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then moved that the resolution alluded to be taken up, which was carried in the affirmative. A motion to amend by substituting the hour of 10 o'clock was voted down by a large majority. Mr. Hall, of Marion, moved to amend by substituting half-past 10 for 11 o'clock, and on this motion Mr. Armstrong demanded the yeas and nays. The roll was thereupon called, and the vote resulted — yeas 70, nays 46. So the question on the amendment was carried in the affirmative. Messrs. Johnson, Macfarland and Randolph, of Richmond city, voted for the amendment. The resolution, as amended, was then adopted. So the Convention will meet at half-past 10 A. M., until further ordered. Mr. Armstrong moved that the hour for going into Committee of the Whole be changed to 11 o'clock. After some debate, the motion was withdrawn. Order of the day. The Convention then resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and pro
The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. (search)
General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. Saturday, March 16, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock. Mr. Johnson in the chair, and opened with prayer. The bill incorporating the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, which passed the House on Friday, was laid on the table on motion of Mr. Paxton. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted: By Mr. Carson, of refunding to James A. Russell an amount of taxes unjustly paid by him, in consequence of an erroneous assessment upon certain lands in Frederick county; by Mr. Pate, of refunding to the security of the late Sheriff of Logan county, certain damages paid by them for said Sheriff. Tax Bill.--On motion of Mr. Brannon, the bill imposing taxes for the support of Government, was made the order of the day for Monday at 11 o'clock. Charter of Richmond Amended.--On motion of Mr. A
ecame her pet and plaything, he was sadly disgusted with the animalculæ creeping out and in from her cheeks, and no more visible to those of her own class than worms are upon the cheek of beauty. If we were a great man-- a poet, or a historian, or any of the things that are wont to run men and women mad — we should prefer to live as secluded a life as possible. Certainly we think Shakespeare loses nothing by the twilight, in which his personal entity is enveloped, and we are not sure that Johnson gains much by the full glare of noonday in which his huge figure stands. Byron is the great pet of all young ladies and young gentlemen. The time has gone by, to be sure, when the latter were in the habit of shaving their foreheads and limping in their gait, to be as much like him as possible. His personality now makes much less impression than his genius, which certainly was very great, since Milton, we think, unrivalled among the poets. Still, it is customary with the class to whi
Committed to jail as a Runaway. --Was committed to the jail of the corporation of the city of Norfolk, on the 2d day of January, 1861, Negro Man Wm. Johnson. The said negro man is five feet three inches high, and weighs about 135 pounds; has one scar on right arm above his elbow; light complexion; about thirty years old. Had on when committed to jail, black cloth coat, black pants, glazed cap, and says he was born free, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thos. J. Corprew. Sergeant City Norfolk. mh 16--6w
Committed to jail as a runaway. --Was committed to the jail of the corporation of the city of Norfolk, on the 2d day of January, 1861, Negro Man Wm. Johnson. The said negro man is five feet three inches high, and weighs about 135 pounds; has one near on right arm above his elbow; light complexion; about thirty years old. Had on when committed to jail, black cloth coat, black pants, glazed cap, and says he was born free, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thos. J. Corprew, Sergeant City Norfolk. mh 16--6w
Virginia State Convention.twenty-ninth day. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10. Prayer by the Rev. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Monumental Church. Personal explanation. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, arose to set himself right in regard to his remarks of yesterday, which had been misrepresented in the editorial columns of the Richmond Whig, and likewise misunderstood by the member from Richmond, (Mr. Johnson, who replied to him on this floor. He disclaimed having made any proposition to the West, but had merely expressed his individual willingness to have justice done to that section if its representatives would give us an Ordinance of Secession and save the integrity of the Commonwealth. He had expressed his concurrence in an editorial of the Richmond Examiner. Mr. Fisher also corrected the report of his speech as it appeared in the official paper, the Enquirer, wherein he was made to praise certain action of the Governor of the Commonweal
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10½ o'clock, Mr. Johnson in the Chair. Bills Reported.--A bill amending the charter of the town of Union, in the county of Monroe; a bill establishing a Board of Claims. A resolution proposed by Mr. Paxton, changing the hour of meeting from 10 to 11 o'clock, was voted down. A joint resolution was proposed by Mr. Pats, suspending, for 12 months, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Richmond city against Wm. Stratton and Henry Farley, of Logan county, upon a note for $1,950. Laid over under rules. Virginia Canal Company.--On motion, House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, was referred to a committee, with instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon. Communication fro
[reported for the Richmond Daily Dispatch.]proceedings of the Baltimore Annual Conference.Fifth day. Staunton, Va., March 18. Conference met and engaged in singing and prayer, after which the minutes were read and approved. A paper concerning Dickinson College was road and referred. President Johnson addressed the Conference briefly. The report of Bernard Hough, Tract Agent, was read and referred to the proper committee. T. H. W. Monroe made some inquiries for the benefit of the Board of Conference Stewards. The Board was directed to use their discretion in the matters referred to. Moses May and C. C. Calvert were examined by the Bishop. The committee on their examination reported favorably, and they were admitted to full connection, and elected to Deacon's orders. A committee of three were appointed on the Metropolitan Church, of Washington city, viz: S. S. Roszel, B. F. Brooke, Wm. Hamilton. On motion, the order of the day was taken up.
Committed to jail as a Runaway. --Was committed to the jail of the corporation of the city of Norfolk, on the 2d day of January, 1861, Negro Man Wm. Johnson. The said negro man is five feet three inches high, and weighs about 135 pound.; has one scar on right arm above his elbow; light complexion; about thirty years old. Had on when committed to jail, black cloth coat, black pants, glazed cap, and says he was born free, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thos. J. Corprew, Sergeant City Norfolk. mh 15--6w
Committed to jail as a Runaway. --Was committed to the jail of the corporation of the city of Norfolk, on the 2d day of January, 1861, Negro Man Wm. Johnson. The said negro man is five feet three inches high, and weighs about 135 pounds; has one scar on right arm above his elbow; light complexion; about thirty years old. Had on when committed to jail, black cloth coat, black pants, glazed cap, and says he was born free, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thos. J. Corprew, Sergeant City Norfolk. mh 16--6w
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