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KiOHMOND W Hlb FlirDAY 7IORMIMO, «»!• 80. 1881, TUfORUSKPONDKNrit. 0- L*t*ro cm trtoduooo mu* be addrouod to Uu "odder if XH*u4» uriiton net hoik *doo of tho paper tntU not ho puhitoh id Thu to it rulo if l ny *omettug, uoj\t to ho t-tmcn to all, %,* K.Uh Ito cut ho deported jn*<, OhUueuy uvtUoomood tmj *ffXt lino- uroihocf*.’j"hriuit trertieeirmto. __ ■0~ Vtoonwl uudertaio to i oOum rejected c ..rnmuntoakoss Ike Sally Uhit la Hl< liinond-ru) tkc^Car rier*. The great demand for the Daily Wmo within the city, ah well by regular aa by transient readers, and the diffi culty of satisfuctorl? supplying both classes of readers, by a carrying system adapted only to office subscrip tions, have induced us to resort to the only feasible mode of managing a large city circulation, to wit: that of prepayment to tJu Corrioro. From Ibis date, then fire, no subscriptions for the Wuio to be left within the city wiii-bo taken at this tllije, and all per-ors indebted lor subscription t-> the present time, within the city, are requested to call at the office aud settle their accounts. The Carriers "ill, of course, continue to deliver the pa per to the present subscribers and receive pay for the same at .the rate ol fifteen cents per week. The public will now' unde*, land th»t all restnetinn upon the sale ol the Whio br Carriers witbiu the ci y is removed, and that all who want it may buy it from the Carrier! or have it left for them at then residences or places of busineee. Septtinb*r 16 h, 1961. “ What are \v.-.il;kltiiB for •** A corresponded handles this q leatioa in another col umn. So absorbing is the war; so.i itense sud eager the deairc of all m-u for its glorious clear; that the defeat and expulsion ol tha enemy is quite as much os most person DlT«1OMWnpn;ca. IUCJ n^TC ov* :»»u »«W look further. Their souls hare been engrossed oa that object. tbeir physical and material means all d .-voted to its attainment. It is doubtless a great olj :ct—indispen sable in fact—first to be accomplished; for, without that, we shall not be at liberty to govern ourselves. Kuowii g the vital importance of routing tbe invaders aud drivirg Mem from our bonier*, and sympathising intensely wi h the feeling of our whole people for its coneummsticn, we had desired that the groat questions, which wdl aris< after cur independence is established, should not now distract the public mind; but should be adjourned to a more convenient season. Actuated by this motirc, we had t .oug.it it brat that the Provisional Government should contiaue as it is till the close of tie war; that the people should no: be annoyed with elections, while fully occuped with the public enemy ; aud that when peace returned, we might at onr leisure adjust our iustitutiou* to our situation, and fix cur freedom on a lasting founda tion. We never for a moment [doubted the result of tbe struggle. The war might be long , wo might experience revers s, and hate many hardships ard privations to er dure; but the final triumph, the route and confusion of our worse than Vandal foe,we never doubted. But even that achievemen., great and iadi-psasable as it is, would avail us nothing, if we do not rise to tbt height of the great argument, profit by the errors of the old Govern nieut, and establish our liberties on a broad and imper ishable bas s. Tbe fatal mistake of tbe old Do ion was tbe substitution of the oooaoldated for tbe confederated system; a central despotism lor a league of free, sovereign Stans. In a country of such extent, and of such varied, if not co thetieg, interests, the continuance and pros perity of such a Government was only a question of time If wo undertake to establish just such another Govern meet as the old, onlv modified as to territory, and not quite such diversity of interests, we too plant the seeds of despotism or dissolution, and all our sufferings and Oar triumphs will be in vain. We shall travel the road of the (rid wreck, which began with Washington and ended with Lincoln. If we are wise—if we are worthy of the fxvors of Providence, wa will take warning from the lessons of the past and reao the benefits. An Elective King with an army of ©Hire seeker* a d a hundred millions of rev enue will detmrtiiix9 any people and subvert any Gov ernment. We may begin witha Washington era D tv is, b it a Liccclu is visible in the distance. Are we men of sen>e, to waste our substance, peril our lives, spend tltep lesj nights for such au end ? Otr advocacy of Seceesiou has been dictated by high Cuioa, became- it wan a despotism—a corrupt and cor rupting despotism, which tnrratened the extinction of •very virtue and of all love of freedom. It tad degen erated into a machine for the bent lit of plecenion at the exoense and to the degradation of the people. We felt oppressed by this incubus. We wished to be delivered from it—to see revived the old liberties eijoyed by our Revolutionary fathers uoder the articles of Confedera tion; to be the free citisecs of a free Government. Tne Provisional Government expires by limitation next February, and is to be succeeded by the permanent Gov verument. Tab) permanent Government it subject to am-n Jmeut. It bears *co close a resemblance to the Yankee michi e at Washington for our taste. We shall do whatever we can to alter it radically. Wo say this now to exoluda conclusions. If the old system is to continue, we know no mtn whom we shculi prefer to President Davis to guide and control it; and If we were certain, that w» shad'd always have Mich a one, we tnigh bo contcut with things as they are. But when we sec Lincoln In W uhington's chair, we are warned again*' that hope. We are for getting rid of President* for once and f :r ver—reducing the central head to whit it should be and was designed to bo, tmre sprwey, without pat ronage or power, a"d ex tit the States to their true and legitimate pavilion in the system. Believing President Davis to be thoroughly embued with the Confederate idea, we shall hop'for his hearty co operation in ren dering uur Reveluion worthy of the admiration and gratitude of all mankind. Tr o News ! t The Israelites had a bard task in Egypt, making bricks without straw. An editor has s still harder taek, in mak ing up a newspaper, without telegrams or papers. But fir tboee two invaluable individuals: “the rtlitble g«n tloman who came down on the Central cats yesterday,” and “the gentleman who has jost seen a gentleman direct fir the war-effioe," we should all bn funeli rffi:io. We availed ourselves of the first authori’y yssterdsy to is port some startling intelligence from Lovettsville; and we are enabled by tke latter to-day to communicate a variety of items of the moat interesting aud extraordi & try character. “The gentleman who etw the gentleman direct from the war-cOoo" ie positive that dispa ebts have been received, announcing the arrival in H impton R iw-'s of three iron-pi ited war steam ;rs from Ragland, which stood with impunity the fi-e of all the guns of Fortress Mooro) for three mortal hours, and will beablo to capture that place before to-morrow morning. Dis patches were ako received confirming the extermination of Rneeocrau and his corpt t armu; and that Beaure gird waaat Frederick, Md; and that Johnston with bis entire Divirioo, had disappeared from the face of the saith. It waa supposed that they had eeorated themselves In tb« pUfollt, which, U la known, the enemy have dug in front of the fortifications of Arlington. The same au thority also reports several other matters of very grave eonseqaeoc*, which it would not, juat it this this time, prudent to disclose. _____ The War. The Genual car* yesterday brought down nearly one hundred TaLkee prieonerf-68 from Gun. Lee, about 20 from Gen. Johnston at Munson’s Hill, and the rest from Gen. l-'iojd. With respect to Gen. Lee’s movements, we bavo a tele gram of the 18th, from UeD. Reynolds to the Governor of Indiana, saying he waa not surrounded and didn't in tend to be-calling for re-inforcctncnts-end intimating that be expected to be njoined by Gen. Roeencrarx, who J« slid to be five days distant. Another diipatcb of the next day, 14h, from the same place, rcpceeuta Lee to he advancing on him and ouly two miles distant. The fame authority also reports the death of John A. Wash ington. The prisoners sent down yesterday were captured on the 12th, as our army was advancing. ReyutUa may not have been surrounded on the 14*h, and hU telegram would seem to prove it; and it may be, though we think it improbable, that Roaencranz will eorno in time to hi* relief. Without this interposition, we should incline to btliere, as we hope, thxt the whole division will be forced to surrender. We inter trorn statements in the Cincinnati papers, thxt Reynolds' force on Cbext Mountain, and this side Hutton* ville, amounts to between five and six thousand. LlmrolB’a Knavery. Gen. Buckner, of Keutucky, who wa* employed by Gov. Magcffin in arranging the tortus of the Suto’d neu tralisy with Lincoln A Co., has published an account of his negotiations. The first put relates to hia transactions with McClellan, tbo last to an interview with Liucoln. We copy this portion,as it develop** the traits of thia bistori od peonage. We had been taught to regard him as a coarse, vulgsr oaf, delighting in obscene Jes s, proud of his length of Indy, and obstinate as a male in his de votion to hi* low and vulgar Labitud:*. Common-place > oaeaty was cot ucceaoaiily iLcompatiblo with such trails of character, neither waa it indispensable. A n.au may be a fool and a knnu at the same time. Lincoln is a cess in point. His ignorance and stupidity ia incomes table; his iuciceerity and duplicity—hi* disposition to circumvent and deceive ha* beeu betrayed by bis every act on in office. It may be that he is a tool in the hands of a more artlul knar.; but lie is, at any rate, a ready and unresisting tooL It would seem from the nloe dis tinction which he drew between the words "rttptet" and “oiieree,” In reference to the neutrality of Kentucky, that his master had been giving him lesaous, and he had inclination to profit by them. Iu respect to the promise to “obwve" the neutrality of Kentucky, by uot sending troops there, which he kept by organizing arores within the Bute, we have an Illustration both oi his intellect and his good faith. To be bubbled by lush a knavish Ignoramus is a fate not unfitting a Commonwealth, which, in such a ceieir, shoald in gloriously shrink from ths responsibilities of up holding Freedom. Tbe following is the conclusion of General Buckner's publication: I leimed, when in Washington, from some of the funds of the President, that he was exceedingly tender f o'ed on tbe meaning of certain terms. He was not «r iitng to "retp-ct” the neutral position of Kentucky, for tbat would be to acknowledge her right to assume it; hut he was entirely willing to “oAarrts" it. To me the d scovrry was of mteteet, for it had not p-eviously oc curred to me that I w .uld find such a nice discrin-i nation of terms iu an official who had not apparently discov ered the lines which divide a co-ititutional republic from a i absolute de-|o am; and who cbuses a party pli;fotm above the Cocstitmion which he is sworn to support I had a very friendly Interview with the*Pro dent. I justified the attitude of Kentucky, on the ground that tbe President had hints.if confessedly violsted the Cou -titution, and therefore bad uo right to call upon Ken tucky to aid him in this violation ; and that even if his were juitified, as he claimed, by necessity, the same course, whtn it was a question cf internal prscr iu Ken tucky, would justify the attitude she had assumed. The PrtsiJvnt saccerded iu imprrsstng upon mo the balief that'* as loDg as there were roads around Ken t oky” to reach the rebellion, it was his purpose to leave horjuntnolt a’ed, not yielding her right to the position -be occupied, but observing it as a matter of policy. So fui|v was I impressed wi.b this purpose on bis part, that I suggested that if he would make to ms a defiuite state ment of his policy, I would Uk> pleasure in announcing j. t(, t<,0 pn Jic, assuring him that in my opinion it would end greatly to tliay public ei.itemeul and to preserve ths peace of tbe Btflte. Oa my return by (appointment, two days afterwards, the President wrote, iu the presence of Hon. John J. Crittenden and mveelf, and handed me tbe following p« p -r. It b.’ars ali tb- murks of the characteristic iudi rcctncw of President Lincoln’s mind. H<. accounted for ibe absence of his signature by sayiog that he did not ; tend to writ" a “proclamation,” but to give me & pi per, on which 1 cculu base try statements of bis policy, „nd which would be my evidence hereafter, if any difT.-r cace should arise relative to that policy; and he appealed t Mr. Cri-ienden, who was present, to ideutify the paper in any way that Lo thought proper. Tuis was done by the Utter gentleman’s subjo ring his initials. The follow ing is the paper referred to : It is my duty, as I conceive, to suppress aa insnrrsc t on existing wtihia the United States. I wish to do this a jib the least possible distuiLuucn or aUuoyr.uco to well i! sposed prople anywhere. So far, I have not seat an arm «n»A k'n ifttph rnrluvi* I mv nrrc.'nL nurr>o«i» tn .lo so. 1 sincerely desire that no necessity for it uny be presented; but i mean to say noth ng which (hall hero *rter embirrais me in the perfotmtuce oi what may seem to be my duty. July 10, 1861, (3'gued) J. J- C. ‘i'bia memomudum was bauded to me by President A. I. ocoln, in the Executive Chamber, Washington, ou the jmh July, 1861, in the presence of Eon. J. J. Critten den, who, at the instance ot the President, witnessed it by maiking it with bis initials. 8. B. BUCKSKB. Though the paper is not generally ohaiaeterieed with dirvetnese, there is in Ita poeiiireetaUmcut that no pur nose (i s od in his mind to send any troops to Keotucky. t)a this assertion, which I was bound to believe was car did, I have, until recently, not hesitated to atale that I beii-ved’he President would continue to “observe" the neutrality of Kentucky, uu'ess oompslled to take a d..r (seed course, by a lew Union men who would he eniirr 1 r willing to make every bear h-s ona desolate, if it would Huls-rve their ambitious purpcs.t. But tbc-e is every reason to believe tbit at the very time the President give me the paper, bo mediated de ■ptiot; tor on either the same day, or the previous day. t n ofRc r entirely in his confidence on the subject, left .us presence, and has ever since been engag’d tn orgtn ixhtg troo.»s in Kentucky, under the authority of the Pre sident, and with hit goussquent approval. This, it course, D as cleir a violation of neutrality as i trnopi had becu ordered from ano’her State, and 1 couid uot conceive that the President would be guilty ot - uch dismgeuuouscos as to endeavor to make auy dis t no'ion boiween ordering troopefroin anoiherStale, and organist) g, without the desire of the Governor or the L-gi-tlatore, a revolutionary force in the State, thus in terposing between the Government of Kentucky and it' people. Under his authority the Sure has also been iu v idi d by au organised Union regiment from East Ten T ie development of theee facts renders it necessary the'. 1 should how make public the pip;r which wai given me tojusilfy the statements I have male. That piper and the other assurances of the President, induced me to believe that he was sirc -re, and determined me, while 1 would not give my active support to a Govern ment that was acting so absurdly and so wickedly wrong i i other respects, at I ast to refrain from opposing it as leng as there was enough of Justioe left in its adminhwrs. ti in to respret the attitude assumed by my own State. Sli ce then, ss before, my effirts, within the limited sphere of my lafl j:noe, have been directed towards pre serving peace amongst the people of Kentucky. If war ahould be the result of the violation of neutrality, my cooccienee is clear cf offense. S. B. BUCKNER. Btssilvillc, Kv , Sept. 14. 1861. - OormerfoiU. Ths attention of the public is called to a notice by Ur. Treasurer Elmore of q rtala Treasury note* which were, colen and put in circulation._ We regret to learn that the health of Ur. Riohard Ivauboe Cooke, First Lieutenant of the Powbatan Artil lery, (Captaiu .Dance,) is »uoh as, in the opinion of the • irgeon of bis regiment and hi*family physician, requites his resignation. However painful this may be to his many friends throughout the State, none regret it more than this gallant gentleman, to whose eloquent effort* the **rrice i* largely Indebted for title efficient corpa. Dlaaffet led la Bail Tennessee. Several parties of disloyal oitiiena In East Tennessee have been arrested and brought before the Confederate Court at Knoxville. We suppose tbe total number amounts to one hundred. Most of them were very igno rant, and confessed to hevtDg been aUrmed at what they heard the Confederate Government intended to do with them. Judge Humphreys corroded their impressions, and all but five, declared them#*Ives true and loyal, and many enlist* d for the war. Tho five, who were ring leaders, were rent ou to Nashville for trial. It will bi seen by a letter from Leo county, that a party were arrested there ou their way to Kentucky.— They too had been deluded, and came to their senses. THE “ CHRISTIAN OBSERVER” This we!'-known religious weekly, the publication of which we* lately suppressed in Philadelphia by a law less and despotic edict from Washington, has been trant ferred to this city, where the firs’, isjue of its reappear ance was rnado yesterday. The GWrwr was suppressed in Philadelphia for no other reason than that iu editors had the courage to advocate peace, and the concession of its independence to tbo South, and dared to speak the trnth of the usurpation at Wa*Lington. Impelled by Fjmpa’hy, not leu than driven by tyranny, to our midst, we trust this able publication will receive here the fostering care of a people who know what is due to tho victims of wrong, and bow to respect man hood, intellect and virtue. Toe following remarks of the editor appropriately in troduce the publication of his paper m this city : To the Patrons or thx Christian Odsiktir and tsi PrHLic —Tee Christian Ooserver very gi aiolullv ackno* 1 edges the fraternal courtesies extended to its senior edi tor on his late srrivi I in this city, and bears to its friends and patrons and the public of the Confederate Biatis his cordial salutations. Alter months of idler co, occa sioned bv the scspei eion of the United Swiss mails, it ; fl'jrds him great pleasure to greet them again ou the ground he occupied here more than twenty years since, iuveking, in their behalf, grace, mercy and p. ace from the Author of all good. Here, in connection with the Lssoc'a'.e editor, Ue resumes the publication of this pa per; devoting it principally to th« d llueiou of religious intelligence, the propogition cf Divine truth, by which God is glcrifiid, and to the intercuts of the church and community tor which it is his priv 1 go to labor. As bis principles and ooume a* au editor have been known to thousands iu tbe Confederate States tor more than thirty rears, be brings no letters of commendation; but comes • ii compliance with tho wishes ot many brethren of the United Synod to resume his work on thn ground, conse crated to freedom, devoting to it bis past experience as a journalist, and whatever Ulmt God has given him— hoping, with the aid of brethren here, to send forth a weekly herald which wi.l he welcomed a* au acceptable visitant in tbe hallowed circlrs of many Christian homes ID every y \w+ w *»*»»»»■ __ FROM GENS. RAINS' AND PRICE'S DIVISION. JxrrxaiiON Citt., Sept. 13.—The correspondent of the S-, Lou» Democrat furnishes the following: X messenger from Ool. Mulligan, at Lexington, reports that Gen. F.ioe'a advanoe guard reached Warrensburg Tuesday, aud Clslb. Jackton msde a speech. Price claims to have 16,0)0 men, and tie main body is ap proaching Lexington. This messenger brings au offioisl •ccount of a ekir.rish between the rebels and Geueral Line’s forces, dat- d Fort Bledsoe, near Fort Scott, Sept. 4;b, the substance of which U as follows: Ue sirs immediately after leaving Spiingfiald he dis patched General Riius to dear the counties bordering on Kansas ol the marandit g bands which had been devasta ting that section of tho country, that he himself ad sauced to Rains’ assistance, and their combined force enoounfred at Big Dry Wood Creek tbe foroes UDd.r Lane, Montgomery and Jameson, and after a brisk skii mtsb’ci an hour and a ijoarter, the Federal troops re treated aud were pursued by bis lorces about three mile*. Ue states bis lots at 3 killed and 37 wounded, and says thev buried 8 of Lane’s men. He concludes by saying ,he enemy have continued to retreat northward from Fort Scott, which poet they have abandoued, and adds, ‘ this r.lievee me of the necessity of pursuing then into Kansas the soil of which I am unwilling to invade, un less her ciuxena shall provoke mo to do so, by commit ling renewed outrages on ihe peoplo of this State. In that evitit, I shall not only cross tho border, but will lay their farms apd utterly destroy the cities and towns of that State." This correspondent adds. While it i« certain that there have been aorne .-kiaui'sbea ou the border, it does not prore that tho Rebels hare gained any advantage but on the contrary it would appear tba: they have found a force too strong for then, and have given up their plsu of advancing into Kansas, and turned upon the wraker force at Lixingtou. Their design now is, evidently, first to take Lixington, and thru bring Claiborne Jack son here. ___ _ _ MISSOURI AFFAIRS—IMPORTANT CAPTURES. The St. Louis Kepubl can, of Saturday, has a special dispatch from Jefferson City, caled the 13-b, which st ties that Colonel Mi'.chcli, with a rrgimet of Confede rates, had captured Boonville, ilo. We subjun the fcl lowing important news of the movement of Martin Green: Hudson, Macon Co., Sept. 12. I have juat bad an interview with an intelligent gentle man of St. Lauir, who left Glasgow, Howard county, yesterday. He informs me that he met there Martin G ree t, at the head of three thousand live hundred mount ed men. He conversed with Green, but learned noth ing of bis plan? or destination, ary furlhor than waa in dicated by his crossing the river with his whole iorce, yesterday, moving southward from Glasgow. He took possession of the steamer Sunshine, which was lying at Glasgow, and uiei it lor transporting his men and hots.a over tbs tiv -r. On board the Sunshine •mss sA'ion f/vi r V'linfirfvl Htfl’lfl fit arm s. ldlf Of tive HO* oessioo prisoner*, and a Federal guard if fonrteou men. Grecu r.leseedthe prisoner* and took the guard prison 0 s. Tne Sunshine wia laden with bacon, sugar, Ac., A a. Ths entire c.ir.o Ml into Green’s hand*, and went into bis commissary department. I am informed by the gentleman to whom I am iudebt* ed for the above, that Green disavows all connection with bridge burning aud flriug into trains, and imputes • uuh diabolical act* to parson* not In hi* command, aud not under his control.___ MUNSON'S HILL. As this locality his become som what noted in con nection with’the movements of our army under the gal lant Johnston and Beauregard, for the lnfotmation of oar readers, we publish the following, which we find in Ibe columns of ihe Now Orleans D*ltj, frem iu special correspondent at Mnnson’s Hill: Munson’* Hill :s *0 called from the fact that one Mun son lived near by, and perhaps rented, it not owned, the local ty. This Muneou was a horticulturist or fruit tr.e vender. He wta a bisok-bearted traitor, aud ou tbe ap proach of our troips, fl’d, taking bis family with him, to the more congenial retr«at of Washington. U a bous" 1* on the lift of the Lvesburg or middle turuptko road, and directly Southeast of and distant one eighth of a mile from this hill. Munson ty a type of the majority of ths community in this r.'giou, a: d I regret to ear of too many in the ex'rrmo point of this part of Virginia. Of this, you may judge by the following document 1 found in bis house: Wushisotox, March 5, 1861. We, the undersigned Republicans of Virginia, would respectfully recommend T. B. Munson, ef Fairfax coun tv, (who was several times threatened with per-onal in jury for voting the Republican ticket at the lateehc ti m,) as Doorkeeper to tho Patent Office. He is a gcu t emau of good character and will make a faithful officer, should he receive said appointment. Weave, respectfully, An, John B. Browr, Delegate to Chicago. L. Pitman, Virginia E ector. John Uodirwood, of Occcquan, Va. L C. P. Cowper, of Portsmouth, Va. * J J. Uilner. Geo. Rcj.*, Virginia Elector at large. Cornelias Leu'. JV>n Wright, Virginia Eieotor. Walter F. Collins. J. M Stvsge. C. E. French. M. 0. Mon-on. Of the fate of one of tbe above signers (Underwood,) 1 cso speak He was shot on the 18.h of July. Of oth ers I know not—though I have given general Informa tion and sent a memorandum to headquarters of their names, tbe circumstance. A). I found o.i Munson’* table this paper and otheri, that indicated his charaoterend in tention*, and which give soma information relative to oar enemy, their intentions and tnvdut optrandi in spy and scout matters.__ The Paris Ssntinel, of the 11th lust', learn* that one hundred fsmlliee have left P-duoab, J£y„ since its Inva sion by the Hcs isos. Many per-ou* from there, it elates, had already arrived at Pari*, having left while the Lio colnite* were disembaikiug from their boats, and only taking inch thirgt with them as they could conveniontiy carry in their hasty flight. PtOOKEU OF THE WAR. INCIDENTS, RUMORS, SPECULATIONS, Ac. Oar exchanges furnish u< with the following details of intelligence: THE MISSISSIPPI FLOTILLA ARRIVED AT LOUIS VILLE. The Louisville Courier ol the 16th etys: A steamboat, loaded with canooo, musket end men, I ended it our wbsrf at the loot of Thud street Saturday evening. It was fiom Oincinkati, and is the fiig boat of an exunaive fleet of steamers and barges. Home ten other steamers, each towiog ten barges, are iu the river above, and will teach here in a few hours. The expedition was purebssi: g cham calls and anchor* in this oity Saturday, and ail things combiued retm to indicate the making of a bridge across the Ohio or Mississippi as formid»ble as that oil which Xsrx.'s contemplated his marvellous deeds. Some of the beats are loaded with men, some with cat non, and some with chain cable. In addtlioa to tluse barges, some thirty or forty birgea went through the canal Saturday, so that tho whole ot the bargee must number 150—quite enough to bridge the Ohio, or to be sunk in the Mia»i4aippi. FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA—THE ENEMY IN A SlUAlT. The following dispatches to the Governor of Indians, which are published in an extra of the India: apolis Journal of the afternoon of the 14th, show that Gjd. Lae has the Hosvians in a critical position at Elk Water: Camp Elk WaTKB.eept. 14.—To Gov. 0. P. Moarow: Youts is rroeived. , I am with Gsa. Reynolds and four regiment* at this place. The enemy atu in lores double our own numbers, in front. They have been advancing on ns for two days, and are no* witbm two miles. I am just leaving with a fiig of truce for the enemy’s rauip, with the body of Col John A. Washington, killed by my regiment while skirmishing yesurday in front of the enemy. Milo A. Habcall, Colonel 17th Indiana Volunteers Elk Water Camp, Sept. 13—To Gov. Moarow: We arc not cut eff, aud dou’t intend to be. Rosecraus is a long wsy from us; it will;take him five days to oouncct. We will hold our position at all btxirds, but we want re infoicemeuts to crush the enemy iu our front and keep open communication. J. J. Ritsoldw, Brig. Gen. THE BATTLE BETWEEN FLOYD AND R03B0RANB. The Cincinnati (Jeiette has tke following spvcial dis patch, an enemy’s account of tbu fight between Fioyd 4 and Rosecrans: Oahu an x F»brt, Sept. 1 The battle of last Totaday at this place was by far tho greatest aud severssl yet fought in Western Virginia. Ex Secretary Fioyd com manded the rtbela in person, aud received a severe wound iu the arm during the engagement. The Rebels had accurate advices of our approach and exact slrruatb,aa appears irom .he pip:rs loujd in the.r camp, and had mads every preparation to resist an at tack. They had six regimeoiH be-ida their entrench ments, »iib artillery aweepiug ail the approaches. UUrlDg luo wuwic —‘“‘"ft -“"V hour*, w* brought into action only five regmieuts, but far » of throe were lODg engaged. Tne Ribsia stationed expert rifl -men to pick off Ulicera, aud fired sp.lter from their cannon—a missile unknown to cirilixed warfare.— (experienced military men my the roar of cannonading and mu'ketry for a umo waa tbe heaviest tnoy ever heard, but thr rebels iired mostly too high with their artillery. 1 heir squirrel rttijs did tbe moet f xeouliwn. Floyd should be surrounded, and bis remit; cut off A-i immense amount ol perHO..al property was found in tbe retci camp, but only some fi.ly wagon loads were thought worthy of transportation, and in this country fhe whole amount is hardly worth tsn thousand dollars. Fears bare been entertained that Fioyd might make a rapid march to Ganley fridge, and concentrate with W ae in an afack on Cox, but ho ia now in no condition lor a fight anywhere. Ue has over five hundred sick, and a strong detachment spent an hour and twenty minutes cirrying off bis killed aud wounded, alter thu fight, ptst the house where bo bad our priainer* confined. Wise has been skirmishing with Cox, aud has uailormly been beaten off with heavy loss. (Jox ia regarded aa perfectly Laeatucked R'.molds, at Cbeat Mountain Gtp ves t 'rdsy. Reynolds is strongly posted and believed alls to defend himself. Floyd's scouts are still infesting the monotains on the opposite side of Gau’ey, and guerrilla firiug is frequent on our messengers from here to Sutton. Appended to thia despttoh is a list of the killed— eighteen, including the Colonel of the twelfth Ohio regi ment. L'NCOLN OBJECTING TO FREMONT’S PROCLAMA TION. WasBisorow, Sept. 14.—The President transmitted a letter to General Fremont on tne 12 h inat., on the sub ject of Fremuni's reutnt proniaiqxt qu. Ha says: “A:* suming that you, being on the ground, eo’iid bettor judge the neceessties of your pwu.bn than I could, at this distance, on seeing your proclamation of the 30:h of Angus:, 1 perceive several obj c ions to it, the par. Ueular objection being to tbe clime relative to tbe cot* li-cat on of property abd the liberation of shves. It is objectionable on account of ite ncn-couformi’.y to the act ol Congress. On tbe kith of August last I wrote you ex pressing a wish that that clique should be modified, Your answer expressed a preference that I should nuke on open order for tbe modification, whitb I ciieerluily do It is, tlitrefore, ordered that the said clause be modi fi id, held and construed to conform to and not transcend the’provisions in the sc: of Congress entitled an act to confiscate property used for insurrectionary purposes, and that said act ho published at l.-ugtb, with this order. A. Likcouc.” A dispatch has b'en received it the Navy Department from Commander Rowan, of the steamer Pawnee, at ilittcrae Inlet, giving the particulars of the capture ot the prize schooner Sown Jane, witna valuable cargo.— She entered Hattorai Iulat supposing it to be s ill in pos s-*»iot of the Confederate Stale*. Sbo ha* been sent to Phil M.,int,i. in charee of Lieut. Cne bv. Tnis is the thl'd vuaael capturfd since the tnkioeof the forea bore. There was heavy firtog at Chriu Bridge this morning, supposed to have been artillsry pracuuj. At t'u o’clock this morning, the Rebels moved in force to Bail’s t-’roa* Roads, burning the houses there used by our piikcta, who fell back, ui.abla to resist the over whelming numbers Four of our piakeb were captured. Tnere were a few discharges of musketry on each aide, and two of the Maaaohosctts »th were wounded. FROM MISSOURI. St. Lons, Sept. 14 h.— Advices from Norih Missouri state that sine* the withdrawal of the Federal forces from St. Joseph the Secessionist* of that region are arm ingagrio. Scuta 2 000 are concentrated in Andrew coan y, under Major Toller, and about the same number of Unionists, composed of Mi sonriaus tod lawans, nn d r Colonel* Croter and Andrews, are stationed in the the same region, and both era preparing for a battle, which is shortly expected. Tom Harris, with 1,000 men, crossed the Missouri ri ver at Artien crook on Tuead ty last, bound for Price’s army. Six liurdred SeceerinLista uid r Gel Hnll, »ere mirobing towards Glasgow on W.dne,diT, to cross >he river ai d join Mirtin Green. The Rebel camp at Heck crock, in Monroe county, was broken up by the Federala on Sunday last, and it is reported ti nt 3J0 Babel* »' te cipturad. Another Rebel camp we« broken upatSpenot hurg, Parke county, on Monday, eud sixteen prisoner! were taken. JsrriE-scs Citt, Mo., Sept. 14.—A special to theR' pubticau says the at. amer Sicttx City, just arrived f.om above there, brings the intelligence that the fi^ht at Boonville, yeaterday morning, terminated in a complete victory to the Home Guards, tinder Majcr Epptr torm. who held tho intr.nchojen'.s. The RabeU, 1 otNtstrorg. were driven back, ard were in the nt lghborbood of Boonville when the 8icux City p- siad. The Guards !o<t one killed and four wounded. The Rebels lost twelve k’lledand thirty wound'd. Among the killed were Col. Brown and Otp*. Brown. A small detachment of Fede ral troops on the Sioux City had an engagement with Green's forces at G.ssgow, of half an hour'* durst on, when s battery of three guns opened on the boat, and they returned without loss. Hakk'sal, Mo., Sept. 12.—The following appears by messenger this mornirg: All we hear confirms the pre vio 'S report*that the eecesutionis's have full po'aessiot. of St Joseph and are doing pretty much as they please in that city. It ii reported that they hive taken control of the municipal kffrirs of the corporation, preventing egrrseand ingress of both goeds and travel They bare also levitd heavy oontrihntiona on several stores, taking just what thav want From all wo can learn the Union men and tbeir property in St Joseph er.d the aurronod iog country are completely in the hands of the labels, sod demand the immediate interposition of the Federal arms to save them from annihilttion. Death or Two Baoraiaa.—Mrsers Green A. and K. W. Radar died within a law boors of each other end were buried at U wiahorg in the eaome grav#. These two most promising and lrterwtirg young men be’ong-d te the Greenbrier Oavalry commanded by Capt Bob’t B Moorman. Ther died with typhoid fever. Tb* for mer who had been married but a short tlmo. lost his wife shortly after he left his hone for the oatrp Ih the death of those young men tho cotnty of GrwabrUr lose* two of iu most excellent ciiixtna.—Situnion Spaa Mar. r»* lb# Msaphls AppaaL THE LAW Of CONFISCATION. Whether the Act will disciiarge Confederate debtor# from suite brought by their Northern debtors after peace, la tbe coart# of the United State#, may be ot conae quecoe to tueb of our mtrebaate aa may have occasion to visit the North. The British doctrine is against tbe discharge. Tbe case of Wolf vs. Axbolm, reported in 6 Maule tod Selwyo’s Report#, was between a British creditor suing his Danisn debtor, after peace, upon a boud made before tbe war, and wbich the debtor bad paid into tbe Danish Exchequer, in oonformity with a law of tbe government of Denmark, enacted during tha war, wbich confiscated all debta owirg by Denmark to Bri;ish subjects, and wbich required tbe Dauiah debtors, under heavy penalties, to disclose and pay the money into the treasury of that country. The decision of the British court was, that the Danish law of confiscation was contrary to the uauages and laws of nations, and was cansequen'ly void, constituting no defence to an action lor the debt in the British courts. The correct ness of this decision is questioned by Mr. Henry Wh.'iton, tbe highest authority upon such points, in bts “Treatise on International Law." I: seems to be in couflct with the opi^on of Jndge Marshall, et the to pinna Court of the United States, declared in the case of Brown vs. United Stales, report*! in 8 Creech's Reports, that the cot bsoation, during war, of ratal)’s d b's contracted before the war, is a bellige.eut right, and according to the usage and the law of natters, tuough disused ia modem timts. But the cases above mentioned arose upon laws and rights n sting between two independent, recognised aud established govern ments. The case of Folliott *». Ogden, reported In 8 T- tin Reports, cornea quite near the prevent case. Doting tbe American Revolution, the State of New York enact ed a ltw confiscating debta owing to mtjeots of Great Britain. Ogden, a cititen of New York, owed a debt to Folliott, a refugee from New York and a British subject. After peso# was established, sod tbe Independence m the United States recognised by Great Britain, Folliott sued O.-den In the British courts. It wts h-ld th t the con fiscation ect did not discharga Ogden, end that be wu liable for the debt. The case wai of a revolted province, enacting, before the recognition of its indspende. ee by tho parent country, a law of confiscation against the C'tir-ns ol that countrv. The parent country holds such law enacted at meh time void Upon this sute of the authorities, it mav be assumed that the courts of tha United 8-atee will be likely to treat aa void our confisca tion act, and, unless restrained by an especial stipulation in the treaty of peace, will probably hold liable upon their debts tu;h ot oar debtor cLis*ns as may, after the termination of the war, place their pereons or property within the jurisdiction of those courts. It ia not very olear what precise character of losses the Cou'ed*rate set desigus <o compensate out of tbe oocfiaca’ed fund. Iu general frame and scope, as we have before stated, svem to be reftViaii/ry, in tbe nature of reprisal for leisures, aud coi lisuatious which may be made under the euemy’s act. Toe properties wuieh it declare# confiacated are such as are employed or used by th# owners, or allowed by tbe owuers to be employed or used, in siding, abetting, or promoting the war against the Uoited Htate*. Our act provides that tbe fond ch ained nnder iu provi ion* shall be held for the iedetn . ... „r niii* -ns or friend* of the Canfede rate Sut'et, as “shall si ffer ary loss or irjury under the act of the United 8tates, to wh ch this is icial story, cr uuder any future act of the United Hut#*, or undrrary act ef any State of the United State#, auli-oraing the eixure, condemnation or eor.fi(cation of the propertr of cilixena or retidut* of tbo Confederate States, or other perxuns aiding the Confederate States.” A claimant, ’hen, under our act would be rquired to prove (bit the properly Ira. by him was seisad and confiscated under the provisions of the enemy'll act. Prcpirties seised or destroyed by the enemy, o'her than such as may be seized and confiscated under tbe provisions of tbeir Set, would not appear to be entitled to compensation out.of our confiscated fond. It would ecem, therefore, that the pdlage by the enemy's armies or soldiers in their progreie through our country of house*, and a*or*e, and stablas, and fields are not embraced within th* benefit of our act—nor'of m"ro and ae begging to our cites rna, which may bo seixid by the enemy. Such trade is not merely unlawful, as against the enemy, but is a violation of our law. All commercial dealing wi’b an onemy, without governmental lice se, is illegal and void. Another point In the sot may be interesting to notice. I s purpose appears to b» ihe sequestration of all property and debts belonging to enemy citizens ; to place »l! such p-op-rtie* and debts suhj tot to auy future calt that may become necessary ; to collect, at one#, aa they accrue, all rents, hires, dividends, oa stocks and interest upon debts; to leave the body of the properties and tbe prin cipal of tbe debts in the band* of the present holders and debtors, to long aj they are safe, and to apply the fund dsrived from rente, dividends,etc., to comp-n»atlngloess* suffered by our citisrna uuder the enemy aot. Agents, attorneys and former partn*ra are required, under heavy penalities, to dltolos* and aocount for propertlea in their hands, and, as far as practicable, to deliver them over to the receivers. Debtor* are required to give information of tbeir debts; but no penally ia prescrib d in oaa* of failure to do it. Interest which baa accrued on debt* since May 21at, ia to be paid to th# reoelver# by dabtora in those Stan which joined the Confederacy before tbit dir, and by debtors in other States, from the day tbeir State joined the Confederacy. Till Sptarr or th* florTH —A Mr. Watsnp, of Misfit tippi, bay raised, at hi« own exponce, a company of Lignt Artillery, and hza turned it over to tbe Guveiumeot ful ly rqttipp'd, with ail lbs materiel required by rule. Xba battery ia composed of six guns, snd no horse be longi- g to it post leu than two hundred and fifty dollar*. Everything connected with this corps is of theb.it de scription, ami was procured wiil.ou’ regsid to cost. Toe outlay in cash amounted tn fSO.OOU? Having complete 1 his arrangements to bis satisfaction so far as be could, Mr. Watson no’ifl'd Gen. Twiggs of his action, and de sired him to a leet officers for th* corps, stating that be wanted the bet that could be got, aa his men and ma't riel were of thst character. The General made the se lection*. and that bittery will prove a thorn in the aides of the Yankee# whenever opportunity cfT.rs. Mr. Watson !( a p-ivate in the rank* Tr.c cnmp-.uy is iu Virginia ready for du'y.—-Vuk PICTURE OF PADUCAH UNDER LINCOLN BULB From ihe r<-guhr Cairo correspondent of the fit. Loot# Repulican, we copy the following picture of tho present position of Paducah, now la possession of Federal troops. Thia is the condition that the venal pres# and tory repre ■sntAiiv.s in tbe Legislature have b.-ougbt Kvnfu-ky to by “ loyal Le itrality.” Au outraged people will remem ber the author* of the evil: 1 Here in Psduoah considerable terror baa arisen among the indabiur.te, and thousands would leave if they could. Household furniture I* being coostautlv removed in ek ffe, and what other conveyances can be got, to safer point*. If affairs in Kentucky ooutinoe in their presont state three weeks longer, tho town will be almost depopulated. Although numbcilees elegant resideace# are deserted and stand silent monuments of blighting Secession among tbe oloateriog vine* and five*. 8oc.ety seems to bar* id ready fl»d, arid gloom and horror taken poseeeeion.— Not a carriage if men upon the street*, or lady upon the beautiful walk*. “The store* are many, of them closing, and wagon# with the boxed up goods standing, instead of customer*, before the door*, in no plaoe yet have I seen so bitter a (eel ng existing against the Union aa here. Scowling, angry glaccea watch with what sasms an iniense hatred, every movement of a passing soldier. Some of lh* wells have been poisoned where tbe camps get their water, and many eimilar acts perpetrated. Secession is the rule, aud Union tbe rare exception. Whether Uncle Sam h»a any medicine a* s‘mng aa the com plant, it still an open question. On the *tre*u people wear Secession caps, and bo ait that before the w*ek close’ every Federal will be driveu out. Tbe telegraph wires have been out through the town, and lie across tha sidewalks, or are twined around trees. ARRIVAL FROM EUROPE. The friands of Mr. Meredith Calhoun war* agraeabiy surprised by l is arrival here, one day last week, in good health and kpiriu, after id absence of over twelve mootb* in Pari*. He evaded espionage, and ran tbe gauntlet cf Northern rebel-hunters, by studiously Ignoring tbe Rug li<h language, after bis arrival h Canada, and commuui cuing with persons of the English tongue, through bie French attendant, who speaks Engl sh pretty well, and parted a* hi* interpreter. We are indebted to Mr. 0. for e.-veral late ligliah pipers, and a New York Herald.— He bring* Intelligence of the rapid progress of public opinioo in Orest Britain and France In favor of the re cognition of tbe Confederate Government, especially linos oar victory at Maiassa*. Aa he passed through London, he save, Mr. Yancay told him he anticipated the breaking of tbe blockade by England and Franc* be tween the ISth of October and tbo Utb of November, at furthest. In which opinion, Mr. 0., wboae epporoni tie* for acquiring info-matlon wev* very favorable, rally ^eoocora.—Hunttvillt Dmrerif, lift. A SALUTE IN HONOR OF THE KENTUOY LEGIS LATURE Niw Yota, Sept 14 -A grand min*# of *7 fan* win be Arad at 4 o’clock this afternoon, 11 the Park, in looor of tbe Hons* of Representative* and the *4 Senators ef the L-gi-lature of Meotacky who voted lor and pa*red a joint resolution requesting the*3'wnw WcaUowt the military lo dries Laooldao Polk and bis rebel follow or j from tbe State. THE NEW YORK N1WS fURPENDED. The New Tort Dalle News, fbi* morning, la n lengthy cord, tU farewell to the public for a tee. C——pmtdam— •< the Whig. GEN'. WALTER GWTNX. PniUBCBO, Sept. 11, 1881. To On JUitor of tin Whig: I concur in the opinion yon have expressed, that we ere now nuking the lest experiment, that (or lorg tii o to come will be made, of tee Capacity of any people to enjoy free self-government I concur in tie opinion of Daniel Webster, that the Pirn muet he as tree at the air we breathe, or else nationtl Itcer'.y ia at an ei:d. I ccn OJr in tbe opinion that the immortal Juitiut exprearta, that a wrong done an individual, ia a wrong done the whole people, under whatever fora of Govert mmt. Men in authority who arc impsthntof suggestions of new plans, or of eorrectkn* of old one*, show them 8'Ivea unfit to be the rulers, or rather tht couductoi* of the destinies, of any people setkiog to be free. There is tcaroely any other opinion that prevail*, w'-ich la to vicioas, u that the Press departs (rum its tppicpri a‘e dignity In dealing with individoal ctrea ef hardship into which tbe existing Government ia b r .ycJ through mistake or by derlgn. Tbe Nation or Rule U but an aggregation of individuals. No individual ci,:s*.n, wbe<her In or out ef authority, ihould any more bi r. ga d d above tbe censorship of public opinion, tlantco it tig n Scant for the protection of the lawe. There it no o her nitru mentality more suitable, because then* ia no other more l.kely to be cffictive, in all the range of improvi mint under e Government intended to secure all freedom ecu ■letent with efficiency, than the Pre*a If, In any of these luggestioce, I am unauatained, either by reason or by re»p*ouble authority, yru will please throw this article under jour table, instead of giv ing It a place in your columns. Let me premise further, that if tbe Confederate 8tafee Government, in the mighty struggle pending, does rot need tbe service the most capable oit:im in that post eoull render, or if all the poets of indi-pensable service are already as well filled aa they can be, then let this ar ticle be repressed. Soon after Fort Sumter was torn from its federal ten ants, Walttr 0*>/nn, a native of Virginia, long a t i irn of North Carolina, and at the time and for several yr are a resident of South Carolina, n pored to the Stale cf b-i nativity end offered bU services, which wiro ic spi ed, and he wav appointed a Mxjur General, by compe tent au .bority. He wta aligned to duly iu command of the forces (?) then in Norfolk harbor. It shall here suffice, though much remains to be writ ten in re«pect to hie rervioee in Cbaileston, to refer to the letter of Governor Pickens, accenting hi* reeicna’icn of the c flics to which that Governor, carl* in the South . Carolina troubles and struggl*, appointed him IV wtl in Norfolk, I understand, iehen At resigned that idl-. In respect to his servi.-s in Nortclx, hr-t as Major, and then, by the aotion of the Convention, ai Drijalitr, General, itiball suffice to eay that he baa a le-ter wrt tvn by General Huger, which oclv a high-toned gentle, mm would bave written, bat which U none the le<i r.l uible as a teaiimouUI, becauie it was written by a man of liber-.l j mice, in which it is admitted that the syste m of defence, iu its outline# end it# details, has been p ose on ted by the latter precitely as it was projected t y the farmer, except in a lew slight improvements, which de 7eioped themselves in the proofs of ootisiracion. With tbit testimonial in hand, from ao competent a judge of the design of the fortifications in and about Noifjik, it will not fail to ba observed that 'be design met tnfflcieo', or else that the autboriiy (of the “ An'ic Council ’) which brought about the resigiadon of G -n. G»ynn i< cu pable foe retaining Gen. Huger in the sime service as long as they did retaiu him. It will not fail, moreover, to be observed, in view of that implied ado lesion it at tb) plan of fortifications was sufficient, that be who pro jected the plan wal without fault, unleai he was slower in executing it than, with the means he had, he ought to have been ; unleis, indeed, it be a fact, tbat be ought to have ereated, as well as applied, the nquioite m<m — Toe mean* required were troops, transportation, ma terials and labor. The three last be wu not furnished with the money to purobase or procure, and it was not hit duty to famish the money. He had no authority to raise troops. He did mike calls on the county and the aitiee for all the srrviee rcqu'red, which* was not at him command. From the resources cf his personal friendship, with so little brsid-e at bis command, he managed, with an energy which «f pro priated every expedient his skill diacovtrad, to deter any attack whloh the enemy, in sufficient fore* in the vicinity, wae to invited by the rica abundance of stores end munitions of war in the Navy Yard «t Gos port, to mike, that It wss daily expected In a word, he elf sc ted so much that the only complaint made by ene member of the “ Auilc Council,” was that if »u feared that he had hten too tar ty an ere', ing “ the land de ftneee," that Is, “ th« eutret cl.cd c-mp,” (I bv l.eve it is called,) which be bid laid off, b it hvii not begun to eon' stroot, only because be did not have the labor to e rry. on the water defences at the same time. Doe or he .al_a..* s« ks A. A mm Km r* Alltel n At sin hfni. At once. Tbe water dcfaacea, ia the way of vbor* batu riee, were first erected, bectuM hi aaw (is he thought aud still think* all othara would ace, ai d y<*t he d«nt» it uot hi* fault that acme other* did not appreciate) t! at the thorj butlcrivi would and alone oor.il drive the enemy if be made a laudit ( at all, to elf ol oue remote ly and where the natural obe'ructions in the way of hie aooeM to the city or the Navy Yard, would be d fli ulr, if not, when aided by a few troop*, imp-act cable. Yi t, is waa intimated, with wbat justice or knowledge cf tbe subject let a oandid and iuteil geut public judge, that ho had beau too tardy ia crectiug “ tbo land itlet.cer."— The public ought to b* enabled, hr tbe strength of tbo suggestions I threw ou: in tbe outset, to see and deter mine wlietber the only complaint stated to him, and which con«lrainrd him iuatautly to resign, waa or cot ouly a pretext to procar* his displacement, whilst the rdil motive and *lj to; were active uodrr cover. • Having resigned in Norfolk, General Geynn went to North Oaroiina, aud waa instantly appointed (o the com ma-id of the Northern Department of tbe eoaet defence* of that State. Let it not be iufaired A' w will Aa ft'hd rAte put from tbo recent autrtnder of tbo batury at Ha'trra* Inlot. Tbo Raleigh Standard has just cow and well aaid that it “ought not to have been aurrendend," aid that 'If General Gwynn bad been there i’. would cot have boon.” Tbe circumstances under which it kneeled uodrr strongly tell, in visw of a (set I will atau, that if th* troop) which were there did right to*urrecd:r, they ought not to bare been so unsupported as to have been driven to tbe deplorable neoeeaily, and would not bare been if General Gywnu'a recommendation, urged to the extent of (at one time) taunting the Stale authorities, hat) been complied With- As early ae the t >lb of Juno last, and repeatedly afterwards, he proposed that the pout defencra at Hatters*, and two other poi ,te, should be supported by dying artillery—four 6 and two 12 puurdtra, and aavalry tqutpi. With aoch aapport* to th* battery of heavy gnoa, it will icarcely be supposed that 314 Yankee* could have slept all night and waktd la th* morning within TOO yards, or fire mil a, of a bat tery in position and construe ted to protect an inlet. It would teem that it ought not to have been luppeoad by any one that an island five mile*, much lea* on* thirty mile* long, could be protected by a battery, un its* It was supported aa icdieated, or extended at suit able interval* within the rang* of th* guns ever the in t’mediate space tbo whole length of the 1*1 tnd T hit would have been Immensely more costly than the lyiag artillery, with cavalry. It will be justtr, Hearn. Editors, that tba pcblto sh» II infar haw mil General Gwynn acquitted bimeeif of hi* duty, from tho Report of Caplalo G. W. Custia Lis, (some account o: which you gae* in a Ute issue,) in the I'ght of tbs fiot I have stated, that General Gwynn de signated in hU reports, and urged upon tbo acceptance of the State authorities, th* cop port* above specifi.d, which war* newer supplied. That unjustified surrender of Hatfraa occurred after i General Gwynn’* nsmmimion hud bean vacated by the | taaMhr ¥ the State trwopi, “Ay rayvmaufe," M th* Oote