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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of Hon. T. S. Garnett (search)
ard, Henry Wilson, N. P. Banks, Solomon P. Chase, and others. They were content to follow a Virginian of the Virginians. The establishment of the Court of Claims at Washington and the life tenure of its judges was the work of the statesman of Essex. The first Civil Service law, and one which puts to shame the abortive effort at reform now existing, was the work of R. M. T. Hunter. He put an end, or showed the way to end, all controversy over the money question, and the recent unhappy rsity. A correspondent of that paper wrote: Your editorial of a recent date, in which you sketch the political life of R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia, recalls to my mind the last time I saw him. It was in 1883, at his little country mill in Essex. As I entered the mill he measured for a customer a peck of meal, and said: I think that is good measure. He who had had the applause of listening senates to command took the place of a laborer without a murmur when necessity required. G
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of Hon. T. S. Garnett (search)
ion, and believed in with all the ardor of his nature. He was naturally calm, gentle and reserved, but when roused by the inspiration of his subject he became filled with the orators' fire, and soared to the loftiest height of true eloquence. His well trained mind and rare learning enabled him to present with clearness and force any subject on which he spoke, even the intricate one of the tariff, which he frequently discussed in the House of Representatives. Believing thoroughly in the doctrine of the right of secession, he was one of the leaders of that party in the convention of 1861, and proved himself a strong advocate of the rights of the South. It is not fulsome praise to say of him, that he was the most brilliant of all the younger generation of the sons of Essex, and when death claimed him in the prime of his manhood, the county lost its most prominent citizen, the State a gifted and devoted supporter, and the Confederacy an ardent champion. Peace to his honored ashes.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Judge William Brockenbrough. (search)
r such galleries and of placing a likeness of Judge Brockenbrough where it so justly belonged, determined that this too long deferred honor should be paid him, even in a modified form. They have the pleasure of presenting to the circuit court of Essex an enlarged photograph of him, taken from an oil portrait belonging to the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, which was presented to them by Mrs. John P. McGuire, a daughter of the eminent judge. The present Court of Appeals is entitled to spmas C. Gordon, grandsons of Dr. Austin Brockenbrough and Frances Blake, his wife, and grandnephews of the Judge; B. Blake Minor, Jr., M. D., and Benjamin Blake Minor, Sr., a native of Tappahannock. The galleries of the portraits of worthies of Essex and some other counties are mainly due to the efforts of Judge T. R. B. Wright. The records of Richmond county show that the Brockenbroughs were there, from England, prior to 1701; and some of them were in Essex also at a Very early date. Dr