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Late Northern news.

We have received the following summary of news from late United States papers:


A Declaration for peace.

In the Yankee House of Representatives, on the 25th ult., Hon. Fernando Wood delivered a speech in opposition to a resolution explanatory of the confiscation act. His concluding remarks are reported as follows:

The Administration and the party in power were opposed to the restoration of the Union, and desired a continuance of the war by which to accomplish designs of partisan advantage. The ruling elements were fanaticism and corruption.--Thus the war is sustained. Under the plea of patriotism the most damnable deeds were being perpetrated. This war must cease. It was commenced without cause and has been prosecuted without glory, and will end in national impoverishment, disintegration, and ruin. Those who favored the war favored disunion. Peace is the only hope of restoration. It was idle to talk of the policies of the war. It made no difference what were the policies. The result would be the subversion of republican institutions and utter destruction. He was opposed to the conduct of the South, but was equality opposed to the conduct of the North, under the Republican policy. Both were for dissolution. Let us, therefore, attempt a peaceable solution of the difficulty. Peace must come sooner or later. Why not procure it before both sections were exhausted and all their material interests destroyed? Mr. Wood appealed earnestly to the boasted spirit of Christian civilization of progress and of common humanity to throw itself the arena and save the American people.

‘ Peace! peace! God of our fathers, grant us peace!
Peace in our hearts — at thine altars, peace.
Peace in the red waters and their blighted shores;
Peace for the leaguered cities, and the hosts.
That watch and bleed around them and within;
Peace for the homeless and the fatherless;
Peace for the captive on his weary way.
And the rude crowd who jeer his helplessness;
For them that suffer, them that do thus wrong--
Sinning and sinned against — O. God, for all,
For a distracted, torn, and bleeding land,
Speed the glad tidings — give us, give us peace.


Miscellaneous

In the Yankee Senate, on the 26th ult., Messrs Bayard, of Delaware, and Richardson, of Illinois, took the oath required by the resolution adopted the day previous. Subsequently, Mr. Bayard resigned his seat in the Senate.

Dispatches from Chattanooga state that General Johnston's army has fallen back from Dalton to Kingston, forty miles south of Dalton.

It is reported that John Morgan, with seven regiments of cavalry, will make a raid into Kentucky through the gaps in the eastern part of the State.

It is officially ascertained that the whole number of troops enlisted for actual service since the month of October, is one hundred thousand.

Wilson has withdrawn his resolution for the expulsion of Senator Davis, of Kentucky.

The reception of Hon. Fernando Wood, on the 28th, was largely attended by ladies, members of Congress, Judges of the Supreme Court, Foreign Ministers, and others.

The latest European advices, indicate a separation of the greater Powers of the German Confederation from the smaller States on the Schleswig Holstein question.

The Confederate loan advanced in London on the 14th ult. to 44@44, afterwards reaching 50.

The Great Eastern steamer was bought up at auction for £130,000.

The steamer Sumter, offered at same time, borough £4,500.

In the Court of Exchequer, on the 11th, judgement was given, refusing a new trial in the Alexandra case, and the ship would be released.

The French Corps Legislatif has granted the extraordinary credits demanded by the government.

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