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December 8.

Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee, issued a proclamation appointing and ordering elections to be held on the twenty-ninth day of December, 1862, to fill the vacancies in the Thirty-seventh Congress.--Rumors of an invasion of New Mexico, by outlaws from Texas, were received at Barclay's Fort, N. M., and preparations were made to repel it.--The iron-clad steamer Shenandoah was launched at Philadelphia, Pa.--At New Orleans, La., notice was given, by direction of the Commanding General, that all persons arriving at that place would be required to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.

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