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The Daily Dispatch: April 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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d offensive to the honor of this Common wealth; and they would regard any such action on the part of the seceded or Confederated States as hurtful and unfriendly, 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