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   Indiana Messenger, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1862, Indiana, Pennsylvania                             INDIANA MESSENG J WILLIS WESTLAKE SAMUELA SMITH J paopBKTOBS INDEPENDENT FEARLESS FREE f PAID IN ADVANCE AFTER SIX MONTHS VOL 6 NO 39 Tbe Indiana Messenger IB published by WESTLAKE SMITH in the Bora of Indiana Indiana Wednesday Morning at the low rate of two year or one dollar and f fly cents if paid in advance Orwittiin sixmontaa of the time of subscribing Bates of Advertising 1 square 3 00 1 square 3 50 1 square 4 00 1 square 6 5C 1 square 1 00 2 pqurea for six 00 2 squares for one 00 3 squares for six 00 8 xquares for 1 00 Haifa column 00 Half f column for one 00 One column for 6 00 One column for ono 00 The Law of newspapers 1 Subscribers who do not give express tootice to the contrary are considered as wish ing to contnue their subscription 2 If subscribers order the discontinuance jf their Periodicals the publisher may con tinue to send them until all arrearages are paid 3 If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their periodicals from the offices to which they are directed they are held responsible till they have settled the bill und ordered them discontinued 4 If subscribers remove to other places without informing the publishers and the papers are sent to the former direction they are held responsible 5 The Courts have decided that refusing to take periodicals from the office or remov ing and leaving them uncalled for is prim a facie evidence of intentional Fraud INDIANA WEDNESDAY EVENING MAY 28 1862 WHOLE NO 1SDIAKA BEAHCH HSHJJA BAIL BOAD ON andafter Monday May 6th 1862 trains on the Indiana Branch will depart from and arrive ai Indiana as follows Train leaving Indiana at a m ar rives at Intersection connecting with Johns town Accommodation and Express Trains West and Pnssmger Train East Returning leaves Intersection at IjjOO a m and arrives at Indiana at p m Truin leaving Indiana at p tn ar rives at Intersection connecting with Express Train and Johnstown Accommodation East Returning leaves Intersection at p m and arrives at Indiana at p m ENOCH LEWIS Gen Supt O W SEDQWICK Agent Indiana Ta Arrival and Departure of the Kails The mail by Kail Hoad arrives C time a week from the East and West at p departs at a m Curwenaville mail departs on Monday and and Saturday at 8 r M Brush Valley mail arrives Tuesday Thurs day and Saturday at 3 P W departs on same days at 4 r M Brookville mnil departs on Tuesdays Thurs days and Saturdays at 7 oclock a and arrives on Mondays Wednesdays and Fri days at 5 oclock p m The mail forTaniiery West Lebanon South Bend Olivet Eldersridge Clarksburg Eben ezer and Kent lenves Indiana on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 oclock a and returns on the same days at 8 p M Smicksburg departs Monday and Thurs day at 5 A M arrives at 8 r M same days Ebcnsburg mail departs on Thursdays at 7 A M arrives on Fridays at 5 r M Butlrr mail departs on Tuesday nnd Fri day at 5 A M arrives Monday and Thurs day at 7 P M RICIIIE SAMUEL RICHIE JliOiKlETOR Philadelphia Street Indiana Pa undersigned having removed to that X ciimraodiuus llotfl mi Philadelphia a few doors east of the IUilroid Drpot for merly known as the St Clair refitted und materially repaired the same would respectfully inform his old pat rons and the public generally that lie is pre pared to accommodate nil who may patronize jhim in a superior manner The House and Stabling being both new and commodious he respectfully asks the public to call and judge for themselves of his accommodations SAMUML KICHIE Bee Livery Stable HECIIOLSON RirCHEY COrVNrJE to keep at their stand on Clymer Street immediately the stable of the Indiana House a fine livery stock consisting of SLEIGHS all of wuieh are of superior style and will be til ed on the most accommodating terms One of the proprietors can always be found at the Indiana and the other at Eitcheys December 24 1860 THE PLAYMATE BY JOHN 0 SAXE Tbe pines were dark on Ramoth hill Their song was soft and Inw The blossoms in the sweet May wind Were fa ling like the snow The blossoms drifted at our feet The orchard birds sang clear The sweetest and the saddest day It seemed of all the jear For more to me than birds or flowers ys My playmate home And took with her the laughing spring The music and the bloom Tbe wild grapes wait as by the brook Tbe brown nuts on the bill And still the Mayday flowers make sweet The woods of Folly mill The lillies blossom in tbe pond The bird builds in the tree The dark pines sing on Rtimoth hill The slow song of the sea I wonder if she thinks of them And how tbe old time seems If ever the pines of Rnmoth wood Are sounding in her dreams I see her face I hear her voice Does she remember mine And what to her is now tbe boy Who fed her fathers kine 7 What cares she that the orioles build For other eyes than ours That other hands with nuts are filled And other laps with flowers 0 playmate in the golden time Our mossy seat is green Its fringing violets blossom yet Tbe old trees oer it lean The winds so sweet with beech and fern A sweeter memory blow And there in spring the veeries sing Tbe song of long ago And still the pines of Ramoth wood Are moaning like tbe The moaning of the seft of change Between myself and tbee WILLIAM M MICHAEL MERCHANT TAILOR INDIANA PA be found on Philadelphia street near V ly opposite the Indiana where beBill keep constantly on hand a general as sortment of Cloths Cassimeres Sattinets Trimmings and is prepared to manufac ture to order all kinds of wearing apparel Grain and other approved country producs taken in exchange for work February P VOGLE BiOTHERS iMIe reliant Tailors Indiana Indiana County GAN be found on Philadelphia where they are at all tiroes orepared to execute work in their line in i neat and durable anner They keep constantly oa hand an asiort Clothe Cassimeres Trimmings which they prepared to manufacture into at very low rates Oct 6 OF bought be fore the advance for saleby MoQUAIDE KBfTEK CO just received mistake the Ho 19 issa SEXATOR COWAN SECOND ARTICLE Messrs Editors We had occasion once to notice the conduct of Senator Cowan acting as the representative of a party as wise magnanimous and humane as any that ever graced the political world Subsequent events induce us to resume the subject that those who agree with that gentleman und those who Oiffer willi dim may be seen in their proper light There is a maiiifested4y the friends of Mr Cowan to identify the op position to him with thu Phillips and Boecher school of radicalism but we hupc by a simple statement of facts to show that those who differ with him are quite nearer tlie views of the President than those who are his special admirers The first digression that M r Cowan made was in resisting the expulsion of Mr Bright for treasonable sentiments con tained ia a letter to the President of the Rebel confederacy This being a matter exclusively within the control of the Senate it did not require the sanction ot Mr Lincoln But we assert with coufi deuce that had it required his endorse ment it would have received it cheerful ly The next digression of Mr Cowan from the path ot duty was in rssisting the bill making Government notes a legal tender 3 his bill received the hearty approval of the President Then came bis speech on Mr Trum buHs confiscation bill We are not able to speak of the details of that bill suffice it to say that it proposed to confiscate the property of rebels absolutely both real and personal Mr Cowan made an elab orate speech on that bill ia which he proved to bis own mind but to no oth ers that the whole doctrine of confisca tion was wrong he admitted that the property of rebels could be forfeited dur ing their lives not by confiscation but by making it part of the punishment for the treason attaching after a convic tion in a Court of justice Bat his ob jections to confiscation are equally strong against any Penal Statute that may be made to reach the property of rebels he is opposed to any kind of forfeiture and views it as a relic of barbarous agts not withstanding theframers of the constitu tion thought otherwise and put it in that instrument So we have Mr Cowans views of the magnitude of the rebellion and the enormity of the offence by the punishment he would inflict he is op posed to punishing the rebels until the shall have been convicted in a court o justice and that too by a rebel It must be apparent to every person if the rebels are not reached by congres sional legislation the leaders will all es cape As soon as they are convince that they must yield to the Federal Gov eminent they will flee from the country they will take refuge in foreign It is in view of this fact that proposi tions are offered in congress to reach the property so that if the traitor hiinsel escapes the penalty of the Uw his pro perty may be retained SB an atonemen to the Government so far wit may servi inoh a purposej for the crime eommittei by itfrowner Now we submit it ery candidapd earnest man whether in the impossibility of the Govern ment to capture and punish all the men j engaged in this unholy rebellion their j iroperty should not be taken at once and j appropriated to the use of the Govern ment We hold that there can be a con iscation of rebel property personal pro lerty may be confiscated absolutely and eal for the life of the traitor Mr Cuw an admits tbe same in substance but is pposed to it from reasons of public po icy and denies that it can be done in any other way than by a judicial pro cess It is said that the President en lorees Mr Cowans views on this ques ion We ask for the proof he may be ipposed to absolute confiscation and loubtless is but he may be in favor of imited confiscation such as tbe constitu ion authorizes Tbe next difference between Mr Cow in and tbe President is on colonization Phis is a favorite doctrine of Mr Lincoln ind one which is deserving of every en couragement Mr Cowan thinks that t is a great humbug under Mr Trum lulls bill whether he would endorse it n any case is left in doubt Having Sundered in everything he has said and lone since be took his Heat in the Sen ite it is not to be wondered at when he ails to comprehend a subject of so much mportauceas this one But he caps the climax of folly and imbecility in bia en deavor to win the smiles of the slaveo crats by a fling at the slaves And just lere is the greatest difference between lim and the President It was before speech on confiscation that the eman cipation message was sent into the Sen ate and everything he said about the slaves incapacity to know or care any thing about liberty would apply with equal force to their emancipation under he Presidents recommendation If Mr 3owan is right the President is wrong the Presi Jent Slave States ought o cooperate with the Government and emancipate their slaves Mr Cowau says tbe slaves do not know anything about freedom dont care auj thing about t and are not fit for it The difference a in the men The President is sincere y opposed to slavery 11 r Cowan is lypocritieally opppnsed to it he is un ible to rise to the dignity of the subject DUt reproduces the stale slang of sly dem jiues which is devoid of sense and truth But then his speech is published in Tennessee by Governor Johnson whom everybody likes We scarcely know how to get over this argument but we will try it If two weights be sus pended so as to strike each other they will both stop On the same principle a negative and an affirmative assertion in regard to the same matter will destroy each other Mr Johnson declared at the commencement of the war that the man who would rebel against the Government lias no right to hold property Set this off against the publication of that speech and nothing is gained for Mr But why was that speech selected from all the others for Tennessee consump tion Because it was the only one suit able to that locality Messrs Collanier Fesaenden and Browning have been rep resented us coinciding with Mr Cowan on confiscation Why not publish their speeches in Tennessee There is a very joud reason why Andrew Johnson did not publish the speeches of those men along with Mr Cowans They bad too much republicanism in them they were too definite and bold on the slavery queS tion Had Mr Cowan spoken as these men spoke his constituents would have sustained him but he bid for the favor of Border state conservatism II e shook at the knees and winced at Southern thunder Let him enjoy bis laurels they are unenviable All the efforts of his friends to assimi late Lis course with the Presidents are of no avail Had we such a pusillani mous croaker in tbe Presidential Chair as he secession and proslavery fanaticism would be reigning triumphantly over the shattered fragments of a once glorious Nation Mr Lincoln is tbe polar star of a sentiment which is coeval with the government It originated in an hour of darkness and peril it found its res ponse in the hearts of the American col onists it is now struggling against a power more subtle more cruel and more audacious than were King George and bis Parliament and it shall survive it all Ignorance may hawk and tear at it stupidity may taunt and jeer it sly dem agogues may declare that they dont care whether it is voted op or voted down but it shall live and receive the adoration of the great and the good in all future ages WHO made you inquired a lady teacher of a lubberly boy who bad just joined the claps he Dont know yop ought to be ashamed of yourself a boy fourteen years of age Theres little is on ly can tell 1 daw here who made yon lispeS the infant prodigy There said thethe teacher triumph boy I knew he said the atuptd Caose tsint but a little time a ago since he was made 1 gays Confederacy hu no floating debt No wonder iU debt wildnt float itwovld sink Incidents of tbe Advance We clip the following interesting par agraphs from letters to the Tribune from McCIellans advance Returning to the inhabitants I think the blacks rather enjoyed the discomfit ure of Secessia and welcomed the Yan kees Dey told us you was going to brand us like sell us to Cuba most dat you had horns and huffs said a tall smart mullato girl to me as she waited at table after cooking our party a hasty meal of which we furnished the material but was I big fool nuff to believe it You just de bes people I ebber 10 Not a negro but appeared confident that he or she could not in any way suffer from as and might possibly receive benefit I hope it will prove so The negroes are the only Union people now in Dixie I fancy Yet another illustration of the beha vior of the rebels to their own people and one of their average morality Six women discovered in a house near West Point assert that they were ravished by Magruder and his staff in consequence of a suspicion of Union sympathies at taching to them lee a well known character in one of a squad detailed as guard to the wagons strayed off in the woods in search of water and suddenly came upon four armed confederates He feigned to be lame and in answer to questions said that himself and two oth irs had strayed from their The confederates ordered him to conduct hem to his companions when George led them up to the wagons and they were muiediately taken prisoner by tbe men on guard examples still further exhibit the inhumanity of the rebels Capt H B ORiley Co G 1st regi ment Sickles Brigade fell upon the field o front of wound ed in the mouth and jaws He went in to the field with a bullet proof vest on His regiment was forced back before the Captain could be removed Wheu it re covered its ground the Captain was found to be dead The bulletproof vest was one and there were bayonet wounds through the officers breast That case ia made out certainly Second Orderly Sergeant Pease Co B of the same regiment slightly wound ded nas taken prisoner in company with two boys On the night of tbe evacua tion of Williatusburg all three were tied to the tail of a loaded wagon and started for Richmond The lads in the first mile of the retreat came up with Lieut Nelson Company F 1st regiment Sick les brigade badly wounded and a pris oner lie became unable to walk The brutes who had him in charge bayoneted him twice and left him on the roadside Our troops found htm there the next day just alive but not able to speak One of the boys paroled on account of his youth says he saw the wounded of ficer bayoneted to get rid of him That case would seem to be made out also Major Ryerson of a new Jersey regi ment flung to the ground by a wound fell into their hands in the ebb and flow of the fight When his body was recover ed on Tuesday it was found to have been bayoneted and the savages had cut his ears off close tcrhis head We append also extracts from tbe Tribunes Norfolk correspondence We are just in time to prevent anoth er crime of slavery The Norfolk Day Book of Saturday now in my hands has the following advertisement in its col umns SALE OF FREE BLACKS FOR CITY TAXES City Collectors Office Norfolk May 6 Under tbe provisions of an ordinance directing the sale of all Free Blacks who fail to pay their taxes I shall before tbe door of the City Hall in Norfolk on Monday May 12 at 12 oclock SELL the followwing named persons for the term specified by said Here follow the names of one hundred and twelve males and two hundred and females 1 was at the place at the given time but found no opportunity to buy a slave bad I desired so atrocious a crime God be praised slavery ia doomed None welcome BO loudly none so gladly our soldiers as the slaves of these two cities Whether others be Unionists or not they most undoubtedly are Reaching the Ferry I crossed to the city of Portsmouth finding the Elizabeth River positively yellow and covered with a black scum from burning rebel steam ers and gunboats and the ruined navy yard were all fired by the reb els and were still burning or half conceal ed by wreaths of dense black 0 what a contrast Portsmouth present ed to Norfolk The burping of the navy yard ruining every mechanic in Ports mouth had filled full their cup of wrath against the traitorous tyrants Oar men were welcomed as deliverers Women and even men thronged about the ad vancing column of the 16th Regiment the evening before and insisted on kiss ing the old weeping tears of joy as they did so Almost every women I met and half the men bowed and smil ed gladly saying You are This was of course not as an individual for I knew none of the throng bat was a recognition Of my connection with the army The humbleit soldier received an welwmo Bouquets of fioinen were proffered from the blooming gar dens and two citizens earnestly proffer ed me a breakfast in an eatinghouse Exhausted and hungry from a nights march diversified only by a ride for a part of the way in a mule wagon over the worst of roads I cheerfully ac cepted thinvitation On entering the house the good woman who kept it said Weil sir what will you have mind we have to live pretty plainly here was my answer I am used to simple living in the army give me a bit of beef steak and that will Steak was the exclamation we have Very well some ham and Eggs there are none to be had Ah then just some bread and butter and s cup of Butter and tea said my poor hostess Sir the like of us poor folks havent seen such things fot a long time nor is there a pound of tea to be bought in all I rath er despaired of any further calling of the bill of fare and left it entirely to my entertainers who soon produced some ham corn bread rye coffee and excel lent oysters This I find to have been a luxurious meal amid this starving popu lation The excitement was intensified when I insisted on paying a quarter of a dollar for my entertainment What real money said the poor woman and she exhibited it at once to an admiring crowd who looked upon it as a memento of their bygone happy days I have nar rated this incident it shows the almost utter desitution both of mon ey and provisions on the part of the in habitants of this long oppressed and downtrodden people Your soldiers are largely sneered one Virginian as Max Webers 20th New York German regiment pass ed us I answered and what a pit our adopted citizens should be so much truer than you Virginians to the manner You will be your selves conquered said another n conversation this is but a reveweof our arms we must expect ups and downs in was my reply but does it not strike you that we Unionists get all the ups and you all the downs He made no response but to mutter something about Bull last battle the rebels appear to have heard much about THE enthusias tically all speak of the noble head of our Providential man the Moses of our Israel I never witnessed so much enthusiasm about any man as about that plain homely gaunt being who walks unostentatiously among our whom they greet as their truest Today he visited the hospitals atFortrcss Monroe and spoke to every man in those crowded ward rooms where rebels and Unionists lie side by sideon beds of pain God bless said many of our dear wounded boys responded faintly but fervently some wounded rebel soldiers I do not wonder at tbe report that reaches us this evening that some of the rebel prisoners refused to go back to their own army where they are so differently treated than they are among us and where they mast contrast the traitor Jeff Davis with that truest man Gods noblest work the man for the hour ABRAHAM LINCOLN Tbe Rights of Lumbermen An important case respecting the rights of lumbermen to recover the value of timber seized by other parties during freshets has recently been decided The action for damages was brought against an individual for converting to his own use one hundred and four logs alleged to contain twentyfive thousand feet and valued at two hundred dollars belonging to plaintiffs citizens of an adjacent coun ty The jury found from the evidence that the saw logs found at the mill of the defendant by the agent of the plaintiffs belonged at that time to the plaintiffs and that they were part of tbe logs that came down the Surqaehanna river in the freshet of May 1860 and that said logs had gone ashore on tbe land owned by defendant and had been purchased there by the agent of the defendant from cer tain persons claiming to own the same and that said Ings were carried by the velsel of the defendant to his mill for the purpose of being sawed up into plankjfend the defendant when called agent of plaintiffs claimed to own the said logs The jury rendered a verdict for plaintiffs damages 8271 83 It appears that by the freshet of May 1860 there were lost from the boom in the Susquehanna river lops of the value of about the property of differ ent parties and that many other puits are pending in the courts against differ ent parties to recover the value of said logs converted by them to their own use JONES Vent to serenade his ladylove and could only sing after the following fashion oh cub with be The boooiisgbeabin Cub oh with be Tbe stars are gleabin And all around above With beauty teabin floodlight boon are beet for Jones felt that he waa aa unfortun ate being when a small boy opposite where he sining cried out Blow yoor Presidents Proclamation WASHINGTON May proclama the President of the United States of appears in the public prints what pur ports to be a proclamation of Major Gen eral Hunter in the words and figures to wit Here follows Gen Hunters Or der as published last week declaring the slaves in aud South Car olina forever And Whereas The same is producing some excitement and misunderstanding therefore I Abraham Lincoln President of the United and declare that the Government of the United States had no knowledge information or belief of an intention on the part of General Hunter to issue such a proclamation nor has it yet any authentic information that the document Is genuine and further that neither General Hunter or any other commander or person has been author ized by the government of the United States to a prwlamation deehirins the slaves of any State free and that supposed proclamation now in question whether genuine or lalse ia altogether void so far as respects such declaration I further make known that whether it be competent for me as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy to declare the slaves if any State or Stites whether at any time in any case it snail have become a nectssity to the maintenance of the Government exercise of such supposed powers are questions which under my respmobility 1 reserve to myself and which I cannot feel justified iu leaving to the decision of I commanders in the field These are to I tally different questions from those of J police regulations in armies and camps On the 6th day of March lust by a I special message I recommended to Con gress the adoption of u joint resolution to be substantially as follows Resolved That tbe United Description of Richmond Richmond the capital of Rebeldom is tbe capital of Virginia situated on tbe left bank of the James tiver It is the largest town in Virginia and one of the most beautiful in the Union The situ ation of tbe city and tbe scenery of its environs are much admired combining in a high degree of gran denr beauty and variety Tbe river winding through verdant hills which rise in graceful swells and undulations is in terrupted by numerous islands and gran ite rocks among which it and foams for a distance of several The city is laid out with great regularity in rectangular blocks Twelve streets nearly three miles in length run parallel with the river The principal thoroughfare of business and fashion is Main street Tbe capitol is situated on a high hill and is the most conspicuous object in Richmond It stands on the centre of a public square of about eight adorned with a por tico of Ionic columns and contains a mar ble statue of Washington by Uoudon taken from life and considered a perfect likeness The City Hall is an elegant and costly building in the Doric The Pinitentiary Jail Court Ilonse Ar mory Market House Orphan Asylum and Masonic Hall are each of them among the finest buildings of the kind iu the country The General Government had lately erected a custom house there at a cost of nearly There are three banks in the city with a capital of over two million There were seven papers and three periodicals published there The city contains thirty churches and two syna gogues Among the institutions of the city may be mentioned tbe Virginia His torical and Philosophical Society the Richmond College founded by the Bap tists in 1842 the St Vincents College under the direction of the Roman Cath olic church and the Medical Department of Hampdcn and Sydney established in 1788 The edifice of the latter is a fine specimen of Egyptian architecture Tbe water of the river is raised by for cing pumps into three ing a million gallons each and thence distributed over the city Three bridges cross the river and connect the city with Manchester and Spring Hill Before tbe rebellion Richmond was rapidly in creasing in population and Richmond is the eastern terminus of the James river and Kanawha work of great magnitude commenced in 1834 and now completed to Covington costing nearly eleven million dollars The great Southern mail route runs through Rich mood the Central railroad to Stautiton tbe Richmond and Danville necting with the railroad systems of Georgia and Tennessee on the South all run through here The James river is navigable to Richmond for vessels draw ing ten feet and those drawing fifteen feet come within three miles of the town A line of steamers formerly plied be tween Richmond and New York and Philadelphia semiweekly and daily be tween Baltimore and Norfolk The chief articles of export are tobacco wheat and flour Of the former article hhds were exported annually Richmond pos sesses an immense water power derived from the falls of James River which from the commencement of the rapids a few miles above the city descends about one hundred feet to tbe tide level Few places in tbe State or in the wbole coun try possess greater natural advantages for productive industry of which ade quate advantage has not been taken Richmond contains about forty tobacco factories some of which are very exten sive and in which large quantities of to bacco are now to be de stroyed by reckless men who do not own it Richmond was settled iq 1787 Its population is whom about this city bnre an active part Mrs Ken are colored 1 he estimated value drck wile of Captain Frank Kendrick of its imports is twelve millions of dollars of the second Iiwa Cavalry had been It was chosen as the seat of government staying at a hotel in that village for of the rebel States in the fall of 1861 time when she was aroused one nigjj Jeff Davis and all the officers of the rebel a man at her room door who government reside there Probably they uiitunce which of course have imitated the precaution of the rebel and on Ids persisting she i departed for parts unknown The insult was repeats With the capture of the rebel capital ends third visit he tried to p the vitality of the rebellion the room co as to erij door Raising her AN EXCITING ball entering the ne rebels appear to be iu considerable force vein and he fell yet in Western Virginia In Page proved to be a p county the other day the First Virginia place a wealthy under Col Thuburu was ordered out ou cessiooist a recounuisance and came near being bag Mrs Ke ged by the rebels wuo lay in ambush to what she 1 receive them After a skirmish onr troops fell back to their original position her On their return Gen Sullivan ordered charge 1 the 13th Indiana to go over the same he dece ground and see what they could expressed So they started on the same cumstances oil Before they got within a mile of the done The cifl place however in which the 1st Virgini a t 1 f i ought to cooperate with any State which may adopt a gradual abolishment ofj slavery giving to snch State pecuniary aid to be used by such States in its disj certiou to compensate for the inconven ienues of public and private losses pro duced by such change of The f esohilibn in the language a quoted was adopted by large majoriti in both branches of Congress and noi stands an authentic definite and solem proposal of the Nation to the State and people most immediately interested ir1 the subject matter To the people these States I now earnestly appeal do not argue I beseech you to make the argument for yourselves yoa cannot if you would be blind to the signs of the1 times I beg of you a calm and enlargI ed consideration of them ranging if it may be far above personal and partizan politics This proposal makes common cause for a common object casting no reproaches upon any It acts not the pharisee The change it contemplates would come gently as tbe dews of Heav en not rending or wrecking anything Will yon not embrace it So much good has not been done in one effort in all pist time as in the Providence of God now your high privilege to do May tbe vast future not have to lament that you have neglected it In witness whereof I have hereunto get my hand and cansed the seal of the United States to be affixed Done at the city of Washington this 19th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six tytwo and of tbe United States the eightysixth ABRAHAM LINCOLN By the President WILLIAM H SEWARD Secy of State A BRAVE letters received in this city give the particu lars of an affair which recently occurred at Jape Ginirclean in which a lady of ia had fallen into ambuscade be foe iu favor all their force hiade their appearance joined her denl on either side of the Indianians Tennessee suddenly on either side of tbe Indianians and fell on them with great fury throwj ing them into confusion which ended in a rout The result was that come thirty were killled and missing and many lost Wral injr her iilni their arms and came back to camp with out about onethird theregi ment Two compsoiei of cavalry which accompanied the repment were also ehance pewed and escajfedoaptnte only s s She KEEP out   

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