for the Chair to decide.
Mr. Fisher desired to have something tangible to vote upon.
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, thought that altogether too much stress was placed upon the word sovereign.
Itrpose to defeat the amendment.
In referring to the argument of the gentleman from Frederick, (Mr. Conrad,) he said he could not see why Virginia was any less entitled to equality and protection in the Union by declaring her sovereignty now.
Mr. Conrad said that while she might not be less entitled, in consequence of a declaration of sovereignty, she was no more entitled to it than she was atsident,) Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carter, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, Early, Fugate, Gravely, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackoggess, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, C. B. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Fugate, Gil
uce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Robert Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis.
Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Garland, Giliefly advocated his amendment, which he thought was an assertion that was necessary to be made in the declaration.
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, said the amendment was obnoxious, and in a still higher degree, to every objection applied to the amendmtem, he knew not what vitality was.
The question being on Mr. Wise's amendment, the yeas and nays were demanded by Mr. Conrad, and the vote resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. James Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Branch, Cabell, Chamblis, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlite, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Gillespie, G