y — the bill for the call of a State Convention in relation to the alarming condition of the affairs of the country.
Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, proposed to pass by the order of the day, in order to consider the committee's report.
Upon the proposition to take up the bill to provide for a State Convention, the yeas and nays were demanded, with the following result:
Yeas--Messrs. August, Brannon, Bruce, Carson, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, Dickenson of Grayson, Dickinson of Prince Edward Douglass Early, Finney, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell, Layne, Logan, Lynch, McKenney, Nash, Neeson, Newman, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesencerry, Richmond, Rives, Taliaferro, and Thompson 30.
Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Caldwell, Carraway, Jr., Carter, Critcher, French, Johnson, Marshall Massie, Neal Newton, Pate, Stuart Thomas of Fairfax, Townes, Urquhart, and Wickham 17.
Senate bill No. 1, to provide for electing members of a Convention, and to convene the same, was then taken up, wh
here was a big snow at the time.
In the said Convention, for God's sake, and for the sake of harmony, let us keep out of it the submissionists and red-hot fire eaters, and let us have the hard-sense and good-thinking men of the State to represent us.
The bill was then passed by the following vote:
Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Brannon, Bruce, Caldwell, Carson, Carraway, Jr., Carter, Claiborne, Coghill, Critcher, Day, Dickinson of Grayson, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell, Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Neal, Neeson, Newton, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Richmond, Rives, Stuart, Thomas of Fairfax, Thomas of Henry, Thompson, Townes, Urquhart, and Wickham 45.
The following is the bill as amended by the Senate:
A bill to provide for electing members of a Convention and to convene the same.
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly. That i