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Carroll, R. M. Kent, Henry W. Murray, Wm. W. Beadles, Wm. Wallace Bird, Wm. Reynolds, John B. Perkins, Robert Beadles, Wm. Beadles, P. Beadles, J. C. Cammack, Wm. A. Gille pie, Henry Chiles, Miletus T. Gooch, Jesse W. Melton. J. Jannan Gooch, David Andrews, Jr., Garnett G. Gooch, Wm. W. Bradley, H. C. Gooch, E. S. Smith, A. W. Walton. F. W. Jones, Louisa C. H., Jan. 17, 1861. Laheland, Jan. 18, 1861. Gentlemen: Your kind letter of yesterday, in which you request me to declare myself a candidate for the Convention of Virginia, is before me. Believing that it is the duty of every son of Virginia, in times like these, to accept any position which may be assigned him, I obey your call; and if it shall be the pleasure of the people of Louisa to elect me to the responsible position you indicate. I promise to endeavor, by all means in my power, to discharge my duty. Accept my thanks for your kind feeling, and believe me. Yours, truly, W. M. Ambler. ja 23--1t
tention to this committee that its importance demanded. He was excused, and Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, was appointed in his place. Mr. Clemens also asked to be excused from saving, on the ground of physical disability. The request was granted, and Mr. Jackson, of Wood, was appointed instead. The President announced the Committee on Elections as follows: Messrs. Haymond of Marion, Goggin of Bedford, Brown of Preston, Chambliss of Greensville and Sussex, Caperion of Monroe, Ambler of Louisa, Gray of Rockbridge, Hunton of Prince William, Campbell of Washington, Treadway of Pittsylvania, Hall of Lancaster, Sheffey of Smythe, and Patrick of Kanawha. The President submitted a package of election returns, which were referred to the appropriate committee. Resolutions. Mr. Sutheruin offered a resolution, which was adopted, admitting editors and reporters of newspapers generally, throughout the State, to seats in the Hall, under the direction of the President. Mr.Tur
Obituary. Died, at her husband's seat, Locust Hill, in Louisa, on the 2d day of February, 1861, Mrs. Harriet Turner, consort of Nathaniel H. Turner Sr., near the close of the 70th year of her earthly pilgrimage. To narrate all the noble traits, finer sensibilities, and exalted intellectual endowments of this exemplary lady, would furnish material for a volume. She labored under a complication of disabuses for nearly three years preceding her death, the most prominent of which was abscess on the liver, for the relief of which she submitted to several surgical operations; and so complete was her self-control, and so great her powers of endurance, that no word of complaint ever escaped her lips, thereby testifying to those who witnessed her agonies that the great Architect had cast her in His finer mould, and conferred upon her qualities of the highest order. As one who knew her well and knew her long, and who had ample opportunities of witnessing the display of so many high
secure any Union in which the rights of Virginia to re-assume all the powers she delegated to the Federal Government, and to declare her independence; and then to call into a Convention all the slaveholding States to determine what shall be the new construction necessary for their rights and protection in a Confederacy of slave States alone, or of the slave States and such free States as are willing to come into a Union, under this new construction, with the slave States. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, rose to a point of order. The resolution of the gentleman from Chesterfield was an instruction to the Committee. He would ask if the amendment was also an instruction. The President said it was, and was therefore in order. Mr. Leake then addressed the Convention at considerable length in support of his amendment; but the time occupied in copying the document rendered it impossible for the reporter to take notes of his remarks. We understood him to maintain that Virginia ought to
terday entered an important decree in a chancery case pending therein, the parties to which are Robert W. Lowber, of New York city, and Thos. Bronaugh, trustee, of Louisa co., Va,: Eldred Turner, of Caroline county; Ann Boxley and George Tyler, of Louisa county, and Joseph Tyler, of Spotsylvania county. The suit, which has been pending since 1857, was brought by Lowber to set aside a deed of trust given to secure the payment of a portion of the purchase money of the Roxley Gold Mine, in Louisa, upon the grounds of fraud in the sale of the said mine to the plaintiff.--The amount involved is about $30,000. The bill of plaintiff states that in August, 1856. Silas Goddard was introduced to him in New York city by one Jeremiah Jackson. Goddard had in his possession a great many specimens of gold, bearing quartz of exceeding richness, which he said came from the gold mine in question, obtained either by himself or one Robert Hunt, and put in his hands as a means of finding a purchaser
to bring back the seceding States, let her not secede from the Union, but take a stand upon the Constitution, and with such States as will join her, assume the control of the Government of the United States. He opposed throughout the policy of secession, but admitted the right of a State to secede, and was equally opposed to coercion by the General Government. Mr. Brent spoke about two hours, interweaving with his remarks copious extracts from books and newspapers. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, said he had hoped to avoid the necessity of explaining his views, but had wanted to see the Convention take a prompt and decided stand, without so much speaking. He had listened with utter surprise to the course which argument had taken here. The Convention had been called together for the purpose of maintaining the right that a free people can only be governed by their consent; yet we had listened day after day to arguments upon the protection of the negro. A stranger, to read the deba
o be on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Amelia to the amendment offered by the gentleman from Goochland, to the resolution of instructions offered on Tuesday last by the gentleman from Chesterfield; and on that question Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, was entitled to the floor. Partial report from the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, from the Committee on Federal Relations, asked and obtained leave to make a partial report. The Committee, he said, had undered himself from the charges, and pronounced them slanderous and untrue. order of the day. The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the pending resolutions of instruction to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, said the condition of his voice precluded the possibility of making a prolonged speech. He therefore merely desired to correct an impression which might have been made upon some minds, that his remarks on Friday were intended as a reflection up
is county: Two negroes were lodged in jail at the Court-House, Wednesday, for attempting to kill Mr. Charles E. Jones, who keeps a grocery store near the gold mines. The negroes, who were from the Green Spring neighborhood, called at Jones' grocery at 11 o'clock at night, pretending to want something which he was getting, when they attempted to beat out his brains with a club. Though badly wounded, he made such a show of resistance that they took to their heels.--Eight negroes, part of the estate of Robert Morse, were sold Wednesday for $7,000.--Last week a plot was discovered among the negroes of Mr. Spotswood Atkinson, who lives about two miles from the Old Hopeful Church, (on the line of Louisa and Hanover,) to murder their master. Their object was to get possession of a lot of gold and silver, which he was known to have in the house. The negroes, after the plot was discovered, said they had intended to make use of the gold and silver themselves, and send the notes to Lincoln.
s marching on to desolate our provinces — he would have Virginia turn from it with indignation, and remember that the true colors of the country were the spirit and the principles which animated our fathers to resist tyranny and repel aggression. As Mr. Holcombe uttered the closing sentence (the eloquent language of which we but faintly portray,) there was a spontaneous outburst of applause, and the Chairman promptly gave the order for clearing the lobby and gallery. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, appealed to the Chair to withdraw the order. Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, said there was as much applause on the floor of the Convention as any where else. The Chairman said he had indicated his course yesterday, and had given ample caution in regard to these disturbances. He was satisfied that there was some applause on the floor of the Convention; but the members had adopted rules for their own government, and he had no right to go beyond those rules. It was his duty, however, to e
Evening session. The Committee re-assembled at 4 o'clock, and was called to order by Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, in the absence of the Chairman, (Mr. Southall.) Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, moved a call of the roll. The Chairman said it would not be in order to make a call of the House in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Amuler, of Louisa, said it was in order to call the attention of the Chair to the fact that there was not a quorum present. After some further debate, a count was made, and eighty members were reported present, constituting a quorum. Mr. Carlile desired to supply a slight omission in the language of his substitute, and leave was granted. Mr. Wise being entitled to the floor, resumed his remarks, and proceeded to criticise the propositions emanating from the Peace Conference, commenting sharply upon the positions relatively occupied towards the same by Messrs. Carlile, Summers, and Baldwin.--He required that one thing should be done before he
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