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n must be preserved, and the demonstration a few moments ago was the most forcible argument that could be made, in favor of his resolution. Mr. Hall moved to lay the whole subject on the table. Negatived. The substitute was opposed by Mr. Johnson, and rejected by the Convention. Mr.Early's resolution then passed, Federal Relations. Mr.Mare offered the following: Resolved, That Virginia cherishes a devoted attachment to the Union of these States, under the Constitution f some measures of compromise between the North and the South may be adopted, which will restore peace, friendship and union to every section of our now distracted country. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Richmond city, the Convention voted to employ an Assistant Doorkeeper, to be appointed by the President. A resolution, offered by Mr. Morton, for providing desks for the members, and for having the seats cushioned, was rejected.
curred by it by the non-payment of specie. The amendment occasional a spirited debate between Messrs. Armstrong, Anoust, Thomas of Fairfax, Isbell and others. The amendment was aed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong Caldwell, Carson, Carter, Claiborne, Day. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Early, Gatewood, Greever, Isbell, Logan, Marshall, Neal, Newman, Paxton, Richmond, Smith, Thomas of Henry--19 Nays.--Messrs. August, Brannen, Carraway, Jr., Coghill, Finney, Johnson, Lynch, Pennybacker, Thomas of Fairfax, Townes--10. Mr. Isbell offered the following, which was also adopted: "The 33d section of chapter 58 of the Code of Virginia shall be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: 'Sec. 16. Any Bank authorized to carry on business as a Bank of circulation, deposit and discount, may loan money for a period not exceeding six months, and discount any bill of exchange, promissory note, or other negotiable paper, for the payment of money whi
Fire. --On Saturday night, about 12 o'clock, a fire broke out in the store of Messrs. Johnson & Whiting, corner of 4th and Broad sts., which, but for its timely discovery by the watchmen, would have proved very destructive. The loss by fire and water is considerable, though we have heard no estimate. The building was not much injured. Johnson & Whiting were fully insured in the Richmond Fire Association, and Old Dominion office.
From Washington. Washington,Feb. 17. --The Supreme Court Monday, will take up the case of Kentucky vs. Ohio, growing out of the refusal of Gov. Dennison to deliver up to the Governor of Kentucky, McLago, charged with stealing a slave. Mr. Dennison refused to surrender hhnon the ground that the offence was not regarded as a crime in Ohio. Eminent counsel are engaged on both sides. Although it is generally understood that the report of the Peace Congress Committee met with strong opposition in certain quarters, still many leading members have reason to hope for a reconciliation of the differences.--From present indications, the Convention will adjourn by Wednesday, but certain points may be introduced involving a longer session. It is stated that Reverdy Johnson will address the Convention to-morrow, on the report.