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Virginia State Convention.twenty-ninth day. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10. Prayer by the Rev. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Monumental Church. Personal explanation. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, arose to set himself right in regard to his remarks of yesterday, which had been misrepresented in the editorial columns of the Richmond Whig, and likewise misunderstood by the member from Richmond, (Mr. Johnson, who replied to him on this floor. He disclaimed having made any proposition to the West, but had merely expressed his individual willingness to have justice done to that section if its representatives would give us an Ordinance of Secession and save the integrity of the Commonwealth. He had expressed his concurrence in an editorial of the Richmond Examiner. Mr. Fisher also corrected the report of his speech as it appeared in the official paper, the Enquirer, wherein he was made to praise certain action of the Governor of the Commonwealt
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10½ o'clock, Mr. Johnson in the Chair. Bills Reported.--A bill amending the charter of the town of Union, in the county of Monroe; a bill establishing a Board of Claims. A resolution proposed by Mr. Paxton, changing the hour of meeting from 10 to 11 o'clock, was voted down. A joint resolution was proposed by Mr. Pats, suspending, for 12 months, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Richmond city against Wm. Stratton and Henry Farley, of Logan county, upon a note for $1,950. Laid over under rules. Virginia Canal Company.--On motion, House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, was referred to a committee, with instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon. Communication from
House of Delegates. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. Speaker Critchfield called the House to order at 11 o'clock A. M. The passage by the Senate of a number of bills was communicated to the House, the following of which were passed: Authorizing the Petersburg Railroad Company to increase their capital stock; authorizing the Treasurer of the State to destroy certain Bank notes now on deposit in his office, and such as may be received in future. The House was notified that the Senate had agreed to the amendment proposed by the House to Senate bill to amend the 23d section of the 61st chapter of the Code, entitled "of works of internal improvement." Senate bill establishing an inspection of leather for the county of Hampshire, was laid on the table. The Finance Committee of the House reported in favor of Senate bill refunding to Elizabeth C. Richardson, of Henrico county, a sum of money paid by her on an erroneous assessment of land, and for correcting said assessme
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.things in Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg, Va., March 19th, 1861. Yesterday was an exciting time here, as it was the annual municipal election. Mr. Montgomery Slaughter was chosen Mayor. Last night his friends seemed very jubilant — so much so that your correspondent was several times interrupted in his slumbers by the shouting near his window. Business is quite dull, and but little is being done except reading papers and talking about the probable result of our national troubles. The Baptists have been holding meetings for a week, and when the weather would permit, the congregations have been very large. Next week, Bishop Johns, of the Episcopal Church, will be here. Fredericksburg abounds in churches, and the religious element is very strong. The schools seem not to suffer from the crisis. Rev. Dr. Broaddus has the largest Female Institute here, numbering some fifty. I have noticed for several days that very fe