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The Convention. The resolutions on equality of taxation were up again yesterday morning, and Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, finished his speech; after which the Convention went into Committee of the Whole, and Mr. Richardson continued his argument in favor of secession.-- Mr. Morton subsequently spoke on the Southern side, but was cut short by the order previously adopted for terminating debate at 12 o'clock M. The Committee proceeded to vote on the propositions reported by the Committee on Federal Relations, commencing with the third, which was adopted, without amendment. The fourth resolution was amendment on motion of Mr. Wise, and adopted, as was the fifth, with an amendment offered by Mr. Flournoy. A motion, submitted by Mr. Carlile, to strike out the entire resolution, was voted down. When the sixth section came up, Mr. Harvie offered a substitute, declaring it expedient to pass an Ordinance of Secession, to be referred to the people at the May election. Mr. Goggin also offer