was an earnest and eloquent appeal in favor of secession, in which the dangers of delay were made fully apparent.
In regard to the proposed Convention, he said it ought to meet and declare Virginia out of the Union at once.
He wanted this to be regarded as a part of his political record.
The next sentiment was announced, as follows:
"The Principle of Coercion — Conceived in folly and born of tyranny; we despise its weakness and defy its power."
Hon. Jeremiah Morton, of Culpeper county, responded to this sentiment.
He commented with stern severity upon the tardiness of the Virginia Legislature.
He related with great effect the anecdote of Mrs. Lewis, who told her sons when the news of Tarleton's approach to Staunton was announced, to go and fight, and never see their mother's face again if they suffered a British soldier to set his foot on the soil of old Augusta.
One such woman, he said, was worth the whole seventy-seven men who voted for the amendment to the Conv
ollowing persons; Dickinson, Hill & Co., Richmond; Dr. Thomas Latane, Arthur Temple, John Lumpkin, Thomas Fauntleroy, King and Queen county; Dr. F. D. Wheelwright, Rev. Thomas E. Locke, Westmoreland county; John L. Latane, W. C. Latane, Dr. John Lewis, King William county; Geo. Turner, Richard Turner, F. Maginniss, Thomas Lee, King George county; Ro. Hudgin, Dr. John D. Butler, Caroline county; N. J. B. Whitlock, Dr. James H. Latane, Ed. F. Noel, Bev. D. Roy, J. Roy Micon, Wilsey Fogg, Geo. T. Wright, Essex county; Dr. Thomas C. Clopton, Jefferson Stubbs, Jasper C. Hughes, Gloucester county; Parkes Slater, James City county; Dr. Ro. A. Payne, Richmond county; Wm. E. Clopton, Ro. Howle, Dr. L. C. Crump, Jno. S. Lacy, R. T. Lacy, New Kent county; Labney Parrish Louisa county; Wm. D. Clopton, P. B. Foster, Cumberland county; W. W. Brown, Lunenburg county; J. B. Chewning, Culpeper county; Wm. J. Wiere, Prince William county; Capt. J. S. Middleton, John Gormly, Norfolk.
--The undersigned offers his services to the public as a Hirer of Negroes for the ensuing year.
His increased experience enables him confidently to promise those who engage his services, that their business will be attended to in the most satisfactory manner, and prompt returns made quarterly.
References.--N. P. & T. C. Howard, Lee & Pleasants, L. R. Spillman, John H. Guy, Attorneys at Law, Alvey & Lipscomb, Porter, Harris & Horner, Merchants, Dr. Thomas Pollard, Rev. Philip B. Price, Richmond; Col. B. Anderson, N. W. Miller, Dr. John Morris, Dr. G. W. Harris, C. F. Pope, Jno. S. Swift, Postmaster, John Woodson, Thos. J. Perkins, Goochland Co., Va.; J. L. Crittenden, W. S. Embry, J. Joseph Dovnman, Fauquier Co., Va.; Geo. Hamilton, Culpeper Co., Va.; WcLunsford, S. W. Skinker, James Forbes, Stafford Co., Va.; Douglas H. Gordon, Fredericksburg, Va.; Col. M. M. Payne, U. S. A., Washington, D. C. Lucien Lewis, Office under Metropolitan Hall, Richmond, Va. de 15--1m