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h. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, rose to a privileged question. He said he received a few days ago a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held at Scottsville, in Albemarle county, and considered this the place for replying to an allusion to himself in one of the resolutions. He conceded the perfect right of any portion of the censure him for his course in the Convention, and instruct him to vote for an Ordinance of Secession, in accordance with the tendency of his campaign speech at Scottsville. Mr. Southall corrected the impression which had been sought to be created as to his course in the canvass, that he would go for secession unless the diffich he here indicated.--Upon this evidence he claimed that the charges against him were unjustifiable. He paid a compliment to the intelligence of the people of Scottsville, whose confidence he had enjoyed during the period of his political life; but in the late election he fell far short of a majority at that precinct, showing tha
there; which resolutions, favoring immediate secession, and opposing any adjournment to a future day without settling this matter, were, he said, adopted with entire unanimity. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holcombe, of Albemarle, desired to make a statement as an act of justice to his colleague, Mr. Southall. He understood that gentleman's position during the canvass to be precisely the same as that stated by him this morning. He did not hear his speech at Scottsville, but was satisfied, from the written as well as oral addresses of Mr. Southall, that the highly respectable gentlemen who composed that meeting were under a misapprehension. Mr. Blakey, of Madison, presented a series of resolutions adopted by one of the largest meetings ever held in that county. He said the gentlemen who participated were of the highest respectability. They loved the Union, and would still adhere to it if it was to be administered in the spirit of the fathers; but