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t necessary to move the squadron to Havana, and will there await orders, if I do not succeed in procuring money here.--I will, however, leave a small vessel at this port for the present." Virginia's verdict is generally considered to have broken the back of secession. Its effect on the conservative majority of Northern men in Congress is to increase their disposition to arrange some compromise that shall strengthen the Border States in resisting the tide of secession in the South. Wm. C. Rives, in conversation to-day, cautioned gentlemen not to mistake the postponement for the abandonment of secession in Virginia. He said, "We will secede if our difficulties are not composed upon an equitable basis, and Virginia will wait to see whether that basis be accepted or rejected, " "What basis?" was asked. "The Crittenden propositions," was the reply. The speech of Mr. Bouligny, of Louisiana, in refusing to accede to the request of his Legislature, to withdraw from the House, no
the General Assembly, That the Commissioners to audit and settle the accounts for services at Harper's Ferry, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to allow pay to the field officers and to the four companies of the 39th Regiment, in the county of Morgan, designated in their report of the 5th day of February, 1861, in the manner reported by them. On Mr. Duckwall's motion, the resolution was laid on the table, in consequence of the thinness of the House. Petition Withdrawn.--Mr.Rives, of Prince George, asked leave to withdraw from the files of the House the petition of citizens of Surry for the formation of a volunteer rifle corps of less than the minimum number required by law, Granted. Street Railroads.--Dr. McGruder, from a special committee, reported a bill passed March 20th, 1860, authorizing the City Council of Richmond to construct railroads in its streets. Read the first time. Resolutions--The following resolutions of inquiry were offered: By Mr. Prest