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Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
cordial approbation. Occupying, as he did, the position of Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, he was anxious that the people should have all the information it was possible to obtain, rr of Culpeper, made a statement as an act of justice to the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, showing that it was under his advice that the communication relative to the proceedings at Harper's Ferry was made to the Executive at Washington. Mr. Tredway said that the resolution was not dictated by any want of confidence in the gentleman from Jefferson as Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He believed the result would place him in the position which he never doubted he occupied, of a true and loyal Virginian. He was glad to have the information already drawn oation would be made. He knew naught of the proceedings at Fortress Monroe, but the force at Harper's Ferry was sent at his suggestion, and that consideration took the poison from the Executive head.
Henrico (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
he might record his vote. Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, would with great pleasure vote against indefinite postponement, and for the resolution. Not that he thought or believed that the gentleman from Jefferson had done anything improper, but because he wanted to know if the Federal Government had done anything intended to coerce Virginia into submission in the event that she should be compelled to go out of the Union. He wanted Virginia to be prepared to meet the issue. Mr.Wickham, of Henrico, opposed the indefinite postponement of the resolution. He had good reason to believe that there were fewer United States soldiers in Virginia now than on the 6th of November. He wanted to have the public mind quieted on the subject, and to allay an agitation that had been artificially created, by sensation dispatches, in the minds of the people of the Commonwealth. After some further remarks by Mr. Tredway, Mr. Carlile withdrew his motion, and said he would content himself with voti
Pittsylvania (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
t of reading speeches, for he had matters of more importance to attend to. Mr. Hubbard, of Ohio, replied to the remarks of the member from Wetzel. He denied that he was elected on a platform dictated by the Wheeling Intelligencer, and read his address to his constituents to show the position he occupied. He affirmed his loyalty to the Commonwealth, but seemed to think Virginia's rights would be more secure in than out of the Union. The National difficulties. Mr.Tredway, of Pittsylvania, called up his resolution which was laid on the table on Wednesday, and it was accordingly taken up. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved That a select committee of five be appointed, with instructions to inquire and report as speedily as possible, whether any movement of arms or men has been made by the General Government, to any fort or arsenal in, or bordering upon, Virginia, indicating a preparation for attack or coercion. Mr.Barbour, of Jefferson, regretted that his
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
tleman, as an officer of the Federal Government, but could see no necessity for the adoption of the resolution.--He then alluded to the rumored proceedings at Fortress Monroe, and went on to show that the same state of things had existed there for years. In the progress of his remarks, he desired to do an act of justice to his old companions in arms, Capt. Dyer, the Command and of Artillery at Fortress Monroe, and to Maj. Anderson, the commander at Fort Sumter. The President thought the line of remark did not pertain to the subject under consideration. By general consent, Mr. Early was allowed to proceed. In Anderson's veins run the blood of the . Barbour, of Jefferson, who said that the debate had taken such a course that he hoped the investigation would be made. He knew naught of the proceedings at Fortress Monroe, but the force at Harper's Ferry was sent at his suggestion, and that consideration took the poison from the Executive head. Mr.Carlile gave the reasons
Amelia Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
resolution. If he could reconcile it to a sense of duty, he would oblige his friend from Jefferson, and vote for it. But Virginia was still part and parcel of the Federal Government, and as a constitutional man he preferred a constitutional mode of making the investigation. It should be made by the representatives of the State, at Washington. He moved an indefinite postponement of the resolution, and called for the yeas and nays in order that he might record his vote. Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, would with great pleasure vote against indefinite postponement, and for the resolution. Not that he thought or believed that the gentleman from Jefferson had done anything improper, but because he wanted to know if the Federal Government had done anything intended to coerce Virginia into submission in the event that she should be compelled to go out of the Union. He wanted Virginia to be prepared to meet the issue. Mr.Wickham, of Henrico, opposed the indefinite postponement of the re
Northampton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 1
United States soldiers in Virginia now than on the 6th of November. He wanted to have the public mind quieted on the subject, and to allay an agitation that had been artificially created, by sensation dispatches, in the minds of the people of the Commonwealth. After some further remarks by Mr. Tredway, Mr. Carlile withdrew his motion, and said he would content himself with voting "no" on the resolution. The question was then taken, and the resolution passed. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, offered the following: Resolved, That this Convention does not wish to inaugurate a National Convention, and would not rely on such a body to afford redress for the grievances and wrongs of which the South complains, nor give such guarantees as would satisfy the people of this State that their honor and interest would obtain an effectual protection from such a Convention; but, on the contrary, that the people of the South might reasonably apprehend that such a body would reorganize
Wetzel (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
ced the following special dispatch to the Wheeling Intelligencer, which was read: "RichmondFebruary 20th. "Great indignation prevails here among Northwestern members on account of the course pursued by Leonard S. Hall, delegate from Wetzel county. He openly denounced his colleague last night, in the parlor of the Spotswood House, as a submissionists, and read a letter from Mr. Charles W. Russell, of Wheeling, in support of his views. "The gallant old Gen. John Jackson, of Wood county, repudiated Hall and his letter before a large crowd, showing that Hall did not represent Wetzel county, much less the Northwest, having been elected only by a meagre plurality, and that through a division of the Union men of his county. The letter of Mr. Russell to Hall is reprobated by Messrs. Willey, Clemens, Jackson, Burley, and all others from the West whom I have heard speak of the affair. C." Mr.Hall then read the letter from C. W. Russell, alluded to above, to show that it w
Middlesex Village (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 1
nst him, both in public and private. The effect of this was apparent in the faces and breasts of those around him, and in the sentiments of the sovereign people of this section. He would put the heel of inexpressible contempt on every insinuation, come from whence it might, that he was wanting in loyalty to the Commonwealth. He reviewed his Congressional record, and alluded to his speech which had been extensively circulated. Let any gentleman who denounced that — as the gentleman from Middlesex did, and then acknowledge that he had never read it — as an incendiary document, peruse it, and say if it will not satisfy the most extreme secessionist. To the gentleman from Wetzel he could afford to be magnanimous. When he declared that he (Mr. Clemens) stood on a platform dictated by the editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer he said that which he would not presume to say was prompted by malice, but would assume that it was said through ignorance; he said that which showed a most miser
Wood County (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
uced the following special dispatch to the Wheeling Intelligencer, which was read: "RichmondFebruary 20th. "Great indignation prevails here among Northwestern members on account of the course pursued by Leonard S. Hall, delegate from Wetzel county. He openly denounced his colleague last night, in the parlor of the Spotswood House, as a submissionists, and read a letter from Mr. Charles W. Russell, of Wheeling, in support of his views. "The gallant old Gen. John Jackson, of Wood county, repudiated Hall and his letter before a large crowd, showing that Hall did not represent Wetzel county, much less the Northwest, having been elected only by a meagre plurality, and that through a division of the Union men of his county. The letter of Mr. Russell to Hall is reprobated by Messrs. Willey, Clemens, Jackson, Burley, and all others from the West whom I have heard speak of the affair. C." Mr.Hall then read the letter from C. W. Russell, alluded to above, to show that it w
United States (United States) (search for this): article 1
ve of the Commonwealth to obtain the desired information by making a respectful communication to the President of the United States. The course proposed by the resolution indicated an indefinite prolongation of the session. He moved to lay it on t Henrico, opposed the indefinite postponement of the resolution. He had good reason to believe that there were fewer United States soldiers in Virginia now than on the 6th of November. He wanted to have the public mind quieted on the subject, and that the people of the South might reasonably apprehend that such a body would reorganize the judiciary system of the United States, and make the Judges elective by the whole people of the Union, as Mr. Seward has declared his party would do as soon By Mr. Whitfield, of Isle of Wight. Resolved,That the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States, and the apprehensions entertained as to the policy of his administration, together with the withdrawal of the secede
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