Southern commercial Convention.
Macon, Ga., Oct. 16.
--The Convention this morning adopted with great enthusiasm and unanimously, a resolution recommending Congress to suspend the collection of import duties, and to throw our ports open for free trade to all nations who maintain peace with us.
Some slight modifications and additions were made to the action of the Convention
on yesterday, upon the subject of advances upon cotton.
A resolution was also adopted requesting Congress to alter and adjust coins, weights, and measures, to a decimal ratio.
A series of resolutions were also adopted in relation to the sequestration act, and recommending that the payment of debts sequestered be not required during the war; that claims for indemnity and indebtedness due at the North
be allowed as a set off; that the Courts
be empowered, in certain cases, to modify the retroactive effect of the bill; and that the property of Northern residents laboring under the disabilities of coverture of infancy, be exempted.
A committee, consisting of delegates from Charleston
, and Mobile
, was appointed to examine into the plan for a marine steam battering-ram, submitted by J. R. Butts
, of Georgia
The Convention then adjourned until 7½ o'clock this evening.