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The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The surrender of the Government property in Texas. (search)
The Convention. A resolution was offered yesterday, by Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, but not acted on, for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the defence of the Common wealth.--Mr. Goggin finished his speech on the great question of the day, and was followed by Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, who took strong ground against coercion. A communication from the Executive, embodying a statement from the Adjutant General, of the military force of the State, will be found in our report. A resolution offered by Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, relative to the sale of State bonds, was laid on the table. Mr. Morton, of Orange, has the floor this morning.
ought to be appropriated. Mr. Early moved to lay the resolution upon the table. The President said that he understood the gentleman from Northampton as desiring to offer a resolution which would cause no debate. The unfinished business of yesterday must be disposed of before the Convention can proceed to the consideration of the resolution just offered. Mr. Dorman moved that the unfinished business of yesterday be taken up. This having been carried in the affirmative, Mr. Goggin, of Bedford, resumed the floor, and proceeded with his remarks. His views, he said, had been presented in no partisan sense, and without any purpose to make them the basis of his ultimate action, in case the Convention should determine to pursue a different course. His purpose was to discuss these grave questions in such a way as to arrive at the truth; to compare opinions, and then to present the result to the great council at home, for their action.--Whatever might be his love for the