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ed there, and it might fail here; but it should not fail, if any effort of his could ensure its success. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, made some remarks in favor of the amendment. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, proceeded to oppose the doctrine which had been maintained here, of absolute sovereignty. If such a declaration were to be made, it would leave but a very short step between us and omnipotence. He said there was a band of repudiators here, repudiating the action of the Convention of 1787. The minority report, in favor of immediate secession, was denounced by the speaker in most emphatic language.-- He exhorted the friends of the Union to stand firm. Mr. Montague said it was evident from the applause that had greeted the gentlemen's gestures, that they constituted the most forcible portion of his argument. When he first knew the gentleman from Prince George, he stood with him upon the platform of State sovereignty. He had wandered into the sterile fields of the opposit
, or by Conventions called by the Legislatures of said States, on or before the first Monday in October next. Resolved. That in case said amendments shall not be approved by the Legislatures or Conventions of said States, on or before the first Monday in October next, that then an ordinance to the effect indicated in the following resolution, shall go into operation on the third Monday in OOctober next. Resolved, That this Convention will adopt an ordinance resuming to the State of Virginia the powers heretofore delegated by her to the Federal Government, to take effect on the third Monday in October next, in case the amendments indicated in the foregoing suggestions are not approved by the several states of the Union on or before the first Monday in October next. ResolveOctober next. Resolved, That the said amendments and ordinance be submitted to the people of this State, at the next general election, for their approval or rejection. The motion being to strike out the report of th
March 27th, 1861 AD (search for this): article 1
Virginia State Convention.thirty-sixth day. Wednesday, March 27, 1861. The Convention was called to order at 10 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Willis, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Turner, of Jackson, moved a call of the roll, which was ordered, and a bare quorum ascertained to be present. Voice of the people Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield, presented a series of resolutions, adopted by a portion of the citizens of his county, at Chester, on Saturday last, in favor of secession. Mr. Cox said the meeting was respectable in character and numbers, and the expression of sentiment would have its due weight with him. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Equality of taxation. The President said the pending business before the Convention was the consideration of Mr. Willey's resolution on taxation and representation. Mr. Turner, of Jackson, being entitled to the floor, addressed the Convention in favor of the passage of the resolutions. He protested ag
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