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"Union Meeting" in Berkeley. --A meeting of "Union-loving" citizens was held in Martinsburg, Berkeley county, Va., last week, and after the adoption of a long preamble and resolutions, nominated C. M. Shaffer and B. M. Kitchen for the General Assembly, and John Janney for the Northern Congress. Alluding to the meeting, that conservative journal, the Alexandria Gazette, says: We have not a word to say against the worth, respectability and intelligence of those who composed the meeting. Their language is earnest and determined — but it is respectful, and, as citizens of a free Commonwealth, called by law to decide upon the subject which they discuss, they are entitled to hold and express their opinions, in their county meeting, freely and fearlessly. It is probable, too, that some not agreeing with them in their conclusions as to the best course now to be adopted, may unite with them, in dissenting from some of the movements in this State. But when they ask if this can b
y that Steven's bomb proof battery is to be purchased by the Government, and finished for an attack on Fort Sumter sometime in the coming autumn. The London Review says that "the resolution which has been announced of treating Southern privateers as pirates, is absurd, barbarous, and impossible of execution." The farmers of Ohio are putting in seed of the Chinese sugar-cane, for the purpose of having a supply of molasses and sugar independent of the South. The interruption of travel on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, reported by a telegraphic dispatch from Wheeling, is entirely unfounded. The Presbyterian Assembly (O. S.) is in session in Philadelphia. The spirit of harmony is said to prevail. The Northern papers say that the rapid concentration of troops at Fortress Monroe "means business." Hon. John Janney peremptorily declines the Congressional nomination of the Berkeley Union meeting. Mrs. Lincoln has gone to Boston to see her hopeful son Bob.
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. (search)
Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. --A meeting of citizens of disloyal proclivities was lately held in Berkeley county, at which, among other traitorous proceedings, a resolution was adopted nominating Mr. John Janney as a candidate for Congress. The committee appointed to notify that gentleman received the following stinMr. John Janney as a candidate for Congress. The committee appointed to notify that gentleman received the following stinging rebuke for themselves and their coadjutors: Leesburg, May 15, 1861. Gentlemen: I have this moment received your letter of the 14th inst., informing me that at a public meeting of the citizens of Berkeley county, held in Martinsburg on the 13th inst., my name was announced as a candidate for Congress, and your expr and they have on all proper occasions been freely expressed, but I have now to deal with the practical issues which he before us. The destiny of Virginia is my destiny, and with her I shall sink or swim. John Janney. Very respectfully, your fellow-citizen, Messrs. Cramer, Herring, Dorsey, Miller, Curtis, Conrad and others.
Berkeley patriots. A correspondent suggests to those patriots of Berkeley who lately met in Martinsburg, that they swap farms with some of the patriotic citizens of Maryland. The change would be agreeable to all parties in the State. Mr. Janney has very promptly declined their nomination.
Virginia State Convention.Third day--[second session] Richmond, June 15. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour, President Janney in the chair.--The proceedings were opened with prayer by Rev. J. L. Burrows of the Baptist Church. The Committees were called upon in their regular order, but no reports were submitted. The President then announced that he had received a letter from Colonel Richardson, a member of the Convention, assigning as the cause of his absence the military duties devolving upon him at this time at Craney Island. The letter was ordered to be read. The Chair next announced the members of several special committees ordered yesterday to be raised. The most important is the committee of seven, appointed to confer with the authorities of the Confederate States, on the general subject of the relations existing between them and the State of Virginia James Bigbock is the chairman of this important committee. The other special committe
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The vote on the Ordinance of Secession. (search)
iam T. Suthorlin, Ferdall Gregory, Jr, George P. Layle, William L. Goggin, John T. Th nion, John Goods, Jr., William M. Tredway, Thomas F. Goode, Robert H. Turner, F. L. Hale, Franklin P. Turner, Cyrus H John Tr, L. S. Hall, Edward Waller, Lewis Harvie, Robert H. Whitfield, James P. Holcombe, Samuel C. Williams, John Hughes, Henry A. Wise, p H n Samuel Woods, Lewis D. Isbell, Benj. F. Wysor — ss. Those who voted in the negative are-- John Janney, Pres't J. G. Holladay, Edward M. Armstrong, Chester Huchard, John B. Baldwin, George W. Hull, George Baylor, John J. Jackson, George W. Berlin, John F. Lewis, Caleb B g s William McComas, George W. Brent, James C. McGrew, William G. Brown, James Marshall, John S. Burdett, Henry H. Masters, James Bu ley, Famuel McD. Moore, Benj. W. Byrae, Hugh M. Nelson, John S. Carlile, Logan Osborn, John A. Carter, Spicer Patrick, Sherrard Chamans,
ession, and the regular business being now in order, he would order the lobbies and galleries to be cleared. After a secret session of between three and four hours, the doors were opened, and the President directed the Secretary to read a letter which he had received from President Jefferson Davis in reply to a resolution of the Convention of Saturday last, the purport of which will be seen from the letter, of which the following is a copy: "Spotswood House, June 16, 1861. Hon. John Janney, President, &c. Sir "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst. communicating to me the resolution of the Virginia Convention to visit me at such hour as I may appoint. It will afford me great pleasure to receive you and the members of the Convention at 8 o'clock, on Monday, the 17th instant "Very respectfully, "Jefferson Davis." On motion of Mr. Tyler, it was agreed that when the Convention finishes the business of to-day, it will mee
Evening session. At 7 ½ o'clock, the members were in full attendance at the Hall, chatting freely and in groups, upon the events of the war so far as they have reached our city. It was twenty minutes before eight when Mr. Janney called the Convention to order. Mr. Fisher at once suggested that the only object of the evening session was to proceed in a body to pay their respects to President Davis. Several members made suggestions as to the modus in quo, but Mr. Tyler, who seemed to be, and undoubtedly was, well posted in such matters, was allowed by common consent to be the "master of ceremonies" on the interesting occasion. At the appointed hour, the Convention marched, in double files, led by Mr. President Janney and his accomplished Secretary, Mr. Eubank, followed immediately in the rear by ex-President John Tyler. We thus marched to the Spotswood Hotel, and entering Mr. President Davis' private suit of parlors, that distinguished functionary stood at the door, and e
ment. Some New Yorkers offered a prize for a "National Hymn," and over eleven hundred were sent in. They refuse to take any more. Edward N. Tracy, Esq., a well-known citizen of St. Louis, was accidentally drowned a few days ago. A member of the Richmond Grays was slightly wounded by a bayonet while practising with arms, at Norfolk, a day or two since. It is reported on pretty good authority that the Federal archives have been sent to Philadelphia in sealed cars. Hon. John Janney, President of the Virginia Convention, reached his home in Londoun county, last Sunday, quite sick. Two sons of James M. Whitley, Esq., Johnston county, N. C., were drowned on the 22d inst., while bathing. It is now thought that Mr. Riley, who was accidentally wounded by a pistol shot, in Columbus, Ga., may recover. Texas has an organized force of 8,050 mounted troops in the field and ready for immediate service. Rev. Malcolm Johnston, a devoted and esteemed Baptist
Last Moments of the Virginia Convention. Among the last acts of the Convention was the passage of a complimentary resolution to John Janney, Esq., the former President of the body, who responded most happily.--Shortly after this the Convention resolved itself into secret session for the purpose of considering Executive nominations; and it may interest the public to peruse a list of Colonels then and previously confirmed, viz: J. E. B. Stuart. John B. Bald win, Rev. H. Robertson, John McCausland, Robert C. Trigg, J A. Harman, Geo. W. Randolph, Chas. W. Field, G. A. Porterfield, Francis Mallory, Wm.Stewart, Wm. R. Terry, Lewis A. Armistead, Edmund Goode, H. B. Tomlin, H. B. Rust, H. B. Maury, Wm. E. Jones. There may have been one or two others, but the foregoing list includes all we have been able to obtain. After the doors were reopened, the usual resolutions of thanks to the officers were passed, and an eloquent vale victory address
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