bank, Secretary of Convention.
Secession of Virginia
The announcement that the Convention of Virginia had passed an Ordinance of Secession, was received with the most universal and profound satisfaction.
There are no longer in Virginia two parties.
The Union men and the Secessionists are arrayed in a solid band of brotherhood under the flag of Virginia.
The only rivalry is which shall do and suffer most in defence of our common honor against the monstrous despotism at Washington.
Lincoln's Proclamation has accomplished the union of all parties in Virginia and the South.
The Ordinance of Secession is the answer of the Convention to that Proclamation, and the action of the Convention is but the echo of the people's will.
The old Union, for which our fathers fought and bled, has been wilfully sacrificed by a Black Republican despot, and he now seeks to wrench from us our Liberty and Independence.
Virginia, which led the van in the war of ‘76, now meets him on the threshold.
of my ability, to defeat the election of Abraham Lincoln,--( And so did I, )--believing that the se lies by the Constitution and the laws.
Abraham Lincoln is not the President of my choice; no matty would permit, to prevent the election of Mr. Lincoln; but, so help me God, as a citizen and as aradical North less safely democratic.
If Abraham Lincoln has inaugurated a crash; if George Washinn warfare, and have the advantage of time.
Mr. Lincoln has been blamed because he was too indulgen Germans had elected the present President, Mr. Lincoln, a man of liberal ideas, energy, and sincersupporting our legally elected President (Abraham Lincoln), our Constitution, and our flag.
For th supine; and even after the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, if any thing could have been done, nothingrty years ago, so is it now being met by President Lincoln.
(Cheers.) Now, as then, though we diffdoctrines and platforms upon which Jackson or Lincoln was elected — nevertheless, we are all agreed