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Virginia State Convention.Sixteenth day. Monday,March 4, 1861. The Convention was called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Reid, of the Presbyterian Church. Resolution of Censure. Mr. Brown, of Preston, (by leave, Mr. Willey being entitled to the floor,) offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Hon. Robt. M. T. Hunter, and the Hon. James M. Mason, tailed to reflect the opinions and wishes of the people of Virginia in their recent opposition,tates of this Confederacy, with a view of having the amendments proposed in said report adopted, as part of the Constitution of the United States. To consideration of the fact that many members were absent, the resolution was, on motion of Mr. Brown, laid on the table. The National difficulties. Mr. Chambliss, of Greensville, (by leave,) offered a series of resolutions, prefaced by a lengthy preamble written by that enlightened Hon. Judge Allen, and by him presented to a meeting i
difficulties were offered yesterday, and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Chambliss made some forcible remarks in opposition to the Peace Conference propositions, and Mr. Carlile was quite as decided on the opposite side. Mr. Brown, of Preston, offered a resolution censuring Senators Mason and Hunter for their course in regard to the same propositions. It was laid on the table on Mr. Brown's motion, but will be called up at a convenient opportunity. A resolution to prineston, offered a resolution censuring Senators Mason and Hunter for their course in regard to the same propositions. It was laid on the table on Mr. Brown's motion, but will be called up at a convenient opportunity. A resolution to print 10,000 copies of the addresses of the Southern Commissioners was laid on the table, but subsequently called up, amended by the substitution of a smaller number, and passed. Mr. Willey made a speech on the Moore resolutions, taking ground against secession.
Released. --Gov. Brown. of Georgia, has released the bank Administer, in consequence of representations made to him by H. B. M.'s Consul, E. Molyneaux. Esq., that a cargo she held belonged to the subjects of Great Britain.
ry like the tawdry and disjointed exhibitions known formerly in Virginia as a big master of the bare-foot militia. The gimstack contraption filled with little girls, was about the only striking object in the whole turn-out, and that was ridiculous. The Republican Association, numbering some two hundred men, cut an extensive figure. Suel a collection of vite faces I never saw. Lincoln sat in an open carriage next to Buchan an, with Senators Pearce and Baker on the front seat. As he passed Brown's, he looked up, but turned his head so quickly that I could not get a good view of him. Surround at by armed men, he felt pretty secure.--Armed men were also stationed on the house tops all along the avenue. All the Federal Artillery were in readiness at their various ports to limber up and pour showers of grap into the crowd in case of disturbance. Of course there was none. I noticed that the negroes were out in large numbers. No wonder that the procession was not greeted with a single
clock, and was called to order by the President. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Peterkin, of St. James' Episcopal Church. Mr. Brown, of Preston, corrected some portion of his remarks, delivered on Thursday last, as reported in the Richmond Enquirer. r national difficulties. Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, moved to lay the resolution upon the table, upon which motion Mr. Brown called for the yeas and nays, and the vote resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Canney, (President,) Aston, baldwin, Alfred Mr. Barbour, James Barbour, Taylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Caperton, Carder, Chapman, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custi merits of Mr. Crittenden's proposition. He thought the Convention had matters of direct importance to attend to. Mr. Brown, of Preston, made some remarks in favor of the resolution. Mr. Leake, of Goochland, offered to amend the resolutio
s would be received by Mr. Lincoln, and that the Forts would be surrendered, and that it was brought about by Mr. Seward.--This needs confirmation, and is, I think, exceedingly improbable. I am glad to see that your people are waking up all over your State, and I cannot see what your Convention can be waiting for, unless it is to kill time. A gentleman said to me a few days ago, "those Virginians love to speak very much; pity what they loved to act as well. " Are you a ware that Gov. Brown, of Georgia. Hon Wm. L Yancey, Hon. Mr. Benjamin, Hon Mr. Wigfall, and most of the leading men in the secession movement, every where, are Carolinian? A rumor reached this city, a few days ago, in the effect that President Davis had vetoed the bill for suppressing the African slave trade. That report needs confirmation, and your Convention need not be at all alarmed upon that subject. The weather to day was clear and fine, but as my present writing a regular March wind is blowi
Foreign Attachment. --It is stated that Gov. Brown, of Georgia, has attached the Northers stock in the Macon and Western Railroad, amounting to about $1,000,000.
13.--Mr. Douglas offered a resolution asking information as to what forts, arsenals, navy-yards, and other public property in the limits of the seceded States, are now in actual possession of the United States; the number of men of each garrison; whether reinforcements are necessary to retain them; if the Government has the power and means, under existing laws, within the necessary time, whether it is necessary and wise to reinforce them, with the exception of Tortugas and Key West, and to recapture those seized by the seceding States, except with a view to the subjugation and occupation of those States; and if such be the motive for recapture, what force, regular and volunteer, is necessary to reduce them to subjection, and protect the Federal States.--The resolution lies over. Mr. Fessenden moved a resolution to strike from the roll of the Senate the names of Messrs. Benjamin, Brown, Davis, Mallory, Clay and Toombs--lies over. The Senate then went into Executive session.
From Georgia.Augusta, Ga.,March 13. --The reported seizure by Gov. Brown, of stock held by Northern citizens in the Georgia Railroad, is incorrect. The President of the road denies its truth. Savannah,March 13.--The State Convention has transferred the forts, arsenals, arms, &c., in Georgia, to the Confederate States. An ordinance was passed appropriating $500,000 to the support of the General Government, and authorizing the Governor of Georgia to issue bonds to that amount.
Sunday, April 21, 1861. This morning, at an early hour, three men, who had been confined in our county jail for sometime, escaped, by sawing off the bars of their cell window. Their names were Fernando Crawford, Brown, and the notorious Landes, of whom I made mention in a former letter. Their crimes were burglary and theft. Early this morning, handbills were printed and runners started to circulate them in all directions, as we have no Sunday mails. J. T. Logan, Deputy Sheriff, is out with men to search for them. They will, doubtless, be arrested, as they did not probably get out much before daylight, or the Night-Watch would have captured them — the Night-Watch having been discharged about 3½ o'clock. They had been working at the bars for some time, as part of the cut iron only was newly cut, the other part being rusty. They sawed from underneath the iron, so that it would not be noticed. The Rockbridge Rifles left early this morning. I understand that the
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