At five o'clock the Convention
was called to order by the temporary Chairman
, Mr. Southall
. The motion in reference to the expulsion of Mr. Willey
was laid on the table.
An ordinance was then submitted in regard to the election of officers of Militia companies and passed.
submitted a resolution providing that those gentlemen who have been appointed by the Governor
as aids, shall be paid up to the time that this Convention decides that they are inelligible to their seats as such aids.
Moved to lay on the table, ried.
The discussion took rather a wide range,
receiving some heavy licks
during the debate.
Moved and carried to lay upon the table.
It was moved that an ordinance in reference to the election of Members of Congress to the Confederate States
be now taken up, and Mr. Bouldin
moved to amend.
Amendment reported, and on motion carried.
It was resolved that the commission of Jno. J. Jackson
, as Brigadier General
, be and the same is hereby annulled.
It was moved that unless the Manassas Gap Railroad complete the connection between Strasburg
, that the Winchester and Potomac Railroad be empowered to do so.
moved the consideration of an ordinance in relation to disloyal or suspicious persons.
An ordinance in regard to traitors and their property was next taken up. It was opposed by Mr. Woods
, on the ground of its being too broad.
An ordinance involving certain modifications in our laws for the redress of Injuries and the recovery of debts, was laid on the table.
Mr. James Barbour
then stated that there were questions relating to some forty millions of dollars, which we had transferred to the Confederate Government, which should be taken up, so that we may have an equitable settlement after the war.
Mr. Alfred M. Barbour
, of Jefferson
, proposed to strike out the word ‘"arms,"’ in the third line in the first resolution.
B. said that nearly five thousand arms were captured at Harper's Ferry
These arms had been issued to our own regiments.
He understood Virginia
had already furnished more armed men than any two of the Confederate States
This resolution proposed, in addition to armed regiments,
to turn over to the Confederate States ,000 arms.
These had been issued to our own men, and were now in their hands.
Turn them over, and they may be at any moment taken from our people and given to regiments from other States deemed more worthy.
There was no obligation under our treaty with Mr. Stephens
. The other States had not turned over arms and munitions by any uniform terms.
now had 37,000 arms not turned over.
had not definitely turned over.
Let us furnish all the armed regiments we can; but let us keep the arms for our people.
's amendment was carried.--Ayes 50, noes 21.
then moved that the body go into secret session, which was carried.--After remaining in secret session, the Convention
opened its doors and Adjourned.