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m at Nashville in the engagement of the 16th instant, and to assure them that they can be held in no manner responsible for the disaster of that day. I extend to them all my thanks for the manner in which they preserved their organization in the midst of temporary panic, and rallying to their colors and presenting a determined front to the enemy, thus protecting the retreat of the army. "I would also specially thank the officers and men of Generals Holtzelaw's and Gibson's brigades, of Clayton's division, and General Pettus's brigade, of Stevenson's division, for the gallantry and courage with which they met and repulsed repeated charges of the enemy upon their lines, killing and wounding large numbers of the assailants and causing them to retreat in confusion. "I desire, also, to tender my heartfelt thanks to Major-General Stevenson, the officers and men of Pettus's and Cummings's brigades, of his division, for their skillful, brave and determined conduct while protecting t
Mayor's Court. --The following cases occupied the Mayor's attention yesterday: Richard, slave of Delia Mack, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a pint of brandy and assaulting Caroline Mack, a white woman. A charge was preferred against Wm. Clayton of stealing two hundred and fifty dollars in State bank notes from Mrs. Crowder; but the evidence being insufficient to convict him of the offence, he was discharged. John and Andrew, negroes, charged with stealing a piece of calico from Chiles & Chenery. The value of the goods being assessed under twenty dollars, it was decided that their offence was that of petit larceny, and the accused were punished accordingly. Ella, slave of James A. Patterson, charged with setting fire to the dwelling-house of J. C. Courtney, was again before the court. The Mayor decided that, as the amount of property destroyed did not reach twenty dollars, her offence was a misdemeanor, and thereupon ordered her to be whipped to the