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A Military Visit io SaitvOle.
On Tuesday last, Maj. Smoot, of the Com.
missary department of the "Virginia State
Line," made a visit to Saltville with a Milita
ry escort of some thirty men, under the com
mand of some two or three Captains, for the
purpose of pressing salt for the use of the
"State Line." The present demand is only
COO bushels. The contract of Gov. Letcher
with the proprietors, protects them, we under
stand, against any seizure on the part of the
State authorities. Maj. Smoot, we are inform
ed, secured his salt, but we presume it was by
compromise with Dr. Moorman, the receiver
for this and other counties, and Col. French,
one of the Governor's aids, both of whom
were present. We are not advised as to the
character of the arrangement
President Davis passed this place on
Wednesday night going westward.
tSf A case of Small Pox is reported as
having been put off at Emory &, Henry Hos
pital on Wednesday evening.
Battle at Hartsville, Term.--Confede
rates Vietorious.--lioss of the Enemy
2,000 Killed, Wounded and Prison
ers.--Capture of Artillery, Arras,
Stores, &c.-—Capture of a Yankee
Train and Escort Ivfear Corinth, &c.,
Ricrxonp, Dec. S. 1862.— An official dis
patch from Murfreeshoro, dated December Bth,
says : An expedition under acting Brigadier
General John 11. Bturgau attacked an outpost
of the enemy at Uartsville. on the Cumber
land, yesterday morning: killed and wounded
200, captured 1800 prisoners, 2 pieces of artil
lery, 2.000 small am;«, and all other stores at
the position. On the previous day a small fo
raging train was captured by Gen. Vv heeler.
near Nadiville, with 50 prisoners; and on the
sth Col. Reddy's Alabama cavalry captured a
train near Corinth, with its esc-wts and a num
ber of negroes Our loss at. TLirtsvitle was
about- 125 killed and wounded. None at ei
ther of Another place*: (Signed)
BRAXTON BRAGG, Gen. Com'g.
ANO CHER ACCOUNT. *
Mobile, Den, sth.—A speeia] d'pnatch to
the Advertiser and Register, dated Murfrees
boro', Dec. 8, says : Morgan's command sur
prised a portion of Roseau's Division yester
day near Ilarrsville, fifteen miles north east
of Lcbanan. After a sharp conflict Captured
fourteen hundred Ab ditianist-*. six pieces of
artillery, fifteen hundred stand of arms and
three wag-<r. trains of camp eqttrppage. A
large number of the enemy were killed and
wounded. Oc.? h>ss was considerable. The
weather is clear and it is freezing hard.
Grevjida, Dee. Bth. —General Lowell has
defeated and driven biek the enemy at Cofibe
ville, killing and wounding a largo number
and capturing thirty-five primers. Our loss
was eight killed and forty-two wounded. Lo
vell brought the entire train of his corn* safe
ly to Grenada. The Advertiser says, the ad
vance of the enemy south on both sides of Ab
beville made it necessary for Pembertoa to
withdraw his whole force t" Grenada, thus
preventing the Yankees gaining hw Sank and
rear. Love 11 was left to check the advance of
the enemy's column.
We learn from the Petersburg Express that
a deserter from Dodge's New York Mounted
Riflemen had reached that city. This deser
ter gives it as his opinion that there are but
15,000 soldiers now in and around Suffolk.—
He says that an attempt to cross the river at
or near Frankiin will certainly be made at an
early day, and that the material f.r pontoon
bridges reached Suffolk, last Friday.
Coreoran's Legion reached Suffolk Satur
day and were received with considerable en
thusiasm. Three cheers were given fir Gen.
Peck and three for Gen. Corcoran, but the
latter individual was not present. He was
left at Fortress Monroe, where he lies quite ill
with typhoid pneumonia. Gen. Corcoran, we
hear, expressed a great desire to be assigned
to duty at Suffolk, as he wished to avenge
some "indignities" offered him in Petersburg
last February, when he passed through there
-a prisoner of war.— Lynchburg Virginian.'
Died, on his farm, six miles east of Abingdon,
• on the Ist day of December, 1802, in his 48th
year, Mr. Samckl Wiiitr. after a few days of
very painful illness. Early taught by a father's
good example, his character exhibited many no
ble traits, but was not adorned with the excel
lencies of the true christian. Impressed, how
-evcr, from the first of his illness, that it might be
fatal, he spent much of his time in prayer, which
■was, we doubt not, much blessed to his good.
After an affectionate leave of all present, ami
many messages of love and gratitude to absent
dear ones, he resigned himself to his fate with
more christian philosophy than: many experi
enced followers of tho Saviour.
Died, ct the residence of his father, near A
bingdon, Nov. 12th, William Anduew Smith,
aged 17 years.
This estimable youth, with a younger brother,
was opening a bomb-shell, when it exploded,
Two of his younger brothers were very serious
ly injured, and Andy fatally. He lingered for
eight days, and then died. As far as the writer
knows, Andrew was a steady, well-behaved
youth. His mother speaks of him as particular
ly kind and obliging, as a son. He was blessed
with the continuance of his reason during a good
part of the time that he lived, and remarked to
his mother that he kept praying to God for mer
cy, and that God had heard his prayer, and had
mercy upon him. lie also stated that he trusted
in Christ alone for salvation.
Died, at the residence of M<\j. G. W. Jones,
near Marion, on Sunday last, Mr. Theodobb G.
Peaeson, of Smyth county.
At Halls Bottom, in this county, on Saturday
Inst, M.vi'.T. daughter of Maj. James C. and
Mrs. Ellen Campbell, aged about 6 years.
Died, at Marion, Smyth county. Va., on the
14th of November, Mrs. Martha Jars Lincoln.
the wife of C. *'. Lincoln, in the JJUth year of
By ti-.is sudden blow, dealt bj the great de
stroyer, a devoted husband ha- been bereft of a
most affectionate and dutiful wile, anil four
small children deprived of that most inestima
ble of all earthly blessings, a christian mother's
i'ond and fluting care. *
Whilst h"r departure is a and afihetion to all
most near and dear, it lias doubtless beer, to her
but a passport through the pearly gates that
open to the life of light and bliss which lies be
yond this dark vale of sin and sorrow.
She had been a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church about thirteen years, and dur
ing that time, furnished unmistakable evidence
to these around her, that she loved her Saviour
as she protested to do, and sought to obey his
precepts, yet her piety was of that unobtrusive
kind which is exhibited not so much iv words
as by a uniform conduct, such as only emanates
from the pure and holy principles of a heart
under the influence of Divine grace.
In her domestic relations, she might be con
sidered an example worthy of emulation; and
she has left for the especial consolation of her
stricken bosom companion, tlie pleasing recol
lection that no unkind word to him was ever
known to fall from her lips.
It is at all times a solemn season, a sad event,
when death invades a loving household band,
and selects a victim from their midst, whan "the
grave, which is never Satisfied," closes above a
beloved form, whose presence has been essential
to oar earthly happiness; and especially is this
the esse when a young mother is called away in
the springtime of life, leaving her helpless bidies
to the care of other hands.
We feci an earnest sympathy for the bereaved
ones who so deeply mourn the departure of the
subject of this sketch, and hope the many sweet
and precious promises of the go-pel, which
"have brought life and immortality to light,"
may be applied for the healing of their great sor
row, g. A. S.
B\' THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.
fJAV£_T6 received ■ communication from the
J_ President of the Confederate States, invok
ing the aid of the State Eieehlive on several im
portant points, I deem it proper, in giving my
cordial co-operation, to call upon the officers of
the State, civil and military, and upon the,
people of the Commonwealth generally, to lend
By united and harmonious action our indepen
dence can and will be obtained.- A cheerful
and ready obedience to the laws should be given
QStil they are pronounced by competent tribunals
to be unconstitutional.
It is the duty of evi-ry good c ; ti?.en to sustain
the constituted authorities in their just endea
vors to promote the public welfare.
The President asks for assistance "In 1h?» en
rolment of conscripts and the fore warding of
them to the proper points of rendezvous." To
reader his appeal effectual, I invoke the aid of
the Commissioners of the Revenue, the Sheriffs
and Constables, and the Justices of the Peace.
From their general knowledge of all the inhabi
tants of their several districts, they have it in
their power to fitui'oitt and to report to tlie en
rolling oSieers ail pcr.-ou.? liable to conscription,
and will render efficient sendee by expediting
the conscripts to their several destinations.
The cause in which we are engaged, the holy
purpose we have at heart, requires that every
man, liable to military duty, should be stimulat
ed by moral suasion, and, if need be, by com
nulsatcry process, to give to the country the ad
vantage of his intellect and his physical ener
gies. The country has a right to tlie services of
all, and none should be allowed to or
skulk from duty.
The President a.sks assistance "in restoring to
the army all officers and men now wLhin the
State absent without leave, or whose term of
cbsence has expired, or who have recovered from
"di: .ibdity, and are new able to return to duty."
This absence is the cause of the fruitless victo
ries heretofore gained. If in any one of the
great battles in winch our armies have been
victorious, all the force composing those armies
had been present, none can entertain a doubt
but that the enemy would have been uttorly
crushed and destroyed, and that our State would
hare been relieved from the Curse of in vat ion
and the consequent desolation of the fairest por
tion of our territory. How essential then is it
that this fruitful source of ii! should cea-c to
exist. An officer or private absent without leave
is nothing but a deserter. Let tlio finger of
scorn of the young and the old, of the matron 1
and the maiden, be pointed at such delinquents,
and if shame will not cause them to return to
duty, let them be hunted from tbeneighborho ids
in which they are skulking and be carried back
undo:* a purred .to their encampments. The law
o: Virginia prescribes that—"lf any person
shall fail to appear at the place, of rendezvous
when ordered.', or shall absent himself without
leave, the commandant of tho detachment or of
the regiment to which he belongs may order hun
to his proper officer, and such person, without
justifiable exouse,_hafl be treated s;s a deser
ter." There is reason to believe, and I regret
to state it, that it is too common far men who
hive recovered from disability, and are now able
to return to duty, to continue to absent them
selves and to draw their pay whiic rendering no
manner of equivalent. This is a burning dis
grace, and no family should tolerate an inmate
who will thus act in times like those. It be-
comes their friends not only not to ask them to
stay, but. to impioro thorn to go, that they may
aid their comrades in conque-iug a speedy peace.
Then, and not till then, will they be able with
honor and gratification to recline under their
own vino ar.d fig tree, and to enjoy the b'.csSngs
they will have secered by their manly exertions
for themselves aud their posterity.
The President, with an anxious solicitude,
asks assistance "in securing for the use of the
army all such necessary supplies as exist within
the State, in excess of the quantity indispensa
ble for the support of the people at home." I
have heretofore with earnest appeals in my pro
clamation, -invoked from the people these neces
sary supplies. I report now, that the necessity
for snchjsnpplics still exists, and that prompt as
sistance -will prevent or at any rate alleviate
much suffering. Men who are fighting for us
and risking their lives for the common cause,
have a right to expect that proper exertion- shad
be made to protect them, by suitable clothing
from inclement weather arid to provide them with
neccsary food. lam happy to testify that I
have had presented to me, by iiid.Lvidu.als, noble
examples of liberal gifts, to add to the comfort
of our troops, and that I have seen in all our
' public prints ample evidences of unbounded
charity, which would reflect the highest honor
upon any people. Virginians have not been lag
gtrd of their means, but have opened their
hearts and their purses in generous acts. Such
conduct deserves tlie thanks of the State and is
worthy of all emulation.
It is asked of the different States to provide
such laws "as will enable the Governors to enm
mand slave labor to the extent which may be re
quired in the prosecution of works conducive
to the public deienoe." The State of Virginia
has already responded to this call, and the Leg
islature has passed an act ample for the purpose,
but 1 regret to say that the counties heretofore
called on. with few honorable exceptions, liave
not complied with the requisitions as fully and
promptly as could have been desired. These
are proper laws. The slave population is a large
one, nearly one-third of tlie population of the
whole State, not far from being one-half of the
population of the loyal part of the State. The
slaves are exempted from serving in our armies,
they are freed from ail military duty, and it is
but reasonable that a small portion of their time
and labor should be devoted to the prosecution
of works conducive to the public defence. The
law is a liberal one to the owners. It. allows
sixteen dollars per month as compensation for
the labor of each slave, besides rations, medicines
and medical attendance. It provides that "tlie
value of all pSeh slaves as may escape from the
Confederate authorities and not returned to their
owners, or be seized or killed by the public ene
my, or mny, by want of due diligence on the
part of the aufhoritiesof the Confederate States
in any raasJMSr be lost to the owners,s hall be
paid for by the .Confederate States, to the owners,
and in like manner allows compensation "for
any injury to slaves arising from a want of due
diligence on tlie part of the authorities of the
As our army is constituted, it is but right to
lesson the burdens they have to bear and to
flattfe the earthworks upon our fortification to be
constructed by the laborers who are inured to
such service. The County Courts are authorized
to apportion the slaves called for in their respec
tive counties, and they ought to make the appor
tionment in sitcii manner as to he least onerous
upon their fellow citizens, particularly as there
is no appeal from the decision they make. By a
j careful exercise of thai power, much hardship
msy b? averted. If the courts fail or refuse to
I comply with the requisitions, the law invests the
! Executive with authority, by (facers and agents
of his own selection, with the aid of the commis
sioners of the revenue, to impress the proportions
of slaves demanded from the county, not exceed
ing: five per centum of the entire slave pormlation
thereof. The p'-rfirmnyee of this oluty the Exe
cutive would gladly forego, greatly
that the justices elected by the people, and who
know their siaiaiinn and circumstances, should
discharge it, but if tho failure continues after
due notice, the duty will be performed with un
shrinking fidelity, under the full belief that the
labor called for is necessary, and that the prompt
completion of the fortifications will greatly con
duce to the public de-.fence.
In addition to tliese several subjects I deem it
to be my duty to pall the attention of the people
generally, but of the country and corporation
courts especially, to the necessity that now exist"
for increased vigilan >c in regard to domestic and
county police. Our slaves have hitherto been j
coutentedand happy, peaceable and trustworthy, j
and I doubt not, th<«y will continue so, notwith
standing the proclamation of the president of
tho United States and the shameful attempts of
abolition emissaries and armies to render them
discontented and insubordinate. But in times
like these it is proper to be ever watchful, ever
on the guard. I therefore recommand*earncstly
that the several county and corporation courts
shall forthwith proceed to execute the provis
ions of the State law relative to establishing
a patrol in each county and corporation, to visit
within such bounds as die courts may require,
all negro quarters and others places suspected
of having therein unlawful assemblies, or such
slaves as may stroll from one plantation to ano
ther without permission. Let every master
keep a watchful guardianship over his planta
tion and cause his slaves to keep within their
own premises, and prohibit others from making
unnecessary visites. If thecounty courts cannot
assemble promptly, let each justice of the peace
orde" out patrols, as the law authorizes him to
do, to continue in service until the next term of
the country or corporation court.
And finally, the President fienorraces. in ap
propriate terms, tha'vile spirit of extortion, now
so rife in all portions of the Confederacy, and
urgently appeals to the Executives of the States,
to urge upon their several Legislatures the ne
cessity of passing such laws as will effectually
restrain and Crush it. I earnestly invoke thepa
triotic everywhere, to discountenance extortion
and'extortioners, and if patriotic appeals will not
induce them to change theirpoliey, nrd abandon
a course of conduct calculated to prejudice our
holy cause, then I urge tliem. to impress upon
their Senators and D r degntes in the General As
sembly the necessity of adopting ?iteli legislation
as will remedy the evil, at the naxt session in Ja
We have snotker struggle to make against our
unscrupulous foe. It c."y not be the" last, but
let it be at least worthy of our ancestors and
ourselves. Let it be a gallant fight in which we
shall put forth all of manhood, of vigor and of
courage that has been given us from heaven.—
Let it be recorded in -future time that Virginians
emulated their glorious sires and fought with de
termined coolness ami valor, leaving nothing un
done that might have been done to ensure suc
t —*— •» Given under my hand at Richmond,
<fl s l nnrl undc ' rt ' ic Seal of the Common
\ '" '/wealth, at Eiohmond .this Bth day of
' — <—' December. 1803, and in the 87th year
of the ""
By the Governor.
Gro. W. Muxfoud.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Dec. 12, 1862—2 w.
A Small Red Morocco Pocket Book, containing
_TL a number of small accounts, with the name
of the undersigned in it, and about six dollars.
There was also a receipt in it for three guns,
given by John Gibboriey, and a note of hand ex
ecuted by Augustus Davis, for $100. I think I
lost it on the cars between Glade Spring and
Abingdon, on the 24th of November. I wjll
give a reasonable reward for its recovery.
Dec. 12, 1802-2t HUGH INGRAM.
P_jf_ &Dires and Forks.
d<* T. G. McCOS-TELL & Co.
Dec. o, ISG2.
Arrest tlie Deserters. Auction Sale of
CORPORAL Frederic!; E. Goodman and pri- VAXUABI_E MOTEI_PROPERTir,
vate dames T. Faris of my Co., D. 48th Va. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &t
Regt., deserted their company while near Liber-I T . T ITnv . n .„ _ ' " ,t "»
ty Mills, the 28th ultimo, Goodman is 25 years , lxN ABUTO-JOR, Va.
o' - age, 5 feet about 11 inches high, dark hair, ON Monday, the 22d of Decem
dark eyes, rather sallow complexion, short black ii ij |ijs cr > 1862, the Splendid Hotel Pro
whiskers thinly set, and principally under the C\'_J •';; :;>4 P c rty, (the most extensive and su
chin. Fans is 23 years of ago, 5 feet 10 inches P crior in Southwestern Virginia,)
high, light sandy "hair, inclined to be bushy, containing rooms for a large Mercantile Estab
blue eyes, fair complexion, aud very light red lishnient, with Stable, Garden, kc.. kc, togeth
whiskers on tlie chin only. j er with all tlie Household. Dining Room and
On the next evening, Andrew K. Edds, detail- Kitchen Furniture, Beds, Clothing, and Carpets
ed to drive Commissary wagon, since June last, jof **] kinds, Tables, Stoves, &c, &c, of the best
was arrested for stealing a iine uniform coat, be- j quality.
sides other clothing ami valuables, belonging to | _TER?dS— One-half cash; or the whole amount
Dr. Flemming.- During the night he made his I " w5 - 1 he received in cash if the purchaser desires;
escape from the guard,-and is now on his way ; t]i ? otlier half in 6, 12, and 18 months. Bond
home, or more probablyto near Zollicoffer. Ten- ', ***h approved security being required, with in
ncssec. where his brother resides. He is a large j terCPt f ™m date. D. C. &G. R. DUNN.
man, weighing about 200, is 28 years of ago, I _______________^ 8*
0 feet high, dark hair, light bine eyes, florid
complexion, and wears no whiskers.
They all reside in the vicinity of Seven Mile
Ford, Smyth county, Va., whither, it is suppos
ed, they are making their way. The usual re
ward of 830 each will be paid for their appre
hension aud delivery to their command, or any
military post in the Confederate States.
R. EL DU.NGAN, Capt.
Comdg. Co. D, 48th Va. llegt.
Camp near Fredericksburg, Nov. 2d, 18C2.
Dec. 12. 1802—St
IL.ee SJosisity, to wtt:
To the Clerk of Cue County Court of said'county :
"VK/E, Joseph Blakemore, William Lambert,
V ? and John W. Lambert, three free-holders
of the said county, do hereby certify, that by
virtue of a warrant to us directed by William
Marshall, a Justice of said county, we have this
day, on our oaths, viewed and appraised four
hogs, taken up by Henry Dougherty, on his land,
as estrays. and assess tlie rathe »f the said es
trays at tiny-two dollars. Two of them arc yel
low-spotted, and two are black-spotted, and a
bout 18 months old. One of them is marked
with an under-bit, and half-crop in the left ear.
Gsve?\ under our hands this 10th day of October,
1882. JOSEPH S. BLAKEMORE,
JOHN W. LAMBERT.
HENRY J. MORGAN, c. c.
Dec. 12. 1862—3w
TF% A|f_tWAY;froni the subscriber, living four
.l.'i' miles North of Abingdon, on Saturday, the
oth inst., a negro man called 808. Said negro
is about 5 feet, 9 or IS inches high, dark brown
color, and has a scar about 2 inches long imme
diately across the stomach—has the appearance
of being done with a kr.ife.
I will pay the above reward for the delivery
of said negro to me. or his confinement in any
jail so that I can get him. J. A. BAILEY.
December 12th, 1863— It
]Lil_-<2 Sale. x
W WILL sell for ready money, on the first day
M. of December Court, at the Court House door
in Abingdon, a small tract r of timbered iand. ly
ing some.two miles south of the Saltworks, ad
joining the lands of B. Buchanan, containing a
bout twelve acres, the pro perry of Huntberson
Miller, deed. T. P. THOMAS, Admr.'
Dec. 12th. ISG2—2t
Mire Q_f Slaves.
IT WILL offer for hire, to the highest bidder,
jl_ for twelve months from Christinas next, at
the Court House door in Abingdon, on the first
■day of December Court, two servants, a boy and
a girl, the property of Humberson Miller, deed.
Note and approved, security required.
Dec. 12, ISo2—2t T. P. THOMAS, Admr.
J DESIRE to hire out, for the ensuing year,
to Farmer's living contigous to Abingdon,
two able-bodied men and a plough boy, and two
good Cooks. For further Barticulara, apply to
T. D. Jones, at Quarter Master's Office.
WM. A. OSBORN.
Dec. 5,1802.— 4t
THE House and Lot on Main Street in Abing
don, now occupied by J. G. Kreger, Esq.
This is valuable property, and will be sold low.
For terms, apply to E. S. Watson, Marion, Va.,
or J. G. Kreger, Abingdon.
Dec. 5. 1802.—4w
TSROM the cars, on the night of the 20th Oc-
JL tober, 18K2, a large sized Colt : s Army Pis
tol, round barrel, by a young man'from the 37th
Rcgt. Va. Vols., and supposed to belong to the
Goeiison Guards. Said young man was on a
furlough, and had one finger shot off. er lo«t it
from some cause, medium size and fair complex
I will give "Fifty Dollars to any person who
will produce said young man, together with the
Pistol, or the same amount for any party that
will produce the Pistol to Mr. H. V. Thompson
at Glade Spring, Washington county, Va.
A. G. G.. P. A. C. S. A.
Dec. 5, 1802—2w
P. S.—The Scabbard was of black leather ar.d
finely made, riveted with copper nails, and sow
ed. &c. Belt black enameled leather, with sil
ver buckles, ar.d finely finished. A. G. G.
Bricks, Tin and ILamlifcr,,
F7HIIE materials of the building, partially erect
lL ed on the hill, near Abingdon, for ".Martha
Washington College," which has partly fallen
down, are offered for sale. It consists of about
800,000 Brick, about 80 Boxes of Tin plate, aud
a largo quantity of valuabla Lumber of various
The building was unfinished, and the materi
als are all new.
The above is to bo so!d for the benefit of the
present Institution of that name now in session.
The attention of those in want of such materials
is urgently requested, as it is desirable to have
it disposed of at once.
Apply either to
T. S. STTftV.-'.TIT,
T* G. McCONNELL or
Rev. W. A. HARRIS.
President of HI. W. College.
Dec. B, 1802.—tf
<3> ET r, ood Envelopes, 50 Reams Note
and Letter Paper, hist to hand.
y T. G. McCONNELL & Co.
Deo. 5. 1802
, TVTcir Aiactlon nml Commission
:11 53ouse, No. 102 Main Street, Lynch
The undersigned hare associated thcm«clveg
together under the style and firm of JAMES P.
j SCOTT & CO., for the purpose of conducting a
j general AUCTION AND COMMISSION BUSI
NESS. They have rented that large and elegant
j building, No. 102 Main street, Lynrhburg, late
ily occupied by Jno. T. Davis & Co.; and on
the Ist of December, will be ready to receive
| MERCHANDISE of all kinds for private and
They solicit consignments of Manufactured
and Smoking Tobacco, Sugar. Melasses. Coffee,
and other Groceries: Bale Cotton and Gotten
Fabrics of all grades; Woolen Goods; Boots, Shoes,
j Leather, and all other goads usually offered for
Their first auction will take place at an early
day in December, of which due notice, with
catalogue, will be published.
They respectfully refer to the merchants and
business men of Richmond, Petersburg. Danville,
and other Southern cities, win se aid and co
operation will be duly appreciated.
JAMES P. SCOTT,,
of the late firm of Jno. T. Davis & Co
HENRY F. BOCOCK,
WM. H. PARPJSH,
member of tlie firm of Bocock & Pnrrish.
The concern of Bocock & I'arrish, No. 9,
Bridge street, will continue at tlie old stand as
Dec. 6, 1802—Cm.
THE SOUTHERN ALMANAC FOR 1863.
Will be published on Monday, Dec. Bth.
IT will contain, besides the Almanac proper,
the Officers of the Confederate Government,
members of Congress, Receipts aud Expendi
tures of the Government from its organization,
Rates of Postage, Latitude and Longitude of the
Principal Places in the Confederate States and
their distance from Richmond, State Govern
ments. Railroads in the Confederate States. Cen
sus of 1800, Militia force, CHRONOLOGICAL
EVENTS FOR 1802. compiled with great care,
Statement of tho killed, wounded and captured
in 1801, Herschell's celebrated Weather Table,
Great battles, &c, &c.
The Southern Almanac will be printed on
beautiful English paper, and iirthe best style of
The trade supplied at $12 per 100: $2 40
cents per dozen. Single copy 25 cents.
Address cash orders to
SCHAFFTER & BRVANT,
Dec. 5, 1802—4w.
ON Friday night last, from the stable of Wm.
Shown, on Little Doe, Johnson county,
Term., a deep claybank mare, 4 years old last
spring, about 15_ hands high, had a scar some 6
or Clinches above the nostril, and another on the
inside of one of her legs, near the knee joint.
I will give a reward of $20 for her delivery to
me, or information by which I can get her.
JOHN H. SHOWN.
Dec. 6, 18C2—St.
" ROPE-MAKER WASTED.
A MAN whe can work up rotted hemp into
_jL Rope, can find a job, if application is made
at the office of the Quartermaster if this Post.
Dec. s—3t. WM. RODEFER. A. Q. M.
I PURSUANT to a decree of the District Court
of the Confederate States for the Western -
District of Virginia. I will proceed to sell, at the
Court House in Abingdon, on the 221 day of De
cember, 1802, for cash, the Lot and Store House
now occupied by T. G. McConnell & Co., and the
Dwelling House 1 occupied by Dr. Strong. Also,
a Lot containing about half an acre, on the back
street, in the rear of said Store and Dwelling.
JOHN W. JOHNSTON, Receiver.
Nov. 21, 1802—4w.
ON Saturday, the 29th November, 1862, in the
lane between Dr. Preston's farm and New-
ton K. AVhite's "Lace" farm, or in the lane lead
ing down the branch to Mr. Hickman's farm, a
medium sized leather Pocket Book, containing
one $100, seven $20 and ten or eleven $10 Con
federate notes; also one $20 note on the Ex
change Bank of Virginia, and two or three dol
lars in shinplasters. It contains some worthless
papers bearing n_y- name, and had a red tape
string tied aroUnd it when lost. I will give $50
for the pocket book and contents. Leave at this
office or at my house, or at Dr. Preston's farm.
Dec. .5, 1862—2w F. H. McCORMACK.
Frank Findlay as a deserter from his compa-
I am not a deserter, and desire to set my
f right. In the first place, I never was mus
•ed into his Company, and in the second place
had no Company to be mustered into. I was
camp with his little squad some days, and
turned home with a severe attack of diptheria.
Idle at home, I was legally advised that Capt.
indlay had no right to me, as I was over 18,
nd could not belong to the State Line. I start
d to Jackson's command, but a relapse of the
iisease compelled me to return home, where I
jxpect to remain until my health is restored,
md then join the army in Northern Vir<nnia.
Nov. 14, ISG2—Sw
/4tO_B f ' I,S ' hest Copperas, pure and good.—
TCLH/SOQ lbs. Epsom Salts, just to hand.
T. G. McCONNLLL&CO.
Nov. 21, 1802.