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Rockingham, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
nclusion, I again thank you for the honor you have thought proper to confer upon me, and hope that your action may redound to the good of the State and of the Union. the Convention then proceeded to elect a Secretary. Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, nominated Stephen C. Whittle, of Powhatan, who was Secretary of the Constitutional Convention of 1850. Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, nominated Green Peyton, of Albemarle. Mr. Barbour, of Jefferson, nominated Samuel. T. Walker, of Rockingham. Mr. Barbour, of Culpeper, nominated Zephaniah T. Turner, of Bappahannock. Mr. Southall, of Albemarie, seconded the nomination of Green Peyton, and urged his election. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarl
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 1
ell as our own patriotism and intelligence. The old flag of the Union which has triumphantly waved for nearly a century, in battle and in peace, now floats above this capital, with one star which represents this ancient Commonwealth. God grant that it may remain there forever. But I know I speak the sentiment of every member of this body, when I say, that it must remain with its original lustre, undimmed and untarnished. [Applause.] We shall demand full and equal rights with New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and nothing more. We would scorn to ask more than would be conceded to the little States of Delaware and Rhode Island. Rhode Island! God bless her! a little State, but with a heart big enough for all. She was the first to repeal her Personal Liberty laws, and it is hoped that the others will follow her example. I repeat, that the responsibility resting upon this body is awful. I consented to be a candidate for a seat here with fear and trembling. The people will revise
Halifax, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
on. The roll of delegates was then called, 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 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 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 m
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): article 1
h its original lustre, undimmed and untarnished. [Applause.] We shall demand full and equal rights with New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and nothing more. We would scorn to ask more than would be conceded to the little States of Delaware and Rhode Island. Rhode Island! God bless her! a little State, but with a heart big enough for all. She was the first to repeal her Personal Liberty laws, and it is hoped that the others will follow her example. I repeat, that the responsibility resting Rhode Island! God bless her! a little State, but with a heart big enough for all. She was the first to repeal her Personal Liberty laws, and it is hoped that the others will follow her example. I repeat, that the responsibility resting upon this body is awful. I consented to be a candidate for a seat here with fear and trembling. The people will revise our action, and I trust that our measures will be brought to such a conclusion as that some of our sisters of the South, who, from what they believe to be just causes, have wandered from their orbit, may be brought back to this their older sister. I hope that even Massachusetts will remember the land whence Washington came to struggle for her liberties, and, awakened by our e
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
entirely occupied by ladies. Temporary organization. The assembly was called to order by Mr. Robert E. Scott, of Fauquier, who suggested that the Convention appoint a temporary Chairman, and on his motion, Mr. James H. Cox, of Chesterfield, ws great nation — upon their action, he believed, depended the salvation of the Republic. On motion of Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, Mr. Wm. F. Gordon, Jr., was appointed temporary Clerk of the Convention. The roll of delegates was then called, an Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. lted — Eubank 76, Turner 60. So John L. Eubank was declared elected Secretary of the Convention. Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, moved that when the Convention adjourn to-day, it will adjourn to meet at the Mechanics' Institute tomorrow at 12 o'clo
Middlesex Village (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 1
k. Mr. Southall, of Albemarie, seconded the nomination of Green Peyton, and urged his election. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New Kent. Mr. Fordes, of Buckingham, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. the Secretary then proceeded to call the roll, and the result of the vote was announced as follows: Stephen C. Whittle6 S. Bassett French8 John Bell Bigger9 R. L. Walker11 Green Peyton11 John L. Eubank16 S. T. Walker19 Zephaniah T. Turner28 There being no election, the C
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 1
, and it is hoped that the others will follow her example. I repeat, that the responsibility resting upon this body is awful. I consented to be a candidate for a seat here with fear and trembling. The people will revise our action, and I trust that our measures will be brought to such a conclusion as that some of our sisters of the South, who, from what they believe to be just causes, have wandered from their orbit, may be brought back to this their older sister. I hope that even Massachusetts will remember the land whence Washington came to struggle for her liberties, and, awakened by our example, expunge from her statute book that which her wisest and best men say is a disgrace to it. Gentlemen, this is no party Convention. We must elevate ourselves into an atmosphere where party prejudice and party passion can not live. In conclusion, I again thank you for the honor you have thought proper to confer upon me, and hope that your action may redound to the good of the State a
Goochland (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
le. Mr. Barbour, of Jefferson, nominated Samuel. T. Walker, of Rockingham. Mr. Barbour, of Culpeper, nominated Zephaniah T. Turner, of Bappahannock. Mr. Southall, of Albemarie, seconded the nomination of Green Peyton, and urged his election. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New Kent. Mr. Fordes, of Buckingham, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. the Secretary then proceeded to call the roll, and the result of the vote was announced as follows: Stephen C. Whittle6 S. Ba
Rockbridge (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
ct a Secretary. Mr. Tredway, of Pittsylvania, nominated Stephen C. Whittle, of Powhatan, who was Secretary of the Constitutional Convention of 1850. Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, nominated Green Peyton, of Albemarle. Mr. Barbour, of Jefferson, nominated Samuel. T. Walker, of Rockingham. Mr. Barbour, of Culpeper, nominated Zephaniah T. Turner, of Bappahannock. Mr. Southall, of Albemarie, seconded the nomination of Green Peyton, and urged his election. Mr. Moore, of Rockbridge, nominated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New
Chesterfield (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
ne being entirely occupied by ladies. Temporary organization. The assembly was called to order by Mr. Robert E. Scott, of Fauquier, who suggested that the Convention appoint a temporary Chairman, and on his motion, Mr. James H. Cox, of Chesterfield, was unanimously chosen. Messrs. Patrick and Summers, of Kanawha, conducted Mr. Cox to the Chair. The Chairman returned his profound acknowledgments for the honor, and reminded the Convention that they held in their hands the destiniated John L. Eubank, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, seconded the nomination of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New Kent. M
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