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local postmasters, before they can receive payment for services rendered, Like provision is also necessary in the Treasury Department while for military affairs it would seem to be sufficient to authorise the President and Secretary of War to delegate to the commanding general so much of the discretionary powers vested in them by law as the exigencies of the service shall require. Navy. The report of the Secretary of the Navy gives in detail the operations of that department since January last, embracing information of the disposition and employment of the vessels, officers and men, and the construction of vessels at Richmond, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, Selma, and on the rivers Roanoke, Neuse, Pedee, Chattahoochee, and Tombigbee; the accumulation of ship timber and supplies, and the manufacture of ordnance, ordnance stores, and equipments. --The foundeles and workshops have been greatly improved, and their capacity to supply all demands for heavy ordnance for
ay be anticipated from all the States. Whatever obstinacy may be displayed by the enemy in his desperate sacrifices of money, life, and liberty, in the hope of enslaving us, the experience of mankind has too conclusively shown the superior endurance of those who fight for liberty, and independence, to permit any doubt of the result. Foreign relations. I regret to inform you that there has been no improvement in the state of our relations with foreign countries since my message in January last. On the contrary, there has been a still greater divergence in the conduct of European nations from that practical impartiality which alone deserves the name of neutrality, and their action, in some cases, has assumed a character positively unfriendly. You have heretofore been informed that, by common understanding, the initiative in all action touching the contest on this continent had been left by foreign powers to the two great maritime nations of Western Europe, and that the
unpaid interest abroad. In my last regular communication to you I embraced the occasion to refer to the condition of the finances of the State, and accompanied the reference with some suggestions as to the best mode of extinguishing our indebtedness. This portion of the message has been made the subject of comment in England, and imputations have been cast upon Virginia impugning her character for honor and integrity. The only specification is that her interest for July, 1862, and for January and July, 1863, remains unpaid. This is seized upon as a pretext for a violent and ill natured assault upon her and the institution of slavery by a leading British statesman.--This speech is made the pretext for an editorial assault by the London Times, which is in much the same vain. These gentlemen ought to know (if indeed they do not know) that, under the most serious embarrassments, the State paid two installments of interest since the war has been in progress; and assurances have