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was done in furtherance of their purpose to evacuate that line, and under the supposition that it would cut off one of our avenues of communication with the interior. It is believed that the enemy now occupy Tunstall's Station, on the York River Railroad, twenty miles from Richmond. A picket who left the vicinity of the White House on Tuesday evening reports that the fields in the neighborhood of that place were literally alive with Yankee cavalry, placed there to cover the landing of Smith's forces from the transports. A cavalry fight occurred on Tuesday evening near Cold Harbor, in which Major Cabell Flournoy, commanding the 6th Virginia cavalry, lost his life. His remains were brought in yesterday and forwarded to his home in Pittsylvania county. He was a son of the Hon. Thomas Stanhope Flournoy, of Halifax. It is stated that this regiment was on picket at the time, and that the enemy, succeeding in getting in its rear by a flank movement, delivered their fire at a d
— A bill to authorize the Attorney General to purchase books for the Department of Justice. Also, a bill to increase the compensation of the heads of the several Executive Departments. By Mr Villere, of La.--A bill to amend the act to prohibit the importation of luxuries or of articles not necessaries or of common use. By Mr Barksdale, of Miss.--A bill to compensate the city of Jackson for public school buildings destroyed while in the use of the military authorities. By Mr Smith, of N C.--A bill to provide for the admission of Mallett's battalion into the military service of the Confederate States. By Mr Fuller, of N C.--A bill to aid in the construction of a railroad from Fayetteville, N C, to Florence, S C. By Mr McCallum, of Tenn.--A bill to authorize the taking of proof of the amount expended by the State of Tennessee in the support of her army previous to its transfer to the Government of the Confederate States. Also, a bill to amend the act to
with making use of insurrectionary language. It appeared that Tom has been running about for a long time doing pretty much as he pleased; going to his wife's at Mr. Smith's, in Henrico, near the Meadow Bridges when he pleased, and coming back when it suited him. Last week Mrs. Wright threatened to hire him to some of the hospitalsded to, which was found on him at the time of his arrest: "Pass the bearer to his house to set some clothes. "J. B. Scintosh, "Colonel commanding." Mr. Smith, at whose house Tom's wife lives, stated that, on the morning when Sheridan's raiders had possession of the country about Meadow Bridges, the shells alarmed the ss from the Yankee Colonel to go back to the house to get his clothes. Tom and the rest of the negroes, though invited to go off with the Yankees, rinsed to go. Mr. Smith said this was all he knew about the matter, and he had thought it proper to state it. He knew nothing of what had passed between Mrs. Wright and the negro. The
Mayor's Court. --Besides the cases mentioned above, there were several matters of less interest before the Mayor yesterday: Churchill, slave of George Duggins, was charged with breaking and entering in the night time, the store-house of Robert B. Smith, on Brook Avenue, and stealing several thousand dollars worth of groceries.--In the absence of witnesses the case was continued till Saturday. Peter, slave of Dr. Theo. P Mayo, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a pound and a quarter of sugar from J. H. Haymond. Fanny, slave of George Thomas, and Charlotte and Phillis, slaves of Mrs. Yarrington, were ordered to be whipped for being disorderly in the street, and using profane and disorderly language. Lewis H. Allen, charged with foreing the name of Mr. John H. Baptist to an order on the post office for letters, was turned over to Confederate Commissioner Sands.