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"the" guns — Junius Archer — the late Mal.John Clarke, &c. There is nobody in Virginia, who does not recollect the noise, not made by, but made about, the guns of Dr. Junius Archer three weeks anywhere else in the then United States. This was done under the supervision of the late Major John Clarke, a man of decided mechanical genius, who constructed our Armory, the most perfect model ofthe "burst up" was almost universal. But one lot stood the ordeal, and that was furnished by Major Clarke from Old Bellona," through she was not "Old Bellona" then. For several years the experimentsors, having lost large sums by failures in the gun-casting experiment, bethought him to visit Major Clarke, and endeavor to ascertain the secret of his success. Had the Major been so disposed, he couaged establishment, retains every bit of its reputation, and has even acquired fresh renown. Major Clarke's guns, at one time, did burst — a few of them at least — but Dr. A., as far as we now recol
s now Confined in the Military Prisons, in Richmond, Va. J. A. Emery, free, Salem. Mass. E Boyen, free, Maryland. E. B. Williams free Philadelphia, Pa. Geo. Washington, free, Baltimore. Daniel Carter, slave of T McCormick, Clarke co, Va. Andrew Williams, free, New York. Joe Brown, slave of Z. Alles, Miss. Alfred Jounes, slave of Newton Ladd, Charles City co. Isaac Webster, free, Washington, D. C. Joe James, free, Henrico co. Va. L. McCoy, fre, Va. Ed Hamilton, slave of Dan'l Meltinger, Romney. Va. Thos Gessus, free, White Hall, N. Y. Geo Jordan, free, Philadelphia. David Jones, free, New Jersey. John Henry, free, Alexandria. Jim Green, free, R. I. John Clarke, free, Washington. Thos Mitchell, free, Ohio. Green Jones, free, Ohio. George Cook, free, Prince, William. William Lipscomb, slave of Mrs. S Gordon, New Kent. Jerry Lomax, slave of Wm. Pratt, Virginia. Horace, sla
ricksburg. John, slave of Capt Stevens, Fredericksburg. Abram Spencer, free Strasburg, Va. Charley--, free, Prince William co, Va. Samuel Hill, free, Washington. John Read, slave of Mrs Stillston, Front Royal Va. Esau, slave of Wm Bowen, Fauquier co, Va. Ed Hamilton, slave of Dan'l Meltinger, Va. Thos Gessus, free, White Hall, N Y. Geo Jordan, free, Philadelphia. David Jones, free, New Jersey. John Henry, free, Alexandria. Jim Green, free, R I. John Clarke, free, Washington. Thos Mitchell, free, Ohio. Green Jones, free, Ohio. George Cook, free, Prince William. William Lipscomb, slave of Mrs S. Gordon, New Kent. Jerry Lomax, slave of Wm Pratt, Virginia. Horace, slave of Geo Taylor. John Williams, free, Alexandria, Va. Gibson Gracy and three children, slave of wider Goodwin, Fairfax co. Chas Murphy. Andrew Jackson, free, Pennsylvania. Edmond, slave of John Sanderson, Norfolk co, Va. Louisa. Jess,
ite appropriation for the increase of the salaries of the civil officers of the Government employed in Richmond, granted by Congress towards the adjournment of its last session, but for which, from want of time, no appropriation was made. Agreed to. Also, a resolution that the President be requested to furnish Congress with copies of the official reports of the battles of Fredericksburg and Murfreesboro', and reports of all other battles, at as early a day as practicable. Agreed to. Mr. Clarke, of Ga., offered a resolution that the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the authority exercised by the Secretary of War, under the Conscription acts, by which he has determined that when substitutes become subject to military service the exemption of the principal shall expire. This resolution was discussed at some length, and pending its consideration the order of the day, the exemption bill reported from the Military Committee, was called up by Mr. Curry, of Ala. The
Prisoners arrived. --The Central cars that arrived last night brought down five Abolition soldiers. One of them, John Clarke, was captured at Strasburg. He, together with David Saunders, Jno A. Righnan, and David Victor, captured at Romney, all belonged to the 3d Va cavalry. C. S. Edwards, another one of the party, belonged to the 4th Vermont infantry, and was taken up at Tansil's Gap.
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