--A large meeting was held at Old Church, on the 6th inst., Dr.
E. S. Talley
in the chair, and J. B. Gardner Secretary
, Resolutions were adopted unanimously
approving the course of the Legislature on the subject of the removal of cannon from Bellona Arsenal--censuring Mr. Wickman
from the district,) for his ‘"progmatical and contumacious opposition to the action of the Southern Rights party in the Senate,"’ notwithstanding the ‘"well known opinions, sympathies, and feeling of an majority of his constituents, "’--that the procrastination of the Virginia Convention has only emboldened the Black Republican Administration
, and given it time to complete its preparation for coercion --that every proposition
for reconciliation consistent with honor has been made, and that the proposed Border State Convention is but another scheme for delay, in conflict with the desire and ruinous to the best interests of Virginia
— that the ‘"usurpation of power by individuals,"’ and the bad faith of deliberative bodies, were them that the time has arrived ‘"when the people should take into their own hands the powers that emanate from themselves, and exercise the same by virtue of the right of revolution"’--that they ‘"nullify and ignore"’ the Convention
, and advice a voluntary Convention of the people in Richmond
on some day in June, which will represent the sentiments, wishes; rights, and chivalry of the proud old Commonwealth — and approving the course of Col.
G. W. Richardson
in the Convention
It was advised that the delegates to the proposed Convention should be elected on the fourth Thursday in May at the time of the general elections.
The meeting expressed its confidence in Mr.
W. R. Newton
, the able delegate from the country, and re-nominated him for election.--Mr.
N. accepted the nomination in an eloquent speech.
The thanks of the meeting were voted to B. B. Douglass
, Senator from King William, for his part in the Bellona Arsenal guns affair.