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Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: Maryland's First patriotic movement in 1861. (search)
cted in 1859 and was charged with no mandate for revolutionary times. Ten members from Baltimore were elected at a special election held in that city on the 24th, in the place of the delegation returned as elected in 1859, but unseated on account of fraud and violence at the election. The new members were the leading men of the town—merchants, lawyers, representatives of the great business of commerce and trade of a great city. They were John C. Brune, Ross Winans, Henry M. Warfield, J. Hanson Thomas, T. Parkin Scott, H. Mason Morfit, S. Teakle Wallis, Charles H. Pitts, William G. Harrison, and Lawrence Langston. It was evident in twenty-four hours that conservatism would rule the councils of the general assembly, as it had done those of the governor, and that all the influence of that body would be exerted against any action by the State looking toward taking part in the revolution, which it was clear, was upon the whole country. Captain Johnson had brought back his company fr
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: Marylanders in the campaigns of 1861. (search)
of the Maryland legislature became annoying to the authorities, they determined to suppress the one and thus silence the other. On September 12, 1861, Major-General Dix, commanding in Baltimore, ordered the arrest of the members of the legislature from Baltimore City and the mayor and other obnoxious persons who annoyed him with talk, to-wit: George William Brown, Coleman Yellott, Senator Stephen P. Dennis, Charles H. Pitts, Andrew A. Lynch, Lawrence Langston, H M. Morfit, Ross Winans, J. Hanson Thomas, W. G. Harrison, John C. Brune, Robert M. Denison, Leonard D. Quinlan, Thomas W. Renshaw, Henry May, member of Congress from the Fourth congressional district, Frank Key Howard, editor of the Baltimore Exchange, and Thomas W. Hall, editor of the South. The arrests were made with great secrecy, and it was intended to send them to the Dry Tortugas, but there being no steamer fit for the voyage in Hampton Roads, they were dispatched to Fort Warren in Boston harbor. Liberty of the press
s proposed by the report of the Committee on Resolutions, submitted amendments declaring that all attempts upon the part of the Government to "re-occupy," repossess, or re-take" any forts or any other property within the limits of the seceded States, would be acts of war, and that such acts would absolve Maryland and the Border States from all connection with the United States. Judge Chambers left the Chair and opposed these amendments as in reality opening the way to secession, and as initiating a programme that would not be sanctioned by the people of Maryland. Strong speeches were made in support of the amendments, and for a time an "irrepressible conflict" threatened the harmony of the Conference.--Finally the subject was got rid of by postponing its consideration until the next meeting of the Conference." The Commissioners appointed to Virginia, are Ex-Gov. E. L. Lowe, Judge Chambers, W. H. Norris, and Dr. J. Hanson Thomas.--They will arrive in Richmond to-morrow morning.
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Thursday, March 14, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock, Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Brown. Bills Passed.--Senate bill to increase the pay of certain officers of the Public Guard; House bill to amend chapter 108 of the Code, concerning births, marriages and deaths. On motion of Mr. Douglass, House bill providing for payment of the Peace Commissioners was taken up, and he offered the following amendments: To insert $10 per day instead of $8; also, to give $6 per day additional to John Tyler. The amendments were agreed to, and the bill was passed unanimously.--Senate bill for the relief of the securities of Robert Chambers, Sheriff of Boone county; Senate bill to incorporate the Coal and Oil Company of Braxton county; Senate bill to incorporate the Common wealth Savings Bank, of Richmond; Senate bill to amend the charter of the Virginia Car-Spring Company; also, to amend ce
The Maryland Commissioners. --The Commissioners appointed by the State Convention of Maryland to communicate the action of that body to the Virginia Convention, arrived in Richmond yesterday afternoon, and are sojourning at the Spots wood Hotel. They are Hon. E. F. Chambers, Hon. Waiter Mitchell, Hon. G. D. Jones, Dr. J. Hanson Thomas, and Wm. Henry Norris, Esq. Ex-Gov. Lowe, who was appointed as one of the Commissioners, is detained at home by sickness.
ly suggest such an alteration in the language of your resolution as will express its object to be that delegates to the proposed Convention shall be elected, either directly by the people, or through the agency of a sovereign State Convention. In the hope and expectation that this request will be favorably considered by your Convention, we have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servants, W. Mitchell, E. F. Chambers, Wm. Henry Norris, Isaac D. Jones, J. Hanson Thomas. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, moved that the communication be laid on the table and printed. Mr. Samuel McDowell Moore, of Rockbridge, hoped the order to print would not be adopted. The Convention was already annoyed enough by the proceedings of county meetings and other matters, without being burdened by the printing of communications from other States. The Convention had received no information as to who had sent those Commissioners here, and he looked upon the proceeding as
nd he was required to leave his house in obedience to the mandate from Washington. He inquired by what authority he was thus arrested, and was informed that it was by the authority of the Provost Marshal of Washington city. The residences of the following members of the House of Delegates were also visited, and those gentlemen arrested: Wm. G. Harrison, Lawrence Sangston. S. Teackle Wallis, T. P. Scott, Henry M. Morfit, Ross Winans, and Henry M. Warfield. The city residence of Dr. J. Hanson Thomas was visited, but he was in the country, and escaped until his return to the city yesterday morning, when he was taken into custody. Charles H. Pitts, Esq., was also in the country, but was arrested yesterday morning soon after reaching the city. The residence of John C. Brune, Esq., on Catharine street, was visited, but he was absent at the time, and up to late last night had not returned, and thus escaped arrest. Dr. A. A. Lynch, of the Senate, and L. G. Quinlan and Robert M.
We hear it rumored that Major Alexander, one of the officers captured with Colonel Thomas, and who succeeded in making his escape from Fort McHenry, has arrived safely in Virginia.