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to a committee, or for such other action as might be deemed proper. The communication was read by the Clerk. It proposes to publish the matter at the following rates: For composition, per column, $3.25, (the rate allowed by the Convention of 1850;) for reporting, per column, $7.50, was paid to the Congressional Globe;) press work, per token, $2 ½ cents; for paper, the same as allowed the Public Printer. It also proposes to furnish copies for mailing at two cents each, and to republish the learned it from the great men who laid the foundation of the Government. Mr. W. quoted with much effect, in enlarging upon this point, from Washington's Farewell Address, and from the words of Clay after the passage of the Compromise measures of 1850. Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, made some remarks, in which he also dwelt upon the glories of the past; but said that his constituents, smarting under the wrongs of the Black Republican party, were prepared to resist. Mr. Woods' resolutions
February 22nd (search for this): article 1
emarks, in which he also dwelt upon the glories of the past; but said that his constituents, smarting under the wrongs of the Black Republican party, were prepared to resist. Mr. Woods' resolutions were then referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Washington's birthday. Mr. Carlile said that as the Committee on Federal Relations would not probably be prepared to report before Monday, previous to which there was not much necessity for debate; and to-morrow being the 22d of February, when, he presumed, some of us would like to have an opportunity to read the Farewell Address of the Father of his Country, he would offer the following resolution: Resolved, That when this Convention adjourn, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next. Mr. Fisher moved to amend by inserting "Saturday" in the place of Monday. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, was opposed to adjourning over at all. It was rumored that the Peace Conference was about to conclude its labors, and he thought no
f the West. The sign indicated that his former efforts were not misdirected. Mr. Neblett also returned to the gentleman from Barbour his sincere thanks, in the name of the people he represented, for his patriotic and eloquent remarks. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, thanked both gentlemen for their complimentary allusions to the Northwest; but he was afraid the Northwest was not so sound as they thought. He came from a Northwestern county, near the Ohio river, and he would say that he was the oof the Father of his Country, he would offer the following resolution: Resolved, That when this Convention adjourn, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next. Mr. Fisher moved to amend by inserting "Saturday" in the place of Monday. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, was opposed to adjourning over at all. It was rumored that the Peace Conference was about to conclude its labors, and he thought no time should be lost, in view of that fact. If the gentleman from Harrison (Mr. Carlile) wanted to he
ing that, through the aggressions of the North, the Southern States had been driven to the necessity of secession, and desiring that the evils of civil war might be averted, he believed it was the sentiment of the sound and conservative people throughout the United States that it was the duty of the Government to recognize them as sovereign and independent. Mr. Wise alluded to his struggles ten years ago, at this capital, to secure for the Western men the right of equal representation. White this struggle was going on, he alone, of all others, was reproached with giving away the protection of the slave property of the East. He could not now resist the gush of his feelings which prompted him to acknowledge the patriotic sentiments just uttered by a representative of the West. The sign indicated that his former efforts were not misdirected. Mr. Neblett also returned to the gentleman from Barbour his sincere thanks, in the name of the people he represented, for his patrioti
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e more loyal than those of the Northwest; none more ready to fight, if necessary. He spoke for his own people, and he believed such was the sentiment of the whole Trans-Allegheny region. He alluded, in eloquent terms, to their record of the past, and said if it was a fault to love the Union, they had learned it from the great men who laid the foundation of the Government. Mr. W. quoted with much effect, in enlarging upon this point, from Washington's Farewell Address, and from the words of Clay after the passage of the Compromise measures of 1850. Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, made some remarks, in which he also dwelt upon the glories of the past; but said that his constituents, smarting under the wrongs of the Black Republican party, were prepared to resist. Mr. Woods' resolutions were then referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Washington's birthday. Mr. Carlile said that as the Committee on Federal Relations would not probably be prepared to report before
erroneously reported in the Richmond Enquirer. He merely wished to put himself right — not to find fault with the reporter. The National difficulties. Mr. Woods, of Barbour, submitted the following resolutions: Resolved, That the allegiance which the citizens of Virginia owe to the Federal Government of the United Suntry, alike indicate to the Government of the United States the necessity and policy of acknowledging their independence. In speaking upon his resolutions, Mr. Woods alluded in eloquent terms to the services and sacrifices of Virginia in forming and maintaining the Government, and to the allegiance of the people he representee also dwelt upon the glories of the past; but said that his constituents, smarting under the wrongs of the Black Republican party, were prepared to resist. Mr. Woods' resolutions were then referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Washington's birthday. Mr. Carlile said that as the Committee on Federal Relation
onrad, of Frederick, from the Committee on Federal Relations, stated that the Committee had been in constant session every morning, yet owing to the difficulty and magnitude of the subjects before it, had made but little progress. He was therefore instructed to offer the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Federal Relations have leave to sit during the sessions of this Convention, until further ordered. The resolution was adopted. Personal explanation. Mr. Early rose to a personal explanation, and proceeded to correct some remarks of his on the previous day, which he said were erroneously reported in the Richmond Enquirer. He merely wished to put himself right — not to find fault with the reporter. The National difficulties. Mr. Woods, of Barbour, submitted the following resolutions: Resolved, That the allegiance which the citizens of Virginia owe to the Federal Government of the United States of America, is subordinate to that due
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perience in such matters, be authorized to execute the contract. Mr. Staples moved as an amendment that the subject be referred to a committee of five. Mr. Wise maintained that any change in the resolution would be out of order. Mr. Clemens, rising to a question of order, said the motion of the gentleman from Middleent of the sound and conservative people throughout the United States that it was the duty of the Government to recognize them as sovereign and independent. Mr. Wise alluded to his struggles ten years ago, at this capital, to secure for the Western men the right of equal representation. White this struggle was going on, he of presenting an ultimatum to the North, to last until the 1st of July, when, if it were refused, let the State go out, and take the Constitution with her. Mr. Wise regretted that his sentiment of fighting in the Union had been the cause of making any in the Northwest willing to submit to the wrongs which they now suffer.--H
by way of relieving the President from his difficulty, that the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who had large experience in such matters, be authorized to execute the contract. Mr. Staples moved as an amendment that the subject be referred to a committee of five. Mr. Wise maintained that any change in the resolution would be out of order. Mr. Clemens, rising to a question of order, said the motion of the gentleman from Middlesex, as well as the amendment of the gentleman from Patrick, were inconsistent with the resolution adopted by the Convention. In order to entertain such motions the resolution would have to be reconsidered. After further remarks and suggestions, the President remarked that he would proceed to execute the contract, as directed by the resolution. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, said he had voted for the resolution yesterday, and against reconsideration; but he thought there was some conflict between the letter from the editors of the Enquirer and
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The State Convention.eight day. Thursday, Feb. 21, 1861. The Convention was called to order by the President, at the usual hour. Prayer by the Rev. Geo. W. Noleet, of the M. E. Church. Printing the debates. The President stated, that in pursuance of the resolution adopted yesterday, he had an interview with the editors of the Richmond Enquirer, and had received from them a statement in writing. From want of knowledge of the subject, he felt incompetent to make the contract. He would therefore submit it to the Convention, to be referred to a committee, or for such other action as might be deemed proper. The communication was read by the Clerk. It proposes to publish the matter at the following rates: For composition, per column, $3.25, (the rate allowed by the Convention of 1850;) for reporting, per column, $7.50, was paid to the Congressional Globe;) press work, per token, $2 ½ cents; for paper, the same as allowed the Public Printer. It also proposes to
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