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President of the Confederate States and inform them of their election, reported that this duty had been discharged, and that the President had accepted the office and signified his purpose to unite with Congress in all measures that would promote the welfare of the country. The Vice President had also accepted his office with his grateful acknowledgments for the honor done him rather than from any desire on his part to occupy the position. The Provisional Congress. On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, it was Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, etc. That the attorney-General be requested to return to the Clerk of the House of Representatives the papers that were on file in the office of the Clerk of the Provisional Congress, and all documents and other papers that were under the Clerk's control, in the hands of the Public Printer, and not otherwise disposed of by order of the Provisional Congress, and that all papers referring to Executive sessions a
of Cumberland county, requesting the influence of their representatives in the General Assembly in favor of the assumption by the State of the war tax. On motion, laid on the table. The bill authorizing certain cities and towns to issue notes of a less denomination than five dollars was called up, when the third reading being reconsidered, the bill was amended. An amendment was offered to strike out "one and two dollars." Pending which the bill was laid on the table. Mr. Hart, by leave, presented a bill to amend the 4th section of an act to incorporate "The Confederate Insurance Company," which was advanced to its second reading Mr. Thompson, of Dinwiddie, called for the order of the day-- "House bill to provide for the assumption and payment of the Confederate States war tax "--which the Senate proceeded to consider. Mr. Nesson opposed the bill in a speech of considerable power. The hour of 3 having arrived, on motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourned.
on the highway, were Geo. Annaker and Wm. Rose, who were charged with having forcibly despoiled Wm. E. McGrady of $70 and a Colt's five-shooter worth $40. The case was continued until this morning.--Francis H. Osgood and Geo. W. Nelson, alias Dick Johnson, two athletic looking white men, were arraigned for violently assaulting John Driggers, an Alabama soldier, on Thursday night, and taking from his person three letters entrusted to his care to be delivered at Manassas. Driggers, who was stoppn he attempted to leave the house he was followed by them, and after getting a short distance was thrown down, garroted, beaten severely and robbed. He positively identified the prisoners as two of the party who made the assault. Nelson, alias Johnson, attempted to prove by Bradford's bar-keeper that he did not leave the house after Driggers did. He said that the latter was no doubt honest in his conviction that he was one of the men, but he was mistaken. At the request of Osgood, who wanted