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The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
ry description — andirons, candlesticks, gas-fixtures, and even door-knobs. I have seen wagon-loads of these lying at depots, waiting shipment to the foundries. --See Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by an impressed New Yorker (William G. Stevens), page 84. These brazen contributions were all sent to New Orleans, where they were found by General Butler, who sent the bells to Boston, to be used for a more peaceful purpose. They were sold at auction there in August following, by Colonel N. A. Thompson, who prefaced the sale by a patriotic speech. Ten days before Beauregard's appeal for bell-metal, his Surgeon-General, Dr. Choppin, whom he had sent to New Orleans, after the fall of Fort Donelson, for the purpose, issued in that city the following characteristic address to his Creole brethren: soldiers of New Orleans: You are aware of the disasters which have befallen our arms in the West. Greater disasters still are staring us in the face. General Beauregard--the man to w
of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Moss, of Richmond city. Mr. Coffman,e Clerk then proceeded to call the roll, and the vote resulted as follows: Farish 14, Rives 26, Thompson 37, all others 65. There being no election, Mr. Marr, of Fauquier, moved a suspension of t names of the three candidates were announced by the Secretary, as follows: Josiah W. Rives, N. A. Thompson and J. J. Farish, and the Convention proceeded to vote, with the following result: Thompson Thompson 84, Farish 37, Rives 22. Necessary to a choice 72. So Mr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committeeMr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body. Rejected. The Convention then proceeded to the election of First Doorkeeper.
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.] Senate. Thursday, Feb. 14, 1861. Called to order at the usual hour, and opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Saul., Bill Reported.--By Mr. Thompson, for the relief of Josephine Harper. Petitions.--The following petitions were presented: By Mr. Coghill, petition of Geo. Woodson, and other slaves of A. S. Goodson, asking the enactment of a law authorizing their voluntary enslavement. By Mr. H. W. Thomas, petition of Celia Edmunds, asking certain relief. Mr. Carson presented sundry petitions in favor of the Strasburg connection. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted: By Mr. Quesenberry, of amending the charter of the Bank of Commerce, of Fredericksburg; by Mr. Townes, of amending the charter of the Bank of Danville; by Mr. Neal, to authorize Thos. Chancellor to construct a wharf on his land, on the South side of the Little Kanawha River, near its mouth. Change of Hour.--On motion of M
The Convention. But little progress was made yesterday in the business of the State Convention. Mr. N. A. Thompson, of Hanover, was elected Sergeant-at-Arms, and Mr. B. R. Lineous, of Raleigh, First Doorkeeper. The credentials of the Commissioners from South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi were presented, and a committee was appointed to wait upon the distinguished visitors, and extend to them the courtesies of the Convention.
Aid to the 35th Va. Regiment. In addition to the amounts heretofore acknowledged subscribed in behalf of this regiment, whose homes are now in the hands of the enemy, the following additional sums have been received by Mr. J. L. Reeve, the Treasurer of the fund, at Messrs. Yancey & Harrison's. The total amount received up to this time is $1,445.82: Jas. Thomas, Jr., $10; Eliott & Drewry, $35; C. T. Worthem & Co., $10; J. M. Taylor & Son, $10; I. & G. B. Davenport, $10; C. W. Purcell, $10; Nicholas Mills, $15; Mrs. Bettle C. Jones, $2; N. A. Thompson, $2; Cash, $5; R. T. Hubard, Jr., $17; Cash, $10.