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AND FARMERS’ REPOSITORY. _ t ll VRLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, THURSDAY, UECEMBKR tZimi. - ft nsnaAr I I. I is===i=========g=^ nr, , _ 1U* FOCTIOAL STANZAS—»x wiu» q. ruRK. “ H.v fee,a o-r A# signs, aw/ W m»>A/v«v A„ •wwi-r*. //« Aznrdbm M <m evert,intinr uru^ A* dsm/uun is frsr.i fmc-nuton ts \ -m-ruf-urt.’’—1>*JM SL. 1 market] the spring as site passed along, X ith her ere of light and her Up of king; ; While she stole in peace o’er the grvrn earth's brrast. While the streams sprang out from their iee rear 1 he buds bent low to tV bnwrze's sigh, ; And their hr. atli weut forth in the scent,a! akv; ! Whrn thr fields loke.l fee all in their sweet repose Aud the young «!cw s slept on the new-born rase* 1 looked i!j*on Summer:—tin- golden sun 1* Hired joy overall that he looked upon;_ Hi* glance was cast like a irift abroad. I ike the bout,dies, smile of a perfect Got!! TH<* Own shun,- glad in his magic rar— The fleecy clouds o’rrthc grecu liillslav: I l ‘her nch. dark woodlands their shadows went. As th y floated in I'ght tumugh the firmament. HTIic scene wa. rhsngi-d. It was Autumn's hour: A frost had discolored the summer bower; The blast wailed sad 'midst the canksre,Heave*, i • he testier it nod musing hyr gathered sheaves;*^ 1 The m ll jw pomp of the rainbow woods "as Sim-d bv tin- sound of the rising floods- i And I km w by the cljiid—by the wild wind’s strain, That Winter drew near, with his storms again! I stood by the Ocean, its waters rolled » ‘ i,r cl‘ane,*f"' beauty of aaphire and gold; ' Ami Duv kwAcd down «ith ita radiant smiles, I U here the blue wau-s danced round a thousand i isles; wrnt forth on the trackl, »s se ts, -1-» 'r * ,**c w'nR' played m the joyous breeze; > xs-tT-Y 1*™** on ’midst the part.-d f.mui, 1 " h‘*e t»*e w anderer was wiapted iu a dream ol i Home! The mountain amse with its loflv brow. vniir ill shadow lay slr.-ptng in illtl below; 1 be mist, like a garland of glurv lav. Where Its proud bcijbla wmrrd in the air away; * *••** **• there ou his fin-lets wing, all!* Ill* *hri*k Wrn* "P l,kc M **fl'r>'ing; And he tremed, in his sun want flight, to raise A chant of ihauksg'mng—a hymn of praise! Ilooked on the arch of th midnight skies, VVith its blue and un*. urrhabK- mi stories: Th»- rao-m, ’midst an eloquent m-iUitud Of utinumli'-rnl start, her i-ar>-»-r pursued: A charm of bleep on ||m- i itv f-fl. All sounds lay hushed in th .t brooding six It— Hv babldlug brooks Wen- Use hodb at r.*4, An«l tb«- wild.bird dreamed swrrt on luadowm neat. 3 I st<».^l where th«- deep'ning tempest passed; The Wrung tre-s groaned in tin* s i-inning blast; F i b* murmuring'Wp with it* wrecks r .lied on. Tile eloud* ov.-i diadowrd the might* sun; rhe I.JW reesU U-nl by the atr* bullet’* Mile, And hills tithe thunder, peal r. plied— Ihel.ghtmng hurst f nth .11 it* fearful war, " **»• ficsvi-m were lit in it* red arms ’ And hath »tsw the power, with Ins pride and his skill. To arouse all Nature with storms at will* Hath he power.to color the summer elnud— To allay the temnest wh o die hill*are bowed’ < ao-he weaken the spring with her f-stal wreath, 1 *? ,h‘‘ ,un Sro* dim by Ins lightest breath* \V ill lie wmr again, when death’s sale is trial’ Who then shall dare murmur “ tKn* t, no misobilandoo? A NEWSPAPER. ^Vh# would be without a newspaper in these stirring time*? From what other auorce than that of the daily or weekly press, can an mdi%itlual or fa tniljr expect to gain * timely notice of those events which plunge thousand* in mourning, or drive other thousand* mad with joy ? I he plea of not being able to pay for a newspaper is not worthy of credit in this happy country the heart to read, may have a paper daily or weekly brought to their door*, and fiod the ready money at hand, or aoon coming to pay for it; and be in calculably gainer* be the contract. To lire in tlna brief world, to hear its dm. ; sometimes in low murmurs, and then in deafening thunders break in upon our solitude, and have no means at hand to satisfy ourselves of the causes, is a mode of miserable existence un worthy of man. What—bring up a family of young republicans, anv one of whom may be eligible to the Presi dency of the tinted States, in igno ranee of the tremendous conflict of opinion and steel now raging in the earth on the subject of human rights! This must not be d«*ne in the light of the nineteenth century. It were • better deed for the age, when the Cru sader, who went away m youth, runt back with gray hairs, to bring the first news of his deeds and the fate of innu merable warriors who went with him. [ Ihiil (rr'w -If+imfirr. \ laughable mistak? had nearly ta ken plac« on presenting the Liverpool address to the King at the levee last "rek. A» Mr. Ewart, M. P., who head ed the deputation, knelt to present it, the King seized the Royal sword, and 'va* •boat to confer the honor of knighthood, under the impression that he was the Mayor of Liverpool. .Mr. | I-wart seeing the Royal sword »•* pended, suit tearing that his Majesty wa* about to inflict knighthood on him, exclaimed hastily, " Not me; don’t knight me!” On whieh the King o*k •*** ** »• the Mayor of Li verpool r’» and was Informed that hia V or*hip waa behind. Thi# scene et eited considerable amusement in the Hnyal circle. The Meyor and the Bailiffs were then introduced by I/ord * ^Jrlboorne. The King was graciously pl****cd to confer on hia worship of knighthood. lofipod Tin*#*. ExtcirrjTi I)tMrr<itirr, } December 6, IH.il. ^ Cet'mv. Citizen* nf the Senate iuuI £/• the /ttue of ftei . You are again assembled under cir cumstances calculated to inspire the community with ajuat expectation that your deliberations'will be followed bv measures equal in energy and decision to the crisis in which your country is placed: an expectation which 1 am «*ure will not be disappointed. The deep interest which the citizens in every pai l of this Commonwealth have Iclt and manifested in relation to oc currences of 4 urnvc and «1.stressing character, which have -taken place since your adjourtnent—new. unex pected, and heretofore unknown to the 8tate—together with the anxiety felt in the future fate of some « f ibe great subjects which were agitated at your last Session, and the unpleasant aspect of our Federal relations, all conspire to cause the people to turn their eyes upon you at this time, with profound and fixed Attention. You alone possess the power of accomplish mg all the great objects which the pub lic desire, and much ot the future wel fare of this Hrnubl IC utwin your present deliberations—delibrra tiuns winch doubtlog, will be first turned tu the melaricbut v subject which has filled the country with aflliciion. and one ot the fairest counties iu the Commonwealth with tnournin<r. Whilst we were enjoying the abun dance of the last season, reposing in the peace and quiet of domestic com fort and safety, we were suddenly a roused from that secuntv bv receiving information, that a portion of our fel low citizens had (alien victims to the if •«nlli,»k t'Ji V «>t kkkaVklut amt mur deieis, even whilst wrapped in pro lou.id sleep, and that those bloodv deeds had been perpetiated to n spirit of wantonnesv and cruelty, unknown to savage warfare, even in their most | revolting ft»tm. I In August last, n banditti of slaves, consisting of but few at first, and not at any time exceeding a greater num ber than seventy, rose upon some ol the unsuspecting and defenceless in habitants of Southampton, anti under | circumstances ol the most shocking aud horrid baibanty, put tutleaih*ix ty one persons, of whom the greater number were women and helpless chil dren Much ol ihiv bloodv work was done on Monday morning, and on the i day following, about ten o’clock, the Utti murder waa committed. The ci tizens of that and the adjacent coun ties promptly assembled, and all real danger was speedily terminated. The conspiracy was at first believed to be general: wherefore I was induced l to call inti, ncrvicu a farce auftirient I to crush at a single blow, all opposing power, whatever might be it* strength^ To this end, detachment* of Light In fantry from the Seventh and Fifty fourth Regiments, and from the Fourth Regiment of Cavalry Si 4th Light Ar tillery, under Captains Harrison and Richardson, weic onierrd to repair to the scene of action with all possible speed, and report to Brigadier Gene ral Kppet, who had been desired to assume the command, and call <>ut Ins Brigade. Arm*and ammunition were . amply furnished and throw n into all the counties winch were suspected « f dis affection. Two Regiments in Bruns wick and Gieensville, were called into i service by their commanding officers, under the law vesting them with pow er to do so, for such purposes. These troops being within the Brigade com manded by lirigadier-General William . II. Hrodnax, that officer assumed the command, and lemamcd in the licld until all danger had passed. It gives me great pleasure to com I mumeafe to the General Assembly, the high satisfaction I feel in bearing (testimony to the zeal, promptitude i and despatch with which every officer discharged ins duty, and tin* cheerful alacrity with which every citizen ot*ey ed the call of the law. Though the call upon the Light troops was so promptly obeyed, yet before their arrival, the revolt wai subdued, and many of these deluded fanatics were either captured or were placed beyond the possibility id esespe i sowie had already been immolated by I an excited people. I feel the highest gratification in add ! ing, that the readiest aid was a If inlet1 by Commodore Klliot of the Tnitre! (Htates' Navy, and a detachment o 'sailor* from the Fhip Natchez ondci hia command, who. notwithstanding they had just returned Iron* a long »n< , distant cruise, repaired to the scene m > setieo with a hightv rrHosbU eLcn »ty. Much I* also due to t'oi. Il<n.«e ■the rumiDMiding officer at Forties I Monroe, lor Ute prompt .lode «ul which he detached a part of his loro to our aid. under the command of Lieu-1 tenant Colonel Worth, to whore suni lar praise is due; as likewise to the i officers and soldiers under his com mand, tor the promptitude with which they also repaired to our assistance so soon as it came to their knowledge : all necessity for their co-operation had ceased before they reached their point of destination; but they are not the less entitled to commendation on that account. All <d tho*e who participated in the bloody tragedy have expiated their crime*, hy undergoing public cxecu whilst some who had hern con-' demited luxe been rcpiiexed far rca nons which xxere deemed satisfactory. There is much reasun to believe that toe spirit of insurrection was not con lined to Southampton; many convic tions hax e taken place el sex* here, and j some few tu distant counties. From the documents xvhich I herewith lav be I oi c you, there is too much reason to believe those plans of treason, in surrection and inorder, have been de signed, planned and matured bv un restrained fanatics in some of the _ • LI. _ * ^ ... I in- niau-c w no nun taunties in distnbuiing tlicir views and plans amongst our population cither through the post ollicc, or by agent* sent tor that purpose throughout our territory. I pon inspecting these documents, 1 and contemplating that state of things I which they arc intended to produce, l1 felt it n»y duty to open a correspond donee with the Governors of some of the neighboring powers of this cotife rierary, to preserve as far as possible, the good understanding which exists, and which ought to be cherished, be tween the different mcoibcr* of th.s |l7tiion. The result of tins corrcspon |dence will be made known to you, so ’soon ns it m ascertained. I lie most active cm.mg our.fives, in stirring up the spirit of revolt, have been the negro preachers. They had . acquired great ascendancy over the \ minds of tlicir fellows, and infused all \ i their opinions, which had prepared ■ them for the development of the li.ial, design. There is also some lensou to believe, those preachers have a perfect understanding in relation to these plans, throughout the eastern counties —and have been the channels through which the inflammatory papers and pamphlets, brought here by the agents i and emissaries from other States, have been circulated amongst our slave*.— , 1 lie facilities thus afforded lor plotting treason und conspiracy, to rebel and make insurrection, have been great; through the indulgence of the Msgis traev and the laws, large collections of slaves have been permitted to take plate, at any time through the week, for tho ostensible purpose of indulging in religious worship; but iu many in stances the real purpose v\ith the preacher, was ol a uifftri-nt character. , i'hc sentiments, and sometimes ths words, of these intiaiumatory pamph lets, which the meek and charitable of other States Imvc seen cause to dis-; tribute as Grc-brands in the bosom of our society, have been read. What hhall ho thought of those fiends, who, having no interest in our community, nevertheless seek to excite a servile war?—a war, which exhausts itself in the massacre of unoffending women and children on the one side, and on the other, in the sacrifice of all who have buitie part in the savage under taking. Not only should the severest punishment be inflicted upon those dis tuibers of our peace, whenever tlioy or their emissaries are found within f our reach,but decisive measures should be adopted to make all their measures abortive. *1 he public good require* the negro preachers to be silenced, who, full of ignorance, are incapable of inculcating any tiling but notions of the wildest superstition: Thus pre paring fit instruments in the hands of the craf ty agitators to destroy the pub lie tranquillity. As the means of goarJirg against the possible repetition of these sangui , nary scenes, I cannot fail to recom mend to Vour early attention, the revi sion of all the laws, intended to pre serve in due subordination the stave population of our State. In urging these considerations upon you, let me not be understood as expressing the ’ slightest doubt nr apprehension of ge neral results—all communities are lia blr to suffer from the dagger ol the ; murderer arid midnight a»«n»«iii, and it behooves them to guard against them. \N ith us, the first returning light dis pel* the danger and soon witnesses the murderor in ( hams. Though mean* ha*e been taken by I those of other States to ag.'ate our I community, rnl discontent our aod mcitu them to a.tempt a:- unaf i tamable n! jeCt , same proof i« s|«o * furnished, that for tbe * lass id free * people o| C> Inc, t»*ey h.iV* «»pened * more enlarged vie««, and urge the a chieremrnt of a higher destiny, by means, for the present less violent, bat not differing in the end, from those presented to the slaves. That class of the community our laws have here tofore treated with indulgent kindness, and many instances of solicitude for their welfare, have marked the pro gress of Legislation. If the slave is confined by law to the estate of his master, «» it is advisable he should *hr free people of color mav ne vertheless convey all the incemliarr pamphlets and papers with which w‘c are -ought to be inundated. This class too, has been the fust to place itself in hostile array against any and every measure designed to remove them from amongst us. Though it will be indis pensably necessary for them to with ‘Ir«w from this community, vet in the spirit of kindness which lias ever cha racterized the Legislature of Virginia, it is submitted, whether as the last benefit which we can confer upon them, it may not be wise to appropriate an nually a sum ot money to aid in their removal from this Commonwealth. W hilc recent events had created apprehensions in the minds of a few, some agitation was also more exten *'»c,.t ten : wncretn»e it was dcrrm-d prudent to arm the militia in a man ner calculated to tj'jiet all appiehcn sions: and arms were accordingly fur nished to nearly all the regiments on the Kastern frontier. The want of •hem, upon this sudden emergency, WAS so sensibly felt by thoso in the vicinity of Norfolk, as to induce Com modore Warrington, in command of tlie Navy Yard in Gosport, to distri bute a portion of the public arms un der his care. That gallant and patri otic oUicer did not hesitate to assume the responsibility of this step, and it •• gratifying tu perceive that his con duct has met the approbation of the puhhc functionaries. The policy of dieaiming the miliito, it is believed, was pursued as a measure of economy, as the men and officer* had beeD cul pably negligent in their attention to their pi est i vation, iu that many were lost, or by neglect betaine unfit for service. Now, however, the necessity lor presorting them is distinctly fell, and a doubt cannot be entertained.that more care will be taken of them in juture. I could not weigh the expense incurred by this measure, against the possible sat rifice of life, much Icsu the possible repetition of the scenes of Southampton. Ihecm-rse of Legislation adopted by your predecessors during the last session tit the General Assembly, has excited a strong interest with all classes of our fellow-citizens in the improve ment of our State. Important routes havo been surveyed and respectable associations formed, having for their ultimate end.the construction of works of great usefulness, and stiong hopes are entertained that vou will contribute til! that wisdom and piudence inav re quire to «»lain objects of such inex pressible valuo to Virginia. The pen* pie expect from your energy the at* tainment of nil those measure*, and again await your decision. ^ oti ore now called upon by every considera tion which can lie presented to the ic preventative* of a free people, to take such measures, as will revive the de clining hope* of the country, invigo rate her weakened energies, and en sure her repose. With ample means within your reach—« (institutional pow 1 er *uflicient to i ft'ectuatr e\err good, with generous and indulgent constitu ents ynu cannot fail to put in opera tion *ucl» a system of measure*, &$ will lend to a high degree ofprosperitv, snd secure the future grandeur of the Common* calih. In changing from n listless • nurse of inadequate Legislation.to one ol ener gy ami derision, none can condemn ; it will become apparent to nil, that it is not the impulse of bold innovation, jbut the wi»rk ol wisdom and salutary 1 caution—none can rnnfeniplatf the and W ishes of the inhabitants of the various region* of this widely ex tended Commonwealth, without bring foreibly impressed with the necessity of mutual concessions and Sacrifice*, to attain the greatest good f,»r all. hituated as vr are, with fine soil,ca pable of producing much to increase the exports of the Hair, yet too dis tant, and with too limited means to • make it available, unless aided by the fostering rare of the government, it , become» a subject of earnest consider* l»« ». whether it would not greatly con | tribute to the early maturity id plan* | lor the tnerrase of mir wraith and population, to raise funds for the pur 1 pose *>t constructing such public works as may In- deemed most beneficial to the country, The nvan# of peiletting ' these useful and necessary improve menfs, ate perfectly witluu our power, and to tieg*rt t or Istl to accomplish 1 that which our constituents so much i I »o strongly demand, would ! [?e >‘**srding much, and incurring a i '••r'ol responsibility. For the want of these facilities, the wealth of our. mountains is doomed toreniain inactive! and unknown, contributing nothing to the comfort or improvement of our ! commerce. | When formerly the improvement of the James River was undertaken, we were without akill or experience, and i consequently paid more than ought tn have been disbursed fof such a work. I I Nevertheless the benefit conferred up on that river, by that wotk, has made it among the moat valuable slock id' the | country, and no doubt is entertained, that in a few* years,it will be consider* cd cheap, as slock, at the price of its original construction. I’he necessity j .of continuing a line of improved coni i inuilication to (Jovm|*ton,is daily ntstii-l Testing itself more strongly, and de mands the most serious attention.*— Such seems to have been the irnpres sion of yeur predecessors, when they passed the act of the seventh of April* last, which required an associate F.n-J gitiecr to be appointed, who with the! Piincipat Engineer of this State.should consider the subject, and report upon; -...VS VIMI l 111 U I llg UlC J HI • I provemeut. In endeavoring to carry into effect the provisions of this act, 1 found great difficulty in obtaining the ! «•» vices of an Engineer whose talents & character were such as to inspire con*, fidencc & satisfy public expectation on «o inlet eating and important a subject. ,After the isamn whs somewhat ad vanced, I was enabled to procure the services of Benjamin Wright, Esq. of New ^ ork, whose eminent ability and great experience, fully warranted the belief that s<» far as time and eircum i stances would permit,the subject would receive the fullest attention; the re-! suit will be seen by his irport, which! ds herewith submitted. The great improvement of the West, i when viewed in ila bearings, assume* »o high and imposing an attitude, that lew are found to question its claim io pre-eminence—& though Mrs«rs. Cro v.ct and \\ right, both justly considered |amongst the most talented of their | profession, may differ as to the par ticular mode of improvement, all con-1 cur in the oelief, thai either plan ought to be atlopted. injustice to the suffer | trig interests of our people. NV iulst the Canal is recommended , bv one on account of its known use-! lulues*—-the other, as it regards Na- j vigatiou, it induced to sustain that by j lock and dam ; but ai a general line of j communication,I understand fioiu him. j considers the (tail Hoad better ealeu-! dated to sustain the great interest of the State. i'lie rapidity of trampor tation. tha advantages of a continued lina of communication of the same kind, and the development* daily ; taking place in relation to the superior iv«>dus, v f'Titirr it a matter of great consideration, vv liether thin should n«»t be preferred. The object next in importance, to l;ie Jamc* and Kati.vwha improvement, is. the communication to the South W e»t, a portion of the country f.ir I which, at yet, the Commonwealth hat done nothing: though it is lean in ex tent than the W eat, it ia nevertheless !equal in fertility, and much richer in its production*. To reap a due portion of tho benefits which mav be derived fiom a participation in that trade, if will be necessary to continue the llait Hoad undertaken by the I.ynchburg Kail-Road Company, from it» termina tion on the Upper Kanawha, to the) Hoat \ ard in Tenn«*»ee. 'I he topo graphical situation of the countrv is highly favorable t:» micSi an improve ment. I here are several planea bv which such a road could be conducted to the head of llolston, whence bv pm suing the descending plane of that liver, it would arrive at the contlurnrc of the two principal branches of it, or 4t Knoxville, with little labor and in considerable expense. Tld* road would ,bring ua many valuable products, *uch aslrad, salt, iron and gvp%tno—-which without if# must forevn remain o*e-1 le** in the earth, where they have hern 1 1 buried by thehand of nature. The points proposed fur the western termination of this work, are trevond our jurisdiction, 'it is true—hut the known liberality of the Slate of Tennessee, together with (lie deep interest her citizen* have in ’ i nmrnun with our ow n in the construc tion of this Hail Hoad, give little room to doubt their undertaking that portn n 'which lie* within her jurisdiction.— Were even that hope disappointed, it | would be hanllv lev* valuable to Vir i gmia, routined to her own limit*. The great commercial advantage* which the State would derive from loe.e nnjifovemrata, are in themwlve* ( **flic.«it »«» induce toe undertaking ; 'but there is another which no prudent I State ought ever to d>«r<>g*rd — »*• d* |t«n«.e iu war, and ua ability to use it* ■ ■' ' r — power in the most speedy and efficient manner. In looking tn this branch ol the object, the difficulty of giving aid to one r. gion of the State by draw ing succour from a distance, under exist ing circumstances, must be apparent to every observer. Many data must elapse before an adequate force could assemble at the point desired, anil in case of any sudden or *erious invasion, upon every piinciplcof military ealeu last ion of time and distance, an appalt* ing interval would intervene before (lie troop* could he assembled on the East ern irontier,from the M rslerii inarches. Pre these Kail (load* completed, with the view to admit lucomotive en gines, an order from this city could be conveyed to the most distant point* ut the rate ot fifteen mites an hour, if necessary, & an adequate force return certainly at the diminished rate of ten miles an hour. In this event you have (re'h troop*, ready fur action,instead of men worn down and exhausted by a long and toilsome march. In war* it t antiot be doubted, speed it power, and despatch victory. lleforc 1 dismiss this subject, I can not otherwise than present to vour view the situation of our country,' im• mediately at the head of tide water : their situation is such, that in aflordin iacuities lor con.met cii»I purpose*,little can be dune, as by nature they already po«sei*s them in to hifjh a degree. Vet the road from Fredericksburg through tliis city to North Carolina, is of great importance, and is an object worthy of attention ; it passes through a flat country liable to inundation ; bridges of the most permanent kind ought to be constructed, ns an exigency might happen when it would be indispensa bly necessary to pass ; in this point of view, a few such bridge*, on this and ottier considerable lines of communi cation, become objects of importance, and the expense of construction to tho Commonwealth ceases to be a consi deration worthy of regard. These, together with the improve ments on the Shenandoah liivcr, the road through the Great Valiev, and other valuable Works, which uill pre sent themselves in the course of your deliberations, will doubtles-. icreive n due portion of our kindness. What farther has been done on this interest ing subject, will be made known to you, when I have the honor to present to you the report of our talented Kn gineer, and no doubt you will have am ple cause to bm pleased with his ability and industry. ft will bo necessary to call voar at tention to the present condition of our Militia, and to recommend a thnrouuli revision ol the law *»n that subject._ Mach i*l the strength and rlficiencv of th^t kind nf force, ilent-nds upon the promptness with which thrv can be ready for action, and some knowledge of the first duties of a soldier. Our Light troops might he increased in every Battalion and Regiment,with a Rtrat advantage to the service, nod ought to be encouraged by privilege* ami exemptions, ns they will always be the first called into service, and un like the Infantry of the Line, they will !»e called out by whole companies, instead of being detailed by duly, as is now the case, with the body of Mi litia. From the dexterity nnd skill of our citizens, in the use of the Rifle, and a fondness for that kind of aiin*(as well as the great care and time it re quires to drill a Regiment in the Rifle Kxercise. the propriety of organizing them into Reg intents is suggested kiom die position in which thi* State i* placed, and the attitude occupied by her, it become* a matter of very sen •ms reflection, whether a force moio available than the militia may not bo advisable and attainable at a small ex pense. By a w ell organized, interior diate force, even a foreign |war might be sustained without disturbing the quiet operations of the governtm-nt 01 of the tanner. \V»- have at ihis time • n hundred end thirty nine Regiments loll and strong. Were one company to be authorized by law to be raised by xoluntary enlistments from each Regi ment, or such number of Regiments as would give the nundrer of men requir ed, and put upon the footing of the Public Guard, you would have a rhea*» «nd eflit tent army ready to perform any and every duty. 1 Irene soldier* might Ire permitted'tolive at home and work their crops a* heretofore, bet at all tunes subject to the call nf thrw officers. Home allow a tiers should be made them, and the equipment* of a soldier furnished, as an inducement to enlist, to be drilled once a month for a* mtoy days a* the General Assent bly should think proper, and whilst on drill, to receive ample p«y for hi* time, but no other pay allowrd unless eiwbo d’rd fur service—when his pay and ,*itowanees should b- the same aa that • received bv the Public Ga*'d now m ae** |vic#- It will bf found, on inspection.