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The western Virginia Tories — their "Declaration of Independence." The following is the "Declaration of Independence" adopted by the Tories in the Convention at Whelling: "The true purpose of all government is to promote the welfare and provide for the protection and security of the governed, and when any form or organization of government proves inadequate for, or subversive of this purpose, it is the right, it is the duty of the latter to alter or abolish it. The Bill of Rights of Virginia, framed in 1776, reaffirmed in 1830, and again in 1851, expressly reserves this right to the majority of her people, and the existing Constitution does not confer upon the General Assembly the power to call a Convention to alter its provisions, or the change the relations of the Commonwealth, without the previously expressed consent of such majority. The act of the General Assembly calling the Convention which assembled at Richmond in February last was therefore usurpation; and the Con