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suffered a British soldier to set his foot on the soil of old Augusta. One such woman, he said, was worth the whole seventy-seven men who voted for the amendment to the Convention bill that day. Mr. John Seddon here proposed "The reputation of Gen. Scott." To be drank in silence. Gen. Chapman--I now give the last regular toast: "African Slavery — The crime of the infidel, the curse of the hypocrite, the hope of the Christian and the blessing of the patriot." B. B. Douglass, Esq., Senator from King William, being called to respond, said there were circumstances under which he was averse to speaking; one was, when he had nothing to say, and another was, when he was called to address an audience already exhausted and wearied. He, however, cordially endorsed the sentiment. He would lay down his life before the soil of Virginia should be pressed by an invading foe. He was attached to the Union, and slow to believe that secession was the only remedy for our wrong
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 sncing that body had passed "a bill providing for the election of members of a Convention and convening the same." Mr. Douglass stated that as he had been informed the bill had passed the House by almost an unanimous vote, and that it contained ae table. The Convention bill, reported from the House, was then taken up and read by its title. On motion of Mr. Douglass, the bill was referred to a select committee. The President stated that he would refer it to the committee heretofore appointed upon the subject of the Convention, composed of Messrs. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Douglass, Brannan, Armstrong, Coghill, Neeson and French. On a motion to adjourn, the yeas and nays were called, and the Senate refused to adjourn
rovided 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. Nays.--Fanney--1. The following is the bill as amended by the Senate: A bill to provide for electing members of a Convention and to convene the same. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly