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Carlisle American Volunteer (Newspaper) - January 16, 1862, Carlisle, PennsylvaniaA your country stay it always be rights but right or wrong our yol. 48. Carlisle pa., thursday january 16, 1862. Ifo. 32. American Volunteer. A a published every thursday Mort Suhs by John b. Bratton. A Terdjis. Dollar and fifty cents paid Lii a Evanoo two dollars if paid within tho your j and two dollars and fifty conts if not paid within. The year. Those terms will be rigidly a Horod to in every inst Rico. No subscription Visconti pod until All arrearage Aro paid unless at the option of tho editor. Advertisements accompanied by to can and not ? one Square will do Insor Tod three times for one Dollar and Twenty five cents for each additional insertion. a greater length in proportion. Job printing such As hand Bills posting Bills , Blanks labels it Fec. Ac., executed with accuracy and at the shortest notice. A. A governor s message to the honorable the Senate and House of. . Of the Commonwealth of . Gentlemen it has pleased Divino provi Imus. Abundant crops unbroken Pence within our Borders unanimity among our people and a thus to Uahle this Commonwealth to do her full duty to the country to herself and to posterity. For these blessings to have cause to be grateful. A. The Balanco a in tho Tro usury on tho. The Sikli november 1s60, was a $g8 1,433 of tho Rey oils during the fiscal year a a. K ouding novo Libor to i8c1, were As. Follows. Front Ordinary sources $3,017,0-15 57 -. A a from Tomporis Loa Nuu \ a der oct of april 12, 01,. A a a at ipod Cut. Interest. ,. A a. ,. Aud negotiated at -4.75,000 00. From 0 percent loan i. Der act of May 15,. A a. Í801, Alio negotiated a at 2,012,150 00 a from society of Cincin a Nati a j a. A 500 00 from United states on a a a. A account of i diary sex ,. A poses. A a Quot 005,000 00 from paymasters Aud. A others to funded. 32,229 45 a a a a. A. 0,743.525 02 proclamation of 5th of september last As Fol al states which thu government received at Washington was a Pennsylvania corps which arrived there prior to the 19th of april. On lows debt Rod email from 4th september 1860, to 1st so Tombor 1861 $300,801 01 of took Loans 302�?Ts5� a a j,83u i of Relief notes. -_-$300,801 01 total i d to Treasury for fiscal year ending novo Zubor 30, tsp a. 7�424>95s 1�0. A \ a. Xor Ordinary purposes ?3,1-1j,js0 34 a or military a a Oil Yuhos a. A a a a v april 12,1 a a. A 1801, $174,873 85. \ a do act May. A a it a 15, 1801, 1,7$8,462. I58. A to act May a a 10, 1s01, 170,535 51. A -$2,353,872 04. A a amount loan under an. A. A. A. But a Pru 12, Lstill to. A. A a. Puidk. 375000 00 -�5,87352. 3$ i refer to the reports of tho state treasurer and auditor general for the details financial affairs tho reports of tho Surveyor general and state librarian will exhibit the state depart ments under their care. The commissioners sinking fund during the last Spring received from tho Philadelphia and Erie late Sunbury and brie Railroad company forty Bonds of that company for �100,000 each and a mortgage to secure the same executed in conformity with the third Section of tho act of March Toni 7th, 1861. That company has also Deposit Din the state Treasury its Bonds to the amount of �5,000,000 00, in accordance with the. Sixth Section same act. In the 9th of May last. I granted my. Warrant authorizing the state treasurer to deliver to the said company one thousand of said Bonds being to the amount of Rasuid in conformity with the five Lear. in Treasury Nuvedin a tier 30, 1881-,. A folic a nth i a Xiii . Received from temporary a a. Quot a . A 1.2,3801, $4?3,000 00. above 375,000 00 a , 1801received from lean nil a der net of Muy 15, 01. Amount of. Public debt. Funded and us funded nov 30,1800 37,009,8-17 50 l Aid during fiscal year -101,331.42 a Stoma ining unpaid sex. A elusive of military Loans a above mentioned nov. $100,000 ,00 �,012,150 a sri .30, 1801. 37,808,516 of -37,868,510 08 to deceit to and Exi edit civics of u/1-iv-t� a Loans. Ito seipts under the act of ,. ,. April 12,1301 i $175,000 00rce opts a it to of. A. May-15, 1801 2,012,150 00 i a rom Payi masters. And. Others,.refunded 1 32,229 45. �?--$3,119,379 45 paid for military sex pc est us above.2,353is72 04 paid for redeeming loan. A act of april 12 Quot. 375,000 00. A 2,728,872 04 unexpended of military Loans uf.ce1fts of Knue. By Tlanzo in Treasury from Ordinary sources 30, 1300. $0s1,133 08 received from Ordinary a sources during fiscal year. 3,017,045 57 390,507 41 of.din�i1v Bev raid for Ordinary expenses us above 3,690,Ora 05 3,144,480 34 of Ordinary Rov Oulu re Voivod a. From United states on a count of. Military expo eos Roco ived Frim sopi Oty of Ciu Cunati. 554,508 31 g00,000 00. 600 00 Balanco in trod sury As above 1,551,005 72 it will to observed that the fiscal year ends on tho 30th of november and the sinking fund year Ori to first so Tombor which accounts for the apparent deficiency in the amount of Ctet paid As stated in the treasurers report and by the commissioners of tho sinking Blind. Tho stat Johns on hand a surplus of , and equipments which Cost about s190,000, which the United states have agreed to Tako and for at Cost. Arrangements have been made with tho general Govor Umont for tho reimbursement of tho military expenses of tho state since the 27th of july last. Tho Bills As paid Are forwarded to Washington and partial repayments have already be ii made. It will to observed that tho receipts from Ordinary sources of Revenue for the year 1861, Liao Doe Roasol but As payments have been made on bomb of them since the settlement at tho end of tho fiscal your on tho first of de Cembor and Moro May reasonably to expected in addition to tho payments to to made by the National government As hereinafter stated the Balanco available in the Treasury will be largely increased. It will also be observed that it has not Yot been found necessary to Call in All of tho loan effected under tho act 15th of May last. In some items tho Ordinary Revo nuo of 1861 was in excess of that of i860. Lar i e Oak aut10l, let a the act of May 15, 1601, was taken at . This of currency most Gratifying under All tho thou existing circumstances of embarrassment affords triumphant evidence Couf Denoo of tho people in tho Jit ability and integrity of tho a Ommon wealth and of their determination to support tho government. The operations sinking fund during the last your have been As shown by my per cent Bonds mentioned in the fifth Section act exc8 a get those belonging to the state and now in the sinking fund having been previously surrendered and cancelled and satisfaction entered on the record mortgage my it soued in said having received notice from the company that the Bonds so delivered to the company or their proceeds had been appropriated in accordance with the provisions Law 21at of june last i appointed John a. Wright As commissioner to examine and to report to to whether said Bonds or their proceeds Hae been appropriated Tod he purposes required by the act. His report bus not yet been received by me. It is understood that arrangements have of last been made under which the direct Railroad connection Between Philadelphia and Erie will be completed within a Short it is impossible to estimate to highly the importance of this great work to the common wealth and especially to Philadelphia and Erie and the hitherto neglected counties near its route West Susquehanna. By the act of tiio21st of april 1858, for the sole of tin state canals to the so Bury and Erie Railto amp a company it was provided that if that company should sell said canals for a greater sum in the aggregate than three and a half millions of dollars seventy five per centum of such excess should to paid to the Commonwealth by a Transfer of so much of such Bonds and securities As said comp Njo should receive for tho same and payable in like manner. The company Eold the canals and reported that tho share of tho profit on such Sale due to tho Commonwealth was �281,250, of which �250 was paid in Cash and for the remaining �281,000 a he common Vei Ltd received Coupon Binil s company to that amount being portion of Bonds for �900,000 issued by. That company and secured by a Mur Gago Wyoming canal formerly called tho lower North Branch canal these beads Bear an interest of six per event. Per annul payable on the 15th of january and july and the interest was paid by the company to january last inclusive.�?1 the interest duo in july last has not been paid. Judgments having been obtained against the company on some of fihe coupons for the unpaid july interest a Bill in equity was filed in tho supreme court Hon Bond and stockholder in which such proceedings were had that by a decree made on the 2d september last the property and affairs of tho company were placed in tho hands of a receiver. A a pm Iii has been suggested for the assent Stock and bondholders which contemplates a Sale canal under lawful process and a Purchase of tho same for the purpose of forming anew company of Wielt the capital Stock shall he Ono million of dollars divided into Twenty thousand shares of fifty dollars each of which each assenting Holder of a mortgage Bond fur one thousand dollars shall he entitled to eighteen shaves and each assenting Holder of fifty shares of Stock Wyoming canal company Tlell be entitled to nine shares. Of course no officer of tho Commonwealth had authority to assent to the proposal or in any Way to affect her position. It is believed also that the plan is not one that ought to to assented to by the Commonwealth and that under All the circumstances if the convenience of individual parties requires a change such As proposed the debt due to the Commonwealth ought to be first p Aid or fully secured. A i suggest that the not passed 8th of april 1861, entitled a a an act concerning the Sale of railroads canals &c.,�?� should to modified so that in All cases in which a dolt May to due to tho Commonwealth by the company As whose property a Public work May be sold the purchasers thereof shall not to entitled to tho benefits and privileges conferred by the act unless they shall have first paid the debt due to tho state or secured the same by their Bonds to the Commonwealth secured by a first mor Gugo on the work itself. I commend the subject to the immediate consideration of tho legislature As an Effort May be made at an Early Day to enforce a Sale canal and some provision by Law to protect tho interests state would in that Case be necessary. The wicked and monstrous rebellion which broke out Many months ago has not Yot been quelled. Evory seut Mont of loyalty and patriotism demands its effectual suppression. In my messages of tho ,9th and 30th of april last i Sot Forth at length my views of tho character and objects contest which is still pending. Subsequent reflection has confirmed me in the correctness opinions then expressed and to which i refer. In addition it ought to to understood that looking to tho variety and character of her pro Duc Sahd Industry her material interest alone would Rendor the preservation Union from the present assault upon it indispensable to Pennsylvania. She cannot afford to have a foreign Power below or above or bounding her on tho Delaware the Chesapeake or the Mississippi and she will never acquiesce in such a result whatever May be the Cost in men and Money of her resistance to it. On the 9th of april last i directed tho attention legislature to tho necessity which existed for an. Improved military organization and in tho 12th of tho Samo month the ate entitled a a an not for the bettor organization of tho militia of this Commonwealth a passed appropriating the sum of �500,000 for the purpose of organizing equip pin Gund arming tho militia. On tho 15th of april the president by proclamation called for a military Force of seventy Tive thousand inon of which tho quota assigned to Pennsylvania was at firsts Steon afterwards Rod cod to fourteen regiments to serve As infantry or Riff omon for the torm of Throe months unless sooner discharged. This Call was enthusiastically responded to by the people of Pennsylvania. Tho first military Ai from tho Loy that Day the passage of other corps from this and other states through Baltimore was impeded by Force and during nearly two weeks afterwards the communication Between Washington Ond the Loyal states was almost entirely Cut off. On the 19th i received a re Quost from tho War department that the troops preparing in this state should be clothed armed equipped subsisted and transported by the state in consequence then inability United states. This request was of course complied with and Twenty five regiments being eleven regiments beyond our quota comprising Twenty thousand one Hundred and seventy five men from Pennsyl Vania served for tho term of three months under the presidents proclamation above referred to. As the furnishing those volunteers with Bupp Lios was necessarily under the circumstances a hurried operation and As complaints were made in regard to them and frauds wore alleged to have been perpetrated i appointed a Board of commissioners to investigate the whole subject. A copy a of their report with tho evidence taken by them has been already Laid before the Public. It is the to Cire Tjun auditor general Oppon the the City of Erie one. Of which has. Been a Washington in tho service since september and the other is now ready for marching orders and it is due to the first Erie regiment to say that most men Are now in service. Further requisitions for sixteen regiments of infantry and two regiments of cavalry wore shortly afterwards made by the War department. Of these sixteen have already been raised and Are in service United states and the remaining two Are in tho Tourso of organization and nearly ready to March. In addition to tho requisitions on the state tho War department had Given authorities to numerous individuals to raise volunteers in Pennsylvania but As that system was found to create much e general order was issued by the War department on the 25th of september placing All such organizations under the control of tho governor and shortly afterwards a requisition was made on the state to increase her quota to seventy five thousand men. Those Independent organizations As they were colled thus became Pennsylvania re Gimel to and As completed and sent Forward form part of tho quota state. The Stato regiments Havo been numbered and the last to Thia Dato is Mim Hanula a accounts of As appear by the testimony to have been overpaid and this Tourso has already been taken in two of those cases. On the expiration torm three months men in july last s me eight or ten thousand discharged Pennsylvania volunteers were town into Harrisburg without notice and detained Here be paid for an average Timo of some ten Days. Their tents Camp equipage and cooking utensils had been taken from them at Avillia sport Maryland and Theja arrived hero destitute of All Means of shelter and of preparing their food. The commissary of tho United slates furnished uncooked rations and under the circumstances of emergency i deemed it necessary to make arrangements for aiding in the cooking and baking rations and also for furnishing meals to such regiments As arrived during the night or under circumstances requiring instant Relief. The expenses attending these operations amounted so far As ascertained to �744,20 mid i recommend that tho legislature make an appropriation to them it ought to be stated that these expenses would have been much larger but for the Liberal and patriotic efforts of tho citizens and especially the indies of Harrisburg their free and generous Aid to our wearied and hungry soldiers deserve yemeni Borneo and gratitude. At the special session legislature Lii Eli commenced on the 30th of. April last i the organization of a let serve corps to be armed equipped clothed subsisted and paid by the state and drilled in Calips Oft instruction in anticipation exigencies country Aridi by tile net of tho 15 the of stay last Ucli a corps was directed to to raised and a Loon of $3,0006000 was authorized to defray the sex pm is of that Louvy other military preparations. Iii Iuvino than sufficient in number Toli irm some ten regiments Reserve corps had previous to tho 15th of May been accepted by to in pursuance of a Call on to afterwards rescinded for then five regiments and Woro then already assembled and subject to my control. Most of these a men volunteered for the Reserve corps and were organized. The remaining regiments were rapidly recruited and the corps was thus completed and George a. Mccall of Chester county was commissioned As major general and assigned to the command of All the forces raised of to be raised under tho provisions last mentioned act. The regiments composing the Reserve corps Wero instructed in four Camps in different parts of tho state until Thoy were taken into the. Service of tho United states. Two regiments under commands of Charlea j. Biddle and scr Mea g. Simmons Ami two companies of artillery under the command of col. Charles t. Campbell at the pressing instance of tho War department were sent on the 22d of june last to the Relief of col. Wallace it Cumberland and re Nia ined for about six weeks there and in Western Virginia engaged in Active operations. Towards the close of july tho whole corps was called for under requisition and taken into tho service United states. Within four Days after the disaster at Bull run eleven regiments of this Fine body of men armed drilled clothed equipped and respects ready for Active service were in Washington. The regiments and companies from Western Virginia and the remaining two regiments making tho whole number of fifteen soon joined them there and they Are All now in service under the command of Gen. Mccall who has been commissioned As a. Brigadier general by the United states. These fifteen regiments contain fifteen thousand eight Hundred and fifty six men and constitute a division comp ring the brigades a regiment of artillery and one of cavalry. The whole expense of rasing clothing equipping subsisting and paying the Reserve corps including the expenses of establishing and fitting the Camps of instruction of recruiting and supplying regimental flags and the expenses of tho Campaign two regiments and companies in Maryland and Western Virginia which were All defrayed by the state has amounted to �855,444,87. This does not include tho transportation on railroads As tho separation of that account would have been a work of great labor nor does it include tho two regiments during the Campaign but it docs include All the expenses which were heavy of teams and Quot transportation not on railroads for the Campaign above mentioned. Twelve regiments Reserve corps were paid subsisted &c., by the Stato to tho average Date of 22d july. Tho two a Egi Monts in Western paid by tho Stato to the Date of their departure from Harrisburg on that expedition. Tho cavalry regiment was not paid by the state. It will be perceived that tho whole average expense per Man was $53.95. _ previous to tho 31st of april last a regiment had Beon enlisted in tho City of Erie from North Western Pennsylvania when tho Call was made on me on twin Day fur twon to Iivo additional regiments tho Erie regiment was ordered to March to Harrisburg Ino Call was rescinded however before the regiment reached Pittsburg and i ordered it to encamp at that City where it re Inanod until tho 30th of Juno. Tho National government declined to Mustor tho regiment into service As All existing requisitions Mado on tho state were More than filled. Much approx onion existed in tho Western and South Wos torn Borders of tho state and it was doomed prudent to retain tho regiment at Pittsburg to moot buy Omar sepoy that might a Forti Fin Mishi Nril no film ant of 15tli Hundred and fifteen. Two three month a reginiont8 have continued in service under tho latter requisitions and retain their original numbers. Deducting tho remaining Twenty three three months regiments there Aro pinot to two regiments in ser Viool and preparing for it. We have also in service Ana preparing Twenty for companies. Tho Fok Wiig table existing Pennsylvania Volfi Etcor Force is Givon for information a regiments in service a 00 regiments of infantry of a Limuli 0 Woro. A Rifle regiments. 71,189 11 do cavalry a 12,690 1 Reg Mont of artillery 1,077�?T companies in service. 7 companies of infantry 707 6 do cavalry 678, c do artillery. 936 in other than Pennsylvania organizations estimated tho officers of which Aro in coarse of being commissioned a. Total in service. A a. Regiments preparing service. 12 Rog Mouts of infantry. 13,092 1 Rog Mont of cavalry 1,136 1 do artillery k 1,077 84,950 2,22.1 87,177 6,400 93,577 15,305. Companies preparing for service. 1�?Tconipany of cavalry. 109 �?~1 companies of artillery a. A 624 Fieri 733 16.038 Pico. Quot thing Forstr Viool a s3�s77 10 038 Pennsylvania s contribution. 109,615 exclusive of 20, 175 la Iron months men now disbanded. A after tho passage of tho not of 15th May. 1861, it was expo Tod that this regiment Woi ild form part of tho Reserve vet unto or corps hut us tho Moil bad Boon a Long Timo from Home and remained inactive in Camp they declined entering tho. Service and Woro subsisted and paid up to tho 30th of june by tho Stato. Two rag Monts have since been from tho same part of ponus Zvanit at tho regiments preparing for service Are incomplete. Those that May not to filled by. The 16th instant will be consolidated and sent Forward. Of the regime its in service the 11th and j5th of infantry Are it Annapolis the 28th, 29th, 21th, 65th, 69th, 71st, 72d and 106th regiments and one company of infantry Aro. command of major general Banks the Isth 50th, 55th and 100th Are in South Carolina the 48 the infantry Are at Ilat Teras Inlet the 108th infantry and Lluli cavalry Are at fortress Monroe j the 76th, 78th, and 79th, infantry the 7th.and9th cavalry one troop of horse one squad of of chivalry two battalions of artillery it a in Tieti Lueky tho 84th and 110th infantry Are Iarj Western Virginia As Are also three of infantry four companies of Light Noti Juery the 87th infantry Are at our Keysville in Maryland of artillery is at fort Delaware All of tho volunteers Are at or near Washington. Upwards of Throe Hundred volunteers from Pennsylvania Aro now prisoners but As arrangements have been made for tho Exchange of prisoners it May to expected that they will soon be released. In compliance with the joint resolutions 16th of Liiv last i have procured regimental flags for the Pennsylvania volunteers and have presented them in person to most of tho regiments. In other oases the regiments being on or near tho Potomac i have requested or. Cowan senator and messes. Grow and Wright members House of representatives from Pennsylvania to present them in the name Commonwealth. Trio general government requested that the states would abstain Iron purchasing arms As their Competition was found injurious in tho Market and in View Large expenditures of Money in arming and equipping the vol a utter Force state providing for tho Cofonoe National Goy Ormont i did not Pui Ophaso any Lis authorized by the Twenty eight Section of tho act 15th of May 1861. Tho Stato has now Quito As Many arms As Are necessary to Arm All her Volunteer organizations in existed of but influenced by Trio threatening Asplet of Wiir relations with foreign governments i have directed the adjutant general to Anns As soon As it can be done on reasonable terms and with nut injurious Competition with tho National government. Arms live Beon distributed among tho Border counties to All tia organizations Thaten Veblen . Ono thousand Nino Hundred thirty arms Havo been thus distributed. I have also addressed a Lottor to tho commissioners of All the horror to Futios offering arms to Thorn As soon As military organizations shall to formed to to Toive Thorn. Besides thus complying with tho require outs of Trio Twenty Sovo nth Section not of 10 the May last i Havo deemed it prudent to offer five thousand arms to such military organizations As May be formed in Phila Delphi Aona plan to to approved by Moas com minder in chief. Muskets and rifles to a Aon Sidor Ablo ext Cut have Boon furnish of to the Pennsylvania volunteers from tho Stato Arsenal. Others Bavo Boon sent by the United states authorities to Arm them before leaving tho Stato in some oases regiments Havo Gono without arms under assurances from tho War department that Thoy would Bermeda Wasli in ton or Otylior near designated Points and that their immediate departure was required. It was thought Wise in these oases not to insist on tho arms being sent before tha Rogi meets marched As this would have imposed on Trio government an of Cuso in freight Ami would Lyvo Boon productive of gence hns been used in collecting arms throughout the state and repairing and altering them in the most approved manner. The Stato has now 62 pieces of artillery of which 17 need repairs 26,753 markets and rifles some of which Are in the hands of mechanics being repaired 1,910 Are in the hands Volunteer corps throughout the state 1,930 in the Possession of county commissioners. And 1,000 with tho Reserve corps of Philadelphia., j in addition to this City of Philadelphia has 9 pieces of rifled artillery and -4,976 muskets and rifles. The state has also in tho Arsenal at Harrisburg 1, �6g sabres and swords and 1,957 pistols and tho City of Philadelphia has 440 sabres and 326 pistols with Trio necessary accoutrements. There is also in the Arsenal at Harrisburg a Large amount of accoutrements and ammunition for artillery and Small arms. The adjutant general is successfully engaged in collecting arms throughout tho state and it is expected that tho number above stated will be largely increased. Probably at least 5,000 muskets and rifles and several pieces of artillery will still be collected. A ten Nanak ski Ali such manner As to Bear equally upon our Revenue Laws had imposed on real and a for Sonny property As its full proportion but Ittie More than one third taxes needed for the Ordinary expenditures of tho ,v by tho not of 15th May last Trio tax on this Quot species of property has already been incr a a one sixth. Should the state refuse to assume the United states tax the whole Burden of it will Fali upon these interests interests too most unfavourably affected by tho War whilst other kinds of property and Tobor sources of Revenue judged by our la aws Jable to nearly two thirds present revenues Stato would not to called on to contribute one of additional tax. The militia system of tho Commonwealth is vory imperfect. I recommend tho establishment of a commission to Frame and report a system More adequate to tho exigency times. I earnestly recommend to the legislature that provision to made for to military instruction of youth tho appointment of a military instructor in tho Normal schools would in a Short period give Toai hers to tho common schools who would be competent to train tho boys in att Nanoo on them. It would in my. C11abgb to the a band jury. By _ non. James ii. Graham. The Comfort of Trio volunteers and the goodness and sufficiency of their supp ios of nil kinds and to sex Bellont arrangements of. The medical department under tho control of surgeon general Henry ii. S , Are proved by the fact that More than 60,000 men have been for various generally Short periods at Camp Curtin since the 8th of april inst and that Down to to 1st of january instant there died but forty linemen at that Camp Viz. Forty four from sickness two belonging to regiments from other states who had Boon injured on railroads two accidentally killed in cat rip Curtin and one shot in Harrisburg. To facilitate the making of allot fonts of their by our volunteers in the Field for the support of Home i appointed Hon. Edgar Gonan Thomas e. Franklin and e. G. Names esqs., commissioners to visit the Camps of our men on and South Potomac and also James Park and m. In. Beltzhoover esqs., commissioners to visit those in Kentucky and elsewhere in the Western country to Call tho attention troops to the system of allotment and to encourage them in adopting a practical plan for carrying it into several reports of these commissioners Are highly satisfactory. ,. For details on the several subjects connect a with the Nii Litney operations of this state i refer to the reports adjutant general surgeon general quartermaster gooral commissary general and paymaster general which accompany this message. The duties imposed Lipon to were so onerous that i found it necessary to invite tho temporary assistance of gentlemen on my Slaff to Aid me to perform them. In this capacity colonels Thomas a. Scott Gideon j. Ball and John a. W right Eon Triba j Ding adequate defences at our Assai Lable Points ted their valuable services from the Middle of East and West i earnestly room mod that april until they wore bailed away Isy other i the legislature take prompt moans for that duties. Col. Scott remained until he became purpose. We should to admonished by Fec ont connected with the War department col. Ball until the 1st of june and col. Wright until tho 23d of july for tho time thus devoted to tho service of tho Stato Thoy have to of Vised to receive any compensation. Colonels Joseph a. Potts a l. Russell j. Brow Parker and Craig Biddle were in the service up to tho�?T20th of december. The department of Telegraph and transportation was under the exclusive control of coi. Potts. The system and Economy of its management show How faithfully and Well he fulfilled his office. It is but just to All these gon Lemon that i should Bear testimony to Trio untiring Zeal and Fidelity with which their duties Wero por formed. The quota of tho state having been More than filled and the military Force organized i was enable on the 20tli of december last to dispense with a personal staff and Trio temporary arrangement which had Beon made for its employment was then closed. By the thirteenth Section act 15th of May 1861, i was authorized to draw my warrants Oil the Treasury for a sum not exceed aug �20,000 for compensation to such persons As might to required to Sorn the country in a military capacity a. Of this find i Havo drawn from Trio Treasury �8,5.00, out of Shioli i paid the compensation of my personal staff also other expenses military department and the actual expo sos of persons employed on temporary services Nono of whom received any further compensation and of poses commissions appointed to investigate alleged frauds amp of and of establishing military patrols on tho Maryland Lino and �500 on secret my account is settled in the office auditor general up to the 1st of december. On that Day i had expended $6,400, and except Somo inconsiderable payments made since tho balance remains in my hands. The report auditor general will exhibit tho items of tho aeon it an account of military by tho Stato on behalf United states As far As the same Ltd then been ascertained and settled by the accounting departments hero was made up to tho 1st Day of so Tombor 1861, and presented on tho 12th of that month at tho Treasury department United states for settlement and allowance. Tho sum of �000,009, has Boon received for pm the Treasury department of that account. Tho re payment by the general government of tho expenses attending the organization and support of tho Reserve corp May not be provided for by any exist aug act of Congress. As those expenses wore incurred by Trio Stato for Trio Benefit of tho general. and Havo been proud Toivo of results most important to Trio welfare and Ovon safety of to country it would to right that an act of Congress should to passed providing expressly for their repayment. It lies with the legislature to adopt tho proper Means for directing tho at Montion of Congress to this Subj oot. Assurances Liao Beon received from the Treasury department that tho examination of tho military to Monnts Stato will he Proco Oded in without delay so that Trio Stato May receive a Erodito for Trio Balanco duo in time to apply tho same towards the payment of Lior quota of tho direct tax. Assuming tho completion of this arrangement if tho state shall assume the direct tax for this a oar a Savinar of fifteen por coot will us Cruz to her and no present inc roast of Lior Tux Tiu a ill to noun Saar. T whether this credit to Given or not 1 recommend that Trio payment of Dir oot tax Boas sumo by tho Stato. In Case tho Stato assumes the payment of this tax there should to such revision january Tebu 1802.gentlemen grand jury in again assuming tho Futios highly responsible position assigned us by the Suffrages Oit zeus of this judicial District it is natural and almost unavoidable that we should indulge in a retrospect past ten years when we first occupied the seat we How resume and assumed the discharge of those duties which Havo again been committed to our hands it then we were a highly favored nation a the Evv and admiration of tho civilized world. Peace Unity Aud fraternal kindness prevailed throughout a a a wide Domain and happiness Aud Contentment the blessings most coveted by Man in this world appeared to have selected our beloved country As their favorite abode. Our on Vord Moreh to greatness and a Power during Wiir Brief existence As to nation had been unexampled in the world history Aud we were in name and in fact Trio Nappy Rome exiled and oppressed from every land and clime. We Bons Lully proclaimed to the nations Eastern hemisphere that tho problem of self government had Beon fully solved and tho principles of civil and religious Liberty firmly and a durably established on to american continent. But within the Short period past eight months a most lamentable change a spread Over the face of. Our country. We Are now in tho midst of Sill the horrors of civil War. A most wicked rebellion has Boon inaugurated by the. Desp Brato counsels of a few bold bad men Southern states who Are now attempting to destroy tho Best and most Benignant gov Ermont Ever devised by Many a those rebel chiefs South by violence and fraud Liao usurped to government of their respective states and. Hold the Tri asses captive at their will bound in the chains of an Iron despotism More cruel and relentless than Over marked the reign most sanguinary despot. _ the necessary consequence of this treasonable attempt to destroy the government United states and wipe out our existence is a nation has been to involve the lawfully constituted and legitimate government Union in a desperate and sanguinary conflict with those in armed rebellion against the Constitution and Laws and who with Patricial hands have torn and sullied and trampled in the dust our National Banner. _ four Young a but Gigantic Nat Iofi 18 now passing through a bloody ordeal on which depends our National existence More than the existence and. Perpetuity of a nation. The principles of civil Liberty and Many a capability of self government a Liao Pendant on the Issue Aud the problem now being solved is whether Uny other government than a. Monarchy or despotism is papa Bio of self preservation. A indications from abroad to to prepared for does the government of those United states our own defence As Well As for tho suppress a once United but now Dis severed founded Ion of Domestic insurrection. Upon the principles of popular sovereignty in selecting a site for a National Armor i that the Popio possess us moment intelligence tho Public Good be alone considered,Pennsyl-1 and honesty to irame their own Laws and be i a n Ler Rne pm Oliason or leasing by the Commonwealth of a building for a military school and for employing competent instructors at tho expense of Trio state requiring Trio pupils to defray the Otylior expenses. No Pupil should be admitted to this school without having passed a thorough examination of mathematics and All fitting subjects of instructions except the military Art proper. I respectfully urge this subject on your Early consideration of one of a trial perhaps vital importance. I have taken measures to direct the. Efficient attention of tho gooral government to tho fortification of tho water approaches on Trio Seaboard and tho lakes and arrangements Are in the Tourso of boing effected which it is hoped will be satisfactory in their result. I Send with this message a copy of a communication from general Totten Cli iof of tho military Engineer department at Washington. I have also represented to tho Secretary Navy tho necessity for floating do forces on the Delaware and have his Assurance Hatt they shall be prepared at the earliest moment. A i have had a correspondence with the authorities and bomb citizens of Erie on the subject defenceless condition of that pity and the part Stato bordering on the Inko. On examination it is found that there Are Iio defences on Trio Lake and that tho ordnance City of Erie was withdrawn by Trio National government in the summer of 1861. Tho Secretary of tho Navy on a request made directed that tho Crew United Statos Steamer Michigan should not be disbanded As has been usual and that Vessol will remain in the Harbor of Erie during the Winter. Should the National government unexpectedly fail in its duty provi Vanir. Will be preferred As she affords tho combined advantages of a Central position abundance of material and skilled mechanics and a people of undoubted loyalty. ,. I commend to the attention legislature Trio report of tho of tho Public schools the flourishing Stato of which and the rapid Progress of education Aro subjects of just congratulation. The reports Lunatic Hospital at Harrisburg and of Western Pennsylvania houses of Refuge at Philadelphia and Pitti Burg of tho institutions for the deaf and dumb and for the Blind and the Northern Home for friendless children at Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trad no school Lor idiotic and foe Bio minded children at Media show that these meritorious can Ritis Are Woll administered and-1 recommend that the countenance 11114 Aid Commonwealth be continued to them. A a. A. Under the joint Resolution of i6thmny last commissioners Havo been appointed to a ova Revo nuo Laws whose names will to forthwith submitted for tho advice and consent sonata. It is hoped that the commissioners will be Able during tho present session of Trio. Legislature. Considering the great labor imposed on them Aud the vast importance at Trio present time of an Able and efficient performance duties of Trio commissioners i suggest that the compensation provided for by the joint Resolution should be. Increased to an a Dejusto amount. It was evident Long since that it would be impossible for the Hanks to continue-4q redeem their obligations in Coin in tho fans of tho Large issues of paper the necessity for which was imposed on them and tho government by tho exigencies of tho Timos. No Supprise therefore was Felt at the suspension of specie payments by tho Hanks which took place on monday tho 30th of december last. Under the i recommend that they be relieved from All. Penalties for this breach .Law, a Pennsylvania has Mado great efforts to support tho site has Given More and better clothed and bettor equipped men than any other state and has far exceeded her quota of tho military levies. Tho sons of our Host i Timons Young Mon of education Nuil Means fill tho ranks of hoi Volunteer regiments. Their Gallant conduct we quiver an Lect their own magistrates possess the Power to protect and perpetuate the government thus formed and tho Constitution Andje Woof. Their own Choice from the wicked those who have rebelled against it and turned traitors to Trio Constitution and Laws of their own formation ? a. From tho consequences involved in the present Issue its magnitude and its results for Good or evil cannot be while we shudder in horror at the wicked a Ess of those who Liap plunged our Happer and peaceful nation into this unnatural and fratricidal War induced by imaginary or anticipated wrongs tho possibility that tho present rebellion May terminate in the disruption of our uni ii and result in the a establishment if two or Twenty governments a discordant Aud belligerent a is sufficient to fill tho heart of every Good Man with dismay and terror. A Quot _. Quot in an Issue of Sueh magnitude involving Tilo existence of it Miti Uii Thore Cau be but two sides. On the one Side Are those who support tho government Constitution and Laws Puro and unsullied without erasure or interpolation As Hartmod Down to us by our revolutionary sires. On the arrayed traitors and rebels those who Are in armed rebellion against tho National government their sympathizers their aiders and bettors and those who add fuel to the Fiamos of rebellion now so fiercely raging in the Southern states by boastfully proclaiming their hatred a and contempt of tho Constitution and Laws because in their fanaticism they Bosert that Somo of tho provisions of tho Constitution and Laws of Congress which Are the supremo civil Lulo of every Patriot s obedience Oon Flint with what they term the higher Law Are therefore of no binding Validity and May be violated at pleasure and with those higher Law disciples measure their allegiance to tho government by their own perverted views of right and wrong and Are willing to obey Only such approval. In the present crisis when on ecu try is Waring with open armed rebellion against the government there Are Solo nine und imperative duties which every Loyal Law abiding citizen will not fail to discharge. It is tho duty of Ivory citizen to Aid in protecting and Poi pot Hunting tho obis Toniee and Honor it tho nation Opportunity has been a Albi Dod to them has i to Lii Eli to Otiis allegiance. Disloyalty to Dono Honor to tho Commonwealth the uni a the Govoni in Zient constitutes Ali Scrimo of Trou Vei sol movement among signifies son which is punished by All nations with that Thoy Aro loj al to Trio government established by their a tigers and Aro determined to quell the present insurrection and preserve tho Union and that they will not tolerate Anjer. _ w. Plan for Sithar tho dissolution or l-o-construc-1 their enemies giving them Aid and a a a a. Nil. 1 la. _ a. A 1 i. C i11.�, q try try. Tho extreme penalty of tho Law. Thu Constitution of our1 Union Luul arcs that treason against tho United Staten shall consist Only in levying War against them Uriu adhering to might have been so Rosly Doutri tax Laws As will hereafter equitably apportion mental to tho Public service. Forty two the Murdou among the various interests now pieces of artillery with limbers caissons Fin subject or tha a an properly be made subject ammunition wagons harness and All tho to taxation. The saving of fifteen per cent imn Lomons and equipments wore to tho Puoplo of tho Batto by tho assume thu. It. W. I. In. . A a it Hin Fnu it pitl Viuf it i Innon Ini. Noco Dieury ti0u�nt�?T a. G. Curtly. Executive department. Harrisburg january 8, 1862. J simple lad swallowed a Small Load Bullet lately. His friends Wero very much Ala mod about it and Liis Fathor that no Moawia might to spared to Savo his Darling Hoy s life sent Post Hasto to n surgeon of skill Dii eating his messenger to Tell him tho circumstances and Urgo his coming without delay. Tho doctor was found heard the dismal tale and with As much unconcern As lie would Manifest in a Caso of common a Camacho wrote the following Laculio Noto a a a sir doubt alarm yourself. If after Throe weeks tho Millot is not removed give Trio boy a Ciago of powder. Yours amp of. P. shoot the boy at this is much Akin to tho laconic prescription of tho celebrated or. Abu Luethy an irishman called in great haste upon Trio or. Stating that a ibo Jaburs to Hoy Tim furnished both Stato to thou artillery Rogi a is a matter worthy of thought hut a More Ini r. Moot Reserve corps. Ton of these portent Sousi Doratio is that it will enable has a Vahed i mouse 1�?�. Woro purchased by the Stato and the Iron to has you who represent All tha varied interests of a then be Jabers a said Aborno Oliy a toll Boon refunded by tho us ipod states. Dili tho Commonwealth to apportion tha tax�?Tiu1 your boy Tim to Swallow a i that tho citizens Southern Statos who Are now attempting to withdraw from tho Union nod form a separate confederacy who Liao sized by Ford of arms Trio forts arsenals Custori Liu usos and Otylior property of tho United Soutos within their respective territories Are guilty of treason As defined by tho Coustie Tutun cannot admit of a double and it follows us a necessary Conse Quone that All who give Aid and cuu tort to those engaged in open acts of hostility Agar st the Quot Gotori mint by bonding Flom intelligence supplies Aims Muir Lions of Var or in any other Way would be guilty of tie Jiuu and Hable to Trio Numis Lanout of Ira Tor but the state a ouija h Vij no jurisdiction Over Trio crime of treason against the United Statos. Trio courts established by tho can Quot. Stit ution and Laws of Congress have exclusive jurisdiction of this crime except so far As the -. Laws of a state May acc Oguiza treason either against to Stato or Union us a crime Ami proscribe the punishment by Stato tribunals. In accordance with the legislative Power vested in Ivory state which is supremo except so far us it May conflict with the Constitution and his Affine us Ltd stated tho log i suture of passed us Upton we

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