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mmander-in-Chief of all the U. S. forces at this station and General Superintendent of the recruiting business, tendered his resignation this morning, and withdrew from his headquarters on Governor's Island. It is also reliably reported that Major Johnson, who is on duty at this post, has resigned his commission rather than continue the warlike preparations now in progress. Major Holmes is a native of North Carolina, and has been in the service thirty-one years. He has distinguished himsesuch a crisis as the present, when, as executive head of this important station, his services are very necessary to the successful execution of the orders of the War Department, its effect was to throw the garrison into the utmost confusion. Major Johnson, also a tried officer, is a Kentuckian. The resignation of these two Majors has been the theme of general conversation in army and navy circles to-day, and intimations are thrown out that there may be more of the same kind before the expe
The Convention. The secession resolutions adopted by the people of Charlotte were presented on Staturday, by Mr.Bouldin.Two petitions for an Ordinance of Secession, from the people of Norfolk county, were presented by Mr.Chanbliss. It was after wards stated by Mr.Holladaythat the signers of the petitions constituted but a small minority of the voters of the county. Mr.Johnsonpresented a secession memorial, signed by 1,530 citizens of Richmond, and Mr.Macfarlandfollowed it up by presenting the resolution lately adopted by the Union men at the African Church. All these documents were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. In Committee of the Whole, various amendments were offered to the 9th resolution of the report, and rejected, after which the resolution was adopted without essential alteration. The Committee then referred back to the 8th resolution, which recognizes the right of secession for just cause. Mr. Carlilemade a persevering but unavailing effort to a