Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Dinner to Ex-Governor Floyd.
Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 18, 1861.
Our Town Hall
was crowded last night to its utmost capacity, to hear Ex-Gov. Floyd
and Hon. A. G. Brown
, of Mississippi
, who arrived here yesterday.
F., after being introduced to the audience by Prof. James P. Holcombe
in a most eloquent and appropriate manner, made an elaborate, able and masterly appeal in behalf of the rights of the South
, and exhibited, in a striking light, the dangers which now threaten the people of Virginia
His speech was received with the warmest applause.--He was followed by the distinguished Senator
, who, in a brief but eloquent speech, enumerated some of the causes which had induced his State to dissolve her connection with the Federal Union, and expressed the hope that ere long Virginia
would join her in a glorious Southern Confederacy.
He drew a graphic picture of the stolid indifference with which the recent remarks of Mr. Crittenden
were received by the Republican
side of the Senate Chamber
; when that noble old statesman, turning round and addressing them, poured out the most eloquent stream of patriotic appeal that he had ever heard in his life, their manner seemed even contemptuous, and was in keeping with the fact that no Republican has yet offered a compromise to the South