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rors, would be desolating the land. He deplored the election of Lincoln, but still he knew that with an overwhelming majority of the people of the country against him, he was powerless for harm. He thought it a remarkable fact that every fresh item of news that flashed over the telegraphic wires, looking to the preservation of peace, seemed to disappoint the precipitators. At that time, the gentlemen who are now for waiting were the most urgent for precipitate action. The gentleman from Bedford, (Mr. Goode,) who is now for waiting, was then among the most ardent advocates of haste. Mr. Goode desired to remind the gentleman that the 4th of March had come and gone. Mr. Tredway said he regretted that he had not also said that it had proved him to be a very bad prophet. He then went on to demonstrate that the moderation of Virginia thus far had saved the country from the horrors of civil war; and though he had been pointed at as a submissionist, he would ever be proud that
Evening session. The Committee was called to order at 4 o'clock P. M. Mr. Tredway resumed his remarks, proceeding first to correct any misapprehension which might have existed in reference to his reply to the gentleman from Bedford, (Mr. Goode,) this morning. The position which he occupied was not that "nobody had been hurt" by the success of the Black Republican party, but that the prophesied evils had not come to pass. He went on the advise the policy of waiting until the experimadvanced by Mr. Baldwin, that the majority should rule, was erroneous and untenable, he submitted a motion that the Committee rise. The motion was agreed to, and the Committee rose and reported progress. In Convention. Mr. Goode, of Bedford, said that in obedience to the request of a portion of his constituents, he would present the proceedings of two public meetings in his county. One, which was held at the Court-House, he had been informed was very large and enthusiastic, and th