, including a Yankee writer's eulogiums upon the speakers and participators
The meeting was called to order by the Hon. L. H. Chandler, who nominated Robert Butt, Esq., of Portsmouth, as temporary President, and John Melton, Esq., as Secretary.
These gentlemen having taken their seats, on motion of George B. Fitzgerald, Esq., the Chair appointed the following committee to nominate officers for the meeting: Messrs. George B. Fitzgerald, James Green, Daniel Whitchead, John Melton and Michael Johnson; who, after a brief absence, submitted the following ticket, which was unanimously elected; President, Robert Bull, Esq., Portsmouth; 1st Vice President, Peter H. Whitehurst, Esq., Norfolk; 2d Vice-President, Thomas M. Brown, Esq., Norfolk; Recording Secretary, Judson Bottomore, Portsmouth; Treasurer, Robert Kewen, Norfolk.
The President, in returning thanks for the honor so unexpectedly and unworthily conferred upon him, spoke in language of burning eloquence concerning the present