The morning hour having expired, Mr. Foote, of Tennessee, arose to a question of privilege.
Mr. Foote said that his rights had been assailed as the representative of a sovereign people, and he desired to vindicate himself.
He had been forcibly detained from the House by the interference of certain parties.
He would have been released but for a telegraphic dispatch from Mr. Seddon, which reads:
"captain H. S. Doggett:
" H. S. Foote until further orders. "[Signed] James & Seddon, "Secretary of War."
Mr. Foote said that his object in going to the outer lines was: First.
To send his wife to Nashville, to her children and friends.
Secondly. To endeavor, if possible, to get near.
Washington, to see if he could not be allowed to go there and make endeavors to bring about a peace.
He loved the South.
It was his home.
He did not want to see emancipation.
He could not think of reconstruction, and he wanted to see what could be done.
He also stat
ble E. W. Robinson, who made the arrest.
The offence having been committed beyond the corporate limits, the accused was sent to a county magistrate.
Elizabeth, slave of Lawson Nunnally, charged with stealing a lot of wearing apparel, valued at one thousand three hundred dollars, one hundred and fifty dollars in Virginia bank notes, and twenty dollars in Confederate States Treasury notes, was discharged, the evidence not being sufficient to convict the accused.
Ellick, slave of Rowland James, of New Kent county, charged with using abusive and insulting language to Miss Mary H. Vaiden, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes.
The charge against James, slave of Robert C. Sutton, Jr., of stealing a furrobe from Dr. James Bolton, was dismissed, there being no evidence to convict the accused.
George, slave of T. Y. Catlett, charged with feloniously receiving a trunk containing twenty- five hundred dollars' worth of goods, the property of Samuel M. Wilson, was discharg