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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter
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Virginia State Convention,Sixteenth day--(Second Session). Richmond, July 04, 1861. evening Session. The Stay Law was first taken up on several amendments, chiefly providing for the payment of interest on debts thus suspended. Mr. Cox said that of all the ordinances passed by this Convention at its last session, this Stay Law ordinance was the most unpopular in his county. Mr. R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, urged his views on the subject. Laid on the table. Mr. James Basque, from the Committee on Confederate Relations, submitted a report stating that. "the President of the Confederate States agreed to receive into the Confederate service for twelve months any regiment, battalion or company, already organized, in cases where such organizations already formed may offer only for twelve months," &c. Mr. Branch called up an ordinance in reference to the forcible employment on works of public defence of the free negroes of the State, between the ages of 18 and
Several points of News. Washington, July 1. --The Confederate steamer George Page is cruising in the vicinity of Aquia Creek. Colonel Stone is to occupy the Maryland Heights commanding Harper's Ferry. Wm. Brent, of South Carolina, and Henry Scott, of Maryland, have been arrested as alleged spies.
Gen. Lyon. The death of Gen. Lyon is bitterly lamented by the Northern press. He was a regular officer of such unusual energy and enterprise that, not long ago, he was seriously spoken of by the "On to Richmond" wing of the Republicans as the proper man to put in the place of Gen. Scott. Lyon and McClellan were the brag Generals of the North, and one of them has already bitten the dust. McClellan is now their sheet anchor; but how long he will continue so, remains to be seen. The first misstep will hurl him from power as rapidly as he has risen, or a Southern bullet may send him after Lyon.
The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's court, yesterday. --A number of parties arraigned for petty delinquencies were discharged yesterday: Among them, Henry Scott, charged with an assault on Thos. Martin; John F. Tully, drunk and staggering about the streets; Lawrence Paul, assaulting Pauline Kloss. A case against Wm. W. Wolf was continued until the 24th and defendant admitted to bail for his appearance. He was arrested by order of the Mayor, having procured a pass for self and wife to proceed to Yorktown, and afterwards allowing it to be used by other parties. Joanna Custillo, charged with purloining $16 from Frank Wingo, was sent to jail for another examination. Case of Mrs. Bridget and Miss Mary Devine, for committing an assault and battery on James Broderick, was continued till a more convenient season.
The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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