17 MARCH 1866, Page 2

The real state of feeling in the United States concerning

the President's vetoof the Bill for protecting the freedmen must not be judged from the prejudiced reports of the Times' correspondent. He writes, for instance, on the 3rd inst., " With .but two or three exceptions, Massachusetts being one of them, every State in which the voice of the people has been uttered through the Legis- lature or public meetings has gone unequivocally for the Pre- sident." Now the " public meetings" are simply no criterion at all. They are got up with equal readiness on both sides. The two or three legislatures that .have declared do _count for something, and both that of Massachusetts and that of Iowa have declared by an overwhelming majority for Congress, and against. the President. There may be some that . have declared in the opposite direction, but we do not know it. The Republican press seems to stand firm over the whole _North in condemning with bitterness and surprise the desertion of the President. From twenty-two of the papers we have seen expressions of the strongest condemnation. Nor is the party. in the House and Senate cowed, as the Times represents. The 'Senate passed by a vote of 29 to 18 the concurrent -resolution sent up by the House, refusing to admit -representatives from any of the late rebel States-till Congress has decided that they are "-entitled to repre- sentation." The Times' correspondent represents this as "merely affirming by a formal vote the right which the Legislature has already. exercised." The truth, however, is that so far from beingslonnal one, it marks distinctgprognessiinike Republicanism of times's:ate, for it is justa,what ale Senate ,struck out in the re- solalionweif the House seat op by Mr. Stevens in the beginning of thoinatilion. The President haeliriven the -Senate into direct.

conflict With' himself. -