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en commenced (Tuesday evening, May 1st), on the eighth day of the session. Pages 141-152. Necessary to a nomination, under the two-thirds rule, 202 votes. On the first ballot Mr. Douglas received 145 1/2 votes; Mr. Hunter, of Virginia, 42; Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, 35 1/2; Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, 12; Mr. Dickinson, of New York, 7; Mr. Lane, of Oregon, 6; Mr. Toucey, of Connecticut, 2 1/2; Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, 1 1/2, and Mr. Pearce, of Maryland, 1 vote. The voting continued untilas piracy according to the laws of his country, was openly advocated. Mr. Butler then retired, followed by General Cushing and four others of the Massachusetts delegation. The balloting now proceeded. Mr. Douglas received 173 1/2 votes; Mr. Guthrie 9; Mr. Breckinridge 6 1/2; Mr. Bocock and Mr. Seymour each 1; and Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Wise each half a vote. On the next and last ballot Mr. Douglas received 181j votes, eight of those in the minority having changed their votes in his favor
proposed by Virginia its meeting and proceedings amendment to the Constitution reported by Mr. Guthrie, chairman of the Committee its modification on motion of Mr. Franklin, and final adoption by, a resolution was adopted, Official Journal of the Convention, pp. 9 and 10. on motion of Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, to refer the resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia, and all other kins: In the committee to whom the whole subject was referred, and at whose head was placed Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, and of which Mr. Field was a member, efforts to this end [reasonable guarantees this was in their power. The amendments reported by a majority of the committee, through Mr. Guthrie, their chairman, were substantially the same with the Crittenden Compromise; but on motion ofo tedious to trace the proceedings of the Convention from the report of the committee made by Mr. Guthrie until its final adjournment. It is sufficient to say that more than ten days were consumed i