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nted by these expressions of the brethren to send out colporteurs into the army, and that he hoped to be able to have ten of his best men in this work during next week. Rev. R. Ryland read the report on Education, which was discussed by Revs. G. B. Taylor, A. Broadus, T. G. Keen, J. B. Hardwick, M. T. Sumner, and others. I will send you some interesting quotations of Dr. Ryland's report. Rev. T. G. Keen read a report on Domestic and Indian Missions, in which touching allusion was made to the death of the late Capt. Fisher, of this city, who was for years Treasurer of that Board. Rev. M. T. Sumner, of Alabama, advocated the claims of this department. Rev. J. B. Solomon is now reading an admirable report on the state of the country, which I know you will be glad to publish, and which will be read with unbounded pleasure by Southern Christians. To day's cars have brought us an addition of some forty delegates, and now we have a pretty full delegation. Yours, &c.,
Evening session. At 7 ½ o'clock, the members were in full attendance at the Hall, chatting freely and in groups, upon the events of the war so far as they have reached our city. It was twenty minutes before eight when Mr. Janney called the Convention to order. Mr. Fisher at once suggested that the only object of the evening session was to proceed in a body to pay their respects to President Davis. Several members made suggestions as to the modus in quo, but Mr. Tyler, who seemed to be, and undoubtedly was, well posted in such matters, was allowed by common consent to be the "master of ceremonies" on the interesting occasion. At the appointed hour, the Convention marched, in double files, led by Mr. President Janney and his accomplished Secretary, Mr. Eubank, followed immediately in the rear by ex-President John Tyler. We thus marched to the Spotswood Hotel, and entering Mr. President Davis' private suit of parlors, that distinguished functionary stood at the door, and e
inance to inquire into the expediency of authorizing any of the branches of the Banks of this Commonwealth to issue one or two dollar notes to the amount of five per cent. of their capital. Major George W. Brent asked permission to sign the Ordinance of Secession, being necessarily absent on military duties when that ordinance was signed. Under a standing order, permission was granted. Major B. gave us most encouraging news from Manassas, whither he returns immediately. Mr. Fisher submitted a resolution, which was adopted, that the Committee on the Constitution be directed to inquire whether Geo. W. Thompson, a Judge of the twentieth Circuit Court in this State, has been guilty of treasonable conduct, or other conduct such as will justify his removal from office. The regular order of the day was now called up, in reference to suspending payment on public debt, coupons, &c., except the sterling bonds payable in London. A substitute was submitted, providing
enroll and draft into the service of the State, subject to the articles of war, all able-bodied free negroes in the State, and compel them to work on fortifications and works of public defence. Moved to lay on the table. Motion carried. Mr. Fisher moved that as soon as the same shall be printed, the Secretary shall send to the clerks of the County Courts two, and to the members of this Convention ten, copies of all ordinances of this body. Amended that all ordinances of a penal nature bhen passed. Mr. Morton moved to take up an ordinance confining to the civil Courts of Richmond the trial of persons suspected of treason who may be brought here by the military authorities of the State. Substitute offered and passed. Mr. Fisher offered a resolution inhibiting the officer charged with that duty from paying Judge Thompson, of the 20th Judicial District, his salary as such Judge until further orders. Mr. Goode submitted an ordinance providing that wherever the words
ormation relative to the troops of North Carolina, a portion of which we copy: We learn that President Davis has consented to receive, in addition to the four regiments already in the field, the 5th, 6th and 11th Regiments of Volunteers. The 5th arrived in Virginia a few days ago. The 6th, Col. Lee's, was to have left yesterday, and the 11th, rendezvoused at Danville, will receive marching orders for Richmond as soon as certificates of the election of the field officers are received at headquarters. The Sixth Regiment State Troops, Col. Fisher, is expected to leave on Monday. The Second, Col. Tew; the Third, Col. Meares, and the Fourth, Col. Anderson, are full and only await some slight equipments to take up their line of march. The Fifth, Col. McRue, is nearly completed, and the right wing will probably leave early next week. When these troops get to their destination, North Carolina will probably have in the field, at home and in Virginia, some twenty thousand men.
Northern Congress. Washington, July 9 --The Speaker of the House of Representatives has appointed the committees. The chairman of the Committee on Elections is Mr. Davis; on Claims, Mr. Fenton; on Commerce, Mr. Washburne, of Illinois; on Public Lands, Mr. Potter; on Postal Affairs, Mr. Morrill, of Maryland; on the District of Columbia, Mr. Conkling; on the Judiciary, Mr. Hickman; on Revolutionary Claims, Mr. Duet; on Public Expenditures, Mr. Covode; on the Militia, Mr. Var Valkenburg; and on the Navy, Mr. Sedgwick The Committee on Ways and Means are Messrs. Stephens, Morrill of Vermont, Phelps, Spalding, Appleton, Corning, Horton, McClelland and Stratton. The Committee on Foreign Affairs are Messrs. Crittenden, Gooch, Cox, White of Indiana, McKnight, Burnham, Thomas of Maryland, Pomeroy and Fisher. The Chairman of the Committee on Pensions is Mr. Van Wyck, and on Roads and Canals is Mr. Mallory.
rge number taken prisoners. About 500 of the latter were brought in at Manassas yesterday morning. Gen. Patterson, of the Federal Army, is taken prisoner, also, another high officer whose name we understood to be Wilcox. The body of Col. Fisher, of the North Carolina Sixth Regiment, who passed through here a few days ago at the head of a splendid command, was brought down on the train last night, also, three others, whose names we did not learn. A considerable number of wounded h a battle was never before fought on this continent. When the Federalists gave way they scattered like sheep, and their slaughter was awful. We could learn no names of the killed on our side, other than those mentioned yesterday, except Col. Fisher, and Mr. Fontaine, of the Louisa Grays. The latter was a son of Col. F. Fontaine, President of the Central Railroad Company. It was stated by a passenger that the scene attending the arrival of the Federal prisoners was quite ludicrous.
Funeral Besot. --The body of the lamented Col. Fisher, of the 6th Regiment of North Carolina State troops, was escorted yesterday evening by the larger portion of the 4th Regiment from the same State, from the Central depot to the Petersburg depot, on route for home. Col. Fisher was shot through the head and instantly killedCol. Fisher was shot through the head and instantly killed, while leading his men in the memorable battle, near Manassas, last Sunday. The grief of his men at the loss of their gallant chief, was deep and universal. It has hardly been a week since the lamented officer passed through the streets of our city at the head of his regiment, a splendid brass band discoursing the while the song of anticipated victory. It came, but the song of triumph is hushed, for victory was bought by the death of many a brave and true man. Col. Fisher was enlisted heart and soul in the cause of Southern independence. He had used his means unsparingly in the equipment of the splendid regiment that he led so gloriously to battle in de
he U. S. Congress, from Rochester District, N. Y.--an amateur fighter. Twenty-right Virginia Regiment, Col. R. T. Preston. Company B--Capt R. C. Runnels and private Z F Nutter, slightly wounded. Capt. Kent's Company--First Lieutenant R. W. Saunders, wounded; Ed. Langhorne, killed. General Kirby Smith, of Regular Army, was only wounded and not killed as at first reported. Colonel R. T. Preston took Colonel Wilcox, of the Michigan regiment, one captain and three privates prisoners, with his own hands. Gen. Johnston's Staff. Colonel Thomas, killed; Colonel Mason, wounded. Gen Bee's Staff. Colonel C. H. Stevens, wounded. Sixth North Carolina Regiment. Col. Fisher, killed. An estimate of the killed and wounded, by the Chief Military Surgeon at Gen. Beauregard's Headquarters, on the part of our army, places the amount at 300 to 400 killed, and 1000 to 1200 wounded. On the part of the enemy, from 6,000 to 7,000 killed and wounded.
ok them. Provisions were sent to them by order of President Davis. These they greatly needed, having gone immediately from the cars to the battle, after eating no meal since Saturday morning. It is believed that no officer, save the lamented Col. Fisher, was killed. A gallant Marylander killed. In the list of the slain in the battle of last Sunday, we regret to see the name of Colonel Thomas, of Maryland, one of the aids to Gen. Johnston. Col. Thomas belonged to a family prominently espondent of the Petersburg Express relates the following: One of the most interesting incidents of the battle is presented in the case of Wylie P. Mangum, jr., son of Ex-Senator Mangum, of North Carolina. This young man was attached to Colonel Fisher's Regiment, I believe, and owes the preservation of his life to a copy of the Bible presented to him by his sister.--He had the good book in his left coat pocket. It was struck by a ball near the edge, but the book changed the direction of t
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