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The Daily Dispatch: June 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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The election. The official returns may change in some respects the Congressional delegation as published by us yesterday. In some districts the vote is close, and so widely scattered that it will require the official vote to decide the result. In the Bedford district, where Mr. Goode was supposed to be re-elected, it is now asserted that his defeat is by no means improbable. His competitor, Col. Martin, leads him 274 votes, with but one county to hear from. The army vote will probably finally decide the issue. In the Little Tennessee district, where McMullen was reported to have defeated Preston, there is yet some doubt.--The Norfolk and Montgomery districts are also in doubt, but it is thought that Whitfield is elected in the first and Staples in the latter.
Westerfield alias John Farrow Jas. W. Wood, William Tracy alias William Smith, and John Lawrence, for a conspiracy to escape from the State Penitentiary on the 8th of May. Joseph Blakman alias Joseph Walton, a convict in the penitentiary, sent last from Spotsylvania county, being identified as having served two terms, was sentenced by the Judge to five years additional confinement. Spencer Pennington, a free negro, sent to the penitentiary for robbery; Henry B. Hernandez alias Hampton Preston, rent to the penitentiary from Richmond, for grand larceny, each acknowledged themselves to be the same parties indicted for having served two terms in the State prison, were sentenced to five additional years' imprisonment. In the case of John Adams alias J. Williams, a nolle prosequi was entered, the Governor having pardoned him. The Attorney for the Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi in the case of several conspirators to escape from the penitentiary, the evidence not being d