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The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
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Virginia State Convention.thirty-first day. Thursday, March 21, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Sreley, of the Second Baptist Church. Resolution of Inquiry. Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Federal Relations be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the Border State Conference, as recommended by the report of the majority of that Committee, and a CoHeaven to lift up this bleeding country and set her free. Mr. Randolph, of Richmond.--As it is apparent that the gentleman from Augusta would prefer to suspend his remarks until tomorrow, I move that the Committee rise. Mr. Carlile, of Harrison.--I hope the gentleman will withdraw that motion for a few moments, and I will renew it. The gentleman from Augusta will of course retain the floor. I desire to offer a substitute for the whole report of the Committee on Federal Relations.
e Southern people: "The armies of the Revolution were commanded by Washington, a Southern General. The officers, who distinguished themselves in an especial manner in the war of 1812, were Southern born and Southern-bred, Jackson, Coffee, Harrison, Scott and Gaines. The commanding Generals in the Mexican war, Scott, and Taylor, were both of Virginia. The Chief of Ordnance under Gen. Scott, and the next most important; officer was Huger, of South Carolina. The Chief of Engineers was Lee.isted the flag.--The exploit of Jasper at Fort Moultrie was as nothing, in comparison with this daring deed.--That officer was Hanson, of Washington city, a descendant of John Hanson, of Maryland, President of the First Congress, and of Col. John Hanson Harrison, one of the most distinguished of Washington's aids. Years before the siege of Fort. Brown, General Worth had pronounced him the bravest man in the army. He was gentle and modest as a girl, kind and courteous to all, a devoted and en