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eless to assemble where they were not invited. Notwithstanding all the precautions, however, there was considerable confusion in the lobby, which at one moment, seemed likely to result in knock-down arguments. The Convention met at 12 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Beid, of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Conrad, of Frederick, offered a resolution, which was adopted, authorizing the Committee on Federal Relations to employ a Clerk. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, desired to state, before the Convention proceeded to the execution of the order of the day, that the Governor of the Commonwealth was prevented from attending here to-day by the state of his health; otherwise he would have been present to participate in the reception of the Southern Commissioners. On motion of Mr. Wm. Ballard Preston, the Convention voted to proceed to the execution of the order of the day, namely, the Reception of the Southern Commissioners. The President.--