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Virginia State Convention.Forty-Sixth day. Monday, April 8, 1861. The Convention assembled in the Hall of the House of Delegates, and was called to order at 10 o'clock. No clergyman in attendance. Communication from the Governor. The President laid before the Convention a communication from the Governor of the Commonwealth, enclosing a communication from the President of the State Convention of Arkansas, intended for the consideration of the General Assembly; but that body having adjourned, the Governor deemed it his duty to give it this direction. The communication from Arkansas asks information as to what action Virginia has taken, or proposes to take, in reference to the proposition to hold a Border Slave State Conference, at Frankfort, Ky., or elsewhere, during the coming spring or summer. This information is sought with a view to guide the action of the Commissioners or Delegates elected by the Convention of Arkansas to said Conference, should one be held.
port of Richmond, April 8, 1861. High Water this day (Tuesday) at 3½ o'clock. Arrived, Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Steamship City of Richmond, Mitchell, Philadelphia, mdze, and passengers. C. P. Cardozo. Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore, mdze. and passengers, D. & W. Currie. Schr.Del. Farmer, --, Baltimore, lumber, Jno. Abrahams. Schr. Amythis, Cates, Portland, plaster, Robertson & Miller. Schr. Danville, Chester, New York, mdze., D. & W. Currie. Schr. Rough and Ready, Moore, Eastern Shore, potatoes, A. Millspaugh. Schr. Champ, --, James River, billets and hoop poles. Sloop S. M. Herman, Rowe, Servan River, oysters. Schr. S. G. King, Andrews, Baltimore, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Ashland, Graves, Baltimore, guano, E. B. Bentley. Schr. Clara Belle, Mitchell, Baltimore, guano, Bacon & Baskerville. Schr. Florida, Hayes, Jacksonville, lumber,
[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]Fires in Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg, Va., April 8, 1861. On Friday night, about half-past 8 o'clock, a fire broke out in a dwelling-house owned by the Misses Dangerfield, on Main street, near the railroad, in the lower part of the city, and before the flames could be subdued the entire building was consumed. For a long while the large brick house adjacent, occupied by Mr. Sacry, was in imminent peril, but efficient exertions saved it. The fire was accidental, and occurred during the absence of the occupants. Insured in the "Merchants," of Richmond, for $800. On Sunday night, about the same hour, fire was discovered to be raging in a dwelling on Sophia street, opposite Warren's Tannery, in the occupancy of Mr. G. A. Rawlet. The building being a frame one, the fire spread with such rapidity as to defy extinction.--Soon the valuable brick double tenement adjoining was seized by the "devouring element," and although desperate