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tugas and Key West, he conceived, should constitute an exception.-- They were points of national importance, as connected with the Gulf commerce. Mr. Mr. Wise said if the distinction which the gentleman made was not a distinction without a difference, he might act upon his suggestion. The Constitution made all the forts, arsenals; magazines, and dockyards, National. There was no such thing as a "local" fort.-- There was no difference in the two forts mentioned by the gentleman; and Fort Pickens, located in the same State. The rule that required the evacuation of one fort required the evacuation of all. Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, moved to amend the amendment by inserting after the word "ought," the words "in the interests of peace." Mr. Baldwin said that he had understood the gentleman from Princess Anne to indicate that the object of his amendment was peace, and he desired that it should so appear in the resolution. Mr. Wise suggested that the phraseology be changed so
ard, and on Saturday he was stricken with the fatal disease. Capt. Berryman was a native of Virginia, and about 48 years of age. He entered the Navy on the 3d of February, 1829--had been thirty-two years in service, nearly nineteen of which he was on sea. I believe he loved the South, and would have resigned had his native State seceded. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his sudden demise. His remains are to be temporarily deposited in the old cemetery vault to-day, there to remain until his relatives are heard from. Another letter says: "His remains were followed to their resting place in the cemetery here, by a large concourse of officers and men from the fleet, and Fort Pickens; officers and men of the Confederate Army, and citizens. The flag (Confederate States of America) in the yard was half-mast, and the best feeling existed; officers and men of either side mangling together freely. One would think (not knowing) that no hostile attitude existed among them."
Prize to bravery. --The Montgomery (Ala.) Confederation states that a purse of $100,000 has been raised by some wealthy gentlemen of Mississippi, which will be given to the first member of the "Mississippi Rifles" who puts his feet on Fort Pickens in time of war.