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men as long as they could remain so honorably, but after Lincoln issued his war proclamation, they were for secession. Judge Fulton, of the Wytheville District, arrived here to hold a special term for Judge Fulkerson, for the purpose of trying Mr. Duncan, who about a year ago killed Mr. G. W. Raine, his father-in-law. As neither side were ready, by mutual application of the parties, the trial was postponed. After Court was adjourned, Judge Fulton and James W. Sheffey, Esq., of Smyth county, by invitation, addressed the people who were present. Judge Fulton stated that he had seized upon the cars a bag of inflammatory Union documents sent out to the people of Northwestern Virginia, and had had them burned at the Post-Office in this place. He appealed to all to be up and doing; a war stared us in the face; but be not afraid, success would crown our efforts for liberty and our homes. He asked the people of Washington county if they would submit to Lincoln? He wanted a repl
Drowned. --Mr. J. Edward Calvert, a tobacconist, of Smythe county, Va., lost his life on Friday, while crossing the river at Jonesboro', Tennessee. His horse stumbled and precipitated him into the stream.
Mill burnt --The "Toledo Mills," property of Mr. S. D. Sprinkle, of Smythe county, Va, were consumed by fire on Saturday night last. The Monday night previous, his barn and stable were consumed; now his new and extensive mill is in ashes. The entire loss is about $10,000. Insurance on mill $3,500.
Negro Hiring. --On Tuesday last, several negroes were hired out publicly at Marion, Smythe county, Va. Able-bodied men hired at an average of $140. One woman was hired at $68. A falling off from the usual price.
se; a bill to distribute Mayo's Guide to coroners; a bill for the protection of the fisheries in the waters of the Potomac and Chesapeake Bays; a bill incorporating the Chesterfield Car, Locomotive, and Agricultural Implement Manufacturing Company; and a bill to incorporate the James River Shoe and Leather Manufacturing Company. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and referred: By Mr. French, of incorporating the Marion Magnetic Iron Company, in the county of Smyth; by Mr. Armstrong, of amending the charter of the Piedmont Coal and Iron Company. The bills on their second reading were taken up, and a number of them read a third time and ordered to be engrossed. The bill for the payment of the printing of the Revised Code coming up on its engrossment. Mr. Brannon moved to amend, by substituting $2.50 for $2.00. Mr. Isbell advocated the amendment, and proposed also to amend, by giving the revisor of the Code (Col. Munford,) $2,500, ins
The Daily Dispatch: July 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of the Governor of Tennessee. (search)
The Floyd Brigade. --A Wytheville correspondent writes that the complement of Gen. Floyd's brigade is fully made up and is now in camp. It is composed of the best fighting men of the mountains, and the counties of Wythe, Smythe, Tazewell, Grayson, Carroll, Bland, Nelson and Lee are splendidly represented. Success to the Floyd Brigade.
Drowned. --A young man named Samuel Scott, son of the Rev. Mr. Scott, of Smyth county, Va., was drowned recently, near Abingdon, while bathing. He was a member of Capt. Griever's company of volunteers.--The Abingdon Virginian says it is a singular, as well as melancholy coincidence, that a young man of the same name, a private in Captain Townes' Mecklenburg Rifles, was drowned near Boydton one day last week while bathing.
The Daily Dispatch: August 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Fatal accident on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. (search)
Fatal accident on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. --On Saturday last, one of the trains on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, which was loaded with troops, ran off the track near Marion, in Smythe county, resulting in the killing and wounding of several of the volunteers. The following is a list of the casualties: Of the Palmetto Guards, A. J. Bond was killed; F. Winckle and S. Burton were dangerously injured; and G. W. Prewitt and A. J. Griffith were slightly injured. Of the Georgia volunteers, Jim Hestelile, William Chisholm and S. B. Stowers were slightly injured.--Lynchburg Rep.
Smyth county, Va., has organized three more companies of volunteers, making in all. It is reported that Gen. Scott took the oath lander and out of a larger than over on receiving the news from Missouri.
inia not only enough salt to supply her own wants, but enough also to furnish all they need to at least half the Southern Confederacy. It is blocked, however, for the want of transportation on the railroads. We understand that many of the depots on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad have considerable stocks of salt held by speculators, and that these are confident of making large profits on the property, from the belief that the road itself will not bring down salt from the Salines, in Smyth county, in quantities to meet the demands of the market. Much allowance is to be made to the railroads for the heavy transportation they are obliged to do for the Government; but this should not be permitted to produce a total suspension of transportation for the people. If the railroads refuse to make arrangements for transporting ample supplies of such an article of necessity as salt for general consumption, they fail to perform their duty to the public, and become a curse to the communi
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