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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Tories in Conclave. (search)
The Tories in Conclave. --The Tory Convention at Wheeling, on Monday, ordered the "Declaration of Independence" to a third reading, and the following additional proceedings transpired: Mr. Carlile obtained leave to report an ordinance reorganizing the financial bureau of the State, by which no sheriff or other depository of the public funds shall be permitted, on the penalty of loss of office, to pay any money to the Richmond authorities, of any but the authorities hereafter to be provided. Mr. Dorsey then moved that the Declaration of Independence be put upon its passage, calling for the yeas and nays when it was unanimously adopted — yeas 56--not a vote in the negative. Thirty members were absent on leave, and the Declaration was signed by fifty six, the same number as signed our National Declaration of Independence.