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The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Political. Washington, April 2. --Gen. Joe Lane writes to a friend here that he goes to Oregon to urge the Democracy there to adopt the Constitution of the Confederate States as their platform.
Dead. --Frank Gwinn, for nearly seven years past postmaster of New Albany, Ind, died in that city on the 6th inst., at the age of thirty-one. When only sixteen, he went to the Mexican war, where he was attached to the person of Gen. Joe Lane, and, though but a child as it were, forgot gallantly at Buena Vista. Too young to be regularly enlisted, he was not entitled to a land warrant for his services, but, upon the representations of his old commander, a special law was passed by Congress granting him the usual warrant.
on of all the interests of the country, and as no reconstruction was practicable, it was the duty of the Government to use all its power to maintain the present Union, was taken up. Mr. Green, of Mo., addressed the Senate in opposition to the amendment, and defending the right of secession. He argued the question of State-Rights at length. The subject was then laid aside and the Pacific Railway bill taken up. A motion of indefinite postponement was negatived--39 to 12. Gen. Lane struggled to get up Mr. Crittenden's resolution. He was for restoring peace to the country, without which the Pacific Railroad must fail. Mr. Crittenden arose and made a few remarks, showing how keenly he felt the apparent attempt to pass over his resolutions. [He was greeted with applause from the galleries.] He said we are providing for future generations, and the country is in danger. Let us save the Union first and then the Pacific Railway. It is a solemn thing to leg