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nic. First, a letter from Col. Craig, Chief of the Ordnance Bureau, to Dr. Archer, of date the 22d of March, which is as follows:--You will please forward to Richmond the cannon at your foundry which has been inspected by the United States, with as little delay as possible; and as soon as they are shipped from that place, the amount due on the inspection will be paid. Secondly, a letter from Captain Kingsbury, of the Ordnance Department, dated March 28th, and addressed to my friend Mr. A. M. Barbour, a member of the convention, which is in these words:--Col. Craig wishes me to say that Dr. Archer will be directed to-day not to remove the guns at present. The movement has been commenced, in order that the citizens of Virginia might receive their dues from the United States; and as the contract was completed, it seemed a fitting time to send forward the guns. The Secretary of War, as stated by him in letters to myself, and another member of the House, (Col. McCue,) made no order
the volunteers to repulse any effort to reinforce the command at Harper's Ferry, and that Virginia intended to take possession of the armory and arsenal. This caused much excitement, as the citizens were under the impression that an unlawful seizure of the United States property was to be made, which they determined to oppose. In the meantime, Colonel Allen called out the local regiment, the Second Virginia, to assemble at Charlestown. Apprised of these things, Superintendent Kingsbury (Barbour's successor) and Lieutenant Jones, knowing they could not resist an attack by any considerable force, made arrangements to destroy the property. Dismissing the operatives with the assurance that they should resume work on the 19th, they closed the gates of the armory and posted sentinels; removed the foot bridges across the canal, and placed kegs and sacks of powder in the arsenal buildings, using bedticks for this purpose; scattered powder over the floors of the shops, and placed barrels
that, under the rule, any member could speak ten minutes upon the previous question. The resolution was then opposed by Messrs. Johnson of Richmond, Woods of Barbour, Mallory of Brunswick, Barbour of Culpeper, Wise of Princess Anne, Blakey of Madison, and Harvie of Amelia, and favored by Messrs, Conrad of Frederick, and JacksoBarbour of Culpeper, Wise of Princess Anne, Blakey of Madison, and Harvie of Amelia, and favored by Messrs, Conrad of Frederick, and Jackson of Wood. Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, was in favor of compromise, and moved to amend by substituting Friday week for Monday next. Decided out of order, the previous question having been called. The call for the previous question being sustained, the main question was put. Mr. Carlile demanded the yeas and nays, ck, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Taylor, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson--66. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Cabell, Campbell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Coun, Richard H. Cox, Echols, Fisher, Flourne
t the Armory, was laid on the table, on motion of Mr.Seddon. On motion of Mr. Alderson Resolved, That leave be given to bring in a bill to increase the general compensation of the Commissioners of the Revenue for the counties of Braxton, Nicholas, Fayette, and Logan. The Speaker announced the following committee: Messrs. Alderson, Witten, Haymond, Fleming, and Lockridge. Senate bill for the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company was taken up, on motion of Mr. Barbour, amended, and, as amended, read a third time and passed — ayes 78, noes 33. Transit of Arms Through Richmond.--Mr. Robertson, by leave, offered the following resolution: Whereas, The people of Virginia, in Convention, are now openly considering whether they shall resume the powers delegated by them to the General Government, and are almost unanimous in the opinion that the exercise of such right, in the recent and present state of the country, by any of the States, should not be
The transfer of guns. --A letter was received from Washington, yesterday, by Col. A. M. Barbour, of Jefferson, informing him that Dr. Junius L. Archer has been directed not to remove the guns from the Bellona Foundry at present. "The movement was commenced," says the letter, "in order that two citizens of Virginia might receive their dues from the United States, and as the contract was completed, it seemed a fitting time to send forward the guns." We publish this as an item of news, without comment, presuming it will have its due weight in quieting the excitement in the public mind.
receive the guns and to attend to the re-shipment, and the delivery had better be made alongside the vessel that is to transport them to Fort Monroe Arsenal, for which the usual amount paid for hauling will be paid to you. Respectfully, I am, sir, Your most obedient servant. H. K. Craig, Colonel of Ordnance. On the same day that the letter to Col. McCue was written by the Secretary, denying that any such order for the removal of guns had been issued, a letter was written to Mr. A. M. Barbour, of the Convention, by Capt. Kingsbury, of the Ordnance Department, informing him that, by direction of Col. Craig, the order for the removal of the guns had been countermanded. How could an order be countermanded that never had been given? The Ordnance Bureau is a part of the organization of the War Department. Is General Cameron so ignorant of his duties as not to know what has been done in one of the subordinate Bureaus of his department, or is this a deliberate misrepresenta
, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gregory, John Goodo, Jr., Hale, A. Hall, C. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, Jas. B. Mallory, Marr, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Preston, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Staples, Strange, Sutherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Wilson, and Wysor.--63. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President.) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Brent, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Custis, Dent, Dorman, Early, French, Fugate, Gray, Goggin, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Jackson. Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGrew, Marshall, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Sharp, Sitlington, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wise.--57. So the preamble and re
efactors, by declaring that as a matter of conscience, he would not and could not vote aye unless he had the evidence before him in such form as to justify him on the record.] Mr. Marshall M. Dent next came up and was similarly disposed of. Next, Messrs. Ephraim B. Hall, Chester D. Hubbard, John J. Jackson, (the latter of whom it was unsuccessfully moved to postpone for further testimony,) were expelled by ayes 79, noes 6. James C. McGrew than came up, and was expelled. Next came Mr. Geo. McC. Porter, Chapman J. Stuart, Campbell Tarr and Weightman T. Willey. The case of this last named gentleman elicited a lengthy discussion, during which Mr. A. M. Barbour stated that Mr. Willey's son was expelled from a college in Pennsylvania and banished the State, because he would not take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. Mr. Willey's case was recommitted to the Committee, and pending the question on the other names, the hour for recess (2 o'clock) arrived.
With the Major, Lieut. McR. Self, and Capt. McGibbon, Assistant Quartermasters, leave. They — a happier or more congenial trinity of gentlemen and officers I know not — also carry with them the regrets and good wishes of this army. Maj. A. M. Barbour, a quiet and elegant gentleman whose devotion and activity in office augur well of his future benefit to this division, supersedes Major Cabell. The assistants to Major Barbour are Capts. Moore and Young. The former I only know, and if hiMajor Barbour are Capts. Moore and Young. The former I only know, and if his official efficiency be only equal with his gentlemanly deportment and bland, inviting manners, then I can surely aver that everybody will be satisfied. Such gentlemen, when experienced, make the department of the Quartermasters the greatest blessing to an army. They can conceive and appreciate the wants of the soldier, and knowing their wants, readily and cheerfully make every effort to alleviate them. In this connexion I cannot omit mentioning that a rumor prevails, regarding the tran
The Daily Dispatch: January 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Somerset affair. (search)
South-Side Railroad, at or near Rice's Depot, was passed. A communication was received from the Governor, enclosing the quarterly report of the Banks. Mr. Barbour announced to the House that he had a statement to make on a subject of deep interest to the members and their constituents. After energetic application to the tax on the people at present. If adopted we would pay into the Confederate Treasury a large proportion of it before the end of the next week. On motion of Mr. Barbour the bill to authorize the transfer of certain bonds held in trust by the United States for certain Indian tribes, and providing for the payment of the interest thereto, was taken up, and after a brief explanation from Mr. Barbour, passed. Mr. Flood presented a remonstrance of certain citizens against the bill making a part of South Ana river a lawful fence, which was referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances. Mr. Richardson asked the clerk to read a letter from ce