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upon the citizens of Massachusetts to come for- | were issued in the courts of that district by the ward and fill up the regiments already accepted captors. M. Bebian wished to go ashore and for the war.—(Doc. 200.)

see the French consul, or to be permitted to go -Avorst Dorglas, a merchant of Balti- to some part of the British dominions, but was more, was arrested in Philadelphia, charged

refused. After being kept in custody and subwith an attempt to induce Lieutenant Hain to jected, as he complains, to a number of perjoin the rebels, promising him higher rank and sonal indignities, he was sent to New York in pay.-N. Y. Evening Post, August 21.

custody, and will be transferred to one of the

military prisons in the harbor until further -The Albany Journal of to-day has the fol- orders as to his ultimate destination. Among lowing: “Men and presses who are to-day the papers taken from the prisoner were letpreaching. Compromise' and Peace,' are doing ters of credit to the amount of $40,000, with more to cripple the Government and help trea- which he was to purchase clothing, arms and son than the rebel armies themselves. We iron, for shipment to Wilmington, N. C., and would hang a spy who should be caught prowl. other places south.-N. Y. Evening Post, Auing about our camp to obtain information to be used against us; but we must tolerate if not re

-GENERAL MOCLELLAN assumed the comspect these loyal traitors who labor in the rostrum and through the press to aid the enemy!" mand of the army of the Potomac, and an

nounced the officers attached to his staff.-(Doc. -This morning Albert Sanford, United 201.) States marshal of Rhode Island arrived at New

-Tue Convention of Western Virginia passed York from Newport, having in custody a gen- the ordinance creating a State, reported by the tleman named Louis de Bebian, who claims

select committee on a division of the State, this to be a French citizen, but a resident of Wil

morning, by a vote of fifty to twenty-eight. mington, North Carolina. This gentleman is

The boundary as fixed includes the counties of charged with some kind of political offence, or else appears to be suspected of going to Europe Webster, Randolph, Tucker, Preston, Monon

Logan, Wyoming, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, in the service of the Confederate States, or for porposes inimical to the United States. His

gahela, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, Harstory, which does not differ much from that of rison, Lewis, Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Boone,

Wayne, Cabell, Patnam, Mason, Jackson, Roane, the marshal who has brought him here as a prisoner, is as follows:–He has been a resi

Calhoun, Wirt, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wood, Pleasdent and carrying on business as a merchant in

ants, Tyler, Doddridge, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Wilinington for several years, and being desir

Brooke, and Hancock. A provision was incor

porated permitting certain adjoining counties ons to go to Europe on business and to see his

to come in if they should desire, by expression family, he took passage on board a British ves

The

of a majority of their people to do so. sel called the Adelso, bound to Halifax, N. S., ordinance also provides for the election of delein order to meet one of the Cunard steamers. This vessel sailed from Wilmington without hin gates to a Convention to form a constitution; at drance. During the storm of the 12th instant

the same time the question "for a new State' the vessel became disabled, and the captain, the people within the proposed boundary. The

or “against a new State” shall be submitted to rather than let her go down with all hands on election is to be held on the 24th of October. board, bore up for a friendly port, as he sup- The name of the new State is to be Kanawha.posed, in distress. Having got safely into New- National Intelligencer, August 22. port, Rhode Island, under the British flag, the Adelso was boarded by the revenue yacht

-Gov. Curtin issued a proclamation to the Hesrietta, Lieut. Bennett, who, ascertaining freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvathat the Adelso was last from Wilmington, nia, “in which he urges them again to sustain North Carolina, took possession of her and put the country in its danger," and calls upon every prize crew of one officer and five men on

man to “so act that he will not be ashamed to board, sealed up the trunks and papers of the look at his mother, his wife, or sisters.”—(Doc. master and passengers, and made them all pris- 202.) oders, and processes for libel and condemnation -GEN. BUTLER assumed command of the volunteer forces near Fortress Monroe in pur- , resided in Philadelphia, among which was a suance of the following order :

Legend of the Waldenses," also “ A Visit to HEAD-QUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C.,

Melrose." Miss Windle has resided in Alex. FORTRESS MONROE, August 20, 1861.

andria for the past month, where her move Special Order No. 9.-Major-General B. F.

ments have been closely watched. She boldly Butler is hereby placed in command of the vol

avowed her secession proclivities, and made no unteer forces in this department, exclusive of those at Fort Monroe. His present command,

secret of her correspondence with the leaders at Camps Butler and Hamilton, will include the of the rebel army. After a hearing she was

sent to Washington. First, Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Twentieth

Augustus Schaeffer, of Gloucester, New JerRegiments, the battalion of Massachusetts Volunteers, and the Union Coast Guard and Mount- sey, belonging to Captain Sinn's Philadelphia ed Rifles. By command of

Company of Cavalry, was severely wounded

in the head yesterday, by a pistol ball, while Major-General Wool. C. C. CHURCHILL, Adjutant-General.

out with a scouting party toward Fairfax Court

House, Vas-Baltimore American, August 23. -STERLING Price issued a proclamation at Springfield, Mo., to the effect, that a great vic

- JEFFERSON Davis approved an act empowtory had been won; that northern oppressors

ering the President of the “Confederate "States of Missouri had been driven back; that every to appoint two more Commissioners to Europe. one belonging to the Home Guard organiza- The act empowers the President to determine tion would be regarded and treated as an ene

to what nations the Commissioners now in Eu. my to the Southern Confederacy; but that his rope shall be accredited, and to prescribe their protection would extend to euch who quietly duties. The two additional Commissioners will return to their homes, and allow the Southern receive the same as those now in Europe. Jeff. sway to prevail, and that whoever recognized Davis also approved an act for the aid of the the provisional government of Missouri would State of Missouri in repelling the invasion and be considered as an enemy to the State, and to authorize her admission into the Confederacy. dealt with accordingly.—(Doc. 204.)

The preamble sets forth that the people of MisAugust 21.-By special order of the War souri bave been prevented by the unconstitu

tional interference of the Federal Government Department the body of men at Fortress Mon

from expressing their will in regard to union roe known as the Naval Brigade or Union Coast Guard, were formed into a volunteer

with the Confederates, and that Missouri is now

engaged in repelling the lawless invasion of her regiment.–Eight thousand troops were viewed at Washington by the President and territory by armed forces. The Confederate General McClellan.-N. Y. Herald, August 22.

Government consider it their right and duty

to aid the Government and people of Missouri -The Executive Committee of the New in resisting this invasion, and securing the means York Union Defence Committee reported : that, and opportunity of expressing their will upon to this date, it had spent in the equipment of all questions affecting their rights and liberties. various regiments, five hundred and eighty-one The President of the “ Confederate " States thonsand six hundred and eighty-nine dollars; is authorized to coöperate, through the military for arms and ammunition, two hundred and power of his Government, with authorities of twenty-six thousand five hundred and eighty- Missouri in defending that State against the nine dollars; and for relief to soldiers' families, invasion of their soil by the United States, in two hundred and thirty thousand dollars. -See maintaining the liberty and indepen Journul of the Board of Aldermen, N. Y.

Missouri, with power to accept the services of -At Alexandria, Va., through the exertions troops sufficient to suit the purpose. The act of Major Lemon, commanding the guard there, provides for the admission of Missouri to the Miss Windle, formerly of Delaware, but more Confederacy, on an equal footing with the other recently of Philadelphia, and of late a corre- States, when the Provisional Constitution shall spondent of the Southern press, was arrested in be ratified by the legally constituted authorities the act of leaving for Washington by the steam- of Missouri, and an authenticated copy shall be boat. She is a highly-educated lady, and the communicated to the President of the Southern authoress of several works published while she | Confederacy.

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nce of

The President will then, in accordance with gomery counties. The ceremonies were very the provisions of the act, issue his proclamation interesting. James Creigh, Esq., made the preannouncing the admission of Missouri into the sentation speech, and Capt. McPherson the reConfederacy. She recognizes the Government i ception speech. A large number of persons in Missouri, of which Claiborne F. Jackson is were present.-Washington Star, August 23. Chief Magistrate.-Louisville Courier, August

-WILLIAM F. Barry, chief of artillery in Gen. 81.

McClellan's staff, yesterday was appointed briga-The First Regiment of Long Island Volun- dier-general of volunteers.-Philadelphia Press, teers, (Brooklyn, N. Y., Phalanx,) commanded August 22. by Colonel Julius W. Adams, took their depar.

-The Twenty-third Regiment of Pennsylvature for the seat of war. The men were uni- nia Volunteers, under the command of Col. formed in a substantial blue dress, and their David B. Birney, numbering about five hungeneral appearance indicated that they were dred and fifty men, passed tbrough Baltimore, ready to do good service. They were armed Md., en route for Washington city. A large prowith the common smooth-bore musket.-The

portion of the men were under Colonel Dare, in Anderson Zouaves, N. Y. S. V., under the command of Colonel John Lafayette Riker, left three months under General Patterson. They

the same regiment, which had already served camp Astor, Riker's Island, for Washington.

are all uniformed similar to regulars. LieutenThe uniform of the Zouaves is dark blue loose ant-Colonel Wilhelm held the same rank in the jackets, and light blue baggy trowsers. For

Eighteenth Regiment of three months' volun. head covering, a part of the men have the red

teers, under Colonel Lewis, and is an expefez, with blue tassel, and the others dark blue rienced officer, having seen service in the Pruscaps. Their arms are the old, smooth-bore mus- sian army. Several of the companies attached kets, with shank bayonets, and percussion locks

to the command are well drilled in the Zouave altered from flint locks.-N. Y. Tribune, Au

exercise, and also uniformed.-Baltimore Amergust 22.

ican, August 22. -Tus Memphis Avalanche of this day says

-POSTMASTER-GENERAL BLAIR, in response that the “conviction is becoming general throughout the South that the war can only be to an inquiry on the subject, says he has neither ended by carrying it into the North. The the power to interdict nor to suspend interNorthern abolitionists will have to be scourged

course between the loyal and rebellious States, into good behavior. The sooner this shall be by private expresses or otherwise. The power done the better. All the mighty energies and rests with the War and Treasury Departments resources of the South should be put forth to alone, and so long as these departments forbear crush out the Northern conspiracy against her.

to exercise it, correspondence between the inThe bombardment of a few Northern cities surgents of the South and their friends and Fould bring our enemies to their senses. Phila- abettors in the North, may be lawfully contindelphia and Cincinnati present convenient points

ued. His power over the matter extends only of attack. Maryland and Kentucky, we have to the protection of the revenues of the Degood reason to believe, will soon be with us, partment from fraud by the conveyance of this when these abolition cities shall receive the circuitous correspondence over the Post routes especial attention of the gallant avengers of of the United States, partly in the mails, and Southern wrongs.”

partly by privato expresses, unlawfully. This

the Postmaster-General believes has been effect-IN “Confederate” Congress in session at ually done in the manner set forth in his letter Richmond, Va., a resolution of thanks to Ben on the subject to General McClellan, published McCulloch and his forces, was introduced by a few weeks ago. He concludes by saying: Vr. Ochiltree of Texas, and passed unanimously. “ You have doubtless observed that the -Doc. 205.)

President, in pursuance of an act of Congress, -This day a very large and beautiful flag passed at its recent session, has by his proclaFas presented to the battalion of Pennsylvania mation of the 10th instant, declared that all troops stationed at Annapolis Junction, Md., by commercial intercourse between the insurgent the Union ladies of Prince George's and Mont-States or the people thereof and the loyal

States is unlawful. It is presumed that instruc- ernor calls upon the citizens to come forward tions will be issued by the Treasury Depart- promptly to sustain the peace by the suppresment for the enforcement of this declaration, sion and dispersion of the armed bands of men and that the abuse of which you complain will who are now committing violence in the differbe effectually suppressed."

ent parts of the State. As soon as troops are - The First Regiment of Western Virginia enrolled they will hold themselves in readiness to Volunteers returned to Wheeling from the seat march at the call of the Executive to enforce of war. Their reception was enthusiastic, the order. Any regular organization will be perpeople turning out in a body to welcome them. mitted to volunteer in the service of the United -Wheeling Intelligencer, August 22.

States, if the members so desire. The follow- The scouting party put off the railroad ing is the form of oath to be administered to train which was fired into yesterday morning

the militia: at Syracuse, Mo., arrived at Jefferson City.

“You each and every one of you do solemnly They report having killed two and wounded swear that you will honestly and faithfully serve several of the secessionists, and bring in five the State of Missouri against all her enemies, prisoners.

and that you will do your utmost to sustain the Governor Gamble has appointed division in

Constitution and laws of the United States and spectors in five of the seven military districts

of this State; and you do further swear that in Missouri, for the purpose of mustering men you will truly execute and obey the legal orinto service under the militia law of 1859,

ders of all officers properly placed over you revived by the State Convention. The Gov- / whilst on duty, so help you God.”

DOCUMENTS AND NARRATIVES.

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