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The Convention. The Convention was addressed yesterday by the Hon. John S. Preston, of South Carolina, in a style of oratory which has seldom, if ever, been surpassed by any of the gifted sons of Virginia. We publish a sketch of his remarks, to-day. A series of resolutions on Federal Relations, offered by Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, were referred to the appropriate committee.
Speeches of the Commissioners — the people want to hear them. Yesterday, Mr. Preston, the Commissioner from South Carolina, concluded the addresses of the Commissioners of the Seceding States to the Convention of Virginia, in a magnificent oration, which thrilled every bosom in the vast audience, and was worthy of the Patrick Henry blood that courses through his veins. The Convention have had a rare treat in the beautiful and truly eloquent address of Mr. Anderson, of Mississippi, the logical and powerful argument of Mr. Benning, of Georgia, and the soul-stirring strains of the gifted Preston. Thousands were unable to obtain admittance; only the People's servants, and comparatively few ticket-holders, have been fortunate enough to hear these Commissioners — now, the People themselves would like to hear these representatives of the seceding States of the South. We submit to those prominent citizens who feel special interest in this subject, that they would do their country som
er by the Rev. Mr. Peterkin,of St. James Episcopal Church. On motion of Mr. Preston,of Montgomery, she Convention proceeded to the execution of the order of thentlemen of the Convention — I have the honor of introducing to the Hon John S. Preston, Commissioner from our sister State of South Carolina. Mr. Prestonmade a Mr. Prestonmade a graceful acknowledgment of the reception, and said he had the ot to present to this Convention his criminals as Commissioner from the Government of South Carolina. ustice and sustained by the honor of a virtuous people." In conclusion, Mr. Preston said; And now, gentlemen, believing that our interests which have been invadnd courtesy with which you have listened to the delivery of my address. Mr. Preston took his seat amidst prolonged and hearty applause. Publication. OnFulton Anderson. of Mississippi; Hon. Henry L. Benning of Georgia. and Hon. John S. Preston, of South Carolina, be each respectfully requested to furnish a copy of