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oted to proceed to the execution of the order of the day, namely, the Reception of the Southern Commissioners. The President.--Gentlemen of the Convention, in pursuance of a resolution adopted by your body, I now introduce to you the Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner on behalf of the State of Mississippi. Mr. Anderson, after a graceful acknowledgment of the reception, said he intended to detain the Convention but a few minutes, for the purpose of briefly discharging the duty imposeMr. Anderson, after a graceful acknowledgment of the reception, said he intended to detain the Convention but a few minutes, for the purpose of briefly discharging the duty imposed on him by his State, and would then yield the floor to the Commissioners from Georgia and South Carolina, States older and more distinguished, and having a more ancient claim than the State he represented.--They would present more conspicuously than be could the causes which operated on the States which have recently taken steps in vindication of their rights. In the name of the people of Mississippi, he expressed sentiments of admiration and esteem for the ancient and renowned Commonweal
uncing the passage of a number of bills, most of which were appropriately referred. Senate Bills Reported.--The following Senate bills were favorably reported on by House committees: Authorizing the Merchants' Bank of Virginia to establish branches at Rocky Mount, Liberty, Goodson and Princeton; to incorporate St. Paul's Church Home; for the relief of the securities, of James R. Courtney, of Westmoreland county; making an appropriation for the publication of the second edition of the Code. Bills Reported.--The following House bills were reported: Changing the time of holding. the Circuit Courts in the sown of Danville; authorizing the amendment of the charter of the Holliday's Cove Railroad; for the relief of Hilton Fitzhugh, late Sheriff of Prince William county. Kill Passed.--Senate bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Scott and Anderson for constructing the Hillsville Turnpike — ayes 92, noes 2. The House adjourned to attend the Convention.
The Convention. The ordinary business of the Convention yesterday was suspended for the purpose of giving a formal reception to the Commissioners from Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina. Able speeches were delivered by Hon. Fulton Anderson, of Mississippi, and Hon. Hemet L. Benning, of Georgia, sketches of which will be found in our report. The Convention will be addressed to-day by Hon, John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina. The system of admission by tickets that was inaugurated yesterday, will be in force to-day.
ch, with plain fare on our tables, make us as independent as " wood-lawyers." Spunky women we have here, too. One lady of my acquaintance, in the Courier of last Monday, says, in a letter to a Northern lady friend: "If our husbands, sons and brothers fall by the invader, the women will take their places, and their last words to their children will be, Never submit to Black Republican rule. " Another lady said, in my hearing "If my husband, who is an officer at Fort Moultrie, falls by one of Anderson's guns I will stand at the corners of the streets, with pistol in hand, and he shall never pass through this city alive." Dear creatures, they feel all this, and would, if possible, carry it all out this but we men will save them that trouble. The front steamming "James Gray," purchased by our State of your citizens at $30,000, has arrived, and makes a trial trip to-day down the harbor, with a regular March side and blowing, But it is a bad wind that blows no one any good. I am gl