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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Petersburg. Petersburg April 8, 1861. We have had a continued fall of rain for the past three days, which has served to render our streets, at any time no very pleasant sights to look upon, and equally unpleasant to travel through, tenfold more disagreeable, and almost impassable. If there is one thing our city has cause to be ashamed of, it is the construction of her streets, and the condition in which they are kept. Probably, when the state of our finances improves, our Council may determine to give more attention to the subject, but not before. Since the receipt of the war news of the past two days, the proceedings of the Convention are regarded with increased interest; and the future action of that body is looked forward to with the most intense anxiety.--Nothing will satisfy the people of Petersburg but the passage of an ordinance that will dissolve all connection between them and the North. The clouds of vapor w