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ld live here and die here, and trust to posterity to vindicate his course. [Applause,] Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, took the floor, but the Chairman requested him to suspend his remarks for a moment, while the Sergeant-at-Arms again cleared the gallery and the lobby. Mr. Macfarland and Mr. Wise appealed to the Chair to withdraw the order, which the Chair consented to do, alluding to thetators that if the thing were again repeated, the order would be peremptorily executed. Mr. Macfarland then commenced his speech with the remark that he entered upon the discussion with a painfulwest united, it would be impossible to keep New England out of the Union. On this point Mr. Macfarland argued until half-past 1 o'clock, when he yielded the floor at the request of Mr. Preston, w Mr. Speed said that the object could be attained by the general consent of the Committee. Mr. Macfarland was laboring under physical disability, and under such circumstances he supposed no objectio
Evening session. The Committee re-assembled at 4 o'clock, and Mr. Macfarland resumed his remarks. He said he had, in the morning, invited the attention of the Committee to a practical view of the method by which the great question now agitating the country might be definitely settled. His object was to show that if the subject of slavery was to be taken out of the halls of legislation, and withdrawn from the fields of agitation, we might yet live on terms of friendship and respect wiosed to quarrel with her on that account.--He apprehended that, as strong as the Southern Confederacy was, she would not object to an addition to her strength, if it could be done with perfect security and without sacrifice of principle. Mr. Macfarland went on with an elaborate argument on the question of the Tariff, to show that the Southern Confederacy was not entitled to any particular favor from Virginia upon the ground of her avowed policy of free trade; yet he was so firmly attached b
The Convention. The question of ad valorent taxation upon slaves was further debated yesterday, but no action was taken. Mr. Montague finished his able speech in Committee of the Whole, in favor of secession, and was followed by Mr. Macfarland, who took ground in favor of a reconstruction of the Union, on such a basis as the Gulf States might accede to. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, has the floor for to-day.