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BY COALE &z BABB
Friday, Feb. »0, 1863.
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Conscription.
Maj. Terry's Court, engaged in tbe work of
examining, enrolling and exempting con
* scripts, after a session of four days, closed its
labors in this place on Saturday evening last.
In the main, we believe, the decisions ef the
Board were correct, though errors doubtless
occurred. Some were discharged who should
have been enrolled, and some were enrolled
who should have been discharged. To have
done otherwise was an impossibility under
.the circumstances. There were, we under
stand,. 300 conscripts enrolled in this county,
but how many of these will report themselves
is yet to be ascertained. It is hoped, howev
er, that, in this trying crisis, but few will
submit to the degradation of arrest. As a
general thing, we have a better opinion of
conscripts, than to believe that a'want of pa
, triotism has kept them out of the army, or
will prevent them from reporting promptly to
; the enrolling officers. In many instances, the
claims of home and family are deemed abso
lutely imperative. Various causes of a do
mestic character may justify some in tbeir
own minds from promptly marching up to do-
ty, but that tbe great body of them will re
port, we have not a doubt.
Our own opinion of the exemption law is
that it is a miserable homing, and flagrantly
unjust, except, perhaps, in cases of undoubted
physical disability. Because a man is a tan
ner or a shoemaker, or a blacksmith, or a
printer, or what not, is no reason at all that
he should be excused frommilitary service.—
True, we must have leather, shoes, ploughs,
wagons, &c, but the manufacturers of three
should be detailed for the purpose. As it is,
thousands adopt mechanical vocations, and
certify themselves to be skilled, who know no
more about the business tbey assume to fol
low, than they do of the vocation of the man
in the moon, For instance, there ate men
now pretending to be shoemakers, a pair of
shoes from whose bands would* present as
much the appearance of having been made up
on a sugar-trough as a last, and tanners wbo
couldn't tell a dog skin from a kip after the
hair was off, and whose practical knowledge
has never informed him whether the process
of tanning requires six days, six weeks, or six
years.
It is necessary, indeed, indixpensible, that
we should have an adequate number of me
chanics at work at their various callings, but
all of tbe proper ages should first be/required
to enroll themselves, and then be detailed.—
This would not only be just to nil parties, but
it would prevent the terrible wave of extor
tion that is rolling over our country, drown
ing sensibility, quenching the fire* of humani
ty, and carrying starvation to tbe hearth
stones of the poor.
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Soldiers Wives.
It has been suggested to us by one of the
Magistrates of this county, that it is in con
templation to move, the Court on Monday
next, to, appoint an agent and send him to
North Carolina to purchase spun cotton and
cotton goods'for the wives and children of the
poor soldiers in the service. The move is a
good one, and we hope there will not be a dis
senting voice to the proposition. Rev. T. R.
Catlett, we understand, proposes to accept the'
agency if conferred upon him, and .make tbe
purchases free of any charge to the county— t
the county only paying his expenses.
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The, Negro Detail.
We understand that tbe 120 negroes—this
county.s proportion for working on fortifica
tions in Eastern Virginia, will all leave here
this week. They aye, we believe, to'meet at
Goodson, Abingdon and Glade Spring. We
presume that some- suitable person will be
chosen at each of these points to take charge
of and deliver them to the proper authorities.
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B9» We learn from a member of General
Marshall's Staff, that there was a great deal
of sickness among his forces while at Jones
-1 vllle, and that tbey had suffered a severe loss
in tbe death of Dr. Parriah, the able Surgeon
of the sth Ky.
Gen Marshall, we understand, is now con
centrating his forces near Fig Moccasin Gap,
Scott county, and his headquarters are at
Holston Springs.
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. Vallaridignam's Speech
We are indebted to Lieut Weir, of General
Marshall's Staff, for a late No. ef the Cinci
nati Inquirer, containing the great speech of
the Hon. Mr. Vallandigbam, of Ohio, in tho
Federal House of Representatives. It is the
ablest and boldest speech we have read sines
the days of the Webstera, Cays; Calbouns,
Ac. and will tend greatly to accelerate tbe
revolution about to bunt forth in the North
western States. If we could get it in one, er
even two numbers of oar paper, we would
publish ifc_ We have only room for an ex
tract, which will be found oh the first page.
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The Hews.
The movements in the Northwest are sig
= nißcantof an early uprising of the people of
_ those and other States to relieve themselves
of the responsibilities of the present unholy
- war of the Federal Government against the
South. The South, though, must not antici
rf pate an early peace, or a cessation of aggres
n site movements on the part of the enemy.— .
t» One terrible effort .will yet be made by the
t- Lincoln dynasty, and it therefore becomes the
>c country to nerve itself to meet the terrible
a shock.
d The resolutions of Mr. May, which we give
d in another column, may be the initiative of a
c Congressional movement that may result in
• something favorable to an early armistice or
r- cessation of hostilities, but we have but little
T, bope'of any thing permanent coming of it
is The subject of the intervention of France is
r- still on the tapis, but when it occurs, we'll
11 have more confidence in it than now.
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. A Man Snot.
For a man to be shot these days, when they
are falling by hundreds in every direction,
scarcely arrests a thought. If an instance
such as we are about to record had occurred
c • ,
in this region two or three years ago, the
whole country would be in a blaze of excite
ment. Some three months ago, a man by the
name of Robert Barker, in Russell county,
wbo was reported to have given information
to Confederate soldiers bringing under suspi
sion certain individuals in his neighborhood,
was caught and sevasely whipped by'some 14
. men in disguise, who; on releasing him, warn;
ed him to leave the country in a given time,
or be would be killed. He failed to leave,
' and the rumor is, that he still continued to
give,information, that certain persons in the
lower end of Russell were Union men and
I bushwhackers. We, of course, know nothing
about the truth or falsity of this, but on
j Thursday, the 3d inst, as Mr. Barker was
passing on or near Copper Ridge, in Russell
county, be was fired on from ambush by seme t
10 or 12 persons, several balls taking effect.
When last heard from he was lying in a cri-
P tical condition, and can hardly survive his in
juries. '-•..'
We understand that Mr. Barker knew two
of the assassins, but refuses to reveal their
names, Why be does so, is a mystery to us>
partioulnrly if be is a true and innocent man,'
and those who attempted to murder him are
Lincoln bushwhackers. Under these circum
stances, prudence suggests deference to future -
developments.
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To Conscripts.
j -The attention of lagging Conscripts is espe
| cially directed to the notice of Messrs. Brans
. com and Clark. These gentlemen mean what
: tbey say, and it is hoped for the credit of thole
■ citizens who have been conscribed,they will act
• as men and report themselves without delay.
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o®* The bridge over the Watauga to sup- -
ply tbe place of the one burnt during the late
Yankee raid into East, Tennessee, was com
pleted some twelve days ago, and tbe one over
. the Holston at Zollieoffer is in a rapid state of
. forwardness. It will be completed by the first
- of March it is thought
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', .MT Owners of slaves that have been lm
' pressed for 'work on theTortifications at Rich*
■ mond, will notice the action of tbe Court pub
• lished in -another column.' ,
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t(&~ Our thanks an due to Col. S. Baesett
[i French, A. D. C.*to Gov. Letcher, for a copy
' of Gov. Letcher's "Communication transmit
ting Sundry Documents relative to Freedom
" of Slaves;" and
To Col. D. C. Dunn for the "Governor's
i Communication transmitting his Letter to
i President Lincoln," and for a "List of Officers
• of tbe Virginia State Line."
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For the Virginian.
We the undersignedsolicit Joseph T. Camp
i bell* Esq., of the Town of Abingdon to be
i come a-candidate at the ensuing election in
3 May next for s seat in the House of Delegates
in the General Assembly of Va—and we
pledge to him our votes and our influence. •
j Tho*. £. Dunn, J. C. Scott,
Thus. £. Gardner, Isaac Hocket, -
' William Roberta, Jas. McNew, Esq.,
- Jonas S. Kelly, J. N. Logan,
s J. 0. Smyth, Geo. MoNew, Senr.
, Saml. Herron,
The Enemy Leaving Fredericks
burg. '
Richmond, Feb. 16.—A scout just returned
I from Maryland, reports from personal ob
servation, that the whole Yankewarmy is leav
ing Aquia Creek, the greater portion bound
fur Washington, the remainder to. Fortress
Monroe. Tbe published object is to recruit
1 and reorganize.
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1 Important From Arasona and
f new Mexico.
9 Richmond. Feb 17.
9 Private dispatches from Arasona and New
s Mexico, represent thai these two territories
nri in a state of revolution. After the with
' drawalof the Confederate troops last July,
8 the population rose against the Federal sol
- diert and singally defeated them in two pitoh
r ed battles. " , <
, Tup enemy are shut up in Forts Craig and
Union. .Gen Arebaleta, the Mexican, oom
- mander, has sent to Gen Magruder for »in
forcemonts. -
For tiie Virginian.
Book of Chronicles.
1. Now in these latter days there came a I
chieftain from the East into a mountainous
country called Southwestern Virginia;
2. And 10, ans»ngst his retinue there were !
men of'mighty valor, captains and warriors
not a few; *
3. And of chariots and vehicles wherewith
to contain tbe raiment and food of this mighty
host a great number.
4. Now it came to pass when Humphrey
the chief lifted up his eyes, (howbeit he seem- <
ed to have but one,) he saw afar off over a
gainst the larid of the old men a barren waste,
5. And he called together his wise men and
the chiefs of his mighty warriors, and he o
pened his mouth, and spake to. them after this
wise: •
6. Ye men of tbe daxk and bloody ground,
hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye
may understand.
7. If ye will follow after me, I wtfl lead
you unto a fair and happy land, where .the
chinquopins do meet spontaneous
where the land is fat with milk and honey.
8". Tobacco and opossums ye will not lack
for there, and the hearts of the people wili be
open unto you. '
9. Then shall ye gird up your loins with
strength, and gird on your breast-plates, that
ye may go out into battle against the young
men, the nighty men and the captains of
your enemy Abraham. • ; ♦• t •'
10. Then spake one of hie chamberlains
named Leigbamiah, and said, 0, most mighty
and stupendous Humphrey, thou whose name
carrieth terror to tlfe hearts of the followers
of Abraham,
11. The ground beareth red marks where
the unclad feet of the soldiery hath been, yet
this cooleth not tbeir wrath;
12. But know thou, oh, most mighty Hum
phrey, tbat the weapons of the young men
weareth not an orderly aspect; their arms do
require burnishing, and their cartridge-boxes
needeth supplies; ,
-13.. Therefore I do beseech tbee proceed
thee with all baste unto Abingdon, a place
high unto the highway, that tby men may
prepare themselves agaipst the assaults of.
their enemies. *
14. And there joined Leighamiah in bis en
treaties Crutehwald, the chamberlain, of the
horses and chariots, and Bowenerges, the pro
vider of sustenence for the men.
15. And' Humphrey was constrained to lis
ten unto their counsel, and straightway -he
brought his hosts unto Abingdon. -
16. Now Abingdon is a City in the hills, nigh
unto the place when .the children of the land
of Virginia gathereth salt, and distant from
Bristol, in the"land of the Tennesseeans, about
a hundred and twenty furlongs.
17. And there rested be and bis mighty
captains, his warrion, and his chariots and
horses, until by reason of too much resting
his men waxed fat, and wist not that, whilst
tbey slept their enemies sleptnot. .
18. And after the space of two moons bad
passed, on the" thirtieth day of-the month, the
enemy stealthily came nigh unto the country
wherein Humphrey was camped,
19. And for the 'space of two days they
dwelt therein. .
2Q. Their bands were not soiled with blood,
but their limbs were jaded with much travel;
21. Nevertheless, they destroyed tbe cross
ings of the streams, and did tear up the high
way so that no man durst travel thereon.
' 22. And they, in tbe wickedness of their
hearts, conceived a- lie, and sent unto Hum
phrey a messenger who spake unto him and
said: ';.'* . «
23. Thy enemies do march against thee,
their numbers are great, nigh unto five and
r twenty thousand,.and .tbey do boast that thou
and thy young men shall be led into captivity.
24. But Humphrey/ knew not terror, and
after be slept the space of twelve hours, be
called together his chief warriors, *
25. And then came to bim Hawkianimq,
the chief of. the footmen of the land of the.
Kentuckians. and* Giltenbam, the chief of the
horsemen, and Johnsonadab, and Clayophilus,
and Lindsullos, thePchief of the signalites,.
26. And he spake onto them and told thefti
of what his enemies had said, and tbey waxed
exceeding wroth, and counseled him to go
down unto tbe battle against them.
27. And after another space of twelve hours
Humphrey girded about bim his sword, and
put on his shield and buckler,
- 28. And be went down into tbe land of the
Tennesseeans to give'battle unto his foes;
29. And When became to the place when
the children of Abraham had been, lo they
had fled.
30. Then Humphrey caused the city of Bris
tol to be made secure against them, and he
caused to be built heavy wails,- and strong
arches of masonry;' and batteaUx of logs,
31. And after the space of twelve boon
mora be sent out forces to "pursue and even to
capture the children of Abraham; .
32. But they laughed'them to acorn, and
said verily we were hut a thousand and five
hundred, and ye were seven thoupand.-yet
came we into your land and spoiled it.
33. And Johnsonadab,-one of Humphrey's
captains, strayed away from his camp, and
coming suddenly to the place whereon stood
three of the children of Abraham, he lifted up
his hand and slew one of them, even unto in
stant death, and the others took he into cap
tivity.
34. And Humphrey and his men punned
them, hut after a little time the children of
Abraham came unto their own homes in safe
ty, and boasted that tbey had pot terror into
the hearts of Humphrey and his army.
35. Many other things did Humphrey on
tiiis occasion, which are not recorded in this
book.
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' V Ctrcalar.
FeUcne- Citizens of Lee county :
Having been in die service of tbe Confede
rate army for about eighteen mouths, and my
health having become delicate, I offer myself
as* a candidate to represent you in the next
Legislature of Virginia. .
U I da so fortunate as to be the choice of
your sovereignty, I pledge myself to repre
sent you honestly and faithfully tho best I
can. I shall endeavor to speedily stop the ex
tortion and speculation that has almost ruin
ed the poor class of our Southern people, tbat
has been struggling hard in the battlefield for
nearly two years,, for our liberty and inde
pendence, I for one feel tbe weight of the al
most damnable crime. If there ever was a
time that men should feel bis-brother's care,
it is certainly now.* I know, gentlemen, that
this sentiment is calculated to render me un
popular wkh tbe extortioner, and if it does,
it will have to go for what it will bring. I
am aware that every man who is a true friend
to his country, will agree with me. I shall
endeavor to put down every thing to a price
that will be in the reach of the poor widowed
women and orphans, whose husbands and
brothers' bones now lie bleaching on the bat
tlefield. There are many such in the coun
try, and starvation now stands at tbe tbresh
hold. I shall endeavor to reduce not only tbe
farmer, but mechanics Of all kind, the mer
chant, &c, everything that is to eat and
wear. I need not say that I am a friend to
the soldier, fe -1 am a soldier myself. %
If I am the choice of tbe people for tbeir
Representative, I will faithfully be at my
post and do every thing in my power to 'pro
mote the cause of the Southern people.
I know not at this time who will be my^op
ponent, or how many there may be. I will
just say to the people that' I do not expect to
have an opportunity to canvass the county, as
I am in the service of my country, and fur
loughs can not be given, therefore I leave my
'cause in your hands, while I am engaged in
our one common cause qf freedom §hd liberty.
In order to arrest tbe evil, let each of the
States pass general laws, allowing a certain
per cent, to be charged upon the peace prices
of all the leading articles which enter into
general use and. consumption, then' add the
same to the products of the mechanics, manu
facturers, and-the same to pay off tbe private
soldier, then add a clause' of the law making
it a penal- offence ,for any one to transcend
these prices—add another clause to the eflect
thatnll persona transporting goods or other
articles from' one State to another, shaUbe al
lowed a reasonable profit on prime cost—say
fifty per cent. Let Congress pass a law of a
like character, thus you will place much the
larger portion of the people upon a footing of
equality. This would gjve the farmer two dol
lars per bushel for wheat, one dollar per
bushel for corn, and every thing else at the
same rates. s
I feel well satisfied that there is no consti
tutional difficulties in the way of such laws.
It is not my purpose or wish to array one class
of people against' another, but tbe truth is,
many are growing rich by tbe cruel and un
just and inhumane war, whilst thousands are
fighting, suffering and growing poorer. Dur
ing the whole, time I have been m the service,
I am happy to say that I have not made the
first speculation. Instead of taking money
from tbe soldiers, I have give them my own
money to buy them nourishment at hospitals.
'With sentiments of regard,
I remain', gentlemen,
Your true friend, x c
\ . ; ALEX. R. RUSSELL.
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From the Bichmond Whig.
Stephen A. Douglas.
Mr. May, of Baltimore, made a very •able,
speech in the Yankee Congress against the
whole policy of the Yankee Government, and
in favor of peace and the immediate recogni
tion of the Confederate States. In the course
of his remarks, he made the following state
ment respecting the late S. A. Douglas:
Mr. Speaker, that eminent and far-seeing
statesman, tbe late Judge Douglas, avowed to
me in April preceding his death, bis solemn
conviction that' our"political union was at an
end. I violate no confidence in repeating his
opinions, since he assured me it'was bis pur
pose to publish his views at an early day; and
if khe sequel of his life may seem in conflict
with these views there are those among his
personal friends*here on this -floor, who can
reconcile his ebnduc*,,and show tbe conformi
ty of his plans with a peaceful though it might
be fi, revolutionary solution of our national
troubles. Judge Douglas, on that occasion,
read to me an elaborate essay that he told me
had cost him mora thought and labor than
any work of his life; that he feared it was
too long, and he wished both to abridge and
simplify it, so that it might be read and un
derstood by all; that he would .revise it It
Chicago and then give it to his countrymen.
Death, alas! denied this most* patriotic de
sign. *
That essay ascribed our present situation to
the aggressive spirit of Northern abolition
ism. It declared his conviction that the union
of our States as originally formed.and main
tained was finally destroyed, and no political
union could exist again between the free
and slaveholding. States; that such an idea
| must be abandoned, and a commercial union,
founded upon tbe plah generally of tbe £611
---verein of the States of Germany, be accepted
as the only practicable arrangement to secure
peace now an!! hereafter. Tbe masterly pa
per, every word of which I board read by
himself, and which since his death I have en
deavored In vain to procure for the. benefit of
its wise counsels to our countrymen, fully ex
plained the plan, operation, and results of the
zoll-verein, and showed how r with certain mo
unifications, it could be adapted to sustain all
those principal causes and influences which
have hitherto made tbe .United States the hap
piest and most prosperous of .nations.
Mr. May concluded his speech by reading
the following resolutions, which he intended
to offer for adoption:
Whereas, The deplorable civil war now ex
isting between the States heratofora compos
ing our Onion, has failed to restore h, and, if
continued longer, will destroy all hope of its
restoration in the future, as originally formed
and maintained by our Federal Constitution,
and no other political Union is either desira-
ble or practicable; and, whereas, the interests
of humanity, of civilisation, and the future of
free Constitutional Government, all concur in
requiring that mis dreadful' contest of arms,
should be terminated; Therefore,
Be it Resolved, 1. That it is the duty of
Congreso at once to appoint oommiawon
ers to effect an armistice between the contend
ing armies, and to secure peace at all events. I
2. Tnat said commissioners be empowered, I
by compromise, to restore the Union if possi- I
ble; but if not, then to arrange the terms of I
a peaceful separation from tbe UnSon, as well ■
of those States which now claim to have so- M
coded, as of such others as, by the will of M
their people in sovereign conventions assem- ■
bled, may hereafter ordain to secede; and I
that said commissioners be solemnly enjoined |
so to conduct tbeir negotiations as to secure, ■
by every proper and honorable means, if ■
practicable, a more harmonious and perms, ■
nent re-union of all tbe States in a commer- ■
cial if not a political system. _Jm
3 That said ©ommisrioners -make a report, ■
iof their transactions to. Congress as soon as I
possible, in order tbat such, legislation may ■
be provided at may be neeeesary to saseaWe ■
the people of tbe several States in. conventwo|«
to determine tbeir action in tbe **«»•«*• . I
4. That in the event ef a refusal by the 1
Government of the United States to secure I
peace, and the only hopes of a re-omen upon |
tbe terms and by the means herein provided, a
or by some other, practicable plan, it is here- 1
by recommended to the government* of the I
several States now composing the Union at *
once to take measures to effect these objects.' M
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. ; /'. Maraiiders Agafa. I
On Wednesday night last, some sixty of 1
the tones from Laurel, N. C, came down into 1
this county, on the south-side of Chucky river, ■
and robbed Lewis Click of six hundred pounds j
of bacon and three sacks of flour. They also j
plundered the house of John Click, but we
learn tbe extent of tbeir robbery at
the latter place. They remained in tbe vicini
ty,of Click's, in sight of bis Bouse, until next
day. .cooking and eating the provisions tiey
had stolen.
They swear vengeance against every man h
in that whole section of country, and declare
that they are going to take what tbey want.
But. a few nights ago4hey robbed the house
of Lawson White, m this county, taking swine
three hundred dollars in money, and ether
valuables. .
It is certainly time for those baying au
thority, to begin to tbmk tbat there is some
thiDg in the threats of this tory band. The
families of Greene county, wbo live near the j
mountain, are very roueh alarmed, for tbey I
know not what hour will be their turn to suf
ferfrom these out laws.— Greenville, Tetm. ,.
Banner, February 14.* ,
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EMghly Important from tile
Northwest.
A Northwestern Confederacy to be
Formed.
A Convention of the, Legislature of Illinois,
Indiana. Ohio and Kentucky to Meet at
FtankfdH ! <&c. dec., &c,
Mowm, Feb.'l3. \
The Southern Crisis of the 11th learns
1 from a distinguished gentleman from onoof
the Northwestern States that the States of In
diana. Illinois and" Ohio have determined to
stop the war and make terms of peace with
the Confederate States at all hazards.
The Legislature* of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
, and Kentucky will mpet in General Conven
tion, at Frankfort on the 18th of February to
agree upon the institution of a Northwestern :
Confederacy—to propose terms of peace and
commerce with the Confederate States border
ing on tbe Mississippi and its tributaries,
proposing a treaty offensive and defensive with
the South, and on the adoption of tbe Con
federate States Constitution to incorporate
those new members into tho Confederacy if
agreeable to the. people of the Confederate
States, but in any event, the establishment of
relations of peace, amiiy. and commerce with
the Smth. Commissioners will bear tbe re-*
suit to Richmond, to treat with the Confede
rate Government, for tbe final and eatia/actory
adjustment of all interests. They require
tbat this action shall he taken openly with
serious and dignified determination.
The terms of adjustment will be submitted
for ratification to the people of Ohio, Indians
and Illinois, at the ballot box. When thus
ratified, separation fromthe U. States will be ,
irrevocably informant says
he expects no more engagements.—
By the Ist of April, itvrnt bo practicable for
a cessation of hostilities in the Southwest; by
the Ist of June, permanent peace, onleas die
Republicans wage war against die Northwest.
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Important front Earope.
Mediation Proposed by Louis Httpo
loon!!
* • *
RicHxown, Feb. 14th.
Northern dates of the 12th have keen re- •
ceived.
The Europa bad arrived at Halifax. It is
reported that she brings a proposition from
Louis Napoleon offering mediation between
theiJtorth and Sooth—that both Governments
appoint Commissioner* to meet in Montreal
or Mexico to arrange the preliminaries of
peace. .- , I
A Washington dispatch to the New York '
Express says, it is reported that Seward has
rejected the proposition; but tho Washington
Chronicle denies that there has been any "hA
indication from the Government, and adds':
"Then is reason to doubt that portion of the
news stating that the suspension of hostinps*
is included in (ho terms.
The reported rejection earned gold in New
.York to advance from 52} to 565, bed sshav
"tguentiy fell to 54|.
Strong peace resolutions ham been intro
duced in the New Jersey Legislature, propos
ing to appoint CouAniuaionere to go to Rich
mond to ascertain whether the Confederate
; States would consent to reafarm their adhe
sion to the Union and amend the Coaatitojsjom.
If not, on what terms paans eaa be restored.
■ A series of vigorous war resolutions was al
so introduced:
The steamer, Florida, wan at Naseaa the
last of January, and left a week afterwards.
She was chased thirty-six hours, bat es
caped.
The Alabama landed o hundred prisoners

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