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Virginia State Convention.twenty-third day. Tuesday, March 12, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour, Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Petersin, of St. James (Episcopal) Church. Voice of the people. Mr. Goggin presented the proceedings of two meetings held in the county of Bedford. upon the subjects now distracting the country Both declare a purpose to resist coercion, and favor the secession of Virginia. Mr. Goggin endorsed the high character of the officers Mr. Goggin endorsed the high character of the officers of the meetings, and asked the reference of the papers to the Committee on Federal Relations. They were so referred. Mr. Sheffey presented the proceedings of a meeting lately held in Smyth county, favoring preparation for resistance to coercion, declaring secession expedient, complimenting South Carolina, &c., and endorsing the course of their delegate in the Convention. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Committee appointed. The President announced the following