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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Vermont defalcation. (search)
The Vermont defalcation. --The ascertained defalcation of Mr. Bates, the late State Treasurer of Vermont, is $53,810, with more to come. Of this sum $2,300 is a deficit in the office accounts as kept by himself and delivered to his successor, while all the balance is made up of sums borrowed in the name of the State and for which no account was made.--The laws of Vermont give the Treasurer authority to borrow to an unlimited extent — so great has been their reliance upon individual honesty up there. It was only discovered, therefore, that the ex-Treasurer had created any debt when a note of $9,000 at the Brattleboro' Bank fell due. Mr. Bates then looked for, had deeded away his property and fled!--The principal notes now discovered, going to make up the sum of $51,500, are: $15,000 with Lawrence Brainerd, of St. Albany; $9,000 with Abel Underwood; $4,500, Orange County Bank; $3,300, Lamoille County Bank; and lesser sums with seven other banks. Of course the State cannot dodg
Lincoln's Cabinet. St. Louis, Dec. 21. --The Democrat has an article confirmatory of the rumor that Mr. Bates, of Missouri, is offered the post of Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln, and accepts.
The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1860., [Electronic resource], A New method of giving out Offices. (search)
A New method of giving out Offices. We learn from the Cincinnati Enquirer, that the Republican Electoral College of Ohio, which gave its twenty-three electoral votes to Lincoln and Hamlin, was besieged with a large number of candidates for the honor and profit of bearing the vote of that State to Washington as messenger. In this extremity the college resorted to a very novel political method of designating the successful aspirant. It adopted a system of gambling by placing a number of tickets in a hat after the style of drawing a lottery. The lucky number was drawn by Mr. J. Ankemny, of Holmes county, who was thereby entitled to about $250 for his patriotic services. It is said that Judge Bates will call the attention of the Grand Jury to this extraordinary proceeding.
The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1860., [Electronic resource], A Cabinet appointment. (search)
A Cabinet appointment. --The St. Louis Democrat announces that it has the permission both of Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Bates to say that the latter will occupy a seat in the new Cabinet. It is not, however, definitely settled which department will be assigned to Mr. Bates. A Cabinet appointment. --The St. Louis Democrat announces that it has the permission both of Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Bates to say that the latter will occupy a seat in the new Cabinet. It is not, however, definitely settled which department will be assigned to Mr. Bates.
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], Great snow storm in
The Cabinet. The Cabinet of Lincoln is said to be made up individually of men of no sense whatever of personal honor. With the exception of Mr. Bates, there is not one gentleman in the Cabinet. With but that exception, there is not one man who regards his word, or who would keep any pledge or promise, either of a public or private character, if it were his interest to violate it. The course of deception and low cunning which they have practiced from the beginning upon the South, sufficiently shows what kind of men we have to deal with. The only safe rule of dealing with them is to put no manner of confidence in any proposition they may make. There is no treachery of which they are not capable; no crime they would not commit.
The rifled cannon manufactured at New Albany, Indiana, was tried the other day and proved a failure. It cracked in the breech. Bates, Wiswall & Co, of Lincolnton, N. C. are making a very good article of cap and letter paper, as well as news or book paper. Wm. A. Ross, Esq., and Dr. John H. Ellis, of Macon, Ga, died recently. W. D. Watts, a well-known citizen of Laurens, S. C., died last Wednesday. About $15,000 have already been paid into the corporation of Fredericksburg in taxes. H. D. Kinsman, Charleston, S. C., is largely engaged in the manufacture of army tents.
The Daily Dispatch: July 27, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Francis S. Bartow
The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
Superintendent of streets. --We hear that it is the desire of the Council to do away with the office of Street Superintendent, recently hold by Mr. Bates. If they carry out the idea, the duties of the office will no doubt be performed by the City Engineer or his assistants.