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from the Secretary of the Navy. Since the 25th of August he has been a prisoner in the county jail; has (it is further represented) been unable to obtains a hearing, and has been suffering oppressive and unlawful confinement and detention. The counsel for the petitioner, R. R. Howison, Esq., has produced in this case a letter, of which the following is a copy, to show that Mr. Boutwell had resigned his commission previous to the time of his arrest: Washington, July 31, 1861. President Lincoln:--Sir: --When you commenced the present war on the Southern States, a large number of the officers of the army and navy, from that section of country, resigned their commissions. For adopting that course, the Northern newspapers the patriotism of those officers who declined to serve under this very black Administration; and you, Mr. President, in your massage to Congress at its commencement, stated that those Southern officers who remained true to the Constitution and the Union,
Philadelphia Nov. 19. --The Washington correspondent of the asserts that assurance from the most show that Lincoln has informed several gentleman high in authority that the army will not to into win quarters, but than a forward movement has been determined on and will take place at the proper time. The New York World, in speaking of the naval expedition, says it is mani not the intention of the Lincoln Government to attempt the capture yet of the large Southern sea ports, but thinks that New Orleans, Mobile, and Savannah could be taken without a great expenditure of blood, but the retention of those cities, or any one of them, would be a much more serious matter. A lodgment on an island or series of islands would command important harbors, with a view to future operations. The latter is manifestly the object of the expedition. One of Cheatham's staff reports an engagement on Monday last beyond Mayfield, between Bowen's, Benham's, and Martin's regiments and 2,0
The Federal armada. The Lincoln naval expedition has now been two weeks on its way, and, with the exception of a passing demonstration upon the cast of South Carolina, nothing has thus far occurred to answer the expectations of the Northern people. The latest reports from Savannah represent that the larger portion of the fleet has passed Fernandina, Fla., bound Southward. What the ultimate intention is, must be to us a matter of conjecture; but unless future operations end in greater results than the last, the grand armada will have proved a failure to all intents and purposes. Mean while, the Southern people are strengthening their positions, and patiently awaiting the next development.
note for bearing one percent, interest, but it was found that it was to bear one mill per cent., objection was taken and the Court held that the variance was fatal. So is this case, he (Mr. Brady) contended that the indictment designating the commission as having been issued by one Jefferson Davis, without stating that he claimed to be President of the Confederate States, was a variance, and fatal. If the Government made war on the South, as the defence commands it did, by the acts of Mr. Lincoln, the South had a right to herself — to arm vessels had grant letter, of marque, and to oppose force to force. After some further argument Mr. Brady concluded by saying; Gentlemen, I will detain you but a few moments longer. I have endeavored to show, in the first place, that those man cannot be convicted of piracy, because they had not the intent to steal essential to the commission of that offence, and that you are the judges whether that intent did or did not exist. If it did not,