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ould be such as to produce a soothing effect upon the country.--He differed with the mover of the resolutions in respect to the method of addressing the President, and read a substitute which he (Mr. Conrad) proposed to offer. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, heartily concurred in the object which the gentleman from Montgomery (Mr. Preston) had in view. He could not believe that the President would hesitate, if approached respectfully, to give a full and frank response to the interrogatories. But ny Southern State during the pendency of efforts at adjustment. Mr. Wise favored the proposition; he contended that the country ought not to be kept in this state of suspense. He concurred in every sentiment expressed by the gentleman from Fauquier, (Mr. Scott,) but the question arises what is to be considered aggressive policy? He asked, why would the President evacuate Fort Sumter, for instance, and occupy the Tortugas and Fort Pickens? If this question were asked him, he would say, pe
H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wise.--57. So the preamble and resolution were adopted. The President said the next business in order was the appointment of three Commissioners. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, nominated Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, of the county of Montgomery. There being no other nomination, Mr. Preston was unanimously elected as one of the Commissioners. Mr. Summers, of Kanawha, alluding to the fact that one gentleman who haile thanking the gentleman who nominated him, he declined the mission; no power could drag him to Washington to ask a favor of Abraham Lincoln. [Symptoms of applause.] Mr. Speed, of Campbell, nominated Hon. Robt. E. Scott, of the county of Fauquier. Mr. Scott declined, being, he said, unable to leave the city at present. He cordially endorsed the nomination of the gentleman from Augusta, (Mr. Stuart.) Mr. Morton, of Orange, nominated Mr. Samuel McDowell Moore, of the county of R