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Daily Index, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1865, Petersburg, Virginia WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUG. 1G, 1865. on Tabb Street, under Ma- sonic Hall, nearly opposite the Post- Offlce.and next door to the Presbyterian Ghorch, A SECRET CHAPTER OF WAR UNFOLDED. The interesting of oar well-in- formed Washington correspondent refers to certain unpublished communications be- tween the late President and Mr. LEY, connected with the Niagara-Falls' negotiations for peaca, in July, These letters appear in full in a life 01 ABRAHAM LINCOLN, just published, from the pen of HENRY J. RAYMOND, Esq. editor of the New York Times, and they complete the history of a very interesting incident of the war, as well as furnish conclusive evidence of the pacific disposi tion of the late President. With the preliminary correspondence, by which Mr. GBEELBY was informed of the presence of the C. S. Commissioners, ou1 readers are familiar. Mr. GREELET, en closing copies of these, writes to the President, under date of July 27th, as fol lows I therefore venture to remind you that ou bleeding, bankrupt, almost dying countr also long for at the proapec of fresh conscriptions, of further wbolesal devastations, and of new rivers of human blood; and a wide-spread conviction that th Government and its prominent supporters ar not anxious for peace, and do not improv proffered opportunities to achieve it, is doin great harm now, and is morally certain, un less removed, to do far greater in the ap proaching elections. It is not enough that we anxiously desire G true and lasting peace; we ought to demon Btrate and establish the truth beyond The fact that A. H, Stephens was not permit ted a year ago to visit and confer with th authorities at Washington, has done harm which the tone at the late National Conven tion at Baltimore is not calculated to coun teract. I entreat you, in your own time and man submit overtures for pacification to th Southern insurgents, which the impartia must pronounce frank and generous. If onl with a view to the momentous election soo to occur in North Carolina, and of tho dral to be enforced in the free States, this be done at once. I would give the sate con duct required by the rebel envoys at Niaga ra, upon their parole to avoid observation an to refrain from all communication with thei sympathizers in the loyal States; but yo may see reasons for declining it. But wheth er through them or otherwise, do not, I en treat you, fail to make the Southern peopl comprehend that you, and all of ua, are am ioua for peace, aud prepared to grant libe ral terms. I venture to suggest the follow ing: PLAS OF ADJUSTMENT. 1. The Union is restored and declared per petual. 2. Slavery ia utterly and forever abolish throughout the same. 3. A complete amnesty of all political fences, with a restoration of all the inhab tantaof each State to ail the privileges citizens of the United States. 4. The Union to pay four hundred miUio dollars in five per cent Unite States stock to the late slave States, loyal an secession alike, to be rata nc cording to their slave population respectively by the census of I860, in compensation ft the losses of theirloyal citizens by the aboJ tion of slavery. Each State to be entitled t its quota upon the ratification by its Legisla ture of this adjustment. The bonds to be a the absolute disposal of the Legislator aforesaid. 5. The said slave States to be entitle henceforth to representation in tho House on the basis of their total, instead of their feder al population, the whole now being free. 6. A national convention, to be assemble as soon as may be, to ratify this adjustment and make such changes in the Constitution a may be deemed advisable. Mr. President, I fear you do not realize hoi intently tho people desire any peace CODS'IS tent with the national integrity and honor and bow joyously they would hail its achiovi -nreirtrapd blcoa ito authora. With Unite States stocks worth but forty cents in gold pe dollar, and drafting atout to commence on tb third million of Union soldiers, can this b wondered at? I do not say that a just peace is now attain able, though I believeit to be so. But I d gay that a frank offer by you to the insurgent of terms which the impartial say ought to b accepted, will, at the worst, prove an immens aod sorely-needed advantage to the nationa cause. It may save us from a Northern in surrection. Yours truly, HORACE GREELEY. Hon. A. Pres., Washington, C though it should bo deome unadvieable to make an offer of terms to th rebels, I insist that, in any possible case, it i desirable that aoy offer they may be dispose to make should be received, and either ac cepted or rejected. I beg you to invite thos now at Niagara to exhibit their credential and submit their ultimatum. H. G. To this letter, the President eont the follow ing answer: WASHINGTON, D. C., Joly 7, 1864. Hon. Horace Greeky: Dear Sir: Your letter of the 9th, with in closures, received. If you can find any pe son anywhere professing; to have any propos tion of Jefferson Davis, in writing, for peac negotiate f-jr police Al! that is assumed is a mutual uttsire ter minate this wholesale slaughter it" a o adjustment can iie mutually agreed aud course aim so uf the Captain i on tujit UHY at that election pre voung ni.ui thus b -mid, buffeted, seoffed 1 u'.iU'i'.iO.L is an American citizen 1 never in any manner, lnw of the land that he is awar the displeasure of some of t are at a loss which to deplore the outrages of the military or the help- lejaiieMuf the civil authority in Kentucky. Ucrc, in a Inyal State, a State whose COQ- sEitiiM'un ellectualJy prevents any pea-son who ever aided tho rebellion from voting, where the civil authority was entirely in loyal and tands that had never been but loyal, where, therefore, there WAS not the shadow of a reason to ferir that tho loyal side oi' any question would not hiivo a show nt the ballot- bos, we find the taken of, voters aiTC'sted, a sheriff imprisoned, every furin and jruaranty of freedom coiiltime- lioualy trastijtled in the du.-t, until the loyal Governor of the State forced to tcle- -vftj.h to nf the highest civil officers of the frtau-, NUT PROCEED THE EMii'TlOS." jilatlc Hepublicau of an ul- tra lie pub He an journal writes Walsrl'i'j fl'-'t-.-at upon of freedom in tuHuckv, from nospeL'tly rccnvvry may be expect incline to the hope that the iiiSictC'l u aterloo upou tiic cause of despotism Kentucky, from which in li-ji! to have taken thcoath Tin; A'--', uliich wo tlifj 'liucret't xeal of SOBIC of the fricniN of tliq Constitutional Amendment, and their ef- f >n t'j the military power to intiiii'-hiLf1 npoiled everything. G-jue- rai i'dUiK-r hits not, if wo are correctly in- the injuuctlonu of the Proi- dpnt to that the lawrf were executed. If SIR h'-i'l remained at his headquarters and iit- tfri'l'-'l to his business quietly, we havo no fl'iubt iho result of the election would have boon luuoh more favorable. The dispatch to which it alludes ia aa ful- LSXINOTON, Kentucky, Aug. 7. The mor-t flagrant attempts were made hero, this morning, to carry the election by ;inf (if the military power. A li-4 of pro- had b'icn madn out hy SMJIIC of Public and w tw iu tlie hand-; of a military of- (iiicr. wltcne name in it wm iirrc-tcd, if he appeared tho polls. Th'src was appeal from the list, nnd n ti tak- tho test oath of Governor fir.iiulfftf? did not Pave tho Pri- malice, in many wa-j the only in- stigainr of the proscription. S utterly had every guarantee of free- doin been stricken down in Lcxirigt-jn, that the Sheriff of the county felt compelled to to the Governor of the Htatu fur instructi'jtH. We subjoin the deiice, reminding the rcaderfl that both yffifiaj.? are not only loyal iiicn. but in favor of tho political aide in whose pOftC'l interest these flagrant violations of law. ju.sficc and decency, wt-re oowniitfcd; LEXINGTON, August T. To T. K. Hramlettn, Frankfort, A military force occupies both places tin''- tui'l imvc arrested three one fur and two buinjr in tho houup, intending to vote. Thorciipoii, the oiFic'irrtoi tho in one precinct declined to go on with the election under military dic- tation. The Sheriff at one precinct was ar- :md taknn to while in thn of hin duties. Tlio The MornpliH avonti'Ti of tlift Stjuli atf1- 10 cliirc of thuir cun- '.iuL'iit-' "'-j'l own, unon thoir lato and t" th'1 ralloaU tn tin'-: 'li'n. hecftii-c of ERRY DAVIS- PAIN i S K'afc l.y F. SI'OTSWOOI! C'orncv ar.d itiv Ira _ J. t Ultl'.KUSHOI' aitai-h' to tluj liollmijbro'.lt HoH.with iill tri-: l'i Hnt uml C-ld T..ii baibcr. thcri-Dt I- A- Pi-'i-ri mo HAKE US AM) UETAI S.C i'.S.- wt! wUlai.-ll'iU-Vo'ii..-'.'' MARTIN TANNAiH LIMB AND TAK.-HU M.UK. for apifjlmial LIGHT tary, J have the (li fret 3x'l Sfant'.init, 1'i f-'tt 1 MO fcK Wt.ith.-r with sovtral smaller For UTIJH, call ,'ii L'liamli. rUi Square. -It) -IAS- OBT. S. BERRY, the wcli- itnown JJARBETIS, have moved from the otliiigbrook Hotel, two djors above, where they ill be glad to accommodate their old customers id friends. i REAT CLOSING SALE J No. IOC Sycamore Street. II. W. ROBINSON CO. 'ili sell at public auction, without reserve, on UNDAY, W EDNESDAY and FItlUAY, to cry article in their imnifiisi) ahick m-tvious to 'moving lo their new CO Sycamoic rci't, viz: ft general asiottment of Crockery aud Olass 12 oases Uoots and Hlioes lU-iKly-Miidti Clothiug LadiL--' (jloaltB and Sacks Uiiilri'lU-; Plated Waro; Clocks Kerosiiio Lamps, splendid styles Hoop Skirts Scissors; a line lot of Si-gars Letter Ironing ami Portable Strives ith a VM it-ty of other ariides. a untvoiaul slock of K1C11 MILLI-N'EUY, ud ii line lot oi' FANCY GOODS. Als'i, ii full of Whitt' Ltad Putty; Glue, and Fainting MaU-nftl. Auction fur U'.ilk'.s un THUKSDAY, t 10 o'clock A. M., at Svcnnmnt ircsi. directly Dr. Hivw' AnoUnx-ury we. 2w tliia day as- jociateil with, niy son and fou-iu-law, F. T. Vurstt, under the style find ..........j, .SO.V CO., for the purposu jt doinjj ;L Geiiiiral I return my thanks to my many old he jiiihlic tcti'iif rally 1'or tln-ir lieretofot i> jcivon me-, and ask for the now concern :i cdntiuw- anceol'thcsiinit'. GIUGG. SYCAMOKE STKKKT, COMMISSION" MKllt'IIANTS, iVitlb'j Wheat, Cotton, KL.ur, JIai-on imt) all other Coun- ih't; Noi th. o will keep on (iroct and fill ftrdtTij of oar ciiatoiucis ujiou tavoralik- U-rin.- tis tube had in the ciiv. luipt-, by strict attention to buM- lo uiWit'a }ibi.vnl share MKK- NKSS of jourselt', or have you a deceased relative'- Pir-lur-i ion wnnt I'lioWrai-h.-d 7 If to ilAKUV :W Sjcamnre RAI'IIS, I MKLAINKOTYI'IIS, KKKKO'f Y I'KS, ia the fifin LJts- VA- JiAro.v, KK- OjUUU c.ivcdby WM. K. SHOKTT. in HIJI.S. LARU, MADE SOUTII- J ttlPION aiik- at W.M. K, SHOKTT. I1O Cotnuiisttioit Qftcc V21, OUT Oiliiam A OM stand in Trout of the pullii, and U" the sol'lion- not entitled, and all m ijointsd oiitftre not allowed to in thfi Judges? Whsit I HiRnod, W. W. DOUOKX, Hhuriff ftiyctto County. or Iliidieal l.-n. Tins 1-y o'l :irul I t niHJovi'y. The ......We .-con on tiie futc .r th. i in RVcry we hiiv. frraii I lie I! wton Cnvriir down. alrno-t invariahlv williotit crediting the In- Art! Tho JuiirH'il is the hist sample. The Ohyrtcr sayfl of the election in Kentucky: "Had thi- elei-ti'in been free :ind tintram- wu already knnvr io he nhle to my, that imt a Abolitionist would have been elected lo urnl tiic onl'l have beun overwhelmingly Conserva- tive." The Louisville Jnurivil is painfully silent on tlie elections in Kenlucky. I'on't thinp pi lo suit you and (lenerril I'almor, Mr. C. l> iiii- a-" tMg..tln.-r for tli.; j-uri.u.-c il (Jtneral Y .'i Under tin. 1'iim and c.f i'( n if a- At til" old Jtari'l uf lirill'm T .f d. X.i. !''i SYC STiiKIT. vTliero thcv IIL tn sm Hi. ir wl f Hi., inililici-i'in'rally. will ki'CpMi him! im.-II i.-i I. Tli.'V nl-...r C.un1...- clnir an.lC.iod-u-. I'll on all on Krorn Hi- I'Mi" Tnr.n and C. C. I'l -n, -.v In lu-i i: a l K 1' I SOTUISS, Elc., r. invit- tli.'ii ami till) ill lU'lKi.-Tlii- lii-j.-l... in tint f.ii.l Ih.i r.-, n in ihc t'.'-acrn from if 111" tdbacco at -aid War. I'tCKitKLL I'ct.T.-liiiri-, li'Ui jujil f'J'asikJtn ,v; VA. K.'-I. iiii'l'inu'l r'oii.'lTillv .M.diniMi'v. cli.Trv, Vnli.M. Wllii- J'iii'-. 1'iuc, aii'l nil citlii-r iiii'j in "i' Our 1'iii'ii'l in Inn-llii-h .I.-iivr'.-il d-lm. nun- poors AND M i tli.'ir I') 1'inj? nn-I iiitiiu tml.-. i (ii i Hi- and received, an mill. .1 ulili tint r-v.-nl. t'--- -v-: in T..r wii ilial rail-: fr'.n' HI t. fS Ml., 12: from Slf, lo IjlOK I'HII.ADKI.rillA. K. will IMVC' Cilvl'.mil 1'liil.i.l DAY KVKMMd, I7lh in-l. Krt-iKht will at S day and til! I" aiiKi -U OUI. W. I'. 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