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odle and Hall Columbia. Now, the Confederate Government has the example of those same revolutionary fathers for fitting up and sending forth armed cruisers to prey upon commerce. What Yankee schoolboy, we ask, is not familiar with the history of the Bon Homme Richard and her fearless commander, John Paul Jones? We have been much interested, recently, in the perusal of a history of the private armed ship Marquis Lafayette, which appeared in the pages of the Virginia Historical Register, in 1849, and (especially as we publish to-day the opening of " Bohemian's" description of the Tallahassee's cruise) it may not be inappropriate to reproduce a brief condensation of it here: The narrative commences with a detailed statement of the difficulties attending her construction. She was built within half a mile of Suffolk, on the Nansemond river, Virginia, in October, 1780, and rigged at Portsmouth; but, before completion, she was scuttled and sunk twice to keep her from the hands of th
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee spy system — a Characteristic History of the Excursion of a gentleman. (search)
ement. It is said that, like several other secesh, he expressed the opinion that it was unfortunate for the United States that "Old Abe" was re- elected. He invited several Americans stopping at the same hotel to call on him, but they declined the invitation. Secretary Mann very politely introduced the callers to his august master, as he spoke very good German, which he had learned when his father, Dudley Mann, was the tobacco agent of the State of Virginia in this city, about the year 1849. In the afternoon of Monday, after the receipt of the above mentioned unwelcome telegram, the rebel conclave again met at the hotel. Something was now to be done to prevent any evil consequences to the Confederacy from the anticipated effects of the American election. They thought that if the wires flashed over Europe from this great moneyed centre the fact that the news of the election of Lincoln had raised the price of American stocks, it would seriously injure Confederate credit and
The Daily Dispatch: January 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Runaway.--one thousand Dollars Reward. (search)
voters of his district (Middlesex), in the autumn of 1824, elected him to the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, where he held a seat for ten years, being re-elected at the expiration of each term. In 1835 he was chosen Governor of Massachusetts, and was re-elected for four successive years. In 1841 he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James, and on his return home, in 1846, he was elected President of Harvard College, a post which he held until 1849, when he tendered his resignation. "On the death of Daniel Webster, Mr. Everett was made Secretary of State of the United States, and in 1853 he was elected United States Senator by the Legislature of Massachusetts, in place of the Hon. John Davis, deceased. His health failing, Mr. Everett did not long remain in the Senate, resigning, and once more returning to his home. Since that time he lived in comparative retirement, refusing to accept any office at the hands of his fellow-citizen
ia, where he was wounded. He was awarded the order of the Legion of Honor for saving the life of General Frezel. Queen Hortense, on her death, in 1837, bequeathed him 40,000 francs, and from that time he has been noted as a most successful speculator and financier. He made his first appearance as a speculator in the manufacture of beet-root sugar, and has since been connected with most French speculations. Previous to 1848, he was for eight years a member of the Chamber of Deputies, and in 1849 was elected to the Legislative Assembly. --The advent of Louis Napoleon brought him prominently before the public, and in the consummation of the coup d' etat of December, 1851, he was the right-hand man of his half-brother. He held the office of Minister of the Interior until 1852, and was subsequently chosen a member of the Corps de Legislatif, over which body he has presided since 1854. The peculiar amenities of his manners, and the grace of his presence and conversation, won for him fri
A Long Absent Petersburg Heard From. Mr. Marcus Gaines, a well-known citizen of Petersburg of former days, but who has been absent since 1849, has been heard from within the last two or three days, after a silence of some years. Mr. Gaines was appointed United States Consul, under Polk's administration, to Tripoli. He was retained in this official capacity through the succeeding administrations down to that of the late President Lincoln, when he was either relieved or resigned. He is at present holding the position of electrician on the sub-marine telegraph line between Malta and Alexandria.--Petersburg Express.
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