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and it was ascertained that a quorum was present. Permanent organization. Mr. Summers, of Kanawha, nominated John Janney, of Loudoun, for President of the Convention. Mr. Flournoy, of Halifax, nominated Valentine W. Southall, of Albemarle. The vote was then taken, and resulted as follows: for Mr. Janney64 for Mr. Southall54 Mr. Janney was thereupon declared elected President of the Convention. Messrs. Summers, of Kanawha, and Floursoy, of Halifax, were aMr. Janney was thereupon declared elected President of the Convention. Messrs. Summers, of Kanawha, and Floursoy, of Halifax, were appointed a committee to wait upon Mr. Janney and inform him of his election. this duty having been performed, the same Gentlemen conducted the President to the Chair. He addressed the Convention, in substance, as follows: Gentlemen of theMr. Janney and inform him of his election. this duty having been performed, the same Gentlemen conducted the President to the Chair. He addressed the Convention, in substance, as follows: Gentlemen of the Convention: I did not realize the fact until within the last two hours that I might possibly be called to preside over your deliberations, and therefore have no production of my head to give you; but my heart is full, and from that I desire to addre
The Convention. The State Convention met at the Capitol yesterday. A majority of the delegates were present, and John Janney, of Londoun, was elected to preside over the deliberations of the body. Mr. Janney, in his inaugural speech, expressed decided Union sentiments, but plainly foreshadowed a determination to secure the Constitutional rights of Virginia as the condition of remaining in the Confederacy. John L. Eubane, of Richmond, was elected Secretary, on the fifth ballot. After pMr. Janney, in his inaugural speech, expressed decided Union sentiments, but plainly foreshadowed a determination to secure the Constitutional rights of Virginia as the condition of remaining in the Confederacy. John L. Eubane, of Richmond, was elected Secretary, on the fifth ballot. After proceeding thus far, the Convention adjourned to meet at the Mechanics' Institute, at 12 o'clock to-day. Among the absent delegates yesterday, were Ex-President Tyler, who is engaged in the Peace Conference at Washington, and Ex-Governor Wise, detained at home by sickness in his family.