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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, I. April, 1861 (search)
he value of millions of dollars. This announcement was received with the wildest shouts of joy. Young men threw up their hats, and old men buttoned their coats and clapped their hands most vigorously. It was next hinted by some one who seemed to know something of the matter, that before another day elapsed, Harper's Ferry would fall into the hands of the secessionists. At night the enthusiasm increases in intensity, and no further opposition is to be apprehended from the influence of Tim Rives, Baldwin, Clemens, etc. etc. It was quite apparent, indeed, that if an ordinance of secession were passed by the new Convention, its validity would be recognized and acted upon by the majority of the people. But this would be a complication of the civil war, now the decree of fate. Perhaps the occurrence which has attracted most attention is the raising of the Southern flag on the capitol. It was hailed with the most deafening shouts of applause. But at a quiet hour of the night, t
c. Isle of Wight Co., Va., Nov. 3d, 1860. Notwithstanding the extreme inclemency of the weather, there was a large attendance of the sovereigns at the great Breckinridge mass meeting at the Court-House, on the 30th ult. Unfortunately, however, the distinguished speakers who had been announced were deterred by adverse providence from being present--ex-Gov. Wise by an accident on the railroad, and Mr. Leake, we learn, by illness in his family. The only address on the occasion was by Dr. Rives, of Surry. The Eastern Virginia "Christian" Conference is now in session in the adjoining county of Nansemond. This Conference is composed of churches embraced in the limits of this Congressional district, and represents about 2,500 communicants. Though but little known in many sections, this denomination is one of the most numerous in this and adjoining counties, and has increased rapidly within a few years past. The organ of the Southern branch of the denomination is published at
Music in the Field. --The Bell and Everett men yesterday employed Smith's Band to play patriotic airs through the streets for the purpose of inspiring the voters. On the night previous the Breckinridge party had the same Band at their headquarters, and fine music was played at intervals, closing with the Star Spangled Banner. The Douglas party had the Armory Band at the African Church, where Mr. Tim Rives made a speech to an immense crowd. Music, on occasions of this kind, though something new here, is a good idea. It softens asperities. Makes everybody jubilant. Prevents fights, and so on.
n the other. [Applause.]-- She stood at the head of the Macedonian phalanx of the Border States; and in reply to the question, Where should Virginia go? he would say, go neither North nor South, but with them. He thought if the Union was broken up there would be several Confederacies. His fortunes were with Virginia, and he would sink or swim with her; but he had no idea of her being dragged into any new connection without consideration. His closing remarks looked to a consolidation of the Border States, and eventual reconstruction of the Union upon a basis by them adopted. He thought the secession leaders would gladly avail themselves of any decent pretext to come back. Hon. George W. Summers was then called upon, but declined making a speech. Tim Rives, Esq., was making an appeal for the Union when we left the house. We understand that Marmaduke Johnson, Esq., subsequently addressed the meeting, which adjourned about 11 o'clock, with three cheers for Mr. Carlile.
Conrad, Couch, Early, Fugate, Gravely, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Macfarland, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, and Willey.--50. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, CHail, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, James B. Mallory, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, William C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, IWhitfield, Willey, and Wilson.--74. So the amendment was defeated.
Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Charles K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Miller, Moffett, Morton, Moore, Neblett, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Thornton, Treadway, R. H. Turner, F. P. Turner, Waller, WhitfieHubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Thornton, Tredway, Waller, Willey, and Wisor. 90. So the amendment was defeated.
Grand political demonstration. --The Conservatives — those who have an abiding faith in "the Union, the Constitution, and the enforcement of the laws"--propose to have a grand demonstration at the African Church to-night. The friends of cohesion will be addressed by John B. Baldwin, Esq., of Augusta; Jas. B. Dorman, Esq., of Rockbridge; Tim Rives, Esq., of Prince George, and a number of other distinguished gentlemen.--The meeting will, no doubt, have a tendency to cement anew those bonds of unity which, it may be rightly conjectured, from recent events, want all the glueing together they will be likely to obtain here or elsewhere.
to the principles on which our system rests, and tends to its overthrow. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, said it was not his purpose to answer the arguments of thef they were pointed towards the land. Passing rapidly along in his argument, Mr. Rives touched upon the tariff of 1828, and the nullification of South Carolina.--Thquivocally complimented. Caleb Cushing came in for a share of denunciation, Mr.Rives expressing a doubt whether he would have supported Douglas for the Presidency ihe hearts of secessionists in Virginia, if it did not cover them with shame. Mr. Rives indulged in some sharp thrusts at the secessionists in the Convention, which the sailor from New Bedford would stand by the sailor from Kentucky.-- Mr. Rives' denunciations of the doctrine of secession were of the most emphatic kind, ad if Virginia would sanction this act of rebellion on the part of Texas? Mr. Rives continued speaking until 2 o'clock, at which time the Committee took a recess
Evening session. The Committee was called to order by Mr. Southall at 4 o'clock P. M., and Mr. Rives resumed his remarks. He said it was his object to close his speech this evening, because he did not want it to be said that he consumed any more time than was necessary for an exposition of his views. He then proceeded the would be among the first to endeavor to bring her back again. The withdrawal of Southern Senators and Representatives from Congress was strongly condemned by Mr. Rives, as giving up a power which the South possessed for preventing any objectionable appointments, and restraining any act of Administration hostile to her interestsng for something else; and when the nurse took it to the looking-glass to exhibit to the child its own ugliness, it capped the climax by smashing the glass. Mr. Rives discussed the several sections of the report, expressing his concurrence therein. With regard to the objection against that portion providing for the remunerati
The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], The trade of Charleston since Secession. (search)
The Convention. A resolution was introduced yesterday by Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, for terminating debate in Committee of the Whole on Tuesday next; but an arrangement was made, as will be seen by reference to the report, by which the matter will probably be compromised this morning. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Tim Rives occupied the entire day in a speech against secession. Mr. Wise offered a substitute for the report, which was referred at his request without reading, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Flournoy has the floor to-day.
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