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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.]Senate. Richmond, Jan. 8th, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock, by Lieut. Gov. Montague. Prayer by Rev. Geo. W. Nolley of the Methodist Church. Election of Doorkeeper.--Col. Thomas P. Chisman, of Elizabeth City, was elected Doorkeeper, vice D. Sheffey Baldwin, resigned, who has removed from the State. The Anti-Coercion Resolutions.--A communication from the House was read, informing the Senate of the adoption of resolutions against the coercion of any State into re-union or submission by the Federal Government. After the resolutions were read, the President stated that the question was on concurring in the resolutions. Mr. Stuart moved to lay on the table and print. The subject was debated pro and con by Messrs. Douglass, August, Armstrong and others, and the vote being taken, the motion to lay on the table was rejected — yeas 18; nay 21. A separate vote on each resolution being called