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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)
but was soon silenced. This morning we heard that General Terry was within their works, and the road was clear to Wilmington. The Montauk could not get across the shoals without lightening, which was a work of some labor. I had the pleasure of placing the flag on Fort Strong, and at 12 o'clock noon to day we all fire a salute of thirty-five guns, this being the anniversary of Washington's birthday. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, D. D. Porter, Rear Admiral. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. From the Southwest--Mexico. The Yankee dates from New Orleans are to the 18th. 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