Recognition of Virginia's Independence.
--The first official act of the representative of a foreign Government indicating a recognition of the independence of the Old Dominion, was performed yesterday, by Hon. Mr. Moore
, Her British Majesty's Cousul at this port.
In preparing the usual clearance papers for a British brig from Halifax, N. S.
, he erased the printed words, ‘"United States of America
,"’ and wrote ‘"Commonwealth of Virginia
."’ When complimented for this significant use of his official pen, he replied that he believed that he had only done his duty.