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morning to the Supreme Court, (Judge Barnard presiding,) where the celebrated Mr. Edwin James and several of our prominent lawyers were pitted against each other in the big Hackley (street-cleaning) contract case. It seems that a person named Lewis Davis, in some way supposed to be interested with Benjamin and Fernando Wood, claims, as assignee of the forms, one-fourth part of the profits of the contract; (estimated to be worth $60,000 per annum,) which, not having been paid over by the parties owning the other three-fourths, is now sought to be recovered by process at law, to the great detestation of the profession and disgust of those who must perforce remunerate the piper. Mr. James represents Mr. Davis, and the case, being full of uncertainties and all sorts of involvements, affords ample scope for the exercise of those peculiar qualities which have given him prominence at the English bar. His manner is dignified, prepossessing, self-poised, and courteous. He sits at the table
The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], List of casualties in the recent battles before Richmond. (search)
B McIvor, John Mutchlen, Thos Lowry. Company L--Killed: Private Thomas Cagon.--Wounded: Privates James Casey George Hetckock. Company K.--Killed: Private Lewis Davis.--Wounded: Privates George Estis, R C Terry, Theo Foltz, Thomas, McMorris, Wm. Patterson, J L W Phares, T. W. Roland, Thos T. Roche. Killed6 Woun Root, Geo Simmons. Company F.--Killed: Privates Clement James; Thos J Overstreel, Wm W Bruce, Geo. W Keeton. Wounded severely: Capt J J Wanton, Privates W M Davis, Richard Irvine; slightly: Sgt Thomas L Smith, Private Wm J Downs, Private Juriah Menger, supposed to be mortally. Company G.--Killed: Private H Bobo and Jameds, do; C C Morgan, do; M A Martin, serverely. Company B7#x2014;Killed: Privates W H Porrin, Lockwood, Webb, J G Illackburn, W. c. Round. Wounded: Lieut. W C Davis, Corpl W W Shero, Corpl W A Kylo, D A Bell, J H Delany, W H. Humilton, C V Hammond, W A Harcison, G Honser, W. A Lenier, P H MeDowell, J N Mcliwain. A P Riley, E
Great victory at Chancellorsville.enemy retreating across the Rappahannock!Gen. Paxton killed — Gens Jackson, Heth, and a P Hill, wounded.official Dispatch from Gen. Lee. Milford, May 3d, 1863. To President Davis: Yesterday Gen Jackson penetrated to the rear of the enemy and drove him from all his positions from the Wilderness to within one mile of Chancellorsville. He was engaged at the same time in front by two of Longstreet's divisions. Many prisoners were taken, and the enemy's loss in killed and wounded is large. This morning the battle was renewed. He was dislodged from all his positions around Chancellorsville, and driven back towards the Rappahannock, over which he is now retreating. We have again to thank Almighty God for a great victory. I regret to state that Gen. Paxton was killed, General Jackson severely and Gens Heth and A. P. Hill slightly wounded. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General Commanding. The following dispatch wa
engineer fell as if wounded, when the Yankees approached, and finding him unhurt compelled him to proceed on to Ashlend with the train; but soon after arriving there he effected his escape, and came on to Richmond the same night. Besides the sick and wounded on the ambulance train, there were a number of citizens of Richmond, including Col. S. Bassett French, Aid to Gov. Letcher, and a few ladies. They were treated with comparative kindness by the marauders, who were commanded by one Col. Davis, claiming to be a native of King George county, Va. It is stated that they did not disturb the invalid soldiers, but left the ambulance train unharmed, though they destroyed a wood train and the locomotives "Thomas Sharp" and "Nicholas Mills." We are unadvised as to the extent of the damage to the track; but since the raiders seemed to be in a great hurry to depart, it is presumed to be inconsiderable. From Ashland they proceeded to Hungary Station, nine miles from Richmond, and passe
er but our informant says he was unheeded — nobody would take the responsibility of stopping the train, which ran into the town and into the hands of the Yankees before it was stopped. His statement would certainly convict some one of gross culpability. It was fired on and stopped, but no one hurt. The sick and wounded and officers were paroled to the number of about 300. They arrested no citizen save Mr. J. D Alexander, of Fredericksburg, who was twice in custody and twice released by Col. Davis, who seemed to direct matters, though a superior officer, supposed to be Stoneman, was with the command. Some Government officials adroitly escaped under the garb of citizens' apparel. One of them had most important papers on his person. The Yankees burnt at Ashland two locomotives and tenders and some cars. They tore up a mile or two of road, destroyed all the bridges from Ashland to within five miles of Richmond, and cut the telegraph. They injured no private property. They g
Mayor's Court. --Besides the cases above mentioned the following matters were before the Mayor yesterday: Alexander Davis and Lewis Davis, two white boys, were charged with stealing two shoe uppers from M. P. Shannon. It appeared that Shannon, having missed the goods from his shop, near the Lancastrian School, suspected the accused and charged them with the theft, when they admitted their guilt, and promised to return the stolen goods, but only returned one pair of the uppers. The case was continued for additional witnesses. Sam, slave of John Gamble, was ordered to be whipped and sent to the batteries for breaking into the lime kill near the penitentiary and stealing a lot of cooking utensils, &c, from Patrick Bolton. Of the stolen articles a frying pan and a tine cup were found in the negro's possession. Frederick, slave of Mrs. Bontware, was committed as a runaway. Marin Lucas was charged with striking Wm. E. King with a brick. This appearing to be on
The President's letter to Governor Vanes. The readers of the Dispatch cannot fail to be struck by the facts, arguments, and grave and we eloquence of this remarkable document. It is thus far unanswered, and it, we verily believe, altogether unanswerable. How can President Davis make any effort to bring about a restoration of peace? How can he open negotiations for that desirable purpose? Every attempt to communicate, even upon subjects involving the commonest interests of humanity, with the despotism at Washington, has been rejected with scorn. The tyrant has already proclaimed the only terms upon which he will allow us to breathe the air, which is the common inheritance of all mankind; of the slave as well as of the free; of the captive in his dungeon, as well as of the King upon his throne,--He has not exhibited the slightest symptoms of a disposition to relax the rigor of these terms. indeed, his interpreters say, that even they were not meant for such as are still reb