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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Doings of the enemy. (search)
Doings of the enemy. The Washington Star, of Friday evening last, publishes the following editorial paragraphs: We are confident (from private advices) that the Convention now in session at Wheeling, on declaring that the oligarchy's instruments in possession of State authority at Richmond have abdicated their several offices by creating a revolution for the destruction of the liberties of the people of Virginia, will elect to the Provisional Governorship of the State, Mr. Pierpoot; of Monongalia, a gentleman of high character and great popularity, who is well known as one of the most useful and influential citizens in the western section of the Commonwealth. We learn from Fortress Monroe that several officers of the Albany regiment that were engaged in the late affair at Big Bethel have undered their several resignations, through dissatisfaction with the continued connection of General Pierce with the army there, and that it is highly probable that a number of officer