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State Convention. This body met at the Capitol yesterday morning, and was called to order by Mr. Jas B. Mallory, of Brunswick, on whose motion Mr. James. H. Cox, of Chesterfield, was appointed temporary Chairman. The President, Mr. Janney, it will be remembered, resigned during the recess. It was ascertained by a call of the roll that only forty-six members were in attendance — not enough to constitute a quorum — when, by general consent, the body adjourned over until this morning. There is some little curiosity to learn what subject will especially occupy the time of the Convention, in the event that a sufficient number of members to proceed with the organization present themselves. A revision of the Constitution is suggested as probable, and if this proves correct we may safely calculate upon a protracted session. The memorial of the Corporation of Richmond, in regard to legalizing the issue of its small notes, will be presented at an early da