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T'has menyerant for the restoration or
petuate the old sild menual ratio: Ille.208 to the Union has received a sudden acceleratie
State-men are to have the represeftation to óf the proclamation of Gen. Banks. An election | the existing basis and adopt one more equitable.
which they are fairly entitled, he must discard in ordered on the 22d of February for Governor fl 'The tone of his proclamation is so decidedly in sad other State officers, who are to be instalied favor of a policy of freedom for the State, that in the 4th of March; an election on a day not dzed is to be held for members of Congress; and
ve are encouraged to believe that this is what jan election of delegates to s constitutional con
means. 'fention is announced on the first Monday of MCCLELLAN AS MENTOR April.
Gen. MeOleulairs Report, detailing his own The Proclamation, however, goes further than Military services, is soon to be before the pubnerely to set in motion the machinery of State Bc. We forbear comments till then. But he Government. It is declared that the funda-1 bas chosen to embody in it a private letter Dental law of the State is martial law, and by written by him in 1862 to President Lincoln; virtue of it all parts of the Constitution and and, as this is complete in itself, and is herelaes of Louisiana which recognize, regulate or with laid before our readers, we proceed to relate to Slavery are annulled, because "incon- speak of it. sistent with the present condition of public Gen. McClellan had been attacked before a lains and inapplicable to any class of persons | Richinond, his right wing as: ailed, turned, por existing within its limits." Inasmuch ag | brøken, and crushed back on his main body, considerable portions of Louisians were ex which remained insetive and harmless throughsepted from the Proclamation of Freedom out, under his orders; and now, without allowGea. Banks's order must be regarded in the ing his army to measure its streugth with the ligot of an extension of the Emancipation policy, Rebel foe, he burned and destroyed several Miland in anticipation of the action of the Con. Lions worth of munitions, provisions, railroadTention.
stock, &c., &c., and commenced a 'flank The qualifications of voters at the elections móvement to the bank of the Jamer. Arrived Ene clearly defined, and the registrations under there, it was assailed by the Rebels in force, the Military Governor and the several Union and, standing at bay, gave them a severe thrashassociations is confirmed and approved. If by mig. Why it could not jand should not rather the istter are meant Free-State associations, of have done this in its position before Richmond, stich we recently gave an account, the anti- with its field-works on one side and the ChickaSlavery Unionists are to have control of the boming on the other, saring the Millions' worth mereinent to a certain extent.
of property which its flight compelled it to deIt is announced that the basis of representa jstroy, and the thousands of wounded whom it sien in the Constitutional Convention is to be was directed to abandon to the tender mercies fized bereafter. The matter is one of sto im of the enemy, we cannot yet learn; we may portance that we wish Gen. Banks had openly possibly be wiser if we can live to get through declared his intention. Under the Constitution the General's Report. But, having at length of 1932 the basis of representation was the total reached a place of safety ot Harrison's Landing, population in each parish, and the result was
on the James, Gen. McClellan, on the 7th of that the country parishes wherein lay the large July, 1862, addressed a letter to President Linplantations and of which the negro population The time has come when the Government must
coln, wherein he says: as in excess of the whites, were practically determine upon a civil and military policy cororing the controlled by the planters and sent a majority whole ground of our national troable. The responsihi. of representatives to the Legislature. Il this and military policy, and of direoting the whole course basis were now to be adopted there is reason to
of national affairs in regard to the Rebellion, must now
be ussumed und exercised by you, or our cause will be fear that the Free State Party, which reckons lost. The Constitntion gives you power sutlicient even undoubtedly among its voters a majority | assumed the character of war; as such it should be
for the present terrible exigenoy. This Rebellion has i Shoes entitled to vota all, Ingurded, and it should be conducted upon the highest
principles known to Ohristian civilization. It shonld sy be outnumbered in the Conven-Dot be a war looking to tho subjugation of the people of ton by the sisreholding interest that still any State on any event. It should not be at all & war. controls the conôtry parishes. No ono doubts organization. Neither confiscation of property, polit: that New-Ozledas will go for Emancipation. States, or forcible abolition of Slavery, siiuld bo coute nuCader the old apportionment, the Parish of plated for a moment." Orleans is entitled to but 21 representatives.
-What had Prosident Lincoln done, on the 7th of July, 1862, that should expose him to be
vuon Committee held on the 1310 Inst..
They w vengiful spirit? Had he even hinted at the take part in the ensuing elections, recognizin Abolition of Slayery? On the contrary, had he the duty of endeavoring to place the prope not just overruled, then superseded, Gen. Fre- men in office, bat frankly stating that, in the
ont, because of his Emancipation order in judgment, a Convention to frame a new Const issouri?
tution should have first boen called. The The slaveholding caste, controlling the Govo fear evidently is that an election held on th ernments and policies of eleven or twelve States, basis proscribed by the old Constitution ma had made war on the Union. They had, nearly defeat the object of restoring Louisiana to th & year before, deoreed the confiscation of all the Union & free and loyal State. property of Unionists within their reach, and
Whereas, N. P. Bonks. Major-General Cothmanding tho had mercilessly enforced that decree. They partment of the Gulf, did, on the 12th January, Inat., issue b had used slaves by thousands to erect fortifica- ble on the 22d of February, 1864, in order to cast their votes ! tions and mount guns, and had armed and drilled Liont.-Governor 3d, Secretary of State ; 4th, Tregsurer:
5t two regiments of blacks at New-Orleans alone Attorney General bth, Superintendent of Publlo lustructior
7th, Auditor of Publio Accounts; to fight against the Uniop. They habitually Therefore be it resolved. That this Free State General Con
mitteo, not relinquishing its judgment that the only true pat sheltered and concealed Rebel soldiers serving to reconstruction is Convention to frame a now Constitutio as scouts, spies, and guerrillas. The slavehold before any election for State officers, and not renouncing i
lawful olaim to havo Slavery abolished immediately withou ing caste (of course with individual exceptions), and not holding ito assent to the idea that tho Blection of seve alike in the loyal and the Rebel States, was at executive officers can, by any proper use of terme, bo style that moment implacably hostile to the Union nizing the patriotic daty of endeavoring to placo in office me and doing its utmost to subvert and destroy it. and tho spirit of tho age, will tako part in the election; Yet Gen. MoClellan admonishes the President) Resolved further. That the Froe-Stato Unlon men of Londo
ana are hereby respectfully recommended to appoint delegate that the property of these renomous traitors to. Nointnating Convention, to propose candidates for sai must in no caso be confiscated, nor must Slavery day, the first day of February, 1864, at 63 o'clock p. m., in th
Committee-room, oorner of Camp and Common atrest, in thi be .forcibly abolished.' Why not? Why should Gen. McClellan hare thought representation in oala Convention shall bo s follows, vizi
, That the of all this just on the back of his disastrous re- delegates from each ward of the City of New-Orleans - delo pulse from before Richmond ? Why but that of the river: trora the Parish of Jefferson, 6 delegatos; and his own heart told him, “This rosewater style John the Baptist, 1; St. Charles, 1, St. James, 1; S. Bernard of soothing the Rebellion has proved a failure ?, si. Mery, 1; St. Martin, 2, Ibervillo, a: East Baton Rouge, 3 The'loyal States cannot endure it much longer. West Baton Rougo, 2; 86. Tammany, 1; Assumption, 3; La Even the President, with all_149, Kentucky pre-, an die moedertaken the oath
prescribed by the Provident'o Pro
Resolved, That no delegate to that Convention be admitte juäices, is outgrowing it. You must bully kim, lamation of the Bth of Deceraber, 1863, and the oath of tre or he will repudiate it and try a sterner policy." Resolved further, That the foregoing Preamblo and Reso it was not this that prompted that singular
lons bo published in all the daily newspapers of Now-Orlean
TEXAS J. DORANT, Prasideng letter, wo kuow not what could have im
JAMES GRAHAM, Secretary. pelled it.
Gen. McClellan has been, is, and will be, the farorite commander of our forces of every opon svinpathizer with the Slaveholders' Rebellion. Whoever in the loyal States hopes that Jeff. Davis may yet triumph over our armies insisto that McClellan is the man of all men to coninand them. Whoever holds that we ought not to subdue the Rebels insists that we should have done much better had McClellan been retained in command. These, we can understand; but the partisans of McClellan who don't vote for Judge Woodward, Gov. Seymour, and Vallandigham, are too deep for us. Can it be that they comprehend themselves ?
LIST OF ACTS
PASSSED BY THE LEGISATURE OF 1847.
Page. 1. An act to provide for the payment of members and officers of the legislature, approved January 15, 1847,
1 2. An act to give immediate force to section 37 of chapter 154 of the revised statutes, approved January 19, 1847,
2 3. An act to authorize the assessment and collection of certain tax
es in the township of Woodhull, in the county of Shiawas
see, approved January 28th, 1847, 4. An act authorizing any person to construct lines of electric tele
graph in the state of Michigan, approved January 28, 1847, 4 5. An act to incorporate the Port Huron and Lake Michigan Rail Road Company, approved January 30, 1847,
5 6. An act to amend the charter of the city of Detroit, as to the
time of making assessments, approved January 30, 1847, 20 7. An act to extend the time for the collection of certain taxes for
the year eighteen hundred and forty-six, in the city of De-
20 8. An act to extend the time for the collection of certain taxes for
the year eighteen hundred and forty-six in the county of Sa-
21 9. An act to extend the time for the collection and return of taxes
in the township of Marshall, in the county of Calhoun, ap-
22 10. An act to change the name of Rhoda Zeolida Critchett, approved February 1, 1847,
23 11. An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the year
eighteen hundred and forty-six, in the township of Pittsford,
county of Hillsdale, approved February 1, 1847, 12. An act to authorize the common council of the village of Adrian