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te Administration and Congress. Several of the names, it will be seen, have a cross prefixed to them, intimating, probably, that they already favored his views, or needed to be still further approached on the subject. The list is as follows, in G. N. Sanders's hand writing: President Davis Secretary Mallory, Vice President Stevens P. M. G. Regan, Boyes Barnett Elliott, Miles Henry Wright, Tenn., Miss, Matches, Russia, Bruce, Lyons, Johnson, Cacke, Wigfait The following unsigned letter is also found among the captured papers: The Hon. S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy: Sir --As I contemplate leaving here, without loss of time, for Europe, for the purpose of rendering important and valuable service to the Confederacy, I deem it proper to recommend to you the necessity of my having the co-operation of Commodore Forrest in the plans which have been suggested to you. He is an official of experi
General Assembly of Virginia. Friday, January 22d Senate--Senate met at 12 o'clock, and was called to order by Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, and opened with prayer by Rev. O. H. Read. The bill allowing J. Thornton to remove certain in slaves from Virginia to North Carolina, was taken up and passed, with an amendment providing that the field a description of said slaves in the office of the county from which the removed them. The resolution declaring Lieut entitled to the pay ell and Appomattox, asking an increase of fees. Laid on the table. The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were offered: By Mr. Wiley, of refunding to Jas. H. Todd a sum of money be him erroneously paid into the treasury; by Mr. Johnson, of refunding to Wm. W. Leftwich, of Bedford county, taxes on land erroneously assented and paid into the Treasury; by Mr. Seeton, of amending act of Oct, 3d, 1863, indemnifying citizens of Virginia by enlarging the class of citizens liable u
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eaders to be briefly told them-- "Jon" Hocker resigned commission in the regular U. S. Army eight or ten years ago, and, imagining he had at last discovered his vocation, under took the cultivation of potatoes in the beautiful Valley of California. He failed in this, and applied himself most industriously to borrowing money of all who would lend it to him, and drinking whiskey whenever and wherever he could obtain it. In this he was eminently successful. To the annoyance of the members of the Pacific Club, of San Francisco, he became a constant uninvited visitor. Gen. Ed (Allegheny) Johnson (then Major in the U. S. Army,) feeling a sympathy for his former, now fallen, compassion in arms, made him his wagon- master in an expedition against the Indians, and even in this capacity it was understood his ability was not superior to the position. When this star shall have and had its day, it will go down in darkness blacker than the heart which pulsates within his breast. M.