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The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], The intended evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
heffey presented the proceedings of a meeting lately held in Smyth county, favoring preparation for resistance to coercion, declaring secession expedient, complimenting South Carolina, &c., and endorsing the course of their delegate in the Convention. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Committee appointed. The President announced the following committee to audit expenses incurred before the organization of the Convention, under a resolution adopted yesterday: Messrs. Macfarland, Cox of Chesterfield, and Leake. Anti-secession resolution. Mr. Tarr, of Brooke, offered the following: whereas a number of the Southern States of the Union having seceded therefrom, and an attempt to retake the forts and other property of the United States now in possession of said States, by the Federal Government, in the present critical condition of the country, would, it is believed, seriously endanger the peaceful relations now existing between the remaining Southe
an himself, whom he respected and honored. No concealment by phrases, but open and manly. In regard to the other, he fully agreed with the principle enunciated, of concurrent majorities. But in its present application it would be found inefficient. He alluded in glowing terms to Henry Clay, whom he delighted to honor, and though there was a difference between them, during Clay's life, it was his loss, for he refused the hand that would have supported him. The gentleman from Richmond (Mr. Macfarland) would remember that he had said in his presence that Henry Clay should have a monument as lofty as the mountains and as enduring as the skies. He professed to be somewhat a disciple of Clay's upon the matter of settling the Territorial question. Mr. Tyler proceeded to argue this branch of his subject, but having announced that he was much exhausted, an adjournment was suggested, in order to give him an opportunity of closing to-morrow. Mr. Tyler therefore yielded the floor, and
at the resolution alluded to be taken up, which was carried in the affirmative. A motion to amend by substituting the hour of 10 o'clock was voted down by a large majority. Mr. Hall, of Marion, moved to amend by substituting half-past 10 for 11 o'clock, and on this motion Mr. Armstrong demanded the yeas and nays. The roll was thereupon called, and the vote resulted — yeas 70, nays 46. So the question on the amendment was carried in the affirmative. Messrs. Johnson, Macfarland and Randolph, of Richmond city, voted for the amendment. The resolution, as amended, was then adopted. So the Convention will meet at half-past 10 A. M., until further ordered. Mr. Armstrong moved that the hour for going into Committee of the Whole be changed to 11 o'clock. After some debate, the motion was withdrawn. Order of the day. The Convention then resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, in the Chair,) and proceeded to consi
Virginia State Convention.thirty-second day. Friday, March 22d, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. Correction of report. Mr.Carlile, of Harrison, rose to correct the report of his remarks in the official organ of the Convention, the Richmond Enquirer. --He said he had written out his speech, and would publish it in the Richmond Whig. Claims for Services. Mr.Macfarland, of Richmond, from the Committee to audit claims against the Convention for services prior to its organization, made a report, which was adopted. Equality of taxation. The President announced that the subject pending before the Convention was the consideration of the resolutions offered on Monday last, by Mr. Willey, of Monongalia. Mr.Hall, of Marion, being entitled to the floor, supported the resolutions. The members of the Legislature from the West, he said, would never have voted for calling this Conventi
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,
The Union meeting at the African Church last night was very largely attended. The American flag was displayed on the platform, and a considerable amount of enthusiasm was displayed by the assembled throng. The first speaker was James B. Dorman, Esq., of Rockbridge, and the second Col. John B. Baldwin, of Augusta, members of the Convention.--They urged the claims of the Union upon their hearers with ability and force. A resolution was offered by John H. Gilmer, Esq., requesting Messrs. Macfarland and Johnson not to heed any paper purporting to be instructions, signed by persons who did not vote for them as delegates to the State Convention. The question was taken by "ayes" only — the negative was not put — and the resolution declared adopted. Marmaduke Johnson, Esq., was then called out, and delivered a brief address. The meeting, in point of numbers and enthusiasm, may be considered a success. The equilibrium of the Union men was once slightly interrupted by the ap
ld live here and die here, and trust to posterity to vindicate his course. [Applause,] Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, took the floor, but the Chairman requested him to suspend his remarks for a moment, while the Sergeant-at-Arms again cleared the gallery and the lobby. Mr. Macfarland and Mr. Wise appealed to the Chair to withdraw the order, which the Chair consented to do, alluding to thetators that if the thing were again repeated, the order would be peremptorily executed. Mr. Macfarland then commenced his speech with the remark that he entered upon the discussion with a painfulwest united, it would be impossible to keep New England out of the Union. On this point Mr. Macfarland argued until half-past 1 o'clock, when he yielded the floor at the request of Mr. Preston, w Mr. Speed said that the object could be attained by the general consent of the Committee. Mr. Macfarland was laboring under physical disability, and under such circumstances he supposed no objectio
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