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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The raid into Southwestern Virginia--depredations of the enemy. (search)
We are indebted to the officers of the Exchange Bureau for New York papers of Wednesday last, the 17th inst. We give the following summary of the news they contain: Proceedings in the Yankee Congress — peace resolutions. In the Yankee Congress on Monday Fernando Wood, of New York, offered the following resolutions, which were laid on the table by a vote of 68 ayes to 59 nays: Whereas, The President, in his message delivered to this House on the 9th inst., and in his recommendation to the people to assemble at their places of worship and give thanks to God for recent victories, claims that the Union cause has gained important and substantial advantages; and whereas; in view of these triumphs, it is no longer beneath our dignity nor dangerous to our safety to evince a generous magnanimity, becoming a great and powerful people, by offering to the insurgents an opportunity to return to the Union without imposing upon them degrading or destructive conditions. Therefore