Mercer, nominated Benjamin R. Linkous, of Raleigh.
Mr. Critcher, of Richmond county, nominated James R. Fisher, of Richmond city.
Mr. Johnson, of Richmond, nominated Samuel H. Jeter, of that city.
Mr. Carlile, of Harrison, nominated Chas. Lewis, of that county.
Mr. Flournoy, of Halifax, nominated Chas. Kent, of Pittsylvania.
Mr. Morton nominated Mr. Routt, of Greene.
Mr. Scott, of Powhatan, nominated John F. Simpson, of that county.
Mr. Bouldin nominated Wm. D. Wills, of Charlotte.
Mr. Wickham nominated Francis P. Sutton, of Henrico.
No other nominations being made, the vote was taken with the following result: Linkous, 45; Lewis, 29; Jeter, 26.
All others 35.
There being no election, the rules were suspended, on motion, and a resolution was adopted to drop all but the three highest candidates.
The names of the three highest were then announced: Samuel H. Jeter, Chas. Lewis and Benj. R. Linkous — and the second ballot resulted: Li