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Alexandria on Friday, and we have reports from across the river that the Washington battalion is at Culpeper Court-House. As General Harney's trip to and from Richmond was made in the night, he was not expected to ascertain where the Virginia troops are in force. Persons inexperienced in military matters, who occasionally reach this point, say that there is not a great force at Richmond, but of course their ideas on that score are not worth much. We quote one more paragraph: Major Anderson's health is very much broken. He intends, as I hear in a high quarter, to visit Kentucky and address the people in behalf of the Union, for which he has a religious devotion. Washington, May 6.-- Gov. Andrew has notified the Secretary of the Navy that Massachusetts has purchased the steamers Massachusetts and South Carolina, recently employed as packets between Boston and Charleston: that they are thoroughly equipped and manned, and are ready for sea and any Government service. G
Recorder's Court. --A number of petty cases were disposed of yesterday by Recorder Caskie, who officiated in place of the Mayor.--Leaving out a number of small cases, we mention the following, which are hardly entitled to a higher grade of appellation: William, slave of Coleman Wortham, having in his possession a pair of medicine scales and lot of cartridges, supposed stolen, whipped; Jno. Mosby, drunk in the Market-House, discharged; Susanna Hog, free, no papers, discharged; Susan Mosby, Powhatan county free negro, whipped and ordered back; Columbia Anderson, wandering darkey, from Manchester, minus papers, let off; Philip Weber, arrested on charge of stealing cigars from J. H. Breyleston, acquitted; Thomas Henry, using abolition language, discharged, no witnesses appearing; Paul Richard, keeping his restaurant open after 10 o'clock, on the nights of the 27th and 29th--case dismissed.