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at in the meal tub. The purpose of the resolutions was not to bring about an Ordinance of Secession. He was ready to vote for anything that the honor of Virginia demanded, at the proper time, as much as he should deprecate the necessity. Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, said that in offering the amendment which was accepted by the gentleman from Montgomery, he did not regard himself as committed to any particular plan. He was struck with the course of argument pursued this morning. If it was into the preamble and the resolution. Mr. Wise, by the courtesy of the Convention, went on to explain his proposed amendment, urging such action as would place Virginia in possession of information to guide her movements in the future. Mr. Baldwin objected to the latitude of the gentleman's remarks, for if it were permitted, others were entitled to an opportunity for reply. Mr. Wise said he would suspend his remarks until the general merits of the question were discussed, when he w
er, Flournoy, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gregory, John Goodo, Jr., Hale, A. Hall, C. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, Jas. B. Mallory, Marr, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Preston, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Staples, Strange, Sutherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Wilson, and Wysor.--63. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President.) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Brent, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Custis, Dent, Dorman, Early, French, Fugate, Gray, Goggin, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Jackson. Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGrew, Marshall, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Sharp, Sitlington, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wise.--57. So the pre
ston brightens all faces. New Orleans, April 6. --The news from Washington and New York produced an unwonted excitement. The report that war vessels are to visit the mouth of the Mississippi aroused the whole city. Dispatches from Washington. The conversation and speculation with regard to the destination of the ships and troops leaving New York under sealed orders varies according to the views of the spokesmen.--There is no doubt of the fact that the President assured Mr. Baldwin, and other distinguished Union men of Virginia, on Friday evening, that he had no intention of blockading the Southern ports or collecting the revenue, and that he contemplated no act of coercion against any of the seceded States, for the reason that he has no authority or legal power to do either. It may, therefore, be regarded as certain that these movements are not coercive, but merely to place the Government in a position to act as future events may require. I therefore give you the