has been superseded as military commander at Memphis
, by Col. James R. Slack
, and the latter has commenced his tyranny by issuing the following order, prohibiting the use of Confederate notes by the people:
Hereafter the dealing in, and passage of, currency known as ‘"Confederate Script," ’ or ‘"Confederate Notes,"’ is positively prohibited; and the use there after as a circulating medium regarded as an insult to the Government
of the United States
, and an imposition upon the ignorant and deluded.
All persons offending against the provisions of this order will be promptly arrested and severely punished by the military authorities.
of the 15th, remarks that by this unusual order, without an hour's notice, the commercial value of Confederate notes is destroyed, by which the means of living are taken away from nineteen-twentieths of the citizens.
The poor of Memphis
will long have cause to remember the unnecessary severity of their present rulers.
The oath was administered on the 14th to about severely five officers and soldiers of the Confederate army.
The United States
flag floats over several buildings in the city.
Northern men are arriving in Memphis
, with a view to trade and speculation.
says of Andy Johnson
The story now going the rounds, stating that this notorious individual had been killed by Ex- Gov. Brown
, was put to rest by the traitor making his appearance at Memphis
on Saturday last.
He was, at last advices, making his headquarters on board the Benton
gunboat, being evidently afraid to trust himself in the city.