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ircuit Court of Roanoke county, Va., a will case of considerable importance was decided. The Salem Register says: This was an important and highly interesting suit, in which the will of Chileon O. White, deceased, was contested by the Rev. Andrew McDowell and others. Mr. McDowell is from the county of Hanover and married a sister of C. O. White. The amount of property involved is between forty and fifty thousand dollars. The counsel in favor of the will were Messrs. Edmundson and Blair,Mr. McDowell is from the county of Hanover and married a sister of C. O. White. The amount of property involved is between forty and fifty thousand dollars. The counsel in favor of the will were Messrs. Edmundson and Blair, Watts and Allen, J. B. I. Logan and Colonel Winfield, of Bedford. Those for the contestants, C. G. Griswold, of Richmond, Col. Jno. T. Anderson, of Botetourt, and F. J. Ribble, of Roanoke. After able arguments on both sides, the jury borough in a verdict establishing the will.
The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
War Department. During the last two weeks the railroad company have succeeded in making a complete and minute survey of the whole road from Harper's Ferry to Hancock, which has never been practicable before, owing to the presence of the enemy at and near Martinsburg. The New corps D'armes. The New York Herald says: Gen. McClelian has divided the grand army of the Potomac into five corps d'armes, and has placed at the head of each an officer of known firmness, courage, and ability, in the persons of Generals Heintzelman, Banks, McDowell, Sumner, and Keyes. This measure will insure still greater efficiency in the army, and will enable the Commanding-General to operate with his whole immense force with greater facility. But while there are only five corps d'armes in the army of Virginia, there are in fact four more under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief--namely, the armies of Generals Halleck, Buell, Pope, and Curtis, in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
s postponed till another day. Henry, a slave, arrested on Saturday night with a counterpane and a pair of socks in his possession, supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to receive ten lashes.--Jane, slave, of Sarah Swords, charged with receiving the same, was also ordered to be whipped. Similar punishment was inflicted upon Andrew, slave of Lowry Burns, charged with drunkenness in the street and trespassing upon the premises of James Pendleton. Jerry and Morris, slaves of Andrew McDowell, were charged with stealing two coats from R. M. J. Paynter. Mr. Paynter testified that some months since two cloth coats were stolen from his room, and nothing was known of them till Sunday, when he saw the accused wearing them in the street. When accosted by Mr. P., they informed him that they had purchased them of a Jew woman on Main street; but, upon going to the place which was designated, the proprietress denied all knowledge of the coats, and said she had never seen the boys bef