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th than tied to the tail of a Black Republican Union. The day's proceedings terminated by Wm. H. Cook, Esq., announcing himself a candidate for the Legislature, in place of Joseph Graham, Esq., the present incumbent. Mr. Cook is one of the most uncompromising Secessionists we have in the county, and will, no doubt, be warmly supported for the office, as the people here are ripe for Virginia taking her place at the head of the Southern Confederacy. Considerable regret was manifest at Gov. Floyd not announcing himself a candidate for Congressional honors. His feelings being entirely with the South, and having some hope that the State at some day will take her place beside her Southern sisters; then, and not till then, will the Governor consent to serve her. Would that the other candidates would take a similar view of it, as what earthly advantage can our representatives expect to accomplish from a Black Republican Government ? A petition is in circulation to-day to continue