The Governor transmits his refusal to supply troops to the U. S. Secretary of War, and also
communicates the Adjutant General's report on Virginia's volunteer force and armaments. A large
number of delegates comment on Mr. Preston's proposal of secession and Mr. Scott's substitute, and
vote down the latter. Delegates debate the ordinance of secession, and adopt it by a vote of 88 to
55. Mr. Randolph proposes that the Governor be authorized to call up troops and borrow money for
defense. Mr. Scott proposes a Committee on Military Affairs. The Convention adopts Mr. Randolph's
resolutions on defense, and Mr. Wise's proposal to inform the President of the Confederate States
that Virginia has seceded.
communication is made, that it ought to be made at the discretion of
the Governor; and I trust that the Convention will so decide.
I move the previous question.
The call was sustained and the main question ordered to be put, being the
resolution offered by Mr. WISE, which was
The Convention then, on motion of Mr. DULANY of
Fairfax, adjourned at 10 minutes past 11 o'clock, P. M.