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The "Convention" at Wheeling.

--S. T. Moss, of Wood county, presided over the deliberations of this body. From the Wheeling Union, of Tuesday, we extract the following notice of the first day's proceedings :

Gen. Jackson, of Wood county, addressed the Convention in an able and eloquent speech. He contended that the Convention was premature; that the time had not arrived for dividing the State. He exhorted the Convention to do nothing hasty or inconsiderate, that would tend toward plunging the Northwest into civil war. He was in favor of delaying action until after the fourth Thursday in May, when the result of the election would show how many counties would consent to unite in dissolving their connection with the State of Virginia, and forming a new State.

He was followed by Mr. Carlile, who favored immediate action. He wanted no paper resolutions, but action, final and decisive.--He asserted that if the Convention contented themselves with paper resolutions, there would be a majority in favor of the Secession Ordinance in the Northwest on the 4th Thursday in May.

W. T. Willey concurred with Gen. Jackson's views fully — he expressed the opinion that, by proper constitutional action, the views of those favoring a division of the State can be carried out, provided, on a fair trial, a large majority of the people shall vote for the measure.

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