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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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with instructions to "enlarge their record." Mr. Holcombe reported an ordinance adopting, in the name of Virginia, the Constitution of the Confederate States. Mr. Bowyer submitted a minority report. Both were referred. The regular business of the day was the ordinance authorizing the Convention to advance a subsidy of $125,000 in aid of a railroad between Strasburg and Winchester. This gave rise to the principal discussion of the day. It was participated in by Messrs. Conrad, Jas. Barsour, Scott of Fauquier, Harvey, Fisher, Morton, (who desired a secret session — but the intimation was generally scouted throughout the hall,) Borst, Goggin, Slaughter, and others. A motion to lay upon the table was lost — yeas 34, nays 56. Strasburg was now evidently triumphant, and the discomfited forces were driven to a rally for the decisive fight. Amendments and substitutes were offered — affecting speeches were made. Conrad, of Frederick. held his ground manfully, and finally the r<
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the enemy on the Eastern Shore. (search)
House of Delegates. Monday. December 2, 1861. The House was called to order by Mr. Willoughby Newton, of Westmoreland, and, on his motion, Mr. Wm. F. Gordon was elected Clerk without opposition. Election of Speaker. Mr. James Barsour, of Culpeper, nominated Mr.James L. Kemper, of Madison, for the office of Speaker; and, there being no other nomination, he was unanimously elected. General Kemper was conducted to the chair by Messrs. Barbous, of Culpeper, and Newton, of Westmoreland. In his address, the Speaker gracefully acknowledged the honor of which he was the recipient, and of the responsibilities of which he was justly sensible. He paid a touching tribute to the memory of the last incumbent of the chair. Hon. O. M Crutchfield, now numbered with the dead; and, in conclusion, alluded to the peculiar circumstances under which the House was now assembled, in the midst of which the old Common wealth stood unterrified, determined to summon all her sons, if need