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an adjournment until the suspense now hanging like a dark cloud over the country, was relieved in one way or another. Should it be the policy to hold and reinforce the forts, and coerce the seceded States, he (Mr. T.) would not hesitate to declare his opinion that Virginia ought to take her place in the Southern Confederacy. If he declined to make any answer, and gave a good reason therefore, the Convention must judge of it. At all events, he could see no harm in making the inquiry. Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, favored the ob- ect of the proposition. He thought the better plan would be to frame a proposition upon which the whole Convention could unite.--He thought the action of the Convention thus far had been wise and proper, (he was not speaking now under instructions, but upon his own ground,) and personally he agreed with the course of proceedings. Recent events; however, called for some decisive and united action, and he hoped the Convention would vote down the call f
. The vote was then taken on the adoption of the preamble and resolution, and resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Bouldin, Branch, Cabell, Caperton, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Robt Y. Conrad, R. H. Cox, Critcher, Deskins, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gunderstood by this declaration that the Secession party was to have no representative in this Commission. Before Mr. Conrad had an opportunity of replying, Mr. Branch raised a point of order, which was overruled. Mr. Early, of Franklin, obtained the floor, and endorsed the nomination pf Mr. Stuart. He took occasion to s; but being determined to have somebody to vote for, he successively nominated Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania; Mr. Price, of Greenbrier; Mr. Conrad, of Frederick; Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, and Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, withdrawing them all at their request. Mr. Hughes then nominated Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, but that gentleman