Prayer by REV. DR. DOGGETT, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Chair will announce the Committee upon the resolution of the
gentleman from Monongalia
Messrs. Waitman T. Willey, Franklin P. Turner, Napoleon B. French, John A. Campbell, Alfred M. Barbour, George Baylor, Geo. P. Tayloe, Wm. M. Tredway, Wm. M. Ambler, John Q. Marr, John R. Chambliss, Fendall Gregory and Geo. W. Brent.
The pending question this morning is shall the main question be now put on the resolutions of the gentleman from Albemarle?
Calls of "Question, question."
The question was put to the House, and the main question was ordered to be put.
The resolutions of the gentleman from Albemarle
Resolved, That the standing order resolving the Convention into Committee of the Whole be suspended.
Resolved, That the Convention will immediately go into secret session, to consider the Report of the Committee appointed to visit Washington.
The galleries and lobbies will be cleared. The galleries and lobbies were accordingly cleared.
The Sergeant-at-arms was sent for.
The Sergeant-at-arms is required to report to the Chair that the order has been executed, and that there are no persons in the room but those who are authorized to remain.
Mr. President, I know very well, sir, that it is an invidious task to
move the exclusion of any one from this secret session ; but it does
appear to me to be altogether a farce, if you are to retain all the
reporters here, and all the pages, and all the door-keepers, why you
might just as well not have gone into secret session at all; you
might just as well despatch from the lips of every man who speaks
upon this floor upon this occasion, over the telegraph wires, what
is said, to the whole world. Sir, you must limit