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The State Convention. On Saturday the Convention proceeded to the election of a presiding officer in place of Mr. Janney, resigned, when 56 votes were cast for Robert L. Montague, of Middlesex, and 28 for James H. Cox, of Chesterfield. Mr. Montague was declared elected, and, on taking the chair, delivered an appropriate address. The Convention then proceeded to business. A resolution, offered by Mr. Fisher, of Northampton, for the expulsion of a member named Waitman T. Willey, on account of his disloyalty to the Confederate States and his adherence to the enemies of the same, was adopted. A communication from certain citizens of Northwestern. Virginia, recommending the appointment of representatives to fill vacancies in the Legislature for the counties identified with the Wheeling treason, was laid on the table. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, offered a resolution to adjourn sinc die on Thursday next, and Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, proposed as a substitute "That the pre