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he regarded as the best the world ever saw. He hoped it would be presented to the North as Virginia's ultimatum. The report of the Peace Conference, proposed by the gentleman from Harrison, he regarded as a cheat and a fraud. Mr. Brown, of Preston, called for a division of the question — so that the vote might be first taken upon the motion to strike out. Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, and Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, appealed to the member from Preston to withdraw his call for a division, wPreston to withdraw his call for a division, which he consented to do. Mr. Clemens, of Ohio, said, as the gentle-from Harrison, who offered the competing proposition, was absent, he hoped the Committee would withdraw the substitute, by general consent. This course was objected to. Some interrogatories were here propounded by Mr. Wise as to which report of the Committee on Federal Relations was now to be acted on by the Committee of the Whole. The Chair decided that the whole report, embracing the partial report first ma
rn Virginia, but also in Eastern Virginia, if the people had an opportunity of pronouncing upon them. After the close of Mr. Carlile's remarks. Mr Nelson, of Clark, moved that the Committee rise, which was not agreed to. Mr. Brown, of Preston, commenced a speech, when Mr. Branch of Petersburg, renewed the motion that the Committee rise, but withdrew it, and the motion was again made by Mr. Speed, of Campbell. Negatived. Mr. Brown then resumed his speech in favor of the majority r C. Johnston, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Charles, K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Miller, Moffett, Morris, Morton, Moore, Neblett, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Pendleton, Preston, Price, Pugh, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Seawell, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Taylor, Thornton, F. P. Turner, Tyler. Waller. White, Whitfield, Wickham,