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Convocation of the Conscript officers. --The conscript officers from the thirteen Congressional districts of the State have been in consultation in this city for some days past.--From their reports it appears that over 30,000 conscript from Virginia have been put into the field during the past year. By invitation of Col. Shields, the courteous commandant at Camp Lee, these officers and other invited guests, including Gov. Letcher, Mayor Mayo, and Gens, Winder and Elzey, partook of a dinner there on Tuesday last. In responding to a toast to Virginia, Gov. Letcher made a brief address, in which he expressed the opinion that the present war would last as long as the American Revolution. [Cries of "Never, never."] Well, said the Governor, you'll see. Some of you say it will last through Lincoln's term of office. So it will; but Lincoln will be the next President of the Federal Government — if not by fair means, he will by foul. There will be a dispute in regard to the electoral