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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Henry Chase Whiting, Major-General C. S. Army. (search)
nscience and settled conviction of the sovereign rights of the States; to send her sons, I say, against their brethren of Virginia and South Carolina—bone of their bone, and flesh of their flesh, not only in the claims of blood, but in history and sentiment? Never have the annals of history known a line of statesmen like those who guided the fortunes of this country for three-quarters of a century or more! Think of the purity of character of Nathaniel Macon, of John C. Calhoun, of William A. Graham, of Jefferson Davis! Who knew more of the constitutional authority of the State to order her citizens to stand in her defence than such statesmen? My comrades, when men stand above the graves of our sacred dead and drop a flower there to honor them, because they died for what they thought was right, and bend their heads before your gray hairs, in token that your suffering for long years touches them, because you thought you were right—there is a vain and empty echo to such words, k
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
rstand it, this commission, consisting of Governor William A. Graham, Governor Swain and others, had not as yence of it. Not so, however, the commissioners, Governors Graham and Swain! Returning from their mission to Shinary character. It was evident, however, that Governor Graham, who was spokesman, was detailing the facts of u mean? I replied, Why, couldn't you see that Governor Graham had a letter in his pocket to Vance? In a morted for duty. He gave me two letters, one for Governor Graham and one to General Joseph E. Johnston. My verbal instructions were to overtake Governor Graham and give him that letter (of course a demand for the letter he to Governor Vance. If I failed to do so, take Governor Graham on an engine to General Johnston at Haw River auty and begged him to accompany me; arriving at Governor Graham's residence we were promptly admitted, and found the Governor with Mrs. Graham in the sitting-room. He said: My dear, you had better retire, as these gentlem
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from North Carolina. Raleigh, May 27, 1861. Your correspondent had the pleasure on yesterday of attending the Convention now in session at Raleigh. A resolution was offered by Mr. Speed, of Pasquotank, to the effect that, under the circumstances of the case, it would be inexpedient for any member of the Convention to be appointed a member of the Congress of the Confederate States. Laid on the table. The body numbers among its members some of the most distinguished sons of the old North State, among whom I noticed Hons. Wm. A. Graham, Mr. Gilmer, and Ex-Gov. Reid. I was shown on yesterday by Hon. Mr. Edwards, President of the Convention, a telegram announcing the fact that President Davis was then at Montgomery. Yours, truly, Oats.
Lincoln's Cabinet. --The New York Tribune, of Saturday, names Robert E. Scott, of Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, and Wm. A. Graham, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Interior, as gentlemen who will probably fill the places named in Lincoln's Cabinet. With regard to them, however, it is unable to state how far "negotiations have proceeded."
lections, sent a commission to the Peace Congress, and of this commission Mr. Davis was a member. Learning from the result of that mission, undertaken for purposes of an honorable and satisfactory settlement of our difficulties with the North, how impossible it was for the South to live in amity and honor in a Governmental union with the North, he returned to his home at Wilmington, and bade his countrymen prepare for the struggle which he saw was at hand, and not to be averted, except by a slavish abandonment of all our rights. In a like spirit of abandonment of old party predilections, Mr. Davis was elected a Senator of the Confederate Congress at the same time that the Hon. Wm. T. Dortch, an old Democrat, was elected. Mr. Davis "drew" the short term, and Mr. Dortch the long term. At the last winter's session of the Legislature of North Carolina, ex-Gov. Wm. A. Graham was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of the term of service of the Hon. George Davis.
Meeting of Congress.the President's message. Senate.--The Senate met yesterday, at 12 o'clock M, Mr. Hunter, of Virginia, in the chair. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The roll being called sixteen Senators responded to their names. The credentials of Messrs. Richard W. Walker of Ala, John W. C. Watson of Miss, and Wm. A. Graham of N. C., newly elected Senators, were duly presented, and those gentlemen took the oath of office. The credentials of Messrs. R. W. Johnson, of Ark, and James M. Baker, of Fla., Senators re-elected, being presented, also took the oath of office. Mr. Simms, of Ky, reappointed, also took the oath of office. The Senate then proceeded to organize.--Mr. R. M. T. Hunter, of Va, was re-elected President pro tem, he receiving 15 votes, Mr. Brown 3, and Mr Orr 1. Mr Jas H Nash was re-elected Secretary of the Senate, receiving 15 out of 22 votes cast. On motion of Mr. Henry, of Tenn, the o
mittees, with the following result: Foreign Affairs--Messrs Jas L. Orr, chairman; Waldo P. Johnson, Louis T. Wigfall, Wm. E. Simms, and Allen T. Caperton. Finance--Messrs Robt W. Barnwell, chairman; R. M. T. Hunter, Thos. J. Semmes, Wm. A. Graham, and Robert Jemison, Jr. Commerce--Messrs. Wm. S. Oldham, chairman; Augustus. E. Maxwell, Wm. T. Dortch, Landon C. Haynes, and Richard W. Walker. Military Affairs--Messrs Edward C. Sparrow, chairman; Louis T. Wigfall, Henry. C. Burnett, Gustavus A. Henry, and Robert W. Johnson. Naval Affairs--Messrs Albert G. Brown, chairman; Jas M. Baker, Wm. E. Simms, Herschel V. Johnson, and Wm. A. Graham. Judiciary--Messrs Benjamin H. Hill, chairman; Landon C. Haynes, R. W. Walker, John W. C. Watson, and Thos J. Semmes. Indian Affairs--Messrs Robert W. Johnson, chairman; Wm. S. Oldham, Waldo P. Johnson, Augustus E. Maxwell, and Allen T. Caperton. Post-Offices and Post Roads--Messrs Chas B. Mitchell, chairman; Rob
terian church. On the call of the roll, the following Senators answered to their names: Messrs. Robert W. Barnweliz of South Carolina; Henry C. Burnett, of Kentucky; Allen T. Caperton, of Virginia; William T. Dortch, of North-Carolina; William A. Graham, of North Carolina; Gustavus A. Henry, of Tennessee; Benjamin H. Hill, of Georgia; Robert M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Waldo P. Johnson, of Missouri; Augustus E. Maxwell, of Florida; James L. Orr, of South Carolina; Edward Sparrow, of Louisiathe President protem. to await upon the President, in conjunction with a committee of the House, and inform him that Congress was in readiness to receive any message he might have to make Messrs. Hill, of Georgia; Barnwell, of South Carolina, and Graham, of North Carolina, were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate. After a short absence, the committee returned.--Mr. Hill, of Georgia, announced that the President would make a communication to Congress in writing, and in due cour
North Carolina, -- Hon. William A. Graham was elected on Monday United States Senator, for the long term, from North Carolina. Mr. Graham was in the Confederate Senate, and has not been pardoned. John Poole, of Bertie county, a Union man, was on Tuesday elected United States Senator for the short term. North Carolina, -- Hon. William A. Graham was elected on Monday United States Senator, for the long term, from North Carolina. Mr. Graham was in the Confederate Senate, and has not been pardoned. John Poole, of Bertie county, a Union man, was on Tuesday elected United States Senator for the short term.
s and administer its laws, we have entire confidence; therefore be it. Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia. That His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be earnestly and respectfully requested to grant to Mr. Hunter and Mr. Montague a full and free pardon, restoring them, to all the rights and privileges of citizens of the United States; and that His Excellency Governor Peirpoint communicate these proceedings to the President of the United States. Mr. Graham, of Rockbridge, moved to insert the names of Messrs. Smith and Letcher. After discussion the following amendment was offered by Mr. Gibboney, of Wythe, and agreed to; and, as amended, the joint resolution was passed: Strike out all in the preamble having reference to Messrs. Hunter and Montague, and all after "resolved," and insert, "That the President be earnestly requested to grant a general pardon to all citizens of Virginia requiring Executive clemency under existing laws of
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