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deep had been his own attachment for the Union, he called the attention of the audience to the division of the Methodist Church, which was so distracted by discussions of the slavery question that he saw a continuance of the union with the Northern Church must inevitably lead to a calamitous result. To prevent this, he voted to separate from those with whom he had long been united by sacred ties. The entire address was a logical and profound elucidation of the subject announced, and if there was a heart that did not glow more warmly with a love for the South and her institutions, it would not respond to the patriot's boast that his "first, best country ever is at home." After the close of Dr. Smith's address, strong State's-Rights speeches were made by Mr. Newton, of Hanover, Messrs, Randolph. Steger, Tucker and Gordon. The sentiments favoring secession in preference to submission to Black Republican rule, were warmly applauded. Mr. Geo. D. Shell presided over the meeting.