The Maryland State Convention
--The informal State Conference, of Maryland, assembled in Baltimore
, closed its business Wednesday, and adjourned for the present.
The resolutions adopted declare that ‘"the policy and interests of Maryland
require that no action shall be taken by which the State
shall be committed until the State of Virginia
shall have determined the question of a proposed Conference or some other measure requiring the co- operation of this State."’ The Convention further resolved that the proposition for a Conference among the Southern Border States
, by delegates deriving authority from the people, would meet the approval of Maryland
, and appointed a Committee to visit the Virginia Convention and express to them the "foregoing assurance."
"Those of the delegates who desired to go farther than was proposed by the report of the Committee
on Resolutions, submitted amendments declaring that all attempts upon the part of the Government
to "re-occupy," repossess, or re-take" any forts or any other property within the limits of the seceded States, would be acts of war, and that such acts would absolve Maryland
and the Border States
from all connection with the United States
. Judge Chambers
left the Chair and opposed these amendments as in reality opening the way to secession, and as initiating a programme that would not be sanctioned by the people of Maryland
Strong speeches were made in support of the amendments, and for a time an ‘ "irrepressible conflict"’ threatened the harmony of the Conference.--Finally the subject was got rid of by postponing its consideration until the next meeting of the Conference."
The Commissioners appointed to Virginia
, are Ex-Gov. E. L. Lowe
, Judge Chambers
, W. H. Norris
, and Dr. J. Hanson Thomas
.--They will arrive in Richmond