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hich I trust will be properly appreciated, I now retire from the canvass. I am unwilling to be to any extent instrumental in dividing the votes of those who believe in the necessity of the prompt and decisive action of Virginia in the present crisis, when such division may tend to the election of some one not sufficiently alive to the imminence of the danger by which we are surrounded. I trust the citizens of Henrico will concentrate their entire vote on some worthy citizen of their own county, who will not pursue that dilly-dally policy, so well calculated to deluge the fair plains of the South in the blood of civil strife. Above all things, do not send to the Convention one who believes that under Black Republican rule we shall be "in no worse condition than now," that "Virginia can resume her sovereignty as easily on the 4th of July"--when Lincoln will have entire control of every department of the General Government--"as on the 4th of March." Edward E. Orvis. ja 29--1t