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guns; Lafayette, 9 guns; Neosho, 3 guns; Ozark, 2 guns; Eastport, 9 guns, Choctaw, 8 guns; Osage, 3 guns; Chillicothe, 4 guns; Louisville, 14 guns; Carondeter, 14 guns; Benton, 18 guns; Pittsburg, 14 guns; Gazelle, 8 guns; Mound City, 14 guns; General Price, 4 guns; Lexington, 8 guns; , 3 guns; Black Hawk, 13 guns — in all 160 guns. Of these the Osage and Ozark are turreted vessels, and the Lafayette, Eastport, Choctaw, Chillicothe, Benton, Caroadelet, Louisville, Pittsburg, Mound City and Essex are iron-clads. The Lexington is one of the three wooden boats which were put in commission on the Mississippi. The Ouachita and Black Hawk are formidable wooden vessels, partially plated; the balance are denominated iron clads. The Autocrat, Maine, Battle, Diana, and hospital boot Woolford, of the marine brigade, accompany the expedition; also fifteen transports. Reward Wants more emigrants. Secretary Seward had addressed a letter to Mr. Washburne, Chairman of the House Select C
did the Irish live and die under Cromwell, suffering by the sword, famine, pestilence and persecution, beholding the confiscation of a kingdom and the banishment of a race. "So there perished," says S. W. Peetry, "in the year 1641, six hundred and fifty thousand human beings, whose blood somebody must atone for to God and the king." In the reign of Charles II., by the Act of Settlement, four millions and a half of acres were forever taken from the Irish. "This country," says the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant in 1675, "has been perpetually rent and torn since His Majesty's restoration. I can compare it to nothing better than the flinging the reward on the death of a deer among the packs of hounds — where every one pulls and tears where he can for himself." "All wool grown in Ireland was, by act of Parliament, compelled to be sold to England; and Irish cattle were excluded from England. The English, however, were pleased to accept thirty thousand head of cattle, sent as a gift f
hird article of the Alexandria Constitution (under which we now live), as authorized by the people by their recent vote. The subject of amending the vagrant laws so as to suit the present condition of things was introduced by Mr. Garnett, of Essex, and referred. Petitions were presented touching the case of Berkeley and Jefferson counties, now claimed by the Governor, Boreman, of West Virginia as belonging to that State, but which protest that they are a part of Old Virginia. The subper assemblages for mischievous purposes and prevent vagrancy, and report at an early day. Agreed to. By Mr. Teeter, of Washington — A resolution of inquiry relative to providing a more efficient common school system. By Mr. Garnett, of Essex — A resolution referring to the Committee of Finance so much of the Governor's message as refers to settlement of accounts between the Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia. The bill to incorporate the Petersburg Iron Company was taken
nd section of chapter one hundred and one of the Code of 1860 so as to provide more effectually against trespasses on the lands of others. Agreed to. By Mr. Pate, of Bedford.--A resolution that a joint committee of five members on the part of the House and three on the part of the Senate be appointed to inquire into the expediency of fixing an early day to proceed to the election of two Senators to represent the State of Virginia in the Senate of the United States. Mr. Garnett, of Essex, offered as a substitute, which was accepted by Mr. Pate, a resolution that, the Senate concurring, this House will proceed, on the — day of--,to the election of two Senators to represent the State of Virginia in the Senate of the United States. Mr. Joynes moved to lay the resolution on the table. We had accepted the Alexandria Constitution, and must accept all its acts.--This Legislature had come here under the Constitution under which Mr. Segar and Judge Underwood were elected.
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