onstitution of the United States, according to the spirit and intent thereof." Virginia has good ground for complaint against the present authorities of the State of Ohio on this score, and I earnestly hope they will carry out their declaration, as expressed in this resolution, at the earliest practicable moment.
I hope the General Assembly of Ohio will "show their faith by their works."
You will make such disposition of these resolutions as in your wisdom shall be deemed best.
Free Negroes.--The following resolution was offered by Mr. Woolpolk, and adopted:
Resolved, That the select committee appointed on Free Negroes, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill amending the 3d, 7th and 8th sections of chapter 53d of the Code of Virginia, so as to allow any free negro, over the age of, 18, years, (upon the terms and conditions provided for in the 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th sections of the same chapter 7 who may wish to promote his or