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The Daily Dispatch: January 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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continuance of the Territorial Government, and the fourth article shall secure to the owner of slaves the right of transit with their slaves between and through the non-slaveholding States and Territories, constitute the basis of such an adjustment of the unhappy controversy which now divides the States of this Confederacy as would be accepted by the people of this Commonwealth." The amendment was advocated by Messrs. Isbell, Coghill, August and others, and opposed by Messrs. Johnson, Thomas of Fairfax, and others, in opposition. The object of the opponents of the amendment being not to clog the question of the appointment of Commissioners, and the invitation to other States, with any instructions, while those who advocated the measure were in favor of instructing their agents in regard to the basis of adjustment. During the progress of the discussion, Mr. Christian proposed a substitute to the amendment of Mr. Coghill, as follows: Resolved. That, in the opinion of t
h the Planters' Savings Bank in the city of Petersburg, and adopted a resolution that it is inexpedient under existing circumstances to incorporate any new Banks or branches; the Committee on Finance returned an adverse report on the petition of George I. Herring, Peyton Johnston and others, asking to be released from the payment of money as sureties of P. P. Winston, late Sheriff of the City of Richmond; also, a similar report on the petition of James A. Harris, and others, asking that James V. Thomas be released from the payment of a fine. Resolutions, &c., Presented.--By Mr. Haymond, of allowing the sureties of P. P. Winston, late sheriff of Richmond city, longer time to pay their liability as such sureties, to the Commonwealth; by Mr. Gibson, of Jefferson, of paying Emory Edwards, for a negro man who was sentenced to be sold and transported by the County Court of Jefferson; by Mr. Brown, of reporting a bill for the voluntary enslavement of Clara, a free woman of color, and he
Practical Joking. --The Charleston Mercury published recently a letter from "Castle Thomas building," Louisville, Ky., offering to South Carolina the services of Captain Fred. Myers and his "low mounted minute men." It turns out that "Castle Thomas" is the Louisville jail, the "low minute men" are the chain-gang, and Capt. Myers is one of the desperadoes.