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s. The evidence exhibited the party in an unamiable attitude as good and law-abiding citizens. The "muss" that brought forth the accusation was between Sarah McKinney (aided by old Mrs. Leathers) and Caroline Lehman, in which language was used not fit for ears polite. Old Leathers — a well-tanned specimen of the article — was also around, while the women folks had rocks, sticks of wood, and collies of strong expletives to back their judgments with. He told the Mayor he came here from Orange county, and "came to do better." The Mayor told him it was the worst place in the world he could pitch on for any such encouraging task. The old man replied with more truth than poetry, "I believe so myself." It appeared that there were several other persons, equally as obnoxious to decency, who lived with the Leathers family. Orders were given the police to arrest them, as the house complained of was the scene of disorders innumerable.--The Mayor said the father of the family was too old to
upon measures to save the country. He proceeded to pay further compliments to South Carolina and the gallantry of her people, and vindicated them from the charge of want of proper respect and courtesy to the Virginia Commissioner, (Judge Robertson.) He presumed that by this time the Convention was satisfied that he thought the proper course was for Virginia to secede forthwith. If there was any doubt upon that subject, he would read some resolutions offered by himself in the county of Orange, on the 24th of Dec., 1860. The resolutions took the ground that the Union of the South is the safety of the South, and that Virginia ought to go out with her Southern sisters before the 4th of March. He thought if that advice had been followed, we should not now have heard one word about coercion. Whilst wrongs and insults had been heaped upon Virginia mountains high, she was still here deliberating whether she should go North or South. He would have had a conference of the fifteen slave
Seven Deaths in a family --A family named Pate, residing in Spotsylvania county, Va., near the Orange county line, have lost seven children by diphtheria within the last three weeks. The father and mother have thus been bereft of their entire offspring, the youngest, an infant, dying last.
his Cabinet: W. H. Seward, of New York, Secretary of State; Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster General; Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy; C. B. Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior, and Ed. Bates, of Missouri, Attorney General. The following sketches of these gentlemen will be interesting at this time: Wm. R. Seward, Secretary of State. Mr. Seward was born in Orange county, in the State of New York, on the 16th of May, 1861. He was educated at Union College, in New York, and took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1820, and of Master of Arts in 1824.-- in the age of 21 he established himself at Auburn in the profession of the law, and soon required a lucrative and extending practice.--Early in his public and professional life he traveled in the Southern slave States, and is supposed to have formed at that time the opinions and principles hostile to slavery,
The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The African slave trade in the British Parliament. (search)
lice to convert a lot of damaged leather into decent calf skin, but the resources of his office was unequal to the task of conversion. To drop metaphor and come to the gist of the matter, old Leathers and his interesting family turned up again Saturday. Some three weeks since they and one Caroline Lehman were arrested for fighting, disorderly conduct and drunkenness on the road leading to Bacon's Quarter Branch. The Leathers part of the concern were then put in jail to be sent back to Orange county, but were afterwards released through solicitations and against the better judgment of his Honor, on promising to move out of the city and take their spearing proclivities and poverty with them. They left their then residence, and going across the street opposite where they lived squatted, without leave or license, in an unoccupied house owned by a neighbor. Here they would no doubt have remained unmolested, but an attack of the old complaint on the part of ancient Leathers and the maj
ton, the new Minister to France, has appointed the Son of Mr. Speaker Pennington as his Secretary of Legation. A man in Bridgeport has sold Barnum a Tom Thumb dog that weighs but three ounces. It was an English terrier, and sold for $100. The census of the Sandwich Islands for 1860 shows a decrease of 3,955 native, and an increase of 598 foreign population since 1853. Col. James Anderson, recently deceased, was appointed United States Pension Agent in Pittsburgh on the very day of his death. Lieut. Slemmer, the Commandant at Fort Pickens, it is said, is to be promoted for "courage, zeal and efficiency." Dr. George Wilkins, a dentist, committed suicide in Boston, on Wednesday, by taking strychnine at Dooley's Hotel. The dwelling of Mr. Wallace Cave, of Orange county, Va., was consumed by fire on the 15th. Loss $4,000. The steamer Powhatan has arrived off Pensacola, making the fifth war vessel now stationed there. Fast day in Maine, April 11th.
nteer company of the State a similar offer of service. 3. That our Captain, Rips Connelly, and 1st Lieutenant Richard Irby, be appointed a committee to present these proceedings to the Governor and our Representative in the Convention. 4. That our Secretary furnish to the newspapers of Petersburg, Richmond and Lynchburg, copies for publication, and that every paper in the State, friendly to the object therein, be requested to copy. At a recent mass meeting of the people of Orange county, the following rallying appeal was adopted and sent forth to Virginia: Virginians, to Arms! War is Begun!--The murderous plan of the Black Republican Administration is developed. Lincoln boldly proclaims his determination to re- capture and hold the Southern forts. His fleets darken the Southern coasts. His mercenary armies are ready to murder our Southern brethren.-- Our longer inaction involves us in the quill of this atrocious conspiracy against constitutional freedom — the
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Orange county ready for Resistance. Gordonsville, April 16, 1861. At a meeting of the citizens of Gordonsville and vicinity held this day, Col. John B. Strange was called to the chair, and R. S. Brock elected Secretary. The Chairman, in a spirited and eloquent address, explained the object of the meeting to denounce and remonstrate against the act of the Black Republican President, Abe Lincoln, in calling on Virginia for men to fight against her own interest, against herself, and appointing this, the home of the illustrious Madison, as a place of rendezvous for the Black Republican troops. Capt. Wm. C. Scott, of the Gordonsville Greys, then offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Whereas, We have learned, through the press, that Abe Lincoln has made a requisition on Virginia for three regiments of troops, and has appointed this as one of the rendezvous for said troops: Be it therefore. Resolve
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.meeting in Orange county. Gordonsville, April 19, 1861. At a meeting of the citizens of Gordonsville and its vicinity, held in Gordonsville, Orange county, Va., on the 18th of April, for the purpose of forming a Home Guard, on motion, Mr. William Cowherd was called to the Chair, and Robert Taylor appointed temporary Secretary. The object of the meeting being explained by the Chairman, Col. Strange then, in a soul-stirring and patriotic address, urged the necessity for this organization, which was unanimously responded to. The meeting then determined to organize by electing permanent officers; whereupon, William Cowherd, Esq., was unanimously chosen President, who, in acknowledging the confidence thus reposed, responded in a most feeling and impressive address, alluding in terms that brought tears to the eyes of the grey-headed fathers present, to the contribution he had made in his two sons, who had just buckled on their armor and gon
sea! Great and mighty is the destination of the glorious constellation of Southern stars. Beneath the genial sky of the sunny South there is now being laid, deep as the earth and durable as time, the foundations of the temple of universal liberty — a temple in which its votaries from remotest lands will offer up incense to its presiding deity. In ancient days, the prince of orators was asked what oratory? His reply was, "Action, action, action. " To-day the genius of liberty asks what constitutes her surest and best defence? Patriotism cries, "Action! action!--prompt and vigilant action!" Arise! arise, Virginians! Sons of Revolutionary sires! Arise, ye men of Virginia, and, with hands uplifted, swear by the God of retributive justice to the battle field ye will go, there to meet the foe, foot to foot and face to face, and strike deeply and deadly the avenging blow for your country!--the sunny South-- "The land of the free and the home of the brave." Orange County. C.
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