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Federal Relations a resolution which he offered early in the session, proposing measures looking to the defence of the Commonwealth.
Mr. Early, of Franklin, was opposed to taking up the resolution.
The last clause would require the services of competent Engineers, and the State had none in her employment.
Mr. Richardson said the gentleman had entirely misinterpreted the language of the resolution.
It merely sought information from the Adjutant General on the points stated.
Mr. Brown, of Preston, thought it was a subject properly belonging to the Legislature, and he was opposed to taking it up. He then moved an adjournment, but withdrew it at the request of
Mr. Richardson, who proceeded to correct the misapprehension under which gentlemen labored in respect to the resolution.
Mr. Boisseau, of Dinwiddie, renewed the motion to adjourn, but withdrew it.
The question was then taken and resulted — ayes 44, noes 28.
No quorum voting.
On motion of Mr. Bur