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Virginia and of the nation. He contended that the plan under which the Unionist Virginians should act, should be one purporting to preserve the old State gov-ernment, claiming to be the very State which has been in part overthrown by the successful rebellion. ... The Senate admitted your senators, not as representing a new and nameless State, now for the first time heard of in our history, but as representing the good old commonwealth. The constitutional convention met at Wheeling, November 26, 1861, and, influenced more by the success of the United States army than by the grave objections urged by Bates, framed a new constitution, which was ratified May 3, 1862, by the qualified voters of forty-eight of the old Virginia counties. Berkeley and Jefferson counties were subsequently added. The mountain counties of Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer and McDowell (including the present counties of Mineral, Grant and Summers), did not participa