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anything wrong on this floor. He went on to speak of the importance of unity among the people of Virginia on the great question now agitating the country. Mr. Carlile rose to a point of order. He was not aware that there was any question before the Convention. The President said the gentleman from Wetzel had arisen to mroceedings at Fortress Monroe, but the force at Harper's Ferry was sent at his suggestion, and that consideration took the poison from the Executive head. Mr.Carlile gave the reasons why he opposed the resolution. If he could reconcile it to a sense of duty, he would oblige his friend from Jefferson, and vote for it. But Virgion that had been artificially created, by sensation dispatches, in the minds of the people of the Commonwealth. After some further remarks by Mr. Tredway, Mr. Carlile withdrew his motion, and said he would content himself with voting "no" on the resolution. The question was then taken, and the resolution passed. Mr.
between the gentlemen. Mr. Montagur offered a resolution, which was adopted, requesting railroad companies to report to the Convention, as early as practicable, the number of negroes carried over their roads, on route for any Southern States, within the years 1855 and 1861, inclusive, Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, called up his resolution, which was laid on the table on Wednesday last, for the appointment of a select committee to inquire and report as speedily as possible as to whether any movement of arms or men have been made by the General Government to any fort or arsenal in or bordering upon Virginia, in- dicating a preparation for attack or coercion. The resolution was discussed by Messrs. Bar- nour of Jefferson, Borst, Early, Tredway, Jackson, Carlile, Harvie, and Wickham; after which it was put to a vote and passed. Various resolutions in relation to the national crisis were then presented and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, when the Convention adjourned.