Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 12, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 12, 1862 Page 4
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scdaace Oeuld answer do |> i !??? the works being amenable tu many p)?coa, lite garrison oxlraiicied b? the fatigue of oonctuit watching a- d unremitting doty, a d reduced Id its numbers by sicltners and the a word. Lord OornwaJlis, therefore, made proposals Tor a capitulation. The tortus wera adjusted in the course ol the next aud ou the l!Hh of Uckiber iUu poets of York, attu Clou ceeter wore surrendered to General Washington, as Com* mauder in Chief of the combined army, and tho chips of* war, transports aud other vessels to the Oouitt tie Gratis, as commander of the ('touch lloot. THE SECOND SIEGE OF- YORKTOWK. Important front the Army of Clonounl \lnf'lullott t ??K ITlVVlVtfHIl* Immense Force and Preparations of the Rebels. The Coming Final Blob*' (o the Rebellion, Ao., Ac, Ac. - F<)ctms? tfovaoit, April 10 1862 - The atorm bu at length broken and the sun shine* brightly this afternoon, though the wind ia still blowing Nothing hat been seen or heard of the M'mnac to-day. and, in view oi th<5 recent terrible reverses to tha rebels in the West, U ia doubled whether they will have tho courage to attempt offensive opsrationa, oven with their uron-plated tuonatar. Ft ill, d".tporate circumstances require desperate remedies, and their deeperato strait may induce attempts at something in this way. If she ever does come she will probably come to morrow. Parties who came in from the army report no special change in affairs. Continual skirmishing is goii.g on, and a brilliant litilMrflhir occurred yesierdny morning. in which GruUn's battery participated withmarked eft out, killing and wounding twenty-even oLthe rebels. The rebel poaitioucxte 1 is acro-s the natn - tli from Yorklowti to Warwick, near Jama.- r.vcr, a di-iancc above Mulberry Point. The conformation of (lis land aud the making mof the creek from .lames river short ens their line of defence and enables ihein to command with - their fortiBcations all the roads up the peniusula. 'vouerttifi lA-o auu .Ius?wt'u r . .rniusivu <?iw w in ,v., to be with ihi rebel forco hen?one commending at j York town unit the other at Warwick. Magrtidor, holding a subordinate command, i >* ;U the re*eryes at Williamsburg. According to reports of deserter?, the rolml force num. bere about 50.000, of whom 00,000 are reinforcements tecently drawn from the line of the ItappnUunnock and about Norfolk. Despite the weather and bad roads, our generals are pushing forward preparations fur the assault rfj on the enemy's works, and uot many days will elapSe before Yerktowo will be otirs and Richmond threatened. The glorious news from the West is actings' an excellent stimulant for our arm j, and greatly encourage? I be troops, under their present hardships, to strict to win equal honors. Berdan's Sharpshooters give good accounts of them 1 elves. They hold an advanced position, under the rebel I batteries, from which they constantly harass the enemy. A head abort the parapet becemes an instant mark for 1 half a dorea rifles, which, at a thousand yards , distance, rarely fail to hit their mark. One sharpshooter ; bo long lug to the California regimeut has almost wholly i prevented the rebels from using a large gun in an im I portent position. From a well selected rifle pi' he keeps a constant aim upon the gun, and hardly en attempt has been mide lor two days to lire it without the 'ebels losing one or two men from his deadly aim. One of theonditeof the day is that one of our diestone has secured an unportaut position, the holding of wiiioh will lead to the eventual forcing of tlio rebel hue of defence. Much important preliminary work has been performed by oar troops, and, with the return of goud weather, more active operations will hardly be postponed many deys. The task before (le::. Mc'lei Ian ? the reduction of fortified latreuehmonts?ic that Tor which hp is held specially utialiOwl, and the result is not doubled. WaraiNeaog, April 11, 18 th: { The -i;?*ai#r King Philip arrive t at the Navy Yard at half pant eight o'clock, this morning, having left Ship T'lint, York river, near Yorktown, at two o i iock yes terday a ternoon. Captain Fox, Assistant Se retary of *he Navy, Senator Grimei, Hon. Mr. Sedgwick, 01 New York, and several other gentlemen. came wo the K tig Philip. Our forces before Yorktown a re stated to he hourly gaining ground. Nothing new has transpired ou the : >?'. SKK'lCff OP YORKTOWN AND VICINITY. Yorktown, the scene of the present operations of I he apposing military forces, la a pert of entry on the Y"rk river. It is the capital of York county, tn Virginia, and Is aituatod on the right bank of the river, eleven miles from its mouth. It is distant from Richmond about seventy miles inan east-couth easterly direction. It was eel tied in 1T0'?, rind was once a very nourishing village; hut shortly before the rebellion there were only about forty houses in the place. The shipping ot the district to June 30, 1854, amounted to an aggregate of nearly six th "isanri tons, enrolled and licensee, and all employed iu the coast trade During that year two ve-sels were built there, of two hundred and forty-six tons burthen. TU.e locality was the theatre of one of the Uodt im|>ortiint events in American h.sUn-y,for ou the lath of October, 1781. I<ord Cornwullt.s surrendered the place to the sale keeping of General George Washington York county s situated in the southeastern part of the State, at th# entrance of the York river into Cher, peak* 0?y, wh ich tog iher form its northeustern bouudnry. flic area of tbd county la about seventy square mile*, did the surface of tb<- country i* nearly level and undeleting much of tbe 8'il I ring very fertile. Large qtjant : tics of ojmtcra bar? ' een taken in York river, end preOlivia to the rekclln u llie oyster fisheries wre the nircc of ?o Immense t ade ?;lh the Northern Stnte--. fhe lent return gave tbe population of the county at 4,*60, of whom t,?i#ly ore half were slaves. The York river, bo often alluded to in the i or ego ng remarks, ui forme I by the union of tbe Famnnkv ih<1 ifatiapotiy rivers at tl.' southeastern extremity of Km; William county, Virginia After floiwug in a southeast erly direction tbe river falls mio ( bea?i??ake Bey nearly opposite Capo Charles. The nvei la 50 broad thro ita whole course a* to pr sent rather the appearan' e o| bay thin that or a river It? wiiola length fi iu the lenction to its mouth la about forty mile*, and at the letter point tt ia probebly not leas titan ihroo mi.ea ;n width. The river divides the eoontiea of Sew K-nt, temee ( ity and York on the right from those ol King and Queen and'ilourcatnr on the left. The (basnet of the river varita f> m twenty to t.vhty leet m depth end dowtiwaril rrom t.r-cn Point to Hog Ir.and the soundings are sixty, fifty P ur, eighty Qfty, seventy-five and flfiyelx feet rva|>e< i eljr, the extrmie ..ej k Ik.rig o, Ynrktown iterlf. Glonceeter which la tmmaduitely opposite York'xwn, jn lUe left bsnk of the York riiar, Is ? small and unirr portent Tlltlft of GVweetnr rw rtr, Vtrs t, and I situated or fh# bet d of Vi rk r rtr.tMr .he ?nt irro "htwapeaks liny. Hi# county m ? i n Hie smith, eastern perl t*f the Mate end ?"ot? us t wo hundred and eighty ic|ii?rt milas. Tha Platikaiank river form* ta northern boundary, and the York river thai on Us boh ill wester a ante. The water* round tbi* countjr conte n an abundance of flab and u/aiars whi< h Oaheriea, previous to in* raoallioo, furnished employment an I aubs.steu' to a rreai number of inhabitant* 1*tg# ,uanliti*s of oysta,, sad wood war# exported to New York and Philadelphia i he county wa* formed in 1K2, end liM for lia o*p:tat ' i# little village of Gloucester Court llouao, which is i ml too miloa naarljr due north from Yorktown, and ar the arm of tb# Chassoeake, which ladeo'a tha land ?'m th* Pfuikatauk and the York rivers The potation of tha oounty at list returns waa 10,taf, of i mi lass than Ave Uiouaand ware fraa, and tha ramimh flea thousand the h mdrad and over waia as. tUiameburg laacityol V irg.H,*, and ia tha capital of <muty of Jam?* City It is a Una* 4 at about sixty s from Richmond, in an easivrly direction, and ? .1 slaty-eight miles northwest of Norfolk, on a level between the James and York rivers, and at #t *i liaUi ce of six fnlles from each. Ii is tha oldest . I /rated town in the .Stata, and was aud mil j( ,n * t? lis histor ic It <1* s? it o, tOs.iuyi #oi?,iiment pte\io?s to the Ue l .'u. , an NEW YO was afterwards the capital of theHUle until ITW*- *' ham aaJ Mary <'olle^e, fmudcd at Uiu place in lth>2, '* ihe oldest literary uui.tution ta North America, except Ing Harvard 1/niverslty, and was, previous to Ihe rebel linn. In a very flourishing condition The library contain fd ah 'il f (>00 volume, anil the sti.d iila in ailendtticn generally numbered frtm one hundred to one limbed aod fifty. \Vill lumburg is eiS" the Meal of llie Kialeru Inalic Asylum, winch at one lime stood deservedly high for its tu'nUics i, order and comfortable ac.e unuiodwti"Dg. U had in 1800 about two h uidrod pahente, and a handsome odilice, wiih all tiiw uiodeiu iui|> ovemeuin id arrangement. The I ru al that I-mo contained throe churches?Episcopalian, IJaptiM and MelhoOist. It was Ui?t uettled in lis hi, and the estimated population before the rebellion was about U toon hundred. Tie county of James City contain* one hundred and eighty four e piaro miles, aurt is bounded ou the uorl boast by the Vork i iver, on (tie sonlb by (he James rnei and ou the west by tbe < binkaboDiiny rlvor. Ilie enrfuce of Ifle couutry is un diiUliug. Tin county is one of the ojfchl original -hi as into winch Vug una was divided in 1Q&4 The population of tbe county is aliout four thousand, of whom nearly one half are slaves. . these counties is that of Warwick,wbtoh contains about ilfty square injje*, and is situated on peniusiila between Chesapeake Jlay and tha mouth of the Ja^ies river, tbe latter of *bimi washes its western bor Tim cniiraea nl' t Im oniiif *n to olnvlillu diwurniAtel ? ... =..0...v ? suit Ui. noil is alluvial. Oysters and firewood (oak and I>ib? i are important articles or export. 11 ie capital is War w ick, and the |>o|mlaUou at last returns was fifteen hundred fnd forty six. qf which niue hundred and Ova iter# slaves. Warwick, tlia capital of Warwick county, w now oa? of ilio posit loes takaa up hy tiie rebels, and ills reported sb the headquarters of one of thn rebel general*. It ha, been considered, in former tunes, a very haudsome |ioat I village, and is situated near ibe mouth of the Jatnea | rn er, a short distance from (he waters of the Warwick | river.. The waters of the Jnunrs r vet, in the immediate | neighborhood of Warm. lt, lias a depth of fifteen feet near the roast,and from eighteen to twenty feet towards (beieutieof the stream. It is distant from Kichuioiid about elghiy miles, in an east northeasterly direction, ! \tiii about Iburieon miles from Fortress Monroe in an air | line. ThefJauirs river .? from three to four miles wide at this poAui. A mad runa belweeu Warwick on the one i, and Hampton and Newport's"Mews on the other. NEWS FROM THE STATE CAPITAL. 'I'he \<iw?niciil Bill?.Spring Street ll-.tilrouil?The City Tax Lrvj-?Drchion in IlieParitli Will Cnse. The Assessment bill was l opoit-d back from the Committee of ihe House to-day. It .* but littlo changed from the original draft. This bill will hardly beeome a law during this session. The Spring street Railroad bill was (hie afternoon or ; ereil to a third reading in tho Assembly?only seventeen votes ngunst it. This is for a routs across the city, 1 and ? a linn much ueeded. It wae bitterly oppoaod by some of lUe leaders of Hn Broadway scheme. The Assembly Gr.adiugCoinuiilUee hare hold a mooting lliis allemoou, and ground out thecily lav luvy without any change IY?ui (lie form reported front the Stealing Committeo. 'DieComt of A|>|?*alM adjourned this afternoon anlii the J me term. Seveut.v eight cas'-s hate been argued before them during this term. The court has aflirraed i he judgment m the court beiow ui Iba rarish will case, l'hls defeats the appeal of Mrs. Parish. A rich, flpl? y, spunky and saucy diacuaaion took pl*cc iu the Senate this evening, ou the Cheuango Canal Exlension bill. Senator Can,sou exposed the system of log rolling now prevalent iu the legislature, as it always is at is etoae or the session. Ilia remarks appeared to hit tender spots, irmWiug a number of Senators upiirni under the scer< hing truths that be told, which were apparent to any persog with hiif an eye. The dieuusMou w n? kept up all the evening The hilt was, how. aver, ordeied to a third reading. I he Ass? .iibly wat. iu sssstou, all the evening, engaged 111 bird reading of bills I he amendsaenta to the I'nsufe Building law of New York, and the bill to prevent fren ts iu the opening of streets w?m anrnng ttio. e pasted. ? HKVV lOKK hKOKhVrCFRS. Me nale. Ai.aasrt April 11,1882. Mi. B'jicminsos i "ported a b.ll to increase the duly on salt Mr. ltAMioer moved to recommit tho bill, with instructioos to sit during the recess to consider whethor it is nA.aihU In i?nacl ;t ixur In mrrciasA t.h* rAcAniiA nn an If A lorg debate iwmJ, after which the motion of Mr. Rnrruay was tarried, 15 loll. HIIXB RRroMIKI* TAVORASTY. To lice me Lgliiara in the port of New York, i'o tor. gani/.e'ibe m ilia of tlio Stale, to provide lor the payment of tlte interest of the proI lulled canal drafts. To incorporate the Blind Mechanics Association, j To Incorporate an association in New Ytirk for the , adueitioa nod maial' nance of cliildreu of volunteer: To enable the Olt Itiren'ij Aid Schools to participato in the school fund. Mr. Covsou.r reported favorably the bill for the com ]detioei of ihe t.'henntigoCanal. Ua motion of.Mr Tkcsmam, it was ma le the ipeclal or der for this evening. The VII to impose a tax i n doge was passed, ibe foDgieFsh tiai District bill was reported complete and ordei ?d to a third reading illi l.t PA.esao. To provide : >r i>ermaaent water in the eity of Brooklyn To icgutaie he size of apple barrels. 0 I'rcr"lirgfor the payment of bonds tamed inthecity of New Ye: k. ; Ket?>niipg the -barter uf the Metropolitan Medical Cole.e in New York. Amending the charter of the I/tog itland College Hospital. i111 orp the M'dual 1ai?o ind Improvement Comjtauv. The Annuel Appropi .alioa bill. ( To facilitate the cKiicg of insolvent and dissolved mu* > tnaliniuram companies. II To extend certain streets o" Brooklyn T .Trend the aci to provide for the l"cki on the <n>.da i.uso Canal. The Metr'dtoliian Health bill was then taken up. Tbe | a-Iuu p nding was to lefer the bill to the Committee i >i, i ommeri e aud Navigation. Vr. < v?o.\ mo.ed u. add a nuim.Het) of the -orators j | of be -wood and Third districts. A irmlil)'. AI.HA3I " 1 J?i 1 1 1 | The nrdar, (bird of bills, was lairl on the table , .i tecelee ie;>ci ! . .Several of importante were made. : 11.' i'ollown g were reporlad favorably ? i, ,.i, or,.; iliecbanar ol the toatior taeociation of ' Sow Yoik 'oincrraae the d'jtlc and pay of physician! I Mate priMM b. Mr. 'tt>' ir report-d 'avoreb'y iha bill to miend the be fi of New York. It provide' that the Mayor way m any Aide man to ? * din ing ten day*'absence 1 i r-. oof "'lea: h, the 1'ie- U-nl of the Board to be the Ma* o' t ?"? the \ld-rmen nd Councilman fire doila*i i }" i (lav from the 1H of Jan iary laat. not exceeding ng me roar twelve b ind ed dollar- ilia paving, ro rt si J .' ! i, 4c.. ? be no-ler the charge ol tbeOotou ,\n .ec ??li'dtrif. Mi 1 ' vvi.i.s reported 'la City Tax Lev y, with the provi*. n that the a irplnl aw sineut of oi a Item may Im H'-pib-d 'o ? icfeloncv of an -fhir itatn linking out' the i "-pi iJioiMcr th- bar a. pay c! Aidermeii and 'o mcllmen, n 'he gro v! .n,? it -a not warranted by ibo present ' (bi'ier. Mr. He- ai t reported c m plate the bill m relation to iron and touitalMl' rn-rs id ,ro Mr. M- Mtunv M"ke aft'.net iba bill He moved to r?<xmnlt, w itu lni>irii< tlti.a to amand * aa to inake tbe i mm n op a tion-pari arm board. A warm debate eni ed, d -i tog whi h be charged that tbe majority of tbe i J-... m y omt: ittee nav?r acted on th? bib. I ndar ihe preri" is p-aat.t n the motion to reromm.t a. ioU 44 to it . and tha Pill ordered to a thud reading. .vu- pira a reper'ad a bill to provide for the payment r run: as nn cri' d m 'he organ.rat,en and e<i upmant. I ,.r .. irioera, to provide for the payment o'f individual*' a-;.' mg inei no' - h a lost or d - ati oyed m tbe service i of 'he l*i twi '-' t'M, Ac ii motion M< intact. ijoiq were 01 Turet to a (bird I . eacuig in nwin>w inorii'njt. vi reported a bill to continue tho urm of pc ,1'iiiiite? in Sew York. M S* k in-ved to recommit,and spots at length (n i fnor ?pf e ifcOUoO *ti ' agai??t the bill V? . 'ft m*v ?d< nested the bill. Tbe m?t n to rev >nitnr it t?*e erned?46 te 29. Mi l> " , ported e??iD*t the bill to induce the fa or, tie New York citv rlitroada on the ground the' a :ive to four MM would destroy tbe l>roh i if t.e aeurn aU'etnctita of the* were tr B I tbe committee thought it rekmrkabiy blgh. The hill vu i elected M f. noire* t> iMiT'oi to appoint e committee of three 'j tvtst gate the exp? i eta of the city railroad*. Ruled otit of otdor. , The fold wing titlli were rejected:? tor <he purebate or erection of a gubernatorial man 1 ilea m Albany. r*) provide for tbe laying of railrtadt la theetreetf, t n?i and vn* ee of New York. To * ? <1 the term el office of New York constables, lo legal /o the pr>mery elections of New York tor the better protect on or petsengor* to e?rsand cm nthuees in New York. To eneourege th? cofcetruction of rnnchinery for the manufacture of fiax or cotton. To amend tbo Approutioeehlp law of the State. To enforce the responsibility of stockholders of bank*, (m motion of Mr T*.?.rv Th'unse (j. Alvord w?a elect eel Speaker of the House fro 'em. during the absenee of the Spetiker. B1I.M rAVBKTi T" amend the act relating to pirore end commiei-inners ofjurors of King* < onnt.v?ftt to ;t2. To amend the act to alter the plan of the etljr of Now Ycrk. The Metropolitan Health bill,at h?!f pavf two, wears i f?rreu to o Cotijt tl vi so on letoiial Man*, by a >v? o' I 16 t" II. UK HKKALD, SaTUKDAV, PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS TJie Hill Abolixhin" Slartry in thn Distrid of Columbia l'anwl by the lluuw. The Vote Niuety-three Tea* to Thirty-nine Kayo. Debute oh the Confiscation Bill in the Senate The B01 Beasovlng Disabilities for Carryiog the Hans Pawed by the lmt> 40, Ae. '1'HinTv-sKVKM'ra oosaaus. OIBST 8IMS10M. ' S?utf. Wwbikqtww, April 11,1662 Mr. s>UM*?a, (rep.) of Mass .presented * petition for the employment in tho suppression or the reMMIon of nil classes of persons without respeot to condition or color. AmurMnefT or mi roornvn KT.tra u<r. Mr.*, (rep.) of Ul-4., introduced * bill ainfnda lory of the Fugitive Slave act. HliTk UOMM GO AKDS Mr. Hows, (rep.) of Wis., oUerod a resolution that the Military Commit tee lio instructed to inquire what troops have been or aro being mustored into the servtco of tho I ij ted Stiites as Home Quanta, and who refuse to go be yood the limits bf thoir own Stale. Mr. I. in a. (rep.) of lud . said the War Department was already tuustoring out Of the service this olass of troops Mr. Howv said he hoard llita ineruing that soma trooi ? from Marylaud refused to go over the State line. Mr. Orimiw, (rop.) ol toiva, said he understood that some of Ibis class of troops were boiug now enlisted. Ytie resolution was adopted. A'.mUUl.TPRAI. ST ATI VTUS. Mr. I'osikk, (rep.) of Conn., introduced a bill to collect agricultural statistics. A NKW IIU1.K ton Tim HKX.ITN. Mi. tlx mgJtsi'N, (finIon) of Mo.. offered a resolution that h majority of the Senators now in the Sonata, and duly elected, shall c instilute a quorum. Deferred to the torn mitten on Judiciary. 1SUUROIM AII.OU RO TO CAnar T11K M III.*. On motion of Mr. Scmmku, tho lull to remove all dfeabt IKies for color iu carrying tho moils was passed?yeas 24, uays II?viz: Me.-v'rs. l>avis, Henderson, Kennedy, laneof Ind , lAlbem, Ne^nuth, Powell, Stark, Willey, Wilson of Mo., and Wright. tIKHATK ON THR CONVTRCATOX RIM.. | The Confiscation bill was taken up. Mr. IXtoi.rrna,!rep.) df Wis.. said when the bid abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia was belore the Senate, and an amendment was offered by the Senator frout Kentucky, -bo mode some remarks, and said be could not support that amendment; but the correspondent of the life w York Am-n said he could not support the bill, and the Chicago Tnlvne actually said ho voted against the bill, aud made a remark (bat all the republicans voted for it. He should not have noticed it, if this was' the first time thai that journal had misrepresented him. The editor of that journal i was enjoying the patronage of the republican party in the Post Ofhce at Chicago, aud its correspondent here is clerk of one of the committees of tho Senate. If 1 that journal sought to intimidate him, or to i levy black mail, it had mistaken its man. i Ho so id in regard to the bill now before the donate, t he 8e- i uator from New Hampshiresaid yesterday thetall the ua | vy could not carry away tho annual increase of the ne- < gru<>s. He proposed to figure with the Senator a little. For ] the doc ado ending 1800, the incroaso of whites was 88.13 jiercout; the increase of slaves *23.88; ibe increase of free Marks was 10.87?total increase 35 68 The Increase of < slaves, supposing their number to be 4,000,000, would be P.".,520 for the last year. A single ship like the Great < eastern would lake all the increase lo Africa in eight trips, and much sooner lo liayti. The tonnage of the 1'nitod States would carry nearly the whole < colored population in one trip. These sta tislice show another thing?(hat free blacks 1 do not iuc-reafie half as fast as slaves, and if the slaves were set froe the ttercasu would very much diminish. I wu hiwujwwiin i i'uuii'k ii wiu mw i/rn.?u? ur nuauiur^, ' just across (ho (lull', could carry awuy the whole increase of this pop'tlniiou. H ww impossible tor the people ol the slave Sutes to consider (lie quest ion of emuucipaiion without coluniration. I.'von now, in spite of oil the attempts to provent it, the un;<orUtkm of negroes into Cuba, stolen from Africa, is live hundred thousand more than the whole increase Of lhe population, wei e it l're?. lie bolievod the i>eople now going into the Southern States to fight for liberty would stay there and make themselves now homos, and ho holieved the Slatoa would he regenerated and renewed. He thanked God that Wisconsin Was horn of Virginia in her better days, aud he holieved that Virginia would yet bo disenthralled from the weight aud corse of slavery, and again take her place as A Ural class State lie was sorry yesterday to hear a remark against a Senator from Virginia (Mr. Willey). .No matter if thorn was differences of opinion with that Senator, so long as he stood by the Union aud the old Mag, he (Mr. DuolltUe) him the hand of friendship, and would tell him to take courage, for better days are coming lor the republic. He reforrod to the great emigration of various |K;Opite, such as I he exodus | oft ho Hebrews and the emigration of the Northmen to the south. Theemigratlot from Ireland from l-l" to 1814 was I 1,681,369. 'lh.g,perhaps, was an extreme c?. n, but it 1 proves tho po.sil. lty ol ermgrat mg all the to nrod population neceaoary. It is net supposed that it will b-; necessary to color ize ail I he colored population Nobody et er dr amed e .cha thing; but if the increase he induced to emigrate the country would he satisfied and omaucipalion become safe, lu addition to ibis testimony, tiler? had been ten limn the present number of giav<* in tho I ruled States, or forty ' millions, stolen from Africa aud taken to other countries. This solution of colon i/Alton with ouianciia UOU WU.1 r,?,,inv,.. ... V. iO? OJ |' many of tlie hest men o1' I he country, and, speaking rev#- I I rently, he be'ierwlU God'a solution. He wanted it dfli ! tinetiy understood tlml tin was "p|<"ied to compulsory * \ coIOGi'&tinn, conaMcrlng that only another tier;#* of I ! slavery. He believed at a limited and judicious expense it sjuletn of voloni/alion might be established, which a would bo almost solf sustaining. Me ule*, the eipendi S 1 turo lor the establishment of "dotues >a the tropin* would come Uuk tenfold in the adv-imagr* ofcommerce It. oeliered that thai paiiy who inscrilied 'Fiiumeipat: n with colon imUon, free hnuie.-Unds for white men ill ilia tntn|>erat" /"no tod for colored men in the tropic*, and a tailroad to the !'? iOc Ocean, would be thn party that will rule the future depute* of tlio ration. lie raid jir thought thin the mo t important bill perhaps aver liefm* the Scant'*. The (h i cctiou proponed to cdnll?ch'c all prot>erty of persons hereafter in rebellion. Mr. litn*M U., (rup. i of III ? d it wae only f.ropo ed to Confiscate the propel t/of per., nu who oouhl not be reached byjodi' lai proi ?vi Mr. asked tf nam'*ml pa'Mini oot of tbe Jul led .Stales* Mr.Tatevc saoi ho 'i.t, and jIso |tersona rot rea< tied , hjr judicial process. the Mil "otitic a ted no property mid seized; then if there is no court and person beyond ; j .it isl process, the bill provides for conflscalion. Mr I'n i.itn r:?Suppose oni army tskt pa. f -ion of ottoi elf of oce of the cotton States, and the owners of the property go with the rebel army, would the Senator *ny th?y could not serve a proce*' on them: Mi rnnaaci u-d should think so,If the* w-'re tight" g i agarnat the tTnlled Ptatws in the rebel arm* Or. rtoounts- Cannot we tale them nud the army together* Mr. T:o eui J- i hope we shall be ubia in Jo sc. We I hat e done njuch of it lately. >fr. PnoMTHe?Ikio'I we expect to do it ? ! Mr I expert u gnat many of there rebel* will be banished froth the . o intry I Mr. Hoouj*?i a ? I would he glad to vote wi'h lh" i rwjator ff>r t |>eual coloby and baoiali them lie sjilil tfc second section provided for the practical emanelpfilon ctf a large mtmber of slaves, and then the bill provid?? for the voluntary 11 /.tit mi. bringing before the ! people tbe great issue of the age. end it remains to he I ?e?ii Whether he country In equal lo the question V TTil.f.VT , ' IVII J T" v? ^ '? ur UUCIVI ?li ri.iTTT.M| n kioflnMf and to njnrt the t>ill, een i I At th n* nil denunciation Surfed i i agt.cii! blm and bi? no! league, as being here by a Uiti'l i pf oanly 'I- anus here, waa admitted,and had taken i ; *he oath , awl plt-inanited ami * ill have the right* of " Iledldao* Intend to urge ideas < ?> the .denate | j ir ? dictatorial manner bin when lie thought proper to | bi? r i>ws lie should do it fa.rly ainl earleejlf. | , ff^e -enite decided tie ha't no right here he <11 ready ' e<> go, b it wl ! ha wa? h?re be claimed the right*, ! I'oiitesy anil kindiitft due a Soimtor. He lied tieen | hunted rrom pi' tr to poat for bi* hoetiltly to eecaejinn. and biased in the c n- ia >>f Yirginle, and n If | the other etf anie ciics# to hurl detiunclatlona aga uat Inm, tie p on Id afford to receive them, lie raiel'ed tue idee ttint berante he came from a elave - ate they wane ell oer< ?*ariiy berbai pant. If he waa p,f that cameo flf diepotll"? he only need refer t<? the i Selam bhtebcok. free love, eptrjtueliain, Ac., ami to ani.lete the biatorv of Netv hjjgiihd, b'it he preferred ! j to raf??r to their gr?et men and large < omrrierce. He 1 noghtalio refer te eoch namee a* Jeff?r*on,MaoumD. and, i the greaie-t of all. Washington. If ha was to be decor.iced here for tnu ng the gropion of tbafe great man, ba waa wtUing to re eive it. Sir Tncmn tt, said ha made a few ramarka yeaterriay; h it ha did not 'lenoiinne the Senator or tlludn to bis right here, and did not know ?s be Mid anything to occasion any heat or warmth to tpe Renal or. Ha bad ojti oaad hia amendment hacapiee he I bought it would injure tba billMr. Wiiiht withilrew bis amendment The senate went into eaeculteg see-don, after whi< b It a(t|oorna<l till Monday. Ifoaee of Rapreitnlativra. WA.sHi.soro*, April 11, Hod tit* vattATB o*i.W?t??n. Mr. RicHAKiMio*, (opp ) of III.,expressed a desire to go Into Committee of tbe Whole on the private calendar, <>v (.a*, orskt. Mr. WsHHBt a*e, (tep.) of III., nuggeeted that the Houae take op the bill to: the relief of Uoncrirl t; ant, who It waa r itigeoU'l to ei.d the hill peaeu I. ft feint I ti'-nw turn o-if tb'?' and do'lara, wl h amount. hile | Al'KlIi 12, 1862.?TBIPLH serving as (JuurteruiHMor in Mexico, waa stolen from bU t. link wvthooi neglect or default on Inn part. IUS OAS* OH 00: V?NI KVKK Mr IIr iv .h, (opp ) of K. I , from ?Im Owninittee on Flections, reported a resolution (liui. Wui. Vaudaver luti unt l>eo'i entitled to a neat Hi tb Mimso hiimX' he was in ist-ored mto the military aerrtoe of the Uuitod iiun? a., oilouol in an Iowa regiment, in depteuibor last. The report wua ordered to be pi itiUvi ras-Aun oi run luu auoi jshinu slavhuv in run oianuCT or (Orurnni Mr. ^ihvhns, (rap.) of I*a , moved debate on tlie toil1 for the abolishineut of slavery in the District of Oolum hi a, to oloae iu ono hour after the noiuidoration of the aaino, to be resumed in Committee of Uio Whole on I lie .alateof the Union. Mr Cot*ax, (rop.) or Ind., moved to amend eo kg to ox tend the debate two hours, in onl'-r that* speech might be made on the Southern aid* if dcsird. Mr Waimwortu, (Union) oT Ky., wanted to know what tbe gent Ionian meant by nay my the Southern aid' * Mr Oolva)c aa promptly replied that ba meant no diere l**ct to any ona Mr Wadswoiitu objected to the term. The Spkakkr called him to otdor. Mr. Coi*ax remarked that ha made hia motion with a view to accommodate i he'other aide: but aa it bid undesignedly given odence he withdraw it. Mr. Waivworth?I made a point of ordor in the language used by the gentleman from Indiana. The Srnaxn said ho aaw no reason why tbe gentleman from Indiana should not use thelaagnago he did, but the motion ia withdrawn. Mr. Stevens' motion waa disagreed to?5T against M The bill came up iu Committee of tbe Whole. Mr Nixoif, (rep.) of N. J., waa in favnr or the general principles of the hill now pending heTore the committee, rerngcixiug the exiroea conetUntlooal power to abolish slavery here and making just compensation lot bo owners, lie ro vie wed the causes assigned for the rebe'lion, which was m cauaelena and ssnseloss aa It waa malignant and wicked. Uio ambition of gouthern loaders and clave holders was the origin,stimulated by lust for p wer and arrogance. Years ago lb?y commenced the work of na lional disintegration. Ffaviog ceased to control tho government, they sought to reconstruct it with African slavery as the corner stone and over It exorcise their former away. Ttio insurrect ion must bo put (town. It wan time for the |*oj>lo of tho Houlh ami Kuro|rean na tiona to understand that the people of the North artrln earnest iu tills matter, and before they will submit to the triumph of thia rebellion they will, sh.Hild tho noco duties of the hour a a a last resort require it, armovory slavoof rebel master*, drivo tho robots bcyoud their borders, and hold the territories for tho home of the

liberated negroes. Mr. CuimDm, (Union) of Ky., said wo aro on no s unnier sou. We aro iu the midst of a storm of war. The country is convulsed from one end to tho other. This si ne of tilings was enough lo pol all men ori their deepest ernse of responsibility, and he had felt it to on oppressive degree This rc-b llltOO waft without imrallol in ttie history ol (ho world. Where did u rebellion evur assume such gigantic proportions as litis* Whom was there so much to be destroyed, whether we consider tbo material prosperity or tho benoQcont institutions involved? But tho immediate question was the about lo-i of slavery in the District of Columbia, for tho first thirty or forty years of our existence, perhaps, the iocordsof Congress hear no trace of a measure comemplating such a change of condition. The protection had bcou rejoe-ed time and again, and in the |>aliniest days of the republic it was judged impolitic by the predocossora of the gentlemen now here. The .Senate, however, hid just passed the bill which was now before Ihe House lor its action. What practical good or advantage would bo derived from its becoming a law? Apurt from other considerations this was a most inauspicious time for such action. We are engaged in a war which lie truslod was coming to au end, founded on (he apprehension (hit it was the Intention of Congrsss to violate ibo rights of the States by consummating a measure which had so long been agitated. H was this apprehension that engendered tho war. Under it the insurgents had fought with ftiry. Would not the passage of this bill sirengthoti them in the belief that such is the puriiose of Congress? It would be considered by the rebels as tbe general pnrpoee to interfere with slavery in (be Stales. Ho did not say Congress bus not the oower to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia; but would not such power now be unwisely exercised? Was it not the worst tlma that could be selected for the act* Was there any idea, when this District was coded for the pur|>ose of the seat of tbe fedora! government, that the puri>oso was to euablo Congress to uieroi^o Its powor over the sluvery question. He repeated, this territory was ceded for a single purpose. 1 Mr. Hickman, (rep.) of Pa., asked whether it was the gentleman's opinion that, because Maryland and Virginia ceded the District of Columbia?Congress, under the constitution, Uavlug exclusive legislation over the District? , thero was an implied understanding that throughoqt ail lime the then existing institutions of those .states should be continued in force, and that Congress had uc right to , nxeioise its power under the constitution? Mr. Crittk*ii>iK replied (hat the cession was made wither d the slightest apprehension that slavery would ever I MI filmliuliAfi in ih?t fiis'.f rirt.. hemff ItAtonHn ihnKtaiini nf Maryland and Virginia. The Abolition spirit at that limo scarcely existed among the people or tUe j l/'nilod States. By tho passage of the bill (hero would seem to ne come breach 61' faith. , ilavory had been diminishing here; lot it alono and it ! mould g" out like a candle. The passage of this bill mould be regarded by tho 8 aitli, already exusneraled by ippielienstou, as the commencement of a system erentw- ' tlly to reach the States. In conclusion he condemned he proposed oonllscatiou acts, saying our business is t > 1 leal, to pacily and to consolidate all the Stales in one ' (mat nation', and to restore the former brotherhood. Tictory is tho mouieul of geueroshy, and true policy ' loos lint require vengeance for what is already done. ' let mercy, ami mild and modeiate oouueels prevail. Mi Binouam. (rep.) of Ohio, remarked that, consider- ' ig itie iline winch had elapsed since this bill was intro- ! Im c l, an opportunity having been given to the country ! o judge of the propriety of its provisions, be had hoped ' he question would nave been taken w.lbout further dleuiesion: but in this be was disapp inted. The bill was 1 10 simple as not to require explanation. It appropriated mo million of dnllara as compensation, and one o ndred thousand to defray the expenses of three 1 vho may emigrate. 'the power of Congress * o legislate on this sub,Oct in the lhstriol of lolumbla was conceded by the geutieuian from ' ientm ky, and he (Mr. Bingham > would not be doied by uy member of tills House. All tliet remained was? " ras it | ail icy and wisdom to exercise t be power at thin una Iks gentleman from Kentucky had well renmked 1 t was tb? duty of all to promote the melioration of the end it ion of mankind The gentleman bad quoted from , lagna Cnarta, showing what are the lights of freemen | bis word raised the presumption of tho existence of i laves in Kngland Ret there was a new gospel, name- ( y:?Ail men are equal liefore the law,uo matter on what ' iart of the earth ho was horn. This, however, hag long ' ioeu iguofd by one i la-a of our fellow citizens. , Mi tVi Kt.ii y. MJnioni of Kv.. inouired whether ne roea voted in Ohio or wero to intermarry with t bo white*. Mr. BivtUAM replied thai the gentleman coi l<t get ; satisfactory an-.wei by reading the statutes oi that , ttaie. i Mr, Wii'surcr. said bo had road them. .Mr Bingham remarked that oolored people were pro- 1 e led m that .Stale* in their jiersnns, liberty and pro- { terty. Mr.Wioeurr* further asked if thoy hare jtolilieal ! ighto aud vole. i Mr. ftooHAN ivplted ho was a bold maa who would say l ine are citizen* of the I nitod -tates but thi?o who ote. Our mother*, wiv* and rbildreu are natural born * iti/eiis, and constitute a majority, but do not vote. Ma bus answered Ilia trifling qitd'ilile, always interposed vbenevor an attempt was njado to do justice. IT e oderal government had notbn g to do wtih the , doctivo liacrhise. '11at was with the States, and he etrrred to whoie olufed person* this pri- ' . ilege or right. He Wished hot to bo offensive, hot his ; udgment waa, that the representative who te'tiao-to , .uhvide the uoeessary law* in accordance with thospirit if the constitution, to give protection to life, liberty and aropcrty, wiihin (he turisdlihun of its provisions, vioat?s his oaili and break* tt. In furthor reply to Mr. Yittendeu, lis remarked that no time was inanspi wis or doing .justice and remov nig the iidiutn, sbam? and die(isoaloths letter and spi it of the constitution, which save too long been violated in this very hoart of tb? re public, bedire tha oya-. ol the public 1 oi fiver*. Mr. Hmnia, (rep.i and Mr. Ht'u ho.*, (rsp.) both of i Ohio, obtained permission 'o print their remarks in faror d this bill, without pre* loos I y daltvei ing them, lbe general debate was fllevd by a vots of the Mr fain scai ??, fopp.) of Nevada,offered an amend inant so a-" to >nak? ihe bill snp'y to the emain ipatlon ol be white slaves in the Territories. It should not bo ion lined to persons of African blood. Slavery in the District of Columbia wag nothing to be < run pa re I with ihat which enisled in some of tha Territories. Mr I si Mot, (rep.) of 111., said the amendment was sot appropriate, as it was proposed to strangle the bill new before ilietn The amrndmoni was rejected. Mr Waioirr, (Union) nt I'a., Offered a proviso requiring ihe President to i?ene a proclamation for a special election of a majority of the legal voters being required to .. I ...I .llY. II. ... I ll>. mlr.T.IAil >./? u'.-nlil >1111111 MIX! ........ .. ..... ... ... rut* t'nr tb* bill. Not a solitary pcistui residing li*t* lias asked for iLa paring*, und, bendea, it , iat?r*-l* tbo people of the I'istrict only. News baa r?c?rwiy reached her* or tb* succe**** of our armies .and s sr* asltiug with anxiety events at Yoiktcwu, unci it wa< a most Inauspicious time to change the fundamental law. Mr. Porta*, (rep.) of Ohio, raid that Mr. Wright waa tai*t*km. Petitions hail b<-?n jiti-gented. Mr. WmcBT uj-hed that he had beard of none. Mr Stave** *Tid it was mine* here written "the wkk e<l 'ha I be damned ' i Laughter.; Now lie suggested to blacolleague (Mr. Wright} a further promise, that the w i k'd w tiaent thereto (Item-wed laughter. > It was )i,?l as reasonable as ths amendment of his colleague Mr. Ritarrist.o, (opp.) of R. I., Inquired who*her the Supreme Court of I*ennnsylrania had not derided an a?i dependent on popular rote was unconstitutional Mr. Wsttiii* knsw of no such decision. Mr At.naint, (rep ) or Min , offarsd an amsndmeet, ivhieh was received with laughter, that ths set shall not take aft* I until after the termination of lb* reciprocity treaty with firr-at Hritaln. Mr. Wright's amendment was rejected Mr. Wapawi.rra, (Union) of Ky., unsuccessfully sought to amend tb* second section, arguing that Congress cannot discriminate between loyal and disloyal men in making compensation for elaves. Mr; Iftratstr, in reply, said* m?n cannot claim th# protection of the constitution which be repodistee end attempts to cast of). Mr litmus, (opp.) of Pa., said five minutes aflhrded no time for olaborate dleeueeton of the tnee-ure. Waiving the question ot constitutionality,to my mind at least, he nntintied, th* eminent statesman from Kentucky (Mr. Crittenden) has d*m nstrated that It is utterly inexpedient and Inopportune at fh* proeent tune P.ut f leave to th* representatives of the slaveholduig States on this floor the treatment 01 tins que--lion to its relatione to their constituents. Those loyal men are entitled to every consideration that is due to loyally malatslued under oiroum stent * o i t'uml duficiilty and dang* , It i* in mieu-ui to thq tnterhrla I reptreiut that I skill ujt g i SHEET. ? . fewwordn u.xxi Uk.1 hill The di m' ingenious rfcatnrto will htrdly [kirxuifM us thai tho miller tugs (if U. Inmost IC SO I VdllUi I if tllui d Sill I UW llilW |*? collar y urgent or intolorab''< Why it) tin* bll prtasod upon iih * Hare la an iiiawtir which my esteemed cilia iguos of Pennsylvania may listen tn at this time wan interest. I will road from tho republican >rgau o! (In:* it lew passages from on o<li toi iil, wh'cli urges the iiu iiocti it" passage of tula bul, uikl ill < some peculiar reasons for tho unguilty. Mi. Itiilnlo liero read Irom Ilia Na'wnof It'epuUi an ol the Sth of April that tho number of nogroue In liia I'mIrlot, by reason ( evunU. Una become alarm tig; tlm: it w a id.*oi votr into which giro tins run ami must liavD an outlet, that the rostriolions of lit* Haiti III ire (tint Ohio Kaiirpad on the transiiorialioii of nogr K*a, obstruct their jiawagn to tho North; 'h it it had boeu roproeoulcd tn it o nntnuuication in the J'r*i* newspnior of Phil.doipbis, that contrab inrtn Kent t i i.enarwi Hanks' coltnnn had been gladly recoi oJ, an I th it a tlis-wanl in re were looked for tit thai City. end l an uidohnite uuiuher might be favorably dispoeod nf there: that a* soon a* tine bid imaged the House, the railroad must convey such negro, b to tho North. Since the, eaul Mr Ihldlo, i* to happen when thin bill paMme, as a r.iproeou'a live of l*oaneyivanis, my vole eha I not help U> pas* it. 1 will not help to mako this oitv (h? floodgate through which, at thin critical period, all the smnllcr channels of Industry at the North shall In ch iked and blackened. Now that you have*practically nulliilel tbe const iiniioual provision for the reclamation i f tho swarms olMhgillvea, thousands and tens of thou hands inay come like black locu-.ts.and settle down upon us. A?.. lost this threatened inundation Pennsylvania inay need protection. 80 far as my vol* can two It she shall bars it now. 1 would not burry this unlortunate race northward, to be repulsed thoro. I would leave it whore nature and circumstances eesui to have determined its abode. The com mo Mease of tbe country is warning us that tho oonimon sense policy ei towards slavery is m let the subject a'one. Mr. IjOvkjoy, in the course of tbe debate on the amendments, said ho was tired of hearing disoussious about law, when it was known that ovory slave wm robbed of bis liberty without a show of law. Mr. Don*, (rep.) of lnd., alluded to the romark* of savors! goutlemen that this hill ought to |ias* without amendment. Ho oxprossod his astonishment that any members should wish to pass it through, without all'ordIng m opportunity to offer amendments to s moosuro of such importance. Mr. HAkm.xci, (Union) of k.v-, moved to striko out the proviso that the outlre sum appraised and apportioned shall not exceed in the aggregate an amount equal to $IU)0 ' for ouch person shown to have ho n so held by lawful claim. He Mid there was a strange and unusual haste maltreated for the passage of this bill. Mr. iiOvkjoy exprossed bis de> u e 10 sneak Mr. liSKiuNa ropl^d, when the gontloman gels sober (hi ibis question I will hear him with pleasure. Mi. Iiovuiov said bo asked no uoui'lOHV from the gen th-IUND. Mr. lltRiHMO concluded, when Mr. Iovkjov spoke or robbin ; slaves- of thair rights. Kvtry on# bns Iimo mlibcd. I(o #?*; en<1<-.l Ins five minutes in speaking of what bo tormcd tha sublimity of inlaniy Mr. H&rdihg's amendment was re.octod. Mr, WioRi.n i k oil'ared an amendment to sti iko out a clause against excluding witnespos on account of color, saying ibis was contrary to the law of the distriot. Mr. Sisvbn-1 sal.I that was an oulragois law. A inau or' credit, irttevbor black or while, ought to be a witness. Mr. Wicklilb's amendmeut was rejected. Mr. Dunn said it was tha determination of some gentle men to pass the hill, no matter liojv imperfect it wag. 't here was a higher tribunal than (this?vbo American which tboy were resjionslblo. During hie remarks ho was called to order from the republican side, when ho remarked lie supposed If he had uitored soino foul abuse of slavery lie would have been hoard. The hot liuste w ith which the bill was pressed more than ever convinced him it was covered with im perfections. At the same time he believed slavery ought to be abolished ia the Dm.not, hut this should be fleeted in the proper way. Mr. Witmi.ti'i'K offered a substitulo for the bill, in substance, that no person not aow in the District of C-ilum bla, or who may hereaftor be born thertin, shall be held ss slaves; persons coming to reside temporarily in the District may bring their servants with them; those now hold aa slave* to remain such until emancipated by their respective owners, comp.naation to be paid therefor; (tie bill to receive the approval of the legal voters. Mr. Cox, (Opp.) of Ohio, said our whole duty ought to bo lirst to increase the strength of our army to put down the lebollion,and secondly, if passible to increase our reven. e in a fair nnd just way. The time may com* when wo will have to reconstruct our ideas, hut n t now. It ha<l boon said this District was the paradise of free negroes. His constituents did not authorise him to vote oieuoy to pay for this curse. Mr. V<M. tMnuiiAM,(opp.) of Ohio, vai opposed to any Ml for the abolition or slavery in the District of Ooluuibift for many reasons, one of which alono was sufficient Ho regarded all this (lass of li-giaUliun us lending to pi wool the restoration of the Union of the Hates, as it was, sod this waa the grand object to which lie looked. In a very little while the question will be between the Old Union of tho Stales, tho Union of our si lie m, mid a now Union or unity of government. To Ihe latter he was unalterably and unconditionally op I o.i*d, and to this ho was bound to the lastmomeut of his persouat and |>olllical existence. He spoke of this bill as in.alory ou tha part of the lepublu gns to intor with sisvrry in tho States. This charge had loretofnrebeen denied as a loco loco lie. Mr. Diikif, (rep.) of N. Y., mid he would vote for the substitute or Ilia? part providing tor n i > ?e pnsseu upon ry the people be stricken out. lie wished to remark lo hone who must the? I ho republicans intend to iutorfcrp a lilt slavery in the Hlalos, ihoy are mistaken. Hebe overt Congress could do no belter thing than abolish lavcry In I ho Dintrtel oftkiliimbia. It would exhaust the low ol'Congress, and tend toqiuet agitation. Mr. Dm*. Baid bo Tar as the remark of loco loco iia was nncerued. that was about the truth. It was never the im pose of the republican parly 10 interfere with slavery u the Slates. It never should'bo while he was a mem>er ol it. It was a slander on that parly to so charge lome would do bo They were not of, but acted wi<h, lie republican parly. Mr. Wicklilfb'esnbstitule was rejected?3.? against 84. Mr. Mkmiiw, (thiion) ot K>\, olt'ered a substitute that bildrcn of beru slaves on and after the 1st of May befioo, iud at eighteen AMert then fineiioin. Ire. IHsagreed to. The committee roue, and iho bill was reported to the louse precisely as it came from the Seuate. Mr. Srnvasis moved the previous question, which was eeoaded. Mr. Wii Ki f* uneucceeafiilly appealed lo Mr. .Stevens n let tho yeas and nays be taken on his substitute. The bill was |*ssod?03 against .19. Ykss?Mown Aldrirh. Alley, Atnold, Ashler, Babbitt, take., Batter, B.anino, Btiifiiam, Blair of Mo , Blair ot Pa., tiske, Browne of It. 1., Biitfliitoii, Campbell. Chamberlain, 'lark. Coital, F. A. Conklfng, K. Conklins. Oovode. Davis, lawea, Delano, Given. Duel). Dunn, feci Ion, Edwards, Sllnt. English, ronton, Feaaenden, Fisher, Fran 'not, Kr.mlL ioo-h. Goodwin, Grant' r, llaighl, Hale. Hani holt, Harrison, II. kinan. linoper, Hutrhlns, Julian. Keller, Kel.nsgi.f Ml< h . felliuger, I, <uslni, LoomU, Loi < joy, M Knlshl, Mrl'lirrson, rtltrbell, Moorbesrt, Morrill <>; Me , Motr lit o' Vt., Niton, >lell, Ol.n, Pat'on, Pike, Power, Poller, Hi e of Mass.. Pl<e )f Mr., Riddlr. Itolllna of N. II.. Sargent, Sedgwick, Hhsnks, fhoQIrlrt, Shellatwrcrr, b'oan, H auldua;, Htrvens, 8 miton, monies of Mas? Train. Trowbridge, I ?u Horn, Vun \ alM-n'jrgh, Venee, Wallace. Waho t of vt., Washtwrne, W hi cler, H hlt? of la., Wilson and WinUom. Nam?Mess* Alien. Bailey of Pa., Blddle, Blair of Ta., Brown ot Va , Caaev, Cm rndeu. Dolsplalo. Glider, Hall. U ...I1-. ll,.i....? If t. Ann Ins. I.srrji Midi IV U?v, M >?, Morrln, Nnbie.Nur.leu, Nugent. Pendleton, Perry, I'rlc- HoIl 111 of Vo , Sblel. Steele of N. Y., Steele of s\ Tboroa* of Mil., ViillHiiiilK'otu'i 1 Oorhees, W.i(l*v ir'h, fV.Hl.t, w> ii of ouhi, \t.c-kllfr?, w| i*tiu Adjourned till Jloudey. Cite Bill Eni?nr?|??l >?( Sl?vn lit the Dlili'icl of Columbia. Tb? foilotriug is a copy of Senator Wilson'* lull for ha amine ipatton of alave* In the District of Columbia, ?rliit h wju cuucurrod in hy llio H'oiho of Itopi o oula'ii uralerdey lijr a vol* of niti ly-thrce yea* to thirty n.iio lays Itbaiiyrevio nly p.i sed Hie Senate by a vol" of wouty-tiin# to four toon; an') a* the vol# in each in iinit has bMft a two-third una, time n no dangei of l< tieing aflectod by any rolo ? a bu.l roK ink hct.kast: or curtain in r?ovs HKI.U to drkvit It OK I AUOK IN fill. immkiut of COI.l.'HBIA. | H< it ni'trioi '/? the. Senute cunt l/utw of vf the Vnt'al S'txt'i of Amerind tit fnngrM* ih'mUiI, Chat all |v>raoiis hold to seBvlee or labor within ibe Dls irlct of Colombia, bj ras ood tfrini deraem. are bm by ilisi barged and (rood of and from all claim to mo h aerv o a or labor anil from and after the passage of this act neither slavery nor involuntary aervltudo, except for rin.o, whereof the party ahail be duly convict d, shall herewtler exist In ?atd district. ecc.2. And be if further ener'td, That all persons loyal 10 the United fhat*s, holding claims to service or labor agauift |?rkoor . iv hi'i ea ll.orefiom by thi< a-t may, w thin ninety day* from Iba pasregs (hereof, but not thereafter, pi event to the cuinmiailorBra hereinafter inartionarl .their respective statements or petitions m writing. venDed by oath oi aQirioation, sattiog lorth the names, ag"* and "arson*! de*i.r|pti"ii of <!< b persons the manner in which said petitioners aeipurad aiirb claim, und any facts touching the value theteoi, and dei lai ing his abegtance to ihe covoi ar um ufthetniied Stales And that he has not borne a. lus against the foiled Htates dosing ihe present rabe 'Ion, nor in any way given aid or comfort tlisietn Fro nted, lhat :he cmh of wie i at ty to the pet it mo shall uot be arideffie of thefai ti thsrsin stated .1, AmltriH tnrh'i ttUUt'ti, fhsl the P M4NI Of thtUllUdttllM with the Ii.lvi. e hihI consent ?>f llM Miiau, shall appoint three commissi, mart, rwtdMIIol 'he lw-tri> I uf < "I'.nihm, any two of * ho in shell have power to art, wko Aid rmltl the petittonii above ni*ntuned in.I wh > <h;til invest igate end de'ei mint lbs validity and value of the claims therein presented, as aforenml |.|irai?e en.I apportion, undertbe proviso heroin annexed, the rrlue in money of the several otainiHby thorn found to be valtit: Pr*i4ti, hnu^r-r, Thai the entire I'.tn ?o appraised apportioned shall not exceed in the aggregate an amouuleipial to three hunt) red dollars fur each l>er.aofi shown tohnve beonsobeld hv Iswfulclaim -ln<f prnridni furlhtr, That no claim shell he allowed ror any dev# or slaves brought Intosatd M?t(ict after t ha passage ofthla a. t,or which originate* in or hf virtue of any transfar beretoSara made, or whioh heteaiiar be made, by aoy persoo who has in aDy mannsr aided or surfttned the rebellion against tba government or ths United rtor.4. Andkiitfuithei ftuultil, Thai said comm.reiollara (Oiall, within nine months from the paeaagenf this act .make a full and final re|>oft their proceedings.findinr,-. and appraisement, end shell deliver the same to the Secretary of tho Treasury, wlnati report shsll ho deemed and taken to he conclusive in all rpspertu, except sa hereInaftcr provided; and tho Secretory of Ibe Treasury shall, with like ox. apron, cause ilia amounts ao apporturned to said clutiua to Pepcid iron, the Treasury of the United States to Ihe pa ties fouti.1 by said rei?>rt to he entitled thereto *e afore-aid, end 4he jamo st.all be received in full and complete com|<ensntK>u; I'n.vidrU, in eaten ebo e petitiona may bo tiled presenting oooflteting (Siims or Mtiing up Ileus, said nonvrulsslottar* shall to specify la raid repmt.end t-aytnenl oil.II not Ih> t.ia<ln according to the award of aatd comiinestOoara until n period of sixty days shail hive I oieidusj,duringwhiuti tuoe any pet Hi'wr o sr. '< s I Interiti Hi i purlicuhtr aiu Mint mar III* a bill to equity In tho Giro lit Oo'nt of the Dui.riot or CotimbU | making nil thor claimant* deteudaaiu thereto, | uniting forth the l>rnc edings in such nut before sod | o >mmi?si nor a .mil the.r soliou therein, and i saying that I the party to whom (Mtyinunt line beou awardou may be eipouiod from receiving the aaino and if mid court shall grant a*iill provision d order, a copy thereof iiujf, m motion of Hind coinpl nnaut, be served ujiou the Pocretary '*t the Tiei ury, who shall thereupon cause the s o I mount of inouey to he paid into Said court, subject to it, orders and tiilkl doc reo, which Iincut shall ho m full and complete coiu,>eiisaliou, an in O'hor t arms. Soi .5. And ben further e?m fed, That swti I coin on. siou ore shall hold their seasimis in thecily ol Washington, at audi p ace and times a the President of the United States in iy direct, of which ihey shall give dure and ptihho notice 'l'liey shall have power to subpoena an! con pel the aUendauco of wi nce s, and to receive t '-timmy and cuforce its prodiioiloii, us m civil oases before courts oi justice, without any exclusion of such testimony on account of color , and they may scruinoii before thorn the perrons making claim to so! vice or labor, and examine them under oatli, and they may als>,f.?r pur|>oaus of idoiitiUcation and appraiso incut,call btforo them the persons so claimed. Said cotnmissiondrs Shall appofbt u <dbrk, who shall keep (lies and complete record otell piooeedtugH befoi-e Uiem, who Rhull have powor to admiiiiiter oaths and alllruiatiooa in said proceedings, and who shall issue all lawful process by thom ordered. The inarsltal of tbe District or Columbia shall personally, or by depuly. at tend upoath* sessions of said commissioner#. and shall executp the, process issued by said clerk. . Sac. 0. And be it further enacted, That said oom* missioners shall receive in compensation lor their servicoa the sum of two thousand dollars oaoh, to be paid apoa the tiling of their report; that satd clerk shall receive for bis eenrtew the' sum of two hundred dollars per moat^; that said marshal shall receive such feet as are allowed by law fbr simlTtr services performed by him lu the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia; that the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause all otbor reasonable expenses of said coat- I mtHKtoa to bo audited end allowed, and that said eosa pensatioa, tees aad expenses shall be paid from the Treasury of tho United States. Sec. 7. And be. it further enacted, That for tho purpose of carrying this nut into effect there Is hereby appropriated (from the Treasury of the United States),?ul of any money in tho treaeury not otherwise appropriated, a sum not excoeding oue million of dollars. Sec. 8. And bt it further enacted, That any person or persons who shall lctdnap, Or in any manner transport or procure to bo taken out of said District, any porson or poi sons discharged and freed by the provisions of this act,or any fiee person or iiersoos with Intent to re ea slave or soil such person or persons into slavery, or shall re enslave any of said froed persons, the person or por s. as so oll'ouding shall be deemed guilty of a felony, eud on couviotiou tboroof in any court of competent jurisdiction m said District shall bo imprisoned in the penitea ti.-iry not less tliuu Ave nor more than twenty years. -ec. 9. AnJ be it further enacted, That within twenty . days after tbo passage of this act a statement, in writing or schc lulo, ?hiilT bo filed with the elork of the circuit court for the District of Columbia, by the several owners or i Uimnois to tho servtcu of iho persons made free or iiianuiiiil'o 1 by this act, setting forth the name, age, sot and particular description of such poisons severally; and the said clerk shall receive and record in a book by him to be provided,and kept for thai purpose, the statements or schedules, on receiving fifty cents oach Itiorefor; and noclalm shall he allowed to any claimant or owner who shall neglect this requirement. Bee. 10. An t be it further enacted. That the said clerk, or his successors in office, shall firora time to time, on demand, and on rec eiving twouty-flve cents therefor, prepare, sign and deliver to such person mads free, or manumitted by this act, a certificate undor the seal of said court, setting out the name and description of such person, and staling that such person was duly manumitted and made free by virtue of this net. Bee. 11. And be it further enacted. That the sum of $100,000, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the President of the United .States, to aid in the colonisation and aellleinent w such free poisons of African dssceut now resiling tn said District, including those to be llberatedby this set, as may desire to emigrate to the republics of Haytl or lubs/ia, or suoh other country beyond tbo limits of the United .State* as the President may determine: Provided, The expenditure for this purpose shall not exceed $100 tor each emigrant. See. 12. And be it further mac ed, That all acts of Congress and all laws of the, Btate of Marylatxlia force in said District, end ell ordinances of Uie eiUM of Washington and Georgetown, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, ara hereby reported. THK NAVY. The Navy Yard, Brookljrp. M?> tare in the Kavy Yard, Brooklyn; are .progressing witit osinuch speed as ever, and the amount of work turned out daily seisms almost incredible, (n fact, everything about the yard is so conveniently arranged that tie shipbuilding establishment in the States can compete with it. Bines the commencement of the wnr upwards of ono hundred and thirty vessels have been lepaited and tefttled, comprising eloope-cf-wer, gunboat*,transports audetoreshipe; three new vessels? the Oneida, Oetorara and Adirondack?have been built, and two?tho Inckawanua and Ticondcroga?are iu process of erect ion Beside the ship building, refitting aud rapaii'itig done hire, this yard manufactures nil the oakum used m tbo navy. fhmild it become necesear/ to wink at night, gas pious have been laid atootid the dry dock, with gutva perch* pipes attached, no Ibul lights oku be carried to ao/ portion of a vessel in the dock. l.sotcrns are also fixed in I tie adjoining aborts, ao that the entire place could ba illuiulnaled in a manner that would aObrd ao lunrh facility for the opereli ve* to work ao by dny. Tbe present force of operatives number* J.000, all oT wtaotu am ousidei t?d masters of tbair re epectire tiartoe. THB KOANOkK. Since our last report the Koauoko lias been cut down to her port holes. We have not received any information what tbe form or thickness of Iter a mor is to be; but it is pretty well understood Hint her plating will bo put O* at the Novelty Works. A force of two heedred and fifty of the very beat machinists have been employed for put tiog tbe work through with vigor when she is ready. SHK OtUKt. Tlirt Iron-clad steam sloop-ol-war Catena will be towed to tbe yard to-morrow. She wea lo have art ived there last we* I.; but, owing to aome slight alterations, she will not bo toady until then, f'lio Is to bo armed and equipped forthwith. The I'ort R'>yal ia expected to be teady about the 1Mb of May 'I lift John Via.on j* Ktlll It iuk milMdc the dry dock, hung caulked. The l*awn, having received nil hor ma rhioery, was hauled up lo llio dock opposite ship House Vo. il, wbm she is lo receive he. (It out. Her gums wore put on hoard. Tlie Massachusetts is nearly ready, and will go into commission shortly. Sim has undergone i ooaidorabie repairs and painting. I he gunboats Port Ifatirr and Soun-isol are yet In the vard wailing sailing orders. As some alterations and additions having hren innde to ihair odicorr we annex a corrected list.? ,THK FOKT HKIIIir. A) ..k; f.t'iUfricn' '*WH?>afir/i?ip ?JOrupli (', VVaMi. tr/inp W-iMt*?(Jeo. H. Lolnae, Rout. Smith, f). P. Moatnan.K. A. Partridge. Ai+i'vq Arttrtnnt Snrfan?0. Slav en* Ailing t'nvmfUt r't ('Ink?Daniel tVluiien. Ariinff Mtutni't ViiDr?W. H M'T.? <Q, John Hancock, (J. tV IVogt.o A'llttg . *'* <>nd A no .'tint h'n<jinrsr?If i to boll D.ind reran, A<h<vi Think At Eiit.inr.'rt?.fame* tVa'd, (Dial. Mlueriy Tlia SOMKRART. f.irttt',10rit f'otnm-tndina?brl English. Acting Mutt*:?William E. Dominion, William A. Arllior. Edward I'. Henley, Thomas (hstflcld. A/liny Avid'int .Surgnw?I.. J. Draper. .ictiny AstitLtni PoftmaMer?Sherman W. Adams. Ailitip Jftubr'.'. Mat*.?4'barlaa II. Hrantirgham, Thoa. M. Toombs, .Tohn Sfotsenburg. Iif hain't Cltrk?Win Stuart King Jihiif H'cmA Jni'Ma' Unginetr?Vf. D. I'a.... A TkinfA^?U?Ut hhiyiHfru?EMails Ch ippel. W. H. Smith, Danlcfl". Riillann. IVemaw Oliver E. Treadwell Sururon's Sfc'ti rfl?I Sees Sherwood. Paymaster s,Sii?ir(l? l.eandar Clnrk The UootaTille has gone out af . emruirsioc, and it ua' derg'dng .?otne repairs. The rngete Release is anchored off tha buoy. One hundred and twenty man having b?en shipped no tha Snmeraat and Pert Henry, the number of aailora remaining en tha receiving ship North Carolina Is about alaven hundred In the Marine Barracks there arc two hundred men. llty Intelligence Dsxttt or Da. Movfst?Dr. William B. Modal, wet) known throughout tha country si the inventor of several patent medicines, d iad suddenly, at four o'clock yeetethay morning, at his rtaidanco in ilia Kitih avenue. He wae to all ap|icarsncea in atcellant Iwalih on Tbureday, having been artn at Itatmonioo'* m the company of some irlends It will therefore he seen that his dee'eaaa was quite sudden, and unexpected even by his nearest friends. Dr. Veflat accumulated a handsome fortune by the sale of his patent medlathW, m I owned quit# a large atnountof real sstato In ihia city. Ilia funeral, we understand, will lake place tomorrow. 1 nr. El laic ratios or rna Rev. lut. Elsaae.?VI a in-at lug of the vestrymen of CalTary church, on Thursday evening, a lattei was re c < eg front Dr. Hawks refusjag I to withdraw Ira restgt.iilon as pastor. <>n tha ground hat the dallcate state of hta health requires Mm to taka " * ,J -1 -'/mxi ianlimiglt Af\ ?grt h? eaTuiiTthe pastoral care of H? congregation. The let^/!w?eered w> (x rMtoa considerable rogr.1, but II In that If. H??rKV resolution I* irrerocible. Thr vestry navfth^MS. Isi.l the whole m^tsr on Uw? JablnTnUUfM.rU.. nest MK option rt?, .I t. hoped eoraetbini tndy trenepire to mska Pr. II. with draw hie resignation ?writi CpttkwoW?Mayor WrtRhtmsn, or Ponton, together With Ptreet Commissioner Turner, AMerroao I'm mtnier ami other officials of the mortem Athens, bavo h .fn look toast the sights In this city for the past few Amvvi Mnyof Op'lylto bM and wpicommi ttnin I ii.'i.n offirialcapertiy, while old uncle pave ValanUoe 1 inu> ?? eh-e one . t arorttng ttieu. th^ piSoen oft principal interes t UUha ?f

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