I had hoped the decisive results of the recent election would have quieted the ferment about secession in Virginia, but it seems not. The people appear uneasy and distrustful of those they have chosen to represent them. The reports from Richmond are unfavorable, they say. The Union delegates are parleying with their adversaries, arguing questions of States rights, and considering compromises. This does not satisfy the people. They wish the convention to vote down the question of secession conclusively – to emphasize the adherence of Virginia to the Union under all circumstances – for them to adjourn and come home. They insist that unless this is done presently they will be betrayed and sold.
More thoughts from “the Porte”