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head of a family shall be consigned to mean a man or single woman having the actual direction of a plantation or farm, but when two or more persons have the direction of the same farm or plantation, they shall be construed as one, and a hand shall be construed to mean a person, whether white or black, between the ages of fourteen and sixty, actually employed in the cultivation of cotton, and who shall have labored in the field more than one-half the time from April 1st, 1862, to September 1st of the same year. Indian Superintendencies. Mr. Johnson, of Ark., presented a bill to provide for the organization of the Arkansas and Red River Superintendencies of Indian Affairs, which, on his motion was laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Resolutions Presenter. Mr. Phelan, of Miss., presented resolutions adopted by the Legislature of Mississippi, in relation to the exportation of cotton. Mr. Dortch, of N. C., presented resolutions adopted by the Convention o
Confederate States Congress.[adjourned Session.]Senate. Monday September 1st, 1862. The Journal of Friday was read and approved. Mr. Maxwell, of Fla., presented a petition from twenty-three of the inmates of the Winder Hospital asking the passage of a bill "to send all the old and infirm men that are not able to double quick in the army to their respective States." Referred. Mr. Simms, of Ky., offered the following preamble and resolutions, which on his motion, were laid upon the table for the present: Whereas, our country must ever cherish with a grateful pride the heroic achievements of its brave and patriotic soldiery, who, in a noble struggle for independence of and resistance to the invaders and desolator of our homes, have won for themselves and our armies imperishable glory upon the field of battle; and whereas, these achievements, thus signalized by deeds of daring and personal valor worthy of any age, and rendered doubly dear to the hearts of our people
House of Representatives. Monday, Sept. 1, 1862. The House met at 12 o'clock. Mr. Dargan, of Ala., offered a joint resolution in reference to retaliation, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Also, an act entitled "An act further to protect the country, and to drive back the invaders"--referred to the Military Committee. Also, an act to regulate the mode by which sick soldiers shall be examined by the Medical Board of Examiners at Richmond — referred to Special Committee on Hospitals. Mr. Clopton, of Ala., introduced an act to amend an act with reference to the exemption of certain persons from military duties — referred. Also, a joint resolution to prevent the escape of persons guilty of treason, and to provide for the removal of disloyal citizens — referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Also, a resolution instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire into the expediency of providing by legislation for the confiscation of property of <
[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]exchange of prisoners--Gay Times in a Federal prison. On Board Flag of Truce Boat Juniata, September 1, 1862. On last Thursday the prisoners of war (about 200) confined in the old Capitol prison were notified that in a few days we should be sent South (via Fortress Monroe) for exchange. Such a shout of heartfelt joy as then sounded through that old building was, perhaps, never heard before. Knowing how soon we would be in Dixie, and once more have a chance to cross sabres with the enemy for liberty or death, we took all the advantage of our situation we could — officers defied, guards cut down generally--we took complete possession of the second floor. There was but little sleeping done that night. Our merry laughs, loud huzzas, and snatches of home songs were heard during this time. All was not allowed to go on as we would have it.--Corporals, Sergeants, and officers were called for by the sentinels; but what cared we? We knew
The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our army in Maryland--particulars of the passage of the Potomac. (search)
izens; the salt to be paid for in the city bonds. The Council granted permission to issue the requisite bonds. The sum of $500 was voted to alter the engine house on 10th street so as to receive the steam fire engine presented to the city by a portion of the Insurance offices located in Richmond. The Chamberlain was directed to notify, through the papers, all persons and firms who have commenced business since, 1st of February, that the ordinances required that they shall apply to the Council for license, and on failing to do so that they will incur a penalty of $20 per day. The Keeper of Oakwood Cemetery reported to the Council that 4,882 soldiers had been buried there from 1st September, 1861, to 1st September, 1862. The following members were appointed proxies on the part of the city, to attend a meeting of the Directors of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company, at Lynchburg, on Wednesday next — viz D. J. Saunders, Thos. C. Epps, and Geo. K. Crutchfield.
The Medical staff of the army. --The following is the copy of a letter writer by an aid decamp of President Davis to a prominent physician of Macon county, Ala., and will explain itself: Richmond, Sept. 1, 1862. Dear Sir. --I am directed by the President to inform you that your letter of August 21, 1862, is received, and the suggestions in it considered. Your strictures on the management of the medical staff of the army are perhaps severe, but not uncalled for. Many incompetent men have doubtless been appointed surgeons, but where is a competent surgeon or physician whose services have been rejected? The trouble is partly owing to the insufficient supply of medical and surgical skill in the country for an army of the size of that in the field. If, however, instead of a general censure, you would take the pains to single out and fix on any one or more surgeons the charges you make against them all, the public service would be subserved thereby.--If persons, who are
s made sacrifices still live in all their original vigor. Gov. Seymour, the candidate for Governor, made a speech tallying with the resolutions, in which he announced that, if the Supreme Court approved Lincoln's proclamations, the people would submit to them; if it did not, they would not submit. John Van Buren (the Prince) addressed the meeting, and read the following letter, addressed to Governor Morgan, of New York, as defining his position: Caldwell, (Lake George,) Sept. 1, 1862. Hon. E. D. Morgan: Dear Sir--the advices of yesterday and to-day, from our forces in Virginia, give, in my judgment, a new aspect to the campaign. For the present we are on the defensive, and our capital seems almost as likely to be taken as that of the enemy. --under such circumstances, I think no loyal man in the Union, who has not imperative obligations in another direction, and whose health will permit, should omit to tender his services to the country. Permit me through you,
new and dangerous counterfeits. These counterfeits, are especially dangerous; from the fact that spurious issues of one of them were made a year ago or more, and the discrepancies between the genuine and the counterfeit then pointed out by the papers. This new spurious issue has corrected all the errors and variations of the former counterfeits of the same date and denomination. The Journal says: The first counterfeit is of the denomination of $100, interest bearing note, dated Sept. 1st, 1862, printed by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S. C. The second is a Hoyer & Ludwig $20 bill, dated Sept. 2d, 1861. In the hundred dollar counterfeit the face of Mr. Calhoun, at the lower left hand corner of the bill, is very badly executed, especially the mouth, which looks as if something were held in it causing the lips to protrude. The imprint immediately under is in larger letters than in the genuine, and the b in Columbia is defective, whereas it is perfect in the genuine. In the g
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