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the Confederate Government, and that there is a decided willingness to co-operate with the State authorities in the adoption of measures to carry on the work. The plan now under consideration in the State Senate meets with opposition there, yet its friends are determined that it shall not fall through any omission on their own part. It is not our purpose now to discuss the merits of the subject, but merely to state same interesting facts in connection therewith. At the request of Mr. Christian, of Augusta, the following condensed and approximate estimate of the cost, and the earliest point of time at which the uncompleted work on the Covington and Ohio Railroad can be made available for transportation purpose as far westward as the White Sulphur Springs, has been furnished by Mr. W. A. Kuper, Civil Engineer: From Covington to "Jerry's Run Fill," 14,1-6 miles--for grading, masonry, bridges, superstructure, and track, (exclusive of the iron,)$250,000 From "Jerry's Run
ent points in this great Commonwealth, and am now "lying over" in this beautiful city.--As Georgia is the Empire State of our young Republic, all news from this direction finds eager readers in Virginia. Gov. Joseph E. Brown is immensely popular with the masses in the country, but less so in the cities. He is popular with the people because they believe him an honest, sensible, economical officer, about whom there is nothing of the politician. He is also an humble, pious, consistent Christian. For some years he has been the President of the Baptist State Convention, attends prayer meetings, delivers exhortations and Sunday School addresses, and seeks to save the souls of his fellow men. He despises King Alcohol from his inmost soul, and never permits it to come into the Executive mansion. It would be better for humanity if the same could be said of other Southern Governors. Gov. Shorter, of Alabama, is also a pious man and a consistent member of the Baptist Church. Busi
The Daily Dispatch: February 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], Religious Revival among the soldiers — remarkable Liberality. (search)
t or paper. On motion, the rules were suspended, and the bill passed. Bills reported. Mr. Coghill, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported a bill to redress loyal citizens injured by the exercise of usurped power. Mr. Christian, of Augusta, from the Committee on Banks, reported a bill to amend an act to incorporate the American Agency. Communication from the Executive. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, endorsed "to be ginia forces, and devolving the duties thereof upon the Auditing Board, was taken up for consideration. After a long debate, the resolution was amended so as to include the offices of Quartermaster and Commissary, and then, (on motion of Mr. Christian, of Augusta,) referred to the joint committee heretofore appointed to inquire into what expenditure in any of the departments of Government may be reduced or abolished. Covington and Ohio Railroad. The joint resolution, offered yeste