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ces of the Convention. A report from a special committee abolishing the Executive Council, and one from a similar committee providing that the holding of a military commission in the army of Virginia will not disqualify a member of the House of Delegates from holding his seat, were ordered to be printed. The hour for signing the Ordinance of Secession having now arrived, the Secretary produced that glorious document, elegantly executed, and, spreading it out on the Clerk's table, Mr. Janney, the President, descended from his chair, and, with a dignity and firmness worthy of the noblest Roman, affixed his name and returned to his seat. It was observed that Mr. Jauney tried and rejected several pens before he was suited, evincing that he felt he was about to transmit his name to the latest posterity, and, of course, was desirous of impressing it on the parchment in the best style he could. All the members present came up as they were called by the Secretary and affixed th