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Louisiana's vote of thanks to Virginia.

[We have received the following, and take great pleasure in preserving in our records this tribute of Louisiana to the ‘Old Dominion.’]

Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor's office, Richmond, June 20th, 1884.
Dr. J. William Jones, Editor, &c., Southern Historical Magazine, Richmond, Va.:
Dear Sir,—I have received from Mr. John M. Sandidge, Esq., of New Orleans, a copy of resolutions of thanks from the Legislature of Louisiana to the people of Virginia, a copy of which I send you, thinking they may prove of interest to the many readers of the Historical Magazine.

Very respectfully,


No. 73.


No. 73. joint resolutions of thanks to the people of Virginia. [a copy.]

Whereas, The people of Virginia have on all occasions manifested marked kindness and devoted attention to the sick and wounded soldiers from Louisiana placed among them by the vicissitudes of war, and whereas these kindnesses have ever prompted and received the grateful and hearty thanks of every citizen of this State: Therefore,

1.Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana in General Assembly convened, That the cordial thanks of the State of Louisiana are due and are hereby tendered to the people of Virginia for the unwearying kindness and devoted attention which they have ever bestowed upon the sick and wounded soldiers of this State, and that these generous deeds will ever be cherished by our people with sentiments of profound gratitude, and the remembrance of them be an additional tie to unite more indissolubly the two States in a cause and Confederacy endeared by their common sacrifices and consecrated by their commingled blood.

2.Be it further resolved, & c., That the renown achieved by the sons of Virginia in this war, her firmness amid her arduous trials, her


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