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ederal Relations. The 14th resolution, to which Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, had moved an amendment. and Mr. Baldwin had moved to amend the a sir. The question now is upon the amendment of the gentleman from Fauquier, (Mr. Scott.) Mr. Wise moved to amend Mr. Scott's amendment bse said he utterly objected to the amendment of the gentleman from Fauquier. It proposes that if we shall get unfavorable responses from the with Yankees utterly hostile to Southern rights. Mr.Scott, of Fauquier, said he would endeavor again to relieve the mind of the gentlemanmed in his opinion after hearing the remarks of the gentleman from Fauquier. It was a worse proposition than he had at first supposed. He arormed by the Border States, as contended for by the gentleman from Fauquier, could not be acceptable to the Southern Confederate States. Unleby another amendment. Debated by Messrs. Bouldin and Scott of Fauquier, and agreed to — yeas 70, nays 61. Mr. Bouldin then moved to
tents and purposes the position of Virginia. As to what she was to do thereafter, gentlemen were divided in opinion. He regarded the plan of the gentleman from Fauquier as preferable to any that had been proposed. Mr. Baldwin objected to the amendment.--He wished it to be distinctly understood that he was irrevocably opposeticle 1 of the Constitution of the United States." Mr. Wise spoke ten minuted in favor of his amendment, arguing that the proposition of the gentleman from Fauquier was a palpable violation of a constitutional obligation. The vote was then taken, and Mr. Wise's amendment was rejected-- yeas 27, nays 100. Mr. Macfarland as making the report consistent throughout. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, opposed it. The vote was taken, and it was defeated — yeas 56, nays 72. Mr. Marr, of Fauquier, moved that the Committee rise. Carried-- ayes 57, noes 55--So the Committee rose and reported progress. Mr. Scott's amendment, which occupied the attentio
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The Convention. The amendment offered by Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, to the 14th resolution, occupied the entire attention of the Committee of the Whole, yesterday, without arriving at a conclusion. Something less than a hundred amendments were proposed, of a character so various that we cannot undertake their enumeration, but refer the reader to the regular report. After the Committee rose, the Western members signified their determination to remain in session all night, unless they were allowed to have a vote on their taxation resolutions. No especial opposition, however, was offered, and a substitute for the original resolutions was finally passed. It merely provides for a committee to inquire into the expediency of so amending the 22d and 23d sections of Article IV. of the Constitution of Virginia as to provide that taxation shall be equal and uniform throughout the Commonwealth, and that all property shall be taxed in proportion to its value.