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Alexandria Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1862, Alexandria, VirginiaWednesday evening sept r 24. It is stated m a dispatch to journal of har Risburg that saturday and sunday last the Federal army was rapidly crossing into Virginia at Williams orc. A dispatch dated at head quarters yesterday makes no mention of any such a movement the confederates were on the opposite Side of the River but nothing was known of their intended movements. The London mercantile journal asserts that a great Deal More wheat has been raised in England this year than in the two previous years and that prices must Rule Low and fur ther that the English warehouses Are now full of foreign food. The Northern newspapers Are All speaking of the president s it is received commented on and applauded or censured just according to the political character of the Public journals and their known views on the slavery subject. It is announced with the greatest rejoicing by the n. Y. Tribune the Philadelphia press and papers of the re publican stamp and meets with a cold reception from the conservative press generally. Openly condemned by the n. Y. Express. The National intelligencer is decided in its expression of disapproval and it signifies to president Lincoln that having yielded to the pressure thus far he will be required to go farther yet. It says the new policy5 has now been extorted. The president threatened by radicals and threatened by Border state men according to the inde pendent has finally taken sides with the for Mer. But the radicals distinctly apprise him in Advance that a new policy5 is not sufficient to appease their demands. They want new leaders in the Cabinet and in the Field As Well. Hence the Prospect of a new pressure.5 let not the president suppose that he can make his peace with both parties by retaining conservative advisers and generals to w re out the Radical policy he has weather this morning was sul try and disagreeable in the Sun about one o clock it turned cooler and we had rain in the Soldier yesterday afternoon was arrested in the first Ward for thrusting a Bayonet at a female when he was detected in making off with some , for fuel continues scarce and High it ought to be in More abundance and cheaper than it Glens in the Southern suburbs Are now but few occasionally however a few Are lurking about with whisky. The Washington Republican say there has been some swearing about town on the subject of the president s proclamation. Particularly have gentlemen with shoulder straps rendered themselves ridiculous by their raids of Mere words against that document. We have heard More than one of these Gentry say i will be d i if i fight for the cd d nig Ger. Gen. Hooker s wound is improving. He received yesterday a letter from Gen. Mcclellan expressing his great regret at his wound and the misfortune that Accident inflicted on the Success of the plan of the Battle on the right Wing and adding that he Gen. Mcclellan had taken the Liberty of recommending him for a a the regular army. Jav Letcher s message. The legislature of Virginia met in extra session on the 15th inst. Governor Letcher sent in his message the same Day. He refers at length to the Scarcity of Salt to make pro. Vision for which the legislature was called to j getter and disapproving of the offer of Stuart Buchanan & co., to sell the state of Virginia the water to make Salt charging Virginia More for the water than is paid by the state of geor Gia though the works Are located in Virginia. He recommends that the free negro and slave convicts be sold or otherwise disposed of As they Are but Little less than nuisances in Theka neighbourhoods in which they have been put to work. General Floyd s command has not been filled up because of the 1 improper and Unwar ranted interference of general Loring who stopped the enrolment of the militia in Mon Roe Giles and other counties. The command j under Gen. F., however is now Large. An amnesty to those who have taken the oath of allegiance to the to. S. Government is recommended. An increase of the pay of soldiers is urged. As regards the prosecution of the War the governor expresses his previous opinion that it should be made aggressive and claims that the Prospect is Good for the recovery of Western Virginia. The message also contains the Fol lowing paragraph. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has been a positive nuisance to this state from the opening of this War to the present time and unless its management shall hereafter be in Friendly hands and the government under which it exists be a part of our confederacy it must be abated. If it should be permanent j by destroyed we must assure our own people j of some other Mode of communication with the j Seaboard 5 1 the Washington Star says .

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