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ments of the an Article of the Constitution accordingly. In consideration of the small attendance of members, Mr. Brown, of Preston, appealed to the gentleman from Campbell to withdraw his motion to lay the resolutions on the table, Mr. Slaughter declined to withdraw the motion. He believed that the resolutions were like a firebrand thrown into the midst of the Convention, to inflame excitement and produce dissension. Mr. Clemens, of Ohio, rose to a question of order. He said tnce — sufficient to constitute a quorum. Several members, it was announced, were on the sick list; some were engaged in other duties at the Legislature; some were in the Committee on Federal Relations, and some absent from the city. Mr. Slaughter now consented to withdraw his motion to lay the resolutions on the table. Mr. Brown proceeded to address the Convention upon the subject of the resolutions,commencing with a defence of the institution of slavery. He contended that the k