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The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ection of public legislation, would have to be shaped by the people. He alluded to Mr. Moore's speech, and symptoms of disapprobation were given. J. T. Anderson, Esq., of Botetourt, followed in a few remarks, expressing devotion to the South, and alluding to the duty of Virginia in this crisis of public affairs.--Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, spoke for a short time in a humorous vein. He said that the editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, a rank Abolitionist, was then present. He believed that Mr. Clemens, in the Convention, had followed the platform dictated by Campbell, the person referred to. He rated the Black Republicans soundly. Cries was made for Hon. J. M. Daniel, and that gentleman retreated. Col. Isbell, of Jefferson county, was next called on, and made a most inspiriting Southern address, and was most loudly cheered.--When this report closed, Mr. Gilmer, of Pittyslvania, was speaking, and others were expected to follow. A portion of the crowd, and the music, proceeded to the
Dr. Daniel T. Smith was shot and killed at Madison, Ark., on the 28th ult., by Wm. C. Davis, whom he was attacking. Hon. Sherrard Clemens, of Virginia, announces himself a candidate for re-election to Congress. Harry Perry, the actor, recently married Miss Agnes Rand in San Francisco, and has concluded to make California his home. Mr. William Kidd is giving lectures in London for the benefit of "homeless and starving dogs." Mr. Henry Wycoff (of Gamble fame) has received $2,800,--$1,000 for a St. Petersburg agency, and $1,200 for China. Henry Naulty, the business agent of Rarey, the horse tamer, died suddenly last week at Lowell, Mass. The gross amount expended by the Canadian Government on the entertainment of the Prince of Wales, is $232,374.23. Secretary Chase has already received thirty bushels of applications for office. More coming. George Little has been appointed United States Marshal for North Carolina, and Peter L. Foy Postmaste
dockets of the Circuit Courts of the several counties in this Commonwealth respectively, distinguishing between the law and equity sides of the Courts; also the number of suits brought during the year 1800--and the number of criminal cases pending on the dockets of said Courts at the time of the report last made by the clerks of said Courts. Adopted. By. Mr. Martin-- Resolved, That the Committee on Privileges and Elections inquire into the cause of the absence from this House of Sherrard Clemens, Benjamin Wilson, and Caleb Boggess, delegates, and to report to the Convention, whether in their opinion such absence is owing to their disloyalty to the State or Confederate States; and if so, whether, in the opinion of the Convention, they should be expelled from this body. Adopted. By Mr. Conrad-- Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the 8th section of the ordinance to reorganize the militia, presented Nov
such vacancies in its own body, or such vacancies may be filled in such other manner as the General Assembly may prescribe by law." Stationary. An account of Starke & Cardoza, for stationary furnished to the Convention, amounting to $389, was ordered to be paid. Mr. Staples remarked that this made something near $3,000 paid by the Convention for stationary alone. Disloyal members. Mr. Turner, of Jackson, moved that the report of the Committee on Elections, expelling Sherrard Clemens and Cater Boggess from the Convention, by reason of their disloyalty, be taken up. Agreed to, and then, on motion, it was laid upon the table. Treasury notes. Mr. Ambler called up the ordinance reported by the Committee on Finance, authorizing the Auditor to issue Treasury Notes, to the amount of $4,000,000, not bearing interest. It was taken up and passed. Salt. Mr.Blakey moved that the report of the special committee concerning salt, be made the order for this eveni
The Daily Dispatch: December 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Coward in Breeches and a Heroine in Petticoats. (search)
k, delegate from Wayne county. Mr. Speed offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Committee on Confederate Relations to report what action has been taken with respect to resigned officers of the U. S. army and navy. Executive Communication. A Communication was received from the Governor transmitting an Engineer's report, which was laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Disloyal Members. The report of the committee expelling Caleb Boggess and Sherrard Clemens, was called up, but the chairman of the committee being absent, no action was taken thereon. The Schedule. The Convention resumed the consideration of the Schedule. Mr. Scott, of Fauqular, moved to amend the 10th section by adding after the word "law" in the 4th line, the words "except that Senators of the second class, according to the classification made under the present Constitution, shall be placed in the first and second classes of the classification to be made under the
12th ult, for delegates to a Convention of the new State, and quite a number of anti-new State candidates were announced. A few days previous to the election, a large and enthusiastic meeting was held in Wheeling, which was addressed by Hon. Sherrard Clemens and Mr. Richardson. In alluding to Mr. Clemen's speech, the Intelligencer, the Black Republican paper in Wheeling says: "He was greeted with applause. He belched forth such a vindictive tirade of abuse against the restored Governmrated, and the temptations which he had encountered in his efforts to keep his hands clear of the business. He pitched into Gov. Pierpont, Auditor Crane, Senator Wiley, Gen. Wheat, A. B. Caldwell, and all their principles and practices. "Mr. Clemens announced himself as a Butternut, and said that, although he had been under a cloud somewhat for a long period, he had always been unalterably opposed to the division of Virginia" Speaking of the speech of Mr. Richardson at the same meet
A Traitor Betrayed. Sherrard Clemens, of Wheeling, who ones represented his district in Congress, and who was a member of the Virginia State Convention of 1861, has published an address to the people of Northwestern Virginia, in which he bitterly complains of the treatment he is receiving at the hands of his Abolition friends. Clemens was opposed to the new State movement, and received numerous invitations to address the people upon that subject pending the recent election. The friends of the movement and the military, however, determined that he should not be heard, and wherever his appointments were made he met the military or unruly New State menquestions involved should take place between himself and the Auditor of the Wheeling Government. The Auditor spoke the full period of his allotted time, but when Clemens attempted to reply, he was prevented from concluding his remarks by threatened and actual violence. An egg was thrown at him while speaking. In consideration of
ad been adverse to such practice, and, therefore, it was not proper to insist upon a witness making any statement which might tend to implicate him in a criminal prosecution. Reference was also made to the trial before Judge Meredith of Messrs. Sherrard Clemens and O. Jennings Wise, who had engaged in a duel, during which that functionary sustained the position which they maintained was correct, and declined to press any questions which Roger A., Pryor, who was Clemens's second, thought might iClemens's second, thought might implicate him in future difficulties. The statutes on the subject of duelling passed by the Legislature were severely criticised by the counsel for the defence, and were, they contended, of such a character as, if carried out, would rob our citizens of every right of independence and justice. Messrs. Aylett and Marshall argued their points at great length, but the limited space afforded precludes us from making any extended notice of their remarks. At a few minutes past four o'clock the m
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