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inserting the words "with the minority reports from said committee," was then adopted. Defence of the State. Mr. Richardson, of Hanover, moved to take from the table the following resolution, offered by himself on the 28th of February: to throw light on the means necessary to put the Commonwealth in a complete state of preparation against attack. Mr. Richardson advocated the taking up of the resolution. It merely instituted an inquiry, and does not propose to appropriate one n. The last clause would require the services of competent Engineers, and the State had none in her employment. Mr. Richardson said the gentleman had entirely misinterpreted the language of the resolution. It merely sought information from theLegislature, and he was opposed to taking it up. He then moved an adjournment, but withdrew it at the request of Mr. Richardson, who proceeded to correct the misapprehension under which gentlemen labored in respect to the resolution. Mr. Bo
The Convention. The conclusion of Ex-President Tyler's speech on the Peace Propositions, yesterday, was an able argument against their adoption as a basis of adjustment. He desires Virginia to present an ultimatum, containing full and ample demands, to the North and to the Border States, as the only condition of remaining in the Union. The propositions were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Secession resolutions from Lunenburg and Wythe counties were presented by Messrs. Neblett and Kent. A motion to take up a resolution upon the military defence of the State, offered on the 28th ult., by Mr. Richardson, was lost for want of a quorum. The reports from the Committee on Federal Relations will come up for debate today.