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al, Presbyterian, and Baptist churches, and service in the Christian church for the negroes. There are about 2,5 a negroes in Newbern, and the number regularly increasing. All signs point to a battle in the vicinity of Newbern soon. Andy Johnson and the Nashville newspapers. The Nashville Patriot, of March 18, speaks out somewhat independently in regard to the proceedings of the military Governor of Tennessee: On the 11th inst, one of the editors and one of the proprietors o of the Union that we had little hope of being permitted to enjoy unmounted the liberty of speech which was once presumed to be the constitutional right of every. American freeman, and were not, therefore, surprised when, on Saturday last, Gov. Gen. Johnson, in an interview which he requested with the newspaper proprietors of Nashville, imposed upon them conditions more suitable to the Ample of France, whose imperial despot has banished a free piece, than to Tennessee. We need no state what t
he term. Mr. Senmes, of La., admitted that a President could only be elected for the prescribed term of six years, but argued that the Constitution, constructively, granted to the people the right of selecting a President, in case the office should become vacant. He asked for a record of the vote on the question of constitutional construction involved. The motion to strike out was then agreed to by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs, Baker, Brown, Burnett, Clay, Cinir, Hunter, Johnson, Maxwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Phelan, Peyton, Preston Simms, and Yancey--15. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Haynes, Henry, Orr, Sparrow, and Semmes--6. Conscription. A message from His Excellency, the President, recommending the conscription of persons subject to military duty between the ages of 18 and 35, was laid before the Senate. Mr. Sparrow, of La., moved that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. A long debate ensued, in which Dr. Oldham opposed the rec