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iendly, and as leaving them free to determine their future policy. Mr. Wise moved to amend by striking out the word "them," (tenth line,) and inserting"the people of Virginia." Agreed to--73 to 21. Mr. Wise moved to further amend by striking out all after the word "Commonwealth."(seventh line,) and advocated his amendment. Mr. Spred, of Campbell, moved to amend the amendment by leaving there in all except the words "and as leaving them free to determine their future policy." Mr. Speed explained his amendment. Mr. Baldwin replied, directing his remarks to the amendment offered by Mr. Wise. He said that so long as he was a citizen of the United States, he should defend the flag of the United States, and oppose all who assailed it. His motto was, "My country, may she be always right; but, right or wrong, my country." Mr. Wise said that was a very good fourth of July oration. The gentleman, however, could not go beyond him in his attachment to the star-spangled
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