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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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erate Navy was read, giving the names of officers in the Provisional Navy of Virginia who were either undergraded or not appointed in the Confederate Navy. We believe this communication should have been reserved for a secret session. And therefore refrain from copying the list. This communication was referred to James Barbour's Committee on Confederate Relations. On motion of Wm. P. Cecil, the name of Scott county was ordered to be changed to Davis county, and Buchanan county to Stephens county. The motion, however, was not finally acted upon, but was ordered to be printed. When it comes up it will go through like a breeze. Mr. Leaks submitted a resolution, which was appropriately referred, exempting persons employed in the mines of the Commonwealth from military duty. Mr. McComas, in view of the invasion of the State and the actual hostilities now forced upon us, favored an adjournment from next Monday till December, and delivered a patriotic and eloquent speech i
ictates of nature in our self-preservation. The discussion was conducted by Messrs. McFarland and Garnett against, and Messrs. Conrad, Treadway and Barbour in favor of the ordinance. Mr. J. Barbour's rejoinder was marked by great ability and force, and produced quite an impression. Mr. Morton advocated a substitute proposing that the interest be paid in Richmond in currency. Mr. Ambler moved to amend the original ordinance. At this point of the discussion Mr. Beanch moved an adjournment. Not carried. Mr. Pendleton moved a postponement of the ordinance and amendment for ten minutes. No quorum.--A motion to adjourn was carried — ayes 49, Noes 35. [Mr. Cecil's resolution in reference to changing the names of Scott and Buchanan counties to Davis and Stephens counties respectively, was not reached to-day; but when it will be, that gentleman is prepared to push it through with a rush. Every vestige of treason and traitors should be obliterated from the Commonwealth.]