Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
candidates for the Convention — Crops, &c
Chester, Chesterfield Co., Va., Jan. 14th.
Our last Court-day was a very dull one, and very little money changed hands.
The case of Jno. C. Davison
, for stealing a mule, was continued until the next term.
The candidates for the Convention
addressed the people.
Chas. W. Friend
presided over the meeting, and Edwin Williams
acted as Secretary
During the absence of the committee charged with preparing resolutions, Dr. Jno. W. Walke
addressed the people in favor of resistance.
He declined becoming a candidate for the Convention
Mr. James H. Cox
announced himself as a candidate.
In case of the failure to obtain our rights in the Union
, he was for a Southern Convention.--Messrs. W. W. Hancock
and Joseph T. Mason
also announced themselves as candidates.--The committee, on returning, made a lengthy and able report, on which action was deferred until the next meeting of our Court.
The wheat is looking badly, owing to sharp frosts and heavy rains.
Some of our farmers have filled their ice-houses. E. W.