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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
t, but Mr. Seddon, like his predecessors, cannot be convinced that the rogues and cut-throats employed by Gen. Winder as detectives, have it in their power to inflict injury on the cause and the country. The cleaning of the Augean stables here is the work which should engage the attention of the Secretary of War, rather than directing the movements of armies in the field, of which matter he knows nothing whatever. The Secretary of War wrote a long and rather rebuking letter to-day to Mr. Sheffey, chairman of the Committee on Confederate Relations, of the General Assembly, who communicated a report and resolutions of the House of Delegates, in relation to details of conscripts, and the employment in civil offices of robust young men capable of military service, and urging the department to ap. point men over forty-five years of age to perform such services, and to impress free negroes to do the labor that soldiers are detailed for. The Secretary thinks the Confederate Government k
t and four privates belonging to the Nationals. The rebels lost nine killed and two prisoners. Lieutenant S. M. Whitesides, with eight men of company K, of the Sixth cavalry, captured a train of one hundred mules and eight contrabands belonging to the brigade of the rebel General Whiting, near the advance of General McClellan, en route for Richmond. The Legislature of Virginia adjourned in accordance with a resolution previously adopted. In the House of Delegates, the Speaker, Mr. Sheffey, of Augusta, delivered an affecting valedictory.--(See Supplement.) This afternoon a boat went ashore from the Wachusett, lying in the James River, Va., with a flag of truce, containing six officers and twelve men. The surgeon of the ship had been sent for from the shore, and the officers and the men, and the rest remained to guard the ship. For some reason, the party in the boat were fired on by some twenty or thirty men, and simultaneously the party on shore were attacked and all
lace. Mr. Clemens also asked to be excused from saving, on the ground of physical disability. The request was granted, and Mr. Jackson, of Wood, was appointed instead. The President announced the Committee on Elections as follows: Messrs. Haymond of Marion, Goggin of Bedford, Brown of Preston, Chambliss of Greensville and Sussex, Caperion of Monroe, Ambler of Louisa, Gray of Rockbridge, Hunton of Prince William, Campbell of Washington, Treadway of Pittsylvania, Hall of Lancaster, Sheffey of Smythe, and Patrick of Kanawha. The President submitted a package of election returns, which were referred to the appropriate committee. Resolutions. Mr. Sutheruin offered a resolution, which was adopted, admitting editors and reporters of newspapers generally, throughout the State, to seats in the Hall, under the direction of the President. Mr.Turner offered a resolution, which was adopted, tendering the grateful acknowledgments of the Convention to the Young Men's Ca
l, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, M. Johnson, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Preston, Price, Randolph, Richardson, R. E. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Southall, Speed, Strange, Thornton. Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise and Wysor. --62. so the motion to lay on the table was carried. Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, explained that he voted "aye" for the reass, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, MacFARLANDarland, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Saunders, Robert E. Scott Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Taylor, Tredway, Waller, white, Wickham, Willey, and Woods--95. nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Co
sident said the resolution authorized the publication of the debates. He would make no contract inconsistent with the resolution. Mr. Johnson expressed himself as satisfied with the reply. Committee on compensation. The President announced the following committee, under a resolution adopted yesterday, to inquire and report upon the compensation for the officers of the Convention: Messrs. Johnson of Richmond, Hubbard of Ohio, Gregory of King William, Coffman of Rockingham, and Sheffey of Smythe. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, in the Chair. Report from the Committee on elections. Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report embodying "a list of the persons who seem to have been elected to the Convention, and the certificates of such election." The Committee add: John D. Sharp is elected from the county of Lee, but his seat in the Convention is contested by M. B. D. Lane, of said county of Lee, and his petition and notice of contest has been
oved that the prisoner be discharged from custody, which was carried in the affirmative. Mr. Burdett, of Taylor, offered a resolution, that in view of the disturbance that had just occurred, a committee be appointed to take into consideration the expediency of adjourning to Staunton, or some other place at which the sessions can be held without being interrupted by outside pressure. On motion of Mr. Wickhan, the resolution was laid on the table. Correction and Personal explanation. A letter was read from Mr. Sherrard Clemens, (who was confined to his room by sickness,) correcting an error in the report, in the Richmond Enquirer, of his remarks on Saturday. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, embraced the opportunity to make a personal explanation in regard to his remarks on the same occasion, and again alluded to the fact that a Black Republican paper, published in Northwestern Virginia, bad a reporter on this floor. On motion of Mr. Sheffey, the Convention adjourned.
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The Convention. A resolution was offered yesterday, by Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, but not acted on, for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the defence of the Common wealth.--Mr. Goggin finished his speech on the great question of the day, and was followed by Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, who took strong ground against coercion. A communication from the Executive, embodying a statement from the Adjutant General, of the military force of the State, will be found in our report. A resolution offered by Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, relative to the sale of State bonds, was laid on the table. Mr. Morton, of Orange, has the floor this morning.
ttle hope from Abraham Lincoln; but if he could show him that he turned his back upon the principles of his party, he would indeed deserve the thanks of all men, and feel that he was worthy to fill the place occupied by George Washington. Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, next addressed the Convention. He spoke of the responsibilities resting upon the body assembled here, the result of whose deliberations might decide the destiny of Virginia. He had listened with pleasure to the gentleman from Bedvings out of coercion. It would have been better for him had he determined to sacrifice himself — to tender his resignation as a peace offering, than that he should attempt to coerce the South. What the destiny of Virginia might be (said Mr. Sheffey, in closing) he knew not: but his hope was that the whole South would present a united front, and with one heart, mind, and purpose, endeavor to raise this bleeding country from the dust and set her free. Mr. Morton, of Orange, intimated a
e way for a Union with the South. He stood hand to hand and shoulder to shoulder with the gentleman from Smythe, (Mr. Sheffey,) and believed that they were both as good Union men as any in this Convention. He venerated the Union, but was not w the Clerk, and, by request of Mr. Wise,directed to be entered upon the Journal. the Virginia Commissioners. Mr. Sheffey,of Smythe, offered the following: Resolved,That the Commissioners of Virginia to the late Peace Conference at Wasrecord would be the best report that could be made. A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated. Mr. Earlysuggested that Jut, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, J. B. Mallory, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods.--50. The resolution, as a
bilant. In obedience to repeated and enthusiastic calls, addresses were delivered on the ground by B. B. Douglass, Esq., of the State Senate; Wm. F. Gordon, of Albemarle; Wm. B. Newton, Delegate from Hanover; Chas. Irving, and Thos. T. Cropper, of this city, whose stirring appeals were listened to with eager interest. After the ceremonies at the ground were concluded, the people assembled with music and cheers in front of the Exchange Hotel, where they were addressed in eloquent terms by Col. Isbell, Senator from Jefferson county. Proceeding thence to the Spotswood House, the people were again addressed most acceptably, in the Southern-Rights view, by Hon. Jeremiah Morton, and Messrs. Preston, Miers W. Fisher, Sheffey, Skeen of Buchanan, and Hall of Wetzel. During the time of the proceedings at the last-mentioned place, the flag of the Southern Confederacy, (red, white and blue, with seven stars,) was recognized floating from one of the windows, and enthusiastically saluted.
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