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Alexandria Gazette
Alexandria Gazette
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Description: Virginia News.

Date: November 22 1860

Newspaper published in: Alexandria, VA.

Commenced. The Trial of Wm. W. HARDWICKE, charged with being an accessory to the shooting of Jas. BUTTON, was commenced in the Circuit Court, of Lynchburg, on Tuesday. The whole of the afternoon session was occupied in an effort to obtain a jury, but our of the twenty-four gentlemen who had been summoned, not one was found to be qualified. A venire facias was then issued directing the summons of fifty gentlemen from the county of Campbell, from which the jury will be selected.

A meeting was held at Stanardsville on the 14th, to consider the present crisis in our political affairs. Mr. A. R. BLAKELY took ground in favor of immediate secession, but at the same time said that he was prepared to co-operate in carrying out any plan which promised prompt and efficient protection to our rights, upon which the people of Virginia could unite. Gen. KEMPER made an address in favor of immediate, prompt, and united action, upon the part of the people of the State.

An election will be held in Clarke County on next Monday, to supply the vacant seat in the House of Delegates caused by the removal from the County of A. M. EARLE, Esq. There are now three candidates in the field, viz: Col. Benj. MORGAN, Dr. Wm. A. BRADFORD and Maj. Hugh M. NELSON.

Mrs. Mary HALLER died in Wythe county, Va., last week. She was in her 84th year - had been married sixty-seven years - had twelve children - sixty-two grandchildren - one hundred and twenty-four greatgrandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The Fredericksburg Herald says: We regret to state that diptheria has appeared in our town. A son of Mr. R. W. HART, aged about 12 years, died with the disease of Saturday last.

The ordination of the Rev. A. M. RANDOLPH as Rector of the Episcopal Church in Ffredericksburg, took place on Sunday last. Bishop JOHNS and the Rev. Mr. FRIEND were in attendance.

At Richmond on Saturday night Mr. Peter RICHINGS, while performing at the theatre, fell, injuring himself badly. The performance was suspended.

The Fredericksburg Herald says: "The Fly is doing damage in the growing wheat, and that not thus affected seems to be getting along badly."

In Petersburg, Va., Friday, William SALLIE, formerly of Richmond, was convicted in two cases of forgery, and sentenced to four years' imprisonment in the penitentiary.

The citizens of Wood county have recently erected a new court-house, which is represented as being better adapted to the purpose than any in the State.

We are requested to state that the "Tuleyries" Farm has not been sold to Mr. SIMONTON of Baltimore, or to any one else, as has been lately reported. Clarke Conservator.

On Sunday night the restaurant of Chas. T. HECKROTTE, in Portsmouth, Va., was entered and robbed of $352 in cash.

Died in Washington on the 18th instant, Isaac JONES, formerly of Fredericksburg, Va., aged 104 years.

Submitted: 02/06/13

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