Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.public meeting — College military companies. Hampden Sidney College, Va., Jan, 21st.
There was a meeting of the "sovereigns" of Prince Edward, at the court-house to-day, to nominate representatives to the Convention.
Messrs. Thornton, Treadway and Wishum were names mentioned, but the nomination was deferred.
There seemed to be quite a disunion sentiment abroad, and men seemed to be thinking that they ought to act.
By the way, in to-day's Dispatch I see a communication from "Rutherford," which refers to a military company organized at College.
The company was organized, but the faculty, "noble and reverend senieurs," laid some unpalatable restrictions upon it, and it was abolished.
The students, however, have determined to enlist in various volunteer companies in case of a war, and to fight boldly.--At the court-house, to-day, there were but one or two papers going around to get up companies--one for a cavalry company.
It is r
Hughes, Hull, Hunton, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Kilby, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Charles K. Mallory, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Maslin, Masters, Miller, Moffett, Morton, Moore, Neblett, Orrick, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Rives, Robert E. Scott, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Sharp, Sheffey, Sitlington, Slaughter, Southall, Spurlock, Staples, A. H. H. Stuart, C. J. Stuart, Strange, Summers, Sutherlin, Tarr, Tayloe, Thornton, Treadway, R. H. Turner, F. P. Turner, Waller, Whitfield, Willey, Wilson, and Wysor.--113.
So the amendment was lost.
The question recurring on the original resolution, the vote was taken viva voce, and resulted in its adoption.
It reads as follows:
1. Be it Resolved and Declared by the People of the State of Virginia, in Convention Assembled, That the States which composed the United States of America, when the Federal Constitution was formed, were independent sovereignties, and in a
ubstitute was offered by Mr. Brooke. "But no naturalized citizen of this State who shall have become such after the termination of the existing war, shall be privileged to vote until he shall have previously resided for ten years in some one of the Confederate States.
Rejection — ayes 46, noes 63.
The question recurred on Mr. Nelson's amendment, viz: "or who has not been a naturalized citizen of either of the Confederate States for twelve years next preceding he said elections"--and Mr. Treadway offered a substitute, which was rejected, and he previous question having been or cred, Mr. Nelson's amendment was also defeated — ayes 44, noes 60.
Mr. Donman said it was clear that the Convention was determined to adopt the section as thus far amended, and he therefore called the previous question, which was sustained, and the first section of Article III was adopted, as follows:
"Every white male citizen of the Commonwealth, of the age of twenty-one years, who has been a resi
Fletcher, Ewing, Huntt, McLaughlin, Thrash, Taylor, Boggs.
Clerk's Office--Messrs. Reid, Thomas, Baskerville, Lynn, Graton, Murdaugh, Carpenter, Nelson of Fluvanna, Boggs
Roads, &c--Messrs. Sheffey, Carpenter, Baskervill, Ward, Flood, Treadway, Anderson of Rockbridge, Murdaugh, Saunders of Fairfax, Saunders of Campbell, Woodson, Wynne, Rowan, and Staples.
Board of Public Works--Messrs. Banks, Gatewood, Steger, Barbour, Anderson, of Rockbridge, Rutherfoord, Spady, Harrison, McCamaon of Norfolk, Walker, Woodhouse, Matthews, Huntt, Dunn, and Gillespie.
Register's Office.--Messrs. Brooks, Lively, Wright, Mattheus, Irby, Hopkins, Jordan, Williams, and Garrison.
Schools and Colleges.--Messrs. Newton, Minor, Riddick, Treadway, Tate, Daniel, Saunders of Franklin, Crockett, Spady, Read, Curtis, Booten, Noland, Wright, and Laidley.
Resolutions of Inquiry.
By Mr. Jones: Of authorizing the banks of this Common wealth to issue a larger amount than 5 per cent. of t