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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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fficer, immediately arranged his men in the most advantageous manner possible, and in a few minutes a few well directed shots from one piece of the Henrico Artillery, Lieut. Walter H. Robertson commanding, put the dastardly village to flight. Lt Robertson won the admiration of all by his cool and courageous conduct; and what is better still, some citizens in the vicinity report that quite a number of the rascals were killed. We are certain they sustained considerable injury as they admitted a loss of four. The Henrico Artillery is from Richmond, and we hope Lt. Robertson who is a gallant and deserving young officer, and the brave men with him on that occasion, and who proved themselves worthy the independence for which we are all struggling, may soon have a more extensive field in which to win new laurels. Only one of our brave boys were injured--private Blanton, of the Cumberland Troop — who received the earnest sympathy of all the party. With Gen. Magruder for our leader, t
d in the counties composing said districts, or such of said counties or parts thereof as may not be occupied by the enemy — which elections should be conducted in the manner now prescribed by law; and when wholly impracticable by reason of the presence of the enemy to hold an election as aforesaid, provisions should be made by law for filling said vacancies by authorizing citizens of said counties, legally qualified to vote in an election held in the counties composing the district, to vote in an election to be held in camp, or elsewhere within our military lines; and that the Committee of Privileges and Elections be instructed to report a bill in accordance with the terms of this resolution. A long debate ensued, in which Messrs. Coghill, Brannon, and Neeson participated. On motion of Mr. Robertson, the resolution and substitute were laid upon the table, ordered to be printed, and made the order of the day for Friday. On motion of Mr. Alderson, the Senate adjourned.
ted: A bill to suspend sales and legal proceedings in certain cases, and to repeal an ordinance, entitled "an ordinance to provide against the sacrifice of property, and to suspend proceedings in certain cases," passed on the 30th day of April, 1861, by the Convention of Virginia. A bill "to prevent extortion in salt," was called up, but after a long discussion, was recommitted to the special committee, and the following additional members added to that committee: Messrs Fleming, Robertson, Bass, Baskerville and Walker. On motion of Mr. Taylor, the courtesies of the House were extended to Ex-Governor E. Louis Lowe, of Maryland. The bill to improve the navigation of New River, was read a second time, and ordered to engrossed. The following resolutions were adopted by the House: 1. Resolved, That a joint committee be appointed to call upon the President of the Confederate States and to represent to him the distressed condition of the country for want of s