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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, I. April, 1861 (search)
ric bursts of oratory. He advocated action, without reference to the other Convention, as the best means of bringing the Unionists to their senses. And the so-called Demosthenean Seddon, and G. W. Randolph (grandson of Thomas Jefferson), Lieut.-Gov. Montague, James Lyons, Judge Robertson, etc., were there. Never, never did I hear more exalted and effective bursts of oratory. And it was apparent that messages were constantly received from the other Convention. What they were, I did not learnout being taken in the other Convention on the ordinance of secession. Very well! cried another member, we will give them another chance to save themselves. But it is the last! This was concurred in by a vast majority. Not long after, Lieut.-Gov. Montague came in and announced the passage of the ordinance by the other Convention! This was succeeded by a moment too thrilling for utterance, but was followed by tears of gladness and rapturous applause. Soon after, President Tyler and Gov. Wi
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 45 (search)
r Brown, of Georgia, also; but Sherman will hit him hardest. He must call out all his fighting people now, or see his State ravaged with impunity. Both Houses of Congress sit most of the time in secret session, no doubt concocting strong measures under the influence of the existing crisis. Good news only can throw open the doors, and restore the hilarity of the members. When not in session, they usually denounce the President; in session, they are wholly subservient to him. Hon. R. L. Montague has written to the Secretary of War, on behalf of the entire Virginia delegation, requesting a suspension of the impressment of slaves until further legislation by Congress; what that legislation will be, the President might tell, if he would. A dispatch from Gen. Wheeler, dated to-day, 12 miles from Forsyth, states that Sherman advances by the most direct route toward Macon, Ga. My wife presented me to-day an excellent pocket-handkerchief, my old ones being honey-combed and u
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
taken. He looked for it, and a determined effort would have carried it. He says there is no reason to suppose the attempt has been abandoned, and it must fall if a sufficient force be not sent thither. If the enemy are apprised of the weak condition of the fort, it is probable Grant has been sending another and a stronger expedition there, and it may be apprehended that before many days Wilmington will cease to be of value to us as a blockade-running port of entry. I saw the Hon. Mr. Montague to-day, who told me there was a strong party in Congress (which he opposed) in favor of making Gen. Lee generalissimo without the previous concurrence of the President. He says some of the Georgia members declare that their State will re-enter the Union unless Lee be speedily put at the head of military affairs in the field-he being the only man possessing the unlimited confidence of the people. I agreed with him that the President ought to be approached in a proper manner, and freely c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
dence that they will not be interrupted. We earnestly solicit the attendance, in Richmond, on or before the 25th of April (instant), of the following persons, citizens of Virginia, to confer with us as to the best means of restoring peace to the State of Virginia. We have procured safe conduct from the military authorities of the United States for them to enter the city and depart without molestation: Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, A. T. Caperton, Wm. C. Rives, John Letcher, A. H. H. Stuart, R. L. Montague, Fayette McMullen, J. P. Holcombe, Alexander Rives, B. Johnson Barbour, James Barbour, Wm. L. Goggin, J. B. Baldwin, Thomas S. Gholson, Waller Staples, S. D. Miller, Thomas J. Randolph, Wm T. Early, R. A. Claybrook, John Critcher, Wm. Towns, T. H. Eppes, and those other persons for whom passports have been procured and especially forwarded that we consider it to be unnecessary to mention. A. J. Marshall, Senator, Fauquier; James Neeson, Senator, Marion; James Venable, Senator elect,
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The seizure of the New Orleans Mint, &c. (search)
nimated speeches were made by several gentlemen, and the utmost unanimity prevailed. The occasion was graced by the presence of a number of Virginia's fair daughters. Could our Northern brethren (many of whom are famishing with hunger) have seen the sumptuous repast served up by the hospitable citizens in the neighborhood, they would have been satisfied that there is no danger of famine in the South, for at least several weeks. In the afternoon a mass meeting was held, and Lieut. Governor R. L. Montague nominated as a candidate for a seat in the State Convention, and on Wednesday, the 23d inst., a meeting was held at Matthews Court-House, by which his nomination was ratified. On Monday, the 28th inst., a large concourse of people, among them many ladies, assembled at Matthews Court-House, to hear this distinguished gentleman. The Court-House was filled to overflowing, and large groups stood around the building. A large meeting was held at Gloucester Court-House to-day, to
Executive Council of Virginia. --Lieutenant Governor Montague and Gen. Thomas S. Haymond have been added by the Convention to the Executive Council of the State. The Council now consists of Judge J. J. Allen, Capt. M. F. Maury, Prof. F. H. Smith, Gen. Thomas S. Haymond, and R. L. Montague. Executive Council of Virginia. --Lieutenant Governor Montague and Gen. Thomas S. Haymond have been added by the Convention to the Executive Council of the State. The Council now consists of Judge J. J. Allen, Capt. M. F. Maury, Prof. F. H. Smith, Gen. Thomas S. Haymond, and R. L. Montague.
t the First Baptist Church of this city yesterday afternoon, to hold its — annual meeting. After singing and prayer, the body was organized by electing the following officers: President--Rev. Ro Ryland, D. D. 1st Vice President--Hon. R. L. Montague, 2d Vice President--Rev. L. W. Seeley, D. D. 3d Vice President--Rev. J. L. Burrows, D. D. 4th Vice President--Rev. A. B. Smith. Secretary — A. P. Abell. Treasurer — J. B. Watkins The rules of order were then re then read. Rev. W. E. Hatcher and Rev. W. Slate were appointed Committee on Delegations. On motion, Rev. J. B. Jeter, D. D., R. L. Montague, and others, were appointed to prepare suitable resolutions in regard to the war. On motion, the Association adjourned to meet at ten o'clock to day. The exercises of to-day are likely to be very interesting, as the main subjects to be discussed relate to the state of the country. Considering the times, the attendance is encourag
The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], Congressional election in Virginia. (search)
e general election in May next the people of Virginia will be called upon to select sixteen members to represent them in the lower House of the next Congress. We present a list of the candidates in the several districts, so far as we have been able to obtain them. There may be other candidates of whom we have not learned, and others may announce themselves previous to the day of election: 1st District.--M. R. H. Garnett present member, and again a candidate; opposed by Lieutenant Governor R. L. Montague. 2d District--John R Chambliss, present member, declines a re-election. Robert H. Whitfield and Col. Wm. A. Parham are announced as candidates. 3d District--James Lyons, present member, and again a candidate. No opposition yet announced. 4th District--Charles F. Collier, present member, No opposition announced. 5th District.--Thomas S. Bocock, present member. No opposition announced. 6th District--John Goode, Jr, present member, and again a candidate. No
. Dr. Ryland, the President, took the chair, and opened the meeting by reading the 621 chapter of Isaiah. Prayer was then offered by Rev. Mr. Bernard. The first order of business was the election of officers. Rev. Daniel Witt and Lieut. Gov. R. L. Montague were put in nomination for President. R. L. Montague having received a majority of the votes, was declared to be elected. While the committee was out comparing the result of the ballots for Vice President, on motion, a committee oR. L. Montague having received a majority of the votes, was declared to be elected. While the committee was out comparing the result of the ballots for Vice President, on motion, a committee of five was appointed to prepare and report an address on the state of the country and the duties of Christians in the present crisis. The President appointed the following: Rev. Dr. Seely, Rev. Dr. Jeter, Rev. A. Broaddus, Rev. David Shaver, and James Alexander. The President on being conducted to the chair made a brief address. The Committee on Election of Officers reported the election of four Vice Presidents, viz: Elders. Wm. F. Broaddue, D. Witt, T. Hume, R. Ryland. A. P. Abel
Address postponed. --The address from Gov. Smith, which was to have been delivered at the hall of the House of Delegates last night, was postponed in consequence of the immense crowd who were unable to gain admittance. The meeting will take place tonight at the African Church, in order that all may have an opportunity of hearing him. Before the crowd which had assembled dispersed, short addresses were made by Lieut. Gov. R. L. Montague, and Mr. L. S. Hall, of Welzel.
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