es was carried — Ayes 72, noes not counted.
Mr. Marr then introduced a resolution to drop all but the three highest candidates, which was adopted.
The 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 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.
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 Rich