Later from Kentucky.important proceedings of the Kentucky Union Legislature — resolutions offered Recognizing property in slaves, &c.
The Bowling Green (Ky.) Courier, of the 10th inst., says that a number of professed Union men, alias Yankees, falsely assuming to represent the people of Kentucky, and styling themselves the Legislature, who were bought by Lincoln with a price, are now in session at Frankfort, obeying the Despot's orders, and doing his dirty work generally. The following is a short synopsis of their proceedings of the 29th and 30th of November: ‘ In the House of Representatives bills were introduced exempting soldiers now in Lincoln's service from the payment of the county levy for the year 1862; providing that attachments shall not issue against Lincoln soldiers because of absence from the State four months; and providing that no person aiding and assisting the rebellion against King Lincoln shall ever hold any office of trust or profit in this Commonwealth. ’ John B. Huston ‘"threw a spratt to catch a whale,"’ by offering a bill requesting Congress to grant relief to starving Ireland. It was adopted. Resolutions were introduced and referred, denouncing the Provisional Government movement, declaring it treason, and instructing Gov. Magoffin to issue his proclamation warning the people against assisting it, and requiring those already engaged in carrying it on to disband and desist from their purposes. A bill authorizing a majority of the stockholders of the People's Bank to remove the bank from Bowling Green to Louisville, passed. A bill allowing the Bank of Ashland to issue notes of a less denomination than five dollars, passed. We take the following proceedings of the Kentucky Legislature of the 3d inst., from the Cincinnati Commercial, of the 5th of December. Mr. Allen offered a series of resolutions, from which we extract the following: ‘ Resolved, That all the citizens of Kentucky who are in arms against the National Government, are guilty of treason according to the tenets of every political party that ever existed in this nation. Resolved, That slaves are property, and as such, according to the uniform rule and practice of civilized warfare, are subject to capture and confiscation when their owners are in arms against the Government; and while Kentucky cannot complain of their capture and confiscation, she will not consent or approve of their emancipation when so captured. Resolved, That in our opinion, the best disposition that can be made of slaves so captured, is to turn them over to the loyal slave States, to be by them disposed of. Resolved, That the use of captured slaves to work upon fortifications, etc., is not improper; but we unqualifiedly condemn and oppose the arming of slaves to fight in behalf of the Government. Resolved, That the capture of Mason and Slidell is approved, and was in accordance with international law. Resolved, That if we understand the sole object of the present war, it is to maintain the unity and integrity of the nation, and to restore its authority over the whole territory; and should the national authorities, during its progress, madly make it a war against the institution of slavery, it will then become the right and duty of Kentucky to resist, and she will resist. ’ These resolutions were laid over under the rules. We believe they have not yet been voted upon. The Frankfort Commonwealth reports the following proceedings of the Senate on the 2d instant: ‘ Mr. Prall--Federal relations — reported ‘"a resolution in relation to the position of Kentucky in the existing war."’ Said resolution is as follows, viz: Resolved, by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Kentucky has ever cherished and adhered to the Federal Union, and she will cling to it now, in this time of its extremest peril, with unfaltering devotion. While at the beginning of the mad and wicked war which is being waged by the rebellious States for the destruction of the Government she forbore to take part in the hope that she midht interpose her friendly offices in the interests of peace, she has nevertheless sternly repelled every movement which looked to a change of her political relations, and has never swerved from her full and fervid loyalty to the noblest and freest Government in the world. And now, since her proffered mediation has been spurned, and her soil invaded by the Confederate armies, she deems it fit that she should announce to the world that standing firmly by her Government, she will resist every effort to destroy it, and she calls upon her true and heroic sons to rally around the standard of their country, and put forth the whole energies of the Commonwealth till the rebellion shall be overthrown, and the just supremacy of the National Government shall be restored and maintained everywhere within its limits. ’ Mr. Prall addressed the Senate at length in support of the resolution. The resolution was then adopted by yeas 21, noes 1. Mr. Grover only voting in the negative. The following resolutions were introduced in the House on Monday: Mr. Burns offered the following preamble and joint resolution, which lies one day on the table, viz: Whereas, C. S. Morehead, M. W. Barr, and R. T. Durrett, citizens of the State of Kentucky, have been forcibly seized, without warrant of law, by order of the Federal Government, and taken beyond the jurisdiction of this Commonwealth, and are now incarcerated in the military forts of the United States: Therefore, Resolved, by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the Governor of this Commonwealth is hereby requested to demand of the President of the United States the immediate delivery of the citizens of Kentucky aforesaid in the custody of the United States Court for the district of Kentucky that charges may be preferred against them, if they have committed any offence against the laws of the United States, and they may have a speedy and impartial trial, as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Kentucky.