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stock or bonds of any of the Confederate States, I their advance was from ten to fifteen miles and demand the interest when due?

distant. Three of the routes on which the eneSecondIs it lawful for the same parties to my were moving, were the Neosho, Carthage, purchase notes given by merchants of the South- and the Overland roads. Gen. Lyon called in ern Confederacy to Northern houses, and de- two thousand five hundred Home Guards from mand payment for the same?

the neighborhood. Farther than this addition ThirdIf lawful and proper to pursue the to his force, no other reinforcements seemed to above course, would it not be equally legal for be near. It was expected that the enemy were the small trader to buy merchandise of the ene- resolved on an immediate attack, from the fact my; or, in other words, does the law intend that their commissariat was in a miserable conto operate in favor of the fortunate holders of dition, the rebels depending on forced contribucapital against the humble dealers in wares and tions for temporary supplies. merchandise ?

It was generally remarked in Springfield that The response is as follows:--The acts spe- Gen. Lyon was perfectly confident of success, cified by you certainly constitute “trading in the event of an attack. The latest estimate with the enemy peculiarly objectionable, places the rebel force at twenty thousand. because they afford a direct assistance to the Their arms are thought to be very inferior, enemy, by the transmission of money to foster judged by the specimens taken during the his resources. And, in addition, such con- skirmish at Dug Spring, where Gen. Lyon had duct is highly unpatriotic, because directly in- no intrenchments, depending upon his splenjurious to the interests of the States and citi- did artillery in the open field.—St. Louis Demzens of our Confederacy, whose obligations are ocrat, August 9. thus withdrawn from the enemy's country,

- In the Maryland Legislature to-day, S. where it is for the interests of the States that Teakle Wallis, from the committee to whom they should remain, since they could not there was referred the memorial of the police combe called upon for payment during the war.

missioners, submitted a long report, followed Such operations are certainly worse than the simple purchase of merchandise in the enemy's arbitrary and unconstitutional the course of

by preamble and resolutions, setting forth as country, because they, at the same time, aid

the Government in superseding the police board, our enemies and injure our friends.-N, Y.

and imprisoning Marshal Kane and the comTimes, August 5.

missioners, The committee appealed in the -CLAIBORNE F. Jackson, the deposed Gov- most earnest manner to the whole people ernor of Missouri, publishes in the Memphis of the country, of all parties, sections, and Appeal a document entitled “Declaration of opinions, to take warning by the usurpations Independence of the State of Missouri," and mentioned, and come to the rescue of the free addressed to the people of that State, The institutions of the country, so that whatever ex-Governor says he takes this step by virtue may be the issue of the melancholy conflict of authority conferred upon him by the State which is now covering the land with sacrifice Legislature to do such things as to him might and threatens to overwhelm it with debt and seem proper to “suppress the rebellion and ruin, there may at least survive to us when it repel invasion." He thereupon assumes that is over the republican form of government the waging of war by the Federal Government which our fathers bequeathed to us, and the upon the sovereign State of Missouri, ipso facto, inestimable rights which they framed it to persunders the connection of the latter from the petuate.—N. Y. World, August 6. former, and accordingly so declares-subject,

-The bark Alvarado, having a prize crew however, to the ratification of the people at from the privateer Jeff. Davis on board, was such future time as their impartial and unbiased chased ashore near Fernandina, Florida, and verdict can be obtained through the ballot-box, subsequently burned by the sailors of the Unit-(Doc. 163.)

ed States ship Vincennes.-(Doc. 170.) -GEN. LYON with his forces fell back on -A SHARP skirmish took place this morning Springfield, Mo. The rebels were advancing in Virginia, opposite the Point of Rocks, beon the latter place by four different roads, and Itween a detachment of sixty men of the Twentyeighth Regiment of New York Volunteers, un- | the blockade, was published in the Baltimore der the command of Lieut.-Col. Brown, and a American.-(Doc. 165.) party of cavalry of Capt. Mead's company of -A BAND of rebels, numbering from one the Confederate army. The Colonel ordered thousand to twelve hundred, made an attack the Confederates to halt, which was not obeyed. upon a cainp of Union men at Athens, * MisThe Unionists then fired on them and killed souri, this morning at five o'clock. There was three, wounded two, and took twenty horses, la considerable amount of arms and ammuniwith their equipments, and seven prisoners, tion for United States troops stored at that who were taken before Gen. Banks. None of place, under a guard of the troops composing the Federal troops were hurt. The engage- the camp. The United States Volunteers numment occurred at daybreak. The advancing bered about three hundred and fifty men, under party forded the river, and caught the cavalry the command of Captain Moore. The fighting pickets of the enemy at breakfast.

lasted about one hour, when the rebels retreatThe prisoners were brought into camp at ed. In the mean time Captain Moore, having Sandy Hook. Nearly every man captured had been reinforced by about one hundred and fifty sword-arms and revolvers. On the sword-belt men from Centralia, Iowa, on the opposite side of one was marked in ink, “John H. Rollins, of the river, gave chase to the rebels for about Leesburg: Va.” One captain of the rebels was

a mile and a half, killing one, taking eighteen killed. Previous reports from Colonel John C. prisoners, and capturing thirty-one horses and Starkweather, of the First Wisconsin Regiment, two secession flags. Several of the rebels were stationed at Edward's Ferry, stimulated the also wounded in the chase. After the battle, action which resulted so successfully. Colonel six or eight rebels were found dead on the field. Starkweather had already made reconnoissances In the afternoon the bearer of a rebel flag of on the Virginia side, destroyed the rendezvous truce to the Union camp was admitted. They of the rebel pickets, and had but one man carried off fourteen killed, and as many more wounded, Mr. W. II. Langworthy, of Company wounded and missing. The rebels were led by E. All the captured are from Loudon County, Martin Green, a brother of ex-Senator Green. Va.-(Doc. 164.)

Of the Union men there were three killed and -Is tho Ilouse of Representatives at Wash- eight wounded.-(Doc. 166.) ington, Mr. Calvert, of Maryland, introduced a

-SEVERAL shots were exchanged between the resolution providing for the appointment of a U.S. blockading steamer off Galveston, Texas, Committee to consider and report such amend- and some sand batteries on shore.-(Doc. 167.) ments to the Constitution as may restore confidence and insure the preservation of the Union. Houses of the Congress of the Uuited States,

August 6.-All the bills which passed both Laid on the table.—Mr. May, of Maryland, was

were approved by President Lincoln, who yieldrefused permission to introduce resolutions pro- ed a reluctant approval of that for the confiscaviding for the appointment of Commissioners

tion of property used for rebellious purposes.to procare an armistice, and so compromise as

(Doc. 159.) to preserve the Union if possible; if not, to provide for "the peaceful separation of those States

-Tue brige Naiad, Machias, and Ben Dunthat have seceded or may hereafter secede.”

ning, seized by the privateer steamer Sumter, Mr. Diven offered a resolution declaring that,

near Cienfuegos, arrived at New York. They as rebels are now in arms against the Govern.

were released by order of the Spanish Govment, all resolutions looking to a compromiso are ernment, and sailed with others as far as Cape either cowardly or treasonable. The House re- Antonio, under convoy of the U. S. steamer fused to suspend the rules to receivo Mr. May's Crusader.—Official advices from the Gulf squadresolution, Tho Senate bill, increasing the ron state that, on the 4th of July off Galvespay of the volunteers and legalizing the acts ton, the United States steamer South Carolina of the President, was passed.

captured six schooners; on the 5th, two, and ran

one ashore; on the 6th, one, and on the 7th, on Brooklyn, off the mouth of the Mississippi River, one-making in all eleven sail destroyed or capgiving an account of the manner by which the

* Athens is a small town in the extremo northeast of

Missouri, on the Desmoines River, twenty-five or thirty rebel privateer Sumter was suffered to run

miles from Keokuk.

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tured. The names of the captured vessels are up a position on Back River, three miles the Shark, Venus, Ann Ryan, McCaulfield, from Hampton, Virginia. The intention was Louisa, Dart, Covalia, Falcon, George Baker, to draw out the national forces, attack Camp and Sam. Houston, A portion of them had Hamilton or Newport News if practicable, and cargoes, chiefly of lumber. Among other things at least to destroy IIampton, so as to prevent captured were 13 mail bags, and 31 bags con- its use by the U. S. troops for winter-quarters. taining express matter.—N. Y. Times, August 7. Gen. Butler at once repaired to Hampton -QUEEN VICTORIA, in her speech to the Brit- Bridge, where he remained until 11 o'clock p.

Col. Weber erected a barricade near the ish Parliament this day, said :-" The dissensions which arose some months ago in the Hampton end of the bridge, and placed a strong United States of North America, have unfortu- guard at various points near. nately assumed the character of open war. Her

A few minutes past midnight, Gen. MagruMajesty, deeply lamenting this calamitous re

der, with about 500 Confederates—some of them sult, has determined, in common with the other belonging in Hampton-entered the town, and powers of Europe, to preserve a strict neutral- | iminediately fired the buildings with torches. ity between the contending parties.- London A greater part of the five hundred houses were News, August 7.

built of wood, and no rain having fallen lately,

the strong south wind soon produced a terrible —THERE was great excitement in the IIouse

conflagration. There were perhaps twenty of Representatives at Washington this morning. white people and double that number of negroes The near approach of the hour of adjourning, remaining in the town from inability to move, and the busy and exciting scenes which always

some of whose houses were fired without wakattend the adjournment, attracted quite a crowd of ladies and gentlemen to the galleries. The his wife, both of them aged and infirm, but fif

ing the inmates. They gave Cary Jones and Senate went into executive session at an early teen minutes to remove a few articles of furhour, and thus sent their spectators into the niture to the garden. Several of the whites galleries of the House of Representatives and also of the negroes were lurried away to Within a few minutes of the hour of adjourn. be pressed into the Confederate service. Mr. ment, a most exciting scene took place in the IIouse. A lull had occurred in the business, above the town. Two negroes were drowned

Scofield, a merchant, took refuge in a swamp when Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, arose and while attempting to cross the creek. A comstated to the House that the elections in his

pany of rebels attempted to force the passage State had gone largely for the Constitution, of the bridge, but wero repulsed with a loss of and that the people of Kentucky had declared three killed and six wounded. They then withthat their State, among the first in the Union,

drew. The fire raged all night and entirely should be among the last in the Union. The an

destroyed the town.—(Doc. 168.) nouncement created a scene of indescribable

-The Ohio Democratic State Convention enthusiasm. Cheer after cheer arose from the floor and galleries, and the Speaker, unable met at Columbus to-day and nominated H. J. to control the assembly, yielded to the general Jewett for Governor and John Scott Ilarrison enthusiasm of the moinent.—Phila. Press

, Au- for Lieutenant-Governor. A series of resolu

tions were adopted. The third recommends gust 7.

the legislatures of the States to call a National August 7.-John C. Breckinridge was sere- Convention for settling the present difficulties naded at a hotel in Baltimore, and in response and restoring and preserving the Union. The essayed to address those assombled in the street, sixth resolution condemns the President's lato but was compelled to desist by the uproar of the attempt to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. crowd, who shouted for tho “Union,” “Crit- - National Intelligencer, August 10. tenden," " Scott," etc.Baltimore American,

-The United States gun boat Flag arrived August 9.

at Fort Mifflin, on the Delaware River, this -Gen. Magruder, C. S. A., with a force of morning with thirty-six rebel prisoners, taken 7,000 men, including 200 cavalry and eight from the rebel war vessel, Petrel, formerly the pieces of artillery, viz., three Parrott guns, revenue cutter Aiken, seized at Charleston last four howitzers, and one rifled cannon, took ! winter. The Aiken fired at the St. Lawrence, off Charleston, mistaking her for a merchant ves- turn march, they were overtaken with word sel, when the St. Lawrence returned a broad that another detachment of about 130 cavalry side, sinking the rebel. Five of the crew were had entered the town. Tired and worn out, lost, and the rest rescued and placed on board almost shoeless, and hungry, the brave fellows the Flag.-Philadelphia Press, August 8. with a shout at once voted unanimously to re

Starting at a -Ishaw G. Harris, Governor of Tennessee, turn and attack the rebels. appeals to the people of that State “to raise, double-quick time they reached the town, and organize, and thoroughly prepare a reserve

under the cover of a corn-field gained sight of force of thirty thousand voluuteers."—(Doc. the cavalry about thirty rods distant. Resting 169.)

for a few minutes, they heard the rebel captain August 8.—This evening, at Baltimore, Md., been discovered and were about to be charged

give orders to mount, and believing they had Charles King, from North Carolina, was arrested by officer Stevens, of the Southern District, at a double-quick, firing two volleys as they

upon, Captain Kennedy charged upon the town by order of Major-General Dix, on the charge of being concerned in the raising of a number

ran. The enemy, after firing a few harmless of men, whose purpose it was to organize them- of the opposite side of the town, but not until

shots, made their way, concealed by houses, out selves into a crew, and take passage on some

they had one lieutenant killed and five men boat, intending to capture it in the same man

wounded.-N. Y. Times, August 13. ner as the St. Nicholas, and then turn her into a pirate.- Baltimore Patriot, August 9.

-The office of the Democratic Standard at - The Nineteenth Regiment of Indiana Vol- Concord, N. H., was completely relieved of its unteers passed through Philadelphia for the contents this afternoon by a mob composed of

the soldiers of the returned First Regiment seat of war.-N. Y. Herald, August 9.

and citizens. The Standard published an article -F. K. ZOLLICOFFER was appointed a brig- reflecting on the soldiers. They demanded readier-general in the rebel army, and assigned to traction, and the Palmers—the editors and prothe command of the Department of East Ten- prietors-shook pistols and axes out of the winDessee. On assuming his command, he issued dows and dared the mob, while the city author& proclamation assuring all who desire peace, ities endeavored to quell the disturbance. The that they can have it by quietly and harmlessly Palmers fired four shots, wounding two soldiers. pursuing their lawful avocations.—(Doc. 171.)

The office was immediately stripped, and the -The Massachusetts Fifteenth Regiment, materials burnt in the street. The Palmers under the command of Colonel Charles Devens, took refuge in the attic, but were finally found lef. Camp Scott, Worcester, Mass., for the seat and carried to the police station, protected by of war. This regiment is armed with the Spring- the police, though with great difficulty.—(Doc. field musket, and numbers 1,046 men. They 172.) are all tall, muscular men, possessing the light- -DISSATISFACTION at the supposed intention ness of limb and full development of natural of the Government not to receive men in its powers which denote the true specimen of a army who could not speak the English lansoldier. Their dress consists of the regular guage, and a misconception of a War Departarmy uniform-gray pantaloons, blue coats, and ment order upon the subject, led to the withhat, which is as neat and useful a thing as our drawal as thus stated : fighting men could have.-N. Y. Herald, Au

WASHINGTON, August 8, 1861.

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To F. A. Alberger, Esq., Mayor of the city of -ONE HUNDRED men of the Nineteenth Reg. Buffalo, N. Y.. iment N. Y. V., commanded by Capt. Kennedy, Dear Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt crossed the Potomac at Rock Ferry, at 1 A. M., of your letter of 5th inst., and to state in reanl marched to Lorrettsville, Loudon co., Va., ply, that the order to which it refers was offiwhere it was reported that a company of rebel cially explained a day or two since by the Seccavalry were engaged in the impressment of retary of War, but having still been a subject citizens. When they reached the town the of great misapprehension it has now been ene relåls had left, and they retraced their steps; tirely rescinded and vacated. Consequently but late in the afternoon, while upon their re-l there is no obstacle whatever to the acceptance

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of the services of volunteers, on the ground of and whereas the Plenipotentiaries of Great their nationality or language. The contest for Britain, France, Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, and the Union is regarded, as it ought to be, a bat- Russia, at the Congress of Paris of 1856, estabtle of the freemen of the world for the institu- | lished a uniform doctrine on this subject, to tions of self-government.

which they invited the adherence of the naI am very truly yours,

tions of the world, which is as follows: WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 1. That privateering is and remains abolished. -In a communication of this date, in re

2. That the neutral flag covers the enemy's spect to the disposition to be made of contra- goods, with the exception of contraband of war. bands, the Secretary of War informed General 3. That neutral goods, with the exception of Butler that he was to be governed by the act contraband of war, are not liable to capture of Congress, 1861, which “declares that if per- under the enemy's flag, and sons held to service shall be employed in hos

4. That blockades, in order to be binding, tility to the United States, the right to their must be effective; that is to say, maintained by services shall be forfeited.”—(Doc. 173.)

a force sufficient really to prevent access to the

coast of the enemy. --The Massachusetts Fourteenth Regiment, under the command of Colonel Wm. R. Greene,

And whereas it is desirable that the Confedleft Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, for the seat erate States of America shall assume a definite of war. The regiment numbers 1,046 mem- position on so important a point; now, therebers. Their uniform is light brown pants, deep

fore, be it blue jacket, light blue overcoat, and regulation

Resolved, That the Congress of the Confedhat. They are armed with the Springfield

erate States of America accept the second, musket of the pattern of 1842. They have third, and fourth clauses of the above-cited with them twenty-four baggage wagons, four declaration, and decline to assent to the first

clause thereof. ambulances, two hospital wagons, and 220 horses.

- There was published a letter dated April All the field and staff officers of this regi- 15, from Gen. Frost, Missouri Militia, to Gov. ment but two are natives of Massachusetts. Of Jackson of Missouri, apropos to the President's the whole corps 350 are married men, and 5 proclamation calling out 75,000 volunteers. He widowers with families. It has one “gentle advises the Governor to convene the Legislaman,” a host of shoemakers and laborers, and ture, proclaim to the people of the State that samples of every kind of craftsmen and opera- the President's proclamation is illegal, and estives known among us.

There are several pecially to take St. Louis, held by United States teachers on the roll, and one “missionary.” troops.(Doc. 174.) There are a great many blacksmiths—more August 9.--President Lincoln to-day made than any other regiment probably will average. the following appointments of brigadier-geneThe Amesbury section (Co. E) has thirteen rals for the volunteer force: Colonels Blenker disciples of Vulcan on its roll. The farmers and Slocum, of the volunteers, and Major Wadsare about equal in number to the blacksmiths. worth, aide to Gen. McDowell; Colonel John A. There are three artists, one photographer, one Peck, Ex-Major of the regular army, who disphysician, only one printer, two students, and tinguished himself in the Mexican war; John a number of hatters and machinists. One-half H. Martindale, a graduate at West Point; Ormsof the whole regiment is composed of men con- by M. Mitchell, Professor of Astronomy, of nected with the boot and shoe business.- N. Cincinnati, a graduate of West Point and an Y. World, August 9.

ex-army officer. -The “Confederate” Congress in session at - ORMOND F. Nims' battery of light artillery Richmond, Va., adopted the following resolu- left Boston for the seat of war. The company tion this day:

departed from their camp at Quincy at 7} Whereas it has been found that the uncer- o'clock last evening, and, marching through tainty of maritime law in time of war has South Boston, reached the Providence depot at given rise to differences of opinion between 11+ o'clock. An hour and a half was occupied neutrals and belligerents, which may occasion in getting their guns, horses, and carriages on serious misunderstandings, and even conflicts; l the cars. The battery consists of six rifled 6

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