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Night session House of Delegates --Wednesday, March 26th.--The House was called to order at 7 ½ o'clock, by the Speaker. House bill constituting the Ohio river a lawful fence, was taken up on motion of Hanly, and being explained, was passed. House bill amending the 14th section of an act providing additional protection for the slave property of the citizens of this Commonwealth, was taken up on motion of Mr.Jones, of Gloucester, and passed. Bill to incorporate the Home Savings Bank of the city of Richmond, was, on motion of Mr. Robertson, taken up, and being explained, was passed. Mr. Christian called up engrossed bill incorporating the Staunton Savings Bank, which was passed.--The engrossed bill for the relief of John Robinson, a free negro of Rockingham county, was, on motion of Mr. Woolfolk, indefinitely postponed. Senate bill incorporating the American Agency, with its amendments, was called up on motion of Mr. Segar, and being put on its passage, was carried — ayes 57,
Extra session U. S. Senate. Washington, March 26. --Mr. Breckinridge made a speech in response to Mr. Douglas, denying that there were indications that the Republicans had abandoned their aggressive policy towards the South. He asked the Republicans if they had abandoned any of their principles. Mr. Collamer said they had not. Mr. Breckinridge urged that unless some energetic and manly effort was made, the Union would be irreparably crushed. Mr. Douglas responded, insisting that the prospects of the South, relative to the Territories, were better than ever. On motion of Mr. Grimes, the Douglas resolutions were tabled — ayes 23, nays 11. Mr. Breckinridge offered a resolution that the Senate recommend and advise the removal of the Federal troops from the limits of the Confederate States. Mr. Clingman offered a similar resolution, adding that the President shall abstain from an attempt to collect revenue in the seceding States. Both resolutions w
The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Submitting the question of North or South to the people. (search)
From Washington. Washington, March 26. --The heads of the several departments of the military bureaus, including Gen. Scott, have protested against the removal of the civil officers in the same departments. The Senate confirmed to-day the nomination of Saunders, of Iowa, as Governor of Nebraska, and many other appointments. Mr. Wigfall went to Charleston to-day. For several weeks rumors have prevailed among many Unionists that some of the seceded States intended to apply to Lincoln for judicial appointments therein. These rumors have been confirmed in part by the nomination of Geo. W. Lane as Judge of the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.
South Carolina State Convention. Charleston, March 26. --The State Convention of South Carolina met to-day. Mr. Shingler offered a resolution that all supplies of provisions and mail facilities now allowed Major Anderson and garrison Sumter should be immediately cut off. Ordered for consideration to-morrow. There will be some discussion on the Constitution of the Confederate States, but it will be ratified by a large majority. It is the general impression that Mr. Shingler's resolution will be voted down.
The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Collection of Customs in the Confederated States. (search)
Affairs in New York. New York, March 26. --Arrangements have been made under which Bienville was released. A schooner from Florida, without papers, paid a fine of $100 to-day. The Western Hotel, on Courtland street, was partially burned this morning.
Fatal Accident. Portsmouth, Va., March 26. --C. Y. Diggs, a hardware merchant, of this city, was killed this morning by falling through the hatchway of his store.
The Markets. New York, March 26. --Cotton steady. Flour higher — Southern $5@5.75. Wheat 1 cent higher. Corn has an advancing tendency — Mixed 65@69; new Yellow 65@70. Pork firm — Mess $16.62@16.75; Prime $12.50@12.75. Whiskey 17 ¼@17 ½. Sugar steady — Muscovado 4@6 ½. Molasses dull — New Orleans 33 @34. Spirits Turpentine dull at 35 ½.--Rosin steady at $1.25. Stocks firm — New York Centrals 79; Virginia 6's 79 ½; Missouri 6's 66 ½. Baltimore, March 26.--Flour dull — Howard and Ohio $5.12, City Mills $5--no sales. Wheat active and firm — Red $1.27@$1.30, White $1.40@$1.45.--Corn steady — Mixed 53 @55. Pork dull — Mess $17, Prime $14 Coffee firm at 12 ¼@13 ¼. Whiskey dull at 17 Norfolk. March 26. --Cotton — Sales at 11 ½@12 ½c.;strictly prime brings ½c. more; receipts light.--Corn — Sales of 20,000 bushels to-day at 61 @63 cts. yellow 63 Naval stores dull. Tar $1 50@1.60. Staves firm — W. hhd 66; heading 65@80; red 37. Shin