A motion to take up Mr. Richardson
's resolution of inquiry concerning the military strength of the Commonwealth
, was yesterday voted down.
Secession resolutions from the counties of Northampton
, and Buckingham
, were presented by the respective delegates, with suitable comments, and referred to the Committee
on Federal Relations.
The debate upon the committee's reports was opened by Mr. Conrad
, of Frederick
, in Committee of the Whole.
He advocated the majority report, and made a strong argument in favor of the legal right of secession, but conceives it to be the duty of the Convention
to make further efforts for the restoration of the Union
, of Richmond city
, has the floor for to-day.