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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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arly three thousand miles from Macedon. Or, suppose he had lost the battle with Porus, and it was very stoutly contested. He was still farther from home, had still no fortresses; had still an additional river in his rear, and still depended solely on the valor of his troops. Would he not, in any of these cases, have been set down as a rash, headstrong, obstinate man, who had blindly rushed upon inevitable destruction? --Would not every historian, or secret memoir writer, of the Alison and Wilson stripe, have found out, as they have found out with regard to the Russian campaign, that it was an impossible enterprise? Let us now come to Hannibal. In the year 218 before Christ, he left Spain, passed the Pyrennees, crossed the Rhone and the Alps, and arrived at Turin, in the midst of the Cis Alpine Gauls, who were friends and allies.--This was the most daring enterprise, in the opinion of Napoleon, ever conceived by the mind of man. He set out from Spain with 100,000 men. He sent 4
order of the day was taken up. N. J. B. Morgan said: the Committee of fifteen request to be discharged from the further consideration of the memorials submitted to them, having failed to harmonize. on motion, it was so ordered. Norval Wilson presented several plans that had been before the Committee, and moved that they be read. It was agreed to. F. S. Ritchie's plan was first read. It sets forth that the jurisdiction of the General Conference be declared suspended until tion of the part of the Church concurring with us in our positions. 3. if the Bishop refuses to preside under this plan, we will supply his place by one of our own number, who shall have his powers under the Constitution of the Church. N. Wilson's plan was then read. This was the same as the Staunton Laymen's Convention memorial, published in the Dispatch a few days since, with additional resolutions, in effect as follows: 1. that a General Convention be held in 1861, to deter
The Rev. Norval Wilson has been elected Corporation Clerk of Winchester, Va., to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of J. W. Page, Esq.
ilitary or naval self of the United States. Jim Lane's command — a heavy force assigned him. The Chicago Journal learns, by private advices from Washington, that Gen. James H. Lane will reach that city the latter part of the present week, on route for Kansas, where the War Department has assigned to him a command of 25,000 men, 6,000 of whom are to be cavalry; and included in the command are three of the regiments now encamped at Chicago — Brackett's cavalry, Baldwin's Infantry, and Wilson's Mechanic Fusileers. The last named regiment, for whose thorough equipment as army engineers, mechanics and artizans, the Government has determined to appropriate $210,000, will accompany the General to Fort Leavenworth. It is understood that this command, under General Lane, in designed for a grand expedition through the section of country along the Arkansas border into Texas, simultaneously with the movement of all the divisions of the army of the Union. Yankee attack on the Salt w