ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18. – A disgraceful affair occurred at Jefferson City yesterday. A local Sheriff seized a contraband on the arrival of the train from Otterville. Lieut. Hannah, of the Ohio Cavalry, attempted to procure his release, when the Sheriff threatened to shoot him. An order from headquarters released the negro and prevented serious collision.
The 21st Illinois is now at Greenville, and are about to start for Bloomfield. The 33d and 38th are still at Pilot knob and Ironton.
The second seizure of goods was made at the residence of W. G. Clark, to-day, to make up a deficit existing after the former sale. Steamboats are loading with troops as fast as possible.
Mr. Wm. McShenn of this city, accompanied by 12 experienced nurses, and an immense store of hospital supplies, leaves here this afternoon by railroad to supply comforts to the Ft. Donelson wounded.
Several secessionists who have been particularly biter since yesterday, have been arrested. Secession here is generally remarkable quiet.
Claimants whose claims are ready for delivery from the Claims Commission of this city, are requested, by the Secretary of the Commission, to send or call for them immediately.
Memphis is spoken of by Gen. Halleck’s staff officers as the next place in his department to fall.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 22, 1862, p. 3