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Mrs. Douglas.--Very few people indeed have been placed in a more trying position and sacrificed more for the sake of the Union than has Mrs. Douglas. She has persistently refused to entertain the proposition forwarded to her by a special messenger under a flag of truce from the Governor of North Carolina, asking that the two sons of the late Senator Douglas be sent South to save their extensive estates in Mississippi from confiscation. If she refused, a large property would be taken from the children, and, in her present reduced circumstances, they may thereby eventually be placed in straitened circumstances. Here, then, was an appeal made directly to her tender regard for them, which, if she should refuse, would work disastrously against them in after years. But her answer was worthy of herself and of her late distinguished husband. If the rebels wish to make war upon defenseless children, and take away the all of little orphan boys, it must be so; but she could not for an i
The Confederate Congress.--The first Congress of the Confederate States, under the permanent Constitution, will be composed of twenty-two Senators and eighty-seven Representatives. The representation will be as follows, being in the ratio of one member for every ninety thousand of population, on the Federal basis, counting three-fifths for slaves. We add, in a column, the electoral vote of each State in the Confederacy:  Representation.Votes. Virginia1618 North Carolina1012 South Carolina68 Georgia1012 Florida24 Alabama911 Louisiana68 Texas68 Arkansas46 Mississippi79 Tennessee1113   Total87109 The House, as constituted now, is composed, therefore, of eighty-seven members, and the whole electoral vote is one hundred and nine. The number of the House may be increased by the accession of new States before the meeting of Congress in February. There are some States which may be in the Confederacy then.--New Orleans Picayune.