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riod of this first visit to Brittany was well chosen. campaign ; and ere Napoleon III. left France to The inhabitants of the province are superstitious gain the rapid succession of victories which freed to a degree, and all over Brittany you find sacred Italy from the Hapsburg, and covered the arms caves, fountains, churches erected upon conse- of France with glory, he issued a decree naming crated spots, places where wonderful miracles the Empress “Regente of the Empire.” She were once performed, as the peasants inform was to govern absolutely in his absence; to preyou with great earnestness and sincerity. To side at councils of ministers; to administer, in the most renowned of these venerated spots their fact, the destinies of the country. The EmMajesties were to make a pilgrimage. The Pre-press had now reached the pinnacle of her cafects had, long before the date of the tour, in- reer. Napoleon came back a victor to France. formed the Brétons that the Empress was com- A short period elapsed, and then began the ing to the shrine of St. Anne d'Auray, to pray struggles of the Italians for entire freedom, for for the future welfare and prosperity of her only unfettered unity. This the Emperor opposed : child, the Prince Imperial, and all the hearts of he had other designs for Italy. His incompreBrittany's mothers beat in unison with the Em- hensible policy, his apparent hostility both to press's proclaimed desire. Her cause was thus the Pope and to the Italians, made him enemies half won ere she entered the province. At eight on each side; and, in a moment of anger and in the morning of a bright sunshiny day the Im- annoyance he determined he would put down perial cortege teft Brest. Ere it had proceeded a the power of the clergy in France. When this league from the city a swarm of Bréton peasants, design became apparent the priests flocked around in their picturesque holiday attire, mounted on Eugénie; they besought her aid and influence; the sturdy ponies of that region, had formed an they obtained both. She pronounced her symescort to their Majesties, and at the top of their pathies in favor of the Church, and at once horses' speed they raced on beside the dashing found herself in antagonism with her husband. and magnificently accoutred thorough - breds, She did not falter for a moment. Giddy with which were drawing the half hundred carriages power, placed high on the pedestal he had so containing the Imperial party. Loud and con- diligently reared for her, she inade a determined tinued cheers rent the air, while the peasants stand; and then began a struggle between the pressed eagerly forward to gaze at the Empress Emperor and the Empress. as she leaned out of the carriage window, kiss- In her excitement she pushed herself so far ing her hand to one and all. The universal athwart the plans of Napoleon as to cause secry was, “Long live the Empress !” The Em- rious outbreaks between them. On one occaperor was overlooked; all eyes were bent upon sion she left France and traveled through En. the beautiful woman, whose face was suffused gland and Scotland. She went without her with a glow of pleased surprise, of gratified am- husband's consent-in direct opposition, in fact, bition.

to his wishes--but still she went. He did not The service at St. Anne d'Auray was a most prevent her leaving France—"les convenances" impressive one. The archbishop went through would have suffered thereby, and the people the grand ceremonies of the Catholic Church in would have known that discord reigned in the the open space in front of the little building Imperial household. Eugénie remained absent dedicated St. Anne. The church itself ney- some weeks, and then returned, as she went, uner could have contained one tenth the people as- bidden. sembled to witness that mass. Over one hun. About this time the affairs of the country bedred thousand Brétons, men, women, and chil- came much embarrassed, and M. Fould, the dren, were kneeling there in profound and sin- Emperor's Minister of State and most devoted cere worship. As the venerable prelate called adherent, advised the strictest economy in the upon the Almighty to bless and preserve the court expenses. The Empress took umbrage at Empress and her son a murmur of heart-felt as- this, and forthwith launched into such extravasent swept through the assembled crowd. At gance as frightened even the Emperor himself. the termination of the mass drums rolled, trump- He remonstrated: all in vain. Not only did ets sounded, swords clanged, while the loud Eugénie continue her reckless course, but she booming of cannon lent additional solemnity to became exacting upon the subject of all those this stirring scene. I was gazing with wonder who belonged to the court imitating her examat the recipients of all this incense, was reflect- ple. From that day to this the boundless exing with admiration on the grandeur of their po- travagance of her entourage has surpassed all sition, when suddenly I observed a gleam of un- precedent, and now the courtiers, one and all, controllable joy and satisfaction fit across the are irretrievably indebted. Not even the most usually calm features of the Emperor. “See! wealthy of them could, by a sacrifice of all they see!” said he, grasping the arm of his wife; possess, pay a tithe of their debts. The Emils sont à nous !" Every man, woman, and press intrigued against M. Fould until, offended · child present had donned a tri-colored cockade. beyond measure, he resigned his post. Brittany was won to Napoleon, and all through This success did not satisfy Her Majesty; it the power and influence of his gentle consort's was but as oil poured upon the flames. She loveliness and beauty.

grew more and more arrogant and meddlesome, Years passed by, and Eugénie rose in popu- and it became known at large throughout France larity and influence. Then came the Italian that the Emperor and his spouse were at vari

ance upon all political questions, and that she He demanded permission from His Majesty to was raising up a party, a political organization, found a new paper. This was refused; and to assist her plans. She was and is a determ- then he bethought him of a grand expedient. ined and energetic ally of the Pope, and for him He persuaded the Empress Eugenie to patronize she plotted and worked with an energy worthy a journal which should be her organ, and as a of any cause. She sent him vast sums of mon- natural consequence the organ of the Catholic ey, obtained from irregular sources; she col- Church. The idea pleased Her Majesty. She lected from her adherents and surrounders all furnished two millions of francs to start the enthey could give her; caused contributions to be terprise, and she then demanded from the Minexacted from even the servants in the imperial ister of the Interior, De Persigny, permission household; and at last, when she had exhausted for La Guerronière to commence the immediate all' her means, she pledged to the old Duke of publication of the journal. Brunswick-a monomaniac upon the subject of The Minister sought the Emperor's advice, possessing diamonds—the jewels which the great and was ordered to refuse the required favor. cities of France, Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Bor- This incensed the Empress, who made several deaux, Strasbourg, and others presented to her ineffectual attempts to change his Majesty's deon the occasion of her marriage to Napoleon. cision. La Guerronière was not to be beaten in These jewels were, strictly speaking, crown prop- this manner, however; he suggested to the Emerty, but in her overzeal and religious enthusi- press that her journal should be established in asm, largely spiced with a spirit of opposition to Brussels. She caught at the idea, and announced her husband's wishes, she sold those jewels and her determination to her husband, who saw that sent the sums obtained to Pius IX.

further opposition was useless, and at length Her old antagonist, M. Fould, has been re- gave way, and allowed the journal to appear in called to office by the Emperor, who is aware Paris. For it to have been carried on out of the of his great worth, and, as Minister of Finance, empire would have been to expose to the world Fould is once more in direct opposition to the the antagonism which exists between their Mawild extravagance of Eugénie. He pleads and jesties. menaces, but prayers and threats are alike in- The change of character which is so noticeaeffectual. The palace of the Elysées, which their ble in Eugénie is not the only one observable in Majesties are to occupy next year, has just been her Majesty. Though but thirty-six years of renovated. The apartments destined for the age her beauty is sadly on the wane. Her cheeks Empress were magnificent. She found them are now pendent, her hair thin and falling, while insufficiently so, and has caused changes and the nose-formerly so well shaped, so precisely ordered additional decorations which will cost adapted to her style of feature-seems far too millions upon millions.

prominent. This effect is no doubt produced by Some time since the Empress founded a jour- the falling of the cheeks. Then her Majesty has nal in Paris which is recognized as Her Majesty's resorted to what the French term “ maquillage" organ. I refer to La France, a daily paper, -that is, painting cheeks, eyebrows, lashes, edited by the notorious Vicomte de la Guerro- and lips. Her make-up is scientific, but plainnière, a Senator of the Empire, and famous as ly to be detected ; and persons who see the Emthe reputed author of numerous pamphlets which press now for the first time exclaim, “Why, from time to time have appeared in Paris, and she is not nearly so handsome as has been reprewhich were, rumor says, conceived by the Em- sented !” She is not handsome now. Her brow peror Napoleon, and written by His Majesty, has lost its bright, amiable look; the cares of but attributed by common consent to La Guerro- her newly-assumed position have wrinkled its nière. I can explain the real nature of the once smooth surface; besides, she is a Spanish transactions in question. The Emperor sketched woman, and they soon fade. She has become out the brochures, and then M. de la Guerronière capricious and overbearing-jealous she has ever edited the notes given him by His Majesty. been since her marriage, and with good cause. This personage was appointed Chief of the “Bu- Her present extravagance is unpardonable; in reau de la Presse;" that is, he was the control- fact, the woman is totally transformed. The ling power over the Paris Journals. When M. query now is, was she really all she seemed, or de Persigny was named Minister of the Interior, was it policy ?-were her amiability and sweethe entered into a strict investigation of the dif- ness of deportment but assumed as occasion referent departments depending upon that office, quired ? the “Bureau de la Presse" being among the Should Napoleon be suddenly deprived of life, number. The transactions of M. de la Guerro- and Eugénie be thus made Regente, the world nière were deemed irregular by Persigny, and will witness strange deeds. It will see the Pope he complained to the Emperor, who told him to controlling the vast empire of France. With dismiss the Vicomte. This was done, and then such an eventuality possible a great interest His Majesty appointed him to the Senate. This centres in Eugénie - the no longer amiable, did not satisfy M. de la Guerronière; he has kind, good, and charitable Empress; but the been a journalist, has always dabbled in litera- madly-extravagant, bigoted, superstitious tool ture, and he wished to continue this career. of the wily Jesuits.

Monthly Record of Current Events.



diate point at which the enemy were aiming. MeanUR Record closes on the 8th of July. It in- while other bodies of the enemy had crossed the Poto

last two weeks of June were probably the darkest in rections through the border counties of Maryland our history. The North was invaded by an army and Pennsylvania. They occupied Frederick City, comprising the whole available force of the Confed- the capital of Maryland, Chambersburg, York, Geteracy, led by an able commander, who was believed tysburg, Carlisle, and came within a few miles of by his soldiers to be invincible. In the West affairs Harrisburg on the 29th, seizing horses, clothing, hung in a balance so even that no one could predict provisions, and every thing which could be of use to how the scale would turn. There were rumors of them, levying contributions, and inflicting serious foreign intervention, which bore tokens of probabil. damage upon the railroads, but generally abstaining, ity. Discontent with the conduct of the war was in pursuance of strict orders, from the wanton de general. Disaffection grew daily bolder if not struction of private property. About the 27th the stronger. Prominent politicians who were thought main body of the enemy crossed the river into Maryto be shrewd if not honest, took ground which fell land at Williamsport, and Lee took up his headlittle short of actual treason. One of these had been quarters at Hagerstown. nominated as Governor of the third State in the In the mean while our Army of the Potomac had Union. The first week in July has wrought a great broken up from its encampment on the Rappahanchange in the aspect of affairs.

nock on the 11th and 12th, and marched northward About the 9th of June the Confederate army un- on a line nearly parallel with that of the enemy. der General Lee began to leave its position near Several brilliant skirmishes between cavalry detachFredericksburg, apparently moving in a north west- ments took place, the most important of these being erly direction. A few days' march would take them on the 21st, at Middleburg, Virginia, where our cavto the Potomac north of Washington; crossing the alry, under General Pleasanton, gained a decided adriver they might turn southward, threatening the vantage over that of the enemy, under Stuart. It capital on its undefended side, and menacing Balti- was for a time supposed that a general engagement more and Philadelphia. There was at first no means would take place on the old Bull Run battle-ground. of ascertaining whether this was the plan of Lee, or But Lee kept on northward, and succeeded in enterwhether the movement was only a feint under cover ing Maryland without encountering our forces. The of which large reinforcements were to be sent to the route of our army was kept carefully concealed, and relief of the besieged garrison of Vicksburg. Events it was not even known that it had crossed the Pa soon showed that an invasion of the North, with the tomac until the 27th, when the head-quarters were entire force of the Army of Virginia, was intended. at Frederick City, which had been abandoned by the In the Valley of the Shenandoah our advanced posi- enemy. On this day General Hooker was relieved tion was at Winchester, which was held by General from the command of the army, which was conMilroy with about 7000 men, and about as many ferred upon General George G. Meade, of Pennsylmore were scattered at posts in the vicinity. On vania. In his farewell address to the Army, Genthe 13th the Confederate General Ewell, with a eral Hooker says, " In conformity with orders from force estimated at 15,000 or 18,000 men, made an the War Department, I relinquish the command of attack upon Milroy at Winchester, and carried his the Army of the Potomac. It is transferred to outer intrenchments by storm. During the night Major-General George G. Meade, a brave and aca council of war was held, and it was resolved to re- complished soldier, who has nobly earned the contreat, leaving behind all the ammunition and stores. fidence and esteem of the army on many a well-fought But the retreating forces had hardly begun their field. Impressed with the belief that my usefulmarch when they were assailed by an overwhelming ness as commander of the Army of the Potomac is force, and utterly routed. Of the 7000 men only impaired, I part from it, yet not without the deepabout 2000 succeeded in forcing their way in a body est emotion.” General Meade, on assuming the comand gaining Harper's Ferry, 32 miles distant, losing mand, issued the following General Order : every thing except what they carried on their per- By direction of the President of the United States, I here. sons. Some others afterward came in ; and General by assume command of the Army of the Potomac. As a Milroy estimated his whole loss at 2000, which is soldier, in obeying this order, an order totally unexpected probably below the truth. On the 14th the first and unsolicited, I have no promises or pledges to make. body of the Confederate army appear to have crossed the country looks to this army to relieve it from the de the Potomac, and advanced upon Hagerstown, Ma- vastation and disgrace of a hostile invasion. Whatever ryland. On the 15th President Lincoln issued a let us have in view constantly the magnitude of the inter

fatigues and sacrifices we may be called upon to undergo, proclamation calling for an additional force of egts involved, and let each man determine to do his duty, 100,000 men to repel the invasion. Of these Mary- leaving to an all-controlling Providence the decision of the land was to furnish 10,000, Pennsylvania 50,000, contest. It is with just difidence that I relieve in the Ohio 30,000, and West Virginia 10,000, to serve for command of this army an eminent and accomplished solsix months, unless sooner discharged; and imme- dier, whose name must ever appear conspicuous in the hisdiately after New York was called upon to furnish tory of its achievements: but I rely upon the hearty sup20,000. New York was the first to respond to the port of my companions in arms to assist me in the discall. The Seventh, Eighth, and Seventy-first Reg- confided to me.

charge of the duties of the important trust which has been iments left New York on the 17th, followed on the next and subsequent days by other regiments. The Union army being near Fredericksburg, and Most of these were sent to Harrisburg, the capital that of the Confederates near Hagerstown, a glance at of Pennsylvania, which appeared to be the imme- the map will show that our forces were interposed be

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tween the enemy and both Washington and Baltimore. ported by the correspondents of the press. For comOn the morning after assuming command General plete and authentic reports, other than those furMeade ordered the main body of his arıny to march nished by the brief and modest dispatch of General northward into Pennsylvania, in the general direc- Meade, we must await the publication of the official tion of Harrisburg. The enemy at about the same reports. On the evening of the 3d he simply antime advanced in force in the same general direction. nounced, “ The enemy opened at 1 P.m. from about Gettysburg, a flourishing town of about 2500 inhab- 150 guns concentrated upon my left centre, continuitants, was the point at which these two great armies ing without intermission for about three hours, at would probably come into contact. It is 35 miles the expiration of which he assaulted my left centre south west of Harrisburg, 114 from Philadelphia, and twice, being upon both occasions handsomely re75, almost due north, from Washington. If we were pulsed, with severe loss to him, leaving in our hands defeated here, the enemy night select either of these about 3000 prisoners. After repelling the assault, points of attack, as suited his convenience.

indications leading to the opinion that the enemy The First and Eleventh divisions, under Generals might be withdrawing, an armed reconnoissance was Reynolds and Howard, reached Gettysburg on the pushed forward from the left and the enemy found morning of the 1st of July, and found the enemy in to be in force. My cavalry have been engaged all force near the town. Reynolds, with the First, at- day on both flanks of the enemy, harassing and vigtacked him. He was killed early in the action, and orously attacking him with great success, notwiththe command of the division devolved upon General standing they encountered superior numbers, both of Doubleday, who seized a strong position, where he cavalry and infantry. The army is in fine spirits.” was attacked by overwhelming forces. The Elev- The President thereupon, on the morning of the 4th enth, to whose fight at Chancellorsville the loss of of July, issued a congratulatory address to the counthat battle has been ascribed, were ordered to the try. The series of actions seem to have been the support of the First, and nobly retrieved their repu- most desperately contested of any during the war, tation. They were still, however, outnumbered, and our victory far more decisive than was claimed both flanks being turned, when General Howard, in the brief dispatch of the commanding General. who had assumed the command, fell back a short Lee retreated toward the Potomac, leaving behind distance from the town, retaining a commanding him his dead and wounded, and all the prisoners position. Thus ended the indecisive battle of the whom he had captured. A large number of his ist. During the night the whole of our army, with army remain in our hands as prisoners. Accounts the exception of the Sixth Corps, came up, and the apparently reliable state that more than 10,000 have whole force of Lee was also concentrated. General been sent to Baltimore, and that these are only a Meade took up his positions for the battle which was part of the total number taken. The loss on either now inevitable. Skirmishing began early on the side during this series of battles has not yet been asmorning of the 2d. But it was not till 4 o'clock in certained. The retreat of Lee was toward Hagersthe afternoon that the enemy commenced the serious town and Williamsport, by nearly the same route as attack by a fierce cannonade upon Cemetery Hill, that upon which he advanced. As we close the the key of our position, held by the Eleventh. This Record of the month we have reports, the reliability was a feint, to cover an assault upon our left, di- of which can not be determined, that Lee has been rected by Longstreet and Hill. Our men began to arrested in his retreat by a sudden rise of the Potogive way, when aid was summoned from the right, mac, that our pursuing forces have overtaken him and the Twelfth was sent. At this moment Sedg- at Williamsport; and that a battle is now going on wick came up with the Sixth, after a march at that point. of thirty-six hours. In spite of their fatigue Vicksburg was unconditionally surrendered to our they rushed into the fight, and the attack was re- army under General Grant on the 4th of July, after pelled. It was now sunset, and the enemy made a a close investment of seven weeks. The several atdetermined assault upon our right, now held by the tacks upon this place, extending over a period of Twelfth, which had been weakened by the supports nearly fifteen months, from May, 1862, to July, 1863, sent to the left. The First and the Sixth were sent form one of the most remarkable chapters in the histo the right and the assault was checked. Thus the tory of war. We have already recorded the failure lines of the two armies were continually changing, of the earlier attempts: the naval attack of June, from dark until half past nine, when the enemy 1862; the cut-off, commenced by General Williams, made their final charge upon our right, which was of Butler's command, in July, subsequently renewed repulsed, and the action ceased. The enemy had, in January, which, if successful, would have left however, gained a little on the right. To General Vicksburg an inland town; the defeat of Sherman Slocum, who had held this lost ground, was assigned in December; the various efforts to reach the rear the task of recovering it on Friday, the 3d. The of the place, by the Yazoo Pass, the Lake Proviaction was commenced at daybreak by a cannonade dence Canal, and the Big Sunflower Bayou. The upon this point, held by the Confederates under expedition under Grant, which, after months of prepEwell. This was responded to by a series of despe- aration, was fully commenced by the landing at rate charges, lasting for six hours. These were of Bruinsburg on the 30th of April, and the battles no avail, and at ten o'clock the enemy had been which followed, closing with the formal investment forced back, and Slocum reoccupied his former posi- on the 18th of May, the attempt to carry the works tion. A brief lull now took place, broken at one by storm on the 2ist and 22d, were noted in our last o'clock in the afternoon by a cannonade upon our Record. These assaults proved so destructive to centre, which was kept up for two hours, when a the assailants that it was decided to resort to a regfurious charge of infantry was directed against this ular siege by approaches and parallels. These were point. This was unsuccessful, and our troops charg- pushed on with unrelenting perseverance; our works, ing in turn drove the enemy back. They aban- in spite of the most strenuous opposition of the gardoned the field, and the battle was over.

rison under General Pemberton, drawing nearer evThis is a mere outline of some of the leading feat- ery day, the gun-boats in the river co-operating, by ures of the battles of July 1st, 2d, and 3d, as re- keeping up an almost constant bombardment. The

enemy, it was known, were greatly straitened by swifter than his own, he transferred his whole force want of supplies and ammunition, and their only to her, burning the Clarence, and set off upon a hope of relief was that General Johnston would be cruise along our coast, capturing and destroying sevable to collect an army sufficient to raise the siege eral vessels. Ascertaining that a full description of by attacking Grant in his rear. This had been so the Tacony had been given, and that a large fleet strongly defended that a force of 50,000 men would was in pursuit of her, Lieutenant Reed formed the have been required to make the attempt with any plan of venturing into some eastern port, and cuthope of success, and it does not appear that Johnston ting out an armed vessel—a steamer if possible. He was able to concentrate half of that number. On accordingly burned the Tacony and transferred his the morning of the 4th of July, therefore, General crew to the Archer, which he had captured, and Pemberton proposed to surrender Vicksburg on con- sailed without suspicion into the harbor of Portland, dition that his troops should be permitted to march Maine. The revenue cutter Caleb Cushing was lying out. Grant refused, demanding an absolute surren- here, provided for a two months' cruise, and heavily der of the garrison as prisoners of war. Upon con- armed, but with only a few men on board. The sultation with his officers, Pemberton acceded to Cushing was boarded on the night of June 26, her these terms. No statement has been forwarded of crew overpowered, and taken out to sea. Two the number of prisoners or of the amount of muni- steamers were next day fitted out in chase. They tions which fell into our hands.-The siege of overtook the Cushing, whose captors set her on fire, Port Hudson has been vigorously pressed by Gen- and attempted to make their escape to shore in eral Banks. An assault on the 14th of June was boats, but were all captured. There were only 23 repulsed. This was signalized by great bravery on men engaged in this daring and almost successful the part of a colored regiment, being the first in- enterprise.—The Confederate navy has sustained a stance in which our troops of this class have been great and almost irreparable loss in the capture of brought under severe fire. The latest accounts from the iron-clad steamer Atlanta. She was originally Port Hudson come down to the close of June, when the Fingal, an English-built iron steamer, which our approaches were close to the main citadel, and a having run the blockade had been for many months final assault was daily expected. —The 4th of July shut in at Savannah. During this time she had was also signalized by an assault by the Confederate been cut down, clothed in iron armor, and thus transGenerals Marmaduke and Price upon General Pren- formed into a battery more formidable than the Mer. tiss at Helena, Arkansas; they were repulsed, with rimac, being supposed to be not only invulnerable, a loss of 1500 in killed, wounded, and prisoners. but capable of a sea voyage. On the 17th of June

In Tennessee General Rosecrans advanced from she came out through the Wilmington River into Murfreesboro against the enemy, under Bragg, on Warsaw Sound. Commodore Du Pont, at Port Roythe 24th of June. After several sharp skirmishes al, having been informed of her intention, liad disthe enemy fell back upon Tullahoma, where it was patched the “Monitors” Weehawken and Nahant to expected that a stand would be made. Heavy rains the Sound to oppose her. But so confident were the impeded the advance of our troops, who reached Tul- enemy of the superiority of the Atlanta that she lahoma on the 1st of July, and found that the ene was accompanied by two steamers filled with permy had hastily abandoned it the night before, leav- sons who expected to witness her triumph. When ing behind them strong fortifications, a small quan- fairly out into the Sound the Weehawken advanced tity of stores, and three siege guns. The result of to meet her, followed by the Nahant. The Atlanta this advance, thus far, is to drive the enemy com- opened fire first, without touching her opponents. pletely out of Tennessee, with considerable loss in When within 300 yards the Weehawken opened fire. killed, wounded, and prisoners.

The first shot, from her 15-inch gan, virtually deThe depredations upon our commerce by the Con- cided the contest. It broke through the four inches federate privateers continue unchecked. During of iron, backed by 24 inches of wood, prostrating 40 the two years wbich have passed since the Sumter of the crew by the mere concussion; three other commenced her operations, fully 150 of our vessels, shots followed, each taking terrible effect. The worth with their cargoes more than ten millions of Atlanta then struck her colors, and her crew, 128 dollars, have been destroyed. Of these something in number, were made prisoners. The action lasted more than fifty are to be charged to the steamer only 15 minutes, and was decided before the Nahant Alabama, about twenty to the Florida, and a large could come up to participate in it. The Atlanta number to the bark Tacony, whose ravages have was fitted out for a long voyage. It is supposed been confined to the trading and fishing vessels off that her intention was to destroy our blockading our own coasts. . We have assurance that the Con- fleet at Port Royal, and then to endeavor to enter federates have now five steamers on the ocean, and the harbor of New York. Had she succeeded in there are credible reports of others which have been doing this, she would have held that city at mercy. purchased and fitted out at different ports in the Apart from the immediate results of the capture, British dominions. Besides these there are known this action fully demonstrates the availability of to be several sailing vessels, capablo of doing great vessels with Revolving Turrets for the purpose of damage to our mercantile navy. The career of one harbor defense. of these, the Tacony, commanded by Lieutenant C. Mr. Vallandigham has been nominated by a ConW. Reed, exhibits a remarkable degree of boldness. vention of the Democratic Party for Governor of It appears that Lieutenant Reed left Mobile, on Ohio. The Convention appointed a Committee to board the Confederate armed sloop Florida (to be remonstrate with the President against the arrest distinguished from the steamer of the same name), and banishment of Mr. Vallandigham. The Presion the 16th of January. Up to the 6th of May dent, in reply, after discussing the general question this vessel captured fourteen of our merchantmen. involved in this transaction, proposed that a majorAmong these was the bark Clarence, to which Lieu- ity of this Committee should affix their signatures to tenant Reed was transferred, with This a paper containing the following propositions : vessel made several captures, the last of which,

1. That there is now a rebellion in the United States, June 6, was the bark Tacony. Finding this vessel the object and tendency of which is to destroy the nation


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