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The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Hon Wm Bullard Preston. This gentleman, who was one of the Senators of this State in the Confederate Senate, died at his re in Montgomery county last Sunday. He was about fifty-nine years old at the time of his states and had been Senator not quite a year. He was the oldest son of the late Governor Preston, of Virginia, aGovernor Preston, of Virginia, and was educated at Hampden Sidney College where he graduated in the year 1824;#x2014;When the University opened in 1825, he was one among the first that matriculated. It was there that he received the rudiments of his legal education. In 1827 he came to the bar in his native county, and gradually rising to the head of it, he praments, and was believed to possess as thorough a knowledge of the resources of Virginia as any man in the State. He was elected to the Senate last winter. Mr. Preston was a man of powerful natural understanding greatly improved by culture and training. His industry was prodigious. He shrunk from no labor which the duties of