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ost the owners $36,000, and after using her one year, George D. Morgan, a government agent, appointed by Secretary Welles, b her for $55,000 and turned her over to the government. Mr. Morgan testified that Secretary Welles employed him with the unticular channel. It is shown by the committee that this Mr. Morgan was connected with Thurlow Weed in supplying the Catalinequested Secretary Welles to discontinue the services of Mr. Morgan, but he refused. Since that time, the committee show that Mr. Morgan has made over forty thousand dollars. This is considered a fair profit for a grocery dealer; but, as he is brog army supplies, it is shown that authority was given to Gov. Morgan and Alexander Cummings to disburse two millions of dollars. No vouchers were required or given. Governor Morgan transferred his authority to Geo. D. Morgan, Secretary Welles's speGeo. D. Morgan, Secretary Welles's special favorite, who, with Cummings, made all the disbursements — Weed & Company appear to have controlled the employees of th
Conflagrations. Leavenworth, Dec. 17. --A portion of the town of Platte City, Missouri, including the Court-House and Post-Office, was destroyed by fire last night. It was set on fire about 1 o'clock by the rebels, but the flames were suppressed by the troops under Col. Morgan. At 4 o'clock the town was again successfully fired. The county records were saved, but the office was destroyed. Many arrests were made, including some of S. Gordon's Guerilla Band and one of Price's Captains. Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 17.--The warehouses formerly occupied by the Michigan Central Railroad, together with the propeller Dunkick, lying at the dock, were destroyed by fire this morning. Five hundred barrels of flour in the warehouses were burned. The loss on the propeller was $18,000. The other losses have not as yet been ascertained.