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The Daily Dispatch: February 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], Gen Rosser's expedition into Hardy county. (search)
petitions of Wm. Roach and G. A. Lobbs, who represented that they had been taken up as conscripts and carried to Camp Lee, not withstanding they had been regularly examined by a medical board, which declared them exempt from military duty by reason of physical disability, and also, that such exemptions were permanent. M. Kraker, against whom true bills were returned by the Grand Jury on the 22d day of December last, upon two indictments for perjury, entered into recognizance with good security in the sum of $20,000 in each case for his appearance on Thursday next, to answer the said indictments. Thomas T. Giles, Henry L. Brooke, Thos. H. Campbell, John N. Speed, Francis L. Smith, and W. A. Maury, Receivers, were ordered to return accounts and settlements of their transactions for the six months next succeeding the dates of their last settlements, and that Receivers do within the next thirty days execute new bonds for the performance of their duties as such according to law.
Home defence. It is said, with, we hope, no just cause, that the House of Delegates intend to defeat the plan proposed by Governor Smith for rendering the protection of the country against raids more efficient. We cannot see the sense of such a proceeding, and we are well convinced that it will not be popular.--The people have already suffered too much from these marauding expeditions, the avowed object of which is to produce a famine in the country. A great outcry was raised against Congress for placing on the list of conscription men over forty-five engaged in agricultural labors, and the reason given was that, unless a sufficient number was left at home, supplies of provision could not be raised, and a famine must come. It strikes us that such famine will fully as likely be the consequence of destroying the crops after they shall have been raised, as of never putting them in the ground. It has been said that we cannot prevent these raids by an armed force. We can, nev