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lined; and Mr. William Pennington--ex-Governor of New Jersey, and now, for the first time, a member of the House — was presented in his stead. Mr. Bocock was also withdrawn, and the entire pro-Slavery strength concentrated, so far as possible, on Mr. Wm. N. H. Smith, American, of N. C. The next (fortieth) ballot gave Pennington 115; Smith 113; John G. Davis, anti-Lecompton Dem., of Ind., 2; and there were 4 scattering: necessary to a choice 118. Finally, on the forty-fourth ballot, February 1, 1860. Mr. Smith's name having been withdrawn, the vote was declared: for Pennington 117; John A. McClernand, Dem., 85; John A. Gilmer, Amer., 16; and there were 15 scattering. Mr. Henry Winter Davis, of Md., who had hitherto voted with the Americans, now cast his vote for Pennington, and elected him — he having the exact number necessary to a choice. John W. Forney, anti-Lecompton Dem., was soon after elected Clerk by a close vote. The majority in the Senate was not merely Democratic of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibbs, Alfred 1823- (search)
Gibbs, Alfred 1823- Military officer; born in Sunswick, Long Island, N. Y., April 23, 1823; graduated at West Point in 1846: served under Scott in Mexico, and afterwards against the Indians; and when the Civil War broke out he was in Texas. He was made prisoner, and when exchanged in 1862 he was made colonel of the 130th New York Volunteers, and served under Sheridan, in the latter part of the war, in command of a cavalry brigade. He was active in the Army of the Potomac at all times, and was a thoroughly trustworthy officer. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was mustered out of the service Feb. 1, 1860; was commissioned major of the 7th Cavalry on July 28 following; and served in Kansas till his death, in Fort Leavenworth, Dec. 26, 1868.
ails. 38May 19, 1856Internal Improvements, MississippiPassed over veto. 39May 19, 1856Internal Improvements, St. Clair Flats, Mich.Passed over veto. 40May 22, 1856Internal Improvements, St. Mary's River, Mich.Passed over veto. 41Aug. 11, 1856Internal Improvements, Des Moines River, Mich.Passed over veto. 42Aug. 14, 1856Internal Improvements, Patapsco River, MdPassed over veto. Buchanan,7 43Jan. 7, 1859Overland MailsPocketed. 44Feb. 24, 1859Land Grants for Agricultural Colleges. 45Feb. 1, 1860Internal Improvements, St. Clair Flats, Mich.Pocketed. 46Feb. 6, 1860Internal Improvements, Mississippi RiverPocketed. 47Apr. 17, 1860Relief of A. Edwards & Co. 48June 22, 1860Homestead. 49Jan. 25, 1861Relief of Hockaday & Legget. Lincoln, 3 50June 23, 1862Bank Notes in District of Columbia. 51July 2, 1862Medical Offices in the Army. 52Jan. 5, 1865Correcting Clerical ErrorsPocketed. Johnson, 21 53Feb. 19, 1866Freedmen's Bureau. 54March 27, 1866Civil RightsPassed over veto. 55Ma
invasion the election of President Lincoln meeting of the Virginia convention Governor Letcher's reply to the call for troops seizure of Harper's Ferry Union with the Confederate States. The United States Congress met on December 5, 1859, three days after the execution of John Brown. The most intense excitement prevailed throughout the Union, inflamed by Brown's execution and the events that preceded it. The House of Representatives did not succeed in electing a speaker until February 1, 1860, having spent two months in wrangling over the questions of slavery, State rights and secession. A Republican, Pennington of New Jersey, was elected speaker. On December 1st, the general assembly of Virginia met in regular session, and at the suggestion of Governor Wise proceeded to reorganize the militia of the State, to provide for volunteer military companies, the collection of munitions of war, and in general for putting the State in a condition of defense. The people, although
Comparative statement of Inspections of Tobacco in the City of Richmond, from 1st October, 1859, to 1st February, 1860, and from 1st October, 1860, to 1st February, 1861: 1860. Shockoe1,155 Public630 Seabrook's425 Dibrell's495 Mayo's, (no inspection.) 2,705 1861. Shockoe2,172 Public1,482 Seabrook's792 Dibrell's597 Mayo's968 6,011 2,705 Excess3,306 Wm. Y. Sheppard, Proprietor of Tobacco Exchange. Richmond Tobacco Exchange, Feb. 1, 1861. fe 2--1t