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dify his motion, and let the communication be referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Fisher accepted the modification, and the paper was so referred and ordered to be printed. Committee of the Whole. The Convention resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle in the chair,) and proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Randolph, of Richmond City, resumed his remarks. He read from the opinion of Judge Curtis, the exponent of Black Republicanism on the Supreme Bench of the United States, that slavery was only a creature of municipal law, and could have no existence beyond the circumference of the law so creating it; also, from the opinions of Lord Mansfield and Lord Stowell, showing how slavery is treated by those governments which do not recognize it. After an argument in relation to the difficulty of the recovery of a slave by his master, in the Territories, he resumed his exposition of the