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the flag of the Southern Confederacy. Mr. Early, of Franklin, opposed hasty action, and spoke against secession. Constitutional remedies should be still resorted to. He repudiated Lincoln's Inaugural, but believed precipitate action here would not meet the approval of the people. He preferred to wait for the regular report of the Committee on Federal Relations, and would, if he had an opportunity, at the proper time offer a substitute for the resolutions before the Convention. Mr. Goods, of Bedford, replied. The gentleman from Franklin had, on yesterday, asked the Convention to wait for a more perfect copy of the Inaugural than the telegraph had furnished. The Convention waited, and the document had been received by due course of mail; and now, the gentleman from Franklin, though he repudiates its doctrines, asks us still to wait. [Laughter in the galleries.] The President said that unless the spectators preserved better order, he would be under the painful necessi
Bedford county --Mr. Goods, of Bedford county, yesterday tendered to the Governor the services of the Clay Dragoons, Capt. Terry; Bedford Light Artillery, Capt. Jordan, and the Old Dominion Rifles, Capt. Bowyer. They were all accepted. As the same time he tendered the services of one hundred men from Memphis, Tenn., commanded by James M. Goggin, a native of Bedford, and brother of the Hon. Wm. L. Goggin.
mber, and delivered a patriotic and eloquent speech in favor of his motion. It was amended so as to make the adjournment sine die; but, on motion of R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, the whole subject was laid on the table. A resolution was, on motion of Mr. Woods, referred to a select committee of five, canceling all debts, bonds, &c., of traitors to Virginia, though Mr. L. S. Hall thought that hemp would be a more proper remedy for such flagrant treason as the resolution comprehended. Mr. Goods, of Bedford, called up an ordinance authorizing County Courts to provide for the families of volunteers — to supply uniform and arms; which was adopted after undergoing several amendments, the principal of which was that the Banks of the State are authorized to purchase such bonds as said courts may issue, or have heretofore issued for this purpose. Mr. James Barbour moved that the injunction of secrecy be removed from an ordinance adopted yesterday in secret session. Be it ordai
The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The work for the Northern Congress. (search)
Gone. --The Richmond and York River Railroad conveyed away yesterday towards Yorktown, the Battalion of Louisiana Volunteers, which have been encamped for several days in this city. They numbered 585 men, were under the command of Col. Dreux, and consisted of the Crescent Rifles, Capt. Fisk; Orleans Cadets, Capt. Collins; Shreveport Grays, Capt. Beard; Grevot Guards, Capt. Goods; and Louisiana Guads, Capt. Todd.
olin, and to which were added interesting tableau vicants, the whole under the management of Prof Whiff, late of Petersburg. I do not propose to refer to the performances in detail, but chiefly to the parts performed by members of the regiment. It is sufficient to remark that Prof. Whiff and lady showed themselves familiar with the silence of music, and that the fair daughters of Abingdon acquitted themselves quite handsomely. The first of the 56th who appeared on the stage were Adjutant Goods and Capt. Nicholas--the former performing on the violin, and the latter on the in conjunction. The Adjutant played, as a gentleman at my bo remarked, "a fiddle;" and in reference to the performance of Capt. Nicho friend of his said that "Billy is a very handy little fellow with his banjo" Lieut. Flournoy sang bass to the tune of Annie Laurie, of which Miss Lettle Johnston sang the air Lieut Field, Lieut. Wichie and several others, were on the stage, and acted the parts allotted
ns in the army and that any such officers now members of this House shall be entitled to retain their seats upon such resignation. These two resolutions being compelling propositions; the question came up between them. The question first recurred on the adoption of Mr. Holt's resolution. Mr. Conrad, of La., called the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the question being put resulted — yeas 61, nays 21. Mr. Chambliss, of Va., asks leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Goods; which was granted. Mr. Atkins, of Tennessee, asked leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Gentey--Granted; A message was received from the Secretary of War, in the absence of the President, transmitting the report of Gen. Wiss of the battle of Roanoke Island, together with the reports of subordinate officers engaged in that battle. The report was not read, it being suggested that it was probably more proper to have it read in secret session. Mr. Burnuit, of Ky., by un