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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hon. James Mercer Garnett. (search)
United States Senate in 1828 Mr. Randolph refers to Mr. Garnett's services in Congress, and soon afterwards writes: Our friendship commenced soon after he took his seat in Congress and has continued uninterrupted by a single moment of coolness or alienation during three and twenty years, and very trying times, political and otherwise. I take pride in naming this gentleman among my steady, uniform and unwavering friends. In Congress he never said an unwise thing, or gave a bad vote. (See Bouldin's Reminiscences of John Randolph. Appendix.) An interesting correspondence between Mr. Randolph and Mr. Garnett of some 340 letters has been preserved, extending from 1806 to 1832, the year before Mr. Randolph's death. The originals of these letters are at Elmwood, and a copy is in my possession. In August, 1807, Mr. Garnett served as a member of the grand jury that indicted Aaron Burr, of which jury Mr. Randolph was the foreman. Mr. William Wirt Henry, in his address before the Vi
. Mr. French, of Mercer, nominated Benjamin R. Linkous, of Raleigh. Mr. Critcher, of Richmond county, nominated James R. Fisher, of Richmond city. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, nominated Samuel H. Jeter, of that city. Mr. Carlile, of Harrison, nominated Chas. Lewis, of that county. Mr. Flournoy, of Halifax, nominated Chas. Kent, of Pittsylvania. Mr. Morton nominated Mr. Routt, of Greene. Mr. Scott, of Powhatan, nominated John F. Simpson, of that county. Mr. Bouldin nominated Wm. D. Wills, of Charlotte. Mr. Wickham nominated Francis P. Sutton, of Henrico. No other nominations being made, the vote was taken with the following result: Linkous, 45; Lewis, 29; Jeter, 26. All others 35. There being no election, the rules were suspended, on motion, and a resolution was adopted to drop all but the three highest candidates. The names of the three highest were then announced: Samuel H. Jeter, Chas. Lewis and Benj. R. Linkous — and the sec
Negroes for Sale. --I will sell, at public auction, at Charlotte Court-House, on Monday, the fourth day of March, 1861, (that being Charlotte County Court-day,) sixteen or seventeen likely young negroes. Robt. C Bouldin. fe 20--dt4Mh
any, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Graham, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hull, Jackson, M, Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Saunders, R. E. Scott, W. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart. C. J. Stuart, Tarr, Taylor, White, Wickham, and Willey.--71. Nays.-- Messrs. Armstrong, Blow, Bolssean, Borst. Bouldin, Cabell, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coun. C. B. Conrad, R. H. Cox, Fisher, Garland, Graham, Gregory, Goggin, J. Goode, Jr., T. F. Goode, Hale. C. Hall, L. S. Hall Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, J. B. Mallory, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods.--50. The resolution, as amended, then passed. On motion of Mr. E
roll was then called, and the decision of the Chair was sustained by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Aston, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chapman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Curtis, Dentawell called for the yeas and nays, and the amendment was adopted by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, James Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Bruce, Caperton, Cecil, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, Richard H. Cox, Deskins, Dorman, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, John GRichardson, Seawell, Strange, Thornton, Robert H. Turner, Wise, and Woods. --38. Nays.--Messrs. Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Early,
mendment was agreed to by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Aston, James Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Bruce, Cecil, Chapman, Coffman, Conn. Richard H Cox, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Garland, Gled, the amendment was rejected by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Cecil, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, R. H. Cox, Critcher, Echols, Fisher, Graham, John Goode, Jr., Hale, A. Hall, C. ays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Jas. Barbour, Baylor, Blakey, Blow, Boggess, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Cecil, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Cor. Harvie's substitute rejected by the following vote; Yeas.--Messrs.Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Cecil, Chapman, Conn, R. H. Cox, Fisher, Garland, Graham, Goggin, John Goode, Hale, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcomb
Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Blow, Bolsscan, Borst, Bouldin, Brauch, Brent, Bruce, Carter, Chambliss, Conn, Fisher, Flour, James Barbour, Baylor, Blakey, Blow, Boissean. Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne. Campbell, Carter, Chams--Messrs. Ambler, James Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Richard H. Cox,bedience to." Voted down by a large majority. Mr. Bouldin, of Charlotte, moved to amend the resolution by strikingrting in lieu thereof the words "earnestly desire." Mr. Bouldin briefly advocated his amendment, expressing his hopelesss.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Bruce, Carlile Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffmanmstrong, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campb-Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Blakey, Blow, Botssiou, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Co
dment. He argued that it contained nothing in conflict with the Constitution. The yeas and nays being demanded, the roll was called, and the amendment was rejected by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Bruce, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Dorman, Echos, Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Graham, J. Goode, Jr., Hale, Cyrus Hall, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, Macfarland, Chas. K. Med to strike from the report one of its most important propositions. A division of the question being called for, the motion to strike out was defeated by the following vote: Yeas--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau. Borst, Bouldin, Chambliss, Chapman, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Goggin, John Goode, Jr., L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Leake, James B. Mallory, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Speed, Stra
onvention was called to order at 10 o'clock. Mr. Bouldin presented the proceedings of a meeting in the couing resolutions in favor of immediate secession. Mr. Bouldin, in a brief speech, paid a tribute to the intelli's amendment was then voted down, viva voce. Mr. Bouldin moved to strike out the entire 8th resolution, ans passed, as the separation may make proper. Mr. Bouldin explained his substitute, arguing upon the positivocal that the Government had no such power. Mr. Bouldin reviewed the argument of the gentleman from Fredembler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Bolssean, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Bruce, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Cecil, Chamblise, Conn, R. H. Cox, Fisher,bour, James Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Byrne, Caperton, Cecil,rong, A. M. Barbonr, Blakey, Blow, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Cecil, Chambliss, Coff
The Convention. The secession resolutions adopted by the people of Charlotte were presented on Staturday, by Mr.Bouldin.Two petitions for an Ordinance of Secession, from the people of Norfolk county, were presented by Mr.Chanbliss. It was after wards stated by Mr.Holladaythat the signers of the petitions constituted but a small minority of the voters of the county. Mr.Johnsonpresented a secession memorial, signed by 1,530 citizens of Richmond, and Mr.Macfarlandfollowed it up by presenting the resolution lately adopted by the Union men at the African Church. All these documents were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. In Committee of the Whole, various amendments were offered to the 9th resolution of the report, and rejected, after which the resolution was adopted without essential alteration. The Committee then referred back to the 8th resolution, which recognizes the right of secession for just cause. Mr. Carlilemade a persevering but unavailing effort to a
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