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Meeting of the Confederate Congress.Message of President Davis. Montgomery, Ala., April 29. --Congress met at noon to-day, and the President's Message was read. It announces the ratification of the permanent Constitution by all the Confederate States, and it only remains for elections to be held for the designation of officers to administer it. The President says the declaration of war laid against this Confederacy by Abraham Lincoln rendered it necessary to convene Congress to devise measures for the defence of the country. He then reviews at length the relations heretofore existing between the States, and the events which have resulted in the present warfare. Referring to the result of the mission of the Commissioners to Washington, he says the crooked paths of diplomacy can scarcely furnish and example so wanting in courtesy, in candor and directness, as was the course of the United States Government towards our Commissioners. The President incidentally re
More Hessians at Washington.Martial law proclaimed.Virginia and North Carolina portsBlockaded! Alexandria, April 29. --More troops from Rhode Island and New York arrived in Washington to-day, numbering about 1,000. Martial law has been proclaimed in Washington. Travel is not interrupted. President Lincoln has issued a proclamation blockading the ports of Virginia and North Carolina. Citizens are leaving Washington in great numbers. The expression of sympathy for the South is the cause of their banishment. [Second Dispatch.] Alexandria, April 29. --P. M.--The special express to the Gazette says the Long Bridge over the Potomac at Washington is guarded on the northern side by a large force of Federal troops, and on the southern side by Virginia troops. It is reported that Federal troops occupy Arlington Heights; also, that a U. S. steamer is to lie off Alexandria, and that all fish caught at the lower landings on the Potomac are to be se
[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]from Washington. Alexandria, April 29. --The Seventh New York Regiment are encamped on Georgetown Heights. A portion of the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania regiments are quartered within the Georgetown College walls. Martial law is to be proclaimed in Washington to-morrow. The whole of Lincoln's power is to be directed against Baltimore. The Washington end of the Long Bridge is guarded by the Second Artillery. Another secessionist has been shot in cold blood.