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News from California. Fort Kearney,,Jan. 26. The pony express passed at half-past 11 o'clock on the night of the 23d, Telegraph communication eastward has since then been interrupted. San Francisco,, Jan. 09. --2:40 P. M.--Arrived on the 8th, Dashing Wave, Boston; 6th, Flying Childers, New York. Sailed 8th, ship Charles Foot, Hull, carrying 18,600 sacks of wheat, and ship Achilles, Melbourne. The Legislature met at Sacramento on the 7th. On the 8th, Don Pablo de la Guenava, a native Californian of fine attainments was chosen President of the Senate and ex-Lieutenant Governor. He is a Douglas Democrat, and was elected without a caucus nomination, receiving material. Republican support, the entire Breckinridge vote, and but four votes from the Douglas Senators. This election indicates the disorganization in the Douglas party, and a disposition of allowing all parties to form advantageous coalitions with opponents. It will probably lead to combinations co
Compliment to a young Virginian. --The St. Louis Bulletin, of Jan. 29th, contains a well written card from Mr. Matt. R. Cullen, declining a nomination for a seat in the Missouri Convention. Mr. C. is a native of this city, and son of the late Dr. John Cullen.--His talents have won for him a high position in the regard of his fellow-citizens of St. Louis, and he had been urged by many of them to announce himself as a candidate for the high position named, which he modestly declines in favor of more experienced and fitting men. While desiring the restoration of the Union upon the basis of the Crittenden resolutions, he says: I recognize the right of secession. I will oppose any man who is in favor of coercing a State which may exercise its right and power to withdraw from this Union at any time, when, in its opinion, the Government does not execute the designs for which it was instituted. Whenever the Federal Government shall attempt to coerce a State, it is usurpation, and
speech. It acted like oil on the troubled waters, and all parties are now disposed to act coolly and considerately. To-day, the bill calling a State Convention passed the Senate unanimously. The election of delegates takes place on the 9th of January and the convention meets on the Wednesday following. The preamble of the convention bill reads. Whereas, the present crisis in national affairs, in the judgment of the General Assembly, demands resistance; and whereas it is the privilege of a sovereign people to determine the mode, measure and time of such resistance. Therefore. This General Assembly enacts that the Governor issue his proclamation ordering an election on the 9th of January. The 1st, 2d and 3d sections of the bill refer to the time, election and meeting of the Convention, and the number of delegates each county is entitled to. The 4th section provides that the Convention may consider all grievances impairing or affecting the equality and rights of the peop
gun to be removed South is almost unanimous. The meeting of citizens will be held at the Duquesne Depot, on Wednesday. Reports from Alabama and Georgia. Montgomery, Dec. 24. --The election is passing off quietly in this city, there being no opposition to the secession ticket. The most reliable information that I can obtain, leads me to believe that the separate secessionists will elect seventy-five delegates out of one hundred. The ordinance will probably be passed on the 9th day of January. It is thought that Mississippi will secede on the same day. There is no truth in the reports of large Union gains in Georgia. On the contrary, it is thought by well-informed men in that State that the rejection by the Republican Senators of Mr. Toombs' proposition for constitutional amendments, will induce Mr. Stephens to declare in favor of immediate secession. Gov. Moore issued a proclamation to-day, convening the Legislature of Alabama, to provide, by State laws, for
General Assembly of Virginia,[extra session.] Senate. Wednesday, Jan, 9th. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The Alabama Commissioners.--A communication from the House of Delegates was received, informing the Senate of the adoption of a resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to receive and confer with the Commissioners from Alabama. The said resolution was concurred in, and the President appointed as a Committee on the part of the Senate Messrs. August, Stuart and Neeson. Increased Taxation.--The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Wickham, directing, the Committee on Finance to inquire into the expediency of imposing additional taxes on the people of this Common wealth, with a view of meeting the immediate heavy expenditures likely to be incurred under the existing troubles, was taken up, and being debated pro and con by Messrs. Lynch, Brannon, Douglass and Wic
Message from the President. Washington, Jan. 9. --The President sent in a message to-day. In it he says the affairs of the country are growing worse, instead of better, and hope is still more diminished. Alluding to the condition of South Carolina, he says there is no other alternative but to collect the revenues and protect the public property there. It is his duty to execute the laws of the nation — not inquire into their justice. He says, at the commencement of the session, he recommended measures of relief, which, as he believed, would have the effect of tranquilizing the country and save it from the perils in which it has been needlessly and unfortunately placed. His convictions then expressed remain unchanged. The right and duty to use the military and naval force against those who illegally assail the Federal Government, are clear and indisputable, but the present state of things is entirely beyond Executive control. We are in the midst of a great revolution, a
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Chronology of the day--battle of New Orleans. (search)
Congressional. Washington, Jan. 9. --Senate.--The President's Message was received and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hunter took the floor on the Message for Friday, and Mr. Seward for Saturday. Mr. Clarke, of Mo., introduced resolutions favoring the enforcement of the laws and the perpetuation of the Union. After the reading of the Message, Mr. Davis, of Miss., said the President had misrepresented the position of the South Carolina Commissioners, and then declined to receive a paper correctly defining their views. He endorsed the high standing of the Commissioners, and laid on the Clerk's table their rejoinder to the President which he had refused to receive. Mr. King, of New York, objected to its being read — and sharp words ensued. Messrs. Bigler and Trumbull urged its reading. Messrs. Fessenden and Bright objected, except as a part of Mr. Davis' speech. Under a decision of the Chair, the paper was read at length. Mr. Davis then resu
From Washington. Washington, Jan. 9. --The War Department is in possession of information that the Governor of South Carolina has forbidden the United States Sub-Traasurer at Charleston from paying the drafts of the Paymaster in favor of Major Anderson and his command, and that the Sub-Treasurer has refused accordingly. Commander Maury says that the long passage of the U. S. sloop Levant does not, in his judgment, justify the supposition of her loss. He gives reasons for his belief. It is denied by gentlemen very intimately related to the Administration, that recruits to Fort Sumter were ordered without the previous sanction of the President. It is further asserted that the subject was discussed in the Cabinet, and the Acting Secretary of War, as well as some other members of the Cabinet, clearly understood that it was the wish of the President that recruits should at once be sent there.
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Accident to the U. S. Steamer Iroquois. (search)
Another Seizure. Norfolk, Jan. 9. --The schr. Coleraine, of Savannah, bound for New Bedford, which put into Hampton Roads in distress, has been seized for a violation of the Virginia inspection laws.
Sailing of the frigate Brooklyn. Norfolk, Jan. 9. --The U. S. steam frigate Brooklyn went to sea to-day. She passed the Capes at 2 P. M.
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