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The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Virginia State Convention.Fifteenth day. Saturday,March 2, 1861. The Convention was called to order by the President at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Borrows, of the First Baptist Church. The President (Mr. Gogin in the Chair) stated that the first business in order was the consideration of the resolutions of Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, and that Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, was entitled to the floor. The State Constitution. Mr. Turner, of Jackson, (Mr. Goode having given way,) offered the following resolutions, which, on his motion, were laid upon the table. Resolved. That it is expedient and proper that the 23d section of the 4th article of the Constitution of the State shall be so modified that slaves, like other property, shall be taxed without exemption, and according to value, and that no exemption of any property from taxation shall be had without the vote of a majority of all the members elected to each House of the General Assembly. Resol
lown, which, being obstructed, has overflowed is banks, and inundated the valley through which it It washes the western border of the graveyard in which so many of our sailant soldiers lie side by side, situate of the diseases contracted twelve months since on the Potomac. Around this running water a large crowd had gathered, and the swelling notes of an appropriate hymn broke the stillness of this quiet Sabbath morning, as us anthem of praise ascended from a thousand manly voices. The Rev. Dr. Borrows, Rev. Mr. Cowling, and Mr. Ow were present, and officiated in services — and there, upon the very border of the battle-field, with the frowning batteries of the Confederates in front, the graves of our gallant dead around, the songs of joy and praise borne upon the air in incense of tribute and adoration to the God of Battles, the ordinance of baptism, by immersion, was administered to twenty-three members of Gen. Barks brigades. It was a strange and solemn spectacle, and impressed