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OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.

Resolved, That this Convention accepts the proposition of the Common Council of the city of New Orleans, and that when it adjourns today, it will adjourn to meet in New Orleans on Tuesday next, the 29th instant. And Resolved further, That a committee of three bo appointed by the President of this Convention to confer with the said Council of New Orleans as to the location and all necessary arrangements for this Convention. Mr. Moore moved to amend the foregoing resolution by inserting instead of the words " to-day " the words " 30th of this month." Which amendment, on motion by Mr. Elam, was ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Fuqua offered as a substitute for Mr, Provosty's resolution, a motion that a committee of five be appointed to examine the Methodist church of this place, which was tendered to the use of the Convention, and report on its fitness for such purpose. A call for the original question, Mr. Provosty's resolution, being made, Mr. Herron demanded the yeas and nays thereon, which resulted as follows: Messrs. Adams, Avepno, Barrow, Bermudez, Bienvenu, Bonford, Briscoe, Burton, Butler, Caldwell, Cannon, Clark, Cook, Connelly, Conner of St. Tammany, Cottman, Declouet, DeBlanc, Dorsey, Duffel, Dupre, Estlin, Fuselier, Gladden, Garrett, Girard, Hernandez, Hodge, Kennedy, Labatut, Lawrence, Lagroue, Lewis of Claiborne, Manning, Marshall, Marrero, Marks of Caddo, Marks of Orleans, Martin, of Assumption, Martin of Carroll, Magee, Melancon, Meredith, Miles, Michel, Miller, McCloskey, McCollom, McFarland, McKneely, Norton, Olivier, Perkins of Lafourche, Perkins of Madison, Perkins of Orleans, Peck, Pemberton, Pierson, of Winn, Polk, Provosty, Pugh, Roselius, Rozier,Slawson. Smart, Swayze, Semmes, Stewart, Sparrow, Sompayrac, Scott of Claiborne, Stocker, Tappan, Talbot, Taliafcrro, Taylor of St. Charles, Taylor of St. Landry, Thomasson, Towles, Tucker, Valentine, Verret, Walker, Williamson, Wilkinson, Wiltz and York 87 yeas. Messrs. Barbin, Bonner, Bush, Carr, Conner, Davidson of Livingston, Davidson, of Sabine, Elam, Elgee, Fuqua, Gardere, Gaudet, Graves. Gray, Griffin, Herron, Hough, Hodges, Hollingsworth, Kidd, LeBlanc, LeBourgeois, Lewis of Bienville, Lewis of Orleans, Moore, O'Bryau, Patterson, Pierson of Natchitoches,Pike, Pope, Richardson, Roman, Scott of East Feliciana, Smith, Texada, Todd, Warren, Williams, of East Baton Rouge, Williams of St. Helena 39 nays. Consequently Mr. Provosty's resolution was adopted. Mr. Fuqua then called up the substitute offered by Mr. Bienvenu, for his resolution to refer the action of this Convention on the Ordinance of Secession to the people, and demanded the yeas and nays thereupon. Mr. Perkins, of Madison, having first asked and obtained leave, moved to refer the ordinance offered ty- Mr. Polk, on yesterday, to the C Committee on Judiciary and Federal Jurisdiction and Property in Louisiana. Which was carried. Mr. Fuqua's call for the yeas and nays, being then ordered resulted as follows: Messrs. Bermudez, Bienvenu, Bush, Clark, Connelly, Conner of St. Tammany, Cottman, Davidson of Sabine, Duffel, Fuqua, Gardere, Garrett, Gaudet, Herron, Hough, Lagroue, LeBlanc. LeBourgeois, Lewis of Claiborne, Lewis of Orleans, Martin of Assumption, Magee, Melangon, Meredith, McCollom. Patterson, Perkins of Lafourche, Pierson of Natchitoches, Pierson of Winn, Pike, Polk, Pugh, Roman, Roselius, Rozier, Sompayrac, Scott of Claiborne, Scott, of East Feliciana, Stocker, Taliaferro, Thomasson, Tucker, Verret, Williams of East Baton Rouge, Williams of St. Helena 43 yeas. Messrs. Adams, Anderson, Avegno, Barbin, Barrow, Bonford, Bonner, Briscoe, Burton, Butler, Caldwell, Cannon, Carr, Cook, Conner, of Concordia, Davidson, of Livingston, Declouet, DeBlanc, Dorsey, Dupre, Elam, Elgee, Estlin, Fuselier, Gladden, Graves, Gray, Gill, Girard, Griffin, Hernandez, Hodge, Hodges, Hollingsworth, Johnston, Kennedy, Kidd, Labatut, Lawrence, Lewis of Bienville, Manning, Marshall. Marrero, Marks of Caddo, Marks of Orleans, Martin of Carroll, Miles, Michel, Miller, Moore, McCloskey, McFarland, McKneely, Norton, Olivier, O'Bryan, Perkins of Madison, Perkins of Orleans, Peck, Pemberton, Pope, Provosty, Richardson, Slawson, Smart, Swayze, Semmes, Stewart, Sparrow, Smith, Tappan, Talbot, Taylor of St. Charles, Taylor of St. Landry, Texada, Todd, Towles, Valentine, Warren, Walker, Williamson, Wilkinson, Wiltz and York 84 nays. Therefore, the said substitute was lost. Mr. Perkins then called up the following ordinance of secession, reported by him as Chairman of the Committee of Fifteen:

An ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of Louisiana and other States, united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."

We, the people of the State of Louisiana, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance passed by us in Convention on the 22d day of November, in the year 1811, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America and the amendments of the said Constitution were adopted; and all laws and ordinances by which the State of Louisiana became a member of the Federal Union, be and the same are hereby repealed and abrogated; and that the union now subsisting between Louisiana and other States, under the name of "The United States of America," is hereby dissolved.

We do further declare and ordain, That the State of Louisiana hereby resumes all rights and powers heretofore delegated to the Government of the United States of America; that her citizens are absolved from all allegiance to said Government; and that she is in full pos-