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To amend the fifth section of chapter 13 of the Code in realtion to administering the oaths to be taken by the members of the General Assembly. The salt supply. Mr. H. W. Thomas, from the joint special committee to confer with the President of the Confederate States, in relation to the release of so much of the salt now held for the use of the army, as can be done without injury to the public service, submitted a report. The committee had a conference with the President on the 18th inst., which resulted in a correspondence, from which it appears that the General Govertment cannot, at this time, give up any of the salt under its control. A statement from the Commissary General shows that the purchases of hogs and beef to be packed will require a great deal of salt; that is two bushels to each thousand pounds of pork, and a bushel and a quarter to each five hundred of beef. To furnish less might endanger, and would shift the responsibility from contractors to the Departmen
From Port Royal Island --The Lincolnites have occupied Port Royal Island, on which Beaufort stands, with a body of soldiers supposed to be about 5,000 in number. The Charleston Courier, of the 18th instant, says: A reliable authority informs us that the country commanded by the enemy may afford them 1,500 bales Sea Island cotton, and about 3,000 negroes are on the island in their neighborhood. The provision crops, which were good, are ample to feed the slaves for a lengthened period, should the troops not destroy them. So far as we can ascertain, the Yankees have made no progress to the South and West of Broad river, where Gen. Drayton's command is located. It is reported that a launch belonging to the enemy, full of men, was caught up a creek last week, which our troops fired into, and killed seven of those on board. A 24-pounder, which had been rifled and sent to the Pocotaligo Station, was tested lately, when it exploded, killing a male, which was standing near, and
A gallant exploit --One Confederate Soldier Puts to Flight Eight Lincolnites --From the Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, of the 18th inst., we gather the following particulars of a gallant exploit of one of our patriotic and daring Confederate soldiers. If one Southern soldier can put to flight eight armed tories, can the issue of this war be doubtful? Robert E. Patterson, of Capt. Bradley's cavalry, was in town yesterday, from whom we learned the particulars of an adventure which rumor had already given us an inkling of. He was at his home on New river, in the upper edge of Anderson county, on furlough, when he received intelligence of a party of eight persons on horseback, who, with a guide, were making their way through the mountains towards Kentucky. He immediately mounted and gave chase. He no sooner got in sight of them than they commenced a stampede a la the Yankees from Wild Cat, scattering portmanteaus and saddle-bags, shawls and blankets along the road. Some of them
More Bridge Burners Hung. --The Knoxville Register, of the 18th inst., says. Henry and Jacob Harman, father and son of Greene county, engaged in burning Lick Creek Bridge, on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, were executed here yesterday, by hanging, agreeably to sentence passed by the Court Martial convened by order of Gen. Carroll. At the scaffold they stated, through the Chaplain officiating, that they had been not only deluded, but forced to commit the crime for which they were about to suffer by representation, that unless they made this demonstration of allegiance to the Lincoln dynasty, their lives and their property would be in greater jeopardy than from the Confederates. The younger Harman stated, further, that his sympathies had been originally with the Confederate Government, and he had at one time contemplated volunteering in the Confederate army, until he was persuaded and misled by the misrepresentations above stated. Whether they revealed the names