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om the four great divisions of the State, be appointed to apportion representation in the Senate according to the number of the qualified voters in the Commonwealth, and that they report amendments of the 4th Article of the Constitution accordingly. Mr. Woods, of Barbour, being entitled to the floor, proceeded to advocate the resolutions. In the course of his remarks he dilated with force upon the extravagance of State legislation. He believed that unless it were curtailed, the State of Virginia, whatever might be her action in other respects, was marching onward to ultimate repudiation.--He appealed to the magnanimity of Eastern gentlemen to do justice to the West. It was important at this crisis that the people of the different sections should be united.--He would not admit the possibility of separation, but the best way to attach the people to each other was to do justice to every section. He read from the financial reports of the State to show the rapid increase of the p
the application of their principles to the affairs of the Government and the people, but threatens to exercise compulsive force against sovereign States, and thus to inaugurate war with all its horrors; and, whereas, all the efforts of the State of Virginia to obtain satisfactory assurances and guarantees for the rights, the peace, and the safety of the slaveholding States, have signally failed, and, whereas, in our judgment, the time has come when Virginia should determine whether she will unite with her friends or her enemies; Therefore. Resolved. That the State of Virginia should now resume the powers which she delegated to the General Government, and unite her fortunes with those of her sister Southern States who have withdrawn from the Federal Union. Resolved, That to this end we earnestly desire that the State Convention now in session should, without further delay, adopt an Ordinance of Secession, and call upon the other Border States to do likewise. Resolved,
not until then, will we re-unite with them in the bonds of Church fellowship. "4. Resolved. That a committee be appointed by this Convention to present the proceedings of the same to the present session of the Baltimore Annual Conference, through such members, of the Conference as they may elect, and that they be instructed so to do, at the earliest practicable moment, and that the Conference be requested to communicate the action had to the several Annual Conferences, and to take, at the proper time, such action as the position we occupy requires. [True copy.] J. A. Morgan,Sec'y." On motion, it was referred to Committee of the Whole, and included in the order of the day for to-morrow, at 10 A. M. A resolution commending the noble liberality of the State of Virginia in founding the magnificent Asylum for the Blind and Deaf and Dumb, and thanking the Faculty for the exhibition of Friday, was passed by a rising vote. Conference adjourned till 3 P. M., to-day.