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Friday Morning, Febraary 2t, 18621.
It is recommended to the people of the
United States that they assemble in their cus
tomary places of meeting, for public solemnities
on the 22d day of February instant, and cele
brate tbe anniversary of tbe birth of the Father
of Alt Cenntry, by causing read to them
his immortal Farewell Address.
Given under my hand and the seal of the
UMW! States, at Waahington, the nineteenth
day of February, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and of
the independence of the' 'United States of
America the eighty-sixth
By the President.
-Witmax H. &maim, Secretary of State ,
initnYithirs `the office accommodations in
the city of Philadelphia, for the postal service,
' Uri) been of an inferior and inadequate de
scription, so that occasionally the people have
suffered loss, while the merchants of Philadel
.4ble, have been continually indjected to the
greatest inconvenience. Recently we noticed
that the postmaster in New York has been
authorised to lease the large and extensive
bullding known as the, Merchants' Exchange,
in Wall street, for $60,000 per annum rent.
It seems inexplicable that, while Philadelphia
ti laboring under so many inconveniencee, and
that while Postmaster Walborn of that city, is
sealously engaged in urging some action on
Congress to secure better accommodations for
the postal service in Philadelphia, that her
claims should be overlooked, and power granted
to the postmaster of New York city to expend
an enormous sum yearly for the lease of a
building for the office in that city. The sum
expended in three years in New York for the
mere lease of a building, would purchase such
4.e building in Philadelphia, with its title in fee
vested in the government.
We feel an interest in the accommodation
which the government extends to the city of
Philadelphia, not only in the matter of the
post office, but in every act which conduces to
the prosperity of that city, and thus of course
to the accommodation and success of thelpublic
service in that locality. That the nation has
done little for Philadelphia, is evident in all
the operations of the government in that quar
ter. The custom house in that city was the
work of corporate enterprise—the navy yard is
constantly struggling against untoward po
litical the mint, the only
building erected by the government, is per
mitted to remain the same dingy unimproved
structure it was years ago, unmodernized even
in the slightest particular. Surely, then,
Philadelphia should have adequate accommo
dation for her public services, while above all,
the poet office should be so established and
arranged as to give the people the most central
local access, and at the same time afford the
business of the office the largest room for its
operations. This cannot be postponed much
longer . . Postmaster General Blair, whose large
capacity and liberal construction of the powers
of . his Department have made his administra
tion thus far so successful, will undoubtedly
soon recognize and satisfy the wants of the peo
ple.of Philadelphia. In the meantime we urge
our friends in ' he city of Philadelphia to allow
no opportunity to pass to bring the subject
fairly and candidly before Postmaster General
The resolution of both Houses of the Legisla
ture to adjourn to-morrow over to Monday, for
the purpose of participating in the celebration
of the 22d of February, the birth-day of the
Father of his Country, in the city of Philadel
phia, suggests an impropriety of action on the
prt of Legislature which has elicited some
fery deOidixt prole' one of dies proval from the
people. It will be the first instance in fifty years,
that the Senate and House of Representatives
of Pennsylvania have not had road before them,
in official session, on the 22d ,of February,
Washington's Farewell Address ; and we be
lieve.the facts will prove that it has been re
served for the members of this Legislature of
the State to leave the honored Capital of the
Commonwealth, to commemorate the natal day
of Washington in the mere commercial em
porium of the State. However many mem.
bets of the Legislature may be present at
the proposed celebration in Philadelphia, it
Cannot be recognised as an official recognition
iespect for the occasion, because when
they love this capital they cease to be the
legislature. It is to be regretted that this
action was taken by the Legislature, and
we have no hesitation in writing that the ad
jourument will meet with very little approval
throughout the State. If the day is worth ob
serving, the constituency of every member will
undoubtedly conclude that its observance could
have been best promoted in the capital of the
state, instead of one of its cities. It would
have been as appropriate for Congress to have
Adinerned over and gone to New York to cele
brite.the same occasion, as the Legislature of
this state to adjourn and visit Philadelphia for
the purpose of participating in a local obser
vance of the 22d of February.
It is sincerely to be hoped that the judgment
and good sense of the Legislature will induce
both houses to reconsider this resolution, and
remainin the capital to observe Washington's
'birth-day. It is due alike to the occasion' and
eveiy portion of the commonwealth, that that
grant ,day kie officially recognised and observed
by the authorities in the capital of the Key
stone state. •
There are those in the north who have'tad
a warm side for the rebellion from its incita
tion. They expressed this warmth in war*
words when traitor Senators and Representk
tives retired from Congress ; they repeated thi.
expression as the rebellion gathered strength ,
by the secession of state after state ; and when
Sumpter fell, and the haughty chivalry of the
south were supposed to have shown their supe
riority, the sympathizers in the free and loyal
states indulged in this congratulation until the
aroused loyalty of the north indignantly forced
every man to proclaim his adhesion to the gov
ernment, or peril his social and political posi
tions bra refusal. • Theapirit which prompted
sympathy for the rebellion while its plane
were being matured and its future operations
accurately arranged, is striving to create a dif
ferent feeling for the rebels, by advocating
terms of peace, and proposing such compromises
as will shield the traitors from further defeat
and give them an opportunity to retrace their
steps and return with their states to the folds
of the Union, before they have been completely
disgraced, if not actually exterminated by the
federal power. Defeat has followed • closely
on the arrogant`boasting of the leaders of re
bellion. They have been met in their own en
trenchments and worsted. They have been
encountered on their own • territory, and scat
tered in every direction- They have been
driven back from this ocean shores T-and now,,
retreating in
,confusion before the. advancing
forces of the government, that government is to be
applied to for a cessation of hostilities, until terms of
peace can be arranged,' or come agreement erected to
permit Davis tr Co. either to fly from the country
or escape the odium and responsibility they have incur
rei as the leaders of the rebellion. This is what
is implied when a Democratic press advo
cates a restoration . of the Union to its old
basis, with southern rights the same to rebel
as when they struck at the integrity of this
government one year ago; with the privilege
of secession undecided, and still a pulse in that
great "southern heart" that assumes to beat
only at the touch of that Democracy who
have been the authors and the instigators of
every national sin and political excess that
have cursed the government since its origin.
Against this influence it becomes the sacred
duty of every, loyal man in the land to exert
all his moral force and reasonable argument.
If we do not humiliate and crush out the rebels
with all the influences of rebellion, we only
bequeath the question to another generation,
again to be revived by similar arrogant de
mands by the descendants of the slave power,
and again to be contested at a waste of precious
blood and insmensel i wealth. Therefore, no
thing but an unconditional surrender of every
leading traitor, with the prompt submission and
despersion of their followers should be accepted
by the government. This is due to a just
vindication of the outraged authority of the
land. It is due to a vindication of the govern
ment before the nations of the world. IC is
due as a security for the future. Any other
course will only lead to a repetition' of the
wrong, and an increase of the suffering which
is bound to originate from such struggles.
This is a grave and a very important subject;
and it cannot be too narrowly watched by those
who have at heart the stability of the govern
ment and its power to maintain its own au
thority. The mere defeat of the rebels in arms,
is not alone the vindication due to the govern
ment. Such a defeat simply establishes our
military power. That which is most essential to
a prouder vindication of the government,ls
the re-assertion of its civil authority, by its
prompt establishment and operation in the pun
ishment of the traitors. And until this is done,
treason will never be eradicated Until s jury
can be impannelled in the slave states, that will
fairly try and condemn the leaders of this rebel
lion as traitors, the allegiance of the south will
be uncertain, the stability of the govetnment
exceedingly precarious, and the law and au
thority of the land remain a mock-cry in the,
south. Unconditional surrender is the only
basis on which the rebellion can be arrested.
Unconditional surrender, or such defeat and
extermination as our troops are now fast ac
complishing, should be the only terms for • a
cessation of hostilities.
It is wonderful what a difference a Union
victory makes in the way that some people re
gard the rebellion. There are fellows around
who have for months been decrying the war,
who have persistently argued that the govern
ment could never "conquer the south;" that
the longer the war continued the stronger and
more determined the .rebels would become,
and that the only true policy was to recognize
the independence of the southern confederacy.
The Union army has been the constant butt of
their remarks, and Bull Run and Big Bethel
were standing jokes with them. They secretly
applauded at every reverse and sneered at and
deprecl tted every victory of the government
arms. But now when pen. Scott's "big snake"
begins to contract in earnest, when the rebels
find themselves flanked in alldirections; when
the eastern coast is at last open to our advance,
and we have effected an opening through the
very heart of rebeldom, indicating and promis
ing a speedy wiping out of the traitors from
the face of the earth,—these fellows begin to
sing a different tune and to talk in the most
patriotic manner of the cause of the Union and
the villainy of the rebels, and are even ready
to "pledge their liven, their fortunes and sacred
honor for the support of the government."
The north just now is full of these newly made
patriots. It is astonishing to see their zeal
now•a-days for the war ! We would suggest,
however, that the government owes them small
thanks for their sudden ardor in its cause,
When the nation was in gloom and dismay—
when treason was jubilant and audacieua—
when the three months recruits. demanded to
be discharged—these now noisy friends of the
government, were then the equally noisy de
famers of what they termed its imbecilities and
failures. It is well to mark such men. In this
city they are known for their vituperation of
Republicanism, and their sickly adulation of
the rebel leaders. We venture the assertion
that there is not a man who reads this pare,
graph but knows me nsuches „those to whom
we now refer, and wbo necessary ;
point to these individuals daily in the streets.
Pennsylvania Legislature.
THURSDAY, February 14, 1862.
The Senate met and Wab called to order at 11
o'clock A. M., by Speaker HALL.
The journal of Wednesday was partly read,
On motion of Mr. SERRILL, the further read
of the same was dispensed with.
amiss' a Tams.
e SPEAKER laid before the Senate a com
m ication from the Auditor General, Attorney
Ge eral and State Treasurer, reporting adverse
ly di the claim of Samuel Hopper, of the county
of LtFrne.
La upon the table.
Mr. BERRILL presented a petition of mem
bers of the bar of Delaware county, asking for
the pasellg.e of a supplement to the act relating
to the courts of that county.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. RONEY presented a petition of sundry
citizens of Pittsburg, praying for the passage of
the act incArporating the Peoples' Insurance
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Several othet petitions were presented and a
number of private bills read in place.
Mr. JOHNSON read in place an act making
Williamsport the place for holding the supreme
court for the northern district.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. DONOVAN, (EleotionDistricta,) as com
mitted, an act changing the Diana of holding
electiodif In — the Simon& "Ward of the city o
A number of other private bills were reported
Mr. BENSON'called up an act to pay certain
recruiting expenses.
Which was discussed and laid over.
Mr. CLYMER called up supplement to an act
relating to the commencement of action, (a
general law.)
Passed finally.
Mr. BOUGETER called up the bill relative
to the claim of Thos. Morley.
A long discussion ensued until the Senate
WEDNESDAY, Falruary 20, 1862.
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock,
A. M., and opened with prayer by Rev. Mr.
A large number of petitions were presented,
and properly referred.
A number of bills were reported from the
standing committees, including the following:
Mr. DENNIS, (Judiciary, general,) as com
mitted, an act for the more efficient collection
of debts due to the Commonwealth.
Mr. SMITH, (Chester,) (same,) with amend
ment, an act providing for an oath of allegi
Mr. SCOTT, (same,) as committed, an act to
constitute the county of Lehigh a separate judi
cial district.
Mr. WORLEY submitted the following:
WIIKILEAS, The alleged unauthorized receipt
of postage stamps from the Postmaster of Har
risburg, by some of the members of the Eloise,
has been made the basis of newspaper charges
against members by name ;
And whereas, Such charges have been pub
lished in a newspaper controlled and edited by
one of the members now sitting in the co-ordi
nate branch of the Legislature, imputing dis
honesty to a member of the House; now that
the truth in this whole matter may be heard,
Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be, and
he is hereby, required to lay before the House,
in writing, an account of the authority by
which he permitted such postage stamps to be
procured, if they were procured by his author
ity and communicate to the House an account,
in writing, of the authority or direction under
which he delivered'any.stamps to members, with
a list of the names of members who did procure
such stamps from said Postmaster, with the
number procured*, each, • ' • -
The 'SPEAKER 'decittred^ the preanible and
resolution out of order, as being a reflection up
on a member of the co-ordinate branch of the
Mr. WORLEY then withdrew the second
preamble, and the first preamble and resolution
was again presented to the House, when
Mr. RITTER moved the indefinite postpone
ment of the matter.
On the question, •
The yeas and nays were required by Mr.
HOFFER and Mr. CRANE, and were as follow,
viz :
YEAS —Messrs. Bates Brown, (Northrimber
land,) Caldwell, Chatham, Donnelly, (Philadel
phia,) Grahani, Hiss, Hopkins, (Philadelphia,)
Josepb.s, Labor, lUManus„Quigley, Ritter,Ross,
(Luzern, ) Schrock, Wildey and Ziegler.-17
• NAYS—Messrs. Abbot, Alexander,Armstrong,
Banks, Barron, Beaver, Beebe, Bigharn, Blanch
ard, Bliss, Boileau, Brown, (Nercor,) Busby,
Cessna, Cochran, Cowan, Crane,Dellone, Den
nis, Donley, (Greene,) Dougherty, Duffield, El
liott, Fox, Freeland, Gamble, Grant, Gross,
Mapper, Henry, Hoffer, Hoover, Hutchman,
Bain, Kennedy, Kline, Lehman, Lichtenwall
ner, liFClellan, Moore; Pershing. Peters, Pottei
ger, Ramsey, Rhoads, Ross, (Miffiin,) Rowland,
Russell,Ryon, Scott, Shannon, Smith, (Chester,)
Smith, (PhilaclelphiadVincent, Wakefield, War
ner, Weidner, Williams, Windle, Wolf, Wor
ley and Rowe, Speaker-60.
So the question was determined in the nega
Mr. WILLIAMS moved to amend by offering
the following as a substitute:
That the Postmaster of Harrisburg be re
quested to furnish to the Howe the names of
its members who have received postage stamps
on the credit of the State, and the amount
thereof, if any, included in the bill or bills ren
dered by him to the committee of the two
Houses and approved by them.
• The amendment was agreed to; and
The question recurring on the resolution, as
Mr. CES.SNA moved its postponement for one
week, which, after some discussion, was with.
The resolution, as amended, was then agreed
Mr. ABBOT called up bill, entitled an act to
reduce the capital stock of the Girard bank of
the city of Philadelphia. Passed to third read
ing, and postponed.
The House then took up Senate bill, relative
to the public printing, and passed it, with an
amendment extending the time for the re
ception of bids until Tuesday, the 18th of
March next. Adjourned.
The Twenty-Second in Philadelphia„
ParcazEumA, Feb. 20
Washington's birthday will 'be celebrated
with much spirit. The room of the Corn Ex
change will be closed on Saturday, and illumi
nated In the evening. Many of our public and
private buildings will also be illuminated.
New Yon.z,-Feb. 24
The steamer' Roanoke, from Havana, b
1000 More Prisoners Captured at
Fort Doneloon.
Arrest of the State Geologist for Dis
Destruction of a Railroad Bridge at
Decator, Tenn., by Union Men.
Clarksville, Tenn., Abandoned
by the Rebels.
Thirteen thousand three hundred prison
ers taken at Fort Doneison.
Oen. Bullock has received despatches from
Fort Doneleon, slating that one thousand more
rebel prisoners have been taken.
They came down the river to reinforce the
fort,. not knowing that it had surrendered, and
were bagged by our troops.
Professor S. Wallow, the State Geologist, was
arrested last night and committed to the mili
tary prison, on a charge of disloyalty.
The names of the rebel officers captured at
Warsaw, Mo., on Saturday last, were incorrect
ly. reported from Sedalia. They are Brigadier
Gen. Price, Col. Dvrsey, Col. Cross and Captain
Inge, all members of Maj. Gen Prices staff.
A Union scout who has been operating up
the Tennessee and Cumberland river reached
here this morning and reports that a span of
the Memphis and Charleston railroad bridge,
crossing the Tennessee river at Decatur, Ant
hems, was destroyed by the Union men of that
vicinity on Saturday last. It was reported that
the bridge at Bridgeport some seventy miles
above, was also disabled, but this is not con
Sr Lours, Feb. 20.—The following despatch
was pent from headquarters, yesterday:
St. Louis. Feb. 19.
To Major-General D. Hunter, commanding
the Department of Kanetta, at Fort Leaven
worth :
To you more than to any other man out of
this Department are we indebted for our suc
cess at Fort Donelam In my strain for troops,
I appea'ed to you—you responded nobly,
placing your forces at my disposal; this enabled
ua to win the victory. Receive my moat heart
felt thanks.
H. W. HAMMII, Major General
Cairo despatches to the ikeubliean, says the
latest Rdvicee from Fort DOM:4800, report that
the gunboat St. Louis, Capt. Pending, proceed•
ed up the Cumberland river to Clarksville and
found the enemy•abandoning that place in a
Two large fiat boats laden with munitions
of war, were captured at Rolliug Mill, just be
low Clarkaville
Everything was being moved to Nashville as
fast as possible, where the next rebel stand
would be made.
Everything at Fort Donelson was progress
ing satisfactorily. Our army are encamped in
the captured works, living comfortably in the
log but and tents of the rebels.
The soldiers were very enthusiastic and
anxious to march against Nashville. With
the exception of severe cold, consequent upon
the recent exdosure, the army was well. The
actual number of prisoners taken was 18,300.
Among them was Gen. West, who has not been
previously mentioned.
Expected Arrival of Tinton Prisoners
Immense Amount of Trophies Captured
The Old Point boat his arrived. She did not
leave Old Point until ten o'clock last night,
having waited for the arrival of the steamers
George Watihiogton and Express, which went
op James river under a flag of truce to receive
the relo.ased Union prisoners, but owing to the
heavy fog on the James river, had not arrived
when the steamer left. •
The agent of the associate press went up with
the flag of truce and consequently we have no
letter trom him. Seven hundred released pris
oners were expected, including Col. Corcoran.
The steamer Eastern State arrived at Old
Point, having left HAtteras at 10 o'clock Ton
Tuesday morning and encountered rough
weather all the way.
She brings the, bodies of Colonel Russell of
the Tenth Connecticut; Captain Henry A. Hub.
bard, Twenty-uinth Massachusetts ; Captain
Henry of the Ninth New Jersey, and Lieut.
Stillman, Company A, Tenth Connecticut ; in
charge of Major Kimball, Col. Betts, Sergeant
Douglass and Thompson and Captain Jackson,
and the brother of Col. Russell. The bodies
have all arrived here by the boat, and go north.
All the captured officers are on board the
steamer Spaulding ; but the rebel pri•ioners are
still on Roanoke Island.
Gen. Burnside is negotiatiog with the rebel
authorities at Norfolk for their relearn.
No further advance has been made, nor was
any immediately expected.
The gunboats bad returned from• Elizabeth
City. All the fleet were at anchor off Roanoke.
Au immense amount of trophies have been
captured, including a splendid Bilk flag worked
by the ladies • also, a vast amount of quaint
and antiquated arms, old swords, sabres, flint
lock muskets, shot gnus and pistols, rusty with
The French admiral and his staff came down
from Norfolk yesterday.
Arrest of General Buckner for
High Treason.
Lomsyrum, Feb. 20
The Journal learns that Marshal Merevreather
left lest weeping for Cairo to bring General
Buckner 'here under a Federal warrant from
Justice Catron, on a charge of treason.
The American Question in Parliamen
Lord Palmerston announces a strict
The steamer Bohemian has arrived, bringing
Liverpool dates of the 7th inst., via London
Both Houses of Parliament voted unani
mously an address to the Queen, in response to
the speech from the throne.
The opposition approved of the government's
course in the Trent affair.
Lord Palmerston announced that the govern-
ment would maintain a at; lot neutrality.
The iron clad steamer Warrior's passage to
Lisbon has been a failure. The steamer not
minding her helm.
The Prince of Wales has gone to Trieste.
Lotme, Feb. 19
Paws, Feb. 7.—The Ifoniteur says that Gen.
Prim will not take the supreme command in
The truited States steamer. Tuscarora left
Cowes oa the morning of the 6th, proceeding
The pirate Nashville had forty hours start
of her.
The engineer of the Nashville told the pilot
that it was agreed that she never should be
captured, be having the valves of the engine
so arranged t.kat she could be blown up in a
There is a movement in Manchester to have
the duties in India removed from cotton goods
and yarns
Tea has advanced in China ; silks have also
Livrapooz, Feb. 7.—The sales of cotton for
the week have been 28,000 bales,
8,600 to speculators and 6,600 bales to export.
ers. The prices have partially declined id'—
The sales to-day (Friday) were 5,000 bales, in
cluding 2,500 bales to speculators and export
ers The market closed unchanged. The fol
lowing are the authorized quotations : New
Orleans fair, 141; middling; 121. Mobile fair,
181; middling. 121. Uplands fair, 181; mid.
dimg, 121. Tim of cotton in port, 660,000
bales, including 205,000 bales American.—
Breadstuff,'—the market continues quiet and
steady. Corn has a downward tendency.' Pro
visions are still declining.
LONDON, Feb. 7.—Console for money 9214
921; American securities are quiet and steady ;
the bullion in the bank of England has de
creased 824,000 pounds.
ST. Louie, Feb. 19
Two Mom Regiments DaptnTed
Governor Harris Orders all Tennesseeans
to lay down their Arms,
[Special to the Chicago Irilmaul]
Two more rebel regiments were captured to
day to the east of the entrenchments, andl a
number of their troops have come in and deli
vered themselves up.
About 12,000 stand ()terms have been taken.
Many of the rebel troops destroyed their arms,
and large numbers were thrown into the river.
There were two water batteries, the upper
one with a heavy rifled gun of 22 pounder bore,
and two 82-pounder carronades. The lower
battery contains eight 82-pounders and one
inch columbiad, mounted in the embrasures.
Two thousand barrels of flour, twelve thou
sand boxes of beef, and a large amount of other
provisions, were found to-day.
All of the day has been octupied in embark
ing the prisoners, gathering up stores and mu
nitions, and burying the dead. There are great
numbers of the rebels still remaining unburie.l.
Capt. Lagone, aid to Gen. Grant, goes to
Clarksville to-morrow, under a flag of truce,
with the bodies of two Colonels, and to effect
an exchange of the Wounded prisoners captured
by the rebels and sent to Nashville.
Taylor's battery was charged ou five times
on Saturday, each time repulsing the rebels
with great slaughter.
It Is currently reported that Gkrvernor Barris,
of Tennessee, hits ordertd all Tennesseeana to
lay down their . arms. •
The Federal Troops Fire into Fort
The Trauntre correspondent, In giving a des
cription of the battle at Fort Donelson, says
that when Colonel Craft's brigade, which bed
been ordered to reinforce General McClernand,
came up in the rear of the Thirtieth and Thir
ty-first Illinois and Twenty-fifth Kentucky,
these regiments were lying down and firing
over the crest of a hill.
On the approach of the reinforce.ments they
rose, not knowing the tore in their
rear was friend or toe, and the Twenty-fifth
Kentucky, supposing them to be rebels, poured
in a raking volley on them which did terrible
execution, and was sufficient to throw the en
tire brigade into disorder at once. Almost a
panic ensued, many throwing down their guns
and equipments and fleeing. The woods were
tilted with stragglers, and some even fled to
Fort lienry.
The enemy improved the opportunity, and
advanced upon Schwartz's end Dreseder's bat
teries, capturing five guns and taking possession
of McOlernandts head-quarters, driving our
I forces nearly a mile and a half. The rebels
seemed resolved to follow up their advantage.
At this juncture, General Wallace's Division
was thrown in front, and took a position on a
ridge, with Taylor's Battery in the centre of
the road. The rebels formed on the ridge
which General hiceleinard had occupied, and,
flushed with success, moved forward. As soon
as they came in range, Taylor's Battery opened
on them with grape, canister and shell, causing
the rebels to quail'and come to a'halt, and as
our infantry advanced they began to fall back,
and we recovered the ground previously loot.
From Washingo4,
serious Illness of one of the P,
dent's Sons.
The President's son,
of age, is so ill as to preclude.
his recovery.
Numerous applicati,,ll t
for permission to trade at the
points on the southern co,i6t, L.;
have been granted ruformci
shows that the iron clad gun
soIS thus far catig,Lcor
lated. A trial trip to F„ ltr ,.,.
The Policy of Sece ss i on a pa.
DESERTION OF 400 RE13,,.;,
On Saturday nint a c pluh.„rao
was tendered to Hun. Charles" 'Ct.,.
biinieter to France, at Marti -hi :
tleman (who, it will b. relbeather.d
changed for Mr. Ely.) in a s,“
eion said, in effect, that the
at; it had been carried out lc ,
It had been accutupanitd air
sexy waste of lite. The be-t
South and an immense aui
been sacrificed. If this cuur:e ,
it would pile tuin on ruin, I 11,
went of Western Virginia wa,
He also intimated that he h e
with those who wishrd the pre-clit
HI.B remarks were licquie , c,..l ill V, 1.. 4 ,
audience present, and there is rio ,!,..
reflected the true seranneut of
of the people in the upper couuti,
Reports from unusually
that between three hundred dn i
of the Berkley county !ninth hai,
a body, and are a route to cro.s the
and join our ranks.
Clarksville being Evanated,
A dispatch from the Cumled nal ❑%
Clarksville is being evacuat,d, t
tog back on Nashville.
n=th Oongress--First
WASHINGI , 6, : - V
A joint resolution from w.•
csived, making an appropriri
sand dollars for the illuminati a tr. p.a.
buildings on Washington's
On motion of Mr. ANT110: , 1 NA , .1,,c I
Several petitions were pr,--:utel '
emancipation of slaves.
Mr. Wrurarrsox (Minn.) u;forLd It. 1;, I.
WlttßiAB, LaxartF W.
States had Beveled thelll 4 ClVe.^, at lir
June attended a large south
tion, and was Prehlkicnt theftuf,
lutions were passed approvinj4 ti,
of Kentucky and &outman;
attended another Convet.thal
September, when more resoluti ,,, w -
of the same import, and the
given all the aid and comfiat :
enemy from the poeidou he ,113:•
Be it Resolved, That the sail
Powell be expelled from the Sen in.
The resolution was referred to ti::
on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. GRIIIV, (low i. t
establish a national armory at E,.ck
taken up.
Mr. flown, (Wit.) moved to ref,.
military committee.
Mr. 'Wilson, (Mass.) said hehtiL. l.. : -
have it referred to that c,mtuitt,
not sure that the Government 6,01,1
armory at this time. It did tree [. •
for making cannon, &c.
The House took up the report t
mittee on the Senate's aineedue t
ted States' note bill.
Mr. HOOPER (Mass.) briefly
views—the object being to feria e•
and uniform currency. He u ppo-ol
tinction proposed to be made in tAN
holders of the stock, by pay itt . the ;rite .:t
Mr. STEVENS, (Pa.,) had a meharli.., : :••t;
ding that they were no.v about to
a cunningly devised scheme which
great injury throughout the tolluti) '
instance of the brokers the ',a&
persuaded to mangle and de-troy ul,.t
cost the House months to ditie , r,
pass. The bill has Win so di-tiguie iL ,,,,
very fathers fail the recognise u.
being a beneficieut sod l uergonttihj
and affording a uniform arid eq,1.41,1.11, •
all, it possesses features of poetit r At. I .13.
mischief, It now has all the had I` : ,.]
which have been attributed to it 1
single benefit. It in the amend , : i f -
two deuce, one fur bankers t.ral let
another for the people• It t hrcriuliti t
tweed the different dotes, t,lte6
legal tender clause, and the govtrewebt
be in the clutches of the harpies.
Assuming the public debt to be cue t'
two hundred millions of dollars, the sit:re
fixed for the bonds, namely, seven and
t i s
tenths per cent. would require the WYElie,u iv i 3
eighty-seven millions o r dolus
coin according to the propoeed itiaei,:ar'„. 3
He earnestly expressed hints •it in
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uniform turrency doing e
well and ,gear iid
to all parties. The interest could
in coin without a large sacrifice l a'
the market.
Oemo, Feb. 19
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Breadstnffs quiet. The dewed. for dour ii
'-1. for
limied, and only 1200 bbls. sold, at •:, , o ,?,:
6 00 for extra fatuity. Bye flour is sieull 3i
; $5 62.1045 76 for extra; $5 5114
$3 26, and corn meal at $3 00. :aura iigol
demand for wheat, and 10,000 bus. Nuns. uuL
western red sold at $1 35; FOtne poor white sr
$1 40. Corn is dull at 55®561c. 0 its steady..
at 88@390. PrOVitilW s n.e le,: active--ssl,'
of man pork at $l2 50@13 00; dreged
are selling at $4/441-• era ges from lig
BP. Coffee, sager and mel FAS are dolt
Whisky unsettled, and lover s es of Pc'l e ci
vania and Ohio at 26(3,20e. 6 bus. etereri
sold at $4 00@4 25•
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