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ved was to bring discredit on the Common wealth, and he felt bound to discountenance it. Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, next addressed the Committee. He did so with great reluctance, for he beli Mr. Goode desired to remind the gentleman that the 4th of March had come and gone. Mr. Tredway said he regretted that he had not also said that it had proved him to be a very bad prophet. . Hall's estimate, Virginia was paying to the Northern Confederacy $6,000,000 per annum. Mr. Tredway desired to know the source of his information on this point. Mr. Hall said it was based pro rata tax upon slaves, and the amount which Virginia contributed by her consumption. Mr. Tredway replied that the gentleman would do better to take facts as they were at present, instead of dition of affairs twelve or eighteen months ago.--Virginia was now paying scarcely anything. Mr. Tredway proceeded until the hour of recess, reviewing and commenting upon the present condition of af
Virginia State Convention.Fortieth day. Monday, April 1, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour. Not more than one-fourth of the members were present, and very few spectators. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Petigeur, of the Disciples' Church. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, rose to a privileged question. He said he received a few days ago a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held at Scottsville, in Albemarle county, and considered this the place for replying to an allusion to himself in one of the resolutions. He conceded the perfect right of any portion of the people, whether few or many, to assemble for deliberation on affairs of public concern, and, if need be, to criticise the conduct of those to whom they had entrusted the discharge of public duties; but he also held that it would be proper for them to possess themselves of full information previous to passing judgment. The resolutions were read by Mr. Southall. They censure him for his course in
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Northern revenue need receive nothing from Virginia consumption. While the speaker was alluding to the position of Virginia towards the Federal Government, Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, asked if he knew what amount the State annually contributed to the support of that Government? According to Mr. Hall's estimate, Virginia was payingMr. Hall's estimate, Virginia was paying to the Northern Confederacy $6,000,000 per annum. Mr. Tredway desired to know the source of his information on this point. Mr. Hall said it was based upon official statements concerning import duties, and the pro rata tax upon slaves, and the amount which Virginia contributed by her consumption. Mr. Tredway repliedMr. Hall said it was based upon official statements concerning import duties, and the pro rata tax upon slaves, and the amount which Virginia contributed by her consumption. Mr. Tredway replied that the gentleman would do better to take facts as they were at present, instead of referring to the condition of affairs twelve or eighteen months ago.--Virginia was now paying scarcely anything. Mr. Tredway proceeded until the hour of recess, reviewing and commenting upon the present condition of affairs, and opposing the sec
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mergency, but distrusted the intelligence of the people in this respect. He was equally caustic in his references to the proposed adjournment and to the Border Conference.--The tendency of some of the Border States towards abolitionism was freely commented upon, and applied as an argument against their fitness to advise old Virginia what to do with her half million slaves. He hoped the Committee would open their eyes to the astounding fact that, in the proposed conference, Virginia and North Carolina would own one-half of all the slaves there represented; and that Virginia, owning one-third of the whole number, would be entitled to but one vote among the eight States in consultation.--This argument, he conceived, dispelled the claim of an identity of interest. If it was the intention of gentlemen to destroy the institution of slavery in Virginia, they would pursue precisely the policy laid down in the majority report. This report he criticised at length, maintaining that if this Co
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nments on the face of the earth. That was sufficient for him, and he warmly urged the necessity of uniting the destiny of Virginia with the South. She had announced the inauguration of the Conference as her final effort, and that having failed, the first determination was to be looked upon as a joke, and now another final effort was to be made. The effect of such action he believed was to bring discredit on the Common wealth, and he felt bound to discountenance it. Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, next addressed the Committee. He did so with great reluctance, for he believed the people were impatient for action, and he would not unnecessarily protract this debate. He agreed with his friend who had just taken his seat, who had reiterated the sentiment of Burke, that the action of a statesman should be governed by surrounding circumstances; but believed that gentlemen on that side had departed from this rule. If the seceded States had acted on this principle, we would not now hav
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rors, would be desolating the land. He deplored the election of Lincoln, but still he knew that with an overwhelming majority of the people of the country against him, he was powerless for harm. He thought it a remarkable fact that every fresh item of news that flashed over the telegraphic wires, looking to the preservation of peace, seemed to disappoint the precipitators. At that time, the gentlemen who are now for waiting were the most urgent for precipitate action. The gentleman from Bedford, (Mr. Goode,) who is now for waiting, was then among the most ardent advocates of haste. Mr. Goode desired to remind the gentleman that the 4th of March had come and gone. Mr. Tredway said he regretted that he had not also said that it had proved him to be a very bad prophet. He then went on to demonstrate that the moderation of Virginia thus far had saved the country from the horrors of civil war; and though he had been pointed at as a submissionist, he would ever be proud that
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h. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, rose to a privileged question. He said he received a few days ago a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held at Scottsville, in Albemarle county, and considered this the place for replying to an allusion to himself in one of the resolutions. He conceded the perfect right of any portion of the censure him for his course in the Convention, and instruct him to vote for an Ordinance of Secession, in accordance with the tendency of his campaign speech at Scottsville. Mr. Southall corrected the impression which had been sought to be created as to his course in the canvass, that he would go for secession unless the diffich he here indicated.--Upon this evidence he claimed that the charges against him were unjustifiable. He paid a compliment to the intelligence of the people of Scottsville, whose confidence he had enjoyed during the period of his political life; but in the late election he fell far short of a majority at that precinct, showing tha
ed in stealing it. --Albert, slave of the Messrs. Hardgrove, found with Clara Coleman's pass, was punished for purloining a cloak from her. --Two young white men were arraigned for getting on a bender and knocking Wm. H. Hayward's glass door into a cocked hat; one was discharged, and the other gave bail. --Silas, slave of B. S. Dickinson, was punished for getting drunk and be having disorderly on Grace street, Sunday.-- Jos. Smith, small darkey, found asleep under a pile of lumber, corner of 6th street, was detained, in order that he might be bound out to learn a trade by the Hustings Court.--Jim Burns, a Norfolk immigrant, was let off on promise of striking a bee-line for salt water. He was arrested for intoxication.--Eliza R. Ellis, negro, no papers and drunk, punished.-- Wm. King, negro, having no papers, was arrested; but producing the documents, was arrested; but producing the documents, was released.--John Lillis, belligerent and athletic, was arrested for pounding Jno. Joyce
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cquitted, and a search ordered to be instituted for the party implicated in stealing it. --Albert, slave of the Messrs. Hardgrove, found with Clara Coleman's pass, was punished for purloining a cloak from her. --Two young white men were arraigned for getting on a bender and knocking Wm. H. Hayward's glass door into a cocked hat; one was discharged, and the other gave bail. --Silas, slave of B. S. Dickinson, was punished for getting drunk and be having disorderly on Grace street, Sunday.-- Jos. Smith, small darkey, found asleep under a pile of lumber, corner of 6th street, was detained, in order that he might be bound out to learn a trade by the Hustings Court.--Jim Burns, a Norfolk immigrant, was let off on promise of striking a bee-line for salt water. He was arrested for intoxication.--Eliza R. Ellis, negro, no papers and drunk, punished.-- Wm. King, negro, having no papers, was arrested; but producing the documents, was arrested; but producing the documents, was released.--John Li
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Oliver, slave of Mary Hill, charged with receiving a vest stolen from Jno. Romar, was acquitted, and a search ordered to be instituted for the party implicated in stealing it. --Albert, slave of the Messrs. Hardgrove, found with Clara Coleman's pass, was punished for purloining a cloak from her. --Two young white men were arraigned for getting on a bender and knocking Wm. H. Hayward's glass door into a cocked hat; one was discharged, and the other gave bail. --Silas, slave of B. S. Dickinson, was punished for getting drunk and be having disorderly on Grace street, Sunday.-- Jos. Smith, small darkey, found asleep under a pile of lumber, corner of 6th street, was detained, in order that he might be bound out to learn a trade by the Hustings Court.--Jim Burns, a Norfolk immigrant, was let off on promise of striking a bee-line for salt water. He was arrested for intoxication.--Eliza R. Ellis, negro, no papers and drunk, punished.-- Wm. King, negro, havin
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