glass Early, Finney, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell, Layne, Logan, Lynch, McKenney, Nash, Neeson, Newman, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesencerry, Richmond, Rives, Taliaferro, and Thompson 30.
Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Caldwell, Carraway, Jr., Carter, Critcher, French, Johnson, Marshall Massie, Neal Newton, Pate, Stuart Thomas of Fairfax, Townes, Urquhart, and Wickham 17.
Senate bill No. 1, to provide for electing members of a Convention, and to convene the same, was then taken up, when.
Mr. Carter, of Loudon, proposed to amend the first section by inserting a clause submitting the action of the Convention to the people for their adoption or rejection, &c.
Mr. Douglass opposed the amendment, and at the close of his remarks he read a dispatch from Washington, which had been handed him since he arose, stating that the cowardly wavering or non-action of the Legislature of Virginia had made the Black Republicans more jubilant and intolerant.
Mr. Rives favored the ame
said it was exactly the bill he wanted except it did not give one more day in getting here — provided there was a big snow at the time.
In the said Convention, for God's sake, and for the sake of harmony, let us keep out of it the submissionists and red-hot fire eaters, and let us have the hard-sense and good-thinking men of the State to represent us.
The bill was then passed by the following vote:
Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Brannon, Bruce, Caldwell, Carson, Carraway, Jr., Carter, Claiborne, Coghill, Critcher, Day, Dickinson of Grayson, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell, Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Neal, Neeson, Newton, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Richmond, Rives, Stuart, Thomas of Fairfax, Thomas of Henry, Thompson, Townes, Urquhart, and Wickham 45.
The following is the bill as amended by the Senate:
A bill to provide for electing m
year of our Lord, 1861.
The yeas and nays were demanded, with the following result:
Yeas--Messrs. Crutchfield, (Speaker,) Allen, Anderson, Baily, Ballard, Barbour, Baskervill, Bass, Bassel, Bell, Boisseau, Burkes; Caperton, Carpenter, Carter, Chapman, Childs, Claiborne, Duckwall, Edwards, Evans, Friend, Garrett, J. T. Gibson, J. Gilmer, Graham, Grattan, Haymond, Hunter, James, C. H. Jones, W. T. Jones, Kaufman, Kemper, Kincheloe, Lundy, Lynn, Mallory, J. G. McDowell, McGehee, Medley,ll, which was done, with the following result:
Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Allen, Anderson, Arnold, Bailey, Ball, Ballard, Barbour, Baskervill, Bass, Bassel, Bell, Bentley, Bisbie, Boisseau, Booker, Boreman, Brown, Burkes, Caperton, Carpenter, Carter, Cassin, Chapman, Childs, Christian, Claiborne, Coleman, Collier, Cowan, Crane, Crump, Davis, Dickenson, Duckwall, Edgington, Edwards, Evans, Ferguson, Ferrill, Fleming, Friend, Frost, Garrett, John T. Gibson, Jno. Gilmer, C. H. Gilmer, Goodycoon