The State elections will probably, many of them, remain in doubt for some time.
The choice of Governor, from the returns received, lies between Messrs. Smith
The result must be settled by the army vote, and it will be some time before it can be received.
So is it with reference to the Lieutenant Governor
, for which Messrs. Price
are the leading candidates Several of the Congressional Districts
are left in the same situation.
The army has the casting vote.
For Congress, Messrs. Wickham
, in the Richmond District
, and Collier
, in the Petersburg District
, have such majorities as to settle the question and fix them as the representatives elect.
had no opposition in the Buckingham District
, and Mr. Rives
none in the Albemarle District.
In the Augusta District the contest between General Baldwin
and Governor Letcher
has been very animated perhaps the most excited in the election.
This may be kept in doubt, also, by the army vote.
In the Montgomery District
the contest is also likely to be close.
, for so many years the representative in the Federal Congress, opposes Mr. Staples
, member of the last Confederate Congress.
, member from the Abingdon District
, is opposed by the famous Fayette McMullan
, who has been canvassing industriously for the position.
In the district composed of Caroline, &c., which now includes Culpeper
, Messrs. James Barbour, jr.
, and Dejarnette
are the candidates.
The other districts are entirely in the hands of refugees and soldiers in the army.
In the Winchester District
, Mr. Boteler
, the present representative, was opposed by Col. Holliday
and Hardy counties
are the only counties in the district in which polls could be held.