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[Special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]Democratic caucus — the Virginia Senators refuse all compromise. Washington, Dec. 9. --At a caucus of Democratic Senators, Saturday, Mason and Hunse declined to offer or accept terms of compromise until the will of the people of Virginia had been ascertained.
The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Burning of the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. (search)
From Washington. Washington, Dec. 9. --The Collector of the port of Boston took from the Treasury, Friday $30,000, to pay the salaries of the Customise officers of that port, the receipts for a week being insufficient for the purpose. The Southern Senators held a caucus at the Capitol Saturday, for the purpose of consultation and interchange of views. Although pad selling prevailed, there were no indication leading to the belief that there was any harmonious action among them. Messrs. Powell and Crittenden made strong appeals. To proportion requiring a vote being put forth, the caucus adjourned without affording my hope or prospect of a continued Union, and the full belief is that at least seven cotton sales will leave the Confederacy. Hon. John M. Botts, of Virginia, has written a letter, in which he denounces secession, and says that Virginia should not secede. He invites that the position of South Carolina is held and daring, and that in case of rebellion th
The Montgomery raid St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 9. --A dispatch to the Democrat says that Gen. Frost had been to Fort Scott and held the interview with Harry, who stated that Montgomery was enriched at Maine City, with three hundred each, and was determined to show fight. It is believed that, through the combined forces of Frost and Harney, Montgomery and his whole and will be captured.
From Texas. New Orleans, Dec. 9. --There is an understanding between the members of the Texas Legislature that they will meet at Austin on the 17th of December, without waiting for any formal call from the Governor. It is understood that a Convention will be called on the of January.
Refuse to suspend. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 9. --The Banks in this State refuse to suspend specie payments, as desired by the business communities in the respective towns where located.
Burning of an Oil Store. New Orleans, Dec. 9. --The large off store, corner of Poydars and Magazine streets, was destroyed by fire Friday night. Loss $30,000.
unting considerable, at least some of them, but their operations have not, as yet, produced any sensible effect upon the market. That matters are easier for anybody but the Banks since the suspension, does not appear. Still it cannot be canted that the suspension prevented financial matters from assuming a worse phase than they have. The rate for money upon the street is firm at 1 ½ per month. A good many payments fell due to day, and they were pretty generally met, although a few small deal are here behind, and needed assistance in the way of extensions. The demand for Exchange was quite active, and many dealers were short, and were seen here and there in quest of supplies. The selling rate at the Savings Institutions and private banking houses was uniformly five per cent. premium in bankable funds. Sales in New York, December 9th of $6.000 Va. 6's at 75; $3,000 do. at 74 ½ $23,000 Tenn. 6's at 66@ 6 ½, $10,000 Mo. 6's at 63 ¼@63 ¾ and $3,000 Ry. 6 s at 1
ps cheerfully endured by our ancestors for the sake of their cause, and which will stimulate our own brave champions to emulate them in the difficult virtues of fortitude and patience. Such entries as this may remind our brave volunteers of their own experience. 26th Nov.--34;Lay in the Forest of Haddenfield — cold and uncomfortable." Dec. 8th.--"All at our several posts. Provisions and whiskey very scarce. Were soldiers to have plenty of food and rum, I believe they would storm Tophet" Dec. 9.--"We are insensible what we are capable of enduring till we are put to the test. To endure hardships with a good grace, we must always think of the following maxim: 'Pain succeeds Pleasure, and Pleasure succeeds Pain.'" Dec. 14th.--"I am sick, discontented and out of humor. Poor food; hard lodging; cold weather; fatigue; nasty clothes; vomit half my time; smok'd out of my senses; the Devil's in it; I can't endure it. Why are we sent here to starve and freeze? What sweet felicities have I
J. R. And K. Company. --The meeting of stockholders on Monday night was called to order by Mr. Grattan, on whose motion Mr. Webb was chosen Chairman, Mr. W. P. Manford acting as Secretary. The State and city, and the Bank of Virginia were represented by proxies, and there was also a good attendance of private stockholders. It was deemed proper, however, to postpone the transaction of business, and, on motion of Mr. Morris, the meeting adjourned to the 9th of December.
Latest from the South. Charleston, Dec. 9. --The Courier, of this morning says that the British war steamer Racer, arrived on Friday afternoon and left for Port Royal. Among the blockaders yesterday was the Swedish barque Minerva, bound to Charleston, and ignorant of the blockade. Thirteen cotton houses have been burnt by their owners on Port Royal Island; one on Paris, and one on St. Helena Island, since the Federal invasion. A letter from Hardeeville, dated the 7th instant, says that active preparations of defence are progressing. A detachment of Beaufort Artillery have visited Beaufort and burnt 450 bales of Sea Island cotton. A detachment of Col. Martin's Mounted Regiment ambuscaded while going into Beaufort. Lieutenant Bumwell wounded in arm.
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