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road, which would be inevitably destroyed in the event of a collision between the two. The speaker contrasted the present statesmen of Virginia with those of former days.--Time had been when her great men had only to say to the troubled waters--"Peace, be still," and all agitation was hushed; but we had no such men now. We had politicians in abundance, who could harangue the people from the hustings, and they are getting the country into trouble, from which they cannot extricate it. John Randolph once said, "you might make a Government to order, but that it would be impossible to regulate it." The Southern Confederacy had made a Government, but time would develop the difficulties of maintaining it. Mr. Tredway contended that this Convention ought to make another effort of conciliation, though the Legislature might have considered the Peace Conference a final one.--This body came more recently from the people, and was the proper place for this question to be decided. He urge