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f the regular army was adopted. Mr. Morrill introduced a bill to incorporate the Potomac Navigation Company and Transportation Company. Referred to the Com-...... Mr. Trumbull gave notice of a bill to enlarge the power of the Freedmen's Bureau. A message from the President was read, accompanied by a report from General Grant. Mr, Sumner disapproved of the report, characterizing it as "a white-washing report, " which reminded him of the Kansas message of Franklin Pierce in 1856. Messrs. Dixon and Doolittle replied to Mr. Sumner, defending the message as an able and truthful statement of the facts. House.--Mr. Farnsworth offered a resolution, which was adopted, calling on the Committee of Elections to inquire into the alleged charge of disloyalty against Mr. Harris, of Maryland, and report the same to the House, together with such action as they may recommend. The House, by more than a two-thirds vote, adopted an amendment to the Constitution providing
ip Cuba, at Halifax, have arrived. We glean the following items: Earl Russell, the new English Premier, is sick. Having a cold, he stayed away from the recent Cabinet Council. According to the London Star, however, his illness is somewhat more serious. Sir Frederick Bruce, the British Minister, has been appointed umpire to a joint commission, representing the United States and the republic of Columbia, South America, for the settlement of claims arising out of the Panama riots of 1856. The official investigation into the escape of Stephens has been postponed until the close of the Commission, but the Inspector of Prisons, Mr. Corry Connellan, has been directed to answer certain interrogatories tendered to him by order of the Executive. A large number of persons of considerable position are said, by the Dublin Evening Mail, to be seriously compromised in the affair. The Paris journals are strictly forbidden to speak of Mexico. The arrival in Paris of the mag
e war, contends, in reply, that the Whig party was never responsible, in any way or shape, for any war that was ever fought in this country, "except, possibly, the war of the revolution." Then, it is altogether Innocent; for, since the Whig party, of which we speak, had no existence prior to 1832, it could have had no hand, by possibility, in the revolution of 1776. But it is a fact that Whig party of a score or more years existence was, at the North, mainly swallowed up in Republicanism in 1856 and '60 and disappeared as such from the face of the earth. It was actually dead — could make no war — and was not charged with it; yet its death put all power in the hands of the party which brought upon the country the issues which terminated in war. The writer of this had been a Whig, and felt the keen pang of mortification at beholding that powerful organization, in which he had put so much faith, melt away, like snow before the sun, and pass into the creeks and the rivers and the subter
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