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Hon. John P. Stockton (Democrat), son of Commodore Stockton, was elected by the New Jersey Legislature to the United States Senate. Hon. John C. Ten Eyck (Union) retires by reason of expiration of term. Stockton received forty votes; Ten Eyck, twenty-seven; scattering, four.

The Hon. Fernando Wood and family will leave for Europe, in the steamer City of London, on the 1st proximo.--Mr. Wood proposes to make the tour of the Continent, and will be absent about six months.

The New Orleans papers of the 1st instant had a startling report from head quarters at Baton Rouge that Richmond had been evacuated.

In one of the courts at New Orleans, confiscation proceedings have been taken against certain city lots owned by Judah P. Benjamin and General Wirt Adams.

The Legislature of Kentucky have passed a resolution asking General Palmer to restore the privilege of a free press to the people of that State.

Colonel Jesse, who has been so successful as a Confederate recruiting agent in Kentucky, has returned to that State. His object is to obtain recruits as soon as the Federal draft is enforced.

Jerome Clark (known as Sue Manday) was hung at Louisville, Kentucky, on the 16th, as a guerrilla. He protested on the gallows against the act, as he was an enlisted Confederate soldier.

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