Synod of Virginia--Fourth day.
--After the devotional services of the morning, the session of the Synod
was taken up in a discussion on domestic missionary operations--one of the most interesting subjects under discussion yet before the Synod
A report of a committee on this subject was then unanimously adopted.
In the afternoon Rev. Dr. Bocock
, formerly of Georgetown
, D. C. but recently driven back to his mother State by the Federal
troops, was admitted to a seat as a corresponding member, and made a most touching and eloquent appeal in behalf of one of the families of the church, which had been deprived of all means of support by the barbarous cruelty of the enemy.
Rev. Richard McIlwaine
appeared and took his seat as a member of the Synod
Previous to the adjournment, the Synod
unanimously voted resolutions of thanks to the citizens of Petersburg
for the generous hospitality extended by them to the members; also to the several religious denominations of the city for the kind offer of their churches, and to the South-Side Railroad Company for the liberal deduction in the fare of ministers and others attending the synod.
The proceedings of the Synod
throughout the entire session were of the most interesting and engaging character, and the discussions on the several questions and reports that came up for consideration, were very able.
Some of the finest intellects of the State
were present, and took part in the proceedings.--Petersburg Express, 21st.