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their record." Mr. Holcombe reported an ordinance adopting, in the name of Virginia, the Constitution of the Confederate States. Mr. Bowyer submitted a minority report. Both were referred. The regular business of the day was the ordinance authorizing the Convention to advance a subsidy of $125,000 in aid of a railroad between Strasburg and Winchester. This gave rise to the principal discussion of the day. It was participated in by Messrs. Conrad, Jas. Barsour, Scott of Fauquier, Harvey, Fisher, Morton, (who desired a secret session — but the intimation was generally scouted throughout the hall,) Borst, Goggin, Slaughter, and others. A motion to lay upon the table was lost — yeas 34, nays 56. Strasburg was now evidently triumphant, and the discomfited forces were driven to a rally for the decisive fight. Amendments and substitutes were offered — affecting speeches were made. Conrad, of Frederick. held his ground manfully, and finally the rdinance was passed in the foll<