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any, to execute their contract made in August last, for the purchase and completion of the James River and Kanawha Canal. Mr. Duckwall submitted the following resolution: Resolved, by the General Assembly, That the Commissioners to audit and settle the accounts for services at Harper's Ferry, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to allow pay to the field officers and to the four companies of the 39th Regiment, in the county of Morgan, designated in their report of the 5th day of February, 1861, in the manner reported by them. On Mr. Duckwall's motion, the resolution was laid on the table, in consequence of the thinness of the House. Petition Withdrawn.--Mr.Rives, of Prince George, asked leave to withdraw from the files of the House the petition of citizens of Surry for the formation of a volunteer rifle corps of less than the minimum number required by law, Granted. Street Railroads.--Dr. McGruder, from a special committee, reported a bill passed March 20
From Charleston.[Special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Charleston, S. C., Feb. 5, 1861. The telegraph has just told us that 800 recruits have gone to Fort Sumter within the last few nights, with mufiled oars, and that they went there from "landwards."Bah ! All who can, may go. This comes from the Black Republican quarter. Another dispatch, just received from Richmond, states that three strong Secessionists were elected, yesterday, to your Convention — viz Messrs. Randolph, Macfarland and Johnson. I saw it in a few minutes after being posted, and I insisted that it should be taken down for there was certainly a mistake somewhere as Messrs. Macfarland and Johnson were nominated by the Union party, and it was accordingly taken down. I see, also, that the Charleston correspondent of the Baltimore American has found a "mare's nest"--that Maj. Anderson has actually dug out a pit, under the causeway, outside of Fort Sumter, leading to the entrance, and will, if attack
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from Wythe. Wytheville, Feb. 5, 1861. Since my last, we have had rain, snow, and a general mixture of the elements. No mail from your city has reached here since the 1st inst — the trains on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad being unable to pass through, on account of the numerous slides — the worst of which is at Clark's Summit, some 20 miles from this place. The "Champion of America,"the renowned John C. Heenan, arrived at this place yesterday evening on the Eastern train; of course he was greeted with rounds of huzzas by the "boys," and followed and tormented by the "curious."The frogs that were showered upon the Egyptians could not have been a worse plague than this. Such fame! Save us, we pray, from the plaudits of "Young America." Mr. Kent is elected to the Convention — an able representative. We shall certainly expire if you don't soon send us the Dispatch. If "Uncle Sam" can't afford to put the mail thr<