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kill it! (Cheers.) The year 1861 would stard | and in December last. His guilt was fully esside by side with 1776. We began to exist tablished, and it was also proved that he had in 1776, to-day we were in our manhood. planned the burning of the business part of the The disasters of which we hear are only town.-N. Y. Express, June 20. the gentle discipline of our Father, for our

-Two letters from John Adams, second good, to teach us how to snatch victory on President of the United States, to Gen. Benjagreater fields. (Cheers.) The Confederates have pnt themselves where our leading Gen- of “State Sovereignty,” and the heresy of a

min Lincoln, of Massachusetts, on the subject eral wished to put them—flanked by the moun-confederated republic,” were first published tains and the sea. The sons of Maine are will

at Boston.—(Doc. 19.) ing to see the flag he presented to the regiment returned soiled with blood, but not soiled with

-The Twenty-first New York Regiment, the soil of Virginia. -Col. Berry took the flag Colonel Rogers, from Buffalo, arrived this afterand waved it. It was saluted with thousands noon at Washington. They are a hardy-lookof cheers. He then tendered his sincere thanks. ing set of men, and number about eight hunHe could not wait to make a speech, but he dred. The uniform is of gray cloth, and they would say (mounting the stand)—Men of the are well armed and equipped. Many of the Fourth Regiment, shall this flag ever trail in regiment served in Mexico, and Col. Rogers the dust? (“No, no!") Will you defend it as

was a captain in that war, and distinguished as long as you have a right armn? ("We will,” and an efficient officer.-(Doc. 20.) enthusiastic cheers.)-A splendid regimental -ANDREW JOHNSON, of Tennessee, arrived flag, on behalf of the daughters of Maine, was at Cincinnati, en route to Washington. He presented by Mr. J. W. Brookman, and receiv- was escorted across the Ohio, by the Newed with appropriate remarks by Colonel Berry. port and Covington Military, and a large con-(Doc. 17.)

course of citizens. At 3 o'clock he was formally -The Thirty-eighth Regiment New York waited upon by the Chamber of Commerce, Volunteers, Second Scott Life Guard, command- and made a speech from the balcony of the ed by Colonel J. Hobart Ward, left New York Burnett House to a large gathering of citizens. city for the seat of war.-(Doc. 18.)

-(Doc. 21.) -The Secession forces from Romney, Va.,

-The 8th and 10th Indiana Regiments, Col. burnt the railroad bridge over New Creek, twen- onels Benton and Mansen, passed through Cinty-three miles west of Cumberland, Md., early cinnati, Ohio, for Virginia. - Albany, (N. Y.) this morning, and marched to Piedmont, five Journal, June 21. miles further west, which place they now hold. -The War Department accepted for three The telegraph wires east of Piedmont were cut years, or the war, a Chicago battalion, raised by them. Notice was given of their approach to by Capt. J. W. Wilson, consisting of 212 men, the town, and the citizens prepared to leave. rank and file, called “The Illinois Bridge, All the engines belonging to the Baltimore and Breastwork, and Fortification Fusileers.” It is Ohio Railroad Company were fired up and sent composed of 120 carpenters, 70 railroad-track Fest to Grafton. The greatest excitement pre- men, 7 railroad and bridge blacksmiths, 6.boatvailed. A company of citizen soldiers who builders, 2 engineers, and 9 locomotive builders. Tere guarding the bridges are reported to have Boston Transcript, June 20. been fired upon and killed. On the approach -The Eleventh Anniversary of the Hudson of the secessionists the Piedmont operator River Baptist Association South, was held with closed the telegraph office and fled. Commu- the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Yonkers. Dication by railroad between Grafton and Cum- The anniversary sermon was preached by Rev. berland is now cut off. - National Intelligencer, W. S. Mikels, of New York. Rev. John DowJune 21.

ling, D. D., was elected Moderator, Rev. C. C. -T. B. Burke, a rabid secessionist, was hung Norton was reelected Clerk, James L. Hasby the citizens of Lane, (Ogle Co., Illinois) tie, Assistant-Olerk, and J. M. Bruce, Jr., from a two-story window of the Court-house Treasurer. A Committee was appointed to bailding. He was charged with causing the prepare a series of resolutions on the state of destructive fires there on the 7th of this month, the country, which, with the report, were offered

through the chairman, Rev. Wm. Hague, D. D., | disabling the ship. A delay was caused before of New York, and unanimously adopted.- the repairs could be made, and the vessel again (Doc. 22.)

proceed on its course.-N. Y. Herald, June 27. June 20.-To-day Telegraph Engineer Henry -Ar Willet's Point, N. Y., interesting cere I. Rogers, of New York, put in operation, on monies took place on the occasion of blessing the western side of the Potomac, his newly the standards of Col. McLeod Murphy's regiinvented telegraphic cordage or insulated line, ment, and the presentation of colors by Col. for field operations, and it proved eminently Bradford, of Gov. Morgan's staff. A large successful, giving entire satisfaction in the man- number of visitors attended, and interesting ner in which it operated. It is run off reels speeches were made by D. Thompson, Judge upon the ground with great rapidity, (as re- Charles P. Daly, Orestes A. Brownson, and quired for instant use,) across streams, through others.-N. Y. Times, June 21. woods, or over any localities. Lines were in extraordinarily short time laid between the

-THIRTEEN rebels were captured at Clarkshead-quarters of General McDowell and two or burg, Va., this morning by the 3d Virginia three of his most advanced camps, and were Regiment. A secession flag and arms were alworked in immediate connection with the tele- so captured.-Louisville Journal, June 22. graph station in the War Depatment. It is -Gov. Harris, in a message to the legislature worthy of note that the heaviest artillery may of Tennessee, recommends the passage of a run over the Rogers' cordage without damaging law requiring payment to be made of all sums its effectiveness in the least. It differs in many due from the State to all persons or the Govrespects from the field telegraph used by Louis ernment on terras of peace, and advises such a Napoleon in the Italian war, and embraces policy toward the citizens of the belligerent many advantages of convenient and certain States as the rules of war justify. He recomoperation under any possible circumstances mends the issue of Treasury notes to pay the over that (Louis Napoleon's) which contributed expenses of the Provisional Government, to be so signally to the success of the French arms. receivable as currency. -Baltimore American, June 22.

Major-General McClellan to-day assumed - The Second Rhode Island Regiment, Col. coinmand in person of the Western Virginia Slocum, accompanied by the Providence Ma- forces. He expects to have 15,000 men in the rine Artillery Corps, with a full battery (six field before Saturday night.-N. Y. Commercial, pieces) of James's rifled cannon, arrived at New June 21. York, on their way to Washington. Governor -CORNELIUS VANDERBILT offered all the Sprague and a portion of his staff, including steamships of the Atlantic and Pacific SteamOolonels Goddard and Gardner, and two others, ship Company to the Government, including accompanied them.-(Doc. 23.)

the Vanderbilt, Ocean Queen, Ariel, Champion, -This evening while the United States and Daniel Webster, to be paid for at such rate steamer Colorado was at sea, a break occurred as any two commodores of the United States in the after standard supporting the reversing Navy and ex-Commodore Stockton might deshaft to the propeller. It had broken midway, cide upon as a proper valuation.-(Doc. 24.) and at a point where a triangular shaped piece - In the Wheeling (Va.) Convention, Frank had been sawed out of the rib, and a nicely fit- H. Pierpont, of Marion county, was unanimously ted piece of soft wrought iron inserted and elected Governor; Daniel Palsley, of Mason fastened by a small tap bolt. The surfaces had county, Lieutenant Governor, and Messrs. Lamb, then been filed smoothly and painted over as Paxhaw, Van Winkle, Harrison, and Lazar to before. But for the breakage it would have form the Governor's Council. The election of escaped the most critical examination. A strict an attorney-general was postponed till Saturinspection was made of the other parts, result- day. The Governor was formally inaugurated in ing in the discovery of a similar work upon the the afternoon, taking in addition to the usual forward standard of the reversing shaft. Sev- oath, one of stringent opposition to the usurperal other flaws were discovered, and the con- ers at Richmond. He then delivered an address clusion was irresistible that some villain had to the members of the convention, urging a wrought all this mischief for the purpose of | vigorous prosecution of the work of redeeming

the State from the hands of the rebels. After row and Anderson, left camp Dennison for Virthe inauguration, the bells were rung, cannon ginia-Philadelphia Ledger, June 24. were fired, and the whole town was wild with

-The Eastern Tennessee Union Convention, delight.(Doc. 25.)

assembled at Greenville, adopted a declaration -THE Second New Hampshire Regiment of grievances and resolutions, expressing their left Portsmouth, for the seat of war. Previous preference for the Union and Constitution, and to their departure, the Goodwin Riflemen, at- ignoring in a most emphatic manner the idea tached to the regiment, were presented with a that they had been oppressed by the General banner. It bad on one side the coat of arms Government. It is the fixed determination of of the State, with an inscription showing that the Federal Government to sustain and protect the flag was given by the ladies of Concord, and in their constitutional and legal rights all those on the other side was a representation of the citizens of Tennessee who, in their devotion to Goddess of Liberty, with the inscription in gold the Union, are struggling to wrest their State letters, " Goodwin Rifles.” At Boston, Mass., Government from the hands of its unconstion the arrival of the troops, they were enter. tutional rulers, and it will defend all loyal tained by the sons of New Hampshire resident States against parts thereof claiming to have in that city.-(Doc. 26.)

seceded, and thus will afford them every pro-Gov. Robinson of Kansas issued a procla- tection "against domestic violence, insurrecmation calling on all good citizens to organize tion, invasion, and rebellion."(Doc. 28.) military companies for the purpose of repelling

-June 22.-The Louisville, Ky., papers this attacks from the rebels in Missouri.

morning contain letters from Gov. Magoffin and June 21.-A correspondent at Washington General Buckner, stating that an agreement says: Surprise has been expressed in some has been made between General McClellan and quarters at the failure of Gen. Scott to prevent the Kentucky authorities, that the territory of the erection of batteries at various points on Kentucky will be respected by the Federal the right bank of the Potomac. The impend- authorities, even though it should be occupied ing advance of the Union army toward Rich- by the Confederates. But if Kentucky does mond, however, will either compel the Rebels not remove them the Federal troops will interto remove their batteries or render them an fere. The Governor of Tennessee agrees to reeasy prey to the Union furces. Gen. Scott is spect the neutrality of Kentucky until occupied simply indisposed to take at a great sacrifice by Federal troops.—(Doc. 30.) of life what will be had in due time without

-This evening as Col. Sturges's battery was bloodshed.- Ohio Statesman, June 22.

practising at a target on a low piece of ground, -The Twenty-ninth Regiment N. Y. S. V., about a mile from Grafton, Va., five or six under the command of Colonel Von Steinwehr, shots were fired upon the men by rebels, and the Seventeenth Regiment, Colonel H. C. from a concealed position, without effect. A Lansing, left New York for Washington. The scouting party was sent out, and some five Twenty-sixth Regiment N. Y. S. V., Colonel or six rebels, with arms in their hands, were Christian, left Elmira, N. Y., for Washington.- captured and brought into camp. Among the (Doc. 27.)

rest were three of the Poe family, father and -Two free negroes, belonging to Frederick, two sons, most notorious desperadoes.-NaMi, who concealed themselves in the cars tional Intelligencer, June 26. which conveyed the Rhode Island Regiment -The proclamation of Henry M. McGill, to Washington from that city, were returned acting governor of Washington Territory, in this morning by command of Colonel Burnside, response to the call of President Lincoln for who supposed them to be slaves. The negroes troops, is published.—(Doc. 31.) were accompanied by a sergeant of the regiment, -CHARLES HENRY FOSTER, in an address to who lodged them in gaol.–Baltimore American, the “freemen" of the First Congressional DisJune 22.

trict of North Carolina, announced himself as a -The Third and Fourth Regiments of Ohio Union candidate for the United States Congress troops, under the commands of Colonels Mor- as follows: YOL. II.-DIARY 2

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self as an unconditional Union candidate for the tion “to the inhabitants of Western Virginia” Congress of the United States from this District. and another “to the soldiers of the army of the The usurpations of your Governor, and the West.” He has now taken command of the revolutionary acts of your Convention, cannot Western Virginia forces in person, and intends command the acquiescence of loyal citizens. to prosecute the war vigorously.—(Doc. 34.) They are utterly without authority; they have

June 24.—The Pawnee, commanded by Comno validity in law or public exigency, and im- mander Rowan, accompanied by the tender pose no binding obligation upon the people. James Guy, left Acquia, Creek, Va., this morning Your allegiance to the Federal Union remains for Matthias Point, carrying Capt. Woodbury, first and highest, and there is no fealty that can U.S. Engineers, and Capt. Palmer, U. S. Topoconflict with or override it.

graphical Engineers, to make a reconnoissance, " A law of North Carolina fixes the first to learn whether batteries were or were not beThursday of August as the day of election for

ing erected there. At 5 A. M. Capt. Rowan sent your Representatives in Congress. The de

an expedition of 40 men, sailors and marines, fault or malfeasance of no seditious Governor ashore in two boats, in charge of Lieut. Chapor other public functionary can defeat or im- lin and Master Blue, all under Capt. Woodpair your right of representation in the councils bury's command. As the steamer approached of the nation. It is your privilege to go to the the rebels showed themselves in considerable polls, on the day designated by the statute of numbers, but they scampered over the hills the State, and cast your ballots without fear or when the ship directed a few shells against intimidation. You will be protected in the them, and they were kept in check by an occaexercise of the sacred right of franchise to the sional shell while the expedition was ashore, full extent of the power of the Government."

enabling it to accomplish its work unmolested. -Francis H. PIERPONT, Governor of Virgi- Its sailors captured two horses, saddled and nia, issued his first proclamation calling to bridled, compelling the riders to seek safety gether the members of that State to meet in in flight. One of the men received a slight Wheeling on the first day of July.Doc. 32.) wound in the wrist from a revolver shot. The

June 23.--To-day Professor Lowe went into horses were brought off, hoisted into the James the rebels' country as far as Fall's Church with Guy, and sent to the Washington Navy Yard his balloon, from which place he made several as prizes. During the reconnoissance the Pawascensions. He was so far towards Fairfax nee threw 30 shells, which kept the enemy in Court House that his appearance in the air check, though their reported force there is 600 created a report here that the rebels had an men, 100 or more being mounted. The party opposition balloon. He was escorted into the that landed saw the enemy's camp from Grimes's interior by one company of the Eighth New house on the hill, and having, on their return York regiment. Major Colburn, of the Con- to the Pawnee, found out its direction, Com. necticut regiment, accompanied Professor Lowe Rowan put his ship in a proper position within in his voyage, and made a sketch of the enemy's the shoal, and shelled it, completely disperscountry that was so correct, that Virginians ing the camp, and setting fire to something who were familiar with the vicinity of Fairfax behind the hill. A negro man came off to the Court House, at once recognized it, and named ship, and gave information that 200 of the enthe roads, lanes, streams, and dwellings. Aemy are kept constantly on the beach, and the small encampment of rebels was discovered remainder in the camp. The Pawnee was renear Fairfax Court House. Maps of the whole lieved for the trip by the Freeborn, which took country occupied by the enemy will be taken her place at the creek.- Rowan's Oficial Reby these balloon ascensions, under the super- port. intendence of Professor Lowe.-N. Y. Herald,

-Tms day the steamer Monticello had a June 26.

fight with the rebels on the Rappahannock --The Thirty-seventh regiment N. Y. S. V., River, in Va. The steamer was on a reconnoicommanded by Col. John H. McCunn, left tring expedition, and after she had proceeded New York for Washington.-(Doc. 38.) a few miles, the pilot, Mr. Phillips, went ashore

MAJOR-General MCCLELLAN issued from in a launch, with twelve of the crew, for the his head-quarters at Grafton, Va., a proclama-l purpose of obtaining information as to whether

there were any masked batteries in the vicin-1 The scouts of the New Hampshire Second ity. They landed on the farm of Mr. Gersham, Regiment wounded a man this morning, who when Mr. Phillips proceeded, unaccompanied, was approaching the lines and observing careto the house, and was advised by the owner to fully the position of the camps and batteries. return to his boat as quickly as possible, as He pretended to be unable to speak English there was danger abroad. The pilot took the at first, but recovered his knowledge of the advice, but had not proceeded far when a party language as soon as he was shot.-N. Y. Comof about fifty rebels made their appearance and mercial Adrertiser, June 25. commenced firing at those in the launch, who

-The Thirty-first Regiment N. Y. S. V., were lying on their oars waiting the return of commanded by Col. Calvin C. Pratt, struck Mr. Phillips; the boat immediately put off in their tents at Riker's Island and departed for the direction of the Monticello, leaving Mr. the seat of war.-(Doc. 38.) Phillips ashore. The commander of the steater ordered the boat to return for him, of infantry and dragoons, ten companies of

-Five companies of cavalry, six companies and immediately opened fire upon the party volunteers—in all about 1,590 men with one quick time. During the firing upon the launch battery, under command of Major S. D. Sturone of the crew was killed, Augustus Peterson, gis, left Kansas City to-day at 1 P. M., des

tined for south-western Missouri.-Sandusky and Surgeon Heber Smith mortally wounded, and six others hurt by splinters and bullets.

Register, June 25. Their boat and oars were completely riddled

-A PROCLAMATIon of neutrality by Napoby the flying missiles.-(Doc. 36.)

leon III. was received in America.—(Doc. 39.) The steamer Quaker City also had a short

The Tenth Regiment of Ohio troops left engagement this morning with a large number Camp Dennison for Western Virginia. -Naof rebel dragoons. While cruising in Lynn tional Intelligencer, June 26. Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, Commander June 25.—The Twenty-eighth Regiment N. Carr picked up a man named Lynch, a refugee Y. S. V., (Colonel Donnelly,) passed through from Norfolk, who represented that the mas- New York on their way to the seat of war. ter plumber of the Norfolk Navy Yard was This regiment was enlisted in the western part ashore and wished to be taken off. An armed of the state, and made up of men of nearly all boat which was sent for the purpose was fired occupations, prominent among whom are school upon when near the shore, mortally wounding teachers. One company (that from Medina) James Lloyd, a seaman, of Charlestown, Mass. contains 19 of the latter class, and company K, A few thirty-two-pound shells dispersed the of Lockport, has nearly as many. All the rebels.-N. Y. Evening Post, June 26. companies contain a fair proportion of teachers. -The blockade at the Louisville end of the rifle corps, armed with the United States rifle

The regiment is a well-drilled, well-equipped Nashville Railroad commenced to-day. Nothing is allowed to pass except by permission of of 1861, with the sabre bayonet.—(Doc. 41.) the surveyor of the port.-N. Y. Herald,

-The Second Regiment of Vermont arrived June 26.

at New York en route for Washington. The

troops are commanded by Colonel Henry Whit-Isnam G. Harris, governor of Tennessee, ing, and number nine hundred and thirty, rank issued a proclamation declaring that State inde- and file. They are a fine body of men, their pendent of the Federal Government, and giving short encampment at Burlington, Vt., having the official vote on secession.—(Doc. 37.)

perfected the men in drill and discipline. They -Ar Washington a detachment of the New are armed with Springfield muskets of recent York Fourteenth Regiment arrested a spy this manufacture, with the exception of the right morning, who had full details of the number flank, or skirmishers, who carry the Enfield of troops, position, and strength of batteries rifles with sabre bayonets. around that city. There was also found upon At two o'clock in the afternoon, the regiment him a sketch of plan of attack upon the city. was formed in front of the City Hall, and E. He had the positions of all the mounted cannon D. Culver, of Brooklyn, presented the regiin that vicinity.

ment, on behalf of the residents of Vermont in

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