--This well known property, famous as the pet of the author of the Declaration of Independence
, afterwards the property of Capt. Urish P. Levy
, U. S. Navy, has, as our readers are aware, been sequestered by the Confederate Government as the property of an alien enemy.
Since the decree was entered, at least one loyal resident of the Confederacy
, a relative of Levy
, has petitioned Congress to allot the property to him. The last Yankee flag of truce boat brought a foreigner, named Levy
, to City Point
, whose business had he been permitted to land, was also to prefer a claim to said property.
The agent of the Confederate Government had been instructed not to permitted Levy
to come ashore, and the boat carried him back.