as Virginians have ever been and ever will be in times of peril — impelled by honor, by duty and by patriotism to action.
He then invited the persons present to give utterance to such sentiments as may be called for by the occasion.
Mr. David J. Burr nominated as Vice Presidents the following gentlemen, and they were chosen by acclamation:
R. B. Haxall,
R. G. Morriss,
Jas. A. Cowardin,
Robt. A. Paine,
Jos. R. Anderson,
R. O. Haskins,
Thos. H. Ellis,
Chas. W. Purcell,
John A. Belvin.
Mr. John Purcell nominated as Secretaries the following gentlemen, and they were elected: R. Milton Cary, John H. Montague, John Thompson Brown, John H. Claiborne, J. Adair Pleasants.
Mr. George W. Randolph offered a resolution, which was adopted, for the appointment of a committee of twenty-five, to prepare and report business for the action of the meeting.