n lieu thereof:
"With a view to the peaceable adjustment of these and kindred questions, the people of Virginia hereby express their earnest desire that the Federal authorities, if so empowered, shall recognize the independence of the Confederate States of the South, and make such treaties with them, and pass such laws, as separation (if unavoidable) shall render proper and expedient." The gentleman from Smy the (Mr. Sheffey) had moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words "if sed amendment was briefly debated by Messrs. Baylor and Wise, and rejected — yeas 24, nays 101.
Mr. Early, of Franklin, moved to amend the 8th resolution, by striking out all, commencing with the word "several," (4th line,) and inserting "United States to resume the powers granted under the Federal Constitution, whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression."
The amendment was rejected by the following vote:
Yeas--Messrs. Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Bo