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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National Crisis. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Terrible Tragedy. (search)
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
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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
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Monuay, March 18th, 1861.
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.