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The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], To J. M. Estes. W. M. Caldwell, J. B. Ferguson, and others. (search)
Richmond Dispatch affairs in Albemarle. Charleottesville, Va., Jan, 24. Of course the Convention is the most important subject, just at this time, in all circles. As long since as the first meeting of the County Court after the November election, the people of this county resolved to cast aside all party differences and to unite as one man in the common cause of the South. This had been evidenced by the state of things now existing relative to the candidates for the Convention. Albemarle, long known to have been an old Whig county, now presents two candidates — the one, Mr. V. W. Southall, an old Whig, and Prof. James P. Holcombe, a late inveterate Democrat--who run with no opposition, the county being entitled to two members. These gentlemen met to-day, for the first time, in public discussion, at Charlottesville, and though the weather was extremely inclement, the Court-House, where they spoke, was full. The students of the University were present in large numbers