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The Illustrated London News, vol. 47, no. 1329, p. 150.

August 19, 1865


We have intelligence from New York to the 5th inst., at which date the President was reported as being still indisposed, but improving.

General Grant is on a visit to Quebec. He had been received enthusiastically at Boston.

Jefferson Davis's friends in New York are endeavouring to hasten his trial.

The military authorities at Richmond have declared the late elections null on the ground that "loyal" soldiers were excluded from the ballot-box.

The Governor of Kentucky has forbidden persons who have taken part in the rising to vote at the forthcoming elections in the State.

In Nashville, Tennessee, the Union candidate had been defeated; but in other parts of the State "loyal" men were returned.

An order has been issued at Washington to muster out of the service all volunteer white troops in Texas whose services could be dispensed with.

Mrs. Lincoln (says the Chicago Republican) is living in perfect seclusion at the Hyde Park Hotel, on the shore of the lake, seven or eight miles from that city. Both her sons reside with her. Captain Robert Lincoln is studying law in the office of Messrs. Scammon, M'Cagg, and Fuller, in Chicago, and goes there daily, by the Illinois Central Railroad, to attend to his duties.

The New York Shakspeare Memorial Committee are ready to receive designs for the monument, which is intended to be a full-length representation of Shakspeare, conforming in face and costume to the monument at Stratford-on-Avon and the Droeshout print prefixed to the first edition of his works, these being regarded as the only trustworthy authorities. The sculptor must be a United States man.

The United States Pacific Railroad Telegraph line will be completed from Chicago to San Francisco in one year from the present time. Twelve hundred miles are already under contract, to be completed in 1865. This will make the second telegraph line to the Pacific, one being already in operation.

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