steps and in the passages made a desperate rush for the seats, which were almost instantaneously filled.
The Convention was called to order at 12 o'clock, by President Janney.
Prayer by the Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Broad Street M. E. Church.
The President announced the first business in order to be the
Election of second Doorkeeper.
Mr. Forues nominated J. J. Winn, of Albemarle.
Mr. McComas nominated Henry S. Coleman, of Stafford.
Mr. Gregory nominated Roscoe Burke, of King William.
Mr. Tredway nominated S. H. Joter, of Richmond.
Mr. Speed nominated Wm. Josiah Leake, of Goochland.
Mr. Cox nominated Wm. Welch, of Chesterfield.
Mr. Montague nominated Jos. Tompkins, of Chesterfield.
There being no further nominations the Secretary proceeded to call the roll, and the vote resulted as follows: Jeter 35, Leake 34, Coleman 26, Welch 26; others, 16.
Mr. Morton moved a suspension of the rules to allow him to make a