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. Some of these will be presented. In the war of the American Revolution, Dr. Franklin and Silas Deane were sent to France as commissioners to look after the interests of the colonies. In the years 1776 and 1777 they became extensively connected with naval movements. They built, purchased, equipped, and commissioned ships, all in neutral territory, even filling up blank commissions sent out to them by the Congress for the purpose. Among expeditions fitted out by them was one under Captain Wickes to intercept a convoy of linen ships from Ireland. He went first into the Bay of Biscay, and afterward entirely around Ireland, sweeping the sea before him of everything that was not of force to render the attack hopeless. Deane observes to Robert Morris that it effectually alarmed England, prevented the great fair at Chester, occasioned insurance to rise, and even deterred the English merchants from shipping in English bottoms at any rate, so that, in a few weeks, forty sail of Frenc
ssion to U. S., 256. Westfield (gunboat), 196, 197. Westover, 130, 261, 269, 270. Wharton, General, 37, 450, 452, 453, 454. Wheaton, —, 227. Excerpt from his book on international law, 138-39. Wheeler, General, 325, 359, 360-61, 470, 472, 475, 483-84, 530, 534, 538, 597. White, Colonel, 370. Jack W., 200. House, Va., 128-29. Whitfield, General, 327. Whiting, General, 79, 101, 106, 109, 110, 116, 126, 131, 133, 134, 270, 430, 431. Death, 548. Whittle, Captain, 192. Wickes, Captain, 229. Wickham, General, 452. Wickliffe, Captain, 33. Wigfall Senator, 472. Wilcox, General, 69, 71, 103, 273,302, 306, 307, 310, 435, 436, 438, 547. Wilderness, Battle of, 427, 433-37. Wilkinson, Capt., John, 222. Williams, P., 124. Williamsburg. Evacuation, 76-79. Wilmer, Bishop, 634. Wilmington, N. C. Harbor defense, 171. Wilson, General, 131, 544, 592. Gen. J. H., 354, 594, 595, 596. Winchester, Va., Battle of, 449-50. Federal troops routed, 367. Winder, Cap
s chiefs of a naval Bureau in Paris the surprise, and the revenge Wickes and Conyngham, and Paul Jones. Mutato nomine De te fabula narrator.fects. While the Commissioners were directing the movements of Captain Wickes [we will come to these presently] in the manner that has been mhat plied between Falmouth and Lisbon. When the cruise was up, Captain Wickes went into Nantes, taking his prizes with him. The complaints ofhat had yet been attempted in Europe, under the American flag. Captain Wickes was directed to proceed to sea, with his own vessel and the Lexd from her original destination, and placed under the orders of Captain Wickes. The Dolphin was commanded by Lieutenant Nicholson, a brother a gentleman who subsequently died at the head of the service. Captain Wickes, in command of this light squadron, sailed from Nantes, about tce rose to an enormous height, and in speaking of the cruise of Captain Wickes, in particular, Mr. Deane observes in one of his letters to Rob
Turbulent behavior. --A difficulty occurred on Tuesday evening at Thomas Duke's stable, on 18th street, originating in some misunderstanding about settling for the hire of a horse and vehicle, the principal actors in which were Thomas Burnes and Michael McCarthy. The former, it is alleged, drew a knife upon Mr. Duke, when watchman Wickes came up for the purpose of arresting the offender, and McCarthy attacked the officer, tearing his coat, but causing no personal injury. The result was that Burnes and McCarthy were arraigned before the Mayor yesterday, and not only required to give security to keep the peace, but for their appearance at the Hustings Court to answer an indictment for misdemeanor.
y. --The work of moral reform has commenced in earnest. Modest virtue may now lift its eyes and smile sweetly at the coming of the long promised millennium. Richmond is to be purged of vices that have started forth at night, from dark and lonely hiding places, and sailed "on obscene wings athwart the noon." Following close upon the proceedings against the exhibitors of unlawful games, comes a demonstration against the cyprian dames, which happened in this way: Officers Quarles. Davis, Wickes, and Blackburn, armed with a warrant issued by the Mayor, at the instance of certain parties, proceeded yesterday to a house on Virginia street, kept by Clara Coleman, and took her into custody, together with Jenny Read, Ella Willard, Anna Willett, Mildred Coleman, and Ann Beasley, and conducted them all to the Station House. The charge against the first is for keeping a disorderly, ill-governed establishment, of evil fame and reputation, and against the others for participating in the vici
the proper regulation of dram shops. Officer Seal, however, stated that the house was within the limits of the corporation; that it was situated on 17th street, above the Central Railroad, and that the defendant had previously paid one fine for a violation of a city ordinance at that very place. The Mayol promised to examine the record and the locality, and would decide upon the merits of the case hereafter. John Kennedy, charged with selling ardent spirits without a license, was required to replenish the city treasury to the amount of five dollars. Polly Scott a free woman of color, was charged with keeping a disorderly house, and permitting negroes to assemble there without the consent of their owners. She received sentence of fifteen stripes, and a negro boy Joe, who was caught at her house by watchman Wickes, was ordered to the same punishment. Henry, slave of Wm. Green, was punished in the usual way for running away from a watchman who was about to arrest him.
Police matters. --The case of Ishmael Roberts, charged with giving to Anthony Roberts a knife with which to cut William Bird, was partially investigated by the Mayor yesterday. The parties are free negroes. It appearing that the principal offender had not been arrested, the case was continued to Wednesday. Virginia Turner, a white woman, arrested by watchman Wickes for using profane language in a public street, was committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace. Reuben, a slave, employed by the Virginia Central Railroad Company, charged with stealing fifteen pounds of pork from Frederick Braner, was ordered two lashes for each pound. Ben, slave of Turpin & Yarborough, charged with stealing wood from the Government and making a desperate resistance when Peter, Kegan attempted to arrest him, was ordered nine and thirty. Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocket-book containing $10 from Peyton, Johnston & Bro. Owing to the absence of an important