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er. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Bills Reported.--By Mr. Gatewood, authorizing the payment of the amount of a lost coupon to Thomas J. Fisher; by Mr. August, to incorporate the Central Savings Bank of Richmond city; by same, to amend the 6th section of the bill for the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Carraway, amending the 3d section of an act entitled an act incorporating the town of Portsmouth, passed March 1, 1858. Stay Law.--On motion of Mr. Townes, Resolved, That the Committee of Courts of Justice be instructed to make a report, by bill or otherwise, on the resolution of the Senate directing them to inquire into the expediency of passing a stay law on the emanation of executions, &c. Change of Hour.--On motion of Mr. Newman, Resolved, That on Monday next, and thereafter until otherwise ordered, the senate will meet at 10 o'clock A. M. Richmond and York River Railroad.--The unfinished business of yesterday was the
March 6, 1861. The feeling here in favor of secession is, since the arrival of King Ape's Inaugural, universal. To give you an idea of the intense anxiety for Virginia's immediate withdrawal, I instance the departure this morning of Mr. William Townes for Richmond, for the avowed purpose of using his influence with his Whig friends of the Convention. Mr. Townes is one of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of the county, and has, up to date, been very conservative. He deems thMr. Townes is one of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of the county, and has, up to date, been very conservative. He deems the occasion appropriate for the resumption by Virginia of the powers she delegated to the Federal Government. The most rabid Union men now join cheerily in the chorus of secession. If the Convention don't do something for the honor and safety of the Commonwealth now, the people will take steps to abate it as a nuisance. The issue of battle has been made up, and the South now stands ready to come to a trial of arms. Will Virginia hesitate? Under which King, Bezonian? The weather very col