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Latest News by mail.Southern representation. The Sun's correspondence says: Washington, December 17.--A prominent Western Republican Congressman will this week introduce a series of resolutions in favor of admitting all the Southern representatives who can take the test oath and whose States have abolished slavery and repudiated the rebel war debt; also declaring that the right of suffrage should be regulated by the States themselves. The President's policy, looking to the early election of a Senator in Georgia, and while approving the act of Governor Johnson, recommending him to leave the subject of commissioning Congressmen to the Governor elect by the people--Mr. Jenkins--shows that he is not going to take any step backward in his line of procedure. When Southern States come up fairly and squarely in substance to the positions he has suggested to them in the character of an Executive, who counsels on all hands Union, conciliation and concession in consistence with
Washington Items. Washington, December 17. --It is stated here positively that General Sherman, on the occasion of his recent trip to Tennessee, said that there was little or no need of the military there. The reassembling of Congress to-morrow is expected to disclose some further propositions in regard to the negro in this District. It was stated that the Judiciary Committee of the House has agreed to report a bill striking out the word "white" from the charter of this city. From the interest manifested, quite a large vote may be expected on Thursday next upon the question of universal suffrage. The evidences of citizenship, as in the usual municipal elections, is essential to procure the privilege of voting, excepting the requirement relative to payment of all arrearages of taxes, which does not apply to the coming election, being only a test of public sentiment, which is adjudged to be overwhelmingly in opposition to negro suffrage. Fourteen out of sevent
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Examination for Attempted Incendiarism — the accused sent on. (search)
Escape of a guerrilla — small-pox Among Freedmen in Alabama--advance in Cotton — steamer sunk--an officer Shoots a gambler. Cairo, December 17. --The notorious guerrilla leader, Mat. Sutton, under sentence of death, escaped from the military prison at Memphis on Thursday last. Cotton has advanced four cents per pound at Memphis, middling being quoted at forty-two cents, and strict at forty-three to forty-four cents. The small-pox is raging among the freedmen in the vicinity of Selma, Alabama, to such an extent that they are not allowed to enter that city except under the most pressing circumstances. The steamer Darling was sunk at Plumb Point, a short distance below Cairo. Lieutenant-Commander Bartlett, of the monitor Oneida, shot and killed a gambler here yesterday. Bartlett was arrested and bound over to answer a charge of manslaughter
California Senator. Sacramento, December 17. --The Legislature has elected Cornelius Coles United States Senator to succeed McDougal.
g--General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, South--Difficulty between the Whites and Blacks — Seizure of the Steamer Falcon. New York, December 21.--The steamships Hunter, Nevada and Euterpe have arrived, bringing Savannah advices to December 17th. The Savannah cotton market is irregular, holders asking an advance. Middling Uplands forty- eight cents. The Herald says a convention of Internal Revenue Assessors and Collectors for South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, will be held at Atlanta on the 20th instant, to regulate the system of assessments and collections. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, South, convened at Macon December 17th. It is reported that a serious difficulty has occurred between whites and blacks in Emmanuel county, Georgia, but no particulars had reached Savannah. The proclaiming of martial law at Thomasville arose from several unprovoked attacks upon negroes by the City Marshal at Kinson, he inflicting wounds upo
By Johnson's Independent Agency. Additional European News by the Australasian. Sandy Hook, December 29. --The steamships China and Louisiana arrived out on the 15th instant. Liverpool, December 16.--The steamships Caledonia, St. Patrick and Glasgow have arrived from New York. The Paris Bourse closed firm at 63£. 40 for rentes. London, Sunday, December 17.--It is stated that the health of the Queen of Spain is still improving. The King of Belgium was buried yesterday. The new King takes the oath to-day. It is stated that the Queen of Spain has accepted the mediation of England in Chilian affairs. The trial of Captain McCafferty, the American Fenian, is progressing at Cork. Second Dispatch. New York, December 29. --The bullion in the Bank of England had decreased four hundred and forty-eight thousand two hundred and fourteen pounds stealing during the week. It is stated that Admiral Goldsborough, commanding the United States squad
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