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osed the gallery could be again thrown open after a reasonable time. Mr. Wise asked if they could return immediately? He would like to know how long a reasonable time was? The colloquy here terminated, and the gallery door was re-opened in about a quarter of an hour. The occupants of the lobby were not disturbed. Mr. Montague proceeded, arguing to show that not only had Virginia reserved the right to resume her powers, but that other States, including New York, and little Rhode Island, about which so much had been said, had desired that the powers of government might be resumed whenever the happiness and safety of the people of the States required it. --The Committee of Twenty-One had said that the States, when they went into this Confederation, were independent sovereignties — They must have gone in voluntarily, for no force existed to carry them in; and this being admitted, he would defy any gentleman to show that there was anything in the Constitution to keep them i