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an would be to frame a proposition upon which the whole Convention could unite.--He thought the action of the Convention thus far had been wise and proper, (he was not speaking now under instructions, but upon his own ground,) and personally he agreed with the course of proceedings. Recent events; however, called for some decisive and united action, and he hoped the Convention would vote down the call for the previous question, and let the whole matter go to a committee. Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, would not have said a word upon this question but for the remarks of the gentleman from Prince George (Mr. Rives.) It was a matter of indifference to him whether the Commissioners were sent to Washington or not; he believed that sooner or later Virginia would find her true position. He had risen to disabuse the minds of the members of the impression sought to be created, that he and his friends had anything to do with inaugurating the movement. In offering an ordinance of secession. he h
Mr. Morton withdrew the name of Mr. Moore from the list of candidates. He was decidedly in favor of the election of Mr. Wise, even if he went alone. Mr. M. went on to express his belief that the policy of the Administration was war, and an equivocal answer from the President should be construed into a war policy. He believed the gentleman from Princess Anne would bring back a direct answer, and he seconded his nomination with great pleasure. Mr. Conrad, in reply to the gentleman from Amelia, (Mr. Harvie,) said he recognized no party on this floor. He would vote for no man who would go there with the hope of not getting a satisfactory answer. A Member.--What do you call a satisfactory answer? Mr. Conrad did not choose to be interrogated. He occupied a position here which he deemed right, and paid no head to vituperation. Mr. Holcombe had no expectation that the measure would lead to any great results, but he thought the experiment ought to be tried. He would vo