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to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word "States," and inserting in lieu thereof: "With a view to the peaceable adjustment of these and kindred questions, the people of Virginia hereby express their earnest desire that the Federal authorities, if so empowered, shall recognize the independence of the Confederate States of the South, and make such treaties with them, and pass such laws, as separation (if unavoidable) shall render proper and expedient." The gentleman from Smy the (Mr. Sheffey) had moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words "if so empowered," which was the question now pending. Mr. Sheffry, being entitled to the floor, advocated his amendment. Mr. Blow replied, declining to accept it, and arguing briefly in favor of his own. The vote was then taken on Mr. Sheffey's amendment, and it was rejected — yeas 64, nays 72. Mr. Blow's amendment was then voted down, viva voce. Mr. Bouldin moved to strike out the entire 8t