We received from the Exchange Bureau
last night, a copy of the New York World
of the 18th instant, from which we copy the following:
Probable Reprieve of Captain Beall
A Washington telegram of the 17th says:
A petition was presented to the President
to-day, signed by a large number of Congressmen, asking that the time set for the execution of Captain Beall
, now under sentence of death in Fort Lafayette, be extended, on the ground that the period between his conviction and the day named for his execution has been unnecessarily and inhumanly brief.
The memorial was presented by a distinguished Republican ex-Senator
, and it is considered quite certain that it will be complied with.
Extra session of the Senate.
has issued a proclamation, the substance of which we append:
"Whereas, objects of interest to the United States
require that the Senate should be convened at 12 o'clock on the 4th of March next, to receive and act upon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive
: Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln
of the United States
, have considered it my duty to issue my proclamation, declaring that an extraordinary session requires the Senate of the United States to convene for the transaction of business at the capital, in the city of Washington
, on the 4th day of March next, at noon on that day, of which all who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice. "
The Confederate debt.
In the Yankee Senate
, the following resolutions, submitted by Mr. Sumner
, were adopted:
"Whereas, certain persons have put in circulation the report that, upon the suppression of the rebellion, the rebel loan may be recognized, in whole or in part, by the United States
"Whereas, such a report is calculated to give a false value to said rebel debt or loan; therefore
"Resolved by the Senate
, (the House
concurring), That Congress hereby declares the rebel debt or loan as simply an agency of the rebellion, which the United States
can never, under any circumstances, recognize in any part or in any way.
The credentials of Joseph Segar
, as "Senator
," were laid upon the table, after debate — yeas, 29; nays, 13.
The Board of Examiners, appointed by Lincoln
, has sustained the assignment of quotas under the call of December last, made by Provost-Marshal-General Fry