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and as that was secured, he meant to keep the State together, and would not see her sold to the North or the South. the place Conference proposition. Mr.Dorman,of Rockbridge, offered the following: Resolved, That the Federal Union was made by the people of the several States, and can respectively be dissolved by theat record would be the best report that could be made. A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated. Mr. Earlysuggested that Judge Robertson be included in the invitation; and the suggestion having been accebour, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Branch, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, Coffman, R. Y.Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Graham, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hull, Jackson, M, Johnson, P. C. Johnston, L
Virginia will resist such exercise of power with all her means: Therefore, be it Resolved, That the Legislature of the State be requested to make all needful appropriations of means, and provide the necessary forces to resist and repel any attempt on the part of the Federal authorities to "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places" of the United States in any of the States that have withdrawn or may withdraw from the Union, or to collect the duties on imports in the same. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, said that none of the resolutions met his approval. He spoke at some length on the Inaugural Address, the coercive policy of which he condemned, but thought, as the shock of the battle, which all anticipated, had come, it was the duty of the friends of the Union to stand firm. Mr. Branch, of Petersburg, approved the original resolution. It contained something practical, and was easy to understand; while that of the gentleman from Goochland was a volume of words, the
s his argument was a very able and interesting one, he desired to give him an opportunity of going into it fully to-morrow. He therefore moved that the committee rise. Mr. Randolph expressed a sense of delicacy at throwing himself upon the indulgence of the Convention for another day; but Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, assured him that there was no necessity for being influenced by such a feeling. The Committee then rose, and the Chairman reported progress. Federal Relations. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Federal Relations inquire into the expediency of amendments to the Constitution of the United States being submitted by this State to the other States of the Union, providing and declaring, first, that Electors of President and Vice President shall be chosen on the District system; and second, that persons of African blood, in whole or in part, are not, and shall not be, citizens of the United States, o
The Convention. Mr. Willey's resolutions of inquiry, on the subjects of taxation and representation, were up again yesterday morning, and quite an exciting debate took place, but no action was taken. A communication from the Maryland Commissioners, suggesting a change in the proposed plan of electing delegates to the Border State Conference, so as to meet the views of the people of their State, was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and ordered to be printed. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Randolph, of Richmond, continued his able argument on the material interests of Virginia as connected with those of the Cotton States, producing some facts and figures which it would be well for the people to ponder. He will conclude his speech to-day. A resolution offered by Mr. Dorman, making inquiries relative to certain amendments to the Federal Constitution, was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
ted by the — day of--, the Convention shall have authority to pass an Ordinance of Secession without referring it back to the people for their ratification. Mr. Early, of Franklin, moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, on which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, and the roll was called with the following result: Yeas--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Aston, Bayler, Berlin, Boggess, Brent, Brown, Burley, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, C. B. Conrad, Couch, Curtis, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Fugate, Gillespie, Gravely, Addison Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Peter C. Johnston, Lewis, McGiew, McNeill, Masters, Moffett, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Porter, Pugh, Sharp, Sitlington, Staples, Alex, H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, White, and Willey--46. Nays--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Blakey, Blow, Rouldin, Boyd. Branch, Bruce, Caperton, Chambliss, Conn, Robert Y. Conrad, James H. Cox. Richard H. Cox. Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Holcomb
adies in the city proposed to bestow a compliment upon a member of the Convention, and he hoped that all would remain after the adjournment and witness the ceremony. He then submitted a motion for adjournment, but withdrew it at the request of Mr. Dorman. Retaliatory Measure. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That this Convention recommend to the General Assembly the passage of a law imposing a license tax on the sale by retail, within VirginiaMr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That this Convention recommend to the General Assembly the passage of a law imposing a license tax on the sale by retail, within Virginia, of the products or manufactures of such Northern States as continue to retain offensive acts of the character known as Personal Liberty Bills amongst their statutes; guarding, however, in such law, against any infringement of the provisions of the Federal Constitution. Resolved, That the President of the Convention cause copies of the foregoing resolution forth with to be sent to the Houses of the General Assembly. Mr. Brown, of Preston, regarded this as a matter belonging exclusivel
.--Messrs Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Asion, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Carlile, Chapman, Clemens, C. R. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Forbes, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Addison Hall, Cyrus Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Huil, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, Mcman were true, the authors of that instrument did not understand their own work. He quoted from the debates of 1788, from the opinions of Madison, the speeches of Calhoun, to show that the ground occupied in this Convention was untenable. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, gave reasons why he should vote against the amendment, and wanted it to be known that his course was not in opposition to any well understood doctrine of State-rights, or in favor of any idea of consolidation. Mr. Baylor, o
in favor of compromise, and moved to amend by substituting Friday week for Monday next. Decided out of order, the previous question having been called. The call for the previous question being sustained, the main question was put. Mr. Carlile demanded the yeas and nays, and the vote resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs Armstrong, Aston, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Carlile, Carter, C.B. Conrad, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, Jas. H Cox, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Holiday, Hubbard, Hughes, Hall, Jackson, P. C. Johnstone, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Marshall, Marr, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Pendleton, Porter, Price, Pugh. Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sitlington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Taylor, Whitfield, Wickham, Willey, and Wilson--66. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Baldwin
ublican resolutions heretofore offered in this Convention. Mr. Early was not aware that any such resolutions had been offered. Mr. Hall said he alluded to a series of resolutions offered by the member from Marshall, (Mr. Burley). Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, said that as the member from Madison had incorporated the resolutions in his remarks, they would have been printed without a motion. Mr. Borst, of Page, advocated the motion. A series of resolutions adopted in the city of irae celestibus, " the concluding word of which was printed celestip. As it related to the ladies, he hoped the bus would be added. [Laughter.] Mr. Montague, on behalf of the reporters, desired to say that the gentleman's speech was printed from his own manuscript! [Great laughter.] Mr. Nelson acknowledged the fact, and admitted that his chirography was hard to decipher. These important matters having been disposed of-- On motion of Mr. Dorman, the Convention adjourned.
nch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chapman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Curtis, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Gravely, Goggin, A. Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Jackson, Janney, M. Johnessrs. Ambler, James Barbour, Blakey, Blow, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Bruce, Caperton, Cecil, Chapman, Coffman, Conn, C. B. Conrad, Richard H. Cox, Deskins, Dorman, Echols, Fisher, Flournoy, Garland, Gillespie, Graham, John Goode, Hale, Cyrus Hall, L. S. Hall, Hammond, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, ggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Gravely, Goggin, Addison Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hughes, Janney, Marmaduke Jo
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