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BY COjTILE & BARR i
_!'> Ilf '■ ■ g ■ *»' jTria*.y, MaiHjlx 1863. aasasi i'■ ' " ""• • r '---'" J " Tbe Salt Question. We promised last week, in a brief notice we took of the then supposed adoption, by the Legislature, of the minority report which a warded to Messrs. Chas. Scott & Co. the con tract to supply the State of Virginia with salt, that we would notice the subject more at large this week. As public journalists we claim the right to speak of this subject, which is now of the deep est and most vital interest to the country, and though we have the almost entire editorial ta» lent of the State arrayed on the opposite aide, still We may be permitted to entertain an ho nest opinion, and tbe right to express it. The Legislature of Virginia has been befog ging itself and the country for months, in try ing to remedy a criminal blunder made mere* than twelve months ago in refusing to purr chase the Saltworks of Smyth and Washing ton counties, and in order to try and satisfy a justly indignant and suffering people, it has been, at its every meeting since, trying to do something to cast the onus of its own great wrong upon the shoulders of others. And as nothing seemed so likely to relieve themselves of the great blunder they committed, a part of the members of that body have heaped the nfbst unmeasured abuse upon the present pro prietors of the Works, denouncing them as Yankees, extortioners and the like, knowing that these words are very pqtent with the mas see of the suffering people of Virginia. It may be well, as there are" generally two. aides to every question, to see what force there is in all this hubbub about the exacting, ex tortionate proprietors of the Saltworks. Mit, for the sake of the argument, that every •word that the most blatant of the enemies of Stuart, Buchanan & Co., and Cits. Scott & Co., is true, does that argue, because salt is one of the prime necessities of life, that the Legisla ture of Virginia baa the right to impress tbe property of the said Company, and put it into Other bands and under other control, because, forsooth, they are making millions of dollars out of the necessities of the country and the life of the people. The Lynchburg Virginian, usually discreet and courteous in everything it says, thinks that, because a large force is kept in position for the defence of the Saltworks, ergo, the Le gislature of Virginia should proceed at Once to ' relieve the present proprietors of their proper ty, and work them on State account, or by any person who will contract to offer salt to the country for a less sum than the aforesaid * proprietors propose to furnish it. If this po sition be correct, then should the Confederate and State Governments take immediate pos session of every good form, and flouring mill, and manufactory of woolen and other goods, because Gen. bee's large command on the Rappahannock, Gen. Pryor's on the Black water, and Gen. Jones' in the Valley, are set for the defence of those farm.-, mills, looms and spindles, and at the same time these.far mers and manufacturers of flour, woolen and cotton goods, shoes, hats, &c, are charging, in many instances, ten prices for their products. We 1 say again, if the* argument holds good a-. gainst the proprietors of the Saltworks, there is every reason why the Legislature should prcst everything and everybody engaged in the manufacture of any ant} every article "of .consumption manufactured and sold in Virgi nia. Though the minority -"eport alluded to last week as having It warded the contract W Messrs. Chs. Scott & Co., wa* defeated in the Senate, a compromise joint resolution was introduced in that body by Mr. Armstrong, of Hampshire, on the 21st inst., giving to Messrs/Scott & Co. the following contract, which was accepted by the House «»f Dele gates, and is now, we presume, in full force. • We, are sorry though, that the minority report of the House was not adopted,' as that m »re fdlly recognized private rights thau 'the pre sent bill, as there is, we honestly emceive,. no necessity for any impressment feature in' the bill at all. We presume that the conditional ultimate was introduced to enable timid Se- j nators to do right in the premises,, and we take occasion to congratulate the majority of ; the Legislature of Virginia upon its ability to ' withstand the outside pressure of newspaper j phillipics and other influences, and has dared j *to respect private property and private rights. , Tbe following are the resolutions of Mr. Arm- j strong: Resolved by the General Assembly, that a com mittee be appointed to make a contract (if they \ -Sunk proper',) with Charles Scott & Co., or Stuart j Buchanan A Co., for the delivery, of at least j 700,000 bushels of salt prior to the' 1 "»t h day of | March, 1864, with a provision in 'said contract ■ that whenever, in the opinion of the committee, said Scott & Co., or Stuart, Buchanan A Co,, shall fail to perform said contract, quiet and peaceable possession of. the Washington and j Smyth Salt Works, with the appurtenances thc>re- j to "belonging, and tbe property of overy kind | used ia operating said salt works, shall be de livered to said committee for. and on behalf, of ■ the State, or such portion of said works and property as the committee may desire.* Or, if. said committee cannot make a contract with said parties for the delivery of salt on such terms as the committee think proper, then said committee shall have authority to eon tract with the pro- I prietor of said works and property for the lease to the Commonwealth of such portion of said works and pronertv as the committee mavdc-iii> i for the term of one year, with a provision for the renewal of the same. Or if the said com mittee cannot contract with said parties, either for the delivery of salt as aforesaid, or a lease of said works and property,, then said committee shall'have power to impress and take posses sion for r.nd on behalf of the Commonwealth, Uf said.works aad property, or such portion as I they may .think propw. And wlienover said committee get possession of Paid works and property by contract or im pressment as aforeseaid, shall sub-let the same to such persons and in such manner as in the judgment of the committee will secure the de livery of salt as aforesaid, or if they cannot sub let said property on proper terms,' then said committee shall cause said works and property to be worked and managed by an agent for and on behalf of the State. Resolved, That a joint committee prepare a stringent bill to give effect to the foregoingreso-/ lution. The resolutions, after having been debated un til 3J o'clock, were adopted with some, amend ments, and thereupon, the Senate toqk a recess. _ » ■»•■» —— Oases In tbe Desert. Every child that has studied Geography, has read the description of the Great Sahara De sert, that vast *ea of sand* in North Africa, that stretches away from Egypt on tbe east to ■the Atlantic on the west, from Senagambia on the south, tp Barbery on the north, com prising an area of thousands of miles. This great Desert is said to contain a green spot here and there, called oases, whew Nature brews her refreshing and where grass and shrub and flower spring up' to glad den the heart, and cheer the. eye, and reinvi. gorate the exhausted system of the toil-worn traveler. These spots are often separated by great distances, and many a wanderer has fallen upon the baren waste in the effort to pass from one to another, and the aosd-storm has"buried their bones amid the solemn sigh ings of the fearful simoom. Thie great fact in nature, teaches us a great lesson iv morals. Our beautiful Southern country now, fro*n the mountains to the plains of the long-leafed pine—from the classic shore of Old Ocean to tho wild and romantic current of the Father of Waters—is a vast desert.—- Like that of North Africa, however, it has ah oasis here and there, tho' at times separated by vast distances. Altho' we are plain-spoken and unimagi native' caterers to public intelligence—not prone to rhapsody or nor much given to weaving webs of fancy, yet these thoughts nud these similies are suggested by startling facts as connected with preseat start ling circumstances. In this great desert, so made by the foot of the vandal and the poison ous breath of Abolitionism, there is, we re* peat, here aud there an oasis, that stand pat bold and beautiful like the land-marks of the ancient heritage of promise. We allude to those fow noble spirits, who, amid the surging waves of speculation and extortion, have bad the moral courage to withstand temptation, and who, altho' they may have passed through the name, have not the smell of fire upon their garments. ' Who that has read the account of 'John K. Edmunds, of Halifax, in this State. giving fifteen thousand pounds of bacon to/ the destitute families of soldiers in his county, has rot fell his hear} beat,lighter and his eye grow moist ? Who that.has read of Governor Brown, of Ga., giving four thousand, bushels of c>>rn to feed the poor, has not felt that "hu manity still lives amid the. moral wreck a round us, and that there is still "a divinity that shapes our ends ?" Who that has read of Sol'imon Millerj of Augusta county, Ts., who selis his bacon nt 12$- cents, his butter at 25, and his corn at 75, to soldiers and their families, has not felt that there is- yet one righteous man in Sodom ? For want of proper knowledge, we cannot multiply many such instances as the above, yet we have heard of a few others. Among them, the Greeuesboro' (N. C.) Patriot telle of Finley Shaw and his two sons, who have ex tensive mills, and constantly furnish', the fa milies of soldiers with flour and .meal at the old pricos, when they oould get four times as much from the wealthy around them. Also Robert D. Thorn, of the same county, who pur sues a like policy. What a difference between these and the most of persons who have it in their power to make money! They are the oases of the de sert. Would that we could put them closer together—would that there were mote of them. In all this region, we can point to hut a solitary instance of the kind. There may be many—there may be those who have favor ed the pour and fed the destitute, who refuse to let the left band know, what the right hand doeth, but the fast has not come to our know ledge. But of those on the other extreme, we may say their name is legion. We know of eoute who formed noble intentions, who said they would sell what they had to spare at meifiam prices, and would not take more, let prices advance as they might. The pre cept was one thing, the practice another.— When the hour of trial came, the temptation was too strong for their moral courage, and tbe top of tbe market has been and is the measure of their liberality and benevolence. Others again, and to tbe shame of humani ty they are tbe masses, like the madman in pursuit of a phantom, rush wildly into specu lation, looking neither to the right or'left, but pressing steadily forward* with their eye fixed upon money, as the polar-star of all their hopes and aspirations. Nothing can divert their pursuit of the-ons great object. Some of them are too frail for the army, yet they will expose themselves to the perils of the mountains, the damps of the night, and the peltingsof the storm. They rise at dawn to catch a glimpse of the golden promise, and ; retire at midnight to dream of the profits 1 wrung from penary and want* But 'tis humiliating to pursue the subject, and we'll drop, it by asking God's blessing ' upon the heads of those noble specimens of humanity who form the fow green spots in the. great desert of human depravity, human cupidity, and human degredation, —— • +>■*■ — •— «©■* As far as we dan hear from our ar mies, a stillness and quiet prevail, indicative of a.sangulnnry future.. If the roads and streams should permit, we may ■, expect ing tidings within the next fortnight. The enemy are concentrating all their immense forces at the several points of the Rappahan nock, Chatieston, Mobile, Savannah, .Vicks^' burg and Tullahoma. These points, we pre sume, as near as may be, will be attacked si multaneously—perhaps Tullahoma may be the first to receive the shock* We think so for several reasons. In the first place, the finest army in Lincoln's dominions is that now in the vicinity of Murfreeeboro'. They are principally from the Northwest, the descend ants of the pioneers, raised with arms in their. hands, as active, as hardy ond as brave as their ancestors. In the second-place, their political salvation, their interests as a people, and all they are and expect to be, depends! upon the privilege of the free navigation of the Mississippi river: In the third place, that army has the best commander in the Fe deral service. Rosencrans is a wiley sad shrewd officer, and unlike all his contempo raries in-command of divisions, has so for been lncky enough not to be whipped, altho' a time or two badly worsted. And last, but not least, Federal destiny at Vicksburg de pends upon the result of the battle between Bragg and Rosencrans. Should the latter be routed, Vicksburg will stand a tower of strength, holding tits'key to the Father of Waters; should •he succeed, his ai-my will march right on and attack Vicksburg in the . rear. With Gen, Johnston in chief command in the West, we have the fullest confidence in tbe success of bur arms. Tbe battles to be fought will doubtless be unusually and fear* -fully bloody, but tbe God of Battles* will give us victory. Our armies are all in better con dition to-day than they ever bate been, tad, fighting for their homes and alt that a free people hold dear and priceless, they are uu* , conquerable. . »«»«• | ,''. . Tbe Fight In Culpeper, Richmond, March 18. • The engagement yesterday occurred "at Jamisons' Woods near the Rappahannock, six miles from Culpeper Court House.' Tho enemy were driven across tbe river, with a heavy loss. Oat loss will not exseed 250 killed, woond ,ed and captured. The enemy evidently contemplated a great expedition, but was completely foiled sad dis . cow fitted, ———i —«»»«».. ■ >.» .i.. Despatch from Maj. Gen. Stuart* our cavalrTvjctoriqus, ♦• Tbe following despatch bos been received at tbe War Department: Hd'qrs 2 Milbs raos KKy,v's ForSv March'l7. ' ■ To'otookP.M. ToGen. R.E..Leef Enemy is retiring. He is badly hurt. We are after liim. His dead men and horses strew the roads. [Signed] J. E, B. STUART, Major General. 2D DESPATCH. Culpbpek, March 18. To Gen. R. E. Lee: Enemy have retired to north bank of tbe river, badly hurt. Signed J. E. B. SftJART, Major General. 3rd dispatch. . , By telegraph from Culpeper, 18, to Gen. R. E. Lee. I telegraphed you lost, night the' enemy had retired [to?] north bans; of Rappahannock.— From the best information it was Averili's Di vision, three thousand in the saddle. Pork and hard bread packed in boxes. He was very badly hurt and left a hospital on this side. It was undoubtedly intended as a great expedition; but thanks to the superior Conduct of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and his noble brigade, it has failed, not, however, without the' loss to us of such noble spirits as Majors Pelham and Puller. - . [Signed] J. E. B. STUART, Ma*. Geu'l. THE LATE BATTAE IN CULPEPER. Further Particulars. We give such additional particulars of the Culpeper battle ss we have been able to -rath er. • A correspondent who was present writes to ua that the fight took place near "Wheetley's Ford/Yon the half a mile above Kelley'a Mill r He says there were two Lrigades of Yankee Q-»vairy r one commanded by Gen. Averill and the other by Gan, Buford, with six pieces of artillery, the whole under Gen. Stoneman. They ■ereeeed the river at an early hour Tuesday morning, and soon af terwards were attacked by Gen. Fitehueh Lee's Brigade. ■ - From the Richmond papers we derive some additional facts: "The fighting is said to have been terrific, and the enemy are reported to have fought with great stubbornees. The bat tle wavered a long time, and the great brave ry of our men alone won the victory. Our men dashed on tbe enemy with all the force of an avalanche, and for a long time the fight raged—hand to band.' The Yankees contest ed every inch of tie ground, but finding the fire of our men too lnueh they foil back ia §rettt disorder, and retired to the other side of is river. As soon as the retreat was ordered, ' the Yankees fled in great, dismay and confu- • sion, leaving behind them their dead and. ■ Wounded on the field, and a number of sup plies. So rapid was the enemy's flight across tbe river that his hospital established rb the rear for his wounded was abandoned, and his dead lay strewn over the ground—every thing i was left behind in his panic. Of the loss in the action we can get very lit tle information. It is quite certain, however, that tbe enemy suffered severely. 'We can get no actual esti mate 1 of his loss, but from the accounts brought by passengers, as well as from the official des patches, it is very plain that the fight was a hard and desperate one, and the loss severe. Tbe Yankees would havtj scarcely been thrown into such confusion and disorder had, not they been terribly cut up. The despatches we have convey little Idea as to tbe extent of our. loss, beyond the fact ' that Major Pelham and Major Puller are among our killed. Major Puller was frond Gloucester county, in this. State, and was es teemed by all who knew him. He-was a man of high character, and stood well as an officer* Major Pelham was from Alabama, and was a young officer of great promise. He graduat ed at West Point in the class of '01-f-just af ter the outbreak of the war—and on coming South entered the army. He has passed through the battles in Virginia, and waa men tioned for*his gallantry by General Lee in his official report of tbe battle of Fredericksburg. ' He was comparatively a youth—-scarcely over twenty-two years of age. He was killed, we understand, by being struck on the head by a piece of shell, while is the act of Cheering his men on in a charge. His remains, we learn, will betaken to Ala bama. Unimportant as this action may appear, so far as the numbers* engaged, it must be taken as a decided succese tor us, It was the ad vance guard of the enemy and it was bis first step in his on to Richmond. The prepara tions he had-made, and his packed provisions show that he was prepared for a long marc», and that it. was no mere reconnaissance. ' Had they been successful, there is no doubt that they would have soon been followed by tbe whole of Hooker's army. ' The affair is there fore important in its result, and will no doubt , have an effect en the enemy's plan in his me ditated advance on Richmond. Foiled and driven back, he is now discon certed in his plan and further from Richmond than ever* — 'Lynchburg Virginian. —I ! .— »"» ♦ ; — . From Hooker's Army. A Northern correspondent writes, under •date of March 121 There are unmistakable preparations now being made for a Speedy movement of the ar my. Our transportation is now" being cut down to facilitate our movements in the com i ing marches, and officers are warned before , : hand- that all superfluous baggage must be sent home,, while such poor devileas hold com missions in the Hue have been notified that their wedge teste cannot be transported for them in future, and that in the coming cam • paign nothing mote will be allowed them 1 than a shelter tent apiece/ such as the meu • have, which they can carry on their The last fact alone is sufficient forewarning of ' the trials, troubles, discomforts and severities of the next campaign. Sutlers and caterers to officers'' messes, who have quantities of valuable goods on hand, 1 and who have heretofore relied on the gene rosity of quartermasters for tbe transportation .of their surplus* stock in tbe event of a march, are now looking about m a-moet nervous and ' helpless manner for some means ef carrying their goods away when the order comes for a more, which no one in the array doubts will . come at the earliest possible moment* Yesterday we were favored with a 'clear sky and.a fine drying breexe,and its effect* on the face of the oountej was remarkable.— At sieved o'clock in she morning, mud was everywhere up to a horse's knees. At dask in the evening, Virginia waa only soft in i spots, and horsemen actually found «v good gallop practicable. This of course presents to General Hooker a fresh opportunity of bringing his plans to a bead. The restrictions having bees virtually re moved, intercourse has lately been renewed between our pickets aud those of tbe enemy; but the other day, one of. our officers, conai i dering this state of things a violent violation of an order not yet countermanded, seised on a perfectly diminutive model of a ship—with keel, rigging and rudder complete—which tbe rebels hod sent serosa freighted with a Rich mond paper. The vessel is now in possession of an officer of Skater's brigade, and on its I stern ia painted the unique name, "The Body . Louse." It is to be sent to tbe Nor A for.ex . hibition. 4 » > ■' .i From Middle Tennessee. 1 * -The rumor that Rosehorana boa evacuated ; Murlreesboro' is doubted by the Chattanooga - Rebel. That paper says that-of tbe oiove > ment of the Federals in the direction of Co ij lumbia, however, there seems to be he doubt, i "It.is possiblel the intention of Rosencrans to occupy lower central Tennessee, and either* to force our troops upon the line of the river, or to units with Grant. An advance of our own forces is at present a matter of street cor ner gossip. If we wore advised of the intend ed operations of the Generals in this respect, we should not publish them, Or even speculate i thereon. Col. Cluke's regimes t, "we are informed, by parties just through from Kentucky, has been > doing a deal of mischief to. the enemy in the i region of Lexington, and along tiie line of i travel throughout the blue grass region." i Tbe Winchester Bulletin, of Wednesday, says that a small detachment from Gen, Mor gan's command have just returned? from a - tour in Kentucky, having, in the short space ; of twenty-one days, traveled oVer fire bun : dred miles, being surrounded by the Yankees on two or three different occasions, and cap tured and destroyed Government property to the amount of over half million of dollars— i and all without the loss of a man, kilted or wounded.— Knoxville Register. f * »»•»."• # The incendiaries are at work in Macon, Georgia. The stable of A. R. Freeman was fired and burnt on Sunday last, and Sunday a cotton warehouse, two brick buildings and an office were destroyed. 1700 bushels of corn, a few bales of cotton and a quantity of fodder were burned. ■ . ♦ Execution of a Deserter. j' A corrsspondent of the ( Raleigh Standard, Writing from near Fredericksburg, Feb*tiarjf 25th, thus'relates the execution of,the sen* tence of death upon William A. Tomlin, pri vate, Company B. 58th N. C. regiment, which was done yesterday, the 23d: '. , The convict had been an enlisted soldier nearly twelve months, but bod never done du ty, being under guard as a deserter. He was ' one of those abandoned character! who could evade the vigilance of the civil officers, after the perpetration •of a. heinous orime, by a change of locality, a feigned name, a new avo cation, or some other 1 fraud. Accosding to bis own narrative, he was aged 23 years, sad roamed over North and South OaroKnsi ss preacher, colporVeur, doster,* pill seller, As*., under twelve different names, (too tediotts to mention,) his true name being N. A.*ff. Claimed was born and[ partly raised at JameS- • town, Guilford county, N. C, had married three Wives, all of *bom are lis murdered two nienj one of' wnow was .'Hi brotheri Much of such matte* was developed:. ; on the trial, all of which tended to make ihs oulprit s fit example to ex-datfsjle the crime of Which he Was found guilty, and whisk the good soldier's interest and justice to our oousV try so much demanded. ' !✓ --"Being found guilty of desertion and of in ducing others to do so, by a court martial, sentence of death beinjj passed and confirm ed, the duy was SppWhted for the execution 1 in the presence of the brigade.- Earfy Woo* day morning, the brigade. Under tbe command lof our excellent ;Cdl. W,J. Ildoke, was form ed, making three sides of a The prisoner, seemingly a willing vietijn.Was marched up. to a stake in the middle of tbp fourth side, and being seenredV tbe guard formed 15 steps Inside the parallelogram, tire prisoner's back being towards them, ths com« mending officer stepped back to tbe guard and commanded/ ready! aim ! fire! when thtr prisoner fell a lifeless corpse, pierced by t#n minnie balls, two of which went through bye "* ' head. Considering the snoW was aboft! s foot deep, and the weatina* extremely SoM, it was a gloomy and sad spectacle* I eon-' jecture the example will have a hsppy onset on oar troor#. a" -' * ' • -—■ ' —»•♦ > *— • ' . . From Morgan's C'Oinuiaad. The' Breckinridge cavalry, a few days since, at New "MiddlsUra. seven miles from Carthage, etptured seventy-five men, three officers, and eighteen splendid Wagons. The, seen wattf paroled, and the officers taken to JBiolJiun ville, where tbey were allowed the freed*** of the town by Gen. Morgan, although be bad just received the intoruiatieru of the sap tore in Kentucky, of bis brother Capt. Chas)- ton H. Morgan, and his brutal ContinegMSt in irons, by the mder of tbe; Federal ••flkers, CoL Basil buke,(Geo Morgan's right b-ancl man)who was sir severely Wounded in tbe last expedition into Keotth-Jfj, ba* jost.ta-" thrned from the South, and will immediately report for duty. All of wbieh, we gatbssu from "Se De KayV' letter to-tbe Cbattanuqttf ficbet. Z-.f Exchanged. The portion of Col. Love's 62nd regmnf North Carolina troeps, who .were captured and paroled by tbe renegade and Jury Carter, at the time of the Iste bridge burning on the E. T. A Ya.-llailr«ad, bate been regularly exchanged. Tbej are again ordered into scry vice, and will be stationed, as we. understand* . at the Zollico-ffer bridge. There waa great rejoicing among them when tbey got tbe word of their being exchanged.. They no doubt will yet do good work foe the Greeneviile Banner. 1 • ♦»» Victoria papers state that a thousand Indt an* have died of small pox in Vancouver"* Island this winter. It is'thought this d|nhass will soon ex-terminate the race on tns Island* As let, .- uti >« Authorizing Ftduciarieif to lnrvftigette FtmSt in their Hands in Certain Cuiesf i and fyf Other Purposes. ■ ■ ■/ ,' [[Passed March &, 1863.1 ~. '"', » "b fie it enacted by tiie General Assembly, Tbsf whenever any Guardian, Curator. Committee, Executor, Administrator or ether Fiduciary or iTOstee, may have ift his hands moneys, reeeh-cd ia- tbe due exercise of his trust, behntging tsttto estate, or trust fend held by him as fidaehSry or trustee, which moneys any saeh fiduciary/ or trusfee may, from the nature ef his trust, or frem any cams* whatever, be unabla to nay SVsr' to the CestuJS que truet, or parties entitled tber* to, it shall be lawful for such fiduciary or tm*-~ tees to apply, by motion or petition, to any jades' of a Circuit Court in vacation, for leave to in vest the whole or any part of such moneys, ml interest-bearing bonds or certificates of the Con federate States, or of the State of Virginia, or any othec sufficient bonds or securities of or' within the »aid State, and fhe said judge may', in his discretion, gran* such leave. The boson, when practicable, shall be teten in tbe name ef such fiduciary or trustee, in his fiduciary <ar trustee character; and whenever such invest ment shall be made, such fiduciary or trustee' shall be released from responsibility for rse mo neys thos invested; but ■it sfiall be bis #Sty to preserve the bonds thus taken, and to esereteo' due diligence in collecting the interest aseruiug' thereon, and in makwg a proper •pshceden "' thereof, provided that nothing linniii nmlsisad, shall authorise said fiduciary or fiduciaries, treav tee or trustees, to change the character of a* existing investment, nor any invtsts»ee* sates* under the provisions ef this law, untfc) antfcoria ed-by the decree of a Circuit Court, of eomss tent jurisdiction; and, prqvided farther, that the provisions of the foregoing section tfrfflsiOt be so construed as to interfere with jhn iqsaas now exercised by the Courts of Chosoerj user the subject. l . » 2: Be it farther enacted, That wheSevev;e|\w fiduciary or fiduciaries; trustee or trustees, Ttk siding in this State, have* been or may be oatho" rised to exercise any power or to do asysst jointly with one or more frdaciariea qr iTiteasas residing within the limits of the United ' States it shall be lawful for the fWueiary cr Itiinlaiass' trustee or trustees, residing in this State to est eroise any such power, to de eueh act wkaowt the ooncarreuce of the non-resident fldaofevy or fideoiariee, trustee or trustee*; and the ant ef the resident fiduciary or fiduciaries, trustee 1 er trustees; shall hawe the same force and: eficoW to all intents and purposes,, as if it bad seeniaba joint act of all such fiduciaries or frantafs. 3. This act shall be in force fro* ito r-ran and continue ia force until tiie exnumtion. ei'itx months after the ratification of a trsnty of naaaa between tiie Confederate States and tiVlWssd A copy frum the robs. Teste, WM. r. GORDON, J*. I Clerk of H. of D. and K. of R, of Vs. '