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The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1865., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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anchester to build a bridge over James river. Referred. By Mr. Mercier: "Resolved,That the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill making the crime of horse stealing a capital offence." Agreed to. Mr. Lee offered a resolution that the Committee on Roads and Navigation be empowered to send for persons and papers to examine into the memorial of the Orange and Alexandria railroad. Mr. Carter offered a resolution making the sale of spirituous lioffered a resolution stating that the election of John Underwood and Joseph Segar were in due form, &c.: that the State of Virginia claims for them their seats in the United States Senate. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. By Mr. Lee.--A bill repealing all existing legislation in relation to slaves and free negroes, and fixing their status. Referred. Mr. Power, of York, offered a resolution to exempt from taxation the lands that have been in possession of the Freedmen's
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Southern Representation — the latest news from Washington. (search)
An Old Story in a New --The Fun du Lee Press to responsible for the following equip: --"A gentleman of our requaintance got it into his head the other day that his stove wood melted away a little faster than the warm weather warranted, and concluded to try an experiment, in the hope of catching the thief. Taking a fine-looking stick, he charged it with a few ounces of powder and replaced it on the side of the pile which seemed to diminish the fastest. That was on Tuesday. On Wednesday afternoon an explosion, somewhat resembling the shock of a small earthquake, was heard in a house near by. A man passing by at the time says that simultaneous with the explosion he saw a kettle of salt pork and cabbage — it may have been sour-krout — shoot up through the roof near the chimneys very much like a sky- rocket. At the same time a large Thomas cat was observed to make his exit through the window, evidently under the impression that he had been sent for. Thinking something might be wr