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n the broad ground of he general good. Proceeding with the subject of taxation, he showed from official documents that there were 230,000 slaves under twelve years of age, entirely exempt from taxation, and 272,000 over that age, taxed at the rate of $300 each. He estimated the average value of the latter class at $600, and argued that one-half of the slave property over twelve years of age was actually exempt. If taxed according to their value, the State would derive over $600,000 annually, to be applied to the extinction of the debt and for the public relief. Mr. Haymond produced an abundance of statistical information, and mentioned, among other facts, that more than one-fourth of the Sheriffs of the Commonwealth were defaulters for the past year. He strongly maintained the loyalty of the Western people. Without concluding his remarks, Mr. Haymond gave way for a motion to adjourn, the hour being late, and, On motion of Mr. Turner, of Jackson, the Convention adjourned.