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Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): article 1
upon their posterity forever. 3. 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
Orange, N. J. (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): article 1
e 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 of the Union,
Fort Bedford (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 1
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,stion had found a solution in the adoption of a tariff by the Provisional Government of the Confederated States, and the indicated purpose to adopt a tariff for revenue in the permanent Government. Alluding to the position of the gentleman from Bedford, (Mr. Goggin,) he proposed to show that the agricultural interests of Virginia would be better protected under a free trade with the South than under a free trade with the North. In this connection he produced tables of statistics on the produc
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
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 friendState 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 wh and upon their posterity forever. 3. 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,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 hereby ordained and declared by the peonumber under that age, who were not taxed; by which operation a large amount of property in Eastern Virginia, the section chiefly interested in slavery, escaped taxation, while the West, where there w
Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): article 1
The second section, he said, had been most elaborately defended, and proceeded to reply to the arguments advanced by Mr. Summers on the partition of territory. The question was proposed to be transferred to the floor of the Senate, and whichever party holding the majority should so manage as to seduce a few votes to their side, would seize upon the whole of the territory. He contended that it furnished no guarantee to the South, while it would eventually bring in all the provinces of Kansas against us. The Republicans had all the power of patronage on their side, while we had nothing. The provision gives rise to corruption and compromise, and consequently a constant agitation of the slavery question. In the third section, on the question of taxation and representation, he found fresh grounds for agitation. The fourth section he passed by. The fifth section, instead of prohibiting the African slave trade, prohibited the foreign slave trade, thus ffectually cutting off the
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
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
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 consideratiof the pending difficulties, through the agency of the Conference herein provided for, and by a returning sense of justice among the people of all sections. Mr. Goggin said the position which he thus desired Virginia to assume was no new one to him, and for the purpose of disabusing the minds of those who might suppose his opifederated States, and the indicated purpose to adopt a tariff for revenue in the permanent Government. Alluding to the position of the gentleman from Bedford, (Mr. Goggin,) he proposed to show that the agricultural interests of Virginia would be better protected under a free trade with the South than under a free trade with the N
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 again on Monday, at half-past 10 o'clock.
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
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 again on Monday, at half-past 10 o'clock.
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