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ectfully, John Tyler, G. W. Summers, W. C. Rives, James A. Seddon having adjourned, can take no further cognizance of it, the undersigned feel the contingency has Brockenbrough, the other Commissioner, communicating his views of the adjustment; and then, on motion, the whole was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. The coercion question again. The Convention resumed the consideration of the resolution of instructions to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Thornton, of Prince Edward, made an eloquent speech, in which Lincoln's Inaugural, in its various parts, was subjected to an unlimited excoriation. In closing he made a beautiful allusion to the flag of the Southern Confederacy. Mr. Early, of Franklin, opposed hasty action, and spoke against secession. Constitutional remedies should be still resorted to. He repudiated Lincoln's Inaugural, but believed precipitate action here would not meet the approval of the people. He preferred to wait f
Mr. Thornton. We were among a vast crowd who were electrified by Mr. Thornton's (of Prince Edward) magnificent burst of eloquence in the Convention yesterday. It sounded like Virginia of the olden time; Virginia of the days of Patrick Henry; Virginia of the great, heroic era of America. We knew that Mr. Thornton was one ofMr. Thornton's (of Prince Edward) magnificent burst of eloquence in the Convention yesterday. It sounded like Virginia of the olden time; Virginia of the days of Patrick Henry; Virginia of the great, heroic era of America. We knew that Mr. Thornton was one of the most powerful and brilliant writers of the country, but we had no conception that he was such a speaker.--His oration yesterday would have done honor to the Virginians who once assembled in the old church on Church Hill, and wrested from Great Britain the brightest jewels of her crown. . We knew that Mr. Thornton was one of the most powerful and brilliant writers of the country, but we had no conception that he was such a speaker.--His oration yesterday would have done honor to the Virginians who once assembled in the old church on Church Hill, and wrested from Great Britain the brightest jewels of her crown.