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The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. (search)
Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. --A meeting of citizens of disloyal proclivities was lately held in Berkeley county, at which, among other traitorous proceedings, a resolution was adopted nominating Mr. John Janney as a candidate for Congress. The committee appointed to notify that gentleman received the following stinMr. John Janney as a candidate for Congress. The committee appointed to notify that gentleman received the following stinging rebuke for themselves and their coadjutors: Leesburg, May 15, 1861. Gentlemen: I have this moment received your letter of the 14th inst., informing me that at a public meeting of the citizens of Berkeley county, held in Martinsburg on the 13th inst., my name was announced as a candidate for Congress, and your expr and they have on all proper occasions been freely expressed, but I have now to deal with the practical issues which he before us. The destiny of Virginia is my destiny, and with her I shall sink or swim. John Janney. Very respectfully, your fellow-citizen, Messrs. Cramer, Herring, Dorsey, Miller, Curtis, Conrad and others.
Berkeley patriots. A correspondent suggests to those patriots of Berkeley who lately met in Martinsburg, that they swap farms with some of the patriotic citizens of Maryland. The change would be agreeable to all parties in the State. Mr. Janney has very promptly declined their nomination.