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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1901.
The members of the Constitutional Convention, elected in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly, approved February 16, 1901, assembled in the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, at 12 o'clock M., on Wednesday, the 12th day of June, in the year of our Lord, 1901, and in the one hundred and thenty-fifth year of the Commonwealth.
The Convention was called to order by Mr. John W. DANIEL, of Campbell, on whose motion Mr. WILLIAM B. Pettit, of Fluvanda, was unanimously elected temporary Chairman of the Convention. Mr. PETTIT took the chair and addressed the ConTention.
On motion of Mr. H. D. FLOOD, of Appomattox, Mr. Joseph Batton, of the county of Appomattox, Clerk of the State Senate, was elected temporary Secretary of the Convention.
On motion of Mr. A. C. BRAXTON, of Augusta, Mr. William Wilson, of Henrico, was elected temporary Sergeant-at-Arms.
Wr. Joseph T. Lawless, Secretary of the Commonwealth, appeared before the Convention and presented the following certifed list of the members-elect of the Convention.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA :
I, J. T. Lawless, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, certify that the following is a true and correct list of the members-elect of the Constitutional Convention of Virginia for the term beginning this day, as ascertained and determined by the Board of State Canvassers at their meeting held June 3, 1901, the official record of which is on file in my office.
Given under my hand and the Lesser Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 12th day of June, A. D., 1901. [Seal]
J. T. LAWLESS, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Accomack-N. B. Westcott.
New Kent, Charles City, James City, Warwick, York, Williamsburg an Newport News-M. H. Barnes.
Norfolk city-A. P. Thom, D. Tucker Brooke.
Pittsylvania and Danville-Berryman Green, Eugene Withers, C. E. Mille G. W. Jones.
Prince Edward-Richard McIlwaine.
On motion of Mr. GEO. B. KEEZELL, of Rockingham the roll was then called and the following members answered to their Dames:
Messrs. George K. Anderson, W. A. Anderson, Rufus A. Ayers, John S. Barbour, Joseph L. Barham, M. H. Barnes, Thomas H. Barnes, Robt. W. Blair, W. H. Boaz, D. W. Bolen, Wood Bouldin, A. C. Braxton, J. A. Bristow, D. Tucker Brooke, J. Thompson Brown, William E. Cameron, Clarence J. Campbell, Hill Carter, Hunter B. Chapman, W. L. Cobb, H. F. Crismond, John W. Daniel, B. 4. Davis, W. F. Dunaway, George N. Earman, D. Q. Eggleston, B. J. Epes, Henry Fairfax, Albert Fletcher, H. D. Flood, G. T. Garnett, J. W. Gilmore, A. P. Gillespie, Carter Glass, John Goode, B. T. Gordon, James W. Gordon, R. L. Gordon, Berryman Green, Roger Gregory, T. L. Gwyn, Alexander Hamilton, B. A. Hanoork, L. A. Hardy, Ť. W. Harrison, Goodrich Hatton, J. M. Hooker, E. W. Habard, Eppa Hunton, Jr., J. H. Ingram, Claggett B. Jones, G. W. Jones, George B. Keezell, A. T. Lincoln, J. H. Lindsay, E. H. Lovell, James W. Marshall, Richard McIlwaine, Charles V. Meredith, C. E. Miller, Thomas J. Moncure, 2 Walton Moore, Thomas L. Moore, James Mundy, Virginus Newton, D.C. O'Flaherty, J. W. Orr, R. 8. Parks, A. L. Pedigo, William B. Pettit, Nathan Phillips, John Garland Pollard, W. N. Portlock, J. M. Quarles, J. B. Richmond, Timothy Rives, W. Gordon Robertson, Francis L. Smith, Joseph Stebbins, John C. Summers, George P. Tarry, A. P. Thom, J. B. T. Thornton, Robert Tornball, Gordon L. Vincent, s. P. Waddill, 0. Harding Walker, A. C. Walker, Walter A. Watson, N. B. Wescott, J. M. Willis, George D. Wise, Eugene Fithers, Jonathan Woodhouse, J. C. Wysor, W. T. Yancey.
Subsequently the following members appeared and took their seats. Messrs. PRESTON W. CAMPBELL and John W. LAWSON.
On motion of Mr. J. H. LINDSAY, of Albemarle, Reverend RICHARD McILWAINE, member of the Convention from Prince Edward, opened the proceedings of the Convention with prayer. Mr. A. P. Thom, of Norfolk City, offered the following reso
Resolved, That the Convention, without undertaking to deeide whether the members of this body are officers or not, deem it prudent that the oath required by section 5 of article 3 of the present Constituion be taken and subscribed to by the delegates to this Convention. Which, after debate thereon, was on motion of Mr. BRAXTON, of Augusta, laid on the table-ayes 56 ; noes 37.