It was a worse proposition than he had at first supposed.
He argued forcibly against its adoption.
The question was taken on Mr. Wise's amendment, and it was rejected by the following vote:
Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Branch, Bruce, Cabell, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Conn, Flournoy, Garland, Graham, Gregory, Goggin, John Goode, Jr., Thos. F. Goodd, Hale, C. Hall. L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Lawson, Leake, Macfarland, C, which she refused previous to the present difficulties when Commissioners from two of the States came here to ask it.
The vote was taken, and Mr. Thornton's amendment defeated, as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs, Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin.
Cabell, Cecil, Chambliss, Chapman, Coun, Flournoy, Garland, Graham, Gregory, Goggin, John Goode, Jr., Thomas F. Goode, Hale, L. S. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Leake, Charles K Mallory,
Explanations were made by Messrs. Nelson, of Clark, and Parks, of Grayson.
The vote was taken and the amendment adopted.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the amendment as a substitute for the resolutions.
Mr. Boisseau moved to amend by inserting a provision for a report on the subject to an adjourned session, which was not agreed to.
The substitute was then adopted by the following vote:
Yeas.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwinston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Masters Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Porter, Price, Pugh, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, Staples, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Willey, Wilson, and Wysor.--64.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Bouldin, Conn, Forbes, Garland, Gravely, Gregory, Thos. F. Goode, Addison Hall Holladay, Isbell, Kilby, Leake, Charles K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Moffett, Morris, Richardson, Southall, Strange, Thornton, Whitfield, and Wickham.--26.