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The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
rence with the messengers from the Virginia Methodist Protestant Conference, submitted a report through the Rev. William Andrew Smith. The report presents resolutions which, in the first place, reciprocate the expressions of kindness and sympathy contained in the address brought to this body by the messengers, and requiring this body to appoint fraternal messengers to visit the Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church at its next session; and secondly, a recommendation that Messrs. Thompson, Langhorne, and Woodhouse attend the General Conference, with the view of establishing fraternal relations between the two General Conferences. Rev. W. W. Bennett complained of the indefiniteness of the report; it left everything as before, while he had hoped that, after so many years of compliment between the two churches, they were now about to propound some distinct plan for the union of the churches. Dr. Smith replied, arguing that a distinct and unequivocal plan was shado
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Interesting reports of battles in Missouri. (search)
ay your report of the 28th ult. During my superintendence under Governor Jackson's authority, of the affairs of our suffering State in its Southeast quarter, nothing has occurred to give me such satisfaction as the perusal of your account of General Thompson's short but brilliant campaign in the Ozark mountains. To have ventured to advance more than a hundred miles from the main body of our forces, pass between the strongly garrisoned fortresses of the enemy at Ironton and Cape Girardeau, distar by railroad and the latter by the Mississippi river, from St. Louis, and burn an important railroad bridge within fifty miles of that city, swarming with Lincoln troops, would have been rashness in a leader less sagacious and vigilant than General Thompson, or with soldiers less hardy and daring than the "Swamp Fox Brigade," of Southeast Missouri. The fight at Fredericktown justifies the high reputation of that gallant officer and his command. While deploring the loss of the brave officers
General Jeff. Thompson's official report. We publish this morning Gen. Thompson's official report of his extraordinary campaign in Missouri, which will repay perusal. Probably there is no officer in the army in regard to whose movements the enemy feel more dread and apprehension. He is brave, adventurous, and daring, and, Gen. Thompson's official report of his extraordinary campaign in Missouri, which will repay perusal. Probably there is no officer in the army in regard to whose movements the enemy feel more dread and apprehension. He is brave, adventurous, and daring, and, though contending against large odds, conducts his expeditions with the skill of a thorough soldier, and brings them to a successful termination. General Thompson is a native of Virginia and his gallantry in the present war entitles him to a place among the most distinguished of her sons. General Price and Lieutenant Governor ReyGeneral Thompson is a native of Virginia and his gallantry in the present war entitles him to a place among the most distinguished of her sons. General Price and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds, who have cast their fortunes with Missouri, and are also gloriously sustaining the cause of the South, are Virginians, and their mother State now hails them as citizens of the Southern Confederacy.