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and harmingtons one, and the number of delegates larger than had been expected at such a time and under such circumstances. The people of the neighboring country also attended in large numbers.--There were present from this city the Rev. Drs. Burrows, Jeter, and Ryland; Revs, Jos. Walker, Harrison Williams, and Poindexter; Prof. Dabney, of Richmond College; A. H. Sands, Esq., Dr. Geo. B. Streel, and Messrs. J. B. Wood, John Turpin, Wm. Tyree, Jesse Williams, and perhaps others. Dr. Ryland wderator, and W. H. Fonerden Clerk. Among the other interesting proceedings was the ceremony of setting apart to the ministry the Rev. A. P. Woodlin, son of Mr. George Woodfin, formerly of Richmond.--The reading of the Scriptures was done by Rev. Dr. Burrows, the charge to the Church made by Rev. Dr. Jeter, the ordaining prayer offered up by Rev. W. F. Broadus, of Fredericksburg; the charge to the candidate by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, and the presentation of the Holy Scriptures and of the right hand
he same command, namely: Adjutant T. P. Maye, Sergeants Judson Dickinson, A. C. Porter, Henry C. Tinsley, and William Gretter. Capt. Stanard died of typhoid fever, at Land's End, Warwick county, on Sunday night last, about half-past 11 o'clock. The intelligence of the sad event was totally unexpected by his relatives in this city, who have the sympathy of many friends in their affliction. Soon after their arrival, the remains were placed in a coffin, over which was spread the Confederate flag, and conveyed to the late residence of the deceased — The funeral ceremonies took place at the First Baptist Church at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. Dr. Burrows officiating. A large congregation was present, and the scene was one of deep solemnity. The cortege then proceeded to Hollywood, where the remains were interred. A number of the comrades of the deceased, and delegations of the Masonic Order, participated in the sad rites, and the Public Guard performed escort duty on the occasion.
State Convention. Bombay, Nov, 25, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. Report. Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report providing that the Convention shall proceed to fill vacancies in the General Assembly in the following counties and districts: House of Delegates--Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Monongalia, Marion, Welzel, Taylor, Harrison, Preston, Wood, Lewis, Doddridge and Tyler, Ritchie and Pleasants, Mason, Kanawha, Putnam, Wayne, Glimer, Calhoun and Wirt, Cabell, Jackson and Boane, and Upshur; Senatorial Districts — Harrison and Ohio. Providing, also that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to effect, or in any wise impair, the right of either house of the General assembly to judge of the election, qualification and returns of its own members in case of any cont st. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed The case of Judge Pitis Mr. C. K. Mal
State Convention. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. The Cash of Judge Pitts. Mr. Morris submitted the following report: The Committee appointed to inquire into the loyalty of Judge E. P. Pitts to the State of Virginia and to the Confederate States, have examined such testimony as they were able to obtain in this city, and while the evidence before them is calculated to cast strong suspicion on the loyalty of Judge Pitts, yet in their opinion it would not justify his removal from office without affording him an opportunity to defend himself. They therefore ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the matter, and that the General Assembly be requested to investigate the subject. But in as much as it may be impossible to give notice to Judge Pitts by personal service of the process, they submit the accompanying ordinance for the purpose of supplying that defect.
Legislature of Virginia, Senate. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1861. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. Standing Committees. The President announced the Standing Committees of the Senate, as follows: On Privileges and Elections,--Messrs. Thomas of Fairfax, Newton, Dickerson of Grayson, Thomas of Henry, Early, Spitler, and Finney. On Courts of Justice--Messrs. Coghill, Robertson, Neeson, Day, Christian of Middlesex, Ball, Branch, Whittle, and Nash. On General Laws.--Messrs. Logan, Marshall, Alderson, Caraway, Garnett, Hart, Wiley, and Quesenbury. On Roads and Internal Navigation.--Messrs. Johnson, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Christian of Augusta, Newman, Marshall, Thompson, Claiborne, Lynch, Pate, McKenney, Taliaferro, Greaver, Whitten, and Bales. On Finance and Claims.--Messrs. Brannon, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Neeson, Thomas of Fairfax, Day, Bruce, Robertson, Lynch, Early, Christian of Middlesex, H
Senate. Thursday, December 5, 1861. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. Executive communication. A communication was received from the Executive, transmitting a report relative to the recent fire at Dibrell's Warehouse, and recommending that all the tobacco warehouses of the State be made fire-proof. Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Commerce. Exports. Mr. Logan, from the Committee on General Laws, reported House bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the act entitled "an act providing for the employment of negro convicts on public works," with an amendment; also, a bill constituting a part of New River a lawful fence. Resolutions of Inquiry By Mr. Spitler, relative to authorizing the Sheriffs in the counties' that have not been able to hold Courts of Inquiry for the present year to suspend the collection of muster fines until December 1, 1862; by Mr. Newman, of paying to T. P. Turn
Legislature of Virginia Senate. Friday, December 6, 1861 The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. The special committee appointed to rooms for the committee's imported that an able apartments had been The militia. A communication was received from a Secretary of the Convention, transmitting for the little. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On motion of Mr. Nash, It was Resolved. That the Commihairman of the Committee. The resolution in reference to the legalizing of the issue of small notes, was offered by Mr. Woodson instead of Mr. Wootten. Senate. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1861. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. Resolutions of inquiry. By Mr. Alderson: Of conferring with the Confederate Congress relative to the extension of the Covington and Ohio Railroad by the Confederate Government (as a military necessity
Legislature of Virginia. Senate. Monday, Jan. 6, 1862. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, President process in alte absence of Lieut. Gov. Montague, detained at home in consequence of the death of a brother. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows. Resignation of a Senator. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, transmitting the resignation of Mr. J. H. Claiborne, the Senator from the Petersburg district. The 32d District. The President laid before the Senate an Executive communication, transmitting the election returns from the Senatorial district, composed of the counties of Morgan, Hampshire, and Hardy, held on the 16th of December. The returns indicate the election of Mr. James D. Armstrong, the late incumbent. Confederate relations. The President also laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, announcing the receipt of joint resolutions adopted by the Legislature
Legislature of Virginia.Senate. Monday, Jan. 13, 1862. The Senate was called to order by the President, Lieut. Gov. Montague. Played by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, transmitting statements of Edward T. D. Myers acting Chief Engineer of Virginia, accompanied by an abstract of the certified accounts; also, an inventory of property on the various defensive works, &c. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. The President laid before the Senate a note from the President of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, tendering to the officers and members of the Senate the courtesies of that road. Bills reported. Mr. Coghill, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported a bill to enforce payment of balances due from Commissioners of forfeited and delinquent lands. Mr. Logan, from the Committee on Genera Laws, reported a bill changing the names of the counties of
of Mrs. Lee and Potter, just beyond the village of Colchester. The two houses in question were located on each side of the Colchester road, and within 150 yards of the Occoquan. The detachment of our men reached the vicinity about midnight Lieut. Col. Burke divided his men into four sections. As Massy's men approached Mrs. Lee's house, the sentry at the door fired his gun and gave the alarm. He was immediately shot down. --The rebel rangers within, nine in number, under command of Major Burrows, came to the upper windows and fired down upon our men. The fire was returned, and for nearly half an hour the bullets flew thick and fast in every direction. Lieut. Col. Burke came up with the remaining 25 men, and burst open the door. One of the rebels was met with a lantern in his hand, and was in the act of blowing out the candle when he was shot. Four of the rangers were seen to fall out of the windows dead upon the ground. The fire of the rebels gradually, ceased, and it is
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