War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0007 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[WASHINGTON, D. C., January 16, 1861.]

LEWIS E. HARVIE,

President of Richmond and Danville Railroad Company:

Bill passed House to-day requiring District of Columbia Militia to swear allegiance to United States, to serve them against all enemies or opposers whomsover, and to obey the orders of the President. Vote nearly sectional; no Virginia in affirmative.

M. R. H. GARNETT.

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[JANUARY 16,] 1861.

E. G. BOOTH, Esq.,

Excahnge Hotel:

See Pryor and Ridgeway. What prospect? We are eager to hear.

A. D. BANKS.

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WASHINGTON, January 17, 1860 [1861].

Governor ELLIS,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Mordecai not here. Have written to him and to your by mail. Diverences in the Cabinet as to coercion.

WARREN WINSLOW.

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WASHINGTON, January 17, 1861.

Raleigh, N. C.:

Nothing new to-day. Pacific railroad up all day. Clark's substitute for Crittenden's resolutions adopthed by Republicans yesterday-six Southern men on floor withholding votes. Cameron moved reconsideration. Gritenden's resolutions may pass Senate; probably not the House. Government will not attempt to retake forts; want peace; will avoid collision, but defent Sumter and Pickens if attacked. Holt nominated Secretary of War to-day. Will be confirmed. His friends say is opposed to coercion. No excitement here.

THOS. BRAGG.

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[WASHINGTON, D. C.,] January 22, 1861.

JESSE J. YEATES, Esq.,

Raleigh, N. C.:

We will pas in substance Mr. Crittenden's plan. Give no ear to alarms.

JOHN A. GILMER.

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WASHINGTON, January 25, 1861.

JAMES L. ORR, WILLIAM F. PETERSON, J. H. WILLIAMS,

Wheeling, Va.:

I will serve in convention if I am nominated by the Union men of Ohio County in mass meeting or county convention.

SHERARD CLEMENS.

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