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the propositions under consideration. He advocated the amendment offered by the gentleman from Gloucester, and made an argument upon the question of sovereignty. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, hoped the discussion would shortly terminate. It was the most idle debate that he had ever listened to. It was a mere disagreement upon the meaning of the word sovereignty. He thought the question should be taken without further delay. [Voices.--"Question," "Question."] Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, desired to explain the reason which would influence him in giving his vote. The amendment proposed be regarded as a truism, but its insertion here was unnecessary, and would only involve the Convention in difficulty. The Chairman said the question was upon the amendment offered by the gentleman from Powhatan, to the amendment of the gentleman from Gloucester. Mr. Wise called for the reading of the amendment, and it was accordingly read by the Secretary. Mr. Wise then brie