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The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], A speech on Lincoln's message from a Newly-elected U. S. Senator. (search)
The Legislature. Both branches of the Legislature were occupied until a late hour yesterday in balloting for a Confederate States Senator. Eight ballots were taken, but without effecting an election. They agreed to postpone its further consideration until 10½ o'clock this morning. On the eight ballet, 150 votes were cast, requiring 75 to elect, of which Hon. C. W. Russell received 48; Hon. Allen T. Caperton, of Mercer, 47; Gen. J. B. Floyd, 33; Judge John J. Allen, 15; Hon. W. C. Rives, 7; scattering. 8.
trong, of Hampshire, supported the claims of Mr. Rives to the office. Mr. Nash succeeded, advocatito a second ballot, with the following result: Rives 29; Russell, 22; Floyd, 26; Allen, 28; Capertohe Senate committee, and the joint vote stood; Rives 41; Russell, 38; Allen, 34; Floyd, 32; scatter, and the House proceeded to its fifth ballots Rives, 41, Russell, 26; Floyd, 28; Caperton, 23; Allcommittee reported the joint vote, as follows: Rives, 40; Russell, 43, Floyd, 35; Caperton, 31; scaHouse proceeded to its 6th ballot, as follows; Rives, 23; Russell 25; Floyd, 29; Caperton, 30; Alle, 75. There being no selection, the name of Mr. Rives was dropped under the rules. A few expl result: Russell, 30; Caperton, 42, Floyd, 28; Rives, 6, Allen, 1. The committee retired, but soonoint vote: Russell, 47 Caperton, 47; Floyd, 35 Rives, 18; scattering, 2--whole number of votes castssell, 48; Caperton, 47; Floyd, 33; Allen, 15; Rives, 7; scattering 8; whole number 151; necessary [7 more...]