Election of an officer.
--We are informed on good authority, that as soon as the intelligence reached the State Convention yesterday morning [communicated by a member from Fredericksburg
, who visited his family on Saturday,] of the gallant and Paul Jones
like daring of Col. R. Thomas
, that in secret session he was unanimously confirmed as a full Colonel
in the Provisional Army of Virginia
T. was present in the Convention
afterwards, and appeared as modest in demeanor as he is daring in notion.