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bert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Thornton, Treadway, R. H. Turner, F. P. Turner, Waller, Whitfield, Willey, Wilson, and Wysor.--113. So the amendment was lost. The question recurring on the original resolution, the vote was taken viva voce, and resulted in its adoption. It reads as follows: 1. Be it Resolved and Declared by the People ore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Thornton, Tredway, Waller, Willey, and Wisor. 90. So the amendment was defeated. The second resolution was then adopted. On motion of Mr. Jackson, of Wood, the Committee rose and reported progress; and, On motion of Mr. Echols, the Convention adjourned.
tions. Mr. Hall, of Marion, rose to a privileged question, and proceeded to correct some portion of his remarks on Friday and Saturday, as reported in the official organ of the Convention, the Richmond Enquirer Mr. Boisseac, of Dinwiddle, made a similar correction of his remarks on Saturday. Equality of taxation. The President announced the pending question, namely the resolutions on the subject of taxation and representation, offered by the gentleman from Monongahela, (Mr. Willey,) Mr. Turnek, of Jackson, being entitled to the floor, addressed the Convention. He desired the withdrawal of the resolutions, and advocated the adoption of a series offered by himself, early in the session. He maintained that they covered the whole subject wherein the people of his section demanded a change in the organic law, and he utterly repudiated the idea that the question had been introduced here to distract the counsels of the Convention. It had been his belief that the ma
Hull, Isbell, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Charles, K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Miller, Moffett, Morris, Morton, Moore, Neblett, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Pendleton, Preston, Price, Pugh, Richardson, Robert E. Scott, Seawell, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Taylor, Thornton, F. P. Turner, Tyler. Waller. White, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods--116. [Mr. Baldwin had paired off with Mr. Randolph, and Mr. Hughes with Mr. Wysor.] So the motion to strike out and insert was decided in the negative. On motion of Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, the Committee rose and reported progress. Mr. Carlile moved an adjournment sine die; pending which, On motion of Mr. Nelson, the Convention adjourned to meet again Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
at 10 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Petigrue, of the Disciples' Church. Equality of Taxation. The Convention proceeded to the consideration of unfinished business — namely, the resolutions on Taxation and Representation, offered by Mr. Willey, of Monongalia. Mr. Willey being entitled to the floor, addressed the Convention. He protested against the consideration of the subject as a sectional question, question, asserting that not only the West and the Northwest, but all other sMr. Willey being entitled to the floor, addressed the Convention. He protested against the consideration of the subject as a sectional question, question, asserting that not only the West and the Northwest, but all other sections of the State, were equally interested in it. He produced facts from the Auditor's report to show the large number of non- slaveholding taxpayers East of the Blue Ridge, whose interest it was to have the organic law changed in this respect. He particularly contended for justice to the Western people, who would be called upon to fight the battles, if the State were to become involved in civil war. The present policy he argued, tended to divert capital from Virginia to the North, while her
Virginia State Convention.forty-second day. Wednesday, April 3, 1861. The Convention assembled at 10 o'clock.--Prayer by the Rev, Mr. Willis, of the Baptist Church. Equality of taxation. Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, being entitled to the floor on Mr. Willey's resolution, proceeded to address the Convention. He regretted that so few of the Eastern members were in their seats, because it was to them that he desired chiefly to direct his remarks. He had listened with much pleasure to the speech of Mr. Wise on the preceding evening, and gave his assurance that his efforts would be met by the Western people in a spirit of fraternity.-- He could not fold his arms and say "all is well." for we were involved in questions of great difficulty and doubt. Alluding to the charge of unsoundness on the slavery question, he said that no charge of that nature had been made by any Eastern man; to a Western member belongs that honor, for he alone had done it.--He (Mr. S) claimed, that
of taxation. Mr. Stuart,of Doddridge, resumed the floor, and continued his remarks upon the pending resolutions of Mr. Willey, of Monongalia. He did not desire to detain the Convention by any prolonged discussion of the question, for he was Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--85. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, James Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bruce, Cecil, Coffman, Coun, Richard H. Cox, Fip, Sitlington, Spurlock, Staples, Alex H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Taloe, Waller, White, Wickham, and Willey.--66. Mr. Wise then moved, in order to perfect the language of the resolution, to strike out the words "one part of hall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--91. The Committee then took a recess until 4 o'clock P. M.
n, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Wickham, and Willey. --61. Mr. Flournoy then moved to further amend by striking out the words "when no symptoms C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--80. Mr. Brown, of Preston, moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words "durinherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Robt. H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--115. So the resolution was adopted, with Mr. Fl H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--90. Pending the call of the roll, several members announced that they had paing to meet in the Hall of the House of Delegates on Monday next, and in that form passed. Mr. Willey's resolutions on taxation came up in their order, and Mr. Carlile called for a vote thereupon;
e pending resolutions of the gentleman from Monongalia, (Mr. Willey,) because he understood that such was the general wish oay the whole matter upon the table for the present. Mr. Willey.--Understanding that to be a test question, I demand thepman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Franklin P. Turner, Willey, Wilson, Woods, and Wysor.--73. Committee of the wholre, Patrick, Porter, William C. Scott, Sharp, Tarr, White, Willey, and Wilson,--26. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, A J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--75 The question recurring on Mr. Sutherers. Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey. -- This vote having defeated the substitute, Mr. Wisnklin P. Turner, Tyler, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, Wilson, and Woods.--104. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas.. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, White, Wickham, and Willey.--67. Mr. Early moved to amend by striking out the wo
fett, Moore, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, R. E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers. Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Wickham, and Willey.--71. The seventh resolution as amended by Mr. Wise, was then adopted. It now reads: 7. To remove the existing causes of complaint, much may be accomplished by the Federal and State Governments; but to restore the Union and preserve co, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Robt, E. Scott, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--93. Mr. Blow, of Norfolk, moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word "States," (the same indicated by Mr. Macfarland,) and inserting in lieu thereof: "With a view to the peaceable adjustment of these and kindred quest
E. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chap'n. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, White, Wickham, and Willey.--71. Mr. Wise then moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words at the end thereof--"disclaim power to rrfeck, Staples, Alex. H, H Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayice, Wailer, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--92 Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Cecil, Chamblise, Conn, R. H. Cox,n J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Tayloe, Thornton, Robert H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Wickham, Willey, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--114. So the committee refused to strike out. Mr. Baylor, of Augusta, moved tos, McGrew, Masters, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Porter, W. C. Scott, Sharp, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, and Willey.--24. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, A. M. Barbonr, Blakey, Blow, Boissean, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent,
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