of the people.
In conclusion, Mr. S. briefly expressed his objections to Mr. Wise's amendment.
Mr.Wise, in reply, criticized the position which Mr. Summers was assuming when the expiration of his allotted time compelled him to stop — namely, that the people of Virginia were not to be entitled to representation upon the three-fifths principle in the proposed Congress of States.
He then quoted the example of Gen. Nelson, who sighted the gun which drove a ball through his own castle at Yorktown, and told the gentleman from Kanawha that when the interests of his country required it, true patriotism dictated that he, too, should send a ball through his castle; he ought to consent to the destruction of his interests, if such a course would save the honor of his State.
The vote was taken, and Mr. Wise's amendment was defeated, as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Bruce, Cabell, Cecil, Chambliss, Coffman, Conn, Flour