The Convention met at 10 o'clock, A.M.
Prayer by the Rev.
Is it in order now to present the proceedings of a meeting held in a county that I represent?
The gentleman can do so by general consent.
Does the gentleman rise to a privileged question?
I rise to ask to present the proceedings of a meeting which the gentleman himself asked leave to do a short time ago.
I now beg leave to present the proceedings of a meeting held in the county of Nottoway. It was a very large meeting, and the resolutions, which I shall read, were adopted with but one dissenting voice.
At a meeting held at Nottoway Court House on the 4th April, 1861,
that being Court day, on motion of John E. Jones, Esq., Richard
Irby was chosen Chairman, and W. R. Carter Secretary. The object
of the meeting being to express their opinion of the action of
the State Convention, on motion a committee of two was selected
from each Magisterial District to draft resolutions; whereupon
the Chairman appointed John E. Jones, F. W. Epes, M. W.
Robertson, W. G. Dickinson, R. Connalley, J. M. Hust,
Whereas, The dilatory proceedings of the Convention, now sitting in Richmond, demand from the people of Nottoway, as well as of the whole State, a firm and decided expression of opinion in the present political crisis; therefore be it
1. Resolved, That the course of our representative in said Convention, L. E. HARVIE, meets with our hearty approval.
2. That, in the opinion of this meeting, the Convention, should immediately pass an ordinance of secession.
3. That we are opposed to any proposition looking to delay, and