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The Convention.

The State Convention met at the Capitol yesterday. A majority of the delegates were present, and John Janney, of Londoun, was elected to preside over the deliberations of the body. Mr. Janney, in his inaugural speech, expressed decided Union sentiments, but plainly foreshadowed a determination to secure the Constitutional rights of Virginia as the condition of remaining in the Confederacy. John L. Eubane, of Richmond, was elected Secretary, on the fifth ballot. After proceeding thus far, the Convention adjourned to meet at the Mechanics' Institute, at 12 o'clock to-day. Among the absent delegates yesterday, were Ex-President Tyler, who is engaged in the Peace Conference at Washington, and Ex-Governor Wise, detained at home by sickness in his family.

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