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18610515 - h"-n cen- 1 Wuieuw, May 11. The Convention...
h"-n cen- 1 Wuieuw, May 11. The Convention assembled at eleven o'clock. There was a larger attendance tliau yesterday. I'rayer was dehv-r-nsl by the llev. Smilh. The journal was read, atid aller some correction?, amoni; which wa sinking out Frederick county, tho Chair announced that the business before the Convention was the report of the Committee on State and Federal Relations. Mr. Miller, of Monongalia, rising to a question cf piivilege, said ho had been misundor-tood yesterday aa favoring a post onemenl ol m lion until ibo irdinance of tfsestion was voted on. Ho only di Herod with Mr. Carlilo, who favored iinm.-diale action, as to Ihe course to be pursued. '1 lie Coin in iltis not beini; ready to report. 'len. Jackson, of Wood Ouunty, moved an ad- joiiriiiiicnt till two o'clock, but withdrew th motion to t nahlo Col. Wheat, of !iio county to pr senc nvotutioiis .R me im,e ol Hie 'on- vet.iiiin. urn. ii no aui ne sai.i ne uni on inr. own responsibility, to l o relerril to the Coin- iiiill.-e n Sl.ilo mill Keleral U latioii?, on .leiiiniriij the ac tion of the Statu ( on vcrttion parlicularlv to the ordinance of secession, the schedule at'ached to tho ordinance and tin ttansfer of the State to the Southern Conleder at'y. These rr- dutiono were followed by a r solution of Mr Carlisle, instriiflini; the Coiii- miltonon State an. I Federal Kelations, to r p..rt an ordnamo dcelarint; coiiiiectii.ii with ihe ci unties -.,iiipiinn the t.nla ami eleventh oni;rehioriHl Districis, ificluding the county 1 ane, dissolved; alo, to report a dec ration of indepondence, with a new constitu tion, and the new S'ate to be called new Yir giuia. ol. heal obj'H. ted, on the ground of lore talliii.; both tho Committee and Convention, si all debate i-n su.-li resolution was irotiiti- 1.;! A debate eiinuuil between Mefds. Carll-le, H olley, .la ksoii and Wheat. Finally Mr. 'arlisle modilie,! bis r-.lution so ha to read -kiri; the f oiiiiiiittee to report the epedieiioy f such an ordinance. A resolution was then adopted referring all tugsje- lions lending to the action of tho Con. vention to the committee on Slato and redes iul relations without dubato r explanation. Con. Jackson s motion to adjourn till 'J o ciock men came up and was carried. The convention met at 2 o'clock. 'i be committee not beinir ready to report the convention adjourned till 7 o'cloc k. Iho Convention reassembled al oc-lnrk. Mr. Potter, from the committee on State and Federal Isolations submitted a report ern- bodviut; substantially the resolutions ortorod by C 1. U heat, and providing for a Conven tion in case tlie act ol s-vession lie r'lsLainod. Mr. Carlisle moved to recommit with in- slructiont to report an ordinance of separation, and coiislilulion and b riii of irovernmeril r the Slate of New ir.;inia. He supported his motion Lv an able speech, to which Mr. lllev of Moiionwalia replied, but he ha.1 not concluded at the adjournment of tho Con- eut;,.n.

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  1. Pittsburgh Daily Post,
  2. 15 May 1861, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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