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The Daily Dispatch: may 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Extra session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States. (search)
admitted into this Confederacy upon an equal footing with the other States, under the Constitution for the Government of the same. Mr. Stephens moved that the bill be put upon its passage, and that the vote on it be taken by States. Mr. Withers, of S. C., said he presumed the official evidence of the passage of an Ordinance of Secession by the State of Arkansas was in this Convention, and he desired to have the fact so announced. Mr. Stephens, of Ga., said that all the official pers were here. The President stated that the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Stephens) had in his possession the Ordinance of Secession adopted by the Convention of Arkansas, and also the ordinance adopting the Provisional Constitution. Mr. Withers.--I am satisfied. It is best always to know that the official papers are present. On the call of States, the vote in favor of the admission of Arkansas was unanimous. On motion of Mr. Stephens, the delegates from Arkansas were then
U. S. Officer arrested. --The Augusta Dispatch, of Thursday, has the following: We learn that Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Morris, of the United States Army, was arrested at Johnson's Turn Out, on the South Carolina Railroad, on yesterday evening, by Lieutenant T. Smith and Surgeon A. Dozier, of the 7th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. Morris had a parole from Colonel Van Dorn, of Texas. He had strong intimations of a desire to reach Washington City, and excited the suspicions of Judge Withers and Dr. Jos. Jennings, who had traveled with him from Montgomery, Ala. He was carried to Camp Botler, where he will undergo an examination.
The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], The killing of Dr. Mather at New Orleans. (search)
--The killing of Dr. Mather at New Orleans, by a Mr. Withers, has already been noticed in our columns. We fie and whispered to Mrs. Mather some message from Mrs. Withers, which, on inquiry by Dr. M., proved to be a reqd not succeeding, followed him into the room, where Withers stood with a revolver in his hand. On his entering did not." "I intend to kill her for it," exclaimed Withers, "Oh, no," said the Doctor, "you cannot do that." "at and said, "You can do so if you dare." Whereupon Withers fired, the ball lodging in Mather's breast, who feln his knees and called out: "Don't shoot me !" But Withers fired a second and a third time. The second ball took effect in Mather's body, and at the third, Mrs. Withers rushing between them, the ball passed through her lodged. Dr. Mather died of his wounds last night. Withers is in prison. Dr. Mather had quite recently rehis death, raising a volunteer company for the war. Withers, from all we can learn, had been drinking freely.
ards and immediately killed.--Mr. F, who was out on duty, left his post and went to a spring to drink. There he saw several soldiers who he supposed belonged to the enemy. He immediately wheeled, put spurs to his horse and darted off. The soldiers who Mr. F. mistook for the enemy, ordered him to halt; which, refusing to do he was immediately fired upon and killed, they supposing him to belong to a scouting party of the Federal troops, from his failing to stop when commanded.--Such intelligence mingles sadly with the glorious news which comes up to us from the battle of Bethel; but how often is it that sorrow follows in the footsteps of joy ! Dr. R. L. Dabney, Professor in Union Theological Seminary, the recently-appointed Chaplain of Col. Withers' Regiment, preached one of the ablest sermons to day I ever heard in my life. Samuel Davis, in the times which tried men's souls, could not have excelled it in melting pathos and withering sarcasm and impassioned oratory. Chaplain.
a citizen thereof, and that I am duly qualified, according to the Constitution of this State, to exercise the duties of the office to which I have been appointed, and will to the best of my ability discharge the duties of the office, and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of this State, so help me God." Mr. Wardlaw moved the adoption of the amendment, and a debate followed on inserting "high" before the word office, and omitting the words " of this State" at the end. Mr. Withers offered a clause that "every officer appointed shall take the following oath." He said it was implied, according to some authorities, that no other oaths shall be taken. The ordinance was adopted unanimously. The Convention is now at its second ballot for three Commissioners to go to Washington. R. W. Barnwell was elected one on the first ballot. A. G. Magrath and J. L. Orr stand the best chances among their competitors for the other two. Hon. Caleb Cushing, of Mass., arr
e evening session Mr. Duncan moved to take up the ordinance on commercial affairs, Carried. The Convention then went into secret session, the object of which, it is understood, is to confer with the collector of the port. Information was given to the Convention this morning that several light-house keepers are about vacating their positions. The "declaration of causes for secession," (the address to the people published in the Dispatch yesterday,) was read and adopted. There were many able speeches in the Convention to-day, by Messrs. Spratt, Rhett, and others. In the course of the discussion, the opinion was declared that the Fugitive Slave law is unconstitutional. Judge Withers, in an able and logical speech, declared that it was constitutional. Mr. Memminger declared the question of legality embarrassing. Fully two hours was spent in verbal alterations of the address under the most rigid scrutiny. It was adopted with few dissenting votes.
ds, with a view to ascertain their relative merits." His reports disclose the results of those experiments, with intelligent and instructive observations on the value of the different arms presented for trial. With these reports before me, I have not deemed it prudent to purchase "the patent rights of any newly invented arms." The tests made were by no means satisfactory to my mind, and I therefore determined to await for experiments of a more decisive character. Claim against Selden, Withers & Co. All the information I have in regard to this claim, is derived from the report of the Attorney General. This faithful and able public officer has done his duty, but I am sorry to say the prospect for realizing the amount due to the State is not very flattering, His recommendations ought to be adopted. Communications from State Executives. I communicate herewith, a letter from the executive of Texas, enclosing resolutions adopted by the Legislature of that State, and appr
1,118. A correspondent of the Baltimore Exchange writes from Washington, June 21st, that the Hospital list at Georgetown amounted at that time to 700. The mortality was very great. Hardy Barnes was hanged at the jail in Fayetteville, N. C., on Friday last, for the murder of Albia Rhodes, about a year ago. It is said he made no confession. We learn from the Pickens (S. C.) Courier that Hon. J. L. Orr has been appointed a member of the Confederate Congress, in the place of Judge Withers, resigned. It is stated that a gentleman in Portsmouth will undertake the work of blowing up every ship in Hampton Roads, if authorized to do so by the Government. The exports of ice this year from Boston up to the first instant, amounted to 60,948 tons, against 74,717 tons in the same period last year. Col. Jesse Burks, of Bedford, has received the appointment of Colonel in the army, and will take command of the military forces stationed at Lynchburg. The County Cour
The Provisional Congress. --A number of the members of the Provisional Congress, which meets in Richmond on the 20th inst., have already arrived. Of the South Carolina delegation, Col. W. Percher Miles is attached to the staff of Gen. Beauregard, and is doing duty at Manassas Junction. Hon. James L. Orr, formerly Speaker of the House of Representatives at Washington, is in Richmond, having been appointed in the place of Judge Withers, resigned. Hon. Lawrence M. Keitt has been in our city for several days, and, we understand, proceeds to Fairfax to-day, accompanied by Hon. T. L. Clingman, of North Carolina, hoping to be able to do a little fighting "on their own hook" before the assembling of Congress. Mr. Keitt says he is accustomed to bagging wild turkeys, and thinks there is "some game" in the neighborhood of Fairfax. Hon. John Perkins, of Louisiana, is, we believe, at Petersburg. Col. Francis S. Bartow, of Georgia. is with Gen. Johnston's command at or near
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Voice from the New York Stock Board. (search)
Sherman's battery. We are requested to insert the following: It is generally understood that the celebrated battery of Sherman consisted of sixteen guns, and as it is not probable that all these guns were placed in immediate juxtaposition, hence the fact that they were not all captured by the same charge or the same regiment, and hence the conflicting claims set up by different regiments to the honor of taking them. From accounts received by the writer from eye-witnesses at Manassas, he feels entirely warranted in saying that the 18th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, under Col. Withers, certainly participated in the final capture of some of Sherman's guns, and that Lieut. Shields, of the Black Eagle Company, Cumberland county, belonging to that regiment, assisted by a gentleman named Evans, an officer in one of the South Carolina Regiments, actually turned one of the guns and fired it several times on the retreating enemy. Justice.
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