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all the honor due to his merits as a soldier — greatly overrated as they have been. In April, 1850, our city was visited by "the hero of Lundy's Lane," as Scott was called. He did not attract a large crowd. There seemed, indeed, but little curiosity to see the tall, fat, old General. A salute, however, was fired on his arrival, and he was escorted to his rooms by some of the volunteer companies. Major Wm. Lamb, of our city, having been appointed Brigadier-Quartermaster, by President Davis, has commenced arrangements for the discharge of his additional army duties. It is a coincidence worthy of note, that Richard Lamb, of Va., the great-grandfather of Major Lamb, was a Quarter-master in the Continental army, in the American Revolution. During the discharge of his duties in that capacity he generously expended the most of his private fortune in furnishing transportation for the supplies that were so necessary for the safety and efficiency of the patriotic army in the Sou
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y and treachery of the conductors of this paper may yet be made known; other facts may yet, and will soon, be published that will bring down on them that vengeance of their present master which they have so ferociously invoked on others. Garrett Davis. Garrett Davis is a little man, of no particular ability, and inordinate vanity. Aspiring even to the Presidency, when others knew that the most exalted position for which he was qualified was that of county attorney, or perchance, memberGarrett Davis is a little man, of no particular ability, and inordinate vanity. Aspiring even to the Presidency, when others knew that the most exalted position for which he was qualified was that of county attorney, or perchance, member of the Kentucky Legislature, his disappointments have soured his temper, and he hates a people who but too correctly appreciate him, and who ridicule his pretensions, even while they are annoyed by them; and, acting as the tool of others as bad and almost as weak he is, he has succeeded in rendering himself at once notorious and infamous by the part he has played in the introduction of Federal guns into the State, which he covered up, to some extent, behind pledges which have been violated and
Correction. --We are requested by Mr. Herbert V. Graves to say that Mrs. General Johnston, after the accident on Thursday evening, was brought to the city on a car kindly furnished by Mr. Saunders, and that he (Mr. G.) came on with her, leaving Mrs. Davis and the rest of the party awaiting the arrival of a carriage which had been tendered by Mr. Shine. In our first notice of the accident, it was stated that after the President's carriage was upset the ladies were brought back to the city by Mr. Graves in another conveyance.