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George Hickman, a Philadelphia lawyer, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing $45 worth of books from a public library.

The authorities of Boston have determined to have two balloon ascensions from the Common, on the 4th of July, at an expense of $1,000.

A. G. Parker, convicted in Washington co., Va., of obtaining money on false pretences, has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in the penitentiary.

Rev. Mr. Foster, of the Methodist Conference, died in Tazewell co., Va., a few days since.

Dr. James Crabtree, who has been postmaster at Tumbling creek, Washington co., Va., more than thirty years, died last week.

A number of recruits for the Southern Army left Portsmouth. Va., yesterday morning, for Charleston.

Hon. A. H. Boteler, of Virginia, announces himself and independent Union candidate for re-election to Congress.

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