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The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], The secession question to be Tested in Court. (search)
rnors who were Presidents ex-officio, were James Pleasants, John Tyler, William B. Giles, John Floyd, Littleton Waller Tazewell. The James River and Kanawha Company was incorporated March 16th, 1832, and organized May 25th, 1835. By the charter the whole interest of the Commonwealth in the works and property of the then existing James River Company was transferred to the James River and Kanawha Company; the State being interested in the latter to the extent of three-fifths of its capital stock, and individuals and corporations to the extent of the remaining two-fifths. No change of organization has since been made. The Presidents have been Joseph C. Cabell, from the 28th May, 1835, to the 10th February, 1846; Walter Gwynn, from the 5th March, 1846, to the 7th May, 1847; William B. Chittenden, from the 7th May, 1847, to the 12th February, 1849; John Y. Mason, from the 11th May, 1849, to the 26th October, 1853; Thomas H. Ellis, from the 26th October, 1853, to the present time.