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nsideration of the following preamble and resolution, offered on Saturday by Mr. Preston: Whereas, in the opinion of this Convention, the uncertainty which prevquier, heartily concurred in the object which the gentleman from Montgomery (Mr. Preston) had in view. He could not believe that the President would hesitate, if apainst the measure on the supposition that anything unfair was intended. Mr. Preston desired to bring the question back from the discussion debate, to the real ohad here, after the vote of Thursday, harmony would have been restored. Mr. Preston.--Then I understand the gentleman to disclaim any purpose to connect the pree movement alluded to at Washington. Mr. Carlile.--Certainly, sir. Mr. Preston then went on to speak of the responsibility that rested upon himself and thot during the ensuing summer, the game was up, and we might as well go home. Mr. Preston briefly urged the adoption of the resolutions, and gave reasons why the requ
Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, Jas. B. Mallory, Marr, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Preston, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Staples, Strange, Sutherlin, Tid the next business in order was the appointment of three Commissioners. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, nominated Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, of the county of Montgomery. There being no other nomination, Mr. Preston was unanimously elected as one oMr. Preston was unanimously elected as one of the Commissioners. Mr. Summers, of Kanawha, alluding to the fact that one gentleman who had formerly been a member of the Cabinet had received an appointment, and he would place in nomination another who had filled a high position in the counwithdrawn. The vote was then taken, and Mr. Randolph was unanimously elected. The Commission therefore is composed of Messrs. Preston, Stuart, of Augusta, and Randolph. On motion of Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, the Convention adjourned.
The Convention. The whole of yesterday was devoted to the consideration of the resolutions to appoint three Commissioners to wait on the President of the Northern States, for the purpose of requesting him to disclose his policy towards the seceded States. They passed by a vote of 63 to 57, and Mr. Preston, of Montgomery, (Conservative,) Mr. Stuart, of Augusta, (extreme Union,) and Mr. Randolph, of Richmond city, (Secession,) were appointed to convey the message of the Convention to Mr. Lincoln. We understand that they will leave for Washington this morning.