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Virginia State Convention.thirty-first day. Thursday, March 21, 1861. The Convention assembled at half-past 10 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Sreley, of the Second Baptist Church. Resolution of Inquiry. Mr. Wilson, of Harrison, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Federal Relations be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the Border State Conference, as recommended by the report of the majority of that Committee, and a Conference with the authorities of the Confederated States, as recommended by one of the reports; and a commission to each of the non-slaveholding States, to invite the authorities thereof to initiate such proceedings as will be acceptable to the slaveholding States now in the Union, and to the Confederated States. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Amendment proposed. Mr. Boyd, of Botetourt, offered the following which was referred to the Committee of the Whole and ord
Sir Robert Wilson's Pesthumons work. We are very well aware that in the opinion of certain writers and critics, who profess to tell us all about the wars of Napoleon everybody is to be believedds were made up to dispossess the Marshal of his authority if he should incredibly persevere. "--Wilson, 183. He then goes on to say that Kutusoff admitted, in a private interview, that he knew her peace or an armistice." Now, we are simple enough to believe Napoleon in preference to Sir Robert Wilson, not withstanding the elaborate dramatic machinery which he has introduced into his narratontholon, page 232. Let us now turn to the closing paragraph of Blackwood, in its notice of Wilson's work: "It is now ascertained beyond all doubt that the frightful losses sustained by thebut Rostopchin dreamed of burning Moscow — not even the Emperor Alexander, or Kutusoff, or Sir Robert Wilson. The 630,000 men that the Magazine talks about never existed. The 250,000 men it talks ab