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From Washington. Alexandria, May 7. --Seward's instructions to W. L. Dayton, Minister to France, are peremptory, and opposed to the recognition of the Southern Confederacy. The Administration has determined to wage civil war upon the South. Large quantities of ammunition, supplies and troops are passing up to Washington in ships.
From Washington. The Alexandria Gazette has the following: Washington, May 7.--A large amount of provisions and ammunition has arrived, and daily additions are being made to the number of troops now here. About 2,500 troops left here this evening for the Relay House. It is supposed that they are intended for Baltimore. General Scott is said to be in very infirm health. The city is one vast military camp. The Capitol is full of troops — quartered there. --The number of troops here now is variously estimated at 25,000 to 40,000. Many of the companies are well uniformed and equipped, but some are poorly clad and present a very unfavorable aspect. There are reports of an invasion of Alexandria, but they cannot be traced to any authentic source, and your correspondent believes they are without any foundation. The Washington Star, of Tuesday evening, says: The Government has dispatched a steaming and a sufficient force to re-capture the Smith's Poin
Important from Montgomery. --Virginia Recognized as a Member of the Confederacy — Secession of Arkansas and Tennessee--Ten Pillars Up! By way of Alexandria, we have the following important news by telegraph: Montgomery, May 7.--The Congress held a short open session to-day. The Ordinance of the Virginia State Convention, uniting the Old Dominion to the Confederate States of America, and the treaty concluded by Commissioner Stephens and the Commissioners of the Virginia Convention, were presented. An Ordinance was adopted ratifying the action of those Commissioners, and recognizing Virginia as one of the Confederate States of America. Hon. J. W. Brockenbrough and Hon. Waller R. Staples, members elect from the State of Virginia, then advanced to the Clerk's desk, and having been sworn in, took seats as members of the Congress. The other Virginia delegates were not present. Arkansas has seceded, and guns are being fired in token of rejoicing at the
Serious riot in Knoxville. Knoxville, Tenn.,May 7.--A serious riot occurred here this evening, caused by hoisting a Union flag and the delivery of inflammatory speeches. About twenty shots were fired in all. Douglas, a Union bully, a ring leader in the fight, was wounded, having received several shots. An outsider, named Bull, was mortally wounded. Capt. Washington Morgan, who is supposed to have shot Douglas, brought his company from camp to within a short distance of the city but was prevailed on to return. Intense excitement prevails in the city.
Senator Bayard. Philadelphia.May 7.--Senator Bayard, of Delaware, arrived in this city this morning, having left Wilmington, fearing an assault upon his person. He was accompanied by two of his daughters. A mob followed him from the depot, when finally the police managed to remove Mr. B. from danger unnoticed by the crowd. After staying a short time at the Mayor's office, he left in a private carriage. Mr. Bayard denied having been lately at Montgomery, but had been to New Orleans on private business.
off Boyd's Hole last night, with the large Columbiad she had on board pointing towards the Virginia shore. The rumors which are prevalent in Alexandria, concerning an invasion and possession of that city by the Lincoln Administration, are not credited by any one in this city. In fact, it is doubtful whether enough of the troops now here could be induced to go to Virginia. The Northern papers contain voluminous dispatches from Washington, some of which we copy: Washington, May 7. --There has been a long and tedious meeting of the Cabinet to-day.--The President and each Cabinet Minister came out of it looking very much jaded. Among the subjects discussed was the present attitude of some of the great Powers of Europe relative to the contemplated oligarchy of the South. The Secretary of War has granted a furlough to Major Anderson, who will soon visit Kentucky, his native State, where many of his relatives still reside. The Secretary has the subject of the
ey will march through Baltimore before the end of the week. Harrisburg, May 7. --The Governor this morning issued commissions to the officers of Col. Wme such measures as he may deem best to effect these purposes. New York, May 7. --The schooner Charles Dennis, from Wilmington, N. C., arrived here yestebe removed. The arsenal contained 40,000 stand of arms. Frankfort,Ky., May 7. --The Legislature of this State to-day adopted a series of resolutions cajor General of the New York forces, tendered him some days ago. Boston, May 7. --The officers of the first Boston regiment, learning that no troops willve tendered the services of their regiment for that term. AtchisonMo., May 7th. --At the municipal election here the Union candidates were elected. St. Louis, May 7. --The Union Home Guards of the first and second wards, to the number of 1,500, have been sworn into the service of the United States.
Secession of Tennessee and Arkansas. In the absence of more detailed information relative to the secession of Tennessee, we copy the following telegraphic dispatch: Nashville,May 7.--the proceedings of the Tennessee Legislature have just been made public. An Ordinance of Secession and alliance with the Confederate States has been passed, subject to the vote of the people on the 8th of June. Fifty-five thousand troops are called for, and $2,000,000 are appropriated unconditionally and $3,000,000 conditionally. A dispatch via Louisville says that the Secession Ordinance of Arkansas passed by a vote of 69 to 1!
The Daily Dispatch: may 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Can the South support a Government? (search)
From Harper's Ferry. A correspondent of the Alexandria Gazette writes from Harper's Ferry, May 7th. The news of the seizure of the Relay House by the Northern troops was received here yesterday. This part of the programme was somewhat unexpected. It was not thought that Lincoln would extend the limits of his military operations beyond Annapolis, until after the expiration of the 20 days of grace. Several persons arrived here last night from Baltimore. They give different accounts of the number of troops stationed at the Relay. But the majority concurred in saying that there were not less than 1,300. They say that their trunks were broken open at the Washington junction, their carpet-bags cut open, and their baggage generally subjected to a vigorous search. This is but a foretaste of the outrages upon private rights. From these Baltimorean, I learned that Maryland is confounded by the display of superior force, at present. Flying rumors about the collectio
The Daily Dispatch: may 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Can the South support a Government? (search)
Additional foreign News by the North American. Farther Point, Tuesday, May 7th. --The steamship Kangaroo, from New York, arrived at Queenstown on the 26th, and proceeded to Liverpool. The steamship Great Eastern has been seized upon a writ of execution served by Scott Russell. Commercial. Liverpool Cotton Market.--The Brokers' Circular reports: The sales of the week have been 80,000 bales, including 12,000 to speculators, and 12,000 to exporters. The market is active, and all qualities have advanced partially ½d, chiefly on the good staples, which are scarce. The sales of Friday reached 20,000 bales, of which speculators and exporters took 10,000 bales. The advices from America, per Nova Scotia and Kangaroo, containing the news of the hostilities at Charleston, caused an unsettled and excited market, with a further advance of ½d, per lb. on all descriptions, while holders demanded an advance of ¼d. The following are the authorized quotations:--New Orleans
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