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for the purpose of disabusing the minds of those who might suppose his opinions had undergone a change, he read from his address to his people when he was a candidate for a seat in the Convention. He went on to express the confident hope that the course which he indicated would tend to a reconstruction of the Union as it was designed by the fathers. The propositions were referred to the Committee of the Whole and ordered to be printed. Voice of the people. Mr. Holladay, of Norfolk county, presented a series of resolutions enveloped in the American flag, and numerously signed by his constituents, favoring an adjustment of the National difficulties and instructing him to vote on, the side of the Union. He went on to speak of his constituents as firmly devoted to the Union and Constitution, but denied that they were sub-missionists in any sense of the term. They believed that the existing difficulties might be adjusted on fair and honorable terms. The resolutions wer
Political. -- The Norfolk Herald states that a paper, signed by over 800 persons in the city of Portsmouth, has been sent to Messrs. Holladay and White, delegates from Norfolk county, requesting them to "stand by the Union until the last link is broken, " and that one equally as large has been sent to General Geo. Blow, delegate from Norfolk, with the same request.
r assuming the Government property within the State, till such time as the Convention may deem proper to enforce the same, desiring to avoid any collision, and with a view to an adjustment of the pending difficulties, through the agency of the Conference, and by a returning sense of justice among the people of all sections.--The ordinance) was ordered to be printed.-- Mr. Holladay presented a series of Union resolutions, enveloped in an American flag, and numerously signed by citizens of Norfolk county. Mr. Burley, of Marshall, offered some long resolutions against secession, for the details of which we refer the reader to the regular report. The Convention agreed to meet at half-past 10 o'clock A. M., until further ordered. Mr. Willey, of Monongahela, offered resolutions for equality of taxation and representation, upon which no action was had. In Committee of the Whole on the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, Mr. Randolph made an able and argumentative speech against th