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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sketch of the Martyr Jackson and his family. (search)
he "counterfeit presentment" without feeling that he was every inch a hero, and that his was as gallant a spirit as was ever offered up in defence of his country's flag. You will be glad to learn that his likeness will be multiplied in due time by every means of art, so that every one may obtain a copy who desires it. There are certain facts connected with the life and death of Jackson which I have never seen in print, and which cannot fail to interest your readers. He was born in Fairfax county, near the Potomac river, and was 38 years old the 8th of May. He married his wife in Kentucky, while on a visit to his brother, who resides in that State, and some few years thereafter he removed to Fairfax Court-House, where he continued to live until last December. He was the life of the village — a generous, open-hearted fellow — wholly unselfish — a great lover of children and young people — always took sides with the weaker party — spoke his own mind freely, though not offensive
igham demanded yeas and nays, which were not ordered. Mr. Burnett then demanded a division, when the motion prevailed — ayes 85, noes 15. Mr. Vallandigham remarked, sotto voce, upon the announcement of the negative vote, "just three more than the Apostles." [Laughter.] Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, asked leave to introduce a resolution respectfully requesting the Legislature of Virginia, assembled at Wheeling, to retrocede to the United States the city of Alexandria, and so much of Fairfax county as may include the Mount Vernon estate. --Objected to. Mr. John F. Potter, of Wisconsin, offered a resolution, under the suspension of the rules, instructing the committee on elections to inquire and report whether the Hon. Henry May, the representative from the Fourth Congressional district of Maryland, has not held criminal correspondence and intercourse with persons in arms against this Government, and empowering the committee to send for persons and papers. The resolution was a