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e questions which concern our honor and dignity. We are here as a band of brothers, such as Virginians have ever been and ever will be in times of peril — impelled by honor, by duty and by patriotism to action. He then invited the persons present to give utterance to such sentiments as may be called for by the occasion. Mr. David J. Burr nominated as Vice Presidents the following gentlemen, and they were chosen by acclamation: R. B. Haxall, James Dunlop, Abram Warwick, R. G. Morriss, Wm. Palmer, Jas. A. Cowardin, Robt. A. Paine, Ambrose Carlton, Jos. R. Anderson, R. O. Haskins, Thos. H. Ellis, John Jones, Lewis Webb, Chas. W. Purcell, John A. Belvin. Mr. John Purcell nominated as Secretaries the following gentlemen, and they were elected: R. Milton Cary, John H. Montague, John Thompson Brown, John H. Claiborne, J. Adair Pleasants. Mr. George W. Randolph offered a resolution, which was adopted, for the appointment of a committee of tw
The Daily Dispatch: January 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Message from the acting Governor of Kansas. (search)
City Council. --The regular monthly meeting of this body was held yesterday afternoon, at the Council Chamber. Present--Messrs. Saunders, Grattan, Denoon, Griffin, Talbott, Richardson, Greanor, Scott, Burr, Howison, Crutchfield and Hill. Mr. Dencon presented a report from the Committee on Schools, which was received and laid on the table. Mr. Crutchfield, from the Commissioners of Streets, presented a report relative to the petition of R. G. Morriss, recommending the granting of the same, which was approved. Mr. Hill offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Board of Officers of the 179th Regiment of Militia of the city of Richmond be furnished with a room gratis, as head-quarters; and that the different companies of the Regiment be permitted to drill in the First Market Hall whenever that can be done without interfering with the volunteer companies which now drill there. Referred to the Committee on Public Grounds and Buildings. Mr. B
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Situation. (search)
ally recommend to the Council that the Auditor of the city be, and he is hereby, authorized to draw his warrant on the Chamberlain in favor of Mrs. Bates, widow of the late Micajah Bates, Superintendent of Streets, for the sum of $450, being one quarter's salary of her late husband, and that Mrs. Bates be requested by the Council to accept the same as a token of their high regard for her late husband as a man and his long- continued and valuable services to the city as an officer. Mr. R. G. Morriss sent a communication to the Council offering to relinquish the rent of one of his houses, occupied by the family of an absent soldier, on condition that the Council should release the city taxes. Referred to the Committee on Finance. (Present, Mr. D. J. Burr.) A communication was read from D. M. Miller, requesting the pay of City Assessor to be increased to one per cent. on the amount of his assessments. Referred to Committee on Finance. (Absent, Mr. Crutchfield.) The reports of th
City Council. --The Council met yesterday afternoon at four o'clock. Present--Messrs. Saunders, Grillin, Wynne, Crutchfield, Talbott, Haskins, Burr, Denoon, Scott, Hill, Grattan and Glazabrook. Mr. Grattan, from the Committee on Finance, reported adversely to several petitions referred to the Committee, including one from Dabney M. Miller, City Assessor, for an increase of salary; one from Rev. Mr. Saul, for remission of poll tax; and one from R. G. Morriss, for remission of tax on certain buildings occupied by families of absent soldiers. Mr. Hill presented a petition from sundry citizens in favor of granting a license to F. P. Strider to open a series of dramatic-patriotic entertainments in the old Trinity Church building, which he (Strider) has lifted up at considerable expense, for the purpose of showing off the talents of a company imported from Montgomery, Charleston, and New Orleans. It appearing that Strider had applied to the Mayor for a license, and that the
nd the stockholders must feel that the depressed condition of the company is but a portion of that sacrifice of treasure and comfort and life which the people of the South are making, with a zeal and unanimity perhaps never before equalled among those who appealed to arms, in self-defence." Mr. Grattan offered a resolution, which was adopted, requesting the General Assembly to extend the time for the acceptance of the charter of the James River Canal, by the French company, until the 29th of January, 1863. Mr. R. G. Morriss offered a resolution reducing the salary of the President from $3,000 to $2,000, and the salary of the Secretary from $2,500 to $2,000, and requesting the Board of Directors to consider the propriety of a general reduction of the salaries of officers and agents of the line. Adopted. The election of officers for the year resulted as follows: President — Thomas H. Ellis; Directors — D. J. Burr and Thomas M. Bondurant. The meeting then adjourned
ught in the city, and could not be used, by reason of the presence of the enemy on the road, a short distance from this city Mr. Whitcomb asked the permission of the Council to lay down a temporary track from the Virginia Central road to the depot of the Richmond and Fredericksburg road, on Broad street, promising that it should be made as temporary as possible, and offer no serious objections to the crossings. The permission asked for was granted. A petition was presented from Messrs. R. G. Morriss, Jos. L. Carrington & Co., James Caskie, Goddin & Apperson, and Wm. H. McFarland, owners of property on Bank Square, asking that A. Snyder & Co. be prohibited from erecting a foundry on said square, and representing the same to be a great nuisance, and liable seriously to injure the property of complainants and other inhabitants of that section of the city. The petition was referred to the Committee on Police. The Council went into the consideration of the question of burning o
Proceedings in the Courts. Mayor's Court, Tuesday, Dec. 2d --Recorder Jas. K. Caskie presiding — The case of Cyrus, slave of Miles Crenshaw, for stealing one cow from R. G. Morriss, was continued until December 3d. Moses Oppenheimer, for aiding Cyrus to steal the cow, by forging the name of L. Lawson to a note asking payment for the same, had his case also continued until the 3d inst. John W. Wall and Joseph Dickinson were brought up for threatening to shoot Samuel Motley, a free negro. It appeared that the parties entered Motley's restaurant, on 8th street, below the Spots wood House, and called for liquor, which he said he was unable to furnish. They thereupon, hoping to force from him liquor by threats, pulled out their pistols and told him to prepare for death. A policeman appearing meanwhile, the paries were marched off to the cage. The Recorder committed them as disturbers of the peace. Rebecca Williams and Rachael Armistead, two free negroes, were arrai
Proceedings in the Courts. Mayor's Court Thursday, Dec. 4. --Claiborne Murray, arrested for stealing $500 in C. S. Treasury notes from John Kloss, on 17th, between Bread and Marshall streets, Tuesday evening, was examined and sent on to the Hustings Court, and allowed to give $400 bail for his appearance. Thomas Consandine, arrested as a witness in the case against Cyrus, slave of M. Crenshaw and M. Ottenheimer, charged with stealing R. G. Morriss's cow, was allowed to give security for his appearance when the case should be next called. Anna Thompson proprietress of the house corner of Cary and 12th streets, having been arrested Wednesday night by the police for keeping a house of ill fame, was arraigned, together with Bridget McCarthy, Josephine Hester, Belle Morris, Jennie Richardson, and Clara Phillips, her boarders, to answer said charge. The police detailed the circumstances connected with their visit and the arrest of the inmates. Officer Seal said he had
n the 3d inst., stolen from Daniel B. Fisher, $70 in C. S. Treasury notes and four pieces of gold coin, worth $5 each, and from Re, Lumpkin, $188 in C. S. Treasury notes, one $20 gold piece and one blanket, worth $5. The alleged robbery took place at Lumpkin's hotel, in the valley. The accused, McQuade, was sent on for trial before Judge Lyons, and Murrell was honorably discharged, there being no evidence produced of his guilt. Cyrus, slave of Miles Crenshaw, was tried for stealing R. G. Morriss's cow on the 27th November, and ordered 39 lashes. John Deane and John Marx, free persons of color, emancipated since 1806, having petitioned the Court for permission to remain in the Commonwealth, it was ordered that the justices be summoned for the purpose of hearing said application on Friday next. A nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Jno. Dunn and Peter Doyle charged with grand larceny. William Pitts, charged with committing a felony on the 27th Nov., by breakin
The silver Grays, under the command of Capt R. G. Morriss, are drilling regularly on Capitol Square every Friday afternoon, preparatory to taking the place of the second class militia, should that organization be called to the field. Many of our old and most respected citizens are high privates in the Grays, and just as ready and anxious to do duty as if they were but twenty- five. Should the enemy approach sufficiently near the capital to warrant the authorities in calling the second clond class militia into active service at the fortifications, then these venerable patriots, their locks white with the frosts of fifty winters, will do military duty within the city. Is there a man beyond military age, not compelled to shoulder his musket, who can stand idly by at such a time as this? Will not the old patriots set a good example to their sons by shouldering their muskets and joining Capt. Morriss? Lee there be no laggards now. The country calls on every man to do his duty.