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tion of such a spirit in our armies is a happy omen of the ultimate triumph of our struggle for independence, indicative as it is of the fixed determination of our people never to lay down their arms while our soil is exposed to the hostile tread and barbarous ravages of our malignant enemies. A resolution of inquiry was submitted by Mr. Conrad in relation to a contract for beef entered into by Capt. A. B. Magruder, at Lincolnton, N. C., in December, 1862, to supply the troops under Gen. Whiting, at Wilmington, and subsequently disapproved by the Commissary General. The object of the resolution was to ascertain what loss the Government has sustained by such disapproval, and whether it was proper. The bill to conscribe free negroes and slaves as teamsters, and in other capacities, to increase the efficiency of the army was taken from the calendar for consideration. Mr. Baldwin moved to amend the 1st section so that no free negro engaged in the production of food and for
Going to Nassau. --General Whiting is determined that men running the blockade to Nassau will do so under "difficulties." As an instance of the precautions taken, the Petersburg Register gives the following fact. It occurred last week: The steamer Fanny was ready for sea; the cotton and tobacco were stored and steam up, when the Provost guard came aboard. The officers, passengers and crew were all called up and underwent a strict examination. They were detained on deck while a strict search was made below, and all possible places where a surreptitious passenger might conceal himself was closely investigated. All being found correct, away the Fanny steamed for the "open sea," but ere she reached the mouth of the river another party of soldiers boarded her for a parting look. This party was provided with a machine in the shape of a large syringe, filled with some chemical mixture known in that locality as the "sneezing compound."--This stuff was vigorously pumped into e