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Mr. Thornton's (of Prince Edward) magnificent burst of eloquence in the Convention yesterday. It sounded like Virginia of the olden time; Virginia of the days of Patrick Henry; Virginia of the great, heroic era of America. We knew that Mr. Thornton was one of the most powerful and brilliant writers of the country, but we had no conception that he was such a speaker.--His oration yesterday would have done honor to the Virginians who once assembled in the old church on Church Hill, and wrested from Great Britain the brightest jewels of her crown.
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