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The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Attempting to Escape to the enemy. --Alex Wilson, proprietor of a grocery in Petersburg, was captured by our pickets beyond the Blackwater within the enemy's lines. He had $320 in gold, £90 sterling and some greenbacks, sewed into his clothing. He said he was going to buy lard, bacon, &c. He was handed over to the conscript officer. Another party from Richmond was arrested under similar circumstances.
Erect the old flag over the Libby, Etc. The two weeks sessions of the Yankee Congress, which our files embrace, contain nothing of any great importance. The resolutions introduced concerning the "rebellion" were considerable in number. Mr. Henderson, in the Senate, introduced a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the "Constitution of the United States," to the effect that slavery shall not exist in the United States. In the Senate the following little episode took place: Mr. Wilson submitted the following: Whereas, The Hon, Garrett Davis, a Senator from the State of Kentucky, did, on the 5th day of January, A. D. 1864, introduce into the Senate of the United States a series of resolutions, in which, among other things, it is declared that "the people of the North ought to revolt against the war leaders and take this matter into their own hands," thereby meaning to incite the people of the United States to revolt against the President of the United States and th