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den with sugar and molasses, were this day captured in Chicot Pass, on the Mississippi, by United States gunboat Diana, under the command of Acting Master Goodwin.--General Viele, Military Governor of Norfolk, Va., issued a proclamation and a writ of election for a member of Congress for the Norfolk district of Virginia.--Major-General Dix, commanding Department of Virginia, issued an address from his Headquarters at Fortress Monroe to the inhabitants of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight Counties, informing them that smuggling goods across the line to the rebels was prohibited; that every person detected in the attempt would be put at hard labor in Fort Norfolk, and the property seized and sold for the benefit of the poor. Also, that in order they should resume their place in the Union, with the full enjoyment of all their rights as citizens of the United States, an election would be immediately ordered, enabling them to return a member to represent them in the next
Southern Sequestration.--Merchants and all other persons residing in Nansemond, Norfolk City, city of Portsmouth, Princess Anne, and Isle of Wright who owe debts to alien enemies, or have property of any kind in their possession, or under their control, belonging to any such alien enemies, and who have failed and neglected to make report thereof, are hereby notified that unless a report of the said debts and information of said property is rendered by them to the undersigned, Receiver of this District, on or before Saturday, the 30th (Nov.) inst., they will be reported as delinquents and subject to the fine of five thousand dollars imposed by law. John T. Francis, Receiver.
Be ordained. That the number of members in which this State is entitled in the House of Representative of the Confederate States will continue to be apportioned amongst the several counties and corporations of the State, arranged into sixteen districts, as follows: Middlesex Accomac, Northampton, King Counties, Gloucester Matthews, Lancaster, Cumberland, Richmond, Essex, King & Queen, and Northumberland shall be the First District. Norfolk city, Norfolk co., Princess Anne, Richmond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Greenville, shall be the Second District. City of Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Charles City, New Kent, Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Williamsburg, and Berg shall be the Third District. City of Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Amelia, Nottoway, Cumberland, Greenland, and Prince George shall be the Fourth District. Prince Edward, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Halifax, and Appotomax shall be the Fifth District.
ght was intense. The Abolition troops suffered considerably. Six Abolition pickets are reported to have been frozen to death. The ice in the Potomac near Aquia creek is nearly two inches thick. It is stated that a body of rebels occupied Thoroughfare Gap and Warrenton Junction on Saturday. Col. Perny Wyndham was about to make a reconnaissance. Sigel has issued a proclamation, ordering an election for Congress for the district of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, Portsmouth, and Isle of Wight. Jos. Segar has secured his constituents from the effects of Lincoln's late proclamation. Three rebel schooners, in attempting to run the blockade into Wilmington, Wednesday last, were captured. They were all from Nassau. One was the Emma Tuttle, another the Brilliant. The third one run ashore — name unknown. An interesting correspondence recently passed between Gen. Henry A. Wise and Gen. Keys, relative to the treatment of lunacies in the asylum at Williamsburg, Va
this diabolical and inhuman business are not positively known, but sus places it upon the shoulders of a lawyer and both recently returned from the While believing these suspicious to be well I withhold their names, because there is nothing positive, and I am unwilling to do even to two such unprincipled and un traitors as these are known to be. for an election of a member to represent the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth and the counties of Norfolk, Flansemond, Princess Anne and Isle of Wight in the present Yankee Congress is out. The voting is to be a test of alle and those refusing to vote are to be subject pains and penalties" to which disloyal and people are liable. Among the candidates mentioned for this seat of infamy, I may mention those of L. C. P. Cowper and John O' Lawrence. The first of this brace of worthies is a lawyer of city, who rendered himself infamously by voting for Lincoln; and then, to escape the indignation of the people, (which, by the way,
nbrier. He destroyed the saltpetre works in Pendleton, and drove Jackson out of Pocahontas pursuing him to Greenbrier, near the White Sulphur Springs. At Rocky Gap he encountered the forces of Gen. Jones and Col. Patton, and had a severe action, in which he lost about one hundred men in killed and wounded, including several officers. Writs of election, dated August 26, for a Judge of the First Judicial District of Virginia, composed of the counties of Princess Anne, Norfolk, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, &c., have been forwarded to the Sheriffs of the different counties in said district, for an election to be held on Monday, September 28, to supply the place of Richard H. Baker, who has failed to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government. The St. Louis Union states that the force now advancing on Little Rock consists of about 20,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry — the cavalry under Gen. Davidson, and the whole expediting under command of Major General Steels.
is illegally detained in custody by Captain J. Monroe Heiskell, and praying for a writ of habeas corpus, such writ was awarded, to be directed to said Capt. J. M. Heiskell, ordering him, or such other person as may have the said Chas. B. Morris in-custody, to have him before the Court on Thursday next. Wm. A. Coke was appointed Receiver for District No. 7, composed of the counties of Norfolk and Nansemond, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and counties of Princess Anne and Isle of Wight, whereupon the said William A. Coke entered into bond, with good security, in the penalty of $35,000, conditional, for the further performance of his duties as such Receiver. The Court, having fully considered of its judgment in the case of Timothy Costello, who was brought before it in obedience to the writ of habeas corpus heretofore awarded on the petition of Fanny Costello, his mother and next friend, and being of opinion that the said Timothy Costello is not illegally detai
By the Governor of Virginia.--a proclamation. --Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the representation of this State in the Congress of the Confederate States, occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Robert H. Whitfield, late the representative from the district composed of the counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and Greensville, and the city of Norfolk: Therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make know that elections will be held in the said counties and city on Monday, the 10th day of April next, to supply the said vacancy; and the sheriffs of the said counties and the sergeant of the said city are hereby required to cause elections to be held, each in his respective county or city, and officers commanding military encampments and posts are authorized to have such elections held on the said 10th day of April next for a representative to fill the vacancy aforesaid. Give
By the Governor of Virginia. --A Proclamation.--Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the representation of this State in the Congress of the Confederate States, occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Robert H. Whilfield, late the representative from the district composed of the counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and Greensville, and the city of Norfolk: Therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make know that elections will be help in the said counties and city on Monday, the 10th day of April next, to supply the said vacancy; and the sheriffs of the said counties and the sergeant of the said city are hereby required to cause elections to be held, each in his respective county or city, and officers commanding military encampments and posts are authorized to have such elections held on the sard 10th day of April next for a representative to fill the vacancy aforesaid Given
By the Governor of Virginia.--a proclamation. --Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the representation of this State in the Congress of the Confederate States, occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Robert H. Whitfield, late the representative from the district composed of the counties of Norfolk, Princess Anna, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussay rry and Greensville, and the city of Norfolk; Therefore I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make know that elections will be held in the said counties and city on Monday, the 10th day of April next, to supply the said vacancy; and the sheriffs of the said counties and the sergeant of the said city are hereby required to cause elections to be held, each in his respective county or city, and officers commanding military encampments and posts are authorized to have such elections held on the said 10th day of April next for a representative to fill the vacancy aforesaid. Given u
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