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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
ate our coast this winter. But the winter is not over yet, and I apprehend something will be attempted. However, we shall make a heroic defense of every point assailed. I omitted to state, in connection with the partnership formed between Mr. Myers and Mr. Randolph, that the former had already succeeded, when the latter was Secretary of War, in getting the substitutes of the Jew extortioners out of the army, on the ground that they were not domiciled in this country; and now both are inte. There is a prospect that we shall have abundance of everything some of these days. But there is some wrangling. The Quartermaster-General complains-to-day that Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton has interfered with his agents, trading cotton for stores. Myers is a Jew, and Pemberton a Yankee-so let them fight it out. Christmas day, December 25 Northern papers show that there is much distraction in the North; that both Seward and Chase, who had resigned their positions, were with difficulty persu
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXIII. December, 1863 (search)
report that a battle has taken place somewhere in that region, but with what result is not yet known. There is much consternation among the Jews and other speculators here, who have put in substitutes and made money. They fear that their substitutes will be made liable by legislative action, and then the principals will be called for. Some have contributed money to prevent the passage of such a law, and others have spent money to get permission to leave the country. Messrs. Gilmer and Myers, lawyers, have their hands full. The Confederate States Tax act of last session of Congress is a failure, in a great measure, in Virginia. It is said only 30,000 bushels of wheat have been received! But the Governor of Alabama writes that over 5,000,000 pounds of bacon will be paid by that State. December 21 We have dispatches to-day from Western Virginia, giving hope of the capture of Averill and his raiders. Such is the scarcity of provisions, that rats and mice have mostly
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
anuary 5 Bright, pleasant day. I saw a letter from Gen. Elzey to-day, stating that his command will probably soon be called out from the city on important service. What can this mean? And our iron-clads are to go below the obstructions if they can get out. Yesterday Mr. Good offered a resolution declaring the unalterable purpose of Congress to prosecute the war until independence is attained. What significance is in this? Why declare such a purpose at this day? Mr. Benjamin, Gen. Myers, Col. Preston, and Mr. Seddon are to partake of a feast on Thursday. A feast in time of famine! January 6 -Yesterday Mr. Moffitt, Lieut.-Col. Ruffin's agent (commissary), was in the market buying beef for Gen. Lee's army! And this same Moffitt was in September selling beef to the same butchers (as they say) at from 40 to 50 cts. gross, the impressing price in the country being 20 cts. On the 2d inst. Gen. Lee wrote the President that he had just heard of two droves of cattle fr
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
orders, by command of the Secretary of War. Lieut.-Gen. Hood has been relieved, and ordered to report here. The rumor gains belief that Gen. Breckinridge has been offered the portfolio of the War Department by the President. This may be the act alluded to which Congress will not agree to, perhaps, on the ground that Gen. B. remained in the United States Senate long after secession. The general is Understood to be staying at G. A. Myers's house, which adds strength to the rumor, for Myers has a keen scent for the sources of power and patronage. The Surgeon-General states that, during the years 1862 and 1863, there were 1,600,000 cases of disease in hospitals and in the field, with only 74,000 deaths. There have been 23,000 discharges from the armies since the war began. The Provost Marshal at Fredericksburg telegraphs that his scouts report the enemy have arrested Mrs. Foote, and threaten to rescue Mr. Foote. The Secretary and the President concur in ordering his di
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769- (search)
as declared by the United States, he took prompt measures for the defence of the province. He heard of Hill's invasion from Detroit Monument where General Brock fell. on July 20, 1812. He knew the weakness of Fort Malden, below Detroit, and felt anxious. The legislature was about to assemble at York (Toronto), and he could not personally conduct affairs in the west. Divided duties perplexed him. Leaving the military which he had gathered along the Niagara frontier in charge of Lieutenant-Colonel Myers, he hastened to York, and, with much parade, opened the session of the legislature. His address was warmly received, but he found that either disloyalty or timidity prevailed in the legislature. Some were decidedly in favor of the americans, and most of them were lukewarm. Perceiving this, Brock prorogued the Assembly so soon as they had passed the necessary supply bills. But a change soon came. News of the seizure of Mackinaw and reverses to the Americans on the Detroit front
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
mation, March 30, meets......April 1, 1867 Special session of the Senate adjourns sine die......April 19, 1867 Expedition against the Indians in western Kansas, led by Generals Hancock and Custer......April 30, 1867 Jefferson Davis taken to Richmond on habeas corpus and admitted to bail in $100,000; sureties, Horace Greeley and Augustus Schell, of New York; Aristides Welsh and David K. Jackman, of Philadelphia; W. H. McFarland, Richard B. Haxall, Isaac Davenport, Abraham Warwick, G. A. Myers, W. W. Crump, James Lyons, J. A. Meredith, W. H. Lyons, John M. Botts, Thomas W. Boswell, and James Thomas, Jr., of Virginia......May 13, 1867 Congress reassembles......July 3, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction bill, reported July 8, vetoed and passed over the veto......July 19, 1867 Congress adjourns to Nov. 21, after a session of eighteen days......July 20, 1867 Catharine Maria Sedgwick, authoress, born in 1789, dies near Roxbury, Mass.......July 31, 1867 John H. Surratt,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White League. (search)
hich states, That they pledge themselves under (no?) circumstances after the coming election to employ, rent land to, or in any other manner give aid, comfort, or credit, to any man, white or black, who votes against the nominees of the white man's party. Safety for individuals who express their opinion in the isolated portion of this State has existed only when that opinion was in favor of the principles and party supported by the Ku-klux and White League organizations. Only yesterday Judge Myers, the parish judge of the parish of Natchitoches, called on me upon his arrival in this city, and stated that in order to reach here alive, he was obliged to leave his home by stealth, and after nightfall, and make his way to Little Rock, Ark., and come to this city by way of Memphis, Tenn. He further states that while his father was lying at the point of death in the same village, he was unable to visit him for fear of assassination; and yet he is a native of the parish, and proscribed fo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Efforts for Reconstruction in April, 1865. (search)
but a small margin and he did not desire to enlarge it. He said That the Virginia Legislature was in the condition of a tenant between two contending landlords and that it should attorn to the party that had established the better claim. Mr. Myers had been a member of the Legislature of Virginia in former years and resided in Richmond. Mr. Lincoln asked him particularly as to the state of the Legislature, whether it could be called together without difficulty, whether it had been dissolved, adjourned, or had taken a recess, &c., &c. My suggestion to Mr. Lincoln had not extended to the call of any legal or political body. I say to you the first suggestion came from him and in the manner I state. Mr. Myers is in Richmond and his testimony on this subject can be had. The following day (6th April) Gen. Weitzel sent for me to read a letter from Mr. Lincoln. This letter has been published. I understood that letter to authorize a call for the Virginia Legislature to come
Notice. --The Commissioners, Conductors and Clerks who have been appointed to conduct the Presidential Election on Tuesday next, will meet at the office of Thomas U. Dudley, in the City Hall, on Monday Evening, at 4½ o'clock, for the purpose of taking the oaths and making the necessary arrangements for conducting the election. N. B. Hill, Com'rs. G. A. Myers, Com'rs. no 3--2t J. H. Gilmer, Com'rs.
Naval officer resigned. --Joseph Myers, of this city, resigned his commission as Commander in the Navy of the United States, on the 22d inst. All mail and telegraphic communication between Richmond and Washington being stopped, he sent his letter of resignation to the Secretary of the Navy by Adams Express, the polite agent of which promised to deliver it, if possible. Capt. M. is a bother of our esteemed townsman G. A. Myers, Esq., and has been connected with the Navy for nearly 36 years.
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