[from our Special correspondent] affairs at Washington.
the President and secession — Seward Yielding, but Greeley Valiant — Another rumored &c.
Washington, Dec. 3,
--The President's plan South Carolina to postpone secession on the 4th of March next will hardly avail.-- As South Carolina member said to me this evening, "We have spiked that gun."
Senator Seward is willing to grant the South Almost anything, but the Tribune of this morning says, "Let the winds howl on; the free States will not surrender their principles on account of threatened disunion." Greeley's own article states the case, but takes no decided ground, so there is no day light yet.
All that money, beauty, place and power, can do, will be brought to bear in favor of Union.
We shall see Southerners, heretofore fiery, backing down.
Messrs Cobb, Thompson, Jeff, Davis, and Fitzpatrick of Alabama, have, it is rumored, yielded to the President's pious appeal for staving off secession
[Special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]
meeting in Charlottesville — speeches by Messrs. Massie and others — Nomination for the Legislature, &c.
Charlottesville, Va. Dec. 3
--A0t a large assemblage of men of all parties, held here today.
(Court day,) resolutions were unanimously and enthusiastically adopted, against coercion in any event; in favor of the equality of the States above the Federal Union; against the agitation of slavery; demanding a final settlement now of all difficulties, or a dissolution of the Union; believing a State Convention absolutely necessary; against the reopening of the African slave trade; calling for a full deliberation among the people of all the States, a conference of all the Southern States recommended, and separate action deprived; also, favoring a National Convention.
The resolutions were sustained in able speeches by the leaders of all parties, among the most prominent of whom were Messrs. Massie, Southard, Randolph