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, R. Y.Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Graham, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hull, Jackson, M, Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Saunders, R. E. Scott, W. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart. C. J. Stuart, Tarr, Taylor, White, Wickham, and Willey.--71. Nays.-- Messrs. Armstrong, Blow, Bolssean, Borst. Bouldin, Cabell, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coun. C. B. Conrad, R. H. Cox, Fisher, Garland, Graham, Gregory, Goggin, J. Goode, Jr., T. F. Goode, Hale. C. Hall, L. S. Hall Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, J. B. Mallory, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods.--50.
as called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Reid, of the Presbyterian Church. Resolution of Censure. Mr. Brown, of Preston, (by leave, Mr. Willey being entitled to the floor,) offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Hon. Robt. M. T. Hunter, and the Hon. James M. Mason, tailed to reflect he table. Unfinished business. The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions offered some days ago by Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, being entitled to the floor, addressed the Convention. He did not propose to enter upon a full discussion of the great questions before the Contates. This he would ever oppose, but would not resort to secession. He would never submit to inequality. (Some person in the lobby gave a slight hiss, which Mr. Willey sarcastically rebuked.) Secession. he contended, would never secure our equal rights in the Territories. Turning our backs upon the Territories and giving the
The Convention. Several resolutions on the National difficulties were offered yesterday, and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Chambliss made some forcible remarks in opposition to the Peace Conference propositions, and Mr. Carlile was quite as decided on the opposite side. Mr. Brown, of Preston, offered a resolution censuring Senators Mason and Hunter for their course in regard to the same propositions. It was laid on the table on Mr. Brown's motion, but will be called up at a convenient opportunity. A resolution to print 10,000 copies of the addresses of the Southern Commissioners was laid on the table, but subsequently called up, amended by the substitution of a smaller number, and passed. Mr. Willey made a speech on the Moore resolutions, taking ground against secession.
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
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
phraim B. Hall, Bammond, Haymond, Hege, Holladay, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Eyes, Saunders, Sr., Robert E. Scolf, Sharp, Sheffey, Sillington, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, , Tarr, Taylor, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, Wilson, and Wysor--92. So the Convention refused to lay the resolution on the table. The question then being on the adoption of the resolution. Mr. Wise said he objected to the resolution, not because he wished to withhold any tribute from the distinguished gentleman, but that (among other considerations) he had been selected from among the many who had been exerting themselves in behalf of the country. That minor objection he could have well waived; but his chief objection
nge, moved that the committee rise, which was agreed to. The committee then rose, and the Chairman reported progress. Taxation and representation. Mr. Willey, of Monongahela, said the Convention was engaged in a great work of national conciliation, and he felt assured that the day was not far distant when this objectfied him much to know that there was a discrimination in favor of his property, but none in favor of the property of his neighbors. After some further remarks, Mr. Willey offered the following resolutions: Resolved, That taxation should be equal and uniform throughout the Commonwealth, and that all property should be taxed Turner, of Jackson, and laid upon the table. Mr. Slaughter, of Campbell, moved that the resolutions just offered be laid upon the table, and on this motion Mr. Willey demanded the yeas and nays; but without further action. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the Convention adjourned to meet again on Monday, at half-past
culties, through the agency of the Conference, and by a returning sense of justice among the people of all sections.--The ordinance) was ordered to be printed.-- Mr. Holladay presented a series of Union resolutions, enveloped in an American flag, and numerously signed by citizens of Norfolk county. Mr. Burley, of Marshall, offered some long resolutions against secession, for the details of which we refer the reader to the regular report. The Convention agreed to meet at half-past 10 o'clock A. M., until further ordered. Mr. Willey, of Monongahela, offered resolutions for equality of taxation and representation, upon which no action was had. In Committee of the Whole on the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, Mr. Randolph made an able and argumentative speech against the Peace Conference propositions, and showing that Virginia's true interests are with the Cotton States. He will conclude to-day. The Maryland Commissioners occupied seats in the Convention on Saturday.
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.
utions of the gentleman from Monongahela, and thus no time would be lost. On this ground, Mr. Hall withdrew his objection to the motion. After some further remarks by Messrs. Scott of Fauquier, Early and Branch, the question was taken on Mr. Holcombe's motion, and decided in the affirmative. The Committee then rose, and the Chairman reported progress. Taxation, &c. The President stated the pending question to be on the resolutions of the gentleman from Monongahela, (Mr. Willey,) and that the gentleman from Marion was entitled to the floor. Mr. Haymond said he had not intended to address the Convention to- day, but as a resolution had been adopted for going into Committee of the Whole at 11 o'clock, he would be compelled to avail himself of this opportunity of expressing his views upon the resolutions offered by the gentleman from Monongahela. He then went on to show that action upon this subject by the Convention was necessary for the highest interests of
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