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The Daily Dispatch: January 31, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ago that a citizen of Portsmouth, named Bright, a member of the city police, had mysteriously disappeared. I learn that his dead body was found yesterday in a grove a very short distance from the limits of Portsmouth, and that it was mangled in a most shocking manner. There has evidently been foul play, and it is hoped the perpetrators of the act may be brought to justice. Yesterday, an occupant of a cell in the city prison, who is charged with stealing twenty dollars from a member of Wise's Legion, escaped from his place of confinement; and, after running a short distance, concealed himself in an old unoccupied house, where he was soon secured by the police. Captain Hunter, of the C. S. N., says he has never reported an enemy's vessel inside of Pamlico Sound, but only stated that he had counted twenty-odd vessels of all descriptions, including eight steamers, at anchor near Hatteras, while returning from his usual cruise of observation on the 6th and 7th inst. About
of the responsible duties of his situation and of all the decencies of civilized life, are enough to bring a blush even upon Yankee cheeks, it their natures were not as impervious to sensibility and shame as mill-stones. Nor is it in the choice of President alone, but the whole practical operation of republicanism in the North is calculated to bring its principles into contempt through all Christendom. It is so with almost every officer whom they elect, from the President to the constable.--Wise and virtuous men among them have no chance in the world for any office, however humble. The members of Congress in both branches are generally the most vulgar, unprincipled, and conscienceless demagogues to be found in the whole land. There is only one Vallandigham to be found among the elect of the universal Yankee nation. Not as many righteous men can be found in Washington as were reguired to save Sodom from destruction. The United States Senate, which was once an assemblageas able
oided, we feel authorized in assuring the military that the entertaining and acceptance of such terms would meet with our approbation and that of our citizens generally. This statement is made solely to remove any apprehension on the part of the military of an accusation of cowardice, or want of spirit in the event of entertaining propositions, if made, of the character above referred to, and to assure them that we do not, nor do we believe the citizens require of them the waging of a hopeless contest." Signed — Mease Smith, Thos. P. Copes, J. W. Gillett, Thos. P. Bagwell, Wm. Samuel Custia, Littleton K. Le Cato, Edw. J. Young, Thos. Lilliston, Jas. Walker, Jas. R. Garrison, John W. H. Parker, John E. Wise, John J. Blaskstone, Wm. Walston, John R Drummond, O. P. Drammond, John D. Fox, John D. Melson, W. J. Ayres, John B. Allworth, T. J. Rayfield. Hoping you may see fit to publish this statement, I am, with much respect, Chas. Smith, Colonel Comanding 29th Reg't Va. Vol's.