Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 13, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 13, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 8923. MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE NATIONAL CRISIS. IMPORTANT NEW8 FROM WASHINGTON. The Deplorable Condition of the Government Finances. Warlike Measures of the Republicans. INCREASE OF THE NAVAL FORCE. ? DEBITS ON THE CRISIS IS THE SENATE. Speech of Senator Green on the Secession Question. Proceedings of the Committee of the'Peace Convention. THE SOUTHERN CONGRESS. The New Government Assumes Charge of the tycestion Relative to the Public Property, fto.f fto<t Ac. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON.* DEPLORABLE CONDITION OP THE GOVERN MENT FINANCES. Wahhlngton, Feb. 12,18fll. The following communication hn? been oddressod by U?e Secretary of the Treasury to Mr. Sherman, Chairman ?T the Committee of Ways and Means:? Sm_I deem It my duty to call your attention to the Dressing demands on the Treasury, and to suggest the SSr^mide or meeting them without seriously impairing Xbt credit. The liabilities due and to faU due be fore the 4th of March next, are as follows:? For the State Department. ?????? For the Interior Department 1 ill For the War Department i n?Vn<x) For the Navy Department 1 For the Poet Office Departmrnt....iwvuu For requisitions on the War and Navy Depart meuts not ompllod with......... ? ?? ? ? ? > > treasury notes failing due before 4th March ... 1 For Treasury For l.lghthouso Board 4Ks'a22 For fishing bounties These arc the round numbers, mating a total^ ^ ug The accruing VeVeniie' wili," 'it to wtlmettf, net about fl m<G 000 of the amount, leaving but eight millions U> b provided tor. There i? in the Treasury subject to draft K) Tteusurer of the United Mates but little morothau bah a million, an J thoro are requisitions in thei Tn n ?ury Department amounting to nearly ten millions of dol k&noesible to borrow the money needed wJatsof the Treasury, unless at a discount which wcmi d ?enously impair the public debt, without some pledge in addition tothat of the faith oX the government, dewd of the States, in accordauoo with a suggestion contained 2 S le"? to the Committee of Ways and Mmn^l ho 18th Jonuarv last, have offered to supemd t the pledge ot thelr't'al'h to thi'. of the I'nlted States for therelemp ?uV< iny bond* it may issue, to the amount of tho public moneys deposited with ih. m rtMl^ 'vely for * Ut* keeouiK under the act oi 23d Juno, 1830 * oJEESl will an tin >rlze tl*?se ntfers to be Lem.w^bo moui-y required to meet the llab.litiw due and to fall due oe ore the 4th ol March can ic oou n ,?0to ?? aulUoritJ. ^ iiot Kraut* , I am 8 Uisllod It ^Tulybop-iur.<l on term. whi,h would uisuiv;unau"oii8 to tbe government, an 1 ui the b abeet d-giee detrimental o iu> credit, 1 sho.ild S'oU.or, urn. excedin, < ? ?,? 11.(1 Lea-lv iho vh >le ?.r ih s amount would be re JK& meet the r*de?p.> u of <Ye *u, y nog. n fart due &?!! >ie U?e 4 ii of March. Hii ro would be due on i t dav ub .ut six million of dollars to public rxeoiurs wnoe.- dem?u<is ciuld not remain umat wiled with nit . them to most siorious inoonvuniejoufl, aud in losses 1 havii discharged my ^Kbit^if1 tb^pnllo 'wail's, alTiuU- nro''tth" ?*{J s?jrsst. -r M""tJ ? ren lers it indispensable th*t I sboild X'rtiso' tora loan on tbe Htb or l*th instant at tue flTam! very respectfully. your TlllX, Secretary of tho treasury. The followirg is the bill which Mr. Sherman incffoe.tual * |v endeavored to Introduce r_ ? ^nacttid, 4c, rhu tho Secretary of tne Trtaisury i- hereby author urd to au* i.t^aTht as? snwKSS i:?^ueITu,^ttJe proviso of the ?i entitled s? JKT fmp^uen dl^'its ^yond ^o obl?a t? .ns bo* exlstu g oy law^ THE PEACE CONVENTION. WA-?'nvoroM, Feb 12, 1S61 The Pence Convention was not tu session to-day. The tbe Oonveutloo not on the committee took to tbo two of Congress, aial labored the mem. of those bodies. F.x 1'^t Tyter listened to tho noeeth of Senator Croon, who pitched Into Virginia for , appointing tho immediate section by bor reeent voto. Suspkion IB expressed by conservative memlers of the Peace (-press at tbe fanaUo-l action of the Wisomsla b?if lature, In filling up thoir commission with roptibli can members of tb > <*nate and H iuse, and eselu llug jud?e Larrabee, tho only connervativo member from that ^Tbe ant Ion of Malno and Pennsylvnnl* Is also con demned, for tho fanatic tl p >Mcy in appointing all ultra republic*?. Tbe representatives from these ?uu>s will Bftrto-ibfdly retard and poeslbly defeaany agistment The IWConfercucoCommittee wore la.sessloo several mml"little pn>gr<*ss. TboComm.sslo.ers Who arrived yesterday, desired to understand trbst had (bus ftr been done, and the committee were on,pciled to devoto moet of the day in o*pl?l l^ what ^riTJr had been left to the border SUtet, they ere thh htve come to an uninimoun agroem'nt "W"-* ^NVW En,:,Hnd T'lTd loaother with two or three others, have thus far retard d i, three days beforo the comc.ittoo wlU bo able u. re ?ineuUir as It may sppear, tbe rei.uMica,iportlonof - sew vorit 7^;r^rv^C ^nt tobe'"?. ordci to repreeeM fairly tho State,tbe ni?^t ooi.Borvat ve. . rhalr lb. toUowiiitf inter ba* born addr^^d to tho .hair aiar. of tho ooinmltuc? TfWR J>b n xm Mi Dr.?s Pt^-1 lutro ^ j?o?t??t *?tlsfacM?n. tbe re* (% 'V are every (lie (UlOptlon of ment'ot our difficulties. Md tk-Mf ..oeessary^m.M.t ? ?ur^aiiho ^ ^ ^ f,.?i wluch you ought not to swi fre. whi,r i0 tho nH be tale to offer *ay ttli.g ^ 1 rle?r and Nortl. th.T present Uio ^ .7,^ our e immu murlui*ive Uiat ih>< esnsorvetive portusi ?' . ^1, will be enabled to rally in lhH%supj^t e^wbe^ Vt ouUi it hU be well. ^'uyjrou find a^rtsi^ ^ iMtai vo?Ml4own, to ??gn*fy thAt, ?wm fw* , lii. 1 tlioo you will propose the'-lon ^ jS^isleeal government of the Sou'hAro Om^ swum a* your final effort at reeneclltation_ ^ I^ dym-nt. the ^ithorn States hare eetod yJr. iculllg'tioe. for #hlle th?v have mide full P? Station to sustain their p??U.lon ihcy have l^t the ioBT P , -(.r reoonstruetloii, an erent mwt devoutly to wide open r ^ wllh Th? ranatlelsm of ??1 ?ft?h has ethi'J??d the stronge"t ovlleooee of in tho N'-rUi hw Tn ^ th< ^ )i<rr| tnt?rr?t!, thpy haVe seilty 1,1 ,h?y repre ^nt to ihs verge of s hfimrt" ,noC.'*lI. ltlrv?"?dei- us. pi?nee of IfWtlos with 0?re ru war. n_ ,j,B -ouih a?e to bo main Kt?"pe*' ' ( ierulve charw'ter. Hi- "ippiy p> t,ii ?,! hi 'b< ir t)1 Stripe, r mu?t be had, ie?. the rot'o'i v- Ib "P n , th< ftrst * ep be laken 11 /?+t !?? n,;lT ?,.> ..UKltT fori ??>? II With .'re- ti tt h t h ouor to rem on voir o?iMient w ,lh rr?tl,t have the honor w HaMILW*. "uhji. Urrrauv, Wuhlngton. War MEASURES OP THE REPEBLIOaNS. WihUUItiTON, Fob. 12, 18<ll. In tbe Senate today ibe Naval Appropriation bill piiMil, with ibe amendment uppropriating twelve bun tired thousand dollars for tbo construction of sev-n screw Bl? ?m< re of war. The vole In favor if tbo amendment was la'ge, notwithstanding tbo onslaught upon It by K-nators Mumu ana (ireen. Mr. Reynolds, from tbo Select Committee on tb* Ptm) dent's special Uersugo on tbo stato of tho country, vril' repoit back the btl) referred to them ?tutbo'izlni; and em powering tbo President to recapture tbo fort*), navy yards and arsenals seiz-d by the sec rsiouists in Southern States, and Mr. Reynolds will support tbo measure in a speech, and press it to a vote of yu> [louse. Otbtr important reporu fmm the same committee are in course of preparation, and will ?oon be made. In ono of tbtwe r-'ports another m< mber of the Oibinet. who his not 0/ lain figinod much, will llud himself occupying a front scat among thu conspirators agauifet the govern - mi nt. In consequence of tho seizure of arsenals in Southern States, witti ordnance ktores therein, including gun powder for the service o> tbe fortifications of the Gulf, Colonel Craig of tho Ordnance Bureau, through tho Se cretnry of War, hits askitl the House for an ionaJ appropriation for tbe armament of tho fortic- 1. in cluding tlio purchase of gunpowdor, of $100,000, and an equal amount for ordnance and ordnance supplies. THE INDIAN BONDS ROBBERY, ETC. Washington, Fob. 12, 1861. Mr. Morris him to-day made hie report from tho Select Committee on tho Indian Bonds Robbery. Tho oommlttoo wero unanimous. Tho House listened attentively to tho reading of It. The disclosures it makes is the subject of conversation in almost every circle.* The fort that grand receptions are going on to night at tbo President's and Judgo Douglas' docs not lessen tho sensation which ? producod In tho House this after noon by the reading of the report on the abstraction of the IndiAn bonds. It is the t<>plcof conversation in near ly every prominent circle, and the puhllc are astounded at the dcvelopomcnts. Tbey account In a groat moasuro for the subsequent desperate proceedings of soino of tho principal actors The opponents of tho Tariff bill are ritaklng considera ble headway against that outrageous measure. They aro ?bowing It up in all its naked deformity, and tho republ icans in both houses aro becoming alarmed. Tho com mittee from tho New Vork Chamber of Commerce, head ed by Mr. Opdyke, are accomplishing all that they could possibly desire. Tbo frlenosof tho bill express a willing new to mollify it to suit thslr wishes. Tho committeo of tho Philadelphia Hoard of Trado arrived here this evening, and have already entered actively on the labor of promoting tho passage of tho Tariff bill, which Is expected to be taken up In tho Senate to morrow. From tho present prospect there will be no disturb inco at tho Chpltol to morrow when the electoral vote is counted in tho presence of tho two houses. Klovon hun dred regular troops are no* in the city, and will boon duty from sunriso until sunset. AH the en>p oyps of the Capitol, ln:ludlng tho police anil watchmen, in extra force, are ordered to be on hand early to-morrow morning, to look over the crowd that will attend to witnias the ceremony of counting tho votes for President and Vice President. The Select Committee of FiTe despatched two of its members ycsteiday a'ter Governor Ilicks, to testify as to tho conspiracy to seize the Ciipitoi. While they were on the way to Annapolis the Governor wn.< on a train for Washington. Ho will be examined to-morrow on that subject. The President baa issued a proclamation declaring that ej Inordinary occasion required the Senate convene for tho transaction of businoss on Hie 4th of Mirch, at noon that day, namely, "To rtceivc and act upon such communications oh ui.y be made to it on tbo part ot the Executive." This procla mation is in accordance with usiiv, and to enable tbe Dcomtng President to nominate lor confirmation the n i mbeis of bis CMbuiet. 1 he Oregon and Washingt on war debt has h. en ma le 'he special order for Thursday t|"xt. There will bo a tretmndons eliist on the part of the friends of this bill io put it through the House under the previous question ITio amount involved is several mi lions. Tho present dcpletid stiito of the Treasury, if no other reason was urged, will defeat this claim. Genetal Wool, who is now bete, and who is familiar with this ma'.ter, can. If nxies sary, enlighten Congress respecting its vuliiify. A private dispatch just received by a Senator from Hnrrlsburg, states taal the Judiciary Goinaiittoo of tho Pent jylvnnla legislature hail unanimously agreed to report In favor ? f the repeal of the p rvonal Liberty bill. It was thought it would be put hjhiu it* pasH-ige to-mor row, and would pass both bouses in a few days. In executive session of the Senate this evening, Assist ant Postmaster General King was ooufirinod ,ub Postmaster Genera). The rep tblicans were defeated In their ofTbrts to day to -tuve otf an executive session. Judge Klack is gaining strength, and the vote on conilrming him will be very clove. Ibvro was no vote takr n to-day on his ca--e. (Ii3 friends ucoeeded in getting another trial on Thermitj, wheu they hope to conn> m blm. Tbe nomination of Mr. Greenwood, for Secretary of tho Interior, has not yet been eent ta the .Senate, although the President has the consent of Mr. Greenwood to do so if bo thinks the public service actually requires that the vacancy shall bo filled; otherwise It is Mr. Greenwood's express wish to remain where ho is. Senator <Y1ttenden received a despatch to-day an nounctpg that Tennessee hvr gvno forty thousand ma jority against secession, and it M probable that a conven tion bns been defeated. Tlio same despatch appeals to tbe North to concede something towards a settlement of the present difficulties. Col. S hLabel, of Pennsylvania, hi?? just, returnod from ant-ylorirg expedition through some of the secoding states. He reports that the Marm in tho rural regions is general, and faxillle* aro flocking to the hotels In the city, apprehensive of tho wildrst demonstrations anion,', the -ervilo population. The withdrawal of many of tho males from tin- Interior to HI! up the ranks of the seceding armies ha? left some of thn isolated districts In an almost defen -cless position. ? clniel S. also report* that neg-*es are secrot'y inquiring iibout tho of Sliarp's rifles, and that an agcut of the cr.mpnny manufacturing them is in one of the Southern ?tales milking contracts with the aufhcrltlcs to dispone of the arms A letter from a highly responsible Southern source received to nipht s?)*:? We are now ui the midst of a revolution that may he need up' n .is u lined and irrevocable 'act. It is bootless to argue the causes tint produced it, or whether It be a g< oil or l od thing in Itself. The former will bo the task ot the historian?tbo latter is a probl.-m which the future u|oi,? can solve. Ibe wise man, the (tatrsrl an I states man, In either sec l..n, will t?ke the fact as tt exists, and ? in tbe be-1 he can under the drew -nntaoees for tbe gjod, tbe peace, welfare and happiness of his own counts y. fbe resignation of Captain Rosrena, of Louisiana, has been accepted by tbo Secretory of the Navy. Theie are good reasons for believing that Senators Mil son and Hunter, of Virginia, will receive a polite invl t at ion in a few days from the 1 nloo Convention, which no ets in that State In a day or two, to resign their places as roprescntaiive* of the Old Dominion. THE CIRCULATION OK UNION DOCUMENTS. Wasitmiro*, Feb. 12, ISA! On Saturday last Mr. falndtnan, of Arkansas, ottered the fo'iowtrg resolution, which being objected to, was laid over Resolved, That a seleot committee of three be ap pointed by the Speaker, with Instr'tction to inquire whether any otlcer or <Uk?>s of the Kxocutlvo Dot* t ?sent of this government t?s lately been guilty of tm proper inteileroncc" with elnetlons recently or now pend ing In any ol the States, and that said committee have power to ^end for person* and papers, and t j report at any thne. Mr. Mihdssan has the reputatlto of being n secession If*, which led to ths suspicion that somebody hid been interfering to dusuaso the people of his State from tho exercise of their sovereign right to seoode. A few in qulrlt* developed the fact that Superintendent Kennedy, of theCensus Bureau, had been charged by the soces elonwith flooding the border slavo Status with t'nlon ?|>?ocbcs. As ths oensus llst? contain the mmes and pr st office address of all ntter-, If WM tnfV ' red that they hid been 11 vd for this porpo?<\ It jppeared that over three hnti 'red thrwiaand copies cvf 'be fine, bin* of Measrs Clemens, Tuim !ton, Mi'laon, Gil mer, Morrtsr.n, Harris, Ftheridgn irvi -tenfttor Andrew Johnson, huvo boon sent od to VtrginU, North r.kro. Ima, TVnnopsee, Kentucky, Arkansas, re*a* and Maryland, and that tho work * still going on at the rale of t?u ti twenty thousand per night. Mr. Kennedy acknowledges to have superiutendod tho work out of office hem,,, but oe?je8 having used tin official Irank or aided tho movement at government fexpeuae. He w only ox- rcising his r-ghts of oitUenshtp. A largo room has been hired exclusively for this purpose, and the labor is chiefly performed by volunteers. As noon ad certain m.miiers of Oongrws wore ad VLW ,rom b?me of the receipt by their con stituents of these documents, they bocime highly inuignaut. Homo of them called upon Mr. Ken uedy, an.l commands! him to cea** sending the documents into their districts. Mr. Kindman, it is said, domanded of him a promise that he would re frain from sending l/nion dooumonts into Arkansas. Mr Kennedy relusea to accedo, statu, that his propitious must bo written, when Mi Hindmm declared ho would bold Kennedy to p. ? ,nl account, and that he would m?bi hear from lum , writing. He then wrote demand mg that Kennedy would ?-? uo at once and absolutely" the conduct whereof ho had verbally comphinod, and ^hK-h he deemed an ' intolerable Impertinence, not to be submitted to," and required an immediate and expli cit answer. p Mr. Kennedy replied that the tenor of Mr. Hln.lman's note would bo sufficient of itself to excuse any notico yet, waiving such considerations, he would request him, in order to avoid misapprehensions, to put in writing the nature of the demand referred to. Mr. Dindman did not do so, but his resolution, refer redto, was probably intended to answer the object In The following correspondence, showing the efforts of a portion or the Virginia delegation in this matter is In tho possession of members of both houses?. CWsrs Omc*, Jkr.taxrar op nut bnwuom ? KV/ISr0'*? HougE or UEPRK.srSTATIVW. ) ^arnmsml' lo regard to an alleged distribution oi m to 'oui do-umtnt* under tho authority of wn^l , ml, ,,IJi"cl,"s 'hV e^^cU-liUy? o^dflent'^m^11 ""ASSS?1 THOMAS S HOCOOK M. K. H. OARNETT. -k , . A- JENKINS, 1.3k mSSS.'""" y? h:,vo rssuyaa have exercised no autWity11iov^wiy cb?k'or' of clerk* in this oftlce for the nurixL, m?nti???H ljhJtt!!<y been lhu3 employed by any other offlcer' of lJ*S?Vi'rK Mi3 bprei"af'?'-explained question Second?If so, havo they been so In or out of office hours? In reply i amZ S5.^ ?'c'"k ?*in? employed in d^tln^^y ScL peecbcs or documents in office hours. Out of this oillse tnll of*mine. h?Ur" they ar' uot "W L^y^-' Question Third?If so, are they allowed to use the r? em cent us returns of names in directing and dftstrlbnt b*iiiun tF?h tLCal 8pei;Cbefl or document*# I allowed a pr>' Hon ol i he names of rocord in this office to be conlod in accordanco with ibe request of the Breckinridge and I ann I nited states Central Committee, as I sTp.XT,?^ uSttrxirv?"***,i0c,iin ,j'--w^ud< s trlbutii g political documents or speeches- m7b?? ? cently I have permitted an abstract of names lor th<> txr pos.- of distributing the speeches of Southern momborsor Got gross who have for tho Union yu.-stion Fourth?If ao, in thus allowing the census pit!, ?r lowto" ?ufC use to bo made of tho census returns, are you prepired, or do vou foel bound to giro dMr u \ .member ,of 0'r>Kress, tho same advaataeef in distributing speeches, or other political documents''given ,unh, rlf? l-cr?'nsor parties, in whose favor your thit in .h *? i"" alroa<1-v tUus '' Ic reply, F answer that. In the discharge ot official duties. 1 have avoided all partiality, earnestly en,leavoring to comply with everv oU??ril,0,hercH'' ?:,,i0 members of SS^ o? otli. IS, Without regard to party, alw lys gratidedia nor forming, when 1 hmi the power, many thmrs which ^ a n,att._r e! official duty, To id not f% f^nud todo'^ud ht're>ofo"e "shl'l'l evn'"h wb, rm'>' 1 *-ve been animated ?h ar a he. tn 1 ^ P'r''' 10 r,?P"?"? favorably, * n nlianre wo, h ' , ?>W"r'l" alJ> wherewith : " P"aI" e would ijot h.? llkea-lib-nt with inv nAu lal -vr*,r< v** an aevaotage t , any oifjer ummb r of Ooiurresa wiiieli under similar oirc.ionUuices, j would deny to either of Question f if b- ti e labor of a Mrcasiuu the "pe- t hes or dooum-tits referred to been apportioned ?monif ^1* or ^ome oi th? clerk? tinker vour ?v?nt?'ri i Me intimation given that a" mp,Un^ It, reply, I at swer that I have u,.t detilrol or directed h.a ,it.y cleiU, or any numb, r of clerks. Iiould at tinv tun" petfotm a duty in ousistmt with his oltirial oblci tten ,.iud the , lerlt., who maj ?w aii^u^in dhwtV. any or >l.?umentH are voluofxir* in such enn iov n.. ut perform tbe .iutv out of office hours and out of n? ? : ^'u out u'' hy Census Clerks witutn office hou.B, and no clerk ha. been urge 1 to aid 'u hite ^ MH i? .?f .P0',t*c"' matUT, many more emV^v . U rvi,>J" th"' call be ,is. folly nm ,'luu,mucb ? my ortlcnJ duties .ccupy much mote tlm. than is umally devoted to nubile bti.-intw I have not bad sufficient leisure to engage iHjrsonaiiy in the dlrecttrg of documents or speeches, and muse for niv rflicial fratik for the,r dJit-lbutton; but while cLh5 eompieheuding my duty us a public olfn?r, ] am ?ot iu seDHible to the use of any influence, hovever bumele I may legitimately exert u,s,D othors.'cr my own , .ghu asaeHUen, which will not remain taSi * while their is so wide a field lot their employment .nv. m ith gr.-at respect, your obedient servant To ..on TW. s Bo,,** M c'uJ U VX, Hon. A. G. Jkmm2W| M. ci, Ilou.e of Se^XS-' THE PRESIDENT'S LA8T LEVEE. WASHiwrox, Fab. 12,1M51. fto President's love<> to-night ?ru Mr. Bu cbnnnn's Lint. It w;m the largest of hie ad ministration, and was very brilliant. ft is ostl mated Unit at l<a?t five thotuiocd p<-oplo v.nro in attendaneo. The venerable beatls of the Pcace Omgroes were p'omin<mt among tho throng. In cmtrastwHh these were tho representatives of tho army a'id rvu y, attired In their brilliant warliko ings. AH the leader* of the incoming administration now In tho city were presort, including Governor Chase,of Ohio, whose rhances for the Cabinet Inereane. O. the otticerj of tho present Cabinet Mr. King, who w.v confirm >d by tho Senate to-day, wan present; also nearly all the foreign minister#. The President expressed no regret tha^ his <1(1 hiid come, and Miss Lono nevor did thi honor.! moro grace fully. Hhe w;?s uttirod In pure white, and during tho wholo evenm? was surround* d with hosts of friends nnd admirers, ?u h one of whom sodroj to have a parting word to say. Kvorybody seemed to bo merry, the out going as well as Ibe Incoming. Tho bund played "Array Down in Dlxey" and closed with "Yankee Itoodle." Tho number of laoies present wan very Urge. THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. The Congress of Southern Sovereignties at Mont gomery, Alabama. FIFTH P4T. Mi>vk omkrt, Ala., Fol?. #, mil. The Congress met this morning at eleven o'clock. I'myr was ofl'e ed by Rev. A. D. Peillcr, pastor of St. fetor's Catholic church. Mr. iliu. made the following report ? The committee t? whom was referred tho communica tion from tl?o Central A??embly of the State of Alubin a, reported ?ho resolutions following, and recommended Cu?t they ho Adopted by the CV>ngre*s:? Rim.iIt. d. 1 hat this <'ongr? * in-pl ibe liberal offer of the Onent) Assembly of the elate of Alabama, to plaeo at tb? dlxpomil of this bedy tho sum of as a loan to the go vernment 01 the ronfederney now twins formed. K. solved, Toat this Centres* plaee the highest appree"a!Ion 'Iix.n thin set. ernes, petrfciOo and ennddenito ... i, of the State of AlaMwa, nnd realize In ii the zealous devotion of the people of that state to 'he i-auw 'if Southern Independence He?oi?ed, That iho secretaries of this body bo Instrueted to 'noomlt a ?py of the<? resolution* to the tjoneral Assembly of the htote ?t Alat-amt. Mr. Mt?vivi?.R, at. half past eleven o'clock, move<i tliat Congress go Into secret session. Adopted. 1 KIOHTfl DAT. MosT-.oMRitT, Ala., Fob. 12,1M1. ? TU? standing oomraltteen were announced to-day in U>Dg?eM Ilie President received and road a despatch from tho IxniisiAOla (iinventlon, cordially approving of Messrs. I>a.-ls and Kteph?ne' designs for a seal tad tlag fir the oonlVdi nw.y. Referred. A resolution was oflerod 'hat until otherwise provided, tho i?v.ii a) olll-ers of cwtom* be continued la office. Hef erred. A resolution ?r*e ottered that tho 'Jotnmlttoc on I oroign Art'stis iwe requested to inquire int t tho propr.ety and ne< ossify, us ??**? as the I'reswi.<nt *e loaugurstod, >f stndimr '.'onimlssiouor# t? Um foreran,cut of th" ' n !od stales. Referred. The Convention then went koto secret (te?k?, during which U adopted tho following and removed secrecy:? Resolved, That this government takes under Ite oharge the nue?lK>D8 and dlthcultles now existing betwoen the sovereign States of thH confederacy and the govern ment of the United Mates, relating to the occupation or the forts, arsenals, n*vy yards mid other public estab lishments and the President of ilns Congress is directed to oomnunsate thid resolution vo the tjovernors of tuo States. THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE. LorixviuB, 13, 1M1. The Kentucky I legislature, without doing auything of a national character, adjourned yesterday noon to the 20th of March, to await and consider tho action of tho IVace CamiBi89ion<>ix at Washington. important proceedings in congress. thirtv-hiith conohjcbh. MOOND dKflHIOM. Seaabi. Wjwuw?m, Feb. 12,1W1. Mr. WinB, (rep.) of Ohio, presented petitions asking Congress to stand tlrin by tho constitution and Union. Mr. Dntos, (rep.) of I'cnn., presented petitions from the cltizcnfl of Couuecti'ut in favor of the Orittendon ro solutions. Mr. Wilkinson, (rep.) of Minn , presented a Joint rose

lution from tho State of Minnesota. Ordered to bo print ed. Mr. ORiTTiaDia?, (opp.) of Ky., presented a petition, signed by 23330 cituens of Massachusetts, In favor of | tho Crittenden resolutions. Ho said ho honored such peo ple, and felt cheered by such a voioe Trom Massachusetts. It showed them devoted to the I'nlon, for which their ancestors loughi. HI'ET<H or MR. STHNKU OS THK CKl-Ttt. Mr. SrM>"KB, (rep.) of Mass., Mid:?These petitlonn ask, ts 1 understand It, for tho passage of what U familiarly, known as the Critteaden propositions. Their best n|?ology for this petition is tlwir ignorance of tho character of those propositions. Had they known what they wore they never would b?vc put their names to that petition. Those resolution go beyond tho Brockinrid^o plattorm, which has already been solemnly condemned by tho Atnorltan people. They foist into tho constitution of tlio I'nited Slates constitutional guaranties of slavory which , the ftameru of that instrument never g?vo?which Washington. Jeflerson, Frank!in, Patrick Henry and Jonn jav if we may credit the testimony of their lives and opinions?would have scorned. Had any such proposition been made tho condition or union, this Union never could have been formed. Mr. Madison told us In the Oonven t ion that it was wrong to attempt to put in tho con stitution the idea of property in man, but these pro P sitioas propose to interpolate that idea, aud, practically carrying it out, they run a black lino on the latitude of 3# decrees 30 mlnutos, and give constitutional protection to Slavery in all the territory south of that line now belonging to the ropublic; and to make the case stlU more oppressive, and still more im possible to be received at the North, thoy make it ap plicable to all the territory hereafter to be acquired, so that the flag of the republic, as it tnovea southward, shall always bo tho tlag of slavery, and every future ac uulsition in that direction shall be Alricanizod, and that by virtue of the constitution of the United States. That is about enough in tbls Sfce of civilization. But that is not all Still further, they insist upon guaranties to slavery in the national capital, anil in other places within tho federal jurisdiction. Nor is this all. As If to make it especially offlenmve to the people of tho North, and to tho people of Massachusetts, they proposo to despoil our colored fellow citizens of their political franchise, a ion* time secured to them by the institutions ot that honored Commonwealth, fir it is for these things that these petitioners now pray. They Insist they shall be Interpolated in tho constitution of tho United States. 1 have an In llntte res|>eot for tho fi?'ht or petition, and 1 desire always to promote the Interests, and to carry forward tbo Just aij<l proper (toBlrn of my iolk>w oiMzodb. But I must express my regret that thenu gentlemen havo missed the opportunity, alter uniting in such numbers, of calling plnimv and unequivocally, as savers of tho In ion ot their fathers, for two things?two things all sulttr-ient for Uw present occasion, an 1 with regard lo which 1 should ox I poet the sympathies of the bnnora'ile Senator Irojii Ken I tocky Hr8t, tho constitution of tlio I nit el sVites as I administered by Oeorjo Washington. te be preserved lu ! tact and blameless in its tort, without any 'inkerlog 1 or patching. And, oendly, tho verdict of the poopli I la?t November, by which Abraham l.u.ooln was electe l President of the United States, to be nforced without urice or faltering. There Is a ground upon which I every pit riot liii'l loval citizen of the luid csn ntuid, and ho has over hi?u Wien tho .oustituitun and tholl/m , o? bin country. Vou had le tter havo Uiat. mr, thiu I any scheme, dericc, juaglery, or hoc as poem cillela I compromise. On such giound all mon who roally lov i the Union and the country can take their stand without an '-if' or a "but.'' 1 remoiubi ',sir, on the uigut ot tho paMrt^to Of the Nebraska mil, it w is after mi lni;?'it, I irtide ihe declaration in Oebatk '.hat the ton? for coin prirotfe had pushed. Hie events now taking place all verity Ulte truth. It U obvious that the existing ditll cu tier can n?>w be arratged only on pormanont priu clplts of jiihtiee, and freedom, aud humanity Any st cming settlement fonnuod upon an ai>amlO!:meiit of Wlnciule will be but a miserable pa'.:hwork which can not succeed. It was <-oly a short time ago. you will remember sir, the wln ie country was fliloa with shame and dismay, as ti.e repo't came to us oi tho surrender or Southern forts; and when it *as known tliat Kort Sumter, tco ?a" aliout to be given up, a cry wont forth from tho ben'rtof tho |s?ople. by which that fortrws wan saved, at least for the prtfent. I ropo itions .re now m.w! ) and brought forward by the Hciiitor froin Kentucky, aud now enforced by a petition front the fie .pie of my own "Hate, calling upon the North to stirrem'or its prtucipl. i?-to surreud r Its iini'regnabio principles of human rights, which C)n8lituv our Northern forts. It Is even propoaed now to surrender the principle of freiHinni in the To<-rI p.ries? tlie Kort Sumter Of the North, l trust, sir. they will \?t b< saved, and as their safely dep"<ids n|?>u tho President, 1 ti ust that the cry will go forth fr ?m the people like that which went f<.rth from tlieni a few days ago to s?\e that Other Kort Sumt? r whon it was m> naced. >Vir mypeif. It I staud with mauy or with few, or alone, I hare but one thing to ray?no surrender of the l-ort humter o( the North?no surrender of any of our North ern torts. No, sir not one. Hut the bankers and mer chants throw out their fears,and they tell ua tho govern ment shall not have money if we do not surrender our principles. Then, again, BJ-, I api* H to the people. I believe the Amen aJi people are not more unpatriotic than the French, and only want the opportunity to show it to come forward and relievo tho Do cssitrf s ot the government, ns the Krone ti po<> i.le recently, at tho hint of louw Naooleon, came forward with a loan c"tnpo?.?l of smaU sums, l lur government stands ujion the aggregate virtue and Intelligence of the |? opU . and it only romalM now that wo should make au appeal to tho ?ggi "gate wealth of the people?the frirmer. the laborer, the mechanic. K.verv m:m who truly loves his country will b willing to aive of his earninrs to uphold the constitution and the national llug, and out of th? -e small earnings, umpired by a genuine pat riot mm, we shall have a full treasury. There is but one thing now for the North to do th, it Is, to surd firm in their position. Thoy nwy bo guide.) bv one ol the 7T?at? patriots ot the age (I mean latavnte), who, in hit, old sge, wh-n his "tfs>rs'tice had Is-en rn? m d by time, and whilo looking over tho unut terable calami tit ? of the old Krench Revolution, said,'1 It wa* his solemn duty to declare that, in his opinion, they were to be referred not to the bad passions of men, but to thosetiinid counsels that sought to substitute rxuupro mlse for principle." l-afayette may well speak to his AmArimn fellow oitixetiM now, to caution th?B a^Kinvt any timid ooun*. Is that would substitute compr-suise for pfi"r ^ R rnwo?a? sal.l he supposed the slgn<rs of the pe tilion * re intelligent men. When he prosetit.*l tho preeoeitkBS he presented them #s a basis of peace, but why had not gentlemen ollered to amend" Mr. 8t M.NKH sa.ll be thought them wrong in every ward and every lino. , ... Mr. CmmsoKN?Had the gentleman no proportions to m?!r. ui ?nw ?ld 1? had?tho constitution as adminis tered by Washington ?nd our fathers. Mr. ?Why did Dot ho movo that th<'u? Mr' Si mssb said ho lia.1 voled for the resolutions of tho> Secater fiotn New Hampshire, #hk.h <?*pressed his idea Vh" i'K "wot announced that the hour for the special order had an ived. A motion was made to postpmo it. Mr. frep.) of N. H , hotK?i not, as he thought tho time for the practical business of the country should be attended lo. Ho ?anted tho ayes an.l m>o* to know who the men wore that come hero W> mako apewhes that do no po>siblo g'ssl on earth. Mr IN . t.i.vs, (opp.) Of 111 ?If the Senator Is so much opposed to fpee.'h making, he h..p^l Uiat h.i would step uid let tlietn vote. (Laughter.) Mr. IIaijc?1 will say that this U the best ppeeoh I over heard from the senato r fnim Illinois (Mr. D>MigUa), be causo it. was so short, (laughter.) Mr Tut nitlt, (rep ) of III., iakl if this discuss km Is to go on he tbougnt it w.sild be belter to let both sides have * chance. He had sat hero and heard the trouble cbarge-i on tbo republican party. He wauled the rc spooslbillty plated where It belongs?on the eorruptlon and inibn illty, irrosolution. If he might not say the com plicity with treason Iteeu on tho part of a profligate The sf?ci.U order was then postponed?yeas 23, ("urmwTiifv continued. Tie appealed to Senat'H"* not to stand by platforms and let the Union perish. Ho said wo w?re pledged to stand lur and preserve tbo Cnton. But all compromise seemed to bo rejected Ho believed that thoy must do something or the country could not bo (tared. He wished to pru tl-o ovciy forelx<aranco Uo could, but why do men com" here and talk of bus In' s when ihe Union is in danger Mr. t?r*>a* said that the Senator from Kont'. ^y (Mr. Crittenden) was not aware of bis own t*?pnlarli lu Mns svhusetis, and the willingness of tho people to adopt anything bearing his name, which they so much respect, when, ir they had examined his propoaltkms thejr would hsv" re|e',te<l *t. The Senator lutimited, If he und<* dkxhI ?. K ht, that the pro|sielti.?s were n?A ai>pl!cab?e ?o ferr tory herefftvr acquired. Mr. t'miiWHi hald that hsdid not consiler that an csseotial point. Mr. Pcmnkh *uk! the Senator from Kaiuocky bid votod for a proposition 10 pnut It. Mr. Oitividiln w?a understood to any If that amend ment ww not acoeptablo be would Mr Qlahk, (rep ) of N. d., said be had voted not to continue this uwcuiiaton, and would cheerfully givo way If anything else should be taken up Mr. C?mk?uin move i that the subject be postponed till next Monday. Adopted. pamuuk or rate naval aitroituatkim wu.?i"*w< a or UK. OKUCN OS TUB CUlilM. Tbe Navy bill waa taken up. Mr Uhkk*, (opp.) of Mo., paid the question was whe'ber we xboul'i make an appropriation of twelve buudred thou sand dollars to build seven new steam akoopa-o -war. At a time wben tbe credit of the government ? ruinod, and It could not pay private claims of a few dollars, it U than proposed to pay I his large turn for war 8euau>rii could voto a Homestead bill to give homea to souuor-ltt aud vagt. bonds of largo cities, and tm"'* vote one hundred and twenty mUlioua of dollars to I a radroid, mid no# they coma up and a*k twelve hundred thousand dollars to build Htoamers to coereo Stat.w?uot in the language of their eaglo-eyea Senator fro<n Ne? York but of the bellicose Senator whoso voi.o is still for war. Buttboy talk of the onforC' inonts of the laws. Every man Hays, ouforco tho laws and protect the public property. But what is public proper t\ t Wo have public proporty in Ixindon, where our Muiist'T resides, but wont take sloop* there. But havo you publ'o prop erty in Couth Carolina" No, not ono single particlc. Tort Sumter this day is wrongfully h Id, and Is an act of wtr against South Carolina. He admitted that it was built by the government, but he said it was built for tbe pro ItrUat of the port of Charleston, and it waa now frowning with guns against tho port it was built to protect. The whole resolves itsoii' to the ques tion, has a Stato a right to secede'/ and she had actually exercised the right. Individuals in a State, may commit treason, but whotho- a State can, Is another qutstion. rho government waa a multiple el' units and a State cornea in sop irate?a unit--and is an entirety. A county in a State is an integral part of a State and If Bhe tried to break oil' it woul I be rebellion But a State l omcs in by an act or volition, and can go out the same. Kuh State must judge for Itaolf if she has reason for going out, aud only the enlightened |udg meut of Uie world can punish a State. No State ever was coerced into the I'nion and could noi bo. South Ot'olinaha^ ax much right to Fort Oolumhua In Vow \ ork harbor as the United States has to Ftrt Sumter, and an much right to attack it; and be pledged ono feeble arm to act in the contingency whim might arise. Ho o >m mendod the forbearance of South Carolina. B<> had feared she would he too hasty, do wanted all tho States to act. lie know Missouri to be for tbe Union. Even tbe supporters of Rhett and Yancey are for union; but bo mount a union which would give protection to all. lie was tired of all these petitions for union. Ho want ed a union about which mere would bo no quarrelling, and which wouli give rights to all, or el*> ho wanted no union, but separation. lie said this was not a roero question of slavery, but it atlects every property holder ot tbe North. Missouri, though slow, would act, but tbe action ol' Kentucky, rennes?ee and Virginia has been dlsastrou.. If the border States had acted with tUo South, we would have hid peaceable separation. Every on. of tbe slaveboldlng -Hates ought to have gouo out together. Aa sure as no adjustment wad modo, all would go but Delaware, Maryland aud Virginia. He was afraid of Virginia, she was so slow. Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas would go out. (lAughtor.) Ho said, Kansas, after the hothouse plants of emigration die out, would fallback in the arms of Missouri. lie contended that tbe secret object of the republican party waa to circum scribe slavery, so auto extinguish it. He was in favor of the proposition of tho Senator from Kentucky, but there must bo a reaction in the public mind of the North, or eke these amendments would be gwod for nothing. This thing must be mottled cither by adjust ment or separation. Thero could bo no honorable adjustment unless there was u retraction of Northern opinion. The Senato cannot amend the constitution. ind had bettor let the question alone and attend to "the regular business, and wait for a pro per adjustment. But if there was no change of Northern opinion, ho would not usk for any l.'nion. He depre cated war, and In this civilized age or the world ho thought all the dtillculties ought to be mottled w itboui recourse to arms and war. 1/Ht the whole Southern States act together, and let tbem aufotlnto with the North aa equals and if they cannot agree, then lot there be peace able and quiet repartition. The amendment waa then conmrrod In?yeas 27, nays 17?Messrs. Digler, Dougla*, Jobtuun (Tenn ) and l.itlintn voting with the republicans in tnc atllrtuativo. The bill then passed. The Senate went Into executive .;ossion. House of RcprcxnUtlTM^ Washington, Feb. 12, lHffl. niK rojmmos ok nts trbajwky. Mr. Sherman, (rep.) of Ohio, wut up a letter from tho 8ecretarj of tho Treasury, fhow ing the dcplor.ihie con dition of hta department, ami ? iKgeating a rnodo of rcHrf. In accordance with thia. Mr. ttnruun u.-kod !?mvo to in tro "ice from theCosimittM on Ways and Moon!! a bill to enable tho Secretary to aoocpt from any Plato tho gua rantee oi any rtoek which may be Imm4 by tho l;nlted Mates, to tho amount of public mooey dojh><;ted wlUi HUch Si.ito under the Distribution act. Mr. Hikkuas Raid if VeiMf ??.< to ho given tin1 hill ,-bould be paasod to day. Mr. C *?.fKTT, (opp.) of Va., remarks, on unanimous cou.ont was rt?i'ilr<*i, hi? alvuld n >t bo given wh:H hi was a meuieer ol thin H >u >??. Mr. ffiMiKAX mio ba had p>-rf<<riMd hi* duty, tji u(;U reluctantly, in reporting the lull. Mr. 21 ikk, (opp 1 of N. Y., remarked that Mr. GirMtt would break up tho governm nt and leave it without money. lho bill y. is not permitted by Mr. Cornett to bo intro duced. itnc rki"?iht <>\ riiK I.M ian iwr ro>sr>s ii<>nitE!iv. Mr., (rep ) of III., made a rep ?rt from tkt ? pe dal commltu e 00 the Jinl an b m?i attraction. 1I0 &uid it w?n unammouH Mr Oa.ukin, (rep ) of N. V., earn- My demanded tho reading of the icport. It explained wby tho Treasury in empty. Ino PntAFcx Bald tbl* eould not bo done, an tho Paclfio P.atlroail bill miiMi be lifit disp-ieci of. Mr MoRiiii* Bald there wn* more to bis report than there wan in tbo Pari lie KaUroad hill, which proposed to bike three millions out of tho Treasury After noisy proceedings it wtw linally docUW that tho report should be road. |Tho r? port in full to given in another part of today'* lliautn | Mr. Prtm, (opp.) of Va., wished to know bow many member* or the committee ooocurrod In the r port. Bevkrai. Yoicks?All of them. Mr. Pkyor said he understood differently. The report wan ordered to bo printed. Mr. M011 Km paid bo wo* perfectly wUltup to bring up tho report at any time to suit the conrenk nco of mem hum. ftUOT" AT S*A. Mr. Johx CocSKAM, (opp ) of N. V., Ineffectually en deavored to have paei-e.i a bill 10 eruiMo tho merchants, when their Teaacls are rchpoujlblo under the act of 1851 for damages by rcnMin of collision, to esssott a bond, with aufflelest aurrtw". in release of Uwyw^Ib nod of their personal liability. Uo will roncw hU offjft on Moudu v. TIIR PAH no RAnttOAD RTLT . The House proctttfad to the 'onpMicratlon of the Senate amenomcnts to the Paolllc Railroad hill. Mr. <1 una, 'rep.) of Iowa, said, mai.y of U10 iraend nientH ar>'immaterial, uud are repetitions <<t what W;m already in tho bill but tfcere * h ono mportant o.mcnd mont, namely, providing, in additiou to tho i-xtietno HOUth< 'n and central rouiij. for a northern road. Thcso roads are so far apart that tli--y will nit be 0(>mp titers a.i to local trade. lie wan willing to adopt thUann nd. mi Dt. If anything waa ?ronK in the bill, It conld bo corrected in the i cxt Ooagreaa Mr Crahi, (opp )?r Mo., ventured to ray that iindor thin bill no road w<Hild ever b? built, aa tho Anate hod prop<*ed an Improper route from the mouth of th< K* km rlrer, by way of Kort Itlley, thiw ? utting off th< cen tral belt of .^tati'M. Mr. ParhnwoWII, (r?p.) of 111., reuoa'ked t'jat the Senate had ina>li< tlio bill more lawiiigriW thin It ?a-i h> tore it l?-ft the Ilonw. No man conld exp?' t that tlM' President would ^n such a bill. It would be better to di'-unrer vuttitho BciiiUe'B amend rnenta, and agroe on the hill through a ?i.mmltt> c of oon f<ronc<'. Mr MiCirrnant. (opp.) of Til., r-grood with Mr. Farm worth. reg.ardtn^ tn< hill rm of a Mroltinf and mon.?trotn character, and not worthy of tho apprubnt.on of tho llouic lie wanted ono rund,and that ahould bo contral. Mr. Pryor protente ! ngainet thin m<"Miiro, for whloh there wac no warrant In the constitution, and tvblch oontemplatea the achtevment of a moat cnitnefical oh Jt et. It involved an etiiendltiire which no connivance of r.atliematic ptogri taion could ascertain, ile-ii^tt. tbo T-eaaury wan bankmpt, and a mendicant on tho credits the State*. II. moved to lay all tne t*<'nat? a amendmonta en the table, whtofe waa <lirtagr?o<l to. Mr 811 AtJta, (opp ) of N. Y., ripliail by aaylng that for h.n years pn*i the actentlflc ability of th? country has oonc< ntrated i's attention on the prariicablllty of tho route. He would aooept their demonstrattoo of itn foaal blllty, and aland on tliat agalnat Mr. I'ryor's naki d aa aertion, and the railroad wilt lie built by American capi ta'. 1 tie Pierce and Bnchnnan ailminlatrationa. tho iyo aident of the Southern confederacy, and all partloa for the laat eight yeara, liave deolaretl in their platformx that the cons! run ion of the railroad wiw conatitutlonnl and practical. Why woe there no credit, an referred to by the gentleman? Reeauae the evlla brought on th" land bad atai tied It from Itn o<taailmlty? Kentucky and Ten neaaee liavc apoken, and tho lymorod Commcnwriltb of Virginia had juat Kpf^ken. Credit will be raetored with revived onergy,and r??*loro tho repono uf tho peoplo and government. Mr. Pmor wi^Jied to ^ay, once for all. that Virginia haa not pronounced for aubmiatrton, but that in her abuu danoo of magnanimity and patriotism, ?he will make ono more efflbrt for the preservation of tho I'nlon. t nl?w, however, Juatioo and aqualitv ahall be secured to her, ohe will never the bonds which now hold hor to an op presRlve association. ... Mr. Plenum replied that he had not ventured to be tho prophet of Virginia, and would no* predict what ?he may do, but he did affirm that ?U<- Ua.4 reppondod to tho ap p<*l of the Kortoern maww to aubmit the difficultieH of arl itraoient to n.iwio and riot to pasaion. She has rorootly ilecian*! ber?el' for the I'nloa, ami what aho may declare at settle futuro dav he knew not. Mr I.*kr, (?PP) of Va., w?i4 that Virginia to anxious to preserve tho rnion if she can get Juatioo, and If not, aho will trust to bnr .,fcu r^bt ai nl. and appeal to no earthly power 'or aid. She h.ia decided, by the election of l'JO out of 1M dclecan a, in fai or of aeo't alon unletw nhe ahall OOVRM Kl) ON ItiiHTU PAGE THE GIGANTIC ROBBERY OK TUB INDIAN TRUST BONDS AT WASHINGTON. Report Therton of the Special Committee of Five to the House of Representatives. John B. Floyd, Late Secretary of War, the Captain of the Forty Thieves* Asiounne facts aid testhoit. The lgii?ra>ce, ImbeeUlty, RrgltgeaM, C?r* ruptlou, Dupltrt'y and Deliberate KuciO* t) of rU)d PreU; Clearly lade Oat* fiodard Bailey a Mere Catspuw of the Ex-Secretary and His Chums. The Government Involved in Losses and Liabilities Hard Upon Six Millions of Dollars. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE, &.C., fcc., fcc. ? The select committer to whom won referred tho rcsoln tion of tbo House, adopted on tho 24th day of l^tnbcr U*t directing thorn "to inquire into and report thoftcta in relation to tho fraudulent abstraction of certain b?ndB held by tbo government In tiuat for 1 " U<1 w from tbo Department of tbo Interior, and to whom w<w aliio referred tbo comm.inleatlon of tho lion. John B. Floyd, lato Secretary of War. and tho tetter otheHon. Robert McClelland, late Fecretary of tho Interior, beg loavo respectfully to That, upon tbo day of their a,-iwiritmo^t tboy r^rod to the Interior Popartmout, and held an interview w?? committee organised,and , jnwenco f-ltu. ?NNMMME m?trkSSd5JS?o evident .bat the more ab.nractton of crrtamVonds >k and frsser a. su'jrat limit of the authority v . or evented them from X'f&JXI& toFZ Ln adduce, buforo them. itevuy rr.vsr Man*. By reference to tho abstract marked " K." tlS:,",. will bo ?r.i that ibo <ovorn-nent,t.!? ? , 5' ssatMtWriJj reusnba aligned in hi* ?orri?p?' - ? jvuhurtty Hailf v w r. purcl n-eii trom tiroo to Urn., ay ??* * of 'aw villi tbo in "ley <>( tho In-nan*, an. ng frwjii trcatv HimUiioci. iTiginally tbey wro , the' I In reft u while bureau ?<???''''.? ' XJXSZJ ft.'srrjiHE (S?? - o? '?>? '? rzssttiZZ, asrJWSSTiSSi. < V?? li, that IU agents havo exercMod ordinary .liligenoo au ? . tt?ir cuitodiun, the question arl-ea is to the ?xtcDtcf Its liability for their loss t^ZZ?r* fin not however, propone to pursue that ^ ?hey clman? dou'bf t?it a great and ai d ample compensation. i et Uio dwrcgard of thaw Judiciary ubllgatlo s would -eem to a?;rra^ .^rlll(, fid,, of th" offender whose felonious J. |..,ti Such an act furnishes ra?a motiuiclioly wlw tbl transgressor Th- fact of the commission of tbo golt n MAJurrai of Rlirwr. Tin: p(HB8> Under previous tfmintoW*** ibo In tue immediate charge of, a in integrity and "P"^, wbo the Inmin - of them, with tho excep catton wai placed upon an> 1(.,U4rr) tho ? mi ?t a small portiou, and tbo ocly ' VTSrUSi TntrSfed1''Jl1wiih'"heir Itwyttg. Knend. J?mcde of tr u.Airting the public n ^t^wi'l ^e^nleo'Se^ ^' ^ ^ ^ SSSl' tion thr t ? .ther or tbcm eculd hav- powwp?t sraata^-ftSTsSr "SSSST SZ?? C*fled II. question, and who* letter was "Jwredvoroor cotBDltle" acted at any time or In M?y w?y ^tb^iUn i? <in tho contrary, tho evldeoee of Mf. Henry entirely ov n^atVl.m from any ttoMt.tnnkm Sbo cipn -mob already Bade by the oopmtttoe of their nninion i >i' th- modo in wtii. li the burnnew w? geoeraib miSaTc.1 your onmmittee will not P*.*e to inq.iro ?mch Secretary exerciMd the groateet watchfutnew ead "o for it 1? aot within their provlnee to "-t'^<;' ^.h an investigation. Tbmo d^ rf further Inlormation can <X:ain it rroin the rcc.jrJ.of to Dwpariment. ttlll Uiey deem It but Jo?'*o u _ ul.1 itia they hn\e dU"(i\. red nothing to involvo thoitoto Sec t dL^sgrsfiaasHS oomplK!ty in ^'^Vb^ume of tbo dt-el-ieure by kLowled?e of 11 ,cre.l up.-l tho du.te. ot Oodard b uley. Poon atwr u w. -y uimtaw blx etfleo, at the ci mmenrcmen^rJ?rW for tratlon, be appointed two adcli ^ U.iiey, wh) *??< hla dei?rtmont, coe ? who? ^ Hi- teller of placc I Ih cuarse of \b h_ j rh"tn|>-oo, Secret.iry, boars appointment, signed by J. in mi ^ys -j>'Unuer date 1. 1%7, acd aM^ g ^,,]^!, that you ahooH yonrM^tmwi, Idesti* P ^ lr,m, by ,hc tiead of take charge of tbo f ll)0 in.unna, oolloot tbo the dn?rua?it for U? bJ? ?^ ^ ^ thn Interest ther?mt^t ? ^ ^ c A bon<l same Is rr"Pof|-v ' n lltrh h? .uhs.?quently exemted, was rer,".r?l h'm, w ^ with Ronjamin .CWrW, of Charleeton, M Secrltlee. This bond w*s acknow gwth ^roltoa, ^ Kpl|,.y j. y ? Hnd its suflkrteney "Strtf by "1'bU. lurton Key, 6. ?? ^"^tt-y^ k wm then appr' ved by "J Thompson ' Oopies of U? ?|v wlitment kTl bond will bo found among the acomnpBy 1^ documents. *e evidence shows tnat Mr. ""'*1^*' t? W isblngton a bankrupt In fortun.- and m a po^kial adventurer, seeking ofllce. He brought with htm, bow ever the highest testimonials of eonlldence mki r-epnet from' vsr lous dl' I mguished gentlemen In Alabama, where be llvod. and in douth Carolina, where he was born anil had previously resided. Being a man of acknowledged talents, with these evidences of capacity and reada bility. we are not surprised that the Secretary of U>e Into, rlor reposed confidence in him. While he shouW, reshape, have exercised a tnoro watchful guardianship ow "? stocks, and the movements of his subordinates. it eannoa to inferred that he *hs intentionally wgllr?t or nte duty. Any other public functionary migbl nave tmm?? ceived in the same way. rtrr. m*tra<.tso sowns. AHMf.iwt All tbo stocks, including th?*e thai^we^ ibrtrseted, were kept in tbo room in Ac J^Ch wai! m hW p\*<l by Mr Bailey, In a safe, the k y nnrtni 'R ' ?lep?se*si<m. if ?U will show the charncter and h- whffi thejr *b*ir'C*W!- t^? ih" eh^e unount, -? ?howu hy s i'ld abstract, Is eight hundred and eevenly