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the righteous judge; repentance working deliverance to an oppressed and dispersed people; the prayers of the Church affecting the miraculous preservation of one apostle from the fate which had a short time before fallen upon another. I could not write daily as you wish, because I am not allowed to keep stationery. When it is specially granted it has to be accounted for, the whole being returned written or blank, as may be. With you it is otherwise, and the Attorney-General will probably indulge us by forwarding your letters as often as you write. His past courtesy warrants such expectation William B. Reed, of Philadelphia, recently tendered to me his professional services in a very kind and handsome letter. Thomas J. Wharton, C. E. Hooker, and Fulton Anderson, are the Mississippi lawyers who offered their services and were recognized as counsel by the United States Secretary of State. I requested permission to acknowledge their kindness by a letter; it was not granted.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
rshaw. Alabama.--To North Carolina, Isham W Garrett; to Mississippi, E. W. Pettus; to South Carolina, J. A. Elmore; to Maryland, A. F. Hopkins; to Virginia. Frank Gilmer; to Tennessee, L. Pope Walker; to Kentucky, Stephen F. Hale to Arkansas, John A. Winston. Georgia.--To Missouri, Luther J. Glenn; to Virginia, Henry L. Benning. Mississippi.--To South Carolina, C. E. Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews; to Georgia, William L. Harris; to Louisiana, Wirt Adams; to Texas, H. H. Miller; to Arkansas, Geo. R. Fall; to Florida, E. M. Yerger; to Tennessee, T. J. Wharton; to Kentucky, W. S. Featherstone; to North Carolina, Jacob Thompson; to Virginia, Fulton Anderson; to Maryland, A. H. Handy; to Delaware, Henry Dickinson; to Missouri,---Russell.--McPherson's Political History of the Great Rebellion, page 11. We have had glimpses of these Commissioners at several conventions. Let us now observe relative events in the other States of the Union. Tail-piece — head of Secessio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Secession of Southern States. (search)
; to Kentucky, Stephen F. Hale; to Arkansas, John A. Winston. Georgia sent to Missouri Luther J. Glenn; to Virginia, Henry L. Benning. Mississippi sent to South Carolina C. E. Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews; to Georgia, William L. Harris; to Louisiana, Wirt Adams; to Texas, H. H. Miller; to Arkansas, George B. Fall; to Florida, E. M. Yerger; to Tennessee T. J. Wharton; to Kentucky, W. S. Featherstone; to North Carolina, Jacob Thompson, the Secretary of the Interior; to Virginia, Fulton Anderson; to Maryland, A. H. Handy; to Delaware, Henry Dickinson; to Missouri, P. Russell. Ordinances of secession were passed in eleven States of the Union in the following order: South Carolina, Dec. 20, 1860; Mississippi, Jan. 9, 1861; Florida, Jan. 10; Alabama, Jan. 11; Georgia, Jan. 19; Louisiana, Jan. 26; Texas, Feb. 1; Virginia, April 17; Arkansas, May 6; North Carolina, May 20, and Tennessee, June 8. Only one of these ordinances was ever submitted to the people for their considration
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
f captain. In 1853 he resigned, became a broker in California, and, practising law for a while in Kansas, was made superintendent of a new military academy established by the State of Louisiana. When the convention of that State passed the ordinance of secession, Captain Sherman resigned; was made colonel of United States infantry in May, 1861; and commanded a brigade at the battle of Bull Run, having been made brigadier-general of volunteers in May. In October, 1861, he succeeded General Anderson in the command of the Department of Kentucky. The Secretary of War asked him how many men he should require. He General Sherman in the field. answered, Sixty thousand to drive the enemy from Kentucky, and 200,000 to finish the war in this section. This estimate seemed so wild that he was reputed to be insane, and was relieved of his command; but events proved that he was more sane than most other people. After the capture of Fort Donelson he was placed in command of a division
s which have impelled the people of South Carolina to withdraw from the United States and resume the power hitherto granted by them to the Government of the United States of America." I communicate, also, herewith the credentials of the Hon. Fulton Anderson, a Commissioner duly appointed by the Governor of Mississippi, and charged with the duty of informing the people of this Commonwealth that the Legislature of the State of Mississippi has passed an act calling a Convention of the people o. Preston offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the President, to wait upon the Hon. John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina, Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, and Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner from Mississippi, to inform them that this Convention of the people of Virginia respectfully invites them to seats in this Hall, and will receive, at such time and in such mode as they may severally prefer, any message they m
oted to proceed to the execution of the order of the day, namely, the Reception of the Southern Commissioners. The President.--Gentlemen of the Convention, in pursuance of a resolution adopted by your body, I now introduce to you the Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner on behalf of the State of Mississippi. Mr. Anderson, after a graceful acknowledgment of the reception, said he intended to detain the Convention but a few minutes, for the purpose of briefly discharging the duty imposeMr. Anderson, after a graceful acknowledgment of the reception, said he intended to detain the Convention but a few minutes, for the purpose of briefly discharging the duty imposed on him by his State, and would then yield the floor to the Commissioners from Georgia and South Carolina, States older and more distinguished, and having a more ancient claim than the State he represented.--They would present more conspicuously than be could the causes which operated on the States which have recently taken steps in vindication of their rights. In the name of the people of Mississippi, he expressed sentiments of admiration and esteem for the ancient and renowned Commonweal
uncing the passage of a number of bills, most of which were appropriately referred. Senate Bills Reported.--The following Senate bills were favorably reported on by House committees: Authorizing the Merchants' Bank of Virginia to establish branches at Rocky Mount, Liberty, Goodson and Princeton; to incorporate St. Paul's Church Home; for the relief of the securities, of James R. Courtney, of Westmoreland county; making an appropriation for the publication of the second edition of the Code. Bills Reported.--The following House bills were reported: Changing the time of holding. the Circuit Courts in the sown of Danville; authorizing the amendment of the charter of the Holliday's Cove Railroad; for the relief of Hilton Fitzhugh, late Sheriff of Prince William county. Kill Passed.--Senate bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Scott and Anderson for constructing the Hillsville Turnpike — ayes 92, noes 2. The House adjourned to attend the Convention.
The Convention. The ordinary business of the Convention yesterday was suspended for the purpose of giving a formal reception to the Commissioners from Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina. Able speeches were delivered by Hon. Fulton Anderson, of Mississippi, and Hon. Hemet L. Benning, of Georgia, sketches of which will be found in our report. The Convention will be addressed to-day by Hon, John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina. The system of admission by tickets that was inaugurated yesterday, will be in force to-day.
ch, with plain fare on our tables, make us as independent as " wood-lawyers." Spunky women we have here, too. One lady of my acquaintance, in the Courier of last Monday, says, in a letter to a Northern lady friend: "If our husbands, sons and brothers fall by the invader, the women will take their places, and their last words to their children will be, Never submit to Black Republican rule. " Another lady said, in my hearing "If my husband, who is an officer at Fort Moultrie, falls by one of Anderson's guns I will stand at the corners of the streets, with pistol in hand, and he shall never pass through this city alive." Dear creatures, they feel all this, and would, if possible, carry it all out this but we men will save them that trouble. The front steamming "James Gray," purchased by our State of your citizens at $30,000, has arrived, and makes a trial trip to-day down the harbor, with a regular March side and blowing, But it is a bad wind that blows no one any good. I am gl
us performed my mission, and have only now, in the name of my Government, to return to this Convention my profound acknowledgments for the honorable courtesy with which that mission has been accepted; and on my own behalf, my sincere and honest thanks for the kindness and courtesy with which you have listened to the delivery of my address. Mr. Preston took his seat amidst prolonged and hearty applause. Publication. On motion of Mr. Goode,it was. Resolved.That the Hon. Fulton Anderson. of Mississippi; Hon. Henry L. Benning of Georgia. and Hon. John S. Preston, of South Carolina, be each respectfully requested to furnish a copy of their addresses to this Convention for publication Federal Relations. Mr. Hall.of Wetzel, introduced the following resolutions, which were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations; Resolved.That in the opinion of this Convention, Virginia has a legal right at any time to resume to herself the powers that she delegated
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