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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of Congress to the people of the Confederate States: joint resolution in relation to the war. (search)
nd freedom. Hitherto the Lord has interposed graciously to bring us victory, and in His hand there is present power to prevent this great multitude which come against us from casting us out of the possession which He has given us to inherit. T. J. Semmes, J. L. Orr, A. E. Maxwell, Committee on the part of the Senate. J. W. Clapp, J. L. M. Curry, Julian Hartridge, John Goode, Jr., W. N. H. Smith, Committee of the House of Representatives. Signed by Thomas S. Bocock, Speaker of House ler, James M. Baker, Robert W. Barnwell, A. G. Brown, Henry C. Burnett, Allen T. Caperton, John B. Clark, Clement C. Clay, William T. Dortch, Landon C. Haynes, Gustavus A. Henry, Benjamin H. Hill, R. M. T. Hunter, Robert Jemison, Jr.; Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia; Robert W. Johnson, of Arkansas; Waldo P. Johnson, of Missouri; Augustus E. Maxwell, Charles B. Mitchel, W. S. Oldham, James L. Orr, James Phelan, Edwin G. Reade, T. J. Semmes, William E. Simms, Edward Sparrow, and Louis T. Wigfall.
ies. Moral aid has the power of the incommunicable, and by united efforts, by an all-comprehending and self-sacrificing patriotism, we can, with the blessing of God, avert the perils which environ us, and achieve for ourselves and children peace ana freedom. Hitherto the Lord has interposed graciously to bring us victory, and in his hand there is present power to prevent this great multitude which come against us from casting us out of the possession which he has given us to inherit. T. J. Semmes, J. L. Orr, A. E. Maxwell, Committee on the part of the Senate; J. W. Clapp, Julian Hartridge, J. L. W. Curry, John Goode, Jr., W. N. H. Smith, Committee of House of Representatives; Thomas S. Bocock, Speaker of House of Representatives; Walter Preston, John McQueen, Charles W. Russell, W. Lander, A. H. Conrow, C. J. Munnerlyn, Thomas S. Ashe, O. R. Singleton, J. L. Pugh, A. H. Arrington, Walter R. Staples, A. R. Boteler, Thomas J. Foster, W. R. Smith, Robert J. Breckinridge, John M. Mart
s cursed blue; but you must send her folks down there word that she is still alive. Mr. Taylor, her uncle, has not a second change, nor any of his family. I did not lose a particle of clothing, and only those things that I have mentioned. My grown girl, Violetta, got ready to go, but as good fortune would have it, I had heard an officer express himself on slavery, so I went to him and got him to scare it out of her. I was lucky, so many negroes went from about here; all of Mr. McElmore's, Semmes's, and Dr. Johnston's — he had but two old ones, all are gone. I do not think that you have any idea how bad the Yankees are. I thought I knew, but I did not know the half. They took old Mrs.----'s teeth, all her spoons and knives, and destroyed all provisions and corn which they could not use. Two army corps were here — with Generals Sherman, Hurlbut, McPherson, and Leggett. Mother has been sick ever since the Yankees left. How glad I am that I did not get sick! No one need want to
ate States Congress. (adjourned session.)Senate. Monday, August 18th, 1862. The Confederate States Senate met pursuant to adjournment, at noon, in the Capitol Vice President Stephens called the Senate to order. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Seeley of the 2d Baptist Church. The Secretary proceeded to call the roll, the following Senators answering to their names Alabama Messrs. Yancey and Clay, Florida, Messrs. Maxwell and Baker; Georgia, B. H. Hill, Kentucky H. C. Burnett, Louisiana, T. J. Semmes Mississippi, Messrs Brown and Phelan, Missouri Jno. B. Clark, North Carolina, Messrs. Davis and Dertch; Tennessee, London C. Haynes; Texas, Messrs. Wigfall and Oldham; Virginia, Messrs, Hunter and Preston--17. The absentees wire Messrs. Johnson and Mitchell of Arkansas; J. W. Lewis. of Ga.; Wm. E. Simms, of Ky.; Ed. Sparrow, of La., R. L. Y. Peyter of Mo., Messrs. Barnwell and Ott, of S. C. G. A. Henry, of Tenn. Mr. Yancey, of Ala., gave notice that he could move an amendment t
nerous heart. The blood which Louisiana's brave sons have shed on every battlefield of Virginia speaks with mute, but irresistible eloquence, to the noble-hearted and openhanded citizens of the Old Dominion in behalf of their suffering friends and relatives. Let the response be worthy of the occasion and worthy of the reputation of our city and State. All the young men who came over to Mobile are joining the army or going into the camp of instruction near that city; but the old men, the women and the childrend, who have been driven by the inhuman barbarity of those worse than savages, are entirely destitute. Let us emulate the example set by the true hearted citizens of Mobile, and send down a liberal contribution for the relief of those martyrs of Southern independence. The committee appointed to receive contributions is constituted as follows: Messrs. C. M. Conrad, Wyndham Robertson, T. J. Semmes, S. J. Harrison, John Freeland, T. L. Bayne, E. A. Palfrey, Duncan F. Kenner.
ana brigade of Gen. Hays are suffering for the want of blankets, overcoats, socks, and shoes, and appeal is made for contributions of such articles, or for money with which to purchase them. These brave soldiers have been in almost every battle in Virginia for the last two years; their ranks have been sadly thinned; numbering now only about six hundred men; they are cut off from their homes and families, and deserve that special provision shall be made for their comfort. The members of the original committee for the relief of the Louisiana exiles, together with a few other gentlemen have kindly consented to serve and receive subscriptions. The names and address of the committee are given as follows: Hon. C. M. Conrad, Hon. T. J. Semmes; Major Bayne, Ord. Dep't; John Freeland; Col. Palpey, A. and L. Gen.'s Office; Samuel J. Hanesen; Ellett, Bell & Fox; Samuel M. Price, D. T. Williams, H. E. C. Baskerville. Persons may subscribe by calling at the Va. Life Insurance office.
the affirmative. The following is the vote: Ayes--Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Clarks, Haynes, Bill, Johnson, of Mo., Maxwell, Simms, Sparrow, and Wigfall--10. Nose--Messrs. Caperton, Dortch, Henry, Hunter, Johnson, of Ga., Orr, Phelan, and Semmes--9. Mr. Burnett gave notice of a motion to reconsider the vote. On motion of Mr. Semmes, of La, the House joint resolution for the appointment of a joint committee of both houses of Congress to prepare an address to the country waMr. Semmes, of La, the House joint resolution for the appointment of a joint committee of both houses of Congress to prepare an address to the country was concurred in. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the Senate resolved into secret session. The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Edwards. The Chair laid before the House a series of resolutions adopted by the Legislature of Georgia reaffirming the determination of the State to continue the prosecution of the war to a successful termination; which were appropriately referred. Mr. Atkins, of Tenn., offered a resolution tendering the courtesies of the House