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peace? If, as claimed by gentlemen here, the President would thus refuse to dedicate himself to the measures of adjustment proposed by this Convention, to be carried out during the ensuing summer, the game was up, and we might as well go home. Mr. Preston briefly urged the adoption of the resolutions, and gave reasons why the request should be made through a delegation rather than through a communication from the President of the Convention. (Calls for "question," "question.") Mr. Critcher moved that the Convention adjourn, but withdrew the motion. Mr. Wise desired to give notice that if the previous question should not be sustained, he would offer an amendment, both to the preamble and the resolution. Mr. Wise, by the courtesy of the Convention, went on to explain his proposed amendment, urging such action as would place Virginia in possession of information to guide her movements in the future. Mr. Baldwin objected to the latitude of the gentleman's remarks
ote was then taken on the adoption of the preamble and resolution, and resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Bouldin, Branch, Cabell, Caperton, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Robt Y. Conrad, R. H. Cox, Critcher, Deskins, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gregory, John Goodo, Jr., Hale, A. Hall, C. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, Jas. B. Mallory, Marr, Miller, Montague, Mow his name, and he consented; but it was renewed by Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated Hon. Geo. W. Summers, of the county of Kanawha. Mr. Summers asked him to withdraw the nomination, and it was done. Mr. Critcher, of Westmoreland, nominated Mr. Geo.Blow, of Norfolk city; but withdrew it at that gentleman's request. Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, consented to withdraw the name of Mr. Brent; but being determined to have somebody to vote for, he successiv