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Doc. 86.-the rebel Judiciary. State rights and personal liberty in the South. First decision in Georgia under the Antisubstitute law. Judge O. A. Lochrane, of the Superior Court, Macon Circuit, delivered an original and highly important opinion under the act repealing the substitute law, in the case of Dennis Daley and Philip Fitzgerald vs. C. J. Harris, on Thursday morning, February eleventh, as is reported by the Macon Telegraph: He held it was not only the right but the duty of a nation to protect itself, and that any contract or right flowing out of the operation of law which came in conflict with the preservation of the State, was an unconstitutional act, not obligatory on the law-making power, and within the constitutional power of the government to repeal. That the act allowing substitutes was to be regarded as a contract discharging principals from being called into the service; it was then a contract that the principal should not fight in the defence of the cou
ase do your best for us. If it could, be done, we would like two flanking companies of one hundred men each, armed with Spencer rifles. I think they are just the thing for bushwhacking. You can tell the committee that we look to them as our guardians, and therefore hope they will do all for us they can, and do it quickly. Your friend, A. P. Aeichhold, Surgeon Eighth U. S. C. T. To Mr. E. M. Davis, Philadelphia. Rebel accounts. Governor Milton's despatch. Tallahassee. Fla., February 11. To the President: I have just received the following despatch from General Finnigan, dated yesterday: I met the enemy in full force to-day, under General Seymour, and defeated him with great loss. I captured five pieces of artillery, hold possession of the battle-field, and the killed and wounded of the enemy. My cavalry are in pursuit. I don't know precisely the number of prisoners, as they are being brought in constantly. My whole loss will not, I think, exceed two hundred and f
steps to disavow this violation of the usages of war, and to bring the offenders to justice, I shall refrain from executing a rebel soldier until I learn your action in the premises. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, John J. Peck, Major-General. Reply of General Pickett. headquarters of the Department of North Carolina, Petersburgh, Virginia, February 16, 1864. Major-General John J. Peck, U. S. A., Commanding at Newbern: General: Your communication of the eleventh of February is received. I have the honor to state in reply, that the paragraph from a newspaper inclosed therein, is not only without foundation in fact, but so ridiculous that I should scarcely have supposed it worthy of consideration; but I would respectfully inform you that had I caught any negro, who had killed either officer, soldier, or citizen of the confederate States, I should have caused him to be immediately executed. To your threat expressed in the following extract from your com
dings not ordered to be burned. The jail, too, where Sambo once waited for his kind and indulgent master, vanished in smoke and ashes. We hear of slight skirmishing again to-day in front. Three men of the Iowa Thirteenth and two of the Iowa Sixteenth were captured while out foraging. One other was captured, robbed of hat, coat, and boots, shot twice after being taken, and left for dead, but got back to camp in the night. He thinks his comrades were murdered after being taken. February eleventh, lay in camp until six P. M., then out all night, making seven miles through the swamps. Thirteenth Iowa sent forward to support cavalry in a raid on Lake Station. Depot and road destroyed, also two locomotives and thirty cars. February twelfth, marched eighteen miles to Decatur, county-seat of Newton County. Purified. Slight skirmish. We lost twelve men killed; the rebels lost six men killed, and twelve wounded and taken prisoners. February thirteenth, marched thirteen miles
ttached to General Grierson's column of the cavalry expedition, which returned yesterday, the following memoranda of the march of that command was obtained. February 11th, marched from Germantown, Tennessee, crossed the Cold Water, and camped for the night three miles south of Byhalia, Mississippi, making twenty-five miles. five thousand strong. Our loss is trifling compared with the results of the expedition. A national account. Memphis, Tenn., March 2. On the eleventh of February, the First brigade of the cavalry division of the Sixteenth army corps, composed of the Fourth Missouri cavalry, Second New-Jersey cavalry, Seventh Indianaement of it given, and contentment expressed at the duty before them, and satisfaction with the state of the command and affairs up to that time. On the eleventh of February, the whole force began its march in a south-easterly direction, and on the sixteenth of February, the last of the command had crossed the Tallahatchie Rive