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, 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 beingry 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 ma The Secretary then announced the names of the candidates, as follows: Messrs. Leake, Jeter, Welch, and Coleman. The vote resulted: Leake 46, Jeter 40, Welch 31, Coleman 27. No election. Welch 31, Coleman 27. No election. Mr. Wise. of Princess Anne, desired to know if this squabble about a second Doorkeeper was not like fiddling while Rome was burning. [Applause in the galleries.] He was willing to adopt any methon, (the lowest candidate having been dropped by the rules,) with the following result: Leake 79, Welch 24, Jeter 42. Necessary to a choice 73. So Mr. W. J. Leake was declared elected second Doorkee