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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Appointments of the Western Virginia M. E. Conference. (search)
axton, to be supplied; Boothsville, J. M. Lauck. Parkersburg District--S. Hargiss, P. E. Parkersburg, S. Kelly; Ravenswood, W. Briscoe; Little Kanawha, R. Stephens; Ripley, C. F. Crooks; Boane J. W. Flesher, J. A. West, sup'y; New Martinsville, R. Fox; Williamstown, J. Shodgress; Elizabeth, S. Kendall; Mason and Green Bottom, S. K. Vaught. Greenbrier District--S. Field P. E. Greenbrier, J. F. Williamson; Lick Creek, S. A. Rathbun; Monroe, H. S. Williams, J. Hanksup.; Newcastle and Newport. J. H. Burns, M. A. Davidson; Covington, S. S. Rider; Rocky Point, G. L. Warner; Summerville, to be supplied; Webster, M. Clendennin; Fayette, S. Black. Charleston District--P. H. Hoffman, P. E.--Charleston, C. M. Sullivan; Cedar Grove, T. S. Wade; Logan, R. E. Graves; Boone, H. Moore; Fayetteville and Beckly, T. M. Williams; Coal River Mission, C. S. Chambers; Army Mission, L. G. Cheuveront; Marshall, J. S. Jenkins; Charleston Ct., S. M. Branon; Coalsmouth, W. F. Cloughton. Suya
The fleet sailed on the 20th instant, and we give below a list of the vessels composing it, with their tonnage. They are old but substantial whaling vessels, double decked, to give them greater firmness. They were stripped of their copper and other fittings which were not necessary for so short a voyage as they will make, and loaded with picked stone as deeply as was safe. It will be seen that they were bought at New Bedford, New London, Nantucket, Sag Harbor, Edgartown, Mystic, and Newport. In the bottom of each ship a hole was bored into which was fitted a lead pipe five inches in diameter, with a valve so fixed that though perfectly safe even for a long voyage, it can be very quickly removed. It is calculated that the ship will be filled and sunk to the bottom in twenty minutes after the removed of this valve. To provide against accidental jamming of the valves, each vessels is furnished with two angers of the proper size. The crews are of six men each. The
Northern Items. On Wednesday evening, Mr. and Mrs, Jacob Hunt, of Philadelphia, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The venerable couple were surrounded by eight married children, thirty-three grand-children, and three great grand children. The family of the late Senator Douglas now live in the white cottage at Washington, his old residence, and near their mansion, in Minnesota row, vacated to be used as a hospital Mayor Cranston, of Newport, R. I. administered the oath of allegiance to one hundred and thirty-two midshipmen on board the frigate Constitution, on Tuesday. Fielder Cross, Esq., has died at Locust Grove, Prince George's county, Md., at the age of 92 years. He was said to be the closest white inhabitant in the county. It is estimated that there are in California 150,000 sheep. The wool clip the present year will not fall much short of five million pounds. Lieut. Russell, who distinguished himself by boarding the privateer