WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. – The Republican intimates that there is truth to the story that Jeff Davis has made overtures for a compromise. – It is said he asks for a Convention of all the States, to definitely adjust all questions at issue, and requires new guarantees for Slavery.
Mrs. Lincoln is ill to-day.
Mr. Wilson, of Mass., will to-morrow introduce in the Senate a joint resolution to extend aid to Maryland and Delaware, in order that they may abolish slavery.
Mr. Cameron received his final instructions to-day as Minister to Russia. Edward H. House has been appointed his Secretary of Legation.
It is doubtful whether the bill for the reduction of pay to Naval officers will pass.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 3