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business: In the cases of W. S. Minter and W. Hunt, claiming exemption from Confederate service under writ of habeas corpus, their petitions were dismissed, and the petitioners were remanded to the custody of Captain J. S. Hawley. Hon. H. S. Foote, upon a writ of habeas corpus, asking to be discharged from the custody of Captain Hugh S. Doggett, provost-marshal of Fredericksburg, appeared before Judge Halyburton's court yesterday morning. It appearing to the court, by the return in tof Captain J. S. Hawley. Hon. H. S. Foote, upon a writ of habeas corpus, asking to be discharged from the custody of Captain Hugh S. Doggett, provost-marshal of Fredericksburg, appeared before Judge Halyburton's court yesterday morning. It appearing to the court, by the return in this case, that the said H. S. Foote has been discharged by order of the Secretary of War, it is ordered that he be, and remain, discharged. The court thereupon adjourned till 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.
rom the Committee on Elections, submitted the following report on the case of Mr. Foote: "The committee to whom was referred the resolution in reference to the conduct of the Hon. Henry S. Foote, a member of this House from the State of Tennessee, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report and recommende following preamble and resolution: "That, some weeks since, the said Henry S. Foote absented himself from this House without leave; that shortly thereafter he ed and his purpose defeated, intercepted and withdrew. "Resolved, That Henry S. Foote, in thus attempting to leave the Confederacy under the circumstances and inwing resolutions and recommend their passage: "Resolved, That the said Henry S. Foote was properly arrested by the military authorities. "Resolved, That the said Henry S. Foote, for his conduct aforesaid, deserves the censure of this House. "John A. Gilmer, "H. P. Bell." After considerable discussion, the
first grand spontaneous uprising with the rebel bombardment of Fort Sumter. Arrival of Henry S. Foote in Washington. Henry S. Foote arrived in Baltimore, from Washington, on the 7th, under cHenry S. Foote arrived in Baltimore, from Washington, on the 7th, under charge of Major Newhall, of Sheridan's command; and, after breakfasting at the Eutaw House, was carried North--it is supposed to Fort Warren. The Washington Star, speaking of his arrival in that city, says: The rebel Senator Henry S. Foote came down from Berlin by the train last night under guard. Mr. Foote has been at General Devin's headquarters at Lovettsville, Loudoun county, for a weekMr. Foote has been at General Devin's headquarters at Lovettsville, Loudoun county, for a week or ten days, and yesterday, accompanied by an officer of General Devin's staff, he crossed the river and took the train at Berlin. Owing to an accident, the train was several hours behind time, andld as a prisoner or not. Most of the passengers on the train proceeded on to Baltimore, and as Mr. Foote had not reported to the Provost-Marshal up to this afternoon, it is probable he is held in Bal
ed is about forty-seven. It may be stated that the whole of the property destroyed was involved in flames within the space of thirty minutes. The streets being flooded with water and snow, the water courses and sewer inlets being choked up, the burning oil spreading with great celerity over the surface, reached from house to house on both sides of the way, and ran in burning streams into the cellars. This is what caused such an immense destruction of houses. Miscellaneous. Henry S. Foote, ex-member of the Confederate Congress, who recently arrived in Washington, reached New York city on Tuesday night, in charge of an officer of General Sheridan's army, and applied for a room at the Astor House; failing to obtain which, he sought an interview with United States Detective Colonel Bakes, but was unsuccessful in obtaining one, and was at once removed to Fort Warren. His refusal to take the oath of allegiance is understood to be the cause of his imprisonment. The Cincin
There is no impediment on our side. I could deliver and receive every one of them in a very short time, if they will deliver those they hold. We have lost some two weeks lately on account of the ice in the river. Affairs in New York — Henry S. Foote gone to Europe. A letter from New York, dated the 11th instant, says: One of the principal topics of conversation just now is the raid on bounty jumpers and brokers, which was commenced by Colonel Baker, by order of the War Departmeunt, and the former was sent to keep company with the other member of his firm. I think I shall be able to send you some startling revelations in a few days. Among the passengers for Liverpool by the steamer City of Cork, to-day, is a Mr. Henry S. Foote. The quid nunes are conjecturing whether this is not the notorious ex-rebel Congressman of that name, who left Richmond awhile ago in search of "some sequestered spot where tyranny and taxation are unknown." The report was that he had bee
resident on the Fillmore ticket in 1856, has returned to that city from the South and taken the oath. Some of the negroes of Providence are going to give a grand ball in honor of the appointment of Mr. Chase as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The President on Monday sent to the Senate the nomination of Senator Morgan, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury, but in the course of an hour withdrew it. The Governor of New Hampshire is dangerously ill. Major-General Heintzelman, who has been sojourning in Wheeling for some months, has been ordered to Cairo, for which place he left on Monday. Illinois is getting to be a cosmopolitan State. The Governor's message is to be printed for distribution as follows: English, 50,000 copies; German, 20,000; Swedish, 1,000; Norwegian, 1,000; Danish, 500; French, 500. Henry S. Foote was never in Fort Warren, says the New York Times, but left for Europe just as any other citizen of the United States would leave.
as reported back from the committee with an amendment increasing the number of aids allowed a general commanding an army in the field. The amendment was agreed to and the bill passed. Senate bill to abolish the offices of quartermasters and commissaries, assistant quartermasters and commissaries, engaged in the performance of post duty and in the collection of the tax in kind, and to fill their places with bonded officers, was reported back from the Committee on Military Affairs with the recommendation that it do not pass. The bill was amended by striking out the clause abolishing the offices of those officers engaged in the collection of the tax in kind, and passed — yeas, 38; nays, 29. The House then proceeded to the consideration of the tax bill; pending which, Mr. Cluskey, of Tennessee, presented resolutions (which he, however, subsequently withdrew,) declaring the seat of the Hon. Henry S. Foote vacant. The House then took a recess until half-past 7 P. M.
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
horses lost in service without waiting to have their claims audited by the Auditor of the Treasury Department in Richmond.] The House also passed the bill to prescribe the mode of appointment of company, battalion and regimental officers. [Provides that vacancies among the commissioned officers of the army shall be filled by assignment of the general commanding the army, upon the recommendation of their superiors.] Mr. Cluskey, of Tennessee, offered a resolution expelling the Hon. Henry S. Foote from the House of Representatives; which was passed — yeas, 72; noes, O. Every member present, upon a call of the House, just previously ordered, voted for the resolution, except Messrs. Baldwin, of Virginia; J. T. Leach, of North Carolina; and Turner, of North Carolina, who did not vote. Mr. McMullin, of Virginia, also asked to be excused from voting, but subsequently recorded his vote in the affirmative. The resolution, having received the requisite two-thirds vote,
Henry S. Foote has relieved himself of his superfluous gas since his arrival in London by a publication in the journals of that city, in which he comes down in a hurricane of invective upon theit, for foreigners naturally ask, if these people love their country so, why did they leave it? Foote — garrulous old man — can do us no harm, for the simple reason that our cause never had any chance of good in England, and, if it had, a verbose highfalutin orator like Foote would not suite English taste, and would do us more mischief by advocating our cause than opposing it. Mr. Foote has hurMr. Foote has hurt himself more than any one else. We were all aware of his eccentricities, bordering on madness, but most of us thought him a man of truth, and believed him when he proclaimed himself an honest Conflf an honest Confederate patriot. He now entreats his constituents to "lose no time in returning to the bosom of the Federal Union." Let Mr. Foote remain sequestered for the rest of his existenc
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