th were referred.
The regular business of the day was the ordinance authorizing the Convention to advance a subsidy of $125,000 in aid of a railroad between Strasburg and Winchester.
This gave rise to the principal discussion of the day. It was participated in by Messrs. Conrad, Jas. Barsour, Scott of Fauquier, Harvey, Fisherut the intimation was generally scouted throughout the hall,) Borst, Goggin, Slaughter, and others.
A motion to lay upon the table was lost — yeas 34, nays 56.
Strasburg was now evidently triumphant, and the discomfited forces were driven to a rally for the decisive fight.
Amendments and substitutes were offered — affecting speemitted by Mr. Slaughter.
Be it ordained, That the Manassas Gap Railroad Company be and are hereby authorised to extend their road from some point at or near Strasburg to connect with the railroad at or near Winchester.
If the Major General in command of the Confederate forces in this Commonwealth regards the construction of t