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Governor Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee. Agreed to. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Haynes, till the end of the session. Refused — yeas, 7; nays, 9. House bill to increase the number of ordnance sergeants was considered and rejected. House bill for the relief of bonded agriculturalists was passed with an amendment striking out the first section. House joint resolutions expressing the sense of Congress on the subject of the late Hampton Roads peace conference were read and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. House bill to pay the arrears due the army and navy was considered and lost. The bill, upon the presumption that the amount of treasury notes authorized to be issued by existing laws had been exhausted, authorized the issue of an additional $90,000,000; but it was shown that the treasury had not, by $50,000,000, issued the amount authorized. It was further shown that, owing to the derangement of the Tre
, 1865. CaliforniaRepublicanDec. 4, 1865. IowaRepublicanJan. 7, 1865. New HampshireRepublicanJune 7, 1865. OregonRepublicanSept. 10, 1866. TennesseeRepublicanApril 3, 1865. VermontRepublicanOct. 12, 1865. Recapitulation. Total number of States36. Necessary to ratify amendment (three-fourths)27. States-Which have ratified18. Rejected3. A fight in the Rappahannock. The United States revenue steamer Tiger, Lieutenant David Evans commanding, arrived yesterday from Hampton Roads, towing the Wolf Trap, light ship, which had parted her moorings in the late heavy gales. While on the passage up, on the 27th, in the afternoon of that day, the Tiger was towed into the Rappahannock by the gunboat Banshee, Captain --, in order to clear a rope which had fouled the propeller, and anchored under Windmill Point near the Commodore Reed, Lieutenant Commander Hooker, say within five hundred yards of the shore. Lieutenant Hooker informed Lieutenant Evans that he had intel
o General Lee and General Grant. Let those two generals settle the terms of adjustment. This fact has come so well authenticated to the Administration that the President and Secretary Seward have had a lengthy consultation over it. But it seems that they do not agree. Secretary Seward urges that they had better accept that mode of settlement, but the President opposes it. The latter declares that, if there are no more negotiations, the rebels will soon accept his terms offered at Hampton Roads, and we will then get rid of the leaders. But if we leave it to Grant and Lee to arrange terms, the latter will try to retain his place in the United States army, and secure offices for all his associates, even Jeff. Davis. Says the President: "It is said that you are a candidate for the Presidency, Governor; who knows but that the Copperheads may not yet run Jeff. Davis against you for this office, if we settle this affair without getting rid of the leaders?" An arrival from Rich
ance and England in Mexico and Canada, or France alone in Mexico, she will recommence the march again, through the Danubian Principalities, toward Constantinople. It suffices to mention these reports, to show you the extent of the excitement on the subject. The French official and semi-official papers have, within a few days, changed their tone again, and become more hostile to the Union cause. In order to counteract the effect of Mr. Seward's history of the peace conference in Hampton Roads, the Confederate agents at London have sent all over the continent a dispatch which the Havas agency fathered, and which was published by the French governmental papers. This dispatch says it speaks by high authority, and then gives the various pretended points offered by Mr. Lincoln to the Confederate commissioners, every one of which is false, and intended to place Mr. Lincoln in an odious light before the European people. The last promise of Mr. Lincoln to the South is, that he is w
Of all the improvements made or contemplated upon this continent, we hold the water line connecting the James river and Kanawha to be that which will produce the greatest and most direct impression upon the commercial relations of the several parts of the Union to each other, and of these, in combination, to the whole world. Rising within five miles of each other, these two great rivers run, the one directly west to the Ohio, the other directly east to Hampton Roads. Having once touched the Ohio, the water line places us in communication with all the great improvements of Kentucky, Ohio. Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and by their means with Missouri and Arkansas, on the west of the Mississippi, together with Kansas and the boundless regions of the far West. The California railroad, which will have its eastern terminus at St. Louis, will give us a fair chance for the trade of California itself and of China and the East Indies through San Francisco. The communication of the Oh
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