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General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.] Senate. Saturday, Feb. 2, 1861. Called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Saui, of the Episcopal Church. A communication from the House was read, announcing the passage of sundry bills. The President laid before the Senate a communication from J. M. Bennett, Auditor of Public Accounts, in response to the resolution passed by the Senate on the 28th ult., communicating a financial estimate, and his views as to the best measures to be adopted to supply any deficiency which may exist in the Treasury on the 30th September, 1861. The Clerk proceeded to read, but owing to the length of the document the call was withdrawn, the communication laid on the table, and 1,000 copies ordered to be printed. Several communications from Gov. Letcher were received. The first transmitted a communication from the Governor of Maine concerning the adoption of a decimal system of weights and measures. Laid on t
Mr. Botts in favor of secession. --The Virginia Guard, published at Clarksburg, Harrison county, Va., contains the following in its issue of the 1st February: 7"In a private letter of the 28th ult., the Hon. John M. Botts says: "'When Eastern Virginia goes out of the Union, I intend to take up my residence in Western Virginia, provided it constitutes a part of the United States.'" It will be seen by the extract above, that Mr. Botts, though running to-day as a Union candidate, is in fact a Secession candidate in disguise. fe 4--1t
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are famishing with hunger) have seen the sumptuous repast served up by the hospitable citizens in the neighborhood, they would have been satisfied that there is no danger of famine in the South, for at least several weeks. In the afternoon a mass meeting was held, and Lieut. Governor R. L. Montague nominated as a candidate for a seat in the State Convention, and on Wednesday, the 23d inst., a meeting was held at Matthews Court-House, by which his nomination was ratified. On Monday, the 28th inst., a large concourse of people, among them many ladies, assembled at Matthews Court-House, to hear this distinguished gentleman. The Court-House was filled to overflowing, and large groups stood around the building. A large meeting was held at Gloucester Court-House to-day, to nominate a secession candidate for a seat in the State Convention. Many stirring and patriotic speeches were made, and great enthusiasm prevailed.--Among the speakers was Gen. John Tyler.--John T. Sea well, E