Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 28, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 28, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 9210. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Startling Revelations Impli cating British Officials. HXmsniL EXPEDITION TO DRA1NE8YILLE. Capture of Rebel Officers and Civilians and Fight with the Enemy. IMttoul Particulars of the Skir mish Near Vienna, to, Ac., Ac. Wjsmmgioii, Nov. 21, MSI. erARTLlNS DKVBLOPKMKXT8. 1t? President Ud Cabinet were startled on Saturday ?Stanoon last by the arrival of a distinguished military Aar of lb* United States Army from Fortress Monroe, srtth papers (hat bad been seized (where, or by whom, I waoot my). Those papers were spread before the Pre ?Want aod ins ministerial advisers for examination, and, to their astonishment, proved to be communications from MMs in thetoutb, forwarded by British Consular agents to Ike principal cities of the South to Lord Lyons, who, to his official capacity, il appeared, had forwarded tbe nM documents on their way to England. How they Ml Mo the bauds of our officers is more than I cau tell at present. That tbe President and Cabinet were a goed toat (suited about the developeinent made by the obtain kg ?r the papers there is uo doubt. It is possible that Lord Lyons will be able to explain tbe mutter Rat Is ?Morily to oar government, and thus extricate himself ?mm the suspicion that now reats upou him of collusion with those who are in open rebellion against tbe govern aaaat to which he is accredited. ?WKPITION TO DR1TVSVILLB AN1> AKBB8T OP RE BKL8 ? KXlflK SKIRMISH WITH TUB XNKUY . This morning, just after midnight, by direction of tien. ?eCall, (JM. Bayard, of the First Pennsylvania cavalry, preoeeded with his regiment to Drains ville to arrest a amber of residents of that village, who have for some ttaa past done much injury to the Union cause by con veying information, and in various ways giving sid and nenifOrt to Ibe enemy. The column took a Hide road and satered Prmnsville from the direction of Leesburg, thus cutting off retreat, and producing the impression, when Ihey Oral made their appearance, .that they were rebel troops. Tbe arrest of the six disloyal residents alluded to was immediately made, and two rebel picket sentries were also secured, when tbe regiment started homeward by the direct road. After protwediiiK three and a half miles, when near MBcult creek, a brisk Ore was opened upon the head of the column from a thicket in which about Ofly rebels were cooeealed. Colonel Bayard immediately ordered ewe company, armed with carbines, te dismount, and directed the other companies to surround the thicket. To ??ecute this command it was necessary to make a detour sf Marly a mile to cross a deep gully, and the opportunity to eacape thus afforded was improved by a large portion af the rebels. The dismounted company charged into tbe woods, killing three of the rebels and making three ethers prisoners. Dr. Alexander, surgeon of (MomI Bayard's regiment, received a charge of hock shot in the abdomen, which will probably peeve fatal. More than twenty shots were tired at Maael Bayard, killing his horse yid wounding him rasew hat severely hi the shoulder and tbigb. He has Mttbewever, permitted his wounds to interfere with bis islin. He was busily engaged this afternoon writing hia report. No other casualty occurred on our side. Ibe fellow ing prisoners were brought in: ? Muni' ? Dr. William K. Day, John F. Day, K. H. (ram Ml, John T. D. Bell, J. B. Farr and C. W. Colmsa. Military ? Gaptaiu William D. Farley, Aid to general Han ha sn ; Lieuteuaal F. De Caradence, Seventh South Ourulina Volunteers ; F. Hildebrsnd, Thirtieth Virginia wvalry ; Privates A. M. Whitten, Thirtieth Virginia cav alry, and P. W. Ca. per, Seventh South Carolina Volun teers. Most of these prisoners are notorious characters. After the battle of Ball's Bluff, Dr. Day and Oilman placed the head of one of the Union soldiers killed in that engage ?sent upon a pole m front, of tbe Doctor's house in Drains ville. Private Carper openly boasted, aft- r that twttle that he had stabbed one of the Union soldiers left wounded ?pen the lield. Captain Farley's case is almost a parallel ef that of the Connecticut Canuin and the Hisses Cutter. A little aBUIr of gallautry had induced him to leave bis pott and oome into the neighborhood in which he was ?Might just in time to bring bis expedition to a most un romsntic termination. The prisoners were brought to tbe rity this sf'.ernocn, sod safely lodged in tbo government, prison. TBI RKCRNT SKIRMISH NEAH VIENNA? Si MES OF THE MI8SINU HOI.DIKKS. The recoanoiasauce niivde yesterday by a squadron of Uw Third Pennsylvania regiment, commanded by Captain Ball, in the neighborhood or Vienna, resulted disastrous ly to our force*. After reaching Vienna (Ley took the right hand road toward* Hunter's Mill, and had gone about ? mile and a half when they suddenly found themselves hemmed in on three sides, by not only a superior force ?T cavalry but also of infantry. The discbarges of the rebel musketry placed the horse* of our cavalry beyond Uie control of their rider*, the animal* having be Ml but recent I y brought into service, and therefore un accustomed to such alarms. The officers, after several *neff?ctnal attempts to get their men in line for the pur pose of raalong a charge, ordered a retreat, which was effected in a* g<ol order as the peculiar circumstances yermittod. The skirmish was brisk though of abort duration, the rebel cavalry firing buckshot from their carbine*. The number of rebels killed and wounded is not known. John BMtty, private in Company H, killed a rebel cavalry of ?cer and captured his horse, The mark on the saddle tftm D. 8. Davis, Ridgeway , North Carolina. Oen. Porter this morning sent out a squadron from the ?HMeavalry regiment, under command of Capt. Robin ssa, consisting of Companies a and G, for the purpose of ascertaining the facts in relation to the skirmish , but re tained without bringing any important information. A brigade of infantry, under Gen. Bi.tterfloid, was also de spatched fbr a similar purpose, but had not returned to their camp up to a lata hour tbis.cvenmg. About noon to-day Ceucral l orter received a communi cation from General Bulterfleld stating that he bad auc aeedeu in finding two dead bodies belonging to the cavalry vsgimeut. These men bad evidently succeeded in remov ing themselves from the scene'of the skirmish after they had been fatally wounded. Some of the men engaged in the skirmish yesterday, who were reported missing, have returned to camp during to-day. Up to four o'clock this afternoon there were still astssing Corporal Isaac Bums, Privates Philip Baugh, Ber nard Donahue, Drew Gregg, Morris Humphreys, Joseph Irwin, Andrew MacFarland, James McLinden, John Phil Mj?, James Pariolo, Joshua Rue, Edgar Stevens and Robert Wright, ad belonging to Company F, Third Pennsylvania cavalry ; ami Sergeants Joreph Rryson and H. W. Walker, Corporals Aleck Ford and Joseph C. Wing, Privates Frank Carr, Michael Donahue, Thomas Donahue, William Peberty, William McDonald, Hugh Moore, Charles rtper, Daniel Sullivan, Patrick Sherau and James McWil lis, of Company M, Third Pennsylvania cavalry. Total aaisMng, twenty-eight. The dead bodies of two others, names not known , were found this afternoon near lb* epot where the skirmish occurred. There was no evidence of the presence of the OMmy ?ear the seen* of the Iste conflict. FORAGING EXPEDITION. Two regiments #f infantry went out to-day under com mand of General Wads worth's son, who is an aid to his flatter, and proceeded as far as Doolie's and Bash's (arms, and brought away all tho remaining forage In that neighborhood. REPORTS Or CONTRABANDS. Two Intelligent contrabands, who were the honse ser vants of Lawyer Murray and Dr. Baker, of Fairfax Court Boose, earn* within the lines of Ventral Wadswortb tn 4ay . They report that tho bouses of these persons wire ? kind (if headquarters of rebel tdten, and from the oouversations they tk?d beard the retain do not dwign to advance, but will act on too defensive, and thnl a despe rate resistance will be made both at Centreville and Ma nassas, and that Uie ocoupatioo of Fairfax Court House and vicinity by the Union forces would be do inducement for the rcltels to encage our troop*. AFKAIK8 ON THE LOWKH POTOMAC. Tbo rebel blockade of the Potomac river do-s not H*m to have been vigorously enforced Ibis wock, ac various vexaele have arrived here wilb cargoes of eoal, wood and other domestic supplies. There is no news from below this morning. Tho Wyaudauk is taking in stores for the flotilla, and tho Mouul Washington will go down to day. The United States steamer Anaeostla, known aa the "President s barge," Acting Master Commanding Char lea A. Austin, want down the river last niglit aa far as Stomp Nock, and returned to the Navy Yard at a late hour. The Anaoostia has been thoroughly repaired, and entirely refitted. Her boiiers aru quite new. Her run down tho river last evening was principally intended as a trial trip, and proved entirely aalif factory. The Ana oostia leaves to-night for Indian Bead, to ropert to Com modore Craven, and will be attached to the Potomac flotilla. Last Bight the Harriot Lane and tho other vessels of tho flotilla off Indian Head, bad their cables ready for slipping ata moment's notice, bad tbo rebel Meaner George Page made her appearance out of Quantico creek, but as she did not quit ber retreat she gained another lease of existence. Apropos of the Page, Dr. Russell's remarks in the London Tim ? about ber and ber supposed achievements and capabilities are pure invention. She has never landed any troops in -Maryland; only one attempt was mads to do so, on tbo day she came out of Aqula crook, but tho sight of a single Union soldier caused ber to turn back and run into Quantico creek, whence she never dared to stir till Fri day night, when she attempted to capture the storesbip Wyaudank, but the opportune appearance of the Hale, with her formidable batteries, once more drove ber back, like a rat to its bole. Tbo rebels are capricious in their attentions to passing vessels. Sometimes they will let several pass witbout a shot, but open Ire on the last' It would appear from this that when they open on an unarmed vessel it is merely for target practioe. Last night and to-day several schooners passed unmolested. Perhaps they sre short of ammunition. TBI PROKERKED RESIGNATION OP GEN. BLEKEEK. Various causes have been assigned for the preferred re signation of Gob. Blanker. It is gsnerally but erroneously attributed to some disagreement between him and General licCIellan. The fact is that it was the result of a misunderstanding with the Adjutant General's depart ment. When the Eighth New York regiment was or ganised, to avoid the possibility of tho relection of in competent officers by tbo nsual mode or eleciing company officers by the companies, General (then Colocel) Iilenker asked and received from Governor Morgan authority to choose the company officers, and to change them from one position to soother for which they might be found more suitable. In his anxiety to have the regiment well officered, and to have only competent men In all the com missioned officer, General Blenker not only made the ap. pointments originally, but has since transferred eaptains to lieutenancies and lieutenants to captaincies. Thia course was regarded by the Adjutant General as totally at variance with army regulations, and its severe con demnation occasioned a correspondence, which resulted in tho tender of his resignation by GeneMl Blanker, who conceived himself justified by tbo authority conferred upon him by Governor Morgan. Tbo matter has, bow ever, been explained, and tho resignation, which was de clined, has been withdrawn. UEN. M'CLELLAN AMD GEN. BAKES IM CONFERENCE. Major General Banks arrived here to-night, and has been is consultation with General McClellaa, and hag consequently not been accessible to any of the numerous friends, civil sad military, anxious to pay their respects to him. THE BERDAN SHARP SHOOTERS. The authority to raise companies and regiments of sharp shooters granted to Colonel Bent an last September is revoked. The companies and regiments, however, which have already been raised will nevertheless bo mustered into service and proceed to Washington. G EN ERA I. BEAtREGARD VINDICATING TBI LATE COL. BARER. I.ast week a Sag of truce was borne into our lines on the Upper Potomac from the enemy's forces at Leesburg, conveying a communication from General Beauregard, m which he states, that having seen In the Northern paper* a discussion in reference to certain orders alleged to have been given by General Stone to Colonel Baker, he felt it bis duty to a brave soldier to transmit certified copies of the orders which bad been found on tbo battle Qeld and were in his possession. The orders transmitted were copies of tbo-e reported by General Stone to General McClellan a* those which were given to Colonel Baker. This communication from General Beauregard was ac companied by a reqeest totally incommensurate to the service rendered by the transmission of the orders, and wbicli was not granted. THI ARMAMENT OP THE PERMANENT FORTIFICATIONS. The following named officers have been appointed to regulate and tlx the number and calibre of the cannon to be mounted in the casemates and en barbrtt' at each of tbo permanent fortifications of the United States, and also the number and description of gnns to compose Qeld pieces : ? Brigadier General Totten, Corps of Engineers; Brigadier General Ripley , Ordnance Department; Brigadier General Barry, United States Volunteers ; Brigadier General Bar raid , United states Volunteers ; Colonel Hunt, United States Army ; and Captain Rodman, Ordnance Depart ment. The Board will meet in Washington at such time aitd place as may be designated by the senior officer , and the junior members will record the proceedings. TBR COST OF WE WAR. There has been some discussion to-day with regard to the estimates of tbo Secretary of the Treasury for the proercution of the war. When asked to-day what recom mendations he intended to make in reference to the war, be replied, "I propose to let it out by contract." TBE CASE OF CAPTAIN l'OOR OF TOR NAVY. The Naval Court Martial to-day, after hearing the argu ment in Captain Poor's cute, rendered their decision, and, with all the evidence, laid their finding before the Secretary of the Navy. Tho decision will not be made public until the Secretary has examined all the facts. THE CASE OF CAPTAIN SCOTT, OF THE NAVT. The Naval Court Martial to-day tools up the case of Captain Scott, who is charged with returning from Key West to Philadelphia, without orders, bringing with him the prize Salvor. INSPECTION OF TH* TROOPS. Colonels Sweit/.er and Hudson, of General McClellan's staff, will proceed to-morrow to inspect all our troops on the south side of the Potomac, beginning at General Heintzleraan's and concluding with General McCall's di vision?. THE ARMY. Captain J. S. Taylor, Sixth infutry, and Lieutenant S. S. Sumner, Fifth cavalry, have been detached from their regiments, and assigned duty on the staff of General Sumner. Lieutenant A. V. Sumner, Jr. , now upon General Stone man's staff, was offered a position on the staff of bis fa ther, but declined upon the ground that be likes General Stoneman too well to leave him. (blonel Stephen H. Long has been ordered to assumo the duties of the bead or the Corps of Topographical Engi neers. Sergeant Wm. Warren, or the Fifth United States in fantry, by the request of Brigadier General Marry, the cbier or General McCleHan's staff, is to bo promoted to the rank or Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Sergeant Warren was second in command nndor Captain Marcy (now General) when the latter crossed the Rocky Mountains through the deep snows of tbo winter of 1867 and 1858 to obtain supplies for the army of Utah, when it was feared that the entire force would starve before provisions would roach them. General Marcy stato^bat Warren did more than any other man to keep up the spi rits of tbo men and to secure success to that expedition. Floyd promised to promote him for bis gallantry, but failed. Secretary Cameron is determined that justice shall bo done Sergeant Warren. MAim VOLUNTEERS ATTACHED TO THE REGULAR SERVICE. Tbo flfty-eight mutineers from tbo Maine Volunteer regiment, now at Tortogas, will be teatporsrily dotacbed for duty to compMios of regulars. Til ? FK&MKU IN WA&HINCrrON KRSPKTINti TUB POSITION Of AKPAIRH. Th r? i* fvidently pervading all branches of the govern, ment a far more hopeful feeling concerting a successful result of the present conflict than heretofore, and this M exhibited in conversations and otherwise. While it is be lmvcd the Uriimh pre*s wdl bo a* earnest aa our own in discussing the circumstance* attending the nrreet of Slidelt and Maaoo, no fears are apprehended that theqiies lion will be productive of serious embarrassment to the two countries. CHARACTER OF HSCBNT ADVICR8 FROM BTBOPB. The mlelligencc received by the last mail from Europe is entirely satisfactory. It la reported that the rebel agents, who have bees straining every point is both England and France to accomplish their designs, have utterly failed. It was stated upon pretty good authority that Yancey and T. Butler Kiag were preparing te return home, evidently in anticipation of the arrival of Slidetl and Mason. Judpe Quiggle, late raited States Consul at Antwerp, and wlio wan m correspondence with Garibaldi respecting bis acceptance ef a poaitlon in our army, baa arrived here with laspertant deapatebea to the government. CONSUL A? APPOINTMENT. Governor Ladlelana Ujbasi , of Texas, baa been appointed Consul to Aneoua, Italy. He emigrated to Ttui about twelve years age, having been exiled from H angary for hie participation in the revolution, in wnich be took part aa commander of Comoro during its memorable siege. Be bad engaged in the cultivation ef vineyards success fully in Texas, but was driven thence on account of bis Union sentiments. Governor Ujbazi yeaterday visited General Blenker's camp, where the found many of bis old friends and companion* in arms, who received him with enthusiasm. TUB MISSION TO JAPAN. ltebert H. Pruyn, of New York, recently appointed Minister to Japan, vice TawnssMt Harris, resigned, ia here, receiving bis inslruatiaaB preparatory to leaving for his post. Recent advicea from Japan represent af fairs, so far as this country ia concerned, to be meat en couraging. It appeara that tba Japanese government made application to our Minister to purchase for them two Oral class steamers. Mr. Harris immediately com municated the fact to tba American shipping interest. The vssseto were soon at Jeddo, and were at once acsept ed by the Japanese government. Mr. Harris writes that they are making rapid progress in all lbs arts, especially In commercial enterprises. ARRIVAL OF RIFLBD CANNON. "Hope's Despatch" for tba transportation of army and sutler supplies, Ac. , between New York and Washington, via Harris burg, brought hither to-day twenty small rifled caunon of peculiar construction. PROCEEDINGS OK TBR ARMY RBTIRtNG BOARS. In addition to those heretofore announced , the Army Board have retired the following named officers, to conse quence of physical disability:? Majors Henry B. Judd, Lewellyn Jones and Christopher 8. Lovell. The lYCt.dtni has approved the finding. BK17.CRB OF ARMS. An order bes been Issued and addressed to government officers and agenta now authorized to inspect and pur chase arms in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, to avixa all arms fit for use, with instructiona not to exceed the price of twenty dollars each for real English Enfield rifles. IMPORTANT NEWt FROM MISSOURI. Sr. Ijocv, Mo , Nov. 20, 1801. General Fremont and family left on the four o'clock train for New York. X disagreement has arisen in reference to the exchange of the Camp Jackaon prisoners, which will probably in definitely postpone the release of the men composing Mulligan's Brigade. No trouble exists raiativa to com missioned ofiioers, but General Price submits the list of privates, which does not eonform with the list furnished to General Lyon in May. last by Camp Jackson officers, which General Curtis adherea to, and which gives rise to a suspicion that the new list oentnins fictitious names. Captain James George, formerly a notorious minuto man and Camp Jackson prisoner, arrived here from Tesi nesset), and was immediately arrested by order of the Provost Marshal and lodged in the military prison. The report yesterday that claims amounting to 16,000, 000 had besn approved by tho War Commissioners was incorrsct. The claims on file represent that amount. The proceedings are conducted privately, and no decisiona have yet been announced, although a number of claima have been decided. The number of clnlma filed to data Is 2,060, and tbey accumulate at the rate of odo hundred daily. THE COMMERCE OP THE WESTERN RIVERS. Bi. Louie, Mo , Not. 27, 1861. Geni-ral Curtla has issued orders to the following ?f. feci ?To check communication with the enemy ; to pre veut the conveyance ef contraband goods, and avoid the recurrence of assaults upon steamboats. The entire commerce of the Mississippi river . below this city, is assumed, and will be directed by the military and naval authorities of the United States. None but government boats will hereaf- ; ter be employed; bet freight and passengers will be conveyed at ourrent rates, as heretofore. 41] boats catering these waters will report at the first mill- < tary post, and stop to proceed under military orders &l the discretion of the military commanders. Freight and baggage will be subjected to careful inspection. The oath will be administered to all the employees and passengers, and the places of landing and departure will conform as near as possible to (be custom of trade, but all commis sion and storage busicetn must be transacted with openly avowed TTnion men. General Halleck has .asued very stringent orders re spectlug the seizure of pr. rate property, and the urrest of persons without sufficient cause. General Sherman bus taken command of our forces at Sedalia. There aro about twenty thousand Union troops at points on tl>e Pacific Hailroad, west of Jefferson City. Tbere is nothing new respecting the movemunts of General Price's army. Governor Gamble has appointed and commissioned General Hallet, of the New York State Militia. Major General Halleck has appointed Brigadier Gsnsral Scofleld to command all the State forces. MOVEMENTS OP PRICE'S REBEL ARMY, ETC. IvnirDimmc*. Mo., Nov. 26, 1861. I General Price ieat Pleasant Bill with 25,000 troops, go ing west. This morning Lieutenant Colonel Anthony detailed a lieutenant and Ove men lo examine the cemetery in this county. They returned with fourteen kegs of powder, found concealed in a vault, supposed to be that taken from Liberty. All the cattle recaptured by the Uhion troops from the rebels at Warrmsburg are now ?d the way to Fort Lea venworth. Twenty-two bushwhackers, who burned the train, are now prisoners. Lieutenant Colonel Anthony raptured to-day a lot of go vernment freight wagons and one government horae from a rebel. The First Cavalry regiment is now encamped on tho fair gronnd, one mite south of this city. Jnrmw Citt, Nov. 27 ,'1861 . For the last two nights onr pickets at Sedalia have M>n fired upon by the rebels returning from General Price's army. The reports that General Price ifi advancing from the Osage river are not correct. The truth seems to be. that a portion of his army, composed of Missourians, is dis banding, and their men are returning in small squads for the purpose ef clothing tbemsteives and preparing them selves for auethor campaign, and wherever they can they commit all mapnerof outrages on Union mon. ] A gentleman juat from Leung ton reports that the elly was fall of returned rebels, and that thero is a steady stream of arrivals. Tho ste.-tmer Sioux City , with ? large cargo of goods fer points on the river west ef here , ?** refused permission to proceed en her trip to day by tl>? cnmmandaiit of this point. l?i>BVK*Dkjn< k, M?i., Nov. 37, 1861. To day si* BTMitscf Oaptaiu < .' reg ry's command, on the old Lexington road, acre fired upon !>y xbvtl Ufty rebels, at the croPHNtg i>f tbt l. tile lituu, fiom the roUm and bushos. Onn of the m onts ?iis ?ound?d am! two are musing, <<u|>po> ed tu be killru Tim Uut O wlilio return ing met seme Uundroit rr.t>el?oi >.>um Hue bridge, with ?but goos The scute then returned , took another road, and arrived safely in camp. ljeuMuuat Hodgeman Not out twoaty ?co, foaad them aoi drove thorn into tb? feruab aad captured twen ty horses aud urates. A hand Of rebela , two hundred strong , pamod or or from Clay coaaty to-da# . Two buadro* aad Hi; of General Rains' mob are at Siblsy. Captain Webb huo fifty rebela in tho brunt, aix ailea ?ou tlieaot. Captain Hayes, four hundred rebela in Little Kino. Col. Reyueck has two bwndrod rebela now in Lafoyflte oounty. There must bo some warn figting noon, as a largo force of rebels are reported near Pleasant Hill. THE REBBLJ3 VORT1PYINQ NEW MADRID. Cuno, III., Nov. 27,1861. )t is reported that tho rebels are atragly fortify iag New Madrid, Mo., and that they have Ore Hundred negroes workia*. A detachment of cavalry made a roooanoisaaoco as far as Bolaout to-day, but found so rebela o? the Missouri sido ?>f lb* river. j HEWS FROM THE SOUTH. (Trees the Washington Star. | fe are m possession of copieo of the Rich mood Oil

patch, hnsninr aad Jhamintr, of tke 90th instant, from eiooe ?**aeia?Uaa of which wo Ism assay facts of in terest conrrrolng the stau of affairs in Virginia. Thus we learn that John Janaey, of Leodoun, baa re signed the presidency of that shsmeleos revolutionary body, the Virginia Cooatilfitiona) Convention, which is again In se?sioo, bavinc asserted the right to perpetuate its own sxistsnce. Hestateano reeaon for bis reaigna tion eiber than that he was tired of the < unenviable) ' oBtce. i ( On motion of James Barbour, of Culpepper ( whose unex pected ^ostacy last spring gav* tho ascendancy to tho revolutionary element in the. body snd thus precipitated the State into secession), Robert L. Montague, or Middle sex county, lieutenant Coventor of tho State, was elected President of the convention fnn the 19th instant) , in Jan ney 'a stead; beating Cox, of Chesterfield, by a vote or M to 38, with one vote for William L. Goggtn. 'I lie conaer vatlt*> (suchss they arc) voted for Cox. 8aMv rttuart. of Augiu-ta ^whilom United Slates Secre taryof'the Inti rior). as Chairman of the Convention's Committee on ? i'iu>titut.uual Reform k , has mitde a major i ty report, su < ot,iy urging sweeping ? hangey >u tlie prin ciples of the Stule's institutions? abolishiug popular sur frsgo, snd the |iopu)ar election of moil of the public func ttoaaries, high and kiw. The committee, through him, urge that popular government, aa practised in the United States, ba>- proved s lamentable failure; aad while cou londing.that it la but the duty ef all able bodied men to perform military service in behalf of the Confederate Statoa, urge tbal it is only the legitimate right of the pro periy holder and taxpayer to vote. By way of reron tiling tho people to the proposed 'hang*, the comuiittee urge the adoption of an amendment to the Suite s conxti totion by which ouly those who have paid the preceding year's taxes sixty days before the election shall hereafter be allowed to vote. The terribly demo ralised condition of lue North (!), the alleged rapid tendency ot affairs there to mgrarianism <P), and the fact that the best men are not always elected bv tlx- people (11!) of the United States to office, are the principal pleas on which Sandy urges Ins proponed re?ctory "reform" in this connection. The report re commends that |herssftsr only members of the Leg is la I ture eball be elected by the restricted popular voters, snd that all other officers, county as well as Slate, shall either be chosen by the Legislature, or a|ipointed by new appointing powers. On the whole, this singularly rich report bean out to the letter our position taken at the commencement of the unbroglid, that recession wss hut a cloak for the purpose of stealing from the white masses of the South their dla tinrtivu American liberties. We should have slated that one of the reasons why Handy Stuart urges his proposed reetriction of suffrage is beeaoMi it is not Improbable that Virginia will soon be comparatively without negro labor (a significant admis sion Of an inevitable result of secession, as we long since demonstrated in the Star), and Northern labor may be expected to flock to supply its place. Hoboldatbat it is necossary to guard In advance against such changea in Virginia prestiges and vested rights as ba believee the Northerners may seek to effect at the ballot boxes, unless they are disfrsnchised now wbile secerh influences may be able to do that ibing. United Slat as Seas tor Waitman T. Wiliey haa been expelled from hia seat in tho Virginia Convention by a unanimous vote, hie name having boon called daily until UltlOth inflt. Albert 0. Jenkins (seceded member of tho United Plates Congress) has been elected by the Convention to tbo Seccsh Congress from the Fourteenth (Kaaawha) dm Commander Edward B. Boot well, United States Navy, who has for seme time haan in )ail in Richmond , under suspicion of being mimical to seeeeb, has been uncondi ismllv discharged by Jeff. Davie' order. Tbeoomand for paper of every deecriptioo la isjmsose in Richmond, there being none to speak of en hand, aad bardly any prospects of gstting any. Ink (printing) ia quite as scaroo. The smallpox is making terrible wart with tbo rsbol troops on Muldraugh'a BUI, Kentucky. Largo num bers are dying daily of It, says a despatch in the Rich mond Knquirtr. On tbo 19tb inst. C. Parramors wss sppoiated Receiver (under thetr seqaestration act) for the counties of Acco mac and Northampton. Sampson .tones, " agent," urgss the formers of Virgi nia to maks butler for tbo South , now that the Northern supply is cut off. ^ The Richmond Ckrirfia* Admat/ haa "uspeuded,from iaability to procure printing papor. Meade k Brother, apothecarieo (Richmond), advertise that inability to procure supplies of mediciae com pels them to decline most of their former businsss. Among the abominations cited by Sandy Stuart ia Ins report, commented on above, is thefYankee school ays tern that "compels the rich to educate the childron of the poor " He denounces it as not only an outrage, but * proof of the rapid tendency of tblnga in the United States toagrarianismll ! , _ . The Richmond Aaamtnrr denouncea tho payment of in torest due on Virginia State and other bonds, pnrehased by Southerners of partiei in tho North since the opening of the war, as payiag a premium for speculation aad col lusion with the Northern enemy. The *ame paper prays for the reign of an English, Frendt or Ruielsn l'rluce over the South before a reotora lion of tta? Union. The State (Virginia) Contention Have taken the liberty of electing Alex. R. Botelor to the Confederate Congress, to represent tbo Wmchsnter district in place of James M. Mason, now peeping through bars in Fort Warren. The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for Kastern Virginia, convened at Norfolk ou tho 20th mst. Several hundred passports wero grant ed in Richmond to attend it. So no man may travel now, anywhere in Virginia, without a passport. Flour went up f 1 per barrel ? Ricbmoud in the course of last week. Ah undertaker offers to famish a genteel hearse and " flxins," with which to bury the Holdiers dying in tlie hospitals at Richmond, for tho prices the government al lows for the usual furniture wagon and negro driver. Exchange on New York in Richmond was belling at fl a b'l per 'tnt premium; silver at 15 per cent, and gold at 20 per rent; Confederate States bonds ($16,000,000 is sue) , 9* a 98 >; , par being confederate money. No sale for Orange and Alexandria Railroad 0 and 8 percent b?lhe rates for Virginia railroad stocks and bonds that find any Kale whatever range from 40 (for Virginia Cen tral) to 67 (for Petersburg and Richmond) , and 77 (for Richmond and Fredericksburg). The following are the current prices of merchandise at Wbolesalo (the Kramiiur remarking that for small quan. titles higher prices are charged), viz:? Bacon, hog round, 23c ? 2?c. Butter, 48c. a 60c., very scarce. Corn meal 80c. a 8r>c. Candles, tsllow, 20c. ; adamantine, 45c. a 4"c. Coffee? none in the market 1 Hay, timothy or . lover, $1 2ft per hundred. Halifax herrings, $8 a $10, but none to be had. Pig iron, $40 a $45, stock small Naila, 7c. a 7?c: Refined English irou, $118 a $120. leather, 60c a 66c. , demand immense , stock very light. I<ead 7i;c a8Jic. New Orleans molasses, 52c. a 05c. Pepper '70c. a 75c., very scarce. Salt, fine Liverpool, | $9 60 a $10 Wool, washed Virginia (common) , 50c. a 00>: . , fine merino do. , 66c. a 60c. Jerry Morion, of Orange, has resigned his seat 10 the Virginia Convention. The l yocbburg sjioculatora bavejt>ut salt up to $-0 per -??* M. Barbour has resigned bis seat (from Jefferson county) in the Virginia Convention. Beaufort lia? not yet been occupied, and tho Confede rates' position waa daily being strengthened. Port Royal herry baa been strongly fortified by the Confederates, sa also all tbo creoks and Inlets leading Into the main land ... , . The city of Savaonab waa being strongly fortified by intrenched works around the city, as also tho line of rail road connecting Charleston with Savaunab. Largo numbers of troojis continue to arrive at Rich mond, and were being sent to Manassas. The confede rates were daily expecting an advance of the grand army. A gentlenmn from Washington roports at Richmond that tho grand army will meve some time this week, in four divisions, upon l eesburg, Lewinsville, Centreville and the Lower Potomac, the advance to be simultaneous. Tbo grand Union review last week was supposed at Richmond to bo a trap to catch Beauregard , and that had bo made a demonstration be would have been caught. A rumor prevailed in Norfolk on Monday that Grafton D. Spurrier, Ksij., died at Richmond on Saturday laat, of typhoid fever. THE STEAMER TRENT? M UNO NEWS. BjWii.Nor. 27,18?1. < The stonnu r Himalaya has arrived here and bringa tho I report tbut tho nluamtsr Trent bad reached Kngland, and It; at a Hrilisb frigate )ia(f beeu immediately despatchodto the United SUUr. iTbi* "uewB" is bogus. Tba Treat could oolbavo anivod in England.? Ed. Huuld.} MOVEMENTS OF TRANSPORTS. The ?!oop Van TmshoI, uhteh arrived yesterday morning from < uldpprtng. lias un board a Parrot gun, which was l"ttod a few days since at West Point by Major Andorson, (h ow ing a 100 |<onml mIki! live mileK. It will Im forward *?1 1< Fortran* Monroe, Tli < I nite.l SUt'-n warn transport Joco|ilniie sailod tast i <? veiling for Locust Point. Ilor cargo ? oiisihId of twenty *h?t tuwJ tbell, ?lx rilled cjmion, ammunition and i if.v?ion?. GE9. BUTLER'S EXPEDITION. The Trip of the Constitution from Portland to Fortress Monroe* Why th* Twelfth Maine lUflmat Wm Wot Taken? The Kflkr.ti ? off the Hm?A Character on Board ?The Kflfcct* of Sea SlrkncM? The Ladle* Bear up Manful ly? Religion* Cercmonle*? Veeacl Sight ^4? The Ran of the Constitution? The ?lr*t Appearance of Land?It* Effect on th* SoldWr*? Waiting for a Pilot? Th* Sat red Soil of the South, 4tt. OTTK EXPEDITION IKY CORHKSPOMDBKCt. Ba"? Vwttwa t:TAm Tuaxwout Cowitrnos , > . . SiATUWUT, Nov. U3, 1M1. ; Again we *r* off, and tbli time for good-no more ?topping for troop* or munition*. Col. Jones b*a received ?*?!?<? de*p*tchae, which *ro not to b* opened until w* *r* twelve hour* at *e*. At balfpast on* this morn ?g w* weighed anchor, and turned th* prow of the Oon Btitution southward. Th* r*Mon of our having th* Main* regiment b*h>od wa a thi*: After w* arrived at Portland Capt. Fletcher protected agaiaat Caking any mor* troop* on board, on th* *c*r* of Mfdy, and Col. Jo***, acting on th* pr*t**t, declined receiving Oof. Phep ley's r*g Imeot. if thi* had b#*n known b*for* w* left Burton w* should ha v*k*ea Mv*<f)th* trip to Pouland, and should hav* been well at **a mor* than twenty four hour* *arli*r than we were. | -Another caute of d*lay wa* the conduct of th* proprie tor* of th* tug* employed at Pwrtiand. They wer* to ' bring along forag* for the fifty head of cattle on board. Toward* evening one of the tug* came alongside without the forag*, and oa Col. Jones aakiug th* reaiton h* was answered that he muet pay twenty-ftv* dollars more before he could have tt. The Colonel very promptly and derided ly told th* captain of th* tug that unlrss he brought that forag* alongaid* immediately I not one cant rhould be paid fur the services of thr two tags during the day, aa the government would not pay the bill nntil he approved it, and It should never have hi* approval nntil the forag* wa* produced. Thir was rath*r a clincher, and reeulted in onr having the forage ??Tely stow*d on board that night. At half|>ast three A. *. the pilot left us, and now we ar* going right along, although not at a very rapid rat*. The Twelfth Maine regiment, which wo left behind, will probably follow ua as soon as a steamer can be chartered to take them Our next point at which we call will Be? aa 1 wrote you Neve ral days ago fortress Monroe, whero we shall take on board Brigadier General Phelps, who assumes command of the brigade at th.t point. How long wo shall stop there it is impossible to say, for as we do not know w hat is taking plate on laud, w* raunot gue?? what new com plication* may have arisen that may entirely change the [ plan of the expedition. In consideration of this, and the j mer* fact that ?e do stop at Fortress Mouroe, the final destination of the ahip wast remain a luyttery until after we have left the fortre**. Today the sky is overcast and the air is chilly, but thure are no strong indications of a storm We are sailing directly in the teeth of ? very stiff wind which with the manner of freighting the ship, makes her pitch a good deal, and rnakos a second edition or Thursday's nauseou* experience * matter or very little doubt indeed ?t this early hour of th* day (ten o'clock A. M.) * good many of the men are below paying their "devours" < the rebellious slate of my own stomach is the beet *xeuse for *o wretched a pun) to old King Neptune. Colonel Jonea, after having got a three hour*- nap since yesterday , I* again on d**k, exerting hi* influence over the men. Wb*n on duty h* is strict, almost a martluM but those who hav. accused him or uw.eces.arv harth' new and severity cannot hare seen him wUenar,laxa tton from discipline afford* him an opportunity f?r the display of thOKe qualities which et.d*ar the offlcer to the men. Here is a Ad. manly f.llow, who humorously but respectfully a.k. fto, a two houra' ruri011|?b- oh c<,r tainly, aays the Colonel , jump right over th* fence which rauall* to th* soldier* a favorite joke ?n the Connecticut ??**?*?, which baa giv?* ris* to the expression of "Connecticut over the f**ce> Jn the Ninth Connecticut regiment ib*rei*adarliarlitiie fellow named Tdl, buttled by the raiment akorLfor the same reason . I .uppose, that almost ever; thing ,n life I* inconsistently named-lieoause he .* uncommonly lonir measuring nearly **vrn f*et. Short is not so handsome a* he .* long. I don t b*Ueve that Powers would bid high for him as a model lor an Adorns; hut in lh? " statue of good nature be would be a treasure. Now aiiort like* hi* "mountain d*w" as wall a* "*n, other man ?' but th* way he works it off when he i* a little over charged is an good ror the eye* as to .?* Dr. Wind*ln? take one or Marring s horses under each arm fill hi* 1-o. Kets with eighty-four pound bolls, and start ott on a pedestrian raalch round Palace Garden. Short picto up a case of heavy clothing and tumble it to ,t? place us if he was rolling up a smi?|| b?|| 0f ??ow ! 1 bi. morning he came on dock *,ih some pork and hard ! bread in his hand. Colonel Jones stopped up to him and took a pieo*of his posk. Short took the action era ! ciouMly, and offered the Colonel a sma.l piece of the bread and then beat, a hasty ret,, t , evidently faring that hit hospitality would be taxed at the expense of an appetu* that certainly must require a good deal to satisfy it ; "hall probably have mors to nay about "Short' before long. Nov. 23 ? F.veuiLf. The same delightful malady pervades tbo aiiip that m so prevalent on the passage to Portland. Out of eighteen hundred rations I should calculate the government hev saved twelve hundred to-day. N. B.? Transportation by sea is an economical mensure. Judging from the sounds that come uu from between deck* one would suppose tliat Horr Orierbach's interest ing family from Central Africa were below, suffering from toothache; or that Barttum' rhinoceros nud hippopotamus had become excited in the divu si on of a knotty question in natural history. The aroma that Hriw* is also uugg'-? tlveof a menagerie. I liave suddenly become sin >jicb? rite, and look npen roast beef and oyter petti ay \ani ties, and no longer "sigh for the !!?? Iipots of Egypt." Being to a meditative mood, t retire to my room to indulge a little .serious reflection ? una another trifling matter, of wbk'h 1 will only remark that its accomplishment Is somewhat aided by having the soil, cool hand of one's mother or wife prcs ed against one's bead. Ileing in my room. I aru soon made aware of the presence aboard .ihipor the inevitable Mr. Richard Swiveiler. with bis irrepressible flute. 1 w ? it I could write that Mr. Swiveiler"* performance on that lii|tiid toned instrument Is enlivening; but a consoient oar regard for the truth compels a contrary assertion. Com mencing on "Begone Dull fare,'' that heavy old ballad (I ?(>eak respectfully of it on account ef its age) soou lost Its Identity and labored under the impression that it was "A Life on tho P.olling Deep;" but that was no go, and the flute Anally gave up the ghost , wavering between ''Dine" and "Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter IV"" Pallid cheeks and very intoxicated looking hair are the order of the day; but somehow the exceptions to this fashion cary off their superiority to iUj?j human weakness with a gusto that Is very impressive. One of the Twenty -sixth regiment made a very amusing remark to day. A comrade was quite sick, but, unlike his associates, was unable to relieve himself of his lust ration. '* Oh," says the flrst one, ?? you're as sick as we ?re, but you're too lazy to vomit." ficjtDAY Mdrmxu Nov. 24, 1861. The clouds that hung over us all day yesterday broke into quite a smart little shower of rain during the night ; but this morning ths weather is m.iguilicent, the sky is of the deepest bluo, and contrasts finely with the lifht banks of white clouds that lay piled up around the horison. The sea is rolling up its waves, flecked all over with the snowy foam. The wind is blowing u gale, and the ship pitches a good deal. It is splendid to stand at the (tern, on the upper deck, and watch the prow rise gracefully to an angle of about forty Ave degrees, and thin fall down, down, until it seems almost to ki-a the rollicking waves. Thoro is a much larger representation on deck from below than yesterday, and the bracing wind is rapidly doing that for the sea sick victims which no doctor can ac compliih. It is easy to discover those who were the most wretched yesterday by tho exaggerated exuberance of thefr animal spirits thit- morning They are 'lancing and hopping about tho de< k as frisky as \ounx lambs, though when they eome to face tho enemy I believe the analogy will cease. Koveral of tint ladies are enjoying the clear atmosphere from the ,?ftnr deck, and thus far they have sliown themselves capital sailors, having, with trilling exceptions, been well ail the tune. Mrs. ftjlonel Jones and Mrs. Major Krye are particularly felicitating themselves eu their flattering attention i" the ceisineof the ship, having lost (I mean omitted) only one meal be tween tliein since we fell Boston, fhus far we have seen but very few of tlte inhabitants of ? III" vasty deep." A few poipoisef) linvc b< on gamboling about the rhip, and tho cry of shark has been raised nnoe or twice, hut tho sharks turned to lie (Mirimlaea. i W'"h that fnpfnu. ? w t le e wot thy landlady , Mrs. Mc iHlnger, km oil board with ua; ?b? would bo in her ?* nxn (. Pooh scrubbing and mopping -'at early dewy eve" would satisfy even the fund ions Mr * --? though I dmibt if die could find a dry place large- MHgh to seat the infant Alexander for the cooMM ^ration, which invariably fbllowfl thG c6rr6ctiT0 spAnitog. We hare no sorvlco to day , and it r^lrfBCOMild'T ?xorciso of the memory to assure one's aalf tha ? " ? day, though there ia no unaeemly disregard of the day. Nothing of special mUreat baa occurrad to-day Not. 24-Ev?lng. We are new beading towards ahora for the purpose or getting into smoother water, and already the influence is toen in the improved appearance of the paaacngara the well filled tables. A knot of o?oara are stationed ? the saloon, and are singing a number of fine old pea tunes. They don't pretend to the finish of the Graca church choir; but, as their deep, sonorous voice* ntoualy blend in Pleyel's hymn, or " Wd H^dr*?'l sound is certainly as earnest and is devotion^. *????? second section of General Butler s division wtilprofcWiy be the Kev. Mr. Babbage. chaplain of t^ Twenty ai*w MaMacbutetts regiment, an?l then, with the flwj J*?? ^ the excellent voices in tlie regiment, it will be "ranc there is not a nervine inaugurated at tha destinatioa the expedltlua that shall be as iinpresalve aad w aocew iMa to Mm God of nations ss any that ia aver performs* Where through tba long drawn aisle and fretted vanlt The pealing anthem swells the note of praiae. Mr Babbue is or tha Unitarian persuasion . ud wtf the chaplain of the old Sixth ??d to I mannar and jotial addreaa ih well fitted for II* pea?iK? **T^e^?inth Connecticut regiment that we hav * is deserving of particular notice, from the fai t af ea larja a portion having been in tha three montha serv ica. Abeut onetmndred and fifty of tha ofWcars and men were in tba engagement of Ball ran, and many otlierr - -r, ,n other regiments not eDgaged that day. ' .Vl oon lritv uthben was captain or a company m tlie rwat won SSSm? Sid Malor Krye a captain in the Thud Connecticut regiment, both engagad atBull rim. tenant Carroll, now of the N?lb ^Mct cut, wsj color bearer In New York's own gal'ant StetyaMW regiment, asd rescued Ws flag fWm tba handa oc the enemy. Somo idea of the physique of tba ?e? is conveyed by the Quartermaster General of Connect! L obliged to have n?rly 'hr^bundr^ overcoats made or from five to six inches ?tra brea?? over lbs cheat. The men are Iriah, and will tight trTheirRc?mu.auder, Colonel Cahlll.haa not s^naaUal service but has been connected with tha militia of C*?* nectlcut for many years. Ha Wr Ih^Fm^eU fluard <* military men ax ths commander of the f^meU Ouard, New llaveu, who visited New York a rew years since mm the guests of the Sixty ninth regiment. Monday Mowuho, Nov , 26, law. Another splendid morning; air cleaT and cold, an? nearly all on board reeling in excellent health and spirits, and hoping to be in Hampton Koads at night. Thia morn ing tho decks are covered with men glad to escape from the confinement of the lower decks. At about two o'clock this morning we had a very heavy shower or rain , but at Riinriae all traces were gone. The troops have now been on board ship six days an? nights, sad it speaks well for the ventilation of the vessel that as yet thoro is no serious illness on bourn. At about half- past twelve o'clock to-day we pasnedi a hark with all sail Ret. bound north. She waa !?e* ft ire. the stiff broer.e a. a spanking gait, aud with every thread of csnvu filled with the wind. Mm . *mh a prmj ?.irht on the br??ad expanse of water. All ?>n boara werj K'KSS^ ^h.Ul I ?Uir,welrIre nearlv at our next stopping plaae, Fortres. I Monroe, I tbinW thlh'a good time and place to give soma ^WM^Portlwd it'balf-pMt one o'clock on Saturday mornlug wind north h> i-Xast. but soon v^d rouf uVtbe enst weather thick: at uoon we hud made eighty Ova n,il.;: s,muy wind a?t e*r un? bu?,lreA r *2? ttoZtolto* Mondav.wind northwest; distant. made ^"mlbe Iwenty *o?rbo?rs I?" $&4toS?Si ? Wttle '??uU?w ard of Chinco StMWt|v ?ince we left ?P-rtlaad, and had.' a lBr?* "Td^y^eVTaiT * mssts. renHaring the vessel somewhnt less crank lb b'xbe liiuet .uteresli^ tbsi tin, w ih the discovery of latid at half |?hm thrto ?? "leek ihiii sjffss. zsrzs, z rsws i.:~ Strssr' dark and sure enough in Hie dim db lance ' K *j!" c"iUd and1'^-^"'^ .'o^. r'lhai beTore they w.i.Hd get ?"?" sr*, ? ?<? msiv, n si'"- \ ViiNli>v KvF>mc_? io. k. We hsve just anchored about dx or -even miles off Cape Heorv where wc shall lay nnfd daylight, when we ' will .team" up tM orti tw Monroe, probably arriving thera i ?.rss*s2 ; ?STJXSSt'Z i A, --JS5 KsssssSsrs ir,xs r^rf^r a? .. may learn ?omeihlng ? o n- 1 uture operations. Hiiwer?it Roaiis, Nov. 26, 18?'l . At daylifibl we weiatcd anchor and .iarte<l f-r Forueaa Monroe, ai,<l ft this time (balf-pasi eight o'clock A.M.) we have rounded Cape Henry and are now lying to, wait ing lor a pilot to conduct ua up tlic Roads. We have pen off a boat to ? gunboat which lays a couple <T in, lee ott on our starboard to go. a pIM. snd if we are su-resslul in procuring on* we hope to get up U> tho fortress mm time this forenoon. . . . . . Tlicsnu ro*>e ftjdendhlly this morning, and showed ho d relief the various obje. ts of interest within our r?.?:e. On j the sandy beach ei'C.i^ Henry lay the probable wreck of ,b" TTclfiTa^wner^f T'l,^ points of cargo of coffee a few weeM ? under full sail, . J Tth.v ,re eseerly straining their eyes in the at loni'pt W d iscov er the pecu I i? r pro, s^rty that renders tha soil saerod. think there isn't one of sssss r r rm-k^nrst nresi^l by the feet of the persecuted pilgrims, aT' Plymouth jS as hallowed ss the soil of old Virgima glorious io her youth aud motherhood, but in her old aga decrenit. recrcautaud disgraced. Diitimorb, Nov. 27,l&?i Tbaateumiiblp Constitution, with Ganaral Butier e divi sion, came into Huu.pton Kosds yeeterdsy. NEWS FnOM FORTRE8S MONROE. Baltukw, Nuv. 27, 1861. The boat from Old Point lmc arrived. She reports (tut a flag of truco went up to Norfolk, but brought back no new* whatever in regard to iho Kort Pickens aflair. GENERAL CASS ON THE ARREST OK MASON AND SLIDELL. Detroit, Vov. 27, ISfll. A communication in the Frrt Prrrs of thie morning, un derstood to have been written by O'oneril Cass , not only justifies the arrest of Mason and Slidell. J'ui mIihwh that it was in strict accordance with (lie position of the govern ineut upon the "ri/ht or search" question, its nmiutaineA in correspondence' with Iho British government in IS", 8. THE FORT WARREN PRISONERS. Bimni.N, Nov. 27, 1861. By orders from Wtsliington, the following prmonern, mostly Marjlauders,hav? bcon released from Fort War ren, aft or taking Iho oath of allegiance:? S. B. Frost, J L. Bou don, David Ijiechrsl, George Tbom|>son, Robert Itoe, Charles 0. French, Johu J. Heckhart , George W. l*n don and l.oonard J. Quintan. Five other prisoners whose discharge hail been ordered by Secretary Seward refused to take the oath of alle giance, as follows:? W. G. Harrison, Robert A. i arter, Thuma-. Shields, George V Appleton anil Michael J. Mr" dy. Tli"_v wore all retained iu custody. Kirst I.ieutenaut J. H. Tatnall, of the marines, Nuecon; nuinding the marine guard of the San Jacinto, ha* been sent to Kort Warren. Jle is a ron of OomaiOdwre fat nail.

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