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speech, paid a tribute to the intelligence and gallantry of his constituents, after which, on his motion, the resolutions were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Chambliss presented two petitions--one from the people of Norfolk county, and one from the people of Portsmouth — in favor of immediate secession; on signed by 526 voters, and the other by 328. Mr. Holladay said he was a ware that no personal disrespect was intended to his colleague or himself, in sending then from Greensville for presentation. It was done, he presumed, because that gentleman was a fairer exponent of the principles enunciated. He would say, further, that the signers of the memorials constituted a small minority of the voters of Norfolk county. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, presented a petition for an ordinance of secession, signed by 1,530 "subscribers;" he would not say "voters," for he was not a ware that such was the fact.
The Convention. The secession resolutions adopted by the people of Charlotte were presented on Staturday, by Mr.Bouldin.Two petitions for an Ordinance of Secession, from the people of Norfolk county, were presented by Mr.Chanbliss. It was after wards stated by Mr.Holladaythat the signers of the petitions constituted but a small minority of the voters of the county. Mr.Johnsonpresented a secession memorial, signed by 1,530 citizens of Richmond, and Mr.Macfarlandfollowed it up by presenting the resolution lately adopted by the Union men at the African Church. All these documents were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. In Committee of the Whole, various amendments were offered to the 9th resolution of the report, and rejected, after which the resolution was adopted without essential alteration. The Committee then referred back to the 8th resolution, which recognizes the right of secession for just cause. Mr. Carlilemade a persevering but unavailing effort to am