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hould have full control of our action. It concerned him to reflect upon the great names and great deeds of the past. It saddened his memory; but he would rather see Virginia annihilated than to see her live degraded; to see her become The fixed figure for the time of scorn, To point his slow and moving finger at. He thought he could see that in the Southern flag which would do what the present flag would not do — protect the rights and honor of Virginia. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, arose to correct the position of the gentleman from Halifax, as stated on Saturday, in reference to South Carolina thirty odd years ago. He (Mr. M.) voted in the Legislature, at that time, for measures to keep the Federal troops from coercing that State. The gentleman had also held him up as an exceedingly bellicose character-- Mr. Bruce said he merely passed a friendly jeet; he certainly intended no offence. Mr. Moore said the jest had gone forth to the country, and he wished