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The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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rnish this House with any information on the subject that may have reached him.--Passed. Mr. Blair, of Missouri, then rose to a personal explanation, and made a pretty severe attack upon Thurlow Weed, of the Albany Evening Journal, for ascribing to him (Blair) and his brother, (the Postmaster General,) the design of precipitating the action of Gen. Scott, and involving him in battle without prudent preparation. We quote from the proceedings: As for his brother, Mr. Blair said, he could take care of himself, but he (Mr. B) denounced the charge brought by Weed against him, as chao a conversation between the President and General Scott, growing out of the late battle. He (Mr. Blair) protested against Mr. Richardson's remarks, because they suppressed the fact that General Scoid not think that his language had been fairly interpreted, if construed in such a sense. Mr. Blair, of Missouri, alluded to the matter for a double purpose, to exonerate the President as well a
Tuesday. In the Senate, the resolutions of the Legislature of Maryland, protesting against the usurpations of Lincoln, were read and ordered to be printed. A bill supplemental to that for the protection of commerce was passed; also, a bill to increase the engineer corps.--The motion to postpone the consideration of the bill to divide Kentucky into two judicial districts, led to the discussion of the loyalty of Judge Monsses to the United States. The Senate confirmed the following nominations sent in by Lincoln. Major Generals--McClellan, Fremont, Dix and Banks. The steamer Yankee is at the Navy-Yard, repairing damage occasioned by a shot in her engine room. [This shot was received from a Confederate battery] Byard Clark has been appointed a Brigadier General, and authorized to establish a Cavalry school. A military force has been placed at Silver Spring, in Maryland, for the protection of the property of P. P. Blair, Sir, [A renegade seems to be alarmed.]