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ble change in his condition, except that he seemed to be gradually sinking. Among those who called Sunday to inquire after his health were the following: Major-General Gillmore, Hon. Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky; Judge Olin, Postmaster-General Dennison, Senator Sherman, a messenger from Secretary Seward, Secretary McCulloch, General Buckland, Hons. Messrs. Delano, Shellabarger, Holbrook, delegate from Idaho, Bundy, Clarke, McKee, Hays, N. P. Banks, Dr. Shedd, Ex-Governor Farrell, of Wisconsin; Judge Thaker, General Thomas Ewing, Rev. Mr. Lewis, of St. John's Church; General Schenck, Colonel Woodhull, General Este, Professor McCloud, Assistant Comptroller, Hon. David Heaton, United States Treasury agent, North Carolina; Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, of New York; Hon. James Fowler, Senator elect from Tennessee; General T. M. Vincent, Assistant Adjutant-General, United States army, and Judge Carter. None of Mr. Corwin's relatives have yet arrived, except Mrs. Matthew Smith, of Ba
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. And whereas it appears from official documents, on file in this Department, that the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, proposed as aforesaid, has been ratified by the Legislatures of the the States of Illinois. Rhode Island, Michigan, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, Maine, Kansas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee, Arkansas, Connecticut, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia; in all, twenty-seven States; And whereas the whole number of States in the United States is thirty-six; and whereas the before specially-named States whose Legislatures have ratified the said proposed amendment, constitute three-fourths of the whole number of States in the United States; Now, therefore, be it known that I, William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the Un
e quantity of powder in the hands of the Government, much of which will be sold, as it deteriorates with age. Minister or not. It is reported that General Logan has finally declined the Mexican mission. His reason for taking this step has not been made public, but it is understood that he is going to make a fight for the United States Senate in Illinois, in place of Senator Trumbull. The bill to Allow anybody to be a juror on the Jeff. Davis trial. Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin, to-day introduced in the Senate a bill providing that a person shall be considered incompetent to serve as a juror by reason of having formed or expressed an opinion on the matter to be submitted to such jury, of which he may be a member, from an investigation founded on public rumors, statements in the public journals, or the common history of the times. The bill also provides that the final judgments of Circuit Courts of the United States and of the District of Columbia may be submitt
f the case was Christian (colored) ve. R. H. Maury & Co. and R. W. Hughes. It seems, from the records of the Court, that a box, containing bonds and other securities to the amount of some $10,000, was deposited with Maury & Co. for Christian, (as claimed by the plaintiff,) and that R. W. Hughes, acting as administrator, removed the bonds without competent authority. The argument yesterday arose on a motion made by the defendant to postpone the trial till depositions could be taken in Wisconsin. Judge Crump opened the case by making the motion, and holding that the deposition was necessary. Mr. J. Harmer Gilmer, Jr., followed for the petitioner. He argued that the motion arose simply from a spirit of delay; that the deposition was not necessary, and that if it was, the witness should be made to come in person. He said that the second day of January, proximo, had already been act for the final trial of the case upon its merits; and therefore if the Wisconsin witness had any
territorial condition 'for some years,' or until certain amendments of the National Constitution have been consummated, can be made a party test, not to speak of the necessity of maintaining, under such a plan, a military organization, with all its incredible expenditures; no party could be held together in the free States, in the face of the incessant turbulence, dissatisfaction and bitterness that must spread all over the Union as a consequence of so chaotic and unsettled a policy."--Letter in the Press. Party! there's the rub. Committee on mines and mining. The Speaker of the House, in his appointment of the new committee on mines and mining, has represented the gold mines of California and Oregon, the silver mines of Nevada, the lead mines of Wisconsin and Iowa, the copper mines of Michigan, the iron and coal mines of Pennsylvania, and the iron mountain mine of Missouri. Armed men are to be stationed along the overland express route, to keep off the Indians.
or. The President's first reception. The first reception will be given by the President on New Year's day, but no others will be given until after the recess of Congress and the reception rooms are newly furnished. It is not probable that there will be any levee held until February; a month, at least, being required to place the Executive mansion in a respectable condition. The Cabinet changes. Among the on dits in political circles there is one that Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin, will probably take the place of Secretary Harlan in the Cabinet in a very short time. Mr. Harlan's intention to retire is well known. The Pacific railroad. Strong efforts have been made within a few days by interested parties to have the Secretary of the Treasury issue United States bonds to the Pacific Railroad Company for the alleged completion of twenty-two miles of road west from Lawrence, Kansas. Protests have also been entered against their issue, and the whole matter is
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