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Doc. 54.--the President's speech to the Virginia Commissioners. To Hon. Messrs. Preston, Stuart, and Randolph: Gentlemen: As a committee of the Virginia Convention, now in session, you present me a preamble and resolution in these words: Whereas, in the opinion of this Convention, the uncertainty which prevails in the public mind as to the policy which the Federal Executive intends to pursue towards the seceded States, is extremely injurious to the industrial and commercial interests of the country, tends to keep up an excitement which is unfavorable to the adjustment of the pending difficulties, and threatens a disturbance of the public peace; therefore, Resolved, That a committee of three delegates be appointed to wait on the President of the United States, present to him this preamble, and respectfully ask him to communicate to this Convention the policy which the Federal Executive intends to pursue in regard to the Confederate States. In answer I have to say, t
obinson, James W. White, M. H. Grinnell, Geo. Opdyke, G. C. Verplanck, R. L. Stuart, Jas. S. Wadsworth, Simeon Draper, J. Punnett, Robt. J. Dillon, Samuel Sloan, Jno. C. Greene, Jno. McKeon, Royal Phelps. Mr. Havemeyer, on taking the chair, made a few brief remarks, observing that in the course of his life he never had supposed that he would be called upon to perform the duty which all present were called upon to perform this day. Mr. Havemeyer then introduced the Rev. Mr. Preston, who read a short prayer. Mr. Witthaus was called upon to act as Secretary of the meeting, and a list of Vice-Presidents was read and adopted. The resolutions were then read by Mr. Richard Warren, and were adopted by a unanimous vote. During these proceedings the crowd in the square, fronting the stand, had augmented by tens of thousands, and the greatest degree of enthusiasm prevailed everywhere. The excitement increased at the appearance of Major Anderson on the platform, ac
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 102.--Gov. Letcher's proclamation. (search)
tion, entered into and agreed to in the city of Richmond, Virginia, on the twenty-fourth day of April, 1861, by Alexander H. Stephens, the duly authorized Commissioner to act in the matter for the said Confederate States, and John Tyler, William Ballard Preston, Samuel McD. Moore, James P. Holcombe, James C. Bruce, and Lewis E. Harvie, parties duly authorized to act in like manner for said Commonwealth of Virginia; the whole subject to the approval and ratification of the proper authorities of the parties aforesaid have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year aforesaid and at the place aforesaid, in duplicate originals. Alexander H. Stephens, [Seal,] Commissioner for Confederate States. John Tyler, [Seal,] Wm. Ballard Preston, [Seal,] S. Mcd. Moore, [Seal,] James P. Holcombe, [Seal,] James C. Bruce, [Seal,] Lewis E. Harvie, [Seal,] Commissioners for Virginia. Approved and ratified by the Convention of Virginia, on the 25th day of April, 1861.
Doc. 167.-Second Connecticut Regiment. List of officers. Colonel, Daniel Tyler, Norwich; Lieut.-Colonel, George S. Burnham, Hartford; Major, John L. Chatfield, Waterbury; Adjutant, Theodore C. Bacon, New Haven; Quartermaster, Justin Hodge, Harkhamsted; Surgeon, C. P. Stearns, Hartford; Surgeon's Mate, Frederick Dibble, New Haven; Sergeant-Major, J. L. Spalding, Norwich; Quartermaster Sergeant, J. V. B. Williams, Preston.--National Intelligencer, May 17.