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l Senate at Richmond, Va., a bill was passed authorizing the issue of five millions of Treasury-notes of the denomination of one dollar and two dollars.--A joint resotion from the House, expressing the thanks of Congress to the patriotic women of the country for their contributions to the army, was concurred in. The House of Representatives adopted resolutions of thanks to Gen. Sibley, his officers and men, for the victory in New Mexico, and to the officers and men of the Patrick Henry, James-town, Teazer, and other vessels engaged in the naval battle at Hampton Roads, for their gallantry on the occasion. Bills regulating the fees of Clerks, Marshals, and District-Attorneys, were passed. The maximum annual salary of District-Attorneys was fixed at five thousand dollars. The report of Capt. Buchanan of the naval battle at Hampton Roads was received, and two thousand five hundred copies of it ordered to be printed. Being a very lengthy document, its publication was necessarily de
adelphia, because the Quakers were eternally pestering them about slavery. It was with much difficulty that the capital was located on the banks of the Potomac, because the New-Englanders and the Quakers were opposed to a location so Southern. Subsequently, the Quakers became silent, and New-England, having stolen the thunder of these quiet people, has been the hot-bed of Abolitionism. In the settlement of this country, two great streams of civilization poured out. One had its head at James-town, and one at Plymouth Rock. The canting, witch-hanging, nasal-twanging, money-worshipping, curiosity-loving, meddling, fanatical, ism --breeding followers of Cromwell, spread over the greater part of the North and West. Jamestown stock chiefly peopled the South, and small sections of the North-west Territory, which, with Kentucky, belonged to Virginia. It was the descendants of the genuine Yankee which met us at Manassas and before Richmond and fled from the Valley of the Shenandoah befo
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 35: the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
iana, skirts two of the rich Gulf States, and connects the port of Galveston with the river at New Orleans. She carries few natives, either Mexican or American. Her passengers, like her crew, are mostly Scotch and English; for the ports and towns in Texas are nearly all built by British capital and settled by British families. It is the old, old story of our race. Who planted Virginia and Massachusetts? Who peopled Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland? The seventeenth century only saw at James Town and Plymouth Rock what the nineteenth century beholds in the Gulf of Mexico. The English race is moving on the West. London and Liverpool are pouring out our wealth and population on these coasts-our surplus capital, our adventurous sons. This power of drawing on the parent country for supports is the chief mainstay of White America. Apart from passing politics, the Conservatives hold that time is always fighting on their side. White men increase in freedom. In a hundred years th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
61. See Navy Register..Mass.Mass.Mass.—--. 1861.Midshipman.Hartford; Niagara.Gulf; Special Service.--- Feb. 24, 1863.Ensign. Feb. 22, 1864.Lieut. Blake, John W.,Mass.Mass.Mass.May 10, 1864.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr.Sweet Briar.South Atlantic.Sept. 8, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr. Blake, Marshall W.,--Mass.Sept. 1, 1861.Actg. Asst. Paymr.Courier.Store Ship.Aug. 13, 1863.Resigned.Actg. Asst. Paymr. Blanchard. Alphens,-Mass.Mass.Mar 13, 1861.Actg. Master's Mate.south Carolina James town: Princeton.Gulf; E. India; Recg. Ship.Feb. 18, 1866.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. Mar. 29, 1862.Actg. Master. Blanchard, C. A., Credit, Malden.Mass.Mass.Sept. 1.5, 1862.Actg. Master's Mate.Commodore Morris; Rescue; cloverSouth Atlantic.Dec. 4. 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Ensign. Dec. 1, 1862.Actg. Ensign.-- Blanchard, Hollis H.,--Mass.May 1, 1862.Actg. Master.Colorado.West Gulf.Feb. 10, 1863.Appointment revoked.Actg. Master. Bliss, Samuel T., Credit, Malden.Mass.Mass.Mass.Oct.
destroyed or are occupied by emigrants who have purchased them at a low price, and who struggle on from year to year against poverty and ruin. I have never seen a more desolate, God forsaken looking town, not even in Bohemia, or on the steppes of Wallachia. Once it was a place of some note, and bid fair to be a powerful rival of the port of Haarlem, which afterwards became New York!. It was settled by a company of Scotchmen, as its name would indicate, immediately after the settlement of James town by the English. It was first laid out upon the Potomac, but as the bay was capacious and, the river navigable for some five miles, it was removed up the Quantico to its present location. It grew very rapidly, and was soon the most important town in the whole country. Long before the United States existed as an independent government, when Virginia was a colony of Great Britain, Dumfries was a thriving place, and contained several large were houses, numerous stores, a church, a court-hou
r has caused great excitement here, and the testimony taken I have sent you in a newspaper printed here. Of course the other side of the story will be given in New York when the Saxon arrives there. It is high time that a war vessel should be stationed on this coast to watch the pirates. There is only one vessel at present to protect the whole coast of Brazil and the whole of South Africa and the Indian Ocean; and there is only one vessel east of the Straits of Sunda besides the old James town, which is useless in modern warfare. The "Alabama" in Eastern waters. By the arrival of the Cape mail, we learn that two vessels had arrived in Table Bay, at the end of December, with news of the Alabama. Captain Cato, of the Beautiful Star, reported that in passing the Straits of Sunda, on the 25th of October last, he was informed that the Alabama had passed Angler a day or two before. She had twenty-five men sick, and did not report any captures. Capt Sedgwick, of the Latona,
festival has passed off with the usual religions and social observances in the city and country. There is no part of the United States where these holidays are held in as universal esteem as among ourselves. They are principally observed in other sections by two or three religious denominations; though we are glad to notice that, of late years, the disposition to make Christmas the Queen of the Festivals has become more general. In Virginia, this disposition has never required any cultivation. The celebration of Christmas is a traditional custom, handed down from the settlement of James town, descending from father to son in every homestead, and embracing men of every religious faith. It is generally kept up in some sort till the commencement of the new year, when the influence of egg-nogg begins to abate, and turkeys — happily for the community — come down. Let us hope that its moral effect, its hope, its happiness, and charity, will prove, like its evergreens, more lastin