Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 28, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 28, 1861 Page 2
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TWO DATS LATER FROM EUROPE. The Canada at Halifax and Mails of the Bohemian at New York* The Tripartite Treaty Against Mexico Promulgated in England. The Allied Force to Ren dezvous at Havana. Mr Jas. Fergrusson, M. P., Explains His Tour in America. He Disrlaims the Character of a Spy and Pleads That of a Gentleman. The Cotton Crisis and Failures ot British Manufacturers. THE NEW FRENCH BUDGET. Defeat of the Hainan Army in Ciroaasia and Military Violence in Poland, &c.) a*., at* The riteaiuship Canada, from Liverpool on ths 18th, via Que< nstown on the 17tli , arrived at Halifax yester. day morning at half-past seven o'clock. Her dates are two days later than those Already at hand. Tho Canada brings ?10,800 in specic and thirty-nine passengers. fhe called for Boston at ten A. M., where she will be due this evening. The mails of the Bohemian reached this city from Port* land yeBterday morning, bringing our European flies of the 14th instant. nor Britannic Majesty's steam transport Himalaya, from Plymouth, Knglaad, the lflth, has arrived here. Tho Canada's news was received in this city diroct from Halifax? the first casr of the kind extant ? through tho agency of telegraph repeaters, Invented by George H. Hicks, Esq. , of Cleveland, Ohio. The wires were con nected through, and at ono writing the news was flashed from Halifax to this oity. Florence Nightingale, in a letter which has found it8 way Into print, appears to entertain little hope of her own recovory. The woather continued stormy around tho English coast and numerous disasters wore reported. Mr. Baxter, Member of Parliament, in addressing his constituents, has strongly denounced tho Galway Steam ship coutract. lie said Jthat the company was losing its Irish element, and that tho restoration of the subsidy would be discreditable to Ireland. The Loudon 0 bterrtr states that tho British army esti mates will be sensibly reduced. A despatch from Berne or the 17th Instant says there has been a Aresh violation of the Swiss territory by the French uear Geneva. Hie steamship City of Baltimore, rrom New York, arrived at Liverpool on the ISth inst. The Canada reports having passed the steamships Afri ca and Kuropa. I f THE AMERICAN REBELLION. The Rebel Sympathizers tn England? Sir James Ferguson Says He was Not a Spy in America? He Pnt? on the British Ucstleman*- Opinions on the Cotton Crisis. The Loudon ATeiot lias an editorial generally re buking Southern sympatbisls in England, and especially denouncing the writer of a strong pro Soutborn letter in the Tima. 8ir James Fergusson, in a letter to tho Ayr Observer, says that the office he holds constrains him to ceniradict the assertion that he had acted as a Bpy in America. He adlrms explicitly that in the whole course of his tour he meddled in no w my In the affairs of the Northern or Southern States. He travelled solely to inform himself of the momentous questions st issue, and it was not bis fSult if a New York journalist was in capable of understanding that a gentleman could enjoy tho confidence of the military commanders on both sidoe without abusing that of either. The libel in ques tion was the only exception to the uniform courtesy be experienced, whether in tho Cnitedor Confederate^tates. The London timrs attributes the inactivity in thede rcand for cotton in India to lingering hesitation as to th? American supply, but says that other circumstances have also opcratod forcibly to such a result. The real caute oj tke present stagnation is not scarcity of cotton, tut the absence of a demand for calico, the market* of the wertd betng glutted viilfc Lancashire goods. Manufacturers in curtailing oporationi are doing what they most have done sooner or later, irrespective of the stoppage of the Amert can supply. British Opinion or the I'nion Canse. [From the LoDdon Times, Nov. 14. J The "head and front of our offending" was that we formed an esujuale which has been verified by facts That estimate was disagreeable to the Unionists, became it seemed U> undervalue the ,power of their arms and place a legitimate government on the foot ins with a'band of rebels. But the baud of rebels is actually on a routine with the legitimate government. The only way or con futing us, and putting us is tho wrong, would have been by upsetting our conclusions. If the buttle of Bull run had boen a victory instead of.a defeat; if it had been fol lowed by tho triumphant advance of the federal army if General McClellan's headquarters were now at Richmond and General Fremont's at New Orleans; if the entire South had been subdued, and every seceding State brought back to its allegiance? then, no doubt we should stand convicted of error, and the I'nionists might fairly reproach us with thinking so poorly of their government and so highly of tho rebels. Rut the very contrary of all this is what has happened, and our justi fication, therefore, Is complete. As to the merits or the respective causes, we made no great point of. comparing them. We could not overlook the fact that the Northern ers wero anything but earnest in the reported crusade uguinst slavery, and as little could we deny thai the Southerners had many reasons for wishing to livo sepa rately. The one groat argument, however, with ns has ti tii not the injustice , but thu impossibility of the object proposed by tho North. We do not wonder at their mut ing a tight fur the Union, or at their indignation against those who destroyed it, b>.t every mail shows that the Union is net likely u> bo restored agaiu, nud thai the views we formed, not in enmity, but on a sober estimate of probabilities, have received the verification which onlv experience could briug. The Cotton (Question. STOPPAGE Of SEVENTEEN HCNIUtCD LOOMS IN BLACK Bt'RN. fFrom tho Manchester Guardian, Nov. 14.] The weavers at Mr. R. R. Jackson's mill, Blackburn turned out yesterday st noon. The reason assigned for thu step was bad material. Mr. Jackson'-' mill is one of tho the town, and employ, sotuo 2,000 work people, who have been on lull time. fFrom the London .Vows, Nov. 14. | Ii t eems almost incredible that any cotton spinner* iu Laqoaahire can be meditating a strike against the reduc tion of wages rendered n'ca-sary by tho state and pros pects of our cotton supply. It is too true that in the neighborhood of Bory some ot the operatives have ac tually struck against the reduction of 10 per cent pro posed by the masters; and at Preston there is a threat of turning out against a reduction of 1% percent. Such a course, adopted under the clrciinistanoes of the time, soems to show that even yet, after the great advance tho Lancashire operatives have made in knowledge and in insight into their own interests, there Is still much mis understanding among them of the source of wages, and the causes of tho rue and fall of the payment of labor. The Bory men on strike are reported to have declared that tliey will consent to a reduction equal to the ad vance made in 1S59? that is, live per cont; but they reduction ?we. The Preston men refuse all .,rfl}or*th?t^y.Kup^,w tbeir wages come from? They are, for th? most part, newspaptr rcAdcr* they miiHt ?s ar?fUl mV!,1 V'Urn,'ls ?k th"ir m,mrv Employ known hlSSe lium ?r? "'moat evir known net ore. Tho Manchester Examiner savs that seventy time flrma in the district of thl l.n r J have failed since 1st of Junuary, There failures at Man>JusUr,a, id the same number at fito u, and no Us, thin thirty at BuXum amt CU&eroe. When manufacturers or .mail capita!^ ?? carious standing fail in Bumbers in this way the I floe and sater capitalist. are under a great strain.7 They stand losses ror a longer time than weaker firms >? ! they have to stand losses. Not only does their bustaes* yield thsm no profit, but they have to pay wngse out of their capital. Of course this can lie onlv a temporary state of affairs. It is a question ol time. Unless trade improves the day must come when th>< concern must stop, either by the employer's failure or by his retirln? from business before his property is all gone. It is very clear that it depends partly on tiie operatives how long this payment of wages may go on it all, There is nothing in the state ot affairs, American or English, whloh can excuse any rashness in nj m. v .? n vee.ied with the cotton manufacture. Kabli ?|mciii .tors lo tut Qoouaodlty will suffer loss sooucr or lite: ant thev deserve the punishment, hut what shall "> the rashness of men who refuse the iii<-?tii? ot subsistence lit a moment when the ooutinnuuoo ot that Subsistence m ^im imiiug a grave qiMttioa at host f THE EXPEDITION AGAINST MEXICO. Pronmlgatlom. o t the Allied Treaty? Tlie C nlted Htatct IlfKtd to Join the Euro pean Powers. The French ships forming tho Mcxican expedition worn expend to assemble at Havana between thu l&th aud 20th or Docember. The I<oudon Gazette publishes tho treaty in regard to (bo eoni)>lnod expedition ot England, Franco and Spain. It is signed by I/ird |Johu| Russell and Siguor Isturlti, and M. llahault. It has Ave artielM. The fourth article *a ys, that after the signatures to tho treaty were made, a oopy of it was communicated to the government of tho United States, and thai the Ministers of the contracting Powers at Washington are authorised to conclude itsoparateiy or collectively with President Lin coln. As delay, however, would jeoparadlse the success of tho expedition, the Commissioners oporatloua are not to be deferred for obtaining the accession of the United Status to the treaty after the forces have assembled in the ueighborhood of Vera Crux. WBV RNflLANt) SUPPORTS SPAIN IN HKB DE8KH<8. [From the Manchester Guardian, Nov. 14. J In the celebrated speech in which Mr. Caunon boasted that he "called the New World into existence to roaress the bttlaucc of the Old," he had drawn a comparison bo twecn the S|*in of tluit day oud the S{?iu whose growing dominion was once thought to threaten the independence Of Europe. The ex(iedilion of the Duke d'Angonleme w as mukmg its victorious murch, and Home alarmists expressed a fear that the Peninsula would pass completely under the of France. Tho BritifU Minister argued that such au event 110 longer afforded the same cause of apprehension tbnt it had doue of old. "Is tho Spain of the present day," he n.<ked, "tho Spain whose puisxancc was oxpe< tud to shake Kuglaud from her sphere* No, sir; it wa? quite another Spam; it was the Spain within whose dominions the win nevor sets; it was Spain with the Indies that excited Ibe jealousies und alarmed the imagination of our ancestors." Aud resolving that if France had Spain, it should not be "Spain with the Indies," ho acknowledired the indepen dence ot the revolted colonics in South America. To chockmato any aggressive steps on the part of France, by making her new acquisition comparatively worthless, was then the policy of the English Cabinet. Hut since that time the face of Europe has undergone a remarkable change, and a corresponds# alteration has incurred in tho views taken of the relative streugth ef different Powers. The royal speech then alludes to those regions the libe ration of which from Spanish rule was regarded with so much exultation by Canning. Aftor a briof reference to the adjustment of some trifling dispute with Venezuela, the Queen turns to.that distracted republic which is ahoui to become tho scene of a European intervention, and ap parently alludes, with uo very good reason , to lbs dif ferences of opinion which at first arose between the l'owers concerned. Tho sentence seems to bovo some what suffered in translation; but we gather from it tliat the Spanish government had decided on a single handed interference with Mexico, when France Bnd England an nounced their desiro to take part in the proceeding*, ana dissented in some particulars from the printed course. Subsequent negotiations removed the difficulty, and her Majesty states that the expedition to be carried out will "realize the idea the execution of which has been tbo constant object of the efl'orts of her government." In this account we seem to doted somo of thejealousy which w;us imputed to O'Donnell in regard to the co ojmj ratlon of England and France, aud which the Minister surely ueed not have introduced into his Sovereign's speech. St. Domingo once more belongs to Spain. Tn reading these words it is impossible to forget that but for the in 1 testine discord now wustiug a powerful neighbor, the acquisition would probably have been found less easy, I and that even as matters stand it has not been allowed to past without a protest, opening the door to further pro ceedings, if ever the opportunity arrives. Nor ua? we avoid adding that, if Spain desirus to hold it with the ap probation of Europe, she must take care that Slavery is uot allowed to re-establish itself in the territory thus re gained. Fraacc, Tha monthly returns ot (be Bank of France show that the dccreaae in cash ia nineteen and a half millions of francs, and the increase in bills discounted twenty-seven millions. The change in the imperial system of finance, as shadowed forth in the Emperor's letter and 1(. Fould'a programme, received per Bohemian, is uot regarded with much importance in England. The London Titus' city articlo says:? It is not easy to see how the transfer from the Emporor to the people of the task of raising money will calm unea siness and remove all pretext for hostile measures, when it is cortain that the Emperor cau resume his prerogative at any moment he may think Qt. The London Newt says:? Will the Emperor still be answerable for an abundance of employment wheu he can no longer create bouudless expenditure by a stroke of his pen? In Paris the financial change imparted much firmness I to the bourse, snd the rentes advanced live eighths per centfn the 15th inst , closing at Q9T. tie- Tha advaace was fully mainta ied. I There were ramora of impending changes among tha htgh functiqnaries in administration, and that tha powers of the several Ministers would ba modified and tha Minis try of State reorganised. A Paris letter says that M. Fould'a conditions on taking the office of Minister of Finance wore as followi:? First. The budget to bo voted for in detail, sou to give the Legislature some control over the expenditures. Secondly. The renunciation of tha power to decree sup plementary credits without the consent of the Council of Ministers Thirdly. The conversion of tha "trcuteanary" obliga tions. Fourthly. The conversion of the entire public debt into threo per cents. Fifthly. The consolidation of tha Boating debt. Sixthly. The reduction of the army. Seventhly. The evacuation of Rome. Eighthly. That on taking office he should be the inter mediary of all communications between ministers and tha Km per or. A despatch from Paris of the 16th of November, says;? The Bourse closed heavy to-day at f#f. 4&c. for the rentes Italy. A levy of eighty thousand men ia ordered; hut It wu i thought that not more than fifty thonsand would ba ob tained, and that another fifty thousand would he levied in February. The effective army will then consist of two hundred and oighty thousand men. General j Carbonnolli bad gone to Caprorato present Garibaldi with an address from the Neapolitans, pray ing bim not to leave Italy. General Cialdini bad tendered his resignation. A despatch from Naples of tho 17th inst. says:? Chia* vone is being vigorously pursued by the Italian troops, lie is endeavoring unsuccessfully to regain tha Papal States. Bergoe, with"200 brigands, sacked two small towns. There was a rumor that tha Papal government was pre paring an expodition against Cmbria. Sigcor Ratazzi will rclinq>tisb tho Presidency of tho Chamber of lieputics. Cbiavone, tho Brigand Chief, was again giving trouble. Two ilepatclics are said to have been discovered, show" ing a collusion between bim and the Pontifical authorities. Portugal. Tlie ? ouncil of State had proclaimed the Duke of Oporto King of Portugal. The ministry is unchanged. Tran quillity prevailed. Tlie Infanta Iton August o continued dangerously 111. The new King of Portugal baa arrived at Lisbon, and been well received. The Duke or HaMauba was seriously ill at Lisbon on tho ISth inst. Kas?U> Navigation was closed at St. Petersburg. The last ships of the season were leaving Cronstadt. * Fifteen thousand Russian troops had attacked ten thou sand mountaineers in Clrcaaaia. After fighting six hours the Russians wera put to flight, with very heavy losses, including a general or division killed. Six thousand Rus sians woro reportod killed and wounded. A despatch from Warsaw of the 16th instant says The military are being continually insulted, and the mar tial law has been set at defiance by the people. The Archbishop of Warsaw has been arrested because the churches are continually closed, and for having writ ten a disrespectful letter to General Luders. Graven. A conspiracy to assassinate tho King and his immediate followers, during a fete, bad failed. Such information was conveyed to the King as to enable him to avoid the ma chmattona of tha assassins. India and China. The correspondence by tbe overland mall adds little of moment to thenowa already received. - The Calcutta Englishman severely censures the Man Chester manufacturers for doing nothing either to further the intended growth of cotton In India, or to take off tha stocks on hand in up country depots. Telegraphic despatches from Calcutta up to October 27 report an Increased business in cotton goods and yarns, at higher prices. Exchange was rather lower. Freights active aud unchanged. Accounts from the gold Holds of New Zealand continue very en otiinging, auil there was an nutneuae rush of miners, kr. from Austral.*, all the available vessols being devoted to the p'ipo'e uf c mveyiug them uvoc, Trsd ? I'. M I uc I' t,-;v -a.-t}!. At Hbmbay,on tho 2Sth October, cottoa good* and twist wore 'lull and declinn>n Kxohango, 2x ?;d ljONIION Moxav M aiu.kt ? Kill) (In Oil lllO Kllll opOned Orm, but booumo weaker. At the c lotto, howevor, i ''ot ter toiio prevailed. Tti tho di.*oouut market there * ,i! 1411 mornaaod demand for bo^t bills at 2 Ji a 3 ,*<? Commercial Intelligence. Ijvmcpuoi., Nov tfl, 1MI. ?TATB Or TRADK Iff M ANCUKHTKR. Advices from Manchester aio satisfactory. The market has au advancing tendency, though inactive. LIVMHrOOI. BKKAIWTIM'FS MAHKKT. Tho market I* flat Messrs. ltichardson, Spnuee H Co., WakeOold, Nash Ji (Jo. , ami i'iKlaud, Atliayu k Co. report tliu Hour market llut at ttd. decline, American, a :tla. 64. Wheat inactive. red Western, 11a. 9d. a 12*. 5d.; red Southern, 12s. a 12?. Pd.; white Wentem , 12s. M,; white Southern, 13s. a 14a Corn declined 3d- *6d.; mixed, 32s . a lift, lid., yellow, 32a. ?d. ? 32* 0d. , white, 36?. a 37*. LlVKHPOOii PROVISION MARIJCT. Tho name authorities report beef steady. Pork quiet and unchanged. ' Bacon tending upward, and all qualities slightly advanced. Lard lending downward, and price* slightly lower sales at 50s a 62s. Tallow firmer, sales at 60s. a 51s. Od. LIVRRl'OOL PRODrCR If ARKKT. The brokers' circular reports:? Ashes steady pots 3">i. flit., pearls 34a. Rosin inactiro at 14?. for common. Spirits turpentine still advancing: sains at 73s. Sugar? A declining tendency. Coffee ? Sales small. Kice tinner. Unseed firm. Linsood oil at 36a. 0d. Cod oil? Bales ?mall. Sperm oil? .No sales. LONDON MARKETS. Messrs. Barings' circular reports breadstuff* quiet but steady. Iron active at ?5 5s u ?5 7s. 8d for rails and bars. Sugar quiet. Toaflrm: common Congou Is Id. a Is. l>;d. Coffee buoyant, and all descriptions shahtly higher. Rica quiet and unchanged. Spirits turpeutme buoyant at 73a. Tixl low steady at 52s. Unseed oake ar live at ?11 10s. a ?12. Unseed oil ttrm at Ufle. Sperm oil dull at ?60. Cod oit ?34 10b a ?36. LATK9T VIA QtTKl ENSTOWW. Uvmrpooi., Not. M.1M1. Tho flour market closed flat oa V'riday at a decline of fid. Wheat inactive. Corn declined 3d. 1 84., Not. IT, 1581. Cotton? Sales yesterday 12,000 balea, including 7,000 to ?peculator* and exporters. the markst closing arm and unchanged , but with an advancing tendency. ?Breadstuff* inactive ; no bales of coiueguenc?. Pro rinoas dull. < f/ixoow, Nov. <16, 1861. The market for American securities la quiet but steady Consols 93J{ a 04 for mouey. Illinois Central shares 41 a 40 discount. Erie* 27.ttf a 27 V. Hatrs, Not. 14, 1M1. Cotton? Sales of the week 16,(00 bales. Price* have advanced 2f. a 3f. Orleans tre-i ordinaire 160f. ; has 153f. ' Stock 145 ,000 bales. THANKSGIVING DAY. SERVICES IN THE METROPOLITAN CHURCHES. THE CHARITABLE INSTITUTILNS, What the State Governors Say on the Occasion. Their Proclamation* the Heal ler mons of the Day, Ac., Ac., Ac. To-day business will bo Almost ontiroly autpendsd itr 1 nil the Northorn States except two, and Thanksgiving holiday will be obaorved in response to Ihe proclamation* of thernrioua Govcruors. All the churchet will bold forenoon lervice, and the pastors, It is exported, will treat their congregations with sermons a little above the common order. As all those who wish to know what the clergymen say on this occasiou will go to church to hear the sermons, It is not our intention to report thdbi. Among the more prominent of the religious services we will mention the following:? The sermon of Rev. Ww. P. Cor belt, at the York street,, Trinity Methodist Kpiscopal church, Jersey City, will be ? for the benefit of the aoldiort new at the aeat of war, and a collection will be taken up for that objeot. Rev. J. P. Newman will preach in the Bedford atreet Methodist Episcopal church, at eleven o'clock. Rev.^Newton Heston, pastor of the State street Congre gational church, Brooklyn, will preach at half-past ten o'clock, taking as his subject " The Rnler Above All Ru 'ers. " In the evening, at the same church, there wiU be a children's gathering, at which Mr. Theodore Tilton and Rev. Mr. Heston will speak. Rev. Or. Thompson will preach at eleven o'clock in the Broadway Tabernacle, corner of Sixth avenue and Thirty, fourth street, ? sermon on tho " Causes of Thanksgiving Furnished in Connection with the War." Tho Synagogue, in Wooeter street, near Prince, will be open for divine service at half past four O'clock this af ternoon, when ? discourse will be delivered by Rev. S. M. Isaacs. The Synagogue of the . Congregation Bnal Jeshurun, Greene street, between Houston and BIeecker,will be opened for Divine service on Thanksgiving day, at eleven o'clock A. M., when tho Rev. Dr. Raphall will deliver a discourse suitable to the occasion. Service will be held, appropriate to the day, in the Synagogue of the Congregation Real Israel, corner of Stanton and Forsyth streets, at three o'clock P. Mi Rev. Isasc S. Kalloch will preach at the Taight street church, St. John's park, at half-paat ten o'clock this morn ing. Subject?" Politics and the Pulpit." Rev. William Alvin hartlctt, pastor of tho Brooklyn Tabernacle wtll preach at eleven o'clock a sermon from the following text? "It Is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome, but the noise of them that sing do I hear.' ? Ex. 33, 18. The subject of Dr. Cheever'* thanksgiving sermon, in the Church of tho Puritans, this morning, at' eleven o'clock, will be "The Responsibilities of thePoople for the Righteous Administration of Government." Rev. Thomas T. Everett will preach at the Tompkins square Methodist Episcopal church, corner or avenue B and Ninth street, this morning at halfpast ten o'clock. Sub ject? "P.easons fpr Thanksgiving." Rev. O. T. Flandorg will preach a thanksgiving sermon this morning at eleven o'clock, in the Second I'mversal ist church, Historical Society building. Eleventh street and Second avenue. Rev. n. G. Weston, D. D. , will preach in the Oliver street Baptist church, corner of Oliver and Henry streets, a sermon appropriate to the occasion, this morning at eleven o'clock. Rev. Asa D. Smith, the pastor, will preach this morn ing at oleren o'clock, in the Fourteenth street Presbyte rian church, corner of Second avenue. In the Christian chapel, Seventeenth street, near Slxlh avenue, Rev. Orban C. Brewer, the pastor, will deliver a discourse this morning at half past ten o'clock. Subject ? "The Rebellion or Absalom, and its Parallel in the South ern Rebellion." Rev. Dr. Hague will preach a thanksgiving sermon in the Madison aveuue Baptist church this morning at' eleven o'clock. Rev. J. P.. W. Stone will proacti on tho subject of "Emancipation Our Present Duty" this morning at half* past ten o'clock, In the Third Reformed Presbyterian church, Twenty-third street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues. The Kev. Dr. Hague will deliver a Thanksgiving dis course In the Madison avenue Baptist church, corner of Thirty-first street, this morning Service commencing at eleven o'clock. Rev. B. I'oters.of Williamsburg, will givo a Thanks giving sermon to-day in bis church, corner of Fourth and South Third streets. Subject? ' Our Reasons for Thanks giving." Services at a quarter to elaven o'clock. 'OUR CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS. P1VK rOINTS MISSION AND house of INDVSTRT. I At these two houses Thanksgiving will be a day or joy and happiness. At the Mission House the festival will consist of interesting exercises by tho children, com mencing at two o'clock P. M. ; dinner at four o'clock, and distribution of presents Immediately after. A hearty in vitation is extended to all to be present. At the Five Points House of Industry the children will bo in chapel from twelve until half-past one o'clock, when the.v will have their dinner, afler which th?r will a^ain assemble iu the chapel. nowAun mission. Thanksgiving exercisi i will take piare at two o'clock thl: afternoon fit the Howard M's n niid Home for l.lttla Cin dren. No. 'hi New H? Dinner will be served froui l ".ir to half pj ' live t' m. THK HOMK (>: Tin 1 KlV.Xft! KSS. are cordially invitnd to visit the institution on Thanks giving Pay Kx<?rci?>'H by the rhinlreii from Ihroo to five, also from half pant six to eight J'. M. TIim institution bus do uuilowmiHit, but relies solely upon uliaritubla uoulri bullous to meat itn current expenses. At thr present tim? its ordinary supplies are much diminished, while the number* mwding Us Ai<t are largely increased. Some 8f>0 tsiys and Rirlg are counected with Ibis Mission, must of whom havo warned, by well doing, tlioir (hoped for) Thauksgivmg repast. The wants of thu coming winter are e\|>octod to press beavity, and contributions, large or small, will he most thankfully received. NKW8BOT8' THANKflOIVlNO. Thanksgiving with the newahoy* will bs observed as usual. TUu boys look forward to a plentiful supply of turkey and other luxuries. We hope thof may not be dm appointed, and that a liberal public will rospond as gene rously as in the past. THE SEAL SERKOHS Of THE DAT. NEW YORK. BT OOVERNOH 1DWIN D. MORGAN. Amid the tramp of armies, the sound of fratricidal strife aud lamentation for tl>o fallori . we still behold the merciful arm of the Kulor of Ibe Universe mad* bare for our protection. Though a suicidal war, stimulated by leaders of fartiou and waged with all tlio power of a grunt and misguided people, weighs like the band of death upon the national euergiusand throws its dark shadow over the land ; though this nation, no receutly prospering under heaven's bright est smile and advancing with gigantic step* toward greatness and power, has been arrested in Us progress and m suffering the doep humiliation aud blighting inllnenco of a murderous civil war, yet we bare inHnite causa for thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God. Disease has been stayed from the fireside and from ? the camp ; internal order has prevailed - plenty has abounded ; liberty of conscience remains unabridged ; ordinary puwuitshave been uninterrupted; our natioual rights are respected; partisan animosities arc fast burn ing out, and the spirit of fraternal affection has been beautifully manifest throughout a wide extent of our commou country. Though composed of the represents tive? of many nations, a general calamity has rovealed our Strang* homogeneity, has served to obliterate preju dices, hi* moved all alike by the same patriotic emotion. All alike have responded to tho call to save our imperilled institutions. The marvellous energy which the crisis calls forth proves our national spirit to be unabated, our vigor unwanted, and gives promise, under the blessings of God, ot' a higher position in all that constitutes true na tional greatness. Though ovils follow the train of armies, yet for these wa have a great compensation in tho fart that the exposures and expenditures incident to war will necosearily counteract the tendency of the age to cllcmi uacy and luxury. loth is hour of affliction, though we may not presume to lift the veil which mercifully hides the future, yet we tielieve that, in the wood rose plan of God, if wo but hum bly bow before Him and acknowledge our national sins, Infinite Wisdom will work out from this great tribulation a marked aud permanent good ; that the startling evi dence of the mutability of human affairs taught us in the lessons of the year will tend to subdue our hearts, and that this noble Onion, tlio work of men inspired by the loftiest patriotism, the wonder of the world and tbe glory of this nation, will lio preserved. For the blessings seen by us, and for those which in the providence of God are vouohsafod unto us, but which mortal eye caanot dis cern, we should make our public acknowledgments: Therefore, 1, Kdwinf). Morgan .governor of the 3tate of New York, do appoint Thursday, the tweuty-elghth day of November next, as a day of praise, thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God - and 1 do earnestly reoom

mond that the poople of this Stato do, on that day, ab stain from their usual oocupatious, aud assembling in their respective places of warship, unito in liumblo ex pressions of gratitude to Him from whom wo derive all blessings, and to whom wa look for a restoration of peace to our beloved country. In witness whereot, I have horeuoto set my hand and affixed tho privy s<*l of tbe State, at the city of Albany , thin rirst day of October, in the year of oiir Lord oue thousand night hundred tad sixty one. By tho Governor. EDWIN D. MORGAN. Lockwood I,. Dorr, Private Secretary. Br MAYOK fbkna.npo woon. Tho Governor of this Stato having, in accordance with a time honored custom, appoint^ Thursday, the '28th ?lay of November inst., as a day of public thanksgiving, I, Fernando Wood, Mayor of the city of New York, do here by recommend all good citleeu* to unite on the day thus set apart iu ascriptions of praise to the Source of all Good , for His manifold mcrcios and blessings. Amidst the evils which tho folly and wickedness of man have produced, the unchanging goodness of t ha Creator may wall awake our devout wonder. No language can adequately express the extent of His love, but your | honored pastors instructed by the sublime teachings of revelation will liest guide your grateful devotion, r sm sure that decorum and rational enjoymont will mark this Religious festival us ever In the city of New York, and I fcfeel it only necessary to remind those blessed with aimu "dance to remember, at this inclement sensou and period 1 of general distress, the poor, the fatherless and the widow. Perhaps the Kuler of the Universe, thus entreated by the voice of mercy, may remove from our beloved country the scourge or war. That He may vouchsafe to do so is my sincere prayer. Given under my hand and seal at. tbe city of New York, this 18th November, 1861. FERNANDO WOOD, Mayor, BY ADITTTANT OF.WBBAI. THOMAS BILLHOrSE. GC*?rai. Htinor ?m?? STiT?.or New York Adjutant Gxnkral's Ovku*, Albany, Nov. 18, 1861. I (.unuuL ordsks ? ?o. 112. A venerated custom, which annually brings the absent. | members of the family around the paternal fireside, wheresoever worldly fortune has cast their lot, will, this year, find many a vacant chair in the household circle. Eloquent, though voiceless, as are these evidences of tho sturdy loyalty of their occupants, they yet serve to remind us of the dangers and tbe sacrifices incurred by the patriotic men who, oo tho first not* of alarm, went forth to battle for tho preservation of the government; and who are of the gallant young army, now bravely defending our institutions, and on whom a million eyes of love and faith are fixed, whether in camp, on the march, -or on the battle field. As we bow before a common altar, in gratitud* to Al mighty Cod for. preserving the health and giving success to the arma aad efforts of our brave soldiers, and for other blessings, unmeasured and unmerited, it is the fer vent prayer of all at home that those who have gene out from among us, and who are risking health and life to save our blood-porc based rights, shall be invited to unite, with all otb^r citizens, if the public service will then permit, in appropriately observing tifc day set apart for praise, thanksgiving and prayer. It is therefor* ordered, that copies of tho Governor'* Thanksgiving Proclamation be placed in the hands of tho several r*glm?ntal commandants of this State, in tho ser vice of thagraeral government on the Potomac and eise wher* without this State, and at all military posts aud depots within it, to tbe end that it may be read in camp on the day therein dssignated, and that such other ser vices be had as are properly called for bv tho occasion. By order of his Excellency, Edwin D. Morgan, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. THOMAS HU'.T.HOrSE, Adjutant General. } CONNECTICUT. BT GOVERNOR WILLIAM A. Bt'CKINCBAM. There is no earthly sorrow go great , no cloud of adver ?itysodark, no calamity so overwhelming, hut that wa may rejoice in the Providence of God and look to the fu ture with hope. The deep and extended rebellion now raging against our national L'okm, and ifw llrm purpose of the conspirators to subvert the lawful authority, have arrayed iheenV Mies of free government and the enemies of despotism in armed opposition, and involved the nation iu all the hor rors of civil war. To maintain our rights against the combined powers of rebel.*, to re-establish this government upon the founda tions of righteousness, and to open the way for this whole people to engage again in the avocations of peace, will cost tis time and treasure and life. H will carry sorrow into many a heart and grief into many a family circle. Hut wo may rejoice in confidence that <.'od, who holds the destinies- of nations in His hands, has noattrihute which can take side with the oppre-sor: that He is with ns In this struggle for right and justice: that the prlvo lions and losses which we now softer will be abundantly rowarded by the richer, purer and higher blessings of liberty, which shall be permanently enjoyed by futnro generations. That our confidence in God and our hopes for I lie future may be manifest. I hereby recommend the citizens of this Commonwealth to observe Thursday, the 28th instant, as a day of public thanksgiving and praise. I*et us praise God for abundant harvest, for general health, for social, educational and religious privilege*, l et us be grateful and praise Him, that while treason|lifts its suicidal l)Hn?l against our national t'mon. wa have an opportunity to record upon the pages of history our ab horrence of the crime; and while our free institutions are imperilled, multitude? stand firm in their integritv, and Kive evidence that a noble patriotism inspires their hearts by offering their property, their sons and their lives, upon the altar of their common country. RHODE ISLAND. by oovkxkok wit. mam bfragii. In accordance with the law and long established usage I , William Sprague, Governor of the State of Rhode Island and l'rovidence* Plantations, do appoint Thursday, No vember the 28th, 1861, to bo observed as a day of thanks giving and praise to Almighty (Jod and I earnestly re quest all of the people of this ?tate to abstain from their ordinary occupations on that day, and assemble in their respective places of worship, with a solemn sense of their duties and their privileges, to offer up unto Him a hoarty tribute of gratitude and praise for the mercies and bless ings of the past year, and with earnest prayer ask that he may guide our troops to victory , deliver our country from all her enemies, snd so direct the administration of our national affairs as to promote tho best interests and happiness of our whole people. VERMONT. BV GOVERNOR FREDERICK HOI. BROOK. Until the coming of that blessed Kingdom when ' the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and tho calf and the young lion and tho fulling together, and a little child shall lead them," human life ? whether individual or collective ? must be a conflict, and its achievements the result of toils, trials, fortitude and faith. The discipline of adversity, rather than the softer influences of prosperity, glvo character and power to a poople. As the most precious odors ex hale their choicest fragrance when incensed or crushed, so a people, chastened by advorsitj , develepe their finer and nobler qualities, acquire fortitude to bear with loftv cheer tho trials by which themselves and their institii tions are proved, and energy to surmount difficulties and triumph over evil. It wa- through dangers and difficul ties that "lir fathers ilr?l made a lod'iiient on the shop - of New Kogland . mid amid di*courneei*ient?. privations j and sorrows, which would have overw helmed the spirits ! end shaken the faith i f other men. that they instituted an ! observed ,1 day of l'libli-- Thank . , v n.. and f'r.'iise. Vndei far mor? favorable circnni. ' ineei lo hr. tin, h-e:i ? ? on of the year and a o '-lont honored f>\ lime and in.- ; liOH, d by : ? !: ;i II, 1 ?? fora .lay of flmiil, n . ? , i; (nob . . dienee Hi" and we i n Hive Niiiind o\pc ??? i ?4 I eighth day of November, Inst., to be observed by the l?yi|>le ot this State a* a day or thanlugivmg to Almighty God . and I mvito tham to abstain from usual secular out ploymeut* on that day , aud assemble in their oocuslomcd places of worship, to otter to llim the sacrifice of prayer, praise and thanksgiving, for the fruitfulness of th? tields and the evideuces of plenty which everywhere abound; for the prevalence Of health, for the educational, chariU hie aud roligiou- institution* of the Slat*; lor the homo* of |waco and allo tion, and of substantial comfort so generally enjoyed by the people: tor equal and just lawn; for the government of our fathers, ho wine, honeflcont aud kind, and though wickedly assatied, still standing (Irmly in the affections and patriot mm and )>owei of the people; for "the redemption ot the world by Jesus Oil net, for the moan* of graoe and the hop* of glory." Especially lot our thanksgivings be expressed, that at tho tlrst note of alarm, the loyal American people of all professions, pursuits, parties and opinions, so sponta neously rallied in defence of our beautiful and boloved country as to give assurance that, with the blessing of Providence, they will emerge from tho struggle bringing their Institutions with them, (Irmly established, and standing before the world a full demonstration of the power and stability of free government. I?t the forvent prayer arise for wtadom and virtue to guide us in this momentous period, that we may acquit ourselves as becomes a peoplo so favored by ancestry and Go d. And though (n our thanksgivings at this time there may be less or carol than of solemu sound, yet If thlnkiug of father, husband, brother or eon, now upon the tented fluid or in the soldier's grave, let us remembor that it is noble to battle or dio for country; and If affection must drop a tear to the memory of the departed, let us also give thanks for their unselfish endeavors aud heroic death , in a grand and righteous God. NEW JERSEY. BY GOVBRNOK CHARLK8 8. Al.HBK. | While under the rod, and suffering merited chastisement for our many national sins, let iih not forgot the many un merited blessings that are yet spared to us, lest they too be withdrawn. That we may give moel and united expression to our gratitude, I recommend that Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of November, instant, he ob-*rvod by the people of this State as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, from whom efnioth every good and perfect gift, and that, ab staining from all needloss areolar employment, they as semble in their several places of worship to olfer to Uim , the sarriBce of prayor, praise and thanksgiving. PENNSYLVANIA. 8Y OOVKKNOK ANDREW <J. CPRTIN. Whereas, every good gift is from above and comes down to us from the Aim ighty , to whom it is meet , right and thr boundun duty of overy people to render itiimks to His mercies: Tli'ereforo, I, Andrew G. Curt in, Gover nor of the Commonwealth of Peunsylvauia, do recom mend to tho peoplo of this Commonwealth that they sot apart Thursday, 2NUi day of November, %s a day of so lemn thanksgiving to God, for having prepared our corn and wateredour furrows, and blessed the labors of the husbandman, and crowned tho your with His goodness, in the increase of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, so that our barns are filled with plenty : and for having looked favorably on this Commonwealth and strengthened the bars of her gutus and blessed tho child ren within her, and made me n to be of one mind, aud preserved peace in her borders. Hoseerblng Him also on behalf of those United States, that our beloved country may havo dolivcrurice from these great and apparent dangers wherewith she is compassed, and that the loyal men now battling in the tleld for life mny h?v? thotr arms made strong and their blows heavy , und inuy be shielded by His divine power, and that he will mcrcitully still the outrage of pervarse, violent, unruly aud rebellious peo ple. and make them clean hearts, and renew a right spirit within them, and give them grace that they may see the error of their ways aud bring forth meet for re|?ntance. and hereafter, in all godlinoss aud honesty, obediently walk in His holy commandments, and in submission to the just aud manifest authority of the republic, so thst we, leading a ijuiet and peaceable life, inuy contiuuallv offer unto Him our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. maWla^d. BY GOV. TUOM.VX HICK?. An honored custom calls again for a nay of Thanks giving aud Prayer for tho blessings vouchsafed to us during the veer which is about to pass away. Notwithstanding the evil that liaugsover us, wo havo abundaut reason to be thankful for the great good with which a merciful God has blessed us. Nature has boon steadfast and true. She hue bountifully opened her bosom, and the husbandman has reaped plentifully. There Is noitber famine nor pestilence in the land, bu<1, notwithstanding our grievous national alttlctious, we have abundaut cause for thanksgiving. While the people are learning tho art of war, let them not forgot the arts of |ieace, ilnd let them devoutly pruy that this great uatiou may again become a united, loyal. coustitutiou lovi{lg aud law -abiding people; anil that na tional prosperity, education aud Christianity may prevail everywhere in the laud; not forgetting the kindness due to the afflicted and the charity we owe to the poor. Now, therefore, I, Thomas Holliday llicks, Governor of Maryland, do appoint Thursday, the twenty eighth day of November instant, as a Day of Thanksgiving nud Prayor to Almighty God: And I recommend to tho good people of the State that they abstain on that day from their ordinary occupations, and. gathering in tho appro priate places of worship, that they unite in expressions of gratitude to God, and in invoking His aid to restore peace to our distracted country. OHIO. BY GOVERNOR Wll.IJAM OENNISON. Pursuant to the rcc|ii?st of t ho General Assembly of this State, and in accordant wliti my owu seiiac of gratitude to Almighty God for the bountiful mercies which Ho lias bestowed upon the people of Ohio, I do hereby designate and get apart Thursday, the i!Hth day of November uist., as a day of Thanksgiving and I'm we to Him for the ines timable privileges of our civil and religious institutions, for protecting our homes from the ravages of war, and for Uie manifold blessings. individual ?nd social, which sur round and support uu; and I respectfully urge upon ali the people that they refrain from their usual employ ments on that day, and in their places of public worship, and in their home*, w ith grateful acknowlcdgmouts offer fervent prayers to our heavenly Father that Ho may continue to remember us in His mercy, remove the cala mities of civil strife whioh afflict the nation, restore con c?rd between the State*, contlrming and perpetuating our political I'nion, and securing to us and to our posterity the privilege! and advantages which distinguish a Chris tian people. INDIANA. BY GOVERNOR OL1VKK P. MORTON. Thursday, the 28th day of November, 1861, is hereby appointed a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, and the peo ple of the State of Indiana are earnestly roque sUid on that day to tay aside their ordinary pursuits and assemble in their respective churches, and at their family altars, and return thanks to Almighty God for the bountiful blessings he has bestowed upon -them during the past year. last them pray that eur national troubles may pass away , that the Ubion may be restored and our government preserved; 1 that our armies may be victorious in tho ileld and our sol- 1 diers preserved from death, and safely returned to their families and friends ; thutt ho people or the seceding States may be restored to theiv right minds and awakened to a sense of the awful crime they are committing and tho fearful consequences they are seeking to entail upon them, reives and their posterity. ILLINOIS. BY OOVBRNOR KICHAKD YATKS. An All Wise Providence rules the destinies of men and i of nations. To the God of our fathers are we indebted for the blessings which surround us on every hand, for I our abundant harvests and prospered industry, and for [ tho wido diffusion of religion, education, the arts and sci ences, which we eu joy in a higher degreo than that of any nation. t And thoi'gh the blessings of lie a re nnd national toy have given place to tho sad realities of civil war, yet with illishaken faith in His wisdom and goodness wo will trust with tlrm confidence that our civil and religious liberties will ho preserved to us, that treason to constitutional freedom will be crushed out, ami that victory, union and liberty will stream from fill our national banners. Thai meet expression of gratitude may he given f"r the manifold blessings enjoyed by the people of Illinois, I do designate Thursday, the 2Slh day of November iust. to be observed as a day of Thanksgiving, praise and prayer. On that day let all Our people abstain from all thoir secular employments, and assemble in tho usual places of pub. lie worship. Deeply sensible that it is of the goodness and mcrcy of God that we remain a loyal people, favored with good government and free institutions, and so many blessings, let iih with devout gratitude pray that His favor may bo continued to us and to otir whole country, and that peace way bo soon restored throughout the republic, and plenty prevail throughout all Its borders. I And in our devotions let us remember the absent ones who are bearing arms in defence of our beloved country; renewing our pledges and repeating our solemn vows that their sufferings in ramp and lield,aadof the needy at home, shall receive our paternal care, and that whatever of worldly blessings w? pes sous shall, if necessary, be j de> oled to their care, comfort and protection. IOWA. BY (iOVKRKOR BAMl'KL .1. KIRK WOOD. Another year has gone and we aro brought to that pe riod when, "following the example of our Puritan fathers, we are accustomed to offer our public Thanksgiving to the Author of all Good, for His merciful providence townrdsus. Wonderful changes have occurred during the past year, and adversities seem to havo overtaken us ?s a country and as a people, yet wo have manifold bless ings for which to be thankful. For the bounteous har vests of the Held : for (he general good health of the past year; for the peaceful positions wo occupy with nations abroad; for tho aroused patriotic spirit of the people, which promises in due time to restore peace at home and triumphantly place our civil atid religious institutions of freedom on a firmer foundation than ovor bofore? for theso nhd many other blessings wo have abundant cans* for Christian gratitude. With civil war raging in our midst, the banner of re bellion waving along all the Southern border, hostile ar mies marching to the conflict, and wails of mourning already swelling from thousands of stricken hearts and households ? that we can still recognise manifold causes of gratitude, and acknowledge His kindly providence, nnd confldeutly place our trust in His hand to control this sf'Tin for the nation's good, may entitle us to the renew ed favor of Him who doeth all things well. To this end, I, Samuel .?. Kirkwood, Governor of tho State Iowa, do hereby appoint Thursday, the twenty eighth dsy of November next . as a day of Thanksgiving; and 1 earnestly rccommund the people of the Siato to ab stain on that day from their usual avocations, and asscm bio at their respective places of worshlpto offer thanks, pray or and prnise to Him in whose mercy, now more than over, is our great tru-t. MICHIGAN. BY <;<>\ MINPI'VAl -TIN Hf.Allt. In accordance wit it a cimIihii l ing established and deeply cherished hj the pewit since the earliest settlement of our c.oiintrv hih! with i ? ( r< i t tli ikf'iiiii is t >w.ird.- tho Huprouir l;u|. r Ov. r men net .t.on- for !ls ,'rc it tv.un ties atut tncri i"> til U- I .1 ' >>- ;?|?|??:Ut .in I set apart Tlmr-il. \ . t'l- twenty (> .lav of N-i >mlwr ??<? utt is , .1:, 'if . ? ?? '? ' has not so much as touched our borlers, but peace aad plenty yol surround our a wiling*. Tlte froe republics* government , founded by our fathers after heroic sacrifices anil struggle*, still bears ulofl the national tin#, and (rows daily stronger in lb* hearts of the great body of the peo ple I therefore earnestly urgu all the peoplo of Uua State that, refraining from their usual employ meat*, they tltly and devoutly keep that day ; and that, in their houses of ]>ubhc worship ami in their Iimna-., thoy rememlHir the language of Thanksgiving and 1'raiso to Almighty Ood, beseeching Hun thai llo may continue Jim groat more we to us aa individuals and as a nation; and that He nuy f ive a gpeody triumph to the national arm* over the ma ignant horde who now S'-ek the destruction of the repub lic; and that, chastened by adversity, wo may be lod to 0 put away every injustice, oppression und wroug, and transnut to our posterity a nation undivided, loviug Itb berty, obedient to law, and cherishing the institution* of peace aud reiigiou. WISCONSIN Br aOVKRNOK ALKX. W. RANDAIX. Time has spent another of its years, and an honored eastern calls again far its day of devout thanksgiving. Tho fear just (wsied fats been marvellous for ita frmta Of good anil evil. A wise (iod, who makes, and rutos. and uses, and de stroys governments and nations, and peoples at his will, in trying the cords, that ror more than throe -quarters of a century, have bound this peoplo together. In the midat of the most abundant prosperity ; while art and science, and oducntion, and a true religion were flourishing, and scattering their blessings all abroad ; right whon our untie* had grown richest and strongest . and greatest , a wicked treason upraised its head aud sought to destroy alt thad was venerableaudsacred, aud wise, and good among tlM American people. With a llrm reliance upon God's long suffering and for bearance, and upon his just judgments the majestic power of the nation is now manifested, and it will crush out that treason, that it shall be known henceforth only in ignoble history. The enomios of a true liberty wiU not he suffered to pre 1 vail. Therefore, I. Alexander W. Randall. Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do appoint Thursday, the 28lb day of November next, as the day of Thanksgiving and prayer and praise to Almighty (iod; and I recommend to the good people of the State, that they abstain, on that day, from their ordinary occupations, and, gathering in appro priate places of worship, that thoy unite in exprexswuH of gratitude to (iod, and in invoking his aid to restore peace aud concord to our distracted country. MINNESOTA. BY QOVKKKOK ALKXANDKK ltAMSET. In accordance with u'-age, I respectfully rocommend te the peoplo of this Stale, that Thursday, the twenty eighth day of the present month of November, be set apart and observed as a day of solemn Thanksgiving to Almighty God, the giver or all good. That though our sins lie many He has not ceased Hid merciful dispensations towards us. That He haa "visited the earth and watered the ridges thereof abundantly, and made it soft with showers, and blessed the springing thereof, and crowned tho year with His goodness," go that "the fields drop fatness and the pastures are clothed with Docks, and lite valleys also are covered with corn." That He has saved us from pestilence aud famine, and preserved this State in peace and health, and in due alle giance and loyal devotion to the government of theee United Statee. That, while in other portions of the confederacy, the dreadful \ imitations of civil war aro fulfilling the penalty of an Impious rehollion against His ordinances nnd the fundamental covenauts of humau society, the angel of peace still sits at our gates, and our children sleep secure in quiet and prosperous homes, far from the din of the battle which is to decide their destiny. And let us thank Him, too, that he has not deserted our belovod country in the day of her sore calamity, but that already His bow of promise, radiant with celestial omens or victory, spans the tempest ivhlch darkens the latld. Ttiat to this end Ho has united the hearts ami arrayed the invinciblc legions of her peoplo aruuud her to defeud the cause of good government and free institutions: and by the sacrificial blood of her heroes has const-crated anew the cause of country aud liberty in the affect ions of her children, and in the sytuiwlhies aud aspirations of the civlli*od and Christian world. Aud dually, with the incense of thanks offering, let the prayer go up from every altar that God may throw the Shield of His mercy around the brave soldiers who have gone from our midst to do battle fur the right; that He may grunt us a successful issue oat of all our trials, and that this wicked rebellion may terniinato iu the triumph of thejust authority ot the laws, aud in the re-establish ment of civ/il order and peace throughout a reunited and prosperous country, to the glory and honor of His name. KANSAS. BY OOVRltSOR CHAKt.ES ROIUNSOK. Festive days in all time past have been the natural ex pression of nations touched with gratitude for benefits re ceived, while days of public, fasting have evldencod the deep sorrow ami humiliation which sometimes comes to* people through calamities suffered and dreaded ills. War, with its cruel, relontless blight, is abroad in our country. Ju its grasp fortunes, prospects and hopes are ruiued. Our bravest and best young men throughout the laud have ollered themselves lor a defence against the rushing tide of rebellion. They suffer noonday and mid night marches, bearing heroically the discomforts and jierils of the soldier a life iu camp and the bnttle's fleroe 'encounter. As a country we ? mourn over the time* which have fallen upon us, aud pray this ter rible infliction may result in our nation's purifi cation und redemption. In accordance w ith tho proclama tion of the President we bavo had our day of public sor row. Vet, while the nation mourns, the dwellers is Kansas should not forget the mercies which aro our lot. Living upon the border of civilization, we have been ex posed to more and greater evils than threaten other Statee. Sinee early summer rumors of invasion have Ilown upon every gale like autumn leaves, and fears of the natives of the wildernws have caused anxiotis days to many remote settlers, bringing niglfl as well as day visious of the gleaming scalping knife of so dreaded a foe. Our eastern enemy has hovered along our border, and with roving bands of armed men, given occasion for a feeling of inse curity to our settlements. Although many doprodatioes have been committed, we huve cause for gratitude, that that much dreaded evil has taken no more substantial form than our fears. We have to acknowledge to the Boun teous Giver Of the sunlight and rain an abundant increase which has followed tho labor of the husbandman. The last year's drought and tho winter's snows prepured the earth for a bounteous harvest, verifying the proverb that "much bread is grown in the winter night.'' While destitution, disease and civil discord afflict men of our sister States, abundance, health, civil and religious freedom arc still allotted to us. 1, therefore, in accordance with the custom of our an cestors, appoint Thnrsday, the 28th day of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the manifold blessings bestowed upon our people, and recom mend that it bo observed in a becoming manner, by ap propriate religions services in tho churches, and a gener ous remembrance of the needy, as well as in the cultiva tion of peace and good will in tup social circle. KENTUCKY. DY GOVKKNOK UKKIAII MAOOi FIff. Ill accordance with long established usage, T hereby name Thursday, the 28lli day or November mutant, as ? day of thanksgiving and prayer. We arc, as a people, suffering the evils of civil war, bat in our grief and sorrow at surrounding ills, we must not be unmindful of tbc manifold blessings each day enjoyed us. We must not forget tlie exhortation which ?i>eak ?M to iw as children? ;)K>spiso not thon the chastening rr the I, ord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him." thei et'ore earnestly invoke tint citizens of this Common wealth to bow themselves before the great Creator, and offfcr prayers, that, ascendiug to Heaven as the dews of earth, will return lu shower* of mercy , and span our be loved land with the ralnl>ow of God -given peace. WESTERN' VIRGINIA. BY OOVKKNOR FKAXCI8 H. PBUtFOINT. hi the midst of war and its afflictions, we are more forcibly reminded of our dependence upon Divine Provi dence: and, while in all wo suffer, we should own Hin chastening hand, we should he ready to acknowledge that it is of His mercy that we aro not destroyed, and that tu many of the blessings of life are preserved to us. Seed time and harvest have not failed; the early and tlm latter rain have fallen in their seasons, and the toil of the hus bandman has been abundantly repaid. It is, therefore, becoming that while we earnestly prey that the days of our attrition may beshortened, wo should thankfully ac knowledge the manifold merries, of which, nationally and individually, wo are si; II the recipients. Now, therefore, I, Francis H. I'ierpoini . Governor of Virginia, do hereby recommend to the k xmI people of the Commonwealth the observance of Thursday, the '28tb inst. , as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God tor the blessings of the year : and of humble and fervent prayer that He will, in more abundant mercy, bring to a speody end the heart-burnings and civil strife which urn now desolating our country, and restore to our In ion its an cient foundations of brotherly love and just ^appreciation. And I do further reeonnnetid that all secular business and pursuits he, as far as possible, suspended on that day. WASHINGTON CITY'. BY MAYOR RICHARD WAT.I.ACH. While the preset* year witnesses a phaneof our national affairs startling to the world, and a crisis in our country as deplorable as it is unparalleled, which has already par alyzed one section and prostrated sister cities, the citizen* of Washington nhould especially he not unmindful of th* failure of these causes to produce like effects 111 the me tropolis of the Union, or from whence this dispensation sprang, and, in humble acknowledgment, render thanks that, as this same year approaches its close, ourcitvis peculiarly blessed in abundaut employment for all it-i U bor, unusual mercantile prosperity, nn<l all that ordina rily renders a community contented and happy. Kor these reasons, and in compliance with a concurrent resolution of the city ctjuncils, I request my fellow citi zens to abstain from secular employmeu t . and , assembling In their respective places of worship on Thursdav, this 28th instant, to unite In grateful expressions to Almighty God. United States District Court. Before non. Judgo Shipm.w. Nov. 2C? The District Court was occup.ed in the trial of the cause of tho United States vs. two cases of woollen (dqesklns). The goods were consigned by the manufac turers, Kulser .V Co., at Leuof, Germany, to Dambman * Co., of this city; and it was charged hy the government that they were invoiced below their market value, it was shown by the prosecution that the manufacturers, only a few days previous to the date of the invoic- in question. sold the same goods at a prli e far absvu the rate of their invoice. The claimants put in evidence the testimony of th* manufacturers, takou by commission, to tho effect ( list th" goods w 're invoiced a market value. Tim jurv st> Kid elev 'ii for the government and MJfc ff the claimant , and. be ins liable loagre '.were discharge*. Etlmn A'.Va. A-?.<t.i 1 ? I State, Hat rift Attorn^f, and Wetist ? t ? lis ;?> ?? ;?> "ram";)'. McGuilXlt >U-t ? 4 LU3*.J. fc.<t in.ii .a.

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