Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 14, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 14, 1861 Page 1
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THE"NEW,TORK HERALD. V^OLE NO. 8924. MORNING EDITION-THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE NATIONAL CRISIS. Deplorable Condition of the National Treasury. Another Appeal of Secretary Dix to Congress. Contemplated Attack on Fort Pickens. PeraMafcle reparations fer Attack isf Perl Suiter. PROGRESS OF THE PEACE CONFERENCE. The Serious Charges Against Mr. Floyd. What tbe li-fieretary Bays of fbam. TNI INEFFICIENCY OF THE NAVY. The Final Act ot the Presi dential Election. Official Counting of the Vote by Both Home* of Congren. The Ceremony Previous to the Inaugu ration of Lincoln and Hamlin. iMttcr Seizor* of I?Ma by tbe Set York rake, ||,t fc<.f IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. THE CONDITION OP THE NATIONAL PI NANCES. Wakhimito.v, Feb. 13,1861. Ibt Secretary of the Treasury has sent another let ter to Mr. Sherman, tbe Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Meatus, of which the following is a copy:? TKKAsfRY DxrARTXEtT, Feb. 18,1861. Bun?*t la indispensable that I should glvo to-day no ttee of a loan of $8,000 000, in order that the government may be in funds to meet indispensable payments on the 1st pros. Tbe obstacles unexpectedly thr jw? in the way ?f the passage of tbe bill reported by your mnmlttee yesterday, authorizing the acceptance af the guarantee proffered by several of the States, compel me reluctantly to ask for the loan on the usual terms, ror, in the present distracted state of tbe country, should it contmuo, I fear there must tie a loss of eight hundred thousand dollars. ruder all the eircumctauoes, however, instead of calling for $1,000.000. as 1 suggested in my letter to you or the 11th rnst., I have thought It advisable to ask for $#,000.000, rest rv tog tbe right of declining to accent bills wh.cti may- tw deemed disadvantageous to the United Stutee, and taking the chance of a favorable cianto in the rilltical condition of the country within the uexl n days, at the end of which p-opoe&ls for the lom will be recelvod. Allow me to romluj you that th< Loan bill, under which I ask for proposal, was not pre sented for the approval or the lYesiiiont tint.I the (Un Inst., and that on the 9th inst., Saturday, there wa? not a quorum ot your committee to act on the bill re,M>rte<i ye terday accepting the guarantee of the Stales 1 ad veil to these circumstances to exonerpb- myself In the ji.dh' ment of those who have an interest in the discharge of the lUibtmits pressing upon tbe rreu.-<ury fr.m any want of diligence on my nart. Your committee, i believe, a'l unrtc rsiand that m< re than live millions of Treasury not* have been redeemed out of tbo current revenues, and t iai - bout two nnil.ons moro fall due belore the 4th of Mi'ch less the amount to be paid in for public >lues,m.ik:ng Marly tbe eight millions now requi.ed to meet tbe public vr?nts before that day; (hat more than oue- third of the revenue derived fiom the customs is paid in Treasury Botes, dun at a future <U?y; and that the present oinlnr ra? ed state of tbe Treasury arises from tbe operation of ai?pers>Htem which compels the govorument to utti si ate the payment of its debts out of its cur r nt ro < Ab I bavo dccidcd to lasue the aoucc for a loan to-day, I am constrained to request that tbe bill reporiel yesterday may not be act id on, as the ixpcctation of aciU for a loan at a futu e day on guar.B'eed sleeks oould not fail to l.ave a very din<tvi.n<aif< ous effect en the proposals to be matie f jr that now asked for. Secretary Dix has ascertained from the moneyed men who bare heretofore taken the loons of government, that vniees there Is a settlement of tbe present trouble* they will not advance a dollar. lTnder theeo circimst vices he doubts the propriety of advertising for a loan, and yet the government has not a dollar in the Treasury. The Secretary of tbe Treasury has advertised for pro p f-ais till Saturday, 23d inst , for the $8,000 000 loan uu <1> r tbe late act, successful bidders to deposit the amount ?ccptcd on or before the first of March. THE POSITION OP EX-SECRETARY PIXiYD Washuwtoh, Feb. 13,1861. Governor Floyd, who la now absent in Virginia, bits oa-wed the following publication to be made, addressed to |be public:? WjjmvtnTov, Feb. 13,1S6I. The numerous assaults which have beeu m:i lo i,|.uu atr charseUr for weeki psst In tbe no vspipeis, a,d ?hich. from their source and nature, could not be ie plied to, have at length culminated tn a report from the o ntmittee of the House of Representatives, submitted t J th.n boiiy on the lift h inst. The report Is an <tr pari* ar a'gr.ment of my officii! en duet upon ft i-a it n a'imonj , taken in^se ret in my a'> annc v It is a labored a'tempt by innuendo anil by means an i circumstances in the absence of proof tj fix upon mi ? me unexpected complicity with a robbery of the ?ov. rein-ut, of ?hi< h I bad no knowledge unt I ab>ut the tluie it wits publicly disclosed, and now ?fc-*t these charg s hare be. u put in form and hiveemuuted ficman authoritative source, I pledge myself to meet them by full response as so>n as the report of this com ? it tee, with the evidence taken by It, has been print.-1 and can be exsmntd. JOHN" B. FI/JYIX , In refereno" to tbo ttatemcnt of Senator Benjomu fore the aeicct committee of the House, that heli d in firmed the President that Secretary Floyd was Usuing acceptances, it Is due tc the Tree.dent to gay, that he Im mediately, thei fore sent fer Mr. Floyd and inquired ! y what authority he i sated '.hem. Mr. Floyd raid there wis no law for or against it, but it hod boen tbe practice of the department. The President sa.d the practice was wrong, sad instructed bim to pay what be hod Issued but to Issue no moro, which Mr. Flo?d promised to do, :he President being under the I Depress,on that only a small sum of money was involve!. There Is no truth in the stitement published In feme newspapers that Mr. Floyd or his counsel have pleaded to the act of 18ft7 in bar of the proecctt^on ponding here against him. PROGRESS OF THE PFACE CONFERENCE. WaSHJHfWlt, Feb. 13,1861 The Teace Convention met today at twelve o'clock, and were informel by the committee that tbey v bad not ytt igreed upon o plan of settlement, and a>k>d for fuithor lime. The Convention gave them until Frldny, wb< n the emm ttee thought they would be ald<-ro r port. Tbe indications are, from tiie votee that have been taken, that the p'.an mibmittel by Mr. Guthrie, wbioh the IlnuiA has alrealy published, wi'l be the one aoopted. They miy vary It somewhat, but the basis will be Guthrie's, had it will bo sustained by the birder SUteV, fcoth free aa4 alavo. 7he .\cw I n?l tnd 8tates, with o-ne Mhers. win t.jifuVi. tbl?, and probably bring forwarl (d(? Corwln's or Adams' profieeitlona. Rut for these HfcMee, the border -? i ? would bavi) agreed s n," ago Mr. Guthrte s pi ?po?Hlo? wts (he pv'.tenlar one da. fcated to day, sn?l It Is raid f. a Mr. I. gno, lulools, ??e of the cufVrii'UI frh ;r!:? of Mf. Llnoo'o, ia In f tver ff W. He wo Id pmfer wno trifling altera! ona, but I' Uiey c."nf'1 ''n stained vrlll tike It as U is. Um- Job:: V> Wrl?Ut# of Cincinnati, di?il .Mt after not*, nfter a brief Ulnetss, of pnoomouka. Be w?fl in attendance on the Peace CoLftreuce, ud ma <Jhairm<iu i at its organization. He wu a member of Congress during the administration of the younger Aikaw; after wards JtHige of Oh 8*vreme Osurt of <%k>, and ft>r many years editor of the Cincinnati Gazette. His remains will be taken to the Ueluy House to-morrow morning, to await the arrival of bis friends from that city. COUNTING THE VOTE FOR PRESIDENT. I INFORMALITY <>P TBI ELECTORAL VOTK OP SOI'TH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, OR BOON AND MINNESOTA. Washington, Feb. 13,1801. Th? two houses met at precisely twelve o'clock M The iDurnals of both were read, when the Penal* proceeded in a body to the Hotue, without the slightest disturbance or sign of anything of the kind. All the members of the House and nearly all the members of the Peace Congress are open the floor. The counting of votes is going on in the presence of the two houses, Vice President Breckinridge presiding and breaking the seal of each State. The vote is de clared by Mr. Phelps, of Missouri, one of the tellers on the part of the House. Quiet reigns supreme, not only In aad about the Capitol, hut throughout the city. The certificate of the Hectors from South Carolina to day does not designate the place of residence of Breck inridge and Lane, which is contrary to the constitution. The Fk>rk!a, Oregon and Minnesota Electors did not state that the favorite candidates of their several States were sleeted by baUot, as required by the constitution. In eaeh of the above rases the tellers read sufficient to fchow the fu< t? to the Honse, and as no member objected the errors were allowed to pass. Among the foreign ministers present in the diplomatic gallery to day when the votes were being counted, were Lord I.yous, Mr Huiseman, of Austria; Mr. Schleiden, of Bremen. Mr. Irvine, of the British Legation, and the family of the Russian Minister. The Freuch Minister was on the floor of the llouso. A strong police torce was stationed in various parts of the Capitol this morning on the House side, and some parts of the building usually open to visiters were doood I now nix kbt ujCAN'S hckl hmck thb couamo or ths KLUTOHAL VOTK. There is certainly n calmer and more confident feel ing obtaining among republicans sinoe the of ficial declaration of the electoral vote. They tread with a Arm step, and look more cheerful aud self satisfied every where. MILITARY MOVEMENTS AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, ETC. WAsaQKjTO*, Feb. 18,1861. Owing to apprehensions of a conspiracy of purpose in seizing the public buildings they havo been privately guarded, though not in large foroe, some three weeks past; and, in addition to other fears, the blowing up of the Capitol was regarded as an event not Impossible, and hence every night a thorough examination of the oellars and vaults of that building has been made by the Capitol police, to be sure that no explosive materials had been there clandestinely deposited for such purpose. Today the officers or the artillery were on duty for the purpose of immediately communicating with Congiess i-bouid an attempt be made to the Capitol, and the military forces were ready to advance at a minute's warning. But there was nothing whatever Visible to excite the least apprehension, aad it can .-afely be asserted that never daring the last twenty years at least hat? the counting of the Presiden tial electoral votes been attended by better, if as gool, order as on the present occasion. ftoverMr Hicks, ?f Mary land, was examined to day by tbe special committee His belief that a conspiracy Sxltee.l in connection with the federal capital was, be said, superinduced by private and anonymous letters and newspaper articles, anil that such combinatiuuH did not fsist in Maryland but in other Southern States. Th%t ;.l th? lime of his publication, In the beginning of January, ho w?.- satisfied there w-re existing organizations, having li \ lew an illegal interference with the federal authori ty f and the seizure of public property, hut for some time P?*S,. whatever may have been the designs of any secret tonfr.l. ratio?* or associations, he was satisfied that such purposes have been abandoned. The special committee : ? unanimously of the opinion, wha'-evcr combinations or inrents may have existed at an earlier period, that for tin lugt nix weeks there hau been no appearance or ves tige of mi organisation witii hontilo iutcnt on Washington or the public properly therein. The Kngineer Department has pent to Congress modl Ce?l estimates for fortifications, omitting ail with the ex < option of iort fWhoun, Virginia, and Forts Taylor and Jeflerson, Florida. It is added that the sum of $160,000 for each of the two last mentioned can bo applied with advantage to them within the next fiscal year, and should be nj plied to augment their efficiency and strength, and to prepare them to serve partially, at least, as naval depots in the Gull' It appears from official data that the Secretary of the T easury resigned ag Aid de tump to General Brown in 1825,and his commission In the army to 1828. M^jor Anderson graduated at West Point in 1825. Secretary Dix served as a captain of artillery at Fort Monroe, 1820 and 1827, and Anderson was a lieutenant in hiacompmy. INEFFICIENCY OP THE NAVY. W-isra.MOTox, Feb. 13, loCl. The Hons*' select committee on the President's special Message lia\e evidence before them that bears severely upot the Secretary of tbe Navy. It relates partly to the r?et t hst many of the l.est naval ships are not only sent to the I'antic ami the Mediterranean, but are disman tled and unfit for service. and lying at our navy yards at tbe present time, The following vessels are dismantled *i'd imflt for service. and now lay at the yards desig E?ttO<i '*?? Shir# of the Mne?(olimlms, eighty guns, Nor folk Delaware, eighty four guns, Norfolk ; Vermont, eighty four, fi.^tou, New-Orleans, eighty four, Hackctt s Majbor Alabama, eighty-four, Kittery, Virginia, eighty f?m . Bo-tou; New Y>rk. eighty-four, Norfolk. Frl ^/>tes I nitod States, fifty guns, Norfolk; Potomac, fifty nm?, New York; Brandywtoe, Bfty guns, New Vorl. I <.! imbia. (I ty guns, .Norfolk, Raritan, fifty gut.'-, Norlolk; N.ntee, ftlly guns, Kittery. Sloops of w ir ? Savannah, twenty-four g'ins, New York; Plymouth, twerty-two guns, Norfolk; Jamestown, twenty two gur;- Phimd"l| liii Germantown, twenty two g ns, V r ftdk, Vinemnee twenty gnns, Boston; Decatur, sixteen .Sar I ran' ts< ?> Marion, sixteen g i.- . Pjrtemou:-, l:a:r|^hlre; 1 ?a! fcixt"n g ins, Portsmoi t1. Pre'le, MXtcer g 1, n-'ton. Brig Bn.nhrldg?,?> t .lis, p.? n l erry.F *. Norfolk Pc ph n,fov.r guri, N:rfoL?. ?? lew ft* v _ Itosncke.forty s?-ir.? New Y' i ? -r.fl-, ' i ? ii'-tc-r, Mcrr.nnn, f ? u, M.c i en t i f m gmis |t?f ton; Wa'ra#h 'cly .r,-> Vew York Franklin, fifty y.ns, K.ttory. F r?t <,lta? i;rew ?team stoop ? Pen&acoia, n.netAm guns, Wtmh.ugtcn, receiving l ?r machinery, is a n?w ve'se. S de wheel ite?rr' rs Mis.-issippl, eleven guns, Bos on, Fulton, four g ins, I'ensseola; Water Wtcb. three guns, Nor folk, steam tender John Hancock, three guns, 3an Francisco. The order prevailing in Washington to day is largely c> edited the movements of General Peott, who acted upon the maxim of W ashington, in time or peace/rej?aie for war. CONVENTION TO FORM A STATE CONSTITU TION FOR NEW MEXICO, ETC. Wanh-Toto*, Feb. 13, 16CI. Mr. otero, delegate from the Territory of New M-xito, has Information that the New Mexico legislature has adopted a resolution eaUIng a Territorial G>?vsct on to frame a State constitution. Tbo election for delegate to the Convention will take place to May, and the Convec tion meets in June next. Tbe constitution is to be sub milted to the people for ratification or rejection, to Sep tember, at the regular election. rtm mNntowRH nonrxi jy wtwvwsn*. The spirit of compromise Is not very msgnar moi.s in WisronAn It is understood that the Governor was wi'liag to have tbe State represented !n the Peace Conference here by a mixed commission, ootrposed of both republicans and democrats, but the Legislature took the apjxitotlng power out of the Gover nor's hands snd selected as Commissioners Senators Durkee and liooiittle, and representatives Potter and Washburn, all republicans, not even recognizing the only dem"er.';t!', member from the State, Judge iArraheo, who represents the most largely pripulatsd Congressional dis trict In the I mted "tales, comprising over three bucdred tl.Oiissnd re vie. ii.s motet* or ths poursnnns. kvWtb9? is hourly act?njt*?tio| dea9MVfttf| thai a formidable combination la organizing to operate on Mr. LilcoIu to forco him to appoint to liis Cabinet wn wbo are antagonistic to Mr. Seward, In order to make it bo uncomfortable to the .Senator froui New York that he will not remain in the Oabiiet. Tikis organisation in made up principally of the democrat!-, free noil element in the republican party, with gome nid whig* who have long been envious of Seward's success. This com bination is determined to have control of the Cabinet or break up the Union. They are as de- : cidedly secessionists as the Yano^ys, Rbetts au<l Keltts, only they have not their courage. These men are against all compromifeor concessions, and dc- , mand that the conservative whigs wbo supported Lin coln shoald come over to their own Idea of eternal hoe 1 tility to niggers, and nothing else. Mr. Wada worth, of New York, one of the Peaco Com ; miasloners, held a meeting last night, which was attended by the faithful free soil democratic members of Congrese from each of the free States. The object of this gather ing was the purpose of perfecting this organization. The attendance was not as large ae was expeoted, as gentle men heeitate te embark in an expedition that is not over hopeful of enceees. Weed, wbo is here, understands the schemes, and will blow then out of water befote the President's inauguration. The republican party is fast drifting on the breakers o disunion, and nothing but resistance to this abolition element by Mr. Lincoln can save the Union and bm party. There^wiil i>e ^tairifele enfiloeian-hefiare many days. OFFICE HXKKEHS WIDE AWAKE. The hotels are now nearly all full, and the scramble for oflice and the inside track under the new rtgimt will soon fairly oommcnce. AFVA 1*3 AT MOBILE. Letters from Mobile of the 8th inat. stale that there were then garrisoning Fort Morgan and Fort Gaiues about four hundred State troops, who are relieved every ten days. m'kjx'hks oil the cian Seventy thousand extra copies of the late speeches of Gov. Andrew Johnson have been printed for circulation North and South. IMPORTANT FROM FORTS PICKENS AND SUMTER. FORT PICKENS NOT YET REINFORCED THREATENED ATTACK BY TWELVE HUN DRED MEN-THE BROOKLYN, SABINE, 8T. LOUIS, MACEDONIAN AND WYANDOT OFF THE HARBOR, ETC. Wamiwotom, Feb. 13, 1861. I.icut. Oilman, one of the officers In command of Port Pickens arrived here this evening with despatches from Lieut. Slf mmer and the commander of vosselw ofl Ten eacola to the government. He left Peneaoola on Satur day evening, having received a passport from M%or Cbase, who is in command of the Florida troops. He says the following vessels ore off the harbor ?The Brooklyn, Sabine, Bt. I/mla, Macedonian and Wyandot. The Brooklyn did not land her supplies for Kort Pickens, Iieut. Slemmer having notified them thai he had ample supplies for three months. There are twelve hundred troops at Pcnsa cda, and they are threatening every hour to mak'e an attack on Fort Pickens. It is all that Major Chase and others in command can do to restrain them. Lieutenant Oilman says he would not be surprised if an attack was made at any moment, and it is very proha ble, owing to the limited number in the fort, that they would take it before the Brooklyn could throw her troops into the fort. If they take it at all, he says, thuy can take It In thirty or forty minutes; but there will be fear ful loss of life even at at that. The health of the officers and men on board of the vessels is good. Lieutenants Gilman and Slemmer arc the only officers who took and arc now in command of Fort Pickens. Kxy W kmt, Fob. ft, 1 . ?nie sloop of war Macedonian, Oomm inder Glynn, hav ing communicated with Fort Jetfcrson. sailed from that station on the 2d inst. for Pensaeola The (team sloop Brooklyn, Capt. Walker, from this port the 3Ut inst., arrived at Tortugas the lnt and land ed a large quantity of or dm. nee stores and guns for Fort Jefferson, and sailed fjr Peneaoola on the 2d. (?apt. M C. Meigs, U. 8. Knginoors. arrive! at this plice the evening of the 6th from Fort Jeflerson. Ho has Xured the brig, Capt. 1 Mham, to take *>mo of thi heavy guns not in use at Kort Taylor to Jort Jeffer Ku. The armament will leave hereon the 7th. The Fntted Sta'es steamer Cruaader, Capt. Mafflt, la row under orders for New York, and will sail as soon as the xuamhhip Atlantic arrives from New Orleans Hie I nited States schooner Florida, I.ieut. liekering, f s N.. commanding, sails this evening for IHvaiia with dopatchcs for Washington, U> go forward in the lie Soto. _ CONTINUED PREPARATIONS FOR THE AT TACK ON FORT 8UMTEH. Washington , Feb. 13,1861. The action of the Congress of the Confederate States of America at Montgomery, relative to fortification, in se ceding States, does not seem to have retarded the move ments of tbe South Carolina authorities to Fort Sumter Letters from that fort received "to-night from Captain Doubleday, one of the officers in command, report that the South Carolinians have erected an Impregnable bat tery on Cumminga' Point of railroad iron, and that a ter rible fight can be made from that point. The strength of that position as it has now been made, and standing, as It doe?, five eighths of a mile from Fort Sumter. wiU enable the South Carolinians to do great mischief. The work on Fort Moultrie has also been pushed for word rapidly, and its strength is now such u will with stand the guns on Fort Sumter sucseasfully. preparations were g>lng on among the Caro llnians, and every day gave them more certainty of sue c?*s when the attack on Fort Sumter is made. The troops in Fort Sumter continue in good heath and spirits although very much annoyed by the rioutb Caro lina author itlea. the southern confederacy. The Coagreac of South era SovereigntiM at Mont gomery, Alabama. SIXTH DAY. Mont'Omzrv, Ala., Feb. 0,1M!1 Cor. g~ ess met this morning at eleven o'clock. Prayer was ottered by Rev. Dr. Bas.i Minly. The Chief Justxe of the State of Alr.bama then admi niateied the fellowing oath to the Hon. Howell Cobb, President y-m 4o solemnly swrrjr that you will ,BPJ^rt **1? constitutlan for the I'rovis onal Government of tbe Con Sttttefl of Amor lea. T3)o Proliant tbto tbe abor? o*th lo ihe J<m"'vnvr.rn-1 concolv%Mr. rrostlec', this a fitt.n* occasion to discharge a!on which b? been en ?rusted to mo b7 s?ue of my cowtltuency of Sou.h Caro liaa. 1 have before mo a flag wblth 8?me of the young ladies of South Carolina present to thii t ongTfltt as a model 5?g far the Confederate Stales of America. Th.slag , a* p. will be seen aP n embrsces th0^? f f a pt us? a blue cross on a red lleid. Now. Mr. Kreaiaeni, th? idea of a cross no doubt was Bigg-jsted to the Imagi nation ol tbe young ladleo by thr beauteous constenat, >n of "he Southern Cross, which the great Greater has placed tn tlio foi.tbem heavens by way of ooror^na^loo fW tho glorious constellations at tho north pile- Thc irrvgina^ lion of the young lactles was doubtless Inspired by the ^nius 4 Dante and the -clentiflc Mill <^ ^ ? r I have no donbt that there was another i lea aseo atea with tin the minds of the young ?*.iie*-a rollgtous ?*? and although we have not seen in th j ho*v?ss the t ii Ku >n*v3 it?'j ' written upon the lebart.mof Constat), ?tX same sign has been mandated to as upon th^ Ublets of the ear'h; for we all know that it has te-ein by ?hn aid jf rev?al->d religion that w? have achieved orerfanatilnn the victo^whicb wo U.MI day and It is becoming on th.s occasion tbat the lb of the South to the Cross should be thus recogn re<L 1 have alfo. Mr. Pres dent, an th r ?'??mm. ?.oj> from a gentleman of tsgteand skill. Iti th" Ci V P1 t in who otftrs another model, which embrace* the nm* id?? *.f a cress, but upon a different gr?cind. The gjat.e rr*r. who offers this model appevs to be more b"P<i than the young ladies. They otfer one with -even stars six for the States already represented in thw'ougrefi*. and "he seventh for Texiie, whose deput e*, we hope, w.ll poor be on the.r war to iom us. He oflcrt embrsoes the whoto fifteen States. <^>d grant that tb s hope may be realized, and that we may their stars to the glorious constollation or tbe Southern Confederacy. (Applause.) r.^~, ? -h Mr. Muss?1 move that a committee of State be appointed to report upon a flag for the twnieue rate SUtes of America. Adopted rhe Siates were called, and the MV>w-ng <v?mml tee wa? anaounoed ?Messrs. Shorlcr^of A!ab?a. Mortin, of Florida Barton, of Georgia; sl?rrowM>f l.onlsUn.i, Harris, of Mississippi, and Mm pi ^o"'h < hroHna. Mr. Stkmis^s submitted the following r?wo!ut.on: Benolfd, that the Pre?tde?t app-lnt the mittees, to ennaist of five Wit.? mIMee an roretgn Affurs, on rtlhince, on MiWtaryaed^avai Affairs, 9B vfc? Judiciary, 9* TeflM ASV*> Afltir*. on Aeceuata, on Kngrofeiwenl*, on Fatenta, and also u Committee on Printing. Adopted. Ob motion of Mr. (Xiwmri>, the Congress then went iute secrt t session. After remaining In secret session for about half an butir, ibc doors were opened. and Congress proceeded to the election of a President and a Vtee President of tbe Confederate States or America, under lite provisional government. Tbe election resulted unanimously for JeMrson Davie, of Mississippi, for PreeiJent, ana A. H. Stephens, or Georgia, for Vice President. Tbe announcement of the election was followed by warm demonstration* of applause. Mr. Riucrr moved that Congress go into secret session. Durlrg tbe secret session the following business was transacted, from which seeresy was removed before adjournment. v Mr. T. R. R (X'i.b oflered tbe following resolutions, which were adopted _ Resolved, lliat a eonURitttee of three be appointed from tbe members of thU Coogrvtia representing Um State of Ala bama, whicb (hall Inquire and report to thin body upon what t?run suitable building* In the elty of Montgomery ran be se cured for tb? um of the several eteeutive departments ef tbe confederacy under ihe proviaionul government. Resolved, That the same onmniltee be eharaed with the duty of estimating and reporting to Congress the neeetwai-y expenses for fitting and furnishing auch apartments for tte ofllclal business of such departments. The eomm*t?e oonsiets of Messrs. Shorter, Chilton and McKae. Mr. Barkis, or MIm., presented the following bill, which Jh45?ad three times and adopted ? A BILL 10 SB BWTTTLt:P Alt ACT TO COWTIWCE I* rOBCE CERTAIN LAWS Or TUB PHITKD STATU OF AHSR1CA. Be It enasted, by tbe Congress of tbe Conf ederate Rtat.s of America, that all the laws of tbe United States of America, in fores ana in use In theis Confederate Htatea on the drat day of November last, and not inconsistent with tbe oonstitmloy, be, and the fame are hereby, continued in l'oroe until repealed or altered by tbe Congrats, *"? Tfi mm jVi Mr. Mrmmixokr offered tbe following resolution, which was adopted ? Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to report as soon as possible a tariff for raising revenue for tbe support of tbe government. Mr. Rubtt offered the following, whioh was adopted:? Resolved, That a committee consisting of two from each Rtate, to be nominated by tbe deputies from tbe Kiatea, uliall be appoint* d to take Into contideraUoo and report to this Con uress a constitution for the permanent government of the States represented in this Congress. NINTH DAY. Momoomkrt. Ala., Feb. 13, 1861. Mr. Stkthw>8 presented a modol flag?a model device for the seal of tbe Southern confederacy. Referred.

Mr. Wright presented a communication from Mark A. Cooper, offering the Fltowah Iron Works, of Georgia, a a suitable place for tbe roundry of the confederacy. Re ferred. Mr. Cvrky wiid that be bad memorials rrom Alub.v mians, ' Mr. (V)KRAD(ogerfd|thegfollo?rln ^tvTbolTedT That the Committee on Military and Vuval Affairs be instructed to include in any plan tbey may propose for the organization of the army abd navy suita ble provision for such officers of the army and navy as have tendered the resignation of their commissions in consequence of their adhesion to any or all of the Sta'.es of the confederacy. Adopted. Mr. Crawford presented a communication from the Postmaster. Referred. Mr. Mexmdtokr offered the following:? Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be in structed to inquire and report upon tbe expediency of repealing the navigation laws of the confederate States, and have leave to report by bill. Adopted. ' "* Mr. Bhookk offered the following :?? Resolved, That the Committee on a Flag and Seal be in structed to adopt and report a flag similar as possible to that of tbe United States, making only such changes as may be necessary to distinguish easily one from the other. an4 that the stars and stripes be so arranged in the banner as to number the States in the confederacy. Mr Brookk accompanied hi* resolution with felicitous remarks, in tbe course of which, referring to tbe stars and strip**, be said that flag was the idol of the heart, and that around it clung memories of the past which time cculd never efface or cuuso to grow dim. Mr.'.Miu-H^oppoeed tbe resolution, and said that he had regarded from youth tbe stars and stripes as the emblem of tyranny and oppression. The debate grew interesting, and on the suggestion of Ur. Stephens, Mr. Brooke withdrew his resolution. The Congress tbon w*t inio wcret, session. THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION. Onr Richmond Correspondence. Rj'mojm, V*., Feb. II, 1M1. Arriral of IhUpaUt to Che S'?U? Contention?Optniont of Che DiUyrn'M The Serettum of Virginia I^nUM*?Ob starlet to Direct Trade in Virginia?A JHt union Book in Aitive Rv/uitition, tic., <f-c. Several of the delegates to the Convention hav ar rived thin evening, and by to morrow evening It is ex peeled all will have arrived. It U doubtful whe'kor any assembly has ever convened la Virginia combining more talent than the Convention wh cli is t? met t hereon Wodneeday next. Every man of note In tho State will bo a mcfflt'cr of [it, while it will alio combine the rising in tellect of the Commonwealth, which had heretofore been obscured Tor want of a favoiable opportunity for its de vclopemont. Former State convention* of this character have formed sources of future elevation to power and distinction for,lf not all,or Virginia's distinguished men. The pr<?ent Convention will ba made available for similar purposes by the ambitions youths who have been fortunate enough to secure seats in that body. The danger is that wo shall have too much talk for buncombe, to the ncglect of tho vital Interests which the Convention was called to consider. I have conversed with many of the leallng delegates that have arrived so far, and w&lle most cf them come under that diss set down as "conservative," they frankly admit that Virginia's continuance In a Northern aillasce, as at present, with a governm* nt of Confederated louth ern States formed l>es;le her, is out cf the quest on. To show how the Northern people hav? teen deceived in tho retult of the late Vlrg.o.a election, I will give a statement made to me by a delegate elected as a conservative. Eo sa 1 that " no result could have been more favoratis for tho eiocssion ra ise than thatfexh bltoi by the late eiectioc returns." " If," tail he,/' the secessionists ;> r te triumphed, the people of Virginia would sever hr.7e rati9ed any seces sion ordinance which they might pa?s They would take .'or granted that Its passage wss the resu.t of a for- gor?e conclusion, and not the offspring of events or necessty. With the Convention an it is now constituted, the ea^e will be very different. The members composing it hav ? been elected in the full confidence that their act.on, If it should prove to be thi passage of an ordiuanco of mxr** sion.will be the renult of deliberate c- uiiBcl. ^, udeii. .5 and ne. ess ty, and being thus aisur^d they will tatingly ratify any aetion which tho convention may take." There is much for.-.* aud consistency In th remarks, and I (Irmly helleve tjat tby embody th > .1 sentiments of the pe .pie <-f V'r^l.ila on the i-teat qn^t > :i upon which the Oonven'ion shall act. Another of th' called " conservativ e'' expre*'oil tome his convicti'>r that " no matt r what coac? tt one may b< m.tdo to th< border 8tat?i?, they v 'l! not agree to remain In t' I n 1 with the cotton States out." Hi- belief was, that if Vlr glnla was told by'!.c North " We will give yo.| ,?|| y, -| I require," it * u .1 not su'iice to Induce her to C!>nt)t".<j 1.1 the ( Dion wilL the .North, w itli her sister Slate* of ti e gwttb bol ln/ft yj"'f yrneet ottii "?c of sejaBjalo indo pendet. e. And as to Iikei, everv tean here bciT van lint thiir severan'e is petaiiiuent and irrevocable. No o:>br iu the glt't of tLe Northern i<opl? cotiM induce them U> rft'irrt; ijld, ftccerdltig to the rcnarks of many of tie delegates, \ irginla Is Dow re-lured to t! 3'.vc of j j.nlng the NoiUicrn or Southern confodo ra. y. The r> sol it nsa1ot>ted by the present Lupi'l.v tire at an earl;-stir* of tho sessirn?that in any event the de?tmj of Virginia was with theBwrtb reflectclearly I the sentiment* 1 the i ooptc of the old lV)mii41on 1111^'' nutter of acholic of associations. The secession press nnd orators have determined upon a passive policy In view A the favorable t ?ult? looked for from the |> dilem:- a ;n wblc.!. the Ol I Horn in ion fUirts hetself They ihink che reeds no stimulus, and that It la better to leave her t.j '.lie operat vll ot T.ati.l til Cr.M H. A"J t? n.Ii>r I < i vice lejk'ng to see "Mon wo'i'd ??*> li.iuspi.'lo 's at 1 n9 when clrei mstanc^s are irnpera'ir ly urging h?r to that rescrt, no dmbt to ti e chagrin of nviuy who w 11 yield orly ft stH.r ??c->s.ty. th? m-ers?i"a of V: g.n,a, I ran safely say, "1 a foregone rot. |u<vn. Whether t takes plve t ? ore oraM^r the4th of Miirtli Is of little coc se<|neo< e ir a the &8\i ? '? nivirn t. Thes? cesslenists, <n tht Convention, it tld, wlH take no a' tlve psrt 'n tho rr0t-e*d'?*,,i b?t leave the quertioo of Vi/ginia s fut'ip- tlrtut ent.rely lu tho luinds of tiMWc to wh^m the people have manifestly entrusted It. Ttwy will look quietly on. awa'tlng the orogtesa of events to the point wb"n tho alternative shall be presented of a Vnlon with 'he Nerth or the^oath. Tho voj^ of V rg ni* will .ndicate Ita desire when the question comes to that. TTie people of the North will soon see how were the;r estimates of the result of the late e.eo. ion. The orgnnitstioc of a provisional government by the se cedfd States has given an active impulse to the sec"ss?n sentiment here, end will, it is thought, great influence over the Convention. In all this real and sctlvlty on the q iestion of se^ss (cemr strange that one of the greatest obstacles to the establishment of direct trade with Europe, which most b'' looked to as the basis of future commercial prosperity, Is permitted to remain undisturbed. It ap pear* that the ?< ate of Virginia imposes a tax three times upon all imported gooc's, varying from two to or e quar ter percent. In the ilrst place, a tax is imposed 1 pi? the imp>irier, then again upop the jobber or wholesale merchants, and tlnally ?jpon the retailer?all paying a reru n per rentage tip<n their sales. Th>s per oeniage, which is graduated w'tbln the Ijnits sbive mentioned? (two Mid VB? (,a*rter per tent) la made to i>ear be?.v 7 upon the email deafer, tbe i^guJature, by a lUange per version of the maxim which Myoma a charitable console ration for the poor and oppressed, having no determined tho ratio of taxation an to secure to the rich the least dis advantage* from it. To Illustrate tbe amount of taxes upon the hale of $100 worth of goods brought Into the Bin to of Virginia from any other State, by a merchant selling any sum between $30,000 and $60,000?medium say $40,000. anil sold to a jobber whoso sale) average $17.6C0, and then sold to a retailer whose bales average $7,660. would be as follow* ? lhe wholesale dealer would pay $0 52 The Jobber would pay 0 <M The retailer would pay ... 101 Whole amount of taxes collected by the State... .$3 17 But if tbe retailer would go out of the State and buy his stock and sell it in Virginia be will (?y only 1 01 Balance in favor of buying out of Virginia $1 10 on e\ery $100 worth of goods. This is the result of tho triple tax imposed under tlie laws of Virginia, the consumer at last having to pay nil the burdens. A retailer who makes his purchases be vend tbe Bute limits?say in Ualtimoro, Philadelphia, or New York?will be exempt from the two ilrat Items of taxation enaueratod above, to wit. tbe fifty two cents and tbe sixty-four cents upon every |100 worth, and he will only be subject to tbe lax upon nls Mies. He Will, moreover, increase bis profits by tbis operation, for he receives bis goods without being enhanced by successive Imports, buck as tbe laws of Virginia impose upon tho importer and jobber. So long as these laws are in opera tion, it is in vnin that tho people Of Norfolk or of Rich mond, or any Virginia }>ort seek to establish direct trade or reap the commercial benefits which are looked for as results of tbe new order of things in tho South. A book, entitled, " Atticipatious of the Future,'' pub . I.rhcil recently in this city and eminently disunion in character, Is In great demand here and throughout tbe South. The book is made up of letters to the London Nmr*, dated at Washington, the datfs commencing with Novem ber 11,1864, and ending with May 37,1808. The corres pondence then opens at Richmond,commencing with May 39 of that year, and running down to September 20 of the same year. It is resumed again at Charleston, October 10,1868, and closes with the 27th of January, 1870. Th< ic corres]H>ndcnces embody, as it wore, the iwssing evonts of tbe periods at which they are written, and are nothing more than predictions of what the writer supposes will then be the political condition of the country. Tho cor respondence of November 11, 1864, opens with tho announcement that California, Oregon, Wash ington, and also Honor* (the now Pacific free State, formed of territory last purchased from Mexico) all have voted the ticket of the republican party, a* called by its members, or the black republican or abolition par ty, ns designated by its opponents. Wm. H. Seward, of New York, is elected by a much greater majority than his predecessor, President Lincoln, obtained in 1860. Tlio correspondence then treats successively upon tbe course of IJncoln's administration; sectional parties and their necessary effects: army land grants; protective duty sys teiu; tlshing and navigation bounties; Southern aspirants to tho Residency suited to tbe Northern market and their injurious intluence on Southern rights and interests; di rection and policy of the government patronage: operation of black republican measures on slaves in tlx* South; the Supreme Court scctionalized; negro citizens and negro oflicersof government; negro ambassadors and negro di plomatic relations. This book bids fair to create a furor in the South, similar to that caused at tbe Nort i by the notorious Helper book. Tbe work displays considerable ability, and Its predictions are not at all inconsistent with tbe principle^ of tbe black republican partv. Kx ("resident Tyler is expected here from Washing ton to morrow. He has been< elected a delegate to tho Convention without opposition, from tbe counties of Charles City, James City and Now Kent, which are in cluded in one representative district. Tbeex-President's name Is ganerally mentioned in connection with the Presi dency of tbe Convention. It is said that be expressed to a friend who lias Just returned here from Washington entire despair of any satisfactory result from tbe Peace Conference. If this appr?hension should prove correct, Virginia will promptly secede. FROCBKD1NOB OF THE CONVENTION*. Ki< vmomi, Pub, 13,1861. The Virginia State Convention met at the Capitol to day. John Janney, of Ixiudou, was elected President. He made a I'nion speech, but said that Virginia would insnt on her rights as a condition of remaining in the confederacy. THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION. H018TINQ TUK FLAG OF LOUISIANA. Nkw Oiiuuns, Feb. 12,1301. The Louisiana State Convention adjourned on the 12th Inst., until tbe 4th of March, to await tbe action of the Southern Comrress. Tbe flag of Ixmislana was inaugurated to day at eleven o'clock. It was how ted on the City Hall, and saluted with twnty one gun? in prosenoe of tbe members of tho Convention. There is a large military display on tho green in I afnjrttc square. The Convention went into secret scsiion at two o'clock, on the message received from the Southern CbngroM, announcing the formation of a Provisional Government, and that a permanent confederacy would bo established by the 3d of March. The l>ouisiana Convention has ad journed til! tbe 4th of March. A despatch was received to day by thj Collector of New Orleans from the Southern Congress, stating that that body had adopted ibe existing revenue law* without alteration, and that the constitution has made no cliiufto in commercial policy. SALUTE EN PROVIDENCE. Provmmcw, R. I, Feb. 13, IS61. Thirty four guns were fired here tbia evening In honor t'f tbe Union and tbe declaration at Washington of tho election of President and Vice President. IMPORTANT PROCEEDINGS H CONGRESS. THIRTY -SIXTH CONORKHS. KECOND SESSION. Washwotos, Fob. 13,1861. After the Senate had returned to their own chamber, Mr. FE.-^s?ru?, (rep.) of Ma ne, reported tho Consular &nd Diplomatic bill, and asked for a committee of con ference. Mr. Fosmt, (rep.) of Conn., presented a petition aak Irg Congress to stand firmly by the constitution ai.d tho Union. Mr. Bk.l?r, (opp ) of Pa., presented severs! petitions is favor of the Crittenden resolutions. The bill to cwry out the treaty with New Granada wa? taken tr and parsed. Mr. F.tct, (opp.) of Ind., presented a petition of a Virgo n irr.ber of c-nzens of Indiana in favor of the Crlt ten.ion resolutions. Mr i <-:r fr?p.) of TIT., made a report of the ioint roinr- tt"?- for count votes, ftc , for l'ref'dent wl Vice Pre- den* with a resolution that one member of the y >a*r be arr* n'?*t 10 ar-t w'lb two members of the House to n v.ii/Abraham Uncoln and Hannibal iiamlin of ther el?t<oa. Adapted. ?!- it t t of Mr. Cahv ,y, the Tariff bill was taken up. Ml V . ?ivo notice that he should ? .. i '.he bill aboliabiug the wajehous.jg system. Mr. Fmn asked leave to rr.vWe a personal explanation in regard V> the report yesterday tj tho House, wherein It a is s that on ? 'Iiana bond had not been letmne ' In (? 1 depar'.nei ' by the Ifnn. I). M Pitch. Ho ? t> . i ? 'hat tho bond originally was given ir:.?n\ -r afterwards, by the United States neglectisa to cvLange it, had become wort an i tbe btn i ha<l been given to him mcreiy v i spec men he was trying to arrange tbe rn iv- r ? <\ -omroodati Governor WHIard, of Indiana, nod In '.he e >rr- pon1?ne<> the bond hail been misplaced, . A ti ll Veca r t-incU t j the department at soon us it ws; " V Con <1' rr.f ->r of the Tariff bil! was resumed. Mr. Sikv "H. vren.) of R. I..explained the amendments of tbe comici'.t' and tbe bill was laid over. Ou mot on or Mr. Wnsoa, (rep.) of Mass., the bill for a better org in /it ion of the militia of the District of Colum bia wa taken up. Mr Savih i ky, (opp ) of Del., asked if there was any reason wi.y tbe ! should be passed now. Ho knew of I aii -rs lure. Mr. Waaos said tbat the bill had been reported several years i.nce, hsd resolved the approval of tbe Secretary of War. and bad no relation whatever to tho existing state of affairs. Mr. Aanssriur said that he asked this question that the people might know that It bail no reference to the trou bles of tho times. He never had seen any resson for ng troops to this District. Mr Man i*, fopp.lofVa., arked If tbe men to be en rolled are required to take any oatb? Mr. Wiijkim said they are not required to take tbe same oath ss men going into actual service, but simply an oath to support the e institution of the United Mates. Mr. M**)i said be never knew men in ranks were re Sircd to take an oath. He propotod to amend to that e oath need only be taken by officers. Mr. JoHjrso*, (opp.) of Ark., maid he thought that the bill bad never received proper attention from tbe Mili'ary Committee. He confessed he had never read th<j bill through, an 1 did net *now tins provision was is th? bill. Mr. H>ut, (rep) of N. H., said he was oprossd to striking out the provision for taking the oath. He wantei to know wbut was tlie objectl'W to talcing an ostb? Why is there any sensiiivencis at this time aga.nst taking any oath' iHi motion of Mr. Usk tbe bill was recommitted to ths Committee on Military AflSirs Mr Fmt moved to take up tbe bill relative to the. printing of an ettra number of documents. Tbe bill pro t .dee that no extra number of any documents shall be pr nt'd w 'ho*it the of s joint resolution by botb houses nod reported fr irn a committee. Tbe bill wm pawed. Mr. Hx.irs reported the bill known as tbe Patent bill, rteonimekd ng thit tbe i^aaate c<Bc>r in all the amend ments of the House, eic?pt one. Tbe report was agreed tr. AdjinrMd. House of R?pr?MBUUTM< WuiHnunn, Feb. 13,1MJ. Tb? House mi opened with prayer by explain Brax ton, in which he mid ? Bk m the outgoing administration; may li cloeo its labor* in peace. without further violence aad without any a!ain or blood. An<t we pray for the incoming ad min tat rat ion; that Thy blessing may rest on the Preal dent elect In hie journey hither ward; that Thy good pro V idence may be around him day and night, guarding and guiding him at every step. And we pray that he may be peacefully and happily inaugurated, and afterwards, by pure, win* and prudent countels, that he may administer the government In such a manner as Thy name may be gloi lflt'd aud the welfare ef the people in all their rela tione be advanced, and that our example of civil and religious liberty befollowod In all the world. Mr. Siixrmzn, (rep.) of Ohio, sent up the letter to him from the Secretary of the Treasury, again urging speedy measures in view of the preening demands of the Trea Bury. Mr. Shbuok accordingly reported a bill authorizing tho President, In place of any part of the recent loan, to Is aue coupon bonds of a denomination not exceeding fifty dollars, and bearing not exseeding six per centum inte rest, and running twenty yearn, aud apply suoh bosd#a4 par to the creditors who may receive them?the entire amount not to exceed that authorized by the recent loan act. Mr. Sherman made an explanation showing the im portance of the meaaure. Mr. Gakhbit, (opp.) of Va., opposed the reporting of the bill, saying that the Presidentelect had recently made a declaration of war, and therefore he (tiarneU) would throw every obstacle in the way of the tyrannical and military despotism that is now to inaugurated. (Sup pressed IiIfscp.) Mr. Shkkjia.i?This government will pay Its debt* iu tho curlicbt moment. lie moved a suspend ion 01 tb? rules. The Spbakrs said this whs not in order. On motion ot Mr. Washbckki, (rep.) of 01., a message was ordered to be gent to tlie Senate informing them that the House was now waiting to receive them, so that in a joint body the electoral votes for President and Vic? President may be opened, and the result announced. After a short interval the Senators, preceded by their oflicrrs, were announced. The members of the House immediately rose, and re mained standing till the Senators took seats in a semi circular range, In front of the Clerk's defile. Vice President Breckinridge was conducted to the right of the Speaker, and the tellers, viz:?Senator Trumbull and Representatives Wasbburnc, of Illinois, and Phelps, took seats at the Clork's desk. When order was restored, Vice President Bitmxr*auxin rose and said:? We have assembled pursuant to the constitution, in order that the electoral votes may bo counted and tho result declared for President aud Vice President for tho term commencing on the 4th of March, 1M1, and It to made my duty, under the constitution, to opsn the cer tilicates of election in the presence of the two houses, and 1 now proceed to the performance of that duty. Vice President Breckinridge then opened the package containing the electoral vote of Maine and handed it to the tellers, when the certificate thereof was read, the Secretary of the Senate making a note thereof. The electoral votes of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,Xonnecticut, Vermont and New York wer? similarly disposed of. Senator Dopolas, (opp.) of ni., suggested, and no ob jection was made, that the rormal part of the certificates and Uie names of the electors be omitted from the reading - The reading of tho vote of South Carolina was pro ductive of good humored excitement. Tho reading of all the electoral votes having been com pleted, the tellers reported the result:? , , rtKl PKWIPWT, ?, Slatet. r r Alabama ? 0 ? ? ? ? ? ? Arkansas ? 4 ? ? ? 4 ? ? California 4 ? ? ? 4 ? ? ? Connecticut.... B ? ? ? 8 ? ? ? Delaware ? 3 ? ? ? 3 ? ? Florida ? 3 ? ? ? 3 ? ? Georgia ? 10 ? ? ?10 ? ? Illinois 11 ? ? ? 11 ? ? ? Indiana IS ? ? ? 13 ? ? ? Iowa.......... 4 ? ? ? 4__ ? Kentucky ? ? 12 ? ? ? 12 ? louitiana ? d ? ? ? 0 ? ? Maine 8 ? ? ? 8 ? ? ? tlnHWbuncMo. .111 ? ? ? 13 ? ? ? Michigan tl ? ? ? <1 ? ? ? Minnesota 4 ? ? ? 4 ? ? ? Missouri ? ? ? 9 ? ? ? 9 Ai.ii > Kind ? 8 ? ? ? 8 ? ? Mtasli-slppl ? 7 ? ? ? 7 ? ? North ? 10 ? ? ? 10 ? ? N. Hampshire. .6 ? ? ? 6 ? ? ?? New Jersey....4 ? ? 3 4 ? ? .1 New York r.'i ? ? ? .'J6 ? ? ? Ohio . 23 ? ? ? 23 ? ? ? Oregon 3 ? ? ? 3 ? ? ? l'tor sylvania... 27 ? ? ? 27 ? ? ? l'.hode Island... 4 ? ? ? 4 ? ? ? South Carolina. ? 8 ? ? ? 8 ? ? Trxns ? 4 ? ? ? 4 ? ? Tennessee ? ? 12 ? ? ? 18 ? Virginia ? ? 15 ? ? ? 16 ? Vermont 6 ? ? ? 6 ? ? ? Wisconsin 6 ? ? ? b ? ? ? ToUl 180 78 39 12 180 72 30 12 Whereupon, II"" Vic* )'ri>idk.nt, rising, said, that Abra ham Lincoln, of Illinois, having received a ma it j of tho whole number of electoral voles, is duly nleeied Presi dent of tlio I'nitfd Stales for the four years commencing on the 4th of Man h, 1H61; anil Uial Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, having received a minority of the whole number of eleetoral votes, in duly elected Vice ('resident of the t'nlled States for tlio ume term. He added that tho bu^ine^s for which tho two HeiiHos a*?einblo<I having boon completed, the Senators will now return to their own chamber. The meocbers of the Hon^e rose and rcmamed i-landlng until the Senator* left the hall. Mr. Wwxu.w, (f.pp ) of \. C., woTcd to adjourn. Much confusion here ensued. On Mr. Willow's motion 88 voted in the nlPrmativo and 64 In the negative. Mr. Sukiks, (opp ) of N*. V., demanded the ayes and nays. If he uclc-i flood that the Tacillc Railroad bill would como up to morrow without prejudice, be had do objection to adjourn. While thus speaking Mr. Sickles was kindly cabled to order. The question of adjournment was negatived by one majority. Mr. Ctktt*, (rep ) of Iowa, moved th-vl the spc.cltl order, the Pacific llaih ood bill, bo toetwued over till tomorrow <m motion of?.Mr. Siivrma*. (rep ) of Ohio, a member of tho Douso was ordercxl to be appointed, in oor, junction with such members as may bo appointed by the Senate, to wait on the President elect and inform him of his elect! <n. Mr. HwDMAK, (opp.) of Ark., suggested th\l Oneral Soolt bo also informed that there whs no farther use for the mercenaries around tho Oapltol, as the electoral votes hud been counted. The House adjourned. MR. McKEAN'9 RESOLUTIONS. TO TUK EDITOR OF THE NP.W YORK UKR4LD. Wamwoto*, Psb. 12, lMl. Tlie tclogTaph made bad work with the preamble mmI resolution oflered by mc yesterday. Ihey were a? fol lows? Whereas, the Gulf Slates have assumed to sore 1? rrom the I nlon, and It la deemed important to prevent tbe border slave States from following Ibelr ?*a:?ple- and whereas, It is believed that those who are Indelibly op posed to any measure of compromise or concession that Involves a ncrlflco of principle or tho extension of slavery would nevertheless cheerfully concur >n any lawful measure for the emancipation of the ?laves; therefore, Resolved. That tho Select Committee of Five be in structe<! to ln<|ulre whether, by the consent of the peopla or of tho state government-", or by compensating the slaveholders, It be practicable for tho general go vernment to procure the emancipation of the slaves in some or all of the border States, ai.d If so to report a bill for that purpese. Laid orer for debute. Will you do mo tho favor to correct tho errors# Re spectfully, yours, J A3. B. UtKEAS. SEIZURE OP AMMUNITION FOR CIIARLBR TON. Tho Metropolitan Police distinguished themselves again, yesterday, by seizing a lot of cartridges destined flsr Charles ten, S. C. Sergeant Geist, It appaars, reo?'.vsd Information that an attempt would bo mode to ship 10,000 cartridges on board the Huntsvllle, and mads e?tensW<l prepsratiois to seize tho property as soon as It arrived oar the pier. Cpon investigation, howorec, tho number of th? cartridges dwindled down to something less than 6,000. Tho botes containing tho ammunition in question wera marked 9. It. on one side, and on the othsr H A. Atchsr, Charleston, 8. C. It was the Intention of tho shippers to have them reshlpped at Savannah, but whether by rail ? road or steamboat does not appear. The freight wan lying on the pier when the police ssixed it, and wm promptly carted off to tho arsenal In the Seventh avenue. Military Intelllftwe. ilaapqiMimaM Ttm-rm Rr< nmr, ) N?W York, Feb. 11,1801 J [0*T?*R !?0. 2.) The reginent will parade on Friday, the 23d inst.. in foil unlfoim, overcoats and knapsacks sluag, to celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of Washington. Regimental line will be formed .in Clumbers street, east tide of Broadway, at 2 o clock F. M. The non commissioned staff, pioneers, band and drum corps will report to tho Adjutant at a (juartw before two P. M. . ? . , C*pUln A. 9. Wolff will detail his command for special duty at Lafayette Hall. By ord?r. Et'GENK LE ?AL, Ootonel Com ma art ug Q. J, L'l LA Adjitaot. p < wjf A