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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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o. G. Strong, Assistant Adjutant-General. Doc. 101.-Union meeting at Portsmouth, Va. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth, was held at Oxford Hall, Thursday afternoon, May twenty-second, 1862. Capt. Johannes Watson was unanimously chosen to preside, and R. G. Staples Secretary of the meeting. The following gentlemen were appointed a Committee to draft suitable resolutions, to be acted upon by the meeting: Messrs. James Clements, George R. Boush, Philip Thomas, Henry Burrows and Robert Petitt. During the absence of the Committee, the Michigan brass band enlivened the occasion with the National airs, Hail Columbia, and The Star-Spangled Banner. The Committee, through its Chairman, Mr. Clements, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, A convention of delegates, elected by the people of Virginia, assembled in Richmond, did, in secret session, contrary to the expressed desire of their cons
Doc. 101.-Union meeting at Portsmouth, Va. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth, was held at Oxford Hall, Thursday afternoon, May twenty-second, 1862. Capt. Johannes Watson was unanimously chosen to preside, and R. G. Staples Secretary of the meeting. The following gentlemen were appointed a Committee to draft suitable resolutions, to be acted upon by the meeting: Messrs. James Clements, George R. Boush, Philip Thomas, Henry Burrows and Robert Petitt. During the absence of the Committee, the Michigan brass band enlivened the occasion with the National airs, Hail Columbia, and The Star-Spangled Banner. The Committee, through its Chairman, Mr. Clements, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, A convention of delegates, elected by the people of Virginia, assembled in Richmond, did, in secret session, contrary to the expressed desire of their constituents, pass certain resolves, declaring the