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. 12, 1863. followed by others; and, ultimately, a Union State Constitutional Convention had been assembled: Jan. 8, 1864. wherein 42 out of the 54 counties were represented. This Convention had framed a new Constitution, whereby Slavery was forever prohibited. Dr. Isaac Murphy--the only member of the Convention of 1861 who had held out to the last against Secession — had been designated Provisional. Governor, and duly inaugurated, Jan. 22. with C. C. Bliss, Lieut.-Governor, and R. J. T. White, Secretary of State. This Constitution was submitted to a vote of the people and ratified March 14. by 12,177 votes for, to 226 against it. State officers, three members of Congress, a Legislature, and local officers, were at the same time elected. The Legislature met, and elected April 25. U. S. Senators. The Unionists had fondly supposed every thing restored that should be, so far as their State was concerned; until Steele's reverses in and retreat from the south, with the tri