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ers, he never would consent to an adjournment of the Convention, unless it adjourned forever, until the subject of taxation had undergone a thorough and fair investigation. report on Printing. A report was received from the Secretary, in accordance with a resolution adopted on Saturday, relative to the printing of the addresses of the Southern Commissioners. Committee of the Whole. The hour of half-past 10 having arrived, the Convention went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to consider the reports of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, being entitled to the floor, continued his remarks. After a humorous allusion to the hopelessness of a cause which required members to occupy three days in an exposition of their views, and the prevailing epidemic for speaking, (to which he attributed the delay of action,) he went on to show that the backwardness of Virginia in the scale of improvemen
Evening session. The Committee re-assembled at 4 o'clock, and was called to order by Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, in the absence of the Chairman, (Mr. Southall.) Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, moved a call of the roll. The Chairman said it would not be in order to make a call of the House in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Amuler, of Louisa, said it was in order to call the attention of the Chair to the fact that there was not a quorum present. After some further debate, a count was made, and eighty members were reported present, constituting a quorum. Mr. Carlile desired to supply a slight omission in the language of his substitute, and leave was granted. Mr. Wise being entitled to the floor, resumed his remarks, and proceeded to criticise the propositions emanating from the Peace Conference, commenting sharply upon the positions relatively occupied towards the same by Messrs. Carlile, Summers, and Baldwin.--He required that one thing should be done before he