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Jan. 31. The State of South Carolina, by her attorney-general, I. W. Hayne, offered to buy Fort Sumter, and declared that, if not permitted to purchase, she would seize the fort by force of arms. The United States, in reply, asserted political rights superior to the proprietary right, and not subject to the right of eminent domain. --Times, Feb. 9. The United States branch mint, and the custom-house at New Orleans, seized by the State authorities. In the mint were government funds to the amount of $389,000, and in the sub-treasury, $122,000--(Doc. 29.)--Louisville Journal, Feb. 2.
his brigade and had encamped only three miles beyond Horse Cave. The railroad track was destroyed in places up to and within five miles of the national camp, and the turnpike was blocked up by trees which the rebels had felled across the road for a distance of four miles this side of Horse Cave. Several reservoirs of water, which they passed, filled the air for some distance around with stench arising from the decaying cattle and hogs the rebels had thrown into them.--Cincinnati Gazette, January 31. This day was celebrated at New Orleans as the anniversary of the secession of Louisiana from the United States. A parade of about fifteen thousand men took place, after which the Governor and principal officers partook of a collation at the St. Charles' Hotel; the great sentiment of the occasion being the Independence of Louisiana.--New Orleans Picayune, January 27. At St. Louis, Mo., General Halleck issued a special order directing the President, and other officers of the St.
gathered together in the dock to catch a glimpse of men who had caused such anxiety, but no demonstration was made on their landing.--Manchester Guardian, January 30. The Twelfth regiment of Iowa Volunteers, under command of Colonel Jackson J. Wood, arrived at Smithland, Ky., to-day. The House of Delegates of Virginia passed resolutions in secret session, thanking, in appropriate terms, General Jos. E. Johnson for his distinguished services, and conferring, as a slight testimonial of appreciation by the Legislature, the right for life of annually appointing two cadets to the State Military Institute.--Norfolk Day Book, January 31. The rebel Major-General Earl Van Dorn, issued an order assuming command of the Trans-Mississippi District Department, embracing the State of Arkansas, part of the State of Missouri, the Indian Territory west of Arkansas, and the State of Louisiana as far south as Red River. The headquarters of the department are at Pocahontas, Ark.--(Doc. 22.)
January 31. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State, directed to-day the release from Fort Lafayette of all the persons taken on board of vessels which had violated the blockade.--Baltimore American, February 3. George W. Mccaddon, Sylvester Bartlett, and Amon Wells, of Harmar, and Wm. C. Olney, of Marietta, Ohio, were in Kentucky with a company who were putting up a telegraph line for the National army, and were captured by a party of rebels near Campbellsville, by whom they were taken South.--Ohio Statesman, February 8. Queen Victoria this day declared her determined purpose to observe the duties of neutrality during the existence of hostilities between the United States and the States calling themselves the Confederate States of America, and to prevent, as far as possible, the use of her Majesty's harbors, ports and coasts, and the waters within her Majesty's territorial jurisdiction, in aid of the warlike purposes of either belligerent. An act was passed to day i
osit in South-Carolina and Georgia banks.--Baltimore American, February 14. The Fourteenth battery of Ohio artillery, under the command of Captain Burrows, consisting of one hundred and forty-five men, one hundred and twenty-three horses, six pieces of cannon, six caissons, and one forge, left Cincinnati for St. Louis on the steamer J. W. Cheesman. Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, received to-day the following telegram from the Governor of California: Sacramento, January 31. I am instructed by a resolution of the Legislature of California to inform you that this State will assume and pay into the Treasury of the United States the direct tax of $254,538 apportioned to this State by act of Congress. Leland Stanford, Governor of California. --Boston Advertiser, February 5. A monster meeting was held in Faneuil Hall, Boston, Mass., this evening, in behalf of Colonel Corcoran, confined at Richmond, Va. Mayor Wightman presided and made one of a number
January 31. Colonel T. W. Higginson of the First South-Carolina colored volunteers, yesterday sent Captain Charles T. Trowbridge with a detachment of his regiment to examine the condition of the rebel salt-works on the coast of Georgia, and to-day the Captain made the following report of his operations: Colonel: In accordance with instructions, I proceeded yesterday in search of the salt-works supposed to be at King's Bay. They have not been rebuilt since they were destroyed on a former expedition. Changing our course, we found salt-works about five miles up Crooked River, on the main land. After a march of two miles across the marsh, with thirty men, and drawing a boat to enable us to cross an intervening creek, we destroyed them. There were twenty-two large boilers, two store-houses, a large quantity of salt, two canoes, together with barrels, vats, etc., used in manufacturing the salt. Early this morning the rebel iron-clad steamers Palmetto State and Chicora
January 31. Warsaw, N. C., was destroyed by fire.--Governor R. H. Gamble died at St. Louis, Missouri.