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-(Doc. 171.) The rebel Congress to-day met in Richmond, Va. Howell Cobb took the chair. Rev. Mr. Flynn, of Georgia, chaplain of Col. Cobb's regiment, opened the session with prayer. The Secretary called the roll, when it was found there was a quorum present, six States being represented.--Present--Messrs. Barry, of Mississippi; Venable, of North Carolina; House, Jones, Atkins, and De Witt, of Tennessee; Curry and Chilton, of Alabama; Cobb, of Georgia; William Ballard Preston, Tyler, Macfarland, and Rives, of Virginia. The Chair announced the presence of a quorum of the House.--Mr. Venable, member from North Carolina, moved that a committee be appointed to wait upon the President and inform him that there was a quorum present in the House, and Congress was ready to receive any communication from him.--The Chair appointed the following members: Messrs. Enable, of North Carolina, Scott, of Virginia, and Barry, of Mississippi.--Richmond Enquirer, Nov. 19. Judge Thomas S. Ric
ond Texas infantry, who fell in the heart of the town, of eleven wounds; Johnson, of Twentieth Arkansas, and Daly, of the Eighteenth Arkansas; Lieutenant-Colonels Maupin, First Missouri cavalry, dismounted, and Leigh, Forty-third Mississippi; Majors Vaughan, Sixth Missouri infantry; Doudell, Twenty-first Arkansas, and McDonald, Fortieth Mississippi. Many of my ablest and most gallant field officers are wounded, several mortally. Of this number are Colonels Erwin, Sixth Missouri infantry; Macfarland, Fourth Missouri infantry; Pritchard, Third Missouri infantry; Moore, Forty-third Mississippi, and McLean, Thirty-seventh Mississippi; Lieutenant-Colonels Pixler, Sixteenth Arkansas; Hedgespeth, Sixth Missouri infantry; Serrell, Seventh Mississippi battalion; Lanier, Forty-second Alabama; Hobson, Third Arkansas cavalry; Matthews, Twenty-first Arkansas; Campbell, Fortieth Mississippi, and Boone; and Majors Senteney, Second Missouri infantry; Keirn, Thirty-eighth Mississippi; Staton, Thirty-
as tasks as this. He favored a Convention of the State of Virginia to decide the question. Where Virginia led we would follow. She could take but one course, and that course would be for the South. Mr. S. did not favor tearing down this government, but he thought the time had come for the South to present a bold and defiant front to the Northern power; to say that if they did not repeal their obnoxious laws, thenceforward we would be two people. Before announcing the next toast, Mr. Macfarland said he had not understood any speaker to justify the aggressions of the North. He felt it his duty to make this remark, lest an erroneous report should go abroad. 12th. Patriotism — The lost Pleiad from the political Heavens: when love of his country is cherished as the highest attribute and ornament of every citizen, and patriotism supercedes every other ism, the Republic will be safe and invulnerable. 13th. Henry Clay — The Leader whom it was glory to follow; the Lawgiver
"landwards."Bah ! All who can, may go. This comes from the Black Republican quarter. Another dispatch, just received from Richmond, states that three strong Secessionists were elected, yesterday, to your Convention — viz Messrs. Randolph, Macfarland and Johnson. I saw it in a few minutes after being posted, and I insisted that it should be taken down for there was certainly a mistake somewhere as Messrs. Macfarland and Johnson were nominated by the Union party, and it was accordingly takeMessrs. Macfarland and Johnson were nominated by the Union party, and it was accordingly taken down. I see, also, that the Charleston correspondent of the Baltimore American has found a "mare's nest"--that Maj. Anderson has actually dug out a pit, under the causeway, outside of Fort Sumter, leading to the entrance, and will, if attacked at that side, blow it up, and all who may happen to be on it. What nonsense. That correspondent is not posted. He is, I suppose, a stronger here. In the first place, if that Fort is ever attacked, the storming party, or rather the scaling party,
as. A. Duncan, of the Broad Street M. E. Church. The President stated that the first business in order was the election of A Sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, said he had a proposition to make in reference to the appointment of the officers necessary to complete the organization, which would greatly fa of that county. Mr. Morris, of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Moss, of Richmond city. Mr. Coffman, of Rockingham, nominated J. J. Farish, of Albemarle. Mr. Dulaney, of Fairfax, nominated John essage they may have to deliver. The resolution was unanimously adopted, and the President appointed the following Committee: Messrs. Preston, Harvie, Macfarland, R. Y. Conrad, and Montague. The President informed the Convention that he had received about 23 applications for the office of Page, but as he was not au
claps its hands, that I have done something wrong. I hope, however, that the gentleman will follow the example of the Senator in another respect, and, like him, endeavor to save his country. (Great applause.) Mr. Carlile.--I now move that the galleries be cleared. A Member.--Except the ladies. Mr. Carlile.--Of course. They would be guilty of no such impropriety. Mr. Montague said if a vote was to be taken on that motion, he should call for the ayes and noes. Mr. Macfarland said that he knew the public assembled here respected law and order, and if a suitable admonition were given by the President, it would be effectual, without the necessity of clearing the galleries. Mr. Carlile withdraw his motion. Mr. Wise resumed his argument against the resolution. Its adoption would lead to ruinous delay, and the Convention would be kept waiting until the 4th of March was here — worse than any ides of March ever known.--What was do be done, ought to be do
Committees appointed. The Presidentannounced the following Committee on Federal Relations: Messrs. Conrad of Frederick, Stuart of Augusta, Wise at Princess Anne, Scott of Fauquier, Preston of Montgomery, Harvie of Amelia, Clemens of Ohio, Macfarland of Richmond City, McComic of Cabell, Montague of Matthews and Middlesex, Price of Greenbrier, Southall of Allenmarie, Willey of Monongalia, Bruce of Halifax. Boyd of Botetourt, Barbour of Culpeper, Williams of Shenandoah, Rives of Prince Georgent. Mr.Turner offered a resolution, which was adopted, tendering the grateful acknowledgments of the Convention to the Young Men's Caristian Association for the invitation to visit their Library and Reading-Room during the session. Mr. Macfarland offered a resolution, which was adopted, tendering the grateful thanks of the Convention to Mrs. Martha Stanard for the portrait of Monroe, and to Mr. J. W. Davis for the pictures and statuary, with which they had been kind enough to adorn th
ws are all open, the canaries are singing joyously, and everybody seems cheerful. It was reported last evening that the Virginia delegation had seceded from the Peace Congress; but it appears they still hang on. The Congress is beginning to excite general pity, not to say contempt. The postponement of the Force bill in the House until Thursday was considered equivalent to its defeat. But the fact that the Committee on Federal Relations of the Virginia Convention had voted down Mr. Macfarland's resolution in regard to the collection of revenue in the seceded States, strengthened the nerves of the Black Republicans, and the Force bill will now, in all probability, be passed. Thus Virginia inaugurates civil war. Mr. James Barbour's vote in favor of coercion is the subject of much comment. It is both affirmed and denied that Mr. Jno. Bell, of Tennessee, has come on by invitation, to take a seat in the Cabinet. No new Cabinet appointments have been made since Lincoln's arr
hat portion of the resolution requesting the Commissioners to address the Convention, and called for a division of the question. Sonolitebate ensued, and Mr. Macfarlandmoved to lay the resolution on the table, but withdrew it. Mr. Johnson,of Richmond, then addressed the Convention in opposition to the first part of the rt Washington, and that record would be the best report that could be made. A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated. Mr. Earlysuggested that Judge Robertson be included in the invitation; and the suggestGillespie, 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, Spurloc
the yeas and nays, and the vote resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Harvie, Hunton, Isbeth, Leake, Macfarland, Millor, Morton, Orrick, Baldwin, Seawell, Slanghter, Speed, Strange, Thernton, Ro. H. Turner, Wise, and Woods--23. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ast Mr. Bolsseau, of Dinwiddie, was excused from voting. Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, stated that he had paired off with Mr. Mostague. Messrs.Johnson and Macfarland, of Richmond, voted in the affirmative, and Mr. Randolph in the negative. Population of Virginia. Mr. Clemmens, of Ohio, stated that on the applicationthe proposition, but without concluding, gave way to a motion to adjourn, which was submitted by Mr. Gray, of Rockingham, but withdrawn at the request of Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, who stated that there were sundry claims for services rendered by persons previous to the organization of the Convention, and he offered a resol
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