Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 13, 1861, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 13, 1861 Page 3
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Hut ha means to mako every rebel in town take the oath if allegiance or work on the forUAcatlona; and, ad he it a aaaa of action aa well aa promisee, nobody qoeatlona hla aarnaatneaa. It waa General Preatlaa who trot auggeated tha policy In Mlaaourl of arreatliii every prominent-rebel to the State and holding them aa hostages .for the good behaviour of their frlenda. General Halite* la under Mood to ffcvor it. Tha army at Byracuae la hard at work coustructinp winter quarters, and General Pope haa been plaoeV^ command of tha entire foroe between the Mlaaourl rivers, west ofHeftorson City. From the oua administration of affaire while In coms^ml *ki0na the North Mlaaourl and Hannibal and St. i0W? railroads aome excellent results are expected r#fOm Veneral Pope's appointment. The thirty-etgbt mortar bor^. e^erod to be built bv finished, and will all bo ?F?J? * *u*/ ?i*V ?? Kach boat carries a mortar capable of throwing * usu inch ahell three miles, and adapted to shelling high blufe on river oar.ga.such, as will be encountered on the way to Uohip jus, Ky. .twenty sa hundred and thirty four claims have been ??Sled with the commission consisting of Messrs. Joseph Holt,of KentuckyDavid Davis, of Illinois, and Hugh Ounpbell,of Missouri. None of tho claims have boon paid. They come from every loyal city in the Union, and an immense number aro from Nfw York. interesting from Washington. The Second Expedition to Warsaw Sound. The Importance of the Union Troops Holding It. The Official Reports of Commodore Dupont and Captain Rogers. Meeting of the Chairmen of the House Committees. REINSTATEMENT OF COL MUAU6&N, Ac., &c,, Ac. WAWmoto<ryt>w. 12 ,'"861. COjTyRRKNCB or THK OnxlRWtN 0? TBB dOTM OOM M1TTBK8?AKKAMttiUSMra FOB, CONDCUtPINU TliK BIBSIOH. Tho chairmen <(f the sOvdMl business committees mot at Speaker Crow's house vu Tuesday night, to oonsult relative In the progress of the business-of the House. They decided that as ktdbate was eat -off at the extra 8es8ioa,M Bhoal<l boattowed to proceed at this session to a reasonable length, allowing the fiillest discussion on all questions of importance. The heeling -was strong in Savor of adjourning over the holidays, and this wot agrewd upon. The point of allowing debate to opwn 'wos tho rcsmli ?f a free disctnsion on the eubject. It was asserted Usot. as tho republicans had full sway in both Houses, ?my attempt on their part to eieruisa their power by cutting off' the opposition from su open and ft'o analysis 1 bf the conduct of the admintst--v Bion on the floor of Cengre:-s would be in terpreted--?? implying that the po'icy of the adm nis U ration would not admit of snot-treatment. This reescuing was met by the' declaration from sove* ral member" that any debate m-Cto ogress in the f esent state of affairs would, to some-tt'ent, intorfore Whh and ?mbarrass the military movemebts now going-en; that ssothing should be done by Congress to Irritate the gallant 'Men who ?have offered up thetr l'-ca to sustain tho govern ment,'but, on the contrary/tho session shor'd boas *hcrtiM possible, transacting hue important potlc busi 'MN, leaking always to the, (greatest encouragement to -Bhe-men who have left their homes and those! ihoy love For the atom realities of the fljld; that errors, if small, ?fcould 'be overlooked; If sevens, they should' be treated '?by -the proper authorities,-mnd not-made tip- subject Of public debate in Congress, "thereby furnishirg rood for ?4horebel enemy at home and foreign cuemt*3 abroad to > giloavover. A rejoinder to this was made, that th? wtr was a just ' mo, and that the policy ?efftfce admiuktrah m was open Md above hoard, and that - the democratic members of Congress ought not to bo allowed to go home and say to ' their constituents that (he-policy of the * Jmioistrution eras Monad that Us frieadwfn the House would not allow il-to be discussed; and that freedom of speech would hurt ?ohody; that we had a splendid army, ? well officered and appoinfe d, and we ought wot to hesitate to show the world dhat we are npt afraid to speak of >!t, for fear tha1 H would either mutiny onAumble to piece--. II was finally agreed open to encourage debate on all important questions. It was also decided to continue the ?eaeion tt'.til May next. AJong adjourn*- -nt will be had over the holidays to enabtathe members to return home ' and consult with t'beir people, in order o return fresh from their In January, -baft-re settling the questions of tho Onaneeo for thetflscaJ iyeer, commend ig June, 1862. The foUewlng areaxhe names of the ser-eral chairmen and the committees' they, rerreeented w' en the above conclusions were aritivodek? Henry IfcSawes, or Haecaehiuetts, Com nittoo on Wee tlons; 'Thadceus Sle\?ue, efi Pennsylvanj i, and Justin S. Morrill, of 1.1 ermontACoansn.Ueo oa We -s and Meone; Reuben E. Sntton^orflfewiVork, Comrak ee on Claims-; E. B. Washhu: ne, oT Illinois^ Committee on Commerce; John F. Hotter of Wjlsooutiin;Comruitteooa Public Lande; Schuyler Colter, of'Indiana: Committee,tn Post Offices and Post Roads; R-wcoel..<Jeskling,of ? How York, Coro . mittce on District rtf Columbia John A Bingham, of Ohio,Committee^n Judiciary-<Cyxus Aid* vh, of Minne ?otn, Committee on lidiati Attars; F.'P. Blair, Jr.,of M'seouri, OammiUio on Militarr Allaire;.- ' 'has. B. Sedg iWtck, of New York, Committee, dn Naval Affairs; Jas. M. Ashley, of Olojc, Committee. ouTerritor eg. Speaker Gr?v presides",. Mi. Bingham represented the Jtrociary Committee, in etcat of Mr. Hkkmen, because lie * as considered to lie the a* ing chairman^'' flint cotmciU-Je. Jt re mains to be f.eg i whether U* plans., aj recd upon by the* boyc named.feivteen:men w.! J control Congress. ,Tns fACCXS Of THK KKFUiUCAN CONGRESS MEN. M IhA adjourned cwicus of the iredieel repub licans, htV'I in <li? Capitol Lest .evening, the resolution t <t Mr- BiwBam, of <Sbio, .providing for tho urn conditional -emancipation -:-f xlavee, was tho pi inclpal \ subject Uisouesed. Mr. Kgt-rton,..cf Ohio, Was tired and di. ffttsd with'he talk that this revolution roust be put dowx without turlesting slavery. It could not be done, as sld ves furnish ho sinews that ciirj on the war. Ho was opposed to. conditional loyally, and said that as Proviit m*? bld P??c?<1 fn our handr. the means of crashing out tbls reheliiro we must use it. Senator Chandler, oi" Michigan,supported the reeeie tlon, but could not set ?ho u?? Is confiscating Plater, when we had two hundm 1 n'*d twenty thousand men in arms bore Inactive agav eighty thousand of the enemy. Mr. S. N. Sherman,of Mew York, said if we did not Strike at slavery tho rebellion w"' 1104 'je crushed for many years. From six month* experlo&po in the army he was satisfied we overestimated 1,10 intelligence of the master and underestimated the inter, "gonce of.ftie slave. Mr. Pomeroy, of Mew York, appro* ed of nb lhatwaa raid against slavery. It was enough s (?r him to know ti,at the negro Ircars tho same Divine itn.1?' a* thy white man. He deprecated the dissolution of v.'10 repuolican party, and asked, ' Where is the party now ^hat ele-:led Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency ?" It bad been acid cut jn Mew York and other Stales. Mr. Boaman.of Michigan, said he would voti^as his Judgment dictated, without regard to the administration ; end if the inetltutton of slavery was in the way of peace, he would put It out of tho way. x ^Mr. Julian, of Indiana, said the war bad its support and nourishment in slavery. Compromise and peace had been tried' .and failed. He was now for striking at the root He wadfor compensating loyal masters, and if slavery could not' 1>d abolished In that way he would strike It in the namffvof froedom. TV. McKe^fhmn, of Indiana, Colonel on General Model, lan's ataff, urga'd That tbe President must be supported by C, ingress, as he ?'Ould be by tbe people. He was in favor of confiscating slddrM of rebels with other property, but was not for extreme mcaaurcs. Ho did not agree with fbe gentleman from Ne^w York as to the necessity of per petuating parties. The coniPPratio party by that mean." bad brought about the preaOtt .condition of affaire. Mr. Colfax, of Indiana, briefly referred to the position of parties, and said he was for taking /yiddle ground and conflsoating the property of rebels au'<i protecting the property of loyalists. , Mr. Lov?t)oy was in favor of supporting the .Vim in litre. tiQS> whether he dwucd ah it? wcasurcs wii?c or or wise. Be knew of ho party ravor of mfiklni this w?r one to abolish ?lp^ery; Jand had it been in his power to have inaugurr;led cJyJ1 WM.( Md couw bo have forceeen tbat Ujo overthrow of slavery would have been the result ?* '"iaat w*r, be would not hnve dead it; and 11 wM ltiere' ' or% uiOuat to charge upon any portion of tb# republir?a party that their purpoae in carrying on the war Is to fihb lish slavery; but we are for destroying slavery in order to put down the rebellion, He was at pvesent content to confiscate the property an<l liberate the slaves of rebels. Mr. Blake, of Ohio, advocated the hearty support of the President. He said that the government was in bis (the President's) bands, and it must survive or perish there. Mr. Van Wyck, of New York, took similar grounds. After a general interchange of opinion it was found tbat there was but little difference among the member* as to practical measures to bo adopted. The conclusion seemed to be tbat the members present would vote for the confiscation of all property belonging to rebels and the liberation of their slaves, and adopt measures to fully oom{>en8ate loyal masters for all thu losses they might sutfcr. THE BU81NJ5P8 OP CONGRKP8 NOT YET COMMENCED. The Committee of Ways and Moons have not yet begun to prepare their bills. They have not received the esii. mates from the Treasury Department, which will bo the basis of their action, and will not probably commence their labors until after the holidays. OFFICIAL DESPATCHES PROM PORT PICKENS. The government has received despatches from General Brown at Fort l'ickens, giving details of the engagement between the fort and federal vessels and "the rebel forts. General Brown reports thai he had destroyed the Navy Yard, half of Warrington and silenced Fort McCroa. The only damage to Fort Pickens tvas Hie dismounting of one gun. In Iho fort tbers wero six killed and a few wounded. On tho Union atenmer Richmond one gun was dismount ed, the captain of the gun killed, and six of lire men wounded. It is considered an unequivocal victory. VBB KEBEJ.fi PliEPAKlSO WINTER QCARJERR AT CRN TKKV1LLU. Tho story told by the colored servant of Cop**"1 lh sser, x.T the Louisiana Washington Artillery,pubic-hed iu the IUr.m ii s Washington despatches yesterday, in confirmed to-day by poslAVe infi rtnation from several sources. Tho rebels intend t"> make Centrcvillc their bate of operations on the Fotomuc, and are preparing w.ater quarters for tbelr army THE BBCtffNY NAVAL KECOKNOMfiAWCB IN WARSAW SOUND. Lctterfcrecolved at the Navy Department state I bat on tlie 5lh list. Commander Rogers lefl Tyboo Roads bofoto daylight, with tho steamers Ottawa, Rcneca aud Peni biua, aad crossed the bar of Warsaw Sound at lair Ode. The United States forcm approached the fort on Warsaw Island, within a mile, and stun Lieutenant Barnes to It, wik' a (lag of truce., wlto found It entirely deserted. The to*-: consisted of an enclosed octagonal work, wsb plat 'flsraas for eight guns on the water faces. Tho g>ms hud ^esn removed, the platforms cut up and a magazine -Vown up. Commander Rogers states that everything 'had the appearance of-bsing very recently desoited. The letter also states that from tho mouth of "Wllm ington river we observed r. battory bearing from us about north west by west <?te-lm!f west. and distant ttiroe miler. It is on tho river, and about three miles distant, nttd just above a house with a red cupola, which is ? onr of the Coast Survey's points of trinngulation, and iff about ten' miles from Savannah. Wo counted five giuis j apparently of largo calSirc;on the face of the battery towards us. Wo could only s*o one gun upon the other fnce, but thepe may have <b?en more. Wo were near enough to see the men ?o the ramparts and the glittering of their bayonets. Com. Rogers states tliat a battery a:pan Little Tyboe Island would lie of no use whatever; although there may have been a signal man placed there, tlie southeastern part of U Is a commanding point for observation. The higher* puibt reached by Com. Rogers was about eight miles From Warsaw bar, about ten mites from Savannah, and between four and five miles froit. 'Thunderbolt on one side and Montgomery on the other s'sio. It bed been ascertained that tho -oity was entlroly un provided with defences on that side end could easily be takon possession of by our troops whenever it should be deemed proper to make the attempt. The rebels had abandoned all tbe'r fortifications on the ?coast , end were erecting another 'line of defences more 'Inland. All the whites who were able tc leave hod fled to the IMerlor. Deserters and cmlralnnds were continually bringing information to the federal Tot ces. The steward ? of the rebel steamer Pulaski war- among tho deserters. He atatod that the day after the capture of the forts at 'Hilton Head tho rebel Commodore Tat hnal! wag describing : iho ofliJr to a large company on board the vessel, and during the recital he covered hid-face with bis hands, and burst into tears with mortificattcr. at the result, alter all bis bombastic braggadocia. The expedition of General Vidle was expected to sail on the Why to occupy an Important position in Warsaw Inlet. Among ilie despatches reoeawfco at the Navy Depart, mcnt to-day, the following latcmting official reports are allowed te jc published:? REPORTS of comoar^K dufont. fXAOSBlF WalUSH, ? Port Royaj. Hairou;^ C., Dec. 4, 1801. > j Sin?The apprehension of loslni possession of the B^y J or St. Hula a, so exceedingly vuiuabio for a harbor, for its proxlnuf. /to Charleston, aod-'or the command it se ? cures of last o rivers supplying'tot'-rior communication j with theaktx te of South Caroline, has induced tnn to de i spatch a serond expedition .there, under I'omtnaiMlrr I Dray ton, w*" i orders to hold 41.o It land until Hon. iSber man is prop* cd to assume mUttary occupation of u, when ho will transfer the f'onutodilr troo]t 1 I have also despatched Coaamoader C. H.P.Rogers to 1 make a f-otui oissincc of Wuskmv tolct,in order to us j certain the position and foroo of .he enemy's battery j there?infers lion which the-Gommandlng General Las 1 expressed to mo his desire itoio'jtain before lauding ' troops on Tybei Island. Tho departs cut will hare Ah$ toothless to observe that, in tlie j?c;ci*ary occupation, o' St. Heleua Sound and of TyhceJIoadK, and in (ho estmination of Warsaw Inlet, a largo t&c Tiber of the veas.la of rny squadron is engaged, which vill bo released and. tun ployed on blooU .vling duty ar bo q as Otter and Tybee 'slamis arc held ky ..the army. Very rcspuc'.fu'ly. your racrt obodjai t servant, DUPONT, Flag OSUct Ocwmauding. UNmcn Stasm fLAd Smr Warash. \ Dow Si. s/l Hai;rok, 8. C ,J3ec. C, 1861. J Pin?Iliave the, Vnor to inform the department thai An-: fortification.' a Warsaw Isuatai la.vt jaen abandoned by tlie rebels, after moving theguns.-cpUing up the plat furnis and breach if., one face <r! the; fm t. l or the cir cjo -iiiiici s ati'-u iji, tLis tmpc'riAflit (lit;, very, and tlie temporary oi.xupuidci of the vii"re.of Warsaw Sound, as.vell us for a Larwledgo of (he no.vr and ultimate Ihtwdf defences seJo???iJ by thoenomjvljttve the pica sure to refer to the iuieMupacyiug report, at Commander C. 11 Rogers, upoivvhoso judgment and 's.dl 1 relied for t*. execution of Ah is undertaking. Warsaw Inlet and-Sound constitute n second cntrmce ipi. Savannah, rlv?r;i*!nl,a tweiny-ctp feet can be carried over the bar atI'- gh water, lU'S pffr'sugs is bid liiW > ferior to Tybee ,--litranee. The.behest point macLid by Com mander Rogers wos abou'r tight miles fivm I: i. s-iw bar. about A v from Snanu, and between flogr .and five from'B:urdei bull cn olio. Chi e and Monlgomgry on the other. those two last pla&oe.arc dosrribod ip.'Ao coast survey tttgnoirs und rejiorts 1 attach the high:** value to this posfj as ion. I have the. honor to be, sir, i ?cpectfa)1y, your o oil. en t servant, ti F. IiLT'ON'i', JTiag Officer cormnaedeg. RErOS ' OK COMMAWUjf C. R. V. ROflSBfl. Uvn m> StTA(*< FT. AuMUl tVjU.AMI, I Fori Koyai. JUtssort. Due. d. Jftfl. J ?m?On yesterday morning i.lpft Tybco Roads tori ore daylight, with t' e tteamersOl iav.' Seneca ai.d runt ma, and crossed ttoifcarof Warsaw s'ouid at hair tide., cot .having less than t;;;htecn feet or vfAer upon It. We ,-?p jxneched the f*rt or Warsaw Island within a mile, and, frieitig nolili"rgun:rrer men, we did not ire, but 1 sent L"utonnnt Barnes in it Willi a wi.iu dag. He found if an oetagonglw or it, with platform." for eight gutm 2 tee water faces The land faeop were protected by Uljs. The work was well constructed The guns had been removed, tho plstfotgns cut and Urn-magazine blown up. K.-om the freshness, of the footprints and otln r signs it apnepoed to here been.gfeandoned very recently. Ad joining tp.e fort are hut* or shads for a largo garrison. .Some lumber and bricks remain. Everything else had hcon carried away Wo hnmed.lavsly j?.?lac.l on to Cabbage Island, where wo had hern lei to lookout for another battery: but there was nothing of the kind there. We went to the rcesjth of the creek, through the Eomilly Mar?h, and to flje mouth of WOmthgtonriver, l'som the mouth of Wilmington river we observed a bat tery bearing Irom ns ahout northwest by west, one-half west, njid dis tact ahout three mite*. It is on" the river, and just above a house with a red cupola, which is one of the coastsur v?y points of ttiangulation, and is about ten miles from \nanrah. Between the house and ton fort was a large enu^MPtt-cht; but we could not count the tents. We couttv e<t ?ve guns, apparently of largo calibre, on the face of tho battery towards us. We could oiAr so* one gun upon the other face; but thert* may have been more. We were hear enough to see t?to m?J on the ramparts, and the glittering of their bayonets. We saw several small ves sels. Botne of them ift,Romilty marsh were in tow of a small Ftcarotug; but the," wore beyond our reach. Or on Little Tyboe Island we couk.' sec no earthworks, but could not get nearer to it than two i^Hes, because of the shoals. In coming out of Warsaw Sound,- ?' high tide, we had not loss than twenty-one feet of watei* of 'he bar. Returning to Tybeo RaadB at one o'clock, 1 landed end inado a re connoiesance on foot, with the marines' of the Savannah and detachments of small arm men frotf that ship ond tiie Ottawa. Upon reach ing the mouth of I'aiams creek, having no boats in which to cress, our pCP?!rr',s was gtop|>ed. Wo waited until low tide; but the ?*CCk was unfnrdable. I was able, however, with tho assistance of Lieut. Luce, to obtain from tho top of a tree tho position in which a battery has been Bupposed to exist, and I am sat is lied that thei e is no battel y there. The spar which ip stoker, for a derrick ie simply a place of lookout, t!^ "a ?*?*'?*<?<* >*7 earthwork erpoel Meo for |tuig. Abj^ gU),n a plftC< ^uid be of qo .uore may, however, hAve been a signal f!Hl< there, u the point upon which the Mir ie i. -**4 % ?P<>n the southeastern part of Little Tybee '?ejARa, and ie a commanding point or observation. 1 have to (bang I-a n tenant Commanding StevouH for the moet earnest, cordial ami ettlciemt oo-operatton, and also Lleutenante Commanding Ainmen and Bankhead, whoee vessels were always in tbo right place, and always well handled. ! have the honor to be, very respectfully, vour obedient servant. 0. B. P. ROGERS, Conunamler. Flag Officer 3. F. Pi poxt, Commanding SKIRMISH BETWKEN THE STEAMER STEFI'IKO STONES AND THE REBELS. On Tuesday evening the Stepping 8tonee, a stea mer In the eerviceof the government, entored Occo quan Creek, for the purpose of rcconnoiterlng. ;ho draws not more than three feet of water, and was con sequently enabled to go close in shore. She remained in her berth all night; but yesterday morning the rebels ob" serving her opened a tire of musketry upon her, which swept her decks, although only three bullets struck One of them entered on her port quarter, and, glancing, passed through the captain's (Lieutenant Commanding Warn n's) room, and, glancing against it, proceeded, a1 an angle of about forty-live degrees, through tlio bulk head towards the b<>w of the vessel, slightly displacing a ritle in the rack, The enemy then o|?ncd a cannonade from field pieces. Tbo opinion is that tho shot and shell were from Dahlgren guns. Tho flro was returned by the steamer from her! two twenty-four pounder bruss hnwilsert, but it is not behoved that uny damages were done. The Anacsta and the Jacob Bell cante to the assistance of the Stepping Stones, but before they arrived thoir consort was out of danger, and us the rebels could not be seiii, it was of no use shelling tho locality where they were supposed to be. NEW ARMAMENT FOR THE WYANPANIC. The Wya&dank, storeshlp, now at tho Navy Yard, Is to bo heavily armed, she is to have on hoard two nine 'doll guns, and a room has been comfortably fitted | up on board for Commodore Wynnu, whenever be may choose to visit the Wyamlank. REINSTATEMENT OP COLONEL MCLL101N. The President ban reinstated Colonel Mulligan in the command of his regiment. By an order of General H.tl teck,the commissions of all regimental officers expire when their ref iments arc mustered out of service. Colo nel Mulligan and his command, having been taken prison ers of war, were mustered out, but an exception lias been made in their case, and tho galluut Colonel and his rogi. ment are restored to their original iMiu, GRAND REVIEW OF GEN. M'CALl.'s DIVISION. There was a grand review of General McCall's division this aTlcrnoon, in front of Johnston's Hill, near 1 angloy. Va. Siucc tho great rev lew of seventy thousand troops, near Mimson's Hill, by General McClollan on the 20th u)t., there has been no such military display on the line ?of tho Potomac. Tho scene was one of most splendid and enlivening Interest, the day being me of unparalleled fitness for this seasoa of the year. A large number-of officers attached to other-divisions were present, and tke enthusiasm of tho soldiers was unbounded. Participating in the review were thirteen regiments of 'afanlry, com (weed of tlio brigades under command of Brigadier Generals KcynoWs, Meade and Undo; Three batteries of artillery., commanded by Col. Campbell, nud a regiment of cavalry, commanded by Col. Ho yard?all belonging to the Pennsylvania Reserve Volnnteer corps. All the regimentalfirands vvero In attendance, and1 by their inspiring mustc, gave patrioiio /est and liveliness to the occasion. Hie review ground In front of Johnston's Hill affords hard'/space enough for such a large b?dy of soldiers! but for all this, tho various brigades in tlierr marches and countermarches?some moving in slow.nomc in quick, and some ill doublo quick timo, wheeled into line, and the artillory c.nd cavalry took their pre per positions in tlie most perfect order. Their evolutions during the re view wore marked with the precision -of old and long drilled regulars. The review lasted nearly two hours. Allwho w.tnesncd itpireuoucccd it a brilliant success, while its salutary ef te-A upon the different regiments was unmistakeable. THE KERRIGAN COIUT MftTUL. At'the Kerrigan court martial to day only one will) WW vrau'examtaed?the Third Sergeant of Company 1, Twenty, firth Now Tork Volunteers. 11) testified that Patrick Gatfney,? private In the company, was absent from July J24 till September 4, when he came from New York umorg-some recruits, and was put on duty. In the absence of Gen. Wudsworthsnd of documentary evidence upon the second charge, iheihourt adjourned till to-morrow. ANOTHER REBEL DESERTER . A" rebel deserted from Lecaburgpwbo left there abou 'ten'daysago, states at that tovi :o : an to - rogl mentsof Mississippi infantry, m-k- d w ill tit ? ppi and ESsfield rifles and smooth no u ni irkf U; 01 e i ? i .. i of cavalry, who arc used as ski: m: t. and < ?> buttery of artillery, consisting of thi cu ? I ' t pi ??Mto getlicr upwards of 3,000 men, Con. Evans cumir.:i tiling THE JEWS ANP PIIE AHJiV paAri.AlNCIE?. Rev. Dr. Fisehel, of New York, liad, yesterday, nn in terview with the President to urge She appointment of Jewish chaplains for every military department, they being excluded by an act of Congress. from the volunteer regiment", among whom thcro aro m any thousands of Israelites. In-the meantime the Dooinr will take churgn of the spiritual wolwarc of the Jewkth soldiers on the ) ?otomac. The President assured bfm.that tho subject will receive hi., earnest attention, .u?d expressed the opinion that this exclusion was altogether unintentional ou the part of Congress. ? TER80NAL AlXitRCATION IN CONGPJK8?A Dl'EL EX ? PECTED. During the diir to in the House of Bepwcsentatives this .afternoon an ex- ling scene occurred. .Mr. Conway,of tiCrxsas, in the cot rae of an able and ciaLtu ue speech in rfavor of th me. t rampant radkaJism, incidentally ..alluded to the lute npsgemont at Belmont, Missouri, as a disgraceful rout c-f tl-o troops. After?waosSBble for the floor, it was obta r.cd by Mr. l'oukc,. CP Illinois, who ?vmt; at the lieadccf ins regiment 1st it hat buttle. He branded the Ftatcnsf. .1 of Mr. Conwviy.ao. a gross false JibCd. Subsequently Mr. Conway inquired. if tko gentle men >-om Illinois im uded to apply hta- expressions to ibim personally. Mr Touko was at themaune; t absent from it's scat; but ha. colleague, Hon. w. A. BJchardsom repjied that Mr. J'ouko would hold fetaself Responsible fur all that he had . u.tercd, and thjr. the floor of the bo iso w- s not the prep. * place for the uculenw-tii <f such -mat tor?. Hon. Jin Laue, of Kw.sif, occupied a **it beaitki Mr. (t'mway diuing the alternation, and prompt-.1 Uiq ou irce I in anticipated that a citaM ngo willbo ttit iecult. i Pit t T1 OP^-APTAl.'T THOMAS KEE-WAN. GaruinThamaF Kerrlgap.of Company K Sword y t'lh j ogiotont New York Voluabterr, died to-day a1 the Pro i dlnnce Hosj itft1, WaFhington, fr.ra the .tf a yg-i stiat .fecund an identally receive 1 from one of ?ijr pi, iqn on the it th of-S"f t ember at iiallir Cross Road/-:. 1 ho tir ceenefl wis a brother to Col. Jrji' s E. Kerrigaq., whom ho has sorri cgfy cnce during luqpainful illness, die.was about twenty five-i-oars of s??c. ARMY APHAIjtfl. The Nineteenth -Vuv York rcgio/ nt, Colonel LtuiJc, waste-day, hp order of thenar Department, c hasped from infantry t? an Artillery regiment, to comprise twelve batteries, a pert.on of wiiicli eon fists of hea-tv* guns. Forma! oomplaiqt was made today to live War Depart mcnt by Governor Andrew, of lliiesacliutetts, ugaiDst Gc ncral Htone, for (so is alleged) fompcll.iv* tlie troops from that State to Assist iD the reparation of fugitive slaves. The Provcst Marshal has determined to revoke all pa,-.=es which have been transferred, and to punish thoso transferring them. A cumber of arrest# huve.ulieady been made. Lieutenant John Hancoqk, of the Forty ninth Pepasyl vania regiment, has been appointed Assistant Adjutant General to General Hancock's brigade. A SOLDIER TO BE SHOT. By order of tbe General Commanding, Wm. H. John Bton, a private iu Company D, First New Tork cavalry, convicted by court martial ct desertion and giving infor mation to the enemy: will be shot tomorrow at the camp of General Franklin g division, the iij&c to be Died by the latter. FBOOTJ.VO OF A SOLDIER, fjvo privates belonging to the Forty ninth reunsylva nia, who were performing picket duty from General Smith'* dlviBlon yeetefdey. having strafed beyond out" lines, attempted to return this morning, when, co being ordered to halt by the guard, they turned and ran. Ono was shot by tli? guards in two places, and ha* since died, and the other was taken prisoner by them. 4* tbe guards bad been changed during the absence of these picket* they evidently supposed them to be cnem es. THE TB1BOM HOAX. Tn addition to tbe denial made in my devput, b last night, that Gen. McClollAn threatened to resign If Secrfl tai y Cameron did not take tbo nigger out of bis report, 1 am authorized by Mr. Stevens to say that ho made no ?uch dec'arati'm m reported in 'he flew York 'Mtvn , Be only said be bed heard the report distinctly asserted, at the same time that be could hot vouch for its irutb. Mr. Stevens is ss much pleased to know that there Is no truth in the report, as the Tiibune't correspondent win regret it. ^ / marshal lamon and the new yoke tribune. Tho Van Wyck committee Is again ventilated to-dsy in the Kew York Tiibune, at the expense of Col. Lamon,

Marshal of this dirtrict, who denounces as a deliberate falsehood tlio statement made that he caused Illinois troops to be moved from St. Louts to Maryland,at an ?x_ pen mi of from thirty to forty thousand dollars to the go vortimeut. To-night he demanded of tlio third of tho Tribune correspondents their authority for the statement; but ihosc acting bore say the responsible party is absent iu Philadelphia. it may turn out this time that this statement was fur. nlsbed tlio Tribune by parties occupying a high position in the army, ii stead of coming from ono of the com. nilttce. . ? ANOTIIKH SERENADE. The band of the First I/nig Island regiment serenaded Hon. Ab am B. Oliu, of Troy, at Willard's tonight. He responded briefly, expressing strong confidence in the present management of the affairs of tho nation and of tho war. Ho was followed by Martin 1. Townsend, of Troy, who briefly but forcibly alluded to tbo preparations for strik" ing a decisive blow, and expressed satisfaction that there would not much longer bo any occasion for tho impa jience manifested in and out of Congress. He pointed to tho significant fact thai tho tailoring classes everywhere South as well as North, ard loyal, and concluded with a tribute to tho excellent bearing of tho New York troops in tbo service, IMPORTUNATE VISITERS AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. The State IVparliiienl has for several days |stst boon beseigod by fcinalo applicants for passes southward, and by male applicants for Consulates abroad. In tlio lan guage of ono of tho chioTofficers of the detriment, "It soems tluit all the wom?u wont to go South for the winter, and all the men to bo made Consuls. Tbo rispiest for passes southward are from those who have been enjoying the hospitality of the Northern States during the suiniuor month, and are. now desirous of hastening to u milder climate lor tlm winter. AKKAIKH IN NEWT MEXICO. Private advices from Now Mexico r,ay that tho report is that llie strong forces which have been sent against the Texans in the Men I la Valley have driven the enemy far bui k. into Texas. CLASSIFICATION AND CODIFICATION OK TI1K STATUTES. Senator Sumner intends pressing to a consutntnation the mc.i?nrc which he introduced ten years ago for a classification and rodlflcation of the statutes of the United Slates, and whirb has now been recommended in the | Message of lire I'roddent. Congress lias, since the organization of tlio govornmenti enacted seine 6,000 acts and joint resolutions, which All more than 0,000 clooely printed pages, and are scattered through many volumes. A bill for the purpose mentioned has been introduced iu the House. THE INDIAN DELEGATION. Tl e delegation of Chickasaw Creek and Simlnole Indians, now here ou a visit of examination into tho condition of the government, paid a visit yesterday to the camps mid fortiQeations South of the I'otomnc. They were accom panied by Commissioner Dole and several other gentle men and ladies. An opportunity was afforded them to witmss a review of General Ulenker's division and a drill of General Huttertleld's brigade. They returned wall pleased with their observations, expressing indigua. (ion towards the rrbol agents, who bad basely misrepre sented to them the condition of the federal government, and coin tnced that tho power of tho United States is amply sufficient to crush tho rebellion and restore its authority over all the States. APPOINTMENTS AND TRANSFERS. Guy H. Avery vvae appointed to-day Master com manding the Stopping Stones, vice Warren, detached ami ordered to report to the commandant of the Navy Yard at Now York. The Stepping Stones leaves for down the river to morrow morning. Hie Satellite leaves at noon. Ji?. I., l'lnnkott, matter of the Satellite, has bocn tcni)>orarily transferred to the Resolute. Ant"* P. Foster, lately commanding tho Resolute, and who eras to command tho Stepping Stones, is with his family, detained by severe illness. DEATHS IN T11K ARMY. Tho following deaths of soldiers have hern nnnoanoed :? A. D. Hid well, Company B, Fifty-nluih Pennsylvania reeiir oi. ???is- y Q iig'ey, Company I., Oocbrane's Clia^aours. tiv.cn 1!. fi H .in, Company A,Second cavalry. Iivury Sui.sL, O.eida rcg.racni, New York. ,ve Cit "IDKNTIAL LKVKK. T' : . .?-id nt will give the first public loveeatlhe Wni.rt J' uso ou Tuesday evening next. >lre. Lincoln ? ' ...I every evening, except Sunday, betweeu the h?.ere Of eight and ten o'clock, and on Saturday gl'ler noon, between one and three o'clock. ?? WINTER CNtl-OKMS. About five thousand suits of winter clothing were yes. terday sent to lienoral Smith's division, for distribution among some of the regiments. All the division is now supplied with their winter uniforms. .CHRISTIAN DESIGNS ON <M?R NATIONAL COIN. IVo-oooreiary of the Treasury, having received com nuusicatlons representing that designs and devices of United "tales coin ought to symbolize the Christian reli gion aud onr dependence upon at Supremo Ueiog, Ins fad cf subjects of heathen mythology or lhoads of Indians, hasexdored designs to be prepared in accordance with that suggestion. NEWS FROM MISSOURI. IMPORTANT ORDER OP GENERAL RALLRCK. St. Dons, Dec. 12,1861. The following order will he ieouecl to-morrow morn ing:? llKAn^l'ABTKH!- 1 S-l'ARUS?TOS Ml.-rofRt. 1 1st. 1.01 IK, Dec. 12,1861. / Thr< ? fibrin*; families driven by mo rebels from South west Missouri, which have already .arrived here, ha\e lieeii qmpplied by voluntary contributions made by Union men. Others are on their way, to arrive iu a few days. These must he supplied by charity from men known to lie hostile to the Union. A list will bo pre pared of tho terms. All persons ol this class who do not voluntarily furnish their quota contribution will be levied on tlwnu of $10,000 in clothing, provinians and quarters, or inomey in lie i thereof. This levy will ibe made upon the failowing classes of persons In proportion to their guiil audiproperty of each individual. /YrM?'lht-e dn arms with tho coot?y,.who have pio perty ?:thi* city. There w ho have furnished pes mtfnrv and other aid to tbo,?ucmy or to persons iu the enemy y service. Third?Tho,-e,.\< lio have verbally, in writing or by publication given encouragement to die insurgents anil rebels. Brigadier General Curtis, B. 0. Farri.r.,. Provost. Mar shal, and Ui urlos BPT|', Assessor of St. Lo.iiaco mty, will con.' t i lute tho Board of A.sscssore for levying ithc afore mcnt iouod ,cocl rihuliot's. As sex*! mtJty par* ?" this contribution hoe been asses sed, the I'roeost Mai.Aa 1 General will notify.the turtles assessed, their agents -or represent.il it**'?. stating the Mmouiu. provisions, nloli'iiig or quarters,and the tnouey value thereof required%>l eacb,and if ant fnrniebud within the Lime specified in such utt.ioe, ho will issue an exeeuUtta, and SpCcicn I property will be lal < it ,-md .--old nt public auction tc satisfy tic nsseu'Oient v iih the cost; and or there will he a.penalty or twenty ,Ave per cent adtVtional if any jjersoii on w h im 'he aascssmcnt shall he meclo, shall file with the Provost Marshal lUtnoral sflbiavlt that be in a loyal citizen and hat: K>eni cue to his alJoiriaove to tho Uu/ted States, bo win he allaved one week to furnish cv idanco to the Board .to vlndit site his character, and if, at lie end of thai .time, bt Shall not bo able to satisfy the Board of his loyalty, tho ushvShtii'tu _ shall be increased ten per sent and 'hd levy An mod lately raude. SurapSp's so collected will lid ex panded for the object designated, under the direct!'" a: the Provost Marshal General, aud by Up? 8u.te Sanitary Commission. where money will tie ..re ceived instead of supplies. It will be<X|wnded for thrttn an enquired,ami any m<m$ not so expended will ite turned over /o tho Sanitary Commits ten for the benefit j t (ink soldiers, und any one who shall resist or attempt to rew-st the execution of these orders will he imme di.itoiyprr'.stft.1 and imprisoned, end w!U be tried by the military sioinnttMsioner. Jo?y C. Kelvin. Msj< r General HALT.ECK. SMDjUU, Dec. 12,1801. Tbo scouting expedition, composed in part of Merrill'* horse and two companies of regular cavalry, returned (bis evening, bringing in m prisoner* four captains, two lieiitenanlR and about forty men. They also captured one mortar and a large number of horses sad wagons. The expedition went a* far as Wurerly. JJisy report 2,000 rebels at lexington. Shelby's men were seen and pursued several times. Tbe report of a fight near Wa verly turns out to be false. Tbe man who hauled down the American flag at J-exing j ton. after Gen. Mulligan's surrender, was arrested her9 to day as a spy. Personal Intelligence* caputs Wilkes and family left the Brevoort House yesterday afternoon; they proceeded In the four o'Jloclc train to rbiiadelphia, and stopped at the Continental a lei in that city last night; today they will continue I,- journey to Washington. CaplaC" J P- Nicholas, of tbo United States Navy, and family, Walton Tteluuy and George S. Brown and family, of Baltimore;^0 stopping ai theUrevooit llousc. xv Vt fVnuti'.tK1 nml wlfo A V R^urp rvf Fbil W H. Crawfdtv1 and wife, and A. F Reare. of Baltimore Y Pomeroy, of Fltafbnsg; J. M Manning, T- Bat holder, Y Foincroy, oi ruyo"'**; J w nawung. '? on in ?rr, nnd F. Alnry, of Hoattu; arestopp ry at the Fifth Avenue Hot e>. * j mm of n am Highly Important from Europe. The Reception of the News of the Mason-Slidell Arrest in England. Sensation Details by the English Officers. WHAT MISS SEIDELL DID. Tremendous Excitement in London and Liverpool. Indignation Meeting of the Merchants of Liverpool. THE BLUSTER. Sober Second Thought of England. Opinions of the Press and the Effect on the Markets* CASE OF TIIE NASHVILLE, &c., &c., &C. The Bremen steamship Hansa, Captain H. S Von Pan ten, from Bremen via Southampton 28th November, ar rived yesterday, bringing forty one cabin anil flinty, seven steerage passengers, 1,400 tons of freight and $13,000 In spocio. Slic also bring* the news of the reception of the intelli gence in England of the eaptnre of Mason and Slidull. The news of I he Henna is four days later than tlia^ brought out by the Africa. We have much pleasure in announcing that a note from our sgeni at Southampton slates that the steamer Httnsa was detained at Southampton over night on the 27th tilt, for the special purpose of bringing out tho proceedings of (lie Indignation meeting in Liverpool relative to the arrest of Mason ana Ni lell, and that the officers of the steamer were especially obliging to tho agent, and aided him mnfh in getting utt'u supply of tho I/indon Timet of the 28 th ultimo. Father l.iconlaire, the celebrated French preacher,, died at Soroze (Tarn) on Friday, November 22. Tenor twelve days previously tho rumor of his death circulated in Paris. It wus, however, but a Jethergy, which lasted a fow hoars, and from which he seemed to rally for somo days, mo much as to inspire those about him with hopee of bis recovery. The illusion soon paused away; bis suf ferings increased; his pulse grew more feeble, and the weakne.*-; of bis digestive organs was such that ho oould not take th? slightest nourishment. On Tuesday ali hope of saving him was abandoned. His last moments wore calm, lie oci'd not speak, but bis lips moved in re r|Kiii e to the prayers of those who had constantly watched by his death bud. Tbo 1-oudoti Times of the 23th ult. says:? * Various painful reports liavo of lute been promulgated respecting tho rendition of Mr. Cobdcn's li altb. Our renders will therefore be much gratified to peritsu tho following extract frum a letter written by Mr. Cobdon:? Midhuust, Nov. 22,1861. Dxan Doctor itUnnocx ? I am not so had as the newspapers report; but, not being ?!>)?? toal tend all th" public meeting* to w hich I am Invited, poop!'' consider m? very III. Kot I atn always liable to bron chial in Un ion I mm atmospheric change*, nnd am obliged to avoid cold and wet weather, and to keep as inucti a* possible within door* after sunset. With these precautions 1 hope to moid being tarnished this winter to a southern climate. According to the Triosto Ooulte, M. Kossuth is seriously ? it; it is said that he exhibits alarming consumptive symptoms. The Mooltan arrived at Southampton on the 25Ih of November, Willi the heavy portion of the Bombay mail*. tin Sunday morning. November 24, a building of seven stories, in High street, Edinbnrg, suddenly fell, burying nearly the winds of the inmates in the ruins. The house was several renturies old. Tho whole gave way at onoe, collapsing inwards. Twenty-two bodies have b-.cn taken out.dead,ami nbout twelve injured. Tho immense block of building* was densely populated, and it is estimated that not Iob than one hundred people must have dwelt in it. The steamship North Briton was insured, with ber cargo, for ?120,000. TIIE MASON-SLIDELL AFFAIR. The News in England?British Account of the Affair- Sensation and Bomantic Particu ciulars?Indignation Meeting of Liverpool Merchants- Effect of the News on the Markets?Immense Bise in Salt petre?Opinions of the Press, Ac., foe., foe. THE RECEPTION OF THE NEWS IN ENG LAND. [SoutiisMpten letter, Nov 27, In London Times.J By tho rrrivnl here this morning of the West India mail steamer La Plata, Gaptadi Veller, most imporfsut intelligence has been received, involving <pu stions offset" ing tbo lelatiou-; existing betwco.i this country nnd tho federnl gurernt?snt of America. Tho mail steamer Trent,t'aptain Her, was intercepted by tho American steamer Han Jccjjsm, commanded by Caplafei Ittikesr iwlille on her passage fkpm Hlvami to St. Thomitf,an4 irider force of arm tho\accredJtod Ooromlsstoncv* U Et.,rope from the Poe'Aern Confederacy, Messrs. M*sa* and Slideli, were taken prisoners, jmd forcibly remo*<d from the Trent to the Ban Jacinto. Thlaact was com mitted in defiance of (he ? int remonsJrauces of the Oom mi.;* loners, Captain Mr/ir,e.id Commander WtflJhins, the naval.officer in chargdjrf the mails on baard the Trent. . The Xrent sailed from" Jffitvaan at sight o'clock on ill# morning of the Tth.and uqfhuig occurred worthy of not lew till about noou on tho Htff>ylart, in the narrow passage of the (>lil llabama channel, opposite the Pitradun Urande lighthouse, a steamer was observed ahead, apparently waiting, but showing no colore." On approaching her Capt. Moir,of the Trent, hoisted tbo.nritlsh en.?ig?, which met with no response until the tww -vessels wore w?(hin about a furloug of each oilier, when the stranger fired a shot across Hie Trent's bow, and bOi*ted the amore ui flag, fills proceeding was <|uite contrary to all acknow ledged law, as when a vcssel-of-war wis 1*0* another vessel to stop it is customary to Arc first a blank cartridge. The Trent was still holding on her way, when ashsll was fired from a long pivot gun ou the American's deck for. ward, which burst about 100 yards from the Trent's bow. Capt. Molr immediately stopped ibe Trent, as the American bad her broadside of guns run ont and men at quartor* ready to flre, Captain llolr then hailed her, and the American captain replied that he wished to send a boat ?n board. A boat, containing two officers and about twenty men, armed with muskets, pistols and cutlasses, then ?hoved off and boarded the 'Trent and demanded a list of the passengers, which tho captain refused to give. The officer commanding the boat stated that the name of the frigate was the San Jacinto, of which he p as the first lieutenant, and further, that they had received most positive information that certain passengers wore on board, whom ho would take out. Tliix was also rcfin* Commander Williams, R. N.. the naval agent in charge of her Majesty's mails, with Captain Moir, positively object ed to their being taken, denying their right to tako any person whatever from under the Kngllsh (lag. The lieutenant then called out the names of tho before mentioned coram,wdoners end secretaries,and said that tjn'Af o've (he perform ho sought,and tint be would ii at 411 Tho four gentlemen, who wars know ?Xi!!?1"' ?"l,wer<!<1 Ul name*, ami requested to that waute<l of them. The nontenant mated whkh tl , ^ Uke ,hcm 0,1 bo#rd the '?>? of. war, to wars tain?,hal they would not go until they Slidellw?"'0 **'. ShtU'll H ii i itw- i 4 , ? l,,rf,|I,K w vHpi-Hin Moir. Mr. on the .-nnt'.i. tU 10 Ul? protection or the British fi*g.'? X.n SM>.??!'tai." " refus.ng to give up the possfengers, ^Vch.^r^nihi;: Command r Wiihitms, p., N.,thet> spoke a* follows, vie: In Uiim ulilp I am the rrpreeoMatlve of her u ?.tmtv'a ?v vernmeot, and I -all up.,,, the o!n?%of thVeUlnand !R 5MPW!?. y lo k '.?? ?,J? when In the name this As An Illegal Act?in *i t iu violation ,Vf International law?an act. Indeed, "f wanton piracy. which, had we tb* utnana of defence, you would not dare to attempt. Tho Ih'utnntint thon bockoned to the t'rigate, and three home, containing thirty marines and about sixty sudors, olllcred and heavily armed, caino alongside. The mutt at once leaped on tleck, awnrtl in hnnd. After wane lii'tro parhn lug Messrs. Slltlell, Mason, Hustle and Mvfar. land wero token ami forced Into the boot The Ameri cans went back to the cabins and took possession ? f the baggage, and sent it with their prisoners onboard lu? San Jacinto. Mr. Hlidcll sniil, as the boat shovetl olf, that he oxpected rctliess front the British govern, tnent for this outrage while under tho protcOtn n of it* flag, ami called ii|ku. tho Knglish captain to represent the ro-o pr porly. Tho liontrmint stop|ied on board, h?ging ordered the boat to return. He thon staled that he hod orders to tnko CnpUin Moir mut hut papers on board the San Jocinto, and that the Trent was to be moved nearnf. Captain Moir replied, "You will find mo on my rputrler deck: if you want me, you will have to come therq for mo," ami ho Immediately walked on deck. Tiiulient nant, however, went into one of tho boats, ami to!d ("uplatti Moir thut lie could proceed. The m at pu led for tho San Jacinto, and tho Trent steamed ahead for St. i bomus. Tho in lig allot) felt on board the Trent by every person, of wluttevur nation, cut b -tierbo immaglncd than doecrib eil. A considerable nunilmr of lorogtiersof dillereut ra tions wero among the passengers, and it is aflltmcd that ev> i y ttun w> tllil have fought if called to do so: but, w ith such an upiK'.sing fo. cc. and the unarmed condition of tlio Trent, it was deemed impossible to maka any de. f, ce. The ofllcors of tits Sun Jacinto asked for provisions to maintain tho prisoners, us they stated tint tbey were short of stores. ( aj tain Moir told the four gmilieinoa that ill their roquet he would supply what was needed, and they having expressed a wish that ho should do bo, uil the necessaries were suppl ed. 77i. I'etjia'rhnt kJ Ut* Citijid rate emittaries ctr<i) at lh? vigilance qf the boarding'fifteen, and they have all an ioet ail'ty lirre per La /'lata. The families cf Vlr. Sli lell and Mr. Eustls were urged hy tho tlrst llentaiuiut of tho rue .Int uitu to at company Ibcin, but, being informed on inquiry thai it w;is probable tiiey would be separated from them oa tholr arrival at New York, they declined Hie oiler, and liavo arrived iu tho Plata. On the arrival of tho steamer in the di ck tho wli.de of tl.o parly went ou be nd tho Nashville, which is li cv lying near the entrance of tho graving dock where they wero received, with every attention and kindness, uud left for lontoa by the three o'clock train, tine >f the genil'tn rtrfthryar' ty has the tie yaU hes ut his pox-cxrinn, which ke, of courts, keep* in close custody till his arrival fit London. Besides the mails and a large quantity of passengers, tliu Trent hud a ta go amount of spool- on isinrd from Moxioo for Knglund, us well as a very valuable cargo ot general merchandise. It Is stated by tlio frl. tids of Messrs. Slltlell and Mason who have come home, that the iieuloiuim of the Hon Ja ointo said this Was tl.e most pnluful act ho had over In* called uiten to perform, but he wan compClle I to do I acting under orders. fSouthampton letter in I/mdon Chronicle 1 Immodiately the La Plata was autmuncod at tho NoetP this iiioiumg t'uplaui Pcgiam.of the Nashvhlc, Cciifo rate steamer, proceeded is a steaming w un . t tbc Plata in the river, lor the pur|sise of rorcivUig Me* Hlidell and Mason, tho .Southern Oommiss loners, japt I 'cgram was Hot at lOlillfrfMd to tlnd tluil tbcyl I be m forcibly taken from tin) British mail stonmer, h jug before ?tat"d that h" whs uwaro that it was ihtj tout ion of the United States government to do so. < lain I'egrain took charge of Mrs. Slidell and family a of Mm. KuhUh, ami, alter having entort.iiued thou* hoard iho Nashville, raw them safc.y oil by the I' o'clock train for Ixmdon. It is stated that the Amcrl while on board the mail steamer Trent, behaved in ? viol lit lnuuuor. No authonlic luforunatiou lam, cver'boeu r< reived to conflrin thlr statement. It Is slated on good authority that the HaufO,* sails to-morrow, at ten A. M., lor New York, has <?* board an immense iinniittty of muskets and other*" stores for the federal government. Mr. SiUlell, on taking leave oi his family on* ?' Trent, is reported to have said?"It it true A"' suffer great prsonal incuneeniencs, I lit, tl.anJt the Ik st thing thai rout J ha/pi n Jir my cuunity ' [Southampton letter in LondonTulograih-l It Is stated that the A met icaus, whtlo ai <K,ttr mail steamer Trent, behaved in a very viMeut mi No authentic information has, however, be .u rocel conllrm this statement, which nioro particularly j lions ihat, while Mr. Slid ell was in his ca'oio with Slidell arranging his private pai ors, &c., < he Urst. i ^ nent of theHan? Jacinto oudesvered to forco the at door. Miss Slidell was at the cabin dooi , protective f a intrusion upon hor la-her. and Lieut, fa rfatthrri e rorrd to forest.ly remove her, whereupon t 'itt Sltneo iU pf ( him in the Tate. Lieut. Tairrax then 01 dcred otic 01 11 marines to charge her with open hay anot, which t 4i>,, maud was immediately obeyed, and w on d havo no d< ttftj resulted Borlously to Mirs Slidell, U id uot Oominai ]er Williams struck the marine and h a bayonet to ho ground and protected the youug lady . THE PURSER'S ACCOUNT 0 F THE SEISU^. iti in* KotToii or 'lite ue .spoil Tisry. . I hasten to forward you son ,e parilculare of that grievous outrage committed to-day against the Kngljehv Hag liy the United States steainslc op San Jacinto, Cajittin Wllkc-s. You have probably haar i how, some three weaks ago, the little steamer Theodori ?, having on beard the Commissioners Mint by the Oonf -derate States of America to I/indon and I'm is, ran the b lockade at Charleston, ar riving safely in Havana. Once arrived there, they, of course, imagined that on ne> .tral territory they were perfectly free and sd'e from i -II molestation, and there-, furo made no altetnpt to cor .ceal their names, position and iutended movements. > Ir. Slidell, the Commissioner for Paris, was ac 'tniianied by his wife, son and three daughters, and also by his l iccretary,Mr. O. Kustis, with his wife; Mr. Mason, the Commissioner for Knglai.d, bung accompan).cd by his 'secretary, Mr. McFarl/uid It was w ell known iu Havant. that berths woie booked for the whole party to pro< eed by this Steamer to St. Thomas, there to join tl io homeward West India mail steamship for Soutliampt/ n. Tliey accordingly embarked yesterday morning, true'.log to reroivo the same protnc lion under IhaKiiglisb ft ig which they had already re ceived from that o! Spa in. We loft Havana yer tcrday morning at eight. Thi# morning about ha'rpt .st eleven we observed a largu sioamship ahead, uud < m a nearer approach found she was' hove to, evidently aw litlng uh. We were then In the uar rowci-t jvart of the Bo llama channel, abreast of Paredoa Grande lighthouse. As peon as we were well within rauge. we had tho 0 st Intimation of her nationality untl intentirus by a i oiti <d shot being fired across our bows, and at the same mo nent by lior shewing American colors. We wore now suf Jciently near to observe that all 1-er ports wore open, g -ins run out, and crew at their stations. On a Btill nearer a iproach she tired a shell from a swivel gun of large calpJ .u on hor forecastle, which passed with in a few yards i f tho ship, bursting about a hundred yards to leeward . Wo were uow within hail, when Cap tain Moir, con ma;,ding this ship, asked the Ameri can what ho meant by stopping lils ship, and v, by he did so by firing shotted guns, contrary to usual distort . The reply was that ho wished to sand a boat on board of us. Tbifl was immediately followed by a bont pushing on' from the tide of the Sail Jacinto, confaluing between twenty and thirty moil, lu-avily at m/.'d, under the command of the first lieuttu unt, who car ite up on the quarter deck, and, after asking for Captain'Molr, demanded a list of passengers. As his ''right of search" was denied, the information roquir- d won,of course, peremptorily refused. IJo tlion slated that ho bad Information the' Messrs. Slidell, M:.?on, Kustis, ai/d McKarland were on board, and demanded that they should be given up. This also being indignantly re fused, M'. blideil himself came forward, ami said that the four gentlemen mimed were then before him, but an ponied to tho British fiug, under which they wore sail ing, 1.or protection. The lieutenant said that his orders were to take thein on board the San Juciuto by force If tliey would not surrender He then walked to the side of the ship and waved his ut-od imnwdiately three more heavily armed Pouts pushed off amlsur rounded the ship, and the party of marines who cutae iu the first boat came up and took possession of ti n * quWter deck; these, however, he ordeiod down on the man deck, to tako charge of the gangway ports. Cap tiJa Willlatna, R. N., tho naval agent iu charge of tho nAils, who was of course present during this interview len, In the name of her Majesty?he being the only per >n on board directly representing her?mads a vehement Iron station ngainst ihia piratical act. Iluring tb. whole f this lime the San Jacinto was about UOtt yards from iB, on the port beam, her broadside guns, which were all manned, directly bearing upon ub. Any open resis tance to sucli a force was, of court*, bopclo-s, al though, from the loud and repeated plaudits which followed t'aptaiu William's protestation, and wln< h were Joined in by every one, w ithout exception, of the passengers congregated on the quarter deck, men of all nations, and from the manifested desire of goiuo to resist to tho last, I have no doubt but that every person would have joined lieurt uud soul in the struggle hud our is m mander but given the order. Such nn order lie could not under sucli adverse circumstances, conscientiously give, and it was therefore considered sufficient that a rarty of marines with bayonets llxn i should forcibly lay hands on the gentlemen named. This was done, and the gentle men retired to their cabins to arrange soroo few cbaugeu of clothing. A most heartrending scene now took place betwoeu Mr. Slidell, bis eldest daughter, a noble girl de voted to her father, und the lieutenant. It would reunir* | a r?r moro able pen than mine to describe hew I with daubing eyes and qulrering lipg. g),e threw herself In the doorway of the cabin wh.re hor father wu?, resolved to defend him w.tii her life, till, on tho order being given to the mat me to advance, which they did with bayonets pointed at tli a poor defenceless girl. her fulher ended the painful to by escaping from the cabin by a window, when be was im mediately seized by the marines and hurried into the, fc*/ totting oid to Qitfain Mcir at he Uft that he held hi* anJ hit government rtipontilUfor Ihit outrage. if farther proof were required of the meanness and cowardly bullying in the line of conduct pursued by the, captain of the San Jancmto, I may remark, drat, t bat. on being asked if ttaay would have committed this outrage if wo had been a man-of-war,they replied, ''Certainly not," and, secondly, that Captain tVilkes gent an order tor Cap tain Ifoir to go oa board his ship, and a second for Cap tain Moir to move the Trent closer to the San Jar into. Of course, not the slightest notice was taken of either order, nor did they attempt to enforce them. I am, sir, your obedient servant, THE PVBSElt OF THE TRENT. Rotat. Man. SnuMsmr Tksst, at Sba, Nov. 8, UC1. INDIGNATION MEETINC' 9F MERCHANTS IN LIVERPOOL. Soon after noon on Wednesday, Novemltr 27, a |.r, vftto despatch was received in Liverpool, anr.otuio&ij: the boat din j of the Trent by a federal v??*o! of war kCd It'.

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