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ion of officers of the Commonwealth and to prescribe the form of oaths.--Committed to a select committee of five. Mr. Garnett moved to take up an ordinance prohibiting citizens of Virginia from taking or holding office under the United States, and rendering their property liable to confiscation. Mr. Garnett said that his object in calling up this ordinance was to provide suitable penalties for traitors who may presume to represent Virginia in any body or House at war with this State. on to be made in favor of Col. M. M. Payne, now an invalid in this city, from wounds received in the Mexican war. Mr. Garnett, so far from excepting Colonel Payne, would rather be disposed to include him by name, because he has recently taken Lrst of August next. Mr. R. E. Scott, of Fauquier, opposed the ordinance, deeming it unnecessary and uncalled for. Mr. Garnett rejoined with great ability and power. The question then came up on the indefinite postponement of the ordinance and
ntees. After considerable parliamentary tactics, during which the Doorkeeper mistook his duty of excluding members so far as to exclude reporters, under what he considered the orders of the Chair. Mr. Preston submitted a resolution for an adjournment on Monday next until the second Wednesday in November next. The ayes and noes were called on the subject of adjournment sine die on Monday next, resulting ayes 31, noes 57. The amendment to adjourn till November next then came up, Mr. Garnett urging the adoption of the measure because he believed the Constitution ought to be reformed as in its present form it stands only as a standing monument of demagogism and political charlatanry. Mr. A. H. H. Stuart proposed an amendment, providing that when this Convention shall have made suitable arrangements for the election of members of Congress and for the choice of a President and Vice President, and disposed of other measures of public necessity, it will adjourn to meet on the