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Virginia State Convention.Fortieth day. Monday, April 1, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour. Not more than one-fourth of the members were present, and very few spectators. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Petigeur, of the Disciples' Church. Mr. Southall, of Albemarle, rose to a privileged question. He said he received a few days ago a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held at Scottsville, in Albemarle county, and considered this the place for replying to an allusion to himself in one of the resolutions. He conceded the perfect right of any portion of the people, whether few or many, to assemble for deliberation on affairs of public concern, and, if need be, to criticise the conduct of those to whom they had entrusted the discharge of public duties; but he also held that it would be proper for them to possess themselves of full information previous to passing judgment. The resolutions were read by Mr. Southall. They censure him for his course in
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Oliver, slave of Mary Hill, charged with receiving a vest stolen from Jno. Romar, was acquitted, and a search ordered to be instituted for the party implicated in stealing it. --Albert, slave of the Messrs. Hardgrove, found with Clara Coleman's pass, was punished for purloining a cloak from her. --Two young white men were arraigned for getting on a bender and knocking Wm. H. Hayward's glass door into a cocked hat; one was discharged, and the other gave bail. --Silas, slave of B. S. Dickinson, was punished for getting drunk and be having disorderly on Grace street, Sunday.-- Jos. Smith, small darkey, found asleep under a pile of lumber, corner of 6th street, was detained, in order that he might be bound out to learn a trade by the Hustings Court.--Jim Burns, a Norfolk immigrant, was let off on promise of striking a bee-line for salt water. He was arrested for intoxication.--Eliza R. Ellis, negro, no papers and drunk, punished.-- Wm. King, negro, havin