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he side of Union, the Northwest would yield the question of taxation. He knew nothing of such a bargain. He was not prepared to vote for a change in the organic law of the State, his people were interested in the great questions now agitating the nation; but he was willing to vote for a resolution to confide the subject to a committee. They could report at an adjourned session of the Convention, for it was pretty well understood that the Convention would adjourn over. Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, alluded to the constant charge of disloyalty and abolitionism, brought against the people of the Northwest. It was time it should be stopped. He admitted that there were abolitionists in that quarter of the State, but expressed his belief that there were more in the city of Richmond than in his whole Congressional district. It was his belief that if something were not done in regard to the taxation of slave property, there would be a conflict — not between sections of the State--but a d
flag, but advised them to take it down and erect it in a more suitable place.--Immediately about fifty students ascended the roof of the rotunda to carry out these instructions, and having collected in a knot on the house-top gave three cheers for President Davis and three for the flag. One of them climbed to the top of the vane, and having waved his cap and cheered to his satisfaction, descended covered all over with glory. While the flag was lowered, three groans were given for some one, and the large bell on the rotundo was tolled. The crowd having descended with the flag to the lawn, an indefinite number of cheers were given, and several speeches made in its praise. Finally, a choir struck up Dixie, and bore it away to parts unknown.--Not a Union voice was heard in the camp to-day. I was told that Dr. Harrison, who happened to be at the University to-day, waved his hat at the flag, and said "he did not know when Virginia would ever make herself respectable again." Fugle.