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Recorder Caskie, who occupies the Mayor's judgment seat during the necessary absence of that official, yesterday ordered twenty-five lashes to be bestowed on William Ira Davis, a King William free negro, for some time past domiciliated in this region, in contravention of law, and who had on his person, at the time of his arrest by the watch, a most dangerous "concealed weapon," in the shape of a long knife, made out of a file blade, capable, from appearances, of doing speedy execution on human and other animals, if properly introduced into the diaphragm.
The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], A speech from the
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A speech from the President Elbot. --Gen. Davis was in Jackson, Miss., on Monday evening, on his way to Montgomery. He was received with grand military and civic honors. In a speech at the Capitol he said, if war must come, it must be upon Northern, and not upon Southern soil; but if the North is prepared to grant us peace, and recognize our equality, all will be well.
The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Rough and ready. The New Orleans papers pay a just tribute to Mr. Taylor, the only son of "Old Zack," who is one of the most prominent, efficient and practical friends of the Southern cause in the Louisiana Legislature. Gen. Davis, the President of the Southern Confederacy, married a daughter of the old Chief, and it will be remembered had some tart correspondence with Gen. Scott whilst Gen. Davis was Secretary of War. The old warrior of "Lundy's Lane̴ has not always set that exemplary exGen. Davis was Secretary of War. The old warrior of "Lundy's Lane̴ has not always set that exemplary example of official subordination to superiors which he is now so rigidly enforcing, and, consequently, has involved himself in several "paper wars," in which he was badly damaged, exposing himself to a fire in the rear, and not responding very briskly to the fire in the front. The sword, in his hand, is much mightier than the pen. We are glad to see "Old Rough and Ready" still in the field, even though it be only in the persons of his family, for wherever his blood flows there must of necessity