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enbrier, restricting debate to ten minutes on any one subject, being in order, Mr. Wise moved a call of the roll to ascertain if there was a quorum in attendance. Mo of the Confederated army, but great damage had been done to Fort Sumter. Mr. Wise commented briefly upon the intelligence, closing with the expression of a hopen." Mr .Kent explained his amendment, after which it was voted down. Mr. Wise moved to strike out the 2d section, and to insert in lieu thereof the followines may advise and consent to such treaty." The amendment was advocated by Mr. Wise; and the vote was taken on his motion to strike out, and resulted — yeas 31, nis prohibited. The section was adopted, without debate or amendment. Mr. Wise offered the following amendment, to come in as a new section after the third: ognized and protected. The amendment, after some explanatory remarks from Mr. Wise, was agreed to — yeas 60; nays 46. The fourth section was taken up:
proceeded to the consideration of the 5th section--the new section offered by Mr. Wise having been adopted as the 4th. It was carried, without debate. The er Major Anderson's last reply to Gen. Beauregard's summons to surrender. Mr. Wise moved to amend Mr. Carlile's motion to strike out, by inserting, (should the b's motion to strike out the section was carried. Mr. Early moved to amend Mr. Wise's amendment, by striking out all after the word "prohibited." In the course hids. Mr. Goode asked, then, if he disclaimed any reflection upon him? Mr. Wise here interposed and said that it was evident, since Mr. Early had disclaimed ttaken on Mr. Early's motion to strike out all after the word "prohibited, " in Mr. Wise's amendment, and decided in the negative — yeas 45, nays 61. Mr. Early ro Goode accepted the explanation with pleasure. The vote was then taken on Mr. Wise's amendment, and it was adopted. The Committee then rose and reported pro
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The Convention. The Committee of the Whole made very good progress on Saturday, by adopting several sections of the proposed amendments to the Constitution, with two additional amendments proposed by Mr. Wise. The stirring news from Charleston entered largely into the debate, and some of the leading Union members manifested a strong sympathy with the Federal Government. A dispatch from Gov. Pickens was laid before the Convention, and it will be seen by reference to it that he is anxious to know what course Virginia will pursue in this crisis. Gov. Letcher telegraphed back that the Convention, now in session, would decide. Mr. Wysor, of Pulaski, desired to get an immediate vote on the question of withdrawal, but his preamble and resolution were not received.