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The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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with immense crowds since entering upon campaign duty in this State. A new canvass of the probable condition of the next Legislature elicits the fact that seventeen Senators hold over from last year, and will be members of the next Senate. Of these, eleven support Douglas, four Breckinridge and two Lincoln. It is thought impossible for Senator Gwin to secure enough new members to the Legislature, under these circumstances, to gain even a reasonable chance of re-election. Lieut. Col. B. L. Hall, of the First Dragoons, U. S. A., has arrived in San Francisco, and has assumed command of the California division in place of Gen. Clark, deceased. There was quite an extensive fire in the village of Oakland, on the opposite side of the bay from San Francisco last evening, destroying an entire square of wooden buildings. The loss is heavy, but its amount has not been ascertained. An effort was making at Los Angeles to push forward the telegraph on the Butter field route,
The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1860., [Electronic resource], Rumored loss of the U. S. Steam gunboat Seminole. (search)
The encampment. --The encampment of cavalry at the Central Fair Grounds commences to-day. At 5 o'clock last evening, six companies had arrived at the camp, namely: Governor's Guard, Henrico Light Dragoons, Company B of Chesterfield, and the Troops from Hanover, Caroline and Amelia counties. --More companies were on their way thither, and Camp Lee will present an imposing spectacle this morning. The horses that we saw were generally good steeds, and the men rode as if they were used to it. The tents are pitched on the plat of ground beyond the Exhibition Hall. Though camp service is new to many of the soldiers, they entered upon their duties with alacrity, and seemed to anticipate much pleasure as well as benefit from the experience. Persons desiring to visit Camp Lee can go up in the cars at any hour that suits their convenience.