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Seceding States.--A message was received from Gov. Letcher, communicating a report and accompanying documents from Hon. John Robertson, Commissioner to visit the seceding States. The documents are: Letter of Mr. Robertson to the Governor of FloridaMr. Robertson to the Governor of Florida, dated Feb. 4th; letter to the Governor of Mississippi, dated 18th February; letter from do., same date; letter to the Governor of Louisiana, dated February 14th; letter from do., dated February 18th; and letter from Judge Robertson to the GovernorJudge Robertson to the Governor. The letter reads as follows: Richmond, Feb. 25th, 1861. Sir: I have now the gratification of announcing the close of my bumble labors as Commissioner from Virginia to the States lately withdrawn from the Federal Union. My mission hatruth and justice impel me to say, by none have these feelings of respect been manifested more than by the people and authorities of South Carolina. Very respectfully, John Robertson. On motion, ordered to be printed. On motion, adjourned.
The Hon. John Robertson, Virginia Commissioner to the seceding States, returned to Richmond on Saturday. He yesterday returned to the Legislature a report of his proceedings, embracing the letters passing between himself and the Governors of Southern States. Judge Robertson represents the people of the Confederated States as speaking but one voice in respect to their present and future attitude.--They would as soon have a baboon to reign over them as the "old ape" from the Sucker State The Hon. John Robertson, Virginia Commissioner to the seceding States, returned to Richmond on Saturday. He yesterday returned to the Legislature a report of his proceedings, embracing the letters passing between himself and the Governors of Southern States. Judge Robertson represents the people of the Confederated States as speaking but one voice in respect to their present and future attitude.--They would as soon have a baboon to reign over them as the "old ape" from the Sucker State.
The Legislature. Sundry local bills were reported in the Senate yesterday. A resolution was offered for extending the corporate limits of the town of Fredericksburg. Petitions were presented for a stay law during the suspension of specie payments by the Banks, against any further appropriations to internal improvements during the present session, and against chartering foreign companies to construct roads in opposition to those at present existing at heavy cost to the State. A number of local bills were passed. In the House, a number of Senate bills were passed and a few referred. Bills were passed amending the act incorporating the Little Kanawha Navigation Company, and amending the charter of the Danville Bank and authorizing branches of the same. A bill was reported to prevent guarantees of notes, bills of exchange, &c., by Insurance Companies.--A report was returned from Hon. John Robertson,Commissioner to the seceded States, which was ordered to be printed.