The latest accounts shows that there are now 168 Brigadier Generals, and that 26 in addition await senatorial action. A favorable report has been made on the recommendation of Dan. E. Sickles, and there seems no doubt that he will soon be confirmed. The bill proposing to limit the number of Brigadier Generals to 200, and Major Generals to 26, will in all probability become a law.
Thus far, or within two days applications have been filed for compensation for 42 of the slaves manumitted in the District of Columbia, under the emancipation act.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 5, 1862, p. 1