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The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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sustain life. The Yankee Congress. In the Yankee House of Representatives, the following resolution, offered by Mr. Arnold, of Illinois, was passed by a vote of ayes 78, noes 62: Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States should be so amended as to abolish slavery in the United States wherever it now exists, and to prohibit its existence in every part thereof forever. Messrs. Creswell, Davis, and Thomas, of the Maryland delegation, voted for the resolution, and Mr. Harris against it. The Committee of Ways and Means have reported adversely on the joint resolution to allow the Secretary of the Treasury to sell the surplus gold accumulating in the Treasury. The War news. In the papers before us very little of interest is possessed. Meade telegraphs to Halleck of the capture of twenty-eight of Mosby's men at Piedmont, Fauquier county. A dispatch from Chattanooga says that "information has been received that Gen. Johnston, thinking that we
Cage Items. --The following arrests were made by the police yesterday and confined in the lower station-house: Chas. Bates, charged with stealing a ham of bacon from Otway Harris, a free negro from the country on his way to market. Nathaniel Bates was also locked up for interfering with officer Bibb, and trying to prevent the arrest of Charles, his brother. Jeremiah Donohoe was arrested for turning out of doors Tim Lane, and nailing up the door to his house.