Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 16, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 16, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. ' ? 1 " * " ~ ??? WHOLE NO. 8895. . MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 18G1. PRICE TWO CEXTS. THE REVOLUTION. - IMPORTANT NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. THE JII8SI0N OF COL HATHE. The Surrender of Fort Sumter De manded, or Its Capture Re solved on at Any Cost. Arrival of the Brooklyn at Hampton Roads. The! fteorgty State Convention Meets To-day. Debate in the Boom on the State of the Union. The Report of the House Crisis Committee. Meeting of New York Union > W orkingmen, &C>, &C>) ftCi Washington, Jan. 15, 1861. The object and purpose of Ool. Hayne's m'saion to the government is entirely misunderstood. The pooplj of Senth Carolina, rogmdirg as they do the occupation of Tort Sumter by the United States troops aa a standing menace in their midst, sometime slncc notified Major Anderson that they intended to take it, cost what it would. Again on Friday last, through tholr Minister of War, they notified Mrjor Andoison of their tntontion to take the fort Major Anderson informed them that ho had no autho rity to set otherwise than to defend hiitffclf. Ho was willing, however, to refer the subject to the government, and that the President could talco such actiou ob bo deemed proper. Colonel Hayne was accordingly despatched by the au thorities Of South Carolina to demand the ImmcMato sur render of Fort Sumpter. as the only means of preventing war, and all its long train of calamities. They are determined to take it at all hazards, and hare so informed the government. Ihey believe that thoy can take It, but It will incur great loss of life, lhis they ore desirous of preventing. I do not believe the President will entertain such a proposition for one moment. He luw taken his position, and will not swerve fiom It one iota. Ho is anxious, a* Is Major Anderson, to avoid bloodshed, and will do every thing in his power, < xcept surrendering up the fort, to prevent such a calamity. Ool. Hayne had a private interview with the President ?t four o'clock this afternoon. What transpired of coarse Is not known. Col. IUjne'6 mips km is oto of peace. He Is authored to negotiate for the purchase of tUo public property in South Carolina, and Is willing to pay U.e govr.ument its full value for tue rame, but If tho President r '[tinea to enter Into negotiation, and dccliuea to gl. o it up to the ?tat", then they are dctcrm'nsd to take It let what wil com j. This co-rse h ie bo^n fully derided upon by South Carolina. They hold (hat of rig'it It belougs to them,aiid thry do not mean that tho United States shall hold pos MNrion of It much longer. The flag that viv<? over Fort Sumter mutt oome down?peaceably if they can, forcibly If she must. This is the whole story, and of this the President has been informed. What will the President dot youi verrcru. 1 have had an interesting oonrcrsa'ion to day with lieutenant Hall, bearer of deepalchoa from Major Ander son to tho President. He represents the condition of aflhlrs at Fort Sumter to be healthy and satisfactory, H>e report* that Major Anderson is short of supplies, and that hla men are on short allowance, Is untrue. He has provisions and supplies for thre ? or four moot Its, and by economy, should It be necessary, they can be extended considerably beyond that time. His description of the aceno in the fort when the firing at the Star of the West was progressing, is exceedingly interesting. He says that the next day after the Star of the West left, two or three large brigs, which had beon purchased in Savannah, were sunk in the channel. He aayabehas no doubt that extensive preparations have been and still aro being made to defeud the city. Fur some time back, immense cargoes of cotton have passed Into the barbor to be used in defence of the city, In what manner he doea not know. It may be !? floating batteries. He says that Governor Pickens informed him that he had tendered to him upwards of twenty thousand volunteers, but that he had d eel Inert them. He notified them, however, to hold themselves In read in es. He says that in all his Intercourse with the authorities they have treated him and the officers of tho fort with great kindness. Should It become necessary, be says, they can shell the city with perfect ease with their heavy guns, and all the batterlos in Morris Island. The presence of the new South Carolina Commissioner erealea not the least talk or surprise ont of his own cir cle. There was, however, a flush of Indignation among Members of Congress when It was rumored at the Gapi tol this morning that he came hero to demand the with jlrawal of Major Anderson and bis forces from Fort Sum t?r, tod their return to Fort Moultrio. Genera! Hamilton, o'Texas, Is constantly receiving en couraging letteis from his section < f the State In relation to Union sentiments. They state that the wtars aad stripes ?till float there, and that the Union feeling Is spreading. Letter* from Louisiana report that Baton Rouge and West Feliciana pronounce against secession. Despatches received In Southern circles to-day sty that Georgia will secede from the Union by Saturday. On the happening of this event the delegate* from South Caro lina, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Ceorgia, will re pair to Milledgevllle to institute a provisonal govern ment and elect a Prestdont and Vice President pro tem pore, besides providing for a federal army and other de fensive measures. Ministers will at once be despatched to foreign Powers to negotiate treaties. Slnee the withdrawal of the secession members of Oon grass, and the docile attitude of those who remain, the disunion sentiment is not near so rampant In Washington as it wss a short time ago; and Governor Seward's speech? after being read aad cirefully digested, Is beginning to have a beneficial effect upon those who, upon hearsay evidence of ita Import, thought disparagingly of It at flrtt. The President trarsmitted to the Senate to day, In re ffooee to Senator Slldell's resolution asking upon what authority he appointed acting members of tho Chblnet a communication, in which be quoted both law and pre eedeat In support of his action. As to hla motives, he sug geets that as he had the law on hla side they need not b. explained. The conduct of Captain Armatroog in surrendering tb' psasscola Vavy Vard is strongly disapproved of by th< ^ministration. For several mouths tho workmen there have not been paid, and have been subsisting on govern meet rations. jt is not troe, as sut?d, that the sloop of war Kacmto man eailed wi sealed > rders. She was mora six weeka a o r^ered to ihtGulf squadron, aodlieolMr way thither. T Washington, Jan. It, 1M1. The Hena'e opened to-day upon Mr. Crittenden'* propo sition, and Senator Green spoke, demanding for the South a great deal more than the North will ever grant. He thinks if the two sectioaf cannot live together in peace they liad better dissolve. ? ' The consideration of the PaeMto railroad was re sumed by hptoUl assignment, and another amend- I inent, 'ffered by Mr. Bragg, of North Carolina, wus adopted, providing that the parties authorized to build tbe toad shall not go forward with the ? oik until tbe States ?nd Territories through which it is to enpf shall have opportunity to legislate on the subject, if provided for in tbe bill, and Congress shall have time to ratify or reject such legislation, Pending a vote on the subject the Penate adjourned. The House to-day coiituiued the debate on the state of tite I a ton, aud some portion of it was very sharp, es pecially hetween Me*wrs. Reagan, of Texas, and Stanton, oi' Vliio. The longer this debato is suflered to go on the more (ho u>ind will become irritated. Mr. Adrian, *? 111 course of his Union sp?.y;h to-day, took occasion to H very high compliment to Mr. Dayton, of his State, exprestlog the opinion that ho would give streDgth and character to Mr. Line tin's Cabinet. A responsible gentlman just from Ohio informs me that he is certain that Mr. Lincoln hw tQBdWftl tlW Secretary nhip of the Treasury in tbe new Cabinet to Mr. Chase. When my informant left Mr. Chase had not accepted, but it is thought that be would do so. Private letters from several heavy banking houses in New York, received to-day, assert that the appointment of General Dix as Secretary of tho Treasury has imparted * new confidence in the stability of the administration. The question of taking the whole or a portion of the new ( ve million Treasury note loan has been taken under dis cussion among bank officers, and the decision to which they arrived was unanimous in their desire to sustain tbe government to the utmost extent that they can do so witb safety. These letters state that they are united without re *poct to party in tbe determination to extend all the aid hey can consistently with their duty to their various trusts. The monoy men of New York need have no fear aow about the firmness of the administration in guatain ug tho and enforcing the laws. The reorganisa iion of ilia Cubitot, and tbe prompt action of Ceo. ,-cott, and of M-vor Bcrret and tho citizens of he District of Columbia, has produced an entire change n Washington. and letters and despatches have poured In to-day l rem dole rent sections of the country, show lag ibat tbe liveliest fetlir.g exists for the preservation of 'he Union and execution of tho laws. There is some proh|>ect uow that the remaining portion of the luttu will be token at less than that paid for th? last. h=outh Carolina already begins to find that an independent government is tin expensive luxury, to meet rerent appropriations and provide for other expenditures it has been propose' to tax slaveb at sixteen dollars each. Formerly th y paid only sevoutj -five cents each. Tho whole number is about 400 000. Sixteen dollars tax would produce a reve nue of $0,400,000, all of which would bo consumod in a -lnt>- year cf civil war. The value of cotton exported in I860 was less than sixteen and a half millions, and tbe iAital domestic imports less than eighteen millions. The 'ax above alluded to would amount to over thirty-throe ?.id one third per cent of tbe exports la time of pjace. Hie deep solicitude felt by all the Ministers accredited .othe l iiited States government, in the rrltleal condi tion of the country, is so obnoxious that It wax the topic of common conversation. One reason nay be the uncomfortable apprehension that iheir missions are about to terminate, more and tbe uncertainty of finding other employment when their present "occupation is gone." But hlghi-r con-side t ion prevail with some of them, who see la the raia of this great confederacy the decadence or extinct kin >>f those sources of commercial prosperity which have so long gladdened and enriched their respective govefn mt nt - uiul people. Whenever there is an important de bate on the state of tho country they are all *ure to be there, and seem deeply interested in t e events that are daily transpiring in tbe South. Mr. Morris, of Pennsylvania, will offer the following amendment to the constitution to morrow:? Cou?[ro"F> ."ball make no law respiting |?-rsnns Ik Id to service or labor, by or under ibe laws of any Slate, ex ctpt fcr tho suppression of tho African slave trale aii 1 the rendition of fugitives hel l to service or labor in tho state. John Cochrane addressed, upon Invitation of the ladies of the Methodist Society in Baltimore, a largo audience in that city last evening, uinki the subject of the Union. His argument established the right and duly of the federal government to vindi cate the flag of the I'nited States when assailed by the s?itu re of federal forts and arsenals wherever situated, was received with applause. The presentation to the oiator, at the conclusion of bis spe-cb, of a magnlflcent bouquet, emblematic of the Union, testified the opinion of the audience. Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, is on Mr. Lincoln's slate either as a member of his Cabinet or n pi'.'ow in his Administration?a power behind the throne. Your Springfield correspondent's statement, that Hen. Career on had Mr. Lincoln's written proposal to accept a Cabinet portfolio, is literally true. The vacillation of the President elect, thus early foreshadowed in withdrawing this propoaal, pains many of his friends hero, who relied upon his firmness and Jacksonian will and independence abeve everything etee, savo bib honesty and patriotism. Wahiingtos, Jan. 15.1801. The President * levee was an elegant affair to night Probably a similar scene never occurred In the White House before. With a very few individual except tow the party that elected Mr. Buchanan to the ottioe he now holds was absent. The party that opposed him, and has incroascd in numbers every day slnoe It did so, was re presented by its bent men now in Washington. One of the ofltoers of the White House remarked at the ck*e of the levee that he never saw so many republicans there before. Mr. Buchanan was warmly greeted by the republicans, and be conversed pleasantly with each of them, and se*mcd to appreciate the many words of patriotism and kindness tjat were addressed to him by noarly all who psld their respects to him. Lieut. Gen. Scott was absent on business, but several of bis staff were present, also Hen. llarney, and quits a number of ether army and naval officers. (W. f'aype, who comes here claiming to repre rent South 'fcrolioa as a soperato confederacy approached the President at tho Wh.te How to-day, but after the President hoard what the messen ger's errand was, promptly disposed of him by not re cognising him as anything else than a cltisen of * sove reign State. The interview was exceedingly brief. The President said to-day that he would not vary in the tightest degree from the policy embraced in his re cent speslal Message, wherein he appealed t" the Ii?use to settle the matter on tho principle that the l/ninn mult and shall be preserved. KENTUCKY POLITICS. Lorisvit.i.K, Jan. t4. ISfll. The CVmnVr published a letter of Col. Blanton Duncan, Secretary of the Ute Union Convention, oppotlng coercion and favoring a confederacy of the whole slavebolding Mates. PROCEEDINGS OP THE MA8SACHU9KTT9 LEGISLATURE. Bo?m>x, Jan. 18,1WI. In th* House of Representatives yesterday Mr. Tyler, of Boston, Introduced a resolution, thst in view of the great suffering in South CHrolhia, the immediate conse quenee of the cltisens of that State acting under a mis taken idea of their rights and obligations, sod in view of the abundance and prosperity of this Commonwealth, a sum be appropriated from the Stats treasury, to bo In vested in provisions and stores for the relief of onr suffering fellow countrymen in that State. The Senate Committee on tho Militia yesterday present ed a bill, which was read once, relative to Increasing tho active militia of the State. Governor Andrew sent in a communication, accompanied by a oommunisaiion from Governor Morgan, transmuting the resolves of the New Ysrk legislature tendering the aid of that State to the President of the luted "tat**. IDE KIPuRT OK I HE C<>MMITTEE OP THIRrv -THREE. IUit more Jan. * 1891. Mr. Corwin'a report from the Committee o* Thlrty ihrue, after erumerating the ma ter- ii t e PreeMeut'a v essay*, i ferr <1t? t' .;m, u< tice rut the I centlousnoss f the I roes. and on this p. in < c mme da ibe Suttee V> paf3 #1 ch awe as *11 | reveal ti e e-11 a suming a f?r m>dabi? aspect, maintaining, notwitLa adding, tae froe dom ?>f iho Press., a repeal of a!I laws in cont'lct with ihe Fugitive -Ui\'e law, and expr-saes >-a i* acti n that the Governor* of the difterent free Sates have br gh ,he auhjoct to the notice <>f their respee lve L pis at re*. Further, it ray* ti at tho Oon mi tee deemed it dm*-?* H.iry to reviae the act oi? lt&0 ti r the reclamation ??f fugitive! from labor, a<> a* to <b\ ia e the objections to it at the Ni rib and ki euro its faithful exec it ion tu this point the report say* it should be borne in mind that the objection* urge! by the Vertbern (>eopl?) are not to tie r<c<nery of iu. itivt* who really owe to *>or, but are founded on lie belief that the present law may and does permit tho ?cizure of pers< ns who are fr -o, and subjects them to servitude, contrary ti both l><w nnd right. The Committee believe it to be injuet to tho froo States to assert tfcat anj considerable number of person* in loose State* are opposed to tho icciamatSon ol persona who by the laws of any State owe labor or service to any other. If any such Class exists It is that known as abolitionists. This Class may be difrega: ded. It is cortain their numbers aro so smalfthat no danger can result to constitutional rifchts to any portion of the I'nion from their peculiar opinions, or their modes of <y mmcndlng them to the gene r tl public. It is certainly true that this class doas not act with any of the great political parties of the day, and tbat its chief leaders and most taledted orators were most strenuously oppeee-1 to the republican party in tho late Presldentail contest, and denounced it and Its doc trine In bitter and unsparing terms. The great mistake which Is now urging on the public mind to the wild est excesses consists in confounding tbat class of men known as abolitionists with the great mass of the republican party of the North and West. Similar to this, and maimy growing out of it, is a belief, which seems to have obtained contldenoo very generally in the South, tbat the people of the non 3iaveholdRtg States have succeeded in electing a President entertain* ing a secret design to accumulate political power in both branches Of Congress until through Congressional actios it will abolish slavery In tho States where it miy then exist. How this purpose would be accomplished we are not informed. This prediction has been pressed into the ears of excited multitudes from the mouths of popular orators, and plaoed before their eyes In the p ge* of partisan proses, un'll to the Southern mind it seem* to have assumed the forth of a plausible fact. The report then quotes tho languago of tho Chicago platform, condemning Jchn Brown's raid to show that the republican* have no intention of warning upon slavery In the States; but not withstanding the preposterous character of this idea, the committee, in order to efTacc theso false Impressions, are prepared to submit an amendment to the constitu tion whereby any power to interfere with slavery in the States is forever denied to Congr< as, until every fit ate of the Tbion, by ita individual aetion, shall consult to its existence. They eut ? vtaln the oonfldent belief that thiR amend ment will b? approved by the number of States required b> the constitution to secure its adoption. If this shall not secure slavery in the States against the probability of interference by tho federal power, wo are wholly iu capahle of conc< iving any form of constitutiouul guaran tee whtcn win satity ttioso wuo demand further security for their rights. The committee then deprecated the agitation created by the discussion of the slavery questiou in Congress, and goes into a long review of Congressional legislation in re gard to slavery in the Territories, commenting upon the C >mprom ise of 1810. The committee say it settled tho question for the time, and permanent peace wasexpeotod but this hope was dissipated by the repeal of tho tf i*i<ou riCompromise; and the present deplorable c nditlra of tho country bears witness to the mischief It has wrought. Wc see strong and powerful parlies maintaining opposite opinions on this very question. Those boa tile opinio** are *ta njrly adhered to on ? ach tide, leaving little or no hopo of adjustment without a surrender of convictions honeetly entertained An adjustment founde I upon legii principles, in which al will agree, teems quite impossible. The expediency o withdrawing the subject mailer of controversy from'conflict of opinion, and by anothor mode of settlement, giving to the South and the North all that each under existing clicumst tnct>s could expect or should desire to obtain, seemed to the > ommitteo the best, If n?t the only, mode of peaceful ad' fuMmeut left us. The committee were impressed with the belief, growing out of admonitions furnished by our past h story, that In a republic constituted an ours Is, in oil cases when parties ore obstinately divided in optuion upon subject* which touch their Interests or wake up the portions of d If affected section.3. It is the clear dictate of wlsdum to withdraw the subject in every case possi ble from the strife ?f parties, and keep the federal government as far removed from any connexion with it as duty to tho constitution will permit, the committee deem the present controvers involving the right to carry slavery Into Territory no yet formed Into Nate governments, one peculiarly tilted for the application of the prlnclj>l? Just announced. It Is 0011 tended on one hand, that In all Territory now In pos session of the United Hatce, not embraced within the limits of any state, and lying South of parallell of 39. 30 north latitude, slavery shall be recognized and protected by law. The Territory thus definod comprehends the now organized Territory of New Mexico, In* eluding Arizona, which last by a law of Con. gross has been attached to and made part of New Mexkoo. This Territory was organized In 1950. By Its organic law tho Territorial legislature was authorised to enact laws and report them to Con gress. It was provided in the same act that if Congre:-s should disapprove the laws thus made, they should be null and void. In the year 1869 the Territorla1 legislature of New Mexico established slavery in that Territory. This law was disapproved at the last seesion. by a vote of the House, but the Senate liave not yet acted oti the bill; and so the law of the Territory, not havlnu been annulled by both bouses of Congress, remain ' In full force, snd ? Livery now exist* by law In New Mexico, it is further provided by tho act of 18C0 that New Mcrico, when she is admitted into the Union, shall be admitted with or without slavery, as her con. st I tut ton may ordain. Tho committee now propose to Admit New Mexico Into the Union as a State on an equ?l footing with the otlglnal States. By this course th< faith of the i a'Ion, a* pledged in the act of I860, will bo preterved, and the territory lying south of 06 degrees no m<nutes w ill be <1 i- posed of, and the subject In contro very rem ved from the juri?dlctl?n of the federal govern stent. Hu? ?11 claimed by the South will b<> obtained. while the Northern portion of our remaining territory will be subject to such laws es the constitution aud Om gross may furnish for lt3 government. By this adjustment of the present territory of tho Union, including the territory of all the Stites, It will bft found that the urea of free Stat* and territories, Including all north of line of 30 AO. contains 1,810,770 square miles, and a population of nine millions thirty six thousand seven hundred and thirl) nine. The ar< a < f the plaveholdlng States, including New Mexico, Is one million ninety-four thousand five hundred and four square miles. By tlito arra igenunt of all teriitcry uow porscsse*! by the United States wlien New Mexico Is admitted, If ad mitted as a slave State, that possessed by slaveholdtng S'ate? will bo gr<ater in proportion to the federal i>>pula t Ion than that occupied by non slavchoMlng States and Territories. Ihc eaminittee submit a )oint resolution deprecating Perponal I.ll>erty bills (but not by that name), and re questing the Northern States to cause their statutes to be revised, in order that all hindrances to tin just execution of the laws may be removed. The President is r^nestsd to communleatc this resolution to tho Several states. Ibey also leport a series of iesolut iuus r'cngniiii.g n< authority on the part of the people of one sute to interfere with the institution* of another, snd discountenancing.ill mobs and hlndiances to lbs rendition of fugitive Slavos. They recognise no sneh conflicting elements In Its com position, or sufficient cause from say souros for adls lotatton of the governmsnt. They wers n>t sent bore to destroy, but Vo suttain and harmonise the institutions of the coaatry, end see that equal justics H done to all parts of the same, and Anally to perpetuate ita existenoo on terms of equality and Justice to all the States. As no propositions f?ir Interference with slavery in tho District of Columbia, United States dockyards, arsenals, *c, have reached tbe committee, they have not deernod it necessary to take action on ihe subject. Another set of revolutions is with reference to the doHes of the States and the federa' government, refer ring to the iloty of all coinstitutional obligations, and as serting that the federal government should cnforce the laws and preserve the union of tho State*, concluding with a recommendation of a law providing for tho rcu dition of fugitive* charged with treason, felony, or othor crimes. Washetoton, Jan. 15, ISM. Messrs. Wssliburne, of Wisconsin, aud Tappan, of No# Hampshire, oT the Committee of Thirty threo, havo signed tho fcllowirg a;; a minority fport:? Resolved, That tho provisions of tho constitution ar amp'e for tho preservation of the Union and the protoc tion of all'he mateiial interests of the country; that it needs to bo obeyed rather than amended, and that our extrication fioui our p< esent difficulties Is to bo lo??kod for in efforts to preserve and protect tho public property And enlorco the laws, riither than In new guarantees for particular interests, or compromises, or coacosoiuus to unreasonable demands. arrival op the united states sloop OF-WAB BROOKLYN IN HAMPTON ROADS. Norfolk, .Ian. 15,1861. Tho United States sloop of-war Brooklyn arrived In Hampton Roads this morning. AFFAIBS IN CHARLESTON. Chari won, Jau. 13, 18dl. Nothing of Importance has transpired here to day. ANXIETY IS CHARLESTON FOR THE CAPTURE OK FORT 8UMTKR, ETC. Tbe following Is an extract of a lettor from a reliable gentleman in Charleston, to a friend in this cHy :? CiiARi bhtojt, Jan. 11,1881. The steamer Star of tbe West attempted on Wednesday wight to come Into our harbor to laud government troopw, but she was driven back by our fortress at Morris Isltnd, and so will any other that may make a similar attempt. Ws are ia every way prepared to keep out any force that may attempt to come here Tor any such a purpose. There is but one feeling here?the sentiment Is unanimous not to submit to tbe rule or the resident that has been elect ed II will Dot be oone by South Carolina This can be relied upoo. 8he will suffer utter annihilation tirst. 8h? can never be made to submit. It is utterly out of the question. Every man m the (state is a soldier and will fight to death on thin question. *ou can form no Idea of the feeling that exists here. Major Andcnon will be driven out nf F rt Sumter if i<costs \ojm Uwit. ihUUa Hmd fact, ami tn attempt but the authorities want It done with tho .cast eosslbW loss of life, and are so preparing themselves. It may U <'on" this rtathf* you It will be done forci bly,sertainlv unless Major Anderson surrenders,and that 1 do not think lie will do. He lws but about one hundred men, and they are in a state of revolt. They are unwill ing to tight in a war of this kind. Many of them have families in Charleston and Sullivan s Island, and It Is ra ported they refussd, on the morning that w? drove back the Star of Jhc West, to work the guns. Andewn did not fire a singlo gun on that morning, which, It la said, be would have done If he could havo got his men to obey. lie has now more than half his lorce in Irorw for refusing to obey him on that morning. This wo learn from a d' seruir froai his fort. LETTER FROM CAPTAIN A. DOITBLEDAY. [From the Auburn Union.] _ . General Fcgoine bai kindly permitted ua to publish to follow ing letter received by him on Saturday last, from C?pt. Abni-r Doubleday. who is with M?Jor Anderson at Foft Sumter. It spesisfbr it?cir ? KuKT SfMTKK, S. C., .Inn. 6, 1801. My PtAR Sir.?It Is a matter of great .-atlsfoH ?"*?? in MO <.ur Here M\ o been approved by my formor townsmen, and that the heart of New York still beats warm and truo for tho Union, ^o have boon so loriK surrounded with trimmers and traitors, that I began to fear the love of tho national dag was dying out | in our country. You cannot imr?lnethe annoyanceof the South Oarollnianc on finding them Ives tun-stalled in tho Sl esebSionot tli'- impoitunt work U u the kt >' ?f th'" rbor, and In the vnry centre ol their communications. At 5 ort Moultrie tv?r> thing had hew prepared for a f!c 'Derate ?tai?d; but wc coui?i bare tlone liu i ?gam** the powerful batteries of this fort, which woi i bar been turted uirainst us In lidditlon to an army of at .cast lOiKO men, who would have assailed us on tho land skl'e Our own liv.s Wero of Ut.e cotvoquenco hut our defeat would have involved the ?hie hsr^ir to the United ttat"*, a loss %e->ld havo been Irreparable. This State s dl continues her ?)rure?er.,e actions. Tlio C.hatle* ton lane are siurounutag us with batteries en cverv p?nt of lai d In the vicinity, and aro arming th ai with ?v:?s from fort- thev have tei/.od. This is douc with tho hepu of prevent in ?'au\ vessel from coming to our a^isUnco and ol.-" With a v'i< v.- to fores us ultimately U> from a lack of topple-*. In this 1 think th'y will be .lis appointed, for there < ne such word as ior AndcrsonV compos ?! Ion. The war garrison of this Tort "la six hundred men We have about seventy; but shm'W they attack i:h, 1 Ik>j " the country at large will .tare oo reanoD to ftiid fault witU our defence. One of our boat# and h'mo of our ?eu1lavs hsen wp tared. The lights tn tho harbor have been out, the buoy taken up, all communication has beeu cut otl with us ex rent such ss the Governor choofes to authorise, and yet we hes ilate to tire upon them. Mai' r Anderson still l'"!^ that Wiser counsels rnuy prevail amongst them, sod that H.met lung mav occur to jirevent ihe impending strlfo. May Cod grant it; but if war must coins, let the people rU in their might, and maintain the integrity of the Union That cause will carry the hearts of thousands with it, even in tbe Slave States themselves. I *b?U pro ter'to a very "truly,,8 *H?SuE#2^ Major General J. Fe<-oi*k. MORE ACCIDENTS TO THF CHARLESTON TROOP*. The (toarleyton Vmirier of venter (lay says:?Sidney Weeks, a member of the Edgefield comiuny, now in city, fell through the opening above the entrance to tbe ar.tnal, headforemost to the ground, producing concug ?Ion of the brain, from which the worst reculta are ap prehended. A volunteer, by the name of Gray, belonging to the panic company, wan wounded in the log on Wednesday, by a bull from a pistol that went off accidentally in the hands of a brother soldier. The wound, though painful, wsm not considered a serious ono. l'rivate W. K. Dodge, of the Washington artillery, Buffer ed a fracture of the right arm, in Fort Moultrie, some daya wince, by on accidcut. IMPORTANT PROCEEDINGS OP THE VIR GINIA LEGISLATURE. Ri<-w*0!m, Va., Jan. 16,1861. Tn the Senate, Mr. Veal offered tbe following joint pre amble and resolution:? Whereas, the Rending of reinforcements Into the fort* and ar senal# r>f Virginia ha* canned uneasiness and 1* a ?MOW or disquietude to the citizens of the Common wealth; therefore, Rtsolved. That the Pr^ident of tbe Tnlted Plates bo respectfully reoserted to inform the Governor of Virginia of Ihe object or tbe government In sending Increased force* Into the forts aud arsenals of this Htate, and that whether, in his opinion, the otyect of the erection of said strongholds, the defence of the property of Virginia, 1s likely to be realised by doing so. laid over. In the House, Mr. I'Httorson offered a Joint resolution to appoint Tlon. R. M. T. Hunter, Jobn J. Allen, William C. Rives and Geerge W. Summers Commissioners, to oor respond with the governments of all the Htales to asoer tain on what terms, if any, the present Union can be preserved, and if it cannot, (hen upon what terms and with what States a new confederacy can be formed which will secure the people of Virginia In the full en joyment of their rights, and report tbe result to the State Convection. Referred to tbe Committee on Federal Relations. The Commissioners from Alabama addressed the mem bers of the Legislature, and their remarks were well re ceived. REPORTS FROM ALABAMA, MoirmoxsRY, Jan. lb, 1861 The Legislature organised this forenoon. It will con fine its action, as far as possible, during tbe sesslon/ito business arising from tho action of the Convention. The Governor's Message urges the necessity that Ala bama at once be placed upon tbe most efficient war foot ing, and the appointment of a Military Board by the legislature. The Convention was In secret session to day. Both bodies have adjourned until to morrow. THE NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE. RaSkikr, N. C., Jan. It, 1860. The Senate has been engaged all day on the bill pro viding for the calling of a State Convention. There was considerable on tie details. No vote has yet been taken on the bll1, and there are no indications as to bow it will result. The Hoi -o his been considering nearly all day the coercion r< solution. Thero was a split on tho details. Many spe hee were made ami various amendments olfcr ? d to Ihe i i>eo1utl<>ns, but no vote was taken on II. All the members are against ooerclon, but some are against the right of secession. There was soae excitement la the debatas to day. MEETING OP TH1 GEORGIA STATE CON VENTION TO-DAY. n>eGcorgart?$e Secession Convention will amomblo at MilledgevU e, in that State, to day, to UJw buci ac tion as tliey u ay deem proper in the present political crista. 1 or son e . imo past we hnvn 0011 - derod (be e, ccttlon of Georgia u un fait acoom^U, basing our opiui.'ii upon tliu returns of the election lor deltvawa to tb?t body. We may therefore expejt, ere the pr ?>nt wook will have elapsed, to r> oord her orduianeo of secession, with the usual conccmltautx of guu-tlrmg, silutos, >ou flr? 8 4c. '1 o-day tho Empire s uie of ihd South will t ke tbo lira' step in the grand experiment of see -aion, rpRordiotg of results, and in a woek or uioro otlbr herself as one Of tho jiates of the new rioutliuru confede racy. The secessionists have an array of public nwn iu the Convention; among them are Hon. Howell Oobb Ute SecreiHry?f the Treasury, and Senator Robert Bbouiim Wc subjoin the full list of delegate to the Coa\ eatiuu:? PELKOATXd TO THE STATE CONVKVT'O.V. lUUJL A. 11. Celquitt, Cbaa. P. Uumuionl. UYill, J. P. Hlms, J. J. Slater. nun. E. B. Gre.--bam, it. P m. B. JoiivS, Uibha it l.i n. smb. F- Nlsbot, W. Foe, J. B. Lamar. bctw. Two secvnaioniets. Baldwin. A. II. Kenan, L. 11. Briscoe. aunun. F. 8. Bartow, John W. An?;-rsen, Augustus 8. Jones. CLARRF-. i T. R. R. Oobb, At-hbury Hull, Jeflerton Jennings. oomi. A. B. Calhoun, J. J. 1'ineou, W. P. fcholl. OOBB. O. D. Rice, A. A. Winu, E. H. Lindley. CLAY. Burnett, CRAWFORD. Two Btoew Ion tats. CATOOHA. Two co-operation is'8. Pt CAMTBSLl . Two seosekontsts. caraoan. Two secessionists. CARROLL. Wright, - CHATTOOOA. I/iwry Williarr,", W. Shropshire. cunw. J. F. Johnson, E. E. Morrow. CABS. T. H. Trippe, W. T. WoMord, U. F. I*rice. j CUATTAMOWBB. A. H. Flewellen, Wm. Davis. ooimiuA. W. A. L. Collins, H. R. Casey, It. 8. Naal. BOUGHMKTT. C. E. Mai lory, R. H. Clark. KX 1IKM. J.'C. Burch,' L.'I1. O. Martin. DBCATCR. P. ffiniM, C. J. Munnerlyn, Gee. dade.' Two co-operatioutsts. DM KAt B. Two co-operatloni&ts. ivnMua. E. W. 8olemons, A. 0. I'orter. rnitf. J. F. Alexander, I. J. <.l.'iin, Joseph Logan. n did. Simpson Foul lie, Jamas Word, IT. C. Shro|x hire. kai nil M. M. T.dwell, J. L. Blulock. ?MM. J. Freeman, >\. 11. Utbuey. R. M. Voui k aUKME ('*' lo l-ogue, J. F l>ry. iwnim. R. P. ' iim, J. p. t minors, T. P. Hudson. ?num. N. M.fOrawford, T. N. I'oullnin, J^R. Ci. Willis. BP - BASroOt. 1 in ton stephcnn, | B. T Harris, T M. Turner. UK HD. R.'P. Wood, V.y. Mabry. MiiDRixjEvnui, (Ga.) Jan. 16,1861. A Urge number of Delegates to Mia State Convention arrived here to-day. I Meiers. Mlsbct of Macofi, and Bull of Athens, are upokee of as candidates for the Presidency of the Con vention. An unusual number of visiters are also here, lix luduig a number of the ablest leading men In tbe State. Ex speaker Orr, Commissioner from South Carolina, has also arrived here. iukbu. D. P. Ili , W. L ltuoson, 13.1). William*. Hknmv, Dr. F. E. Mansou, J. H. lo v, K. 13. Ar ."Id. JO.ViH. J M. Cray, P. T. Pitts. JIWiSRSOW. II V. Johoson, Goj. Stapleton. ujwmjkk, an. H .w.Jll, Isaiaii Tillman. um. ttoode liryau, Dr. 'Rlchardaon. LUUCRIT. W. B. llemuiuitf, 8. M. VarniMloo. . msoouKu. B. L Denning. A. 8. Rutherford, J. N. Ramsay. MOJTROR. Hiram Phiuazoj, J. 8. .Stephens, X. L. Rnddty. KKRRIWKIIXEB. Hiram Warner, Geo. A. Hall, F. M. Brantley. MORRAV. ? Waierhoufe, ? Barn<*woi in. ? ORCA*. T. P. fc'aiioll, X, Reoeo. PIKRTB. J. W. Stephens, E. D. Hendry. ruts. R. B. Gardner, ?? McDonald. rtLABKL. C. M Boseman, T. J. MoGrlff. rcTNA* ? Adams, VI rant an. E. 0. Ellington, ? Dosier. RAJIDOUV. Arthur ?. Hood, Marcollus Do'h;1>u. RICHMOND. John Phkteny, Sr., I. P. Garvin, floorgo W. Crawford. Se'idUVMH. J. L Sing oton, Cartis Humphrey*!. WHIJtY. W. A. Black, H. L. French. ML'MTKR. Willis Hawkins, T. M. Furlow, ? Davenport. rwioua Two secessioniste. TAYLOR. W. J. F MitchoU, H. U. Long. TBocr. B. n. Hill, W. P. B.uisloy, J. M. BualL I'AIJAFSRRO. Alex. H. Stepheui, J. H. Perkins. TALBOT. L. B. Smith, W. B. Marshall, W. R. N-al. TKRRKIX. Wm. H- rringtor, M. A. OiAxron. rr?)K. t'?ler W. .U.uande', Thomas 8. ahariiiau. WILKIC*. ftob-rt IV 'ml*. J. J. Rokx-rlaon. WARS. C. W. Styt -r, R. McDonald. WAIJCKH. Two co-operatlanists. Peter Brown, M. M. Bush. wnjiwsoi*. ? Oochrnn, ? Carswell. W1HR)I<I. V. D. Cody, N. A. Wicker. MAINE PREPARING FOR WAR. Porti and, Jan. 15, 1861. A resolution introduced In the legislature to-day netting fortb the loyalty of Maine, accompanied by an order that tbe Committee on Military Aflaira bo directed to Inquire into the aval'able strength of the military force of the State, with the view that on exigency may ariae for aid to the General Government. INAUGURATION AND MESSAGE OP OOV. CURT1N, OP PENNSYLVANIA. HARRMiiriti , Jan. 15, 1*61. The inaugmation of Governor On tin occurred thin morning. Ilia address Is fratjW tn?d in pi. 1 god lumaeir to stand betwoen the e inatituilon aud Ita en cro*chment, mitigated by hatred or ambition, lanatlaiam or folly. He M)i the "lection of a President baa b<v>n m td* a protest for disturbing the peace of th. country liy wresting from.the federal government tie > wr -1 t!i? people con ferred_on It when the [CR.stltutU wa?i adopted. There la nothing in the life or acta ot Mr. l.incoln to warrant that hla administration will bo unfriendly to State or local institution*. Nothing bait occurred Justifying the excitement which had blinded the Judgement of a part of 'be people, and which ia now precipitating them into revo lution. .Heaaya if Pennsylvania haaany lawa infringing the righta^ofany Mates, or which contravene any federal law, or obctract ita execution, they ought to be repealed, She never baa faHrred in the recognition of all tha duties Imposed by tha national compact, and will, by every act ceno latent with devotion to the lntcroat ofj?herf'people, pre mote fraternity and peace be (ween the Htatea. When bar trade waa prostrated and her induatry paralyzed by the lcglalatkra of the gone ral government favoring adverae inters*ta, Pennsylvania waited patiently for another opportunity to declare tb public will In a Constitutional manner. At the late election protection to labor waa the great principle Inscribed on tbe banners of bis party, yet nh? had no do nign to Interfere with or abridge the rights of other States. Though the Mat* has suffered from adverse l*gls In t ion, no voice of disloyalty er treason, nor arm ha* been raised to strike at tha sacred fabric of our national Union It will be onr duty to unite with tbe people of the loya State* In (nat and honorable measures of coaeiliation. If they are jiiet and moderat* tbe danger may be averted. Outs is a national government, having all the attributes of aovwtlg.ity. and among tbes* is the right of a*tf-pr? ?ervatloo NoHtate or combination of F tales, can **cede nor absolve tbem*elves from tb* obligation* of the Union. To permit thi* without tbe conaent of th* rest is to con fee* the government s failure. Pennsylvania will never acquiesce In such a conspiracy?, nor ssssmt to a doctrine involving the destruction of tbe governaa*nt if it is to exist it must have tb* pow?r adequate to the enforcement of th* snprem* law In every state It Is tbe Arst dnty of the federal government to star the progress of nnarctfjr and enforce th* lairs, and Perm -?tlvania will |lv* it a united, honestaadfaithful support The people mean to pre?rv* tb* integrity of th* I ni^ st every haaard. Am*ndas*nt* to tb* onnaMtutl"^, m id. in a constitutional manner onr people will ^.nalder, and act aa Mlberalely aa tb* unportaac* *.<nnd*. IMPORTANT PROCEEDINGS Of CONGRESS. TttiJin-MUi'M vuMttiUMa. MUOND SBMIO.V. fe n ate. Wamu.vcto.v , Jan. 14,1841. Mr. Pa yard. (opp ) of Pel. presented ft memorial from the eii liens of Delaware, without respect to party, pray* tug for the of the Ci U enden r? solutions. Those resolutions embody the import of do aore th"? the publW sentiment of the slavchoidntg States will de mand. I will vote for ho reaolat, aud sp> ak on th ax next week. Mr Fi warp, (rep ) of N. Y , presented the hi unoria lof samnel r. Morse, the illuet.rtons Inventor of ifce mignctic electric telegraph pray i' g Congress (or ?u extension of <>ne ofhis patents which constitutes hie title to the pro perty in that uiventu n. Flu asks the ext< m ion of tho <'i.e that expiics earliest, in order to protect his property. Referred io the Ot>iUtlM on Put <uU. Mr. Sk? ahu aJno led nu morln's of the citizens at New Yoik ooioeinii.g the stute 01 tho I num. Mr. &AUi*Bi~ax, (opp) of Del., reporlod that hi had tli b morning prennted the President of the United Suites with llit act lor the relief of the assignees of the Hon. I av id U. Brodei ick, deceased. Mr. Biulkr, (opp.) of Pa., pre cnted petitions from the citlsens of I bilailelph'a, praying that a pension bo grant ed to the aurvivoia 01 the war of lHU, aui to the ?idowsof tli' ee who have died or may hereafter die.'< m-d to the Committeo on Pensions. Mr. Kmidair, (opp.) ofMd., presented a memorial from the citizens of Frederick county , Maryland, without r<garU to juiity, udking the adoption 01 the CiiiUiuden ' tfiolutkirn Mr. Camkkok, (rep.) of Ha.. Introduced a resolution (hsogtug the name of the steamboat - John C. Fremont, 1 1 uts jurg " to''iloriwin." Passed. Mr. HuiLKK, (opp.) of Fa., presented eight memorials, pray u g that the proportions of Mr. Crittenden be sub mitted at! amendments to the constitution, Tabled for the pi ec cut. Mr Wnson, (rep ) of M: : s. , moved totako up the reso lution propofrlnrj cei tain amendments to the constitution of the United >tuu a Mr. Powxll, (opp.) of Ky.( prc.seutod the proceedings ef the Democratic Convent ion .it Louisville, on the 8tb of .?amiary, conuiLiug a resolution favorable to the Critten d n couniiotniPe. Mr. liAi f, (rep.) nf N II., objected to receiving that not ofllclully u.tocttd to the Sonuto. Mr. Powhi L?Die resolutions express attachment to tha Cnion, and protest against ooerciuu. Mi. rUiit liuisted upon his diJ-.-ction, and moved that the document be laid ot the taMc. tuk rnrrnwrmsr a njnsnt kvt. The epeclal oroer (Mr. Crittenden s resolutions) was token up. Mr. Clark, (rep.) of K. IT., mov"4 on amendment, striking out the preamble and Orst "'lolutioo, and Insert ing that the prov islous of the constitution uro amply suffl i.Tit tor the preservation ol the Union. Mr. Okikv, (opp.) of Mo., took tbe floor. The present constitution, in its provisions, is good enough for tha whole nation. I hold that a State has a right to seoede. 1 his is not a government of a unit. It is a multiplication of units, each State is a unit, and the whole Union Is ? multiplication of units. A country cannot ssoede from a .-toe, t? cause it 1b not a unit of sovereignty. A State has a right to go out as she came in. .There Is ne power in tbe government to punich them?they are sovereign? a unit. 1 am for immediate secession, if my State is not, uuhfs there be a {evolution of Northern public senti ment. Further consideration was postponed. IBS I'AtlKIC RAtLffOAD SILL Being tbe special order was taken up. On motion of Mr. Latham a vote w^s taken on p>9lpone ing indefinitely the Paclllo Railroad bill, resulting ayes 12, noes <W, us tollowe:? Vkas?MrmrH. Bryatd. Benjamin, Bragg, C '.ogman, Crit teuden. Johnston ot ArUusaH, Lane, i>a?on, Poarue, Alee, fcanlabury ?rd HUd?'ll?IS. Nats- Veeiirs Anthony, Baker, Blslrr.Bingham,Cameron, Chandler, Clark, Coll?uier, bliou. Donllttln Douglas Dur kee. flisssnilail, t'lloh, Pool, boater, llnwn, OrtuM-a, Uwln, Hall, Harlan, llemublll, Johnson or T?anuaier, Kennedy, King, Latbum, tiicuolMi n, I oik, >'?gh, bebhstlan, Mewara, Mninimm, Si inner, |w Bycli, Trumbull, Wade, wllMnson and WlUnn?ss. Mr. Rhk, (opp.) of Mln., objected to the Iron beios ne cessarily Americtm. Tho price should be only 9n,000 per milo from Lake Supeiior to tho Rocky Mountains. There is not a clause In the bill which binds the stock holders in an> thing whatever. Mr. Giuin, (opp.) ofCal., said his constituents were la favor of the bill, and were willing to uke anything pre sented. Tbe government has tho flrst mortgage on the road. Whhin twelve months after the bill become* a law the greatest obstat le will be overcome. We will havo a rood over tbe Fierra Nevada to the Washoe mines. Mr. I-ink, (opp.) of Oregon. This is an objectionable bill. Tills if not the time to pacs a Paclllc railroad bill l et s tnko up the Crittenden resolutions, to remove our leal dilllcuities and restore peace. Mr. c.rrvt said he was for a Paeiflo railroad and tho CrittcLden resolution. Mr. D iker, (rep ) of Oregon, was going to vote for tha lull its it Is, without alteration. Mr. Wiwon would oppose any reforenco that might be ackrd. This is fu> good a time to consider it as any. Wq haie a govert tnent of the United States of America. Ho could see notliing that has transpired In any portion of the country that preventa our being the republic of tho United -lutes. He was for this bill. He waa willing to nave cither, a northern or "outhern rord, or both. Ho rnight winh te make some alterations in tho bill. Tha people of tbe 1'ncitlc i **t are more lntereetod thin tboae of the Atlantic In this matter. Most probably the rood will 1>e in charge of the railroad kings, if such they can be called Mr. Tkx Ev<k, (rep.) of M.J .This is a mnasure of vast importance to mankind. He was in favor of a Paciflct railway, and in favor of government aid In constructing it. but was not In favor of three rond*, as is proposed by tbe fter.ate amendment to the Hoiise bill. Ho was not in favor or two roeds, as is proposed In the House bill, and wss not tn favor of a double termination; but he was in favor of one road, beginning somewhere near the point indicated by the amendment proposed by the Senator from Missouri, and which was carried in tbe Fennte, running as nearly on the parallel line as Is ptfsible to S'an Francisco. He wo-ild act in the manner as though be were Individually dts p>*ing of h'S own funds. If the Stateslnthe Valley of the MiKstssiopi and on the PaciHc ooest conflict, it is too moeh to u.-'k trillions of the A Hunt to States. Mr. Bka*;g (opp.) of N. C. advocated a sufficient mort gage to protect the United States. We must rtfer these men to the territories of the States respectively for In corporal km. Mr. f*AKE t sked that the further consideration be post poned to take up Mr. Oiltenden's resolutions. Mr. Uwim ?aid?We will facilitate legislation by finish ing one thii'g at a lime. Mr. C*irrk.i!>r* said we are provhling for Mare fene rations. The eouniry In danger. Save tbe Union flrst ? 'pplauso in the galiarlee), and then rote on the Paetflo l!.uiread. It is a solemn thing tn legislate now, while the ration tremble*. We are at ih? point between tire and death. \\ lint 1* a railway bill compared with reeoiatiooa for 'ho p? ;ice of oar distracted country? What aort of lnu>mx?-noe la thin to go out to the wintry? I will vot? no railway while tlie country is in the condition It la now. a.- to ibin railroad, wo are to conaider that the eipenaea are to < woe out of the public treasyry. It la necrasary to connect the different portion* of thin vaat empire, but until n>y resolutions are disposed of I shall vote against Ihc; t'acittc lUtlroud bill. Mr. t.wis?I will voto for them all, and at any tuna, with plcaauro. I must stand by the Pacific Railroad. Mr. Simmonr, (opp.) of R. I., waa in favor of any mea ai re to carry tho public buslnees forward In a proper spirit. Mr. Currnamcw?Wtat do I want of a Pacific Railroad, wl tii I . "0 the country ready to dwindle down Into petty r< pviblk ,t I feci mora like biding my face than engaging in mat tors not tosava the Colon. All are trillee along. ?lde of aaviig tho country. Why leave the L'nkm to totter and reel? Mr. tiio called tho yeaa and nays on Mr. Bragg's mo tion to amend the end of section drat by adding "nor uiitll paid acta of Incorporationahall have bean submitted to and approved by the Oongrewa of the United States. lbe vote on Mr. Bragg's motion to amaad waa aa fol lows:? Yxjii?Mrpir* Bayard, Benjamin, Bragg, Bright, Clark, Cllngman, Crittenden, Doolittle, Durkee, ~7e*eeiiaen. Pitch, Creeu. Grime*, liuater, John*.in, of Tennessee; Kennedy, K Ins, Lane, Maaon, Nlrlx.laon, Pearee, Polk, Powell, Paga. Ulce, Katilabiiry, Mcbaation, Hlmmona, 8IMcl. Ten Kjrk and Wilkinson?SI. _ N*r??Mf??r*. Raker, Bingham, Cameron, t Sandler, Diion, Poole. Poster, Uwin, Harlan, Latham, Seward, Sum ner, Wade, Wigfall and Wilson. . , Mr. ttenuiiiii, (opp.) of I A., ofli-red an amendment prohibiting the company Mm acting in the capacity of bankers to circulate money eaVP*r . ? ... .. . Mr. Baaoo iMd an amendment to limit tbe time of corporation, but mat wail* withdrew It. Mr Bhwamin oflktfd m on aiuoodnjcot in Uw thirty fourth and thirty Mb Aea to itrika out the smooth* of such grantaea afltmKd aa aasocletaa, and!inaart "it shall chooaa to Maooiato wNb them and beooaaa with then subacriban sod corporators ss hereinafter provided." Mr. Brwtfti) called for the yeaa aad nay* m thla mo tion; pending wbkh, on motion at Mr. >?sndiw.tha Senate adjourned. _______ Hawaa mt RsynsaitattvM. WaanjNrfow, Jan. IS, 1W. Among other preliminary buslneaa, Mr. RAMta, (ofp.) of Md , presented a manorial signe t by 12,000 cltiaena of Baltimore, irrespective of party, praying for the adoption of the Crltteodsn can promise. Ue said If there waa a deaira to tranquillsa the pnblto mind It oould not bo done morn effectually than by tha adoption of tbnt measure. Laid on the table. The Houae went Into oooimittee 011 tha A may bill. Mr. RaaoA*, (opp.) of Tr***, said he etna hither with tho hope that such meaaurss might be hi aught forward by those who have the power to control tha <*ea tlon aa would .wuro lb- secv ritv Tbe republicans have held aoUsaly bark aad declared that they have no tarn* uf "aca tToffcr. In view * such ft? l?? have already gone out of Ihe t'nkn, rapidly seoedlng Lnleaa by tha 4th of March ?aaaethina is done to arrest this movement, we wUl see bwtfew -tou.b'rn HUtea In lbe lak?. tha irraprotWWa wwflK-t had culminated too soon fbr ita authors, and behaM the result. Tliey mean to e?*ct the humiHatloa and daaola t,<o of tbe flouth or a dlaaolutioo of tha Unloa. Tbey jOONTLMKB ON BSlCT FAAB.)

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