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The Capitol Buildings, &c. Alluding to the present condition of the Federal Capitol, a writer says: Its costly and elaborately finished apartments were already so greatly defaced and abused that the arrival of a Southern army for its destruction will be scarcely necessary. It seems probable that Mr. Lincoln will have sufficiently done the work before he gets through. In the frescoed wall of the Capitol nails are driven for the hanging of accoutrements, sides of bacon, &c, and the places occupied by some of the troops are said to appear not only very dirty, but to smell so. The latest arrivals of recruits from Pennsylvania were from the vicinity of Pittsburgh, and it is stated they presented a most sorry appearance, many half shod, half dressed and decidedly unclean. All our Northern friends on the march through Maryland complain that they find the climate very hot.. If this be the case thus early in the season, what will be the effect in July?
Resigned. --Major Lloyd J. Beall, late of the United States Army, has resigned his commission, and has gone to Montgomery to offer his services to the Confederate States. He is a native of Maryland. His father served as a captain in Howard's Veteran Brigade, in 1775.
An Old document. A friend has placed in our hands a faded piece of paper which has come down from Revolutionary times. On one side is printed the following: [State of Massachusetts.] In the House of Representatives, May 6, 1777. Resolved, That all such men as may enlist as noncommissioned officers and private soldiers into the Continental regiments to be commanded by Colonels Lee and Jackson, shall be considered as part of the proportion of each town for which they shall so in list. Sent up for concurrence. J. Warren, Speaker. In Council, May 8, 1777. Read and concurred. John Avery, Dep. Sec'y Consented to by the major part of the Council. A true copy. (Attest,) John Avery, Dep Sec'y. On the other is a manuscript letter, still distinct and legible, written in a bold and manly hand: Sunbury, May 18, 1777. Col. Jackson-- Sir: --I have been through five or six different towns, and have seen the