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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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r at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. J. A. Duncan, of the Broad Street Methodist Church. A communication from the House was read, announcing the passage of sundry bills. The President laid before the Senate a communication from Governor Letcher, transmitting "from his Excellency John Tyler a detailed report of his acts as Commissioner, accompanied by a copy of the correspondence between himself and the President of the United States." The following is the correspondence which mitted into the inner vestibule of the Cabinet, however much I might complain should the results prove the errand of the ship from the first to have been beligerent and warlike. I am, dear sir., Respectfully and truly yours, John Tyler. Governor Letcher. On motion of Mr. Taliaferro the report and accompanying documents were laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Bills Reported.--A bill concerning the Court of Appeals and the Special Court of Appeals; a bill to incorpora
The late Robert P. Letcher. This gentleman died lately at his residence in Kentucky, at an advanced age. He was one of those men who contributed to raise the reputation of Kentucky to the high pitch which it attained in by-gone days, when she gave to the service of the country such men as Clay, Pope, Rowan, Talbot, and Bledsoe. He represented his district many years in Congress. It is stated in some of the newspapers that Mr. Letcher was a native of Kentucky. This is a mistake. He was born in the county of Goochland, not thirty miles from this place, near Sampson's Cross Roads. His middle name-- Perkins--was the name which his mother bore beforeied. He was called after his maternal uncle, the late Robert Perkins, of Goochland county, who is still remembered by many persons in that part of the world. Mr. Letcher was a man of decided talent, and of the most unflinching integrity, political and personal. He was one of the most popular men of his day, and was able to over