Vn IIW4U> TO CU1AL1U HrLMMAM.
Ditartukut of ?tat«.
Wash ngloD, Jau. 10, 1862
Tj t*e Ckmotur H-t ’tmamn, Ac., Am .
Sir : I have submitted to M e Prwadent tha note which
you lift with me, which was addre-sed to you on the
13‘.h ol December Us? by Count Reehberg, touchingthf
atfdruf the capture and detention of the British con
tract steamer Trent by Captain Wilkes, of the Sin Ja
I srnl you a copy of the correspondent" which hat
pissed oa that exci’jng subject between this Government
and the G irorrmeuu of Great Britain and France, and
1 hare to request that you will transmit these pmers to
Co tut Rcch >«rg. The imperial Government wililearr
from them two impertan' facta, viz:
First. That lh* t'uited States are not only incapable,
for a moment, o' se-kmg to distutb the prace of the
world, hut are del barately just and friendly in their iu
tercouree with all foreign uaiiou*; and
S soon di r. That they will not be unfaithful to their tra
- dit.o vs and policy, as an advocate of the broadest liber
all y iu the applica ion of the princ>pi«w of intern itiona.
lav to the conduct of maritime warfare.
, The .Uuited Slat a, faithful to their sentiments, and
while at the -ante 'i to- careful of their political constitu
tion, will sincere r r j'lcc if the occasion which has given
rUe to tuts eorre-pood-rc" ►hull be itnprored so as to
obtain a r-vicono: ;be law ot nations, which will render
more definite and oerta'u tho rig,-is aud obligation of
States m tune of wa*.
I shall cs-.eem it a faror, sir, if you will charge your
sell with the cure of expressing these eealiuv'M* to your
K i.cr nc: , and will, at the same time, assure Couut
He l-b rg Lbat the I'.eeident appreciates very h ghlr the
frail knee- and eorduh y which the government of Aus
tria b«e practU d on an occasion of such great interest
to the welfire ot the United States.
I avail my*--tf of the circum-ta ns s lo offer to you, sir
renewed assurances of mv very high consideration.
Wlf.I.UM H. SEWARD.
A gentleman of ’he city has very kindly placed in om
hand* tho New Yoik Herald of Thursday, the Ititb, from
which we make the following extrac s :
Gee. McCI Uan was closeted yesterday with tbe Ocm
mittwe on the Con Ji tou o' the War, at tbe Capitol, from
ten o’clock tn tbe morning till four in re afternoon,
duriigwhi.h time be c itntuuniva'.ed utu h valuable in
formation to the couimi’tee. He was subsequently sum
mooed to an interview with the Preside it; but the ob
j <ct of thie visit has not heeu mads known.
Mr. 9t«' to./a uo uination as Secretary of War was
urtxcunami/ cotifi-tued hy the Senate yesterday, and hf
si 1 .it one; enter t p»n tho arduous and responsible du
ties of his < dice.
Five huudrel men commenced oreratious yesterday
on the r. w single truck raih-oxd from Washington to
Alvi»„U. ia, over the Lang Bridge. Thi* work will af-j
lard great lactli its for tbe transportation of troepj and
stores. 1 is expect- d to be finished in three weeks.
A heavy snow storm prevuls at Fortress Monroe.—
The last por'iou of tbe Burnside expedition hid no<
thousand men still remain, aw.ii.ing fairer weather.
We have news Irom Cairo relative to the grand fine
d.t.ou southward dowa the Miasisuippi rtv r. Gen. Me
Cl -ruan t's fo c'wwoa the uiarch yesterday to M eyfisld
K»., end woulJ rsach there last night. Tne rebels who
were encamped close to that pi ce, at Catup Beauregard.
*iou! J, thsrefo e, either give tight or retiie General
Grant and tuff went down yesterday morning ou the
steamer Chancellor, and Undid st Fort J.ffstvNi. U
viewed the troops there, who exhibited the utmost ci-i
t ' iuasm ot bei-g i: :oruied that they would be marches
, thi ty ml as this norniag in the direction of the enemy
We are iu rrc. ipt if seven data' late r news from Kcu
lend *»? the air.vC of the Arabia t .1 Cape Bute, which
paint she pew J Ute st uig,l on the 14th iostaut. Trie
nu«s carried to E-gliod by the Batin, City of Glasgow.
A:, had c eared q ti « a feeling ot calm in the mails of
ihs Deaca-loving ci'.iaets, at d has made consuls adraucr
I) the rates tb-v held before the Trent trouble* com
n.'nc.'d. The Engli-i journals, si b oue exception, we r»
I of opinion that the Bnush govern &ent had received ad
vices of he pwcitic intent ot our administration in the
ci eol Mason and Slide,!. Notwitbs auding this tar',
V e Arabia brought cut two batteries of artillery far
Halifax. T e coupons for iutersst due upon the V.r
gu.it bonds had b-eu returned unpaid, ard an opini't
prevailed among die stock brokers and others that th>
same would be tne result with iho— appertaining to a!
the ocher Southern S t u This remark hts greatly the
app -trance ot a declaration of insolvency.
The news tru-a the continental governments wss eo
I trot e ummporUM with respect to the troubles in this
country, tic pt to tSe case of Prussia, where, i; is sail,
they are at any time ready for war, their troops be ini
thoroughly organized and we 11 artned.
REsCLT OF TUK CO.XFEKk.VCKS BETWEEN THU
HECKKTAKY OF THE TREASURY AND TUK HI
WishiSoros, Jan. 13. 1S«2
raouiauui or rui rixtsctan crxaartoss or tiu uov.
The r«au:ts of the various conferences held in Waib
inrtoo by representatives Irom Boar Is of Trade, Cham
b*r. of Oomm«r.-e ard Bink'rg I uti utions. unoug
K « elves ard with the Secretary of the Treasury, may
be srmmed up briefly aa follows • —
?r><—Tne g»n- r view of thv S.vr tary of the
Tr saury are aeASBtud to
Se w f *The b.rks will receive an! psv out th<
l" it d d a es notes freely, and sustain in ali proper way*
A rd—T.:e S-cren-v will, within the next two weeks,
fa add ’ion totheeureit daily p.vmeot of fl 30U >ssi
in Uni'.d d’ate- iv«a«s. pty the further sum ot at lea-"
t'joixsi iys> io 7 *i> 1«I) oond., to eoch public crrd-tors
as desire W> receive them, a’-*l thus relieve the exisli a
* presaore upon the mmuni.y.
y ttrtk T 's issue ol f’tii »<1 States demand no'ee not
»0 be increased beyond the fo’»,OPO,OIM* now sutbi r zed.
b r it i* I V ed that Co gren will rx'end the provision,
of the rx .*i g loci art. ■*> as to enable the Secretary to
i.sue in ixe^aeg* for I'n ted States demand notes, cr in
pavment to rreti’Of*, notes ptvable ia on. year, bearing
three and six y Hv» hand'ediha per cm*, interes', and
canvertihle into -ev-.il and thin? hundred h» three yeers
bon I*. or to borrow. uad“r thecx sting prooi.ior.s, to the
inuu ii m iwv aunareu ana city or tore* uuuiirtii n, 1
lio~» of dollar*.
?flh—It » thought dea’ribic that Congre** should
«i w’. a genera! la* relating Mi currency and banking**
eoeiatjo'is, emhracirg the general provision* rocoiBiuen
d.*d by the Src rtary in hi* report
Sirrt-llUi-ipw d hit this action and I‘gialatiou
will rmider the miking of P lited State d mind note* a
legal tender, or their incr~a.se b. vjt.d the fifty uuiiioL*
now au'bona-it unrecernary.
Tune ha- be- n no lu-tber m'erview hc'wccn the dale
giu- of t i** Ho ton an i I’, it idelpbia B lards of Trad,
an I 'he Uou e Counm tee i f Way- and Mean- since ym
Toe reao! iiion inl.-ated in the Herald's Washington
di*putoV* nf f’un 1 y was intioduced and adopted by thi
House te-lav, in reiererce to raising a revenue ol one
hundred and fifty million ef dollars per annum. The
resolution was suggested by the bank ddcgztfou. It i*
lb ' only point in their suge-stion* ia eh.oh tb~ ilonmii
t.*e of Wav* and tiiu i h*a concurred. A sub eotuuiit
l*o ia a*<i Inou-iv engtged ill the pr< piradoa ot a bill
iforaiabiy to liie term* o* the re* iuuou. Tho o>m|
ia tut hove cocci ud‘d uot lb recommend ativ mod hen-j
tton of tho dom m l cote bill, already reported.
A «ub c ami tt- e ol ihe Committee ol Ways and Meui*l
tad an iter si* *:tb Secretary Chase to-day
The .4 ikk Bmk bill ia « ill in the bands of the Suh-B
Oumui'iWe, in which it ws» r. furred. I: has not yet b --5
co o-‘ ioraiady a pert of ihe ti lancial measures of th 1
Ooe milMo ot W»y* and Means, but will probably beg
odop-e<l and recommended at an early day.
connum* or th» aaTioaaL ratasrar.
The United Sn'.iu Treasurer’* lust klv stttemsn'
sbows that the to al uuiout t ou dcpo.it was |7.700,<K>0
on which drift* bail been drawn to in.- amoiiut of l.ikM •
"•k». The billiai fund is |l.10J.no) The availiblc
tialar.ee i‘. the S ate* under inaurieetionary control ia
stated at $1500 VOO.
OVt WEEK LATER FROM KtTROPK-ARRIVALOF
THE ARABIA OFF CAPE RACK.
* UaLtrax, Jan. IS. ISfid
T'i« stAtmship Arabia, from Liverpool, at ten o’c'nckl
on the morning 11 the 4 h. via ty leenstown on the i b
m» ant, lor New York and Halifax, paaeod Cape Race a'K
eleven oVock lot n ghL E
The A'*bit was boarded by ths new* yacht of tho A'-l
sociatwd P «»i, an l the following siimuiary of new* ob ?
tamed, wbich is one week later.
The Arabia has or* biard troops for Canada, comprlo
ing two b«>w rk* of the Fifteenth brigade of artillery
A auspicious steimar bad been acen croiiug in the
*> gR*b charnel < tf Diver, and there were strong reasons
to suppose it was the p-ivateer Snarer. [Supposed to
be the United State* gunboat Tu»i a ora J
A min, cap’ured at Kurncbe*, while trying to get
aw»y from India, ie iaid to hare been recognized a* Na
Th# new* hy th» steaoiehip* Anglo Sana acd Hanna
hid mitrria ly I'recghtened oufidecoo ia peace.
iVmei.!* showed great buoyancy and had further ad
▼atic.d about on* Lm'.f per cent., and eloeed firm on Fri
day, tbe 3d inst., at the quo'a'ioos current before ibe
Trent affair a ;d -bowed an Advance oi thre'-.-Igbthseiuee
tbe 1st »n*t.
The London Time* says From the character of the
ri*e in consols on Ihe 3d inst. it i* inferred that the Han
n may have brought advices to the government from
Lord Lyons of -urns information having been given by
the Cabinet M Washington that incus. Mason and Slide 1
would be given up.
The iLonden Herald says —Speculator* appeared to
be guided by prim e information from American diplo
1 h • same j SWroal, in an editorial, say*:
• UwrsaSoTi Kngtamdaml AVosce to temoUor irtrMrr Its
n*", itM not arrived fur rte-rjni*ing tU SuuViem (bn/eeleracf
I The London Timee professr* to eapoee roue of the
r4nge ikliuiOQS »iitertiin«d by the Americau peopl#
regard to their ovn omnipotence and invulnerability,
also gives a letter from T. M McKav, of Liverpool,
owing th? d.ffi ulfie* America would exp--rionce in
rrviug ou: tbe prevailing schemes. Tn* oupjbs roit
I* JaKlaRT ptVtDXKDS OS TR* VlRQIHU BOSINI HIV*
!(« RXTtKMB BT Ml.*BR8. BaKINO BROTHERS, WITH THK
,swia, *-No advices to ray.” The name answer if
ticipated relative to the uebta of tbe other Boutheri
The LhDdon Morning Tost regrots that the Washing
n Cabinet have evinced no alacrity th avail themselve
the respite gi anted by Kngland, and draws unfavor
le deductions therefrom.
Tke London Daily New*, per contra, finds in tbe de
r encouraging signs of moderation and a general die
i-itiou on the par: of the Washington Government tc
t with reason and justice.
The Haris Tempi is assured that the United State:
:torncy Gener.l will give an opinion that Mason and
dell should be delivered up.
The Cologne Gazette says the l’russian note to Wash
gton does not treat the Trent affair from the poiut of
-w of public right, but urgently counsel* peace. I
ys should America reject the demaud.* of Kngland the
iwers will send a collective note to Washington, urg
A meeting was held at Birmingham, under the ans
ces of the Mavor.for the purpose of memorializing th*
iverniuent in favor of arb tration in the Trent affair.—
Iter very turbulent proceedings the memorial was de
ated, and an atn.-ndui- amed leaving the matter in
e hands of the goverLun at.
The screw suamecs John Bell, the Hope and Barab
ind* are loadiug cotton a’ Liverpool lor New York, auc
Idi'ioual steamer* were expected to be takeo up.
The ship R D. Shepherd left Liverpool ou the 3d for
-w Orleans via Havana.
The London Times reproduces a letter written by Mr
wird in 1889, to Wm. Brown, of Liverpool, in which
ward repudi ite* the idea that the American gov. rn
>nt would ever be guilty of so gross a violation of i'*
th ad to coi.fi c ate m time of war money .uvested ii
nerican securities in time of peace.
The Ian;don Tim-?., in an editorial ou the subject.
Inks it not an inopportune moment to bring forward thi
duration, the more pa.t.cularly as Kngland has been
maced by threats of confiscation by journal* evidently
comuiu licaUou with the Washington government.—
.e article cootlidea by expres-ing hopes for peace, but
clariog that threats will accomplish nothing, the only
liuuin kikinv • h*» of th* nri-oner*. a^.*
Lj The Emperor, on New Year's d»v, made an address to
E the diplomatic corps, and received as usual the various
I -Pate bodies. In response to an address from the Smate,
" ne said he counted on the Senate to*ka*ist him in perfect*
| i-g the const)t ition, and at the same time maintaining
li itact the fundamental basis on which it rests To the
91 -gislative body he merely expressed the hope that they
■ would see in the recent modification* of the constitution
I new proof of his cot.fi lence iu their inulligence and
luitriotism. To the clergy he gave assurance that they
•night count on his protection and lively sympathy, tel
l ag them that they knew how to render to Cie tar th<
tilings which are O.v-ar’s, and to God the things that are
Th s expression bad given rise to the idea that a seri
out attempt is about to be made to settle terms for the
-varuation of Knme.
The Moniteur de la Plot's rays that goverum-nt can
not possibly comply wuh the rsqiifal for meu-of-war to
mvry merc'iand'se to America.
SThe Bourse had been buoyaut and higher, but closed
quiet at 67fc 50c.
ran sat a.
The King, in addressing th-- Miuistry on New Year’s
lay, said —“The year commenced with a serious asp et
nrougheut the world, icnoeriiig it the duty of Prussia
•> be prepared for any eventualities ; and,” he asserted,
this should he d ine ” In reply to the congratulations
of the army, he at d, “Pruaaia could eilmly behold what
vent* may arise from the state of thiugs in non-Euro
can countries, because bis army aland* ready formed
An Imperial decree has b-ten issued, in conseq uence of
cent dist’-rbmeee, sanc'ioning the closing of the Uni*
ersity ot St. Petersburg, and ordering the dismissal olL
3 .he pro&vscrs and student*.
Till U4TIST saws.
PauiM, via S« Pirriasui an, Nov. IS, 1861.
B The Emperor ha* arrived at Pekin. Priuce Kong has
9 .ecu appointed ll. g -nt. Toe Supreme Couucil, oom
5 i >*ed of members hostile to Eiropeans, is dissolved.—
I- >1 Shun, Presi t of Finance Department, wia publicly
(touted, abd *o oilier persons of high order were
raugled by orutr ol the E nperor.
Ft. PiTtRsunn, Jin. 5, 1868.
I: is report-i that R* wia, at the commencement of th*
! flleulty between the American dtales, employed all herfl
It i -tee In favor of pe«c‘, aud has recently U.ksn steps”
t > the same erd Tl. • it issivi Cabinet ha* coinmniiiH
-ited to the g*eat Powers a1) the r'port* received froniH
h*r representatives at Washington.
Tirir, Jan. 1, IN). I
Giriba'di, in accepting the Presidency of the Uenoafl
ltd* Association, urged them to “hasten to prepare toE
i ike up arms, because the moment approaches for giving
Iresh proota of your bravery." M
! FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LH’RIKIR HOMY U ARK IT.
L mi dor. Jan. 4, 1862. I
Consols rlrs id on K. i lav at Mi I it a Vi 1 4 lor money.9
T ie bullion in the Bink of E gUnd has increasedl
d am iritis siqpRlTiU.
~ An ertCiii n^cmum ium» nominal'? recovered a i"iir,vj
I •!( business h as beeu very dul. Toere air buyers oil
r.i nled Stale* five* at 67.
LI Vr SPOOL CJTT0R MARX IT.
Livxar,ol, Jan 4,1662.
J The regular B-okers’ crcular is not completed. Th*
t ilr< ol hi* wetk (lour days) foot up Bij'OuO bales, tbo
Jit rte- closing buoyant on Thursday, bilk aeorsiderable
J.l's ce upon all description*. The sales of Friday weie
B ;■> ioi bales, of wh'ch In.iiOt) were to speculators and
tporters, th« market closing excited and I 4 I. higher.
^Tie i fljcul figures call middling Orleans 12 3 61. a
LI 2 1 2 I , while private authorities repnrt a I advance dn-M
iug the week to 13 J. T n thousand bales have been*
,.|i trehased lor export to Aiuerics.
stati cr traps is vim userir
n Advices from M inches ter are favorable. The market!
I'i firmer though q i st.
Livxjipotl, Jar 6. Is6* B
The sal.w of cotton yesterday were ll.iskl bains, in-9
hi ling S issi bale.* to -;*<-cuUtor» and export rs, thejj
market cl. sing »c ire auu firmer at uuchauged tjuo'.a |j
The brcadaUifTa tna.k-t is firmer.
Provi-ions are h.ui, except bacon, which is eerier. I
Cotton—T ie sal* s fot ha week have been 8,000 bales.«
'• r ems ires ordiua re. liOfr. , has, lbbfr. Tie total sum k9
! n port amounts to fS't.Ouo bilna.
NEWS FROM B/ VASA AND MEXICO
1 From late Ilavaun papjt • we translate tho lollowit gB
I The /’renin dr la II J-ma, of the 6'h of Janua'y, con-hi
y tins letter* from M< x no city, which state that different j
.I'pinions exist there io re<* rd to ths war The modersieH
r ms of President Juaiexs Message contrasts strong'yB
(with the language of tho mueicipal and other pub.'i tfl
j losum *nts on t ie mailer. D ff rent opinions also pre-B
**i 1 io i:i** ■.'undo ing of Vera (but by iboB
I’d xicau troop*. Bom * declare that I be Mexican (ieu-B
* al ought to Istv.i deslroyiwt the Castle of Ban JmuB
j l’Olloi before leaving it.
) TheMexi ran Oongit » has passed a liw of genenl am-W
Ire* y to pdiiical prist tiers, mid calls upon people of nllB
oli.ii-aJ shad-js to uni.e for the ojtnuniu delence ol theB
M. de Baliguy, the French Minister, hsJ left the capi-B
I' al, with the members and archives of his Legation. TnoBj
ni.jccts ol France anJ England will seek the proteatlon||
I d me Winister of Prussia.
Mr. P.cket, the envoy of the American Southern Con-H
' d -racy, left Mexico iu c jmpiny with the French Mi-iis-B
The English Minister left Mexico on the lfllh of De S
- ember. B
The Mexican government has established a tax oftwox
. or cent an all capital over firs hundred dollars in value,2?
’.o be collected io four payments. 9
Tueuewsof the surrender of Mssonand Slidell hadfi1
reached Havana, and produced but little aeniatiou. ■
INTERESTING FROM ROMNEY, VA.
From the Whevtlcf, (Va) loti llljencsr, Jan. 14.
We laaru by officer* who arrived last evaniug from V
Patterson'i creek, tbit our forces left BomDey In con
siderable of a harry on Friday night about six o'clock,
and reached Patterson’s creek on Saturday morning,
about five. Th • order to pack up was reoeived about 2
o'clock on Friday after, oon, and the greatest excitement
and curiosity existed io the camp. Seme of the comp*
niee were compelled to destroy a portion of their tents,
(or the want of transportation, and a considerable quan
tity of provisions, such as bsoon and so forth, was de
stroyed for the same reckon. Gsoeral Lender issu d an
order, which was read on drees parade before the evacu
ation, that any oue caught setting fire to the town ot
pirpetratiog any other outrage, would he instantly shot
Our informant is, of course, not advised as to the evacu
ation of Komney, but thinks it was a piece of slratrgem
which Ja -kson suspected and avoided by going back to
Winchester. Our forces are now at Patterson’s croek,
ib tut seven miiis cast of Cumbcrlaud, and about fifteen
from Komney, but were crossing the railroad bridge in
to Mart land, and are no doubt by this time encamped
on the Maryland i id J.
SPECULATIONS OK TTIE PRESS ON THE BURNSIDE
The expedition of Gen. Burnside having departed
rom Hampton Road', there is, of course, considerahli
'peculation in regard to its destinations. A Fortress
Monroe correspondent of the New York Tribune announ
ces “that Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds will be the ini
m*diate field of its operations ” Commroling on this
s-inourc tnent, the New York correspondent of thr
Philadelphia Inquirer, under date of the Mthrays:
Much indignation isexpr seed at the navy yard today,
i i confeqnence of the publication, in the Tribouo, of the
lestiuaiion of the Burnside Expedition—not editorially,
,o be snre, but in a letter from Fortr.sl Monroe.—
Agents of the Government, who were active in fitting
>ut the expedition, sty there is no calculating the mis
chief which that blabbing correspondent may do us. It
.nay cost us hundreds of lives and many thousands ot
i! illars The secret Confederate agents in B iltimore sue
Washirgton would lose no time in telegraphing the des
■iimtion to Kchmond; and the news, doubtless, has
reached them iu time to ennble them to concentrate
roups a’,ihe various points threatened by our forces.
A correspondent of the Washington Star concurs io
he opinion of the Tribune, and says:
“Ycstetday we heard, through a flig of tree; from
Norfolk, tl at half a dozen United States’ gun boats had
just entered Hattercs Inlet. If that Id true, it is highly
nrohable that they arc but the avsnt couriers of thi
tlurnside expedition, and that that is designed to striki
either up Paml'ca Sound, direct frem the rear of Nor
folk, or to land at Washington ard Newhern, and make
lircet for Raleigh via Goldtbnro’. This is but a specu
1 tion of mine, which, I think, the signs justify.
From the No tblk IH> Bock of Bstu-dsy.
FROM THE NORTH.
We gathered yesterday some few items of news fron
'.he North, which we give for the gratification of th.
The report of the resignation of Cameron had scarce
ly reached us before news is borue to us of the resigna
tion of other uituibere of the Cabinet at Washington
ft is uow reported that Welles, Secretary of the Navy,
tiid Smith, Secretary of the Interior, have followed tin
simple of Cameron, and thrown up theircomtfilssions.
( i other words, like Cameron, bcinw (ullv convince.'
that the ship must sit k, they have gathered up as mucl
uf her treasure as possible, aud forsikeu her.
Their places will be tilled, it is said, by Mr. Colfax, ol
ludiuta, aud Mr Holt, ol Kentucky.
The report which reached us that Humphrey Marshal
'.ad cut up the Yankees is corroborated by intelligent
i'rom the North. Our informant states, that notwith
•landing their newspaper accounts of a gn at victory
>ver Gen. Marshall, that in Ualtimore the tact is know
ha: auch was not the case, but that as usual (he Yankees
were defeated with a very heavy loss.
We further learn that five regiments were sent out to
attack Geu. Price. Their otject was to take him by
surprise, aud they counted upon an easy victory. They
couuted without tbeir host, however, as the s«<|Utl
proved. They met with a terrible defeat—a large pro
ortiou of them being killed and the remainder takei
The Burnside Expedition, it seems, was really fitter
out for the purpose of making a demonstration upot
North Carolina—the point for which they are destined
••ring Eliz ibeth City. We rather think that we kuo*
more of this route than they do, aud as it is now toe
late for them to prctll by it, we will state that, befori
ge ting to El xabiib City, thei will wish theme -Ives bark
heme ; for it is a hard road 10 navel—so hard, indeed,
hat we rather think, as the Yankees are not used t<
•uch things, that they wont be able to stand the leadci
bail which will lly around them.
run or varci.
The steamer Ha-mcnr communicated with a Federal
-'earner, under a trig of truce, yesterday, (save the Di»
Book,! and on her return brought up the fallowing pas
-tenger' Mrs Andrew T.owe, Uoh John P. gram, of thi
army, Lieut. Jim s J5. f.’udssy and Dr. F. M. Page, of
he ravy. Tbecfhrers named were taken prisoners by
the Federalists, and are now on parole to be exchangee
or Federal prisoners in the hands of the South. Tie
’•farmony brought up the remains of a Lieutenant, exp
•ured by the Northern forces at Uatteras, who died whilt
a prisoner at Fo*t Warren.
By the Rev 0« >rg« Pauli, at (krass Dale. Henry county, Vn
ru the Uili ultimo I ear. R l}. PEHN, or the Conlel. at array,
hi Min L ft si t'Vl’U, eldest daughtsr of D. H. spencer, twij.
kit of H.- ny county, Vn.
■ hr AUiu.rkl of Cutl'r skl'I. that be *ho married k wife, toi
hi who (>tt to war, mint ncee.ssrily submit to every tiling iha'
Ar the residence of Ms fathar, 1 bomaa S. Jones, K* i ,'n the conn*
iv of P in. KUwarS, on Pridav, the .limit, o ryphol t fever, con
i;i. ted tnlhe army, HANKY W. JON St*. Then has laUen, In thf
bh to of manhood, md In tj,e service of 1,1s couutry, a kind, alfec
a.nale and noble young man A PfttKND.
At the real donee of Mr John M.trrtaon, In the city ol l.ynehbu-g
at h mlnnl.a paat ]9 o'e ock, St , on Tuesday, the t.h Inst , Dr
JOHN T. HMirti. of Huva.il rouoly, Va , to the .'7th year of hit
llr. Prnlth left home about three veekspreilouito his death, and
[vlste 1 some • f hla Menas In the army of the Potomac, and alio
Jn that near Winch, tier A irvnre oold, c ntrarted curing tils jour
Inev and fo lowed by K yilpelai, terminated fattliy at Lynchourg
p:. his return.
t: Thf deeeaaed. forrhc mxry nohlrand vtrlunui Iralts of Ms char
rter, was greatly tn.eemed In a large circle of ftleadl sod we
ustntanrea. Poaseasrd of a vigorous mint, highly culjvated try
UJ lUi'U, resume ** "»■ »• »» ■ irr uwu up"ii
i.igh o,.;»sl J,r orlplei, combined With all those fl jer s-nsIM !tlc*0<
the heart, which ro adorn our nature, he endeared himself '<» a I
(with whom he b-come Injmately Mandated. In al> ihe relations
of life, both public ana private, to which he was caled to act, w»
Uace In hla c aracur, high rectlt.de oj purmv-, dislnt*rested b«
'nrvnlw* ca, a nice sense .f honor, and *he d» eecp.,ot f alllh*
Claps and tyapsikla sf th* heart AcobapUiktd ami
iallnfr<il»ho4 In b s| rot salon, It was ever h s htrh*ai p|->ueuic lo
iue visch^rga of Us outiea, t. *J’e»la e human t"0-ring. from tn
lives «f ben*»ot«.ace. on y Hi# l tat act i f profe at »ml service
w *s tendered a few <J*js tutor*- Ms death.'* a/x«»r s.ddier of hi*
acquaintance, whom he'cund opo„ hi; death hod to the Military
.ttoapda' at Winchester.
' BtanJli g Mgh In the confidence and resy'<t of ^Se Whole rpm
ujn iy In wbU'h he ll»**l. and aid ruing all ihe r Itllont of life lo
a moat ra -.mplar/ a«nwwr, and filing a sphere of a real useful uni*,
he hta pisaaJ aw >jr fr ,*n a^ngsl ua atd we cannot but feet and
ip our a his d* ath as a great l«aa.
1 t r acme yearsp>*vloo« to hi* death, he w a a memby of the
(Methodist ffptaoopal Obu*«h,ati I In hla chi.siian dep^rUarnt er****
ipl fled the It 0 sence ar.d moral beauty of the docir ties < f Ifc- (toa
pel. A'though death summ. n*d I iai *»«y In an hour gneipecl’d
«nl when far a»sjr from his h >tne, thus h creating him in Ihe glow
log scene of h s life, of the society and klnl ittenl ona of hia wtf.
an i only chll I.yet was he undismayed. With a firm re l«o«<* up
,>ulhe meilu of th * RtJetuisr, and strong lo the Hope wlnr t f*. h
h «,ii. ea. he met death with calmorsa and re s'v nation ; spoke, with
e:.t re cowpoouy*., of ha approaching d seolrtlon ; gave all t Is last
i nwri t*» prayer, and thus cheered the stricken hearts uf those
a/ownd him, with the ass stance th >1 he han passed to that ** man
hvj ' which the baviour hsa prvvt'1%4 In Heaven
« n Friday, the lOth Inst, hla renulna yrere drp malted In the fara
fly burial grow I. near his rethlence, In Russell county attend** i
to the r o ia) reeking piece by a large number of Ms filer,-is a*d
r.etobb us M y th« loved ctjcf whom he has left behind him, an J
who so deeply iuoU n his departuie, bow In haiuble an* n.ltab n lo
the w II of Klin, m whose Ii«ii la ar all gur dettlnu* and way they
Ho | ccnsolat'on In »he glori ous hope of re union in a bf(J*r and
happier world, where tie rude h nd of uealh can never mor« §-m
• r th* tender tier, which 10 strongly bind heart to h.ar ,'.o Udr
fleeting Ilf*. L.
TO Till; KIHTOK Ol mi;
ftidsttt of President Tyler Is full of m*-l
anoholy arsoola Ions >to< t% l.ada to | rtriloal remits which most
b met. The t acabcf which It oc.aa1o^l must soon be filled We
h»ve In -ur whirl a in id whose aenlus la app»triatc^ throughout
*h* I uilts . f the Con'td*Tary. The ft.uth-rn cauae ov us n^ al^vlc
man as much as it «W*W to JOHN If. PANIKI. Tt.ls will be s%
ur.iTt r *aiU cs needed that no man c*n plaudbly dispute It, WII
not lit* peopl i ah -w tbwlr appreciation of this gen l.V man's scr vl
cento tMa great cause by hla election by arcl«malloDv Ills elte
lion will be the highest let Imonlal to Mr Tyler’s Inflnenrr. tor
John Tyler had no friend who more effectually and more persis
I-fitly asserted hla claims upon <he popular esteem and affection.
Mr antel's election will be the highest testimonial which hla const!
l <«*nts ran < IT r to Join Tyler'a m»tno y. This Is proposed with
out knowing or caring what are Mr. Daniel's wishes rn the sutj -ct.
JaaO It* __ __JU^ICk^
'll if I Concert for the keneftt of the Kentucky Volunteers, n*w
1. at Maaassas, will tale place t > night, the - Kh Inst mi, at lh<
!*«•• ond Hsptlat Church, corner of * alu and filh streets,
HAVr on hand, and are receiving, the foil* wing articles to
wh’ch they Inrlle the attention of ths dea'srs
RaJ Ins to whole and half boxes. Grain and Groan I Pepper,
Ground Ginger, Pepper Bauoe, Plea'es In bids, ICnffllsh do. Nut
r.egs, ttAxsraUii, MtlLei, Hard nea, Adamantine Handles Chain
• ague Wines, varloo* brands, Onampa.ne Cid.r, Brandy In bow
.ea, Green and Black Teis, fflrs Crackers, Dried Apples, Dried
•eaches, to^elher with a la-gv atSc of Tobacco, Oigara. Ac.,
riLI^*-5 bbla of Glue au'tsble for Printers ana Oabtost
iTMsksri, tor sale at MEADC A DAKSt'd Drug Bure 106 Malt,
tiest, eor. sb »ve P. 0, Jk‘J0
PI RONTRA WBKKKY lYRTP.-We have.for
aa « a sioall tot of very mo*, and highly coaotnlra't d Mraw
» r*y ry up r a Is by us, from tie fresh dps fruit, warranted +.
ontn’n not log b-.t he tulce and while ttiyar, a^d nsrtcaslug the
all Us .or of the brrrics. This By.up is adv*Atstf*ou*ly use I la
wceULlnOcd ttavorliiff GusUrcs, less, Au. MkaDK A BaKBA,
'Uarmacsi-Usu, )3« Mato Itrocl, oor, above P. 0, jaft
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.HI 80S STI T UT10 V—8 TATI BMIHTJ.
MONDAY MORNING, JAN. SO. 1882.
t0- ljMrt on MukiiuH'»< a<UirtMtd to lU"EAUor f
ArUi U* »orittm on both sides o/ths paper will not b4 public
J. Tkl* is n ruU of Ing standing, ought to bs known to all,
will in no oass bs dejtarUtl from, Obtiutiry notifiesstsoeeo
%g eight Unss ars charged for as OttrertisemsnU.
W/T* Ws cannot nnderiaks to return refsfite>t communication
OAHU IN ADVANCE.
The stringency of the tinea Iropoelng the necessity of paying
•ash for everything needful for the pobllcation of a newspaper
i rpolled us, some time since, to announce that In no case would
we enter a subscriber’s name on oar books nnless the order for the
.iper was acootnpanled by the money to pay for tAe same. A lit
le experience of the times has not only confirmed uein this deter
mination, but eompells us to aonoenre to all the anbicrlbers t
the Whig already on our books, that n *cesslty forces us to adopt
the same rule In retard to them, at least until the times will justl*
fy a different coarse. To this end we will forthwith commence the
work of sending oat our bills from the office, made out In such
amoun's as will, when paid, place each subscriber In advance on
Account of subscription; and till a wlU be done so as to place each
lubscrlber's bill before him within the next three months. On the
1st of March, lsdS, the names of all who have not paid according
n these terms wlU be erased from oar books, and regularly there
after timely no'lce will be sent to our subscribers of tiis explratloo
>f their subscription year and a like coarse adopted with all. unless
naymsntts made. Belf preserration compels this <-ourse or else ll
would not be adopted.
It Is with profound sorrow, we xnnonnoe the death
of this eminent citizen. His death took bis frit n il
t>jr surprise, as be was not considered seriously
iil. Nat ten days since, he ascended the elevated steps
leading to this office, with the alertness of yoalh, and we
thought at the time, we never saw him in better health,
md (Uttered ourselves, that the country would long on
j >v the blesaiDgs of his counsels. His leas is the sever
est blow that our Confederacy has received; for no mun
«as more ardently devoted to tho cause, aud uot one in
all our borders was capable of rendering more efficient
service. His whole soul was .enlisted, not only for tl e
cs'ablishmrnt of Southern Independence, but, intently
solicitous for the restoration of the old Republican ays.
cm of our fathers. In ono of the last interviews we
tiad with him, be manifested ss much anilely on tliiz
mint as on the rout and expulsion of the enemy; for he
viscly considered, that our deliverance from the Yan
<ee yoke would not be half complete without a total de
liverance from their habits and institutions.
Mr. Tyler’s public career is a part, a brilliant and im
portant part of the history of his country. He entered
public life at the early ago of 2! -and for the lost fifty
rears, with very short intervals, he has filled important
public positions. As member of the Virginia Lcgisla
ure, as Representative in tbe Federal Congress, as Gov
•rnor, as Senator in Congress, as President of tbe United
-bates, and more recently as member of tbe Convention
md of the Provisional Congress, he has partv'pated in
ind performed duties of the greatest usefulness to
nis country. The Legislature appropriately dovo
ted Saturday to eloquent and just tributes to hu illustri
Late Iron (sskerdoa.
We ire indebted to a friend for a copy of the New
York Herald of the ICtb, from which we make extreme
Later news from England is regarded by the Yaokee
japers as favorable to ppace. Tbe surrender of Ma90u
and Slidell was anticipated, and it is supposed that that
-1 -graceful back-out will aatisfv the wounded honor of
Ragland. We see nothing in the published acoounts to
warrant the conclusion , for tbe shipment of soldiers and
munitions of war to Canada continues on tbe same grand
s -ale. This may be counterbalanced by the advance of
rmeols and the rise of cotton, as signs of peace. It is
highly probable that the Yankee submission would ap
p-ase Etgiind, if the interest of that nation were not
dependent on the trade with the South. If the Yankees
•ould guarantee a cotton supply at soy specified time,
tbe British Government might be oontont to support its
factory population out of the Treasury until the day er.
r ved ; but such a guarantee cannot impom upon the
B-iti»h people ; for they see vessels loading st Liverptol
with cotton for New York. That fact is sufficient 'o
mntradict any assurance of an early supply of co'ton
tr.-im tbe Southern States. We know not how long
England can maintain her f-ietories without a fresh sup
ply of cotton. But we do know wo cau maintain our
i nlcpeudenc* of the Yankees indefinitely. Unaided, wo
miv have more aud longer sulf.-rings to endure; but It
Is our conviction that these sufferings will ultimately
-ontribute to our welfare.
THE PLAN OB A YANKEE NATIONAL BANK
The suspension cf specie payment in the East has at
trncted attention to the question of a National currency.
A bi l has been introduce) into the federal Meuse author
ing a National currency, secured by tbe hypothecation
of the Unit'd States stocks. The following is a brief sy
inpsis of the art:
It provides for a United Slates Bank Department in
: ie Treasury building, with a Bank Comptroller, appoint
id by the President and Ssna'e, with a salary of five
hou-and dollars,to h*vo general charge and nuporvi.jon
iver all banking operations under the act. It provides
fir the issuo of circulating notes, or similitude of Bank
o’es, to he rountersigued snd resigned in tbe Bank De
nrtmeDl, to be stamped on tbrjr face, and secured by
United States stouks, and reeoivabls for ail dues to and
IVom the United States except du'les ou imports, and
nade legal tenders for these purposes All existing
ranks in the State and Territories of the United States,
nay elect or not to avail themselves of the benefit of this
istionol currency, on complying with the provisions of
his i pt. New l/auk* mv be formed by any number of
retsrn< under its pyovisjotip, villi a capita) o( one hm
jred thousand dollars or more torlrcu'ate this currency
,nd carry on a general banking business ju any part qf
the United Slates. All banks issuing national currency
ire req ilted to keep constantly on hand wenty five pc,
ent ot their outstanding circulating notes in Specie to
tecurc the prompt redemption of the same. Btockhold
us sre made individually liable for the debts of the bank
it the amount of their slock.
H,nk* orgaliu d^utjer this act are to have a seal, may
ue snd he sued in all courts, an) may make all laws
i. ceseary to carry on their business, banks under the
apt are in make quarterly report* to tbe Bank Comp
roller, who is annually to report to Oougress. If banks
fail to redeem their bills and becomo insolvent, the
recutitie* in the hands of the Bank ('omptrollers may
ie sold at public auction, and bill holders paid fjrst j in
olvent hanks to Imve reccivi rsAppo'uted and he wound
ip by order of Court. Brands and counterfeiting are
;uarded against. This bill, the committee believe, will
'rerato a large demand for United State* stocks, to ho
ised for hanking purposes. The hills iraued on a hy
lOthecation of these stocks will have tbe faith of the
iovcrnmwnt pledged to that rxtent for their redsmp
ion. These bills, r.rc to he receivable for tsxes and all
ither public dues to the Government, and for all sila
ne*, and all other debts and demand* due from ths U
aisles for service* rendered and for aiipplisw and mate
ial furnished. Tbe banks Issuing this national curreucy
ire made ii,b!e for its redemption, and tbs stockholders
ie made liable (or it. Tbo billholJer hrs security, first
if tbs P. 8. stocks deposited with th* Bsnk Oomptrol
ar, second, liability of bank issuing bills; and third,
ho personal liability of th* stockholders of bsnk* to an
mount i qua! to tbrlr stock; ana it I* thought 'Q eouati
ute a very safe and secure currency for circulation
moug’lhu people to pay the gray and all other axiracr
Unary expenses of lb* war.
DEATH OF EX-PBESIDEXTTYLEK.
Particulars of Mil lllaea a ad real* —Pro
cmSIbp la CoBgreea aud Legislature— He
moral of Ike Body to Ike Capitol.
The lion. Joan Ttlic died at hie lodgings, st lbs
Ballard House, in this city, on Baturday, the
18tb lost., st fifteen minutes pset 11 o’elook, A.
M. He was born in Charts* City county, an
the 20th of March, 1790, and hid, consequently, nearly
completed the seventy-second year of his age. Hie
health had been impaired for years by infirmities, inci
dent to advanced life, bat he still retained a remarkable
degree of physical elasticity, as wail as of mental vigor,
which encouraged the belief that he would be spared to
the country for yean ot continued usefulness in the na
tional councils. These hopes were not to be realiird. I
On Sunday morning, the 12th inst., about 9 o'clock,
be went to the breakfast table at the Exchange Hate',
but complained of being indisposed, and did not eat any.
thing. After taking a few sips of tea, he arose from b;a
seat, and walked to another table. He wat then observed
to lean over, resting his forehead upon the palm of hi*
right band, bis elbow resting on the table. la a mo
ment afterwards, be fainted and fell upon the door. Dr.
Heath Jones Miller, and others, ran to bis assistance,
and found that he was nearly lifeless. They, inderd,
supposed him to be dead, bat instantly bore him to the
parlor of the Hotel, where efforts were made to res ton
him to consciousness. In a few minutes, Mr. Tyler vom
teed freely, and then gradually revived uatil he recovered
lullicient strength to walk to bis room in the Ballard
House. He wss arsis ted thither by his relative, Dr. Mil
ler, aud another gentleman. Soon after reach
mg bis room, be was aeixsd with a chill, acd
again vomited profusely. By this time, Dr
George Peachy, who had been sent fur arrived, and
contributed bis skill to the relief of Mr. Tyler. Tbs ven
erable patient received from the Doctor, as well as from
bis family aud friends, every aUeulion which their roll
;itnde for his recovery suggested, but he became more
‘eehle, every day. The lose of appetite consequent upon
uis illness, caused him to decline taking any sustenance,
or stimulants. His condition did not seem hopeless, oi
■ven critical, unld Friday, when the i xperienced eyu otlj
ois physician, discovered the tigos of approaching dis<o I
lution. About 12 o'clock, Friday night, Mr. Tyler ex-1
hibited more restlessness than usual. Dr. Peachy sup-1
ported him, in his bed, aud tenderly endeavored to ii -V
duce him to partake of a stimulant, but he steadily re-1
lilflCU, M1U » - icouug Iti wuu i/uiaui ■ aruiD, uc uaiunt
ptsstil away, ilia devoted wife, hia eldest son, Robert
Tyler, ud Hr. I’nter Browu, of Acoomac, were present
wlieu bo bn allied bis last. Dr. Miller bad left the
room a few minutes previous.
During the last hours of his illness, Mr. Tyler seemed
oonscioiis of his approaching death, and alluded to il
more than once, bat exhibited no other feeling thau re
signation to the will of Providenoo. About an hour be
fore bis death, ho conversed occasionally with Dr. Miller,
upon national afl'uirs, which bad engrossed much of hi?
attention. One of bia lost remarks to Dr. M. was a aug
geation, not intended in earnest, of course, that he (Dr.
M.) should raise au army of a hundred thousand uien
and have him appointed commauder. lie epoke but
very little after this. His last words were addressed to
Dr. Peachy, in declining the preferred stimulant.
Aa soon as the Governor was appris'd of his death,
be issued an order directing the public ofllces in the
biseraent of tko Capitol, to bo closed. The Confederate
md State flogs over the Capitol, were displayed at half
mast, also the flags on the Confederate buildings. The
dtate bell waa tolled from one until four o’clock.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Congress assembled at 12 o’clock, M., and after praye
by lbs Chaplain, Rev. M. D. Huge, D. D , Mr. Huktie,
if Virginia, arose, aud briefly announced tbe death ol
Ur. Tyler. He then moved, aa a mark of respect foi
the memory of tbe deceased, that Gongresa adjourn
uulil Monday. The njotion was agreed to.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE LEGISLATURE.
Both Uouaea of the General Ataembly, met, pursuant
o at journment, at Ilf o’clock, M- The presiding oflicet
it each body preeeutej tbe following communication
from the Executive of the Commonwealth, which was
read by the respective Clerks.
Kxscctive Dipaktuint, I
January 18?b, 18C2 f
Gentlemen of tbe Senate and Houee of Delegates :
John Tyler deputed this life at his lodgings, in this
city, after a brief illneaa, at 12 o’clock, la-t night. Mr
r?i«r haa served the people of Virginia, with ability acd
|| eduction, in varlons f ublic positions, for almost half ■
century. He has served in the Genetal Assembly, in
the Executive Couoc I, in the House of Representatives
of the United States, os Governor of tbe Rtete, Senator
in Congress, Vice President and President of the ITnitet'
States, member of the State Convention ol 182I(-'S0, ant]
tbe Convention of 1881, and at the lime of his death
was a member of the Provisional Congress, and a mem
ber elect to the Permanent Congress of the Confederate
S ates. Uis services have been important aud valuable W
and in all of these positions be has fally met t te public!
expectation. The loss of such a man, at a time when!
b s talents and etpetisaee are so greatly needed in the!
.rablic councils, is » calamity greatly to bp deplored. — !
Well may the people of Virginia, aud the South? rn Cor -!
■ederaoy, mourn for the loss of one not less distinguish ■
ed for his ujanly virtue* than his briiiUat career as ?C
JOHN LETCHER. |
w thi nora* or deleoates
After the above communication was read, and appro I
priately disposed of,
Mr. Babmui a, of Culpeper, aron> and submitted then
following preamble and resoluliona.
Tie mournful intelligence of the deceaso of John Ty-jj
ler, after a brief illoess, has cast a gloom over tbe Gpo-Q
eral As-enihlv. The sad news will spread throughout hirfl
native Stale with painful ■ IT ct. It will be heard through ®
out (be h'oa hern Confederacy with deep and ahidtrgS
sorrow, lie has filled a large space ia the history of Li K
c mntry. K iien has blessed him with length of days!
and his country with all her honors. He boa secured!
believe, a blissful immortality. "
Kor (he ptge of history his fame is destioed to occupy!
it is proper brirljy tc recount the msuy offices he ha!
filled, ( root youthful manhood to green old sgubo ltattl
c-ved Ins country fsllhfulty. As a meaner of the Hoi'teS
of Delegates, where bis refining intellect displayed (lie®
promise of usefulness sod attracted attention As !
iitainber of the Ki»cativc founcil, where hit wf.oltsom!
advice lent wisdom to authority. As the Governor 01!
this Commonwealth, where his administrative ptweriH
rave i flic icy to law, and bis ep eculiqn of the wijl of the!
people, i ipre-sed by their representatives, wai rendered!
.ilcosant by kiaJu"«s and courteyy. 4s a uien^ttor of the!
ficst Convention, called to amend the State Co.jsti ution.B
in which hod) bis rtfi ted ryperienes gave his coiiussl lit. Sj
force of wisdom and prudence. As a member of thejE
ilouie of Representatives, s’andir g firm sipid ths r :g„y
if party spirit, spd remaining true to principle and in!
right. At sSenator, repf-suting this State in the 9*nat»!
if the United Stales, in which he shone uonepicuousl.v,®
tor h's s’rict sdberonee to constitational obligation, aiwfH
tor his manly defence of the rights of the S.ttes and then
honor of the country. As Viee President of the United!
Status, presiding over the deliberations of the Senate with!
dignity and impartiality, preserving the dreorum of mwR
oodv tbs’, then wsj a model for Legislative Assemblies 9
is President qf tho United States, -hep me psltonsl!
lonor and reputation was acknowledged unimpeach itjj
and unimpaired io evei) land, and the Powers of l|te®
earth looked up to the new government as an exem!
p!ar of inorals aud of power worthy of respect and inti 9
ition. li t thus, step by step, amended to ths cm! tones!
:ro n which he surveyed hia country happy and glorious,!
and calm'y retire<1 in dignity to a private station, happy!
in tho coutemplatiou of a bright career, happy io a pe»i n
ft)i and prnsperem home, happy in the circle of f*mtl)H
U s State rsited him again iulo bet service. She Was!
■o be us'entitled in Convention to resist oppression, and!
to withstand a galling tyranny against which her ben!
men chaf.'d. His serv es were iuvoked In aid in main ■
I titling tit? high position she had theretofore occupied!
lie came from his retirement—he advised separation in!
peace, or war to vindicate her honor. He was again re.*
hutted a Oommimioner to tnmior to tits Government r.l
Washington tho terms upon which Virginia wou d re-H
main united with her former sisters. He was honored!
with the presidency of that Peace Conference His manly
tppejls for justice were uttered and unheeded. He n
urnid aud recommsodn.l separation aud independence,
ilis advice was taken. It became necessary to form and
'stablish another government for the new Cnofedtraey
9e was appointed by ths Sovereign Convention of Vir
ginia a member of the Provisional Cod;rets While
tcjupy’og a conspicuous place in tho eyes of the Coo
’■■deracy, and the new goveramant was assuming its
jcriuiDcm basis, be was etectsd by the people a member
»t tho (ini House'of Repivaeutativcs of tho Confederate
lutes, with a fair promise still of usefulness to sump
tie wisdom ipau the enduing monuments of A now na
Bat it plew«d the Almighty to check his career, and
and take him to himself.
Such is tbs brief outline of the life of Jobs Tnia
[n private, be was a perfect gentleman, the warm-heart
rd, affectionate, social, and delightful companion. It
may be said of him his kind hand min late red to the
warns of the diatrvesed.
Knotted, as a testimonial of a nation's sorrow for the dj
d tath of a gnat and good man, that a joint committee ^
o the Senate and House of Delegatee oe appoin ed to
cinfer with a committee of the Congress of the Confed
erate State# to make arrangements lor hie funeral eud
Knotted, That, with the consent of hi* family, bis re
main* be deposited in the Holyword Cemetery, in the
elty of Richmond, near lli» rr maiua ot James Moo roc,
and that the Governor of thie State be authoriz'd to
c.n e a suitable monument to be erected to bie m-m iry. I
Ktto'ted, That there r> solutions be fo-thwith muutii- ,
nested by the Speaker of the House of Delegate* to the '
Oongre**, and request their cotcurrenoe.
Mr BaiBora, in presenting the above preamble *nd
rraoiutions, laid that the painful fact conveyed In t’ e
lovernor’s message must be marked aa an event in
our rational history. He would do it junica to his o» n
feeling*, and, In his view of public prapnety, to I U o«u
po-ition, if he should enter upon any elaborate eulogy
if the honored name of him whose lose we mourned.
That man formed the last liok that connected the fio
eratton which had mid* the fir*’ great revolutlona-y
-Haggle for liberty and independence, with 'he gene*
Mtkin which now enacted the grinj drami that eiri•
ed the attention of tta-i world. Through ail thi* lap-c
of time, John Tyler had stood in active as-rxia ion
and in public comparison with all the great men who
had marked the period iu which be lived. It wi< < u
!ogy enough for u* to know that ihe-name of J-Jn
Tyler was historical. Were we to omit to mirk this
occasion with any of the insignia of mourning, we woull
Jo injustice to the memory of a great and good states
man, and to this Commonwealth, and to ourselves, if
*e could wiuiess and feel this dispensation without
Mr. Newton said it waa due to him*elf to eiprea* io
-amt d-'gree ti e sorrow with which the anuonneemtut
juat mad* had filled him. When he entered this Bouse
hirty-eii years ago John Tyler was Governor, be had af
terwards represented the State aa Senator and in other
md higher piaitioua, and in all gave ea'iafaction. He
had sometime* dirt -rod with him, but he had always ac
o irded to him integrity of purpose and purity of pati.it
l-m. In looking around this Assembly, he could not be
h >ld one ot tlioee old associate* of the past to whose elo
quent teaching* ho had listen'd with so much pleasure. ~
They had vanished from the scene of action. Drumgool t, "
Goode and many others—men of genius, pa’ri -tiam and
power—all were gone. He no lunger saw standing ihrte
be Ohathim of Virginia, William B. Giles He saw lgi
he venerable Chief Justice, who was wont to aniuulH
■ur Heart*, and encourage and advise the young, iu
tanffl as gentle and as fatherly as they were eloquent
tad impressive. Those loaru-d man of the bunch —
Rrooke, tie type of the true gentleman and aoldiei; Ca
>*11, the tfuwer of eloquence and per-uaaion ; and Carr, I
Coulter aud Green—those black letter lawver* of the
;)**(, upon whose lips be had often hung with delight—all V
were gone, lie could not hut call up before him the V
bought of the shortness of life, and of the account we 1
nuat all give at no diaunt day. Life was but a shadowy 1
•■iiatcnce. No truth grrater waa over uttered than the ^
words of the English wliitcemin, “what shadow* we are, J
and what shadess we pursue!" Let the life SDd the "
death of John Tyler serve to show ua of ^the feeble na
ture of our tenure upon life; let it eerie to temper cur
odour iu this day of ex-itement, solve differences, and j
give lore, enmingied with anger, to all thorn) who are en
gaged iu theoommon cause lor which we are now snug
Mr. RossaTSON, of R chmond, raid his sense of duty
mpelled him to offer a few remit k* on this melancholy
occasion, lie would not attempt the task of enumerat
ing the servioes of the illustrious dead, or catalogue hiw
many virtues Such was the rare benignity of bis nature,
that he attracted all with whom ho came io contact. It
mattered not how men might differ with him, they all
loved him. Bin heart was open to every genial and kind
affection. As a stausman his career had been eminent
ly distinguished. Id that highest part of it, as PrreUeol
if the United States, he administered our affairs with
great ability. In that part of it iu particular which con
cerned our foreign relations, sod to which other nail at H
mainly look to form au estimate of our public men, In*
administration was a brilliant success. It may compare,
or wisdom, energy and enlightened percept iou ol our
foreign polic’, with any, even the most brilliant, of the
administrations (hat preceded it. He was rejoiced, there
ore, that he had lived to shed, in the eyes of the world,
'.bat just weight and dignity to the cause of the South
redacted oo them by his participation in cor councils —
Ho bad ever looked to his carrying ioto a yet higher
•phere, tbau that to which he had already boon called,
*h) ad vantage of that trail of glory ia.a statesman,wblchj
wen afar off by the nations, could not but rtdect a
certain lustre on the new government, cow undergoing
chose heavy trials whioh every people must meet in as- ^
-er-irg their independence. But that hope, and all of the
future connected with Mr. Tyler’s name ou earth, »s*
Mr. Asniasos, of Botetourt, said it was his plea-era ]
to have eijoyed a long acquaints! ce with John Tyler; I
he knew him when but a youth, ard a more deligh'lul j
xisociation oo young man ever erjoyed. Io the piime 1
of life, so winning were his manners, (hat bis intercourse 1
was both a pride and a pleasure. Be united genius w to t]
virtue, iu a degree so eminent, that history would record |
his life among"', the b< a; and purest of pur statesmen —
No man h»4 bee a called to higher stations, uo man de
voted a larger portion of his time to the public servi -.;
and be had left a rich legacy to the youth of our conn- -
ry—a noble example. Be never beard him speak sen- I
seriously of any man, and it was a rule of his life to say
nothing, if he could not speak well of thoee with whom
he w. ■ brought jn contact. That we« one of the highest
sit lues io whiqh bis noble heart had been endowed, (t
was a source of pegret that be bad been removed from
ii* at thi* time. Be could not well be spand, but bis
go ng wa* at the dieta'lon of a higher power.
Mr. Laiulkv paid a t-ibute to the eialted worth of tbs
dead. He said he and the younger men hi rs loved lom i
a* did those who knew him best, and,they would solve fl
to emulate hi* virtues.
Mr. Jo*?*, of Gloucester, said from his youth it I »d
been his pride to know John Tyler. A', various peri, dt ^B
qf hi* life, h« had rrceifed from him er.eoursg. ment . t, t
c lunsei. Wherever he had live a he bad on hi. u.te- —
A* time advanced, hi* name would grow brighter m l ]9|
The resolutiors were then unanimously adopted, si d ^B
the ?riiKiH announced the following Committee on the
part of th.-House Mcsars. Barbour, Newton, Anderson,
of Botetourt, Hunter, Blue, McUamant, Jones, ol (Ton ^B
o*?«tcr, Hive*, Saunders, Mallory, Grattan, Robertson, 11 ^B
Richmond, and Sbi ff.-y.
On DioLion. the House then adiourned.
IK TUI SIRaTS. J
T communication from (be Exrcutive, sr.nourc ag Jfl
t‘> * death of Mr. Tyler, hiring Item laid upon ihe lath-, ^B
tlu Presfdent, ou motion, temporarily vacated the Gh»' ^B
Aficr the lapse of a few minutes, the President apt fa
sailed the Senate to oru *r, and Mr. Bataora communiea
ed from the House of Delegates tbs preamble and nso ^B
lulio,.* which bad yist been adopted by that body. The
preamble and resolutions were read by the Clerk, aft. t ^B
p ilen ^B
Mr. P^agOif, of Williamsburg, ax'd: Hiring tbo B
honor to represent a part af the D strict in which il.j
deceased resided duriog a long life of pub'ic agyvioe, it B
is appropriate that I should more the adoption of ll s S
resolutions just read. I submit that motion. fl
Mr. RnutatenR, of the city of Richmond, sail
Mr. President I cannot permit the occasion to pies wii;
nut a fen words to express mj sense of the meri'a and
rirtues of a deceased fiiet.d O.i my way to the 8erwlj ^B
chamber, I was iulormed that John Tyler, I ile Pres I -nt ^B
if the United R ates, had just paid the debt scomrn.* ^B
later to be exacted of us all. It was my good forlnui ^B
to lie come acquainted with him, I may any intimately, at ^B
an c.rl> period—da iug indeed ItOui my rolhgc day, l ^B
hare known him aioce; in all the walks and relations if j^E
life. I am upacctioibomd sir, to use the Lugutgi. : j
eulogy, y’orttioa'ely for me-more fortunate for my ^B
friend—be needs none, (t were neediest for m« ho '^B
■peak or bis moral worth; bit personal Integri'y; t ^B
tugh intellectual attainments; lh>- purity and to ,m'.u i.i • T§||
>f hi) political principles; hs devotion to the rights a.. I
nterests of his native 8te.tr; I should bat utter tru us ^B
■ Down lo every member of ibid body. ^B
Nor need I recount his public services they arc re
•orded In the history of tbs t in s. The num-fou- high
wtfsta conferred upon him during a long 1 le, attest i e ^B
istinmlon in which he was held by his ecu rtiy; and the
aithfulnese and abili y with which tin y w»rc diecbtiy i §ff§
ire known throughout Kurr ;«e as wi ll as A>n ret. . •, ^B
f there be among the rxccllont tia'us for which Pn-’
lent Tyler war distinguished, one more worthy to hs
narked than any other, it is his uniform adherence o ^B
he great American principles suctssfully ar.etu d by it s ^B
•ar or the Revolution, and in tho struggle in which •• ^B
ire now engaged. Again assailed, he a epped foiwa.d ^B
ode'endtbim. .Call. d from the et joymou’e of piit.tc
ife to the public councils of the Slate and ber cootn c- ^B
•*te«, he has devoted al: bis txperience and all hit e:. -
(lea, heart and soul to the cau.-e of Roudiern rig', a . d
iouthern principles—brat as a comm.tsiiojer ol pr'i a,
tud si ce, to lho monunt of hi* death, a- a m. n.h. r .J ^^B
,:.e Provisional Congress. Recently he had bean eke-. I ^Bf
•T the d strict which la part I have the honor to r.y ri»
not oa this floor, to the Doase of Rapreser.utiv< l , j^B
be Confederate Government as permanently rr^st z f; | ,'^B
ind but yesterday, he stood prominently before u<«i
>ae of tbrve among whem we were to cboorc a Sctai r
rota this State, under that government. None co-.J I^B
h*T« preosntad higher plain*, . H
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