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assembled, at the Mechanics' Institute, at 12 o'clock. Long previous to this hour, every place allotted to spectators was densely crowded. Hundreds of ladies occupied the gallery prepared for their accommodation, which, however, was found insufficient for the purpose, and a large number were provided with "privileged seats" on the floor, in the windows, and on the gallery steps, while many more were disappointed, and compelled to return home. The Convention was called to order by President Janney. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Broad Street M. E. Church. The President stated that the first business in order was the election of A Sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond, said he had a proposition to make in reference to the appointment of the officers necessary to complete the organization, which would greatly facilitate the business. With this view, he submitted a resolution, devolving their appointment upon the President of the