ffect would be to protract the session interminably, while he doubted not that there was enough newspaper enterprise in Richmond to print all that was necessary to be printed without burdening the State with the expense.
Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, opposed the resolution, and moved that it be laid upon the table.
On this motion the yeas and nays were called, and resulted — yeas 30, nays 62.
So the Convention refused to lay the resolution upon the table.
Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, opposed the resolution.
Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, and Mr. Early, of Franklin, advocated it, after which the vote was taken and the resolution passed.
Mr. Haymond, of Marion, by leave, presented some papers relative to the contested election in Lee county, which, on his motion, were referred to the Committee on Elections.
The Convention then proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions offered some days ago by Mr. Moore, of
King & Queen3,80117,997
Difference, &c., &c 10,088
Difference, &c 14,954
Difference, &c., &c 8,163
Warwick, (half as many.)3,677
Could there be a more striking illustration of the productive power of slave labor than the foregoing figures afford?
Could there be more conclusive proof of their value to the State, and to every interest in the State?
The taxes it pays are but the index of the property it has earned for the taxation to be levied upon.
The taxes it pays are but a general fund annually contributed to the Treasury