will the Government accept her as a present from their humble servant? The Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Company have authorized me, as their President, to offer to this Government the following steamers, viz.: The Ocean Queen, of 2,502 tons, is new and complete in every respect. The Ariel, 1,300 tons, in fine condition. The new iron steamship Champion, built in 1859, 1,420 tons, drawing a very light draught of water, say 7 feet, light, and 12 feet, deep laden-carries sufficient coal to run her 25 days. Also the steamer Daniel Webster, 1,035 tons, drawing a draught of water, say 10 feet, laden. The price of either, or all, of said steamers, I am likewise authorized to submit to the decision of the Board of Commodores named above. I am induced to make this communication, because I am desirous of protecting the Government against speculative attempts to take advantage of its necessities; and also, to make it known, that there are vessels of a capacity to meet all their requirements, which can be obtained without resorting to those belonging to citizens of the so-called “Confederate States,” or to those sailing under a foreign flag. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
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Battle of Bull Run .
Doc . 4 .- N. Y. Tribune narrative.
Doc . 59 : a Virginian who is not a traitor: response of Lieut. Mayo , U. S. N. , to the proclamation of Gov. Letcher .
Doc . 65 -speech of Galusha A. Grow , on taking the Chair of the House of Representatives of the United States , July 4 .
Doc . 135 .- Virginia ordinance, prohibiting citizens of Virginia from holding office under the United States , passed July , 1861 .
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