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The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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That the Secretary of the Senate be assign to the most of the family of the deceased entitled copy of the foregoing resolution. Resolved, That, as a mark of respect for the army of the deceased, the Senate do now adjourned. After eulogies by Senators Henry, of Tennessee and Paclan, of Mississippi, the resolution, were adopted, and the Senate accordingly adjourned. The proceedings of the House yesterday resolved of appropriate funeral obsequies over the remains of Hon. John. A. Wilcox, Texas, At 12 o'clock, the body was brought to the hall by the pall — bearers, and signed in front of the Speaker's chair. The religious services on the occasion are conducted by the Rev. Dr. Minnegesor. The customary resolutions of respect to the contrary of the deceased were adopted by the House, and feeling and appropriate cringing were delivered by Messrs. Sexton, Texas, Smith, of N. C.; McRae, of Miss.; and Atkins and Jones, of Tenn. After the caption of the resolutions, th
h certain offences against the sovereignty of the State that may be, when commanded less than treason. A bill was passed releasing the Commonwealth's claim to certain lands in Petersburg to Matthew Sylvia. The funeral obsequies of Hon. Mr. Wilcox, a member of Congress, being announced, on motion, the Senate adjourned. In the House the joint resolution for any Section of State officers on Wednesday was adopted Mr. Mullins submitted a resolution on the press, and the necessity ot organization of the men of second class militia, was passed. Mr. Harris, of Rockingham, made an ineffectual effort to obtain a reconsideration of the vote which passed the bill, in order to insert an amendment limiting to the city of Richmond the power of breaking commission, conferred on the Governor by the bill. On motion of Mr. Bouldie, the House adjourned at a quarter to 1 o'clock, in order to give the members an opportunity to participate in the funeral of the Hon. Mr. Wilcox.