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voice of the people.
Mr. Campbell, of Washington, presented a series of secession resolutions, adopted by the people of the town of Goodson, in his county.
He did not endorse the resolutions, but offered them to the Convention because he was requested to do so. They were then read, and, on motion of Mr. Campbell, laid upon the table.
order of the day.
The Convention proceeded to consider the amendment of the member from Amelia to the amendment of the member from Goochland, on the question of certain instructions to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Mr. Brent, of Alexandria, being entitled to the floor, proceeded to address the Convention.
After alluding to the present secession movement as a national suicide, and the greatness and power of the American Confederacy, he said the questions involved were Union or Disunion — peace or civil war. Secession had not been brought about by, any mere chance.
The prosperity of the Union had continued uninterrup