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The late Robert P. Letcher. This gentleman died lately at his residence in Kentucky, at an advanced age. He was one of those men who contributed to raise the reputation of Kentucky to the high pitch which it attained in by-gone days, when she gave to the service of the country such men as Clay, Pope, Rowan, Talbot, and Bledsoe. He represented his district many years in Congress. It is stated in some of the newspapers that Mr. Letcher was a native of Kentucky. This is a mistake. He was born in the county of Goochland, not thirty miles from this place, near Sampson's Cross Roads. His middle name-- Perkins--was the name which his mother bore before she was married. He was called after his maternal uncle, the late Robert Perkins, of Goochland county, who is still remembered by many persons in that part of the world. Mr. Letcher was a man of decided talent, and of the most unflinching integrity, political and personal. He was one of the most popular men of his day, and was
The Daily Dispatch: February 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Severe Winter in
The State Convention will meet in the hall of the House of Delegates at 12 o'clock to-day, the Convention bill having provided that the body shall first assemble at the Capitol. Subsequent sessions will be held in the Mechanics' Institute, where a choice of seats was made yesterday by a large number of delegates.--The general arrangement of the hall, of which we have before given a description, is excellent, and no other place which could have been obtained combines so many advantages for the purpose required. The decorations are appropriate, and not profuse. A large painting of Washington crossing the Delaware, a portrait of Chief Justice Marshall, and busts of Calhoun and Clay, with a tasteful display of drapery over the President's platform, constitute the adornments of the hall. The ladies' gallery, we apprehend, will be more attractive than any other point.
Wants --wanted — to Hire out — For the present year; four Servants, all young, strong and healthy just from the country. Three House Girls, and a young Negro man. If early application is made, they will hired low. Apply to me at Mr. M Es Cary's on 2d street between Marshall and Clay. J. H. Schooler. fe 16--6
The Daily Dispatch: February 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Baby found in a baggage room. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], Truth in Memorial to the
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The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Peruvian mission. (search)
The Peruvian mission. --Minister Clay was on Monday disconnected from the Peruvian mission, as the Government evidently disapproved of the course of the preceding Administration, which suspended diplomatic relations between the two countries. The indications are that relations will, at no distant day, be resumed.
The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Dissolution. (search)
Timely present. --The State has recently been the recipient of a very pretty allegorical picture, sent hither from New York. It is entitled "The Past and Present of the United States of North America," and was presented to the Public State Library of Virginia, at Richmond, by Mr. Jas. Meyer, Jr., of New York. It is neatly encompassed by a gilt frame, and measures about 40 by 52 inches. Clay, Webster, Calhoun, and others, as well as the patriots of the olden time, figure in different attitudes, appropriate to the several scenes into which they are introduced. Judging the picture from the effect produced on the beholders, we should call it an invocation to Union. It was executed in Switzerland — the land of Tell; yet even its potent influence, nor Spaulding's prepared glue, would be efficacious in preserving "the Union" in these times.