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The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource] 9 1 Browse Search
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g. Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, nominated Richard Rains, of Richmond city. Mr. French, of Mercer, nominated Benjamin R. Linkous, of Raleigh. Mr. Critcher, of Richmond county, nominated James R. Fisher, of Richmond city. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, nominated Samuel H. Jeter, of that city. Mr. Carlile, of Harrison, nominated Chas. Lewis, of that county. Mr. Flournoy, of Halifax, nominated Chas. Kent, of Pittsylvania. Mr. Morton nominated Mr. Routt, of Greene. Mr. Scott, of Powhatan, nominated John F. Simpson, of that county. Mr. Bouldin nominated Wm. D. Wills, of Charlotte. Mr. Wickham nominated Francis P. Sutton, of Henrico. No other nominations being made, the vote was taken with the following result: Linkous, 45; Lewis, 29; Jeter, 26. All others 35. There being no election, the rules were suspended, on motion, and a resolution was adopted to drop all but the three highest candidates. The names of the three highest were then a
Joseph Marye, an Italian, living on 23d st., was arraigned before the Recorder, yesterday, charged with feloniously inflicting a gun-shot wound on the arm of Georgiana Scott, a free negress, a few weeks since. It appeared that the load, consisting of a ten-penny nail, went through Scott's house and entered her arm, from which it was extracted by Dr. Waring. The defendant had been in the habit of discharging fire-arms on his premises, and the accident above related was one of the results of that reprehensible practice. There was an entire absence of felonious intent — though, when defendant was informed of the damage done, he left the city, and was not apprehended till Tuesday, on his return. The wounded person made a lucky escape in getting "scot free," as she had an infantile piccaniuny in her arms when the missile struck her person. She has not yet entirely recovered. The defendant was required to furnish $100 security to be of good behavior. He declared himself minus
Review at Washington. --On the 22d of this month there will be a grand parade, in which the newly-organized militia companies will probably join, and the forces will be reviewed by President Buchanan and Lieutenant General Scott.
ominent, efficient and practical friends of the Southern cause in the Louisiana Legislature. Gen. Davis, the President of the Southern Confederacy, married a daughter of the old Chief, and it will be remembered had some tart correspondence with Gen. Scott whilst Gen. Davis was Secretary of War. The old warrior of "Lundy's Lane̴ has not always set that exemplary example of official subordination to superiors which he is now so rigidly enforcing, and, consequently, has involved himself in severals due, for he established the prestige of the American arms, taught volunteers to fight like regulars, and consummated a succession of glorious victories by the immortal battle of Buena Vista, in which, with five thousand militiamen and one or two companies of regulars, he defeated the flower of the Mexican army, twenty thousand strong, under Santa Anna, thus enabling Gen. Scott to make a comparatively easy march from Vera Cruz to the Capital, and reap the fruits of "Rough and Ready's" labors.