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urely bound in his grasp, and the hope of escape becomes less. By an edict, every boat is to be destroyed capable of being used by refugees to cross the bay? This is the prelude; then that people, vainly trusting to the proclamation of the notorious Dix for protection and safety, are required to go through the mummery of an election of men to mis- represent them in the Wheeling Government. A threat is thrown out, that if the people do not vote, and thus implied sanction the usurpation of Pierpont, and the military rule of Lockwood, they are to be treated much more severely in the future than they have been. In vain may they ask by what law of their State an election is now to be held? They are represented by high-toned, honorable, and talented gentlemen in the Virginia Legislature--gentlemen selected in strict conformity with the Constitution and laws of their State, and elected by an overwhelming majority of a then free people. All their county offices are filled by men of their