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h.election returns — election day — Police affairs, &c. Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 5, 1861. The following is the official vote of Rockingham for delegates to the Convention, and on the question of referring the action of the Convention back to the people: Cofiman, (Contingent,)2,604 Lewis, (Union,)2,081 Gray, (Union,)2,002 Woodson, (Union,)1,120 Newman, (Secession,)705 Liggett. (Secession,)505 Reference2,199 No reference593 From the above it will be seen that Messrs. Coffman, Lewis and Gray are elected, and may be considered a Union delegation. Messrs. Williams and Conn, Secessionists, are elected in Shenandoah. On election day, in Harrisonburg, there was considerable excitement. The display of partizanship was exhibited in a goodly number of fights. There were so many cases to be tried by the Mayor, that he was compelled to hold his Court in the open air, taking his position in the large yard adjoining the Court-House. The "lock-up" at night w