upon their posterity forever.
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 t
on Mr. Armstrong demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll was thereupon 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 ordered.
Mr. Armstrong moved that the hour for going into Committee of the Whole be changed tothdrawn.
Order of the day.
The Convention then resolved itself 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 Albemarle; but the sickness of that gentleman having prevented his attendance, he was compelled to offer himse