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The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.canvassing for the Convention — excitingtimes — suspicious character, &c., &c. Amelia Co.,, Jan. 21, 1861. Last Friday there was quite an exciting debate at the Court-House between Messrs. Harvie Gregory and Weisiger, candidates for the Convention. The friends of each gentleman seemed satisfied and to be hopeful as to the result. I hear that there are three other candidates in this District, so that the people will have a large enough number out of which to select a suitable man. A man who was operating in this county as a daguerreo typist was ordered off a few days once, as his antecedents were not known, and be seemed to be on rather too familiar terms with the colored friends, crowds of whom visited his tent to have their pretty faces taken. He was wise enough to take a hint, so that the day after he was notified that his room was better than his company, he left for parts unknown. It is well for the people to keep a sharp l