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Virginia State Convention.Fifth day. Monday, February 18, 1861. As early as 9 o'clock the ladies thronged the various entrances to the Institute building. and when the doors were opened a struggle look place of an exciting, but somewhat amusing character. After a good deal of compression, a little shrieking, and much laughing, the "advanced guard" of femininity poured into the Hall, and quickly filled the ladies' gallery. Hundreds of others continued to arrive completely blocking up the front passage, and through the lower hall. As many were admitted as could be accommodated with seats, and many more turned away from the Hall, some with sorrow and others with indignation. The rush of the "sovereign people" was not so great, because those who were minus tickets generally thought it useless to assemble where they were not invited. Notwithstanding all the precautions, however, there was considerable confusion in the lobby, which at one moment, seemed likely to result in k
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.] Senate. Monday, Feb. 18, 1861. Bills Reported.--Mr. Paxton, from committee, reported a bill to incorporate the Elk River Railroad Company, and a bill to incorporate the National Railroad Company. Mr. Coghill reported a bill to amend the 9th section of an act passed March 24th, 1848, entitled an act to incorporate the Lynchburg and Tennessee Railroad Company. Mr. Newman, by leave, reported a bill to incorporate the Virginia Mineral Oil anle of ardent spirits to free negroes; by Mr. Critcher, of refunding to John F. Hughlett certain expenses incurred by him in the service of the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. August, the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. Monday, Feb. 18th, 1861. The House was called to order by Mr. Tomlin, of King William county. Prayer by Rev. George Jacobs, of the Hebrew Church, as follows: Almighty God. Sovereign of the Universe, whose throne is the heaven, whose footstool is