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The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1860., [Electronic resource], Death of the last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill. (search)
Sale of muskets — a letter from Gen. Wool. Albany, Dec. 28. --The Troy Arena this morning publishes a letter from Gen. Wool, stating that the Watervliet Arsenal is exclusively under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of War, and that on the 9th of the present month ten thousand muskets were sold by the order of Secretary Floyd to S. B. Lamar, of Savannah, Georgia, and were shipped from the arsenal on the 14th inst. The price was two dollars and a half for each musket. The gun carriages at the arsenal, designed for the Pittsburg guns, have not yet been removed.
The Alabama Convention. Montgomery Dec. 28. --In forty-three counties heard from, fifty delegates in favor of immediate State secession have been elected, and thirty-five classed as co-operationist. Two-thirds of the latter are for secession in co-operation with the other cotton States. The other third is divided into those who require the co-operation of a majority, and of those that require all the slave States. Eight counties are to be heard from, entitled to fourteen delegates.
Arrival of the California Pony express. Fort Kearney Dec. 28. --The Pony Express passed this place at half-past 9 o'clock P. M., on the 27th. The following is a summary of the news: San Francisco, Dec. 15--3.40 P. M.--Sailed M. Southern Cross, Hong Kong, carrying $170,000 in treasure and $67,000 worth of merchandize. California news for to-day's express is not important. Judge Baldwin has sent in his resignation as Judge of the Supreme Court, to take effect January 1. The political rumor finds considerable credence, that General J. A. McDougall, Hon. J. W. McCorkle and Richard P. Hammond, have formed a combination to use their united influence with the Douglas Democracy to elect Hon. Mr. McDougall to the United States Senate this winter, Mr. Hammond Governor of the State next summer, and Mr. McCorkle to the United States Senate on the expiration of Mr. Latham's term. The programme will meet with strong opposition within the Douglas ranks. The two stro
Union meeting in Tennessee. Memphis, Dec. 28. --An immense and enthusiastic Union meeting was held here to-day. It was addressed by Hon. Neill S. Brown and others. Resolutions were passed opposing separate State secession, against coercion, and favoring a Convention of the Southern States to demand their rights, and if refused, to take immediate action.
National Working men's Convention. Louisville, Ky.,Dec. 28. --A large convention of mechanics and working men yesterday passed strong resolutions favoring a call for a National Working Men's Convention, and discountenancing the ultra politicians, both North and South.
dlings 10¼@10½. Flour firm, sales of 9,500 barrels. Wheat dull, sales of 58,000 bushels--Illinois white $1.42. Corn firm, sales of 5,800 bushels — mixed 69@71 cents. Beef dull. Pork steady. Lard firm. Sales of 1,000 barrels at 10¼ @10 5/8. Whiskey steady, sales 23,000 barrels. Naval stores firm. Sales in New York, Dec. 29, of $10,000 Virginia 6's at 77; $4,000 do. at 76½; $4,000 Tennessee 6's at 74, and $15,000 Missouri 6's at 68 3/8@68½. Baltimore cattle market. Baltimore, Dec. 28. --The receipts of beef cattle yesterday were light, the offerings at the scales amounting to only 550 head, against 950 head last week; and of this number 150 were driven to Philadelphia, and the remaining 400 were taken by Baltimore butchers at prices ranging from $3 to $4.87½, averaging $3.44 per 100 pounds gross. Very few cattle were sold, however, at the outside rate. Hogs continue in light supply. They are selling to butchers at $6.75@ $7 per 100 pounds nett, but the packers