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18th, 1861. The Convention was called to order at half-past 10 o'clock. Very few members were present, and it is a noticeable fact that among the absentees were a large proportion of those who voted for the resolution to change the hour of meeting. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Presbyterian Church. Taxation and representation. The pending question at the adjournment on Saturday was on a motion of Mr. Sea cohter,, of Campbell, to lay on the table the resolutions of Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, viz: Resolved. That taxation should be equal and uniform throughout the Commonwealth, and that all property should be taxed in proportion to its raise. Resolved. That a committee of thirteen members be appointed to prepare and report to the Convention such alterations of sections 22 and 23 of Article IV. of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, in shall conform said sections to the principle of taxation enunciated in the foregoing resolution. Resolved. That
The Convention. Mr. Willey's resolutions of inquiry, on the subjects of taxation and representation, were up again yesterday morning, and quite an exciting debate took place, but no action was taken. A communication from the Maryland Commissioners, suggesting a change in the proposed plan of electing delegates to the Border State Conference, so as to meet the views of the people of their State, was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and ordered to be printed. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Randolph, of Richmond, continued his able argument on the material interests of Virginia as connected with those of the Cotton States, producing some facts and figures which it would be well for the people to ponder. He will conclude his speech to-day. A resolution offered by Mr. Dorman, making inquiries relative to certain amendments to the Federal Constitution, was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.