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Secession movement at the South. the South Carolina Convention--Governor Pickens' inaugural--Republican Press' view of Compromise — county Meetings in Virginia, &c., &c. The South Carolina Convention. The Charleston papers received last night bring some further details of the proceedings in the South Carolina State Convention Monday, of which a very full telegraphic summary has been published. We give the speech in full of Gen. Jamison, on taking the chair: Gentlemen: I take it that we have met here under the most solemn circumstances; in a situation more solemn than any of us perhaps have ever been placed. We have come here for the purpose, as I take it, of throwing off a government to which we have been accustomed, and of seeking new safeguards for our security. It is a most solemn act, and I trust, gentlemen, we have all come here to preserve the honor and character of South Carolina. If anything has been decided by the late election, it is that Sout