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of the Chair, making the point that when there was no quorum the resolution could not be received. The President said that when the resolution was received the fact had not been ascertained that there was no quorum. Mr.Wise went on with his objections, when Mr.Morton reminded the President that the hour had arrived for going into Committee of the Whole. The President said the gentleman from Princess Anne was on the floor, and he could not call him down. Mr.Holladay, of Portsmouth, raised a point of order, but the President could not entertain it. Mr.Wise contended that if there was no quorum present last evening, it was the duty of the chair to have ascertained the fact before receiving the resolution. Mr. Wise having concluded, the subject was passed by. The Convention then went into. Committee of the whole, Mr.Southall in the chair, for the purpose of considering the report of the Committee on Federal Relations. The pending question was on Mr.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Affairs in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Norfolk, Va., April 11, 1861. Great excitement prevailed here yesterday, out of the fact that a number of dispatches had been received stating that seven war steamers were off Charleston harbor, and of the official information to Gov. Pickens of tcitement is expressed to hear the latest news from Charleston, and our papers will be eagerly sought for. The election for the Mayoralty has just closed in Portsmouth, which resulted in the selection of John O'Lawrence, (Union,) of that city, over Geo. W. Grice, (Secessionist.) The fact of the triumph of the Union party at thecession candidates. A number of our working men have recently been displaced from the Gosport Navy-Yard. I hear it started that Mr. Jas. C. White, of Portsmouth, (Bell and Everett,) will receive the appointment of Postmaster of that city.--It is also reported that Capt. Ferguson former Mayor of this city, will receive a
George Hickman, a Philadelphia lawyer, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing $45 worth of books from a public library. The authorities of Boston have determined to have two balloon ascensions from the Common, on the 4th of July, at an expense of $1,000. A. G. Parker, convicted in Washington co., Va., of obtaining money on false pretences, has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in the penitentiary. Rev. Mr. Foster, of the Methodist Conference, died in Tazewell co., Va., a few days since. Dr. James Crabtree, who has been postmaster at Tumbling creek, Washington co., Va., more than thirty years, died last week. A number of recruits for the Southern Army left Portsmouth. Va., yesterday morning, for Charleston. Hon. A. H. Boteler, of Virginia, announces himself and independent Union candidate for re-election to Congress.