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tague moved that the Committee rise. It was, he said, now 5 o'clock, and he was informed that unless the furniture was removed from the Hall before bed-time, the State would be liable for another week's rent, $150. He also understood that the gentleman from Montgomery (Mr. Preston) had some very important resolutions to offer, which would doubtless occasion some discussion. The motion was agreed to, and the Committee rose and reported progress. In Convention. Mr. Preston, of Montgomery, offered the following resolutions for adoption: 1. Resolved, That in the opinion of this Convention, the Federal Government of this Union is one of limited and expressly granted powers; that the Constitution confers no power upon its constituted authorities to subjugate a State or execute the Federal laws within the limits of a State which has withdrawn from the Government, expelled the civil authorities of the same, and is in the exercise of an independent sovereignty. 2. That
ion for just cause. Mr. Carlilemade a persevering but unavailing effort to amend, by way of a substitute embodying a resolution offered some weeks ago by Mr.Burley, of Marshall, denying the right of peaceable secession. The 8th resolution was adopted, with a slight amendment, which does not change its meaning. Without proceeding further, the Committee rose. Quite an excitement was occasioned in the Convention, late in the evening, by a series of resolutions offered by Mr.Preston,of Montgomery, a strong Union man. These resolutions deny the right of the Federal Government to subjugate a State, and call uponLincolnto show his hand with regard to his future policy; also, provide for the appointment of a committee to wait upon that Black Republican functionary to request him to communicate his intentions to the Convention. The resolutions were modified, at the suggestion of Mr.Baldwin,and passed; but Mr.Jackson,of Wood, claimed that the question had been misunderstood, and it was
Deserted to the South. --It is stated that twenty of the rank and file of the army left Washington on Thursday for Montgomery, for the purpose of enlisting in the Southern army. These desertions make an aggregate of two hundred and eighty army recruits for the Southern Government from the Federal Capital since they have been stationed there by Gen. Scott.