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The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], The secession question to be Tested in Court. (search)
uproarious meeting in the African Church, in your city, to nominate to delegates to your Convention. Certainly it was a disgraceful scene for even the "Five Points," much less for Richmond, and that, too, in a house for divine worship. I wonder that such a house — the house of God--should be allowed by its authorities thus to be desecrated. I have no acquaintance with two of the gentlemen, (Messrs. Randolph and Steger,) but suppose the latter gentleman the son of Maj. Sager, late of Amelia; if so, he has the right blood. Judge Robinson I do know, and "he will do (in Southern parlance) to tie to." I did not see the Judge whilst here, or I should have made myself known to him. He introduced me to the great Clay the first time I ever saw him, in Washington, in 1839. Our batteries go on. No relaxing of effort at all. There are a number of planters on the different islands with all their negro men, who labor day and night to finish the forts and breastworks. They are now ere
n are elected. Norfolk. Norfolk--Gen. George Blow (Union) has a majority of 484. The majority for reference is 425. Portsmouth. Portsmouth.--J. G. Holliday (Union) has a majority of 767. The majority for reference is 804. Amelia and Nottoway., Amelia C. H.--The vote here is L. E. Harvie (Secession) 101; Weisiger (Union) 52; Gregory 13; Jennings Ordinary.--Harvie 36; Weisiger 26; Gregory 13. Blacks and Whites.--Harvie 83; Weisiger 17; Gregory 2 NottowayAmelia C. H.--The vote here is L. E. Harvie (Secession) 101; Weisiger (Union) 52; Gregory 13; Jennings Ordinary.--Harvie 36; Weisiger 26; Gregory 13. Blacks and Whites.--Harvie 83; Weisiger 17; Gregory 2 Nottoway C. H.--Harvie 27; Weisiger 23; Gregory 17. Bedford. Liberty.--Wm. L Goggin (Union) is elected by a large majority. The contest is close between Goode (Secession) and Johnson (Union.) Amherst. Amherst C. H.--Garland (Secession) is elect-in this county without opposition. Halifax. Halifax C. H.--Flournoy (Union) 183; Bruce (Secession) 152; Clark 41; Edmonds 82. Reference 146; no reference 68. Charlotte. Haysville.--Wood Bouldin (Secession) no opposition. Vo