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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Convention of States at Washington. (search)
New York, Feb. 1. --Cl'd. schr. T. J. Tull Petersburg. Arr'd, schr. Alice, Norfolk. Plymouth, Jan. 15. --Arr'd,schr. Europs, Wilmington,N. C., for London. Philadelphia, Feb. 1. --Arr'd, steamship City of Richmond, Richmond. Cl'd, schr. B. D. Pitts, Petersburg.Feb. 2-- Cl'd, schr. L. Andendried, Richmond. Lewis, Del., Feb. 1. -- Schr.Geo. F. Brown, of Cape May, Capt. Joline, bound to Norfolk with a load of wood, was towed in by the Atlantic, having been struck by a heavy squall from N. W., which carried away fore gaff and split fore sail, and the schooner would probably have foundered but for the timely aid of the Atlantic. Captain Jones, of the Forward, promptly offered assistance to repair damages.
Congressional. Washington, Feb. 2. --Senate.--A number of memorials in favor of the Crittenden amendments were presented by various Senators. Mr. Chandler presented a memorial inquiring if the United States had a de facto government, and if so, praying for the arrest and imprisonment of all Commissioners appointed by South Carolina as an independent sovereignty. Mr. Trumbull introduced a resolution for the appointment of a committee of three on the part of the House of Representatives, as to the method of counting the electoral votes cast for President and Vice President of the United States, and of notifying the successful candidates of their election; which resolution was agreed to. A number of private bills were introduced and passed. Mr. Hale called up his resolution of inquiry as to why the pay and mileage of the late Senator Lynn had not been paid in accordance with the order of the Senate. After debate by Messrs. Hale, Pugh, Johnson and Critte
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Convention of States at Washington. (search)
Illinois Legislature. Chicago, Feb. 2. --The Illinois Senate Committee on Federal Relations yesterday reported that, with the earnest desire for the return of harmony among all our sister States, and out of respect to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Governor be requested to appoint five Commissioners to attend the Convention at Washington on the 4th inst. The second resolution says that the appointment of a Commissioner by the State of Illinois, in response to the invitation of the State of Virginia, is not an expression of opinion on the part of this State that any amendment to the Federal Constitution is required to secure the people of the slaveholding States adequate guarantees for security of their rights, nor an approval of the basis of the settlement of our difficulties, proposed by the State of Virginia, but is an expression of our willingness to unite with the State of Virginia in an earnest effort to adjust the present unhappy controversy in the spirit in which
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Movements of Mr. Lincoln. Chicago, Feb. 2. --The Springfield correspondent of the Chicago Tribune says that Mr. Lincoln returned here yesterday. He had a reception Thursday evening at the Court-House in Charleston. Being pressed to make a speech he declined in any way to indicate his future policy, but expressed great gratification at the hearty unanimity with which all parties had come forward to welcome him. On his return he met a committee of citizens of Cincinnati, who came to tender him the hospitalities of that city on his way to Washington. They returned yesterday, bearing the letter of Mr. Lincoln accepting the invitation.
The Illinois Commissioners. Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2. --In accordance with resolutions of the Legislature passed yesterday, George Yates appointed the following Commissioners to Washington — Stephen S. Logan, Gustavus A. Koerner, Ex-Governor Wood, B. C. Cook, Thomas J. Turner.
From Washington. Washington, Feb. 2. --A salute was fired at the National Armory, to-day, for the admission of Kansas into the Union. Col. Lander, whose superintendency of the Overland Wagon Road was so satisfactory, has resigned that office.
Detention of the European steamers. New York, Feb. 2. --In consequence of the thick for that prevails to-day, some of the European steamers have not sailed.
Death of Ex-Gov. Harris. Providence, R. I., Feb. 2. --Ex-Gov. Elisha Harris died last night at his residence in South Coventry.
Michigan Legislature. Detroit, Feb. 2. --In the Senate yesterday a resolution authorizing the Governor to appoint five Commissioners to Washington was rejected — yeas 15, nays 15.
The Markets. New York, Feb. 2. --Flour — The market is heavy; sales of 5,500 barrels at a decline of 5 State at $5.15@5.25; Ohio at $5.70@5.75; Southern at $5.56@5.90. Wheat is heavy; sales of 1,000 bushels at a decline of 1 White $1.40. Corn is depressed; sales of 10,000 bushels; mixed at 68 cents. Provisions dull; prices unchanged. Whiskey is held at 18 ½c. Buyers offer 18 Baltimore, Feb. 2. --Flour steady; Howard st., Ohio and City Mills $5.25. Wheat dull; red $Feb. 2. --Flour steady; Howard st., Ohio and City Mills $5.25. Wheat dull; red $1.30@$1.83; white $1.40@1.50. Corn steady; yellow 62@67 Provisions active: Mess Pork $18@18.25. Lard 10 ½cts. Coffee steady at 12@13 Whiskey nominal at 18 Baltimore Cattle Market. Baltimore, Feb. 1 --The offerings at the scales yesterday were 1,000 head, being 200 head less than last market day. Of the above 350 were driven to Philadelphia, 150 were left over unsold, and the balance (500 head) were taken up by Baltimore butchers at prices ranging from $2.75 to $4.25, and averagi