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ics of the Confederates. Henceforth there is a war to be waged between a people possessing the uncontrolled command of the sea, and another, which, though debarred from all intercourse with the world, or the possibility of efficient help, yet retains a considerable territory, and will doubtless continue to show, in defending it, the obstinacy which has been witnessed during the last four years. Confederate affairs. A Paris letter of March 2d, in the London Telegraph, says: Mr. Mason leaves here for London tomorrow (Thursday). Mr. Kenner, a distinguished Confederate, has just arrived, and brings what the Southerners evidently consider good news. Another celebrity reached here to-day, by the Shannon--Dr. Gwin, formerly United States Senator for California, and who was supposed to be about to become Viceroy of the reported ceded Mexican provinces.--As Dr. Gwin is stated to be ultra French in his sympathies, his arrival here has created some excitement. I believe he is
see now, if they never did before, that the rebellion cannot live, and they have no need of accumulating more provocations for a war with the United States. They ought to, and probably have, compensated Dr. Gwin for the violation of a contract which was, no doubt, made in good faith, and which promised him a fortune. The rebel diplomatic council which has been sitting here for some days at the Grand Hotel broke up yesterday.--Messrs. Mann and Buchanan have returned to Brussels, and Mr. Mason to London. We can only guess at the nature of the deliberations of this body of men by the indications we pick up from outside sources. The Index, of London, the mouth-piece of this conclave of conspirators, declares, in an article which is, no doubt, based on the proceedings of the council at the Grand Hotel, that negotiations are now going on between European Governments which will impart quite a new turn to affairs in America; and this statement of the rebel organ is printed this morn
Virginia Legislature.[Extra session.] Senate. Thursday, March 30, 1865. In this body, to-day, seventeen members appeared in their seats. Mr. Newman, of Mason, called to order; after which, on motion, the Senate resolved into secret session in order to determine the constitutionality of transacting business in the absence of a quorum when the requisite number were detained from their seats in consequence of the movements of the enemy. House of Delegates. The House met at 12 o'clock; but no quorum being present, a motion to adjourn was agreed to.
Virginia Legislature.[Extra Session.] Senate. Friday, March 31, 1865. The Senate was called to order by Mr. Newman, of Mason, President protem. A communication was received from the Governor, containing the resignation of Mr. Robert R. Collier, Senator from Petersburg. On motion, the communication was laid on the table. Mr. Neeson thought a writ of election should be issued to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Collier. Agreed to. Joint resolution prohibiting the banks of the Commonwealth from diminishing the amount of specie in their hands was read the second time and laid on the table. Mr. Marshall, of Fauquier, thought, in the present organized state of the Senate — it being evident that there was a very slim attendance present — it had better adjourn, and therefore moved that it adjourn till 12 o'clock to-morrow. Mr. Dillard, of Sussex, called for the yeas and nays, which were ordered. Mr. Frazier, of Rockbridge, d
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1865., [Electronic resource], Arrival of the Asia's Mails.--Dates to the 25th Ultimo. (search)
ut afresh, and is now more fatal than ever. The number of cases for the week ending November 18th was 2,669, as compared with 2,580 and 1,765 of the two weeks ending November 11th and 4th. The total number of cases has been 27,432, of which 8,998 have proved fatal, and in 1,777 have recovered, and of the remaining 3,977 the fate is still uncertain. Thus about 22,000 cattle have died directly or indirectly from the plague. The famous steamship Trent, associated with the seizure of Messrs. Mason and Slidell by a United States frigate, has closed her career, and is now being broken up near the Isle of Dogs. The rebel cruiser Shenandoah left the Mersey for New York on the 21st. The disposition, however, seems to be, to laugh at it, rather than to treat it with gravity. The London Mercantile Gazette thinsk-- "The whole thing appears to be dying out. The laugh at it grows daily louder, and the proofs of the want of real power and influence amongst its leaders daily m
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