[published by authority of the General Assembly]
Joint resolution in relation to the appointment of Committees of Safety.
adopted February 25th, 1865.
Resolved, That the General Assembly appoint for each county and city of the Commonwealth, wherein it may be practicable. to discharge the duties hereinafter assigned, a Committee of Safety, consisting of three citizens not subject to service in the army, and with power to fill all vacancies occurring in their respective committees, and appoint any necessary agents in each magisterial district, whose duties it shall be to urge and insure the people to sell or loan promptly to the Confederate authorities all army supplies which, by the exercise of the most rigid economy, can possibly be spared; to organize a systematic collection of all supplies of provisions and clothing which can be procured by voluntary contribution, and transmit the same, by special messenger, to the soldiers in their camps, and to report to the Governor of the Commonwealth and the Secretary of War the name of any officer, agent or employee of any railroad, navigation or express company, who unnecessarily hinders or emptiness the shipment and delivery of supplies contributed for soldiers; to secure the prompt general circulation of the proposition of amnesty for deserters and absentees contained in General Order No. 2 and General Orders No. 4, 1865, Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia; to appoint special agents for ascertaining the names and location of all persons within their respective limits improperly absent from duty in the army; and in case of their failure or refusal to accept the terms of said amnesty, shall take promptly such further steps as may seem most efficient to procure the speedy return of such absentees; to report to the Secretary of War any Confederate officer, and to the proper Commonwealth's Attorney any civil officer, failing or unnecessarily delaying to arrest and return to service any such absentees, and to report to the Judge of the Circuit Court any Commonwealth's Attorney thereof for delinquency in his duty in this respect, and generally to stimulate and encourage the people to active and systematic exertions to sustain the army in the field and to promote the comfort of soldiers' families at home. A copy from the rolls — Teste:
C. H. D and K. R.
Resolution Appointing Committees of Safety.
"Resolved, by the General Assembly, That the following appointments be, and are hereby, made to constitute the Committees of Safety for the respective counties of the Commonwealth, in accordance with the joint resolution of the General Assembly, adopted February 25, 1865; and they are earnestly invoked to organize forthwith for the faithful and zealous discharge of their patriotic duties:
adopted February 25, 1865.
- Amkerst.--Paulus Powell, John Dudley Davis and Jacob Warwick.
- Amelia.--E. C. Robinson, William Old, jr., and S. R. Seay.
- Appomattox.--James G. Patterson, Samuel J. Walker and James Calhoun.
- Alleghany.--Andrew Fudge and William H. McDANIEL.
- Barbour.--Albert G. Reger, L. D. Monel and Henry R. Sturin.
- Bath.--Stephen A. Porter, William H. McDonald and Osborn Hamilton.
- Bedford.--Edward C. Burkes, William L. Goggin and Thomas Campbell.
- Bland.--William M. Bishop, Gordon C. Thom and Franklin Grayson.
- Botelourt.--James M. Figgatt, Isaac Hinkle and Captain John J. Allen.
- Brunswick.--Thomas Flournoy, Dr. E. B. Jones and George Harrison.
- Buchanan.--James H. Fuller, William Ratcliff and Elijah Vance.
- Buckingham.--Colonel Waller Ford, Dr. William Chappel and Peter R. Patterson.
- Campbell.--Bolling Clark, Richard Morgan, John R. McDaruel.
- Caroline.--William R. B. Wyatt, Robert Hudgin, Richard H. Garrett.
- Carroll.--John Wilkenson, Samuel D. Staples and Benjamin Cooley.
- Charlotte.--Robert F. Gaines, Thomas T. Bouldin and Zechariah Bugg.
- Chesterfield.--Woodson W. Hancock, Charles W. Friend and William H. Garnett.
- Graig.--Dr. John B. Taylor, William A. Waugh and George Hutchinson.
- Clarke.--William A. Castleman, Colonel Benjamin Morgan and Colonel Thomas Humphrey.
- Cumberland.--Valentine Parish, Ambrose Ford and John W. Wilson.
- Dinwiddie.--Thomas B. Hamlin, W. M. Gill and William Young.
- Essex.--Thomas Croxton, Leonard P. Sale and Muscoe Garrett.
- Fayette.--Edward B. Bailey, Hudson M. Dickinson and James Montgomery.
- Floyd.--Bayant Hylton, Noah B. Moore and Thomas W. Williamson.
- Franklin.--James S. Calloway, Thomas Dudley, sr., and Frederick R. Browne.
- Frederick.--Washington G. Singleton, Colonel R. J. Glass and J. Carr Baker.
- Giles.--James Adair, Tobias Miller and Samuel Kinsey.
- Goochland.--Walter D. Leake, A. M. Hamilton and Thomas Taylor.
- Grayson.--John Dickinson, Haston Fulton and William C. Parks.
- Greenbrier.--James W. Davis, Austin Handley and Charles L. Peyton.
- Greene.--William F. Plunkett, Edwin Booton and Benjamin Herndon.
- Greenesville.--Robert Cato, B. R. Wilson and Henry Spratley.
- Halifax.--John R. Edmunds, Thomas S. Flournoy and Beverly Sydnor.
- Hanover.--Edmund Winston, Edward Shelton and William J. Carpenter.
- Henrico.--George D. Pleasants, William F. G. Garnett and John A. Hutcherson.
- Henry.--H. C. France, Benjamin Dyer and George W. Booker.
- King George.--William T. Smith, Dr. Richard H. Stuart and Abram B. Hooe.
- King William.--Josiah Burruss, J. Hill King and Edward Hill.
- King & Queen.--James M. Jeffries, Richard H. Bagby and William B. Davis.
- Louisa.--Wellington Gordon, John Hunter and Dr. William S. Fowler.
- Lunenburg.--John Orgain, jr., Colin Stokes and Frederick Lester.
- Logan.--Colonel Isaac Morgan, John Justice and G. Dingess.
- Morgan.--Thomas L. Clark, John Barney and A. L. Michael.
- Madison.--Robert A. Banks, William A. Hill and Joshua Miller.
- Mathews.--Walter G. Lane, Thomas M. Hunley and John H. Blake.
- Meeklenburg.--Tucker Carrington, Alfred Boyd and John B. Northington.
- Mereer.--Syms Thompson, Davis Calfee and William Houchins.
- Middlesex.--Andrew B. Evans, Dr. George L. Nicholson and Philip T. Woodward.
- Montgomery.--William R. Perfater, Thomas D. Childress and David G. Thomas.
- Nelson.--Joseph H. Shelton, Thomas M. Dickinson, Miles T. Shipman.
- Nottoway.--Richard Irby, Travis H. Eppes and Alexander H. McQuie.
- Orange.--William A. Jennings, Joseph Hiden and F. J. Saunders.
- Page.--David M. Duval, Samuel Miller, Joseph E. Buracker.
- Patrick.--Nathaniel C. Scales, Samuel G. Staples, Richard Zeigler.
- Pendleton.--Benjamin Hiner, John E. Wilson, John Kyser.
- Petersburg.--Francis Major, Lewis Lunsford, Jno. Kevan.
- Pittsylvania.--William M. Treadway, Dr. Martin, George H. Gilmer.
- Pocahontas.--William J. Wooddell, William McLaughlin, Paul McNeal.
- Powhatan.--William W. Michaux, Benjamin W. Finney, James Gordon.
- Prince Edward.--Branch J. Worsham, J. W. Womack Frank D. Redd.
- Prince William.-- --.
- Pulaski.--John G. Cocil, Uriah Vermillion, Harvey A. Jamison.
- Prince George.--R. M. Harrison, George W. Rowland, George E. Rives.
- Randolph.--J. W. Marshall, David Goff, E. Hutton.
- Rappahannock.--Thomas B. Massie, Robert A. Whitescarver, Lewis Botts.
- Richmond City.--E. A. J. Clopton, George W. Munford, Thomas W. McCance.
- Roanoke.--George P. Tayloe, Colonel G. B. Board, Giles Barnett.
- Rockbridge.--John Letcher, John W. Brockenbrough, James J. White.
- Russell.--E. R. Bayler, Dr. Eastwardly, James A. Beckly.
- Raleigh county.--John H. Anderson, William Prince, William Ferguson.
- Scott.--Thomas W. Carter, William Nash, James O. Wood.
- Smyth.--James Porter, James W. Sheffey, Nicholas Pratt.
- Sussex.--J. M. Rogers, J. D. Howie, E. T. Chappell.
- Surry.--J. S. Judkins, Blair Pegram, Benjamin Drew.
- Spotsylvania.--Lewis A. Boggs, John A. Gordon, Montgomery Slaughter.
- Tazewell.--A. A. Spotts, Z. S. Witten, T. J. Higginbotham.
- Warren.--Marcus B. Buck, Charles B. Rust, Thomas W. Forsythe.
- Washington.--Samuel E. Goodson, John N. Humes, Madison Beatie.
- Wythe.--Jesse D. Bailey, Josiah Brown, Charles C. Tate.
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