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Sabbath at the "finished" town of Fredericksburg. On our arrival, we found ourself the guest of one of the most cordial, polite Virginia gentlemen we have ever met. The Sabbath which looked down upon us was one of unusual brightness and beauty; the air was sweet and balmy, and everything wore the aspect of a lovely spring day. Before going to church we walked out to the place where rest the ashes of "Mary, the mother of Washington," which is marked by an unfinished monument, the work of a Mr. Burrows, of New York, who failed before accomplishing his patriotic purpose, and, while others are anxious to carry it out, yet he urgently solicits their delay until his broken fortunes are repaired. In our walk we passed by the humble house beneath whose roof George Washington lived, and saw the garden in which his mother oftentimes labored with her own hands. As we witnessed the narrow proportions of the building where such a man was nurtured, and remembered that his mother was willing
A successful attempt was made Friday night to enter, the basement of Rev. Dr. Burrows' church, on Broad street. The motive actuating the thief was a lot of cloth and soldiers' clothing, on which the ladies of the congregation had been at work. After a quantity of the goods had been removed, the base wretch tried to set fire to the church, but did not succeed in injuring the premises.
President, in taking the chair, returned his thanks for the honor conferred upon him in an appropriate address, in which he referred in eloquent terms to the present position of our national affairs. Revs. T. G. Keen, J. B. Hardwick, and the Deacons of their respective churches, were appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. Mr. Thos. J. Starke requested that a committee be appointed to examine his accounts, as Treasurer of the Association, which was agreed to. Rev. Drs. Ryland and Burrows urged that the Association have a shorter session than heretofore, and suggested the propriety of adjourning next Saturday afternoon. To this objection was mule, and it is probable that the session will extend to Monday afternoon. The attendance is larger than had been anticipated, and others will arrive on to morrow. As the gentleman appointed to preach the introductory sermon is not present, that service will be performed to-night by Rev. L. W. Spaly, of Richmond. Yours,
ding colporteurs into the army. In a recent visit to the camp on the Potomac, he found many who seemed anxious to have Testaments and other good books. He had spent a few hours in distributing tracts among the South Carolina soldiers, and found them eager to have tracts. They told him that for months they had not heard a sermon, and that they hailed with joy a religious visitor and good books. Mr. Taylor thought that all our colporteur force ought to be transferred to the army. Rev. Dr. Burrows said that ours are Christian soldiers — they have been trained to believe in the Bible, and are very different in this regard from the infidels who largely compose the Northern army. Our men desire good books, and they will read them. Recently, sixty soldiers had applied to Dr. B. for Bibles. The most effective soldiers we have will be the most pious, and godly, and prayerful. Rev. T. Hume, of Portsmouth, said that in one regiment, stationed near his house, there are four hundre
Arrived. Schr. W. B. Williams, Rose, Philadelphia, coal, C. B. Lipscomb. Schr. Federal Hill, Wheatly, York River, wheat. E. Wortham & Co. Schr. Augustus Holley, Davis, Norfolk, rum, I. & G. B. Davenport. Schr. Hampton, Edsings, New York, light, W. D. Colquitt & Co. Sailed. Schr. Wm. Gregory, Wallace, New York, mdze., D. & W. Currie. Schr. Clara Belle, Mitchell, Baltimore, coal, W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. G. V. Scott, Parker, Norfolk, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Mary L. Johnson, Burrows, Norfolk, W. D. Colquitt & Co.
ibutes of Divine power. The people yesterday appeared to refrain cheerfully from the usual amusements of a holiday occasion. Everything was quiet and orderly, and those who were tempted out by the delightful weather, exhibited a decorum in their conduct which must be pronounced praiseworthy. The churches were all well filled, and some of them densely crowded. At the First Baptist Church, in the morning, a powerful address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Jeter, and in the afternoon Rev. Dr. Burrows delivered an impressive discourse in the Third Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Butler officiated at St. John's, and his sermon is represented to have been marked with peculiar beauty. His idea was, that, while relying fully upon the means of Divine grace, the observance-of a period of fasting, which is penance for sins committed, was eminently proper among the Northern people, whose pernicious sentiments, instilled into the minds of their youth, have brought about the present deplorable e
General Assembly of Virginia,[extra session.] Senate. Wednesday, Jan, 9th. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The Alabama Commissioners.--A communication from the House of Delegates was received, informing the Senate of the adoption of a resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to receive and confer with the Commissioners from Alabama. The said resolution was concurred in, and the President appointed as a Committee on the part of the Senate Messrs. August, Stuart and Neeson. Increased Taxation.--The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Wickham, directing, the Committee on Finance to inquire into the expediency of imposing additional taxes on the people of this Common wealth, with a view of meeting the immediate heavy expenditures likely to be incurred under the existing troubles, was taken up, and being debated pro and con by Messrs. Lynch, Brannon, Douglass and Wic
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Richmond, Jan. 10, 1861. The Senate met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. J. L. Burrows, D. D., of the Baptist Church. Committee on Federal Relations.--The President announced the following committee on the part of the Senate, under Mr. Thomas' resolution, viz: Messrs. Johnson, Thomas of Fairfax, Newman, Early, Christian, Stuart and Greever. The secession of Mississippi was communicated in a message from the Governor. [See House report.] General Business.--A bill providing for a State Convention was reported, read the first time, and ordered to be printed. The proceedings of a meeting in New Kent county, urging the call of a State Convention, were presented and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. The National Crisis.--The joint resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Crichter, deprecating military display on the part of the Federal Government in the South, was taken up; whereupon Mr. Thom
General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. Friday, Jan. 11th. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the Baptist Church. The National Crisis.--A communication from the House of Delegates was read, informing the Senate of the passage of the following resolutions: 1. Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia. that in view of the imminent danger of civil war, this Assembly, in behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ask respectfully, on the one hand, of the President of the United States, and, on the other of the authorities of each of the Southern States to the end that, if possible, peace may yet be preserved, that they will reciprocally communicate assurances in response hereto to the General Assembly of Virginia, now in session, and that the status quo of all movements tending to occasion collision, and concerning the forts and arsenals of the nation, shall, on either hand, be stri
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.] Senate. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock. Lieut. Gov. Montague in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. J. L. Burrows. Mr. Wickham, from a Special Committee, presented a bill amending and re-enacting the 22d section of the charter of the Richmond and Mechanicsville Turnpike Company. Mr. Carraway presented the proceedings and resolutions of a meeting of the citizens of Princess Anne, in favor of the call of a State Convention. Also, resolutions passed by a meeting of the citizens of the same county, for the removal or enslavement of free negroes. Mr. Carson presented the petition of Thos. P. Marshall, for the appointment of trustees for Middletown, in Frederick county. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were reported and appropriately referred: Refunding to Moses G. Booth a certain sum of money; amending the law compensating jurors for services, so a
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