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RICHM O NI) WHIG
ri ISDll niillNnu, SABCH 19, 1SC1.
TO COKBBirONOBm.
' lion c* bnoino*a mutt bo 'uiti'ts.ttl to iU***S»k-r I to
VUj.
AT- 'iiwilln on X* *i.Ut of !Upop*rtH~ not bopnitta
«i. ’ 'alia rw*j / towy -w* ' oj, ohjM to bo tJvow* to . 7,
0 ■ t wlU in no 'all *.• .l«r arlivJV-m. • Stotiury a.ui '4
nj *V *• .’«*>s o»-4 ? Carry w for at utrorniooroon:-.
Brhcan.il 1) -tori rctotwl nwiitowfcu
The rtnirRlItfH-Ttfll jr of 4'«B«»r»»llV»'»“
'iMilli* or UivutilonUta
, the present excited condition of tbe public wind,
ire not at all urprired to hear of some dissatisfaction
% the apparently tardv morenu'.is of the Convention.
A' to cutset, the policy cf the Disunicnists was “haste
k d ; recipitarioii!’ In their judgement, the Convention
ought to have organised the first dty cf the session, and
car red Virginia “ h:gh aid dry” out of the Union on the
se.-ood. But of late their tactics seem to have chang
ed. Admonished by several significant votes, that the
msj >rity of the body were conservative, and did not
iu-m to be hurried into the commission of any act of
madness or folly, tbe Breckinridge Dimnionists seem to
to be mddvnly imprersed wiih the importance of the
d itii s devolved upon the Couven'iou, and of the neees
s v of deliberation and c tininess, and mature consider:
1 in—“ f’eotinn Unit" Is now their motto,and they claim
the »ideal latitude of debate. If rumor is to be credited
the <! >Uy in the report cf the committee wa-, in large
i.'i-vu-e, ocetsonei by the tedious barrungues, in that
bo-lr, of the D uuionis's. I: dications in the Oonveti
t all point to DELAY, as the poliev of the destruc
tives. For txtingle; on Friday, at a quarter to two
O'clock, Mr. Randolph obtained the floor, and asked the
favor of the Convent!on to a'joum. Thus one day was
lost, with the exception of a s ?»ioa of an hour and
three quarter*. Saturda*, Mr. Randolph spoke about
I- i.our ar.il a half, and Mr. Morton, at a little past two
o’clock, moved au a jourument, Mr. Randolph yielding
the floor for that purpose. Thus the good part of
another day was lost. Yesterday Mr. Randolph
occup cd the floor again, and has it still tor to-morrow.
I' will be wall for the Convention to have an
eve cn the political managers. There but be a purpo-«
to bring odium on the Convention by procrastination.
There may be th-* furthtr purpose to gain time, and
op : ito on the wvaker-kuecd conservatives,,by bogus
ir.-'.ructions, such as those lubricated in Petersburg, lur
the purpose of it duencing the actiou of that sterling
I* i*riot, David Branch.
We advert to these matters to put the majority on
tlo-ir guard. \> c are opposed to precipitate action. We
are fo^givirg aa ample range for debate. Bit we u >
rut d -re to see tie Convention talked to death, nor co
v» ' sire to a e it rendered odious by au unnecessary
prolongation of i < se-oion. Iu our judgment, ten duvs
. time enough for ursaussion. If members want to speak,
1 •*. ih * Couve /iou m*et ea.ller and have t ight se--ions.
Tire- • will atf ,rd ample opportunity for letting ctV sur
j.i a steam. Hut lot a rosolu ion !•-< adopted, at an early
;.-r-cd, iudievi ,g a fixed d..y when d. bale shall crat e
n i l v : shd. b’giu, otherwise we shall Lave au inter
ni.na :«■ oun.ouri. - of words!
T e i-ij’i of the Convention, thus far, have bee
pro.1 ve ot r’Toit good. No decisive action has bet u |
t d.ou, it is tru-, h t rhe members have been busy in stu .
<i-in< the great que ‘ion*, ..:;J i:i comparing opinion-,
and b;:: -g prop »-i ion \ and prep ri g lor else action.
it could not r .. Iv bare t,..u expected thu ti
<\ ,r-M;‘io i would act with great promptitude. T ■
.)i as are too larre and the interests at st-k.-tw
4- unplie td to be dealt wi:i- 'a that war. If he olj->.t ii . 1
■>i i ;o break no the ti -v. r m.eu1, iv might have be< •
ac . npILsheJ without much ueLy. T ie ineenui try may
Iit in ashes, in a day, an cd :i;e which Ucost twenty
v vrs of labor to er.c•_ B. the Convention wis set.t
;it" ; it to destroy lieG->ve'nniau{, hut to prererve .
This r .-tires a revi-1 >n o: our feieril orgs'. c law, und
requires almas’. as utu.-h labor to aivotapli-h it, a it CO t
our fa.iie.-* origr i’v to fi m- i:. 1 deed, • view ol l:
ex*- ted condition of the public mind, aud the cLjhtr;
sviio-.il i.it.r s.j w Ich have been arrayed sgaia-t »a.
o'’te . d >u’t if the work of refer tail:? and repairir g
t’>e C' nti’uJoi so ti to .J'. •: i" li exls ! 15 exigencies,
not luore din :u!t linn that of i s origin t! construct!© .
if .w■ 11 ,e j» rfonui ic * cf such b’gh Ju’.iee ircchi
proutt :tiro of In •alculaole mi-c ifef.
TI..' simple fac: that the Oimetilion is 11 session h«-.
we n > p rsuajsd. b-rn prndcc'ire of great good. It
: .4 da couserv .uve indie.ice not only i." i- •
jjl'iia, bit throughout the Cr.iort. It hi < tended to r<
• : 1 • iaipelu.'-iiT of our o*:. people. Ii has start 1
th-' (in>gr. -'sol .1 .on in tb ■ iton-Mc ling slave Stat -,
*■-.! W ■ till, k we Lizard little in say : g that it h;s c\- -
4d 4 poweit'd i.!’ envo 0:1 the policy of the Adui't.l -
t u — st Wa.-l i-ytm. T.uc k owledgt of the fact th t
t’ e eif <t Stile ol V'irgi'ix—one which eij-ya to •*
i . ••• . degree lb ■ cot hd'oceol Ii4«r si.-trrs cf the Sou!;-, .
•1 ii. r« sr, ct cf h-r si-tei a of the Nor th—was here i t
1 ■.• 1 >n asu tabled, ready to 1 »ke such action, at 1
.... • Mi's ws.ru eg, as the . xi.rcr.ch - of the times m c t
> i.c uld i.ct led to inspire confidence in t’ « p. b e
| cl the South, and to exercise a restraining in’ 1
. ,.s. n the Nor;1,. U •. Lie coin and bis Cabinet cant' t
stteri.'ok thin important fat-, and nothing could be b« t
|,.r , iifct.f red to ’e»d to the adoption of pacific couimt !s
b lh* Admit istratiou.
t! >h- ('oiivection were nady *0 act finally to-morrow,
»ie bv no tn ana certain that the public intere-U
.0 l he adeanced by its immediate adjourn m-nt. A
ti e |*4 i cy cf the Administration remains tindc
;< , ed, it may be beat for the Cuntreiitioti to remain >u
v,.4,iu, and have an eye to tne ptogre-s of events. If
t,.s tree tt a» it has had *jtne influence ia ahep r- the
„ ,y of the Administration and pr serving the peace ]
!,.l .rtt ), it ecriaiulv wo1 id U.1 u^.iaWo that ro coi.-tt- j
vi'iv a power should not be withdrawn at this particu. |
,■ crisis of public a flairs.
We have conversed freely with member* of titf Ct n- |
wc.ii'ji!, and we are persuaded that the action of tltc j
hu lr *iH he eminently wise and coaservutiv*, and ;ts our ]
j .,a! , ,v ;> will naturally uesire to know what tr.-tl ,
ae ou will he, w« venture, for their satisfaction, to state j
our impressions 00 tlw subject.
We believe tbat. aber full debate and thorough exxmi- (
xntilO, tb« Convention will indicate by resolution* the
constitutional amendments ar.d guarantee* which, in tie !
.dgaient of Virginia, are wee-sary for the security of
h *r rights and institutions. When those are agreed on (
wit) invite a confuencc of the non-seceded slave i
;it 4 sa, at Fra: kfor: or Nash villa, to consider our propo- J
si., nj, and to make common cause with her. She w ii j
not oTer her prupouliou* as an u limitwh, but uieie y J
a* her contribution to the g-n r»l stcck of sug^estio *
or. the subject. Some of her wi c* f ' mc-t patriotic ;
cl vans wdl be seut by the Convention to this Confer- j
once, and her preposition* wiil there be considered, and,
it may be. roodiued iu some re-p-cts—though not inai y
case itial particulars. When barmen* and concurrent
shall have beau secured among the border States, the
^ op»iiioa*. u agretd on by them. will he submitted *s
*„ to the Northern State*. This u/f.m.tww-,
we lee! assured, will embrace no unreasonable features—
a »tlg which is not t:i ftrict conformity with the prinii
v>'«i of the Constitution, as aoderetood and acted m by ,
the f .tbers of the Republic. If it should br accepted by j
the Nor.h. the Union will be preserved ana harmony re- i
„ orvd. If, on the other hand, it bo rejected, then t! e
..order States will, iu a body, withdraw from the Union, j
w .d unite with n.ch Stale*, both shareholding and non- |
•1 iTrhtHi-g. as may l>e willing to adopt them. In me
event of rejection, webclieve that Now \ ork, Hew Jere-y,
Pen syliania, Ohio, India..a and Illinois wi.l un.u* with :
tl.a holder St.t *. The result roty be to throw otf the ;
N « K* ft d St,t<* and the extreme Norlii-wistcra i
S i'cs. Tbo GuA States will soon find it to tbdr inter- |
. < to reunite thcntaclvee to this conservative Cos fed.
r.ct, and ultimately the exscinded Northern State*, hav- >
it»» learned a le-sja of wisdom and humility, will knock !
*- our door* for re-admission into the family inini.cn.
T .< u- a nob I- programme, and it ia one which we be- !
I v • will iead to the re-tor*iiou of the Union to all of it* i
j, i tine glory and ampl* proportions. We nr* aati-t -d
t'nt the ultimatum of tbo Border States will be so fair
and just and rei-onable, that it will be promptly and
gla-iiy embrtcoJ by au overwhelming majority cf the
So them States, and that anv which may feel temporary
.ii's.udaciioa will hr compelled w acquit* e.
The Preclfltator* ofject to a Border Conference.—
And why* Simply becau*# th-y do not d<*ir# any »et
tlensut or any revocation of the l nlon. Tbeir dream
is of a Sou-hem Confederacy-a B-eckinridg. -Demoeru
yg Cuuiederacy—a Confederacy baaed ou arUtocret-c
.. ..
prlcdples. and sustained by military power, which wl'j
protect the elite from the rude awauitw of the people I
Confederacy which will hare a plenty of fat cilices to
bestow, and iu wLh.b the tenure «» /<* 'if*• tneieud of
beirg subjected to the awkward contingency of expul
sion by the voice of the people at the end of every pe
riod of four years ! What a glorious refuge this would
be for ouch politicians as Hunter and Mason and the
whole brood of Virginia Treasury rats!
in the judgment of all disinterested men, this Border
Conference is concently expedient. It is demanded by a
sust regard to the rights and interests of the Border
States. It offers the only hope of peaceable adj ustment
and of a restoration of the Union. It would be alike
presumptuous and indecorous, after all that has oc
curred, for Virginia to act without consultation with
her Southern sisters. And none can deny that any
action taken w th the concurrence of the whole body of
t:.e Don-seceded States, would carry with it a tar greater
moral weight than if adopted by Virginia alone.
To carry out this programme, it wiil be necessary for
the Convention to have an adjourned session at some re
mote day—say in October. In the mean time, the other
States will have acted on the ultimatum submitted by the
Border Conference and wheu the Convention comes to
gether in adjourned session, it will take such Oual action
as circumstances may require.
TLi* line of po icy will, we feel assured, moot the ap
prob ition of Virginia. The conservatives proper approve
it, and the wiser aud more considerate of those who are
not regarded as altogether conservative—such us Ex
Presideut Tyler audtlovernor Wise—have favored some
thing very nearly akin to it.
Iu the mean time, may we not exhort our Western
friends to postpone the consideration of the State Con
stitution uu.il tite adjourned session ? There is not time
cow to act ou these questions. Moreover,they are calculi
ted to prcduce embarrassment in the adjustment of federal
difficulties. Let them Be over until the adjourned session.
Tue Convention was not elected with reference to the. e
Slate questions. Let the members go home and consult
their people, aud come back in the Fall, when excitement
has subsided, and settle them all—La-is, taxation, elec
tions, judicial tenure, county courts and suffrage. Let all
be overhauled and our miserable botch of a Constitution
be put into something like decent shape. At the ad
journed session there wid be ample t.rne for ail these
thing*, and agaiu we urge the postponem< nt of them
uutil the Fail.
A similar Proposltloa.
We understand that Myers W. Fisher, E-q , a S ces
sion member of the Convention from Xorthamp on,
deuk raleiy propos d to the members fr m the West, on
veste. Jay, that the Secession members from the Eas1
would yield wuut the West demanded, in regard to tax
an.>a of slaves, yr^nl-.J the Western members would
vote t-r an ordinance of Secession. This proposition
must -trike every rniud as a most remarkable and extra
ordinary one. 1; wtd especially cause the slaveholders
of the East to wonder and ronrv.l not a little, lle-ides,
i a ooufess on ot weakness aud defeat ou the part of
.ho Secessionists themselves.
We ate sure, however, that the Western members
w repudiate Mr. Fu' ir’i tempting proposition. 11 the
V. es: be entitled to its demand.-, iu respect to taxat.ou
on slave—and we shall express no opiuion ou the sub
jet at pre-cut—these demands should be granted fcy
t to E - from a -t-mc ot justice, aud in a gnceful uud
UldlitV ctpiriu i 11 it u* i.:c ruiciuu uuij ux iuc ra:i, n, a.
we have said, it acknowledges the justice of the demands
of th West—otheiwise, the Kast should insist ou its
light.', and bargain them away for uo cousiu.ration
whatever. On the other hand, also, if the West stand
i ,'-i u.! in its diuticds, that section of the*S'.utc should
in-.:-, on those demands, and sternly refuse to asset t
to a j»rop© i.i :i by which i is bound to lose, and cannot
p bn. W e take it, therefore, that the Western members
t.-. .lie Co ve1 ’ion wih not even nibble at the bait held
t< ; . i in the pi fptat on of Mr. I s’,it.
We !, m that Mi:.: ike Johnson, Esq., the ft in and
i • .J ret r> • . e of th.' ewe rvativ.-s of ti is city,
i-i . hed into M- Fisher's proposition with'gloves off,
m.L r i most f-:nl iff mire speech iu opposition
t .• r . Jir. J. d m rti • it credit for the j ;op 'c y
c - .* tl.c cut vt n’vun, a : lor hi
i 1 >• . v defiance of the pe .-ele~* darner- tfths ee
our mi is , wl o .ire n.ovit * h ivcu and earth to “pie
cij itato" Virgin’. out oi the I':.ion.
A .rfuifi «( I'ri'tinailtoil.
It Laving V i ;;. or- 1 tin there is some probability
t V.'. . iu Co .v. ::'.io i w:!l 8003 atijo'iru to me-1
a ua iu the cu.-ung autumn, the Alex tiidriu Stnlintl
t.i oei isio'i to j in the !'■ iiowing pica :
“It uch a va ti ti is dei mined on, lot us * ave a new
»lection. Tv. pit'siT'i members were elected ah»v*t
k-M>. <i f«i' «•. and under a condition o' thing* differ
tut in.'ii '.he :.. ■ '. 1 is tie op ion of a v*»i number
of
■ I. >t tv v -t it. I * ' ■' Mt-t « -r i.V.'/'on.—
Wc c . «. • u.. r- »:.a' »•_* ol_.ee lion, wade it woull -ub
- j♦: , in t petpo-e of’ siti- ring the people by
it. u.ing their c-urect representation.'
In cumin u'i g on the above, the Xationn! luttlligm
■ ■; , , r v i minds our Alexandria contemporary that
wb ■ i the cry fo itnui.iiiiie asvea.ua was at its height
Hi ’.uiu..f, -us »he.i the iu.irediate pass ge of the
i . ho i/ “g ’L • Uurvstj'.iun was eluinorousiy demand
, :••• them iu organs,and when the earliest posse
.v ii* :\cd ! T 1: ildi‘ * the il *.t.i#n, uo rot re
■: .utthir that the > Hli.-l h-l v y cm ctioas to such
1. ,-i- from the apprehension that sufficient lime would :
• he l.-it for an eff dive “canvass ." Wc In lievr, in
!, i;,t of Lict, the popular vo’.e cast »t ill? election wa *
. . to large, though the remit » »•« - i h as would natural*
; s-o-'-ionjo ir i -Js to look with favor oil a new
- io»i n of I m Is. We never heard of a client that bad
ivt tort case wi.o v is not ready for • n -w trial.
Time* in .Won(it (gpulliia.
From the Columbia (M. 0. i c. rrespoudein e of the Re
, rah (Ga.i w-» take the fide win.' part-j
graphs ii) ieft o n e to the s:iiugeucy of the times iu the
I'almettO Sot'e :
‘•The principal topic of conversation here just now i
- si gei v of the tim* which si . ins io have reached
it; culminating point iu the suspension of work on the
gtate lions-. Tf is, v.l, for some time apprehamled, took
plsc? v. sterday evening, all the remaining hands in ilie
employ of the State having been diuchargad. The fiouds
a , hori'.’d by ft; • fe yi-Uture for the purpose of conticu
i . • '.lie construction i>f this building cannot b ■ sold, and
- » the work is ausp “luted.
“But tfe .“slate Ho'is«“ is not the onlv interest tl.a' has
suffered from th- times. Th*“ fnuudeiies, machine shops
H i printing offices are worhi: g a -mailer number of
.1 tlix* rffilnnik Hr«> nittin!* down ex*
Jlie Greenville road ha-* reduced tin* salaries ol
its cmA'-v. and the Charlotte road has discontinued
. . . „ .ij. oxpre-» tr«.„. jnil nut its tive passenger con
on reduced pay, one tsip a week each,
besides redueiuff all the salaries, iron thek’resideut down.
, i.i-.e not vet eirJ one syllable of compUiut trosi tho e
v t ... . pi ;,j. been reduced, all seeming satisfied that i
„ , ineviuilae tbo.-ah, rerhaps. temporary, and being
„,li . u ii .ke even ‘tr, i <r >tcr ‘ices should the State
or the Oonta icracv reouire them."
Earn uati»« of Tort Sumter.
We learn from th > Cincinnati i’nyuirer, that a Vir
£:::ia Cougicssmau writes to a friend in thu* city, that
w h»4u General Seoft was asked id Cabinet I onnei! his
„ . .ou i;’ re! it ion to the reinforcing of Fort Sumter, he
pii d aulsdahtiwl’y as follows : “That it would take an
.rmv Ot from ten thoitfiuid to fifteen thousand men, wi h
tie- disposable navy W the *.:'tu»iZ States. It would
: i-igurate," he coctiuu *d, “* general civil ». ac on a Ifcrge
- ,i’e, for even if tlie Border Slave States d d not si cede,
i“ ■*»»! !- ot their young and active men wou'd join the
army uf vtu Confederated States.”
B> fore r. iuforc.ng }' >rt Sumter it would be necessary,
i.. his opinion, to estabiisn a c«.cip near Washington ot
: n-n rwintv-five thousand to thirty ihoa^^d men, to
maintain H -icssiou of it against violence from the ad
iu i.g alave Suuo. lie was convinced that, under the
i reurcstancea, it was ciadueaa tp think of coercion.—
T..o old h.1 ‘o’- counsel prevailed, and it was determined
; evacuate Fort Sumter, lie further expressed his be
t that the tint year of civil war would cost a hun
,i ] million of dollars, togethc; with an a:my of one
1 i.i ireJ t! ou st I men. How melancholy that au Amcri
« . i Cabinet should be obliged to entertain questionsthat
i ioiv such acawrr*.
in* to Its
ruder the above euptinn, the Abbeville (S. C.) Sian
„• / refers to a letter we copied some days ego pur
. .. g to have been wrifon by a Judge Lvou, of Sjuth
Carolina, to a friend ia Texas, and which was first pub
li hed in a Texaa ptper:
“The following Urier, pr?tendi g to have been writ
t i at this pi ice, is taken frotu a Tex m paper. It is un
• ,-urv to contradict anv of it» aUtetaaots, as it bears
• .i- 5>od and absurdity epou its very lac*. It was
y. j.aasc written for U.e purpose of prtjudiclng tie
C.U4« of !»ti-sien in Texts, and. although tin- wri
, r . « fim lnrtv « • bottom land on Long Cane,
. i t mat'.-rsconcerning w. “ •* doub^ tint ho (w.io
. .er he .''.'ay be) was ever in the DUtrtot.”
Knowiug noti-ug shout the matter ourselves, w e copy
t!- foregoing correction, iUd l«l <>ur r**1*” J«* lheir
own conclude us on the subject.
North Carolina Election.
We leaxu from the B deign pipers of Saturday, that
the otr: : tl vote of tin: Stale, except Divie and Haywood
. aud these have been partially heard from, and
- . posed to be ocr ectly given, ku been ascertained. The
r suit is auicmeJ up thus: “For the Oonvi ntlon, 4»> 872;
a.-ainst •beCouvvoaoo, 47,Sji. Tue mujaiity acam-C
holding a Convention, therefore. Is >50. The vote of t) •
Sute U smaller by about 20,000 thau at the election laet
August. __
OUh tal Vote In Tennessee.
The Nashvil e Banner publishes the official vote, em
bracing all but six counties ot the State. The nnjority
for “No Convention” is 11,875, and the majority for ti e
Union ticket is 64,054. For Convention and "No Con
vention,” th' total voteof the State is 127,471, and the
total vote of th3 State for Union and Disunion is 118,
652, showing that there were 13,919 votes more cast for
“Convention” and “No Convention” than were cast for
the Union and Disunion candi later.
Trndc Itetvveen The North und Sooth.
Th3 New York Wo ld says that last week nice schoo
ners and steamships left that port for Charleston, five fer
Savannah, six for New Orleans, one for Mobile, two for
Galveston, end two for Jacksonville, nearly all of them of
large size and heavily laden with provisions, articlss of
clothing, aud assorted commodities.
YIRiiniA LEGISLATURE.
SENATE.
Monday, March 18, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock, Mr.
Johnson in the Chair.
Ttie amendments proposed bv the Ilonsc to Senate f ill
to amend the 23d section of the 61st ciiapter of the
Code, entitled “of works of internal improvements,”
were concurred in.
Semite bill to authorize the Treasurer of the State to
destroy certain Bank notes now on deposit in his office,
neb as may he received in future, was taken up aud
passed.
On motion of Mr. DAY, Senate bill to authorize the
Petersburg Railroad Company to increase its capital
stock, was taken up aud passed.
Semite bill to extend the corporate limits of the city
of Richmond, was taken up, read a second time, and
tbeu, on motion of Mr. NEESON, was laid on the table.
Senate bill to prevent owners and others having con
trol of negroes, from authorizing or permitting them to
keep or use arms and ammunition, was taken up, and
after some discussion, Mr. AUG1 ST moved the indrli
nite postponement of the bill, as he regarded the exist
ing law suffii-ient.
Mr. COGlilLL opposed the motion, and said that the
evil was a growing one; on the lines of Railroad., for
instance, negroes were almost all armed, aud consequent
li were insolent.
Mr. AUGUST then withdrew his motion, and on roo
tion of Mr. COGI1ILL, the bill was laid on the table.
Subsequently, on motion of Mr. PATTON, the hill was
tak- n up, and was referred to the Committee on Courts
of Justice.
On motion of Mr. GATF.WCOD, Senate bill to incor
porate ft company to construct a railroad from Strasburg
to Winchester, was taken up, and having, on motion of
Mr. MARSHALL, been amended by striking out the
word: “to he connected with the Manassas Gap Rai’road
at Sir isburg, and with the Alexandra, Loudoun and
Hampshire Railroad at Winchester,” it was ordered to
be engrossed.
Senate bill to authorize the appointment of inspectors
of leather was takeu up on motion of Mr. ARMSTRONG.
Objection having been raised to the general character ol
the bill, Mr. ARMSTRONG m amendment, ma
king the bill applicable only ’0 the county of Hampshire.
Tre hill was then further amended on motion of Mr.
BRANNON, by adding the words—“ But the passage of
tuis act shall not impose any present or future charge
on the treasury of the Commonwealth.” The bill then
passed.
A message was received from the Hoi'se, through Mr.
Kkmi'i.r, iuforining the Senate tr a; the House had disa
greed to the Senate amendments to the Uousc bill atu'-mi
iug certain laws concerning the militia of the Common
wealth; that they had appointed a committee of confer
ence, and requested a like committee on the part of the
Senate.
On motion of Mr. BRANNON, the message from the
House was taken up, and the request for the appointment
of a Senate Committee » as concurred in.
The Pie-idcbt appointed Messrs. Brannon. Acccst
aud Wickham, and by direction of the President, Mr.
WICKUaM communicated the action of the Senate to
tbe House. *
The consideration of the tax bill wa3 then resumed.—
In fir-t line of 15th section the word “ejectment” was in
sert. d before the word “attachment” and in the same
section all after the words “five dollars,” to the end of
the sect on was stricken out. lu tbe second line of i
-it• iou tho words “provided that where” were stricken
or, and the words “but if” were insetted in lieu there
of In the tfttd section the word “And" in lirst line was
s'ricken out, and the words “Provided that where" in
the same section were s'ricken out, and the word3 “but
i ’’ were substituted, and in the 1th line the words “Pro
viding that" were at: cken out. In the tilth rection the
word “Keno” was stricken out. (Mr. Brannon herein
• :,c t d an intention t > introduce a c'aese imposing a tax
on K noof 100 for the first year, *So for tho second
year, and *10 for every additional table*.)
Ait r a long dis. us-ion, Mr. TOWNKS move'1 to pass
the lex bill by, in older io introduce a resolution.
T n otiou to [>u»s by was adcpied, and the fcllowr g
resolution, offered by Mr. Townks, was adopted :
mr of Justice bi
instructed to erq ..io into the expediency of reportiug a
bill t a prohibit in this Common wealth tbe game of Keno
or Kiuo.
Mr. BRANNON then proposed his clause, and it was
rejected.
Discussion on the bill was then continued at grew
It . gth. Vari ius amei.dments were proposed, andsever
al of them were adopt'd; arid at hall past ti, on motion
of ilr. Nk'vman ti,c ceuate adjourned.
HOUSE Or’ DELEGATES.
MaRcn 18,1861.
T e Uou t was called to ord.r by the SPEAKER, at
11 o’ciook A. M.
• received from the Senate, an
r euneieg the passu, e t f House bills “amouding certain
laws in re ptc. to the miiitia of t' e Commonwealth, so
as to render the s tine more efld.'tive, and “antendiiig
ihe charter of the City of Richmond," with amend
ments.
Tie* propo ed amendment of tlie Senate to the tail
■am iidiug < ert ii’: li»-t in respect to the Militia of the
’Omnianwealth,” *vc., is to strike out the words, * the
line east of tbe Alleghany mountains ”
M . KEMPER moved to degree with the Senate in
their propo • d ameiidinont. lie liad had a conference
with th ■ Anduor and eveial members of tin* Senate on
• ii. sub ( t, and they ill agreed that t!iJ object nf the
I,ill had obvioudv t.c* n wiOunJerstoud; and that by itii
i " out the wot i in licated, the whole purpn-e ol the
lt.lt would lie destroyed.
Th - motion to di-agree pr<n tiled.
Mr. K KVIPER thru moved that a committee of confer
ence be appoiu’ed to meet a similar comini'tee on the
irt of the Sei ate to consider the mutters ot differetu <■
... . i ' wo bod • in i. ■ i d to ud bill.
Then otion was a* m ;' whei upon the 8PKAKF.R
appointed the following coniinittee r Messrs. Kkui'kr,
Josr.sof Gloucester, Curve, McOavant and IiOi kriui.a.
Mr KEMPER was requested to communicate thesame
to the Senate.
A eommnnicition wis subsequently roeeived from that
bo lv, through Mr. WienHAV, announcing the appoint
ment of a similar committee on their pail, in response to
the action of th° House.
Tfie Senate amendments to the bill “amending the
I charter ol the City of Richmond,” were concurred iu.
M N.TK liiLI S ;*A CM».
Incorporating the Bank ol Barker.-burg in the county
„1 Wood; for the relief of the securities ol Reese Bro;. n
in;;, late Sheriff of Logan comity; amending an uct in
corporating the town of Portsmouth; authorizing the
town of Portsmouth to Issue ooupon bondS| incorpora
ting the trustees of the I’arkershurg Classical and Meien
tifie Institute; paving the amount of a lost coupon to
James t\ Maguire’; r lieving the securities of Thomas K
itasis, late Sheriff of Prince William county; for the rc
j lief ol Joseph W. llarper, of Brunswick county, (called
up on motion ot Mr. Mallory;) for the relief of Enoch
Atkit s, oi Giles county; for the relief of Moses G. Booth,
of Franklin county.
LOST C01T0S3.
Senate bill “paving the amount of a lost coupon to
James C. M n lire," wis read the first aud second times.
Mr. SIBKKT moved tnai the bill be read a third time
and put up.ui its pa -ago. the motion was agreed to.
Mr. DL'CKWALL opposed the passage <<l the b.il. It
was establishing a dangerous precedent. »f the lioujo
continued to pass bills paying the amount of coopom
lost, or affirmed to be lost, by the carelessness of bond
holders, at some future day the S:ate would be victim
ized in a large amount, and then, and not till then, such
1 gsla'ion would be arrested when too late.
Mr. BURKS advocated. He thought the bill a just
one, and tire an analogy between coupons which had
been endorsed any negotiable note9. When the latter
were lost they could be rctyzete^. Coupons stood upon
t recisely the same footing.
Messrs. MYF.Kn and JONES, of G., also advocated tho
bill upon grounds of justice to the parties by whom the
coupons were lost.
Mr. RAYMOND off red to amend the bill by requiring
resident security o» rejl estate.
The amendment wa* adop.cy, cot} the bill, as amend
ed, put upon its passage.
Mr. CHRISTIAN said as it seemed this was to t>e a vast
vote as to whether the House would establish such a pre
cedent, which must inevitably tend to create carelessness
on the part of coupon holders, be should vote agaiust
the bill.
Tiie question ou the passage of the bill was decided
in the ai&imative—ayes 90, noes 11.
C'OgUlTTEE REPORTS.
Adverse to Senate bill providing for the refunding of
a certain sum of money- to Silas Reese, ot Hampshire.
A bill directing the payment of certaiu interest to Bin
met J. O’Brien.
Mr. RAYMOND, from the Committee of Finance, ask
ed leave to send for persous and pipers in reference to
tl'o report recently made by tho Store-Keeper of the
Penitentiary. Leave was granted.
RK-iHARTKiilSG THE CARES.
On motion of Mr. GIBSON, of Hampshire, the unfin
ished business was passed by to take up a bill ro-chartcr
ing the Bank of Virginia.
Mr. GIBSON then moved to make this and all similar
hills the o»dcr of the day for Tuesday, the 19th inst. at
li o’clock M. Agreed to.
UOi 6S fcUi. 4 ACER".
Refunding to Lynn A Compton, of Frince William co.,
a certain sum of money.
Ca motion or Mr. GRATTAN, the House adjourned.
HA US I BO.
At Oak ITllt, Oet'rrflalJ eoucij, on 18th lrrt»nt, by the
Kef Klehsrit Mrllwsinr, HELEN, dsugtuC. of VLoiem Dunn
tJv, tC GEORGE CAMERON, of Pvtrnbnrg.
DIED.
At hi* late reeld-n-e.tn ib» of ArBoinetf>x. on Monday,
the I'.th Instant, L *pt*la THOJlAS TRaGT !0 the TMh year of
hi ‘JMff._
• Yi k MAUI AFRICAN CINCEB. forult by
JO "!) POVI A 00 , Dmggi.U.
VIRGINIA STATE CONVENTION.
Monday, March 18, 1861.
The Convention met at 10J o’clock, pursuaut to ad
journment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Presbyterian
Church.
Till QfESTION OF TAXATION.
The resolutions submitted on Saturday by Mr. WIL*
I.F.Y, comipg up as the unfinished busiuess,Mr. 8LAUGH
Ttlt withdrew his motion to lav them upon the table.
Mr. BROWN, of Preston, said that he was directly in
terested iu the institution of slavery, and not only be
lieved that it was a highly conservative institution, but
was ordained by God to redeem the African race from
barbarism. It was unkind to charge upon his people hos
tility to slavery, and if the institution was never disturb
ed until the people of the Northwest disturbed it, then
it would never be disturbed. But they think that prop
erty of this class should be taxed equally with all other
kinds of property,J and though they will persevero in
their efforts to bring about that equality, he was not pre
pared to eav that they would attempt to get it by seces
sion or revolution. Mr. B. proceeded, at some length,
to advocate ttie adoption of Mr. Willey’s resolution.
Mr. FISHER replied to Mr. Brown; and in the course of
his remarks expressed his willingness to vote for the pro
posed system of taxation, if the majority here would
give him an ordinance of secession, which would be rat
ified by the people of the State.
After further remarks by Messrs. TURNER of J .EAR
LY, WILSON, BRANCH, CAFKRTON, JOHNSON and
WOODS, the President announced that the hour had ar
rived for the execution of the order of the day.
THE MARYLAND COMMISSIONERS.
The President presented a conimunicat on from the
“Committee ou behalf of a Conference Convention, re
presenting a portion ol the citizens of the city ol Balti
more, and ol nearly all the counties ol Maryland,” res
pectfully suggesting such an alteration in the invitation
ta the border States “as will express its object to be that
delegates to the proposed Convention shall ho elected
either directly by the people, or through the agency Oi a
Sovereign State Couv< ntiou.”
On motion of Mr. FISHER the communication was or
dered to be printed and referred to the Committee on
Federal Relations.
COMMITTER OK TIIR WU0I.R.
The Convention resolved itself into Committee of the
Whole, ou the report of the Committee on Federal Re
lations, and
Mr. RANDOLPH resumed his argument in favor of
the union of Virginia with the Confederate States of the
South; and by statistics, contrasting tariff*, and other
wi-ie, undertook to prove that the material interests of
Virginia would be greatly piomuted by that connection.
Before conclttdiug his speech, he was interrupted by
Mr. Chambliss, who, in view of Mr. R’s physical debility,
moved that the Committee rise.
Mr. RANDOLPH expressed an unwillingness to tres
pass upon the indulgence of the Convention, but after ad
appeal from Mr. Johnson to waive his objections, he
assented to the motion, and it was agreed to.
THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
Mr. DORMAN submitted the following resolution,
which was referred to the Committee on Federal Rela
tions :
Reedce'l, That the Committee on Federal Relations enquire lota
the expediency of amer.dT.en:, to the Constitution of the United
Htatea being submitted by this Btate to the i '.her btati-i of the
Union, pr Hiding aid declaring-lit. That Elector* of 1 reiidrn
end Vice Pre»ldeot shall te chnen on t :e district Byitem , and 2d.
That persons of Afrl an blood. In whole or In part, are r.ot ami
should .i"' be citizens of the United State*, or dUxetif within the
mealing of the 2d *<< Ion of the 4'.h article of the Federal Cmitl
tati n : And furiher, whether tuch amendment* should form any
pur; of any ultimatum laid down by Virginia or the B jrder State,
of the Sou l', or ahocld he tubmitted separately and dl*tlnct, from
tuch ultimatum.
On motion of Mr. HAYMOND, the Convention ad
journed.
MR. BCRLIv’s RESOLUTIONS.
The following are the resolutions submitted on Satur
day, by Mr. BURLEY, of Marshall county, which, on
his motion, were laid on the table, and ordered to be
p inted:
1. Remlreel. That th'a Convention can «:e no reaion for depxrt
Ins from the frilih of our »q] from the irinclpl-a oa which
the Gove rimeat of the United :<Ute" wa# founded, aud therefore
wc acc*are, in inc name oi our c* niuiuenw, vac people oi »ir
git.ii, that the Coniliiuti n of the I’d ed states w*i, In tf-e l«n
g ige of Mr. Million, a lop ed by the people of the several8: ite«,
w , . were part e* to the compact in their h’ghest sovereign cap v
iltv, ‘ in tf»io and forever "
'i *s the fixed and deliberate opinion of this Conven
t' *r, t iat null fleatioo and sere si n are faltaciesand heresies, and
in the 1* go-geof Mr. Madison, *no.h spring fr'*ra the same p«»l
sonousrjo ;*• that they h d no place la the minds of the f.amers
of the C'ooitUullnn, and a*e p liiical anomalies in government
which the mend practical se.se cf the people w! I never adopt or
submit to, and which, it once recognized, will utterly and entirely
overt, row xli po.fibillty of establishing a fixed and permanent
G >vernmcr.t cn this ciLtnent
.. Jit - «Vj#f, In tho lxr g i%ge of th-* illustrious statesman ahove
r-ferred to, whom the people of Virginia have been taught to ven
erate an.I rtv re *8 the wisest, srtfeit a- d truest expounder of the
i ist in '• k wl Icti l i) largely cod hated to eons in t. tt al
that instrument mokes the Government to operate dlr-ctly on the
: i vsi U command the n edful physical meant of exo
• '
the laws made In pursuance o It over the Constitution end laws f
the Mat s, ub cct to the r rolutlonary righti of the people in ex
treme cases. that a p. 'itl al system that does not provide f>r a
peaceable and authoritative termination of exist ng controversies
w >uM n t be more than t .e shad ^ of a Governni *ct, tl e object
a1 ' erd of a ml Govern sent being t e su-iitHuticn nf law an 1
o !er I r near: a! ty. consul hailnthi rent of a
faliue - fever v constitutional r-s >rt, anJ an accumulitloa of usur
ps *.« ni an* abuses rendering passive obed.**nce and non r**‘Uttn<e
». ■ .*•* • •• ban reslstai rex ition, thei in rem tin I al
* e resort, th • last of r.l —ar. appeal horn the can celled obligitlons
of th • C ;n Itutlonal Compart '«■ the • r g.na! rights and the law of
i-lf preservation This is the ultimo ratio r.t all govern men* *,
whether consolidated, confederated, or a compound <.f both. I.
c . n i* b- doal'Ud that a single member of the f. ion, in the ex
ur r-Pyscpp sed —b r is th%t oxlt—would have a rlgl t, as an
extra an I ultra constitution .i right, to n»ak* the appeih
I. /.'* *»erf. That the f rts. fort : cions, arm! j. arsenals, arm*
in:u inltlr n. ►h'pi if-wnr, cuftom h >u»es, mint*, p **t oGcej ar.d
r , 6
di- • • i <<t • \ by Cnr.gren, and tl it no portion of the people
s .vc any lnte'e t in or claim to er.y part thereof after they cease
t ■ be citizens of the Unite i State*, ai.d when th y no 1 nger p tr
t clpatc in the payment of Its debts or In the defence of the lu»ti
tut onmf th country
&. /.’r* /* */. That while no doubt can exi t on the rinds of tMs
body of tfe ilgh*. and the oM'g itlon of the Government, to exe
ci «* all it* w f.*lrly, lrn: nrt'allv and prompt y upon all citizens,
w tVut ils inc I »• « r disrrlmli atloo, yet, un ter the extra ordinary
. • weeai
irtau •r' th • Gore ent t • i oil y
o' abst «1 lug fr, in tiie i lerctse of such power al any point where
such attemp would bo likely t or n filiisioa. ro brg as lucre
are t!T r - to b. made by tiie other St it*» or h jpes to he In !ulg**d
of .i flat l an I peaceful se lietnent of the di acuities with which tl e
coan’ri in emharri/ .e 1.
.
b'* exorcise. as well by a p rtlon if It ♦* cUliiim « ? a M stc again t
t *-’r State govfpiPi'11 ,i it can he exercised by the whole people
of a Sta ** aga-nst th Ir Federal Government, and, when t e pow
*•. s of a Stas Govt runic r.t a-** usd for purposes f unjastdiicriml
or a partlealar section of
p ■
f the »tate Government, and In exemption
f ora tax it oo a peccli ir ... «»f j rcpe.ly tulu ging, to a great
ex nt, lo another portl n ■ f *h • : z-m, ant lor at-d mostly In an
other sect, a **f the .Vxt«-( thus Increasing taxati »r* upo all other
Interests In order to fav- rs “peculiarinterest;"thep-t plethnsop
pros «• 1, nf vr I ari*-exh tasted all constltuti *nal * ff r a Jo « btaln

' v . r .*
, v chi' .**• .if the retail nTi\! la n w rus‘al •* to the K*-Ier i
herpe p>, would be each on met of iq| »*•*; . p. rp« trated u;> n the
Ighta s that minor t j ss to justify thi n lo changing their rela^loo
11 the State Govern by eeparal • from Ilia
lion *»f ih** >i its- th^t ."u 1 thus wmt••!:•>■ *llsr»-ga il»*d their interests
and d* Pe l t* r w ll particularly wfirn U»e r.ai ie aaslgr e.l for
the clung : of V jig nta m rehstiun to th** said Federal Govemro* nt
is ih s alleged 1 •» urity In t» * said luat m**nSl *ned Gove nmtnt f
the peculiar g* *• T- ft of property thus protected l*v theorganlc law
of th Slate tin . ‘oatribatlog its due share to Uieaupp rl
saidHUk G • n at byp:ohlbltlii| I tai n‘ o
«>1 th*- I pr .perty, ar.d limit th portion fcu>je t to iixall in
to . sp.dfi* tax far leaj than thatluiposcd upon rvery other gp.
nej of property.
A WORD To THE i'ONVKNTlON.
To the FiV.tor of the \Vhl<j :
\VV counfiy peoplt*,'pivincf in« rrac,od faff from tinro
inu'.irraiivo a^ticuliure, mu'-* ft*t*l tloepiy iaU*rovfetl iu
• ;i*» action of a l'*Mivcn'ion which n*ay almost h»* Paul to
cjsitipi our destinies. Now is the time lor every roau of
influence to exert himself for the mtere»t and honor <>l
the State. How that urer “*. may be advanced and that
honor pn nej, I cannot pm-nine to decide. But let
me very humbly •ugee.-t to your.j*if ar"J your readers,
I. 77; danger of our positlitH.
If wc remain with the North, the Southern Confedr
ra i may, by excluding our slaves, dcs'roy the value of
the buik of our property. 0:i the otp -r hand, if ;ve be
e-mu the Northern border of a Southern Confederacy,
the e<c.,pe of our slaves will gradually bring the limit of
free territory to our doom.
2. The ad antagri of our position.
Let us fully understand and avail ourst Ives of them.—
Let us accept nothing less from the North thuu the per
petual assurance of honor, tranqudity and well-being in
the Union. In some sort, we bold the bilancc ol power
betwe n the conflicting reckons. Failing to procure sat
isfactory terms from the North, let us treat with the
South as to the terms upon which we can unite our des
tinies with theirs.
Never, Lever let us assume the perilous position of a
frontier State without some compensating privileges and
iinmimi'iea.. If we are to have free trade, wc must pledge
the So'iutje.n Confederacy through the agency of Cotton
to woik the repeal of for. Ign C jticc on Tobacco: nothing !
lem than this can perpetuate Javcry in V >rg«ula. This
must be the grand fountain of our prospsrty, but our
mineral and manufacturing resourcts should be favored.
Tne defence of the border should not rest upon us alone.
3 The Convention show'll no longer be inactive.—
It awaits the course of events? Rather let it direct it.
Commissioners should at once be appointed to treat with
the Southern Congress on the terms of our adherence.—
At the'same time our ultimatum should be submitted to
the Black Republicans at Washington.
By the way, as a last aud dtaperate effort at recon
struction, tnig't net our ultimatum be the acquisition of
Sonora aud Chihuahua as Slave territory. That hasty
sketch of the result of much anxious deliberation. I ven
ture to offer on the ground that any and every exp dient
U considered in times of great trouble. RU’STICU'S.
Flovanka, March 13th.
THE “MILITARY PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE.”
1 o the Editor of the Whig :
You will be kind enough to insert the follow ing facts by
way of correction of aa error in a communication in your
paper of yesterday, under the 1 ead of “A military pas
sage in the House.”
In that article it is said that Col. Gibson charged Col.
Crump with voting against a bill for the benefit of a sol
dier taken sick at the Harper’s Ferry raid. Now, sir,
no such bill was ever before the Legislature; but there
was a bill for the relief of El. McCabe, a poor mechanic
of Harp r’u Ferry, who was shot through the shoulder in
an attack upon John Drown and his follower*, and who
lay for week* upon his back under the core of a surgeon,
and who, in consequence of the wound, was unable to
resume work for 'seven or eight long months. It was
against this bill that Col. Crump voted.
The late Governor of Virginia, moved by generosity
and considerations of public policy, sect a special mes
sage to the Legi-lature requesting that relief be given to
Mr. McCabe. A long petition of the citizens ol Harper’s
Ferry, in his behalf, is on the fi e of the House, but all
lo -jo purpose, because, a3 it wa soi 1, McCabe did not be
long to an) luiiitgry company, aud was simply ia the
performance of a puolic duty vh* n he was shot.
McCabe bill wa? defeated on principle, us u-<o* tty/4 at
the time, and not because of tne amount, for, a motion to
reconsider, for the purpose of reducing the amount, was
tost. U’fcy s mao in Nottoway, for the performance of
a public duty, ■houad receive compensation, and the man
of J- ffvrcon should not be reimtiureed for great bodily
and f>eruniary losses sustaiiu d iu driving bavk th»t Abo•
} if ion band that threatened the peculiar institution of
Virgini*, if score than I o&n comprehend. &UUTH.
A FAMILY TALK ABOUT SECESSION.
itockiiRiuo, March ISrtl.
Cun in Bob :
I was siltin tother nite with old Sally—that's niy wife
—it the fire place, when she tuk a nuspapur out of hur
big aide pokit. She wasn’t say in nothin at all St I was
reethar afcerd lossy anythin myself, for I noes hur wel,
when she sets so, A I alwais thinks it be* to let wel enuf
bu so. Tbar sais she, thars Bob Rigwa’s papur—a nise
chap of a Cusin of ours—I thot wen I seed him last
harvist, with his slic Case A his greesed bar, A bis shoos
ashinin lik em both, that Cusin Bob wernt the rite
chap for thes here times—jist lok at hia papur, with old
Abe’s augoral in it—cuss him—what dug yu think of
cusin Bob now, to printe sicli a thing, as that, A then
aont it here tu me, arter sich a talkin as I gin him last
harvist—Old Abe the black prisident to sit himself up
to bore the South with his big augor A tel us south folks
that thay haven’t the rite to du jist as tbay pleaes—cu«s
him—jist reed it Roburt, A sa what yu thinks of seahiun
now.
I tuk the papur jist as if I hadn’t seed it afore, A sade
Deer Sally, lone me yur specs A wipe'cm clcen, fur I al
wais had to speck saftly to bur, or hav a luss—so I be
gins a reedin A wus reediu along, when Silly jurked oft
rny specs, A I seed she wus a comin rite at me—so I eot
stil and didu’t sai nothin,but I tel yu Sally farely busted
out—yn arn’t a goiu to reede that thar whol tiling here
in our lious at mi fire plase— I tel you Robert you alian’t
and yu noe it tu—jist reedo boro—rite I ere A then tbro
the cussed thing in the lire—here don’t you yu see—
hau’t vu no Ise—nor-jist luk I sa, don’t he sa that
we south slates is wrcctionary and ravolutionio—dou’t
you see—can’t you beer—ain't yu gut no ics nor ires—
don’t l.e “a he’l tak hold on the south and make ’em pa
taxes as sure as deth—that’s enuf (or me Robert and VU
tu—»o you nccden’l rede no more—tain'l fit to—so la it
in the chist A wie’l stop a hole iti the windo with it.
Now Cusin Bob, I jist kep shady fur a wbil A sade no
thin til I seed she wus a swagiu down into a softness,
when I icencd down my hid A tuk Sally's hand in urine
A side—ah Sally, qaier times now—we’s lived iu peece
plente all our dais, A rased our boys A gals A pigs A
bens A craps bundantle—A every uite A moruia prade
fur the ynnin—and now we’re a chawin cusses agin it—
it givs iiie a inisere here Sally :—But 1 seed she wus age
in to bust agiu A I jist stoppd awhil, thinkiu fur sumlhiu
saft to sa—but twusnt no us*:—miaere—sais she—cuss
yonrmisere—aiut it mi-ere enuf lo hav old Abe fur a
inarster—cuss him A the yuniu tu, if old Abes in it—
cant we rase corn A pigs A hens A our granchildurn til,
without uskin olJ Abe :—uow Robert sais she, A she tuk
mi tother fist in hern—and I jist seed she wus a gwiin to
Biitin agiu—and I sais—Sally—Sally—but I was -keered
A cudnt think of nothin saft, or sorter so, to jdee.se hur—
so I sais Sally did you rede all that tarnai thing —no
Robert—dont kitch this wumun at s ell work as thar.—
well Sally, ef y ud rede it clceu thru, bath forepart A hiud
I pir-, A all atwixt em, yud ?a old Abe aint so alllire.I mad
arter all—old Abe, sade Sally—and as she tos-ed hur hed
like a pee hen aiiiungst the goslins—I sade—deer Sally
mitv saftly—jist li-teu to old Robert wonst more—dont
old Abe sa be wont hurt us if the raeriean p'epel wont
let him—dont he sa he wont hit us anvwhar—douthe sa
he wont ride us if our backs is sore—dout he sa if we git
mid he!jist lot us alone—and dont he sa he wont collect
taxes if be cant—
Jist then Sally seemed to be a swellin agiu A 1 thot
she would bust—but I didnt give her time A sade as I
rased rite strate up—A dont lie sa if thar is auv fus, that
wel mak it A not him —and dont be say if we wants him
to hit us be wont do it—dont be sa so 8ally—by this
time she was a leetil (aftened—but I seed thar was a
beep of stulfin her ytt A 1 thot it best to let it run rite
out won time as wel as auother—so I give hur rope.
Now, cusin Bob, if I cud unly rite as Sally cussed A
Mowed A jurked youda folliu in a pireliptiek tit • lultiu—
but I wa-. skeered A stud rite next the dore—for I tel yu.
cusin Bob. I alvah was afeered of these wumeti seshion
ists—I nuets ein often A tuey beti-s me a taUing all
hollor—eonsarn em purty things—tba dont spin now—
nor bkutch llax nor weevej“ens now as Sally A me used
to—and tba dont do nothin but Urn tilking—A when
tha g ta wuns rong on seshinism all Jarikos rams horns
aint a pa'chin to em.
So Sally busted rite out—and yu—yu Robert—I sa
yu—he don't sa no sieli thing— wliar did you git all them
lies to tell hero to me—yu—yu I say—you han’t red any
more of it—for I wuldn’t lot tou-and you sbant.
Now I seed her hara-risin like bristles on a sow’s back,
and I noed it wudn’tdu to tell her I’d red it all—so I sed,
Silly, our nabur Jones told me tothur da what old Abe
std- he wus a guin to do—for be noed all about it. Na
bor Jones, sai l she—tom Jones— cuss him, sa—didn’t he
cum hero wuns when yu won’t here w! ea I was a milki i
the cow, and didn't hi go into the kitchia and giv our
littel grandbaby swctc stiks of white and red. and left it
a-suckiti Yin, and then cent out to me at the cow anJ
talk about unhid Robert’s vote, uwd sheered my mulee and
tni ie hur kiic ovur the pale—and didn’t the baby git the
kolik that nite from his swete stufs, and keep you a-rariu
ai.d a-pitchin ail niti—cuss him—aud he's bin a-ialkin to
you—he, tom Jones—he never bad a nigger—he don't
no not' i about a nigger—the konsarned ablishuuist he
is_he ain’t as gud as our blatk Bob I named artor curia
B b—but cuss mo it I don’t change Bob’s name to Bill—
fur I hates that name now—savin and septin Robert—
'hat's yourn.
So she alls rite down pruttv fur gon, so that she
didn't sa much more—when I jiat ihot I'd pit! h in a
wurd in a salt way—so eais I Sally—Sally dus yu want
m ■ cede now ? — yes siis she—rite now—tc-uiorruw—
yes to-dii—taint no time to be fussiti now—kase if awl
the nahurs g:ts to r tedin that tan al papur I ke yu A t nil
Jo.ies, old Sally i'll bee luft alone, a pore, lone body
here in my old dais—without evin my Rooert with me—
ami then she begin a cryin A a snilliu A 11hot I’d take
hur j i-t in her saftnes—and sail I. deer Salt—its niity
9- rius time this—so it is—taint no ire a jokin or a cryin
no*—but we must bee up A doin—haint wc both lived
in this yunion a long time—wen we waa bois A gals
didn’t we sing yankic diidel A hale kobunbt—when we
bitched oa tugeth'r befur IYrsnn Brawn A soddrred
our 2sclvcs into 1—didn’t our crap* A our kows A our
pigs grow in this yunion—didn’t oor corn fields grou
ping t—ami warnt our ugly nrimr sim Pm irt afeered uf
the law to liirtour cattel—arid hairit we had adoz'n boys
A ga!< all nn-v sqi'.tin around in with th tr child -rn —
mid dont yu stand up every day on our door sill A luk
out all ovi r tlii big happy A a smiliu famdy of your.i
A miue—now what more o dd vu expect by s sli'un, out
of this vunion that’s dun so much lur yu A me A ours—
wl a' tail yu .''ally ? Jist then sally ris up- hur fisc shin
in Ike Mo-es—A sais she— y s U .bert—sen-able to the
last—o Robert, if we wus boys A guls agiu wouldn’t i:
be a gloiius vunion V
;jo Sally’s straitc now if she ’ll nnly pti straitc—to
glide nite cus«n B>b—that’s a heep ol fussy fell'M up
!i< re b •-id-a wimrn- n th t'. h is to b„- stratcncJ tu -so good
hi til you here frum me n gin. vours »lwais,
KoUKRT or Ri" KRRIDOE.
THE CONVENTION.
7'.< the Editor of the li’hiff !
You must be a|q> ized of the prodigiout elf rts now
b.ing made by the S cc -ionist ■ to produce excitement
and create alarms among the people, and exeite tluir
prejudices against the friends of the Union in the Con
vention. it is known that some impatience has been
manifested by the people at the little that I as apparently
been done by the Convention toward-* effecting the pin
pose lor which it Wits convened. And the attempt is being
made to th-orf tin- whole responsibility lor the delay on
th - Union men. on the ground that they constitute the
m-jorityof the Convention. Thii is ur just and unfair
The fact is, that at least two-thirds of the tiue- ot the
Convention, and of the Committee on Federal K -lations,
has been consumed bv the -ssionisu, including some
who were elected as Union men, but who haveui i'ormly
actf'U CT1HI tile UISUUIOMSIS. IIICIC I- illiqui-si Iiusun UJ
ground lor impii'ii-g any unnecessary delay to the Com
mittee ou Federal Relation!*, as will lie apparent from the
following statement. Mo one, I presume, expected or
JesireJ thu! Committee to report until after the result of
the Peace Conference Vos known and the inaugural wn
received. That did not take place until the jilt ol this
month : in two days after, the Committee wore ready to
report lu port, b.,‘. at the instance cf a member who had
hi- n unwell, they consented to wait two days longer,
that he might propose iii-> substitute ; they then made
tin ir report, which lias been published. So that not more
than four days o!apu*J between tie* receipt of the report
of the Peace Conference and of the Inaugural belore their
report was made. Could quicker dispatch have been ' x
poeted or desired? A great portion of the time
of ili* Convention, as you must be aware, is wasted
now in reading and commenting on the proceedings of
meetings in the counties, brought forward by the Seces
sionists. I think you may venture to as*ure the renders
of yotir paprr that t> c Union men in the Convention wi.l
have everything ready ior an adjournment by tie- first or
fifth of next month, unless defeated in their efforts to do
so b? the aciion and management of the opposing party.
A UNION MAN.
"A DAMhf. COME TO .JUDGMENT."
To the Editor of the Wh’g.
It seems that Mr. Pryor, not satisfied with his eminent
kucc »s in stirring up the pa°sioi s of the good people of
Petersburg, has thought it exp-'dient, for the welfare of
the country aud of his native State, to visit this city for
the same purpose, but, God forbid, with the sime sue
cess. I must confess that what I saw and heard at the
me ting assembled in this behalf at the Aftican Cburtb,
on Friday night, indicated mucli mere enthusiasm than
g**ns-; and, in the violence of its proceedings and the
to'al want of personal respect, recalled to uiy mind a
most striking parallel hetweon the course pursued by
these frequent assemblages in regard to the State Con
vention aud that once pursued by the Jacobin Club of
Paris in regard to the National Assembly during the rev
olution of 1792-3. I trust, indeed, that it is not the in
tention of the people of Richmond to imitate their ex
ample, but I do verily believe that if their passions are
acted upon much longer by thci-9 politicalbaranguers,
they will lose all self control, anu, if not attempting opeu
violence, they will at leust overawe and keep in subjec
tion the more moderate members of the Convention.
Mr. Pf jo. certainly understands the mode of appeal
ing to the passions of an UDndy audience as well a-*Dar.
toa or Marat; and 1 think, upon the nhoio—taking into
consideration the unceasing waring of the Palmetto flag,
arid then the musical introduction of those three hun
dred valiant Petersburger*, bearing the flag of the South
ern Confederacy and a fre*h Palmetto branch from South
Carolina for the special occasion—I repeat, nothing of
i*s kind could have been better gotten up or belter pro
duced the desired i Ifect. The outbreak of applause at
the sight of a real Palmetto was so immense as to impair
greatly the more pleasant deinons'ratiotiB of the band,
and, at the same time, compelling Mr. Pryor to reatimo
Ins seat, sufticiently weli satisfied with the success of his
game. With the (fig of the Southern Confederacy sus
pended over his head, a large Palmetto sprouting in Hia
rear, and an enthusiastic frieud waving a little Palmetto
tl ig incessantly in his face, my readers must acknowledge
that Mr. Pryor cculd not well do otherwise than make
quite a secession speech.
to iod ulged, .also, iu some unpleasant insinuations
agaiost Wr. Rives aud Ur. Summers, inasmuch as lie did
not consider those gentlemen entirety •‘fu.m.tl on the
?oose.” This accusation, these gentlemen; I hope, ate
ally competent to answer.
From the entire rem irks of this gen'leman, I was able
to gather that he for one would mucli rather Virginia
should be dragged Into a Southern Confederacy than K>
he the tail of a Black Republican Confederacy—(cries of
“now you arc talking sense”; —and that be thought Vir
ginia sufficiently able to take rare of hervelf, without
having the advice and co-operation of the border slave
States.
The last and only portion of hie speech untainted by
appeals for immediate arce*ion, was that in which he op
posed the meditated secession of certain slaveholder*, in
case of Virginia not going out immediately, and when
he said he would much rather see them sharing tbe dan
ger and misfortune of their State aa they bad formerly
she red her prosperity, than seeking redress by flight.
In conclusion, he exhorted them to be firm, and atand
by him to the last, who, having no tlavcs, had neither
the cause nor the desire to desert bis Common wealth.
A WITNESS.
DISCUSSION IN THE BItITISn PARLIAMENT ON
THE SLAVE TRADE.
THE UNITED STATES DENOUNCED FOR REEUSIXO TO SUBMIT
TO THE MOOT or SEARCH.
There was a spirited debate in the British Parliament,
o i the 2i5th ult, on the African slave trade, in the course
i>: which the government of the United Slates was seve
rely, but unjustly, taken to task for refusing to submit to
the right of tisitand search on tho part ol the English
cruisers. At the opening of the discussion Mr. Cave, in
a summary of recent acts on the slave trade, referred to
Lord John Russell's cireulxr on this subject, and tbe te
ll* to it by the Pnesidont of the United States, of which
la ter be remarked that while ho agreed in its sentiment,
he could not agree with the arrogant tone in which it
*d.< couched, and which Lord John Russell's circular did
not warrant.
Lord John Russell said that the government had done
all in its power to arrest the slave trade, and to a great
extent its efforts had been successful. He then narrated
the many difficulties encountered, an 1 further said :
“But we are met with another obstacle, and that is
that these slavers canv tho American (lag, (hear, hear, |
a-'d many of them are saved in that w*v. 1 have read
ov r and over again in the American newspapers that
t < re is a large association with considerable capital at
Ilivana, which has relations with New Yotk and with
0 tier ports on the coast of America. The agents pur
chase vessels in New York and elsewhere, and these arc
s utsometimes direcily to the coast of Africa. They ar
rive off the coast, aud perhaps are for weeks unable to
embark their human cargo, but oppo'.unities are ultima
t lv found. As the honorable gentleman truly, said, one
hi|i*i idron, however active, cannot prevent the embarka
tion of slaves along the whole coast. The ships are then
brought to Cuba, where they anchor in some of the small
creeks or Labors, and the slaves are landed aud disper
sed among the plantations.
•All this time our cruisers arc unable to touch them,
b 'ause they are covered by the American tlig. When
*o remonstrated on this subject the American govern
ment stated—and held that they were in their perfect
right in so doing—that the right of search in lime of
.n-ace cannot by international law be allowed; and they
claim immunity for their ships, however engaged, from
any search by our cruisers. No doubt this ti»g has cov
er ',1 a vast importation of slaves. If the Spiuishtlig
n 11 been shown our cruisers would at oucc have seized
tho vessels, but as th>*y bore American colors, it was ira
nv-ible to do so. But I met them, I think, with great
i< rnesa. I said, ‘ It may ba that the sensitiveness you
show in regird to the search of your ships is justifiable;
nay be that vour national p-iio would never allow an
K glish officer to corac on board, and scarih vessels bona
hue in possession of ship’s papers belonging to the Uni
ted States; but, if that be so, do not depart from vour
* a ii treaties and your own declarations against the slave -
tr de; put it down yourselves, and take a'l the credit and
g. ry which will attach to the successful extinction of
he slave-trade. Let us not touch a single one of your
ships, but da it effectually—do it forthi sake of your
on i character, for the sake of the great Republic which
1 hope may still remain the United States of America.”
"ioe rresiaent ot tne L niteu states, as me nouorame
gentleman says, directed the Secretary of Sta'e to tell
me that the American government bas already heard
o: ugh of these remon-tranceson the part of the British
: .-eminent, and hoped that they would not be contin
ue i. Tne honorable gentleman bas seen that in the pi
pers, but he has not seen my answer. My reply was
tu.t the American government might state what they
n'cased, but that no declaration or diplomatic remon
strances of others would prevent the British Secretary of
State from remonstrating, or declaring that if was a blot
on the United S’a‘. s th e', the/ did not effectually sup
press the stave trade. [Cheers ] And more than that,
/ stated that whenever occasion arose I would repeat the
remonstrances against which the .linericon /‘resident
had protested. [Cheers ] Tiie state of tilings, how
ever, is one for which I think n* ither the honorable mem
ber nor any memb r ol the House will easily fiud a rem
edy. The Spanish government, wlrle they take some
st ps w hich might be commended, while they arm some
crui-crs to check the blavc trade, do allow their officials,
and more espec'allv the planters in the I.-!e of Cuba, to
derive enormous profits—as much as 7i>, 80 and 100 per
ic it.—Irom this Loirilile trallie, which is to us a subject
of abhorrence. And this they arc enabled to do by the
protection given by the American fl-g to the vessels which
carry ou the trade.
“There w .s a proposal many years ago, which I should
bo glad to see adopt! d if it would work practically, but
I mi afraid neither the United S ates, nor perhaps France
or Spain, would agree tc it. It proeee.ds from a sovereign
r, ho w s altogether disinterested iu the matter—ill • Km
pi ror Aloxaud*r, of Russia—who, seeing the jeatoushs
of mitiiime nations, propo.-ed that there should be a
joint fiftadron composed of ships of vat ions countries,
. napowered by all to search for slavers, but bearing only
0 to Hag, and carrying the priz e b lore a court empower
ed to condemn them. That seemed to tne a v ry reason
ar.le proposition, but, despairing of being able to get
such a suggestion accepted tu its integrity, I propose !
•I it the cruisers of various nations should Bail together,
lb • the Atm riean government I um sorry to say, refused
that proposition.”
Mi. Bunon feared that the Southern States would re
e e.vldish the slave trade. He hoped that the govt-rn
u> nt would never recognize a Southern Confederacy
without an express stipulation against the revival of the
•1- ve-trade. lie suggested that the slave coasts should
ii; taken under the protection of KugUnd, which would
' able her cruisers to arrest the slave-dealers as priva
teer*.
Alter some further remarks from various gentlemen,
Ii rJ Palmcistoa said the Hou c was much indebted to
iho member who had raised this discussion, who must
f . 1 that it hi objected t j the wordiug of his resolution-,
- tc v.-as no practical difference between bim and the
government; bn’ it was a calumny to the cotiutry to any
t it it cncoitr.igi d tl.e t-ltve trade, after the great ami,
iu lend, succts ful (Hurts she bad so long tnidc to put a
up to it. The speaker proceeded at considerable length,
arid in the course of hi' remarks said :
•’Tne clave trade Is uow confined t xtlusively to that
emlro ol abominations—the i-land of Cuba. [Hear,
hear ] The number of slaves imported into Cuba was
f ’rnKily comparatively small, but I am -orry to say that
wi'hin the last few years it has greatly increased. And
!. .»■ or why has it increased’' It is because the Ameri
e i Government, fiom motives for which we ought per
haps to rcs|>ect—from a mistaken tense of national
ii uor—ba- interfered to cover with impunity that pros
ti itioti of the American tlig which covers the abomina
tion ol the clave trade. When we come to speak of
aiu, it is itnpa.-sible to express too strongly one’s cense
01 iiitligiiution at the profligate, -hameless, and disgrace
fu’ bad faith with which the Spanish nation hive acted
in reference to the treaties concluded with Kngland on
this matter.” [Hear, hear.)
A strong endorsement was given to the Coolie cy.stcm
by all the t-p. ukers. It can hardly be doubted that this
trade (equally infamous as that of the African) is des
tr cj to D 1 encour.igi-d lortliwitii f»y HritHli statesmen.
I.ATKU KtxOM THE SOUTH.
A r FAIRS AT CHARLEsTOlf.
The State Convention of South Carolina will meet in
Charleston on Tuesday, instant, in accordance with
a call from President Jamison. The ratification of the
constitution of tho Southern Confederacy will claim tho
curly attention of the convention.
According to a statement in the Mercury, a close ob
seivation with the aid of a large glass, shows that the
parapet guns at Fort Sumt r, facing Fort Moultrie, have
been cot.cent rated ou the east face of this work, to bear
o i Cummiug's Point; it is possible, however, that some
of these could be brought to bear in tho direction of
Moultrie, if mounted ou traverses. The guns are appa
rently crowded, and this shows that Major Anderson
proposed paying his respects to a considerable extent to
the ugly looking batteries on the point.
Tue People's Hink of Charleston.has offered for *2<i0,
u. si of the first loan of the Coti'ederate Stales, and the
E. nk of Chester, S. C., for jlOO.OOt t.
THE U. S. VESSELS SENT SOUTH.
It is now given out, apparently by authority, that the
United States ships Supply, Mohawk and Crusader, which
left the flrooklyn navy-yard on Thursday, are destined to
join the flatiron which has been recalled froJ. the Gulf
of Mexico to our eeaboard. Tho tevenue vessels added
to the fleet are intended to augment it to a respectable
coast-guard, as already suited. The chartered vessels
Si-ir of the West, Empire City, Philadelphia and Ooatza
coalcos, are employed for the purpose openly avowed by
th« Government, viz: teat o! conveying troops from
Texas, and between other posts. The Mohawk aDd Ciu
aider will report to the commander-in chief of the station
in the ueighboihood of Pensacola. The rhiliadelphit will
probably be used, if Sumter be evacuated, to bring the
garrison of the fort to Old Point Comfort, Va.
PRESIDENT DAVIS OS THS MILITARY COMPLICATIONS IN
TEXAS.
In the State Convention at Austin, a letter was received
on the 5th instant from General Waul, enclosing a letter
from the Secretary of War of the Confederate States, in
relation to the military complications in Texas. I’resi
dene Davis instructs the Secretary of war to say that he
U disposed to assume every responsibility compatible
with the relations of the federal Government to Texas.
President Davis considers it due lo international courtesy
that the Government of the Confederate States fTexas
iucludod, after her withdrawal from the United States)
should accord to the troops belonging to the Federal
Government a reasonable time within which to depart
from her territory. Saould the F deral Oovcrnm nt re
fuse to withdraw them, President Davis docs not hesitate
to eav that all the powers of the Southern Confederacy
shall be promptly employed to expel them.
Gen. Waul, in his communication, says the possibility
of settling our difficulties by a reconstruction of the o’d
Union ia never alluded to in the Congress, and that the
proposal would receive about the sime encourgement as
a proposition to re-annex Texas to the States of Mexico.
THE EXPORT DUTT OJ UOTTON.
Tho Southern newspapers are still discussing the ques
tion of laying a duty on the exportation of cotton from
the seceding States. The Montgomery Advertizer urges
it with great zeal upon the Southern Convention, on the
ground that it will operate ts a tax on the world at large,
and make all men tributary to the Confederacy. It sup
ports tLe plan of laying, on the exports ot cotton by
Jaudi twice the duty which is imposed ou cottoo sent
abroad from the seaports. This is (foiio with a view of
giving business to tho seaports.
The Charleston Mercury also publishes a scries cf arti
«1 s to convince itc readers of the p .licy of a i export
doty oq cotton. The Gulf States luring a monopoly, or
Dearly ao, of the prodoetion of Uiio c raaoditv n •
ainUined that the Ux would tie paid ln the cotw’JJJ*
The object of the Government ia to invite fore K ,
mere* to the Southern port! by low duties and a* nx, ,*
i« wanted for the public expense*, the pt .ciptl *4, w,( ’
be laid oo export*.
LATtl rtoM |-K**A(OLA.
The Pensacola Ohnerrer, of the lltli nst., «• ,, ^
excitement prevailing there ilrw days ago w« wiheid'nr
families were returning, and a colli-ion conaidvred
imminent. Grn. Kragg waa in command of the troop*
and the light from the light-boute had b?en relit
PSITEP 8TATE.N 8ESATE—Extr s
Wamiiotox, March 14,
Mr. Rice, rising to a question of privilege, ranted to
lx* read tho brief supplemental report of the llome
lect committee on the Indian truat bond*, in which the*
say there ia not the slightest auapicion hat the Senator
was implicated in their abstraction, and that anything of
a seeming rt-li ction upon him ia their rnaiu report »,,,
enirely the result of a mi«apprehin<ioi
The committee unanimously further s*v that when the
fact came to be known they were *a’i*fi*d that Mr k. »
had labored with energy and xcal to a d the govrroiui i,:
and is entitled to the thank* of the House and ol th*
country for it. H>* said he had no r* tn irk* to inale.
Mr. Douglas’ resolution calling for information ,« *0
the Southern forts, Ac., was taken up.
Mr. Wilson mov. d to lay it on the table.
Mr Douglas hoped the vote would I s peimitted to be
taken on the resolution.
Mr. Wilson add h.* did not wish to s ppress debate.—
He merely made the motion as a test q x-ation.
Mr. Douglas said he had heard it intimated that one or
two Senators desired to i-pesk.
At the suggestion ol M r. Powell, the consideration of
the resolution was pi?*rd ovir until Monday.
Mr. Hauler inquired ol Mr. Fe**cnden when it *u
probtble the Senate would be enabled to adjourn.
Mr. Fessenden had no knowledge 01 the subject. He
did hear a member of tho Cabinet had said in a vciy lev
days.
Mr. Mason moved that the Senate proceed to the co;w
sidrration of his resolution relative to quartering troop
in Washington.
Mr. Fessenden moved to go into executive «e**ion
which prevailed—yeas -7, nays 10. Alter which the
Senate adjourned.
FROM WASHINGTON
Wakiiimitom, March 17. IM|.
The city is remarkably quiet just now, mos’ of th»
Southern agitators having gone hot"?, and atm louel
“the accursed Union." All eyes arc now turned to Vir
ginia, and the secession pressure on the Convention i*
intense.
Tltlt SOI TtlUiV COUUISSIONIKS.
The Southern Commissioners expect a reply to mor
row from Mr. Seward. If unfavorable they pup j.,.
leave innnedi tely, and assort that pr ‘pinioni will !«•
immediately made lor the attack of fort Pi. ken* T> e
President, and Messrs. Seward and < lametoi fully up.
predate the importance of the i*auc, v.ith the 111 ct ;hj
refusal may have on the peace policy ol the Adminis
tration. The Commission r* luve, ia the meantime,
sent to Mr. Seward a copy of their instnic'ions, demand,
ing the surrender of every fort, ioclii'.ug Key We-t at !
Tortuga?. Gov. Romin, the third Co mmissioner, is ex
pect'd here to morrow, a despatch hiving b<.en receive d
from him at Wilmington.
The Commissioners state that the Confederat'd 8 ties
have closed a contract for ten sloop*-of-war with their
armaments complete.
THK POLICY 18 PKACX.
Colonel Segar has been here for sen ral da vs a* a C >m*
missioner from the Union members of the Vugii ia Con*
ven'ion, and had a personal consultation with the Pr-i*
dent and each member of the Cabinet, on Pe subject of
the policy of the Adm nutrition. Ho will return to
Richmond to morrow and report that he ha? every aa*o
_>1... —vlln. , I... A^liUfnllna i> ,.A
conciliation.
THK VIRGINIA CONVENTION.
The secessionists profess to have news from Richmond
to-night that indicates the passages of a Seces.ion Or di
nance. They claim that ouly three votes more are re
quired to iusure the p issage of an ordi nance, and prole.i
to believe that this will be obtained before the close of
the week by instructions.
ADJUTANT GKNKRAI. OK THK KOI r||ERN ARMY.
Colonel S. Coop -r, late Adjutant General of the f'nitrd
States Artnv, ha* gone South to aece[ the post ol A. ja
unt General of the Sou'hern Army.
MKTHOI'IKT RECESSION.
Intelligence has b.'en received here to-day from Staun
ton, Virginia, to the • fleet that the Virginia Church's
have resolved tom cede from the Baltimore Confeicnce.
GOING SOUTH.
It is understood that Joseph S. Wilson, late Commis
sioner of the General Land Oflice, will be invited South
to take charge of the landed interne s of the Confede
rated States.
THK !•*(•!Etc aerOINTU* NTS.
The Pacific rcpre§entati«es aie g. tting i to a con-id
erable snarl ov< r the r.poiU of cilice. It t-cews that S ii
ator Baker determined to opeiate up»n his own indiviJ
ii.nl influence, and secure all he coul I for his friends —
This so incensed the Pacific man»g. rs. that they set thi ni
sei vea to checkmate Senator Biker and all I is friends.
The result has be.-u it Hare-up betwi en Mr BiUt and
most of the Cabinet, and a withdraws! of all his applica
tions for appointments, with a declaration of wai in the
Senate upon the Adminittra'ion.
IMPORTANT REPORTS RELATIVE T<» FORT
PICKENS.
Washington, March I1601.
Despatches w.-ro received her* tc-day fron^Mmt
gomery, indicating a momentary *pi reliension of a cel
li«:on at Fort Pickens. It apornrs tt at tin rommardua
of 'he Brooklyn and .Sabine can laud t o supplies or have
any furth* r communication with thr shore Theie are
five hundred government troops and marines in the va
rious vessels lying oIT the harbi r. Should they di-re
gird this notification and attempt to land, a tight will at
once come oil-.
Fort PickenR is invested with thirteen full batteries, in
cluditg Furls Barrancas and M« K.c, all of width com
tnaud Fort Pickers and the offing. Gen. Biaxton Ihagg
is commanding officer of the troops o' tLe "..ceding States.
The government, it is understood, have this informa
tion, and this is one of the subjects which l ave engaged
their attemiou for the loot fowy-elxi t hours.
Rumors are curreci that the destination of the troops
now in Texas, for whom transport»dip* have been scut,
is Fort Pickens. It is known that ari officer, with staled
despatch's, is on one ol the vi.-srlj which left New Vork
day before yesterday, and another o ficer was despatch'd
oveilaud to Col. Waite,commanding the uojpi in Teia-.
The vcrs<'Is had the unusual -upplv of three months' pro
visions. These mow wonts have been duly telegrapLed
to Montgomery aud Pensacola.
Fort Pickens is now iho great point of strategic inte
rest. X.-ailv nil the families have left I’en-ucolu, in j| -
prehension of a eolii-ion.
Louisiana Honoring Dka.tr ot 1 in United States —
Tin- New Orleans D.-lui ot the 12th claim* lor tin- Cen
volition of l.oui-iaiu that it has merited the confidence
of the people and the respect of the world by the promo
titude aud e xactness with which it has met all the liabili
ties of the late I'uiteJ States, which it as-CRu d on t*kii g
possession of the mmt and custom-house of that city —
The Delta aiyi:
“The Conveu'ion, at its U.stJiitling, paid all the dispo
sable funds iu the mint U> the holders of drafts of the
United States for services rendered to that Government.
Not a cent of the money deposited m the mint h"'* beru
appropriated to any other purpose but the payment of
the obligations of the ('tilted irat*—as will tin' d< b»s
fact will go forth to the world and into the history of
this revolution, to contr.idii-t ami falsify the aspr-rs: < a
that have been attempted to be cas> on the honor of the
State.”
OPINION OF VICK PRESIDENT iTEPUBNS
On Tuesday night, at Atlanta, il Stcpbc-us spoke, ami
in dosing raid:
“ He wodl make a prediction that some m:ghl lake
in the way of good news il they wished. He gave it as
his opinion, that before Saturday night we would h<»r
of the surrender of Fort Sumter. ’.Vbat the labors and
science of (i.-ueral Hcauregi.nl had done in convincing
Major Andeiaon that his position was not ia.prrgnable,
he would not undertake to say. Hut let this pr diction
turn out as it may, tf one thing wo might r*st assured,
that the forts would be given up, or they would he taken
aw.cv. Mi . Stepheus seemed to be satbtied that wo
should have a peaceful separation from the North, but he
said our general preparation and readiness to nee'a
different result might have had a great deal to do with
such a consummation.”
Mr. Lincoln and th* 0» ric*-^kXK**tb—Tt e Repub
publicans are becoming seriously conce rned about the
President's health, in view of the incessant demands
made upon h»m by* me greatest throng of greedy cllice
sockers, of every hue and strip?, that ever besieged the
city ol Washington. A Republican writes to the New
Vork Times that Mr. Lincoln is already worn down by
the entreaties of political b?ggnrr, and adds:
“Until Wednesday morning he had not even taken a
ride for recreation. From 8 o’clock in 'lie morning until
long after midnight, he permits himself to be made the
passive victim of ibc thousands who would readily sac
rifice his life and the safety of the nation to tbc-ir own
selfish eagerness fortfS- e."
P11 MlPY YOLK ULOOO.
BRANDRtTU’B PILLS WARRANTED TO CERE FEVER AND
AG I E.
The effect of pur4la* with HRlNDRETH 8 PILES It to rtsUie
the health, no matter from mh it cau«e It may be suff.-tlng. they
take out a![ luipuritl. a hem the aysleru ; and th' y have (he saw*
power of expulsion over miasm, poison us vapor of dec-yed
tables, or Indeed any p.laonout r^hala’lou^ breathe ibj .suotat
ever. In fact. If tlie blood Is pollened, It la Impure, anJ Imp-'*
Llood resu.U in disease.
BRANDRETH’i PI LIS,
thocyh Innocent u bread, yst they are capable of purlfjliy 0*
blood and curing diseue. 8>, they care all kiod of feveit. all
asthmas, catarrhs, ostlvin-is and palntel aff.-cllocs ef ev. ry lloJ.
P.lce 25 cents per U«x. Bold by all respectable dealer* la m-Jl
c’nee. wlilk dkwl m
rno ALL WIIO.lt IT MAY CONCEIEN.-h-.11 • 1*
1. hereby alven, t>ial r» Euarolai.* * f Henry Holt. Iilbi «©«•
Hit Holt and Caarl • Holt, lawfully a. p Into i and qaalifled Id ti**
Mate of MaryUnd the H»ate of the rifidenee of i a!-! iDfai i- *
mall, in the n it day of the ne»t Ur* of t*e CtreaU 1 ,urt
tflcucett*r Cuu&ty.ln (heElite of 'irg '»*©, by °or Attorneyc
petition to the §\ld Ciart for »n order for the pay sent and deir
ry to aj. ai pueh guardlir.i, of the proceed* of thr m eu rr* <*
t ite lately dcIudkIuk t> the »ald lafaato, In tie aaid Cootijr *
Gicacti errand for tie removal thr tot by «f, ‘J:* \‘v
MaryUn I- *UKt
J ANN E lOltkY,
Windham Kimf, t elr Attorney.
Baltimore, Md, March 8d, 1ST._wblU-tw*^
QAA BBLS. LINSEED OIL, foreale at lowest cask
mhVUp“e*'b)r ' DOVE A CO., DruygW*
|Tli iDTxrKAi-r pahuka,■taAv'A. A ®
I1 BL'CHO —for the cure of Chroijte Diseases ofihe 'rt* r
Passu*-*. Oslculous Affcctlors, Lvue ij.rrt .vi, Chronic litis®1"
tlon, and L'k—rol oi if tbv Ki Inc) • mod Bladder. This p*vy .
Uon lM-r»*crthcd by tb* beat pbyalclf ns In the Rut* Prep®
and for sal* only by _ „ _ _
mblf DOYB A CO , D.ug*K«.

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