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d session) Richmond, July 20, 1861. Congress met in the Hall of the House of Delegates at the Capitol, at 12 o'clock M. Hon. Howell Cobb, in the Chair, called the Assembly to order. The Rev. Dr. S. K. Talmadge, of Georgia, then offered up an affecting prayer. By direction of the President, the roll of the Confederate States was called alphabetically, and the following named members were ascertained to be present: From Alabama.--R. H. Smith, J. L. M. Curry, Nich. P. Davis and H. C. Jones. From Arkansas.--Robert W. Johnson, H. F. Thomasson, A. H. Garland and W. W. Watkins. From Florida.--None. From Georgia.--Robert Toombs, Howell Cobb, Eugenius A. Nisbet, Benjamin H. Hill, A. R. Wright and Augustus H. Kenan. From Louisiana--John Perkins, Jr., A. DeClout, Charles M. Conrad, D. S. Kenner and Henry Marshall. From Mississippi.--Wiley P. Harris, Walker Brook and J. T. Harrison. From South Carolina.--L. M. Keitt, C. G. Memminger and W.
Gone away. --Five companies of volunteers, including two rifle corps and the Vicksburg Southrons, left the city on yesterday via Central railroad for the interior. We heard also, that his Excellency President Davis, that started for a brief period to the same destination. Doubtless his presence will cause additional liveliness to be imparted to the motions of certain parties now located on one of our main thoroughfares.
Col. McNeil, who recently marched into the St. Louis State Journal office with 400 men, and suppressed the paper, was shortly after met on the street by Mr. Kaiser, a German citizen, and soundly thrashed. The Nashville Gazette asserts that Andrew Johnson has so far recovered from the wounds he received while making his escape from East Tennessee, as to be able to take his seat. The New York Times says that Hurlbut was turned off from that paper because he turned against the Republicans, but that if President Davis hangs him, a Southern officer must hang for him. The German population of London is 60,000. It is almost as difficult to recover a lost reputation as a lost umbrella. A fire at Milwaukie, Wiz., on the 13th inst. destroyed property to the amount of $25,000. Lincoln's blockade has stopped the cotton mills at Lewiston Falls, Me.
ved at a late hour in the evening, informing us that the attack was made by our forces about four o'clock, in consequence of an attempt of the enemy to throw up breastworks under the disguise of burying their lead. In the general engagement President Davis led the centre, Gen. Beauregard the right wing, and Gen. Johnston the left wing of our army. The Lincoln army was completely routed. Hampton's Legion suffered considerable loss. Sherman's celebrated Battery of Light Artillery was h sides. Among the prominent officers who are reported to have been killed are Col. Bartow, of Georgia; Gen. Ber, of South Carolina, Gen. Kiery Smith, and Col. Johnson, of the Hampton Legion. The following dispatch was received by Mrs. President Davis late last evening: "We have won a glorious but dear bought victory — the night closed with the enemy in full fight, pursued by our troops." "Jeff. Davis." The reader is referred to our telegraph column for intelligence from th