this subject of taxation; but the President could not entertain the motion.
Committee of the whole.
The Convention went into Committee of the whole, (Mr. Southall in the chair,) for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations.
The 14th resolution, to which Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, had wis, McComas, McGrew, Marshall, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Ro. E. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayles, Waiter, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--79.
The question recurring upon Mr. Scott's amendment,e, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Leake, Charles K Mallory, James B. Mallory, Marr, Marye, Miller, Morris, Morton, Orrick, Parks, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Tyler.
Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Wysor.--54.
Nays.--Messrs, Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin
Hoge, Hubbard, Hall, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, 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.
Thus the prolonged contest on this subject of taxation has at last resulted in the passage of this resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of thirteen be appointed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the 22d and 23d sections of Article.
of the Constitution of Virginia as to provide that taxation shall be equal and uniform throughout the Commonwealth, and that all property shall be taxed in proportion to its value.