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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, IV. July, 1861 (search)
desired my young friend, the classical teacher, to assist me in writing letters. I told him I needed assistance, and Mr. Jacques was qualified. Major Tyler's ill health keeps him absent half the time. There was abundance of work for both of us. ere their suddenly acquired confidence will be snuffed out, or I am mistaken. July 18 The major is sick again, and Jacques is away; therefore I have too much work, and the colonel groans for me. He is proud of the appointments he made with suclth, and quite condescending. My work pleases him; and I shouldn't be astonished if he resented the sudden absence of Mr. Jacques. But he should consider that Mr. J. is only an amateur clerk getting no pay, rich, and independent of the government.hey would not let us go in peace. Now, in that belief, the people were well pleased with their President. July 23 Jacques is back and as busy as a bee; and, in truth, there is work enough for all. July 24 Yesterday we received a letter
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 15 (search)
; for, no doubt, McClellan was advised of our plans an hour or so after they were promulged in the streets. Whose fault is this? Johnston could hardly be responsible for it, because he is very reticent, and appreciates the importance of keeping his purposes concealed from the enemy. Surely none of his subordinates divulged the secret, for none but generals of division knew it. It must have been found out and proclaimed by some one in the tobacco interest. It is true, Mr. Randolph told Mr. Jacques a great battle would begin at 8 A. M., to-day; but he would not propagate such news as that! But the battle did not occur at the time specified. Gen. Huger's division was not at the allotted place of attack at the time fixed upon. His excuse is that there was a stream to cross, and understanding Gen. Longstreet was his senior in command (which is not the fact, however), he permitted his division to have precedence. All the divisions were on the ground in time but Huger's, but still
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
President has passed through East Tennessee on his way to Mississippi. Lieut.-Col. Nat Tyler, publisher of the Enquirer, the organ of the government, was in my office this morning, denouncing Mr. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury. He says Mr. M.'s head is as worthless as a pin's-head. He also denounced the rules of admission to our Secretary, adopted by Mr. R. G. H. Kean, Chief of the Bureau, and asked for a copy of them, that he might denounce them in his paper. It appears that Mr. Jacques is to say who can see the Secretary; and to do this, he must catechize each applicant as to the nature of his business. This is deemed insulting by some of the hot bloods, and will make friend Mr. J.'s position rather a disagreeable and derogatory one. December 13 After all, Fredericksburg was severely shelled-whether designedly or incidentally in the fight, does not yet appear. Our army has fallen back a little — for a purpose. Lee knows every inch of the ground. Again we
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
prey upon every victim that falls within their power. Nearly all who sell are extortioners. We have at the same time, and in the same community, spectacles of the most exalted virtue and of the most degrading vice. Col. Mattel, the former commandant of conscripts for North Carolina, who was wounded at Kinston, and yet was superseded by Col. Lay's friend, Col. August, is now to be restored, and Col. A. relieved. Upon this Col. L. has fallen sick. Mr. Duffield, whom Col. Lay and Mr. Jacques had appointed A. A. G. over me, has not yet, for some cause, got his commission. The Secretary or some one else may have intervened. March 12 To-day we have no army news. Mr. Richard Smith issued the first number of The Sentinel yesterday morning. Thus we have five daily morning papers, all on half sheets. The Sentinel has a biography of the President, and may aspire to be the organ. John Mitchel, the Irishman, who was sentenced to a penal colony for disturbances in Irela
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
etary of War. Until to-day, Gen. W. issued many passports which were invariably approved by Judge Campbell, but for some cause, and Heaven knows there is cause enough, Mr. Secretary has ordered that no more passports be granted Marylanders or foreigners to depart from the Confederacy. I hope Mr. S. will not back down from this position. To-day I returned to the department from the Bureau of Conscription, being required at my old post by Mr. Kean, Chief of the Bureau of War, my friend, Jacques, being out of town with a strangury. Thus it is; when Congress meets I am detailed on service out of the department, and when Congress adjourns they send for me back again. Do they object to my acquaintance with the members? A few weeks ago I addressed the President a letter suggesting that an alphabetical analysis be made of letter and indorsement books, embracing principles of decisions, and not names. This I did for the Bureau of Conscription, which was found very useful. Precede
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
d might have saved Washington or Baltimore, or have served to protect Pennsylvania-and then let the press of the North bag the administration at Washington! Gen. Lee's course is right onward, and cannot be affected by events here. My friend Jacques (clerk) marched out yesterday with the Department Guard; but he had the diarrhea, and was excused from marching as far as the company. He also got permission to come to town this morning, having slept pretty well, he said, apart from the companes for bread-being refugees from their comfortable homes, for the cause of independence. If removed, their wives and little children, or brothers and sisters, must perish. They would be conscribed, and receive only $1 2 per month. My friend Jacques did not return to the company yesterday, after all, although I saw him get into an ambulance with a basket of food. He got out again, sending the basket to Mr. K., the young chief of the bureau, and Judge Campbell allowed him to remain. Mr.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
ting him off from his supplies. The President sent for the Secretary of War and Gen. Cooper just before 3 P. M. to-day, having, it is supposed, some recent intelligence of the movements of the enemy. It is possible we shall send troops, etc., with all possible expedition, to reinforce Bragg, for the purpose of insuring the destruction of Rosecrans's army, and thus to Tennessee may be transferred the principal military operations of the fall campaign. Young Mr. Kean has taken friend Jacques's place at the door of the Secretary, and put him to abstracting the recorded letters containing decisions, the plan I suggested to the President, but which was claimed as the invention of the Assistant Secretary of War. Some one has written a flaming article on the injurious manner in which impressments have been conducted in Mississippi-the President's State-and sent it to him. This being referred to Col. Northrop, the Commissary-General, the latter splutters over it in his angular c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
ut with flour at $200 per barrel; meal, $20 per bushel, and meat from $2 to $5 per pound, what income would suffice? Captain Warner (I suppose in return for some writing which Custis did for him) sent us yesterday two bushels of potatoes, and, afterwards, a turkey! This is the first turkey we have had during our housekeeping in Richmond. I rarely see Robert Tyler nowadays. He used to visit me at my office. His brother John I believe is in the trans-Mississippi Department. My friend Jacques is about town occasionally. January 18 A flag of truce boat came up, but no one on board was authorized to negotiate for an exchange of prisoners but Gen. Butler, outlawed. It returns without anything being effected. Congress has passed a bill for the reduction of the currency, in secret session. We know not yet what are its main features. The Senate bill increasing the compensation of civil officers has not yet been acted on in the House, and many families are suffering for food.
ft to soften for weeks without heat. Rub′ber-cloth. 1. Fabric covered with caoutchouc. 2. Caoutchouc in sheets. See caoutchouc; in-Dia-rubber. Rub′ber-cut′ting ma-chine′. A machine for making threads of caoutchouc for shirrs. Jacques' machine is shown in Fig. 4489 by longitudinal and transverse vertical sections. It has a series of disks with square cutting-edges and mounted upon spindles, arranged in such proximity to each other as to allow the disks of one spindle to mesha spline or feather, and are separated by gage-plates of a thickness equal to the thickness of the cutters, and of a diameter sufficient to support the sides of the disks during the cutting operation, so that they shall not deviate laterally. Jacques' rubber-cutting machine. Rub′ber-file. A heavy, fish-bellied file, designated by weight, which varies from four to fifteen pounds. They are of square or triangular section, and used for coarse work. When they have three flat face
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 92. the Niagara peace conference. (search)
t peace and liberal negotiations, and haughtily refused even admittance to the sovereign presence, will serve, not the peace, but the war party, because it will be used to create the impression that the Confederacy must be in the agonies of death when two such distinguished legislators make so pitiful an attempt to reach the ear of offended majesty. If such was the idea, then, in this case, as in the other, those whom it may concern have got what they deserve. Has any one seen the Reverend Colonel Jacques and one Edmund Kirke? What are the detectives about? Here have been two spies, manifestly spies, at the Spottswood Hotel, Richmond, on a secret mission, and now, instead of being in Castle Thunder, Kirke and the Reverend Colonel are again in their own country, giving mysterious hints to the Washington correspondents about their three days entertainment in Richmond, and about two interviews which they say they had with Mr. Davis. They cannot disclose for the present --those deep
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