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the organization of the Twenty-ninth, but that the two which were embraced in it were out in Wise County. I saw Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh looking them up. One he found and secured; the other ran away and has never been recovered. While affairs wernia regiment vamped upon old material engaged for the war. In selecting an officer to command it I recommend Lieut. Col. William Leigh (now of Moore's regiment), as a good man to be at the head of a regiment. He is precise and strict, brave, urbr the present law, and probably under the new act of Congress the men will elect their officers, and I hope that Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh may be their choice for colonel. I have also to inform you that Colonel Williams has been nominated to be a b00 men to fill Colonel Moore's six companies (heretofore with me) to the maximum. I have received a report from Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh within a few days, Colonel Moore being absent, by the dying bed of his son, Adjutant Moore, which discloses this
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers (search)
dolph, by a will executed in the presence of Mark Alexander and Nathaniel Macon, had made Judge William Leigh, the residuary devisee and legatee of his valuable estate, subject to certain specific leet free by a previous clause) and settle them in some other State or territory. He appointed Judge Leigh his executor. The will was contested on the ground of the mental unsoundness of the testator. Judge Leigh, well aware that the emancipation of these slaves had been the undeviating purpose of Randolph's life, relinguished his absorbing interest under the will that he might become a witnessular intent to which I have referred. To this extent the will was, in effect, sustained, and Judge Leigh was appointed commissioner to transport and settle the negroes as provided therein. The Stat away by threats of violence from the lands which had been secured for them in Ohio, and that Judge Leigh, despairing of being able to colonize them in a free State, has concluded to send them to Lib
Discharged. --George Bond. the Engineer of the steamer Logan, and — Booth, the foundry man, who were arrested some weeks since on suspicion of attempting to fire the boat, were carried to West Point on Saturday, where they underwent an examination before a magistrate, and were fully and honorably acquitted. Capt. Wm. Leigh, C. S. N., and A. Dudley, Jr., appeared for the State, and A. J. Crane, Esq., of this city, for the accused. It is due to the two men named to state the above fact. We are informed that their respective occupations at the time of the alleged firing of the boat was such as to preclude the idea that they would willingly engage in any such nefarious undertaking. Witnesses of high standing vouched for both. No damage was done to the boat, and it has been suggested that as there were on board at the time of the alarm sixty or more soldiers, some of them, in smoking, might have carelessly let drop enough fire to produce the small amount of damage that was done
e States. "Respectfully, "John Letcher." Officers of the United States Navy on the reserved list, who resigned since the secession of Virginia, and have not been appointed in the Confederate States Navy: Captains Hugh N. Page, H. H. Cocke; Commanders Joseph Myers, Wm. Green; Lieutenants Bushrod W. Hunter, John L. Taylor; Master H. A. F. Young. Officers who resigned several years since, appointed in the Virginia Navy, and not appointed in the Confederate states Navy: Commander Wm. Leigh; Lieutenants Wm. Taylor Smith, C. St. Geo. Noland, Andrew Wier, Beverly Randolph, Leonard H. Lyne, Chas. E. Thorburn; Surgeon A. Y. P. Garnett. The foregoing communication, with another from the same source, was referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations. Sacrifice of property. Mr. Modre presented an ordinance in relation to the sacrifice of property. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Order of the day. The Convention resumed the consideration
Ranaway --From my bakehouse, about the 1st of February, a mulatto boy, George, slave to Major Wm. Leigh of Powhatan. He is about 16 years of age, quite intelligent; has some marks, but not recollected. I will give a suitable reward for his delivery to me in Richmond. Timothy Kersh. mh 14--6t*
Ran away --From my bakehouse, about the 1st of February, a mulatto boy, George, slave to Major Wm. Leigh. of Powhatan. He is about 16 years of age, quite intelligent; has some marks, but not recollected. I will give a suitable reward for his delivery to me in Richmond. Timothy Kerse. mh 14--6t*
The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], Death among the Confederate prisoners at the North. (search)
50 dollars reward. --Ran away from the employment of Mr T. Kerse, a bright mulatto boy by the name of George. Said boy is about 15 or 16 years old, with large, full eyes, and a full head of hair; speaks very slowly and fine when spoken to; he was hired last year to Mr. Jas. Whitesides, on the Williamsburg road, about to 5 miles from Richmond, and is probably lurking about that neighborhood, or waiting at some of the camps. For his apprehension, the above result will be paid. E. D. Eacho. Agent for Maj. Wm. Leigh. ap 4--eodlw