nion, and he gave gentlemen warning that he would bring in an Ordinance of Secession to-morrow morning, and would take them directly to the point at issue.
Mr. Blakey, of Madison, replied to Mr. Branch, and maintained that members were not liable to a charge of delaying business because they desired to perfect and render acceC. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, and Willey.--50.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, Cabell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, Jas. H. Cox, Richard H. Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman desired to address the Committee, but was declared out of order.
The vote was then taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Bruce, Cabell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Richard H. Cox, Fisher, Flournoy, Forbes, Garland, Graham, Gregory, John Goode, Jr., Thos F. G
The question being to strike out the words specified and insert the amendment offered by M. Fisher, Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll was then called, and the vote resulted as follows:
Nays.--Messrs. Blakey, Boissean, Conn, R. H. Cox, Fisher, Graham, Gregory, J. Goode, Jr., Isbell, Kent, Montague, Morris, Wise, and Woods.--14.
Yeas.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Bogf the vitality of slavery in the political system, he knew not what vitality was.
The question being on Mr. Wise's amendment, the yeas and nays were demanded by Mr. Conrad, and the vote resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. James Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Branch, Cabell, Chambliss, Coffman, Conn, Richard H. Cox, Fisher, Garland, Graham, Gregory, John Goode, Jr., Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey,