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ed with Gen. Jackson, but Old Hickory soon brought him to his senses, and Scott fairly wilted beneath the wrath of that genuine man. Never was there a more complete back down than Jackson forced upon Scott. He was foolish enough to pitch into old Marcy, and Marcy replied in a cool and excoriating epistle, which scarcely left a whole spot upon his body. He fell out with noble old Gen. Taylor a man so just, so self-poised, and so amiable as well as valiant, that no one was ever before his enemy,Marcy replied in a cool and excoriating epistle, which scarcely left a whole spot upon his body. He fell out with noble old Gen. Taylor a man so just, so self-poised, and so amiable as well as valiant, that no one was ever before his enemy, except the enemies of his country. And last, but not least, he tried the game of "rebel," which now fills his soul with horror, against his lawful master, and intellectual, official and military superior, Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War. The awful chastisement which he received on that occasion is undoubtedly smarting yet in his vindictive nature, and prompting him to put forth all the energies of his impotent malice for the destruction of the Southern cause. But Jeff. Davis has
Punishment of privateers. We have already given an announcement of a Federal newspaper in Washington, that "the impression generally prevails that they (the crew of the privateer Savannah, recently captured near Charleston,) will be hung." The American Government has defended the principle and practice of privateering down to the present war, explicitly refusing, for reasons which Secretary Marcy set forth at great length, to agree to the Paris proposition for its abolition. Great Britain has recognized the South as a belligerent, and therefore coming under the law of nations and entitled to all the rights and immunities which belligerent powers possess under these laws. In the House of Lords the proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, that he would punish as pirates all captured privateers, called forth the most emphatic reprobation as barbarous and inhuman in the extreme. We do not refer to these facts with the expectation that they will exert any influence upon the minds of
The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1860., [Electronic resource], Postage to the Argentine Confederation, Paraguay and Uruguay, via England. (search)
been manifest. The number of sailors' families upon the parishes is greatly diminished, the character and health of the sailor are improved, and the ship-masters and owners also reap the benefit. Registers are kept in which the names of the seamen are noted, and a seaman of bad character has little chance of employment. Unfortunately only British captains have access to these offices. If they were also established in America, England would reciprocate. Mr. Lindsey expressed his full concurrence in the doctrine that private property at sea should be respected as the same property is respected on shore, and that Mr. Marcy was right when he maintained that America could not, with her small Navy, abolish privateering, whilst England could send her vast naval force to burn, plunder, and destroy. Altogether this mission of commercial reform which Mr. Lindsey urges in America is important and practical in the highest degree, and has in that gentleman an able and worthy exponent.
and this, for the base and sordid purpose of securing the public revenue so as to distribute it entirely among the train hands of the successful party. The late Mr. Marcy, who, when Judge of the Supreme Court of New York, charged that State fifty cents for the cost of a patch in his breeches, condensed in one pithy line the wholes aim, spirit and character of American party politics; "To the victors belong the spoils." Mr. Marcy never heard the last of that ingenious confession, but, whatever may be thought of his discretion in making such an avowal, it was the principle upon which all parties acted,--those who denounced Mr. Marcy quite as much as his poliMr. Marcy quite as much as his political friends. Abraham Lincoln is only at the present moment attempting a more extended and literal application of this principle. He was elected to the Presidency simply as the representative of a sectional party, and he has carried on the Government from the beginning with exclusive reference to the will and interests of party,
in the Federal service, lately copied by this paper from the Enquirer, is the name of Captain Gordon Chapin, of the Seventh Infantry. The Enquirer, of yesterday, corrects the statement. In addition to its paragraph, we learn that Captain Chapin has been commander of Fort Buchanan in New Mexico, and, at that distant post, had just heard of the secession of Virginia, several mails having been cut off and the drivers and guards killed by the Apache Indians. He resigned his position, which was one of a responsible and very remunerative character, forthwith, and hastened at once to offer his sword to his native State. Captain Chapin has been in active service on the United States frontier for the last ten years, was with Captain Marcy in his expedition to the headquarters of the Brazos, where a treaty was made with the Camanche Indians, and with General Johnston in his Utah expedition. He is a native of Lexington. Captain Chapin will prove a valuable accession to the Southern Army.
n equal proportion of 32-pound howitzers, Parrot rifled cannon, James's rifled cannon, and Napoleon guns, constituted the character of the ordnance. The cavalry was under the command of Gen. Stoneman, and the artillery under the command of Gen. Barney, both aids to Gen. McClellan, and detailed to the several services named. The whole was reviewed by Major General McClellan at four o'clock. The General was accompanied by Gen. Van Vleet, Quartermaster of the Department of the Potomac, Inspector Gen. Marcy, Capt. Sykes, and Capt. Hudson, of Gen. McClellan's staff, Gen. Mansfield and staff, Gen. and staff, Gen. Fitzjohn Porter, Gen. Meigs, Gen. Keyes, Gen. Smith, Gen. Blenker and staff, including Prince Salm Salm and the Prince de Joinville, and son and two nephews. This entire party accompanied the Commanding General in the grand review. It was witnessed by five thousand people, and was highly satisfactory to Gen. McClellan, to the guests, and the spectators generally. The Prince
xteenth street, where also will be the offices of the other members of General McClellan's staff. The private residence of General McClellan, at the corner of 11 and Fifteenth staff, will be occupied by himself and family, his father-in-law, General Marcy, and his brother, Captain McClellan, who are also members of his staff. Colonel Frank P. Blair will leave here this afternoon for Missouri, to rejoin his regiment. Affairs on the lower Potomac. The Resolute came up to the Navy-Yters of the Department of the Potomac will be removed to the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Madison Place, adjoining the residence of Secretary Seward. Gen. McClellan has taken a residence nearly opposite Com. Wilkes, and will occupy it with Gen. Marcy to-morrow. Treason and other rascality. The disclosures made by the intercepted correspondence which comes to the State Department are startling in other respects as well as the treason shown. The letters directed to suspected parties
y in this city about eight o'clock this evening. The mysterious gentleman in black, with his precious charge, alighted from the car, accompanied by the rest of the party, all of whom took carriages and proceeded to a splendid mansion corner of H and Fifteenth streets. This strange gentleman in black was no less a personage than George B. McClellan, General-in-Chief of the army of the United States. He proceeded on this quiet mission to meet his wife, daughter, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Marcy, and their friends. The General was accompanied from Washington by Mrs. Captain Raymond. The Reported disagreement in the Cabinet — an attempt to Smooth it over. From the following we should infer that Bennett's correspondent has been instructed to invent some pretext by which to make it appear that the reported difficulty between old Abe and his Cabinet had no foundation in fact. The effort, however, is fruitless, for the facts of a disagreement between them, communicated by m
ibe the extent and the limitations of European authority on this continent. Battle at Drainsville — the Number of killed on both sides — official report of General M'Call. Washington, December 20. --We have had a splendid little affair in front of Washington, this afternoon, which will furnish food for the "Onward to Richmond" party for a few days, until Gen. McClellan is ready for a more formidable movement. The following is the official dispatch from General McCall to General Marcy, recounting the facts: Official report from General M'Call. Drainsville, Dec. 20--4 P. M. General Ord's brigade, with the First regiment of Pennsylvania rifles and Easton's battery of artillery, had a brisk affair with the enemy, consisting of four regiments and a battery of artillery, near this place at 12 M. today. I arrived during the action, and sent for Gen. Reynolds, who was left at Difficult Run. The enemy was defeated, and fled before Gen. Reynolds arrived.
ted, perhaps, from its importance and its untimeliness, but so thorough as to provide speculatively even for his successor. Ben Ward, of Ohio, is the popular preference. Gen. McClellan was better this morning, but too much attention to business caused a slight change for the worse toward evening. It is hoped, however, that notwithstanding the efforts of the brass band, which had the lolly to give him to-night the only serenade which he has had since he fell ill, he will soon be out. Gen. Marcy's health has greatly improved. Latest from Key West--forcible Seizure of a New Orleans merchant. The Key West correspondence of the New York Express, dated December 21, says: The U. S. steamship Santiago de Cuba, Capt. Ridgley, arrived at this port on the 12th, from a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. She has captured the British schooner Victoria, from Metamora, bound to Havana, with a cargo of wool and placing a prize crew on board, sent her to this port, where she has safely
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