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on any member thereof which may aim to nullify an act of Congress. Mr. Jenkins offered a resolution instructing the Committee to inquire as to the expediency of amending the Fugitive Slave Law, with a view to a prompt rendition of fugitive slaves, and a proper compensation to the owners of those not returned. Also, the propriety of providing, by a Constitutional amendment or a Congressional enactment, for the protection of the rights of slaveholders in the common Territories, &c. Mr. Cox submitted the following: Whereas. One of the chief and just complaints on the part of the slaveholding States of this Confederacy is a refusal or neglect and failure of certain Executives of the Northern States to deliver fugitives from justice, indicted for treason, murder, and slave-stealing in said slave States; therefore, Resolved. That the Committee of Thirty three for the establishment of comity between the States, be required to consider what, if any, further legislation is
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1860., [Electronic resource], Republican "Invincible" and the inauguration of Lincoln. (search)
mpolitic, and the destruction of Republican liberty; one by Mr. Vallandigham, substituting the Crittenden resolutions; one by Colfax, that the laws of the Union should be enforced, and the Union of the States maintained, and that it is the duty of the President to protect the U. S. property with all the power placed in his hands, and one by Morris, of Ill., that in pursuing any plan for the adjustment of the existing difficulties we will keep steadily in view the preservation of the Union under the Constitution as a paramount consideration. After a desultory debate, in which Messrs. Cox, Pryer, Smith of Va., Jenkins, Sherman, Stanton, Colfax, Noe, Hinchman, Montgomery, McClernand, and Harris of Va., participated, all pending propositions were, on motion of the last-named gentleman, referred to a committee of fourteen--one from each State represented — to report on at a future meeting to be called by it, if it agreed upon any plan. After this action, the meeting adjourned.
The Daily Dispatch: January 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Message from the acting Governor of Kansas. (search)
a resolution to revive the tariff of 1846. Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. McKean, of Pa., offered a resolution looking to the non-collection of the revenue in South Carolina. Referred. A resolution was adopted instructing the Select Committee to report on that part of the President's special message recommending that the questions at issue be submitted to the people. Mr. Holman introduced a coercion resolution. Mr. English introduced a resolution for obtaining an expression of opinion on Crittenden's resolutions. No action was had on either. A bill for reorganizing the District of Columbia militia was discussed. The Army bill was taken up. Mr. McClelland, of Ill., made an anti-secession speech. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, in a speech, characterized secession as revolution, and argued for its instantaneous suppression. Mr. Corwin reported from the Committee of Thirty-Three, which report was made the special order for next Monday.
Virginia State Convention,Sixteenth day--(Second Session). Richmond, July 04, 1861. evening Session. The Stay Law was first taken up on several amendments, chiefly providing for the payment of interest on debts thus suspended. Mr. Cox said that of all the ordinances passed by this Convention at its last session, this Stay Law ordinance was the most unpopular in his county. Mr. R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, urged his views on the subject. Laid on the table. Mr. James Ba sincere and conscientious in submitting the motion, but the House did not concur with him, and refused to foot the bill. At this moment the gas was extinguished, and we were all left promiscuously — reporters, members, &c.--in utter darkness. Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield, brought in a candle, and in a few moments afterwards the supply of gas was restored. A motion was then adopted to take up the ordinances as they lie on the Secretary's table. Mr. A. M. Barbour called an ordinance to p
75 Yankees landed under the guns of a steamer, and undertook the erection of a battery a few yards from the edge of a high bluff that overlooks the Potomac for many miles either way. While these men were thus engaged, the guns of the steamer were constantly employed in throwing balls, bombs and grape-shot, in every direction through the surrounding country.--About six o'clock in the afternoon, a detachment of our troops, composed of the Sparta Greys, Capt. Gouldin, and the Potomac Rifles, Capt. Cox, were sent forward to drive off the invaders. Through a constant shower of grape shot and ball, these gallant Southerners moved forward to the execution of the perilous work assigned them. The Greys taking the lead, soon came upon the enemy, and with their well-armed and steady rifle, soon succeeded in dispersing, and finally in driving off, their cowardly foes. Upon the appearance of the retreating Yankees upon the shore, and of our troops in close pursuit of them, the steam tugs began
The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Northern Congress.--the Pan-Handle traitors Assume to represent Virginia! (search)
H. Upton, R. V. Whaley, G. Pendleton and W. G. Brown. We copy from the proceedings as they afterwards transpired: Mr. Cox, of Ohio, objected to Mr. Charles H. Upton being recognized as a member of this body. He was in possession of authenticright to vote in Ohio had than been challenged, but he asserted his citizenship in that State, and was allowed to vote. Mr. Cox said he had no other object in agitating this question than to vindicate the decency and dignity of the House. Mr. for the previous question upon Mr. Burnett's resolution were made by Messrs. Washburne and Richardson of Illinois. Mr. Cox moved to lay the resolution upon the table, and upon this motion Mr. Burnett demanded the yeas and nays, but his call fosrs. Washburne and Richardson of Illinois. Mr. Cox moved to lay the resolution upon the table, and upon this motion Mr. Burnett demanded the yeas and nays, but his call for them not being seconded, the motion of Mr. Cox was adopted viva voce.
ief of Roger Jones, who commanded at Harper's Ferry, and was obliged to destroy public and private property there, and of volunteers in the service of the United States. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. In the House, Mr. Upton, of Virginia, (!) offered a resolution requiring all officers in the service of the United States to report to the proper department the names and numbers of such persons as may be released upon parole on taking the oath of allegiance. Adopted. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, presented a resolution referring to the Committee on Elections the question of the legality of the election of Mr. Upton, of Virginia. Adopted Mr. Holman, of Indiana, offered a resolution declaring that during the present session of Congress the House will only consider bills relating to the military and naval service, or to the financial matters connected therewith, and that all other bills shall be referred to the proper committees, without debate, for the consideration of
Mr. Eliot, from the committee on commerce, reported the following: "Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to employ immediately a sufficient force to protect our commerce from the pirates who now infest our seas." Mr. Cox wanted the resolution to be referred to the Naval Committee. Mr. Vallandigham inquired whether it was contemplated to employ privateers by the Federal Government. Mr. Eliot replied that it was not. The resolution was then passed. iminal correspondence and intercourse with persons in arms against this Government, and empowering the committee to send for persons and papers. The resolution was amended to substitute the committee on the judiciary for that on elections. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, moved as an amendment that Mr. May be notified of the passage of the resolution before any further action be taken upon it. Accepted. Mr. Burnett, of Kentucky, contended that the question involved in the resolution was not one of
Troops firing into each other. Cincinnati, July 18. --Cox's Kanawha men fired at each other, killing two and wounding several. About forty miles up the Kanawha, at the Red House, the cavalry charged Cox's column, killing two and wounding one. The cavalry wheeled and retired. Troops firing into each other. Cincinnati, July 18. --Cox's Kanawha men fired at each other, killing two and wounding several. About forty miles up the Kanawha, at the Red House, the cavalry charged Cox's column, killing two and wounding one. The cavalry wheeled and retired.
From Gen. Wise's Legion — capture of Federalists. Washington, July 20. --An official dispatch from Gen. Mcclellan, dated Beverly, July 19th, says: "Gen. Cox decoyed 600 of Gen. Wise's Legion out to Barboursville." The Kanawha correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, in a letter dated July 18th, at noon, says that two regiments, with two guns and the Trenton Cavalry, were ordered to reconnoitre Pope's Creek. On reaching the Creek they found the Virginians, 1,500 strong, well entree Virginians, 1,500 strong, well entrenched with masked batteries and two guns. The Federal troops fired forty rounds and silenced the batteries, but their ammunition giving out, they retired. Captain Allen and Lieut Pomerov were killed. Col. Norton of the 21st Ohio Regiment was badly wounded and captured. Col. Woodruff, Lieut Col. Neff (bogus Ky) and Col. De Villiers, of the 11th Ohio Regiment left Cox's camp on the 17th inst., and are believed to have been either killed or captured.
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