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R. L. I. Blues. --We are pleased to hear from members and others interested in the continued prosperity of this old and favorite military corps, that its fortunes were never better than at the present time; that its ranks are being augmented by the addition of the right sort of material, and that on the whole it is in such a state of efficiency that the members could soon put themselves on a war footing. O. Jennings Wise, Esq., who has recently been chosen commander of the "Old Blues," is universally popular with his men, and uniting, as he does, in his character of leader, the ability of the thorough soldier, determined to do his duty, with the urbane courtesy and uprightness which distinguishes the gentleman, he will, no doubt, succeed in maintaining his company on its ancient footing.
Albemarle — could show anything tangible, he would be ready to accept it. Mr. Wise protested against being mingled with these dualities. He would say to the genplatform.--He was too slow in the enforcement of his guarantees of power. Mr. Wise said he was obliged to be slow, for he had very heavy weights to drag after higment seat of God, in vindication of the rights of Virginia. [Applause.] Mr. Wise, of Princess Anne, next addressed the Convention. After an allusion to the elthe Constitution. Mr. Preston reiterated the argument which he had made. Mr. Wise proposed to show that there were other guarantees of power, which the committe the gentleman, but if he had such guarantees he would like to have them. Mr. Wise had none to propose. Mr. Preston said he thought he had them in his breeced to quiet agitation by removing it entirely from the halls of Congress. Mr. Wise said that the whole effort was then to be given up; that, acknowledging they c
r. Clemens moved that the reading be dispensed with. Mr. Wise insisted upon hearing it read. He was opposed to the intwould go forth that it was for the purpose of delay. Mr. Wise said he had no authority for such an assertion, and it waall for the reading of a paper, would be recognized. Mr. Wise wished it to be understood, that in denying the imputatiMr. Hall, of Wetzel, arose to address the committee. Mr. Wise appealed to Mr. Hall to withdraw his substitute. Mr. After some time, Mr. Hall yielded the floor to Mr. Wise, who appealed to the members to discontinue the present mote could be reconsidered in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Wise moved that the Committee rise, and on that motion Mr. Coxnays 63. So the motion was decided in the negative. Mr. Wise said that he had found a friend who was kind enough to pa say that he was sick — sick in every sense of the word. Mr. Wise then withdrew. Mr. Hall regretted very much the cour