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rks on taxation, the same having been misunderstood. Committee of the Whole. The hour of half-past 10 having arrived, the Convention went into Committee of the Whole. The Chairman (Mr. Southall) being absent, Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, was called to the chair. The Chairman stated that the substitute of the gentleman from Harrison having been voted down, the only subject before the Committee was the report of the majority of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Anbler of Louisa, said that Mr. Harvin had indicated a desire to offer an amendment. He was not present, and no one here was authorized to act for him. The Chairman, who had recognized Mr. Anbler, said that Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, was entitled to the floor. Mr. Anbler took an appeal from this decision, and the Chair was sustained by the Committee. Mr. Nelson then yielded the floor to Mr. Preston, of Montgomery, who proceeded to address the Committee. After alluding to the great respo
a length of time, until the subject had undergone a full and fair investigation. Committee of the Whole. Before Mr. Turner had reached the closing point of his speech, the hour of half-past 10 arrived, and the Convention went into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the report from the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, who had been for a day or two detained from the Convention by indisposition, resumed the chair. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, desired to correct, in the Journal of yesterday, the record of the point of order which had been decided against him. Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, who was in the chair at the time specified, gave an explanation of the circumstances under which the decision was rendered. The correction asked for, was ordered to be made, after which Mr. Ambler made a similar request with regard to another portion of the Journal, which was refused by a vote of the Committee. The Chairman said that
l Relations, shall terminate, and the Committee shall at once proceed to vote upon the propositions before it, giving five minutes to the member offering any amendment, and the same time to one member opposing it, for explanation. 2. That hereafter no member in the Committee of the Whole shall be allowed to speak more than once upon the same preposition. Mr. Conrad called the previous question, which was sustained. The rule allowing members to speak ten minutes, Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, asked if there was any mode by which a minority might place on record their protest against the application of the gag? The President knew of none. Mr. Morton, of Orange, entered his solemn protest against the spirit of tyranny endeavored to be practiced over the minority, which he compared to the tyranny exercised by the North. He condemned it as an act which ought to be held up to the indignant condemnation of every freeman of this Commonwealth. There were distinguished men am
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
Louisa. --On Monday Louisa held a second and very large meeting, A. F. Butler in the Chair, J. P. Thompson Secretary. Speeches were made by F. V. Winston, W. H. Crank, and Jas, L. Gordon. Resolutions were unanimously adopted — in favor of immediate secession, and the union of Virginia with the Southern Confederacy--deprecating the course of the Convention — against a Conference with the Border States as merely a "device for delay"--denouncing as worthy of the scorn and reprobation of every true Virginian, any members of the Convention who may be in correspondence with the Black Republican Administration, directly or indirectly, devising means by which Virginia is to be held to the North--that the Convention should adjourn sine die --that any man who denies the sovereignty of Virginia "is a traitor to her rights, a falsifier of her history, and unworthy to be trusted in this hour of trial" --complimentary to Senators Hunter and Mason, and to the Hon. D. C. Dejarnette, and to Mr.
ence--"In all territory which may hereafter be acquired," &c. Debated by Messrs. Morton and Wise, and rejected. The question recurred on Mr, Wise's motion to strike out, and was decided in the negative — yeas 27; nays 84. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, moved to strike out the 1st section and insert the following substitute: Congress shall have power to legislate and provide forms of government for the inhabitants of all territories belonging to the United States, and may permit them, at s the body by speaking to his substitute. He had noticed on various occasions that the courtesy which had been accorded to others had been denied him. Mr. Baldwin said that so far as he and those around him were concerned, the gentleman from Louisa evidently labored under a mistake. It was true that they desired to have a vote, but he was sure that none could deny a courtesy to a gentleman of such unexceptionable urbanity of manner as the one who had just taken his seat. The vote was
but great damage had been done to Fort Sumter. Mr. Wise commented briefly upon the intelligence, closing with the expression of a hope that the "terrapin" (meaning the Union men) "would begin to crawl, now that the fire was applied to his back." The hour of half-past 10 having arrived, Mr. Southall was called to the Chair, and the Convention went into Committee of the whole, for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, availed himself of an opportunity to respond to the courteous disclaimer of the gentleman from Augusta, (Mr. Baldwin.) He was satisfied with his explanation, and met it in the spirit which had prompted it. Mr. Whitfield, of Isle of Wight, also made a personal explanation. He continued his remarks by alluding to the commencement of hostilities as good and sufficient cause why Virginia should at once be taken out of the Union. The substitute offered by Mr. Boyd, of Botetourt, for t
Argued by Arthur A. Morson and C. R. Slaughter for the appellant, and Peachy R. Grattan for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Bedford county reversed. West vs. Ferguson and others. Argued by Macfarland & Roberts for the plaintiff, and Read & Marr for the defendants. Judgment of the Circuit Court of Halifax county affirmed. City of Richmond vs. Taylor and others.--Argued by R. T Daniel for the appellant, and John Robertson for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond affirmed. Smith's Ex'or vs. Couch and others. Argued by Andrew Johnston and Conway Robinson for the plaintiff, and Peachy R. Grattan and August & Randolph for the defendants.--Judgment of the Circuit Court of Louisa county affirmed. Smith's Ex'or vs. Couch and others, (second case) Argued by Andrew Johnston and Conway Robinson for the plaintiff, and Peachy R. Grattan and August & Randolph for the defendants. Judgment of the Circuit Court of Louisa affirmed.
ispatch received at New Orleans on the 20th inst., from the Hon C. G. Memminger, ordered the close of the $15,000,000 loan of the Confederate States, the entire amount having been subscribed for. Joseph Henry, a promising little son of Mr. John Diller, living near Taylor's Springs, Rockingham county, Va., was accidentally killed on Friday morning week, by a tree falling upon him. The barque Chase, cleared from Baltimore for Montevideo, with a cargo of flour, is reported to have been seized by the Government, and carried into Annapolis. Judge Field has determined, in response to a call to that effect from the people, not to hold his usual term of Court in Louisa this spring. At Indianapolis, Senator Douglas counselled his audience not to infringe on the rights of the South, but to fight for their constitutional rights. Capt. Berry, formerly Captain of the Charleston steamer Columbia, left New York last week, to escape lynching, for his sympathy with the South.
H. Carson, of Frederick, 3d Brigade Comd'g; Brigadier General Wm. H. Harman, of Augusta, 13th Brigade Comd'g; Brigadier General Gilbert S. Meem, of Shenandoah, 7th Brigade Comd'g. The great Union county of old Augusta has no less than eight fully equipped and well-filled volunteer companies here, and were among the very first in the field, although farthest off. Rockingham has five; Albemarle two, with two beautiful companies of University students; Culpeper has three; Orange has three; Louisa one; Shenandoah three; Warren one; Fauquier two; Jefferson about five; Berkeley about four; Frederick about four; and scattering companies from other neighboring counties. These troops are skillfully posted, in fine spirits, and spoiling for a fight. The enemy are hovering in large numbers along the Pennsylvania border, making Carlisle barracks and Harrisburg headquarters, communicating by railroad to within 18 miles of this point; besides these, the Federal troops in Washington and An
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