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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Biographical sketch of Marble Nash Taylor. (search)
A Biographical sketch of Marble Nash Taylor. As the name of this man has been brought rather prominently before the public of late, in the character of Provisional Governor of North Carolina, whe following sketch, which we copy from the Norfolk Day Book, of the 12th inst.: Marble Nash Taylor is one of the most despicable of the human family — hated alike by God and man, and for the rome hocus pocus succeeded in obtaining the appointment, and was sent to Hatteras. Marble Nash Taylor was now a chaplain in the Confederate States Army — prayed for the success of the Confederaterd of God deceitfully, by going over to that enemy and joining hands with him. This is Marble Nash Taylor, Provisional Governor of North Carolina. This is the scamp who dares to issue a proclamation, and whom the Northern Government so delights to honor. And why? Because, as we intimated in the outset, they need villains to carry on their work of shame, and Marble Nash Taylor is a villain
Report of Capt. Wilkes.why he did not seize the Trent. The following is the report of Capt. Wilkes, assigning his reasons for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 16. Sir: --In my dispatch by Commander Taylor I confined myself to the reports of the movement of this ship, and the facts connected with the capture of Messrs. Mason, Slidell, Eustis, and Macfarland, as I intended to write you particularly relative to the reasons which induced my action in making these prisoners. When I heard at Cienfuegos, on the south side of Cuba, of these Commissioners having landed on the Island of Cuba, and that they were at Havana, and would depart in the English steamer of the 7th of November, I determined to intercept them, and carefully examined all the authorities on international law to which I had access, viz: Kent Wheaton, Vattel, besides various decisions of Sir William Scott, and other judges of the Admiralty Court of Great B