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ay to carry on the almost essential business of the Government. The gunboats are in the same predicament, not from mechanics now being employed on a work which General Lee a week since characterized as a very important and necessary means of defence. From this state of affairs apparently no redress can be obtained, the Confederatal commanding has no authority in the matter and General Jackson equally is incompetent to discharge from the service those drafted. Since the departure of General Lee, the command has devolved upon General Pemberton, of whose energy and officer-like qualities I have already informed you. His stay in Savannah has been well received by the citizens generally, and wherever he has been known he is accepted as a worthy successor of Gen. Lee, Before leaving, the General completed, with his staff, the reconnaissance of the lines of defence which extend from the Savannah river north of the city towards the Louisville road, thus finishing the circuit of earth
Military Matters. --Major Jno. C. Porter, having been appointed Provost Marshal of Richmond, Capt. Godwin has been placed in charge of the eastern half of the city and Jno. C. Maynard the western half. The passport office has been removed to Gen. Winder's old office, corner 9th and Broad streets, and the General's office to the house next to the Mechanics' Institute 9th street. Lee's Rangers. (now Virginia Rangers,) Capt. Beverly B Douglas, advertises for 20 recruits. This is an admirable company, the material being of the best description. The members of the Hanover Artillery now absent on furlough are required to repair to camp immediately. Attention is called to sundry regimental and company orders appearing to-day. Parties interested may save themselves annoyance and trouble by a prompt obedience. Fifteen men having deserted from Captain Wm. J. Dabney's company, he offers rewards for each, the amount of which is duly specified in another part of t
Hustings Court, March. 11. --Present: Aldermen Sauxay, E. A. J. Clopton, James Bray, N. M. Lee, and N. C. Lipscombe. The City Sergeant was ordered to discharge from jail Thos. Ogle, committed by the Court, 13th January, for twelve months, for failing to give security to keep the peace. Harry, slave of Watt Tyler, was tried for stealing $200 in bank notes from Persons Walker, February 16th, and ordered thirty-nine lashes. Joseph Nicholas Baratta, minister of the Roman Catholic Church, was authorized to celebrate marriages and officiate as minister in accordance with the usage of that Christian society. Case against Perry Moses for letting his slave go at large, was dismissed. Rule against Jno. J. Walker, for the same cause. Rules were awarded against John Jaiser, Wm. A. Barnett, and Jim Webster, for failing to appear as witnesses against Cyrus, a slave, charged with felony. James Phillips, a soldier, was examined for making a lascivious attack on Mar
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eeks and inlets; the troops are all disposed and ready for action; the woods for miles around, containing their encampments, and even the marshes, have been prepared to play their part in the coming drama. The great delay of the Federals has led to the supposition in many military minds that their presence off Charleston and Savannah is merely a feint to prevent reinforcements from being sent from Georgia and South Carolina to other points. But on the other hand, the high authority of Gen. Lee has pronounced the belief that the enemy will make an advance, and endeavor to secure these two localities, which they so bitterly despise, and that they are only awaiting reinforcements, and the completion of operations in the creeks, by which they expect to be able to get into the Savannah river, and thence to the city. If they know the difficulties they will have to encounter at every step of the undertaking for miles before they reach even the suburbs, they would hesitate long before e
der, at Williamsburg: The forces from the counties of Charles City, New Kent, James City, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Mathews, Elizabeth City, and Warwick. The Militia of the following counties will not report at present, but will hold themselves in readiness to obey orders when issued by Gen. H. Heth, or Gen. H. Marshall: The counties of Giles, Monroe, Green brier, Mercer, Tazewell, McDowell, Smythe, Wythe, Wyoming, Washington, Russell, Wise, Buchanan, Scott, and Lee. To rendezvous at Monterey, in Highland county, and to report their presence there, for orders, to General Edward Johnson, who is at Camp Alleghany, Highland county: The forces of the counties of Highland, Pendleton, and Pocahontas. To rendezvous at the New Fair Ground, near Richmond, and to report to General Winder. The forces of the county of Henrico, and the city of Richmond. The Enquirer, Whig, and Dispatch, publish daily for one week, and all the country papers i