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Russia pays up. --During the Crimean war the Russian Government, through its agents, made a contract with Capt. Perkins, of Worcester, Mass., for a supply of powder, revolvers, and breach- loading rifles, to be smuggled into Russia by way of the German ports, in concealed cotton- bales and casks of rice. The scheme was discovered, and peace having been declared, the Russian broke the contract. Capt. Perkins laid his claim before the State Department and a diplomatic correspondence ensued, during which Attorney General Black sustained the claimant. --His agent, Mr. Stewart, it is said, went to St. Petersburg last summer, and that, with the aid of Mr. Appleton, our Minister at St. Petersburg, he has obtained $385,000.-- Washington Correspondent.
From Washington. Washington, Dec. 17. --The late Attorney General Black was to-day confirmed by the Senate Secretary of State. Caleb Cushing is here, by invitation of the President, and had a conference with him to-day relative to the crisis. The Pennsylvania and Ohio delegations are in separate conference to-night, on some subject not known outside. There will be bloodshed should the Minute Men of South Carolina demand the surrender of Fort Moultrie. Maj. Anderson's instructions are deemed to be such as will enable him to maintain an honorable position.
, that on the 27th of January, Mr. Schleider wrote to the Secretary of State, Mr. Black, informing him that he had received a letter from the Bremen Consul at Charlenvenience. Mr. Tassaro, the Spanish Minister, on December 31st, calls Secretary Black's attention to a letter from the Spanish Consul at Charleston, relative to customs affairs in that city. Next, Secretary Black is informed by Lord Lyons, that South Carolina authorities have removed the buoys, withdrawn the light-ship any serious injury or inconvenience to commerce. On the 10th instant Secretary Black replied to Lord Lyons, and sent a copy of his letter to Messrs. Schleider Charleston should suffer by the anamolous state of things existing there. Secretary Black then quotes from the law to show that the jurisdiction of the Federal Govet practically arises. Each case will no doubt have its peculiarities, and Secretary Black regrets that this consideration compels him to decline giving any assuranc
spect. The prospects of the Peace Congress get gloomier and gloomier every day. New York will send ten Commissioners, who "are required to act solely under the direction of the Legislature. " which is Black Republican and are to take no part in the proceedings, unless a majority of the non-slaveholding States are represented." Woe to the people of Virginia, if, on Monday next; their votes are influenced by the hope of any good growing out of the Congress of Commissioners. Three compromise committees have already failed signally. What can be hoped for from a fourth.? The correspondence between Judge Black and the foreign Ministers, in reference to the collection of customs at Charleston, is published this morning; but nobody can made head or tall of it. The plain truth is, this Government is not going to recognize the independence of the Southern Confederacy until compelled, and if Seward and Lincoln can get the North up to the coercion point, they are going to do it. Zed.
From Washington. Washington, Feb. 4. --Col. Hayne intended to leave to-day, but has delayed his departure until Wednesday, having been informed that the President is preparing a reply to his communication. Senator Wigfall and others have telegraphed to Montgomery, urging Alex. H. Stephens for President of the Southern Confederacy, in order to conciliate the conservatives. Secretary Black will be nominated for Associate Judge of the Supreme Court, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Daniel.
Refusal of the Senate to confirm the Nomi-nation of Judge Black. Washington, Feb. 21. --The Senate, in Executive session. to-day, refused to confirm the nomination of Judge Black as one of the Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States, in place of Judge P. V. Daniel, deceased. Refusal of the Senate to confirm the Nomi-nation of Judge Black. Washington, Feb. 21. --The Senate, in Executive session. to-day, refused to confirm the nomination of Judge Black as one of the Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States, in place of Judge P. V. Daniel, deceased.
isunionists. But Mr. Lincoln cannot escape it if he would. He is compelled either to collect the revenue or to abdicate office. One or other of these alternatives is inevitable, and it is hardly probable he will accept the latter." "Independent" then proceeds to say that though the bill giving power to President to call out volunteers was lost in the expiring hours of the session, " it is held that the act of 1795 sufficiently provides that authority, which was never disputed until Judge Black's opinion was given to the effect that judicial process must be first exhausted in the effort to suppress insurrection, before this resort could be tried." He adds: "In every aspect our relations with the revolted States are grave and complicated. With the best dispositions for peace here, it seems almost impossible to avoid a collision sooner or later, unless they should exhibit a degree of reason which is hardly expected. The country must be prepared for stirring events, unless t
Ridgely of Baltimore county, desired to avoid mere resolutions of opinion as not the thing demanded. He wanted a committee to prepare business. On motion, the resolution of Mr. Gant was laid on the table, and a committee of two from each Presiding Elder's district appointed to report business. The committee is composed of the following gentlemen: Col. Ridgely, Baltimore county; Charles J. Baker, Baltimore; W. H. Edes, Georgetown; E. C. Brown, Loudoun; D. M. Wood, Botetourt; Dr. Black, Montgomery, Va., James N. Davis, Washington; Dr. Z. Howard, Montgomery, Md.; Abraham Nulton, Winchester; Samuel Taylor, Hampshire, Jacob Mohler, Rockingham; Dr. E. G. Moorman, Rockingham; Joel McPherson, Lewisburg; William Smith, Monroe. Hon. Mr. Daniel, of Baltimore, offered a resolution asking for a joint committee on the part of the Convention and Conference to prepare business, that there might be harmony of action. Judge Bond opposed, and Mr. Daniel supported the resolution
s at his own expense. Colonel Colt also furnishes officers to drill the men in the use of these arms, likewise at his own expense. It appears from the following that Nebraska is to be placed on a war footing: Omaha, N. T., May 1.--Governor Black has issued a proclamation recommending a thorough volunteer organization throughout the Territory. He has already supplied companies with arms and equipments, and seems determined to place Nebraska in the best possible condition of defence. It is supposed that at least one regiment of Nebraska troops will be mustered in to the service of the United States for home defence. Nebraska is a unit for the Constitution and the Union. It is rumored that Governor Black will, immediately on the arrival of his successor, return to Pennsylvania, having been called there to assume an important military command. A dispatch from Annapolis, April 30, says: Last night the entire garrison was called to arms in consequence of the d
ccruing interest due the first day of July next: Provided, That such bonds shall not be sold at a greater rate of discount than ten per cent. This act to take effect from its passage. Approved May 11, 1861. St. Louis,May 23.--Ex-Governor Black, of Nebraska, who has been in the city for a day or two, left this evening for Pittsburg, where he will probably take some active part in the present military movements. He reports that considerable apprehension exists in the Territory of the whites, as the latter tribe are principally within the settlements. In view of this, and also to afford protection to the frontier forts, the Indian agencies and the overland emigration, which promises to be unusually large this year, Gov. Black strongly urges that a regiment of volunteers be raised and mustered into the United States service, and stationed in different parts of the Territory. He had already called the attention of the War Department to the necessity of such a movemen
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