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uch a crisis! The question of holding a State convention was decided by the vote of the people, who gave a majority of 11,586 for convention out of a total of 62,000. By proclamation of the governor, that body assembled on the 4th of March, the day of the Presidential inauguration. A majority of the delegates elected were disposed to temporize, and voted for cooperation against secession, and elected five peace commissioners to attend the Border State convention at Frankfort, Ky., on May 27, 1861. This effort was laudable, but the march of events was too rapid for the peace commissioners, and left them so far in the rear that they did not deem it necessary to perform their function. The threats of the Northern press that a fire in the rear should be opened upon such troops as should be raised in the North to march against the people of the South; the indignant protests of ex-Chancellor Walworth at a public meeting, that it would be as brutal to send men to butcher our own brothe