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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. (search)
being kindly cared for by Major-General Butler. The village is a complete wreck; every house is gutted with the exception of about five at the north and south end of the town, which are the residences of Mr. Moody, the sutler at the fort; Miss Eliza Jones, (a brick building;) the Episcopal parsonage; the house of Joseph Phillips, H. Clay Whiting's store and warehouse, and one or two small frame houses on the outskirts. The reason of these being spared was that the rebels had no time to pron as any other, he received neither mercy nor the manifestation of human feelings from the rebels. But for the devotion of his servants he, no doubt, would have perished in the flames that were the legitimate consequences of his own doctrines. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Jones, two old and highly respectable people, known to sympathize with the rebellion, and about the only couple who could but did not flee when Hampton was deserted three months since, and who, notwithstanding the well-understood v
ion being again open for discussion, the House was detained until half past 3 o'clock without coming to a vote, the opposition being confined to the second resolution. On a test vote, however, it was adopted by ayes, 63; noes, 15.--The resolutions, as they came from the committee, were agreed to by a decided majority of the House. Mr. Miles, of S. C., moved, as a substitute for the title of these resolutions, the following: Joint resolutions in relation to the late victories, and the crossing of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia. To this Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved to amend the title by adding the words, and "Congressional General Order, No. 1," so as to make it read, "Joint resolutions in relation to the late victories and the crossing of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia." Upon this amendment, Mr. Farrow, of S. C., called the ayes and noes, which was agreed to, and the vote resulted — ayes 13, noes 56. On motion, the House then adjourned.
ave of John Hitchcock, arrested for disorderly conduct in the street and having a sword in his possession, was ordered 39 lashes. --Ann Dogenberry, found in the city contrary to law, with a King William county register, was sent home.--Ro. Christian, a Williamsburg free negro without a register, charged with stealing a pair of pantaloons from the Exchange Hotel, was ordered 25 lashes.--Henrietta, slave of M. Hill, charged with beating another darkey in the street, was ordered 15 lashes. --Eliza Jones, while, charged with walking in the street with Peter, slave of B. Hall, and associating with negroes, was admonished and discharged. Her companion was ordered 15 lashes,--William, slave of John P. Ballard, found without a pass and in possession of a pistol and dirk, was ordered to be licked.--William, slave of T. W. Hoenniger, was ordered a whipping for trespassing on the lot of J. R. Payne.--J. Limpaky was fined $5 for abusing Samuel Ellis, Clerk of the First Market, while under the in
Metropolitan Hall by a free fight in the gallery, were arraigned, and it appearing that Winston initiated the disturbance, he was ordered to be whipped. James Hogan, charged with aiding a man to escape from Hughes's row who had robbed Abner Dorliff of $75, was sent to jail until next Tuesday for examination. Hogan practiced the old game of commencing a fight when the robbery was announced and the thief had been seized by Dorliff. Tom, slave of John Reynolds, and Henry, slave of Eliza Jones, were both committed for going at large. John Carty, arrested by the police Friday evening as a deserter and suspicious character, was handed over to the military authorities to be tried by Court Martial. The summons issued against. C. Ellis, E. H. Gill, and Wm. H. Powers, agent, &c., for obstructing 8th street, in the vicinity of the Petersburg Depot, with loose cotton, was dismissed.--the cause of complaint having been removed. Hustings Court, Saturday, Oct. 25th. --The