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And without determining at this time whether the State of Virginia will unite herself with any other State or association of States in any common Government, this Convention doth respectfully and earnestly request that the States of North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Arkansas and Delaware will, as soon as possible, appoint Commissioners to meet Commissioners, to be appointed by this Convention, in the city of Lexington, in the State of Kentucky, on the last Wednesday in May next, to confer together and to propose a plan of constructing a Government to be formed by the said States, Virginia inclusive, and the Confederate States of America.-- Such plan of Government, however, to have no binding authority till the same shall be adopted and ratified by this Convention — And for the better accomplishment of the objects intended, the said Confederate States of America are also respectfully requested to send three Commissioners to the Conference herein proposed — who s
be invited, at such time as may be agreeable to them, to address the same. That each of the States hereinbefore named shall be entitled to as many votes as it had Representatives and Senators in the last Congress, in the Conference herein proposed. That the Commissioners to be appointed by this Convention shall make report to the Governor of this Commonwealth, as speedily as possible, of the result of their deliberations — whereupon he shall make known the same by proclamation. That on the 15th day after the date of such proclamation, (unless the same be Sunday, then on the next day,) this Convention shall re-assemble in the city of Richmond, at such place as the Governor shall designate in said proclamation, and shall then and there consider the report of the said Commissioners, and all other matters which at this time are, or may then be, proper subjects for deliberation, ouching the future relations of the State of Virginia to any other Government or State. 4. And it is hereb
gard to the Peace Conference propositions he differed entirely with the gentleman from Kanawha,(Mr. Summers.) A basis of adjustment ought to settle forever the agitation of the slavery question, which this failed to do. All agreed that the State was no longer safe under the Constitution of our fathers, and only differed on the amendments proposed to be incorporated. It was sufficient to render a change necessary, to know that the forms of the Constitution were observed in the election on the 6th of November last, which has resulted in the inauguration of a party avowedly hostile to our interests, and permitted that party to seize all the power of Government, and to wield it to our oppression. The Constitution that we require must be a shield to protect us, not only in the territories, forts, dock-yards, &c., but must give us equality in all the purposes of Government. The first section of the Peace Propositions conceded to the Black Republican party all that they had ever asked for
he Peace Conference propositions he differed entirely with the gentleman from Kanawha,(Mr. Summers.) A basis of adjustment ought to settle forever the agitation of the slavery question, which this failed to do. All agreed that the State was no longer safe under the Constitution of our fathers, and only differed on the amendments proposed to be incorporated. It was sufficient to render a change necessary, to know that the forms of the Constitution were observed in the election on the 6th of November last, which has resulted in the inauguration of a party avowedly hostile to our interests, and permitted that party to seize all the power of Government, and to wield it to our oppression. The Constitution that we require must be a shield to protect us, not only in the territories, forts, dock-yards, &c., but must give us equality in all the purposes of Government. The first section of the Peace Propositions conceded to the Black Republican party all that they had ever asked for. The very
dments and modifications thereof as they may deem necessary and proper. Resolved, That the basis of representation in the two Houses of the General Assembly should be the same; therefore, be it further. Resolved, That a committee of twelve members, to be selected in equal numbers from the four great divisions of the State, be appointed to apportion representation in the Senate according to the number of the qualified voters in the Commonwealth, and that they report amendments of the 4th Article of the Constitution accordingly. Some discussion ensued upon a point of order, it being suggested that similar resolutions, previously offered by Messrs. Haymond, of Marion, and Turner, of Jackson, and laid upon the table. Mr. Slaughter, of Campbell, moved that the resolutions just offered be laid upon the table, and on this motion Mr. Willey demanded the yeas and nays; but without further action. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the Convention adjourned to meet aga
our fathers and from the principles on which the Government of the United States was founded, and therefore, we declare in the name of our constituents, the people of Virginia, that the Constitution of the United States was, in the language of Mr. Madison, adopted by the people of the several States who were parties to the compact in their highest sovereign capacity, "in toto and forever," Resolved, As the fixed and deliberate opinion of this Convention, that nullification and secession are fallacies and heresies, and in the language of Mr. Madison, "both spring from the same poisonous root," that they had no place in the minds of the framers of the Constitution, and are political anomalies in government which the sound practical sense of the people will never adopt or submit to, and which, if once recognized, will utterly and entirely overthrow all possibility of establishing a fixed and permanent Government on this continent. Resolved, In the language of the illustrious
d by his constituents, favoring an adjustment of the National difficulties and instructing him to vote on, the side of the Union. He went on to speak of his constituents as firmly devoted to the Union and Constitution, but denied that they were sub-missionists in any sense of the term. They believed that the existing difficulties might be adjusted on fair and honorable terms. The resolutions were, on his motion, laid upon the table. Anti-secession resolutions. Mr. Burley, of Marshall, offered a series of resolutions, asking that they might be laid upon the table, proposing to call them up at a suitable time. They are as follows: Resolved, That this Convention can see no reason for departing from the faith of our fathers and from the principles on which the Government of the United States was founded, and therefore, we declare in the name of our constituents, the people of Virginia, that the Constitution of the United States was, in the language of Mr. Madison, ad
ions-- we have more than you have; but if we went South, they would take what we sent them. He further argued that productions commanded higher prices under a tariff merely for revenue, than under a high tariff for protection. Mr. Randolph's argument upon this point was logical and conclusive, showing that it would be the mercantile death of Virginia to cut loose from the Cotton States. He was proceeding to elaborate the subject, when, seeing that the speaker was somewhat exhausted, Mr. Morton, of Orange, moved that the committee rise, which was agreed to. The committee then rose, and the Chairman reported progress. Taxation and representation. Mr. Willey, of Monongahela, said the Convention was engaged in a great work of national conciliation, and he felt assured that the day was not far distant when this object would be attained. It only required a little time, a little patience, and a little forbearance, and a consultation with our sister slave States not out o
Virginia State Convention.twenty-seventh day. Saturday, March 17, 1861. The Convention met at 12 o'clock, and was called to order by the President. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Mitchell, of the Presbyterian Church. Federal Relations. Mr. Goggin, of Bedford, said that be had some propositions to offer, by way of amendment to the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, at present under consideration. The following are the propositions: An Ordinance of the State of Virginia. Whereas, The State of Virginia has made every honorable effort to restore the friendly relations which should exist between the General Government and the several States of the Union, upon terms perfectly just to all, but deeming it unnecessary to refer to the causes of complaint which have existed for a series of years, still more aggravated as those causes now are by the declared purposes of a mere sectional majority, and as all the efforts so made have proved unavailing, without recit
upon called, and the vote resulted — yeas 70, nays 46. So the question on the amendment was carried in the affirmative. Messrs. Johnson, Macfarland and Randolph, of Richmond city, voted for the amendment. The resolution, as amended, was then adopted. So the Convention will meet at half-past 10 A. M., until further tself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to consider the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Randolph, of Richmond city, said that he had secured the floor at the adjournment on yesterday, with the view of tendering it this morning to Mr. Holcombe, of Albemarlewhat we sent them. He further argued that productions commanded higher prices under a tariff merely for revenue, than under a high tariff for protection. Mr. Randolph's argument upon this point was logical and conclusive, showing that it would be the mercantile death of Virginia to cut loose from the Cotton States. He was p
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