Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
nomination in Norfolk.
Norfolk,Va., Jan. 25th, 1861.
Ashland Hall was crowded last night to its utmost capacity, to select a candidate to represent this city in the approaching State Convention. Mr. James R. Hubbard
, on taking the chair, made a speech of an hour's duration, in which he enumerated the aggressions of the North
, depicted the horrors of submitting to Black Republican rule, denounced Gen. Scott
as a traitor and a scoundrel, and declared for immediate separation.
He was vociferously applauded.
After the close of its speech followed the nomination of candidates, when it became evident, from the names of the gentlemen offered that a diversity of opinion existed, from which confusion was likely to ensue.
At this juncture, Mr. Charles Sharp
, who, among other Union men, had been loudly called for, arose and explaining that the meeting had been called by the opposite party, (which was not generally understood,) requested that they would not interfere with its proceedings.
This had the desired effect.
Order being restored, a committee of five were appointed to recommend a suitable candidate.
They brought in the name of James R. Hubbard
, which was greeted with tremendous applause.
The question being put, he was nominated without a dissenting voice.
The 4th of February will be an important day in the history of Virginia
Exciting times are expected here.
The working men of the Navy-Yard
received a half month's pay to-day.
Two month's were due. Right.