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Attempting to Herbe an officer of the Confederate States. --Allusion has been made to the arrest of John Henson, a citizen of Fluvanna, and E. E. M. Hughes, a Patent Agent, which was affected on information lodged by Rufus R. Rhodes, Commissioner of Patents, and Americus Featherman, a clerk in the Patent Office, to the affect that Henson did, on or about the 1st of January, 1862, offer to an officer of the Government of the Confederate States, a bribe, or present, or reward in money, or cause it to be offered, with intent to influence the decision of said officer in a matter pending before him in his official capacity. The case was partly heard beforribe to the officer, seemed so clearly established that the Commissioner sent him on for trial before the February term of the C. S. District Court.--Defendant was admitted to bail to answer at that time. The case against Henson, whose invention Hughes proposed to benefit by his intervention, was laid over until next Wednesday.