it would go forth that it was for the purpose of delay.
Mr. Wise said he had no authority for such an assertion, and it was unfounded, [Sensation.]
Mr. Macfarland said he hoped the right of any gentleman to call for the reading of a paper, would be recognized.
Mr. Wise wished it to be understood, that in denying t North had pursued a system of plunder, and all Federal legislation had been intended for the benefit of that section.
He yielded the floor at length to
Mr. Macfarland, who said that the gentleman was apparently laboring under exhaustion, and the Committee having extended indulgence on all occasions, would doubtless cheerfulsulted — yeas 12, nays 56--no quorum voting.
The fact was reported, (Mr. Sheffey in the Chair,) and Mr. Jackson, of Wood, moved a call of the House.
Mr. Macfarland moved an adjournment, and it was decided that this motion took precedence over every other question.
Mr. Jackson demanded the yeas and nays upon the moti
Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Huil, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Marshall, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Miller, Moffet, Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Petrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, P Mr. Holladay, of Portsmouth, briefly opposed the amendment, and gave reasons why he should vote for the report.
Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond city, made an argument upon the question whether a State that was in a condition of subordination in esse, as it stood, asserted no dangerous doctrine, and was acceptable to him without amendment.
Mr. Wise replied to Mr. Macfarland.
He did not know that any one claimed absolute sovereignty for a State, but contended that a State, like Texas for iay imposts and to declare war. A State did not part with its sovereignty by merging it with other sovereignties.
Mr. Macfarland asked whether, when, by by the position of Virginia, she might be dragged into a foreign war, against her will, she s
en all was done, consistent with the law, State and Federal, if no one else would raise that flag, he would; and if that be treason, make the most of it.
Mr. Macfarland said that he had no reference to ulterior objects, but elementary and primary objects.
He asked whether an intelligent people could be justified in violatingone say that while Va. acknowledges the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, he would muster a force to resist the execution of its laws?
The direction of Mr. Macfarland's argument was, that while Virginia remained in and claimed the benefits of the Union, she must acknowledge its supremacy.
No power on earth was "sovereign,"h, 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. St
ldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Campbell, Carter, Robt. Y. Conrad, Couch, Early, Fugate, Gravely, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, Macfarland, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Summers, Tarr, Tayloe, and Willey.--50.
Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armsr, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Fugate, Gillespie, Gravely, Gray, Addison Hall, Ephraim B. Hail, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, James B. Mallory, Maslin, Moffett, Moore, Orrick, Osburn, Patrick, Pendleton, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robt. E. Scott, William C. Scott, Sharp, Sillington, Slaughter, Southall, Speed, Spurlock, A. H. H. Stuart, Chapman J. Stuart, Summers,