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uch volunteer companies as have not already been provided with arms by the State, to purchase arms, the quantity and quality to be defined by law, &c., and had passed a resolution to the effect that it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject. Petitions.--The following petitions were presented: By Mr. Leftwitch. the petition of the securities of Robert O. Doss, late Sheriff of the county of Campbell; by Mr. Chapman, the petition of sundry citizens of the counties of Monroe, Giles and Craig, praying the passage of an act incorporating a company to construct a turnpike road from Newport, in the county of Giles, to the Gap Mills, in the county of Monroe. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were presented and referred, viz: By Mr. Evans, of reporting a bill for the relief of Wm. H. Winder, of Mathews county; by Mr. McKenzie, of instructing a special committee to inquire into the expediency of painting the Capital. Bank Relief Bill.--The Hou
Immediate secession. --Meetings in Wythe Botetourt, Appomattox, Bedford, Craig and Shenandoah counties, have adopted resolutions calling for the immediate secession of Virginia. The students at Roanoke College have passed similar resolutions.
lso gave "an account of his stewardship." He told the people that all hopes of an adjustment had banished — he had exhausted all in his power for the good of the State, and he returned to tell his constituents there was no longer any chance for either adjustment or reconstruction. He was in favor of the immediate withdrawal of the State from the Northern Confederacy. Some of his friends, he stated, had insisted upon his announcing himself a candidate for Congress. He would say to the people, that he did not wish to go to an Abolition or Northern Congress, and there sit and hear his State daily abused by Black Republicans. He announced himself a candidate for re-election to the Legislature. --Green James, Esq., editor of the Valley Sentinel, also announced himself a candidate. It is thought there will be others out. W. R. Staples, Union candidate for Congress to represent this district, was announced to speak here to-day, but was detained in Craig county by sickness. Quill.