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y desire the success of the sacred cause in which we are all engaged — a cause common to us all. We have one faith, one destiny. In regard to Jenifer‘s conduct, you are already apprised of it. I was before the Assistant Secretary of the War Department to-day, in company with Judge Camden, who has been in the Southwest on Judge Fulkerson's circuit, and gave such information as we possessed. Your friend, and. S. Fulton. We fully concur in the views and opinions of Judge Fulton. David McCOMAS. Evermont Ward. G. D. Camden. headquarters near Clinton, La., May 11, 1862. Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk, First Division, O. S. Army: Sir: I have the honor to report that I have visited several of the parishes on the Mississippi River in pursuit of guns. Since the occupation of New Orleans and Baton Rouge by the enemy companies have been organized throughout the State, taking with them all the arms that can be procured. I have been busily engaged aiding the officers in their organiza
House of Delegates. Monday, May 12, 1862. The House was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Woodridge, of the P E Church. Mr. Crockett presented a communication from Judges A S Fulton, David McComas, Evermont Ward, and G D Camden deputed by the citizens of Southwestern Virginia to petition the General Assembly to use all his exertions towards the restoration of Gen. John B Floyd to his command. The communication called attention to the fact that Southwestern Virginia possesses more means for the successful prosecution of the war, in the shape of salt, lead, and iron, than any other section of country of its extent in the entire confederacy. How that this valuable region was threatened by the enemy, it is important that it should be well defended. The means of protection was already there — the mentand the leader — but that leader, General John B. Floyd, was deprived of his authority to command. The people were anxious for Gen. Floyd again to take the field and thousa
is invited to appoint five commissioners to meet similar commissioners from the North. The introduction of the resolutions elicited a sharp debate, and the same were indefinitely postponed by a vote of one hundred and one ayes to two noes--Messrs. Miller, of Lee, and Smith, of Russell, voting against the indefinite postponement. Mr. Duval offered a resolution in regard to the filling of the vacancy in the judgeship of the eighteenth judicial circuit, made vacant by the death of Judge David McComas. Mr. Hunter, of Berkeley, offered a resolution inviting legislation on the subject of desertion and the unlawful evasion of military duty, making both infamous crimes, and disfranchising those found guilty of them. Mr. Baskerville introduced a resolution recommending the immediate rebuilding of that part of the Roanoke and Valley railroad between Raleigh and Gaston, in the county of Granville, North Carolina, and the town of Clarksville, on the Roanoke river, in the county o