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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Successors of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. (search)
penetrated considerable distance into the interior, driving, Lincoln's hirelings, like chaff, before his invincible little army. Should Gen., Z. overtake these dastardly, would be invaders, which we think doubtful, lively times may be expected in that quarter. The late engagement in the Sound. An officer on the Confederate gun-boat Oregon communicates to the New Orleans Delta, of the 6th inst., the following in relation to the late, naval engagement on the Mississippi Sound: December 4th at 7 A. M., got under way at Grants Pass in company with the Confederate States steamer Florida, and stood for Horn Island Pass. At 8 o'clock saw a large Federal steamer standing in for Horn Island Pass Run for her. At 8.30 the Florida opened fire upon her with one gun, upon which the put back and run out the Pass, both the Oregon and the Florida in pursuit. After getting well out, the Federal steamer hasted up and commenced firing, which opened a general engagement between the three, l
and higher yesterday, and closed at an advance of 1 per lb. The sales reached about 4,090 bales, about 1,200 of which were taken by spinners, and the remainder by speculators, closing on the bales of 31 for middling upland. A bill has been introduced in the Kentucky Legislature requiring all voters to take the oath of allegiance to the United States and subordinate allegiance to the State of Kentucky, and they must also swear that they have not aided in any way the so-called Southern Confederacy. The Government gun-boat Benton left St. Louis on the 3d inst, bound for Memphis and New Orleans. The Benton is a powerful steamer, double cased, with forty-five water tight compartments, and carries eighteen heavy guns. Suicide of an editor. Corcord, N. H., Dec. 4 --S. C. Baldwin, editor of the Lacouia Democrat, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by jumping into the Winnipesaukee river from the railroad bridge, near that village, No cause in assigned for the act,