPAr.4 tO
be the only a'tiolo for which an ntmwal price is a-kcd.
Mr. Dodge, a partner in a mercantile tlrin on Kiugst.,
was yesterday duoovered to be the long-looked-for re
porter of the New York Tribune. No violence was at
tempted on his person. He was uo'.ified to quit the city
in two hours, aud he accordingly left for the North.—
Mr. Dodge was himself a very prominent member of the
vigilance committee.
NEW8 FROM CALIFORNIA.
Fort Kkaii.nxv, January 25.—Ttie ponyexpress passed
at half-past eleven o'clock on the night of the 2nd. Te'e
grapbio communication eastward has since then been in
terrupted.
The Legislature met at Sacramento on the 7th. On
the Kth Don Pablo dc la Guenava, a native Californian of
fine attainments, was chosen President of the Senate and
Lieutenant Governor. He is a Doughs Democrat, and
was elected without a caucus nomination, receiving ma
terial Republican support, the entire Breckinridge vote,
and hut four votes from the Douglas Senators. This
election ind cates the disorganizit on in the Douglas par
ty, and a disposition of allowing all parties to form ad
vantageous coalitions with opponents. It will probably
lead to combinations contrary to partisan usage on the
Senatorial question. The Assembly lias not yet organ
iz'd. A desperate struggle over the election of a Speaker
Ls ptogressing. John Conness, a Broderick Douglas Di m
ocrat, is the leading candidate, having received the cau
cus nomination of that wing, but changed no Republican
or Breckinridge support, an I seetus destined to defeat,
although the contest is likely to continue several days.
Gen. Denver and J. N. McDougall are regarded as the
'exiling candidates lor the United States Senate. The
impression among conservative men is that neither will
be elected, as the nomination of either in the Douglas
emeus would not ensure his election without considera
ble outside support.
A FRENCH AND ENGLISH PROTECTORATE TO BE
ESTABLISHED OVER MEXICO.
Washinuton, Jan. 2:i, 1801.
Facts have just come to light which show most conclu
sively that the English and French governments, in utter
contempt for tin* great Motiioe doctrine, are about to .es
tablish a protectorate over Mexico, and probably, taking
advantage of our weakness at this time, will secure a per
manent footiug in the Central American States.
Although Mexico owes the subjects of Great Britain
about sixty millions of dollars, and also a large amount
to the people of France, which Mexico has refused to pay
in the face of her agreement to do so, still such has been
t‘ c potency of the Monroe doctrine that these two na
tions have not to this time done what they could easily
hive done, and would have done, no doubt, but for this
great American interdict. But now, since the Union is
di.-rup'ed, the prestige of the doctrine lias fallen to the
grtnnd, and it is pretty certain that Frauce and England,
one or both together, intend estabfishiug a Protectorate
over Mexico, lor the ostensible purpose of collecting
from that government the large indebtedness to them
aud their people. The history of Brilisli and French ag
grand sement in other portions of the globe leaves but
little doubt what will lie the final fate of Mexico under
tho protectorate of the entente cordialt of these great
Powers.
Flushed with thgir victories in China, Mejcico would be
an easy conquest for their triumphant armies under the
leadership of Elgiu and Gros.
Divided as our great Union must he, with our internal
quarrds, and by the formation of two confederacies, we
cau only look on with shatnefasednesa at this outrage
upon the doctrine, which b.id become the taw of nations
by our utterances and which had t xemp'id North Ame
rica from the perfidy a id infidelity of Euro, ean diplo
macy aud aggression.
VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE.
SENATE.
SaIL'RI>AT, January 28tb, 1801.
The Senate wet at 12 o'clock, pursuant to adjourn
ment, Mr. Brannon in the Chair.
Prayer by the Her. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian
Church.
niLL8 reported.
Mr. THOMPSON reported bills Incoporatirg the
Hughes’ Creek, Ambler, and Fayette coal mining com
panies.
Mr. CARSON reported a bill to provide for the volun
tary enslavement of Fanny Mathews, and child without
compensat on to the State.
BILLS PASSED.
The following Senate bills were read and passed.
To amend an act incorporating the Princess Ann
Savings Bank.
To incorporate the Richmond Insurance Company.
To incoporate the Virginia Steam Sugar Refinery Com
panv.
On motion of Mr. BRl CE, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
January 20, 1801.
The nouse was called to order at 12 o'clock, M. by
Mr. Hopkins.
Prayer by Rev. J. B. Jeter, of the Baptist Church.
A bill for the relief of Charity Casey, was passed.
The bill concerning the Norfolk and Petersburg Rail
road was taken up.
Mr. WATTS moved to lay the bill on the table. The
motion was vo cd down.
Mr. WATTS then offered the following amendment:
"Be it further enacted that the said contemplated
branch shall in no part be located west of the meridian
of the town of Suffolk, and that no connection shall be
made with the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad or any
brauch or extension thereof.”
The amendment was voted down, and the bill passed.
HILLS REPORTED.
A bill to amend the charter of the Virginia Car Spring
company; a bill to authorize the Board of Public Works
to appoint Commissioners to estimate and report losses
sustained by Win. W. King, in the construction of the
14th section of the Ohio river and Maryland Turnpike
road; a bill authorizing the Board of Public Works to es
limate and report upon losses sustained by John Conna
way in the construction of the Fairmount and Wheeling
Turnpike road.
PETITIONS.
Of the suiclies of Uo. 0. Doss, late sheriff of Campbell
count); of sund'y citizens of Monroe, Giles and Craig
counties, praying the passage of a bill incorporating a
compauy to construct a turnpike road front Newport, in
Giles county, to Gap Mills, in Monroe.
RKSOLl'TIONS.
By Mr. EVANS—Inquiring into the expediency of re
porting a bill for the relief of Win. H. Window, of Ma
thews county.
By Mr. McKENZIE—Of instructing a special commit
tee to iuquire into the expediency of painting the Capi
tol.
ADVERSE REPORTS.
Mr. JONES, of G., from the Committee on Military
Alfairs, reported lha the Committee had had under cou
authorizing such volunteer companies as have not al
rta iy been piovided with arms by the State to purchase
arms, the quantity and quality to be defined by law, and
had passed a resolution to the effect that it was inexpe
dient to legislate thereon.
TIIS HANK IIILL
On motion, the House proceeded to consider the un
fiuishtd business of yesterday, being the ryder of Mr.
McKENZIE to the bill for the relief of the Bank of the
Coinmouwealih, which had beeu returned from the
Senate with amendment*. The question was, sha'l the
bill and ryder be laid on the table. The House refused
to lay ou the table.
Mr. KEEN opposed the ryder—he concurred fully in
oVjec's proposed to be obtained iu a part of the ryder,
and would most cheerfully vote lor the repeal of thi'
Section of the Code which provides 3 per cent, damage*
for defendants should not he discounted unless in good
faith, and when thus made, and the parties failod to pay
for commercial, political or otherwise. It is a misfor
tune which the drawer should not be compelled to pay,
for it tu- enough to have to pay the debt, principal and
forfeit, as to the object sought to he obtained. He was
opposed to it—tin House could not regulate tho ex
changes of the country.
The result would be to lessen the competition in the
sale of exchanges—deprive tfco banks of its sale.—
Thought it all into the hands of the Bankers. Benefit
the Brokers. Damage the Banks in which the State h«d
an interest in, and iu no manner benefit the people. At
another time, and in another bill; he should seek to ob
tain the otjectH sought in the first part of the
ryder.
The amendment of Mr. McKENZIE was defeated, and
the bill passed.
Mr. SMITH, of K., moved to take up die bill appro
priating il,iMrt for State difcnc*, pct.d ug which the
House a.ijourntd.
THE MEETING OK THE MASSACHUSETTS ANTI
SLAVERY SOCIETY.
Great Excitement—Xoity Demimetratirm*—The .15o
litionialM Denied a Hearing—Their Halt t'Lted hy
<trder of the Mayor—\WndeH Dhilli/t* Threatened.
The M.i>-s.tchus.ita An'i-Slavery Convention, which
met in Tremont Temple, Boston, on Thursday, met with
an unexpeett d reception. At an early hour the hall was
tf rouge ! with men aud boys, and about 5,000 persons as
si tabled in front of the building during the afternoon
»0"ion, the great mass evidently determined to biesk up
tb • meeting. 0. C. Burle'gb, a noted abolitionist, was
th,- first speak* r. The throng present listened to him a
w ulc and then broke forth in such continued hissing,
groanii g and yelling that he was compelled to take his
sat. The subsequent doings are thus reported in the
New Yotk Herald.
The chairman attempted to speak, but the robe and
excitement became as loud as the roaring of the ,-ca
when lashed into a lurious s'.ortu. Some industrious fel
lows iu the gallery had obtained some corn creaks, which
they tattled about with unceasing iudu*try, adding to
the already intensely uproarious character of the pro
ceedings. Tlieto were great fears expressed that the gal
lery would fall, the creaking of the corn creaks leading
-.oiin- to suppose that the building was given away. But
nothing would stop the fuiious disposition of the dis
turbers of the meeting. The police stood quietly by,
looking ou. Presently another camp meeting hymn was
start, d, and the people in the gsllery bavit g nothing bet
ter to do, began to pitch the cushions of the Brats upon
the audience below, in the midst of yelling and bowling
a< ferocious as that of the frontier Indiaus, the people
dodging about to escape tho blows from the cushions.
iir K Imuud Quiucv, the acting chairman, now came
to tl e front of the platform, howling out as loudly as pos
sible in such an uproar, "If the police has been instruct
ed l.y th • mayor to stand up ami do their duty, they will
procet d to disperse this mob."
The police did not hear a word of this address, and so
remained stationary, as before. The people in the galle
ry, being entirely uninterrupted, rontinued their riotous
demonstra'ions. The veiling and screaming was perfect
ly deafening. Even the venerable people who carritd
ear trumpets wt re forced to dispense with their, so ter
rible was the din kept up by the rowdies.
Anotht r.spcskcr came forward and endeavored to
make himself beard, but fc was treated to a hymn to the
tune of "Dixie’s Laud." A* there was no help for it, the
gallery boys were left to themselves, and such a storm of
hissing and howling as they kept up for half an hour has
rar. Iy been heard.
At length Oeorgc H. Hoyt came forward to speak.—
Mr, Hoyt is quite a young man, ana aeiea as one oi jonn
Brown's counsel in bis trial for the Harper’s Ferry raid.
He commenced by saying, “ I think Garriron spoke the
sentiments of the anti-slavery people of Massachusetts
when lie said, '( will not surrender a single inch.' That
is what he would say to this mob.”
The noise was still continued, the crowd becoming, if
possible, more boisterous than before. For several min
iius the tumult was tremendous, w hen Mayor Wightman,
with the chief of police and a posse of officers, entered
the temple. The whole audience was now thrown into
perfect consternation in the presence of the police, who
tilled the rioters with apprehension and the timid with
terror. The mayor and chief came in front of the plat
form, and his Honor, with outstretched hands, appealed
lor silence. Presently the crowd became more pacific at
the pre-ence of the chief magistrate of the city, aud com
parative order was restored.
The Mayor said:—‘‘Follow-citizens, I am sure that yon,
who are the citizens of Boston, will listen to the voice of
its chief magistrate. [Loud cheers, and cries of “Good,”
and “three cheers for Mayor Wightman.") Fellow-citi
zens, I can only say that you will tonify your respect for
the chief magistrate whom you have elected, by keeping
silence, and listening to that wt ich 1 shall say. [Voices
—“we shall."J And now, inasmuch as this moeiing has
been disturbed by tumultuous aud rio'ou.s proceedings, I
am requested by the trustees of this building to disperse
this meeting."
At this announcement loud cheers, cries of “Good,"
and tremendous d-'inoustiations of delight arose from
the disorderly persons in the galleries. A waving of bats,
violent gesticulations, aud friendly outbursts of riotous
individuals continued for several minutes. This, they
thought was the end of the anti-slavery meetings.
The Mayor continued:—Fellow citizens, having an
nounced my luteiitiou, under the direction of a written
Older of the trustees of this temple, I have simply to say
to you that I am sure you will respect me sullicicntly to
leave this place quietly aud peaceably.
Loud cries of “Yes, yes," arose from some in the gal
lery, while the anti-slavery men ou the platform and in
the body of the temple, who were dissatisfied at the
manner of the Mayor’s announcement, ferociously shout
ed “No, no.” A large crowd appeared in front of Wen
dell Phillips’ hou-c, threatening him violence, but none
was committed. The colored people became alarmed and
are in liar of an attack on their houses. Yesterday
morning a crowd gathered in front of the temple, but the
Mayor had forbidden the reassembling of the conven
tion. Some riotous proceedings have occurred, but
no bing serious. Th re is a large police force present
FLOYD TO BE INDICTED—THE PRESIDENT FEARS
COLLISION—FIFTY MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE
FAVOR MONTGOMERY’S PROPOSITION.
Washixuton, Jan 20 —The grand jury of the District
of Columbia have presented Ex-Secretary Floyd, God
dard Haile* and Mr. Russell for various offences. It is
probable that indictments will be framed and that writs
will be issued for the arrest of the parties.
The President expects to bear of a collision at any
time in the South. An attack is appreheuded at any mo
ment on Fort Sumter or Fort Pickens.
Fifty members of the House have already adopted
Montgomery’s plan, and have signed the proposition tha|
all members of the present House shall resign their seals,
a pew House to bo elected, fresh Irom the people, for th<
unexpired l<rin, which closes on the 4ib of March.
Fifty arull rymen fioro New York arrive^ this morn
iog, and immediately le't for Fort Washington, to reliefs
the marines there temporarily on duty.
ADJOURNMENT OF THE ALlBAMA CONVENTION,
MoxTooaaar, Jan. 2ft.—The convention adjourns os
Tuesday next to the 4th of March,
north Carolina legislator*
Raliioh, Jan. 26 —The House to-day adopted a reso
lution for sending commissioner* to Washington tod
• Iso to Montgomery, tod the same resolution will paae
the Senate. This being private-bill day, nothing else of
importance transpired.
APPOINTMENT OF A CONSUL TO LIVERPOOL.
Na»- Yoik, Jan. 26.—The leader aay* that Charts* F.
priggs, of Sow York, haa been tendered and accepted
tbe appointment of consul at Liverpool.
THE ELECTION IN TEXAS.
Naw Orleans, Jan. 26.—The return* from Texas thus
far indicate an overwhelming majority for immediate se
cession.
r^a A 80I T1IERV DUHIIFAC*
■sS TORINO HOUSE IN REALITY.
(KsTABUsnsn » 1->*1»
Till* Loot* was flrit et'abllsbed by Cook A Kyaa,
Snd'ly. By Peter Ccok,
8rd’ly. By Cook a NHL
4thMy. By A ex. HIH.
bth'ly. Rv Alex. Hill * C».
We are prepared to manufacture Laillea* Gent'*, If Islet aud
Bora 8WOK8 of every deicrlptlon, to which we moat respectfully
oil the attention of oar frlendi, caatomcri, and tha public gener
ally-J*2«AI.KX HIU. A 00,
FIOTICK.
Ornra or tub Jives Rirea is a Kiiiwhi Co. I
Richmond, Jan .2*. is*l. f
AN adjourned meet’ngof the Stockholders of the Jamrs River
an i Kanawhwa Company will be held at the Camaaov'i
Office, THIS AKTEENO0N, at 8 o’clock
j*2S-K_ww p MtTNfonn a^.*e
AUDITOR** OP PICK, I
RICHMOND. VA.. Jaacaav 1*. 1**1. f
IN pnrtnance of a rraniotlon of the Oenerai Aaeemtily adopted
on the 6th dav of February, Ilfln, I have aeeertalnrd that the
following revrnue offie-rt have become dellrquent within the all
■entbs n-xt p-eccdlne the flrat Jar of January, I >61
N»tk—Many of the R-venue Officer* who have failed to report
to th'e Department, may not be indebted to the Comm n wealth for
anv money actoally collected. They are, nave-thel-aa, i>auv
qrenT, became cf their failure to report, and are therefore Incla
ded in the Uet of drl nqneHs
Dc-lluqurnt Sheriffs.
cnnavtc*. comma t.
BATH—A. O Clcek. M4THKW*_J. J| Dun'avy.
B0ONK-Wm Thrmpeon MKRCER-J A Peck.
BRAXTON—John MorriaML MONOSOALIA-Jae. Odbert.
CABELL—W B Moore. M>*R04N-p. Zilor.
OtLH'jlIN—A. Norman. MuDOWELL-q. A. Ifurphv.
CARROLL—Peter E.r'y. N I C II O L A B-H. W. McDer
CLABKE—Joa. P. Ryan irott.
O'JI.PKPKR—Jaa. O Harrla. PITT*YLVANI4—A. J. Whlte
CI.AY C C. Campbell. head
I)ODt>RinOK-C. 0 bar'*. Pl.rASANTW-N. Morgan.
PI.PYaNNA—John ftclater. RANDOLPH—Hey McLean.
ORKENBRIKR-A Beard. BITOHIt-Jae. Taylor.
0RVPN9VILLE—Jaa Turner. ROANE—Thoe. PerrelL
HANC'tCK-B. M Wile.n. RU.-iSELL-Bo Boyd.
HRNRY-II N. Dyer. 8 P 0 T 8 Y L V A N I A-T. B.
JAMES CITY-T D Harris. French.
LetA11— A R Hall. TaYLOK-Z. Cachrao.
I/’GAN—It Br wnlng. UPSHUR—W. Rummers.
WAYNE—John I’erguson. WETZEL -Wn Anderson.
Clerks ol Courts.
Who have made Reports of their Collections and have Palled to
Pay.
COUNTY COURT. CIRCUIT COURT,
ALP\ANDRIA— Kobt A Sinclair,
AUiUdTA—Join D Imbodeo,
CRAIG —C. O Hill, C 0. Bill,
CLARKE -D H. McGnlre.
CARROLL—P L. Hall, William Unlaey,
CULPEPER -F. Maury, * ’ Thof.0 Film, ’
DODDRIDGE- T. K. Knight,
PAYETTIj John B. Joses, John B Judn.
ORAY80N- (I. H. Mattb.ws,
GREENBRIER Joel McPherion, Ghat. A. Stuart,
GILES - E Johnston,
GILMER—0 B. Conrad. I ari Johmon,
HAMPSHIRE—J. B. White, J. B Whlie,
JACK AON-H ni Wright, W. B. McMahan,
JEEKKRShN—Thomaa A Moore,
KANAWHA - A. W Quarter,
LE*IS- G J. Buichrr,
LOUDOUN— James Sinclair,
M A USUAL!.—K H. C«|.l«e'l,
MERCER—Charles W. Calfee, Wm A. Mshrod,
NaNSE tfON H - Pet* i B. Prentls, Peter R Prentls,
NELSON—8. H Loiing, Orville Loving,
NORFOLK CO-Leroy G. Edwards, L-royO Edwards,
OHIO—John McCu Inch, A. Lorltg and Luclen
RAGE- John W. WaOon, Lowther,
PATRICK—Henrv Tuggle,
RENDUrrON John M Jones, Johu M. Jones,
PRESTON—Pinlih Crane,
PFINCE WILLIAM- Mlltun Plithugh,
RAI.EiGH—Daniel Shumate, Daniel Shumate,
RICHMOND—P. W. Peudlctoo, f. W. Peudletou,
RITCHIE—Wm. P. Patton,
TAYLOR— A Armstrong,
UPSHUR—MI ill la Lon ntt, A Poundstone,
WISE—Morgan f, L ups, Mn-gan T I ipps,
WYOMING—James Cook, Wm. N. Henderson,
PORTSMOUTH—Anhu' Emmersnn.
Ulorlta of Cimilii
Who have nr ither repuiled the am< unis collected, nor made pay
ments thereof:
COUNTY COURTS. CIRCUIT COURT.
AM HURST- Bamui-I M Girland. II. A. Per.dD-leu.
ALEXANDRIA- Bel j II Berry.
IlEhKEI.EY—E J Alhurtla
BOTETOURT Ferdinand Wolt*. Gel. W. Mils in.
OtLHOUN—Geo. **’. Hlrntt. Geo W gllcott.
OAROLINE-Oeo K Taylor. Geo K Tavlor.
FAIRFAX -Alfred M.as F. D. kicharda.n.
PAUQUIRR-Wm II Ironings.
F (KUKRI K - J C BPcy.
FLUX'ANNA—Ahr. Sin pheid, jr. Abr. HhepherJ, Jr.
0 it EXE— Robert PrPchUL Robert P Itchdt.
Gil ts— James W. English.
JEFFERSON— Robert T. Brown.
LEM IS - John Morr w
LOGAN—Wm Sirs ton Wm Stratton.
I. >t l>'UN—George K Fox, jr.
LOUHA—Il M Hunter D M. Hunter.
MATTHEWS-S H Mll'er. 8 G Miller.
Mi DOWELL -V VcNnl M McNeil.
M'MivlAilA-M M Urnt. LcsrU 8. Layton.
MORGAN -0. T O’Perrall
NICHOLAS Rohe t Haitiiton. Robirt Damlltan.
N<>Tf0WAY—Rtchar I Fees Richard Fpes.
PH NOE WILLIAM—P D Lipscomb.
PULA-KI—l. A. CorrK L. A TVrlu.
SHK.NaNDOAH-8. o williams, ( 8 0 Williams, I
(Mor.ev sent ; \ (Money sent) J
SPOTSYLVANIA—Elbert0. Dabney. J J Chew.
TVIKR— D. Hickman, Jr.
WETZEL - Friend Cox. Friend Cox.
WYTHK-H S Matt! ews.
Y IRK Ilnlivtr Shie d. Bolivar Shield.
FREDERICKSBURG J. J Chew. J J Ohew
LYNCHBURG—J. 0. D dlake. J. W Duonlngton.
SIAl.NTON-James F I* tterfon, Corpoiatiou Coutt of Staunton
Notaries.
Nntar'ra Public who have not Reported.
ACOGMAC-Wm II Watsun.
AUGUSTA -J. G. sttver, NathinUI Massle, Alexander Gardner,
W A Hurnetl, J O. Fulton, H Risk.
BATH— J hnC Mlclie.
BEDFORD—PrC. Snlphtn, Thomas W. Robert ion, John M. Low
ry.
CABEl L— lUrvey Barnett.
('llARl/‘1 TE--J M Robertson.
CAROLINE—Horn i N. Wilah.
CULPEPER—J. V ‘ustlii.
ESSEX—Musme (Israeli.
FRANKLIN—Tbnmai 8. Tavlor.
FLUVANNA—Wnt K. Shrph.rJ.
GREENHtlER—John B CaldwelL
HALIFAX—John L Hurt.
HANOVKR P. N. Price.
II t RDY-Wo. 11. Ogden, N D. Parran.
HARRISON—Andrew RadeUir,Charlis Lewis, Geoigs L. Carden,
David Uatied.
HENRICO ThnmisS Davis, 0. A. Robinson.
HENRY—RobirtT. Buckner.
HIGHLAND—B A Stuart.
M4K'ON—Fountain Smith.
MARSH* LL—Hiram Me Mechen, James R. Bell
MIG-ON—L. L. living.
NICHOLAS—James >1. Robinson.
PAGF.- Richard T Brumhock, 8. 8. Butler.
PATRICK—'olio C Clark.
PLF. SANTS - J. B. Jackson.
PRESTO* - R. W. Morror, James Hill, Henry 0. Hagan.
PITTSYLVANIA- John L. Ilurat.
I’UTNAM -K 8. Montague
ROCKBRIDOK-William R. Moore, William U. Houston, Wll
llitn W Ison.
ROCK INCH AM-J. M Huffman. James McD. Graham, Reuben
Dove
SHENAN'iOAII-J H. Sll.ert, Jos M. Moore.
TAYLOR- Leonard Malienee, Claudius Goff.
TYLRR-J Fdg*r Boyers.
WOOD-John W. Weekley.
NORFOLK CITY—W. A Hendren, T.L1 Baker, R. 8. Thomas.
Leon Schlsano
RICHMOND CITY—Thoinis 8. Davis, T. Atilnson, John Millar,
0. A Robinson. John H. t hamberlayne, M. L. Band Iph. Sanurl
T. B»'lcy, William F. Watson, R. Mdton Cary, Hawes R. Sutton,
Philip M Tabb, R K Hewlson, William Hancock, James P eSe
attle, N. A. 8'u diviiit.J. G Blackwell, L. 8. Marys, Charles A.
Rote, Jam' s K Lee. * illlam J Cloplon, James T Sutton.
PORTSMOUTH—John E. N««h.
NOTARIES PUBLIO WHO HAVE REPORTED, AND NOT PAID.
CULPEPER-F. W Latham, E. B. blrnma.
GREK.1BRIEI— Joel McPherson.
(11 >8 I . D Hale.J C. Snldon.
KANAWHA—Alex T LeldUy
M iNTGOMk.RY—N M. It nald.
WOOD—8. 0 Shaw.
in purtnacc 01 uie u icruon 01 cr«pi*i mi wtic v»ru«(
(Edition l->60,) I »Wo publish, notice that on the 3d day of Feb
ruary next I will In the clfice of the Circuit Conit of the tlly
of Richmrnd, with the Clerk Ciertof, an accurate account of the
amount with whlrh any flrerilf aamrd herein may he chargeable
on ac-ounl of the taxes due from him within the eli month# next
precedbg the In day of January, 1341, and shall *sk laid Oletk
to eoter up a judgment against such ► heilf for the amount where
w 11 he ’.a in defau t, w.thInterest and damages provided for la laid
lection. J. M. BENNETT,
Jt38—w4w Auditor of PuMI- Account.,
SOUTHKKN SHIRT MANUFACTORY
ANDGE^TLKMIN’8
FUIlXISlirVG HOUSE.
WILL! AM*?. OWENS,
*•'.*. Baltimore Street, formerly IdJ Main Street, kiehmnnd.
Tam now krcching my spring ntotk
of tloodi. of mv own Importation and manufacture, whl:h will
he large affrl attractive ; ar.d "Urs b log the larg et hblrt Manufac
tory ■ ,utli of New York, sh uld especially oommeod Iteelf to the
Southern Trade.
N. B —I have with me the meaeuree of eultomera 'or whom I
ma le hhlr ■ whl e dr.ng bualneae io HI. honor J, and wld be glaj to
rrce've ihdr orders.
ju2e __W. F OWENS.
UI'AI LOlYb'S CEPHtLIC PI LLM are a certain
care for hick Headache, Nervous Headache, li.rlloui Head
ache Oos'lvencis, and general debility. For sileby
* W. PKTEKdON A CO , liruggl-te,
1,2i : N> Malu 8 reel.
I)OLLn('K'i) DYMPAPMIA REMKDY—an Infal
J table cu: e. Ala medicine It Iv quick and p>w<rrul, curing
the nost aggravated easer of Dyapapslx, Kidney com pie. ole, and
all dlseai-e of the Stomach and Bowels In a speedy manner. Pre
pared and told by W. PATAltdON A CO ,
j ,29 1&J Main Street.
Dt, D UPON EC’S GOLDEN PILLS.—Fulerere are
eminently recouitncnded to try thue ee’ebrsted Pt'le Tar
by W. PETERSON A CO ,
ja29 _1&.1 Main St
HOLLOWAY'S WORM r0NPA.CT10NS.-lht
only remedy fur Worms. For tale by
j,3S ___w. PKTFS<0N A 00.
RICH.- 90 casks new Rice, strictly prime quality, direct from
Charleston. just lanJed, and for sale by
BKLDIN A MILLIE,
j ,23 C it. Pearl and Gary sir trie.
GUEKN AND BLACK TBAS.—The choicest quali
ties Impo.'tcd Into Ibis country, for (ale by
8EL»KN A MILLS!,
js2S Cor. Pearl aod Cary streeti.
ROWLAND’S XX PAMILY P L O U H-Frttb
graund, just received, and lor isle by
8KLDI.N A MILLER,
J ,23 _Cor. Pearl and Cary t'redi,
ROCK SALT. In quantities to suit purchasers ly
8KI.IIKN A MILLER,
J*29 Cor. Pearl aod Cary street!.
A. V. NTOKES & CO.,
WHOLESALE GRGCEIU,
Forwarding and Commission
MEROHANT3,
Corner 15th end Cary Streets,
R1CUM0XD, TA.
a r. tman.[JaM]aan’b w. wuxuwoit.
LAW SCHOOL
OF HARVARD COLLEGE.
riYWO TKRMH of nlnetten weeki each, extnmefldng Mtruh 4th
1 and September id, 134L for OUVogee atdUlreular U
•>Te*e JOEL PaRKIK. Aovali /VoAteor
OMnWidge.Jo.lSdl. “ SataS?Vud.
j .35—lawSt. '
A IsK AHD P K fKK.-SOJ oaaks “AsplniU'a" Ale and
A. Porter, ImperUd dUeef to this dir, for sale by
l** M«.«, DAVSNPOST,
Omc» or Twi W»ia juuif 14 1M1
IMPORTS AT «» YORK.
Thr following i* ■ •tR'emrnt of the «alu« of aom* of
Ih* I a ding article* of Import, In New York, In I HO
Jjoka . 7*4 iiM
UrielI a. . 4lnr,vo
liultor*... .. thing |
Chlnawere... f»l l»T
Rig era. l.aATwi
CoSa* . S,*4t0on
3,rka . 1*4,*1*
Drug* —
MCarbSod*.;. 441-at
llrlmatone.. ... 1»7 lg|
Dealer Oil. 4 ,fgj
C rcMnaol . INM
Veimtattar ..... SI&/37
lum Arable. "».»t
Uc Paate. 44» «ft
We Root. 7IJ,$
Haditr . 1^-10>6
Magnrat*. 17 MT
Mom. 4J.i Ml
Rhubarb. It Mi
laltpetre. H «<■ 3
laraapatlll*.. 73 >24
hi mac. ... llOgni
Earthenware.14 Y.rt*
Tan*. . 41 lgg
fancy good*.1,I4» JM
Tire cr»eaetl. 17a.aU
frail -
Currant*. 11* HAT
Plga. hi m*
Lemon* . 17» *41
Nut* . M :i*4
Orange* . 4V«,Vh
Pineapple*. a*v«|
Pre. linger. »»»1T
Plum* . IM but
Prune*. 1*7*44
Raialm .1 *47 r*a
daurea end Pre... 411/47
Pura...-.I *71 3tg
liunny Cleth. *“*,4tt
Hair. tW.iT*
Heir Cl ,th. b'ltit
Hemp. 1,411 7u*
Honey .... .
India Rubber.l.lM,***
It; fig . 4-4.4**
Inat-u cert*—
Moaleal. a-M.rW
Op’ltal. IHu.W*
Jewelry . 1,41*11*0
leather —
Patent Leather. Lil.4'4
Dremed Hide* . *«n,9SJ
Undrewed do. .41,734
U< uora—
Brandy. II 7-»
Champagne . t*.(0T
01J. V,.V»
Port r. ' |t|
Rum . AM
wi i*ky . ass
Wine* . tn
Chain* and Anchor*. 74
Copper .. i
Cutlery. .
Ouna, Ae. .
Hardware. .. .
Iron Sheet..
Iron, other..
Lead.....
Needle* .
Pl*led Ware.
Percuaatoo Capa.
Spelter ..
Steel.
HO .. *
Tin slabs. 1
Wire.
OH Paintings.. I
Paints.. 1
Paper hanging!. W
Perfumery. *7
Pipe! . »**
Rags .
Huger . *h *«
Tobacco . ... l,tIS.
To).. «(t,5i
Vulture feather*. Mil
Watches.. *.»«.«
Wool...* Wt
llryau’a Tnat -1*>** VcrniirOjg-*.-Worm* In chlldies,
If not dislodged, lay the foundation of fatal disrate* One dots
of this really pleasant liquid will destroy and hriog them away.—
Its o-eration Is thorough The complaint rarely return* Every
cuntt'luent of the V.rmlfug* It regetsbl* and harmless. It gtv«*
no pain Prlre 25 cents.
Bold by PI8HK2 A BHIPHEAD.
Dr. TTrCIIntock’a Pectoral Syrup.-This strictly
veg-tabl^rajdfle, Introduced by one ol the hist physldtrs sod
medical RBEnlsls of our age, la saving the live* of multitudes of
persons, young and old, haring all the aympt.ma of mortal pul
monary nl» ea.es Price 11
Bold by El.GIKR k SHEPHERD.
Dr. .tlL-CIlDtock’a Cold and Cough nixtsre
performs, In escry Instauce, what wits promised when It was in
l-odueed. It cure*, with ths same uniform certainty that morning
d speli night, ell the varieties of a s-vere cold or a h*-*,elng
cough, aud Immediately relit res infl ict s*, hoatteneas, an I tick
ling of the palate or throat. Price 25 Ct nta.
Hold hy FISHES k SHEPHERD_jal-dlta
UKIWP, « A N A It 1 AND HAPK MMi‘, . -i -
ceived and for tale hy
ja/B POTS k CO., Draft ‘
WIIITK Tm> IILACK iTI IkTASD NIKD.-A
ftllsuoply always kept, for sale by
j*2ft IKtvs A CO , Drwgitsts.
APANBNK~TKAirS-PometLlng cirgvnt and unique. -
F< r aale hy
j*25 II )VK A OC , Dn.gglsU.
UPICKIOH Btl ItC *Fo7sale by
j,25 DOVE A CO Druggists.
1‘I.EASK TAKE NO'IICE.
I TAKE thli method of returning n.y sincere thaska to u,y cut
tome • who have promptly p*!d their accrun t. To thn*e s III
indebted to sc, Immediate payment Is earne.t'y rrque ted
All nebta due p-evi ut t ■ January last, u ileal saiialact oily ar
ranged wld he placed In other h.ndt for coTV-tlr n o' suit, w.thi ut
further notice. A* longer Incu'gene* cannot he given ur der any
cireamatan-'ea, I trust my cuatomera will tee the neceevlty of ray
ing up at once._ Jsd5 _ ALFRED MOsKH.
HrALUINU’B CRPIIALIC PILLa-for theimmedF
ate cure of the Headache, for tale hy
W. FaTKdHON A CO.. Druggls-s,
j*25 155 Main street.
H_ i; a NUTT’S COACOINK—For preservng th- liar,
for aals by W. PETERSON A CO . KruggUu,
J«25 155 Main sire. t._
PASTILWS DB PAR IN-Ths genuine article! for the
cure of Hnit'ienet*, B-ouchltli, ard other d tease* of th*
Throat, for tale by W. PhTHUSON A CO , Druggists.
j*25 155 Mala sir ret.
SYRI POP Bicur AND PARKIHA BIVH,
f.,r tale hy W. FtTkRHON A C-, , D.uggiil*.
JaSB 155 Main strict
MOL kNNKS.—do hbls prims New Orleaoe Molars'*, for tale
by JaSI—lw WM. WALLACE HONS.
"I** WATklNSIt FI€HLE!I. _.*J
A FINE ASSORTMENT
or
SEASONABLE DRY GOODS.
OCR aasortmecl of Staple and Pansy Dr) Goods U
very large and complete, and being all new and fresh, hav
ing been purchased within a brief period, present* unequalled at
traction to all classes of buyers In the various departments. De
sirous of reducing our stock wt will <ffer Inducements to rt-gtiv
*L cubit, end cash customers We enumerate—
Medium and Bne cloths, (black and col, red)
Casslmcre* and Wstines
Very Handsome Virginia Caaalmcre.lfrnm Ore Crenshaw
Ml Is, and Miller's Culpeper Factory)
Virginia Pulled Cloth*
Kentucky Jeans. Tweeds and Satinets, Blankets. A'
A Urge supply of Plaid and staple Cotton*, tnd f)s
nahnrgt, Not. on* and two C< to* (Jins' urge; Unbleached Doeiee
tlcs, fine and heary. A good opportunity for those wishing to
make Plantation purchases esrty
WHITE GOODS.
White Cambrics an 1 Jackcneta
Checked and Striped Muslim
Plain Swiss. Book, Mull and Nalnscok Muslins
Cambric Dimity India Ptrlpeg and Twills
India and Bishops Lawn
Medium and Fine Brilliants
Kenllnz, Irish Unen. Pillow Linen, Linen Sheeting
Table Damask, Clothe ami Na. kins
Doylies, Uucktback, Diaper Towels
Superb supply Bleached Hhirtlng and Sheeting
DRESS GOODS
Flit, for Bpriog. Bummer and Autumn
Bridal and Patty Hltks
P. pilot and Valencia*, Monsellna, Challlca
Bsr’get. Jaconets, Lawns, Prints Ac., Ac. This depart
ment will rrpay the stt-n.loo of all buyer*.
Embroideries. Laces, Hosiery, Knit Bhlru and draws. Table and
Piano Covert, Curtains Lace and Damask, Carpets cl all grades.
Sic lug and Bummer Mai-ttllal and Cloaks, Hhawtsof *11 kinds.
WATKINS a P.l'KLkN.
N. B.—Just receiv'd a new tupp'y of Al*i*-ider'e K'd Glove*.
Alto, a large lot of Bpr og and Winter HUka (past styles) at a
sacrifice _[Ja24] _________ _ _ "• A P. ^
W^TfTa yoking extbactn,
Rnglltb Mustard, Curry Powder, Ac , Ac. for sal* by
JOHN W. GARLICK.
WINKS.—Madeira, Sherry, Port, Olarct and Chunpagte
Wlnea for tale by
Jail)__I. A 0. B. DAVEHPOIT.
INDIA RUBBER DOOR RIATM.-A good supply of
the abnye desirable Mata, rccenily opeuad, alau.au assortment
cf ether Door Mata, to be had of
jais_THOR A. BLLELKY A 00.
IilRATHKKS.-LIVB GKKSE FEATIMCBB, for tala on coo
1 algnment, by JOHN N. GOBI) N A SON,
jals 14ih atraet, near Exchange Holst
CTOPPKK, BRAZIEHS, SHIATIIINO, T1NNSD, BAB
J and Ingot, for aale by
j«14 _ _JOHN N. GORDON A SON.
INEPPBK, AUPIOI aND ICAI'K GINGER,
for tale by
ja 14_JOHN N. GORDON A BON.
C^ LOAKS! CLOAKS!-We still hart a tery daalratle
Itmk of CL0AK4 o . hand To redare them before Spring,
we shall offer them at prices wh ch w",l en in re their tale—lay 47
dolla. 0 ra«a far |te, and others In Ilka proportion.
Wa have a few wary pretty OloakJ and other wrapping) for
children, to be told euually low.
Jyg__CHIMES A OHKNBBT.
t)AA KEGS SEP. CRAB. SOD A.-Per a.le by
iUW jett DOVE A OO . Druyg au
Hock arid riomkllk winks.
The undeiatgoed woul l roll Ihe alt-ntlsn of lha publle to a
large lot at Hook and Hostile WINER, la caiee and eaake, whlth
be hat lu t now receleeJ ride, I from Germany. Among ihrte
Wlnea are a me of lha rery tin il that are produced on the Rhiue,
and auperlor to anylhlog ever sent oyer to Uilt country
gor aale by 0 C'.tANZ,
Ja84 No. 8 Pxchange Block.
KEUOSINK OIL. -I hart Jnat reed Ted « fr. at, .epply of
auperlor Keroalaa OIL W. L W.t lt,N»),
Ja45 No 107 Broai' street, abnre 9ih
COLTS REVOLVING FIRE ml
COLT'S recently Imprortil 1EV0LYIRB, manufacture 1 from
naw silver spring eto-l, of axtraurdlnary atrength al sisal), •
Ry
COLT'S RHI, • and Carbines, Pistol Cases, Belie, Ac., juet rr< de
ed and for sale low, by WILL! a HP A MM.I ) • T,
Importers of Ifardwara, Cjtle y, Dune, la.,
Jiid___47 Main at _
MULE LOST,-During the fi-ann Wednesday eeenlng lae',
some peia me broke open oar atabia 4>or, (on gour.b »Uee,
b.tweeo Grace aud Franklin,) and toruad our two malca a.I Ot*
of the mul a, a mare, bay color, light built and young, has sot
rater nod.
A suitable reward will ba paid by returning the mule to c*t
It >re. c, mar Fourtaaath and Cary streets
JalS-tf___BEI.hKN A MILLIl
F^IOPP KB.—Ileautlful Bantus Coffee, for aale by
\j Ja8S_JOHN N. GORDON.^
IAGEAYRA AND JAVA COFFEE, rreeirtr.g )J
J steamer, for aale by
ja?5 __JOHN M. GORDON* _
DRAITHWAITUH ItETHASPEcr OF
i> PRACTICAL MFDIUINeR AND RLEli Ear.
PARTTUK KuRTV-S£tuMl>.
A l.gO.
TUI HANDBOOK OF HOBPITAL PRACTICE, or at Iatrodii<U«S
to the Practical Budy of Me.ll. Ina at lha BedetJe. By
ReLe,ly^b7U ,*t*°* A. UOUU.
jj£a 7_«Mamdrrjj_
RICHMOND
ARMS MANUFACTORY.
The BfMCRIBSR baaing daterualned to atAAlMater*.
City, an tmptovad lifleTutvanted by Mr N. L Babc*r«.
reepeitfully ln»lta those wh* maydarha ta pf*"* • lr“. «(■«,
for Indiridoal or company purpose*, toexam'oe thapropu*' M
a specimen cf which can be seen at my Ealllug •**n*J*‘, .I‘0r
9 th street, next to (ha Virginia Much auks' In»t lute, and
^a't'-lw re*e,T,d' JAB D MOWN* .
1 nBIHBBU WILSON'S PERK r*5**fl"
A V) F.UAR, la store and lor tala by W. H. mjMt,
Jan.tt.

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