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Wednesday, January 23, 1861.
NOTES, with a waiver or the poo Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a salter of the MO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Paco
and Ministers of the Gospel.
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
:MERE FACIAS. to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Btu (igh and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office of
BLANKS. of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
—Col. Eli Slifer, of Union county,
late State Treasurer, is Secretary-in
chief under Governor Curtin, and Sam.
B. Thomas, of Delaware county, Dep
uty Secretary.
Missonal.—On the 19th, the House
of Representatives concurred in the
following amendment of the Senate to
the Convention bill :
"No act, ordinance or resolution
shall be valid to change or dissolve the
political relations of this State to the
government of the United States or
any other State, until a majority of
the qualified voters of the State shall
ratify the same."
GEORGIA.—The Georgia Convention
on Friday last, adopted a resolution,
by a vote of 165 against 130, declaring
it to ho the duty of Georgia to secede,
and authorizing the appointment of a
committee to draft the ordinance of
—The Senate, on the 18th, confirmed
the nomination of Mr. Holt as Secre
tary of War, by a vote of 38 yeas to 13
The Latest News.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The people
of Maryland sustain the Governor of
that State in his firm allegiance to the
Union. Union meetings held in almost
every county approve his course, and
pronounce against disunion. The as
sociation of Minute Men of Baltimore
have taken a noble stand in support of
Gov. Hicks and the Union.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Jan. 19.—The State
Convention adopted the secession or
dinance at 2 o'clock, this afternoon, by
yeas 208, nays 89. It is as follows
" An ordinance to dissolve the Union
between the State of Georgia and oth
er States settled with her, under the
compact of government entitled the
Constitution of the United States.
" We, the people of the State of
Georgia, in Convention. assembled, do
declare and ordain, and it is hereby
declared and ordained, that the ordin
ances adopted by the people of the
State of Georgia, in convention in 1788,
whereby the Constitution of the Tint-
ing and adopting amendments to the
said Constitution, are hereby repealed,
rescinded and. abrogated.
And we do further declare and or
dain that the Union now subsisting
between the State of Georgia and
other States, under the name of the
United States, is hereby dissolved,
and that the State of Georgia is in
full possession and exercise of all those
rights of sovereignty which belong and
appertain to a free and independent
A motion to postpone the operation
of the ordinance until the 3d of March
was lost by about thirty majority.
Alexander H. Stephens and Herschel
V. Johnson are among those that vo
ted against the ordinance.
—Wo learn from Springfield, 111.,
that Mr. Kellogg, member of Congress
from that State, has arrived there on a
mission to the President elect, to ob
tain a definite and authorative an
nouncement from Mr. Lincoln with re
gard to tho compromise propositions
in Congress. On the result of this
mission it is stated, will depend the
future course of the Republicans in
Congress. From Washington, too, we
are advised that Mr. Swett has just
left the latter city on a visit of similar
purport to the President elect, and to
urge him, at the solicitation of leading
Republican members, to visit Washing
ton immediately.
Tho Alabama State Convention on
Saturday elected delegates to the pro
posed Southern Convention of Seceding
States. The Convention is to meet in
Montgomery, Ala., on the 4th of Feb
ruary. The State Convention also
pa ,ed an ordinance appropriatng three
million dollars for the arming and de
fence of the State.
The following appointments aro offi
Flour Inspector—John Shaw, of Al
legheny county.
Sealer of Weights and 'Measures—
Samuel Ferguson.‘
interpretor Ammon.
Sealer of Weights and Measures—
Hiram Horter.
Keeper of Powder Magazine—Mark
Health Officcr—William Reed, of
Master Warden—Charles S. Wayne,
of Philadelphia.
Bark Inspector—James McManus,
of Philadelphia.
Tonnage Agent—Thomas S. Tyrol,
of Philadelphia.
Grain Measurer—Christian Myers, of
Clarion Co.
Whiskey inspectors—Wm. Butler, of
Lewistown, and Richard Ellis of Phila.
Harbor Master—Geo. T. Thorn of
Quarantine Master—Robt. Garstrido
of Delaware.
Lazaretto Physician—Dr. D. K
Shoemaker of Carbon Co.
Port Physician—Dr. Trenchard of
Flouitlnspector—(not appointed)
The Virginia Movement---Watchman,
what of the Night?
The Washington Star of Friday
last says:---Virginia is promptly inau
gurating the movement which, it is no
longer to be doubted, bids fair to
bring the troubles of the times to a
peaceful and happy termination, with
out the destruction of the Union. It
is the plan of inducing both the sece
ding States and the General Govern
ment to abstain from hostilities until
the border slaveholding States can de
mand in a fraternal spirit of all the
rest of the States that they will, in a
National Convention, consider the ex
isting condition of the Union, and rem
edy the evils, by the adoption of the
Crittenden proposition, or whatever
else that may prove satisfactory to
those who simply seek to secure, for
all time to come, within the Union,
the institution of Southern slavery
against unconstitutional encroach
monis on the part of the Gene ^al Gov
The news from the South, received
within the last week, proves
-Ist. That South Carolina is heartily
sick and tired of the position in which
she stands;
2nd. That the popular vote of Geor
gia and Alabama is largely against
following South Carolina's example;
3d. That Arkansas refuses to hold a
Convention even, until after the 4th of
March ;
4th. That Tennessee has determined
to refer whatever her Convention may
do to the people, which cannot be done
before the 4th of March;
sth. That North Carolina is by no
means likely to act precipitately in
the matter, mid that her authorities,
repudiating Mr. W. S. Ashe's acts of
rebellion, have offered to restore to
the United States the forts he caused
to be seized;
6th. That Virginia has accorded to
her people the right to sit in judgment
upon whatever her Convention may
do, and is also engaged in urging a
plan under which the whole trouble
nifty easily be accommodated without
the destruction of the Union;
7th. That Maryland continues firmly
to scout the intrigues of the Disunion
ists per se to involve her in the Disu
nion movement;
7th. That Missouri has decided that
whatever her Convention may do,
shall also be duly submitted for popu
' lar ratification or rejection.
In proving these; now so very
portant, facts, the news in question
I proves unmistakably that the consum
mation of the scheme of the conspira
tors to drag the whole South out of
the Union before the 4th of March is,
already, a dead failure; and that a
wholesome reaction has certainly set
in, in all quarters of the South, that,
beyond question, dissipates the proba
bility of the destruction of the Union,
and promises a speedy settlement of
the troubles by action of all the States
in National Convention, represented
• -• tuiErsvaatneaL
o on position in public life, but by
citizens without embarrassing records
as public men, who see • before them
their chance to come into public life,
only through earnest exertions to re
pair the mischief which Congress has
for twenty-five years past been gradu
ally heaping upon the head of an ab
used country.
Sound Senna
lion. John A. Gilmer writes to a
friend in North Carolina, that " if the
honest masses North and South can
be induced, without passion, and with
their cool heads to understand the ab
stract points of difference involved in
the present disputes, they will at once
arm themselves with the fraternal
spirit of their revolutionary fathers,
infuse the same into their political
agents, and force a settlement of all
sectional difficulties, and again return
to their fields, shops, and schools.—
The free States ought to know that all
the chances are on their side ; that
they have a surplus population with
which to settle the Territories, while
the South has none, and they should
fool satisfied that the laws of climate,
soil, and productions will settle the
question of slavery extension at last,
in spite of 'the theories' about which
the politicians of the two sections have
each other so much by the ears."—
Mr. Gilmer says, "I would have the
people at once pull up their stakes,
and come and pitch their tents around
Washington, and command their rep
resentatives to adjust the difficulties
which now divide the two great and
powerful sections."
The True Polley
Gov. Packer, in his recent message
to the Legislature, thus forcibly con
densed the true policy which should
be pursued at the present time :
" The people of Pennsylvania are
devoted to the Union. They will fol
low its stars and stripes through every
peril. But, before assuming the high
responsibilities now dimly foreshadow
ed, it is their solemn duty to remove
every just cause of complaint against
themselves, so that they may stand
before High Heaven, and the civilized
world, without fear and without re
proach, ready to devote their lives and
their fortunes to the support of the
best form of Government that has
ever been devised by the wisdom of
This we believe to be a fair expres
sion of the sentiments of nine-tenths
of the people of Pennsylvania upon
the all absorbing topic of the clay.
lady living in Putnam county, Ind.,
by the name of Patsy Allen, died the
other day, being 116 years old, having
been born in 17-14. She has a daughter
living in the same county who is 93
3ears old.
Letter from ~ Occasional."
Coerespowlence of The Pecos.]
V ASIIINOTON, Jau. 18, 1861
Although the Republicans, with few
exceptions, admit the personal-liberty
bills should be repealed, up to this wri
ting nothing definitive has been done
beyond the passage of a resolution
through one of the branches of the
Ohio Legislature. Gov. Ourtin's in
augural address demands the repeal of
any law on the statute-books of Penn
sylvania that may, " even by implica
tion, be liable to reasonable objection;"
but his party friends have not yet
moved to carry out his suggestions.—
Indeed, they aro on the record against
the resolutions of Mr. Welsh, providing
for the repeal of the sections of the act
of 1847. The motive that should in
spire patriots at this time should be to
do everythiing in kindness for the South.
We can afford to be magnanimous.—
There is no surrender in treating our
brethren, now so misguided and infat
uated, indulgently. The hallucination
of the Southern people is widespread,
and in some States unanimous. They
seem to be possessed of a sort of Judi
' cial madness, and while they refuse to
listen, and express themselves passion
ately, let us maintain the attitude of
forbearance and of affection, that has
marked our whole course from the be
ginning. And who so entitled to lead
in this cause as Pennsylvania. She
ought to be the leader in proffers of
peace and reconciliation. I do not.
know a Republican in Congress who
would violently object to the repeal of
all the personal-liberty bills, even
among those who refuse to act while
the South continues to repeat its threats.
And at this moment, when every other
plan of adjustment has failed, and when
the friends of Mr. Crittenden's propo
sition almost despair of carrying it
through Congress, nothing could be
more wholesome in its effects than the
immediate repeal of all obstructive leg
islation in the free States. In the far
off Cotton States, there is a large
Union party, that would be encouraged
by such an evidence of good feeling.—
You will perceive that Alabama, which
was supposed to be unanimous for se
cession, is halting, and that the mem
bers of the Convention from the north
ern part of that State refuse to sign the
ordinance of secession unless that act is
postponed until the 4th of March.—
Virginia herself, in one branch of her
Legislature, has adopted resolutions in
favor of the Crittenden propositions,
and Arkansas has followed up her re
fusal to favor immediate disunion by
submitting the question of a Conven
tion to the people. All these indica
tions providing for delay are so many
appeals to the people of the free States
to do something in order to inspirit the
Union men of' the South. There are
very few sincere Disunionists in Con
gress. I believe, if we could get at the
truth in every man's heart, there are
not six who are put down as Disunion
ists who would not quietly rejoice if
the question could be settled. They
aro daily taught by unexpected events
that their experiment is bound to be a
costly, dangerous, and possibly fatal
one. The change for them would be
terrible. Not only will they be called
upon to construct a now Government,
rum -
tary and naval establishments, but they
will be forced to meet and to answer
the awakening sentiment of their peo
ple when all these evils become practi
cal, and when the contrast is run be
tween what they have unwisely and
madly thrown away and that they
have substituted. At first, the voice
of the people in the South was derided
by their leaders in Washington, and
even now these leaders are generally
so fearful of committing the question
of Disunion to the ballot-box, that they
adopt every expedient in order to ac
complish their ends without referring
their action to the masses, In North
Carolina, the Legislature, although
representing the people directly, were
afraid to take the responsibility of cal
ling a Convention, and referred the
whole matter to the delegation in both
houses of Congress from that State,
asking of them whether, in their opin
ion such a Convention was necessary.
At last, however, the Southern people
are beginning to speak out. The largo
vote thrown against secession in Lou
isiana ; the late proceedings of the Ala
bama Convention; the delayand factions
iu the Georgia Convention; the appeals
of the Union men in Virginia, in and
out of the Legislature; the determined
action of the friends of the country in
Tennessee—all are only so many proofs
that the flank of the leaders has been
turned by the masses, and that if the
people of the North and Northwest
will now come up in good faith, and
repeal the personal-liberty bills, the ca
tastrophe will be staggered, if it is not
Both sections of the Union may now
be said to bo fully prepared either for
peaceful or a violent conclusion to our
troubles. The South has spent, and is
spending enormous sums to put herself
in a warlike attitude, and the North
and Northwest are now, as they have
always been, ready to defend their
rights in tho touted field. Thus ar
rayed against each other, the time has
come to decide whether there shall be
peace or war. lam for peace, if it
can bo honorably maintained, and this
is the feeling of ninety-nine Americans
out of every hundred.
The bravo and modest letter of Maj.
Anderson, written from Fortress Sump
ter, in reply to tho venerable Win. D.
Lewis, president of the great Union
meeting held at National Hall, in your
city, expresses the hope that , olu. trou
bles may be reconciled without blood
shed. This has been tho policy, from
the beginning, of Lieutenant-General
Scott, and I know that the veteran
sailor, Commodore Stewart, who is ap
proaching his ninetieth year, and who
reached Washington by the last eve
ning train, is free in declaration to the
same effect. Now, here are three men
of war who aro all fbr an amicable ar
rangement of our present difficulties.
Why, then, should not statesmen, legis
lators, politicians, and newspaper edi
tors abandon their records for the gen
eral good, and thus avoid a collision ?
OR- We have nothing of importance
from the Pa. Legislature. The resolu
tions for the repeal of the personal-lib
erty bills have not yet been finally
acted upon.
Important from Washington,
The Views of Col. Rayne Moderate.—
Precipitation to be ,Stayed.—A Colli
sion to be Avoided. Mr. Pryor's Plan
—The Crittenden-Douglas Compro
mise.—Xediation of Virginia.—.ln
ter-State Commissioners to be Appoint
ed.—Stay of Hostilities on Both &des.
WASUINGTON, Jan. 1.6.—C01. llayne
the commissioner from South Carolina,
has, it is understood, moderated his
views since his arrival hero. He will
remain here for several days longer.—
The opinion is almost unanimous, in
Secession circles, that all collision for
the present should be studiously avoid
ed. Ho has been in daily consultation
with the leaders of the secession move
ment, who aro opposed to precipita
ting hostilities. It is believed that a
strong representation has within two
days past been sent to the authorities
of South Carolina, urging them to af
ford Major Anderson every facility for
marketing and other domestic supplies.
A plan is now before the Committee
on Federal Relations of the Virginia
House of Delegates, in session at Rich
mond, which is regarded with much
interest in political circles here. The
idea originated with Mr. Prior, of the
Federal House of Representatives, and
has received the cordial endorsement
of Senators Crittenden, Douglas, and
Breckinridge, Hon. Wm. C. Rives, and
other distinguished gentlemen, embrac
ing all shades of Southern and Con
servative opinion. The plan consists
of a series of resolutions, proposing :
First. That there must be some de
finitive and conclusive settlement of
the slavery question between the two
sections of the country, or a separation
bo inevitable.
Second. The Crittenden Compromise,
as amended by Mr. Douglas, as a basis
of fair and henorable adjustment, the
least that Virginia feels she could
take as a settlement.
Third. The appointment of a com
missioner to each State in the Union,
representing the action of Virginia,
and inviting a response to the measure
of conciliation.
Fourth. A strong appeal to the Fed
eral Government to stay its hand and
avoid all acts which may load to a col
lision, pending the mediation of Vir
Fifth. An appeal to the seceding
States to preserve their existing status,
and also abstain from all acts which
may precipitate collision.
A dispatch from a distinguished
source in Virginia was received - to-day.
It says that there is littlo if any doubt
that the plan will pass both Houses of
the Legislature.
Similar movements will at once be
made in the Legislature of Missouri,
South Carolina, 'Tennessee, and Ken
tucky—arrangements being in progress
for that purpose.
WASIIINOTON, Jan. 17.—Although
the Republican Senators yesterday
voted against the Crittenden Compro
mise, their chief objection was to that
part which proposed to divide the ter
ritory which may hereafter be acquired,
but a measure of that character con
fined to the present territo , y meets
I r ub c‘r ,,,, a_deo-zep..4lE.hamtrwisak,tl=%lM
The President Firm—Dispatches to Araj
Anderson.—Fort Sumpter to be Defen
WesinNo TON, Jan. 17.—The demand
of the independent State of South Car
olina, that Fort Sumpter should be
forthwith evacuated, has been stoutly
refused by the President, and Lieut.
Hall left yesterday for Charleston, the
decision, with instructions to :Major
Anderson that should the fort be at
tacked he will defend it to the last.
This being the case, it now remains
to be seen whether the authorities of
South Carolina will put their threat
into execution and assault the citadel.
The Commissioners from thence assert
that she will; and further, that the
fort will be captured, let the conse
quences bo what they may. They
count on a terrific and bloody strug
gle, and are fully prepared to meet it.
Authentic advices report that Major
Anderson has a full supply of stores
for three months at least.
TVarlike .illessage of the Governor—Pas
sage of a Stay 1.?111.
CuAlut,Esrox, S. C., San. 17.—G over
nor Pickens sent a message to the Lem
islature to-day, advising the raising of
two more artillery companies, and one
more regiment to serve three years.—
He advises the permanent garrison of
the extensive fortifications of South
Carolina. This may be expensive, he
says, but considering that we will soon
have a southern Confederacy, and they
will be necessary to protect the sea
coast, we can afterwards transfer the
troops to the southern government.—
The fanatical excitement of the north
ern people shows us that if we expect
to preserve peace we must prepare for
The House of Representatives passed
a bill to stay the collection and prose
cution of all debts duo by the citizens
of South Carolina to men in the slave
holding States, until after December
Late From South Carolina.
CHARLESTON, Jan. 19.—Lieut. Tal
bot arrived hero last night with gloomy
tidings. Tho Governor and the mem
bers of his Cabinet were in consulta
tion the greater part of last night on
the intelligence communicated by
Lieut. Talbot.
A white flag came from Fort Sump
ter this morning. The object it is said
to be to demand that South Carolina
cease erecting fortifications.
Lieut. Davis and four soldiers from
Fort Sumpter are in tho city. The
soldiers aro witnesses in a murder case.
Lieut. Davis is out on a parole. 110 is
being entertained by his friends, and
drinks to the peaceable settlement of
the present unhappy difficulty.
Fort Sumpter is now allowed to ob
tain fresh provisions in thiS city of
The Convention Question Submitted to
the People.
Miztruis, Tenn., Jan. 16.—The Ar
kansas Legislature has unanimously
passed a bill submitting the question
of a State Convention directly to the
The Crittenden _Resolutions
From South Carolina,
people, who are to vote on it on the
18th of Fobruary. If a majority is
found to favor the calling of a Conven
tion, the Governor is empowered to
appoint a day for its meeting.
Missouri Legislature—The Convention
MI Passed
ST. Louts, Jan. 16.—The Convention
bill passed the Senate last night by a
vote of 31 yeas to 2 nays. The bill
provides that the voters shall decide at
the time of the election of delegates
whether the secession ordinance, if
passed, shall be submitted to the peo
ple for ratification. Tho election for
delegates will be held on the 18th of
February, and the Convention will
meet on the 28th.
The President's Instructions to Major
Anderson.—The Navigation of the
l[fississippi.—ffonor to the Brave.—
Arming Volunteers in Virginia.
The Herald Correspondent says :
WAsmtztoToN, .Tan. 16, 1861.—Ikhe
President adheres to his position in re
gard to the forts in Charleston harbor,
and emphatically refuses to surrender
Fort Sumpter, and will so inform Col.
Mayne, the special commissioner from
South Carolina, who came here to de
mand its unconditional surrender.
Lieut. Talbot, ono of Major Ander
son's commissioners, leaves this after
noon, with special instructions to Maj.
Anderson. The exact nature of these
instructions is not known, but enough
is known to state, positively that he is
to maintain his present status, and de
fend the fort in every emergency.
The President informed Col. Hayti°,
in his interview yesterday, that any
communication he had to make must
be made in writing. Col. Mayne has
therefore been engaged to-day in pre
paring a letter to the President, setting
forth the complaints of his people, and
their demands respecting Fort Sump
ter. I stated yesterday pretty fully
what those demands were. Up to
eight o'clock this evening the Presi
dent bad not received tic letter.—
When it is received the President will
answer it promptly and unequivocally.
As I have repeatedly said, the Pres
ident has taken his position in regard
to the affairs in Charleston, and has
deliberately made up his mind as to
the course he intends to pursue, and
under no circumstances will he surrender
Fort Sumpter to the authorities of South
Carolina. Unless the surrender is
made, Col. Unyne says oceans of blood
will be spilt.
The instructions to Major Anderson
were completed to-day. Quite a num
ber of Southern men have called upon
the President to know what the
tare of the instructions was, and to
urge upon the President to prevent a
collision between the Federal and
State authorities. The President re
quired no urging to adopt such a
policy. In no instance, or under no
circumstance, will the Government
be the aggressor. They will act
strictly on the defensive. If, howev
er, the authorities repeat their offence,
as in the case of the Star of the West,
there will be no alternative left but to
open the batteries and silence them at
whatever cost. Ills instructions are
city in them - . .
Limit. Hall has left for New York.
He will return on Friday.
[Num the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dem.]
The telegraph advises us that artil
lery was ordered, yesterday, by the
Governor of Mississippi, to Vicksburg,
to bring to passing boats for examina
tion. That is a new feature in the
revolution, and comes nearer home
than has any Charleston caper. We
have no doubt the boats will comply,
for they carry no passengers any more
for the reason that all travel has stopped
for the present, and then' they would
rather round to than be fired, into.—
We suppose Mississippi, since she
passed her ordinance of secession, feels
a good deal as does every urchin when
he puts on his first pair of boots, espe
cially if they arc of the red-top morocco
pattern ; he must call attention to the
great change by kicking everything
within reach. Sho must needs now
show that she is out of the United
States by some overt act, and the only
way she can do that is by obstructing
the g reat highway that runs by her
border. It is an annoyance that will
have to be submitted to for the present;
but we hope she will soon see the folly
of it, and order her artillery back to
Jackson. If she has the slightest cause
for her present disunion step, this act
of planting her batteries at Vicksburg,
to bring boats to, must hurt her cause
as well as the cause of the Smith. It
will increase the hatred between the
sections, and will, if continued, lead to
inevitable war, and among those whose
location, trade, and pursuits should
make them friends. We think, how
ever, 'Mississippi will soon give up this
aggressive policy as greatly injurious
to herself, and unjust to her Western
customers and consumers of her pro
ducts. The act is, moreover, violative
of the rights of individual States and
the citizens thereof. It is a usurpation
of power, arbitrary in character, and
indefensible. It is not necessary Tor
self-preservation, and can only be ac
counted for on the ground that Mis
sissippi wants to show her authority
as a State out of the United States.
As Maj. Anderson's correspondence
with Gov. Pickens has been subjected
to some comments, it is proper that
certain important facts should be known
to the public. In consequence of his
communication being cut oft; he had
no means of correspondence with the
War Department, to know its purposes
or convey his own views, except by
accidental and unfrequent opportuni
ties. It was decided here, after his
removal to Fort Sumpter, and the de
parture of the South Carolina commis
sioners to send reinforcements, and
four, companies of artillery, from
Fort Monroe, were ordered to the
Brooklyn for that purpose. These or
ders were afterward countermanded,
and Major Anderson's brother carried
him the intelligence of that decision.—
Regarding it as conclusive he could
and did not expect to bo re-inforeed.
He had no knowledge whatever con
cerning the movements of the Star of
the West, or of her transports. The
first intimation that reached him
was the booming of cannon from Mor
ris Island and Fort Moultrie. When
he saw the national flag hoisted at her
masthead, and heard the firing repeat
ed, his batteries facing Fort Moultrie
and the ship channel were unmasked,
manned, and the gunners stationed
with matches in their hands, waiting
the signal'to fire. The steamer turned
and put to sea, and thus the bloody
reckoning was averted. This state
ment will explain the general terms
of his first hitter to Governor Pickens
concerning the firing upon the flag, as
he had none of the information con
cerning the steamer which was famil
iar to everybody else. Had he known
her - mission, Fort Moultrie would have
been battered down.
The Boston Transcript has seen the
first custom house manifest issued by
the Charleston -rebels. It bears the
signature of W. F. Colcock, " Collector
of Charleston," and I. Laurens, "Naval
Officer." The common United States
blanks have been used, and the words
"United States" erased, and those of.
" South Carolina" inserted in their
placo. This shows that the printing
department of the new " republic" has
not yet been organized. The manifest
has over the top: "District of the Port
of Charleston, State of South, Carolina."
At the bottom is the following : "Given
under our band and seal on the Ist of
January in the eighty fifth year of the
sovereignty and independence of the State
of South Carolina."
In a spirited (lobate in the South
Carolina Assembly, on the 11th, to ex
emptfiremen draft to performmilitary
duty, Mr. Edward stated that he
thought there was not a member on
the floor who stood at the gate of Hi
bernian Hall the beginning of this
week or the latter part of last, and
witnessed the efforts to carry the en
gines of this city to Spring street, but
would be willing to advocate the
fourth section of ate bill. He witness
ed there two engines, one of them tied
on to a one-horse cart, and dragged by
a few individuals, and the other drag
ged by five men and a few little negro
boys. 110 was made to ask the cause
of this, and he was answered that it
was because the mon who belonged to
the companies had gone to Port Moul
trie, Morris Island, and other points,
to defend the honor of South Carolina.
"Things aro working." A few days
since a gentleman of South Carolina
applied by letter to the Hudson River
Institute, at Claveritek, for a female
teacher. Miss Emma J. Pinton re
sponded to the invitation, but in her
letter assured the gentlemen that in
the present state of affairs she should
not undertake the journey without a
paszport. Accordingly she has just re
ceived a document duly executed,
signed, "A Gentleman Citizen of the
Republic of South Carolina, and perso
nal friend of his Excellency the Gover
nor," &c., under the protection of which
she is now on her way to that bcligor
cut " republic"—Hudson Star, Jan. 14.
Executive Office, Depart. of War,l
Charleston, Jan. 10, 1861. j
His Excellency the Governor and
Commander-in-Chief congratulates the
officers and troops at Port Morris and
Fort Moultrie upon the promptitude
To rear iforce the garrison at Fort Sump
ter. The readiness with which the
citizens of the Statehave rallied in her
defence is honorable to them, and re
calls the memories of the time when,at
the same place, the citizen soldiers of
that day won for themselves and their
State imperishable credit. The State
may safely confide in her sons, who
have thus prepared themselves, at the
risk of life and sacrifice- of ease, to
maintain inviolate the rights of their
State. His Excellency the Governor
directs this order to be read on parade
at Fort Morris and Fort Moultrie.
D. F. JAmisoN.
The Fifth ward Republican Associa
tion of New York, in view of the trea
son in Louisiana, mid the duty of 30
per cent, ad valorem upon all imported
sugars have passed the following reso
lution, declining to be taxed for the
benefit of traitors:
" That WO do hereby call upon our
Senators and Representatives in Con
gress to pass forthwith a law suspend
ing all duties upon foreign sugars, so
long as the inhabitants of Louisiana
remain in open insurrection, and con
tinue forcibly and unlawfully to hold
in their possession the property of the
United States."
It is contemplated to raise and
equip, at the expense of the State, one
full regiment of one thousand men, to
be enlisted for six months, and to be
distributed among the six forts within
the State. This will be an artillery
force, and will, doubtless, constitute
au important portion of the regular
army of the Southern Republic, when
it shall be established. The revenues
of the State aro even now ample to
maintain such a force. It will pre
vent the trouble, expense, and inter
ruption of business incident to the
calling out of volunteers, who aro
mostly young men employed in the
various commercial, professional, and
mechanical employments, to whom
military duty is a serious inconveni
ence and loss.—True Delta, January 12.
The Charleston papers state that a
resolution was adopted in the Legisla
ture, requesting the Bank of South
Carolina to advance $150,000 for the
military contingencies, and that the
Bank has signified its willingness to
comply. The above item of $150,000,
is merely for contingencies. The
whole expenditure for military purpo
ses already incurred amount to $1,400
We learn that on Saturday a num
ber of ablebodied free colored men of
this city, having first obtained the
sanction of the 'Mayor, through him
tendered their services to the Gover-
nor, to work for the State, in any ca
pacity, and wherever their services
are most needed. All they desire is
that their families may not suffer
while they are doing duty.—Charleston
Letters received at Mystic on Wed
nesday, Oth inst., state that the fish
ing schooners R. Fowler, Capt. El
dridge, and the Osceola, Capt. Bur
rows, have been seized and confiscated
by the State authorities of Florida,
under an, iong a dead letter,
against citizens of other States fishing
on their coasts. The news created
excitement in Mystic. Acts of this
kind cannot but inflame the Northern
mind, while they strike an effective
blow at the commerce of the South.
because no master will trust himself
and his vessel to the mercies of a set
of men who seem regardless of any
rules of honor or principles of law.
The following paragraph from the
Charleston (S. C.) Courier concedes the
alleged fact that many of the best fa
milies of the State are fleeing from it
as from the plague, in consequence of
the lawless tyranny now exercised by
mob rule there. The Courier, of Sat
urday, Jan. 12, says :
" The removal of many excellent
families from the capital is regretted,
but nobody proposes to stop them from
managing their own domestic affairs
hi their own' way." - 4
In the South Carolina Parliament
on Tuesday, they were debating the
propriety of levying a tax upon dogs
in that State as a source of revenue.
Mr. Allen and Mr. Palmer spoke in
favor of it, but Mr. Hope thought the
bill would not produce a largo amount
of money in the first place, and in the
next it was interfering with the rights
of the dog-owners. They will cat
dogs before long in South ,Carolina.
Mr. Rhett, hi the South Carolina
Senate, on Friday, admitted that the
expenses of that State for the - coming
year were estimated at two millions,
and the total resources of the State
amounted to only one - million five
hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars.
They must look out, ho said, that
they were not bankrupt before the
end of the year.
The following resolution was re
cently offered in the City Council of
Richmond, Virginia :
Resolied, That the Committee of
Finance be instructed to raise $50,000
by sale of bonds, from time to time, as
may be needed, for the purpose of arm
ing and equipping such of the volun
teer companies as are now commission
ed, or may be hereafter commissioned.
The Galveston News, of the sth inst.
says : The United States officer in
charge of the new fort building hero,
has, we understand, received invoices
of the arms ordered to bo sent hero by
the Federal Government. . .
Illinois Democratic Convention
eratic State Convention met at the
State House this morning..
Ninety-three out of the hundred and
two counties were represented. The
proceedings of the Convention were
Resolutions were adopted by an
almost unanimous vote, declaring that
it is the prompting of patriotism and
dictate of wisdom to make an earnest
effort to save the Union by conciliation
and concession; therefore, we are wil
ling to accept the amendments to the
Constitution, proposed in the United
States Senate by Senator Douglas and
. m—Orittendon, and the border
State proposition, or any other where
by harmony may be restored between
the people of the different sections of
the country.
Therefore, we earnestly entreat the
Federal Government and the seceding
States to withold the arm of military
power, and on no pretext whatever
bring the nation to the horrors of a
civil war, until the people can take
such action as the troubles demand.
We recognize and declare it to ho
the duty of the Federal Gove'rnment,
through the civil authorities within
the jurisdiction of the States, to en
force all laws passed in pursuance of
tho Constitution; but we distinctly
deny that the Federal Government has
a constitutional power to call out the
military to execute these laws, except
in aid of, the civil authorities.
We deny the constitutional right of
any State to secede from the Union s
and we are equally opposed to nullifi
cation at the North and secession at
the South, as violations of the Consti
tution. That in the opinion of this
Convention, the employment of a mili
tary force by the Federal Government
to coerce into submission the seceding
States will inevitably plunge the cowl-,
try in a civil war, and entirely extin,
guish all hope for a settlement of the
fearful issues now pending before the
We recommend the repeal of all
personal-liberty bills, and recommend
a National Convention, to be held at
Louisville, Ky., on the 12th of Febru
ary, to take into consideration the
present perilous state of the country,
and recommend to the people such
just concessions, and such amendments
to the Constitution, as will produce
harmony and fraternal feeling through-.
out the Union, said Convention to con-.
silt of ono delegate from each Con-.
gressional district, and two at large
from each of the thirty-three States.
We request that the Legislatures of
the several States take steps for the
holding of State Conventions to carry
out the aforesaid recommendations.
The lower branch of the North Caro:,
na Legislature has adopted the sub,
joined resolutions, condemnatory of
the principle of coercion, and a.ffirrnbztg
the duty of the State to resist the pas
sage of Federal troops. The resolu
tions were adopted on Tuesday, the
15th, by a vote of 63 to 20. .
Resolved, That in the judgment, of'
this general assembly, the Federal
Government lies no right to coerce a
seceding State; and South Carolina,
Florida, ltississippi and Alabama, act
ing in their sovereign character,
through conventions, having with
drawn, whether by secession or ,revo-
Mien, the , Federal authorities have
no power, under the Constitution,-to
make war upon and subjugate these
States, or any other States'which may
hereafter iidopt the like action.
Resolved, That it will bo the duty of
the constituted authorities of North
Carolina to resist by force the passage
of. Federal troops through her territo
ry to coerce and subjugate a seceding ,
Southern, State, and that North Caro-
lina onglitto resist any attempt at co,
ereiod, either by land or sea, by all
the meanfi in her power: •' -