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ession, and the regular business being now in order, he would order the lobbies and galleries to be cleared. After a secret session of between three and four hours, the doors were opened, and the President directed the Secretary to read a letter which he had received from President Jefferson Davis in reply to a resolution of the Convention of Saturday last, the purport of which will be seen from the letter, of which the following is a copy: "Spotswood House, June 16, 1861. Hon. John Janney, President, &c. Sir "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst. communicating to me the resolution of the Virginia Convention to visit me at such hour as I may appoint. It will afford me great pleasure to receive you and the members of the Convention at 8 o'clock, on Monday, the 17th instant "Very respectfully, "Jefferson Davis." On motion of Mr. Tyler, it was agreed that when the Convention finishes the business of to-day, it will mee
Evening session. At 7 ½ o'clock, the members were in full attendance at the Hall, chatting freely and in groups, upon the events of the war so far as they have reached our city. It was twenty minutes before eight when Mr. Janney called the Convention to order. Mr. Fisher at once suggested that the only object of the evening session was to proceed in a body to pay their respects to President Davis. Several members made suggestions as to the modus in quo, but Mr. Tyler, who seemed to be, and undoubtedly was, well posted in such matters, was allowed by common consent to be the "master of ceremonies" on the interesting occasion. At the appointed hour, the Convention marched, in double files, led by Mr. President Janney and his accomplished Secretary, Mr. Eubank, followed immediately in the rear by ex-President John Tyler. We thus marched to the Spotswood Hotel, and entering Mr. President Davis' private suit of parlors, that distinguished functionary stood at the door, and e