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ers at present about 75, and there are daily additions. The principal officers are Wm. B. Tabb, Captain; Jas. T. Foster, 1st Lieutenant; 2d Lieutenant, Chas. A Davidson. North Carolina Legislature. On Monday last, in the Senate of North Carolina, Mr. Brown introduced a series of resolutions, appointing the Hon. Thomas Ruffin, of Alamance; Weldon N. Edwards, of Warren; Wm. A Graham, of Orange, and Wm. N. H. Smith, of Hertford, Commissioners to the Convention to be held on the 17th December, at Columbia, South Carolina, to urge that body to await a general consultation of the slaveholding States. The resolutions provided that this commission should also attend the Conventions called in other States. An Abolitionist"paid off" and discharged. A letter from Chester, S. C., dated Dec. 11th,says: The Vigilance Committee met to-day — a man by the name of Yerdon was tried for tampering with slaves and using incendiary language; the Chairman appointed a committee of
The coming year. --The year 1861 will be the first of the 660th Olympiad. There will be an annual eclipse of the sun on the 11th of January,another on the 7th of July,and a total eclipse on the 31st of December.There will also be a partial eclipse of the moon on the 17th of December.