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et meetings, and soon found myself in the presence of the President, Messrs. Seward, Stanton and Welles. Mr. Seward, whom I had met at a dinner-party at Gen. Risley's in Fredonia, during the campaign everal weeks ago. They looked like Mr. Benton's expunged resolutions on the Senate Journal. Mr. Welles was so deeply engaged in reading a fourth copy, that he did not look up as I went in. It seemsf-officers then withdrew, and the President proposed to proceed to business. At this juncture Mr. Welles looked up from the paper he had been so busily perusing, and inquired of the President: If he to advance paying subscribers at $1. He handed me a gold dollar, and says he: Send it along. Mr. Welles, who was just then absorbed in reading the account of the embarkation of the army from Alexandre, he voted that the article was not contraband, but that the writer must not do so again. Mr. Welles said: He did not know enough about the subject under consideration to give an opinion. He had
or three hundred dollars per year. The evidence of his bravery was received at the Navy Department on the evening of the tenth instant, and on the next day Secretary Welles sent him the following letter, appointing him a gunner, an office which carries with it a salary of one thousand dollars per year, and is a life appointment,from your commanding officer, a warrant will be issued to you, bearing the same date of this acting appointment. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, Gideon Welles. Acting-Gunner John Davis, United States Navy, United States Steamer Valley City, North-Atlantic Blockading Squadron. As Davis was a gunner's mate, and sunce of mind displayed on the tenth ultimo. If he should not be fully qualified for the duties of this appointment, you will afford him every opportunity to become so. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, Gideon Welles. Flag-Officer L. M. Goldsborough, Commanding North-Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Hampton Roads, Va.