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Intelligencer, that he gave that decision for the purpose of preventing a vote on the part of Virginia. He then proceeded, after a warm personal compliment to his colleagues who differed with him, to the consideration of the propositions themselves. In regard to the preservation of the status in the Territory of New Mexico, he alluded to the remarks of a distinguished Northern member of the Conference, in connection therewith, and the interpretation of the term which he gave. Mr. Wise asked if that member was or was not a member from Ohio — a member of the present Cabinet — by the name of Chase ? Mr. Tyler replied that that was a disclosure. He declined a direct answer to the question. The law of Mexico had emancipated slavery and substituted peonage; and an emigrant to the territory ceded to the United States now goes there surrounded with all the panoply of liberty. The gentleman from Kanawha had spoken of the protection of the common law. What protection c
re were thousands of true hearts at the North beating in unison with theirs, and if war was forced upon the country, the battle would not be against the South alone, but that Northern bayonets would be pointed against Northern bosoms. He expressed strong hope of an eventual restoration of the Union, (a sentiment which many did not relish,) and said that Virginia now held the destiny of the country in her hands. Coercion he denounced in most emphatic language. Mr. Cochrane was tremendously applauded at times, during the delivery of his harangue. Capt.John F. Lay, of Powhatan, was next called on. He thanked the people for the compliment that had been bestowed upon his brother, and proceeded to make a strong Southern speech, which was enthusiastically cheered. Ex-Gov. Wise and others, were lustily shouted for by the throng, after which the band marched off up town, followed by hundreds of persons, and serenaded some of the distinguished men sojourning at the American Hotel.