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The Daily Dispatch: may 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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Arrival and departure of troops. --Another Arkansas regiment arrived at Lynchburg, in detachments, Friday, The 2d and 11th Mississippi regiments left for another destination. Land Slide.--A land slide occurred last Wednesday at Burlington, Vt., on the Vermont and Canada Railroad, and eleven workmen were buried in the mass. R. J. Wood, Esq., of Wedowee, Ala., has been adjudged the extensive contract for making the mail bags required by the Post-Office Department of the Confederate States. A war steamer and a steamboat in the service of Lincoln's Government, paid a visit to the waters of the Rappahannock, in the vicinity of Urbana, a few days ago. The weekly expense of the steamers thus far chartered as transports by the Washington Government is $13,000, exclusive of keeping them in commission. The presence of Ross Winans at the Relay, on Thursday, created a deep impression. The troops uncovered as he passed between the lines. Col. R. A. Pryor has sup
Hotel last night. arrest of A Suspected spy. Washington, May 17.--A man by the name of Wood, from Newark, was arrested as a spy yesterday, by order of General Scott. Wood commenced his opeWood commenced his operations by tampering with the members of the Newark Regiment, through which means he obtained an introduction to Gen. Runyon, and thence to Gen. Scott, who became fascinated with his plausible story, and employed him as a secret agent of the Government to go South. Wood received some money from the Secret Service Fund to pay his expenses. Before leaving the city he expended a portion of his fundupposing that the report this morning would release him; but before Gen. Scott read it he ordered Wood to be delivered over to the marshal of the district, and lodged in jail to await further orders. tt is in possession of other evidence than that alluded to, upon which the prisoner is held. Wood is a man about forty years of age, and is said to be a Secessionist. He is one of many such, not