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The traitors' Convention. Wheeling, May 15th. --Resolutions were passed condemning the Ordinance of Secession, and providing for a Convention on the 11th of June, composed of delegates from counties favoring a division of the State. The Convention has adjourned sine die.
Charleston treason. --As already stated, the Convention at Wheeling adopted a report declaring against an immediate division of the State, but leaving the matter to the decision of another Convention, to meet on the 11th of June. During the discussion on the report-- Carlile moved to recommit, with instructions. He addressed the Convention in favor of immediate action, taking the ground that the resolutions were mere paper resolves. He referred to the presence of the representatives of the New York press, particularly the Herald and Times and called attention to the importance of their movements, as they were regarded by the country at large. What they had to do was to be done now. What they did after the 23d of May would be treason, and they might be tried for treason, and hung as traitors. He expatiated upon the vigor of a new State, and referred o mineral resources, its credits as compared with the credit of Old Virginia, with its $49,000,000 of debt, and $3,000,000 t
nited States. The troops are warned to avoid collisions with any armed bodies, unless absolutely required to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people. The flag of the State of Missouri is the only one to be used by the militia. the movement in Western Virginia. Wheeling, May 16.--The Central Committee of Safety met this morning, John S. Carlile presiding. After an expression of sentiment, it was found to be unanimous in favor of holding the Convention on the 11th of June. Delegates to be elected on the 4th. The separate State movement also received the endorsement of the Central Committee.--They require arms, ammunition and money from friends to the Union to encourage and sustain them. Capt. Wm. Craig, United States Army, mustered in a new company to-day. One company from Wellsburg landed at Wheeling Island with arms and ammunition. Arms have been supplied to forces already on the island, amounting to some 800. Much depends upon the policy of
"Cheap John," stores on both sides of Commercial street, between Sansom and Battery streets. The loss is estimated as from $50,000 to $100,000. General Sumner seems to be concentrating most of the United States troops in and around the borders of the State and at the fortifications in the neighborhood of San Francisco, but as they amount to only a few hundred in all, the movements are not considered extraordinary. The Breckinridge State Convention will meet at Sacramento on the 11th of June. The Union Convention meets at the same place on the 18th, the Republicans on the 18th and the Douglas Democrate on the 18th of July. Senator Latham continues his tour through the State, making Union speeches. The Overland Telegraph Expedition left Sacramento on the 27th for Carson Valley. At this point they are to commence laying wires towards Salt Lake. The expedition numbers twenty-two head of oxen, twenty-six wagons and fifty men. Commercial. There is a strong spe
el Church, made a magnificent mistake, and fired a number of rounds into each other, killing and crippling a number of their own men ! This is decidedly the best joke of the season. The following are the telegrams referred to: Baltimore, June 11. --Gen. Batler moved several regiments to dislodge the Southerners at Great Bethel, nine miles from Hampton. At Little Bethel, a German regiment, mistaking the signal, fired on Col. Townsend's column, marching in close order, with two General Pierce seemed to have lost his wits.--Lieut. Grebble, U. S. A., and 25 others, were killed, and 100 wounded. There is intense indignation against Gen. Pierce for not having ordered an earlier fight of the Federalists. Washington, June 11. --It is not known how many were killed and wounded at the capture of Little Bethel, where the Federalists whipped themselves. The fire of the Federalists at Great Bethel was apparently harmless. The attack lasted but half an hour, when a
Telegraphic News. We copy the following from Southern and South western papers: from Washington. Washington,June 11--Great apprehensions are felt in Washington that the Southern forces will advance from Point of Rocks, thus encouraging another revolt in Baltimore, and aided by a strong force of Marylanders, will pro Col. Shutner, at Bird's Point, captured eighteen Secessionists, and brought them to Cairo for examination. Postal Affairs at Louisville. Louisville,June 11.--All letters from Tennessee, except those from Memphis, are delivered; but as orders are momentarily expected from Washington, correspondents are cautioned againails. Adams' Express Company can only carry when enclosed in stamped envelopes; postage stamps will not do. New Orleans cotton Market. New Orleans,June 11.--Nothing done today. The sales in the three days foot up 350 bales, and the receipts 250 bales, against 1,500 bbls in the corresponding period last year — The d
Yorktown, Va.,June 14, 1861. In the special correspondence of the Dispatch, dated June 11. I perceive some inaccuracies, which I know you will cheerfully correct. Your correspondent states that "on Saturday last the first excursion of considerable importance was made. A detachment of 200 infantry, and a howitzer gun, under Major Randolph, and a party of 70 men and another howitzer, under Major Land, of the North Carolina Regiment, started different routes to cut off a party which had left Hampton." The latter part of the sentence above quoted is correct; but the former is not consonant with the facts of the case. When information was received at camp that a marauding party of the enemy were pillaging the house of Mr. Whiting, three and a half miles from Hampton, Col. D. H. Hill, of the North Carolina Regiment, asked for a detachment of 30 infantry to volunteer their services as a support for our howitzer under Major Randolph, and immediately 34 men of Company F, of the North
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Later account, direct from the Fortress — interesting details. (search)
ng. When the steamer arrived, Butler "confiscated" the negro, and retained him. The reports in Hampton show that the Confederate troops are rapidly arriving in Yorktown, and that there is now a force of over 10,000 there. The New York Tribune's account. The statements which we copy from the New York papers are marvellous specimens of mendacity. They will amuse our readers, we feel assured; and in these stirring times a little amusement can do no harm: Washington, Tuesday, June 11--The fire of the rebel batteries was concentrated chiefly on our artillery, under the command of Lieut. Greble. Our guns silenced all but one of the enemy, which was a rifled gun. Our ammunition gave out about the time the order to retreat was given. Lieut. Greble spiked one of the guns, and was about to retreat, when he was struck by a cannon shot, and the back part of his head was carried away. The gun was rescued by Capt. G. W. Wilson, Quartermaster McArthur, and a squad f
al of depression is said to be exhibited among the Federal troops because of the defeat, but they do not lack the courage to renew the contest as soon as they receive the word of command to march. Major Winthrop, one of the aids to General Pierce, who was reported missing, is said to have reached Newport News-point in safety. He gave the order to charge on the battery, when the fearful havoc of his troops took place. [Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.] Old Point Comfort, June 11. The first battle between the contending forces of the United States and the Confederate States has taken place, resulting in the defeat of the former. At midnight on Sunday about nineteen hundred men advanced from Newport News-point and three thousand from Old Point Comfort, with an arrangement to meet near Newmarket Bridge, where they would conjoin under the command of Brig. Gen. Pierce, of Mass., for the purpose of checking the incursions of a corps of Virginia dragoons who had arra
rer of dispatches to Gen. Butler left Washington to-day. Col. Stone's column has been heard from this morning, but there is nothing to indicate their ultimate movements. They are still in Maryland. from New Orleans. Philadelphia, June 11.--A young man who left New Orleans on Wednesday of last week, reports that steam tow-boats were being prepared there for privateers, and a large flotilla was getting ready to go down with a floating battery to capture the U. S. sloop-of-war BrookNew Orleans Picayune of the 9th, received here, says that two United States transports, one supposed to be the Empire City, were reported to have arrived off the bar with 1,500 men on board. Further from Western Virginia. Philadelphia, June 11.--A Grafton telegram received here, says that the Confederates are harassing the Unionists about Berkeley. The secession encampment at Hutionsville had been reinforced. Cannon had arrived from Harper's Ferry, and they were preparing entrenchmen
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