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The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], The proposed Surrender of Ecuador to France. (search)
published in Lima three letters from the present President of Ecuador, to M. Trinite, the French Charge d'affaires in Peru, which, if not forged, are highly interesting, as they propose the transfer of the Ecuador to France something in the way Dominica has been handed over to Spain. The letters were written last December, and the originals are publicly exhibited at the Commerce office in Lima. How they came into Franco's possession, does not appear. In the first letter, dated Quito, December 7th, there is the following passage: "In my opinion, and I may even say, in the opinion of every order-loving man, the happiness of this country would depend upon its union with the French empire, under conditions analogous to those which exist between Canada and Great Britain, excepting the differences which have to be introduced by the force of circumstances. Those of us who are tired of struggling against the licentiousness of the soldiery and the turbulence of the demagogues; those
plunge themselves and the State they know not whither. Let him give all such an opportunity of voting for him. Meeting of the Legislatures. The Legislatures of the Southern States will meet, and are in session as follows: North Carolina Legislature, (regular session,) met November 19th. South Carolina Legislature, (regular session,) met November 26th. South Carolina election for members of Convention, December 6th. South Carolina State Convention, meets December 17th. Louisiana Legislature, (special session,) meets December 10th. Alabama election for members of the Convention, December 24th. Alabama State Convention, meets January 7th. Virginia Legislature, (special session,) meets January 7th. Georgia Legislature now in session; election for delegates to State Convention ordered for 2d January, 1861; Convention sits 16th January. Florida Legislature now in session; election for Delegates to State Convention ordered 22d o
The Stock market was very much depressed to-day, and Railroad Stocks especially show considerable decline. The sales of the Board were heavier than yesterday, and footed up fully $35,000. Northern Markets--[by telegraph.] New York, Dec. 7.--Stocks dull and generally lower — New York Centrals 70 Virginia 6's 74; Missouri 6's 61. Sales yesterday of $8,000 Virginia 6's at 76; $31,000 Missouri 6's at 66 @67, and $3,000 Tennessee 6's at 72¾ @73. P. M.--Flour unsettled. with a declinied closed with no buyers at 58 @60 Mess pork $16.75; new do $17@17 50: prime $10.75@11. Lard heavy at 10 ½@10 7/8 Whiskey 17 ½c. Turpentine 32@33 Rosin at $20, delivered. Rice heavy at 3 ¾@4 Ȃc. Stocks lower and closed firmer — New York Centrals 69 ¼ : Virginia 6's 74; Missouri 6's 62 ¼ Baltimore, Dec. 7.--Flour dull and heavy — Howard and Ohio $5. City Mills held at $4.75.--Wheat dull and nominal. Corn steady — new white and yellow 60@61 Mess Pork $17 @17.50. Lard 10 ¼
Later from Europe.arrival of the Asia! New York, Dec. 7.-- The steamship Asia, from Queenstown on the 25th ult., has arrived here. Hostilities had recommence in China. The Allies were before Pekin. affairs were unchanged. The Europa had arrived out. Commercial. Liverpool, Nov. 25.--Estimated sales of Cotton Saturday 10,000 bales. Quotations unchanged.--Float dull and declined 61. Wheat declined 1@2d. Corn quiet. Provisions dull. Bullion in the Bank of England largely increased. Consols 93 ½@93 ¾.
From Washington. Washington, Dec. 7, --The Putnam Phalanx, a visiting company from New Hampshire, visited the President to- day, and were courteously received. They were reviewed by Messrs. Floyd and Toucey. They visited the tomb of Washington yesterday. They left for home this afternoon. There is a better feeling to-day among the Congressmen. It is believed a strong movement is being initiated outside of Congress for a Southern Convention as foreshadowed by the National Intelligencer. The President has given assurance that he will not reinforce the forts of Charleston harbor. Maj. Anderson, at Fort Moultrie, has not asked for more troops. The best feeling prevails between the garrison and the citizens. All the members of the select committee of 33 will serve except Boyce and Hawkins. --Hamilton, of Texas, has not yet arrived.
The Georgia Legislature--affairs in Texas. Milledgeville, Ga.,Dec. 7. --Mr. Felton, of Columbia, offered resolutions to-day requesting the Georgia Congressmen to propose to Congress to appoint Commissioners on the part of the North and South, to provide for the peaceable dissolution of the Union, and the equitable distribution of the property between both sections. New Orleans, Dec. 7.--Mr. Stewart, member of the Texas Legislature from Gonzales, has issued a circular, in accordanoperty between both sections. New Orleans, Dec. 7.--Mr. Stewart, member of the Texas Legislature from Gonzales, has issued a circular, in accordance with the resolutions passed at a meeting held at that place, inviting the members to be in Austin on the 5th Monday in December, and hold an extra session for calling a convention. Gov. Houston promises to resign if an extra session is called. The Lone Star flag still files in the State, and the people are determined on resistance.
Gen. Walker's remains. Mobile, Dec. 7. --Capt. West, who went to Truxillo after Gen. Walker's remains, has returned without them, in consequence of an Honduran law prohibiting exhumation. Col. Rudler was well, humanely treated, and hoping for a speedy release.
loop New Packet. Gray. Smithfield, mdze. Providence,Dec. 5.--Sl'd. schr. Fair Dealer, Norfolk. 6th--Sl'd. schr. Leading Breeze, Rarpantiock. New York. Dec. 7.--Cl'd, schr. Mary Smith, Fredericksburg, Arr'd, schr. Rotten, Norfolk. Cotte, Nov. 13--Arr'd, brig Samson, Robinson, Norfolk. and sailed 15th for Genoa. Liverpool. Nov. 20.--Sl'd, ship Morning Star, McKenzie, City Point. Entered for ldg., 21st, ship Swinemunse, Lange, Hampton Roads. Philadelphia. Dec. 7.--Cl'd. steamer City of Richmond, Richmond; schrs. Mary Norfolk; Ann Turner, do. Norfolk, Dec. 7.--Arr'd, schr. C. Hadden, Richmond. Cl'd. schr. Ann Pickerell, Richmoerpool. Nov. 20.--Sl'd, ship Morning Star, McKenzie, City Point. Entered for ldg., 21st, ship Swinemunse, Lange, Hampton Roads. Philadelphia. Dec. 7.--Cl'd. steamer City of Richmond, Richmond; schrs. Mary Norfolk; Ann Turner, do. Norfolk, Dec. 7.--Arr'd, schr. C. Hadden, Richmond. Cl'd. schr. Ann Pickerell, Richmond.
News from New Mexico. Independence, Mo., Dec. 7. --The New Mexican mail, with dates to the 19th ult., arrived to-day in time to connect with the mail going East this morning. The mail was detained by very deep snow and excessively cold weather. The Kiowa Indians stopped the mails at McKnee's creek, and kept them half a day. Their object, they said, was to make peace, and they could wipe out the party, but did not feel so disposed. The Indians are almost in a starving condition, consequently they are anxious for peace. The campaign against the Navajoes has proved very successful, and they are still prosecuting it with energy. Parker's train arrived in Santa Fe on the 30th ult, loaded with dry goods and groceries. The contractors on this route contemplate running this mail via Fort Wise on the 1st of February, and the establishment of a mail route from that point to Denver City. A gentleman arrived here yesterday from Fort Scott, who states that all is q
News from Pike's Peak. Fort Kearney, Dec. 7. --Two coaches from Shaver City on the 3d inst., passed here this morning. Henckley's express messenger has in treasure. Charley Harrison, a saloon keeper, shot James Hill dead on the 2d inst. and fled. The weather for two days has been warm, and the snow is gone, but there are indications of a storm. Building in Denver City is still being pushed ahead. Four large brick houses were completed last week, and two more were commenced.
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