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stating that his teams were a few miles from this place, and that he was anxious to engage his tobacco. He had quite a surplus of California's rich dust, and was quite obliging in changing several pieces for paper money. He seemed perfectly acquainted with all the stations of our troops in Virginia, and was quite sanguine of victory on our side. He purchased Havana's with extravagance, and seemed to enjoy them with exceeding gusto. He visited all the bar-rooms in town, pitching into "old French" as though he were a familiar acquaintance, treating every one who would take a "smile" with him. He seemed to be liberal enough not to spend all his money in one house, but to distribute it generally. His enjoyment was finally interrupted by his asking a free negro to take a game of cards with him. The negro informed on him, but too late for arrest, as he had taken the hint and left for parts unknown. Suspicion was immediately aroused, and he was pursued several miles, but he made go
Given under my hand this 21 day of July, A. D. 1861. (Signed) Joseph Mayo, Mayor. Executive Department Richmond July 3, 1861. Permit Colonel R. T. Zaroona, of the Potomac Zouaves, to pass at will, free, over the roads and rivers of this Commonwealth upon his own certificate, and upon like certificate pass his men and baggage. All officers, civil and military, will respect him and give him such facilities as he may require, in their power to afford. By order, S. Bassett French. Aid-de-Camp to Governor of Va. Approved: (Signed) John Letcher. He also had with him a letter of credit on a Baltimore house for the sum of one thousand dollars, declaring that the check of Col. Zaroona to that amount would be duly honored by Messrs. R. H. Maury & Co., of Richmond. Seizure of steamers by the Government. Gen. Banks, acting under the direction of the authorities at Washington, yesterday seized the steamers Mary Washington and George W. Weems, both
telegraph wires cut. The blockade will not affect travel to the East, as the locality of the trouble is east of Hudson, the junction of the North Missouri Railroad. A vigorous attempt will be made to disperse the Confederates. Later--July 11.--Five hundred Federal troops left here this morning, and they will be joined by 700 men at Hudson. An unsuccessful attempt was made to burn the Salt river bridge last night — the fire going out after the enemy left. A supposed privateer. Boston, July 12. --Captain Gerrier, of the British bark Major Norton, from St. Martin's, reports that on the 9th inst., in latitude 39, longitude 63, he saw a full rigged brig showing French colors, which hailed him in English, but he replied in French, which they did not understand. They, however, chased the bark for three hours, but were outsailed. The brig was of about two hundred and eighty tons, American built. She had no name on her stern, and was undoubtedly a privateer.
The Jackson guards. --The Pensacola (Fla.) Observer, of the 9th inst., in announcing the organization of a company of native Creoles, called "Jackson Guards, " says: The Jackson Guards are composed of the native Creoles and adopted citizens of our city, principally Spanish and French. They are commanded by Capt. P. A. Caro, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, of Spanish descent, and the company displayed their good judgment in electing him as their commanding officer. There are some features in the organization of this company that are somewhat peculiar and different from other military companies. The orders are all to be given in the Spanish language, and the company, besides being a military organization, is also a mutual benevolent society. They are to assist not only their own members, but all indigent foreigners who may chance to come this way, and who require assistance. This is a feature that will commend them to public favor.