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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource], President's message.--General Grant's report. (search)
and equipments for the State Guard. It was read a third time and passed unanimously. Mr. Lee, of Orange, reported from committee appointed to confer with Colonel Brown, of the Freedmen is Bureau, that, in a consultation with General Terry and Colonel Brown, they received assurances that the most rigorous measures have been taColonel Brown, they received assurances that the most rigorous measures have been taken to preserve the peace and afford ample protection to the citizens. The committee have considered the removal of the negroes from the city of Williamsburg and the counties of York, Warwick, Elizabeth City, and the county of Carroll, and believe the object can be obtained by the same bills now under consideration in the General " Freedmen, &c. The select committee appointed to confer with Colonel Broom, of the Freedmen's Bureau, reported that they had a consultation with both Colonel Brown and General Terry, commanding the Department of Virginia, and have received assurances that the most vigorous measures have been taken to preserve the peace an
me and warned me to take care of myself, as Powhatan Drew intended to shoot me. I accordingly went down to the police office and obtained a guard, who returned with me. Soon after returning, I was standing in conversation with Delia Wilson, when some one shot me in the back part of my head. I turned and saw the prisoner run out of the room. The ball is still in my head. The physician has told me that there is no immediate danger of serious results if I do not take cold. After having Drew arrested, he said to me at the police office that he would like to get one more "pop" at me. I never gave him any provocation to shoot me. Other witnesses testified directly to the fact that Dickson was shot by Drew. The affair seems to have originated in jealousy, a girl named Ella Brown being the cause. Colonel McEntee found Drew guilty of assault and battery with intent to kill, and sentenced him to confinement at hard labor in the Virginia penitentiary for the term of five years.
Four steamers are at the shoals waiting for a rise to reach here. At Burkesville to-day, a rise of five feet occurred, which will affect the river at the shoals by to-morrow. It rained here all day. Cotton is dull; forty and a half cents is the holding price, with few purchasers. Buyers are shy at the ruling rates. Receipts, four hundred and forty bales; shipments, three hundred and nine bales. It has been raining all day, and still continues, with a prospect of a big rise in the river. The height of the water on the shoals is eight inches, and rising. Chaplain John Lawrence has been appointed by General Fisk, judge advocate to try cases of misdemeanor in which freedmen were implicated. A notice was served on Mayor Brown of his assuming that duty. This order is approved by the citizens generally, as the municipal authorities of this city make a requisite for officers to arrest people on suspicion of drunkenness, and negroes on all real and imaginary offences.