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Virginia State Convention.twenty-ninth day. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10. Prayer by the Rev. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Monumental Church. Personal explanation. Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, arose to set himself right in regard to his remarks of yesterday, which had been misrepresented in the editorial columns of the Richmond Whig, and likewise misunderstood by the member from Richmond, (Mr. Johnson, who replied to him on this floor. He disclaimed having made any proposition to the West, but had merely expressed his individual willingness to have justice done to that section if its representatives would give us an Ordinance of Secession and save the integrity of the Commonwealth. He had expressed his concurrence in an editorial of the Richmond Examiner. Mr. Fisher also corrected the report of his speech as it appeared in the official paper, the Enquirer, wherein he was made to praise certain action of the Governor of the Commonweal
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Tuesday, March 19, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10½ o'clock, Mr. Johnson in the Chair. Bills Reported.--A bill amending the charter of the town of Union, in the county of Monroe; a bill establishing a Board of Claims. A resolution proposed by Mr. Paxton, changing the hour of meeting from 10 to 11 o'clock, was voted down. A joint resolution was proposed by Mr. Pats, suspending, for 12 months, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Richmond city against Wm. Stratton and Henry Farley, of Logan county, upon a note for $1,950. Laid over under rules. Virginia Canal Company.--On motion, House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, was referred to a committee, with instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon. Communication fro
[reported for the Richmond Daily Dispatch.]proceedings of the Baltimore Annual Conference.Fifth day. Staunton, Va., March 18. Conference met and engaged in singing and prayer, after which the minutes were read and approved. A paper concerning Dickinson College was road and referred. President Johnson addressed the Conference briefly. The report of Bernard Hough, Tract Agent, was read and referred to the proper committee. T. H. W. Monroe made some inquiries for the benefit of the Board of Conference Stewards. The Board was directed to use their discretion in the matters referred to. Moses May and C. C. Calvert were examined by the Bishop. The committee on their examination reported favorably, and they were admitted to full connection, and elected to Deacon's orders. A committee of three were appointed on the Metropolitan Church, of Washington city, viz: S. S. Roszel, B. F. Brooke, Wm. Hamilton. On motion, the order of the day was taken up.
Committed to jail as a Runaway. --Was committed to the jail of the corporation of the city of Norfolk, on the 2d day of January, 1861, Negro Man Wm. Johnson. The said negro man is five feet three inches high, and weighs about 135 pound.; has one scar on right arm above his elbow; light complexion; about thirty years old. Had on when committed to jail, black cloth coat, black pants, glazed cap, and says he was born free, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thos. J. Corprew, Sergeant City Norfolk. mh 15--6w