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The Daily Dispatch: April 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening session. (search)
Evening session. The Committee re-assembled at 4 o'clock-- Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, in the chair. The pending question being on Mr. Speed's amendment to the amendment of Mr. Wise, the vote was taken and it was rejected. The question recurring on Mr. Wise's motion to strike out all after the word "Commonwealth," it was decided in the negative — years 32. nays 79. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, moved to strike out the whole 13th resolution. The principle was sufficiently expressed in previous resolutions. There were no negotiations pending since the failure of the Peace Conference, and he could see no good reason for adopting a resolution referring to negotiations for adjustment. Mr. Baldwin hoped the resolution would be retained. It contained the only remonstrance; against action on the part of the seceded States to provoke hostilities; and this, he thought, was the distasteful feature to those who opposed the resolution. Mr. Bruce further urged the propriet