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Runaway in Jail. --Was committed to the jail of Henrico county, on the 23d of November, 1861, as a runaway, a Negro Man, who calls himself John, and says he is the property of Mrs. Mary Scott, of Albemarle county, Va.--Said negro is about 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, yellow complexion, and had on when committed a light winter suit of homespun clothes. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. Geo. D. Pleasants, S. H. C. de 24--ts
at his Lordship will withhold his demand upon our Government until the arrival. It is not true, as telegraphed yesterday, to New York papers, that the President called a meeting of the Cabinet. None whatever has been held on the subject. Gen. Scott's letter is very highly spoken of by English and American statesmen here. It is believed to have had an excellent effect upon the British mind, as an eminent British lawyer, who stands near the law officers of the Crown, so indicated in a private letter received here. It is believed that Lord Lyons will pass over the questions of contraband, dispatches, and the character of the traitors Mason and Slidell, and rest his demand upon the narrow ground so clearly presented by General Scott, that we should have seized the Trent, taken her into port and had her condemned by a prize court, in order to justify our seizure of her passengers. Stated in other words, an offence would have been less if it had been greater. It is assuming the g