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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The orders for the arrest of Mason and Slidell. (search)
The orders for the arrest of Mason and Slidell. The following is a copy of the orders issued by Captain Wilkes, of the San Jacinto, to Lieut. Fairfax, executive officer of that vessel, for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: "U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 8, 1861. "Sir: You will have the second and third cutters of this ship fully manned and armed, and be, in all respects, prepared to board the steamer Trent, now hove to under our guns. "On boarding her you ster. "Lieut. James A. Greer will take charge of the third cutter, which accompanies you, and will assist you in these duties. "I trust that all those under your command, in executing this important and delicate duty, will conduct themselves with all the delicacy and kindness which becomes the character of our naval service. "I am, very respectfully, "Your obedient servant, (Signed,) "Charles Wilkes, "Captain, "Lieut. D. M. Fairfax, U. S. Navy, Executive Officer, San Jacinto."
runaways and confined in the Bedford jail. The Charleston sufferers. Mr. Thompson of Dinwiddie offered the following resolutions, which were adopted: "Resolved, That the Senate tender their sincere sympathy to the suffering citizens of Charleston in the distressing circumstances to which they are reduced by the recent conflagration which has visited that city; and recognizing them as our brethren, identified with us in interest, united in a common destiny, and engaged in a common cause alike dear to us all-- "Resolved, That the Committee of Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of an appropriation for their relief. Senatorial vacancies. Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, reported a bill to provide for holding elections to fill vacancies in the Senate from the 46th and 50th districts. On motion of Mr. Thompson, the Senate adjourned. [The House proceedings of Saturday are unavoidably omitted.]