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sant trip (only 26 hours) for some of your gentlemen of leisure to visit the ancient and now renowned city of Charleston. It would be a pleasant, and no doubt a very profitable trip for your State Convention to come en masse to see their future gallant Chief Magistrate. The sight of President Davis and the breathing of secession atmosphere, might quicken some of those now sluggish and inanimate spirits which seem dormant from imbibing too free of Union narcotics methinks if Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, was to visit us, he would see that we are not such monsters as to haunt his sleeping moments unfavorably. It is true, he would see on all sides corps of soldiers, bristling bayonets, formidable batteries, and the huge floating batter; but we will take care to "hurt nobody," and will guarantee to return you and all your State Convention "right side up with care." Well, the floating battery again. It is now nearly completed. I visited the ship-yard this morning to see it before it l
the resolutions offered by Mr. Moore, which were laid on the table yesterday. Mr. Goode, of Bedford, being entitled to the floor, proceeded to say that it was not his purpose to speak to the resolutions, but to reply to the gentleman from Rockbridge, (Mr. Moore.) He regretted that his physical condition rendered him wholly unable to do justice to a case of such vast interest, and regretted also that circumstances prevented him from concluding his remarks yesterday. He hoped the citizens wshould go with her Southern sisters. They are bone of her bone, and flesh of her flesh. Could Virginia desert them now? As well might it be asked could the mother desert and forget her own offspring. He regretted that the gentleman from Rockbridge was not in his seat. He would, however, notice a few of his objections to going into a Southern Confederacy. With regard to there-opening of the African slave trade, Mr. G. proceeded to say, that every Convention in the seceded States had pro