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on notifying me of my appointment, by the concurrent vote of the two houses of the General Assembly, as a Commissioner to the President of the United States, with instructions respectfully to request the President to abstain, pending the proceedings contemplated by the action of the General Assembly, from any and all acts calculated to produce a collision of arms between the States which have seceded, or shall secede, and the Government of the United States, on the afternoon of Monday, the 21st Inst., by the mail of that day; and in disregard of a severe state of indisposition under which I had labored for some time previous, I resolved, at all hazards to myself, personally, to carry out so far as I could, the patriotic wishes of the Legislature. By the earliest conveyance, I reached Richmond on the evening of the succeeding day, (Tuesday, 22d,) and having had an interview with your Excellency and my Co-Commissioners, proceeded by the morning train of cars the next day (Wednesday, 23r