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the results, and he thought it was the part of wise statesmen to make still farther efforts for the preservation of peace. It had been demonstrated that the Government was now powerless to harm us. There was no compulsion upon us to contribute to its support; for, if we could purchase our supplies cheaper elsewhere, the Northern revenue need receive nothing from Virginia consumption. While the speaker was alluding to the position of Virginia towards the Federal Government, Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, asked if he knew what amount the State annually contributed to the support of that Government? According to Mr. Hall's estimate, Virginia was paying to the Northern Confederacy $6,000,000 per annum. Mr. Tredway desired to know the source of his information on this point. Mr. Hall said it was based upon official statements concerning import duties, and the pro rata tax upon slaves, and the amount which Virginia contributed by her consumption. Mr. Tredway replied that the gent
nstituents. Mr. Early made a reply, and still protested against the printing of matter which had nothing to do with the business of this Convention. Mr. Blakey merely asked that the resolutions should take the course which others had taken. With regard to the question previously asked by the gentleman, he would say that if there was a candidate for Congress in his county, he was not aware of it. Mr. Morton, of Orange, advocated the motion to print and refer. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, called attention to the fact that the gentleman from Franklin had voted for the printing of a series of Black Republican resolutions heretofore offered in this Convention. Mr. Early was not aware that any such resolutions had been offered. Mr. Hall said he alluded to a series of resolutions offered by the member from Marshall, (Mr. Burley). Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, said that as the member from Madison had incorporated the resolutions in his remarks, they would have been pri