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Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis.

An Oration by Hon. John W. Daniel.
Delivered under the auspices of the General Assembly of Virginia at Mozart Academy of music, January 25, 1890.



Preliminary proceedings on the part of the General Assembly.

In the Senate of Virginia, December 7, 1889, Senator T. W. Harrison, of Winchester, offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved (the House of Delegates concurring), That the Hon. John W. Daniel be invited to deliver an address upon the life and character and services of the late Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, in the hall of the House of Delegates, at such time during the present session of the Legislature as he may designate, and that a committee of two on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House be appointed to wait upon the Hon. John W. Daniel and extend him this invitation and make all necessary arrangements.

Agreed to by Senate December 7, 1889.
J. D. Pendleton, Clerk of Senate. Agreed to by House of Delegates December 7, 1889.
J. Bell Bigger, Clerk of House of Delegates.

The following joint committee was appointed on the part of the Senate and House of Delegates, respectively:

Committee on the part of the Senate:

T. W. Harrison, of Winchester.

Taylor Berry, of Amherst.


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