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The resignation of Mr. Robertson, of Richmond — his Address. We give below the speech of Wyndham Robertson, Esq., one of the Delegates from this city, made in Wyndham Robertson, Esq., one of the Delegates from this city, made in the House on Saturday, resigning his seat. When this popular madness about the maximum shall have been cured, as it will be by the operations of the law proposed to good sense and firmness not to be drawn into the whirling vortex: Mr. Wyndham Robertson, of the city of Richmond, said he rose, not without some natural emotiodvance the public good — by one more anxious to promote it, it cannot. Mr. Robertson's remarks were listened to with deep interest, and as soon as he had conclu the resignation tendered this morning by the representative from Richmond, Mr. Robertson. He was a gentleman whose private qualities and representative abilities warting with so valuable a member. He, therefore, offered a resolution that Mr. Robertson be requested to withhold for the present his resignation to this body.
Wyndham Robertson, Esq. --This gentleman, one of the Delegates from this city, on Saturday last announced to the House his determination to resign his seat, having been induced to take this step by the resignation of Mr. Randolph, who had consaturday night meeting to vote for the maximum bill, and preferred to retire rather than obey. The farewell speech of Mr. Robertson was full of eloquence and feeling. He recognized the right of the constituency to instruct the representative, and ters of a legislative body to the worth of one of their associates. The Speaker communicated the vote of the House to Mr. Robertson, and he replied, temporarily withdrawing his resignation. We hope that upon calm reflection, and serious consideration of the very equivocal character of the instructions under which he withdrew, Mr. Robertson will make this withdrawal permanent. It would be a public calamity to lose at this time the benefit of high talent, large experience, and incorruptible in
ported a bill to authorize the impressment of necessaries of life and transportation by the Central Lunatic Asylum, which, at the request of the Committee, was read once by its title and ordered to be printed. The following letter from Wyndham Robertson, Esq., with reference to his resignation, which was tendered on Saturday, was presented by Mr. Shackelford: To Hon. Hugh W. Sheffey, Speaker of the House of Delegates. Dear Sir: Sensible of no claims to the high and touching hon Begging you to offer my most profound thanks to the House for so great an honor as they have done me, and tendering them to you also for the obliging terms of your communication, I remain with the highest consideration, Your ob't serv't, Wyndham Robertson. The bill for the protection of the currency by suppressing exchange in gold and bank notes was taken up on its third reading. Mr. Brooke offered a ryder, exempting from the penalties prescribed in the act persons buying Federal