Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Nelson” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
... and the Convention proceeded to vote, with the following result: Thompson 84, Farish 37, Rives 22.
Necessary to a choice 72.
So Mr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms.
Mr. Nelson , of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body.
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