An expedition under Generals Grant and McClernand, about five thousand strong, left Cairo, Ill., and started down the Mississippi River this afternoon.
They went on the following boats: City of Memphis, Belle Memphis, Emerald with one barge, Fanny Bullitt, W. H. Brown, Alps with two barges, Keystone with two barges, Aleck Scott; and were from the Tenth Illinois regiment, Colonel Morgan; Twenty-seventh Illinois, Colonel Buford; Twenty-ninth Illinois, Colonel Reorden; Thirtieth Illinois, Colonel Fouke; Thirty-first Illinois, Colonel Logan; Forty-eighth Illinois, Colonel Kaynie; Eighteenth Illinois, Colonel Lawler; Fourth Illinois Cavalry, Colonel Dickey; and Captain Swartz's Artillery, four guns.
They took five days cooked rations, about ninety wagons and four hundred mules, together with ambulances, tents, etc. They were landed on the Kentucky shore, eight miles below Cairo, near the mouth of Mayfield creek, and opposite Norfolk, Mo. Two gunboats — the Essex and St. Louis, accompa
estriction all questions looking to a peaceable settlement of our national difficulties.
Objections were raised by Messrs. Washburne, Lovejoy, and several other Republican members.
Ex-Governor Wickliffe, of Kentucky, then moved, in the name of his constituents, of his country, and of his God, to lay the resolutions on the table, and on this motion called the ayes and noes, which resulted in its rejection — ayes 52, noes 102
The amendment of Mr. Hickman was then adopted.
Mr. Fouke, of Indiana.
offered a lengthy series of resolutions, declaring that in a crisis like the present it was the duty of all to strengthen the hands of the Government; that all partisan influences should be ignored, and that in the appointment of all public officers the only questions should be, "Is he honest, is he faithful?" [Suppressed laughter on the floor] That the Federal Government would promote the cause of the nation by extending to our deluded brethren of the South the olive branch