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r. Baldwin moved to amend Mr.Scott's amendment by inserting after the word "Government," the words "to be submitted for ratification to the people of the several States." Mr. Baldwin spoke in favor of his amendment. Gentlemen on the other side, under the impression that a change had been wrought in the sentiment of the people, had suddenly become enamored of the popular voice. He had now inserted the principle, and he wanted to see if they would stand up to it. Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, opposed both the amendment of the gentleman from Fauquier and the amendment offered by the gentleman from Augusta. He opposed them because of the delay involved. He went on to show that his people were suffering under the present state of things, and protracted delay would prostrate their interests completely. Mr. Baldwin thought that the experience of the last election in this State had taught us that there need be no delay worth speaking of. The commercial distress to which the