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act with the Union party; but he regarded this movement as an outrage which no deliberative body ought to tolerate. Mr. Wise was about to speak, when The President said the hour had arrived for going into Committee of the Whole. Mr. Conrad moved to suspend the order for going into Committee. Several members--"Oh, no." Mr. Wise said he believed he had the floor. Committee of the Whole. The Convention went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, in ority of the members from the now seceded States voted against laying it on the table. He alluded also to the course of Mr. Wise in battling for the Union on that occasion, and he thought it would be well for the people of Virginia, with this recordcy arms of death to encircle the fair form of the Goddess of Liberty. He quoted a considerable portion of the speech of Mr. Wise in Congress in 1842, upon the anti-slavery petition, and used it after the manner of seizing an enemy's guns and turning
. Neblett, of Lunenburg. This gentleman, however, preferred that some more experienced member should undertake the duty, and Mr. Harvie, of Amelia, was named. Mr. Harvie said he thought the proposition was perfectly fair and honorable, and he would request his friends to meet at his room at night to consult upon the matter. He know of no motive for protracting the session, and thought it should be brought to a close as early as possible. This matter having been disposed of, Mr. Wise said he had a substitute to offer for the propositions of the Committee on Federal Relations, embracing certain amendments to the Constitution, which he desired to have printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole. Agreed to. Mr. Campbell, of Washington, presented a petition signed by a number of citizens of that county, praying for the passage of an Ordinance of Secession. He also presented a second petition, numerously signed, from the same county, on the other side of
The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], The trade of Charleston since Secession. (search)
The Convention. A resolution was introduced yesterday by Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, for terminating debate in Committee of the Whole on Tuesday next; but an arrangement was made, as will be seen by reference to the report, by which the matter will probably be compromised this morning. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Tim Rives occupied the entire day in a speech against secession. Mr. Wise offered a substitute for the report, which was referred at his request without reading, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Flournoy has the floor to-day.
ichmond, hereby request you to announce yourself a candidate for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney for the Hustings Court of the City, to be voted for at the approaching municipal election. Your fellow-citizens. J. Stewart Walker, O. Jennings Wise, Mark Downey, John A. Belvin, Geo. W. Hobson, Chas. L. Hobson, R. Milton Cary, E. G. Rawlings, M. L. Randolph, D. T. Williams, M. C. Macon, P. A. Wellford, Wm. B. Newman, Wm. M. Sutton, J. R. Chamberlayne, R. H. LHigginbotham, John Allan, E. W. Blackburn, J. H. Cochran, Jas. W. T. Banks, Wm. Cardwell, S. N. Davis, C. H. Johnson. P. A. Blackburn, Richmond, March 29, 1861. To Messrs. John Stewart Walker, George W. Hobson, O. Jennings Wise, John A. Belvin, Mark Downey, and others: Gentlemen--In compliance with your request, I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney for the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond. Very respectfully, yo