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ident Lincoln was then read. It was published in this paper yesterday. Mr. Holcombe, of Albemarle, offered the following resolutions: Resolved, That the st Mr. Scott was here interrupted by a suggestion of the necessity of passing Mr. Holcombe's first resolution. as the hour was close at hand for going into Committee The first resolution was put to vote and adopted — yeas 80, says 43. Mr. Holcombe then offered the second resolution, to go at once into secret session. the removal of all doubt, he moved that the Convention do now adjourn. Mr. Holcombe requested him to withdraw it for a moment, and he would renew it.--This having been done, Mr. Holcombe explained the motive which prompted him to make a motion to go into secret session. He would have Virginia go into the battle with a shoute unanimity, he would frankly sustain the proposition for a secret session. Mr. Holcombe renewed the motion to adjourn, premising that he should vote against it.
The Convention — prompt action expected — rumors yesterday. The report of the Commissioners was read yesterday morning, and a motion was then made by Mr. Holcombe to go into secret session, for the purpose of taking such action as the exigency of the case required. This proposition met with much favor; but some of the incredulous members doubted the authenticity of Lincoln's War Proclamation, and opposed any action until the official copy shall have been received. The debate showed a considerable change of sentiment. Without taking a vote on the secret session proposition, the Convention adjourned over till this morning. The "ultimatum" did not receive so much as a passing notice from any of the speakers, and it has doubtless been consigned to a premature grave. The Capitol was thronged with anxious spectators. The confident belief is that the Convention will pass an Ordinance of Secession to-day or to-morrow. All sorts of rumors were in circulation yesterday. One