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The Daily Dispatch: December 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ration of the House, without any special recommendation. Another transaction in the purchase of arms, to which the attention of the committee has been directed, is the purchase of five thousand of Hall's carbines by Gen. Fremont, through Simon Stevens, of Pennsylvania. This transaction is, in some respects, of the same character with the purchase of the Austrian muskets, but much more remarkable in illustrating the improvidence of gentlemen prominently connected with the public service, treau five thousand four hundred Hall's carbines, at three dollars fifty cents each, and after a slight alteration of the arms, at a cost of from seventy-five cents to one dollar and twenty-five cents on each arm, sold five thousand of them to Simon Stevens for twelve dollars and fifty cents each, who immediately sold the entire lot to General Fremont for twenty-two dollars each, General Fremont probably laboring under some misapprehension as to the nature of the purchase of the arms. The c
ut $500. The editor's opposition to Government is probably the cause of the outrage. Miscellaneous. In New York on the 20th inst., Virginia 6's were quoted at 46¾ a 47 Tennessee 6's, 41¼ a 41½; North Carolina 6's, 58 a 60; Missouri 6's, 38¼ a 38½. The Colonel Terry, who was killed while commanding the Texas regiment in the recent engagement at the Green River Bridge, in Kentucky, is said, by those who are familiar with the people of Texas, to be a brother of Judge Terry who killed Senator Broderick. Among the distinguished visitors to the city of Washington is General Leslie Combs, of Kentucky, the "Boy Captain" of 1812, as hale and vigorous as a youth, and full of patriotic fervor and energy. Gen. Stevens's brigade, consisting of 4,000 men, now occupy Beaufort, Lady Island, St Helena, and Bay Point. The number of Yankee troops at Port Royal and vicinity, now number -000. Five hundred thousand pounds of had been received at Port Royal when Atlantic saile
0 commissions, when he did nothing towards negotiating the sale. Mr. Morgan claimed to have been asked for this vessel $130,000, and the owners testify they allowed the department to fix the price. That the sale of 5,000 Hall's carbines, by Simon Stevens to Gen. Fremont, was an inconceivable bargain, whereby, without any risk or investment of capital, Mr. Stevens was in one day to realize $50,000. That in the Department of the West, through the agency of Quartermaster McKinstry and his inspecMr. Stevens was in one day to realize $50,000. That in the Department of the West, through the agency of Quartermaster McKinstry and his inspectors, Government was plundered of many thousands. That although Generals and Cabinet Ministers were buried beneath the weight of increasing responsibility, this rock less horde were undermining the very ground on which they trod. He commented on the subject of army transportation, that by an order of the late Secretary of War, railroads were allowed two cents per mile for soldiers and local rates for freight; and so great were the profits, that the Western roads paid a bonus of from $1,500 to