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called to order at 12 o'clock, by President Janney. Prayer by the Rev. Jas. A. Duncan, of the Broad Street M. E. Church. The President announced the first business in order to be the Election of second Doorkeeper. Mr. Forues nominated J. J. Winn, of Albemarle. Mr. McComas nominated Henry S. Coleman, of Stafford. Mr. Gregory nominated Roscoe Burke, of King William. Mr. Tredway nominated S. H. Joter, of Richmond. Mr. Speed nominated Wm. Josiah Leake, of Goochland. Mr. Cox nominated Wm. Welch, of Chesterfield. Mr. Montague nominated Jos. Tompkins, of Chesterfield. There being no further nominations the Secretary proceeded to call the roll, and the vote resulted as follows: Jeter 35, Leake 34, Coleman 26, Welch 26; others, 16. No election. Mr. Morton moved a suspension of the rules to allow him to make a motion to withdraw all but the three highest candidates.--Carried. Mr. Morton then made the motion indicated, but there be
The Convention The organization of this body was completed yesterday. Mr. W. J. Leake, of Goochland, was elected second Doorkeeper after an animated contest, and Capt. W. M. Elliott, of the Richmond Whig, Printer, without opposition. The Convention resolved to give a formal reception to the Commissioners from South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, on Monday next. A Committee on Elections and another on Federal Relations were provided for by resolutions, and some other preliminary business was transacted. A resolution, calling on the Commissioners to the Peace Conference for information as to the prospect of an acceptable adjustment of difficulties, lies over until to-day. A personal explanation between Messrs, Wise and Stuart, which will be found in the report, terminated the proceedings of the day.