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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Tortures of the French prisoners in China. (search)
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.public meeting in Rockingham — the Convention &c. Harrisonburg, Va., Jan, 21, 1861. To-day being Court day an unusually large crowd came to town, for the double purpose of attending to business, and to hear the different candidates for the Convention express their sentiments. The sentiment of the people seemed to be to exhaust every honorable means of compromise before ensuing extreme measures. There will be a large number of candidate to ta resolution, requesting the County Court to appropriate $2,000 for the purpose of arming the county. The meeting then adjourned, with three cheers for the Rockingham regiment and Southern rights. After the meeting, an opportunity was offered to the candidates for the Convention to address the people. There is other news, but we leave that for your excellent correspondent "Pen." I send this as a show of the political sentiment of the people of old Rockingham. Singles ticks.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Polities, &c., in Rockingham. Harrisonburg, Va, Jan. 22. After the regimental meeting yesterday, the candidates for the Convention commenced speaking. Each made his bow, announced himself, and argued his own claims, and advocated his own view of what the Convention should do. The following comprise the candidates so far; Col. A. S. Gray, Union; John F. Lewis, Union; John C. Walker, Secession; Dr. A. M. Newman, Secession; Jno. C. Woodson, Contingent; Dr. A. S. Coffiman, Union; Addison Harper, Union. Last night the Regimental officers were elected as follows; Colonel, S. B. Gibbons; Lieut. Colonel, E. T. H. Warren; 1st Major, Dr. Burke Chisman, 2d Major, Geo. W. Miller. This is a good selection, and the First Regiment of Rockinghom Volunteers will make a mark, if called into action. Yesterday was a poor day for auctioneers; the sales scarcely paid expenses. Pen.
Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W. Rives, of Barbour. Mr. Mallory, of Elizabeth City, nominated Robert H. Vaughan, of that county. Mr. Morris, 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, of Rockingham, nominated J. J. Farish, of Albemarle. Mr. Dulaney, of Fairfax, nominated John E. Scruggs, of Fauquier. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, nominated John H. Fuqua, of that county. Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, nominated Thos. B. P. Ingram, of Richmond city. Mr. Borst, of Page, nominated Charles McL. Johnson, of Fauquier. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, nominated James G. Sener, of Fredericksburg. The merits and qualifications of the various candidates were expatiated upon by s
y. The President said the resolution authorized the publication of the debates. He would make no contract inconsistent with the resolution. Mr. Johnson expressed himself as satisfied with the reply. Committee on compensation. The President announced the following committee, under a resolution adopted yesterday, to inquire and report upon the compensation for the officers of the Convention: Messrs. Johnson of Richmond, Hubbard of Ohio, Gregory of King William, Coffman of Rockingham, and Sheffey of Smythe. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, in the Chair. Report from the Committee on elections. Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report embodying "a list of the persons who seem to have been elected to the Convention, and the certificates of such election." The Committee add: John D. Sharp is elected from the county of Lee, but his seat in the Convention is contested by M. B. D. Lane, of said county of Lee, and his petition and notice of con
essed and paid; by Mr. Allen, of reporting a bill for the relief of Benj. Wray and Joseph Boon, of Franklin co., for a certain amount of taxes improperly paid; by Mr. Mong, of releasing the Commonwealth's title to certain lands in Berkeley county to C. D. Stewart's heirs; by Mr. Pritchard, of amending the law exempting certain specific property from levy, so as to allow $300 worth in value to be selected: by Mr. Harrison, of reporting last session's bill for the relief of Jesse Carrier, of Rockingham; by Mr. Rutherford, of reporting a bill providing against the discontinuance of motions in behalf of the Commonwealth, to make it unnecessary to continue them from day to day, and putting, when docketed, with suits at law or in equity; by Mr. Jett, of amending the law so as to prevent fraudulent conveyances; by Mr. Caperton, of appropriating a sum of money, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, with a view of testing the utility of a new cannon, the invention of Lorenzo Sibert, of Augusta co
Va. 33. Henry H. Turner, Isle of Wight, Va. 34. Robert E. Moore, Wythe, Va. 35. Seabrook Jenkins, Colleton Dist., S. C. 36. Geo. E. Waller, Henry, Va. 37. Henry C. Reamey, Henry, Va. 38. Wm. P. Campbell, Monroe, Va. 39. Thos. A. Bohanon, Madison, Va. 40. Henry E. Jennings, Halifax, Va. 41. R. Heber Goods, Bedford, Va. 42. J. McCabe Horner, Chesterfield. Va. 43. Cyrus Doggett. Jr., Gloucester, Va. 44. John B. Brumback, Page, Va. 45. H. H. Miller, Rockingham, Va. 46. J. Wilmer Tompkins, Albemarle, Va. 47. John W. Bruffy, Augusta, Va. 48. William M. Thomas, Tazewell, Va. 49. Virgil Weaver, Fauquier, Va. 50. Rev. J. W. Miller. Richmond city. 51. Thos. L. Ingram, Lunenburg, Va. 52. Wm. Z. Heggle, Rockingham, N. C. 53. B. F. Raines, Sussex, Va. 54. Mason G. Ellzey, Loudoun, Va. 55. Jos. H. Wade, Henry, Va. 56. Clayton G. Coleman, Jr., Louisa, Va. 57. James C. Balley, Pearson co., N. C. 58. Wm. C. Jones, Highl
out the institution of slavery her vast wealth cannot be developed. He looked upon the Peace proposition as making a better disposition of the Territorial questions than the Crittenden proposition; equal in rights and privileges, and infinitely better in regard to that which may be before us in the future. Mr. Summers continued his argument at some length on other branches of the proposition, but without concluding, gave way to a motion to adjourn, which was submitted by Mr. Gray, of Rockingham, but withdrawn at the request of Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, who stated that there were sundry claims for services rendered by persons previous to the organization of the Convention, and he offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee of three to audit such claims. Adopted. More minority reports. Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, submitted the following as a minority report from the Committee on Federal Relations: The Representatives of the People of Virginia, in Co
on slavery. A third class interpret the word "chattel" as meaning the condition of brutes. Whatever it means, it is ruin to the border, and no good in the North. Let us compare the New Chapter with the former position of the Church. I read from the year 1780 strong doctrine. I read from Bishops Coke and Asbury similar doctrine. I merely read to compare the old position of the Conference with the present. The Old School Presbyterian Church takes similar ground. The Dunkard Church in Rockingham, the Mennonite, the United Brethren, all have similar positions. These Churches all flourish in Virginia. The Episcopal Church says nothing on the subject. The Methodist Episcopal Church South, in 1858 swept everything from their Discipline. Only in 1858. Yet, in the lectures of Bascomb, published at Nashville, that Church says: "The system of slavery originated in blood and murder." Dr. Smith, in his book, says: --"That the right of property in man is nowhere sanctioned in the Bible.
The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], A. J. Donnellson on the existing crisis. (search)
He has a Keen sense of the injury to the tobacco manufacturing interest by the Bank policy adopted by the representatives of the Old Dominion. It is much to be regretted that all the members of our public bodies do not exhibit the Christian spirit evinced on all occasions by one of the delegates from Augusta. That member, though speaking often, never loses "the helm of reason" in the passion of the moment. He manifests invariably a manly, liberal, Christian spirit. The submissionists count "without their host" in claiming old Rockingham as one of their counties. Rockingham is slow, but sure, in taking her position in favor of the Southern Confederacy. To guard against the danger of precipitation, she has placed a Walker in the lead, who, of course, makes no effort to keep pace to the quick step of South Carolina and Georgia. He will, however, take no "step backward, " and will eventually arrive, with his constituents, at the manifest Southern destination. Mark the prediction!
d argued upon the point at some length.--With regard to territorial expansion and protection, he assumed that we had no territory now in possession which was adapted to slave labor; and even if we had, there were no surplus slaves to take there. He alluded to the importation of Africans by the South, to show that there was really a deficiency in slave labor. To disrupt the Union upon a question so devoid of policy or reason, was abject infatuation. The Missouri Compromise was the great line of peace, and he looked upon it as a happy omen that every measure of adjustment proposed, maintained this line of 36 30. He thought it indicated a disposition to return to the spirit and principles which actuated the fathers in the formation of the Government. At this point, Mr. Baldwin, who had spoken three hours, yielded the floor, and, On motion of Mr.Gray, of Rockingham, the Committee rose and reported progress. On motion of Mr.Hall, of Lancaster, the Convention adjourned.
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