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that we must fight out the battle ourselves. Gov. Brown, of Mississippi, being called upon, responded in a few spirited remarks, in the course of which the extortioners and the Yankee acquisitiveness of the shopkeepers and moneymakers who have selected Richmond as the theatre of their exploits, were alluded to in terms of withering contempt. The Mayor responded, defending the resident population from any charge tending to impugn their devotion to the cause of Southern rights. Thomas H. Wynne, Esq., of the House of Delegates, spoke effectively in vindication of his fellow-citizens from the charge of want of appreciation or patriotism, showing that those entitled to be called citizens of the metropolis had, since the commencement of the war, met the requirements of the crisis. The city, he said, had sent to the field a soldier for every voter. Gov. Brown briefly responded, again excoriating the extortioners and cheating shopkeepers now domiciled in our midst.--(Doc. 66.)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4.37 (search)
D. Calvin Myers, Sergeant of Co. E. Ch. N. Ferriot, Sergeant of Co. G. Edwin Selvage, Color-Bearer. The large Regimental State Standard, they directed the Colonel to have emblazoned with their battles and deposited with the Historical Society of Virginia, to be by it retained, until Maryland joins the Southern Confederacy, when it is to be turned over to the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. He found it impossible to have it properly painted, but placed it in charge of Thomas H. Wynne, Esq., of Richmond, to be properly fixed and given to the Virginia Historical Society. On it should be imprinted or painted the names of Manassas First, Munson's Hill, Upton's Hill, Hall's Hill, Sangster's Station, Rappahannock, Front Royal, Winchester, Bolivar Heights, Harrisonburg (Bucktails), Cross Keys, Port Republic, Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill and Westover, being fifteen battles and skirmishes in which the regiment had been engaged. The regimental fund in the possession of Capta
g party returned to camp. Colonel Magruder reported that he had himself gone, the morning before, with a larger force to the York road, as the enemy had crossed Hampton creek, leaving Dreux in command, who organized this expedition after he left. He ascertained that the enemy's force which fled was about 400, and that a war steamer came up after the skirmish and threw shells into the woods where it took place. The gallant colonel died from his wounds the next morning. On the 11th, Thomas H. Wynne, chairman of the city committee on defenses, informed the secretary of war that the city council of Richmond was willing to bear a fair proportion of the expenses of erecting defenses around the city, but as that was an important point to the Confederate government, it should take charge of this work, as it had done elsewhere. Brigadier-General Huger, from Norfolk, July 12th, submitted a list of the Virginia volunteer companies under his command, as organized into regiments and batta
Southern travel. --Although travel over the Southwestern route has been interrupted by the disasters occasioned by the heavy rains, passengers need not be delayed from want of facilities for reaching their destination. A dispatch from the Superintendent of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad to Superintendent Wynne, of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, states that the Alabama river is in capital order for traveling, and passengers can go right on by the Southern route from this city without interruption.
inate candidates for the Convention. All branches of labor are invited to attend." The meeting was called to order by Mr. Thos. Jones, on whose motion Mr. Thos. H. Wynne was elected Chairman. On taking the chair, Mr. Wynne thanked the meeting for the unexpected honor. He had not been advised of the intentions of the asMr. Wynne thanked the meeting for the unexpected honor. He had not been advised of the intentions of the assemblage, and knew nothing of its objects except from reading the notice in the newspapers. He, however, felt deeply interested in the movements of the industrial classes, and would discharge the duties of his present position with whatever ability he might possess. The necessity of dignity and order in the proceedings was earnesedings then became unintelligible to the reporter; but soon afterwards a vote was taken, and the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned. Second meeting. Mr. Wynne was again called to the chair, but he stated that while he appreciated the honor, he could not serve in that capacity, since it had been voted to have a "Union m
essity of good order in the proceeding was urged, through the influence of which alone the proper weight and dignity could be given to a primary assemblage of the people. On motion of Mr. Brooke, Messrs. John Purcell, Thomas W. McCance, Thomas H. Wynne and James Alfred Jones were elected Vice Presidents. On motion of Mr. Todd, Mr. John Bell Bigger was appointed Secretary. Mr. Wm. F. Watson moved that Messrs. O. J. Wise, Wm. Old, Jr., and Robert Ridgway be also appointed Secretarimoved that twelve tellers be appointed. Adopted. The Chairman appealed to outsiders to preserve order. It was a shame that the people could not hold a primary meeting without being subjected to constant interruptions. (Applause.) Mr. Thos. H. Wynne seconded the nomination of Mr. Munford, and read a letter from that gentleman in answer to a call made upon him through the Enquirer, expressing firm devotion to the South in this crisis, and consenting to the use of his name, While willing
Meetings last night. The meeting at the African Church last night was called by the Douglas party. Mr. John Pritchard presided, assisted by five Vice Presidents. Speeches were made by Messrs. John H. Gilmer, Joseph Segar and John M. Botts, all of whom took decided ground against a dissolution of the Union for existing causes. The church was about two-thirds full. The meeting at Mechanics' Institute Hall was presided over by Mr. Thomas H. Wynne. The necessity of secession was urged in strong language by Messrs. James R. Crenshaw, Peachy R. Grattan, John Randolph Tucker, and others.
For City Council. City Council.--The following persons will be voted for by many voters for members of the City Council, In. Madison Ward: David J. Burr. James A, Scott Thos. H. Wynne. Geo. W.Randolph. George K. Cratchfield. mh 5--9t*
For City Council.Charter Election --Wednesday, April 3rd, 1861, --The following gentlemen are presented to the voters of Madison Ward: for Councilmen. P. R. Grattan, D. J. Burr, Thos. H. Wynne, James A. Scott, George K. Crutchfield. mh 27--tde for Aldermen. James K. Caskie, R. M. Burton, J. J. Binford, James Bray, W. B. Smith. Richmond.
City Council. --The following persons will be voted for by many voters for members of the City Council, in Madison Ward: David J. Burr, Thos. H. Wynne, George K. Crutchfield. mh 5--td James A., Scott, Geo. W. Randolph,
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