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Wanted to Hire, for the ensuing year , twelve Negro Wheelwrights, to work on Government work in the city of Richmond, for which the highest Government prices will be paid. R. P. Archer, Major and Quartermaster. de 14--t1stJ
Wanted to Hire, for the ensuing year , twelve Negro Wheelwrights, to work on Government work in the city of Richmond, for which the nighest Government prices will be paid. R. P. Archer, Major and Quartermaster. de 14--t1stJ
mmittee, reported a bill to regulate the business of conscription. It provides that the whole business of conscription shall be turned over to the general officers commanding the reserves in each State, who shall make their returns to the Secretary of War through the Adjutant and Inspector-General's office. The bill was placed on the calendar and ordered to be printed. Mr. Henry, of Tennessee, presented patriotic resolutions passed by Bushrod Johnson's brigade of Tennessee troops, and Archer's brigade of Tennessee and Maryland troops, which were ordered to be printed. Mr. Henry introduced a joint resolution of thanks to the above-named troops which was passed. Mr. Baker, of Florida, called up his resolution for the adjournment of Congress on the 20th instant, which, after discussion, was postponed till Friday. On motion, by Mr. Burnett, the Senate resolved into secret executive session. Note. --On Tuesday, the Senate went into secret session on Mr. Brown'
into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour. Senate bill to amend the act for the organization of the General Staff was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Senate bill to amend the act regulating the foreign commerce of the Confederate States was referred to the Committee on Commerce. Senate joint resolution of thanks to the officers and men of General Bushrod Johnson's old brigade of Tennessee troops, and of the late General Archer's Brigade, composed of Tennessee and Maryland troops, was unanimously adopted. On motion of Mr. Clark, leave of absence was granted Mr. Norton, of Missouri, who is detained from his seat by indisposition. On motion of Mr. Lyon, of Alabama, the House resolved into Committee of the Whole and took up the Appropriation Bill. After considerable discussion, the committee rose and reported back the bill, which was passed unanimously. The House then took up the bill to preven
-The vessel belonged to Messrs. C. Brewer & Co., of Boston. Captain Worth, of the whaling bark Edward, was captured on the 4th of December, and after one hundred and fifty dollars, the provisions and the whale-boats of his ship had been transferred to the Shenandoah, the ship herself was burned. The crew of the Lizzie M. Stacey and the Edward were landed at the island of Tristan d' Acunha, and were kindly received and lodged until the Federal war steamer Iroquois took them away. --Captain Archer reports the Shenandoah "a fine, long ship, of about one thousand tons, ship-rigged, with three patent reefing topsails." He says she appeared to be a very fast vessel, and carried eight guns--four on either side. She had no pivot guns. England. The Duke of Northumberland died suddenly at Ainwick Castle on Sunday, February 12. Cardinal Wiseman was considered to be in a sinking condition on Monday afternoon, February 13. The medical attendants entertain no hope of his recove
a son of Mr. W. H. Benson, of this city, and a negro servant, who had been sent with him, were attacked on the River road, near Manchester, whilst on their way from mill, by five armed negro men, clothed in the uniform of the United States army. The servant pleaded very hard for young Benson; but, so far from listening to his entreaties, they took several articles of his own clothing from him. Young Benson was relieved of his money and overcoat. Not an half-hour afterwards a servant of Mrs. Archer was robbed of his meal; and a man in the service of Mr. Tinsley Pate, of this city, was fired at — all by the same parties. These are a few of many instances which have taken place on the same spot by the same gang. Scarcely a day passes that we have not to record some highway robbery committed by freedmen, who are beginning to appreciate their privileges of "equality and liberty." These matters should attract the attention of our authorities, and they should at once take measures which
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