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The Convention. In the State Convention, on Saturday, Mr. Stuart, of Augusta, made a personal explanation touching the letter read by Mr. Wise on the day previous. A Committee on Federal Relations, with Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, as Chairman, was appointed, and a Committee on Elections, of which Mr. Hatmond is Chairman. Quite a large number of resolutions, relating to the National troubles, were introduced and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Several speeches were made in which there were strong foreshadowing of the course to be pursued by the leaders in the Convention. The Southern Commissioners will be received to-day, and no spectators will be admitted except those who receive tickets. This rule, however, does not apply to the ladies, who will be admitted as usual.
The Members of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, active and honorary, Capt. O. J. Wise, paraded yesterday, in undress uniform, to attend the funeral of Charles E. Hewitt, late a member of said corps. The body was then escorted to the Danville Depot by Company "I," Capt. Morriss, of which deceased was an active member. It left for Bedford county this morning for interment, under the command of Lieut W. O. Taylor and a detachment of the latter corps.
eration of the order of the day,) relative to the vote on the question of referring the action of the Convention to the people. It appears from this report that the whole number of votes cast were 145,697, of which 100,536 were cast for referring to the people, and 45,161 votes against, showing a majority of 55,375 votes for referring to the people. From the following counties no official returns have been received, viz: Buchanan, Cabell, Elizabeth City, Greene, Logan, McDowell, Upshur, Wise, Wyoming and York.-- Should the returns from the delinquent counties be received, the result of the vote will be reported. On motion of Mr. Haymond, the report was laid on the table. report on Coercive Measures. Mr. Treadway, from a special committee appointed a few days since, asked leave to submit the following report: The Committee to whom was referred a resolution with instructions "to inquire and report as speedily as practicable, whether any movement of arms or men h
at paper, reading copious extracts from its columns by way of illustration. He had no doubt they understood their programme well, but they would never be able to succeed. He believed these resolutions were prepared before Lincoln's Inaugural made its appearance, and maintained that Virginia should not be thus committed without consulting with the people-- that she should not be plunged into the horrors of civil war by a mere act of this advisory power. The speaker then read from Gov. Wise's speech to the New York Seventh Regiment, when they brought hither the remains of Monroe--two years ago — declaratory of his faith in the Union as the work of God Almighty; also, from another address, delivered by the Governor in this city, in May, 1859, closing with a toast to the "Union and the Constitution, as they are." Yet we were called to pledge ourselves to a support of rebellious States against our native land or to participate in a foreign alliance against that land. He de
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The "Smartest" men in the Convention. --Some of us, who don't often get counted in among the privileged listeners to the fossilogy of the State Convention, have to depend mainly upon outside discussions for the means of forming a judgment of the mental calibre of its members. But unfortunately, in this respect, public opinion differs widely. One party will swear by Ex-Gov. Wise and Mr. Goode, of Bedford, another by Messrs. Goggin and Flournoy, and another still by Messrs. Clemens, Willey and Carlile; while the boys, who, in these days, are not bad judges of smartness, go in for Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, "because he makes them laugh." With such a contrariety of opinion, we, as outsiders, find ourselves at sea on this most important question; so we may have to take a practical view of it. The interminable debates, which have lasted nearly three weeks, without effecting any purpose beyond stirring up the passions of the multitude, show plainly enough that the Commonwealth lays at
R. L. I. Blues, (1st Sergeant's Office,)March 8, 1861. Order No. 7. Attend regular Company Drill on Monday Evening, 11th inst., at o'clock. By order of Capt. O. J. Wise. mh --2t C. P. Bigger, 1st Serg't.
and, for I know, laying other plans for the future. Dr. Maddux, of your city, is here, and has with him the skeletons of two of the martyrs that that wicked man Wise, of your State, had hung at Harper's Ferry. Don't you reckon that when Wise gets his "Minute Men" over into the Republican ranks that they will pay him off in hisWise gets his "Minute Men" over into the Republican ranks that they will pay him off in his own "sass?" Dr. Maddux will have an honorable place, I hope, in the army, and before very long, unless I am mightily deceived, your State will furnish the cause of freedom, or the cause of invasion, a few thousands of the best of her sons. The project which I hinted at yesterday of an invading army, I find is now the order obiad, and they are said to be entirely unsuited to that work. Fort Sumter is the hollow tree, Anderson is the old buck hare--we will smoke him out. What is Mr. Wise doing? Tell him, if you please — tell him secretly, whisper it close to his ear, don't let anybody hear it, by any means — that our people are inquiring daily w
. Mr. Kemper said such a course was unnecessary, the Military Committee having reported a similar bill heretofore by unanimous vote. Mr. Gibson of Jefferson, denied the accuracy of the statement. He was a member of said committee, and had always been opposed to any such bill. Mr. Crane said the John Brown raid had initiated a system of solicitation for increased pay by a great many. The official duties of the Adjutant General had no doubt been much increased by Brown's inroad; for Gov. Wise, on his own responsibility, had given him nearly $1,000 additional pay. The committee then reported a bill making him a salaried officer, $2,000 per annum.) This bill proposes to pay him that salary for the years '58 and '59. It was a fact which alarmed him, that Virginia was fast becoming a military power, and he did not doubt that the gallant officers in command would soon be called on to march their forces against whom nobody could tell. An Ordnance Department had been created at the
n was upon the amendment offered by the gentleman from Powhatan, to the amendment of the gentleman from Gloucester. Mr. Wise called for the reading of the amendment, and it was accordingly read by the Secretary. Mr. Wise then briefly opposeMr. Wise then briefly opposed the amendment. The Chairman re-stated the question, and Mr.Morris, of Caroline, demanded the yeas and nays. Mr. Early proposed to substitute for the word "over," in the last amendment, the words "in regard to." This was accepted by Mr. ScSeawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Thornton, Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Woods.--75. So the amendment to the amendment was lost. The question then recurred on the amendment offered, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Thornton, Robt. H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Williams, Wise, and Woods.--47. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Boyd, Branch
r "question," "question." Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, and Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, continued the debate. The questioam, Gregory, J. Goode, Jr., Isbell, Kent, Montague, Morris, Wise, and Woods.--14. Yeas.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Antrary to the Constitution, offensive and dangerous. Mr. Wise moved to amend the resolution, by inserting in the second of the political system of the Federal Government." Mr. Wise briefly advocated his amendment, which he thought was an ary and incongruous, and untenable in point of fact. Mr. Wise contended that it should be expressed that slavery is som, pierced its heart, torn it asunder! Suppose, continued Mr. Wise, that the people of Virginia thought proper to abolish slhe knew not what vitality was. The question being on Mr. Wise's amendment, the yeas and nays were demanded by Mr. Conraell, Sheffey, Speed, Strange, Francis B. Turner, Whitfield, Wise, and Woods. --37. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,)
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