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ckham, Willey, and Wilson.--75 The question recurring on Mr. Sutherlin's amendment, it was opposed by Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, on the ground that it was already provided for. The vote was then taken, and the amendment rejected. Mr. Johnriefly advocated his amendment, expressing his hopelessness of an adjustment of present difficulties. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, replied, declaring his confident hope that through some of the measures proposed the country would eventually be restore 7th line by striking out the word"preserved," and insert in lien thereof the word "re-established." Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, favored the amendment, which was agreed to. Mr. Wise then moved to strike out the whole resolution, with a view tresolution, (as printed above) and insertingthe word "should," The amendments were briefly debated by Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, and Mr. Wise; after which, Mr. Wilson's amendment was voted down. Mr. Wise then demanded the yeas and nays upon hi
ite, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--93. Mr. Blow, of Norfolk, moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word "States," (the same indicated by Mr. Macfarland,) and inserting in lieu thereof: "With a view to the peaceable adjustment of these and kindred questions, the people of Virginia hereby express their earnest desire that the Federal authorities, if so empowered, shall recognize the independence of the Confederate States of the South, and make such treaties with them, and pass such laws, as separation (if unavoidable) shall render proper and expedient." Mr. Blow urged the necessity of adopting this amendment, and Mr. Wise replied. Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words "If so empowered." Debated by Mr. Sheffey, and Mr. Scott, of Fauquier. Pending the consideration of Mr. Sheffey's amendment, on motion of Mr. Montague, the Committee rose, and On motion of Mr. Staples, the Convention adjourned.