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The Convention. The President yesterday appointed the following committee under the resolution adopted on Saturday, relative to the alleged menacing movements by the General Government: Messrs. Tredway, Pendleton, Bouldin, Wilson and Mallory. Mr. Haymond introduced a resolution contemplating amendments to the State Constitution, which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, offered resolutions on the same subject, which were tabled. A petition from Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, relating to the national troubles, was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. A report fixing the compensation of officers was adopted. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, submitted resolutions demanding from the North security against future wrongs; opposed to going into any Confederacy which had for its objects the re-opening of the African slave trade, free trade, or direct taxation; and proposing to go into Confederacy on the basis of the Crittenden resolutions, or their
The Daily Dispatch: February 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
The Southern Congress. Montgomery,Ala., Feb. 25. --A resolution was adopted to-day, instructing the committee to inquire into the present condition of the public lands. Mr. Rhett announced that the committee would report the permanent Constitution on Wednesday. The following appointments have been confirmed: Henry F. West, of Miss., Postmaster General; J. P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, Attorney General. It is rumored that Mallory, of Florida, is to be Secretary of the Navy. The Commissioners to Washington are: Abraham, of Louisiana; M. J. Crawford, of Georgia; John Forsythe, of Alabama.
The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs at the
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Virginia State Convention.Seventeenth day. Tuesday, March 5, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by the Rev. C. H. Read, of the 2d Presbyterian Church. Explanation. Mr.Mallory, of Brunswick, desired to explain the intent of his resolution, offered yesterday, having reference to a Convention of the Border States. In offering it, he had no ambition to gratify, and no expectation of winning laurels; but his position here required that he should explain it. He was sent here as a Union man, and he wished that the Union might have been preserved forever; but his constituents desired him to make no dishonorable sacrifices after the last effort had failed. The Peace Conference had failed to accomplish its purpose, and now he thought Virginia ought to take some action; hence he had proposed a resolution for a Conference among the Border States. He was opposed to the idea of a Central Confederacy, and if the question were presented to hi
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of
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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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