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signified his willingness to withdraw, but objection was made.) by adding to the word "except," the words "with provisions."--[Laughter.]
Mr. Rives, in a forcible speech, commented with particular severity upon the attempt to starve out Maj. Anderson, and said that if the attempt of the Federal Government to supply him with provisions was to be a cause of war, he called upon the whole world to look down with an eye of condemnation upon the proceeding of South Carolina, and claimed that it was the duty of Virginia to help keep Maj. Anderson alive until pending difficulties are adjusted.
Mr. Rives' amendment was then voted down — ayes 35, noes 60.
Mr. Wisesaid he had offered his own amendment for the purpose of getting an opportunity of replying to the gentleman from Kanawha, and he now asked leave to withdraw it. No objection being made, the amendment was withdrawn.
Mr. Baldwin moved to amend the 12th resolution by adding thereto the following:
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