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tes has 34,000 rebel prisoners in their possession. There have been, up to the present time, 40,000 negroes armed and mustered into the service of the Yankee Government. The original of the emancipation proclamation is said to have been purchased for the sum of $3,000 by a Chicago doctor. The Free State General Committees of the parishes of Orleans and Jefferson, New Orleans, have passed resolutions inviting the friends of freedom in the slave States to meet at New Orleans on Jan. 8, instead of at Louisville, Ky., as previously suggested. Late New Orleans advices report the river to be again blockaded, and no shipments to New Orleans on private account are allowed to be made. W. T. Smithson, the banker, has been sentenced by a Court Martial to five years confinement in the New York penitentiary, for "treasonable correspondence with the enemy." A Washington telegram says that the "Copperheads are rubbing their hands to-day over the news that the Governor o
to restoration without conditions precedent Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey, Democrat, on Jan. 8, presented resolutions, affirming that the rebels "have a right to return with their domestic institutions as they were before the war, and to elect. Representatives to Congress, without any conditions precedent." On the motion to lay on the table only forty-two, less than half of the party, voted in the negative. Second--As to the policy of negotiation, Mr. Baldwin, of Massachusetts, Union, on January 8, presented a resolution that "every proposition to negotiate with the rebel leaders should be rejected without hesitation or delay" only sixteen of the party, less than a fifth, voted in the negative. Third--As to Federal emancipation. Mr. Edgerton, of Indiana, Democrat, on December 18, presented a resolution condemning the proclamations of the President in regard to emancipation, and asserting the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions, according to its
ll the resources of statesmanship in the effort to restore peace to the country! [Laughter.] Who shall hinder? Not for the rebel to come back after he has fought as long as he can, and then chooses to come; but to get some time, perhaps the 8th of January--for the association will be as good as any — for all to come back. And when that time has come to every man, who shall scout the proffered amnesty of a great and powerful nation, speaking in love, in charity, in kindness, in hope of peace apublic mind, or that portion of it which favors, or seems to favor, some formal tender, on the part of our Government, of such terms of reconciliation as the rebels can honorably accept — that is, submission to the laws — giving them till the 8th of January next to think of it, and if by that time the olive branch is rejected, then that the war should go on with renewed energy until every rebel is exterminated and his "lands, tenements and hereditaments" given to our Northern soldiers. The<
ntly passing up the Tennessee river; but heavy rains in Tennessee render the roads impassable for military movements. Miscellaneous. The Toronto Globe, the editor of which is a member of the Canadian Cabinet, and has just returned from England, makes the following statement in its issue of Monday: "We are credibly informed that the best legal opinion in England favors the extradition of the raiders now before the Canadian courts." A letter from Beaufort, South Carolina, dated January 8 says: "The Seventeenth corps (General Blair's) has just arrived, having been nearly the whole week in disembarking, and are now camped about two miles from town." The Louisville Journal learns that the Hon. A. O. P. Nicholson, of Memphis, who was Governor Andrew Johnson's colleague in the United States Senate prior to the war, has returned to his home at Columbia, after a long sojourn within the rebel lines. The National Intelligencer says that the report prevails that Secretary
is well supplied with the necessaries of life, but their spirits are not as sanguine as might be required. Those six thousand troops are all veterans.--Their discipline is described as perfect. The general feeling in the city up to the 8th of January was that a stern defence would be made. General Maury had remarked that, even if the place were surrounded by a network of the Union army, he could still hold fast for at least two months. The rebel commander, however, is confident that it wed. This looks as if the rebels did not have very strong hopes of holding the city. In case of evacuation, they do not think it prudent to leave the cotton after them for the benefit of Uncle Sam. Our news from Mobile dates on the 8th of January. From reports which reached us on Monday last, it would appear that the city was evacuated on or previous to the 16th of January. The ordnance, ammunition, provisions, &c., were being transported to Selma, and the inhabitants were fleeing for
The battle of New Orleans. --It is proposed to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans on the 8th of January, in New York, with more than usual spirit. General Sandford has been invited to order a parade of the first division of the National Guard, and the Tammany Society will give a dinner in the evening.
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