s marching on to desolate our provinces — he would have Virginia turn from it with indignation, and remember that the true colors of the country were the spirit and the principles which animated our fathers to resist tyranny and repel aggression.
As Mr. Holcombe uttered the closing sentence (the eloquent language of which we but faintly portray,) there was a spontaneous outburst of applause, and the Chairman promptly gave the order for clearing the lobby and gallery.
Mr. Ambler, of Louisa, appealed to the Chair to withdraw the order.
Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, said there was as much applause on the floor of the Convention as any where else.
The Chairman said he had indicated his course yesterday, and had given ample caution in regard to these disturbances.
He was satisfied that there was some applause on the floor of the Convention; but the members had adopted rules for their own government, and he had no right to go beyond those rules.
It was his duty, however, to e