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tely known. Although they submitted the ordinance for ratification to vote of the people, to be taken on a day then somewhat more than a month distant, the Convention and the Legislature, which was also in session at the same time and place, with leading men of the State not members of either, immediately commenced acting as if the State were already out of the Union. They pused military preparations vigorously forward all over the State; they seized the United States armory at Harper's Ferry, and the Navy-Yard at Gosport, near Norfolk; they received, perhaps invited, into their State large bodies of troops, with their warlike appointments from the so-called seceded States. They formally entered into a treaty of temporary alliance and co-operation with the so-called Confederate States, and sent members to their Congress at Montgomery; and, finally, they permitted the insurrectionary Government to be transferred to their Capital at Richmond. The people of Virginia have t
Personal. --Among the arrivals at the Exchange Saturday and Sunday, were Hon. Jas. M. Mason, F. M. Gilmer, jr., Alabama; Capt. B. W. Leigh, Virginia; F. Nailer, Vicksburg; Rev. J. J. Brantley, South Carolina; Col. De Russey, C. S. A.; E. Pliny, D. Barney, Maryland; B. F. Lovelace, Fairfax county, Va.; W. G. Wright, Arkansas; W. B. Bate, M. W. Cluskey, Walker Legion; Jno. B. Thornton, jr., Memphis. At the Spotswood House during the same days, B. F. Bartholomew, Baltimore; H. S. Shelton, Charleston, South Carolina; D. E. Stipes, Harper's Ferry; Hon. J. W. McQueen, South Carolina; J. Waltz, Texas; Dr. Shepherdson, Montgomery, Alabama; S. R. Harrison, New Orleans; Jos. Pendergrast, Savannah; Hon. John H. Reagan, (P. M. General,) and family, Texas.
Home manufactures in Southwest Virginia. Mr. Barrett, an enterprising citizen of Wytheville, Va., is manufacturing ten rifles a day, and will soon be able to turn out twenty. Though not quite so highly polished, his rifle is equal if not superior in shooting qualities to that of Springfield or Harper's Ferry. Mr. Barrett manufactures every part of the rifle except the lock, and will manufacture that when it can no longer be bought. Mr. Brown, of Washington county, Va., is manufacturing powder. We are told that he turns out as much as two hundred pounds a day. He procures the ingredients from the surrounding country. Powder is also manufactured in Tazewell county, and in other places in that region of country. It is of the fine quality approved by the riflemen of the mountains, which is of course enough to say on that subject. The only difficulty is in procuring sulphur in sufficient supply. To manufacture this article in quantity, machinery is requisite that will cost