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Senator Mason on allegiance to the FederalGovernment. During the debate in the Senate, Monday, on the Wigfall Expulsion resolution.-- Mr. Mason said he was very certain, if a Senator was nMr. Mason said he was very certain, if a Senator was not entitled to a seat, it could be vacated whenever the facts, which warrant such a course, should be disclosed. If it be a punishable offence to allege a constitutional truth, then the resolution may be well founded. For one, he (Mr. Mason) recognized no allegiance to this Government. He recognized and acknowledged no allegiance to this Government, none whatever; and here he took his pos
ull, and that the State holds the same relation it did before the passage of the act: he (said Mr. Mason) denied it. Virginia denies it. Six of the States, as far as they knew, not only denied it, bu the Senator from Connecticut would say the act was a nullity, then he held language which he (Mr. Mason) thought, with great respect to him, is more disrespectful, tenfold, than the language for whi
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Belligerent rights at sea. (search)
What does it mean? The Alexandria Sentinel, judging from circumstances within its knowledge, attaches much importance to the resignation of Col. Cooper on Friday last, Though a native of New York, Col. C. is a resident of Fairfax county, Va., and an ardent Southern man in his feelings. He married a sister of Senator Mason, of our State. The Sentinel has reason to believe that his determination was very suddenly arrived at. Taking this in connection with the reports which have gained credit in well-informed sources of Mr. Lincoln's war policy, we think it highly probable that a service has been determined upon, of which Col. Cooper was unwilling to be the agent.--On account of the office which he held, he would have been intimately associated with all orders for military movements. For some cause he has resigned, suddenly and unexpectedly, as we have reason to believe. In these critical times we point to this as a fact that may cover a great deal!
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], The intended evacuation of
Fort Sumter. (search)