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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1862., [Electronic resource], Small Por and Starvation among the Yankees — a feeling of safety — during Brover. (search)
House of Delegates, announcing that the House refused to concur with the Senate in the postponement of the execution of the joint order in relation to the election of Confederate Senators. Mr. Thompson moved to recede from the resolution of the Senate. While the motion was under discussion, a message was received from the House, announcing that the House was ready, on its part, to go into the election of Senators for the Confederate Congress, and that James Barbour, R. M. T. Hunter, Wm. C. Rives, and Wm. Ballard Preston, are candidates for one of the vacancies. The discussion was then continued upon the motion to recede, when the question was put, and was decided in the affirmative, ayes 30 and nays 16. Mr. Deuglass offered a resolution that the Senate will proceed now to join the House in the election of a Senator from Western Virginia, in the place of the late Senator in the United States Congress, whose place would have first become vacant. This resolution became
t M. T. Hunter. At the suggestion of Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, Mr. Crockett withdrew the name of Mr. Preston for the present. Mr. Staples nominated Wm. C. Rives. Mr. Vaden explained that he had intended to support Mr. Tyler for the Senatorship. He now seconded the nomination of Mr. Rives. Mr. Forees re-nominMr. Rives. Mr. Forees re-nominated William Ballard Preston. Here a message was received from the Senate that it had agreed to a joint resolution to postpone the election of Senators to the 15th of February. The postponement was strenuously opposed by Messrs. Mallory and Rives, and advocated by Messrs.Green and Collier. The Senate's resolution to Rives, and advocated by Messrs.Green and Collier. The Senate's resolution to postpone was rejected by a vote of ayes 25, noes 90. Mr. Sheffey was dispatched to the Senate with the information that the House refused to concur in the joint resolution to postpone. Here an interval of an hour and a half transpired, the House waiting for the Senate to take action, during which several desperate attempt
s, that the election was not made. The two houses progressed no further than the nomination of candidates for one of the appointments. A joint rule of the General Assembly requires that one election only to a vacancy in any office, shall be filled at a time. The rule, therefore, requires that the voting shall be for one of the Senatorships at a time. The nominations made yesterday for one of the appointments were as follows: Messrs. James Barbour of Culpeper, R. M. T. Hunter of Essex, Wm. C. Rives of Albemarle, and Wm. Ballard Preston of Montgomery. The greater portion of the time of the House of Delegates during the day, was consumed in speeches upon these nominations. The debate in the Senate turned on a proposition to postpone the election; first, until the 15th of February next; and that being non-concurred in by the House, then to postpone until to-day at half-past 12. The House also non-concurred in this resolution of the Senate, whereupon a committee of conference was