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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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The Convention. The tenth resolution of the Report of the Committee on Federal Relations was taken up in Committee of the Whole yesterday morning, and Mr. Wise offered a substitute, which was adopted; declaring the consent of the people of Virginia to the recognition of the separate independence of the seceded States; that they shall be treated with as independent powers, and that the proper laws shall be passed to effectuate their separation. There were only twenty votes, including some of the immovable Union men, against this substitute. The eleventh resolution then came up, and the extreme Union party made a strong opposition to the declaration embodied therein, that if the non-slaveholding States fail to make satisfactory responses to her requests, Virginia will feel compelled to resume her sovereign powers and throw herself upon her reserved rights. The resolution was nevertheless adopted, with a slight amendment. Pending the consideration of the twelfth resolution, the
The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening Session. (search)
Baker vs. Wise, Governor, &c. --This case, which has been pending for some time before the Supreme Court of Appeals, was finally disposed of on yesterday. It arose upon the question whether the law of Virginia, requiring an inspection of vessels owned in whole or in part by non-residents, and bound to any Northern port, was in conflict with the Bill of Rights of Virginia, or the Constitution of the United States. The Court held that the law did not conflict with either, and was in all respects constitutional and valid. Judge Daniel delivered an able and learned opinion, and Judges Moncure, Lee and Robertson concurred. Allen, President, dissented. The cause was argued sometime ago, by Tazewell Taylor, Esq., of Norfolk, Judge William W. Crump, of Richmond, and --Johnson, Esq., of Boston, for the appellant; and by the Attorney General for the appellee. Judgment affirmed.