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nity.--All were anxious that Mr. Ruffin should fill one barrow for them at least, so that by the time he had performed the requests of all I have no doubt was satisfied to get away. Missouri and the crisis. Mr. Johnson, chairman of the Committee of Federal Relations, introduced a bill in the Senate, on Wednesday, which provides that the Governor shall appoint one Commissioner from each Congressional district to a consulting Convention of the States, to be held at Nashville on the 4th of February, to agree upon a common issue by way of amendment to the Constitution to be made by the slave States, and the result to be laid before the Convention called in the third section. To that Convention the Governor is directed to appoint three Commissioners from Missouri to meet three Commissioners from each of the thirty- three States. The latter Convention to be held at Wheeling, on the 11th of February, for the purpose of adjusting the present difficulties, to preserve the Union and t
ll remain in Washington ten days or two weeks longer. His visit has been productive of great good in the interest of peace. It is not apprehended that any attack will at present be made on Fort Sumter. The Alabama members of Congress await instructions from their State. Those from Georgia will remain until they receive an official copy of the Ordinance of Secession. Active measures are in progress to have the course of Virginia, in sending Commissioners to Washington on the 4th of February, responded to by similar movements in all the States. Dispatches have been sent to Harrisburg, Pa.; Albany, N. Y.; Columbus, Ohio, and other State Capitals where Legislatures are in session, urging the prompt appointment of good and able men to confer with the Virginia Commissioners. Washington is now more free from excitement than at any time since the commencement of the session of Congress. Apprehensions of difficulties attending the inauguration of Lincoln exist, but to a limi
The Daily Dispatch: January 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Mail Carrier attacked by Wolves--Narrow escape. (search)
Mississippi Legislature. New Orleans, Jan. 19. --The Committee on the Confederacy in the Mississippi Legislature, have reported resolutions to provide for a Southern Confederacy and establish a Provisional Government for the seceding States.--The proposed separate Convention meets at Montgomery on the 4th of February.
sly agreed to, and the same ordered to be sent to the Senate for ratification: The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia having heard with pleasure the views presented by the honorable Commissioners from the State of Alabama, upon the present condition of National and State affairs, respectfully request the Commissioners to inform the authorities of the State of Alabama that the General Assembly of Virginia have passed an act for the election of members of a State Convention, and to convene the same on the 13th day of February next; and that they have also adopted joint resolutions for the appointment of Commissioners to meet Commissioners from all the States on the 4th day of February next, in the city of Washington, and the General Assembly is not able to make any definite response to the State of Alabama until the action of the State Convention. Resolved, That the Governor communicate this resolution, forthwith, to the Commissioners from the State of Alabama.
Commissioner of Revenue for Henrico Upper District --Jacob B. Keesee will be voted for by the voters of Henrico for the Upper District, Election, 4th February. [ja 15--1t]Many Voters.
Georgia Convention. Milledgeville, Ga., Jan. 23. --The Convention determined to-morrow to elect 10 delegates to meet at Montgomery, Ala., on the 4th of February, in a Convention, to which all the Southern States are invited. The special ordinance, declaring the African slave trade piracy, was amended so as not to declare it piracy, and to substitute imprisonment in the penitentiary and for death. As amended, it passed unanimously. An ordinance for the continuance of the present postal revenues until another government is re- established, was referred. Judge Benning offered an ordinance continuing the present laws about inter-State slave trade; also, a resolution appointing Commissioners to all the slaveholding States. Mr. Cobb reported an ordinance revoking the Federal jurisdiction over all lands ceded, and authorizing payment for all forts, arsenals, and other government property within the limits of Georgia. Laid over. It is generally conceded tha
A patriotic people. The whole disposable male force of the Commonwealth has been summoned to attend a muster on the 4th of February, for the purpose of being drafted for duty in the State Convention. There has been an almost unanimous response to this patriotic summons, scarcely one man in a thousand showing the least disinclination to rush into the perilous breach of the Constitution and serve his country. No qualification seems to be required but a knowledge of reading and writing, or an ability to make a mark, and enough of arithmetic to count Number One.
fice Department this morning, to assume the War Department. Ex-President Tyler, from Virginia, arrived this morning. He had a long and satisfactory and friendly interview with the President to-day. The latter expressed the belief that there would be no collision between the Federal and State troops during the remainder of his Administration, and that he should certainly use every effort to prevent it and to preserve the peace. Mr. Tyler will probably remain here till the 4th of February, to meet the Commissioners from the States. The Senate, in Executive session, to-day, confirmed the appointment of Capt, Hack, of New Jersey, as Quartermaster in the Marine Corps. Mr. Kellogg, of Illinois, returned to-day from a visit to Mr. Lincoln, at Springfield. --In view of this fact, his expression of the opinion that the resolutions of the Border State Committee come nearer what is required by public demands, is considered significant. Mr. Rust, of Arkansas, has wri
The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Citizens' State-rights ticket.-- Peachy R. Grattan, P. H. Aylett, Geo. W. Randolph. (search)
ce begins in this country, its history, its woes, its gloom, and its desolation, will perhaps present to the world the "bloodiest picture in the book of time." Whether we can have these guarantees, we do not yet positively know. Our Legislature has just delegated five able Commissioners to go to Washington for the purpose of conferring with the representatives of other States, and of ascertaining what, if anything, can be done to save the country. They will not assemble until the 4th of February, and we of course, therefore, cannot hear from them until after that time. If, after having exhausted these honorable means to save the country and its peace, we fail to do so, my opinion is that we should say to the Northern people, "You have refused to live with us on terms of equality, and we will not live with you upon any other terms; ours is therefore an unsuitable and an insufferable connection; we will part from you peaceably if we can, but forcibly if we must." To the doctr
The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Citizens' State-rights ticket.-- Peachy R. Grattan, P. H. Aylett, Geo. W. Randolph. (search)
or resisting an unconstitutional wrong, she is in such case morally entitled to the army and navy to defend her. Third. That if the rights, safety, honor and peace of the South are secured by constitutional guaranties, the Union should be preserved, but that the settlement should not be so postponed as to strengthen our enemies and injure us. The Legislature, desiring to make another effort to save the Union, has appointed Commissioners to meet those of the other States, on the 4th of February next, in Washington, with a view of agreeing on some plan of peace and safety.--Should these Commissioners agree on an adjustment satisfactory to the South, and Congress shall accept the same, then time should be given to carry out such plan in the manner provided by the Constitution. Fourth. That such preparations can and should be made as will insure peace, if anything will, if not, then at least the safety of the South. I learn that my views, on the means necessary to insur
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