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f the Modern World's History. Old Dymook, the Champion of England when the coronation took place, made some oversights which deranged the show. The old man was much grieved. He apologized in person to the young King, and promised to have everything right at the next coronation? Did a single individual who saw the first live to witness the next? It is strange to think, when we are talking, as it were, face to face with these hundred-year- old people, what an ignorant self they were. They had never heard of Bonaparte, or Wellington, or Robespierre, or the second Pitt, or Charles Fox. or Scott, or Byron, or Moore, or Campbell, or Washington Irving, or the great Republic of the United States, and only knew of Washington as a Colonel of militia, and quandani aid of General Braddock. We know all these things in 1860; and we know of steamboats, railroads, and telegraphs. Alas! that we should know more than this! That we should know that no form of government can satisfy man.
From Washington. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Dec. 28, 1860. It is believed that Col. Anderson acted under orders from Gen. Scott; but this is denied by the General and the Administration, also. One thing is well known here, viz., that Gen. Scott is in favor of immediate force, even to the extenGen. Scott is in favor of immediate force, even to the extent of sending large bodies of Federal troops into all of the Southern States. As a military man, it is natural he should urge strict obedience to the government; and, having lived so long in the North, his sympathies are enlisted there, rather than on the side of his native State and the South. Civil war is as certain, in my rper's Ferry raid has put us on a war footing, and events have kept us so. In the U. S. army we have the greatest military genius of the age — so pronounced by General Scott and all the army officers. I mean Major General Lee. He is a son of Virginia, and will be true to her. At home, in Richmond, you have one of the finest Regim
Charleston Harbor, and the refusal to remand him to his original position. Secretary Floyd considered his honor pledged to South Carolina. He will return to Virginia, where he intends to carry out his policy of restraining against any overt act, till dissolution is inevitable. It is not certain that Maj. Anderson will remain at Fort Sumter. He may be yet remanded, provided satisfactory assurance can be given that he will not be attacked by the South Carolinians. It is stated that Gen. Scott submitted to the President, several days ago, a plan for blockading Charleston, besides strongly reinforcing all Southern garrisons, and for making other military preparations; but his plan was not favorably received. [second Dispatch.] Washington Dec. 30. --The House Union Committee, yesterday, considered Nelson's proposition to divide the Territories on the line 36 30. The Republicans struck out the continuation of such division with regard to Territory hereafter acquire
laws. The Philadelphia Inquirer, also conservative, says: There is so much wisdom, energy, and military forecast in this movement as to create the belief that it was mainly the work of the brave old Commander-in-Chief of our armies, General Scott. It would have been worse than folly to attempt to hold Fort Moultrie, weak and defenceless as it was, while Fort Sumter, the key to all the military works in the harbor of Charleston, was at the mercy of any mob that could charter a vessel e acted under the orders of the President; but we do not believe it. The course which Mr. Buchanan has hither to pursued affords no warrant for such a presumption — while the entire action of the War Department has been in the other direction. Gen. Scott may have directed it, as it is known to be in conformity with his opinions. If he has done it without the assent or knowledge of the President, he will have a fresh claim on the admiration and gratitude of the people. The country would rejoic