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of the warriors' march. Before Ash Wednesday had stopped the festivities, rumors of the coming conflict, the defiant threatenings of seizing Sumter, and the seceding of States from the Union effectually stopped all gayety, and made serious and thoughtful the most giddy devotee of society. Almost every one was so restless that he must needs be on the go all the time. Even the theatres were packed every night. The actors and actresses of that time were very fine. Forrest, Sothern, Joe Jefferson, Booth the elder, Charlotte Cushman, and other celebrated men and women were on the boards, Lord Dundreary furnishing recreation and amusement for the weary, Rip Van Winkle bringing tears from the sympathetic, while Charlotte Cushman's Queen Catherine and Meg Merrilies awakened the wildest enthusiasm for her great power in the rendition of such roles. In February she came to Washington to play for five nights: the first night giving Queen Catherine, supported by J. B. Studley, a fine ac
of Committees.--The Committee on General Laws asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution for incorporating the Bedford Paint Bank, and the resolution for incorporating the Virginia and Ohio Telegraph Company, and authorizing a subscription on the part of the State. The following bills were reported: A bill to amend the act, passed April 1st, 1858, entitled "an act to amend the charter of the Wytheville Savings Bank;" House bill to defray expenses of statue of Jefferson: a bill for the relief of Rowland Fletcher; a bill for the relief of P. D. Lipscomb, Clerk of Prince William county; a bill to refund to Jas. S. Connell and Daniel Paisley a sum of money, improperly paid; a bill for the relief of J. R. Hathaway: a bill for the relief of Thos. L. Jordan, of Wayne county: a petition of John Goode and others, securities of Henry Gordon, late Sheriff of Powhatan county. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately refe
osen to pay, as now required by the 7th section, one-half or any portion of the valuation of the said negro. And, with a view of encouraging the degraded page, to select a better and happier condition, that the said bill shall provide that no negro thus becoming a slave, shall be sold for any present or future-debts of the person thus chosen, for a period of not less than twenty years after he or she becomes a slave. Bills Passed.--Amending the 4th section of an act incorporating £88 Jefferson Insurance Company of Albemarle; providing for taking the sense of the people of Henrico upon giving authority to the County Court to raise by loan $2,500 for arming the county: authorizing the payment of forfeited commissions and damages to the executor of Charles Holden, dec'd, late Sheriff of Harrison county; amending an act concerning colporteurs. Resolutions.--The following resolutions were read and referred: By Mr. Wilson, of amending chapter 198 of the Code of Virginia, so as th
The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sudden death of a clergyman in Church. (search)
The Rev. J. E. H. Seymour, a native of Charleston, S. C., and a promising young minister of the Baptist Church, died on Friday last, of consumption. Advices from Utah state that Brigham Young has taken a contract to build four hundred miles of telegraph through that country. Piccolomini, the charming little opera singer, is now the Marchesa della Fargua, and has her "palace." The steamer William Jenkins, running between Savannah and Baltimore, was burned at the former port on Saturday night. The amount of coal annually taken from mines in Ohio is estimated by the Commisioner of Statistics to exceed 2,000,000 tons. A writer in the Atlantic Monthly, describing the Americans, says: "They have skins of ice, and veins filled with burning lava." The cost of the Crimean war is estimated to have been $250,000,000. Rev. Chas. Lowell, of Boston, died on the 20th inst. Joe Jefferson, the comedian, is playing in Washington.
hey three large companies to fight for the South. This is reliable, I assure you.--I have heard also that the people in Mr. English's district are almost unanimous for joining the South. Southern Illinois is one of the tobacco growing countries in the world, and the people there have long been in want of nigrots. The State is to be split on the of the old National road. The strong Southern speech made in the the older day by Mr. Pendleton, of Cincinnati is deservedly complimented by all good men Mr. P. is a native of Virginia, as ar Senator Davis of Mississippi, who has been offering with chills and fever, goes home tonight. He will be elected Commander-in-Chief of the Southern army. Judge Elmore, of Alabama, has been spoken of as Provision President. Jefferson begins an engagement to-night at the Theatre. A high wind sweeping down Pennsylvania Avenue affords an enlivening view of the second-floor of numerous female edifices mixing for the Capitol. Zen.