l, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, M. Johnson, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Preston, Price, Randolph, Richardson, R. E. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Southall, Speed, Strange, Thornton.
Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise and Wysor. --62.
so the motion to lay on the table was carried.
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, explained that he voted "aye" for the reass, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, MacFARLANDarland, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Saunders, Robert E. Scott Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Taylor, Tredway, Waller, white, Wickham, Willey, and Woods--95.
nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Co
ttle hope from Abraham Lincoln; but if he could show him that he turned his back upon the principles of his party, he would indeed deserve the thanks of all men, and feel that he was worthy to fill the place occupied by George Washington.
Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, next addressed the Convention.
He spoke of the responsibilities resting upon the body assembled here, the result of whose deliberations might decide the destiny of Virginia.
He had listened with pleasure to the gentleman from Bedvings out of coercion.
It would have been better for him had he determined to sacrifice himself — to tender his resignation as a peace offering, than that he should attempt to coerce the South.
What the destiny of Virginia might be (said Mr. Sheffey, in closing) he knew not: but his hope was that the whole South would present a united front, and with one heart, mind, and purpose, endeavor to raise this bleeding country from the dust and set her free.
Mr. Morton, of Orange, intimated a
e way for a Union with the South.
He stood hand to hand and shoulder to shoulder with the gentleman from Smythe, (Mr. Sheffey,) and believed that they were both as good Union men as any in this Convention.
He venerated the Union, but was not w the Clerk, and, by request of Mr. Wise,directed to be entered upon the Journal.
the Virginia Commissioners.
Mr. Sheffey,of Smythe, offered the following:
Resolved,That the Commissioners of Virginia to the late Peace Conference at Wasrecord would be the best report that could be made.
A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated.
Mr. Earlysuggested that Jut, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, J. B. Mallory, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods.--50.
The resolution, as a