Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Convention — Secession — Weather, &c.
Williamsburg Jan. 21, 1861.
A meeting was held here on last Saturday night, irrespective of party, in which resolutions favoring immediate secession were passed.
Gen. John Tyler
, T. B. Cosnabon
, Esqand ColsJ.
and Robert T. Armistead
entertained the meeting by soul-stirring addresses in favor of disunion and Southern rights.
W. R. C. Douglas
delivered a very eloquent and conservative address, opposed to immediate secession.
He thinks it requires time only to restore peace and tranquility to the country.
A Convention will be held at Yorktown
on to-day, (the 21st,) composed of delegates from this legislative district, in which they will nominate some one to represent the voice of the people in said district, in the Convention
to be held at Richmond
February 13th, 1861.
The weather is remarkably cold.
Farmers about here doing little or nothing upon their farms. O. K.