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Confederate Congress. Senate. Thursday, March 16, 1865. House bill to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, reported back adversely by the Judiciary Committee, was, after debate, rejected by the following vote: Yeas--Messrs. Burnett, of Ky., Henry of Tenn., Johnston of Mo., Maxwell of Fla., Simms of Ky., and Vest of Mo.--6. Nays--Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Hunter, Oldham, Orr, Semmes, Watson, and Wigfall. --9. The Senate concurred in House amendment to the bill to regulate the business of conscription. Impressment law so as not to give property impressed for the use of the army, to be paid for at the time of the impressment, was passed. House resolution to adjourn on Saturday next was rejected — yeas 8, nays 8. The Senate then resolved into secret session. The doors being opened, Mr. Orr submitted a resolution to adjourn at two o'clock on Saturday, which was agreed to — yeas 8, nays 7. The Senate took a recess til
mail packet. Alas, poor Syren, thou hast "gone up" (was reported in the New York papers as the Cyrene.) The Little Hatty, which arrived here about three weeks since, brought the captain and crew of the Rattlesnake, which, in attempting to enter Charleston harbor, was driven ashore, and afterwards burned, with her cargo. The Chicora (formerly Let Her Be) and the Coquette arrived about the same time. The steamers are gradually leaving this port. The Colonel Lamb, General Whiting, Edith, Watson, Caroline, Little Hatty and others, have gone to Havana. The Owl, commanded by Captain Maffit, formerly of the Florida, has also left.--She went to Galveston but, unable to enter that port, made for Havana, and arrived there safely a few days ago.--The Chamelion, formerly the Tallahassee, sailed on the 7th instant for Bermuda. She will bear looking after. It is said she will go to Madeira, and thence to England. Some of those who left for Havana, thinking that some other opening might of
The Daily Dispatch: December 22, 1865., [Electronic resource], Robbery and Outrageous Assault upon ladies. (search)
A desperado killed. -- a released convict and desperado, was killed, in Preston county, Virginia, a few days since. He seemed determined to ruin the whole neighborhood, and accordingly drove a Mr. Watson from his house and took possession of it, declaring he would kill the first man who dared to molest him. The whole neighborhood was completely terrified. The sheriff of Preston county, getting news of the affair, at once determined to arrest Coburn, and accordingly summoned a posse of men for the purpose, and proceeded to the premises where the desperate fellow was secreted. On approaching the house, Coburn commenced firing from his revolvers into the posse, wounding a Captain Kirk in the thigh. He was, however, after a desperate struggle, driven from the house, and shot dead by one of the party.
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