of the services and the cost of the expenditure determined by a board of survey hereafter to be detailed.
I know of no other manner in which to dispose of this subject, and the questions connected therewith.
As a matter of property, to the insurgents it will be of very great moment — the number that I now have amounting, as I am informed, to what in good times would be of the value of $60,000.
Twelve of these negroes, I am informed, have escaped from the erection of the batteries on Sewell's Point, which fired upon my expedition as it passed by out of range.
As a means of offense, therefore, in the enemy s hands, these negroes, when able-bodied, are of great importance.
Without them, the batteries could not have been erected; at least, for many weeks.
As a military question, it would seem to be a measure of necessity, and deprives their masters of their services.
How can this be done?
As a political question, and a question of humanity, can I receive the services of a fathe
rnors Morgan and Olden; while Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, also gave Opposition majorities; and Michigan, Wisconsin, and most other Western States, showed a decided falling off in Administration strength.
The general result of those e3<*>,033 133,110 118,517 128,160
Illinois 172,161 169,215 120,116 136,662
Michigan 88,480 66,267 68,716 62,102
Wisconsin 86,11<*> 66,070 66,801 67,985
Iowa 70,409 57,922
Soldiers' vote: Admn., 14,874; Opp., 4,115. Wisconsin Soldiers'Wisconsin Soldiers' Vote: Admn., 8,373; Opp., 2,046.
No other States had yet authorized their soldiers in the field to vote.66,014 50,898
Minnesota 22,069 12,668 15,754 11,442
10 States 1,498,872 1,290,806 1,192,896 1,228,677
1860--Lincoln's maj--20rsey 2 3 1 4
Pennsylvania 18 7 12 12
Ohio 13 8 5 14
Indiana 7 4 4 7
Illinois 4 5 5 9
Michigan 4 0 5 1
Wisconsin 3 0 3 3
Iowa 2 0 6 0
Minnesota 2 0 2 0
Total, 10 States 78 37 57 67
1860--Lincoln maj.--41. 1862--
hat Congress has no constitutional authority to make peace.
Mr. Adams proceeded to show that Texas was then [prior to her annexation] the arena of a war concerning Slavery — a war based on an effed with Slavery to a foriegn power.
April 15. when the prospective annexation of Texas, and a consequent war with Mexico, first loomed above the horizon, Mr. Adams returned to the subfer to a movement from Kansas and Nebraska, through the Indian Territory, upon Red river and western Texas, for the purpose of protecting and developing the latent Union and Free-State sentiment, well known to predominate in western Texas; and which, like a similar sentiment in Western Virginia, will, if protected, ultimately organize that section into a Free State.
In view of these sensiblectively are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following: to wit:
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemine, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St