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The following is an extract from a letter written by a distinguished Virginian, who has been an active participant in the deliberation of the Carolinas for a few weeks past: "The act to call a Convention passed both Houses (and both very full) unanimously. --I have not seen an individual, or even heard of a man in the State, who is opposed to secession from the Union. This will be done within three days after the Convention meets, on December 17th. Both the South Carolina Senators have resigned their seats in Congress. The private dispatches from Georgia and Florida assert the readiness of those States for secession. Alabama will not be far behind, according to like reports. A private dispatch today, from Milledgeville, from a gentleman of highest standing, of talent and great discretion, says that the Legislature of Georgia will certainly call a Convention. The refusal of that body to elect a Senator in place of Iverson, is a significant indication of its willingness