There is little special news from America, but the general
tone of intelligence is unfavourable. The South is recovering its con- fidence, and planters speak openly of the things they will do when the soldiers are withdrawn. In almost every State the people are electing Secessionists, old soldiers, to every office, and to be known as a Union man is sufficient disqualification. Upon the subject of slavery the Government remains firm, and Mr. Johnson has adopted one very wise resolve. Wherever the negro& evidence is admitted they are placed under the ordinary tribunals, but wher- ever it is not, cases which affect them are referred to the Freed- men's Bureau. The Southerners affirm that the blacks are organizing insurrections, but the truth appears to be this,—that a few blacks have signified their intention not to be re-enslaved.