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State Convention.'s Saturday, Nov. 30, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bosserman, of the Universalist Church. The case of Judge Pitts. Mr. Morris moved to take up the ordinance previously reported by the special committee in relation to the loyalty of Judge Pitts, of Accomac. It was taken up and passed. Punishment of Offenders. On motion of Mr. Price, the Convention look up the ordinance for the trial of persons offending against the laws of the Commonwealth in counties in possession of the common enemy. It passed, as follows: "Be it ordained, That offenders against the criminal laws of this Commonwealth, when the offence shall have been committed in a county in the possession of the public enemy, or is threatened with invasion, whereby the laws cannot be safely or conveniently administered therein, may be prosecuted, tried, and punished in any other convenient county; and no question of jurisdiction as to the place of tria