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61, nays 66. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, moved to amend Mr. Scott's amendment, by striking out "Arkansas." He indicated that he made the motion to get an opportunity of lecturing the Committee. He was tired of this eternal discussion, which he thought was nothing but child's play. No man could say that he had been changed, either one way or the other, by the speeches made on the report. He appealed to the body, as an old man — the oldest here except the gentleman from Charles City, (Mr. Tyler)--to cease speaking, and let us vote and go home. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, agreed with the gentleman from Brunswick. They were quarreling here over questions of no practical importance. He alluded with characteristic severity to the inconsistency of the secessionists in voting for a principle of representation which was utterly denied to the people of the Confederated States. He voted with them this morning, and would always vote for a principle which he deemed right, if it plu
and the gentleman from Fauquier assisted in voting it down. Now he desired to know, if we were to have a recess, when we were to re-assemble — whether Anno Domini 1862 or Anno Domini 1863? His own report had never been proposed here, except as it was proposed here to-day by the gentleman from Amelia. In spite of all the talk here about sensation dispatches, Mr. Wise said he was now enabled to announce to this body, from official dispatches to the Ex-President of the United States, (Mr. Tyler,) that the war had commenced. [Sensation.] If it was the pleasure of the Committee, he would read them. Voices--"Leave — leave." The Chairman said that the gentleman could read them as a part of his argument — he would be charged with the time. Mr. Wise said, then he would them, but would have them read by the ry.--Gentlemen were still contending lay, while the war was going on. He would challenge the gentlemen from Fauquier and Augusta to resign their seats with him, to-d<
rs were elected: President — A. M. Bailey. Vice-Presidents--Thos. H. Wynne and Wm. Macfarland. Recording Secretary — J. W. Lewellen. Corresponding Secretary — H. P. Edmond. Treasurer — Samuel P. Mitchell. Auditor — George W. Anderson. Board of Managers.-- Geo. Bargamin, James D. Browne, E. B. Spence, S. S. Cottrell, Geo. A. Ainslie, H. R. Burger, John W. McKell, James T. Pemberton, Wm. W. Snead, Jos. F. Powell, James Kersey. John H. Johnson, James A. Scott, John McFarland, John Tyler, John P. Tyler, Geo.. S Lownes, Chas. W. Allen, A. J. Bowers, and Oliver Davis. The Board are to meet at the Hall on Tuesday night next, for organization and the election of Standing Committees, at which time every member who intends to serve ought to be at his post. The Institute is now in a flourishing condition; but to continue to prosper, its managers must be energetic and attentive in the discharge of their duties. Its next Fair will be held in
Firing.a breach made in Sumter.only two Confederate troops wounded.the fleet off the coast. The Firing Stopped for the Night — The Harriet Lane Driven off — Good Firing of the Batteries — The Preparations the Day Before — Description of Fort Sumpter--Major Anderson, &c. The war has commenced. Yesterday morning, at 4½ o'clock, the batteries of the Confederate troops in Charleston harbor opened fire on Fort Sumter. Ex-President Tyler yesterday afternoon received by telegraph from John Tyler, Jr., at Montgomery, Ala., the following copy of the official correspondence which took place before the bombardment commenced: [no. 1.]Gen. Beauregard's Dispatch to the Secretary of War. Charleston April 8, 1861. To L. P. Walker Dear Sir --An authorized messenger from Lincoln has just informed Gov. Pickens and myself that provisions will be sent to Fort Sumter, "peaceably if they can, forcibly if they must." G. T. Beauregard. [no. 2.]reply of the Secretary of War to Ge