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The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], The General Assembly of Virginia firm and United (search)
Arming the county. --In the County Court of Henrico, yesterday, on motion of Col. J. Lucius Davis, it was ordered that a committee be appointed to examine the law and report on Thursday, to a full Court, summoned for that purpose, a plan for raising a sufficient amount to put the county in a state of defence, and for arming a portion of the militia. This motion was advocated very ably by Cols. R. M. Cary, Sherwin McRae, John P. Harrison and W. A. Cocke, Esq., the former of whom, thougthe citizens on the bonds of the County Court for the amount requisite to give effect to the movement. The committee is as follows: John R. Garnett, Jackson F. Childrey, Geo. M. Savage, on the part of the Magistrates--Cols. Sherwin McRae. J. L. Davis, John P. Harrison, Capt. John Wilder Atkinson, on the part of the 33d Regiment--Wm. B. Randolph, Henry Cox, Nathaniel B. we, Robert A. Mayo, Dr. Jos. M. Sheppard, Garland Hanes, on the part of the citizens. The magistrates are all to be s