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rt system were also burdensome to the people; but upon this question of taxation, he could see no objection to the appointment of a committee to investigate the matter. Committee of the whole. The hour of 11 having arrived, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the chair,) and proceeded to consider the reports from the Committee on Federal Relations, with the substitute offered by the gentleman from Harrison. Mr.Baldwin, of Augusta, being entitled to the floor, resumed his remarks, adverting in the outset to the tendency to introduce subjects in debate which had no bearing upon the great question at issue. He understood gentlemen to acquiesce yesterday in his declaration, that the agitation of the slavery question at the North was the only grievance of which Virginia had to complain. Mr.Morton, of Orange, desired to know if the gentleman represented this as an admission from the entire body of secessionists in t
The Convention. Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, continued his able argument on the Union side, yesterday, speaking three hours or more. He regarded the Peace Conference propositions as an acceptable basis of adjustment; but as they have failed to receive due consideration in the Convention, he advocates the majority report from the Committee on Federal Relations. He will probably conclude to-day.
uary 15, 1860, and to change the name to the Montgomery, Roanoke and Botetourt Turnpike Company. Covington and Ohio Railroad.--On motion, the rules were suspended, and the bill "for the partial suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for complying with contracts already made upon the Covington and Ohio Railroad," reported from the House during the morning, was taken up, read a first and second time, and put upon its passage. Mr.Smith, of Greenbrier, and Mr.Stuart, of Augusta, advocated the passage of the bill. Mr.Brannon opposed the bill, and on his motion it was laid on the table. York River Railroad.--On motion of Mr. Douglass, the rules were further suspended, and the bill for an increase of the capital stock of the Richmond and York River Railroad Company taken from the table for consideration. A memorial, drawn up by the President, (Ro. Saunders,) in behalf of the Board of Directors, was read by the Clerk.--The bill provides for an increase of