The Joint Committee to Notify the President and Vice-President Elect—Special Messenger from Kansas—The Washington Territory Troubles, &c.
WASHINGTON, Friday, Feb. 13.
The Joint Committee appointed by the two Houses of Congress to wait upon Messrs. BUCHANAN and BRECKINRIDFE, and inform them of their election, will not perform that duty until these gentlemen arrive in Washington, which will be about the 25th instant.
Mr. BRANSCOMBE, a special messenger from Kansas, arrived last night with a memorial from the members of the Free-State Legislature, asking Congress to protect them in their rights, which was to-day presented in the Senate by Mr. WILSON, and referred to the Committee on Territories.
Among the additional papers sent to the Senate relative to the conduct of Governor STEVENS, is one form the people of Washington Territory asking for such action as will protect them in their personal rights, and shield them from the despotic acts of STEVENS, whose removal is anticipated.
JOSEPH C. BOND, of Boston, son of Prof. BOND, of Cambridge, was recently seriously injured at early evening, with a slung shot in the forehead, while passing a vacant lot in Pennsylvania Avenue. The ruffian escaped without accomplishing his supposed purpose, robbery.
Eleven hundred and ten dollars worth of tickets have already been subscribed for, for the National Inauguration Ball.
Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818–1862) – Stevens was the Governor of Washington Territory from December 1853 to August 1857.