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Extra session of the U. S. Senate. Washington, March 19. --Mr. Douglas' resolutions were up. Mr. Clingman, of N. C., argued that the Inaugural meant war, and that war was the real purpose of the Administration. Within the last three days he had information of heavy guns and large reinforcements going South to take possession of forts in North Carolina, Virginia, and elsewhere. Messrs. Hale, Chandler and Simmons replied. After an Executive session, the Senate Adjourned.
, came in from Baltimore this morning. Six companies of Flying Artillery, with thirty-six field pieces, are now concentrated here. The strength of the army of protection within the city limits is nearly 25,000. Senator Wade, of Ohio, is here, full of the war spirit. He is urging the Administration to pursue the most active policy possible. He says there is more sound argument in one eleventh-inch columbiad than in all the Senate speeches or political pamphlets ever issued. Senator Chandler, of Michigan, who was present when the remark was made, endorsed the idea fully. The President, by general order, directs that all officers of the Army, except those who have entered service since April 1, take and subscribe anew the oath of allegiance to the United States as set forth in the tenth article of war. It is calculated that at least three hundred thousand volunteers have tendered their services to the Government. An absence of exciting events for a few days sh
ers, with a mounted officer at their head, took refuge in a clump of trees near by, into which Captain Ward presently threw a shot, which had the effect of routing the party. The battery having been pretty effectually pounded, the Freeborn drew off and reported to Commodore Stringham, on the flag-ship Minnesota. The cannonade, which was a lively one, was witnessed and heard by people gathered on the surrounding shores. Among those on the wharf at Fortress Monroe were Senators Wade, Chandler, and Morrill, of Maine, who were seen listening attentively to the guns, six miles distant, and speculating on their probable effect. The Senatorial party afterwards visited Commodore Stringham, on the Minnesota, where they were received with all the honors. Fortress Monroe is garrisoned by three thousand troops, which is eyen beyond the full complement required for garrison duty. These are composed of about three hundred regular troops, second and third artillery, two regiments of M
Northern Congress. In the Senate, on Friday last, George T. Brown was elected Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Chandler gave notice that he should on Saturday, introduce a bill to confiscate the property of all Governors of States, members of Legislatures, judges of courts, and all military officers above the rank of lieutenant, who shall take up arms against the Government of the United States, or aid and abet treason against the Government; and that all such individuals be forever disqualified from holding any office of honor, or enrollment, or trust in the Government, such property to be applied to restore to Union men in rebel States any losses they may have suffered. In the House, ex-Congressman Bull, of Ohio, was elected Sergeant-at-Arms; Hiram E. Goodenow, of New York, Doorkeeper; T. H. Stockton, Chaplain, and Wm. S. King, of Minnesota, Postmaster. Mr. Richardson, of Illinois, offered a resolution that the name of Stirling Morton be substituted for that of Samuel B. Da
r at Bull Run, relieve General Scott of the responsibility, and clearly fix it upon the shoulders of the President. General Scott does not say so, but the inference is clear that his better judgment was overruled by the wishes of Mr. Lincoln. But how was Mr. Lincoln inveigled into those masked batteries? By this insane war cry of our anti-slavery Jacobin club, of "Onward to Richmond;" by the incessant pressure upon him of such abolition hot-heads in Congress as Sumner, Lovejoy, Trumbull, Chandler, and others of that school, and by the ceaseless clamor of such Jacobin organs as the New York Tribune and Times. "Honest Old Abe" must now perceive that they have been leading him on the broad highway to destruction, and that General Scott's grand and infallible plan for a short war has thus already been destroyed. [from the New York Daily News.] The mischievous person who presides over the columns of the Daily Times has by some blunder managed to tell the public some truths. Fre
going through Manassas Junction, and the selection of that route seems like the stubbornness of a bull running his head against a locomotive. The attack was made against the judgment of Gen. Scott and Gen. McDowell, and it is known that the latter had a presentiment of defeat, though he obeyed orders. There was the most bitter resentment against the Cabinet for being led away by the blood thirsty, fanatical abolitionists of the party, such as Hickman, Wade, Fessenden, Sumner, Lovejoy and Chandler, and being induced by their clamor's to order a premature advance upon Richmond, which has so disastrously resulted in the sacrifice and disgrace of our brave troops. It is the opinion of these Republicans that the present Cabinet are unfit for their position, inasmuch as they listened to such advice, and also because there is not a distinct enunciation on the part of the Government that the object of the war is not to exterminate slavery or meddle in any way with the rights of propert
A man named John Hilton, who had been using incendiary language, was arrested in Davidson county, N. C., the other day, after a furious resistance. A Yankee shoemaker, named Chandler, has been arrested in the same county, where there seems to be a nest of traitors. The Baltimore Patriot, a rampant Black Republican journal, has given up the ghost. It couldn't stand the climate. Edward A. Roberts, a prominent citizen of Albany, Ga, died on the 20th ult.
A comfortable packet leaves Lynchburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6 A. M., and arrives at Balcony Falls, 28 miles, in about seven hours. Gentlemen will be in waiting there to receive our guests. Mrs. Dr. Watson, P. S. A. S. Mrs. C. C. Baldwin, Sec'y. Aug. 10, 1861. Richmond Whig, Enquirer, and Examiner, and papers throughout the State, are respectfully requested to copy. The following gentlemen will please act as committees to receive guests: At Balcony Falls.--Col. Johns, C. L. Locker, C. C. Baldwin, Jno. Echols, and J. S. Baldwin. At Greenlee's Ferry.--Dr. Watson, F. T, Anderson, Wm. Paxton, and Capt. Burks. At Gilmore's Mitt.--Capt. Jo. Gilmore, F. Guggenheimer and S. Crawford. At Natural Bridge.--Dr. Houston, Thomas Wilson, S. McClintic, Jno. Luster, Dr. Chandler, Wm. Arnold, Dr. Shields, and Jas. Campbell. At Lexington.--Col. Reid, Hugh Barclay, Professor Campbell, W. C. Lewis, G. W. Johnson, and James D. Davidson.
rsed with one of them, Mr. J. F. Welsh, of Auburn, California. The two left San Francisco on the 11th of September, and arrived in New York on the 4th of this month. They then proceeded to Washington with the intention of getting to Richmond. The following is a copy of the forged pass which enabled them to cross the river: "Headquarters, Oct. 13th, 1861. "Pass Mr. Glass across bridge and ferries to Gen. King's brigade on important business. "By order of Gen. King. "R. Chandler, A. A. Gen'l." With this they managed to pass the pickets, and went to Ball's house. Then watching an opportunity, the two struck into the woods and came into our lines. They state their intentions to join our army, although in what capacity I do not know. They will probably be sent to Richmond to-morrow morning, unless identified by some man in the army. Both are gentlemanly, fine looking men, and complain bitterly of their detention here. Col. S. B. Paul, the Provost Marshal, ha
The batteries on the Potomac--Federal steamer fired upon. We have gathered some interesting intelligence from members of Capt. Chandler's corps of Artillery, from old Caroline, who were detached from their company at No. 2 Battery on the Potomac, and sent to Evansport for temporary service at one of the guns. With regard to the condition of affairs at the latter point, it may be safe to say that the river is virtually blockaded. On the morning of the 15th inst. the Federal steamer Pocahontas passed down the river, firing two shots, which were not returned, but preparation was made at once to give a warm salutation to the next passer-by. About an hour afterwards a large three-masted steamer supposed to be the Seminole, hove in sight, when our batteries opened with telling effect, and she was struck some five or six times. The next morning the hated Pawnee sought to run the blockade, and succeeded; but soon called for the assistance of two tugs, by which she was attended as far
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