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t commands, and which seems to be now the most prominent and interesting object in the estimation of Pendergrast and his noble conferrers. How is it Pender has had Stringham placed over him? Was it for his brave and gallant bearing at the Navy-Yard with his coadjutors, the Pawnees? Or is it that the demoralized Lincoln horde distrust the Kentuckian? Does Pendergrast imagine a Southern man will be trusted? Has not Pendergrast made a mistake in exposing what he deemed the stronger cause? That sacra fames auri has been the damnation of many, especially when coupled with that other thirst, the thirst for power and position. I now close, and give you the vote here at 10½ A. M. Ratification659 Rejection70 Murdaugh and Wilson, Secession candidates930 Watts122 Martin112 Murdaugh and Wilson will undoubtedly be elected to the Legislature, and the prominent measure of ratification of the Ordinance of Secession carried by an overwhelming vote. Old Dominion.
enove Delegate for Alexandria. Pittsylvania. Danville, May 23. --For secession, 407; against, none. For amendment, 348; against, 6. For House of Delegates--Gilmer, 362, Buford, 348; Finney, 28; Miller, 31. Pittsylvania Court House, 3 o'clock.--For secession, 210; Gilmer, 210; Buford, 144. Gilmer and Buford are probably elected. Norfolk county. Portsmouth, May 23.10½ A. M. --For Secession 659; against 70. For House of Delegates, Murdaugh and Wilson 930, Watts 122, Martin 112. [Second Dispatch.] Portsmouth, May 23. --The poll closed with 901 for Secession, and 74 for Union. Murdaugh and Wilson are elected to the Legislature. There is some talk of tar and feathers being used on three obnoxious Union-loving men here. Nansemond. Suffolk, May 23. --Riddick is re-elected to the Legislature. Day is re-elected to the Senate. There is not a "Union" man to be found in the town. Ad valorem had 27 majority at this precinct.
The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Clarksville, Mecklenburg co., May 21, 1861. (search)
A family of soldiers. --There are five sons of Capt. John Martin in the Blue Ridge Rifles, now in quarters at Mudwall. What family can beat that? We are certain the Capt. himself is a good shot and could pick off any of Abe's invaders at 1000 yards. His boys have been instructed in the same school.--Charlottesville Jeff.