then taken on Mr. Sheffey's amendment, and it was rejected — yeas 64, nays 72.
Mr. Blow's amendment was then voted down, viva voce.
Mr. Bouldin moved to strike out the entire 8th resolution, and to insert in lieu thereof the following:
The States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, having withdrawn from their association with the other States of the Union under the Federal Government, and united in a separate Confederacy, the State of Virginia is of opinion, and here-by declares that the separate independence of the seceded States ought to be acknowledged without further delay, and that such treaties should be made with them, and such laws passed, as the separation may make proper.
Mr. Bouldin explained his substitute, arguing upon the positions therein assumed.--It was his purpose, if adopted, to follow it up with a motion to strike out the 10th resolution.
Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, opposed the substitute, and too