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s in favor of secession; which, on his motion, were referred and ordered to be printed. Equality of taxation. The resolutions offered some time ago, by Mr.Willey, of Monongalia, on the subject of taxation, came up in order, and Mr. Willey briefly addressed the Convention, urging their adoption, and opposing the amendments Mr. Willey briefly addressed the Convention, urging their adoption, and opposing the amendments that had been proposed. Mr. Seawell, of Gloucester, advocated the amendment which he had offered, for the raising of a committee to report on the subject at an adjourned session. Mr. Brown, of Preston, was in favor of action with out delay. If it was the design of the Convention to refuse the act of justice demanded by Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Slaughter, Spurlock, Staples, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--67. Mr. Summers moved to amend the 12th resolution by striking out the words "the forts now in possession of the military forces of the United
Mr. Marr said if he had done so, his constitutions would have deemed it a gross misrepresentation of their views. Mr. Willey called up his resolutions on the subject of taxation, on which the previous question had been moved. After some diute" rule. The reading of the resolutions being called for, the Secretary read the original resolutions offered by Mr. Willey, the amendment offered by Mr. Turner, of Jackson, and the amendment to the amendment, offered by Mr. Seawell. The main on, which was lost — yeas 55,nays 65. The question recurring upon the amendment offered by Mr. Turner, of Jackson, Mr. Willey moved to strike out all after the word "Resolved." and insert the following: Resolved, That a committee of thirteeposition of the question, considerable confusion prevailed, and Mr. Wise moved an adjournment, which was defeated. Mr. Willey said as the question was now between the substitute and the original resolutions, he would call for the yeas and nays i
ldwin, and their friends, maintain are of "national" importance, (such as Fort Jefferson on the Tortugas, and Fort Taylor at Key West,) and those which are situated inland. The resolution, as thus amended, was adopted. The 13th resolution was amended, on motion of Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, and passed in the following from: In the opinion of this Convention, the people of Virginia would regard any action of the Federal Government or of the Confederated States, tending to produce a collision of forces, pending efforts for the adjustment of existing difficulties, as unwise and injurious to the interests of both; and they would regard any such action on the part of either as leaving them free to determine their own future policy. The 14th resolution was under consideration when the Committee rose. Mr. Willey's ad valorem hobby was discussed in Convention, but an adjournment was carried just at the time when the friends of the resolutions thought the vote was to be taken.