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Governor Foote. The Philadelphia Inquirer and other Federal journals give our friend, Governor Foote, anGovernor Foote, an indifferent welcome. The intention which he announced in Congress of "seeking some sequestered spot where thainly that spot is not the United States. Perhaps Mr. Foote said sequestrated, not sequestered. In that eventan is the very man for his money. We think if Mr. Foote ever expressed any desire in Congress to go to the only to call at the captain's office and settle. Mr. Foote, we believe, has considerable property in the Unit, however, does not see the point. It thinks that Mr. Foote only desires to be sequestered, and recommends theson. " If this recommendation is carried out, Mr. Foote, late of the Confederate Capitol, will have made anths to repeat him, was slow of speech compared with Foote. On the whole, let us hope that Mr. Foote will Mr. Foote will go to England. The United States is no place for emigrating Confederates. He will find a good many heart-brok
yment of the occasion. The courts adjourned, the streets were thronged with white and black people, public and private buildings and the shipping were draped with national flags. The military schools and numerous societies of colored people were in the procession. Speeches were made by Governor Hahn and several officers of the general and State government and colored orators. A salute of one hundred guns was fired and the city brilliantly illuminated at night. Miscellaneous. Senator Foote has arrived in Sheridan's lines, and, having refused to take the oath, has been sent to Washington under arrest. General Grant returned to Fort Monroe on the 30th, from Fort Fisher. A reconnaissance from General Thomas's army, at Eastport, Mississippi, showed that the main portion of Hood's force was, on the 20th ultimo, at Tupelo, Mississippi. On the appearance of the Union troops before Corinth, some four hundred rebels stationed there evacuated, after burning the railroad d
e the Hustings Court. Moses Harris, a slave, was arraigned on the charge of felony; but, in consideration of the absence of witnesses, the accused was remanded for further examination. Moses is one of the party suspected of breaking into Dr. Foote's residence a few weeks since and stealing therefrom a valuable lot of jewelry and clothing. The robbery took place in the day time, while Dr. Foote was out to dinner. Upon the person of the prisoner, when arrested, was found the vest, drawerDr. Foote was out to dinner. Upon the person of the prisoner, when arrested, was found the vest, drawers and shirt which were stolen at the time. Edward and Scott, slaves of William A. Irving, charged with assaulting and beating Lewis, slave of Miss S. Skipwith, was ordered to be whipped. The case of Jim, slave of William Allen, charged with murder, was further continued till the 28th. Several other cases of slight import were disposed of, after which the Mayor vacated his seat.
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were booked for His Honor's consideration yesterday: Moses Harris, free negro, charged with breaking into the house of Dr. Foote and stealing therefrom two trunks, containing one thousand dollars' worth of clothing, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. The case of John W. Deas, charged with feloniously shooting and killing James Clarke, on the 22d instant, was called, but, in consideration of the fact that a jury of inquest had been summoned to meet at four o'clock and investigate the matter, the Mayor declined to go into an examination till said coroner's inquest render their verdict. Charles, slave of Jane Griffin, was charged with stealing a carpet, valued at five hundred dollars, from some person unknown, and William, slave of Napoleon Burke, was charged with receiving said carpet, knowing that it was stolen. Both negroes proving a good character, and establishing a probable title to the ownership of the
nd Portsmouth, Virginia. General Julius Stahl has resigned his commission in the army. Lincoln has issued a proclamation pronouncing the pains and penalties attending desertion from the army and navy, or removal from any district to avoid the draft, and extending a pardon to those who have deserted, but shall report for duty within sixty days. A Cairo dispatch says that it is reported there that the court-martial in the matter of charges against General Paine has given a verdict of acquittal on all points. New Orleans advices are to the 1st instant. General Canby and staff left there on that day for the vicinity of Mobile. Admiral Thatcher had superseded Commodore Palmer as commander of the Mobile Bay squadron. Senators Wilson, Foote, Morrill, Wade, Grimes, Harlan, Ramsey and others, with their wives, are contemplating an excursion to Savannah and Charleston in a Government steamer. Hon. J. P. Hale has been appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain.
Still Later from Europe. The fall of Charleston caused the Yankee loan to advance two per cent. and the Confederate to fall four per cent. Ex-Senator Foote reiterates his denunciations of the rebel Confederacy in a letter published in London, where he now resides. The rebel ram Olinde was still in the port of Ferrol, watched by the United States vessels.
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Southern Representation — the latest news from Washington. (search)
Associated Press dispatches.Congressional. Washington, December 18. --Senate--Mr. Guthrie presented a remonstrance from certain citizens of Louisiana against the reception of Messrs. Hahn and Butler as Senators from Louisiana. Ordered to be laid on the table. Mr. Foote presented a resolution providing for the payment to the widow of the late Senator Collamer the amount due him at the time of his death. Mr. Wilson called up Senate bill to repeal all laws in the late insurrectionary States based on the distinction of color or race; pending the discussion of which the Senate adjourned. House.--Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Military Affairs, reported a joint resolution requesting the President to suspend any further order mustering out the officers of the veteran reserve corps until Congress shall have time to consider what disposition to make of it. Passed. Mr. Farnsworth moved to refer his resolution, heretofore offered, declaring that colored soldier
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