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ll and frank response to the interrogatories. But whether he did or not, Mr. S. was in favor of the application, with a view to the government of his own action as a member of this body. He was free to say that the moment it was disclosed to him that the President intended to pursue an aggressive policy towards the seceded States, he would go for an ordinance of secession. [Suppressed applause.] The President.--The lobbies will be cleared the moment that applause is repeated. Mr. Staples.--The applause came from the floor. The President.--From the lobbies and floor both. Mr. Scott went on to declare his belief that the President contemplated a peace policy.--He did not think the resolutions were at all disrespectful; he would even be willing to make use of stronger language — to let the President know that upon his response depended the action of this Convention. Mr. Randolph, of Richmond City, argued that we had a right to know whether the military expedit
ombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, Jas. B. Mallory, Marr, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Preston, Randolph, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Staples, Strange, Sutherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Wilson, and Wysor.--63. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President.) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Brent, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, Ce gentleman who had formerly been a member of the Cabinet had received an appointment, and he would place in nomination another who had filled a high position in the councils of the action-- Hon. A. H. H. Stuart, of the county of Augusta. Mr. Staples, of Patrick, nominated Hon. Robert L. Montague, of the county of Middlesex. Mr. Montague said there were three parties on this floor — the Secession party, of which he was one; the middle party, of which the gentleman from Montgomery was
e control of the Lutheran denomination, is in a flourishing condition, and one of the best institutions of learning in the State. It is situated in the garden spot of Virginia, and is destined, at some future day, to take a still higher position, under the management and supervision of its able Faculty, and especially its able President, Prof. David F. Britton. Our Circuit Court, (Robert M. Hudson, Judge,) has been in session for several days.--The "will case" of Chilion O. White, involving more than $50,000, was decided on yesterday in favor of sustaining the will. It will be taken up to the Court of Appeals. Waller R. Staples, of Montgomery county, is a candidate to represent this district in the next Congress. He is a gentleman of the finest legal attainments, and great ability. I do not believe he has his superior as an orator in Western Virginia. The Hon. H. A. Edmundson, I understand, declines to be a candidate again to the "Black Republican Congress."Dixie.