Thursday, Nov. 28.
The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bosserman
, of the Universalist Church.
The President submitted a letter from the Hon.
A. R. Boteler
, accepting his aapointment to a seat in the Provisional Congress, (to succeed Hon. James M. Mason
,) and expressing thanks for the honor thus conferred.
Ordered to be entered on the journal.
laid before the Convention
a series of resolutions passed by a portion of the people of Sussex
and Greensville counties
on the 27th of November, denouncing the extortioners and monopolists in bitter terms.
The resolutions were referred to the ‘"Committee on Salt."’
The Convention then went into secret session for the purpose of considering the ordinance to reorganize the militia.
After the doors were reopened, Mr. Branch
made a personal explanation, feeling aggrieved by the Greensville resolutions.
[A fuller account of this proceeding will be found in another column] Mr. Chambliss
made a few remarks on the same subject; after which, the Convention