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ved from the Governor of Virginia certificates that they have been elected Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States. We feel constrained, however, to say, that although by technical law we may be entitled to those certificates, and to cast our votes as Electors, we are satisfied that we were not elected in fact, and therefore we respectfully decline to take our seats in the Electoral College. "Very respectfully, your ob't serv'ts, "John R. Edmonds, "James Lyons, "R. A. Claybrook, "Wm. H. Anthony, "J. W. Massie." The Secretary next read the following letter from Mr. Wm. Lamb, of Norfolk: "Norfolk, Dec. 3, 1860. "Gov. Letcher--Dear Sir: Your letter, informing me of my election as one of the Electors for the State of Virginia, was received Saturday. My physician, who has been attending me during a severe illness, positively forbids my visiting Richmond tomorrow; indeed, he has not yet allowed me to leave the house. "I regret, exceedingly, that