, Neblett, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robt. B. Turner, Tyler, Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Wysor.--54. aken upon Mr. Wise's amendment, and it was rejected — yeas 48; nays 80.
Mr. Thornton, of Prince Edward, moved to amend Mr. Scott's amendment by striking out all Congress for the formation of a permanent Constitution of Government."
Mr. Thornton urged that a Constitution formed by the Border States, as contended for by t of this Common wealth.
The West has interests that must be consulted.
Mr. Thornton deprecated the constant appeal to sections on this floor.
He claimed the whers 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, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Tyler.
Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Wysor.--54.
l, 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.
Mr. Price, of Gre