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e capable of aiding in her resuscitation, should be relieved from such disabilities as impair their capacity for usefulness; And whereas we recognize among such citizens Mr. R. M. T. Hunter and Robert D. Montague, whose purpose to conform faithfully to the requirements of the Government, and to give a sincere support to those who direct its affairs and administer its laws, we have entire confidence; therefore be it. Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia. That His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be earnestly and respectfully requested to grant to Mr. Hunter and Mr. Montague a full and free pardon, restoring them, to all the rights and privileges of citizens of the United States; and that His Excellency Governor Peirpoint communicate these proceedings to the President of the United States. Mr. Graham, of Rockbridge, moved to insert the names of Messrs. Smith and Letcher. After discussion the following amendment was offered by Mr. G
[by Johnson's Independent news Agency. From Washington. Washington, December 8. --The official correspondence between our Government and England and France is being prepared for publication. That with England is very voluminous, as it covers the whole question of belligerent rights. Only that portion of the correspondence with France relative to Mexican affairs will be published, as it is not deemed expedient to make it all public at present. It is announced in official circles that President Johnson is very urgent for the admission of the Tennessee delegates. In seems settled that there will be an exception in their case. The Republican Senatorial caucus was considerably divided on the question. Congress is not disposed to make an issue with the President if it can be avoided. The resignation of General B. F. Butler, which was tendered to the War Department a few days since, was promptly accepted to-day. This announcement creates much sensation here.
Thanksgiving day. --The day of National Thanksgiving, appointed by a proclamation of President Johnson, for having been relieved from "the scourge of civil war." and permitted to enjoy the blessings attendant thereupon, was generally observed in this city. Almost every kind of business was suspended, and the several churches were open for divine worship. The sentiments of the sermons delivered were highly acceptable to the congregations, which, indeed, were not so numerous as they should have been. Many hunting parties left the city at an early Hour to create havoc among the wild game in the country adjacent. The truth is, a thanksgiving day is generally given over to frolic and fun, like Christmas, which, though a sacred festival, is most always made an occasion of uproarious mirth, with the usual accompaniments of egg nogg and pop crackers.
n of Congress and the thoroughness of the President have evidently convinced them that their only true course is to agree to all the enumerated conditions." Per contra, the Washington correspondent of the New York News telegraphs as follows: "The leading Republicans here are getting somewhat alarmed at the recent precipitate action of the House in choking down Mr. Maynard, of Tennessee--a thoroughly loyal man and a strong personal friend of the President. It is understood that Mr. Johnson has declared that he will not confer the offices at his disposal upon those who oppose his policy of reconstruction, nor will he appoint the friends of those opposing him in this policy. "The Republican leaders are therefore comforted with the loss of all Executive patronage, and it staggers them prodigiously, as there is scarcely a member who has not some favors to ask for his political friends. Already many of the members begin to manifest a change, and desire to be considered in