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Proceedings of the House, April, June and July Special Sessions, 1861
Volume 430, Page 139   View pdf image (33K)
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Chaplain, Goldsborough, Stake,

Lawson, Warfield, Harding,

Keene, Brune, Barnard,

Maxwell, Winans, Roop,

Wootten, Pitts, Brown—45,


Morgan, McCleary, Mills—3.

Said resolution was then sent to the Senate.

Mr. Wallis, chairman of the Committee on Federal Rela-
tions, made the following report:

To the Honorable,

the Speaker of the House of Delegates :

The Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred
the Joint Resolutions from the Senate, providing for the ap-
pointment of a Joint Committee of both Houses, who should
select from their own number, two members to wait upon the
President of the United States, two to wait upon the Presi-
dent of the Confederate States, and two to wait upon the Gov-
ernors of Virginia and Pennsylvania, respectively, ask leave to

That they have considered the subject, with all the atten-
tion and respect which are so justly due to the high source
from which the resolutions proceed, as well as to the patriotic
and commendable motives by which they were undoubtedly
suggested. They regret, however, that with every disposi-
tion to yield to the opinions and wishes of the Senate, they
are unable to concur in the propriety of the measure pro-

The worthy and benevolent purpose ef the missions con-
templated by the resolution, is to avert, if possible, the hor-
rors of civil war, by inducing a cessation of hostilities, at least
until the meeting of Congress, The committee have already
reported in favor of the policy indicated, and the resolutions
which they had the honor to propose, to that effect, have re-
ceived the sanction of a large majority of the members of the
House, and are now awaiting the action of the Senate, which
it is earnestty hoped may be favorable. It is only, therefore,
in regard to the means to be employed, to serve a common
purpose, and not in regard to the purpose itself, that the
committee are reluctantly constrained to differ with the
Senate. The grounds of that difference are, briefly, as fol-
lows :


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