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recess, and again assemble at a quarter to P. M. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the resolution was laid on the table. Voice of the people. Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, presented the resolutions lately adopted in that city, for immediate secession. Mr. Branch said that he recognized the right of instructionMr. Branch said that he recognized the right of instruction, and bowed to the will of his constituents. His people had changed very suddenly, and might change again so soon as daylight broke upon our hopes, and he would then again be ready to carry out their will.--[Laughter.] The resolutions were referred. Taxation and representation. The President stated the pending questno time would be lost. On this ground, Mr. Hall withdrew his objection to the motion. After some further remarks by Messrs. Scott of Fauquier, Early and Branch, the question was taken on Mr. Holcombe's motion, and decided in the affirmative. The Committee then rose, and the Chairman reported progress. Taxation,
questing the Committee on Federal Relations to report the Constitution of the Confederate States of the South as Virginia's ultimatum, was laid upon the table.--A supplemental report from the Committee on Federal Relations was submitted by Mr. Conrad, the Chairman. It embodies proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution, in some respects similar to the propositions emanating from the Peace Conference, but changed in essential particulars. The report, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole, will be found in the regular proceedings. A resolution to hold night sessions was voted down by a large majority.-- Mr. Branch presented the Petersburg secession resolutions, and expressed his readiness to "bow to the will of his constituents." The subject of taxation was considered, and Messrs. Woods and Haymond made speeches in favor of equality. Mr. Randolph finished his able argument on the Committee's reports, and Mr. Holcombe has the floor, in Committee of the Whole, to-day.