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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Another scene from the Performance in Charleston. (search)
, the latter took advantage of it, put spurs to his horse and dashed off, and in a moment a gun was fired, but the Major did not know whether at him or at Colonel Harman. Through a letter received at Lynchburg a few days since by a niece of Colonel Harman from her aunt, the wife of Major John A. Harman, at Staunton, the intelligence of his death was confirmed, as it mentioned the fact of his remains having been brought to Staunton, and been committed to the tomb there on Sabbath, the 5th instant. There is little doubt but he was murdered in cold blood by the inhuman brutes who were in charge of him at the moment Major Hawks escaped. Indeed, the Yankees at Charlottesville were heard to express regret at his death when they learned that he was the Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Virginia. --Miserable hypocrisy! If they felt any compunction, how easy would it have been for them to have investigated the facts, found the perpetrators and hung them, as they so richly deserved.
ded among the widows and orphans of deceased soldiers, and couriers be dispatched to the various counties, requesting the people to secrete or bury their plate. Mr. Clarke, of Campbell, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the Committee on Courts of Justice be instructed to inquire into the expediency of restricting the right of suffrage to a property qualification. Mr. Grattan, of Richmond, offered a resolution, which was agreed to, that the resolution adopted on the 5th instant, directing the Speaker of the House to issue a writ of election to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Littleton Tazewell, a delegate elect from the city of Richmond, and fixing Tuesday, the 12th instant, as the day of election, be rescinded; and that the Speaker be directed to issue a writ of election for the purpose aforesaid. By Mr. Clark, of Campbell — A resolution of inquiry into the expediency of establishing negro poor-houses in each county of the State, and levying
Dakotah Territory. --Both branches of the Legislature of Dakotah Territory were organized on the 5th instant by the election of George Stickney, of Union county, as President of the Council, and G. B. Bigelow, of Clay, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The oath was administered to the members of the House by Hon. J. P. Kidder. The message of Governor Edmunds was delivered.
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