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Prince Edward47 Prince William479 Roanoke80 Shenandoah1440 Tyler100 Warren186 Washington280 Wetzel549 Wythe177 11,943 Bell's majorities Albemarle201 Alexandria446 Amelia24 Augusta2330 Bath40 Berkeley83 Botetourt1 Bedford429 Buckingham22 Campbell317 Chesterfield456 Culpeper1 Dinwiddie135 Elizabeth City83 Fairfax7 Fluvanna32 Henrico700 James City88 Jefferson801 Loudoun1253 Marshall80 Montgomery287 Nansemond58 Nelson336 New Kent94 Norfolk City547 Norfolk county255 Northampton53 Nottoway57 Ohio280 Petersburg747 Portsmouth118 Powhatan98 Prince George75 Princess Anne72 Pittsylvania645 Pulaski82 Rappahannock120 Richmond City1234 Rockbridge892 Rockingham206 Spottsylvania95 Stafford1 Surry74 Taylor50 Williamsburg6 13,909 Breckinridge's majorities11,943 Bell's clear maj. over Breckinridge1,966 Letcher's majority in the counties not in the above table, and not heard from1,386 Bell's clear majority, so far580 [by Telegraph.]
oochland--Official.--Breckinridge 425; Bell 236; Douglas 37. Surry--Official--Bell 189; Breckinridge 445; Douglas 56. Bedford--Official.--Bell 1,468; Breckinridge 1,039; Douglas 94. Appomattox--Official.--Breckinridge 559; Bell 218; Douglas 9. Albemarle--Official.--Bell 1,317; Breckinridge 1,056; Douglas 97. Shenandoah — All the precincts, except one, give Breckinridge 1,701; Bell 421; Douglas 164. The precinct to hear from will give Breckinridge 160. Culpeper--Official.--Breckinridge 525; Bell 526; Douglas 19. King William--Official.--Breckinridge 315; Bell 142; Douglas 8. Princess Anne--Official.--Bell 451; Breckinridge 379; Douglas 16. Norfolk County--Official.--Bell 632; Breckinridge 377; Douglas 47. Georgia. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 9.--Official returns from 79 counties give Breckinridge 35,130; Bell 34,180; Douglas 10,144. Florida. Returns from Florida indicate that the State has given a majority of 4,000 for Breckinridge.
days; the old rat-possessed, musty and dusty hulks that have lain in the Elizabeth river since — as long as the writer can recollect — with only one man aboard of each, to keep off the poor and illiterate rascals who coveted a little of the copper cankering upon their sides, have been cleaned and upon them guns have been mounted, ammunition stored away in their holds, and — it should be the "feather that breaks the camel's back"--the guns are brought to bear upon the peaceful farmers of Norfolk county, a portion of the sovereign people of the proud old Commonwealth of Virginia. I "fearfully " think that Virginia is degenerating; for, "in that elder day," when one of her sons spoke in these words: "Our chains are forged — their clankings may be heard upon the plains of Boston," Virginia could not have been awed into submission. Those guns are more powerful than the chains that rang in the fancied ears of Patrick Henry. The Commandant of the Yard caused all of the small arms of
Accident. --On Saturday, a barge lying loaded at Blackwater, Suffolk county, Va., sprang a leak and sank very suddenly, the captain and crew having barely time to escape. She had in 2,500 bushels of corn for Mr. Wood, and 500 for Mr. Geo. A. Wilson, of Norfolk county. The loss is probably not less than $1,000.
for sword-bayonets. The bill to correct erroneous assessments of taxes on lands was made the order of the day for Thursday. The bill providing for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes was laid on the table. Resolutions of the Illinois Legislature in reference to the appointment of Commissioners, and the Texas Ordinance of Secession, were read and ordered to be printed. The bill in reference to the Northern Nock Bank of Virginia was rejected. A number of local bills were passed. In the House, the bill for the relief of the Banks, together with sundry Senate and House amendments, were discussed and ordered to be printed, as was the resolutions of the Illinois Legislature and Texas Secession Ordinance, after being read. Senate amendments to House bill incorporating the Norfolk county Railway, were agreed to. A report was returned adverse to extending the time allowed Sheriffs to pay the public revenue into the Treasury. Sundry Senate bills were reported from committees.
General Assembly of VirginiaExtra session.]Senate. MondayMarch 4, 1861. Senate called to order at 11 o'clock, Lieut, Gov. Montague in the Chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moorman of the Methodist Church. Bills Reported.--By Mr. Logan, to amending and re-enacting the 10th section of an act passed January 5, 1803, entitled an act to establish a draw-bridge over the Eastern branch of Elizabeth River, within the county of Norfolk, and for other purposes; by Mr. Paxton, to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company and to transfer the rights and franchises of the Jamas River and Kanawha Company thereto; by Mr. Neal, to incorporate the Silver Run Mining and Manufacturing Company: by Mr. Rives, to amending the 3d section of chapter 7th of the Code; by Mr. Christian, for the relief of Thomas M. Hundley, Commissioner of the Revenue of the county of Matthews. Bill Rejected--Refunding to Abner Anthony, Sr., taxes erroneously paid into the treasury, and to authorize the re-asse
for the purpose of disabusing the minds of those who might suppose his opinions had undergone a change, he read from his address to his people when he was a candidate for a seat in the Convention. He went on to express the confident hope that the course which he indicated would tend to a reconstruction of the Union as it was designed by the fathers. The propositions were referred to the Committee of the Whole and ordered to be printed. Voice of the people. Mr. Holladay, of Norfolk county, presented a series of resolutions enveloped in the American flag, and numerously signed by his constituents, favoring an adjustment of the National difficulties and instructing him to vote on, the side of the Union. He went on to speak of his constituents as firmly devoted to the Union and Constitution, but denied that they were sub-missionists in any sense of the term. They believed that the existing difficulties might be adjusted on fair and honorable terms. The resolutions wer
Political. -- The Norfolk Herald states that a paper, signed by over 800 persons in the city of Portsmouth, has been sent to Messrs. Holladay and White, delegates from Norfolk county, requesting them to "stand by the Union until the last link is broken, " and that one equally as large has been sent to General Geo. Blow, delegate from Norfolk, with the same request.
r assuming the Government property within the State, till such time as the Convention may deem proper to enforce the same, desiring to avoid any collision, and with a view to an adjustment of the pending difficulties, through the agency of the Conference, and by a returning sense of justice among the people of all sections.--The ordinance) was ordered to be printed.-- Mr. Holladay presented a series of Union resolutions, enveloped in an American flag, and numerously signed by citizens of Norfolk county. Mr. Burley, of Marshall, offered some long resolutions against secession, for the details of which we refer the reader to the regular report. The Convention agreed to meet at half-past 10 o'clock A. M., until further ordered. Mr. Willey, of Monongahela, offered resolutions for equality of taxation and representation, upon which no action was had. In Committee of the Whole on the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, Mr. Randolph made an able and argumentative speech against th
speech, paid a tribute to the intelligence and gallantry of his constituents, after which, on his motion, the resolutions were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Chambliss presented two petitions--one from the people of Norfolk county, and one from the people of Portsmouth — in favor of immediate secession; on signed by 526 voters, and the other by 328. Mr. Holladay said he was a ware that no personal disrespect was intended to his colleague or himself, in sending then from Greensville for presentation. It was done, he presumed, because that gentleman was a fairer exponent of the principles enunciated. He would say, further, that the signers of the memorials constituted a small minority of the voters of Norfolk county. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, presented a petition for an ordinance of secession, signed by 1,530 "subscribers;" he would not say "voters," for he was not a ware that such was the fact.
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