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quire and report as speedily as possible, whether any movement of arms or men has been made by the General Government, to any fort or arsenal in, or bordering upon, Virginia, indicating a preparation for attack or coercion. Mr.Barbour, of Jefferson, regretted that his absence should have caused such a resolution to be laid upon the table, for it met his cordial approbation. Occupying, as he did, the position of Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, he was anxious that the peopl communication to the President of the United States. The course proposed by the resolution indicated an indefinite prolongation of the session. He moved to lay it on the table, but withdrew the motion at the request of. Mr. Barbour, of Jefferson, who said that the debate had taken such a course that he hoped the investigation would be made. He knew naught of the proceedings at Fortress Monroe, but the force at Harper's Ferry was sent at his suggestion, and that consideration took the
between the gentlemen. Mr. Montagur offered a resolution, which was adopted, requesting railroad companies to report to the Convention, as early as practicable, the number of negroes carried over their roads, on route for any Southern States, within the years 1855 and 1861, inclusive, Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, called up his resolution, which was laid on the table on Wednesday last, for the appointment of a select committee to inquire and report as speedily as possible as to whether any movement of arms or men have been made by the General Government to any fort or arsenal in or bordering upon Virginia, in- dicating a preparation for attack or coercion. The resolution was discussed by Messrs. Bar- nour of Jefferson, Borst, Early, Tredway, Jackson, Carlile, Harvie, and Wickham; after which it was put to a vote and passed. Various resolutions in relation to the national crisis were then presented and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, when the Convention adjourned.