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act as President" for the residue of the term. Mr. Senmes, of La., admitted that a President could only be elected for the prescribed term of six years, but argued that the Constitution, constructively, granted to the people the right of selecting a President, in case the office should become vacant. He asked for a record of the vote on the question of constitutional construction involved. The motion to strike out was then agreed to by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs, Baker, Brown, Burnett, Clay, Cinir, Hunter, Johnson, Maxwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Phelan, Peyton, Preston Simms, and Yancey--15. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Haynes, Henry, Orr, Sparrow, and Semmes--6. Conscription. A message from His Excellency, the President, recommending the conscription of persons subject to military duty between the ages of 18 and 35, was laid before the Senate. Mr. Sparrow, of La., moved that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. A long debate ensue
n. Let every man now rally to the standard of the heroic Jackson, and assist in driving out the invader of our peaceful homes. Our Valley is surely worth the effort for its preservation cally, then, freemen, and show the enemy that you will be free or perish in defence of your homes and your liberties. The Lynchburg Republican says: We regret to hear that Captain William Bayliss Rector, from Campbell county, is reported among the killed in the late battle near Winchester. Private Walker Brown, a son of the Rev. Richard G. Brown, of this county, also shared the fate of his brave commander. There are four men missing from the company, who are supposed to have been taken prisoners. We could not ascertain their names. The Lynchburg Virginian has further advices, from which we copy: The Second Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Allen, and composed chiefly of Jefferson and Frederick men, seems to have suffered terribly. Amongst the killed and wounded reported ar
vernment permits this kind of joint action upon great measures. Mr. Clark said that under these circumstances and considerations he would withdraw his motion to lay on the table. Mr. Burnett, of Kentucky, renewed the motion, and thought the adoption of this resolution would not expedite the action of Congress; it was more calculated to retard. He believed these special committees were the curses of legislation. He never knew any good to some of them or of large committees. Mr. Brown, of Mist., thought the appointment of a special committee, such as called for, would be a reflection of imputation upon the Military Committee, and for this reason he was opposed to it. Mr. Hill, of Ga., said in his opinion it was wrong to appoint a committee of this size, for the simple reason that it could not act with expedition. He, however, thought it involved a matter of such vital importance as to warrant immediate action. He suggested a modification of the resolution so as t
in the right hand, from which temporary inconvenience may result.-- in the lighted terms of pra of his company. They with thirty six muskets, lost one killed and nine wounded. Lieutenants Randolph and How states, are jured. We have been informed by private source of the fall of Capt. Wm. Bay Rector, of who commanded a company in the 424 regiment. He behaved most and when shot was standing on a mp, waving his sword and cheering on his men. The Orderly Sergeant of the same Walker Brown, son of Rev. Richard of Campbell, was also killed There were four others wounded and four At a late hour last night we had an interview with Capt. Thom, who had just from Staunton. The elements which he game us fully confirm the previous accounts of the hero of our troops. He exhibited the perf ration in the left breast of his coat, made by a Minnie ball, which struck a Testament in his pocket and glanced off upon his vest.--His escape it miraculous. We regret to lear
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