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s a series of resolutions and an ordinance adopted by the Convention of Arkansas. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Unfinished business. Mr. Speed, of Campbell, offered a resolution to suspend the order for going into Committee of the Whole at half-past 10 o'clock, for this day, with a view to dispose of thay the resolution upon the table, and on that motion demand the yeas and nays. Mr. Scott, of Powhatan, raised a point of order in regard to the reception of Mr. Speed's resolution, which was overruled by the Chair. Mr. Wilson of Harrison, asked the gentleman from Wood to withdraw his motion, in order that he might offer avenue, it was of the highest importance to Virginia that she should know it, and why should she not make the respectful request conveyed in the resolutions? Mr. Speed, of Campbell, viewed the passage of the measure as of the highest importance, claiming, as he did, to be a conservative. Gentlemen had said they had no fear of
ery was a representative; and another a little lower down. A voice.--"A little higher up!" Mr. Montague.--No sir, a little lower down; the extreme Union party, to which the gentleman from Augusta belongs — and he thought that each of these parties was entitled to one of the Commissioners. For his own part, while thanking the gentleman who nominated him, he declined the mission; no power could drag him to Washington to ask a favor of Abraham Lincoln. [Symptoms of applause.] Mr. Speed, of Campbell, nominated Hon. Robt. E. Scott, of the county of Fauquier. Mr. Scott declined, being, he said, unable to leave the city at present. He cordially endorsed the nomination of the gentleman from Augusta, (Mr. Stuart.) Mr. Morton, of Orange, nominated Mr. Samuel McDowell Moore, of the county of Rockbridge, as a fairer exponent of the principles of the "submissionists," as he would term them, if he preserved the same courtesy of language that was used towards the secessio