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e pretences, more flagrant than had ever before been advanced to carry out a secret and unhallowed purpose. We must adhere to the Union as our fathers made it, and not as capricious politicians would determine Mr. Voorhees quoted from President Lincoln's Inaugural Address and Messages to show that the latter had said that the neither had the power nor the inclination to interfere with slavery in the States and that he would execute the Fugitive Slave Law. Mr. Voorhees also referred to General McClellan's proclamation on entering Virginia, to the effect that the army will not only abstain from all interference with slavery, but with a strong hand crush out any attempts at insurrection. This was looked on as a pledge auctioned by the Executive that the army would not trample on State laws and States, but plate them from those who would overthrow them. There was at that time no protest from Puritan lips. In support of his argument, Mr. Voorhees referred, among other hints to General
Another pressure on McClellan --By a Washington letter, of February 20th, we learn the following: Washington city is filled with rumors respecting the disposition of the rebels to evacuate Manassas. It is said that the trains are busily in motion sending troops not only down to Richmond, but farther south to a point in North Carolina, where it is supposed General Burnside intends to strike. If this evacuation is taking place it will necessarily be slow work. It is estimated here h the utmost activity on the part of the rebels they cannot transport their army and stores to Richmond in less than three weeks, and even then much of their bulkiest baggage would necessarily be lost. A pressure has been brought to bear upon General McClellan to advance immediately, if for another purpose than to assure himself that the rebels are not really fleeing away. It is felt that he cannot afford to have the same accident happen to him that occurred to Gen. Buell at Bowling Green.
ation, and our tongues to talk with each other upon grave question of public concern. He moved that the bill be put upon the calendar, adjoined, and made the order of the day for Monday. Mr. Miles thought we had not time to lose incoming to conclusions on- great questions, such as he regarded the bill before the House. The proposition was not a mere experiment. All Governments recognized the necessary of such an office as the bill intended to create. The United States had made General McClellan Commander-in-Chief of the armies of that Government, and whilst he did not desire ours to imitate that Government, yet he conceived the public necessities required that there should be an officer of ability and experience at the head of the Military Department. It was the uniform practice of all the Governments of the world He knew that the creation of such an office was not in conflict with the wishes of the President. Mr. Foote concurred in the remarks of his friend, the chairm