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on of the Old Dominion all that moral weight which had always attended her counsels, when calmly and dispassionately given. At all events, he hoped for one day's delay, for the reason stated. Dr. Rives said the only amendment necessary to the bill, in his opinion, was to shorten the time within which it was proposed to hold the Convention. He said the country was disrupted, and that the signs of the times impressed on them the necessity of speedy action. Delays are dangerous. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, said he had been unanimously instructed by his constituents to vote for a Convention. The time fixed in the bill for its assembling was February 7th. Any shorter time lessened the period within which the people would have to canvass the merits of candidates. Mr. Dickinson was waiting for instructions from his constituents. He wished the action of the House to be deliberate, not hasty. He wanted time. Mr. Segar withdrew his motion to lay on the table, with the