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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
Pendleton, Richard Henry Lee, Bland and Harrison were six feet, their average being over six feet, and their average weight over two hundred. The longevity of some of the members of this Convention was also remarkable; numbers lived to be over three score and ten, and the following lived to be over four score: William Dark, of Berkeley; Henry Lee, of Bourbon; Edward Winston, of Buckingham; Humphrey Marshall, of Fayette, whilst Paul Carrington, of Charlotte, lived to be ninety-three and James Johnson, of Isle of Wight, survived the adjournment of the Convention fifty-seven years, dying at the ripe old age of ninety-nine. The Convention of 1788 presented as proud a galaxy of genius, worth, patriotism and public spirit as had ever shone in the councils of a single State. Its representatives were chosen from different pursuits in life—the judge, the merchant, the planter, the lawyer, the physician, the divine, the soldier made up the complement of its members. All added the luster
BoardmanD31Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 92John BurnsD35Oct. 1, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 93Thomas BurnsD21Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 94William BurkeD2SSept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 95George T. ClintonD26Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 96Dennis DaileyD26f Sept. 20, 1862; died Aug. 1, 1863, at Hemstead, Texas. 97John DruryD23Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 98Peter SumamD21Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 99Fitzallen GourleyD20Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 100James JohnsonD44f Sept. 20, 1862; deserted Nov. 20, 1862, at Keadville, Mass. 101Frank McConlowD18Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 102John O'HarranD22f Sept. 20, 1862; arrested by civil authority, Oct. 18, 1862. 103George PowersD23Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 104Jeremiah S. RussellD19Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 105Cornelius RyanD23Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 106Daniel J. SullivanD19Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 107Laban ThaxterD18Sept. 20, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863. 108Natha
ing to let them go to the Committee on National Affairs. Mr. Seddon read the following dispatch: Weldon. N. C., Jan. 10, 1861. W. T. Lundy, House of Delegates. --The following dispatch has just been forwarded to Washington, by W. S. Ashe, President Wilmington Railroad: "A passenger from Charleston, a reliable man, says that the Star of the West, was fired into yesterday, from Fort Moultrie, and forced back." Fort Caswell, N. C., has been taken possession of. Jas. Johnson. The reading of this document produced the most intense excitement. Several very vociferous shouts and commendatory ejaculations arose above the din in the west gallery. The Speaker ordered the arrest of one individual, who was brought to the bar of the House in custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms.--He announced himself as from Alabama, and as having no apology to make. He was ordered to be held in custody to await the pleasure of the House. Mr. J. H. Staats, arrested by ord
Charge of robbery. --A man named James Davis was arrested on Saturday by officer Bibb, on a charge of stealing $124 from James Johnson, at the Fairfield Race Course. The accused party hails from Lynchburg, and has relatives in this city. The warrant was issued on the oath of a third person, and all the facts will probably be brought to light in the investigation at the Mayor's Court this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Vice President Stephens and the hospitals. (search)
Robbery. --James Davis, charged with stealing $124 from James Johnson, an Alabama soldier, on Friday night last, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday. Johnson was the first witness called, but he could tell nothing more of the circumstance than that he had a considerablefrom the evidence of Perander Henderson, a comrade, that he was in Johnson's company on the occasion, and was desirous of taking care of him,itement in consequence of a row which had previously occurred, and Johnson being disposed to make a noise, was escorted out by the prisoner Davis. He remained in their company, and visited other bar-rooms, Johnson meanwhile having the money in his possession, until after ten o'clock. While the party were standing on a sidewalk, Davis went to Johnson and-held him around the waist as if to render assistance but soon retired a short distance, when Johnson called out "He's got my pocket-book." Davis then ran off and they soon lost sight of him. The facts relati
rom a rebel. From the description of the latter, he is supposed to be a Mr. Williams of Alexandria, who was confined for some days in a slave pen in that city, but released by the Government, and who is now acting as a scout. Orders have been issued that in the event of his capture he be hung forthwith. A Government construction train advanced out on the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad to-day, a mile and a half beyond Falls Church, finding the road that far in good condition. Major Johnson, of the 17th New York regiment, who commands the pickets of that regiment on the Leesburg Turnpike beyond Falls Church, reports that a body of rebel cavalry made their appearance at 1 o'clock, to-day, within a mile of his outpost. A detachment was sent out to effect their capture, but they succeeded in making their escape. Capt. Mundee, Assistant Adjutant General for Gen. Smith's Division, with a small escort, advanced on the road leading from Lewinsville, to within a short dis
Called Court. --A special court of Hustings will be held at the City Hall at 11 o'clock today, for the examination of James Davis, charged with stealing $115 from James Johnson.
Called Court. --A special Court of Hustings was held yesterday, at the City Hall, for the examination of Jas. Davis, charged with stealing $124 from James Johnson, a soldier, on the 25th of October last. Present: Recorder Caskie, and Aldermen Sanxay, Anderson, Beveridge, and Bray. The Court, having heard the evidence, determined to send the prisoner on for final trial, and he was remanded to jail. An application for bail was refused.
Hustings Court. --Judge Lyons presiding.--In the case of James Davis, tried for stealing money from James Johnson, the jury yesterday rendered a verdict of guilty, and sentence of one year's imprisonment in the penitentiary was pronounced. The prisoner's mother, who was present, was overwhelmed with grief at the result. Henry Cooper was tried for stealing a watch and a pistol from Frank B. Garnett, at the Exchange Hotel, and convicted. His term of imprisonment in the penitentiary was fixed at one year. George Black, indicted for stealing a watch from James Broderick, was arraigned, and the jury having been sworn, further proceedings were postponed until to-day. The case of John A. H. R. Armistead, indicted for grand larceny, has been continued to next term.
d of February, for their approval. Public expenditures. The joint resolution, offered some days ago by Mr. Robertson, for the appointment of a committee with instructions diligently to examine the expenditures of the several departments, civil and military, and report whether any, and if any, what deductions may be made therein without detriment to the public interest, was taken up and passed. The following committee was appointed on the part, of the Senate: Messrs. Robertson, Johnson, Neeson, Spitler, and Dickinson of Grayson. Judge Thompson's salary. The first resolution directing the payment of the salary of Gen. W. Thompson, Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit, was taken up and passed — years 26, nays 11. The order of the day. The bill generally known as the "Stay Law" was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Whittle, (who has prepared a substitute for the proposed amendment,) made the order of the day for Thursday next. Military bill. The bill to
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