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nce. The election, which was superintended by Lieut. Col. Fry, resulted in the choice of Mr. O. Jennings Wise, by a unanimous vote. A committee, composed of ex-captains, was appointed to wait on Mr.Mr. Wise and inform him of his election. The captain elect returned to the Armory with the committee, when Col. Munford, on behalf of the Blues, welcomed him to the command, and to the hearts of the company. Mr. Wise made an eloquent and impressive response, accepting the trust confided to him, and promising to do all in his power to advance the interests of the corps. Subsequently. Ensign Luc of good things to eat and drink. After the close of this entertainment, the company escorted Capt. Wise to his quarters, and then, with Smith's Band, which had been engaged for the occasion, serenadireworks, by one of their old members, A. Antoni. The present officers of the Blues are — O. J. Wise, Captain. J. A. Scott. 1st Lieut.; Fred. Carter, 2d Lieut. C. B. Luck, Ensign. John W. McKiel
er, and the Chairman rapped vigorously upon the table, and shouted "Order!" at the top of his voice. Some hooted, some hallowed, and some hissed. Loud calls for "Wise" were heard above the confusion, and Mr. O. Jennings Wise appeared upon the platform. He would have complied with the wishes of his friends, since he was attachedMr. O. Jennings Wise appeared upon the platform. He would have complied with the wishes of his friends, since he was attached to a very important branch of industry — the printing trade. But there was an evident desire to hear a speech from some practical working man, and Mr. Wise yields the floor. Mr. Jas. H. May called attention to the fact that this was a working men's meeting, and neither lawyers nor doctors ought to be allowed to speak. Mr. Wise yields the floor. Mr. Jas. H. May called attention to the fact that this was a working men's meeting, and neither lawyers nor doctors ought to be allowed to speak. Mr. Martin M. Lipscomb then made some remarks, and moved that all speeches be limited to ten minutes. The motion was lost. Mr. Jas. H. May moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait on the Hon. John M. Botts, and invite him to address the meeting. Cries of "out of order," cheers and hisses. The Chair decid
idents. On motion of Mr. Todd, Mr. John Bell Bigger was appointed Secretary. Mr. Wm. F. Watson moved that Messrs. O. J. Wise, Wm. Old, Jr., and Robert Ridgway be also appointed Secretaries; but much noisy opposition being manifested, he witively withdrew their names, and expressed a hope that the meeting would unite upon the three highest candidates. Mr. O. J. Wise read a letter from Col. Geo. W. Munford, withdrawing his name from the canvass. A good many declared their purposent from the city on a mission to South Carolina. The meeting was subsequently addressed by Messrs. Wm. F. Watson, O. Jennings Wise and Jas. R. Crenshaw. The following preamble and resolution, prepared by Mr. Purcell, were offered by Mr. Wise, andMr. Wise, and adopted by acclamation: Whereas, The Legislature of Virginia has formally declared that any act of coercion, directed against a Southern State, will be regarded by Virginia as act of war, and immediately resisted with all the means in our power
Messrs, Imboden and Harman, read yesterday by Mr. Wise, and said he had since read it himself. The on that there was a movement on foot to place Mr. Wise in the Gubernatorial chair. The information he spoke alluded solely to the fact that he, Mr. Wise had been telegraphed to. When they expressed ng several signatures, designed to be sent to Mr. Wise, in these words: "Your hearts think your servMessrs. Conrad of Frederick, Stuart of Augusta, Wise at Princess Anne, Scott of Fauquier, Preston ofo idea of being hurried into any action. Mr. Wise thought this Convention, created by the Legis would be cheap lands and a new population. Mr.Wise went on to allude to the mineral treasures of Vave no authority to say where I will go. Mr. Wise said, he stated it as an inference from his ro drive them out. Mr. Moore.--Agreed. Mr. Wise.--Will he assist in driving out those who arewas before or after the fourth of March. Mr. Wise.--Too late. Mr. Moore did not mean to be
occasion I allude to was one of great interest and novelty to me, being quite a young man. When I entered the hall Mr. Wise was speaking. I shall never forget his appearance. His stand was on the right of the Speaker; Mr. Adams' on the left. Mr. Wise was pouring hot shot into the abolition ranks generally, and into Adams particularly. It was the first time I had heard Mr. Wise. He was then in his prime. He wore his hair long; he was dressed in a plain suit of black, and he seemed to Mr. Wise. He was then in his prime. He wore his hair long; he was dressed in a plain suit of black, and he seemed to address himself to Mr. Adams and not to the Speaker. I can never forget that fierce-flashing eye; that long, bony finger, shaking tremblingly into the very face of the old lion; and, as the burning, hissing hot words of sarcasm and defiance rolled o feet and cried, "Mr. Speaker," and was about to proceed, when he was called Justify to order, and had to take his seat. "Wise, turning to him, coolly said, be still, old man, I have a few more shot in the locker for you," and proceeded; and of all
Mr. Fisher said he would call for the yeas and nays on that motion. Mr. Wise raised a question of order, but did not press it. After some remarks by Mr. Dod, Strange, Thornton. Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise and Wysor. --62. so the motion to lay on the table was carried. Mr. Con, Seawell, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Wysor--40. so the resolution was laid on the table Mr. branch, orginia, with all her military strength, will sustain the seceded States. Mr. Wise spoke in favor of the resolution, and in the course of his remarks said that h. The resolution was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Wise made some remarks for the purpose of correcting an erroneous report in the Ric Elizabeth City, Greene, Logan, McDowell, Prince William, Putnam, Upshur, Wayne, Wise, Wyoming and York, from which returns have not been received, the whole number o
perience in such matters, be authorized to execute the contract. Mr. Staples moved as an amendment that the subject be referred to a committee of five. Mr. Wise maintained that any change in the resolution would be out of order. Mr. Clemens, rising to a question of order, said the motion of the gentleman from Middleent of the sound and conservative people throughout the United States that it was the duty of the Government to recognize them as sovereign and independent. Mr. Wise alluded to his struggles ten years ago, at this capital, to secure for the Western men the right of equal representation. White this struggle was going on, he of presenting an ultimatum to the North, to last until the 1st of July, when, if it were refused, let the State go out, and take the Constitution with her. Mr. Wise regretted that his sentiment of fighting in the Union had been the cause of making any in the Northwest willing to submit to the wrongs which they now suffer.--H
The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Submitting the question of North or South to the people. (search)
R. L. I. Blues. --We are pleased to hear from members and others interested in the continued prosperity of this old and favorite military corps, that its fortunes were never better than at the present time; that its ranks are being augmented by the addition of the right sort of material, and that on the whole it is in such a state of efficiency that the members could soon put themselves on a war footing. O. Jennings Wise, Esq., who has recently been chosen commander of the "Old Blues," is universally popular with his men, and uniting, as he does, in his character of leader, the ability of the thorough soldier, determined to do his duty, with the urbane courtesy and uprightness which distinguishes the gentleman, he will, no doubt, succeed in maintaining his company on its ancient footing.
Albemarle — could show anything tangible, he would be ready to accept it. Mr. Wise protested against being mingled with these dualities. He would say to the genplatform.--He was too slow in the enforcement of his guarantees of power. Mr. Wise said he was obliged to be slow, for he had very heavy weights to drag after higment seat of God, in vindication of the rights of Virginia. [Applause.] Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, next addressed the Convention. After an allusion to the elthe Constitution. Mr. Preston reiterated the argument which he had made. Mr. Wise proposed to show that there were other guarantees of power, which the committe the gentleman, but if he had such guarantees he would like to have them. Mr. Wise had none to propose. Mr. Preston said he thought he had them in his breeced to quiet agitation by removing it entirely from the halls of Congress. Mr. Wise said that the whole effort was then to be given up; that, acknowledging they c
r. Clemens moved that the reading be dispensed with. Mr. Wise insisted upon hearing it read. He was opposed to the intwould go forth that it was for the purpose of delay. Mr. Wise said he had no authority for such an assertion, and it waall for the reading of a paper, would be recognized. Mr. Wise wished it to be understood, that in denying the imputatiMr. Hall, of Wetzel, arose to address the committee. Mr. Wise appealed to Mr. Hall to withdraw his substitute. Mr. After some time, Mr. Hall yielded the floor to Mr. Wise, who appealed to the members to discontinue the present mote could be reconsidered in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Wise moved that the Committee rise, and on that motion Mr. Coxnays 63. So the motion was decided in the negative. Mr. Wise said that he had found a friend who was kind enough to pa say that he was sick — sick in every sense of the word. Mr. Wise then withdrew. Mr. Hall regretted very much the cour
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