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he subject of correcting the journal of the Senate so as to show that the Senators from Mississippi, Alabama and Florida had withdrawn from the Senate. The motion to do so was laid on the table. The Crittenden resolutions were debated. Mr. Powell, of Kentucky, advocated their adoption. Mr. Wade, of Ohio followed, opposing any compromise. House.--The Crittenden resolution memorials from Delaware and Maryland were presented. Mr. Colfax's bill to suspend the mail service in the seceding States, was postponed until Thursday week. The majority report of the Committee of Thirty — Three was then taken up. Among others who spoke was Sherrard Clemens, of Virginia, who opened with great bitterness on the Secessionists, and at the expiration of his hour wished to continue, but Mr. Martin, of Virginia, objected to the gentleman's continuing his "traitorous remarks." Mr. Washburne of Wis. followed, and at the close of his speech-- The House adjourned.
The National crisis. Hon. Sherrard Clemens in the House — the contemplated Seizure of the Brooklyn Navy Yard — a battery Erected on the Mississippi river--letter from Ex-President Fillmore--salute for an Ex-commander, &c. Capt. Alfred Cumming, late Governor of Utah, a graduate of West Point, and for sixteen yeares of Messrs. Robert Gamble and Robert W. Williams have offered their services in any manner available for preparing the troops for the field of battle. Sherrard Clemens, of Va., in the House. The following occurrence took place in the U. S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday: Mr. Clemens, of Virginia, said he spoMr. Clemens, of Virginia, said he spoke as a Southern man, identified by birth, education, and a residence in that section. While many of those who inaugurated the pending revolution, cry out with uplifted hands, exclaiming, "No effusion of blood," it should be remembered that the inventor of the guillotine was its first victim; and the day was not distant when these
ss of the South Carolinians — rejoicing in Georgia--Hon. Sherrard Clemens' speech, &c., &c. Seizure of Another Fort in Nlmetto decorations on the shoulders. Supplement to Mr. Clemens' speech in Congress. The speech of Mr. Sherrard ClemMr. Sherrard Clemens in the House Tuesday, and the remarks of Mr. Martin, of Va., have been noticed. On Wednesday the following took place in the House: Mr. Clemens, of Virginia, rising to a personal explanation, said by reference to the Congressional Globe iat his colleague (Mr. Martin,) expressed a wish that he (Mr. Clemens) should be allowed to go on with his speech — his "traitleman that Mr. Martin was not present in the House. Mr. Clemens was not aware of that, but he had said nothing offensive gentleman did not understand him as intimating that he [Mr. Clemens] had cast any imputation on his colleague. Mr. ClemMr. Clemens replied not at all, and added, in conclusion, he could conceive of men who would be unknown in this or any other Congress
From Washington.[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Jan. 23, 1861 Clemens, of Virginia, has immortalized himself by a speech which received the approbation of the Republicans and the execrations of his colleagues. It affords a strange, bitter joy to think that the trying times are bringing to light the true characters of men. -- Virginia is being sold into abolition by the selfishness of politicians, and they are showing the cloven hoof too plainly for the people over to forget. Be sure their sins will be remembered against them "in that morning." Malters are coming to a partly pass here, when a gentleman no longer dares to express in public meeting his hatred of Black Republican principles. He is at once proscribed by the Administration, and by the mass of the people, who swear by the party in power, no matter what that party may be. A viler abolition hole than Washington does not exist. A California member tells me that his slaves have been more
It is very gratifying for me to know that I shall be sustained, and that I have the approbation of our people." Washington Dispatches. The Government has obtained the temporary use of lots upon Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol, for the purpose of erecting quarters for the company of cavalry from West Point, which was ordered to this city to act in the capacity of light artillery. This is but two squares from the scene of the inaugural ceremonies. Ten thousand copies of Clemens' patriotic speech have been taken for circulation in Maryland, seventy-five thousand in the South, and fifteen thousand in the Northern States. More than one hundred thousand copies have been subscribed for already. The following letter expresses the spirit which now animates some of the branches of the public service: Post-Office Department, Appointment Office, January 22, 1861. Sir --In answer to the inquiry in your letter of the 15th to the Postmaster General, he instr
From Washington. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Jan, 27, 1861. Three hundred thousand copies of Sherrard Clemens speech have been subscribed for by the Black Republicans, and will be distributed broadcast over Virginia. So, the false philosophy of a hireling scribbler (for there is abundant internal evidence that Clemens him self never wrote the speech) is to be disseminated at abolition expense for Virginia's destruction. Crittenden, Douglas, Clemens, Harris, and Millson, are to send forth a manifest to against the address lately issued by ten of our Representatives. What have Crittenden and Douglas to do with VirginClemens, Harris, and Millson, are to send forth a manifest to against the address lately issued by ten of our Representatives. What have Crittenden and Douglas to do with Virginia Douglas, Seward and Crittenden (mark the combination) are patching up a compromise. Will Virginia listen to them in preference to Hunter and Ro.E, Scott? Louisiana is out of this blessed Abolition Colon Texas follows suit immediately. On the4th of February the Southern Convention meets at Montgomery, a Provisional Governm
k as much like Congressmen as possible, and all the women hanging on their arms make it a rule to gaze into their escorts' faces with an insensate grin, as if they were excessively delighted at nothing. Having seen a number of plump white necks and too many jagged shoulder-blades, this correspondence vamoosed the ranche. It is Jos. C. G. Kennedy, and not John P., as I telegraphed you, who is at the head of the Census Bureau, employing the clerks' time and the people's money in sending Clemens' and other such speeches to Virginia.--Kennedy doesn't stand very high among Southern men. Some years ago Solon Borland broke his nose on account of his impertinence. Lord Lyons declares that if the Morrill tariff and force bill passes, England will at once recognize the Southern Confederacy. It stands to reason that free ports should command the mercantile navy of the commercial world. The late Union was bothersome enough, but how will it be with this new tariff and the Pacific and
by this body, expedient or necessary. Mr. Clemens proceeded to advocate his resolution, and molution offered by the gentleman from Ohio,(Mr. Clemens) Resolved, That the President of this of the proceedings of this Convention. Mr. Clemens expressed a willingness to accept the substen adopted. personal explanation. Mr. Clemens then proceeded to allude to a statement pubts were received there under the frank of Sherrard Clemens--two of them to free negroes, one of whomed two envelopes which had been preserved. Mr. Clemens examined the franks, and pronounced them bo Hall, of Wetzel, said he was familiar with Mr. Clemens' handwriting, and those franks were unquesttt, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch,d a Reconsideration of the resolution. Mr. Clemens called for the ayes and noes on the motion.e, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, [1 more...]
The Convention. In the Convention, yesterday, Mr. Clemens made a personal explanation, defending himself against the charge of sending public documents to parties unauthorized to receive them. A large number of resolutions bearing on Federal Relations were offered and referred to the committee on that subject. A resolution for the appointment of a select committee to inquire and report as to whether the General Government had, by any recent action within the limits of the State, indicated an inclination to coerce the people, was laid on the table. The Governor was requested to inform the Convention as to the number of enrolled militia and arms in the State. A resolution offered by Mr. Montague, calling upon the Virginia Commissioners in Washington to state whether, in their opinion, any result acceptable to this State may be expected from the deliberations of the Peace Conference, was tabled by a vote of 98 to 40. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, offered a resolution, calling for t
moved that the prisoner be discharged from custody, which was carried in the affirmative. Mr. Burdett, of Taylor, offered a resolution, that in view of the disturbance that had just occurred, a committee be appointed to take into consideration the expediency of adjourning to Staunton, or some other place at which the sessions can be held without being interrupted by outside pressure. On motion of Mr. Wickhan, the resolution was laid on the table. Correction and Personal explanation. A letter was read from Mr. Sherrard Clemens, (who was confined to his room by sickness,) correcting an error in the report, in the Richmond Enquirer, of his remarks on Saturday. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, embraced the opportunity to make a personal explanation in regard to his remarks on the same occasion, and again alluded to the fact that a Black Republican paper, published in Northwestern Virginia, bad a reporter on this floor. On motion of Mr. Sheffey, the Convention adjourned.
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