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ions, which were handed to the Chairman, to be disposed of. The Chairman announced the receipt of a letter from John R. Edmonds and others, which the Secretary read to the College as follows: "Richmond, Dec. 5, 1860. "Gentlemen: "Trefore we respectfully decline to take our seats in the Electoral College. "Very respectfully, your ob't serv'ts, "John R. Edmonds, "James Lyons, "R. A. Claybrook, "Wm. H. Anthony, "J. W. Massie." The Secretary next read the following letter fromA. B. Caldwell of Ohio, L. H. Chandler of Norfolk city, Joseph Christian of Middlesex, William Lamb of Norfolk city, John R. Edmonds of Halifax, James Lyons of Richmond city, Richard Claybrook, of Northumberland, W. H. Anthony of Botetourt, J. W. Ma to fill the place of Mr. J. W. Massie; and James. F. Johnson, Esq., of Bedford, was nominated to fill the place of John R. Edmonds, Esq. The vote was taken separately on the several nominations as made, and each of the nominees were unanimous
ary. On motion of Mr. Mallort, the resolutions presented yesterday, requesting the President of the Confederate States to employ, in the service of the Confederacy, slaves in those districts threatened or invaded by the enemy, were taken up, and after some desultory discussion, they were laid upon the table together with substitute, offered by Mr. Mallory, modifying the original so as to restrict the gn of the measure only to such districts as are actually invaded by the enemy. Mr. Edmonds called up the Senate resolution compensating Lieut L. Lee Haymond, locating the Elk River Turnpike, in the counties of Braxton and Roane, which was adopted without a dissenting voice. Mr. Fo from the special committee on salt supplies, reported that since the Legislature had passed an act authorizing the county Courts to purchase suspires of salt, no further legislation was at present necessary. Mr. Hoehins offered a resolution that the Military Committee inquire into the expe
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y the Committees, and favored the laying the resolution upon the table. Mr. Edmonds, of Halifax, took the ground that the stock belonged to the stockholders of n. Mr. Sutherlin explained the position of the Board of Directors. Mr. Edmonds referred to the remarks of Mr. Branch relative to the action of the Committeapplication of it. The gentleman seemed to take offence at his remarks. Mr. Edmonds.--Not at all. Mr. Clark hoped the resolution would be laid upon the tabBoard of Directors, and recommended to their favorable consideration." Mr. Edmonds opposed the adoption of the first resolution. He was opposed to committing of the Company. A conversational debate ensued between Judge Lyons and Mr. Edmonds, the latter opposing the resolution. Judge Lyons stated that the commite following were unanimously elected:--President, A. S. Buford; Directors, John R. Edmonds, of Halifax, and Wood Bouldin, of Charlotte. Mr. Sutherlin offered a pre
Personal. --Among the arrivals at the Exchange Hotel yesterday were the following:--Hon. Emerson Etheridge, of Tennessee; Hons. J. R. Edmonds and Robert Ridgway, of Virginia and Major- General William Mahone of Petersburg. Hon. R. H. Whitfield, of Isle of Wight, Virginia, is stopping at the Powhatan Hotel.