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next, I ought to use my utmost endeavors to preserve the body from ravenous beasts. I therefore went on with my melancholy task, until I was standing in a grave as deep as I was high. The clock struck ten. Night was come, and all its black thoughts with it. But the violent exercise which I had taken soon enabled me to fall asleep. It was only deferred a few minutes by Blanchette's caresses; she seems very glad to have me with her, and never refuses to serve as my pillow. On the 11th of January, my first thought on waking was to make an end of my painful task; when I had lighted the lamp I felt my courage oozing away. I was obliged to have recourse to a new remedy with which I ought to have been able to dispense. Instead of breakfasting as usual on boiled milk and potatoes. I took a little bread and wine. This regimen restored a certain degrees of firmness which I cannot ascribe to my own personal character, but of which I took advantage without delay. I had well considere
e Governor, in which he says: "I communicate herewith a letter from Wm. M. Brooks, Esq., President of the Alabama State Convention, enclosing a copy of the Ordinance of Secession, adopted on the 11th inst. "I communicate also a telegraphic dispatch received from His Excellency Joseph E. Brown, Governor of the State of Georgia, announcing the passage by the Convention of that State of the Ordinance for immediate secession." The Ordinance adopted by the Alabama Convention, January 11th, is: "To dissolve the union between the State of Alabama land the other States, under the compact styled the United States of America." The Governor's Message and the documents accompanying it were, on motion, laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Reply of Virginia to the Alabama Commissioners.--The following joint resolution was offered, and after explanation, was unanimously agreed to, and the same ordered to be sent to the Senate for ratification: The General
into the house. Bernard said he should not be brought in there. We after wards got the buggy and carried Mr. Taylor away. Joseph Thomas, sworn.--On the 11th of January I was at work for Mr. Taylor, when Bernard came there and asked Taylor what he had done with the plank. Paid little attention to what passed between them. Satement made before the inquest, by A. Thornton Carter. After stating the reason of the absence of this witness, he read the paper, as follows: On the 11th day of January I was passing the farm purchased by Mr. Taylor from Joseph Bernard, and saw Mr. Taylor there, at the new stable. Found William Barnett and a negro man withnett and myself, with the negro man, put him in the buggy and drove off. A. Thornton Carter. Mr. Young made a statement in effect that on the night of the 11th January his overseer came to his house and informed him that Mr. Taylor had been shot by Joseph Bernard. He immediately dispatched the overseer for Justice Burton, wh
Murder of an actress. --A young actress of great beauty, M'lle Zove, was murdered in Paris on the 11th of Jan. She was performing at the Theatre Imperial as Viola, in a new piece of Scribe. Her body was found strangled the next morning, in her room, undisrobed of the last night's wardrobe. She was singularly beautiful. The Count de Poligny — a rich young officer of the Guard — is suspected of complicity in the murde
The coming year. --The year 1861 will be the first of the 660th Olympiad. There will be an annual eclipse of the sun on the 11th of January,another on the 7th of July,and a total eclipse on the 31st of December.There will also be a partial eclipse of the moon on the 17th of December.
The coming year. --The year 1861 will be the first of the 660th Olympiad. There will be an annual eclipse of the sun on the 11th of January, another on the 7th of July, and a total eclipse on the 31st day of December. --There will also be a partial eclipse of the moon on the 17th of December.--Montgomery (Ala.) Daily Post, Dec. 10.
Kentucky vs. Ohio. --The proceedings of the U. S. Supreme Court show that the interesting case of the Governor of Kentucky vs. the Governor of Ohio came before that august tribunal Friday, and was set for argument on the 11th day of the ensuing month. Mr. Munroe having read the petition and exhibits, and having moved the Court for a writ of mandamus or for a rule to show cause, pursuant to the terms of said petition, it was ordered that the motion be set down for argument on the 11th of January, and it was further ordered that the Clerk of the Court forthwith send a copy of this order and of the petition and exhibits filed therein, to be served on William Dennison, Governor of the State of Ohio.
General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. Friday, Jan. 11th. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The National Crisis.--A communication from the House of Delegates was read, informing the Senate of the passage of the following resolutions: 1. Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia. that in view of the imminent danger of civil war, this Assembly, in behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ask respectfully, on the one hand, of the President of the United States, and, on the other of the authorities of each of the Southern States to the end that, if possible, peace may yet be preserved, that they will reciprocally communicate assurances in response hereto to the General Assembly of Virginia, now in session, and that the status quo of all movements tending to occasion collision, and concerning the forts and arsenals of the nation, shall, on either hand, be stric
House of Delegates. Friday. Jan. 11, 1861. The House was called to order at 12 o'clock M, by Speaker Crutchfield, and opened with prayer by Rev. J. A. Duncan, of the M. E. Church. Bills Reported.--Bills were reported from committees as follows: By Mr. Magruder, a bill releasing the Commonwealth's claim to a certain island in Chesapeake Bay to Edward I. Pouison; a bill for the relief of Edward McCabe, of Harper's Ferry; a bill to amend in act passed March 30, 1860, entitled "an act making regulations concerning licenses;" a bill to amend an act passed April 6th, 1858, entitled "an act to amend and re enact an act entitled an act for regulating foreign life insurance companies within this Commonwealth, passed March 6th, 1856," by Mr. Chapman, a bill to incorporate the Arnoldsburg and Sandy Turnpike Company; a bill to extend the improvement of the Little Kanawha River to the falls thereof, in the county of Braxton; and a bill to incorporate the Lynchburg and North Carolina
Alabama gone Out!Ordinance of Secession passed.rejoicing at Montgomery. Montgomery. Ala, Jan. 11. --The Ordinance of Secession was passed at 2½ o'clock yesterday. Cannons are firing, bells ringing, and the city is in a blaze of enthusiasm. [Second Dispatch.] Augusta, Jan. 11. --The "ordinance to dissolveJan. 11. --The "ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and the other States of the United States, united under the compact and style of the United States of America," reads as follows: Whereas, The election of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin to the offices of President and vice President of the United States of America, by a sectional ted by the ladies is now waving over the Capitol, amid the ringing of bells, firing of cannon, and intense enthusiasm. [third Dispatch.] Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11. --An illumination is lighting the city from the Capitol to the river. An immense crowd is gathered in front of Montgomery Hall. Hon. J. L. M. Curry,
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