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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.military Organizations in Roanoke — gloriousreception of Louisianian, &c. Salem, May 4th, 1861. This has been a big day in Salem. The 157th Regiment was out in full force; besides which, the Salem Flying Artillery, Roanoke Grays, and two other volunteer companies, not fully organized, were all on parade, giving our town a lively appearance. After brief but stirring addresses from Geo. P. fayloe, Esq., our delegate to the State Convention, Colin Bass and Henry A. Edmundson, Esqs., a large number of volunteers stepped from the militia ranks, and are now in process of organization. While this was going on, the telegraph announced that at 2 o'clock a large number of troops from Louisiana would arrive at the depot and partake of any refreshments our citizens might have in readiness. Notice was immediately given to the citizens, who responded promptly and cheerfully. to the call.--A large number of families sent what was intended for the
John G. Cecil. Putnam — Robert T. Harvery, Robert Hall, L. Bronaugh. Raleign — Chas. H. Miller, Robt. W. Witten. Randolph — David Goff, B. W. Crawford, Wm. Hamliton. Rappshannock H. G. Moffett, A. W. Reid, J. G. Lane. Richmond City — N. B. Hill, G. A. Myers, J. H. Gilmer. Richmond County--Benj. W. Brockenbrough, S. Hutt, Robt. W. Carter. Ritchie — Lewis A. Phelps, Henry Culp, Peter Reed. Roane — Geo. W. Duvail, Samuel Tompkins, And'w. McDonald. Roanoke — Jno. McCauley, Colin Bass, J. H. Griffia. Rockbridge — S. F. Jordan, Jas. D. Davidson, Jas. H. Paxtor. Rockingham — J. H. Wariman, George H. Chrisman, Samuel Cretes. Russell — Ed. J. Culbertson, E. D. Kernan, Wm. B. Aston. Scott — E. K. Herron, Isa Fugate, Robt. Spear. Shenandoah — S. C Williams, Chas. Welsh, Mark Bird. Smyth — Fayette McMullen, James H. Gilmore, A. Rosenbaum. Southampton — Thos. H. Urguhart, W. B. Shands, J. J. Kindred. Spotsylvania — L. A. Boggs, C. C. Wel
The Legislature. Both branches of the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution extending the present session until Monday next, the 20th instant. This step was rendered imperative because of the pendency of several important measures — the Tarbill, the Salt question, and others — which have not yet, at this late hour of the session, been finally acted upon; and unless members apply them. Gives more Gilligently to the dispatch of public business, we fear the time allowed by the extension will prove too short for the accomplishment of the within objects of their coming together. The election of Superintendent of the Penitentiary, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Col. Chas. Blue, resulted in the election of Mr. Colin Bass, of Roanok
ancy occasioned by the death of Chas. Blue, was taken up. Mr. Worsham put in nomination Mr. Colin Bass, of Roanoke. There being no further nomination, the name of Mr. Bass was communicated tMr. Bass was communicated to the Senate. A message was received from the Senate informing the House of their readiness to proceed to the election of Superintendent of the Penitentiary, and that the name of M. J. Armstrong to the candidates. The House then proceeded to its first ballot, with the following result: Bass 73, Armstrong 21, scattering 1. The result was communicated to the Senate and the Joint vote stood: Whole number of votes cast 122--necessary to a choice, 62, of which Mr. Bass received 160, Armstrong 21, scattering 1. Mr. Bass was therefore declared by the Speaker to be duly elected. The fBass received 160, Armstrong 21, scattering 1. Mr. Bass was therefore declared by the Speaker to be duly elected. The further consideration of the Senate amendments to the tax bill was resumed.
authority have been recorded. From the Committee on Confederate Relations, Mr. Robertson submitted a report on the communication of the Secretary of War, of the 24th inst. The report was accompanied by several resolutions, which, with the report, were laid over under the rule. Mr. Pendleton presented a resolution to authorize the publication of 1,000 copies of the acts of a public character passed at the present session. Mr. Haymond, of Marion, presented a communication from Colin Bass, Superintendent of the Penitentiary, directed to the Governor, and by him endorsed for some action. After being read the communication was laid on the table. The bill to prevent the unnecessary consumption of grain, sorghum, &c., by distillation, was taken up, on its third reading, and passed. The bill authorizing the Confederate Government to acquire and hold property in the State for the purpose of mining and manufacturing iron and other metals, was taken up. A most interesting
titution, it is the duty of the General Assembly to elect a Confederate States Senator at the present session. The two Houses proceeded to the execution of the joint order for the election of State officers, when the following gentlemen were chosen by the joint vote: Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. J. M. Bennett, Auditor of Public Accounts. Henry W. Thomas, Second Auditor. John S. Calvert, Treasurer. S. H. Parker, Register of the Land Office. Colin Bass, Superintendent of the Penitentiary. The election of Public Printer was postponed until the 18th of February inst. The following bills were passed: A bill authorizing the collection of dividends from the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, due the city of Norfolk. A bill to authorize the sale of certain slaves now in the penitentiary. A bill vacating the commissions of officers of the line of the militia. A bill for the protection of sheep, and to increase the growth o
the bakers yielded a profit of from three to four hundred dollars. It was well ascertained that they obtained their flour at from $250 to $325 per barrel, whereas seven hundredloaves of bread was the average yield per barrel. Mr. C. said these facts were established beyond a doubt, and he defied contradiction from those interested. The petition was referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs Crutchfield, Griffin, and Stokes. A petition was presented by Mr. Glazebrook from Colin Bass, Superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary, asking that the city furnish to that institution any surplus amount of salt they may have on hand, at the price formerly asked of the citizens.--Referred to the Committee on Salt. A resolution was offered by Mr. Hill, and returned to the Committee on Supplies, asking that said committee be authorized to make such provisions as will secure supplies for the citizens of Richmond at reduced prices. The mover of the resolution presented strong
The Daily Dispatch: January 20, 1865., [Electronic resource], The education of disabled soldiers and soldiers children — an important question. (search)
The education of disabled soldiers and soldiers children — an important question. Richmond, Va., January 1, 1865. At the annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, in June, 1864, the following persons were appointed a committee to provide for the education of the children of deceased and disabled soldiers, namely: Colin Bass, Esq.; Wellington Goddin, Esq.; Rev. A. E. Dickinson, Hon. R. L. Montague, J. B. Jeter, D. D.; J. L. Burrows, D. D.; and W. F. Broaddus, D. D. The committee have matured a plan of operations which, it is hoped, will greatly further the object. They propose, not to originate schools, but to patronize such as now exist, or may hereafter be brought into existence; to limit their efforts, except in special cases, to aid in giving a good English education; and, in making their appropriations, to be controlled by neither sectarian, sectional nor social distinctions. It has been determined also to assist soldiers, disabled in the Confede
ion of the United States."--This was done at the suggestion of members opposite. "This, " he said, "is Mr. Greeley's preamble and my resolution." Mr. Washburne, (Republican,) of Illinois, moved that the resolution be laid upon the table. The rebels would accept no overtures except such as would be disgraceful to us. The question having been taken, the House laid the resolution upon the table — yeas, 84; nays, 51. The following are the nays: Messrs. Ancone, Baldwin of Michigan, Bass, Brooks, Brown of Wisconsin, Chanier, Coffroth, Cox, Craven, Dennison, Eden, Eldridge, Edgerten, English, Fiuck, Hale, Hall, Harrington, Harris of Illinois. Hobnan, Johnson of Ohio, Kellegg of New York, Kernan, King, Law, Lazear, LeBlond. Long. Mallory, Marry, McAllister, McDowell, McKenney, Morrie of Ohio, Morrison, Noble, Pendleton Radford, Randall of Pennsylvania, Robinson, Rogers, Ross, Scott, Steele of New York, Stiles, Townsend, Wadsworth, C. A. White, J. W. White, F. Wood and Yeamen-
itentiary, was then taken up. The President announced that the Senate was ready to receive nominations, when Mr. Christian, of Middlesex, put in nomination Colin Bass, the former superintendent. There being no other nominations, the Senate proceeded to an election, and Colin Bass was thereupon unanimously elected by botColin Bass was thereupon unanimously elected by both Houses to fill the office. The Senate then went into secret session. House of Delegates. The House met at 11 A. M. Not a quorum of members were present, and a call of the House being ordered, the doors were closed. Subsequently the call of the House was suspended, and a quorum appearing, business proceeded. Tr of the day, the election of a Superintendent of the Penitentiary, was gone into by the two Houses in joint session, and the election resulted in the choice of Colin Bass, Esq., the present efficient incumbent, who had no opposition. The bill to prohibit the traffic in gold and silver coin and the currency of the enemy was a