Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 4, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 4, 1861 Page 1
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r THE NEW YORK WHOLE NO. 8911. . . MORNING EDITION-MONDAY, FEBRUARY HERALD. 4, 1861. PRICE TAVO CENTS. TOG PEACE COMiRESS. Meeting To-Day of the Con vention in Washington as Requested fey Virginia. Eight Northern and Scvi'n Sou ton States to be Repressed. The Dele fates ?tnted fey Ifef Slate Lepklature* a?i *?wnor^ WHO ARE THEY? The Talk YwMvy iu Waihii^ton Alwit the foDg!<w? and "Vhat it Will Do. The Illinoia ?wolut?on? Rafted Uisder the SapAT^itiOn of Lincoln. BOSTON T? 8EN0 ? DELEW.TES TO-DAY, WAanrnTOH, Feb. 3,1801. Tbe trai?nB>c?t? and Korth thia mornin brought largo ftccessloM of Cofuniise*nerB to the S'eaoe Congt***, which meets to-morrow, and 'oday has boon a busy oco among tbeiu, is eonlarrmg together and c mparison of views. All seem to b? tmpresnod with tho great inapcrtarfto of tbe work heforo them, and of ?te alarming posture of public atairs ?t t be present tlwo. Virginia, originator and mover of this scheme, will be allowed to occepy a prominent position in tte G-nven tion. One of her Commissioners, probably ?* President Tyler, wbl bo named as President. At leaei that Is the present t??''ing among tho m<w.b rs here. Tho choice, however, n.?y fnlVupon James Guthrie, of K^c'-ncWy. It is said they Intend to net with closed doorn. It is t**>o?ii?g awre manifest every hour that the bor der flaw Si ;?tes wtl>take nothing lew than tlie Crittenden Bigler piopoeltion. Neithor the border Statos proposition nor thosa iirtsodueei by Oorwin and Adams will satisfy there States and unless the republicans come square up to the work--no backing or filling?and indicate tho right spirit and prop?r dinpoirtion to bring about an amicable an>i speedy adjustment, all will be lost. It rests with CWj ieaie-3 of this gieat party to docide between poaoe or war. The m iro moderate of them understand alA fn-?y comprehend the great i.nd vital questions at ieoue, and would gladly come forward and settle the diftewocoe at onee and restore peace to our distracted country. 4J?t they have thus <ar fceon re atrtlned by the bad men In their party, and the fear of ?n ountcring the hostility of tho Tribune and lunlrod papers The Commtoeioasrs from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Virginia. Kentucky, North Carolina, Mary land, kow Jer^iy nnd Rhode Island are quartered at Wlllard'a. - ?* Vamongtov, Feb. 3,18CI. As the hour approaches for the assembling of tlw N*ce ConJwcnce tfcB public mind a the Boat offovorn meat is becoming more and More agitated. In prominent and miluential circsM the subjoct of the Conference is viewed from ilteront aland polnU. The out-and-out re publican. who go for no compromise, following the dicta of the Tribune, reg^+i*> presence of the Pe?e Commis ..oners undisguised Alsfavor. They openly denounce the Conference ks a presumptuous interference with the pol.ey of the m*)or*y ??> Congress and of Ihs Incomirg administm ton, whatever that p^cy may be. They say that tfie president ?? ?I?l> r cf restoring confidence, and that ^ measures of concilia^ lion should not be thwarted by the nreclpitaU, and almost unauthorised action of a few State* at ?>* mitigation of ? Flavrholding State. . .. it Joshua R. Bidding, who ha* Just arrive - republicans hnvo now their heel upon the v** ? monster slavery and that they must keep it th* re. Ihe representatives from Maine, Vermont, New IUi^P thire, Massachusetts', Phode Island, Kansw, the westenf part of Vew York, Thad. Stevens and GrowofPenn sylvania, the members from Ohio, Indiana, lllinoj, Michigan. Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, are not far behind Cid>Ung? In their no compromise determination, but that they command a ma jority of their several delegations is doubtful. Ne- I rertbek*s, they are powerful enough to defeat any coin promise measure that may look to the reaasertlou of the rights of the South in tho Territories, without which any would be Idle, and utterly fail to conciliate Co u the South. ? ? ,^promise and Union mon hall On tbe other hand, U*. .i(i8ionerf, ibe harbln tht ?rri\al of these peace Oomiu ^ ^ gerof a happy adjustment of our n. -^noteomo They say that too many good and true m n ^ ,o the national caplUl at this crisis; and all th?J mind, of the country should now b* aWre,ated am r advice !^d counsels of our be* and mo?t patriotic stftti-smeB be beard and respcctod, but I is loud enough; no patriotism doep and broad ?nough; no spirit self sacrificing enough to recaU the se ceding State* batV K1 fraternal fold of the Vnion. Let iho effort of those who would maintain tnt ?CTern went an<) I'Jlon be directed to saving tho border States. Ilia; 9 tho earnest prayer of those who know ?nd have a solemn Hpprei iatkin or the fearful posture in which the country Is now placed. Th" |4ot to enptnre tho Capitol, which lias led to tlio warlike altitude sni piep.iratkniF of General Soott. ws* disclosed tc -enator Pooglas by one of the conspi'ators. Douglas instantly denounced the plot aa tr. a'on able, and told his informant tliat unless he revealed it to the War Department he himself would The informer resolved to do so, and subsequently diNkmd the project to General Nott. who immediately took the precautionary measures of ordering to this rtty the additional forcc of four companies of artillery. .Valium Capon. Postmaster of Boston, ?ml on the clonest term* with the I'resident, la here, tarr\ing with l'ro foeHni H>nry.|nf the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. C?pen L" strong in his endeavors to maintain what he terms the >'ontin"nta1 policy of the country, taking the ground the government In a conaol! latk>n of States, the constitution simply a convenience, and tho original ni if km of tho republic an absorption ei the entire territory of tho con t It en t of America. Mr. i'ap?n better have a twenty years' war to maintain the Union rather thin a hundred years' war after se paration. fiov. rw* I'owell, of Kentucky, gave a dinner party to ilay, st Kirkwrod s, to the Kentucky peace Commission, rrs. There were present, Vice-President Breckinridge, tiereral William <> Hutler, Hon. J times B. Clay, and Colons Steveni?>n, of Kentucky; Mr. Hlndman of Ark*nw and others. It was <? very agreeable reunion. More of the pe ic Commissioners arrived today, in cluding kx-Fre?tdent Tyler and others, from Virginia; llufltn, ^'orebe id at d Kcld, of North Carolina; RoJney, Houston. Hldgetey and Oilmen, of Delaware Sew Voik, <>hio, I'onuey'vanio. Maryland, Missouri and TeMMs** ''^imisnonors Mve not yet report"'! th'm ?elves. are exported to morrow. THE ILLlXOW COMMISSION. ."I'RIVOHKIJ.. IU., lVb. 3, llWl. lii# di- ission of the proprwitiiRi to sendCommis- inner* f> tho Washington Com cation was brought to a head to day in tin lri-wlaturo by th< jw-rnge of the following ri -olutions, Th<jr ?ro understood to be prepared under Mr. I.ineoin :i ?uj?'i Vision ? Whet ess, Resolutions of the Kioto rr Virginia hnve ?,*ei? e?mm'inir*trd to the funeral Assembly of tills Mate. propostnK the uiipotnMnent of Commit ("Hers b, the ??v<'im ."lutes to meet In t'invention on ih,, jth day ot KtbMwry, lWl,at Wash log t?n Ki-so'vetl, b? the *<en?to, the I louse of IteprooAntatircs oovcurrtng herein, Thit with tin earn<-st desire for ttie return i't harmony #ud kind r^ia'.ioiM amo ig our Stat s, ?,,i! out ot r ? ct. to the Commonwealth of Virginia, thi fi. eer ot it npti.tebij ri?|"'iu?l lu ""point flrtf com jn??H.o*rs v'i t rail of tin. .Stale ui Illinois to confer 3i!>i vc-tb fhtsC<*?AMtff<iJuer? of o'J?r Stotoi ?h<> fbaH mo' 1 nt fl'i. Jlieclou, Provided, Tin BAi't ' Hiuit* -ball at all * wet ho subject the oontrul ?rf the tlen^Cal Ass, mblv *f tbo Stato of Tltitiois. Bwjtved, TbatVfce appolntilrttA Of 0?miulsak?tt?r8 t?v ftw. Stotc of IIlhKit* la response to the lnvK?\i >n of the Snue of Viignrtii is not .in ( X*r?'iu-ion of opinion on tho t ol till* fCati I hut any atneudumnt of tb? Vederal eon 1 . titutiou i-'T^r.i-sno t<? afirrJ to the iniopje ot' the slave bol<urg Ptstes adoquats tteomutees f"r \bo security of thair ngfct*, nor an a*?pr. of th<' bas* of settlement of u'.ir di?i<tftiin proposed'ky tho Slate of V>rgim\, b it it is ; an oxprwion ol our wttingnsus to uwf? with thi< Slatoof . Y trgta a in ail tain- I 'foil to adjust OoprSEdt ihbappy ?oiirrowersy in the spirit in which tho conetituti <n was> hawed and consistently VUh its principle*. I Kerolved, Ibtt wo are %*5Ung to iippoiot ?'?>? nir.vkouor - to meft in ConvetV'on with thoau "t'other Steles for coasidutioa ujioii tw< . tor8 which at pronnnt detract our h i: nfi.uiv a* u nati it:, wo alo insist, tbii th?' J> proprlat* ?ooKitutional nMiho'l of Considering md e.rting upon Hn yjriovanoes oouplalned of bv oar winter {Mates, would be by tbr call of a convention for tbo mi' ml went of tbo const iurr.ou in the manner conu m pl.ited by the filth article ot that in.-trum<ial, m>i it tho j'UIMdait g thi'Rwilro aggrieved shall request Om gross to call uch CanwntF'n. the Legislature of Illinois j will and does concur in su^h calta. SmawruiJ), IIU, Fob. 2,1H61. I Governer Yates appointed tv day Ex Uovcrti'ir Wood, Judge Login, B. C. Cook, John M. Palmer, and rhorc** J, | Turner, til derided anti compromise republican*, Oem 1 inii<*ion'.i to the Washington Convention. MASS MEETING TN BOSTON. Bourns, Kelt 8,1861. "Hit s will he a maas People's Convention, without dis tinctica of party, in the Merchants' Exchange v morrow to sec 1 Commissioners to Washington. THE DELEGATES. FIFTEEN STATKB TO BK UFUURIIU. Ilt.e Wauluugton Conference, to assemble te day in t>ie city of Washington, by invltutkiuef the Stat-' ef Virginia, meats for the purpiso of devising measures, if possible, | for tho pacification ef this now distracted country, and for tho restoring of tlii ? t-rtietiie cwdiale betwo? n iho two great sections of the I'nion. The following is the basis of Fettlemont of existing trouble* recommended by the Legislature of Vi-ginla: ? ".esolved, That in the opinion of the Geuoral tssemhly of \ irginia. the propositions embraced in the resolutions presented to the Senate of the United Stat<m bv Hie Hon. .lohii J. Crittenden, fo modi tied as that the Urst article pro posed as an aui<'n<imeut to taeconstitution or the I'uitod States shall apply to ail the territory of the United ^ta'en, ' twwhold or hereafter acijuired, south of latitotetUWtv sit degrees and thirty mimiu s and provided tb?tsUv?' y of tlio African race sliall tic effcetually protect "! as pro |K-rty therein, during the .continuance of the (S.-rrltorial irevernmi nt, and the fourth artioio shall secure to tbo owners of slaves the light of tiunsit with Ummc slaves between and through the non staveholding ?Httos aud Territories, constitute tho o.ine of such an adiMsim- nt oi tho unhappy controversy which now divides ?iie -Jtabs of this confederacy, as would bo accepted by the people of this Conitnonwealth. This Conference will consist of delegates from the several States, appointed under tho authority of tho Btate Ijegislatures. Those delegatce do not rome directly from the people, but they arenearor fotheiuthiu the politiciil bodies which have up to this time hid tbo management of all'nlrs. Tlih will be the border 8t?.'es oiive branch offering to the Nortlnyn Statue. If it Is not met with a fraternal spirit of conciliatiw, and a d >?ire to save the country from the impending danger to which it is now expo? d, then the Conference will bo of short duration, and the border slave States w 111 abandon all hopo of settlement and at once follow the seceded St*tes responsibility, therefore, rests upon this Oonferenco, and our earnest prayer is that that responsibility tcay be felt atulnpp. eclated. It is quite obvious that whatever course of action the Conference may adopt will ?' t be flaal, for it will be referred to the several States there represented; but they can consider and adopt any plan of ai^uatmont cmbodylQf the principles of the Crittenden proposition, with the addition of some details since propose d by tho Virginia Legislature. Should the delegates ignore all 'party lines and affiliations, and, with the hearts of truo patriots ana lovers of the wholo I'nion, of fer some good and acceptable pUu for the ad j-j'-tment of the questions that now threaten Cr peace and tranquility of the country, they will hare Uk^ir nauioa, cov< red with honor, handed down to pos terity ns the savWurs of this great republic. South Carolina ban in plain terms declined the Invita tion, u'aliug. by a rosolution unanimously adopted by ita Legislature, that th*y do not deem it advisable to Ini tiate negotiations w bed they hare no desire nor intention to promote the ultimata object in view, that object b^ing, as declared in the rveolut.on of the Virginia legislature, "the prornr?nent of amendments or new guarantees to | Uic const it utiaaa of tho United States." Michigan and Massachusetts, through tholr legislatures, hare positively r?fuaed to send delegates to this Oonfe renec, knd the resaaining State* not enumerated tn our table will not be r?presented. Mayor Berret, of Wellington, lias tendered to ex-Preei flcnt T>rlfr the uae of Wiilard's Conccrt Hall for the lee siona of tb* Convent ion, the proprietors having empow ered hlmtom:^^ oflrer Tlie States who hJ*< ? appointed and who will be represented ate as rin *TATU. Illinois, , Indiana, ' WowYwk, Rbo,>Uiand, New Jersey. Vermont. New Hampshire, sLiVE STATKa. Delaware, North Carolina, *? Kentucky. Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia. Miwouri, XAMBH oi' TIIK HKfJCOATM. 1 REJK 9TATR8. nxums. Ptcph^uS 1/Ogan, ,!ohn M. PakMr, .tohn Wood, H. C. Cook. T. J. Turner. OIMAM. C. B. >rnith, P. A. Hurklemun, fi. S. Orth. E. W. II. Ijew?, T. t SUvophto^. a Vff .vr Voiut. I>avM rnidley Field, Wm. Curtis Nc><?, .tamer. R. W'ad?worfh, .Ifitnf* C. Finiih, Addison Cantin-r, Greens C. nrrn*on. tVillintr K I'^xige. AoaaUh P. James, Frastus B. Cornm;. stw /lasrr. Cbas. S < Mrten, l?wt 1". Ptockuei, ,io?' j.h K. tlalMpe, Bodm >r. M Prioe, Peier P. Vkv rj, Prnjamln \t illna "?n, ) r<d. T Fiel'nuhu)?t n, Thomas J. Striker William c. Alexander. vrnr HAiniwnaL Amos Tuck, \s* Fowler, I/cvi Chamberlain. <>?n. Salmon P. Chase, fl. C Wright, V. liar Ion, Thos. Fwing, Wm Groishock. Jto'iben, F. T. Backus. rKMirrn 45U. Wm u Jicffdlth, James 1'oiljck, Thomas F. Franklin, Thinias Whits, l?avid WHmot, Andrew W. 1/iomis, WUllam M~Kcpnab. rik>i>t ixi.a.iv. Chief Justloe Am<?, V* governor Hoppin, Alexander Duncan, ?ef>rge H. Itiowne, 6. S. .Vrnold. I \fnnom. HUand Hall, fl. D. Ilarrip, Isvl I'nderwood, H. H. Itaxter. L. K. Chittenden. HLAVK M l A* ?*?.. ?.(orgu B. liodn^j , John w. Hot:.,ton, Dunii'l U. Hat. h, II. l!id;:<-|y, VT iUUBi Ouuwm. MrVWVKT. .Tnrne* B. < lay, Rx (loi. Unrein ait .ian><* <iulbrt-', .'otliim I . H' II, Wtn. O. Bntlrr, Oiarl' R A. Wi?kliffe. lAKTlin Uercnly .li.lmHoo, Wm. 8. J.oWsbori'UKli, Augtiafti* W. llrariforO, .loba W. ?!ri?pOclrt, Betij. C. Howard, J. Mxon R< l.tau.c, mini, Wahlo 1'. .lohnnon, Col. Doniphan, nu'Um Ilo.gli, .tuilg'1 Bnckoer, STATICS. MlRllt CAIXMHUl. Tbonao Kuffin, John II Moiehead, <ieorge Havta, I lav ill >?. R?ld, I'. II. lUrrtnger. Robert J. ?c Kinney, rvitnuel Milllgan, J. N. Anderaon, Hubert I~ Garuthere, Thom?n Martin. Inour It. Hawkina, A. 0. W Cation, Alvin S Cullom, Wm. T. Ilir.kc: hun, Goo W. .lonoe, V. K. ZoilMWflfer, Wm. 11. Stephen*. viwiniu. ?'ohn Tvler. .'anna a Hodden, Wm. r. Birea, tieorgr- W. Summer*. John W. ltrockenbrough. .lohB B. Coulter. Wc glTe tli> niggeS "f Ik* Vew York dHepatcaaa agreed upon In the I,egI*latiTe <'<.tnmlttec, tut It Hthought hy our Albany eon indent, in hi* deap*uh under the pro per head, that two or three of tfec Martsabove enumera ted wilt be * trick tn o*)t, but tLat a dekgatloo will be frnt. Information rocel i ed from Connecticut law last night atate* that Ootonrn'r Buckingham ha* ippothUwl dele gaten to the Waahui,.ton Confer' nee. We regret that dor ll?r?ued apace forbid^ ua nelleing moro in detail the aervlce* of the delegate* U) the Con firener; but It will be apparent to the reader of the ?ubjolned that a majority of the delegates hare occupied high poeitlon* of public trust and are eminently qualified to discharge the duties which tliey hare underlain n. Wo therefore glre very brief notlren of poSN of the delegate* to the Conference:? HUMUS. stc| hcn 8. L"gan l? known ia HJInol* & .Ndf Lug a. lie in ft strotip, wjrm, \?*> < anal friend ?if Vr. >!n, au t lias t?v? ?i({?M for a posit n in ll>i r>'pnblloau Oibiuot. Hu if nil tn lie a coii-ervattvu man ami in favor of tho Wont ooniiioain. Joku *'ood ?> an n-flnrMtor of the State, and *m Buoovded h> (be | esent o?e, Ho is a strung anti fum repablfeau. SCW YOKK. June* S. Wadswortb ma wealthy >eatlemuii of the w^f ii'rn part (at tl i*; Slate. Addtr n Gardiner !s a democrat, and former L>e:tf>niut OOTi-ftMr of ih-* State, lie aland* in hitih rep'tation ?wffh liis party. Grr?b?r l< on'"D la r. d eminent lawyer of this city. Mn who forniei ly Clvef Justice of the Court of Vppeala, ?nnu Collector i>f the p?irt under th- l'jerce administra tion. He vacated his place rather than to be the roodl ini through which to reward the liulUlo denvieraey of this city. Ue is a strong national democrat, ao1 now bold* tbe r< ??pensiblo p<T Uiou <>f Corporation Counsel. William K liocge is a pi eminent merchant of tnisclty, 8lid a member of tbe boui-e of Phclpa, Dorigo k tVirapuiy. Be is an u'tri Lincoln man, and during M>? l<tst campaign spoke tn public fur bis nominee. Krastns Corning >s a well known democrat, financier olid railroad manager and ihiIiIicUui. He in I ho member of Congie?s elect tioin tbe Albuuy district. WiIuhoi M Evat t>, recently on the anxious sent an tho ?DOneaeor of Sonaior Seward, is a New tngiatoier by birth, and early camo to New York, where ho bus pur sued the legal profession witb ability and profit, having ana.-sed a large foitune. H<> early linked his political intlueiice wiihthi republican party, and was one of its advocates in tb< rcccnt caui|u gn elected Abraham Lincoln to tbo l'r< fidoucy. ll?> is auibui >us for public pofitii n, at d .ip|M ara H'etermined to havo It, if money, shrewdness and strategy will procure it I avid Huiilfy I u ld is also a New KngLuider by birth and education. Ho early adopted tho pro't-ssion of tbe law, and t<? k up his abode In tills city. Ho is a lawyer and l'ejii'biiciiu |Niliticiaa, and, like his intimato friend K.vurts, I ans'oiih for a public position. jfitii Curtm Noyes Is ftlno a celebrated lawyer and re publican politician. OHIO. Salmon 1*. Chase, one ( f the bright and shining lights of the republican party, Is a native of tho state of N;w Hampshire, where he was born in 1808. Ue early re moved to Olno; he subfequrntly entered and graduated at Tar tmouth College, he qualified himself for tbo legal profession in Washington, I). C , and in 1829 was admitted to tho bar of tho I>ist? ict of Columbia, and soon after returned to practise In bis adopted State. In IW7 Mr. Chase came prominently forward in the advocacy of t hose ideas witb which his name is now so widely I leutifled. Mr. Chase bad tak< n but slight part in politics until H41? be bad ni t settled b'mself in>o a party man. Sometimes he voted with the democrats, but more generally with thowb'gs, and this because tbe Northern wings wro more favorable to unti slavery doctrines than their poli tical antagonists. He supported Harrison for tbe Presi dency In 1M0, but afterwards changed front on account of the non unti slavery action of that administration. In 1841 he called a convents n of th -se opposed to eUvory and slavery extension. This convention met in December of that year, organized tbo liberty party of Ohio, n >mi nated a candidate for Governor and issued an address defining its principles and purposes. Mr. (thaso wrote and reported the address, which has a historical nuportanco in being one of tbo earliest exposition* of the polltkal waifa e against slavery. In 1818 Mr. Chase was an active participant lu tho liberty G>ov- ntion which ass? mbled at HnflWlo He w^s on tho Cvmaiittw ok Resolutions, to which was referred, under tho rule of Ui< Convention, a resolution proposing "to regird and treal the third clause of the o?* stitution of the I'nited Stat? j null and vt id whenever applied to the case of a fugitweslave, and consequentlv forming no part of that m striimeiit wbocover w a> e called ufionorsworn to support it.'' The Southern and Western l iberty Convention (tuiti siaverj), held tn Cincinnati In lHtt, originated with liim His action in 'bat body showed him tho avowed enemy of slavery aod pledged t > thei>v? r'hrow of tho slave institu tion. In 1^48 he call< d the Butlalo Kree Soil Convention (anticipating tbe Whig aod I)cm >cratlc Conventions), which nominated Martin Van Ruren for (he Presidency. In February of the came year he was elected to tho I'mted States Senate, where his growing actl slavory sentiment* were ventilated ad OUtum a/t ruiiiArum. lie opposed th ot mproaise measures of 1RM). In l&6f> he was elected Governor of Ohio by the opponents of the I'lerce admi n strat ion. He Is a republican of the ultra school. Thomas Ewing was tho Seoetary of tlie Treasury in tbe Hatrtfcon administration. Ho Is ?n old line whig, and cbertsbcs a strong desire to maka tbo incoming adminis tration after his iceaa of whiggery. As Lincoln wae an old line whig, Kwlcg a in bopee to intoce him to return to his first love. Wm. Groesb?ck is on ex mi'mSer of Cong.-.?. riNNftrLTAHIA. Wm. Meredith waa Secretary of the Treasury lathe Taylor administration. Jimes Pollock is an ex Governor of the State. Pavid Wilmot Utbe author of the celebrated proviso bearing his cognomen; ho refused a seat In I incoln's ! Catdnet, hoping to be elccted I'nited States Senitor in plsco of ex-Goveraf-r Higler. In this hope he wae de- i feuted. 1 VKW HAMrHRTBF. Amo'* ^ ?"> ex-n>emMr of CungrrsH. NF.W TERSKY. Governor CM*'*? S. Olden is tho present Executive of i New Jersey. Jn 1"'6? ho WM by the opposition : ana American p*??,es 10 lhat P?<- He Is a moral an* upright gent b man. aJ'1 ? representative of thoNew jer- ! sey conservative sentiment. Old*? '? ? native of ?M<ny Brook, N. J., and about iT4**? two years of nge. He cominei.eod life as a clerk In his iNbor'i Wore nt hi# native plan ; from thence Li removed to rrcnton, an<l af Ur wards w?nt to I bllad^lphM, a# it Clerk In the merenn tUk establishment of Matthew Newkirk, ^ b7 hl" *,r'Ct jr<>hity of character, energy nnd business qua.,40c*llOB?, soon a partner, wax entrusted With the sole ma nagement of a branch house In New Ork-uns. where he ac quired a fortune, ao<l th<'Q returned to Princeton, where he has euce resided. In 1H44 be was cho-?n to repre sent his county In tho Male Senate, and in 1S47 ngain re elected, serving si* years as Senator. In 1#6? he sup ported and voted for Fillmore for the Presidency, and since tb'n br has been a O.m Supporter of the opposi tion. Klcb.iril K. PtCK klon Is a native of New Jersey, and In 1812 enter# d thi I mted States Navy as a midshipman. Itc participated ita tho naval operation* during the war with iireat Britain In that y?ar, nnd fr'm that time h<- i was rapidly pioniotcJ until he roer to the highest rank In the nnvy. He resigned In 1150. In 1*111 he was clected to tho I'nltcd States Senate, . where he ai'pL'?)?d splendid natural talents WLen the > rompromife igitacon que-t'on.of lMOwn* being ajritated, !

Mr Webst? r addressed a letter ti Commodore Stockton on th* aubiect. whu h was followed by a reply. Thin ' exposition of Cotemodore Stockton's vi< ws on the que*- j tion of slavtry, an< th' measures necessary to preserve j the I'nion, has I e<-n extensively pubiUhed, and received ! with commendation, as cl'dtlng sound stat^smaAsliip. In ; bitth, blood, feclln? and education, he is every inch a I Jern j n.nn, He is a mm ot immeww weajth. Rodman M. I'rleo nas formerly a purser in tho United , State* Navy. Ho iDia? ? ed a fortuno in California, and re turned to New Jersey, where !??? was subsequently elected ' to tbe State legislature, nnd aft "r wards to Ihu pust of ) Governor of the Stated Piter I). Vioom is nn e.v Oovcrcor of the State. KIIOHF I'll.AND. Samuel Ames is th? pt> sent Chief Justice of the State, Mr. Hoppln is an ex Oovernw of th? Stuto. Alexander J'-it.can Is cue of the wealthiest men In ' Kbooe Islvnd.and father of the senior member of the I linn of Dot can, rnuui to., tho celebrated bankers. KF.HTVCKY. Ja?ne? Cathrin was Secretary of thcTrrai <iry in tbefabl net of I*rcsld< tit I'leree. He is a native of Kentucky, and was bom in 17A.V Ills father, (ienoral Adam Guthrie, a Scotchman, waa nn early pioneer to Kentucky from \ lr ginia, and a participator in many of the Indian battles of our early history. In early life the subject of our notice ei RHffi d in the enterprise--common in those daya?of r< ndtng produce to New Orleans, and made twn voyages ? on his own flat boat*), returning homo heavily laden with the earnings of hi* ndvcLturo. lie miheeipioatly studlod and adapted the I?bh' firtft*'!!'*. t.i tt if be roe >ved to Lovl." ill*, 'lien us liO'v the ?. uiioo. oiel :-"til if Ke i I |i.? k) , Uud irt. i 'Vft to thv c < - it i , .jtiii lw !.? U n a JkrkFiti democrat. secured his State f'T th? hnro of New Or )"alie, jnd In h> i exertioo* w larg ly itue the gul l*ft iront ibo 'Itn.o. run- of Kentucky havf" made, thoago n.'tiiJ". emliiili) in 'be minority He wis f?* nine years a nit ??!?? r of the State legislature In 1861 be u as tkcti' I "ruldont of the Ottwutms to revuw tho COBMitntlna of tbp State IK) giit*?yi?*utiy a leading tpirll in Slate railroad enterpi is-s, and cle plaj ed c< nsideru) te exccuth e and financial ability In I8f3 be entered I'm indent I'wrceV Cabinet, wh> re his talents became moic up|>art>iit, and wb? re they ha I full scope. diktc Mr Kuthne's retirement from public po litical lite he has devoted ?i? tune to railroad en erpriees uud to the enjeyn'cnt of domestic and a> cial luwreourse. Joints B. I'by, at? of H try Clay, and ox member of Congress. Mr. Morebead, ex Governor. f'barle-i WickUilo was l,<*?Hii?gU>r General nnd*r Prcsi dfnt Harrison, and subsequ' ntlv Govern ?r i?f Kent icky Win. O. Butler wan one of the early settler* of Ken tuck J, and u ok an active i?irt in >bo Indian wars In the carl} history of that State and in 'bo war of IMA He wai reinitiated for the Vice Presidency in the Coj% ?? Uon that nominated General Cass tor President. TlltUfMA. John Tyler, ex ('resident of the I'nltod the chairman of t*te Virthua del <catwin. He commenced bin political career at an early are, having been ol T.ted to the Vitgmla legislature ?t theag? of twenty km yotw. and live years later to On g. eg*. In 1x21 he v?a* elnvatod to the station of G ?verm r o' b< t oative Stue He ills charged ihe duties of that office but oue year and ft halt, when the Virginia l.- iiislaiure elected him t > nil i va cancy In the Senate of the United >taiea. He carved in this caimctty until, on a difl^reuot of opinion between Gen. Jack hi n and, he resigned his teat an t went Into voluntary retirement. M>. Tyler did not ag no m ik' his appearance in public life until 1 MO, when h ? a-.h so lected by the whig piirtv as their candidate for Vice President. Ho <ru electod to that ofllce by a largo ma jorlty, and entered upon hts duties on the 4'h of Marih.lHU. The deal!) of I'nsident Harrison, which ; occurred shortly after, raised him t the t'hief MigM tracy ol the republic. His term of oflloe expired in 1845, since which <ini? be lta.< been living i i retirement. H<) Is seventy-one years of aje. George W. Summers, a distinguished lillrrnisur Ho is a graduate of William and Mary College, and was for merly a legislative representative of the western part of Virginia. A few years ago bo delivered a very able ad drcrn before the Old Dominion Society of this city on the subject of the "I'nion." Fx-Judge Bro< ken><lough is one of the most distin guished jurists in Virginia, and is a descendant of a dis tinguished family of that Stato. He is a democrat in poli tics, nnd was strongly urged for the nomination for Gov ernor in tho Convention that uomiuatod Governor Iifttchcr. William C. Rives is an eminent lawyer, and formerly represented Virginia in the I'm ted suti s Senate. He wo? : also a representative in both houses of tho Virginia ^uto legislature, and was l'n ted States M nister to France under tho Harrison admin'etratlon <>n his ronirri to this country be w:ui re elected to the T'nited States ^'iiato Mr. Hives ranks high a:; a lawyer, Jurist and statesman. NOrifcl CAROLINA. David S. Reid, ex Governor of the Stnte. Mr. Morohoad. e? Governor and ex Cnltjd SUiteg Senator. Th< mas Rullin, ex Chief Justice of tho State. I). M. Ilarringer is a native of North Carolina and a graduate el the Cniversity of that State. Hi ? anstore, both nuttemal and paternal, were among tho early set ' tlors of North Carolina, and favored tho Revolutionary War. Mr. Ilnrringer is a Inwver by profwislon. His ' early political career Of ?tmiiiirt as a member of tbo j l.f L'is'atui" of bi*> native Mate, and he wa^ eubaeq'iently elected to Oor.gro^s where bo continue dur Qg Uu> years 1843 -0-7 In 1849 he was appointed Mltilftter to j Sfain by l*residen< Taylor. *ARTI.AV1>. Reverdy Jolms< n is a distir>giiiah< d lawyer and an ex mcmberof tb<' !'nited Stat<* Senate and 'louse of Kopro setitattveH. He w?s .tttorney tierx in the FUlmor adsninistration. tknnesnke. Alex. Wm Toniplian is romewhat celebrated ns th Colonel of the Tennessee ngtment of volunteer cavalry in the Mexican war, and wiui m command at the battle of Braziioaiid Sacramento, in Chihuahua, lie wasaino in coffitnan en the famous march from Santa Fe, by Chi huahua ond Monterey, to the Rio Grande, and by wate home to St. IaiuIs. THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. MEETING TO-DAY OF THE SOUTHERN CON FEDERACY CONGRESS IN MONrGOMERY, ALABAMA. The much talked of Southern ConfeJonwy Congress will meet today is Montgomery, Ala. Tbo Congress will be convened pursuant to the invitation of the Ala in ma Secession Convention, who extended the invitation to the .Southern MiUt1 In the following preamble and re solutions.? And, us it is the desire and the purpose of the peo ple or A'abam* to meet the slaveh<<ldiug Mutes of the Pc nth who arorove of nuch u purpose, in order to frame it piovtf local or a permanent gore nrnent upon the priacl p!*? of the goverrjnent of the Cnitod 8tat??, be It, there tore, Rifolvrd. by the people of Alabasaa, in Conventlot as sembled, lhat the people of the State* of Delaware, Mary land, Yiiginia. North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, G? rata. Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tonnes pee, Kentucky ai o Missouri, be and they are hereby Invited to meet the people of tbo Btate ot Alabama, by delegate*, In <', on the 4th of February next, In Montgomery, In tbo ftaU of Alabama, for the purpose of consultation with each other at to tb< moat effectual mode of eocurlng concerted liarmonioim action in whatever measures may be dctmcd moat deeiraide for Ibc common peace and ke cui ity. And be it further Petolvwt. That the President of thisConvention be and be is ber?b\ Instructed to tranamlt forthwith aopv of (ho fotegi ing p-tamble,ordinance and n notations to' the <io'?ruvt?.9f tbs several Stater named in the said retolu liotta. We subjoin a complete lilt pf tbe uanii> of the dele gates to the Congress ? aisbaiU. At Lory. Robert H Smith, Richard W. Walker. IHdrirl Prlfgat' 1?J. McRe-a. V?W. K. thihon. 3?I'svid P. fcewto. 4-Jobn 0111. e_f r ruie 6?Th( m?o Fearn. 7-J. I, M. Curry. nostra. Jackson Mortem, Patt? n Ar derxoti, .itmri Powers. ? w<mtu. A Rtlcrt Toe mbs. IlowellCot'b. />?;/! irl /MeyS/'-' 1?Frsncls Rarti n. ?i? Hat tin Ctawfi rd. ?Ju< ge Nct-bitt. 4? lt? rjimln Hill. K_At<gi:r*u* H. Wright ft?1 h' max R Cobb. 7? Augustus Keennn. 9?A. II. Stephens. It is thouKht, as all the slave ?ut? :< have not declared their course In the present crisis, that the Montgomery Or nventien will merely se-t In motion a provisional gov ernment, until such time as a m'tc perfect government can be established, and that the provisional government will be on the basis of the con>tltntion of the United Ht?trs. It is supposed they will mould the incipient nationality to ssit the exigencies of the times, elect a provisional chief magistrate and order elections for va rlons offloe*. Anions the principal <|uestlonf! tint will urine In th d' liberations of tl.e Conference Is the question of the re opening of the African slave trade. Some of the sccedlm Ptute* eppot r'the inesaurc and others f? . or It. Another nueetlon, and ono of the most Importance to a Southern Confederacy, Is that of the riclit of we-irob The leading Journals of Europe, i-. undn;? that ono of the purpeises of the fMthe rn Confeeleracy Is the rccpening of the Msv* trsde, dc lar^ that tic right of imrch will be maintalnod and rigidly enforced la rFT>oet to the nhips from UiM esefMWMf when its In depetdeneo Is cstatlialied. Title will require a lari<e navy to be maintained by the Mutli to assert the Invio lnliiiity of It* flag. H. B Fbeut, tl.. the chairman or tho <v?uth Csre Una deli gntioti. will I s vtged the Vre-idrut of the ODgret-i, in h? nor tu South Or<>lina s<* tn>' first st> ceding stete. Mtw* J. IJr"oper, of Alsbamn. is nro minetitly mtntx ned for the i>oet of rfecreUtry of tho (.i?n grass. 1|??' rmmes of ffon. Jelfrrson IVtvis.of Mi?? a?lppi. anl Alex. H Mephens. r<-pri<septiug 'ha two < xlr m<? of t'H Pouthern "eiii.merit, are nso?l in 4 ftWIliluHl in r m i. e*. r ? lth thePr st. o r the new oo.ti?rl ??ted re unnsiA?tt. John Perkln?, Jr., A. I). Clenet, C. M. Conrad, t)unc*n F. Kenner, E Sparrow, Heury Marshall. SOUTH CJkJtOUSA. J. I- Bridgers, M. w. lunsom, Kx-tiev. Hwatm. 9>.>~ni uwwi. f. J. Wither*, W w. Boyne. n. P. Rhett, Jr., L. *. Keitt, James Chestnut, Jr., R W. Barnwell, C, O. Meo mtnger. vmsHii'in. W. P. Harris. W S. Wilvit), r Walker Br?*>ke, A M Clayton, W. H. Rarry, tames T Harrison, J. A. P. Campbell THE REVOLUTION. IMFQRTAHT FROMWASHINGTON. The Future Policy of the Republicans. PEACEABLE SECESSION TO B: CONCEDED. The Boundaries of the Two Contede radts to he tbe Question at Issue. REPORTS FROM SOITH CIROLLVI. Seizure of th? Cutter McClel land at New Orleans. Spirited Instructions IVom Secretary I>ix. Interception of a Despatch by the Governor of Alabama* THE REASONS WAY GfiORGU SECEDED. WHAT WILL MARYLAND DO? IKPORTAHT MEETING IB BALTIMORE. Violent Spfffhes of Ex-Miniater Mclane and Ex-Govtrnor Love. THREATS AGAINST GOVERNOR HICKS, *?., *?., fcC. W^siu.vt.Tojf, Fob. 3,1S61. Governor Pickens luUi sssured bis Montis here there will bo no hoetile movements on tlio part of South Carolina, or my attempt made to take Fort Sumter un til ail efforts have bc.-n oxliaustcd to got i>eacoable pos session of that tort. It will be at least a week yet before the President's letter in reply to Colonel liny no is laid before tbe autho I ritios of South Carolina. Therefore wo may look for a week yet of peace. Tbe New Orloan-'i Delia, of tbe SOth January, arrived bere to night, containing tbo following announcements, which not only t-how where the traitors aro, but that wo have a Secretary of tho Treasury who, although he did not know on tho 2#ih of January that tho telegraph i<3 lines of the extrcmo South were not In rt liable hands, is a bold man, and is determined to execute iho laws of his country:? Ibe Mayor of New Orle:?nf>, Mr. Monroe, night re ceived a highly importaat despatch from (Governor Moore, of Alabama, addressed to the Governor of Louisiana or the Mayor of New Orleans Mr. Monroe finding himself unable to communicate with Oiptaln Brushwood last night, has thought It best to give publicity to this de spatch. In order that Its object may thus be attalnod. We thluk his course In the matter tho best that can be adopted under the clrwinu'tanceB. The following la the despatch ? MoTn>>vr.RT. Jan. 29,1861. To nix Gotirso* or Lmusuka or nre Mayok o* New Oriju.ns:? Tho following despatch was received here to-U?y end bar- boon held for a few hours ? To W*. IDoii hhj Joxw, of New Orleans - Tell 1.1 en tenant Caldwell to arrest Captain Brushwood. Assume command of the cutter?the MellHUand?and obey the order I gare through you. If Captain Brush wood, after arrest, undertakes to inteifere with the com mand of tho cutter. Lieutenant Caldwell to hold him as a mutineer and treat blm accordingly If uny one attempt to haul down the American flag shoot him on tho spot. JOI1N A. MX, Secretary of tho Trevury. Signed, A. B. Mt-on*,Governor of Alabama. It appears the rcvenuo cutter I'wis Caw, suppo-ed to have ho?d seized at New Orleans, wsi mistaken for the McClelland. The despatches brought here from Governor rickens by Oolon.d Haskell, four days Btoce, w. re aibmitted to Colonel Hajnc. Tho latter has tx en in coaptation with ? Senators WigfaU, Ben.wimin,Sl.doll and others, and yes terday a pnpar, tbe ultimatum of South Carolina, was handed to the rwldent. The latter b >a not replied, bnt probably will tomorrow, as Colouel H?yne luu decided to return tomorrow, whether the Presi dent consents to reply or not. Growing out of this negotiation an absurd report is In cinulation, which may reach the columns of some pr vs that the Preeident has ordered Colonel Ander on to surrender FortSomtwr to tho OrolUi-ane. The people would sooner believe that Mr. Buchanan Is insane than such a storv Lleut-nant Hall, of Major Andersons coil*, willac company Colonel Jlaync, on his return with IwdmetHm-. It is believed that, t pun the return of th?se parties, the administration declining to yield to th.- s -^lotiien, the forces will open on Fort Sumter. A letter received h? re from Charleston jrn-terday says that tbe troop* are only waiting for CNonol Ha) oe to re turn, ami If tbe whole I 'm led HUtc do** not <-urrend*r to South Carolina they will attack the Fort. There fleeing to be a new and unexpected turn or tbe crttls, and the question i> seriously asked ? Is it-dny or blacker n!|bt ahead ' The leading flpirltfl of the republl can party are far nhead of their adversaries. Every one now understands lew completely they outwitted the Southrons in the diplomac y of Htate^manaliip pending Crittenden's peace proposition?. They a< ted upon a single idea. Divide tho JV utli but keep the North united. They were ailent to hour the&wth tAik them-eire? to death, anil then won. Hut now the newconferenoea present a point of dnnger to them which drives them from the let alooe policy and oonpela them to Hike tbe liiitiative. They change tbe question right about face and put themselves ell months ahead of the mov rnnt. The future will present a que tion of boundaries not a qucrtion of about slavery or Territories This new policy of the republicans s<itii,i; th> Ii?k o" tbe whole >t the slave ? la ten exerpi M irvi.ind ano M* ware They ndmll that th border Slav states .ire no masters of their own fate, i,nd sooner or later ! must go with the plantttK m?".ds. fhey hnve I made up their minds to this. B^.t skveiy lo Mary bind and Wlk* .re is not * necseary in. tltut and m <y give way betaf the m?ney power, to whioli tho republi cans will not seriously object. If they conclude to adopt th j new policy, they arc ready to <ty to the rest of lite slave Stater?'flo taprsre. Wo d? not propose to forco you into a fight again* your appeal for peaceable seces sion. 1ft ha fettle tho only querti?n between ?, the one of bcundai ies. fm tho reet w<> know wo nevor can agree, and our highest de; :re Is to part In peve." Boundaries?what boundaries? Imperturbable in hfc policy, the republican embraces the Capitol and the go vernment nrciii. c, si <1 all tbe memories which belong to them, by IndtCfttirg ??r?t?The lines of the l*o and Ohio rivers, leaving the states of Missouri, Arkansas and Teins free to chosu their own position. Fecond?-'Tlie Cortifir-tUone nt tho Tortuous, t ntrelllng th* Gulf, and those oovtIpk the mrmth of tho Mississippi rhror. 1 '>?t a nil, That I. th? *irm .0 -tatc f tb? vtti at quettion. tbo point it the revolution now beta* Mrkwily inn^Uerud among dtatusmen. No war, no lighting, nnl?MH tin* South madly runs a mu-k aud must bave a tiKtit with -nmebody. The unity <rf the repub licans Mill assure * the union of the Northurn States, and prooiae* a peaccaUfci Union of thowi 9l>tiW with the I C:ma<i?s: and bow thoy strike thi* nerves and Interest of I commerce to gain tier point, leaving Seward and tho ((inference to dual with femails liko shmy and tho j Territories. IhiK policy now ncrioutly considered by leading states men of the republican party, If ad -pled, ihe next step, alieody indicated above, will bo a peaceable umon of the I Northern Stat<8 wi'h tho fanadus, creating at onoe an empire much gieuior, freer, utroi gcr and more onllght | eiitd, as a wbojo, than ever exuited upon the Aineooan | contlioit bi fore. It would be an empire in full sympe | lliy with t;r? tit Ilritain. Once in active operation it? P0'icy would be to invito cmigrati >n to the viiat free Tef I ritoiiPH of the Wont,open thtm up, develop? their re i sour cm, create m w Stat'. , open communlG tlon with the Pact tic Stat?.', not only by a tier of free States, but by a , direct lute of railread. Next acquire Mexico and Cen 1 tral America, peaceably if po.-tsifelo, but acquire them and hold tbo key to the two oc-uns. TIhh m tho ' policy. H commences with tl.e souii>m?nt of tbe boun i darlee, and if the 8nuth object to the ntiiomU line heroin Indicated nothing but war will settle it. Umk tho pro diction. Thu Is the only bisb upon ?hich tbe North ' Will aeqaitBW Ui ft peaceable settlement of existing af j fairs. There is considerable gossip about Cadmus M. Clay '4 ! letter to the 'Inl.unt, tbo republicans generally express I ing the opinion lliat Clay lias decidedly got tbe best of it. Tho wiseacres who arc inhibiting their knowledge of tho navigation of naval ships in Charleston har bor, assert that tho Brooklyn war steamer ou<:*? entered that port. She never did any such | thing. In 1868, when she inado her trial trip, it won . known that she drew so much water that she could not ! get over Charleston bar, consequently she wont Into the harbor of Beaufort, North (Carolina. Perhaps it is unfor tunate that she did not get into Charleston at that time, ns the knowledge ol the Tact might change the face of ' thing.* now. The Governor of Mississippi announces that Jefferson : Davis find ex-Secretary Thompson have guaranteed to ; pay in May and June next twenty four thousand dollars for the purchase of arms for that State. This is tho same Mr. Ihivis. who by some extraordinary means un known to Congressmen, got an amendment to the Army I bill through (,'ougre s during the closing hours of the lost session prohibiting the Secretaries of War and Navy from ; purchasing any patented articles whatever, which ln . elude* arms and powder?two things very much needed just now. It Is a subject of inquiry just now. whether Mr. Da via ant cipated tbe present state of affairs, and secretly in vent* d bin amendment to cripple the government. A dragoon detachment of United States troops, acting I as a light battery, embracing seventy Ave men and seven ? ty-eight homes and four commissioned officers, under command of Lieut. Grlltln, arrived hero this morning, ?ud are quartered upon Judiciary square, back of thn City Hall. On their way here tho train this side of No** York run off tbo track. None of tbe men were injured. A valuable horse had bi log broken an I was killed. Major Harvey Brown, Brevet Colonel of Second re|i - mint of aitillery, ban bu n assigned the command of all the trotps in the District of Columbia, except the Kippcrf) and miners, who will rrmain as they are under the im mediate ssnioiand of I.ifcut. James C. Duane, subject at all times to the order of Lieut. General Soott. The bill making appropriations for tho service of tbo Post office Department during tho fiscal year ending the iiOth of June, 18?2, promles for the sum of Aft<<en mil lions of dollars, and an estimated deficiency of five mil, lion three hundred and ninety ono thousand dollars. Speaker Pennington bus appointed tho folk)* ing gontlc mcu a committee ou tbo part of tho House to meet a similar committee on the part of the Senate to make ar rangements for counting the electoral votes for President on the l.'ith Inst ?Mew. Wuahburno, of Illinois; Ely, of New York; Craig, of Mi*.~ourl; Anderson, of Kentucky; Admin. of New Jersey. Senators Trumbull, Foote and lAtham compose tho bommittoe on the f?art of tho Senate. No reply has been received by be '.rotary D^ to the do ?patch sent yesterday to the Collector and United states Treasurer, Inquiring Into tho circumstances of s?*Uure of the mint by the State authorities of Iouisiana. fh?t re fusal of those officers to reply shows conclusively that there has been a deliberate plan In which these .office? were parties to seize (he money in the mint. Information just reoeived by the governm nt from tho Collector at Savannah, in which he state* that be ha* been notified by the Governor of the State of Georgia that no more money mm be paid over to the United S'ates without his, the Governor's, order. The govern ment have telegraphed to the Collector to know whether he intends to obey the President of the United States or tbe Governor. It is reported that the cutler Robort McClelland, tho finest In the service, stationed at New Orleans, has bees taken. The officer in command notified the government some days ago that he did not intend to obey tho Instruc tions of the Secretary of tho Treasury. The Secretary of (be Trearury despatched ?n agent some three weeks ago South to look after all the revenue cutters, and to prevent th? ir being seised. But tho officers In oommand In most cssetj have surrendered them to the State authorities where they were stationed Captain Ingraham yesterday tendered his resignation to the* Secretary of the Navy, and it wis accepted. It la tndersUxd he Intends to join bis fortunes with the peo ple of South Carolina. llo took this step after mat*ir<t deliberation. It i? understood that O>mmodore Shubrick will pur?u? a similar course. An effort will be made by a member of the Committee of l ive to report a Joint resolution providing for a 0*11 of a national Convention for the adjustment of extoting difficult!**, An official copy of the louisiana Ordinance of Seces sion b is been received, and the delegation from tha^ Hate in congress, with the exception of Mr Boullgny, will proliably withdraw from further deliberations la Congress to morrow. He Is the only one from the se ceded State who has taken part in tbe proceedings slnca the several ordinance! of neeewion have been pa. sod The names of all tha members of the Hoii#o from tbe Seceding St.*tee continue to be calle<l wben voting. Governor Hicks, of Maryland, will be befbre tbe Se lect (V>mnnttee to morrow, as a witness, concerning ihe alleged con-piracy I ? sel/e Washington. WAwrowmw, Feb. 9, lSfll II is telegraphed bore tliat the Montgomery Oongree* will probably adjourn over to await the action of tho Pedro Conferi-nce. There In but little pronpect that the Conferuneo will IrariMu t my important baalneaa on Monday. Vo cweert of action or general arrangement baa bean ma > for Uki meeting of the Conference further than on*iglrg WiU lar d'a Hall for tho purpoec of amembling. Many Com mie* toner n an ta the dark about preliminary matter*, and no one know? positively ? hat meaaurea will be pro posed or who wil' take tli i?wl F\ (? overnor Hoppin, of Rhode Inland, la willing to make any rraaonablo conoexalon. Reporta from Virgiai* relative to the Convention are not bo favorable to tlM I'tiion ax wan anticipated. It ta thought there will bo nearly an equal number o aecoeehmiytA and Union men. If tlx aeceaeionlau have a maturity, and attempt to Im poee any new taxation, the I'nion men, moat of whom arc from tbc weetera (tart of the state, will aecede, and declare for ;i new froe State, went of tho Blue Ridge. THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE. LoWfltta, Feb. 2,1M1. Tl" Kentucky legislature, In the Senate, poa+ed by a vote of 26 to 12 Mr. Kiak'a reeolutiona appealing to the South to atop the progreea of revolution *nd pro teat )ng a; Minet federal coercion, and revolving that, when tha I?gl*latare adjourn* on the Alii of Febrnary, It be to tha 24th of April, to hear the reepoarca of her (later lo our application to CMgNM to call a Natioaal fVnvea* tkoa. TV PORT.* NT. IF TRUE. aonrrittm* n "K ""WHiW. The New York correspondent of the Philadelphia Loiter ? aye that a $100,000 contract for munition* of war fur North Carolina la being filled at a manufactory erone wfc< i e In tha vicinity of th a city. TV contract In quea ik.i w I" be eaecnted In thirty ilava from date; but ta fptfllhI |ip W UCHDi FAM*