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ers, he never would consent to an adjournment of the Convention, unless it adjourned forever, until the subject of taxation had undergone a thorough and fair investigation. report on Printing. A report was received from the Secretary, in accordance with a resolution adopted on Saturday, relative to the printing of the addresses of the Southern Commissioners. Committee of the Whole. The hour of half-past 10 having arrived, the Convention went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to consider the reports of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, being entitled to the floor, continued his remarks. After a humorous allusion to the hopelessness of a cause which required members to occupy three days in an exposition of their views, and the prevailing epidemic for speaking, (to which he attributed the delay of action,) he went on to show that the backwardness of Virginia in the scale of improvemen
Evening session. The Committee re-assembled at 4 o'clock, and was called to order by Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, in the absence of the Chairman, (Mr. Southall.) Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, moved a call of the roll. The Chairman said it would not be in order to make a call of the House in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Amuler, of Louisa, said it was in order to call the attention of the Chair to the fact that there was not a quorum present. After some further debate, a count was made, and eighty members were reported present, constituting a quorum. Mr. Carlile desired to supply a slight omission in the language of his substitute, and leave was granted. Mr. Wise being entitled to the floor, resumed his remarks, and proceeded to criticise the propositions emanating from the Peace Conference, commenting sharply upon the positions relatively occupied towards the same by Messrs. Carlile, Summers, and Baldwin.--He required that one thing should be done before he
apital from Virginia to the North, while her own natural resources remained undeveloped. He hoped the question would be taken, and that the resolutions would pass. Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, desired to say a few words upon the subject. Gentlemen had not yet been talked to as plainly as he proposed to talk. He would avail himself of the opportunity to-morrow morning. The subject was then passed by. Committee of the whole. The Convention went into Committee of the Whole (Mr. Southall in the chair,) for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations--Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, being entitled to the floor. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, asked the gentleman from Middlesex to give way for a moment, to enable him to correct the report of his speech in the official organ of the Convention, the Richmond Enquirer. This having been done-- The Chairman requested the Secretary to read the 25th rule, prohibiting persons from walking about whi
he members were present, and very few spectators. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Petigeur, of the Disciples' Church. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, rose to a privileged question. He said he received a few days ago a copy of the proceedings of a meeti proper for them to possess themselves of full information previous to passing judgment. The resolutions were read by Mr. Southall. They censure him for his course in the Convention, and instruct him to vote for an Ordinance of Secession, in accordance with the tendency of his campaign speech at Scottsville. Mr. Southall corrected the impression which had been sought to be created as to his course in the canvass, that he would go for secession unless the difficulties were adjusted before t from the first. Committee of the whole. The Convention, according to order, went into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Southall in the chair, for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Barbour, of Cu
t to a future day without settling this matter, were, he said, adopted with entire unanimity. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Holcombe, of Albemarle, desired to make a statement as an act of justice to his colleague, Mr. Southall. He understood that gentleman's position during the canvass to be precisely the same as that stated by him this morning. He did not hear his speech at Scottsville, but was satisfied, from the written as well as oral addresses of Mr. SouthallMr. Southall, that the highly respectable gentlemen who composed that meeting were under a misapprehension. Mr. Blakey, of Madison, presented a series of resolutions adopted by one of the largest meetings ever held in that county. He said the gentlemen who participated were of the highest respectability. They loved the Union, and would still adhere to it if it was to be administered in the spirit of the fathers; but they would never submit to Black Republican rule. The resolutions go for immediate s
o go before their people and ask them to protect the East, telling them at the same time that it was in the power of Eastern men to protect the West, but they refused it. If this was persisted in, it would be as easy to move the Alleghanies from their base as to convince the West of the propriety of going out of the Union for any present grievances. The hour of half-past 10 having arrived, Mr. Stuart suspended his remarks, and the Convention went into Committee of the whole. Mr. Southall taking the chair, for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Nelson, of Clark, said that, with the permission of the gentleman from Fauquier, (who was entitled to the floor,) he would make a further correction of the report of his remarks, in the Richmond Enquirer; for, in making the first correction, the printers had made it much worse than it was originally.--He had some regard for the reputation of the University of Virginia, and insisted
l half-past 10, when the Convention went into Committee of the Whole, For the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations--Mr. Southall in the chair. Mr. Richardson, of Hanover, resumed his remarks. He said that at the time of the adjournment last evening he was endeavoring to show thLeake, Macfarland, Charles K. Mallory, Marr, Marye, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Preston, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Franklin, B. Turner, Tyler, Whitfield, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--68. Nays.--Messrs. Moore, Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Robert E. Scott, William C. Scott, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, Wil
y, Marr, Marye, Sr., Montague, Morris, Morton, Moore, Neblett, Parks, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Tredway, Robert H. Turne, F. P. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, R. E. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, White, Whitfield, arks, Preston, Price, Pugh, Randolph, Richardson, Robt. E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex'r H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tayloe, Tredway, Robt. H. Turner,rick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, R. E. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Tredway, Waller, Whitfield, Wickham, W
, Randolph, Robert E. Scott, William C. Scott, Seawell, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway. Robert H. Turner, the whole. The Convention went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall in the chair,) for the purpose of considering the report of the ndolph, Robert E. Scott. Seawell, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Strange,, Randolph, Richardson, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robert H.on, Price, Pugh, Robt. E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington. Southall, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, SummersE. Scott, William C. Scott, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, Staples, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Neblett, Orrick, Parks, Randolph, Richardson, Sheffey, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Strange, Tayloe, Thoraton. R. H. Turner, F. P.Turner, Tyl
, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Garland, Gillesple, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, C. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Janney, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Chas. K. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore. Nelson, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Robt, E. Scott, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--93. Mr. Blow, of Norfolk, moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word "States," (the same indicated by Mr. Macfarland,) and inserting in lieu thereof: "With a view to the peaceable adjustment of these and kindred questions, the people of Virginia hereby express their earnest desire that the Federal authorities, if so empowered, shall
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