--Strong Indications of a Rupture between the President
and the Radicals — Stevens
's Speech Condemned — Special Message from the President--General Grant
's Report of his Southern Trip — He Agrees with the President
— No Prospect of a War with France
, &c., &c.
, December 19.--The dispatch to the Governor
excites much comment in Republican circles, and there is a feeling that the President
is trying to force his plan of early reconstruction through.
's speech in the House
last evening has but few admirers even among his personal friends.
Any bill based upon the speech will fail.
, of New York, is expected to speak this afternoon in favor of immediate admission of the rebel States.
Four of the New York Republicans
stand with him.
The President has just transmitted a special message to the Senate in regard to the condition of the South
, in which he states that the people are rapidly returning to their allegiance to the Government
Accompanying the message is General Grant
's report on his recent tour.
He states that the people everywhere manifest an earnest desire to accept the present condition of affairs, but thinks it inexpedient to withdraw all military force at once.
He adds that the people are anxious to take their places in the Union
It fully sustains the President
's policy withdrawing the Military Governors
The proclamation announcing the adoption of the constitutional amendment, in which the President
recognizes all the Southern States
, and withdrawing the Military Governor
, is the principal theme in both Houses of Congress to-day.
It is in direct antagonism with the views of Congress.
The President's message, enclosing the reports of General Grant
, General Howard
, &c., on the condition of the South
, [alluded to above] has been read in the Senate, and is very conservative.
pronounced it a white-washing message, only paralleled by that of Pierce
's report, as stated above, is exceedingly conservative, agreeing fully with the President
He says that the South
is loyal, and anxious to return to its old place in the Union
It is given out semi-officially at the State Department that there is no danger of a rupture with France
The President sustains the Seward
's resolution on currency contraction gives great satisfaction at the Treasury Department.
The argument in the contested case of Coffroth
has been closed.
The committee will decide the question to-morrow as to who shall occupy the seat during the contest.
The Special Committee who are revising the Internal Revenue
bill are in conference with the Committee of Finance of both Houses.
It is alleged that Mr. Harris
, member from Maryland
, in taking the oath committed perjury.
The matter has been referred to a committee for investigation.
is still here, and undecided respecting the Mexican