Virginia Ought to be Represented at Washington
March 29, 1869
Virginia should be represented at Washington. The gentlemen of the State "would be eminetely useful at this time in helping obtain useful and necessary legislation for the State and the South."
Richmond Dispatch MONDAY MARCH 29, 1860. Virginia Ought to be Represented at Washington - Saturday's National Inteligencer says: We cannot but think that the presence of such judicious and experienced gentlemen as Messrs. Bocock, Hunter, Baldwin, Robertson, Stuart, Barbour, Sutherlin, and others we could name, would be eminently useful at this time in helping to obtain useful and necessary legislation for the State and the South. These gentlemen would know how to strive for what was practicable, and not waste energies on what was clearly beyond reach. The State of Mississippi is represented here at this time by some of her ablest, most judicious, and trusted sons ; and we know that thelr presence is not without its effort. Why cannot Virginia be represented also ? But if any are to come, let them have fair treatment from those whom they are endeavoring to serve. Let jealousy and mean spite be laid aside until the State is rescued from her calamity.
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