hidden out of sight.
The majesty of a broken life, which yet was master of the breaking pain, drew up in moral squares of battle.
If force abounded, faith more abounded.
There could be no better proof of the moral sceptre of the South than that it has held such sway in the heart of the Southern woman.
She has built the monument to Hector, though as yet none to Andromache.
A force of grandeur dared to turn the battle to the gate.
It must have been the feeling of this which caused Mr. Robert Y. Conrad to say of his stricken Commonwealth, with a son's emotion: She is lovelier in her weeds and woe than in her queenliest days.
Yet lovelier, with that divine face of sorrows, whose halo comes from suffering for the sins of others—without sin.
For them who stood beneath what seemed the blows of an almighty malice a voice out of thick darkness said, or seemed to say: Flung as you are, by iron-hearted fate, into the vortex of this foulness, by beating back the baseness of the torrent w
ggess, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Jas. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Grant, Gravner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise and Wysor. --62.
so the motion to lay on the table was carried.
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, explained that he voted "aye" for the reason stated by the gentleman from Rockbridge, (Mr. Dorman.)
speak promptly and unequivocally as to where she would stand in the coming conflict.
after further remarks from Messrs. Conrad, of Frederick, and Scott, of Fauquier, to the effect that a vote on the resolution now would be liable to misconstrucBouldin, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, Forbes, French, Fugate, Garland
vote resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Harvie, Hunton, Isbeth, Leake, Macfarland, Millor, Morton, Orrick, Baldwin, Seawell, Slanghter, Speed, Strange, Thernton, Ro. H. Turner, Wise, and Woods--23.
Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Aston, baldwin, Alfred Mr. Barbour, James Barbour, Taylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Caperton, Carder, Chapman, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Beskias, Dulany, Early, Echols, Forbes, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Aderson Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Bammond, Haymond, Hege, Holladay, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Eyes, Saunders, Sr., Robert E. Scolf, Sharp,
rley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Curtis, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Fugate, Gillespie, Gravely, Addison Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGiew, McNeill, Masters, Moffett, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Porter, Pugh, Sharp, Sitlington, Staples, Alex, H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, White, and Willey--46.
Nays--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Blakey, Blow, Rouldin, Boyd. Branch, Bruce, Caperton, Chambliss, Conn, Robert Y. Conrad, James H. Cox. Richard H. Cox. Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell. Marmaduke Johnson, Kent, Kilby, Leake, McComas, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marye, Miller, Montague, Morrie, Morton, Neblett, Nelson, Parks, Preston. Price, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, William C. Scott Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurieck, Strange, Sutherlin, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Whitfleid, Wilson, and Wysor--61.
So the motion to lay on the tabl
mstrong, Asion, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Carlile, Chapman, Clemens, C. R. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Forbes, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Addison Hall, Cyrus Hall, Ephnd by inserting in the fourth line, after the word "were," the words"and still are," so that it would read"were, and still are, independent sovereignties."
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, opposed the amendment.
He admitted the rights of States to secede, but denied their sovereignty.
He thought it would involve the Convention in that which he, as a lawyer, was unable to affirm.
Mr. Montague advocated the amendment, and demanded the yeas and nays upon it. In reply to Mr. Conrad, he contended that if he admitted the right of secession, sovereignty must follow.
Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, hoped it would not be the pleasure of the Committee to engraft i