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by offer a reward of twenty-five Dollars to any person or persons who shall arrest any one of the said parties, and deliver him into the Jail of Richmond And I do moreover require all officers of this Commonwealth, civil and military, and request the people generally, to use their best exertions to procure the arrest of the said parties, that they may be brought to justice. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the Lesser Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 27th day of February, in the year 1862. John Letcher. By the Governor. Geo W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Description of the escaped prisoners. James Finors is about 21 years of age five or eleven inches high, blue eyes, dark hair, has a scar over one of his eyes, and walks with turned in. Andrew Sullivan, an irishmen by birth, dark complexion, 21 or 22 years old, and shout six feet high. J. Calum Hezay, about 20 years of use, light complexion, and about five feet three
k of the Empire State, Rome, Ga., and North western Bank, Ringgold, Ga., 2 per cent. discount. North Carolina--Bank of Lexington; Bank of Clarendon; Bank of Commerce, Newborn; Bank of Fayetteville, and Bank of Washington, all 1 per cent, discount. The notes of the Wheeling Banks, Bank of Berkeley, and Bank of Philippi, are taken by Brokers at par. Bank of Fairmont 10 per cent discount. Sales of Stocks in Richmond.--Reported by John A. Lancaster & Son, for the week ending February 27, 1862. Confederate States Bonds--$5,000,000--sales at $90. Confederate States bonds--$100,000,000 issue — sales 99. Tennessee State bonds--(interest suspended,) last sales, 60. Virginia 6 per cent. Registered Bonds, sales at 91. North Carolina State bonds — last sales 89½ Richmond City bonds — sales 100. Petersburg City Bonds — sales 99½ Exchange Bank stock — sales 100. Farmers' Bank stock — sales, 100. Bank of Virginia stock — sales
The Daily Dispatch: March 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Official report of Brig.-Gen. Floyd of the battle of Fort Donelson (search)
to the disaster at Fort Donelson, until official reports could be received. I regret that the information now furnished is so defective. In the meantime, hopeful that satisfactory explanation may be made, I have directed, upon the exhibition of the case as presented by the two senior Generals, that they should be relieved from command, to await further orders whenever a reliable judgment can be rendered on the merits of the case. Jefferson Davis. [copy]Camp near Murfreesboro, February 27, 1862. General A S Johnson Sir: Your order of the 12th of this month, transmitted to me by telegraph from Bowling Green to Cumberland City, reached me the same evening. It directed me to repair at once with what force I could command, to the support of the garrison at Fort Donelson. I immediately prepared for my departure, and effected it in time to reach Fort Donelson the next morning, 18th, before daylight. Measures had been already taken by Brig.-General Pillow, then in command, t
discharged from its further consideration. The bill was read a third time (he rules being suspended) and passed. The standing committees were called upon for reports. None were offered. Mr. Ball, of London, offered the following resolution, which was adopted: Resolved, That the Committee on Military affairs inquire into the expediency of so amending the first section of an act entitled "an act to authorize the organization of ten or more companies of rangers," passed February, 27, 1862, as to authorize the Governor to commission as officers citizens of counties which have been occupied by the enemy since the passage of said act. Mr.Nelson offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of organizing and maintaining, during the war, an army of the State of Virginia. Adopted. Mr. Whitten asked leave to offer a bill to authorize the organization of Rangers for certain counties. The bil
table for the present. The motion was put and rejected. The question then recurring on their adoption, Mr. Ball called for the yeas and nays, with the following result — yeas 21, nays 6.--The resolution was concurred in The committees were called upon for report, when Mr. Newman offered from the Committee on Military Affairs an act to amend and re-enact the first section of an act entitled "an act to authorize the organization of ten or more companies of rangers," passed February 27, 1862. The Chair presented a communication from the Governor, covering the resignation of Henry W. Thomas, Senator from the 24th District. On motion, the communication and documents were laid on the table. Mr. Quesenberst asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to provide for a lost coupon. Mr. Brannon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill imposing a tax for issuing certificates of transferred stock of the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. Brannon, the bill t
The Daily Dispatch: December 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], Martial law — a Legal Decision in Petersburg about it. (search)
iquor in the military camps around the place, was remanded into the hands of the military authorities. The counsel for the Government took an appeal from the decisions in the first two cases and they are to be carried before the Supreme Court of Virginia. The points made by Judge Gholson in the cases named are as follows: 1. That the objection to his jurisdiction was not a valid one. 2. That the President's proclamation of martial law was founded on the act of Congress of February 27, 1862, authorizing him to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, and that inasmuch as that act had expired martial law had ceased to exist: 3. That the order of Gen. French, prohibiting the sale of ardent spirits in Petersburg and for a space of ten miles around it, was not binding upon citizens, in as much as Petersburg is not a military camp, and a commanding officer has authority to establish such a regulation only over his camp. 4. That there was no distraction between the case of Cro
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