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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 1 1 Browse Search
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The Prince of Wales' revenue from the Duchy of Cornwall will, for the last year, be about $225,000, an increase from the previous one of over $20,000. Waldo P. Johnson, the new U. S. Senator from Missouri, is a native of Harrison county, Va., and a nephew, not a son, of Ex-Governor Jos. Johnson. Professor Beverly R. Waugh, son of the late Bishop Waugh, died at Harrisburg, Pa., on Sunday night. Mr. Keene Richards, of Kentucky, sold, a few days ago, his splendid filly "Bettie Ward," to Mr. Folay, of Louisiana, for $6,000. Anderson, the fugitive slave, is in Montreal. He is to go to England on the opening of navigation. Howard, one of the clowns at the English Circus in Constantinople, was murdered in a street disturbance a short time since. The volunteer rifle corps of England now numbers 140,000 men.
must have been considerable. The enemy fired but a few musket shot. Congressional Proceedings. Washington, Dec. 10 --In the Senate yesterday Messrs. Fessenden and Sumner presented petitions for emancipating slaves under the war power. A petition from Francis A. Treadwell, representing that complaints he had made to the Supreme Court against Jefferson Davis and others, had been called improper papers, was referred to the Judiciary Committee. A resolution to expel Waldo P. Johnson for sympathizing and acting with the rebels, was laid over. The subject of the payment of the commissioners for investigating claims in the Western Military Department, was referred to the Finance Committee. Bills were introduced to authorize the President to acquire territory for the settlement of free negroes, and for the reorganization of the Medical Department of the army. Mr. Hale called up his resolutions of yesterday, instructing the Judiciary Committee to inquire
t Church. Mr. Baker, of Fla., reported a bill to amend the tax bill of 1863 so as to authorize tax collectors and quartermasters to sell such portion of the tax in kind which, because of difficulties of transportation, cannot be secured to the use of the Confederate Government, and to exempt women living on farms and not slaveholders who have husbands in the military service, or who have died in the military service, from the tax in kind. Referred to the Finance Committee. Hon. Waldo P. Johnson, of Mo., appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. R. L. Y. Peyton, appeared and took his seat. Mr. Orr, of S. C., offered a resolution, which was agreed to, calling upon the President to communicate to the Senate the charges and specifications preferred by Gen. Beauregard against Maj. H. C. Guerin, Chief Commissary for the State of South Carolina. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, of La., the House bill providing that no person shall be exempt from military dut
t Church. The Senate proceeded to the election of the standing committees, with the following result: Foreign Affairs--Messrs Jas L. Orr, chairman; Waldo P. Johnson, Louis T. Wigfall, Wm. E. Simms, and Allen T. Caperton. Finance--Messrs Robt W. Barnwell, chairman; R. M. T. Hunter, Thos. J. Semmes, Wm. A. Graham, andill, chairman; Landon C. Haynes, R. W. Walker, John W. C. Watson, and Thos J. Semmes. Indian Affairs--Messrs Robert W. Johnson, chairman; Wm. S. Oldham, Waldo P. Johnson, Augustus E. Maxwell, and Allen T. Caperton. Post-Offices and Post Roads--Messrs Chas B. Mitchell, chairman; Robert Jemison, Jr., James M. Baker, Landon Patents--Messrs Augustus E. Maxwell, chairman; Benjamin H. Hill, and Landon C. Haynes. Claims--Messrs Henry C. Burnett, chairman; James M. Baker, and Waldo P. Johnson. Territories--Messrs Louis T. Wigfall, chairman; Chas B. Mitchell, and Robert W. Barnwell. Accounts--Messrs A. T. Caperton, chairman; Wm. T. Dortch
from the circumspect path in which they have hitherto walked. It became well known all over East Tennessee, or that portion of it rid of rebel troops, that Governor Johnson had declared that the separation of East Tennessee at the present time would be an unfortunate event, and it became evident on Monday night that the Conventiood have used up the week and the Convention in speeches, favoring immediate emancipation, calling for a State Convention, and endorsing the Administration. Governor Johnson has made seven great speeches since he left Nashville. Two Brigadier Generals of Tennessee expressed themselves in favor of the resolutions forgiving all traitors.--They were bitterly denounced by Parson Brownlow. Governor Johnson's speeches were all great efforts. In one speech he said that slavery was dead, and it was judicious to clean out slavery and treason at the same time, the latter could not exist without the former. He will make a grand speech at a mass meeting t
unter, of Virginia, President protem. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. T. V. Moore, of the Presbyterian church. On the call of the roll, the following Senators answered to their names: Messrs. Robert W. Barnweliz of South Carolina; Henry C. Burnett, of Kentucky; Allen T. Caperton, of Virginia; William T. Dortch, of North-Carolina; William A. Graham, of North Carolina; Gustavus A. Henry, of Tennessee; Benjamin H. Hill, of Georgia; Robert M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Waldo P. Johnson, of Missouri; Augustus E. Maxwell, of Florida; James L. Orr, of South Carolina; Edward Sparrow, of Louisiana, and William E. Simms, of Kentucky. Thirteen members, constituting a quorum, being found present, Mr. Orr, of South Carolina, offered the following, which was adopted: "Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate has assembled, and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business." The following, by Mr. Orr, was also
g up of the dry bones among the departments here after the election." --A Democratic meeting was held, or rather going to be held, in Baltimore on Friday night, when the Abolitionists rushed in, and dispersed it, with cheers for Lincoln and Johnson, turning the audience out of doors. Rather a had opening for "free" Maryland. --A perfect avalanche of new Confederate "pirates" has descended on the Yankee shipping.--The New York Past contains the following: "Another rebel privatee, date not given. We now hold the town, and the rebels are retreating into Arkansas. "Major-General Marmaduke, Brigadier-General Cabel, and four rebel colonels, captured by General Pleasanton at the battle at Osage, left here yesterday for Johnson's island. From six to eight inches of snow fell here yesterday," --A party of McNeal's cavalry caught a New York cavalry detachment napping, about fifteen miles from Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday morning, and killed three and wounded se
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