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went on to show that the same state of things had existed there for years. In the progress of his remarks, he desired to do an act of justice to his old companions in arms, Capt. Dyer, the Command and of Artillery at Fortress Monroe, and to Maj. Anderson, the commander at Fort Sumter. The President thought the line of remark did not pertain to the subject under consideration. By general consent, Mr. Early was allowed to proceed. In Anderson's veins run the blood of the Marshalls, aAnderson's veins run the blood of the Marshalls, and both of the officers named were true and loyal sons of the South. If duty required them to point their guns at their own countrymen, every shot would wring their hearts; but they would do their duty to the last. Mr. Barbour of Culpeper, made a statement as an act of justice to the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, showing that it was under his advice that the communication relative to the proceedings at Harper's Ferry was made to the Executive at Washington. Mr. Tred
General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. Saturday, Feb. 23, 1861. Called to order at 11 o'clock, Mr. Brannon in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bosserman, of the Universalist Church. Bills Reported.--For the relief of Benj. S. Reynolds, of Harrison county; to incorporate the Virginia and Ohio Telegraph Company; organizing a volunteer company of Cavalry in Albemarle county; amending section 6 of chapter 138 of the Code; for the relief of Mrs. Cora Anderson, administratrix of Frederick Anderson, dec'd; providing for the purchase and distribution of books of instruction for the use of the military officers of the State. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and referred; By Mr. Dickenson, of Grayson, of amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank Turnpike Company; by Mr. Thomas, of Henry, of refunding to Richard Wells, Sr., of the county of Henry, a certain fine paid by him in satisfaction of a ju
Bedford county, in relation to the crisis in public affairs; proceedings of a meeting of the working men of Wheeling in favor of the Union, etc.; of Rev. Charles Minnegerode and others, praying for an act of incorporation for St. Paul's Church; from Preston county, for the rebuilding of a bridge across the Big Sandy; of citizens of Fairfax, asking that the Legislature may exhaust all means provided by the Constitution of the United States for the preservation of the Union; memorial of Mrs. Cora Anderson. Proposed National Convention.--On motion, the resolutions offered yesterday by Mr. Armstrong were taken up; whereupon Mr. A. proposed to amend the last of the series by adding: "And inviting the slaveholding States to appoint delegates to a Convention, to meet on the — day of--, at--, for the purpose of consultation, and of producing, concert of action among the Southern States." On motion, the resolutions and amendments were laid upon the table for the present. Th
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Chronology of the day--battle of New Orleans. (search)
ad been unanimously instructed by his constituents to vote for a Convention. The time fixed in the bill for its assembling was February 7th. Any shorter time lessened the period within which the people would have to canvass the merits of candidates. Mr. Dickinson was waiting for instructions from his constituents. He wished the action of the House to be deliberate, not hasty. He wanted time. Mr. Segar withdrew his motion to lay on the table, with the leave of the House. Mr. Anderson debated the motion of the gentleman from Madison, sustaining his motion for a second reading of the bill. Mr. Haymond.--I see no objection to the bill laying on the table and coming up in the usual order. Mr. Wilson, of Isle of Wight, said: The vote on this bill is sought to be delayed, and we are gravely told we are not in revolutions. We are to day standing in the midst of a Revolution, as yet bloodless; but it is not in the power or the wisdom of man to determine what are th
a had reflected. He appeals to Congressmen to say, in their might, that the Union shall and must be preserved, and recommends them to devote themselves to strong action, with a view to peace. A division on the line of 36 deg, 30 min, is suggested as calculated to produce an adjustment. It is an imputation on members to say that they will hesitate at such a movement. The danger is on us. In several States forts and arsenals have been seized by aggressive acts. He states as reasons why he refused to send troops to Charleston harbor, that this would have furnished a pretext, if not provocation, for aggression, on the part of South Carolina, Referring to Major Anderson, he says that officer could not, before he left Fort Moultrie, have held the place more than forty-eight or sixty hours. He (the President) had warned the country of its danger, and felt that his duty had been faithfully, though imperfectly, performed.--He was conscious that he meant well for his country.
the battle of New Orleans and in honor of Major Anderson. A large concourse of people, irrespectiv to-day for the Union, and 100 in honor of Major Anderson. Thirty-three guns were also fired byapt. Fredenhall, in honor of the Union and Major Anderson. Peekskill, N. Y., Jan. 7.--Thirty-thfired here on Friday afternoon in honor of Major Anderson. Dunkirk, N. Y., Jan. 8.--One hundredson's resisting nullification in 1832, and Major Anderson's conduct in resisting it in 1860. It was the battle of New Orleans, and in honor of Major Anderson, were fired to day in many of the principaens of Reading — in honor of Gen. Jackson, Major Anderson and the flag of our Union. A salute ot, by the Junior Fire Company, in honor of Major Anderson. Hamburg, Pa., Jan. 8.--A salute of obattle of New Orleans, General Jackson and Major Anderson. Norristown, Pa., Jan. 8.--The Wayne of thirty-three guns, at noon, in honor of Major Anderson, and another salute of fifteen guns in hon
From Washington. Washington, Jan. 9. --The War Department is in possession of information that the Governor of South Carolina has forbidden the United States Sub-Traasurer at Charleston from paying the drafts of the Paymaster in favor of Major Anderson and his command, and that the Sub-Treasurer has refused accordingly. Commander Maury says that the long passage of the U. S. sloop Levant does not, in his judgment, justify the supposition of her loss. He gives reasons for his belief. It is denied by gentlemen very intimately related to the Administration, that recruits to Fort Sumter were ordered without the previous sanction of the President. It is further asserted that the subject was discussed in the Cabinet, and the Acting Secretary of War, as well as some other members of the Cabinet, clearly understood that it was the wish of the President that recruits should at once be sent there.
to the House for concurrence] The following proceedings subsequently transpired: A message was received from the House of Delegates announcing the passage of a bill to amend and re-enact an ordinance to provide for the enroliment and employment of free negroes in the public service, passed by the Convention July 1, 1861. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On motion of Mr. Brannon, the Committee for Courts of Justice was instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill to suspend the operation of the statute of limitations and other like statutes during the war. On motion of Mr. Heannon, the same committee was instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the law in relation to bills, notes, and other negotiable paper, in respect to presentation for payment at places occupied by the enemy out of the State. Mr. Robertson presented the petition of Cora Anderson. Referred to the Committee on Finance. The Senate adjourned.
Mr. West offered a resolution that the House meet daily at ten o'clock A. M., until the military bill shall be disposed of. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, objected, and the resolation laid over under the rule. On motion of Mr. Dabney, the House took up and considered the bill authorizing the County Court of Powhatan to correct the assessment on the lands of A. S. Woolbridge's estate. The bill was passed. The following resolution of inquiry into expediency was adopted: By Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt — Of incorporating a company to manufacture salt at Big Lick, in Roanoke county. Mr. McCamant offered the following, which was adopted: Resolved, That leave be given to bring in a bill providing for the confiscation of lands of citizens of the United States, west of the Alleghanies, and transferring to loyal citizens of the Commonwealth, right to so much as they may have just title or claim to under grants from the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. Robertson, of
n 9 of chapter 212 of the Code; and a bill to repeal sections 23 and 24 of chapter 108 of the Code of 1860, and to amend and re-enact section 26 of the same chapter. Mr. Brannon, from the Committee on Finance, reported a bill to authorize the issue of registered certificates of State stock to Dr. Peter F. Brown, in lieu of two lost bonds; also, a bill compensating Joseph J. White for the responsibility of registering, clipping and disbursing Treasury notes; and a bill to refund to Mrs. Cora Anderson the amount paid into the Treasury on a forfeited recognizance by her as administratrix of her husband, Frederick Anderson. Mr. Carson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported House bill to amend and re-enact an ordinance to provide for the enrollment and employment of free negroes in the public service — with an amendment. Resolutions of inquiry. The following resolutions, inquiring into expediency, were adopted: By Mr. Day: Of making an appropriation to mee