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first attempt in that direction ought to be resisted by Virginia, and favoring secession.
Mr. Forres, of Rockingham, presented a series of reunion resolutions from that county.
Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Mr. Richardson, of Hanover, moved that the Convention take up his resolution on the military strength of the State--a like motion having been lost yesterday for want of a full vote.
Mr. Richardson demanded the yeas and nays.
Mr.Brown, of Preston, opposed the taking up of the resolution.
He thought the agitation of any subjects foreign to the purposes of the Convention would have a tendency to depreciate State stock.
The motion to take up was lost — ayes 35, noes 46.
Order of the day.
The Convention then resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to the consideration of the reports from the Committee on Federal Relations.
The Chairman said the