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Spottsylvania (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
ich the partiality of his colleagues had assigned him, he labored under a feeling of depression and gloom when he contemplated the state of public affairs, and that he had met them at more auspicious moments. He alluded to the death of certain members of the House, the appearance of new faces in the Hall, and paid a feeling tribute, not only to the memories of the deceased members of his own House, but to those of Senators Alex. Jones, of Chesterfield, and F. W. Coleman, of Caroline and Spottsylvania. He said the Legislature had met under circumstances the like of which had never been seen before. No Legislature since the foundation of the Government had met under such peculiar circumstances. He would do no more now than to say that the eyes of the Union are fixed on Virginia. He hoped she would always maintain her commanding position, whether in or out of the Union. To do this she must act calmly, wisely and well. He had been asked how long the Legislature would be in session.
Hanover County (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
sion of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Gibson, of reimbursing Edward McKabe for losses sustained in being shot in repelling the John Brown invaders; by Mr. Ward. of repealing sections 28,29,30,31 and 32 of chapter 38 of Code of Virginia, 1860; by Mr. Smith of Kanawha, of amending so much of chapter 47 of the Code of Virginia for 1860 as applies to the formation of new counties; by Mr. Newton, of releasing to John H. Taliaferro the title of the State to 556¼ acres of land in the county of Hanover, improperly sold for taxes; by Mr. Jones, of amending the act passed April 6th, 1858, regulating foreign insurance companies within this Commonwealth so as to require some security for the payment of their policies; by Mr. Christian, of authorizing the speedy construction of a railroad from the State Arsenal at Lexington to some point on the Central Railroad; by Mr. Saunders, of amending the Charter of the city of Richmond; by Mr. Anderson, of authorizing the Little Kanawha Navigation
Appomattox (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
ensed with. On motion of Mr. Hopkins, of Washington, it was laid on the table. He moved that the usual number of copies be printed. Mr. Borman moved, as an amendment, that 1,500 copies of the Message be printed. Mr. Duckwall hoped that only the usual number (300) would be printed. He did not endorse some of the Governor's recommendations. Mr. Boreman thought the document contained suggestions of so much import that an extra number should be printed. Mr. Jones, of Appomattox, did not coincide with the recommendations of the Governor, and was not favorably disposed to spreading the Message before the people. He believed the times and people rife for secession. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, said he was opposed to printing an extra number of copies of this Message, as he was unwilling, by his vote, to give an implied sanction to a part of it. He regretted that the Governor, at such a time as this, should feel it his duty to throw into this House such a firebr
Chesterfield (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
e House. He said that, in resuming the station which the partiality of his colleagues had assigned him, he labored under a feeling of depression and gloom when he contemplated the state of public affairs, and that he had met them at more auspicious moments. He alluded to the death of certain members of the House, the appearance of new faces in the Hall, and paid a feeling tribute, not only to the memories of the deceased members of his own House, but to those of Senators Alex. Jones, of Chesterfield, and F. W. Coleman, of Caroline and Spottsylvania. He said the Legislature had met under circumstances the like of which had never been seen before. No Legislature since the foundation of the Government had met under such peculiar circumstances. He would do no more now than to say that the eyes of the Union are fixed on Virginia. He hoped she would always maintain her commanding position, whether in or out of the Union. To do this she must act calmly, wisely and well. He had been as
Loudoun (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
n, be referred to a committee of fifteen, with instruction to report thereon immediately. The amendment was adopted, and then afterwards the resolution as amended. The following committee was appointed and went into session immediately: Messrs., Robertson, of Richmond; Bassell, of Upshur; Yerby, of Northampton; Seddon, of Stafford; Hopkins, of Washington; Chapman, of Monroe; Martie; of Henry; Wood, of Albemarle; Anderson, of Botetourt: Cowan, of Preston; Duckwall, of Morgan; Ball, of Loudoun; Grattan. of Rockingham; Welch, of--; Curter, of Lancaster. Mr. Bassell supported his resolution. Mr. Yerby the substitute offered by Mr. Robertson. Mr. Seddon favored speedy action. Offered by Mr. Kemper, of Madison: Resolved, That a Committee of Fifteen be appointed with instructions to report at the earliest practicable time a bill providing for a Convention of the people of Virginia. Unanimously adopted, and time taken by the Speaker to appoint the Committee.
Broad River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 11
to be chosen from the fifteen Electoral districts of the State, by the Senate. After resolutions of respect to the memories of Fred. W. Coleman and Alex. Jones Senators, who have died since the last session, were adopted-- The Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. Richmond, Jan. 7th, 1861. Twelve o'clock, the hour named in the proclamation of the Governor, having arrived, Speaker Crutchfield called the House to order. Prayer. Prayer by Rev. J. A. Duncan, of the Broad street M. E. Church, as follows: "Almighty and everlasting God. our Heavenly Father, we would acknowledge Thee in all the assemblies of our people; and especially when we meet in the responsible and important capacity of a Legislature, as we do this day, would we earnestly invoke. The presence and blessing. We invoke Thy mercy upon us as sinful beings, unworthy of the least of all Thy blessings. May the spirit of truth counsel and guide us in the important deliberations for which w
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
t the Government of the Union has no power to declare or make war against any of the States which have been its constituent members. That any effort by that Government to coerce any state to re-union or submission, whether under the claim of enforcing the laws against, citizens or otherwise should and will be esteemed by Virginia, from community of interests and relations, as war on her likewise — to be resisted to the utmost of her means and power. Offered by Mr. Robertson, of Richmond city, as an amendment to the above: Resolved, That so much of the Governor's Message as refers to the subject of "coercion" by the General Government of a state of the Union, be referred to a committee of fifteen, with instruction to report thereon immediately. The amendment was adopted, and then afterwards the resolution as amended. The following committee was appointed and went into session immediately: Messrs., Robertson, of Richmond; Bassell, of Upshur; Yerby, of Northampton;
Rockingham, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
mittee of fifteen, with instruction to report thereon immediately. The amendment was adopted, and then afterwards the resolution as amended. The following committee was appointed and went into session immediately: Messrs., Robertson, of Richmond; Bassell, of Upshur; Yerby, of Northampton; Seddon, of Stafford; Hopkins, of Washington; Chapman, of Monroe; Martie; of Henry; Wood, of Albemarle; Anderson, of Botetourt: Cowan, of Preston; Duckwall, of Morgan; Ball, of Loudoun; Grattan. of Rockingham; Welch, of--; Curter, of Lancaster. Mr. Bassell supported his resolution. Mr. Yerby the substitute offered by Mr. Robertson. Mr. Seddon favored speedy action. Offered by Mr. Kemper, of Madison: Resolved, That a Committee of Fifteen be appointed with instructions to report at the earliest practicable time a bill providing for a Convention of the people of Virginia. Unanimously adopted, and time taken by the Speaker to appoint the Committee. Offered by Mr. Anderson:
Little Kanawha (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
e act passed April 6th, 1858, regulating foreign insurance companies within this Commonwealth so as to require some security for the payment of their policies; by Mr. Christian, of authorizing the speedy construction of a railroad from the State Arsenal at Lexington to some point on the Central Railroad; by Mr. Saunders, of amending the Charter of the city of Richmond; by Mr. Anderson, of authorizing the Little Kanawha Navigation Company to extend their improvement to the falls of the Little Kanawha river, in the county of Braxton; by Mr. Money, of incorporating the Berkeley Border Guards volunteer company. Petitions presented an referred. The following petitions, &c., were presented and referred: By Geo. M. C. Porter, memorial of the Directors of the Holliday's Cove Turnpike Company, asking amendments to their charter; by Mr. Gilmer, petition of officers of Company A, 101st Regiment, Virginia Militia, praying reimbursement on account of money expended by them in the purchase
Rockbridge (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
be let alone, and especially that no money would be voted away, unless for objects of absolute necessity. The proclamation of the Governor, calling the Legislature together, was then read by the Clerk, Wm. F. Gordon. Esq. Mr. Haymond, of Marion, moved that a committee of three be appointed to await on the Governor and inform him that the House was in session and ready to receive any Message or other communication from him. The motion prevailing, Messrs. Haymond of Marion, Read of Rockbridge, and Tomlin of King William, were appointed said committee. --Shortly afterwards, Mr. Haymond reported the Message, which the Clerk commenced reading from his desk. All of the same having reference to State and Federal affairs having been read, a motion prevailed that its further reading be dispensed with. On motion of Mr. Hopkins, of Washington, it was laid on the table. He moved that the usual number of copies be printed. Mr. Borman moved, as an amendment, that 1,500 copies o
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