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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 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.
it by resolutions before its action had been officially reported to this body. Such hot haste he considered disrespectful to the Commissioners. The proposition of the Peace Conference commended itself to him, and he believed it would to the people also. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, inquired if there was any question before the Convention. If not, the gentleman from Harrison was out of order. Mr. Carlile said if any gentleman objected to his going on, he would take his seat. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, (by leave,) offered the following, which was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations: Resolved, That the States of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland and Delaware, ought to meet in Convention, with a view to concerted and united action, to determine where they will go, whether with the North or the South--or whether they will establish a Central Confederacy. The Southern Commissioners. The President laid before the Conventi
of this Commonwealth, he discharged his varied duties with marked ability. As a member of this House at the last and at its present sessions, he has won the esteem and friendship of his brother members, and his sudden death is a source of deep affliction to all. Resolved, As a mark of respect not less due than willingly paid, that this House and its officers will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved. That the Speaker of this House communicate a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased. Resolved. That Messrs. Preston of Washington, Watson of Pulaski, and Gibson of Hampshire, be a committee to take charge of his remains and accompany them to their place of interment in the county of Washington. Messrs. Crump, Anderson, Rutherford, Yerby, Dickinson, Crutchfield, McCue, Robertson and Magruder spoke in terms of eulogy of the deceased, and the resolutions were adopted unanimously. On motion of Mr. Mallory, the House adjourned.
ear matters will be precipitated by their overzealous patriotism, making us initiate the war. Arrangements are in progress to put fifty thousand volunteers in the field and prosecute the war with vigor. Captain Baxton Bragg, of a "little more grape" notoriety, has been telegraphed for to command the brave troops at Charleston.--They want an officer there to restrain the impetuosity of the soldiers, and in whose judgment and skill they have confidence. The President believes that Mr. Mallory, of Florida, is well fitted for the post of Secretary of the Navy, but this gentleman is vigorously opposed by the men from his own State. In all probability Capt. Ingraham will be selected. He has gained some reputation as a Naval Commander, and would do well as a Cabinet officer. Mr. Yancey has not left yet for Europe. He is sanguine that our Government will be recognized by foreign powers, and that they will resist blockade. Mr. Toombs, it is said, would have preferred a missi
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
extent in South Carolina that only slave States can be admitted to the Confederacy, is repudiated by the controlling men, and by the majority of the Congress. The Constitution will provide for the admission of free States, of course with suitable guaranties. Full powers will be given to the Congress to levy duties on imports and exports. The tariff recently enacted will immediately be amended, and will probably be made to impose an export duty of one per cent. on cotton, tobacco and rice. The duties on most imports will be fixed at ten per cent., and these rates will be made to take effect on January 1, 1862. Meats, breadstuffs, tea, coffee and jewelry will be admitted free. [second Dispatch.] Montgomery, Ala.,March 5.--The flag for the Confederate States has been definitely determined upon, and it was hoisted over the Capitol at 4 o'clock this afternoon. It originated with the committee. Mr. Mallory, of Florida, has been confirmed Secretary of the Navy.
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
amant, McDowell, McGruder, Montague, Montgomery, Morgan, Myers, Nelson, Orgain, Patterson, Preston, Pretlow, Reid, Wyndham Robertson, Rutherford, Saunders, Segar, Sherrard, Sibert, I. N. Smith, Staples, Tyler, Walker, Wallace, Welch, Witten, and Wood. --60. Nays.--Messrs. Arnold, Bassell, Bell, Boisseau, Brown, Burks, Childs, Cowan, Crane, Crump. Davis, Evans, Friend, J. Gilmer, G. H. Gilmer, Goodycoontz. Haymond, Hoffman, Huntt, Johnson, W. T. Jones, Kincheloc, Kuotts, Leftwich, Lynn, Mallory, Thos. Martin, McGohee, McKinney, Medley, Miles, Morris, Phelps, Pritchard, Randolph, Riddick, R. K. Robinson, Rives, Scott, J. K. Smith, Tomlin, Arthur Watson, Ed. Watson, Watts, West, Wilson, Wingfield, Woolfolk, and Yerby.--50. Mr. Carpenter offered the following resolution, which was laid on the table: Whereas, under the present price of Virginia State bonds, together with the unsettled state of national affairs, not anticipated as probable, or even possible, when the work of
13.--Mr. Douglas offered a resolution asking information as to what forts, arsenals, navy-yards, and other public property in the limits of the seceded States, are now in actual possession of the United States; the number of men of each garrison; whether reinforcements are necessary to retain them; if the Government has the power and means, under existing laws, within the necessary time, whether it is necessary and wise to reinforce them, with the exception of Tortugas and Key West, and to recapture those seized by the seceding States, except with a view to the subjugation and occupation of those States; and if such be the motive for recapture, what force, regular and volunteer, is necessary to reduce them to subjection, and protect the Federal States.--The resolution lies over. Mr. Fessenden moved a resolution to strike from the roll of the Senate the names of Messrs. Benjamin, Brown, Davis, Mallory, Clay and Toombs--lies over. The Senate then went into Executive session.
— yeas 37, nays 76. The question recurring on the substitute, Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, said he had offered it with the purest motives, and with no intention to delay proceedings, as had been intimated by the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. Clemens.) He offered it as a Union man — a better Union man than any who had spoken on this floor. If the object was to re-construct the Union, his substitute was the only method of arriving at such a result. Mr. Hall yielding the floor for a moment, Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, moved that the Committee rise, which was lost by a large majority. Mr. Hall then resumed the floor and went on to demonstrate that Virginia had no liberty in this Government — that the North had pursued a system of plunder, and all Federal legislation had been intended for the benefit of that section. He yielded the floor at length to Mr. Macfarland, who said that the gentleman was apparently laboring under exhaustion, and the Committee having extended indulgence<
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