The Convention met at 12 o'clock, M.
The Chair has received a telegraphic dispatch from the President of the State Convention of Arkansas, which he begs leave to submit for the consideration of the Convention.
The following is the dispatch referred to:
"FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 19, 1861.
"To the President of the Virginia Convention:
"Under existing circumstances, I am urged to re-convene the Arkansas Convention. What will Virginia do?"
The communication, as I understand, is from the President of the Arkansas Convention. I propose that it be replied to through the President of this Convention, by announcing to the President of the Arkansas Convention, by telegraph, the action which this Convention has taken.
I beg leave, also, to submit a telegraphic communication from the Governor of Georgia.
The communication was read, and is as follows:
"MILLEDGEVILLE, April 18, 1861.
"President Virginia Convention:
"Received telegraphic dispatch announcing passage of Secession Ordinance, and, as representative of Georgia, I send greeting and one hundred hearty cheers to the Old Dominion. May God, who defends the right, enable her to protect the cradle of liberty and the grave of Washington from Abolition desecration.
"JOSEPH C. BROWN."
This communication was, on motion, laid upon the table.
I have also received a communication from the Cashier of the Traders' Bank of the city of Richmond, which I submit. The communication was read as follows: