In the House
, resolutions of a similar character were introduced by Mr. Parker
, of Worcester
They were supported by Mr. Davis
, of Greenfield
, and Mr. Parker
; and opposed by Mr. Branning
, of Lee
. Before coming to any conclusion, the resolves which had passed the Senate reached the House
. Mr. Parker
's were laid on the table, and the Senate resolves were discussed.
After a long debate on a motion to suspend the rules, which was lost,—yeas 104, nays 65, not two-thirds,—the House
Tuesday, Feb. 5. In the House
.—The Senate resolves for the appointment of commissioners were, on motion of Mr. Davis
, of Greenfield
, taken from the orders of the day, and considered.
He said the resolves met with his entire approbation.
, of Grafton
, said, with all respect for Virginia
, he could not abide by her opinions, since they might desecrate the soil of Massachusetts
to slavery; rather than that, said he, let blood come.
He moved an amendment.
, of Bolton
, favored the amendment.
, of Provincetown
, opposed it, and favored the resolutions.
‘He had no fears that Massachusetts
would act at the bidding of Virginia
or any other State.’
, of Waltham
, favored the amendment, which was, in substance, that Massachusetts
did not agree with Virginia
that the Constitution
required amendment to guarantee to each State its rights.
, of Newton
, opposed the amendment.
He did not see any good reason why it should be adopted.
He did not think Virginia
needed to be told where Massachusetts
, of Dorchester
, did not want the matter forced through by outside influence.
He was opposed to the resolves, and hoped they would be rejected.
, of Shelburne
, advocated the proposition, and would forward it with his hand and vote.
, of Marblehead
, opposed the measure in a speech of considerable length, and asked if we would send commissioners to a convention of traitors?
Let us rather send the sword.