claps its hands, that I have done something wrong.
I hope, however, that the gentleman will follow the example of the Senator in another respect, and, like him, endeavor to save his country.
Mr. Carlile.--I now move that the galleries be cleared.
A Member.--Except the ladies.
Mr. Carlile.--Of course.
They would be guilty of no such impropriety.
Mr. Montague said if a vote was to be taken on that motion, he should call for the ayes and noes.
Mr. Macfarland said that he knew the public assembled here respected law and order, and if a suitable admonition were given by the President, it would be effectual, without the necessity of clearing the galleries.
Mr. Carlile withdraw his motion.
Mr. Wise resumed his argument against the resolution.
Its adoption would lead to ruinous delay, and the Convention would be kept waiting until the 4th of March was here — worse than any ides of March ever known.--What was do be done, ought to be do
hat portion of the resolution requesting the Commissioners to address the Convention, and called for a division of the question.
Sonolitebate ensued, and Mr. Macfarlandmoved to lay the resolution on the table, but withdrew it.
Mr. Johnson,of Richmond, then addressed the Convention in opposition to the first part of the rt Washington, and that record would be the best report that could be made.
A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated.
Mr. Earlysuggested that Judge Robertson be included in the invitation; and the suggestGillespie, Graham, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hull, Jackson, M, Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Saunders, R. E. Scott, W. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Southall, Speed, Spurloc
the yeas and nays, and the vote resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Harvie, Hunton, Isbeth, Leake, Macfarland, Millor, Morton, Orrick, Baldwin, Seawell, Slanghter, Speed, Strange, Thernton, Ro. H. Turner, Wise, and Woods--23.
Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ast
Mr. Bolsseau, of Dinwiddie, was excused from voting.
Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, stated that he had paired off with Mr. Mostague.
Messrs.Johnson and Macfarland, of Richmond, voted in the affirmative, and Mr. Randolph in the negative.
Population of Virginia.
Mr. Clemmens, of Ohio, stated that on the applicationthe proposition, but without concluding, gave way to a motion to adjourn, which was submitted by Mr. Gray, of Rockingham, but withdrawn at the request of
Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, who stated that there were sundry claims for services rendered by persons previous to the organization of the Convention, and he offered a resol