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May 21.


Gen. Price, of the Missouri Militia, and Gen. Harney U. S. A., agreed upon a plan to maintain the public peace. Gen. Price pledged the whole power of the State officers to maintain order among the people of the State, and Gen. Harney declares that this object being assured, he can have no occasion as he has no wish, to make military movements, which might otherwise create excitement and jealousies which he most earnestly desires to avoid.--Ohio Statesman, May 22.


This afternoon two companies, numbering 120 muskets, from the Philadelphia camp, composed of companies E and G under the command of Major McLane, went to Baltimore; proceeded to an unoccupied house near Green Mount Cemetery, and seized a large quantity of arms stored there, comprising 1,600 muskets, the boxes marked, “Virginia muskets,” and 34: boxes containing 4,000 pikes, the boxes marked, “From Denmeads.” The whole made twenty-six dray loads and were all taken to camp, and thence to Fort McHenry. The arms had been in the custody of the city authorities.--Ohio Statesman, May 22.


The Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, numbering 952 men, arrived at Richinond, Va., and went into camp at the head of Main street.--(Doc. 182.)


The ship General Parkhill of Liverpool, for Charleston, arrived at Philadelphia in charge of a prize crew of the Niagara. She was spoken off ,Cape Reomain on the 12th, and ordered .off. The next day she was captured in attempting to run the blockade. She is 600 tons with a general cargo, a large portion being salt. It is suspected that arms and munitions of war are concealed under the salt. She was commanded by Capt. Forbes, and had two secession flags flying.--Philadelphia Press, May 21.


Jeffeeson Davis approved the act, passed at the session of the Southern Congress, prohibiting Southerners owing moneys to Northern merchants from paying the same, and compelling payment instead into the treasury of the seceded States.--(Doc. 183.)


A Compreiiensive and able article upon the present condition of affairs in the United States, is published in the Cologne Gazette.--(Doc. 184.)


The Confederate Congress in session at Montgomery, Ala., adjourned to meet at Richmond, Va., July 20th.--N. Y. Herald, May 28.


A letter from Roxabelle, N. C., says:--The Chowan Association, by a unanimous vote, cut off all intercourse with the Bible Union, and recommended those owing subscriptions to withhold the same, deprecating any further agency of the Bible Union among the churches another fruit of the reckless fanaticism of the Northern agitators. Unwilling to bow down to the Jehovah revealed by Moses and preached by Paul, they seek anti-slavery God. Nor are they umnindful in their ardent devoirs to the almighty dollar. Thousands have gone into the Bible Union treasury, annually for years past; but the steam is now stopped.--N. Y. Express, May 24.


The New School Presbyterian Assembly in session at Syracuse, N. Y., passed a series of resolutions upholding the Federal Government, the Constitution and laws.--Albany Journal, May 24.


Gen. Sam. Houston addressed the people of Independence, Texas, on the 10th of May last, on the occasion of a May festival. In the course of his remarks he took occasion to define his position in the present political crisis.--(Doc. 185.)

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