(President.) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Brent, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Custis, Dent, Dorman, Early, French, Fugate, Gray, Goggin, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Jackson.
Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGrew, Marshall, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, Sharp, Sitlington, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wise.--57.
So the preamble and resolution were adopted.
The President said the next business in order was the appointment of three Commissioners.
Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, nominated Hon. Wm. Ballard Preston, of the county of Montgomery.
There being no other nomination, Mr. Preston was unanimously elected as one of the Commissioners.
Mr. Summers, of Kanawha, alluding to the fact that one gentleman who had formerly been a member of the Cabinet had received an appoin
onfederate States of the South.
Referred and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Willey. of Monongalia, gave notice that on to-morrow he should ask for a decision on, Janney, Lewis, McGrew, Moore, Porter, Rives, Sharp, Summers, Tarr, White, and Willey.--20.
The 11th resolution was then taken up, as follows:
11. This Conlock, Staples, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Wickham, and Willey.--70.
Mr. McGrew moved to amend Mr. Wickham's amendment by striking out tht from that of his colleague, (Mr. Carlile.) The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, moved to amend the 11th resolution by striking out the words "positions assumed in the foregoing resolutions, and the," Mr. Willey briefly advocated the adoption of this amendment, and it was agreed to — ayes 76; noes 37.
bert E Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Wickham, and Willey.--37.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, James Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Roiss
J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Rives, William C Scott, Sitlington, Slaughter, Spurtock, Staples, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, Waller, White, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson.--74.
Mr. Richardson, of Hanover, moved to further attend the resolution by striking out all from the word "relations" in the third line to the word "appended" inclusive, and to insert in lien thereof--"respectfully request the rad, Couch, Dent, Early, Fugate, Gravely, Ephraim B. Hall, Haymond, Hubbard, Hughes, Hunton, Jackson, Janney, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Masters, Moore, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Sitlington, C. J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Tarr, and Willey.--41.
Mr. Goode, of Bedford, Mr. Richardson, of Hanover, and Mr. Cox, of King and Queen, explained, that in voting for the resolution they endorsed nothing but the latter clause.
Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, said, that in voting for the res
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
n the amendments to the Federal Constitution, proposed by this Convention, ought to be invited to send Commissioners.
The President stated that the pending question was on the resolutions of the gentleman from Monongalia, (Mr. Willey.)
Mr. Wickham rose to address the Convention, when Mr. Morton moved an adjournment, and on this motion Mr. Armstrong demanded the yeas and nays.
The vote was taken, and resulted — yeas 43, nays 73.
Mr. Wickham then took the floor andall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hall, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Masters Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Porter, Price, Pugh, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, Staples, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Willey, Wilson, and Wysor.--64.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Bouldin, Conn, Forbes, Garland, Gravely, Gregory, Thos. F. Goode, Addison Hall Holladay, Isbell, Kilby, Leake, Charles K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Moffett, Morris, Ric
, Robert Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Curtis, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Graveley, Gray, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Janney, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Marshall, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh, Robert E Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Southall, Spurlock.
Chapman J. Stuart, Summers. Tarr, Taylor, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Willey.--74.
Mr.Wilson, of Harrison, said he voted in the affirmative by mistake.
Mr. Morton moved to amend Mr. Scott's amendment, in the first line, by striking out the word "responses" and inserting the word "answers."
A member,(in his seat.)--The gentleman evidently wants to make a speech.
Mr. Morton proceeded to explain his amendment, which required but few words.
He then took ground against the policy adopted by members on the Union side, which opposed any independent, sep