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Legislature of Virginia.Senate. Monday, Dec. 9, 1861. The Senate was called to order by Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, who submitted the following letter from the President: Richmond, Dec. 8, 1861. To the Members of the Senate of Virginia: Gentlemen — I have just received by telegraph the painful intelligence of the death of one of my children. This sad event renders it necessary for me to be absent for some days. You will, therefore, take such measures to secure a presiding officer during my absence as shall seem to you best. Very truly your friend and obedient servant, Ro. L. Montague. Resolutions of inquiry. By Mr. McKenney.--Of creating the office of Leather Inspector for the city of Norfolk. By Mr. Thompson.--Of providing additional room for the storage of tobacco. By Mr. Neeson.--Of extending the period for the organization of the Virginia Canal Company. By Mr. Wiley.--Of so amending the existing law in relation to the issue of
The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The value of Port Royal to the Yankees. (search)
From Norfolk. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] sensation rumors — the Negro plot to escape to the Yankee fleet-- Departure of troops from Fort Monroe--sword presentation, &c. Norfolk, Dec. 9, 1861. There were various rumors of war about town yesterday. Some person gave out the old stereotyped sensation report that an attack was to be made last night on the fortifications below, Norfolk would probably be bombarded, and an attempt would be made to take the Navy-Yard, "Mary Mack," and things generally in this favored section of the Old Dominion. A large and powerful fleet, they said, was coming down the Chesapeake, bound to Norfolk from Annapolis, in grand style. Dispatches had been received that an at tack would be made on the batteries at half-past 1 this morning, perhaps a little later. A few of the faint-heated and credulous believed these reports; and were probably thinking about packing up and getting ready to make themselves scarce. It was sug