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lish the object of his hope, his mind often quailed, and he trembled with apprehension. He believed, however, that it was his duty to walk in the path which he had marked out. If he performed well the patriotic duty which he had under taken, he could safely leave the rest in the hands of the great Disposer of events. He would, therefore, turn neither to the right nor to the left, but would march straight on, in the line of duty and of right, and leave the result to God. Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, next addressed the Committee. He said if he had been told three months ago that he would be in this presence, and discussing these subjects, he would have listened with incredulity. For twenty-five years he had been buried among his own peaceful and quiet pursuits, but some, who thought they saw in him the elements which might be used in this crisis, had disinterred him, and sent him here. His people were lovers of peace, and he promised them that he would do all he could for the adjust
secession. Mr. Critcher, of Westmoreland, who made the presentation speech, read a poetical tribute from the ladies, the point of which was that woman deems Union right, and that it is man's duty to support her. While Col. Baldwin was making an eloquent reply, somebody in the gallery trod on a dog's appendage, and the fierce "bow wow — ki yi," for a time completely eclipsed the oratorical peroration to the stripes and stars. Another incident on Saturday transpired while Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, was making an argument in favor of secession. A troop of horsemen from Chesterfield passed by the building, the trumpeter blowing "Yankee Doodle" with all his might and main, which created some merriment on the Union side, but produced no visible effect elsewhere. The ladies "never tire" of going to the Convention. They remain with remarkable patience throughout the long sessions, and if any of them happen to lose a veil, or any other article of apparel or adornment, a good excuse i
The Convention. A resolution was adopted on Saturday to meet at 10 o'clock A. M.; to take a recess at 2 o'clock, and meet again at 4 o'clock P. M. Secession resolutions, adopted by the people of Dinwiddie, Greene, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper, were presented by the delegates representing those counties. Mr. Baldwin finished his speech against secession and in favor of the majority report. He was followed by Mr. Bruce, of Halifax, who will conclude to-day. Mr. Hall, of Marion, continued his remarks in favor of an ad valorem tax upon slaves.--Mr. Dormay, of Rockbridge, introduced a resolution, which was laid on the table, recommending a license tax on Northern productions, in retaliation for the Personal Liberty bills in vogue in the Northern States.