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estion. He hoped that any resolution here passed would not only express the desire that the President's policy should be pacific, but also institute such inquiries as might enable Virginia to judge for herself of the nature of his policy. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, opposed any proposition which contemplated the sending of Commissioners to Washington. Gentlemen had predicted what was going to happen, before the President was inaugurated, and now they tell no that they don't know what ised the Convention would vote down the call for the previous question, and let the whole matter go to a committee. Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, would not have said a word upon this question but for the remarks of the gentleman from Prince George (Mr. Rives.) It was a matter of indifference to him whether the Commissioners were sent to Washington or not; he believed that sooner or later Virginia would find her true position. He had risen to disabuse the minds of the members of the impression soug
Sutherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Wilson, and Wysor.--63. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President.) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Brent, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Custis, Dent, Dorman, Early, French, Fugate, Gray, Goggin, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Jackson. Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGrew, Marshall, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Sharp, Sitlington, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wise.--57. So the preamble and resolution were adopted. The President said 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 of the Commissioners. Mr. Summers, of Kanawha, alluding to the fac