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The Daily Dispatch: July 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dennie, Joseph, 1768- (search)
, when Dennie became the editor of the Farmer's weekly Museum, at Walpole, N. H., which acquired an extensive circulation. To it he contributed a series of attractive essays under the title of The lay preacher. These gave their author a high reputation and were extensively copied into the newspapers of the country. He went to Philadelphia in 1799, where he was confidential secretary to Timothy Pickering, then Secretary of State. In that place he remained for a few months, and after editing for a short time the United States gazette, he commenced, in conjunction with Asbury Dickens, the Portfolio, at first a weekly, but afterwards a monthly periodical, which acquired a high reputation. In that publication he adopted the literary name of Oliver Oldschool. The Portfolio became the recognized leader in periodical literature, and was enriched by the contributions of some of the foremost writers in the country. Mr. Dennie continued his connection with it until his death, Jan. 7, 1812.
From Washington. Washington, March 29.--During the late Executive session of the Senate about 400 nominations were confirmed, nearly fifty of which were sent in by the President yesterday. Gen. Wm. Kickey was elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate, and not Secretary, as stated. Asbury Dickens retains the latter position. The appropriation for building the seven steam sloops will not be available until after the 1st of July. The events in the South are occupying the Administration to-day. G. W. Lane, recently confirmed as Judge for Alabama, will, it is said, endeavor to hold his Court at Athens. The receipts into the Treasury last week were about $600,000. The nett balance on hand was upwards of a million and a half dollars.
An English paper says that Mr. and Mrs. Dickens have been reconciled, and are living together. A young man named Sigman hung himself in Catawba county, Ala., on the 2d inst. An English paper says that Mr. and Mrs. Dickens have been reconciled, and are living together. A young man named Sigman hung himself in Catawba county, Ala., on the 2d inst.
Federal Congress. Washington, July 5. --In the Senate to-day a bill was introduced confiscating the property of all civil and military officers above the rank of Lieutenant who have taken up arms against the United States Government. Such persons are also to be deprived of holding any office of honor or profit under the Government. The bill also provides "that all traitors" property shall be applied to the restoration of the Union. The Clerk of the Senate, who resigned, was Joseph Nicholson, and not Asbury Dickens, as reported in a previous dispatch.