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The amendment ought to command the support of all men of all parties in this Convention. The amendment was put to vote and carried — yeas 124, nays 4--Messrs. Boisseau, Chambliss, Kilby and Tredway voting in the negative. Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, moved to further amend Mr. Scott's amendment by striking out "by the time appointed for the re-assembling of this body, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the 1st of October next." In urging his amendment, Mr. Harvie defied the gentleman ff the people. They were to be denied the privilege of voting until it was too late. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, did not propose to discuss the question as to who best represented the people here; but he hoped the amendment of the gentleman from Amelia would not prevail. It was impossible to say how long debate was to be protracted upon these resolutions; for it seemed to be the settled purpose of those who were formerly the most urgent for hasty action, to protract the session indefinitely.
he ground that the party to which he belonged were the true exponents of the popular sentiment of Virginia. Mr. Wise viewed Mr. Scott's reply as an evasion. The 1st of October had been tendered, and the gentleman from Fauquier assisted in voting it down. Now he desired to know, if we were to have a recess, when we were to re-assemble — whether Anno Domini 1862 or Anno Domini 1863? His own report had never been proposed here, except as it was proposed here to-day by the gentleman from Amelia. In spite of all the talk here about sensation dispatches, Mr. Wise said he was now enabled to announce to this body, from official dispatches to the Ex-President of the United States, (Mr. Tyler,) that the war had commenced. [Sensation.] If it was the pleasure of the Committee, he would read them. Voices--"Leave — leave." The Chairman said that the gentleman could read them as a part of his argument — he would be charged with the time. Mr. Wise said, then he would them<