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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik, Chapter
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The Offices. Washington, March 11 --The Senate, in Executive session to-day, confirmed Robert Payne, District Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The President has also sent in the nominations (which were referred) of Lt. Gov. Goodrich, Collector of the port of Boston; Geo. W. McClelland, Secretary of the Massachusetts State Republican Committee, Assistant Postmaster General; Archibald Williams, of Ill., District Judge of Kansas, and Dole, of Ill. , Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Supreme Court of Appeals. --The following decisions have been rendered by this Court since our last report: Murphy vs. McCourt. Argued by Robt. R. Collier for the appellant, and John Lyon for the appellee. Decree of the Circuit Court of the city of Petersburg affirmed. Crenshaw, &c., vs. Crenshaw's adm'r, &c. Argued by C. G. Griswold for the appellant, and August & Randolph for the appellee.--Decree of the Circuit Court of the county of Hanover affirmed. Epes vs. Williams' ex'or, and others. Argued by Wm. T. Joynes for the appellants, and James Alfred Jones and John Lyon for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of the city of Petersburg affirmed. Cockerel vs. Flowerree's adm'r, and others. Argued by Messrs. Tucker " Patton for the appellants, and Arthur A. Morson and R. E. Scott for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Fauquier county reversed. The Court adjourned to the 5th day of April next.
Extra session of the U. S. Senate. Washington, March 12. --On motion, the resolution to expel Senator Wigfall was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, which is considered the easiest way of getting rid of the perplexing question. Cassius M. Clay, of Ky., has been nominated Minister to Spain, and Thomas Corwin, of Ohio, Minister to Mexico. The Senate also confirmed Archibald Williams as District Judge for Kansas, and Wm. P. Dole as Commissioner of Indian Affairs; both of Illinois.