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rs of this Convention and as such are most competent and best qualified. The question was immediately taken, and Mr. Tyler was unanimously elected. Mr. Tyler returned thanks in a few appropriate remarks accepting the appointment. Mr. Borst nominated James M. Mason, of Frederick county. Mr. Neblett, preferred some fixed plan — some rule by which every section of the State shall be represented. He moved that the Congressional Districts of the State be called, as the best mode was then put in nomination for the State at large. Mr. Whitfield nominated for the State at large Wm. Ballard Preston. Mr. Niblett moved that this Convention now proceed to elect members to the Confederate Congress by Districts. Mr. Borst replied to Mr. Scott, in opposition to his expressed preference for restricting the nominations to members of this Convention. Mr. Neblett's resolution was amended so as to go first into the election of two delegates at large, and then ele
th, of Fauquier, and urged his claims. Mr. Conrad wished to give the Convention a choice, and nominated. Robert E. Scott, of Fauquier. The roll was called, resulting as follows: Smith, 20 votes; Scott, 62 votes. eight District. Mr. Borst nominated Hon. James M. Mason Mr. A. M. Harbour nominated Hon. A. R. Boteler. Mr. Barbour urged the claims of Mr. Boteler, and was replied to by Mr. Borst, who reprobated any allusion in this Hall to Whigs, Democrats, onto any old party distincMr. Borst, who reprobated any allusion in this Hall to Whigs, Democrats, onto any old party distinctions. The vote being called, Mr. J. M. Mason received 54 votes and Mr. Boteler 45 votes. Ninth District. Already represented by Judge Brockenbrough--no vacancy. Tenth District. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, nominated Chas. W. Russell, of Ohio county. Mr. Haymond nominated Mr. James Neeson, of Marion. Mr. Russell received 50 votes, Mr. Neeson 26. Eleventh District. Mr. McComas nominated Hon. Albert Jenkins, of Cabell. Mr. Hughes nominated Robert Johnson, of Harris