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"Union Meeting" in Berkeley. --A meeting of "Union-loving" citizens was held in Martinsburg, Berkeley county, Va., last week, and after the adoption of a long preamble and resolutions, nominated C. M. Shaffer and B. M. Kitchen for the General Assembly, and John Janney for the Northern Congress. Alluding to the meeting, that conservative journal, the Alexandria Gazette, says: We have not a word to say against the worth, respectability and intelligence of those who composed the meeting. Their language is earnest and determined — but it is respectful, and, as citizens of a free Commonwealth, called by law to decide upon the subject which they discuss, they are entitled to hold and express their opinions, in their county meeting, freely and fearlessly. It is probable, too, that some not agreeing with them in their conclusions as to the best course now to be adopted, may unite with them, in dissenting from some of the movements in this State. But when they ask if this can b
y that Steven's bomb proof battery is to be purchased by the Government, and finished for an attack on Fort Sumter sometime in the coming autumn. The London Review says that "the resolution which has been announced of treating Southern privateers as pirates, is absurd, barbarous, and impossible of execution." The farmers of Ohio are putting in seed of the Chinese sugar-cane, for the purpose of having a supply of molasses and sugar independent of the South. The interruption of travel on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, reported by a telegraphic dispatch from Wheeling, is entirely unfounded. The Presbyterian Assembly (O. S.) is in session in Philadelphia. The spirit of harmony is said to prevail. The Northern papers say that the rapid concentration of troops at Fortress Monroe "means business." Hon. John Janney peremptorily declines the Congressional nomination of the Berkeley Union meeting. Mrs. Lincoln has gone to Boston to see her hopeful son Bob.