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JWmber 16, l650. ito n?! JACOB T, MORRILL, Attorney & Counsellor at Law AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Clarwgton, Monroe, County O. WILL promptly and faithfully attpiwl t , Uains utrustd to his care.. Com promise and anijc.ible a'ljiistmnt always first eohght, and Utigntiou u.-ed only as the last Maori'"'' Oct. Jt, tK. re. SAMUEL ORIMSIIAW ;;ip TRUTH AXD F1EHHDOJ1. BY WM. D. GALLAOER. .vfl h-i mo ' ' ' ij On the page that is immortal, We the brilliant promise see: "Ye shall know the Trutu my people, Aud its might shall make you freel' JtOt J SMiX.il MUii S t AO.i'-nt it "0 riil ' For the Truth, then, let us battle, Whatsoever fate betide! Long the boast that we are Fkkkmen, We have made, and published wide. He who has the Truth, and keeps it, Keeps what not to him belongs, But performs a selfish action. That his fellow mortal wrongs. -He tvho seeks the Truth, and trembles At the dniigcts he must brave, Is not fit to be a Freeman: He, at best, is but a slave. In . w tff a f ' i it . ; ' ... He, who hears the Truth, and places Its high promptings under ban, Loud may boast of all that's manly, But can nover be a Man. fiat -'-'!t -":? :n:iUltU ) Friend, this simple lay who readest, Be not thou like cither of them But to Truth give utmost freedom, And the tide it raises, stem. Bold in speech and hold in action, Be forever Time will test, , Oft lie free noul'd and t lie slavish, Which fulfills life's mission best. iwrt t-8 W&sMbtaitli' fi'-in '' '- iU1 Be thoa like the noble Ancient Scorn tha threat that bids thee fear; Speak! no matter what betide thee; Let them .Mrikc: but make them hear. Be thou like the first Apostles Be thou like heroic Paul; If a free thought seek expression, Speak it boldly! speak it all! mm xi -Hb'Un iHilnm ,1' to::.- j". Face thine cneuiics accusers; Scorn the prison, rack, or rod ! And, if thou hast Truth to utter, Speak! and leave the rest to God. The Ya'.landigbam Committee. Washington City, Juuc 2G, ISM. To Hits Exccllt-iicy, The J'ritnUvt afthi UvihjA Statr$ : The undersigned having been appoint ed a committee, under the authority of . r" e resolutions of the State Convention held at the city of Columbus, Ohio, on the 11th instant, to communicate with you on the subject of the arrest and banish ment of Clement L. Vulllandighaui, most resqieelly submit the following as the res olutions, of that Convention, bearing upon the subject of his communication, and a-k of your Excellent their earnest con- siderarhdi. And they deem it proper to state that the Convention was one in which all parts of the State were rcpre aented, and one of the moht respectable as ; to numbers and vharaetcr, one of the most earnest and sinc ere in support of the Constitution snd theCnioii, ecr lield in that State : Rrsolct'd , . That the will of the peo ple is the foundation of all free govern ment; that to give effect to this will, free i thought, lice speech, and a free Dress are absolutely indbpcnsable. Without free discussion there is no certainly of sound ju.kMi.cnt; wiihout sound judgment there tan be no wise government. 2. That it is an inherent :uul ennstitn- tional right of the lieoplc to discuss all measures of their Government, and to ap- iiriivn or il w;i Tinrivr .is ti thuir l..i Sn.l r , " I t - j . . - nient seems right. That they have a like .riht to propo.-e and advocate that policy 'which in their judgment U Lest, and to argue anu vote against wnatcver policy seems to thcin to violate the Constitution, to impair their liberties, or to be detri mental to their wolfare. li. That the.-e and other right, guaran teed to them by their constitutions, are tlicir rights in time ot war. as well as in times of nenc-c aud of far more value and nci'caMi t hi war uuiii in ocaer : ior hi 1 peace liberty, security, and property arc seldom endafcgared : in war, ihey aic ever in. peril. . , 4. Tha.t ve now say to all whom it may concern, not by way of threat, but calmly i and fiiuily, that we will not Mirrender I thc.o rights, iwr submit to their forcible j violation. W will obey the laws our j selves, and all others iuust obey them. 11. Thut Ohio will adhere to tho Con- stitution and .tyie llniou as .the best, it may be the last, hope pf popular freedom, and lor all wrongs which m-iy have boon committed, a: evils w hich may exist, will seek redress, under the Comtitntion and within the l'nioo, by the peaceful but powerful agency of the suffrages of a free people. 14. That we will earnestly .support every constitutional measure tending to preserve the Ciiion of the States. No men have a greater interest in its proervation than we have- none deire it more; there arc none who will make greater sacrifices er endure more (hail ye will to accomplish that end. We are, as we ever have" been, the devoted friends of the Union, ami we have no sympathy with the enemies of either, kJSr- , . ri l.". That the arrest, imprisonment, pro tended trial, and actual banishment of Clement L. Vallandingham, n citizen of the State of Ohio, not belonging to th. land or naval Ibices of tip Cnitcd States, nor to the militia in actual service, by al- leered military authority, for no other pretended criinjfphun that of uttering words of legitimate criticism upon the conduct of the Administration in power, and of appealing to the ballot-box for a change of policy (said arrest and milita - ry trial taking place where the courts of law are open and unobstructed, and for no act done within the sphere of active mili tary operations in carrying on the war) . we regard as a palpable violation of the following provisions of the Constitution of tho United States : 1. '-Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." 2. "The richt of the people to be seenre in their persons, bouses, papers, and effects. against unreasonable searches and seizures, and uot to be violated ; and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describ ing the place to be searched aud the persons or things to be seized," 3. "No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise iufamons crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in militia, when in actual ser vice in time of war or public danger." 4. ' In ail criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the riglit to a speedy and public biui, uy au impartial jury 01 me HIN ana 1 : . I - c . t i.. i d.strict wherein the crime shall have been cowmitted, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law." And we furthermore denounce said arrest, trial, and banishmeut, as a direct insult oliered to the sovereignty of the people of Ohio, by whose organic law it is declared that no person shall be transported out of tne oiaie lor any oneuce couiumtea witinu Vallandigham was, by a military comman the same. jdej', seized and tried, for no other reason 1G. That Clement L. Vallandigham . than words addressed to a public meeting was, at the time of his arrest, a promi-iQ criticism of tha course of the Adminis neut candidate for nomination by the j tration, and in condemnation of the mili Dcmocratic party of Ohio, for the office j tary orders ot the general.' Now, if there of troveriior of the State; that the Dem ocratic party is fully competent to decide whether he is a fit man for that nomina tion, and that the attempt to deprive them of that right, by his arrest and banish ment, was an unmerited imputation upon their intelligence and loyalty, as well as a violation of the Constitution. 17. That we respectfully, but most earnestly, call upon the President of the L'uitcd States to restore Clement L. Val landigham to his home in Ohio, and that a committee of one from each Congressional districi of the State; to be selected by the presiding omcer ot this convention, is j aJr'ru"lue.u io prcaeiii, tuia appuoa- era!, but becauso he was damaging the tiou to the President. army, upon the existence and 'vigor of The undersigned, in tho discharge of! which the life of the nation depends: He the duty assigned them, do not thiuk it t was warring upo the utili&ry, and this necessary to reiterate the facts connected gave the military constitutional jurisdic with the arrest, trial, and banishment of tion to lay hands upon him. If Mr. Val- ,Ur. Vallanditiglinin they are well kuownj to the i resident, and arts ot public his tory nor to enlarge upon the positions taken by the convention, nor to retapitu late the constitutional provisions which it is believed have been contravened; they have been stated at length and with clearness in the resolutions which have been recited. The undersigned content themselves with brief reference toother suggestions pertinent to the subject. Ihey do not call upon your Excellency as suppliants praying the revocation of the order banishing Mr. Vallandigham as! a lavor; but, by the authority ot a con vention reiircieutinsr a maiority ot the citizens of the State of Ohio, they re ypcctl'ully ask it as a light due to an American citizen, in whose personal in jury tl;e sovereignty aud dignity ot the people ol Ohio, as. a lrce state, have been offended. And this duty they perforin the more cordially from the consideration that, at a time ol great national cinergen ty, pregnant with danger to our Federal Luion, it is all important that the true friends of t'.ie 1 onstitution and the Union, however they may differ, as to the nvnU of administering the Ciovcrnmeut, aud the measusures most likely to be succoss ful in the ma in ten a nee of the Constitu tion and the restoration of the Union, should not be throw u into conflict with each other. The arrest, unusual trial, and banishment of Mr. Vallindighatn, i ave crcateu wiue-sprcau auu a.aruimg , disaliet-tion among the people of the State, ; not only endangering the harmony of the t .i n - i j i ... . ... .. ... 1 ... . . . I i. it w till, flit at -iiiii t i . I ill,... I OUiimiuyiiuu uiiiuu, : and tending to disturb the peace and I . - . . '"'TVi ".."I. '"i'-" . i . . , 1 . . . t , . , . 1 1 . . i i , e. . . 1 1 . t I , . 1 1 . i 1 I I , 1 , l l Xr. V.rf'rf " J , J Jr : A rinnnistrai.on to tne great lanumai KS j t hoc govoinmci.t essential to the peace- j lul and suecesslul enforcement ol the laWS 111 OblO. Jill I II; I L lo'l IV ' 1 I 1 ' ll.l' It M 11 . . 1 ; . "V tt- . - : a. k : . l a l. i LUU11C C (.Mil Hi U 11 1 1 ' . i t i U 11 UI1 IUI ftUUH'L'lj I Hi: j following language : Th(J utKlersigned are unahlo to agree "It gave me pain when I learned that with you in the opinion you have ex Mr. Yullaudigham had been irrcsted : pressed, that the Constitution is different that is, I was paincd-that there should have seemed to.be a necessity for arresting hint; and that it will afford me great pleas ure to discharge, him, so soon as 1 can by any means believe the publio safety will not suffer by it." The undersigned assure your Excellen cy, from our personal knowledge of the feelings of the people of Ohio, that the public safety will be far more endangered by continuing Mr. Vallandigham in exile than by releasing him. It may be true that persons differing from him in politic al views may be found ii Ohio, and else where, who will express a different opin ion. But they are certainly mistaken. Mr. Vallandigham may differ with the President, and even with some of his own political party, as to the true and most ef fectual means of maintaining the Consti tution and restoring the Union; but this difference of opinion does not prove im to be unfaithful to his duties as an Ameri can citizen. If a man, devotedly attached to the Constitution and the Union, con scientiously believes that, from the inher ent natuio of the Federal compact, the war. WOODSFIELD, MONKOE COUNTY. OHIO, JULY 15. 1863. in the present condition of things in this country, cannot be used as a means of res toring the Uuion; or that a war to subju gate a part of the States, or a war to revo lutionize the social system in part of the ! States, could not restore, but would in- jcvitably result in the final destruction of both the Constitution and the Union, is ne not to be allowed the right of an Ameri can citizen to appeal to the judgment of the people tor a change 6f policy by the constitutional remedy afthe ballot box? During the war with lexico, many of the political opponents of the administra tion then in power thought it their duty to denounce and oppose the war, and to urge before the people of the country that it was unjust, and prosecuted for unholy purposes. With equal reason it might hve been said or them, that their discuss ; ions before the people were calculated to discourage enlistments, "to prevent the raising of troops," aud to induce deserti ons from the array, and leave the Crovern ment without an adequate aiilitary force to carry on the war. If the freedom of sperai and of the press are to be suspendecHi time of war, then die essential elemental' popular gov ernment to effect a change bf policy in the constitutional mode is at 'an end. The i (..,!. f 1 p i. V- w rT" Fs is in- t dispensable, and necessarily incident to 1 tne nature of popular governmen itself. J If any inconvenience or evils arise from i,s exercise, they are unavoidable, j On this subject you are reported to have said, further: j '-it is asserted, in substance, that Mr. be no mistake about this, if there was no other reason for the arrest, then I concede that the arrest was wrong. But the ar rest, I understand, was made for a very different reason. Mr. Vallandigham avows his hostility to the war on the part of the Union; and his arrest-was made be cause he was laboring, with jtouie effect, to prevent the raising of troops, to encourage desertions from the army, anjd to leave the rebellion without an adeqjptc military force to suppress it. He wai uot arrested because he was damaging -the political prospects of the Administration or the personal interests of the comjbaudiug gen Lmdiirhuui was not damaging the military power of the country, then his arrest was made on mistake of facts, which 1 would be glad to correct on reasonable satisfac tory evidence." In answer to this, permit us to say, first, that neither the charge nor the specifica tions in support of the charge on which Mr. Vallandigham was tried, impute to him the act of either laboring to prevent the raising of troops, or to encourage des ertions from the army. Secondly, no evidence on the trial was ottered with a view to support, or even tended to sup- " ! port any such charge. In what instance, and by what act, did he either discourage ! enlistments or encourage desertions in the j army'r' Who is the man who was discour I aged from enlisting, and who encouraged j C 5 i to desert, by any act of Mr. Vallaudig- ham? If it be assumed that perchance some person might have been discouraged from enli sting, or that some persou might I have been encouraged to desert, on ae- coum oi nea ing o. . a lauu.guau, s a. a t : r il -1: i ( views as to i ue poney oi tne war as a i means of restoring the Union, would that . I have laid the foundation for his couviction aud banishment? If so, upon the same grounds every political opponent of the Mexican war might have been convicted a'.id banished from the country. Jl'hen gentlemen ol high standing and extensive influence, including your Excellency, op posed, in the discussions bclore the lco" I - , tbe y Qf he Mcxic:in Li wcre . .W;frri, ' the mUitary," and did .?.J ,...,. it" ',;, ,,,;.,i : l-liir .1 U NIL 111 111 b.l 1 KUHDVl.tlblVUllI I 11 1 O - J ... J in law 1,,1 tmon" thn.i.V A nrl . ,, 4. .,,,..,' 11 ;n . i lit ill. ii ''i in i in: rmci uu. iii iiina ;UI,011 Wl,,ch Mr. Vallandigham was tried v entitled him to trial before the civil tri- buij:jj accordi jto the cx preM provi(5ions 6 J ijoBgrow, approved by voum.,f July 17tl)) 18lj2 and March lut'.'-t l,w.l. u-,., maitlfVut'tlv ilMmivoil supersede all neccessity or pretext for . arbitrary military arrests. in time of insurrection or invasion irom what it is in time of peace and public e cuiitv. The Constitution provides for no limitation upon or exceptions to the II. Mr . a . ' ' 1 fi I - -" ' . - - - - guaranties of personal liberty, except as to the writ of haqeas corpus. lias the President, at the time of invasion or in surrection, the right to engraft limita tions upon these constitutional guarran tees, whenever, in his judgment, the pub lie safety requires it ? True it is, the .article of the Constitution which defines the various powers delegated to Congress, declares that "the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended uuless where, iueases of rebellion or in vasion, the public safety may require it." But this qualification or limitation upon this restriction upon the powers of Con gress, has no reference to or in connec- tion with the other constitutional guar rantces of personal liberty. Expunge j from the Constitution this limitation upon the power of Congress to suspend the writ of habeas corpuf, and yet the other guarrantees trf personal liberty would re main unchanged. Although a man might not har a consti tutional right to have an immediate inves tigation made as to the legality of his arrest upon habeas copus, yet his "rht to a speedy and public trial by an impar tial jury of the State and District wherein the crime shall have been committed," will not be altered; neither will his right to the exemption from ''cruel and unusual punishments;" nor his right to be secure in his person, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable seizures and searches nor his right to be deprived of life, liber ty or property without due process of law; nor his right not to be hold to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous offenoe, l 1 unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury, be in any wise changed. Ana certainly the restriction upon the power of Congress to. suspend the writ of uaoeas corpus, in time of insurrection or invasion, could not affect the guaranty that the freedom of speech and of the press shall not be abridged. It is some times urged that the proceedings in the civil tribunals are too tardy and ineffec tive for cases arising in times of insurrec tion or invasion. It is a full reply to this to say, that arrests by civil process may be equally as expeditious and effective as arrests by military orders. True, a sum mary trial and punishment are not allow ed in the civil courts. But if the offender be under arrest and imprisoned, and not entitled to a discharge on writ of habeas corpus, before trial, what more can be re quired for the purposes of the govern ment ? The idea that all the constitu tional guarrantees of personal liberty are suspended, throughout the country, at a time of insurrection or invasion in any part of it, places us upon a sea of uncertain ty, and subjects the life, liberty of every citizen to the mere will of a military com mander, or what he may say he considers the public safety requires. Does your Ex cellency wish to have it understood that you hold that the rights of every man throughout this vast country are subject to be annulled whenover you may any that you consider the public safety requires it, in time ot invasion or insurrection You arc further reported as having said that the constitutinnal guarrantees of personal liberty have "no application to the present case we have in hand, be cause tho arrests complained of were not made for treason that is, not for the treason defined in the Constitution, and upon the conviction of which the punish ment is death nor yet were they made to hold persons to answer for any capital or otherwise infamous crime; nor were the proceedings following in any constitution il or Icgal sense cTtiiiinarpcHicuff 1 he arrests were made on totally differ ent grounds, and the proceedings follow ing accorded with the grounds of the ar rests," &c. The conclusion to be drawn from this position of your Excellency is, that where a man is liable to 'a criminal prosecution,' or is charged with a crime known to the land, he is clothed with all the constitu tional guarrantees for his safety and secu rity from wrong and injustice;, but that, where he is not liable to a "criminal pros ecution." or charged with any crime known to the laws, if the President or any military commander shall say that ne con siders that the public safety requires it, this man may be put outside of the pale of the constitutional guarrantees, and ar- . i . i . , ... . rested wmiouc cnarge ot crime, ltupris lowing what triijy:ifimm , or be tried before a court ?htf Man .of. the si hors,e! were .fenced to any kind of pun- J" ar0und th -?ou!c- Butter- ed without knowin length of time martial and sen ishment, unknown to the laws of the land Which the' President or the military com mander may see proper to impose. Did the Constitution intend to throw the shield of ;ts 9ecuritics-acound the man liable to - ' i. ,.u ..j ...Vi, Olldl i: Uti r) 1 111 with treason as defined by it, aud yet leave the man, not liable to any .charge, unprotected by the safe guards of personal liberty and person al securities? Can a man not in the military or naval service, nor within the field of the operations of the army, be arrested and imprisoned without any law to authorize it ? Can a man thus, in oivil life, be punished without any lw defin ing the ofiense and prescribing the pun ishment? If the President or a court martial may prescribe one kind of pun ishment unauthorized by law, why not any other kind? lianishuient is an un usual punishment, and unknown to our laws. If the President has the right to prescribe the punishment of banisbmenf, why not that of death and confiscation of property? If the President had no right to change the punishment prescribed by the court martial from imprisonment to ban ishment, why not from imprisonment to torture on the rack, or execution upou the gibbet? If an indefinable kind of constructive treason is to be introduced and engrafted upon the Constitution, unknown to the laws of the land, and subject to the will of the President whenever an insurrec tion or invasion shall occur in any part of this vast country, what safety or secu rity will be left for the liberties of the people ? The constructive treason that gave the friends of freedom so many years of toil in England were inconsiderable com pared to this. The precedents which you make will become a part of tho Constitu tion for your successors, if sanctioned and acquiescod in by the people now. The people of Ohio are willing to co operate zealously with you in every effort warranted by the Constitution to restore the Uuion of the States, but they cannot consent to abandon those fundamental principles of civil liberty which are es ential to their existence as a free people. In their name, we ask that, by a revo cation of the order of his banishment, Mr Vallandigham may be restored to the fnjoyit"ht of those rights of which they beliercshe has been unconstitutionally de prived. -.v We have the horror to be, respectfully, Yours, 4c., IP M. Birchard, chair m, 19th dist, David A. Houk, tee 'y 3d dist. Geo Bliss, 14th dist. T. W. Bartley, 8th dist. W. J. Gordon, 18th dist. John O'Neill, 13th dist. C. A. White, 6th dist. W. E. Fink' 12th dist, Alexander Long, 2d dist. J. W. White, 16th dist. Jas. R. Morris, 15th dist. Geo. S. Converse, 7th dist. Warren P. Noble, 9th dist. Geo. A. Pendleton, 1st dist. W. A. Hutchins, 11th dist. Abner L. Backus, 10th dist. J. F. McKinney, 4th dist. F. C. Le Blond, 5th dist. Louis Schaffer, 17th dist. The President's Letter to the Yallaudigham Committee. We find the following special Washing ton dispatch, of June 29, in the New York Daily Neict: "The President replies to the Vallan digham Committee from Ohio in a lontr letter, in duplicate. Tha tenor ef it is that Mr. Vallandigham should be released. and will be, if the committee will indorse three propositions, to this effect: First, that a rebellion exists, and that it is his, the President's duty, to put it down; sec ond, that the committee will use their in fluence in crushing it; and, third, that they will see that the army employed ior that purpose is well paid, ted and clothed If the committee, or a majority of them, in dorse these propositions, and so sitrnifv by indorsing the duplicate letter to that effect, and return it to the President, then Air. V allandijjham will be released. The Great Battle in Pennsyl vania. Washington, July 5. 4 P. M. The latest official dispatch received here up to this hour from General Meade, is dated Headquarters, 7. A. M., July 4, which merely states that the enemy had with drawn from his positions occupied for at tack on Friday. The information in the possession sf Gen. Meade at that hour did not dfvelope the character of the enemy's movement, whether it was a retreat or manoeuvre. Reliable information received here to day asserts that Gen. Lee's headquarters AshtowTr- yest. an further represents that th rpbnla were fortifying at Newland's Gap in South Mountain, apparently to cover a retreat. About 4:30 P. M. the artillery of the enemy slackened, and had entirely ceased at five. The last shots they fired were far beyond their original position, and the infantry column had advanced toward their covers. We took upwards of one thousand pris oners. The enemy captured but few, if any, of our men. The rebel prisoners report that Gen. A. P. Hill was killed outright upon the field, and that their officers suffered far greater casualties than in any previous en gagement. .So terrific was the fire that the small house where general Meade and Staff uem was struck in the Ureast. and it. a feared internally injured by a piece of shell that exploded in the building. Sev eral of our general officers were wounded in the engagement. General Hancock was wounded in the leg. Generals Gib bon, Warren and Hunt were wounded. In consequence of the excitement and diffi culty iu ascertaining their locations, the names of many prominent officers report ed as killed or wounded, cannot be ascer tained to-night. Too much credit cannot be given to the men of our batteries, who for hours stood to their guns under a broiling sun, and surrounded by the missiles of death, only retiring to give their positions to others whon their caissons were ex hausted. The infantry engaged also nobly did their duty, and the enemy to-day at their hands have received the greatest disaster ever administered by tho Union forces. All the officers award the highest honor to General Meade for his able generalship since he assumed command, and particu larly for the coolness, decision and energy of the memorable 3d of July. Last night, believing it to be his duty to the cause and to learn how far he would be supported iu the approaching conflict, he summoned his corps and division coui mandem for consultation. From . si. blende. July 5th, 8:30 A. M.: To Major -General Hullcck: The enemy retired under cover of the night and a heavy rain, in the direction of r airfield and Cashtown. Our cavalry is in pursuit. 1 cannot give you details of our cap tures in prisoners, colors and arm. Up ward of twenty battle flags will bo turned in from one corps. My wounded and those of the enemy are in our hands. Signed GEO. G. MEADE, Major-General. The Providence Post, one of Gen. Hurnside's most faithful friends during his military career, says: "No one can fail to perceive that Gen. Burnside has done and is doing more to injure the cause of the Union, than All the major generals openly iu the service of Jell. Davis has doue or can do." NUMBER 19 tee Driven back to Qcttrn burg Jeff. Davit Orders him to Return to liicb moii. Philadslpiha, July4.-CoI. Forney, of the Press, received the following high ly important dispatch to night from the Army of the Potomac: Hanover. Pa .t..i jfnr-xr special to the Press says: There has been no fighting up to this time to-day. Last evening we drove the enemy back to Get- -?""-"a; imes, tins morning, extend eight miles around Gettysburg, our bat teries being on all the hills looking on the town from the south. We occupy Round Top bridge com-mandin-r the Chm .-. I...... :u- have cut off all the lines of retreat. Our forces occupy the strongest possible nosi on. A flank movement on our' raft i impossible . i ' 1 1 i ii(ii i ui At about ci.rhf n'lnl, 1 i lor,da brigade of Gen. Longstreet's flllKlon ?J-1. t -. - .v,.., a Dngaaieruoneralm com mand, advanced to within our 'Jlnes and gave themselves up with their colors. A bearer of dispatches from Jeff. Davis to Gen. Lee has been captured. The dis patch orders Lee peremptorily t return to Kichmond, and states that tho move ment into Pennsylvania was wholly against his wishes. - We have captured eight thousand pris oners. . - r Further about the Oreat Matties. New York, July 0. The times says . The contents of Jeff. Davit's dispatches aptured are, a peremptory order to Leo to withdraw from Pennsylvania, assigning as a reason that the pos'ition is too baz? ardous and the condition of K5nmoBd too defenceless to warrant him in remaining longer. He also refuses Lee's request to let Beauregard reinforce him, and orders Lee. South of the Potomac forthwith. The Times' Gettysburg dispatch con tains the report of the almost rnmnl.i. annihilation of the rebels, who left near! v tt (V.. l I 1 Ml 1 . . . . uny inousanu xinea ana wounded ou tho grounu. LEE IN FULL RETREAT MEADE IN PURSUIT-TAKES 20,000 PRIS ONERS. Baltimore, July 5 News has been received from Gen. Meada's- army up to twelve o'clock to-day. The late victory at Gettysburg grows brighter and brighter. The enemy was in full retreafctogarci UWftbeTsbarg and GiWPcasfJe7-TTlI thought that Leo will strain every nerve to reach Hagerstown, and it is thought his aim is to reach WiJliamsnort and tWnnn into Virginia. Intercepted dispatches give the infor mation that Beauresrard is in Richmond and perhaps on his way to Culpepper. ineaae is oarrassing Jiee with cavalry and following in pursuit. Philadelphia, July 5. The Journal published the following in an extra: Baltimore, July 5, 11:20, A. M. Tho war correspondent of tho Journal has just arrived from yesterday's battle-field. Ha states that the route of Lee was thorough and complete. Gen. Meade has not only captured 20, 000 rebels, but re-captured all our own troops, who were Drevionslv in tho hands of the rebels. 3 P. M. It is really true that Lee baa been totally routed and is seekiug to es cape. Pleasanton has cutoff his retreat through the gap leading to Chambera burg. We took one hundred and eighteen pieces of artillery and from fifteen to twenty thousand prisoners, and all the w a 7 - j took of us in the first day's fight. We hold the town ot (jrettysburg and all the hospitals. It is a complete victory. Our troops are in excellant snirita. They sav universally that this bnttl j . the most desperate tho Army of tho Po 19 tomac ever fought. From the latest intelligence received here it is fully believed that Gen. Lee's army has been completely defeated. There has been no fighting to-day. The rebel army is endeavoring to retreat through South Mountain. Washington, July G. Gen. Stonor man leaves t.o-dav to take command of the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac. The Tribune's letter state that the 11th Corps lost in killed, wounded and missing t,"ou men. me 1st uorps lost .nearly 5,000. The 12th Corps lost about 1,216 men and 17 officers killed, and 43 wounded. Baltimore, July 7. The Baltimore American of yesterday says every avail able man in Baltimore and Washington is being hurried forward to intercept Lee's flying and domoralizcd troops. . A great battle will probably be fought to-morning, which will doubtless be final, as Geuoral Meade's foroes, reinforced by Generals Couch, Schenck and Heintzle man, will nearly double Lee's army. It is said by those who have been curious enough to examine that tho Locusts have W on one wing and N on tho other. These are interpreted to mean W ar aud Nigger. The Locusts are scourge upon the country; hence there is no doubt about them belonging to the Abolition party. The white-walnut bushes are said to be unusually full of butternuts this year. That is a good sign. H lack snakes are very scarce. Another good sign. LET EVERY FREEMAN'S MOTTO BE, "VALLANDIGHAM AND LIB- liSRTT.'"