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News from Europe. --The steamship Arabia, from Liverpool September 3d, via Queenstown September 4th, arrived at Halifax on Wednesday night. The half-yearly opening for the sinking fund of the Confederate loan took place on the 1st. Nearly one-sixth part of the loan has already been redeemed, viz: £340,000 by cotton and £138,000 by the sinking fund.
, and another is now absent from his command with his third or fourth wound. To all this, she is now driven from her home. May God help her! "When Rosser was hard pressed on the left, the most of Lomax's command was ordered to his support, but he had been relieved before their arrival. But this transfer left McCausland by himself, who was attacked by the enemy, and his command stampeded, losing two guns. This attack was made by Powell--General Custar being opposed to our left — Meritt, probably, in the centre. We captured the book of the medical director of Torbert's cavalry, and it showed that, on the 3d of September, their in camp numbered eleven thousand two hundred and eighteen men, and on the 15th of October they numbered seven thousand two hundred and fifty. "Our wounded left in Strasburg after the battle on the 19th ultimo say that the enemy put their losses at between eight thousand and nine thousand on that occasion, and bragged very little over the result."
The Daily Dispatch: March 20, 1865., [Electronic resource], Report of the Senate committee on President Davis's late message. (search)
that the President, in November last, did not consider that the contingency had then arisen which would justify a resort to the extraordinary policy of arming our slaves. Indeed, no other inference can be deduced from the language used by him; for he says: "These considerations, however, are rather applicable to the improbable contingency of our need of resorting to this element of resistance than to our present condition.-- The Secretary of War, in his report, under date of November 3d, seemed to concur in the opinion of the President when he said: "While it is encouraging to know this resource for further and future efforts is at our command, my own judgment does not yet either perceive the necessity or approve the policy of employing slaves in the higher duties of soldiers. At what period of the session the President or Secretary of War considered the improbable contingency had arisen, which required a resort to slaves as an element of resistance, does not
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