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dments and modifications thereof as they may deem necessary and proper. Resolved, That the basis of representation in the two Houses of the General Assembly should be the same; therefore, be it further. Resolved, That a committee of twelve members, to be selected in equal numbers from the four great divisions of the State, be appointed to apportion representation in the Senate according to the number of the qualified voters in the Commonwealth, and that they report amendments of the 4th Article of the Constitution accordingly. Some discussion ensued upon a point of order, it being suggested that similar resolutions, previously offered by Messrs. Haymond, of Marion, and Turner, of Jackson, and laid upon the table. Mr. Slaughter, of Campbell, moved that the resolutions just offered be laid upon the table, and on this motion Mr. Willey demanded the yeas and nays; but without further action. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the Convention adjourned to meet aga
ted his purpose to settle the difficulty outside the Senate, he should not further allude to it. Mr. Fessenden declared he had said no such thing, he desired to know if Mr. Douglas recognized the code. Mr. Douglas--I assure the Senator he will be responded to when he makes the inquiry in proper form. Mr. Fessenden said that Mr. Douglas need not apprehend a hostile message from him.--He defined his position on the subject of the code. Mr. Douglas responded, reviewing all the proceedings which had led to the difficulty, and contending that it begun by Mr. Fessenden doubting his (Mr. D. 's) word. Mr. Hale said he had something to say in response to Mr. Douglas' onslaught on the Republicans. He read amid roars of laughter, the 4th verse of, the 15th chapter of II. Samuel. Mr. Douglas said that it might be funny, but it was not statesman like to answer argument by personal attacks, as had been done by the Senators from Massachusetts, Maine, and New ampshire.