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tions — that of the Peace Conference and that of the committee — were not the same, but that the former had undergone essential changes. The question was then put on the motion to strike out the report of the Committee and insert the substitute offered by Mr. Carlile, and resulted as follows: Year.--Messrs. Burley, Carlile, Hubbard, and Porter--4. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Baylor, Berlin, Blakey, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Boisseau, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, Chambliss, Chapman, Clemens, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, J. H. Cox, R. H. Cox, Custis Deskins, Dulany, Early, Echols, Fisher, Forbes, French, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, J. Goode, Jr., T. F. Goode, Addison Hall, Cyrus Hall, E. B. Hall, L. S. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Haymond, Hoge, Holcombe, Holladay, Hull, Isbell, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, Lewis
The Convention. After the conclusion of Mr.Bruce's speech yesterday, a pretty sharp debate sprang up on the merits of the propositions before the Committee. Last evening a vote was taken in Committee of the Whole on the motion to strike out the majority report and insert Mr. Carlile's substitute, which resulted — yeas 4, nays 116. The substitute embraced the propositions which emanated from the late Peace Conference. To-day the debate will proceed on the majority report and amendments.
hat they are of opinion, that it should be ratified, then to report a suitable form of ratification. Mr. Nelson moved to lay the resolution on the table. Yeas and nays demanded, and recorded as follows: Yeas--Messrs. August, Brannon, Bruce, Carson, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, Dickenson of Grayson, Finly, Finney, Greever, Logan, Lynch, Nash, Neason, Newlon, Paxton, Quesenberry, Smith, Thompson, and Urquhart--21. Nays,--Messrs. Carraway, Carter, Christian, Hubbard, Johnson, Marshalnegro was under 40 years of age, and -- when over that age, to be collected and paid into the Treasury by the Clerk of the Court. The proposition caused some discussion, in which Messrs. Stuart and August opposed the bill, and Messrs. Early, Bruce and Coghill argued in its favor. The amendment of Mr. Paxton coming up, the yeas and nays were demanded — yeas 13, nays 15. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was made. Mr. Newlon offered an amendment which was rejected, without com
Then it may be said of Ballard Preston, "after life's fitful fever he sleeps well." He would go to the North or to the South, or to the judgment seat of God, in vindication of the rights of Virginia. [Applause.] Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, next addressed the Convention. After an allusion to the eloquence of the gentleman who had preceded him, he said he did not feel as if he was standing alone. The gentleman stood near enough to call him his own, with the gentleman from Halifax, (Mr. Bruce.) He then went on to discuss the propositions, which he contended not only provided for dual, but triple guarantees of power. Mr. Preston conceded this, but said the gentleman had shown the justness of his argument by pointing out the guarantees demanded by amendments to the Constitution. Mr. Preston reiterated the argument which he had made. Mr. Wise proposed to show that there were other guarantees of power, which the committee had not made, but which were perfectly practicabl
s entered into for the purpose of strengthening her independence. She had the power to declare war, and to regulate commerce, through the Federal Government.--Whenever she thought an emergency required her to declare war, the Constitution gave her the power to make such a declaration. The very amendment which was now moved, he had tried to have inserted when in committee. It failed there, and it might fail here; but it should not fail, if any effort of his could ensure its success. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, made some remarks in favor of the amendment. Mr. Rives, of Prince George, proceeded to oppose the doctrine which had been maintained here, of absolute sovereignty. If such a declaration were to be made, it would leave but a very short step between us and omnipotence. He said there was a band of repudiators here, repudiating the action of the Convention of 1787. The minority report, in favor of immediate secession, was denounced by the speaker in most emphatic language.
mendments, which the President (Mr. Claiborne in the chair) pronounced out of order, because involving the same principle as voted on and rejected yesterday. Mr. Neeson appealed from the decision; on which the yeas and nays were called, and resulted — yeas 13, nays 18. The Senate refusing to sustain the Chair, the amendment of Mr. Armstrong was considered and rejected — yeas 17, nays 18. The vote on the passage of the bill was recorded as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Brannon, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, Dickinson of Price Edward, Douglass, Finney, French, Hubbard, Johnson, Lynch, Marshall, McKenney, Nash, Newman, Pate, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Smith, and Thompson--28. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Dickenson of Grayson, Gatewood, Greever, Layne, Logan, Neeson, Newton, Paxton, Stuart, Townes, and Wickham--13. Belmont Bridge Company.--The bill suspending the levying of taxes by the State on the Wheeling and Belmont Bridge Company for s
ce, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, and Willey.--50. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, Cabell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, Jas. H. Cox, Richard H. Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, Forbes, French, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, Gray, Gregory, Goggin, J. Goode, Jr., T. F. Goodeendment offered by Mr. Seawell. Mr. Woods, of Barbour, desired to address the Committee, but was declared out of order. The vote was then taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Ambler, Jas. Barbour, Blakey, Boissean, Borst, Bruce, Cabell, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, Richard H. Cox, Fisher, Flournoy, Forbes, Garland, Graham, Gregory, John Goode, Jr., Thos F. Goode, Cyrus Hall, L. S. Hall, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, Chas. K. Mallory, Mary
d be engrafted, merely to gratify a hyper-critic. Mr. Fisher briefly rejoined, sustaining his previous position. Calls for "question," "question." Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, and Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, continued the debate. The question being to strike out the words specified and insert the amendment offered by 4. Yeas.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Robert Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custfield, Wise, and Woods. --37. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlite, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Ec
trators shall locate both lines at such points of interference so as to prevent any unnecessary or unreasonable expense to either company in the construction of its line, and if said arbitrators cannot agree upon the location of said lines; they shall select an umpire, who shall perform the duty hereby assigned to them. The bill having been sufficiently amended, it was put upon its passage, and adopted, every member present voting for it, as follows: Ayes.--Messrs. August, Brannon, Bruce, Carson, Caraway, Jr., Claiborne, Coghill, Dav, Dickenson of G., Dickinson of P. E., Douglas, Finney, Gatewood, Greever, Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Maggie, McKenney, Nash, Neeson, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Quesenberry, Smith, Thomas of F. Thompson, Townes, and Wickham.--31. The rules were suspended, and Mr. Neeson was authorized to communicate the bill to the House at its night session. Mr. Brannon reported a substitute for the Covington and Ohio Railroad bill. Ordered to be print
n went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to consider the reports of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, being entitled to the floor, continued his remarks. After a humorous allusion to the hopelessness of a cause which required members to occupy t at that time, for measures to keep the Federal troops from coercing that State. The gentleman had also held him up as an exceedingly bellicose character-- Mr. Bruce said he merely passed a friendly jeet; he certainly intended no offence. Mr. Moore said the jest had gone forth to the country, and he wished to have it undman from Halifax, closing by saying that he had never, like him, owned sugar plantations at the South; if he had, it might have some influence in his views. Mr. Bruce,--I have sold out, now. Mr. Moore said it would have been well if he had also sold out some of the prejudices which he picked up there. The Chairman st
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