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Burlington Free Press (Newspaper) - October 25, 1861, Burlington, Vermont series Voe. . Fri May morning october q5, 1861 number seventeen poetry a a Tell Stormy where the Gre a crts be of Beck the Northern main and All a round the Ever refile is Wavee like White i Tea wite. How on the lonely Fiandr Cliner a Low roof Cloee by the rounding purge. If in your autimer Rambie by the bore. Hie Spray toe eed Couge you May Chance Eppy enter and Greet the Blind old Mariner. Fall fifty Winter he has watched beside the in Bulent Ocean with one purpose warmed to a Fiche drowning men. And round the coast for kit Bif Comrade named him in i youth from a Privato letter from one of the 4th it. Regiment formerly a resident Here Pitu fitted make the Folio thing extracts m a a the Stormy petrel Quot still. A Swift and Strong his eyes plunged on the reef. Then with bold pc cd he tie said by those Long dwelling near his door that hundreds have been storm shared by his Arm that never to known to sleep lag . When danger swept the seas. His it Given to toil hia at Esth to perilous blasts. In sweeping floods when tempests hurled the deep and battling winds clashed in their icy caves seared Bonse wives waking thought of Biro and a a a a the and m Hen Shipwreck and not a cry be no Herod from the Shore. N w heaven Hap quenched i fight but when be hears by Hii Lone Hearth the sullen sea wind Clang i Atins in the mad wild drowning night As younger of outer hurry Over the Beach to Pluck the Sailor from Bis the old Man ? impulse thrilled and with the natural habit of his heart rails to Bis neighbors in a cheery tone Telic them hell Pilot towards the signal guns and then remembering All Bis weight of years in of on his Couch and weeps that he is Blind. A at Unnur aunt Fly Korm . Friday , oct. 2 1861. historical Sot let. The usual meeting of the Vermont topical society held in the society a Koom in the Capitol on the afternoon of the 15th inst the president Hon. Hall being in the chair. The chief Busi Ress of the afternoon the election old of Beers and the Reading f the rep its of the librarian and treasurer. A committee appointed to nominate officers to the. Meeting Aud also an curator fur the next annual meet tag. The committee reported a list of nominees All whom were elected unanimously by ballot. The officers for the next year arc the Roll owing . Hiland Hall North Bennington. Vice Kellogg Milrat Leboro d. P. Thompson Montpelier. G. W. Acne ski. Burlington. Ref Ordog Geo. F. Horcn-t0n, St. Albans. Corrca pending . S. Adams Burlington a. D. A Agar Proctorville. Ltd tartan and Chanel Kurp try Czurles ried Montpelier. Curator to Geo. Folsom brat Tlell to Cal Tiff Pease Burlington Ivy. 11. Lord Montpelier Henry Clark Poultney us a Alp Stewart Middlebury Pliny h. Robite Craftsbury. L. 1�?~erkins. Stowe. The committee also reported fur orator for next annual meeting Hon Asa Alms of St. Albans and fur Eube Tiute Hon. We m. Evarts of Windsor which nominations were confirmed by a unanimous vote of the society. The librarian repollo Ltd an addition to the Library during the year past of Many volumes and papers of historical interest by donation others were presented at the meeting especially a very rare political plot published by Hon. Ski Hen. Bradley during the troubles Between the Early settlers of Vermont and their new York neigh Lions. We understand that but two three copies of this pamphlet in a perfect state Are known to be in existence. What will appear to the i it eople one two Hundred years hence much More of a curiosity it is to the vermonters of the present Day. Who arc familiar with the neat script in the form of roman letters of the a a Vermont autograph and remark Quot a snug Little volume made up in the same and containing a historical sketch of the town of Huntington where the author John Johns f.sq., has a a hip clip Lahood. It announced to the meeting that several Brief historical sketches written by member of Trio society were on hand one a very interesting one of the late professor Hough. Of Middlebury College from the pen of Rev. P. U. While real by the Secretary the writer n to being cent. The adjourned meeting of the evening held in the representatives Hall a Large Assembly being present to listen the annual add Rex Quot which delivered by Rev. Yvo. S. Bitch. Of Ludlow. The subject of hia address . The essential and uses of history. R. L. Perkin. Esq of Stowe then delivered a Brief discourse on the life and character of the late Thomas Gleed. Of Morrisville it. Both discourses were written and deliver in a scholar like manner and were listed d to with attentive interest. Our limits do not allow us to give an outline of i that of them. An adjourned meeting of the society held on wednesday morning a of which not being present we can give no particular account. Every year shows an i Crew ing interest in the society is growth and operations an interest which we Leel sure must continue to grow of time goes on. The cavalry companies from Addison and Lamoille and Orleans counties arrived wednesday night completing the number. The officer of the Umo Ille and Orleans company Are,gapt., Sawyer first Lieut Henry c. Field second lieut., Joeab Grout . The ine Pecton of Hersee go on steadily and enough a ill soon be had to mount the among the 27 prisoners recently returned from . And now in Hosp ulat fort Moginie. W. Notice the name of George Streeter co. H. 2d Vermont. We took an hour rub May to visit the Encampment North of the Village where the i ,vh7flrc a cd Terzy i mustering of the cavalry regiment and the inspection of horses fur the is in Progress. The first thing that Drew our at. Tent ii n. After we were a Lew rods within the Encl Omre the inspection of horses As they were brought in. We found colonel Platt on the ground with some Sharp eyed assistant inspectors. Near by branding Irons were kept hot in a temporary charcoal to be used when the word Given. The process As we saw it for a dozen More As follows the horse when brought Forward by the owner by some one for him and stripped of everything but his bridle Halter made to take a Lew turns which in some instances the Only prelude to a it Juick order from the colonel a take him away we done to want him a a when the discarded candidate for cavalry honors without further delay took up his line of March for the outer Gate to return to his former loss ostentatious employment in civil life. In other cases the horse put to a Lively Trot Lor a few rods under the stimulus of a blow from a whip took a Quick turn on his feet and returned to the stand�?1< be followed by a Crimi nation occasion Illy by an application of the Rule he would toll if he fell Short of the regular height and the order went Forth a a a take him we done to want him a a a a Brand in the latter Oast he at once lira Dej on the nigh fire loot and on the nigh fore Sli Oulder with the letters 1. S. From a Coil of rope near by a piece a Cut off and knotted round his neck for a Halter and to Lei off to a picketed f october the put he head through the Deor of in grouped me to the fact that orders been received to Start the whole regiment with 2t hours ration. I Eforo Daybreak our Brot Mfuat prepared which to ate in thi dense fog of a Virginia morning on the Potomac. Each Man then then took a loaf of bread and Fried pork to correspond filled his canteen with Coffee and fell into line and i reported my company All ready to March. The regiment started at Daybreak in company with �?~20,000 troops which to our Surprise we found extending from Chain Bridge some 2 mile along the Road and to took our line of March for Lewisville. No one not even the colonel knew our destination what purpose we were destined to carry out but from the immense preparations opposed an Advance into the enemy a country and a probable Battle wore before us. To marched about five Miles when the immense column divided one half going to the left on a Road that diverged from the River just beyond Langley our division keep it ing the main Road nearest the River at this Point rapid and continued firing heard in front and we halted and were bored to Load. Every one of us expected we were attacked and that we were to to immediately engaged in Battle but n d a Man flinched All seemed eager for a fight. But the rebels were not ready for us and after firing once at us without doing any damage they rapidly retired. To then marched Forward and deployed in front of Lew Onsville which great town is nothing More Lesi than three houses about one eighth Ofa mile from each other and off in the distance. Hours in v 1, for with the Long rows of his follows. Of those which we saw , Cue half were Roj octo l. This however we Learned beyond the average. Taking the whole thus far brought Forward one fifth More jux a a fourth near that have been rejected. In some instance we were a of those brought Forward by a con tractor Are rejected and in others nearly All c approved having satisfied our curiosity so fur. We it took a walk through the Rakun of tic Cep cd horse Sij a finer looking set of animals of that number for the Purfy Osc. Do not believe can be seen in any cavalry regiment in the nut n of course to it were not to it a did fir there Short uni Strong limped Giorsos it Good fizz Andrji it. A is und very a Theani Molitor cavalry Blacks , Bay ind Sorrels with n very few Greys were the colors. Whites Are allowed. A Small portion Only Are allowed to to marcs a All must to of Between fifteen and sixteen hands High and their Between five and nine years. The inspection began on the 11th inst. And by last night 17th inst. About Tel bad Lieen a. Proved. As inc horse trading business generally is fruitful in hard stories it is not to be won dared at if. In a Case like this the Purchase of a thousand horses for the to Many of All shapes Sixes and colors Are found in circulation. Were to to print a Quarter of them we should be doing quite a Largo business in the sensation line we doubt not. We can serve the Public More usefully we think by giving the Plain facts a them As Given to us by col. Platt himself in answer to our inquiries. The department cot. Platt the Specif Catious. As to the character of the horses to be purchased and fix>38 the Ai Crage maximum Price which the horses for the entire regiment must Cost the government. That Price is $110and if they Cost less than that on the average the govern can mint is the gainer. Col. Platt a.? co Lonel of the regiment is charged with the business of collecting Insp Jiing and approving the horses and has no a pecuniary interest directly indirectly in the fms Noss. His pay As an officer is fixed by tho govern Cut Aud that is i1.3 has can have for his services. He employs a trusty and discreet Man to visit the different coun tics of the Stato from which tho men for tho regiment come who contracts with such individuals As choose to Dos to for Many and agrees with each Man on the average Price he is to receive for such horses As arc approved out of Liis lot. Neither this contracting agent nor any who Are employed to a is in the Msj Section. Are allowed any profit commission Bonus whatever their decision is 11 be free of All pecuniary Bias. In fact the opinion of tho inspectors goes for nothing unless col. Platt himself approves it. No horse is accepted except by Bis order and on his own personal Insi Clion. For what horses Are accepted he gives in to the quartermaster to pay so much per i Irsel according m the Price agreed Utu with the contractor who brings them the quart avast pays the Money on the order and the transaction is ended. Previous to the Roep Tinoso of the , the a Ractor and not the government b at All expense Aud risk for him. Alter the S. Brand is once on him the Iov emment owns him and Supporta him. If however it should appear that in any instance Toncre had Lieen a concealed unsound one a in the animal known to the contractor when he brought him Forward a he 18 bound to take the animal Back and to refund the Money. It is difficult to see what better Mode could be pursued for the Purchase of a thousand horses for a cavalry regiment to secure Good horses and at a fair Price and to give a fair Chance for a share of sales to All parts of the state. As for the contractor whether he brings Forward ten Twenty fifty horses he knows what sort of horses they must be and what he is to have Lor such As Are Token and that it is not for him to decide on their approval. If he buys them at a Good Lay and they Are such that All nearly All Are approved he May get fairly paid for Bis expenses and risks. It from Lack of judgment eagerness to make a Large profit he brings Forward a lot of which one third one half More Are left on his hands will Likely to loot up 1 a Egiy. By. Our i. Cl.?, where w. R my company were Ion with others a Hole acres of Beai a Ere levelled w inc of Battle and waited three demons ration from the int a. Ihnn marched int the Maia cd until nearly night a Pirt of them detailed in 00m-ehoppers, and in a Short time Tifful f. Rest of Oak and Chestnut h.1 1 prepare 1 a splendid Camp ment for the night wet Shol Terel from the ind and wit ii a great fire in tic Centre around which we purposed to Lay during the night. But alas for our dreams of Comfort just As we were comfortably fixed we were ordered to a fall in a and moved on about a mile Enca Ping on the top hat is called Hill. Tvs were in line i attic on our Arm.? All night which with nothing Between 11? and the ground to shelter us from tic al i Wii a any thing but comfortable. The 4lb by Gimont wa.? h a Rcd by being placed on the extreme right f the whole Force and in medially at the pm int where tho attack i i posted next t Quot us the celebrated Sherman a Battery now commanded by capt. Ayres. We Yuliy Lape Tod a Light before Day Brck and were ill anxious for it. Den. Mcclellan and staff were Vita a Liana an immense Force at hand to come up and by Pic Ort us at any Lime when necessary. The Sun arose at la.?t on a tired sleepy and hungry a set of m. N As it Ever shoe upon. In a Short time our rations in our wagons and we built fires ate Quot breakfast and gradual a timbered out our 8tiffene<l limbs. To during the a and about 2 . Informed that our Adan o a permanent one. Id selecting our sit.-, we j it tied our tents on the lot we now occupy. The Chii ears have blankets enough for Comfort but the cold nights Are very severe for the Boya. Alarms Are the order of the Day and night and let Long Roll Quot called us out at 3 of Loek this orning to form in line of Battle and remain 3 hours. The position we now occupy is very different from our Camji at Chain Bridge. Tho country is level and Beautiful. The boules in the Vicinity Are by the owners and occupied As head la Artera by our brigadier generals and staff. Outwitting tue martial Law w.4s established in it. Joseph mo., a gang of Sec ski in outlaws had their evil Eye upon $80,000 in Gold in the express office were preparing to pounce upon it when the agent in charge of the Money adopted a Jilan to deceive them. The Omaha sri rat Kian says. From the cellar an old trunk without a lock i covered with Mould cobwebs and dust brought Forth. I rom tho clothes inside one of the messengers quickly selected a suit More comparable wit i the appearance of the trunk than the one to usually wore. The treasure then packed snugly inside and an old piece of rope tied carelessly around it supplied the place of the lock and held the securely Down. Hurrying Down the Street As fast As his Clumsy boots would let him our Estenger disguised effectually As an anxious clod Hopper secured a drayman and telling him that times were getting rather hut in St. Joseph to had concluded to go to Elwood and that he had some baggage at the express office he would like to have taken Over. The drayman went with him and after a Little Parl eying and begging the express agent let the trunk go without the payment of a Small Idiarte allege al to be upon it who made fun of Liis appearance and of his trunk and finally hol a cd the owner Load it putting off the drayman who anxious to help with a never mind its no walking Down the Middle of the Street behind the Dray our disguised messenger soon reached the River and in a few minutes More safely in . And thus $80,000 in Gold hard Gol i. Passed under tho very eyes of the rebels at St. Joseph. Joined by an other messenger equally rough in appearance a t am hired to bring them to Nebraska cite and from the inc by stage they came t Omaha bringing the same old trunk with its Load of treasure strap fied on behind As if it contained no tiling but old August Sontag the astronomer a gentle in of High scientific attainments who accompanied . Kane on his expedition and at one time connected with the United states coast Survey Frozen to death in his Sledge while out exploring accompanied by a single Esqui Maux. Tho body recovered and interred at in Ort Folke near Cape Alexandria. The Carpenter Tiitson Caruthers died iring tho voyage. These Are the Only deaths out of the Crew of sixteen persons which left Boston. The party unusually free from sickness. Belonging to the wrecked whale ship St. Andrew of Aberdeen joined tho states at Discoe making the Crew Twenty in number. Hans an Esqui Maux on whom . Kane placed great def Mendence who is frequently mentioned in . Kane Shook and Olio deserted that expedition w Hile in the ice in the far North found at Cape York by tic of the a United states a and returned in the vessel to upe navic from w hence he had started with . Kane. The expedition went As far North As 81�?o a latitude which is mid to Liao Hgt in before reached Only by in Arry in to a the coldest Day experienced the thermometer Down to 08 below Zero. The vessel s provision d for two years and her returning now without having had any serious , inclines us to tie belief that the part ha.-? made some important discoveries which they Are not de.-?Irous of communicating Here. If so it will he Laid the Public Ere lung. Tho following a Correct li.?t of the. and Crew of the states c it ain.lcr�?i. I. Have.-?, m. D. Captains. Meco Maek fir.?t mate ii. A. Dodge second Mcdonald command secret arvo to. K. Knoor a?.-? a Bro Nomer if. I. Ka-Ihlfe a i.-? Mato a Olin c. Starr a , Steward Cabin boy and ten mn before the Nia-?t.�?� the Montre a. a very ally from a portion of the american prove to canadians that our is Wacl ily to sustain Pic government of the i. In Ted stamp on the id of the uni Uii and the con.?, and at All to tho a some reports Are that the rebels have a line of batteries 15 Milea in extent nearly continue of. One shot from shipping Point Tore had the most Vishi svit. N dist no of 4 the governor of Maine has requisitions for three More a moments which will make the Force in the Field from that state 16,000 tue blues Arctic exit edition. A the Halifax journal gives tho following particulars of the cruise and arrival of the Hayes Arctic expedition. A a up to Iho time of their arrival at this port tho party had been for Over twelve months without receiving news from Home excepting however a s Litany English newspaper obtained at upe navic which contained president Lincola s Lor extra session of Congress. It May be readily imagined eager were officers and Crew to possess themselves of newspapers containing news from Home. Since their departure the storm Cloud then a Mere speck on the political horizon has spread Over the heavens and plunged the country into the horrors of civil . Events have followed one alter the other in Quick succession and to those Arctic voyagers it must seem As if the occurrences of an Ordinary lifetime had been compressed into the few months of their absence. A a the United states sailed from Boston in july 1860. She reached upe navic a Short passage and proceeded from thence to Smiths Straits where she remained until july 10. 1861. On the 14th of april however a party left the vessel consisting of thirteen men und sixteen dogs with boats on the Leader of this dog team is now on Board the a United states a and is a Fine specie a die species. The party reached latitude 79 in the Middle Smiths Straits and Here the arty divided . Hayes and three went Ashr As latitude 8f 35west Side of Kennedy Channel and were obliged to put backs their provisions being exhausted. . Hayes reached his vessel on the 27tb of May. On the 13th july 18g1, they proceeded to Littleton Island where the vessel remained until the 27th. Sailing from thence in a northerly direction they were met by immense picks of ice which the vessel could not pen on the West Side of Smiths Straits which safely reached. Boat paid yes were be out from hero to explore hut the. Ice to a Olid that no Chance found h proceeding. The a United states n it came to an Anchor at the Esqui Maux settlement 0tik, Northumberland Island. 00 the co Aav Greenland. After surveying whale sound the vessel sailed for the l Cernavic on the voyage Home arriving there on the 15th of August 1861, after passing the it ugh 150 Miles of Field ice in Melville Bay. She sailed from Clience for Discoe Island and on the 17th of september left for new York. From september 24 to october 7, the United states very heavy gales and sustained some slight injury to her sails and she put in Here for repairs and will remain until monday next. I that i is. Tie uetto argue Stith a to Briti a Sycip s pie candian our Triumph will Over which they will Hae interfere with ?.-from its . ? the is not i thy and it a.-?t?ure Olio detest Slavr produce nothing i to rejoice. Well if americans can a iii a Haiti a sympathy by Quot getting amt the of de.troying their own g Mem Merit. To lug a wiil Endeavor to do without it. The value of tic article itself bears no to the Price asked for v ii Hig. The api touching Winter must Tell crush ugly upon the spirits of the rebels. Cut Iff froth All with the world tho life trebled in value denied the luxuries which they have All their .i Lieen Yeeu stored. Without . Y. Without credit without the skill t turn their feeble resources to account what a dreary Lookout into the future and then their army a without tents without Blanket without leather to make Harny is and shot in without Coffee Gro without even Salt to see in their rations their Seaboard Mcnair de. Largo fleets keeping with and Ward at to Weir Harbor entrances and the Mouths of their Rivers formidable expeditions swooping Down upon their coasts investing their Lort resses and Cap tuning their towns a alb. Eve. Jour. The Boston journal says the i Cen Mountain Hoys have thus Lav led the Van and to have no doubt that when tho a a tug comes the conf Denee of the in them will to fully Justitia a. The descendant of Ethan alien and his Brave followers Are not the men to flinch at sight of the foe. To the Vermont fld is allotted the Honor of thus heading the Union column. Occupying the advanced position at Lewisville and expects to keep it up ail the Down to .51anassi8. Every at 4 of clock May a the now York Pool s army correspondent Gen. Smiths entire Brigado is drawn up in Battle array to he in readiness for attack. That is the hour out of the Twenty four when attacks Are most Likely to to made and As this brigade is in a very exposed position it is at All times ready of an attack. The Hills near l? to will very he 80 fortified As to make the position impregnable. Gen. Bitler Belork the ,Tirethe event of Yesu Day wednesday the of maj. It . Butler of Massachusetts in tho joint , pursuant to an invitation which had been extended to him by a Resolution of Lith houses. The general hiked like a v a Veteran und we arc Tod with a warm and Hearty Welcom. During the delivery of his remarks he frequently interrupt?3d by tumultuous bursts of applause from the Large audience that tested the utmost capacity of the representatives Hall. Tho illustrious visitors then proceeded to the Senate chamber and introduced to Many of the senators. He afterwards escorted by the attentive committee to tho executive apartment and the other sights of our state House but obliged to leave somewhat hurriedly to review the 6th regiment. After reviewing the troops he made a Brief speech to them and then returned this quarters at tho . From another letter from the 4th regiment we take the following which will let a interesting. A Little account of my first experience on j picket guard May to interesting. 1 the first intimation we had that 150 me detailed from the eth were ordered to Start in 10 mind a a a port at a bad Quad to sri at Vanderworken a House some 3 Miles from our Camp on Road to fall Church. Of arriving at thi. Place. To some 800 men waiting for us and were ii cwt cd a a a f ordered to the extreme front having the Hoor leading the ool urn. We were marched 4 Miles Vandor Workens to the right of Falls Church Quot a a the rebels then had their picket.?, and halted. A Ilano Ock and Aid Rode Forward and ordered a Advance which we did pm paused by them some 2 mile beyond the main body to a Point from which the rebels had made an attack the Day before. We bad every read it a to believe rebels were concealed in tho bu.he., Notan eighth of a mile from us but the boys pressed eager fur a fight and hoping to have one. One third of our Force stationed Here As a Reserve concealed in tho Bush lilo the rest deployed As Skirmisher to tho right and left. We Lay Here about two hours seeing and hearing nothing but All the time with the Prospect of doing so keeping our nerve Strung up to the highest pitch. Then a courier arrived with intelligence that the rebel Pickett had retired from their Silin and to were dismiss a j and Back to Camp in �ca.?.>u for supper. There i an excitement about this duty which renders it attract live and ail arc anxious to go out in it. A inc coming to Lowina. to i More danger about it a the pickets arc firing on each other. i Rode Over to Upton Hill. From tho Observatory with a Gla?.?, the rebel were plainly vi.?Ible about three Miles off. lounging under tees, others us. Entrenchments a. Upton House in perforated with Cannon ball.?, and the wall.? covered with in Correen Ondene of the free press. .vtpeliek. Montrel teb oct. 1 Little done yesterday in the legislature but talk. Tho Bill authorizing the quartermaster general to Supply the 2d and 3d regime cos with tho clothing ac., which they need and which i spoke of As having passed both Branche and need ing Only the concurrence of the House in a few unimportant amendments proposed by the Senate in order to make it ready for the governor a approval and so become a Law on appearing in the the House for tho Purpo a of getting that con. Eur Renee met with quite an unexpected and determined opposition which it is by no Means certain May not prove fatal though i hardly think it will. The 01 script i Chalk White and red Koupicd by the rebel. Us Pencil i Beaulieu 1 c. By woo ocl. There niu.?t have eur. Many very Beautiful resident to. Julge by he ruins no sees All that now remains of Tansi is mostly burned by the Rob a but some regret to say. By our trop.?. Virgiiia will he the Vainer in one thing the a. I ? arc making co Ellet roads and heretofore hey have Leen i a Ling that i.?, an alarm 1? Rai e l at about u., the Long Roll Bea a which a idler notdi.?, even if he know it t be a hoax and to turn out Arm f uni in i a a a oat Iio remain till Daylight. i excellent. The in were made very Hap y yesterday by the arrival. A part of their Over at a they were very h Nee ice. We Hare really suffer 1 i want a f them. yet receive 1. unit. Pm Brattleboro. E Days arc Delight fully warm Here like urn a Mont in augut. We have Green Corn toes and other summer vegetables in profusion. To e Whito country is covered with Chestnut Groves the boys can get All the nuts they want by picking them up. We had tho first front night before last. 1 d. N t Why the night.? should it a to be so terribly cold when the therm Mctyr is not indicate thei Cirg p int. I it it Only is an air that when you Are exposed to. It g Joti to tho very marrow. In crap we for i it in. To account of the heat of the Day. Is it Tvr Siw if it it Tut it i last. The letter the . Do a in tent to a v. Morgan of now y has exc ipod c Jansi Dorahle interest. Similar later Slid Are will be sent to the of All the i states on the s Vhurl Aii incs. De-.4ntment of tote. It Washington oct. Ugh look j to Quot his excellency tho of tho state of new York fir. Tho present insurrection not even sealed itself in arms when Diloyal citizens Hast a cd to foreign countries to invoke their inter Van Ion for the overthrow of the government and the Federal Union. These agents Are known to have made their appeals to some of the More important state.?, without Success. It is not Likely however they will remain Content with such refusals. Indeed it is understood that they Are industriously endeavouring to accomplish their disloyal purposes by degrees and by indirectly Tak big advantage of tho embarrassments of Agricula inc Matulac Turca Commerce in foreign countries resulting from tho insurrection they inaugurated at Lioma. They seek to in sour common country in controtcr.?ie.? with states with which every Public and private inter a t require that it shall remain in of peace Amit and ii ends a. I Amable to state for your satisfaction that the Prospect of any Nich i turban co i less serious now than it Las been at any previous period during the course if the insurrection. It is nevertheless necessary now As it has been hitherto to take every precaution that is possible to avoid the evils of foreign to be super induced upon those of the civil commotion which to Are endeavouring to euro. One of the most obvious of such precautions is that our ports and harbours in the seas and lakes should be put in a condition of Complete defense for any nation May be said to vol a Anta Rily incur danger in seasons when it fail to show that it has sheltered itself on every Side from which the storm might possibly Orao. The measures which the exec Ativo can adopt in this emergency Aro such Only As Congress has sanctioned and for which it bad provided the provident is putting Forth tho Dilig i is and w a the messes. J. H. Paddock of this i . And j. C. Stearns of Bradford went on to Yash in ton with the it. 4th to pay them the sum due from tho state. They succeeded in paying All tho men and . Paddock returned on , bringing several thousand dollars from the soldiers sent Home to their friends to be placed on Deposit. This fact shows the Wisdom of tho appointment of a financial agent As announced last . Grc.1t satisfaction of seeing that these efforts seconded by the favor Aid and support of a Loyal patriotic self sacrificing people Are rapidly bringing the military and naval forces of the United of tits into to highest state of efficiency. But Congress chiefly absorbed during its recent session with these measures and did not provide As amply As could be wished for tho fortification of oar sea and Lake coasts. In previous . Loyal states have applied themselves by Independent and separate activity to support and Aid tho Federal government in its arduous responsibilities. The same disposition has been Rani tested in a degree eminently honorable by All tho Loyal states daring the present insurrection. In new of this fact and relying upon the increase ind continuance of the same disposition on the part of tho Loyal states tho president has directed Luo to invite your attention to the subject of the improvement and Over fiction of the defences of the state Over which you preside and to ask you to submit the Subjict to the consideration of the legislature when it shall have asic bled. Such proceedings by the state would require Only a temporary use of its Means. The expenditures ought to be made with the concurrence of the government. Being thus made with the concurrence of the govt for general defense there is every reason to believe that Congress would Sanction what the state should do and would provide for its reimbursement. A bold these suggestions be accepted the president will direct proper agents of the Federal a despatch from Potosi mo., says that the Bridge Over big River burned by a body of 600 rebels under Jeff. Thompson. There were about 50 Federal troops guarding the Bridge a o stood their ground and from Stone piles and other places of shelter did Good execution. Thuv were finally surrounded however and compelled to surrender. Their loss is 1 killed and 6 wounded. The rebel loss is 5 killed and 4 wounded. Immediately after the surrender the Federal prisoners were sworn by Jeff. Thompson not to Bear arms against the a Southern confederacy and released. The rebels then burned the Bridge and speedily retired. Jeff. Thomp son said he had 5,000 Muu nud men in the Vicinity that be intended to Burn other Bridges and that Pilot Knob and Ironton would soon be attacked and captured. All the troops on the Road have been ordered to Ironton by col. 1�?Tu.shing in command at that place in anticipation of an attack. Batteries can be erected on the Maryland Shore opposite the new rebel batteries which / opposition is that it i Tot certain but that the geteral government a now a Poparod to apply tho Masities of tho troops and it a proposed to sub Alfate for the Bill a joint Resolution instinct bag the governor to Send an agent to to Ashington to investigate and report by Telegraph and await at to Ashington for further orders from the legislature. But is the Bill Only authorizes tho quartermaster general to Supply to immediate Nemess itis of the 2d and w regiments Atid to inquire into the condition of tho rest and report immediately it if there might be some other than tho o.? reason for the determined opposition which showed itself yesterday. As the original resolutions which passed the Nate and were by the House referred to the committee on military affairs who a pm Rcd the Btu now under consideration put the Power in the of the , and a Bill gives it to the a Uirl Erm Gorral and the resolutions now proposed Tobe substituted for tho Bill place it substantially in the bands of the nov Tenor again it is Thongt by some that perhaps the Little differences which have existed Between tho governor and the quartermaster general May have More to do with it than at first apparel. And the fact that the. Necessities of the tru. A were generally admitted by those opposing the Bill and further that whatever supplies Are furnished by the state will eventually be reimbursed by the to Encl a Vermont gives some color at least to tho Opinio i and yet there May be tho very bc.?t of grounds the oppositl.aat any rate there ought to be something More than a lire personal feeling As to who shall to tho agent in carrying out tho will of the legislature and specially As the arising i it fit Las consumed almost a whole Day. The yeas and Lay were Leing called on to e final question when he Quot enact appeared in the bail of tho House the Imo the joint is Sembly Laving arrived and1 the question is yet undecided. The a Loas far s proceeded with Howevr, t. To Dacid Day in ,.of the Bill. The to tement of wifi . Of the Hogim-.-nt�? Turma ter Pitkin and m prot a Tor. Seem t Veall doubt of Mont troops with i y clothing a Tor not n 1 c of Lien y immediate action in then the great c set of yester in of course tho Butler and his speech before tho i Assembly. I speech of pied about half an hour and a fully up to the Mark so far As rigorous and determine. Prosecution of tho my them to perfect Confidence of Multi and such ass arc Coue crude. He is however the fluent and interesting speaker i bad ? Prosco. At four a a a cd the general the commiesione-1. I cars. F tho Keri girl to their duties to the Seiv and meanies. The importance of the strictest discipline care for the health Aud cum of the i remarks were heard by but it tho Fri res and by none of the p regiment n. Were they intended ndcr.??d tic regiment will leave Friday. At the i eth anniversary of the it. Bible so City held last evening at the Brick Church the Hon. Paul Dillingham its newly elected president Tok tho chair and made some interesting Narks in connection with his recep Ance of the office in regard Bis own personal interest and the general great importance of the object of the society. Very interesting remarks were made also by the Kev. . Howard. Chaplain of the Senate. A some interest too tho Ignatio Nof . U. U. Barnes who has for eight a years gratuitously taken charge of the Treasury and depository of the society. J. A. Page is i., is the new treasurer. Tho receipt be ?l.47 is about 2? per cent. Less ocl 17, 61. Little Doms a is still the Story and a a great Deal a nid Quot none the less s -. Now me.?.?r.?. Edi tors i done to mean to to a a growler a and Don t complain of much discussion thorough soar Bing my Long if need to. Every measure of Public interest and especially those of the importance that which come before the legislature at tho present time should a of thoroughly considered. For Whir to taken rcgardlc.?.? of tho foolish Bhort-sc3ion-any-Rato cry. But what i complain of a this that members in Many cases Rell considered 1 of what the a option actually is with nothing particular say upon it who seem to talk Only because they has a sort of lean almost As soon ague and a glittering Aud we direct and conduct the. Of defense of your state. I have the Honor to be system your obedient serve to. Signed we. H. Seward. Exi Losion a powder Mill at extensive powder Mills of Russell amp co., at Bennington were blown up tuesday morning at about a Quarter past six of clock causing two loud and distinct reports which were heard for Miles around the neighbourhood. Strange to say no person injured by the explosion. The Mills have been for some time pm running on a government contract and it is supposed that the Accident the result of carelessness on the of some of the employees of the establishment in their hurry to fulfil tho order. The loss is quite heavy to the Troy whig. The Navy department is said to have known that it the intention of Slidell and Mason to leave Savannah Charleston for the West indies where they would embark on Board a British Steamer for eng _ towards tho subject they Begio. Slide off generalities a a a should upon a sri question we Aich under discussion occupy Tbreo-fourth.? of be spent upon it while men of far greater caper Ion o and legislative Wisdom Are obliged to sit and listen while these flighty gentlemen air their eloquence and Nso up the Peoples time and Money. There a Resolution of m. 0 Ardner adopted yesterday requiring the governor to report to tho legislature All the i Ems of Alt the expended by him when to whom and for what paid tho names of All officers commissioned by him the Date of their a commission and the time from which to which they i drawn pay ac., a. Of course it would Imp. A Large amount of labor upon tho governor but to which i do not understand that he objects at All and it is undoubtedly highly proper that the information asked for should to Given. A communication from the Ijo Vernor this morning called attention to the great labor .Juired in order to answer the demand of the Resolution and asked authority to employ tho necessary clerk for the work. On this simple Jue lion a dig Cue Sion arose full two hours m Irneth ranging from tho Dan to the Beo Rahebi of the whole subject and finally granting to it Quost As nine tenths it of the House were satisfied should be done Ery first. This done another Resolution is in med utely introduced fur appointing a me the accounts of the governor adjutant and inspector and quartermaster Gen this after do Lse usion till past 12o�?Teloek, is adopted and these two were the Only thing done this Forenoon. Tho Only matter of Public interest in the after son the Intro nation of a Bill by judge Thomas of West Fairlee authorizing the has finally pcs de both houses. The election of Stata officers so far As has passed off very qui Ouye with the exception of third director of the state prison for which there were at least nine different Domino Tiki Only Aror four ballots a Choice made. Lucius Robinson of Newport a Democrat elected. The former Bank commissioner lion. \. J. Rowell of Troy unanimously elected the election of Commisso Ioder for tho insane p.?, As . Harmon has not yet Ravia his report. There seems to be an invincible Dover Minst Iob this year that nobody shall got along without giving a full account of himself and All his doings which of is As it should be. I hear hints of an adj Ament Over from saturday morning until tuesday but i Only hop if it is done that the people will Call every one who votes for it to a strict Leo it unt tho talk that there is nothing which can to done b a aus commit toes Are not prepared to report. To. Is pretty much All talk. At any rate commit done to i a hero work during adjourn if More than anybody else so that business n the legislature returns is in Preo Isola the e condition of advancement is when , oct. 18. Mirabile dict the legislature has actually refused to adjourn Over from thi afternoon until monday afternoon which is practically uyt As is usual at this stage of the sess which i rather think will Settle the matter for a so Iod As there will be much ewer reasons in favor of such above at any later other Tims. So Many have left however to night will to Morrow morning that 1 few but Little in be done even should there be a quorum. There bos been quite an Advent to Day c Tankard a measures among them the a dog ill a a a Bill for the of part of Elimor to Morristown and a Bill requiring All barrels casks jugs packages of any kind in which any spirituous liquor is brought into this state to by distinctly marked with tho names of the pcs of sending to whom sent and the kind and Quality of liquor c stained in them of making liquors found within this state not so marked by reason of that fact alone a contraband a am Der certain conditions specified in the Biu liable be confiscated even deelared�?ofree�?T�?T�?1 themselves into tho ground at least. The Bill s the legislature last year. It is introduce. This year by . Bales tho member from Ludlow who understood last year to be the ichor of the Bill of last year though not then member of the legislature. D seems to Moth be if executed will catch a Good share of those mysterious casks kegs ac., marked a. B. something equally cabalistic and which Lough nobody knows what is in them who they Are , in Soma disappear and Nei being As a a strayed Stolon a a we have right to conc Udo go to tho hands and perhaps Reid tho Mouths for which they Are intended and which it is tho general mans us a at least Are filled with the a a Good the dog Bill puts the animals into the Orand list at f 1,00 per head which places them on an Equality in tho of taxes and value with the Best of our horses and which would undoubtedly bring about a very salutary a a reformation in theb>r.ct�r of the. Casia population of the Fute. Another Bill giving officers and member of the legislature salaries Instea-1 of the per diem al Iwancio came in to Day. That of the president of be Senate and speaker of tho House to be $160, of tho members of tho two houses $80, of the doorkeeper and messengers $c0, annually. There seems to be a determination to tinker that Itter somehow but it seems to me if anything is to done that a provision merely limiting the no beyond which they shall not draw pay old accomplish All that is desired and be much More satisfactory than the salary of coming which suggestion is a a meet respect Fuhr i committee on Eju Catiz a rather unaccountably As it secme.1 to reported against to Bill providing that schools be supported on tirely on the grand list but the friends of the Leasure have arrested the proceed Ings and got it on tho table where it will probably remain ill they Are thoroughly prepared to meet it. The sensible ground for the Adverse report a fear lest by stirring up this matter we should such a a a hornets a nest about us that the opponents of our Board of education and our pres school a Stem would use in to boil Wrath and kick the whole concern into the Middle of next week some other Cju ally bad place. Bat i believe such fears Are groundless. Cer mainly if there Ever a time when the state should feel the importance of being careful what kind of men they Are raising and tho Best possible facilities for producing tho Best possible article it. There can be no More Short sighted policy than that of trenching in any thing which shall injure in the least this leading interest of the state and i done to believe the representatives of the it Elligen people of Vermont will do any such thing. . Balch of Ludlow offered a sort of a three Story Resolution to Day instructing the commit Dank the committee on corporations and the general com. Respectively to inquire into tho pc Deccy of enacting a general banking Law general corporation Law and a general Law for changing names and report by Dill other Rise. The design is to prevent so much of the Imo of tho legislature every year being occupied Rith these Mere formalities which under some eneral Laws it is thought might As Well be Don Rit Hont bringing them Here certainly a Good one f it can to accomplished. There were thirty on Buls for changing names before the legislature last year. T. The Laft Montpelier for tho scat of satyr Daj morning fully armed and equipped. The regiment Goce by of new Haven. The following Are the held and staff offi cers Row Natian lord ., Montpelier. , St. Johnsbury. Aft Jorz Oscar s. Tittle Cavendish. Adj Lanly Richaud b. Crandall Berlin. Quarter master John by. Clark Montpelier. c. It Woodward. St. legislature. Cold need from the report in Walton a journal wednesday oat 16. White and Duling Hom. A Tother a Are i thesis. Addressed the Fienau As follow so motors i Avail myself of the Oupor Taitt to exp Raa. Through you to tho freemen of this state a my acknowledgements for the Honor conferred upon me by calling me the Atwood Tim to Sido Over the deliberations of this honorable bad. I enter in its later with the fullest you Lidelee that my efforts to discharge the delicate and responsible duties of this position. Win Aoe Ord with yours to expedite the business of the session without your co operation my efforts we be vain. While we should not neglect on local i forests we should like Patriot Haring the we fare four country uppermost in our Miu cheerfully exhaust our constitutional authority Treng Hentho arms of the general gov and bid in putting Down the fearful rebellion which now menaces it. To thi end let it Effort be directed with a Unity nothing can divert. And laying aside All minor differences of opinion let a prove ourself. Worthy of the show to the world Tai 4�t�do As when ear country a Liberty a Resolution introduced by senator Powers to inquire of the committee on military affairs if any farther legislation is Neo Essaiy to enable the volunteers to dispose of the pay allowed them by them state adopted. Holsey . Janes of Waterbury introduced a Resolution that the committee on military affairs be instructed to whether the said it of the 6th regiment now in Montpelier Are in the habit of Selling their shoes provided by the government and at what Price if so and Repuk to the House. . Cusk. Of Cabot stated Bat some of the soldiers in the 3d regiment while at St. Johnsbury. Bad sold their shoe because they were unfit for their use. And they bad chosen to buy better. . Noyes said he about to state before . Cook bad spoken that Many times the soldiers preferred boots and Chosa to sell their shoe and Purchase them. The Resolution referred to committee on military affairs. . Gardner. Of Bennington introduced a Resolution that Uia excellency the love incr be Quested to communicate to this Hanse the Amonn of ail tho orders and warrant drawn by him. at his order on the treasurer of the sum stating for what purpose and by whom they were drawn also to state who had been commissioned by him As officers also Money expended for support a. Boing full report adopted. House Bill relating to the Supply of Vermont the second prop.?sed amendment . Baker of Enosburg. Proposed farther to Amend to include clothing Dow the property of the state adopted on the third debate ensued. . Noyes of Burlington said he oppose t tho entire Bill and would give his reason. To said if i had known yesterday what i have since Learned i would not have voted for the Bill As amended. It seems to to it would be Well to consider the under which this Bill a proposed. It presented in great haste. I an Appeal to the sympathy of the two ouse because there is hardly a member upon be floor of either House i presume who has it relative to Eor Leas near in the regiments referred to. Have we bad any Ith the governor any other person in Eomme Nica Tion with the troops what is the reason for this Sadden movement ? in it simply that out troops Are in need a i think that not tho reason and that it is the Dity of the Hense to pause nod consider. . Noyes i Nichet Tatad that be satisfied that the troops were in need of clothing Ard Thongt investigation proper but did not believe that tho general to Vermont were Catling Stanlly for More troop and allowing Thorn t of want Ana zip genre Apon the i eau. He inv. We should inquire whether tho general qovc.ment Eodald and would sep pay our troops of taking other action. He had Learned that. It in relation to the suffering of the a giants were Over stated. He stated to Carr Lepro Guions of the Biu would Cost Pohe 10,000. To closed by giving notice that be would in Ira Duce a series of joint resolutions in Aero dance with his views which resolutions be read. They to Telegraph returns. After prolonged discussion by messes. Thom Hallock Gardner Canfield Henry in ship Wubbel and Miller of Pomfret in the i"0p��?~ of which . Cushman thed by the committee of a had influenced the Quot a of a tailed <�>jou�.d. Afternoon n communication from the governor received with report of Board education and the Secretary Intro need and referred to com. On education. A bul introduced by Johnson of Wood Stock to provide for putting Thomas e. Powers tho balance due for services in superintending the building of the state Monse to committee on claims. The Senate came in to joint Assembly and a Secretary of futo for the ensuing year cd whole number of votes cast j38 Necee aary to Choice 11� Geo. W. Bailey ., received 191 Benj. W Dean 46 to. W. Bluey ., declared elected As Secretary of state for the ensuing year. Tho hour 3 of clock having arrived at Whyl it had Boon provided by joint Resolution to give audience to general bluer is entered the half which now crowded with Cir Send and Mem after listening to tho address of general but Ler the joint Assembly adjourned i of clock M., of Norrow. Friday oct. 18th. By it the governor to inform the Senate if the 4th and Ith Vermont regiments Are now fully supplied with uniforms including overcoats and clothing of every de script on and whether they have a full which led to the deficiency. The Reso Nuon with the Ai opted. Int resold to Rolls of these . White said necessary that the an ditch of a Soonta a bold have these pay Rolls in order that he might Settle with the governor. Referred to committee on finance. Adj. . White lating to the payment to state troops now a the service of the United states. . White said he bad understood that the governor a about to Deana Tab an agent to pay the fifth regiment. He thought it Unn Eoas Ary to Send an agent to Virginia to pay tho soldiers after they had been mustered into the service of the United state they might As Well be paid before leaving the said it Imp Amible for the waste any Money belonging to the s cannot draw any Money irom the Treasury without specifying its mtg Asa he moved to refer the re�oluti.?n to the commit Tae on White. the governor to inform the Senate if any of the Vermont regiments had been paid for service i a the time of mustering into the service of the state the the time of mastering into the service of the United state and if so what the of cation of such action adopted. The Senate then ise a regiment in this state to be attached to maj. Gen. Butlers division of the army of tho Republic to be ready in about 30 Day. In the Senate a Bill reported from tho judiciary committee providing that in Case the offices of governor and lieutenant governor become vacant by death other disability the speaker of the House instead of the Secretary of state As the Law provides shall assume that office unto i the vacancy is otherwise fixed. The Bill Anthor-0a. T�?T.-. Albans. Surgeon cuss. Chandler Montpelier. Stone Berlin. Sergeant major Briosi b. Fullam Sheldon. Quarter masters sergeant Tomca swirl Middlebury. Com Muary sergeant Graat h. Hatch Montpelier. The St. Louis say that . Winer surgeon of the 23dillinoit regiment of vol. Mulligan s Irish brigade started wednesday by order of Gen. Curtis for Gen. Prieor a head Quarter with an offer to effect the Liberty of col. Moll inn. By tendering in hia place the release of Gen. Frost from parole of Honor who taken after the capture of Camp Jackson. Of the 26 rebel troops to be released to cording to the Nio ent special orderly 3 of them a the oath of alg Iacoe. The Othorn after Rof Ron a pm i 1. and refer Tow by . Reyolds of Alan Rob ests blushing Alanee for the much the pay of member at $80, and of Kei Aid matai Igert at $60 Emit also by of Albergate property from traction by dogs to Jodio imy Oom. Bales of a Niue in Truot ing the com. On Bank to inquire what legislation is necessary to make operative and effective a general banking Law in thu state. Also in trusting the Oom. On to Iraq Nice what Lemma Tion u need tory Tor the a Meta eat of a general Law for tha formation of in proration for Mann Factor Inland mining in roots a. Also in str acting tha comm ettae on the Jeff Cix into int of an , of Emmaa at be a Perl a the ent Faw support of a heels Ltd the Grawn he . A Biu run tag to he Jill the Bulur that the How ill in

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