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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Convention — Secession — Weather, &c. Williamsburg Jan. 21, 1861. A meeting was held here on last Saturday night, irrespective of party, in which resolutions favoring immediate secession were passed. Gen. John Tyler, T. B. Cosnabon, Esqand ColsJ. D. Munford and Robert T. Armistead entertained the meeting by soul-stirring addresses in favor of disunion and Southern rights. W. R. C. Douglas, Esq.delivered a very eloquent and conservative address, opposed to immediate secession. He thinks it requires time only to restore peace and tranquility to the country. A Convention will be held at Yorktown on to-day, (the 21st,) composed of delegates from this legislative district, in which they will nominate some one to represent the voice of the people in said district, in the Convention to be held at Richmond February 13th, 1861. The weather is remarkably cold. Farmers about here doing little or nothing upon their farms. O.
Virginia Post-Offices. --A new office is established at Grove Landing, James City county, and William B. Wynne appointed postmaster. Office at Callahan's, Alleghany county, is re-established, and Wm. Weller appointed postmaster. Appointments.--James Cowling, postmaster at Broad Run Station, Fauquier county, vice Samuel P. Bagley, resigned. Abraham Rathbone, postmaster at Burning Spring, Wirt county, vice John V. Rathbone, resigned. John F. Bennett, postmaster at Burnville, Brumwell county, vice Jas. W. Connelly, resigned. Jas. Scott, postmaster at Middle Mountain, Craig county, vice John Scott deceased.
Runaway. --A horse, attached to Adams & Co.'s Express wagon, while standing in front of their office yesterday morning, started off and ran down the street at furious speed. A little white boy was in the wagon at the time, and his position, it may be imagined, was very perilous. No doubt he would have been killed but for the efforts of Mr. Jack Bain, who, at considerable personal risk, brought the animal to a halt.