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Josiah Leake (search for this): article 1
r to allow gentlemen to change their votes on the last ballot for Doorkeeper. The motion was carried, and seven members, who had voted for other candidates, recorded their votes for Mr. Benjamin R. Linkous, who was then declared to have received a majority, and was therefore elected First Doorkeeper. Mr. Tredway moved that Samuel H. Jeter be appointed Second Doorkeeper. Mr. Speed thought such a course would not be entirely just to other applicants. He desired to nominate Mr. Josiah Leake, of Goochland. Mr. Tredway withdrew his motion. Mr. Cox nominated Wm. Welsh, of Chesterfield. The motion to adjourn was renewed, and again withdrawn. Commissioners from other States. The President submitted the following communication from the Governor of the Commonwealth: Executive Department, Feb. 14, 1861. Gentlemen of the Convention: I have the honor to communicate herewith the credentials of the Hon. John S. Preston, a Commissioner duly appointed
William B. Preston (search for this): article 1
the Northern and Southern sections of the United States--aggravated by the recent election of a President upon principles of hostility to the States of the South--and to express the earnest hope of the State of Mississippi that Virginia will co-operate with her in the adoption of efficient measures for the common defence and safety of the South. Respectfully, John Letcher. The credentials of the Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, were also presented and read. Mr. Wm. B. Preston offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the President, to wait upon the Hon. John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina, Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, and Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner from Mississippi, to inform them that this Convention of the people of Virginia respectfully invites them to seats in this Hall, and will receive, at such time and in such mode as they may severally prefer, any message they m
an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of selecting the officers named. On motion of Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table. The Convention then proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Niglett, of Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W. Rives, of Barbour. Mr. Mallory, of Elizabeth City, nominated Robert H. Vaughan, of that county. Mr. Morris, of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Moss, of Richmond city. Mr. Coffman, of Rockingham, nominated J. J. Farish, of Albemarle. Mr. Dulaney, of Fairfax, nominated John E. Scruggs, of Fauquier. Mr. Garland, of Amherst, nominated John H. Fuqua, of that county.
icers necessary to complete the organization, which would greatly facilitate the business. With this view, he submitted a resolution, devolving their appointment upon the President of the Convention. The President hoped the resolution would be withdrawn, as he was unprepared to make suitable selections. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, moved, as an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of selecting the officers named. On motion of Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table. The Convention then proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Niglett, of Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W. Rives, of Barbour. Mr. Mallory, of Elizabeth City, nominated Robert H. Vaughan, of that county. Mr. Morris, of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Ca
N. A. Thompson (search for this): article 1
of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Moss, of Richmond city. Mr. Coffman,e Clerk then proceeded to call the roll, and the vote resulted as follows: Farish 14, Rives 26, Thompson 37, all others 65. There being no election, Mr. Marr, of Fauquier, moved a suspension of t names of the three candidates were announced by the Secretary, as follows: Josiah W. Rives, N. A. Thompson and J. J. Farish, and the Convention proceeded to vote, with the following result: Thompson Thompson 84, Farish 37, Rives 22. Necessary to a choice 72. So Mr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committeeMr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body. Rejected. The Convention then proceeded to the election of First Doorkeeper.
C. Drumright (search for this): article 1
oceeded to vote, with the following result: Thompson 84, Farish 37, Rives 22. Necessary to a choice 72. So Mr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body. Rejected. The Convention then proceeded to the election of First Doorkeeper. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, nominated C. Drumright, of Mecklenburg. Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, nominated Richard Rains, of Richmond city. Mr. French, of 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,
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s which have impelled the people of South Carolina to withdraw from the United States and resume the power hitherto granted by them to the Government of the United States of America." I communicate, also, herewith the credentials of the Hon. Fulton Anderson, a Commissioner duly appointed by the Governor of Mississippi, and charged with the duty of informing the people of this Commonwealth that the Legislature of the State of Mississippi has passed an act calling a Convention of the people o. Preston offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the President, to wait upon the Hon. John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina, Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, and Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner from Mississippi, to inform them that this Convention of the people of Virginia respectfully invites them to seats in this Hall, and will receive, at such time and in such mode as they may severally prefer, any message they m
Charles E. Crosby (search for this): article 1
s he was unprepared to make suitable selections. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, moved, as an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of selecting the officers named. On motion of Mr. Patrick, of Kanawha, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table. The Convention then proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Niglett, of Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W. Rives, of Barbour. Mr. Mallory, of Elizabeth City, nominated Robert H. Vaughan, of that county. Mr. Morris, of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Moss, of Richmond city. Mr. Coffman, of Rockingham, nominated J. J. Farish, of Albemarle. Mr. Dulaney, of Fairfax, nominated John E. Scr
William Welsh (search for this): article 1
ion was carried, and seven members, who had voted for other candidates, recorded their votes for Mr. Benjamin R. Linkous, who was then declared to have received a majority, and was therefore elected First Doorkeeper. Mr. Tredway moved that Samuel H. Jeter be appointed Second Doorkeeper. Mr. Speed thought such a course would not be entirely just to other applicants. He desired to nominate Mr. Josiah Leake, of Goochland. Mr. Tredway withdrew his motion. Mr. Cox nominated Wm. Welsh, of Chesterfield. The motion to adjourn was renewed, and again withdrawn. Commissioners from other States. The President submitted the following communication from the Governor of the Commonwealth: Executive Department, Feb. 14, 1861. Gentlemen of the Convention: I have the honor to communicate herewith the credentials of the Hon. John S. Preston, a Commissioner duly appointed by the Convention recently held in South Carolina, and who is charged with the duty of c
H. L. Benning (search for this): article 1
to express the earnest hope of the State of Mississippi that Virginia will co-operate with her in the adoption of efficient measures for the common defence and safety of the South. Respectfully, John Letcher. The credentials of the Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, were also presented and read. Mr. Wm. B. Preston offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the President, to wait upon the Hon. John S. Preston, Commissioner from South Carolina, Hon. H. L. Benning, Commissioner from Georgia, and Hon. Fulton Anderson, Commissioner from Mississippi, to inform them that this Convention of the people of Virginia respectfully invites them to seats in this Hall, and will receive, at such time and in such mode as they may severally prefer, any message they may have to deliver. The resolution was unanimously adopted, and the President appointed the following Committee: Messrs. Preston, Harvie, Macfarland, R. Y.
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