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The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], The surrender of Mason and Slidell the manner of its publication. (search)
The surrender of Mason and Slidell the manner of its publication. --The following unpublished account of the manner in which the publication of the official correspondence between Lord Lyons and Secretary Seward, relative to the surrender of Messrs. Mason and Slidell was conducted, we extract from a long letter published in tMessrs. Mason and Slidell was conducted, we extract from a long letter published in the Cincinnati Commercial, under date of Washington, December 28th: The capital was electrified this morning by the official announcement that the surrender of Mason and Slidell had been made — The secret was so admirably kept that not twenty persons knew of the result reached before the full diplomatic correspondence was in pMason and Slidell had been made — The secret was so admirably kept that not twenty persons knew of the result reached before the full diplomatic correspondence was in print. It appeared exclusively in this morning's National Intelligencer, which, for perhaps the first time in its history, had the news (and a pretty big item of news, too.) "in advance of all our contemporaries" Mr. Seward managed the matter so adroitly as to cut off all communication of the surrender to the people of the cou
rris. J. W. Johnston deposed that there were taken from the drawer three $5 notes on the Farmers' Bank, another $5 note and several smaller notes; also, some negotiable notes and other papers, which he found the same day in the alley leading from the Gallego Mills to Shockoe Ship. The prisoner was remanded to be examined before the Hustings Court, at the February term, for grand larceny. James P. Neagle, charged with shooting at James. M. Jarrell and hitting a little girl named Mary Mason, child of James B. Mason. This affair occurred on Thursday afternoon, at Neagle's grocery, corner 24th and Main streets. James M. Jerrell (a soldier belonging to the 14th Alabama regiment, and employed as guard at the Government prisons,) deposed that he walked into Neagle's house and called for some "groceries," at the same time pulling out his pocket book and handing him a fifty cent note, and telling him he wanted twenty-five cents' worth out of it. He took it and threw it into hi
Called Court. --A man named James P. Neagle was examined by Aldermen Caskie, Sanxay, Timberlake, Bray, and Anderson, sitting as a court of examination (in the Sergeant's office) in the City Hall, at 11 o'clock yesterday. The accused was charged with feloniously shooting at James M. Jerrell, a Confederate soldier, on the 16th day of January, with a loaded pistol, in one of the public streets of this city, with intent to main, disfigure, disable and kill, and did then and there by the said shooting feloniously and maliciously shoot Mary Mason, infant child of James B. Mason, with intent to main, disable, disfigure and kill her. The court having heard the evidence were unanimously of opinion that the accused should be tried before Judge Lyons for the offence with which he stood charged. The defendant was admitted to bail in $500 for his appearance, Jas. P. Cavido becoming his surety.