Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Branch” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: March 20, 1861., [Electronic resource]:

...k, remain in session until 2 ½ P. M., then take a recess, and again assemble at a quarter to P. M. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Branch , of Petersburg, presented the resolutions lately adopted in that city, for immediate secession. Mr. Branch said that he recognized the right of instruction, and bowed to the will of his constit...
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