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Preston, Monongalia and Taylor Jonathan Huddleson.



Barbour — Joseph Daniels.
Berkeley — R. D. Seaman and John

Blair Hoge.
Braxton and Nicholas — Marshall

Trippett.
Brooke and Hancock— O. W. Lang-

fitt.
Doddridge and Tyler — Absalom

George.
Fayette and Raleigh — William Ty-

ree.
Gilmer and Wirt — Peregrine Hays.
Greenbrier — A. W. G. Davis.
Hampshire — Isaac Parsons and Asa

Hiett.
Hardy — Felix B. Welton.
Harrison — Robert Johnson and An-
drew S. Holden.
Jackson — Daniel Frost.



J. Hawks and



DELEGATES.

Jefferson — Wells

Harris Towner.
Kanawha — Benjamin H. Smith and

Charles Ruffner.
Leivis — John Brannon.
Logan, Boone and Wyoming — J. H.

Anderson.
Mar-ion — Ulysses N. Arnett and

John S. Barnes.
Marshall— R. C. Holliday.
Mason— Griffith B. Thomas.
Mercer — Napoleon B. French.
Monongalia — AVilliam Lantz and R.

W. Caruthers.
Monroe — Alexander Clarke and Al-
exander D. Haynes.
Morgan — Lemuel Vanorsdall.
Ohio — James Paull, Gibson L. Cran-

raer and John Brady.



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Pendleton — James B. Kee.

Pleasants anil Ritchie — James Col-
lins.

Pocahontas — Adam Nottingham.

Preston — E. T. Brandon and J. A. F.
Martin.

Putnam — R. N. B. Thompson.



Randolph — S. Bosworth.
Taylor — Charles W. Newlon.
Upshur — William C. Carper.
Wayne — Jeremiah Wellman.
Wetzel — David West.
Wood — Arthur I. Boreman.



SESSION BEGINNING DECEMBER 7, 1857, AND ENDING APRIL 8,

1858.

SENATORS.

Hon. William L. Jackson, of Wood Countt, Lieutenant-Governor,

President.

Hampshire, Hardy and Morgan James D. Armstrong.

Mercer, Monroe, etc. Napoleon B. French.

Greenbrier, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, Braxton and Pocahontas. .William

Smith.

Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Pleasants and Harrison Daniel R. Neal.

Lewis, Barbour, Upshur, Gilmer, Randolph and Tucker. .. .John Brannon.

Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Alfred Caldwell.

Jefferson and Berkeley Francis Yates.

Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Putnam, Wyoming, Roane and Calhoun John

A. Warth.

Jackson, Mason, Cabell, Wayne and Wirt Fleet W. Smith.

Wetzel, Marshall, Marion and Tyler James G. West.

Preston, Monongalia and Taylor Jonathan Huddleson.



Barbour — Henry Sturm.

Berkeley — R. D. Seaman, John

Blair Hoge.
Braxton and Nicholas — Benjamin

W. Byrne. •

Brooke — Edward Smith.
Cabell — Tnomas Thornburg.
Doddridge and Tyler — John McKay.
Fayette and Raleigh — William

Prince.
Gilmer, Wirt and Calhoun — S.

Stalnaker,
Greenbrier — Thomas Creigh.
Hampshire — Hugh Parrill and

M. Powell.
Hancock — George McC. Porter.
Hardy — John H. Cassin.
Harrison — Robert Johnston and D

D. Wilkinson.
Jackson and Roane — J. H. Chase.



G.



R.



DELEGATES.

Jefferson — Wells J. Hawks and Lo-
gan Osburn.

Kanaivha — Charles Ruffner and
Nicholas Fitzhugh.

Lewis — William E. Lewis.

Logan, Boone and Wyoming — Ever-
mont Ward.

Marion — Ulysses N. Arnett and Al-
pheus F. Haymontl.

Marshall — Robert Alexander.

Mason — Alexander Long.

Mercer — James M. Bailey.

Monongalia — Alfred M. Barbour and
A. G. Davis.

Monroe — Allen T. Caperton and A.
A. Chapman.

Morgan — Joseph S. Duckwall.

Ohio — Andrew P. Woods, and Thom-
as Sweeney.

Pendleton — James B. Kee.



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Pleasants and Ritchie — Henry-
Creel.

Pocahontas — Adam Nottingham.

Preston — J. C. Kemple, R.
Cowan.

Putnam — R. N. B. Thompson.



B.



Randolph and Tucker — Samuel

Crane.*
Taylor — Mortimer H. Johnson.
Upshur — R. L. Brown.
Wayne — John Plymale.
Wetzel — E. Clarke.
Wood — Arthur I. Boreman.



SESSION BEGINNING DECEMBER 5, 1859, AND ENDING APRIL 2,

1860.

SENATORS.

Hampshire, Hardy, and Morgan James D. Armstrong.

Mercer, Monroe, McDowell, etc Napoleon B. French.

Greenbrier, Fayette, Nicholas, Braxton, Raleigh, Pocahontas and Clay

William Smith.

Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Pleasants, and Harrison Daniel R. Neal.

Lewis, Barbour, Upshur, Gilmer, Randolph, and Tucker John Brannon.

Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Alfred Caldwell.

Jefferson and Berkeley Thomas M. Isbell.

Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Putnam, Wyoming, Roane, and Calhoun

William D. Pate."

Mason, Jackson, Cabell, Wayne and Wirt William W. Newman.

Marion, Wetzel, Marshall and Tyler James Neeson.

Preston, Monongalia and Taylor Charles W. Newlon.



delegates.



Barbour — Wm. Johnson.

Berkeley — Wm. H. Mong and R. K.
Robinson.

Braxton, Nicholas, Clay — Joseph A.
Alderson.

Brooke and Hancock — G. McC. Por-
ter.

Cabell — Henry B. Maupin.

Doddridge and Tyler — S. P. F. Ran-
dolph.

Fayette and Raleigh — James Mont-
gomery.

Gilmer, Wirt and Calhoun — Robert
R. Turner.f

Greenbrier— Mason Mathews.

Hampshire — Charles Blue and D.
Gibson.

Hardy — John H. Cassin.



Harrison — John S. Hoffman and J.

B. West.
Jackson and Roane — Daniel Frost.
Jefferson — John J. Locke, and John

T. Gibson.
Kanawha — Isaac N. Smith and

Isaiah A. Welch.
Lewis — William E. Arnold.
Logan, Boone and Wyoming — St. C.

Ballard.
Mercer — James M. Bailey.
Monongalia — Andrew Brown and

John Wallace.
Monroe — ^.nen T. Caperton, A. A.

Chapman.
Morgan — Joseph S. Duckwall.
Mason — H. M. H'anley.
Mar-ion — inomas S. Haymond.



♦Note. — The seat of Samuel Crane, the returned delegate was successfully con-
tested by Jacob Conrad, who, in pursuance of the decision of the House, took his
seat January 11th, 1858.

fThe Seat of Robert R. Turner, the returned delegate, was contested by Ab-
salom Knotts, who, In pursuance of the decision of the House, took his seat January
20, 1800.



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Marshall — James D. Morris.

Ohio — D. M. Edgington, John Knote,

Nathaniel Richardson.
Preston — R. E. Cowan and John

Scott.
Pendleton — James B. Kee.
Pocahontas — James T. Lockridge,
Pleasants and Ritchie — Lewis A.

Phelps.



Putnam — John J. Thompson.
Randolph and Tucker — Samuel

Crane.
Taylor — James K. Smith.
Upshur — Benjamin Bassel.
Wood — Arthur I. Boreman.
Wayne — James Ferguson.
Wetzel — James P. Ferrill.



SESSION BEGINNING DECEMBER 2, 1S61, AND ENDING MARCH 31,

1862.

SENATORS.

Hampshire, Hardy and Morgan James D. Armstrong.

'Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Raleigh, Braxton, Pocahontas, Clay and

part of Webster Joseph A. Alderson.

Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Pleasants and Harrison (Vacancy.)

Lewis, Barbour, Upshur, Gilmer, Randolph, Tucker and part of Webster

John Brannon.

Ohio, Brooke and Hancock (Vacancy. »

Jefferson and Berkeley Thomas M. Isbell.

Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Putnam, Wyoming, Roane and Calhoun. .William

D. Pate.

Mason, Jackson, Cabell, Wayne and Wirt William W. Newman.

Marion, Wetzel, Marshall and Tyler James Neeson.

Taylor, Monongalia and Preston Charles W. Newlon.

DELEGATES.



Barbour — William Johnson.

Berkeley — Israel Robinson and
Adam Small.

Braxton. Nicholas and Clay — Dun-
can McLaughlin.

Cabell — Albert Laidley.

Fayette and Raleigh — John J. Cole-
man.

Greenbrier — Mason Mathews.

Hampshire — A. W. McDonald, Jr.,
and Charles Blue.



Hardy — Charles Williams.
Jefferson — Thomas C. Green and

Andrew Hunter.
Logan, Boone and Wyoming — Isaac

E. McDonald.
Mercer — Robert A. Richardson.
Monroe — Wilson Lively and John

M. Rowan.
Pendleton— James Boggs.*
Pocahontas — James T. Lockridge.



SESSION BEGINNING DECEMBER 7, 1SC3 ; AND ENDING MARCH 10,

1864.

SENATORS.

Hampshire. Hardy, and Morgan James D. Armstrong.

Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Raleigh. Braxton. Pocahontas, Clay and

Webster Joseph A. Alderson.

Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Pleasants and Harrison. .Kenner B. Stephenson.



* .Tames Boggs resigned, and R. P.. Dice elected to fill vacancy.



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Lewis, Barbour, Upshur, Gilmer, Randolph, Tucker and Webster. .John

Brannon.

Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Daniel M. Shriver.

Jefferson and Berkeley Andrew Hunter.

Logan, Kanaivha, Boone, Putnam, Wyoming, Roane and Calhoun. .James

M. Lawson.

Mason, Jackson, Cabell. Wayne and Wirt William W. Newman.

Marion, Wetzel, Marshall, Tyler James Neeson.

Taylor, Monongalia, Preston Charles Newlon.

DELEGATES.



Barbour — William Johnson.

Berkeley — Robert W. Hunter and
Israel Robinson.*

Boone, Logan and Wyoming — James
A. Nighbert.

Braxton, Nicholas. Clay and Web-
ster — Luther D. Haymond.

Brooke and Hancock — N. W. White.

Cabell— P. C. Buffington.

Doddridge and Tyler — Samuel J.
McMillan.

Fayette and Raleigh — Benjamin R.
j^inkous.

Gilmer, Wirt and Calhoun — J. S. K.
McCutchen.

Greenbrier — Mason Mathews.

Hampshire — Alexander Monroe and
J. S. Hiett.

Hardy — Charles Williams.

Harrison — George W. Lurtyt and
L. W. Holden.

Jackson and Roane — George W. Du-
val.

Jefferson — Jacob S. Melvin and W.
Burnett.

Kanawha — Isaiah Welch and V.
H'endrick.

Lewis — William J. Bland.



McDoivell (Tazewell and Buchanan)
— Reece T. Bowen.

Marion — Thomas S. Haymond and
Stephen A. Morgan.

Mason — James Hutcheson.

Marshall — James M. Hoge.

Mercer — Robert A. Richardson.

Monongalia — Dudley Evans and D.
B. Stewart.

Monroe — John M. Rowan and Wil-
son Lively.

Morgan — George W. Sherrard.

Ohio — Joseph H. Pendleton, Thomas
A. Edwards and Alfred Hughes.

Pendleton — E. T. Saunders.

Pleasants and Ritchie — Eugenius
Tibbs.

Pocahontas — William L. McNeil.

Preston — Robert E. Cowan and C. J.
Cresap.

Putnam — William E. H'erndon.

Randolph and Tucker — B. W. Craw-
ford.

Taylor — John A. Robinson.

Upshur — Willis H. Woodley.

Wayne — J. M. Ferguson.

Wetzel — Leonard S. Hall.

Wood — Edward D. McGuire.



SESSION OF 1865-1866.

Session of December 4, 1865. — When this session began, the
war was past; state division was an accomplished fact; and no
member from the Trans-Allegheny Kegion — now West Virginia- -
answered roll call in that body. No more were "West Virginians to



*Robinson died — William B. Colston elected, tl/urty resigned — Vacancy.



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cross the Blue Ridge to participate in the legislation of the "Old
Dominion." Henceforth, two states were to exist where but one
had been before, and now the Mother and the Daughter— Virginia
and West Virginia — weve to reside upon the ancient estate.



APPENDIX III.



WEST VIRGINIANS WHO OCCUPIED SEATS IN VIRGINIA CONVEN-
TIONS WHILE THE TWO STATES WERE ONE.



(Sources- — Journals and Documents of these Conventions — Force's American
Archives — American State Papers — Stanard's "Colonial Virginia Register" — and
Brenaman's "History of Virginia Conventions.")

The Virginia Conventions, some of them at least, have been
among the most important ever assembled in any American State.
In all of these, West Virginians occupied seats, and that too with
credit to themselves and the constituency which they represented.
On the 24th of May, 1774, the House of Burgesses having heard
that the commerce of Boston harbor was to be stopped on the first
day of June ensuing, adopted a resolution denouncing the Boston
Port Bill. This so enraged Lord Dunmore, the Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor of the Colony, that on the next day, he dissolved the House.
Many of the burgesses departed for their homes, but twenty-five
of them lingered in Williamsburg until May 30th, when they unite i
in a call upon all the burgesses to reassemble in convention at
that place on the 1st of August 1774. One of those who remained
at Williamsburg and signed this call, was ROBERT RUTHER-
FORD, a burgess from Berkeley county, West Virginia.

THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT WILLIAMS-
BURG, AUGUST 1, 1774; ADJOURNED AUGUST G, ENSUING.

(Total membership was 132.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley County — Robert Ruther-
ford and Thomas Hite.



Hampshire County — James Mercer
and Joseph Nevill.



THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND,
MARCH 20, 1775; ADJOURNED MARCH 27, ENSUING.

(Total membership was 121.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.

Hampshire county — James Mercer, j District of West Augusta — John Ne-
PerJceley county — Adam Stephen I vill and John Harvie.
and Robert Rutherford.



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THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND,
JULY 17, 1775; ADJOURNED AUGUST 26, 1775.



(Total membership was 105.)



DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley county — Adam Stephen

and Robert Rutherford.
Hampshire county — James Mercer.



District of West Augusta — John
Harvie, and George Rootes.



THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND,
DECEMBER 1, 1775, ADJOURNED JANUARY 20, 177G.

(Total membership was 112.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley County — William Drew
and Robert Rutherford.



Hampshire County — John Nevill
and James Mercer.



THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION* WHICH ASSEMBLED AT WILLIAMS-
BURG, MAY G, 177G; ADJOURNED JULY 5, I77G.

(Total membership was 131.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley County — Robert Ruther-
ford and William Drew.

District of West Augusta — Charles
Simms, and John Harvie.



Hampshire County — Abraham Hite
and James Mercer.



THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND,
JUNE 2, 1788; ADJOURNED JUNE 27, 1788.

(Total membership was 172.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley County — William Darke
and Adam Stephen.!

Greenbrier County — George Clen-
denin and John Stuart.

Hampshire County — Ralph Humph-
reys and Andrew Woodrow.

Hardy County — Isaac VanMeter and
Abel Seymour.



Harrison County — George Jackson

and John Prunty.
Monongalia County — John Evans

and William McCleery.
Olrio County — Archibald Woods and

Ebenezer Zane.
Randolph County — Benjamin Wilson

and John Wilson.



*It was this Convention which framed the first Constitution for Virginia — the
earliest document of its kind prepared for a free State in the annals of the world.
It was in force until 1830 — a period of fifty-four years — under it twenty-one of the
present counties of West Virginia were created, which with Hampshire and Berke-
ley, formerly existing, made the number twenty- three, when tin's Constitution ceased
to be operative.

^Speech of General Adam Stephen, of Berkeley county, West Virginia, in favor
of the ratification of the 1'<<1<i<i1 Constitution: — Mr. Stephen addressed tbe chair-
man, but in so low a voice that ho could not be distinctly heard. — He described in a
feeling manner the unhappy situation of the country, and the absolute necessity of




A West Virginian Who Voted to Ratify the Federal Constitution.
Colonel Archibald Woods, who was one of the Delegates from Ohio
County to the Federal Convention at Richmond, in June, 17S8; was born
in Albemarle County, Virginia, November 14, 1764; served under General
Greene in his North Carolina Campaign in 1781; settled in Wheeling at
the close of the Revolution, when the whole of Northwestern Virginia was
a frontier settlement, exposed to incursions of the Indians. Was for
twenty years President of the Northwestern Bank of Virginia at Wheeling,
organized in 1S17, and the first banking institution in West Virginia.
Died October 26, 1846, aged eighty-two years. Buried at the Stone Meet-
ing House on Wheeling Creek.



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This Convention met to ratify or reject the Federal Constitution
which had been framed and recommended to the States by the
Federal Convention on the 17th of September, 1787, at Phila-
delphia. The only question was whether Virginia should ratify
the new National Constitution. The opposition was led by Patrick
Henry ; and James Madison marshalled the forces for ratification.
Of the sixteen members from "West Virginia, fifteen voted for ratifi-
cation, while but one — John Evans, of Monongalia — voted against
it. The total vote on ratification stood 89 yeas, and 70 nays —
a majority of ten for ratification. Had the West Virginia members
followed the leadership of Patrick Henry, Virginia would not have
ratified the Federal Constitution — at least not then.

THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND,
OCTOBER 5, 1829; ADJOURNED JANUARY 15, 1830.

(Total membership was 96.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Berkeley County — Elisha Boyd and

Philip Pendleton.
Brooke County — Philip Doddridge

and Alexander Campbell.



Cabell County — John Laidley.
Greenbrier County — William Smith.
Hampshire County — William Taylor
and William Donaldson.



preventing a dismemberment of the confederacy. I was, says he. sent hither to
adopt the constitution ns it is. but such is my regard for my fellow-citizens, that
I would concur in amendments. The gentlemen on the other side have adduced no
reasons or proofs to convince us. that the amendments should become a part of the
system, before ratification. What reason have we to suspect, that persons, who are
chosen from among ourselves, will not agree to the introduction of such amendment
as will be desired by the people at large? — In all safe and free governments, there
ought to be a judicious mixture of the three different kinds of government. This
government is a compound of those different kinds. But the democratic kind pre-
ponderates as it ought to do. The members of one- branch are immediately chosen
by the people : and the people also elect in a secondary degree the members of the
other two. — At present we have no confederate government. It exists but in name.
■ — The honorable gentlemen asked where is the genius of America ? What else but
that genius has stimulated the people to reform that government, which woeful
experience has proved to be totally inefficient. What has produced the unison of
sentiments in the states on this subject? I expected that filial duty and affection
would have impelled him to enquire for the genius of Virginia — that genius which
formerly resisted British tyranny, and in the language of manly intrepidity and
fortitude said to that nation — thus far and no farther shall you proceed. What
has become of that genius which spoke that maganimous language — that genius
which produced the federal convention? Yonder she is in mournful attire, her hair
dishevelled — distressed with grief and sorrow — supplicating our assistance, against
gorgons. fiends and hydras, which are ready to devour her, and carry desolation
throughout her country. She bewails the decay of trade and neglect of agriculture
■ — her farmers discouraged — her ship-carpenters, blacksmiths and all other trades-
men unemployed. She casts ber eyes on these, and deplores her inability to relieve
them. She sees and laments that the profit of her commerce goes to foreign states.
She further bewails that all she can raise by taxation is inadequate to her neces-
sities. — She sees religion die by her side — public faith prostituted, and private con-
fidence lost between man and man. Are the hearts of her citizens so deaf to com-
passion that they will not go to her relief? If they are so infatuated, the dire
consequences may be easily foreseen. — Expostulations must be made for the defec-
tion of Virginia, when congress meets. They will enquire where she has lately
discovered so much political wisdom — she that gave an immense tract of country
to relieve the general distresses? — Wherein consists ber superiority to her friends
of Smith Carolina, and the respectable state of Massachusetts, who to prevent a
dissolution of the union, adopted the Constitution, and proposed such amendments
as they thought necessary, placing confidence in the other states, that they would
accede fro them? — After making several other remarks, he concluded by declaring
that in his opinion, they were about to determine whether we should be' one of the
United States or not." 'See •Journal of the Convention', p. 450.)



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Harrison County — Edwin S. Dun-
can.

Jefferson County — Hierome L. Opie*
and Thomas Griggs, Jr.

Kanawha County — Lewis Summers.



Monongalia Comity — Charles S.
Morgan and Eugenius M. Wilson.
Monroe County — Andrew Bierne.
Pendleton County — William McCoy.
Pocahontas County — John Baxter.
Randolph County — Adam See.



This Convention assembled for the purpose of amending the
Constitution of the State. The Act of Assembly passed February
10, 1829, provided that the membership of the Convention should
consist of four members from each of the twenty-four Senatorial
Districts. The Convention found it necessary to frame an entirely
new Constitution.- It was submitted to the people for ratification
and the vote stood 26,055 for the Constitution, and 15,563 votes
against it. The people of what is now "West Virginia, were opposed
to the Constitution because they had not been able to secure therein,
the reforms they sought, and the vote Avithin the bonds of said
State stood 1,383 for ratification, and 8,365 against it.



THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED IN THE STATE
HOUSE AT RICHMOND, OCTOBER 14, 1850; AND ADJOURNED
AUGUST 1, 1851.

(Total membership was 135.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Barbour County — John S. Carlile.

Berkeley County — Charles James
Faulkner and Dennis Murphy.

Cabell County — Elisha McComas.

Gilmer County — Samuel L. Hays.

Greenbrier County — -Samuel Price
and William Smith.

Hampshire County — Charles Blue
and Thomas Sloan.

Hardy County — William Seymour.

Harrison County — Joseph Johnson
and Gideon D. Camden.

Jackson County — Joseph Smith.

Jefferson County — Andrew Hunter
and William Lucas.

Kanawha County — Geoge W. Sum-
mers and Benjamin H. Smith.



Logan County — James H. Ferguson.

Marion County — James Neeson.

Mason County — Henry J. Fisher.

Marshall County — Jefferson T. Mar-
tin.

Monongalia County — Waitman T.
Willey.

Monroe County — Augustus A. Chap-
man and Allen T. Caperton.

Morgan County — James E. Stewart.

Ohio County — John Knote, Zacha-
riah Jacob, and Thomas M. Gaily.

Pendleton County — A. M. Newman.

Preston County — William G. Brown.

Taylor County — Edward J. Arm-
strong.

Wood County — John T. Snodgrass
and Peter G. Van Winkle.



Lewis County — Thomas Bland.

Again there was a demand for a revision of the Constitution and
in compliance with this, the General Assembly passed an Act,



♦Hierome L. Opie resigned his seat and .Tames M. Mason was chosen in his
place.



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March 9, 1850, submitting the question of calling a convention for
this purpose. In April following the people voted largely in favor
of the Convention. The election of delegates took place in August
ensuing. Again these were chosen by Senatorial Districts. Ou
the 30th of July 1851, the Convention adopted the Constitution
which it had framed by a vote, 75 yeas to 33 nays ; and on the 23d,
24th, and 25th of October ensuing, the people ratified it by a vote of
75,748 for ratification and 11,060 against ratification.

THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT
RICHMOND, FEBRUARY 13, 1861 ; AND ADJOURN-
ED SINE DIE NOVEMBER 6, 1861.

(Total Membership was 152.)

DELEGATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.



Barbour County — Samuel Woods.

Berkeley County — Allen C. Ham-
mond and Edmund Pendelton.

Braxton, Nicholas, Clay and Web-
ster — Benjamin W. Byrne.

Brooke County — Campbell Tarr.

Cabell County — Wm. McComas.

Doddridge and Tyler — Chapman J.
Stuart.

Fayette and Raleigh — Henry L. Gil-
lispie.

Gilmer, Wirt and Calhoun — C. B.
Conrad.

Greenbrier County — Samuel Price.

Hampshire County — Edward M.
Armstrong and David Pugh.

Hancock Comity — George McC. Por-
ter.

Hardy County — Thomas Maslin.

Harrison County — John S. Carlile
and Benjamin Wilson.

Jackson and Roane — Franklin P.
Turner.

Jefferson County — Alfred M. Bar-
bour and Logan Osburn.

Kanawha County — George W. Sum-
mers and Spicer Patrick.

Lewis County — Caleb Boggess.



Logan, Boone and Wyoming — James

Lawson.
Marion County— Alpheus F. Hay-

mond and Ephraim B. Hall.
Marshall County — James Burley.
Mason County — James H. Couch.
Mercer County — Napoleon B.

French.
Monongalia Comity — Waitman T.



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