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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
The following is their summary: The constitutional amendment abolishing slavery was adopted by the Louisiana Legislature on the 14th instant--in the Senate by a vote of eighteen in favor to only one against it, and in the House of Representatives unanimously. The amendment has now been ratified by eighteen States. No military operations of importance in the Department of the Gulf since previous advices are reported. A small band of rebels had been dispersed in the vicinity of Rodney, Mississippi, by a detachment of National troops. General Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi rebel army still refuses to cross to the east side of the Mississippi. On two occasions that attempts have been made to transfer it, the men have positively declared that they would not move, and it is believed that any further efforts to induce them to do so would result in open and general mutiny. All the Union naval prisoners at Camp Ford, Texas, had been exchanged, and were daily expected at New Orlean