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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
igner of distinction ever came to Washington while Sumner was in the Senate without seeking him. At this session Jacob Bright came, commended by Harriet Martineau; Arthur h. Clough, by John Kenyon; Dr. Charles Eddy, fellow of Oxford, by Macready; but it was not till the next session that he welcomed Thackeray. Among old English friends who visited Washington in 1852 were Lord and Lady Wharncliffe, John Stuart Wortley, the second Lord Wharncliffe. accompanied by their daughter, since Lady Henry Scott. Lord Wharncliffe, after his return home in the spring of 1852, wrote Sumner long and friendly letters; and though highly conservative, was sympathetic with his friend's antislavery position. J. J. Ampere, then a visitor in Washington, continued there the acquaintance with the senator which had begun in Boston. Sumner's first speech was made on the tenth day of the session, on the resolution of welcome to Kossuth. When the Hungarian patriot, after the subjugation of his country by
Virginia State Convention,Sixteenth day--(Second Session). Richmond, July 04, 1861. evening Session. The Stay Law was first taken up on several amendments, chiefly providing for the payment of interest on debts thus suspended. Mr. Cox said that of all the ordinances passed by this Convention at its last session, this Stay Law ordinance was the most unpopular in his county. Mr. R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, urged his views on the subject. Laid on the table. Mr. James Basque, from the Committee on Confederate Relations, submitted a report stating that. "the President of the Confederate States agreed to receive into the Confederate service for twelve months any regiment, battalion or company, already organized, in cases where such organizations already formed may offer only for twelve months," &c. Mr. Branch called up an ordinance in reference to the forcible employment on works of public defence of the free negroes of the State, between the ages of 18 and
Several points of News. Washington, July 1. --The Confederate steamer George Page is cruising in the vicinity of Aquia Creek. Colonel Stone is to occupy the Maryland Heights commanding Harper's Ferry. Wm. Brent, of South Carolina, and Henry Scott, of Maryland, have been arrested as alleged spies.
rald says that the Lincoln Government does not regard the occupation of Harper's Ferry as of any consequence, as everything of material value there has been destroyed. The Journal of Commerce states that recent developments indicate that General Scott intends to make no forward movements into Virginia this summer. The correspondent of the Journal of Commerce states that it was generally believed in Washington City on Saturday, that the Federal forces would advance on the Confederate army sometime during the first week in July, and would have moved before that time but General Scott desired the military control of Baltimore, thereby leaving no enemy in the rear. The same correspondent states that five regiments reached Washington on Friday night, which makes 51,000 at the Federal Capital — that a large force was advancing to the support of the Southerners at Harper's Ferry — that General Johnston is at Winchester with 15,000 troops — that Gen. Magruder has a force of on<
Gen. Lyon. The death of Gen. Lyon is bitterly lamented by the Northern press. He was a regular officer of such unusual energy and enterprise that, not long ago, he was seriously spoken of by the "On to Richmond" wing of the Republicans as the proper man to put in the place of Gen. Scott. Lyon and McClellan were the brag Generals of the North, and one of them has already bitten the dust. McClellan is now their sheet anchor; but how long he will continue so, remains to be seen. The first misstep will hurl him from power as rapidly as he has risen, or a Southern bullet may send him after Lyon.
rning the Mayor's Court was thronged with an assortment of miscellaneous humanity of both sexes and colors. The following cases were disposed of: Joe, slave of Jefferson Powers, ordered 25 lashes, for stealing a lot of clothing from Martha, slave of R. A. Glazebrook; Hudson, slave of D. P. Lewis, received the same punishment, for receiving the stolen raiments from Joe; Wm. McMillan was committed for examination, for uttering treasonable language against the Government of the Confederacy; Henry Scott was acquitted of the charge of deserting from the fortifications and stealing a pick and shovel; John Temple, arrested for setting fire to and burning the steamer Glen Cove, (arrested in Norfolk,) had his case continued to the 24th inst. Several negroes were whipped for going about without passes; Frank Foster's case continued, charge stealing a watch from Harrison, slave of James Thomas; Beverley, slave of J. R. Anderson, no pass, and pretending he was from South Carolina, whipped; Catha
Mayor's court, yesterday. --A number of parties arraigned for petty delinquencies were discharged yesterday: Among them, Henry Scott, charged with an assault on Thos. Martin; John F. Tully, drunk and staggering about the streets; Lawrence Paul, assaulting Pauline Kloss. A case against Wm. W. Wolf was continued until the 24th and defendant admitted to bail for his appearance. He was arrested by order of the Mayor, having procured a pass for self and wife to proceed to Yorktown, and afterwards allowing it to be used by other parties. Joanna Custillo, charged with purloining $16 from Frank Wingo, was sent to jail for another examination. Case of Mrs. Bridget and Miss Mary Devine, for committing an assault and battery on James Broderick, was continued till a more convenient season.
re then marching upon Washington, and the information was published in an extra. It is thought they were only a little premature in announcing what they had been informed was intended to be done. Our doctors here disagree about the matter. General Scott does not think the attack will be made; but Gen. McClellan, who was a classmate of Beauregard's, and is familiar with his mode of combination, is well convinced that he will make an attack upon some point on the Potomac. The relative conle their own forces are getting more disorganized and demoralized by delay and the poor prospect of provision for their comfort or maintenance. It is evident that they must soon fight or disband. They cannot afford to wait for the result of General Scott's plan of starving them out, or Gen. McClellan's programme to have the army perfectly disciplined and prepared before he begins to advance. They must either fight now or submit to the mortification of witnessing their army melt away from the