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the Speaker, "is the consideration of Senate Bill No. 365. providing
for the admission of West Virginia into the Union, which was
postponed at the last session to this day." Bingham asked that it
be put upon its passage, as it was important, as he said, that "it
be passed at this time." Martin F. Conway, of Kansas, spoke
against the Bill. Then began discussion and argument such as is
without a parallel in the whole history of State admission in Con-
gress. For two days there were many speeches, pro and con, all
resplendent with rhetorical flourish and literary excellence. So
many were there that the reports thereof cover many pages of the
"Congressional Globe,'" in which they were printed. On Wednes-
day, the 10th, debate was closed by order of the House, and at two



200 • Archives and History. [W. Va.

o 'clock on that day the Speaker said : ' ' The question recurs upon
the third reading of the Bill.'' The Bill was ordered to its third
reading, and it was accordingly read a third time. Charles A.
Wickliffe, of Kentucky, then called for the yeas and nays upon the
passage of the Bill, and the call was sustained. The roll was
called, and the Bill was passed by a vote of 96 yeas to 55 nays —
a majority of forty-one.

The vote in the House of Representatives when the final and
greatest struggle was fought and won for the admission of the
State, is of great interest to every West Virginian. One hundred
and fifty-one votes were recorded.

Those voting yea were —

Cyrus Aldrich and William Windom of Minnesota ; Isaac N. Arnold, William
Kellogg, Owen Lovejoy and Elihu B. Washburn of Illinois; Elijah Babbitt, Samuel
S. Blair, James II. Campbell, John Covode, William M. Davis, James T. Hale, John
Hickman, William D. Kelley, John W. Killinger, William E. Lehman. Robert Mc-
Knight, Edward McPherson* James K. Moorehead. John Patton, Thaddeus Stevens
and John P. Verree of Pennsylvania: William P. Sheffield of Rhode Island; Stephen
Baker, Jacob P. Chamberlain, Ambrose W. Clark, Frederick A. Conkling, R. Hol-
land Duell, Alfred Ely, Reuben E. Fenton, Richard Franchot, Augustus Frank, Ed-
ward Haight, William E. Lansing, Abram B. Olin, Theodore M. Pomeroy, Charles
B. Sedwick, Socrates N. Sherman, Eldridge G. Spaulding, Burt Van Horn, Robert
B. Van. Valkenburg, Charles H. Van Wyck and William Wall, of New York ; Portus
Baxter and Justin S. Morrill of Vermont; Fernando C. Beaman, Frances W. Kellogg
and Rowland E. Trowbridge of Michigan ; John A Bingham, Harrison G. Blake,
William P. Cutler, Sidney Edgerton, John A. Gurley. Richard A. Harrison, Valentine

B. Horton, John Hutchins, Albert G. Riddle. Samuel Shellabarger, Carey A. Trimble
and Samuel T. Worcester of Ohio : Jacob Beeson Blair, Kellian V. Whaley and Wil-
liam Guy Brown of Virginia: Alford A. Burnham and Dwight Loomis of Con-
necticut; Andrew J. Clements and Horace Maynard of Tennessee; Schuyler Colfax,
William McKee Dunn, George W. Julian, William Mitchell. Albert G. Porter, John
P. C. Shanks and Albert S. White of Indiana : Thomas M. Edwards and Edward H.
Rollins of New Hampshire : Thomas D. Elliott, Samuel Hooper and Amasa Walker
of Massachusetts ; Samuel L. Casey of Kentucky : Samuel C. Fessenden, Thomas A.
D. Fessenden, John N. Goodwin, Anson P. Morrill, Frederick A. Pike and John H.
Rice of Maine : Frederick F. Low. Timothy G. Phelps and Aaron A. Sargent of Cali-
fornia ; John T. Nixon and John L. N. Stratten of New Jersey: John W. Noell of
Missouri ; John F. Potter and A. Scott Sloan of Wisconsin ; and James F. Wilson of
Iowa — in all ninety-six votes.

Those voting nay were —

William Allen, James M. Ashbey, Samuel S. Cox, James R. Morris, Warren P.
Noble, George H. Pendleton. Clement L. Vallandigham and Chilton A. White of
Ohio ; John B. Allev, Charles Delano, Daniel W. Gooch, Alexander H. Rice, Benja-
min F. Thomas and Charles R. Train of Massachusetts; Sydenham E. Ancona,
Joseph Bailev, Charles J. Biddle, Philip Johnson. John D. Stiles and Hendrick B.
Wright of Pennsylvania ; George T. Cobb and William G. Steele of New Jersey ;
Roscoe Conkling, Isaac C. Delaplain, Alexander S. Diven. James E. Kerrigan, Moses
F. Odell, Edward II. Smith, John B. Steele and Elijah Ward of New York ; Martin
F. Conway of Kansas : James A. Cravens. William S. Hollman. John Law and
Daniel W. Voorhees of Indiana ; John W. Crisfield and Francis Thomas of Maryland ;
John J. Crittenden, George W. Dunlap, Henry H. Wadsworth. Aaron Harding, Rob-
ert Mallory, John W. Menzies. William H. Wadsworth, Charles A. Wickliffe and
George H. Yeaman of Kehtuckv ; James E English of Connecticut : Bradley F.
Granger of Michigan : William A. Hall. Elijah II. Norton, Thomas L. Price and
James S. Rollins of Missouri: Anthony L. Knapp. William A. Richardson and James

C. Robinson of llinois ; Joseph E. fiegar of Virginia ; and George K. Sheil of Oregon,
— in all fifty-five votes.

The analysis of this vote presents some interesting facts. The
representatives from Maine, six in number, voted solidly to admit
West Virginia into the Union ; in Illinois there were four votes for



1908] The Formation of West Virginia. 20x

it and three against it; Pennsylvania cast sixteen for and six
against ; New York, twenty for and eight against ; Ohio, twelve for
and eight against; Indiana, seven for and five against; Mass-
achusetts, five for and six against; Missouri, one for and four
against ; while New Jersey divided equally — two yeas and two nays.
Thus it was that on the tenth day of December, 1862 was com-
pleted the legislative action necessary to the admission of "West Vir-
ginia into the Union. On the 11th, Emerson Ethridge, of Tenn-
essee, Clerk of the House of Representatives, informed the Senate
that the House had passed Senate Bill No. 365, providing for the
admission of the State of West Virginia into the Union. December
15th, George T. Cobb, of New Jersey, from the Committee on En-
rolled Bills, reported that it had found truly enrolled, "An Act
(S. B. No. 365) for the admission of West Virginia into the Union."
December 16th, another message by Mr. Ethridge informed the
Senate that the Speaker of the House had signed Senate Bill No.
365, providing for the admission of West Virginia, and that he was
directed to bring it to the Senate for the signature of its President.
Thereupon the Vice-President signed the Bill, and it was delivered
to the proper committee to be presented to the President of the
United States. On the 23rd ensuing, Orville H. Browning, of Illi-
nois, reported from this committee that it had that clay presented
to the President of the United States the Enrolled Bill (S. No. 365)
for the admission of West Virginia into the Union. On the 5th
of January, 1863, a message from the President of the United
States, by his Secretary, John G-. Nicholay, informed the Senate
that he had on the 31st of December, 1862, signed and approved
an Act (S. No. 365) for the Admission of the State of West Vir-
ginia into the Union, and for other Purposes.

Reassembling op the Constitutional Convention : — Again the
Constitutional Convention assembled, February 12, 1863, for the
purpose of making the changes in the Constitution regarding slav-
ery. The resignation of John Hall, its President, was received,
accepted, and Abram D. Soper of Tyler County, was elected to fill
the vacancy. The session continued eight days, when having made
the necessary changes in the Constitution, the body adjourned sine
die, February 20, 1863. The Constitution, as amended, was submit-
ted to a vote of the pople, March 26th ensuing and the result was
as follows: —



202



Archives and History.



W. Va.



VOTE ON THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION.



For.

Barbour 471

Boone 57

Braxton 120

Brooke 448

Cabell 100

Calhoun*

Clay G4

Doddridge 463

Fayette 30

Gilmer 3S3

Greenbrier*

Hampshire 75

Hancock 373

Hardy 76

Harrison 1,074

Jackson 490

Kanawha 1,050

Lewis 596

Logan*

Marion 965

Marshall 1,430

Mason 1,112

McDowell*

Mercer*

Monongalia 1,415

Monroe

Morgan 362

Nicholas 155

Ohio 1,850

Pendleton 181

Pleasants 253

Pocahontas*

Preston 1,737

Putnam 275

Raleigh



Against.


1
1



5


1

9
5

7
10
6
4

3

56
o



128



1
8



70




For. Against.



Randolph 167

Ritchie 753

Roane 159

TayJor 639



Tucker
Tyler



45

73 S



Upshur 74^



Wayne . .
Webster*
Wetzel ..
Wirt . . .
Wood . . .
Wyoming



85

275

180
1 222



L3

o

12
1
5
4

o



I I
6

1



Vote in 38 counties, as

above stated 20.622

Soldiers' votes taken with-
in West Virginia 0,0(17



Total votes taken within

West Virginia 26,632

Soldiers' votes taken out
of West Virginia 1 ,689



4-iO
01

534



Whole amount of votes,
duly taken and re-
turned 28,321



Rejected Votes, viz



Soldiers 379

Citizens 43



None against
None agaiust



422



This result, together with copies of the amended Constitution,
as ratified by the people was certified, April 16th to President Lin-
coln by Hon. Abram D. Soper, President of the Convention; and
Daniel Lamb, James W. Paxton, Peter G-. Van Winkle, Ephraim
B. Hall and Elbert H. Caldwell, the Committee of that body, as
named in the Schedule and on the 20th of April, he issued a Procla-
mation declaring- that sixty days thereafter — June 20, 1863 — the
State of West Virginia, should be admitted into the Union on an
equal footing with the other States.



*No returns received at date of tabulation.



APPENDIX VI



COUNTIES OF WEST VIRGINIA AS THEY EXISTED IN

1861, WITH THEIR TOTAL REPRESENTATION

IN THE MAKING OF THE STATE.



The First Convention of the people of Northwestern Virginia
which assembled at Wheeling May 13, 1861, and the Second one
which convened at the same place June 11, 1861, are popularly-
known as the First and Second Wheeling Conventions, respectively.
The men composing these bodies, together with those who were
members of the Constitutional Convention which assembled Novem-
ber 26, 1861. and which framed the first Constitution of the State,
were the men who made West Virginia. Their names have been
given in connection with the Conventions of which they were mem-
bers; but the following classification or grouping by counties exhi-
bits at one view the representation each county had in the making
of the State. It will be remembered that the membership of the
Second Wheeling Convention was composed of members of the
General Assembly who had been elected on the 23d of May 1861,
together with delegates appointed by the several counties, as mem-
bers of the Convention onlv.

*
ALEXANDRIA COUNTY.*

1. In the First Wheeling Convention, May 13, 1861: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention, June 11, 1861: —
Henry S. Martin and James T. Close, f delegates.

3. In the Constitutional Convention, 'November 26, 1861. —
No representation.



*Note — The counties of Alexandria. Fairfax, Frederick, Accomac and Northamp-
ton, the last two on the eastern shore of Virginia, were not, of course, included in
West Virginia, but their representatives, by their participation in the actions of
the First and Second Wheeling Conventions, and as members of the General Assem-
bly, at that time, did much to aid in reorganizing the Restored Government and In
the formation of the New State. — Y. A. L.

t.Tames T. Close was afterward Colonel of the Seventeenth Regiment West
Virginia Infantry.



204 Abchives and History. [W. Va.



BARBOUR COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

E. H. Menafee, Spencer Dayton, and John H. Shuttleworth.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Nathan H. Taft and D. M. Myers, member of House of Delegates, and
John H. Stuttleworth and Spencer Dayton, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —
Spencer Dayton and John H. Shuttleworth.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Emmett J. O'Brien.

BERKELEY COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

A. R. McQuilkin, John W. Dailey and J. S. Bowers.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention : —
No representation.

BOONE COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Robert Hager.

BRAXTON COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention : —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Gustavus P. Taylor.

BROOKE COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

Adam Kuhn, David Hervey, Campbell Tarr, Nathaniel Wells, J. R. Bur-
goine, James Archer, Jesse Edgington, R. L. Jones, James A. Camp-
bell, Robert C. Nicholls, Joseph Gist, John G. Jacob, Eli Green, John
D. Nicholls, Bazaleel* Wells, and Montgomery Walker.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Joseph Gist, senator, and H. W. Crothers, member of House of Delegates,
and John D. Nicholls, and Campbell Tarr, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions : —

Joseph Gist, John D. Nicholls and Campbell Tarr.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
James Hervey.



*T1ip "Iptelligencer" 1ms it Basl.



1908] County Representation in Making West Virginia. 205

cabell county.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

Harrison County Delegates, acted as alternates. Instructed to do so by
Cabell County Convention.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
Albert Laidley, member of House of Delegates.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Granville Parker.

CALHOUN COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
J. Robinson.

CLAY COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Benjamin L. Stepbenson.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

J. Cheveront, S. S. Kenney, J. Smitb, James A. Foley, and J. P. F. Ran-
dolph.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Chapman J. Stuart, Senator, William J. Boreman, member of House of
Delegates, Dodridge-Tyler District, Daniel D .Johnson of Tyler county,
and James A. Foley, of Doddridge county, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —
James A. Foley.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Chapman J. Stuart.

FAIRFAX COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

John Hawxhurst and Eben E. Mason, delegates.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
No representation.

FAYETTE COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention : —
No representation.



200 Archives and History. [W. Va.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
James Cassady* and Edward W. Ryan.*

FREDERICK COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
George S. Senseney.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
No representation.

GILMER COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
Henry H. Withers.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
William J. Warder.

GREENBRIER COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Andrew Mann.t

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

Owen D. Downey, George W. Broski, Dr. B. B. Shaw, George W. Sheetz,
and George W. Rizer.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

James R. Carskadon, senator, Owen D. Downey, James H. Trout, James
J. Baracks, and George W. Broski, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —
Owen D. Downey and George W. Broski.

A. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Thomas R. Carskadon.

HANCOCK COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

George McC. Porter, W. L. Crawford, Louis R. Smith, J. C. Crawford, B.
J. Smith, Thomas Anderson, William B. Freeman, W. C. Murray, J. L.
Freeman, John Gardner, George Johnston, J. S. Porter, James Steven-
son, J. S. Pomeroy, R. Breneman, David Donahoo, D. S. Nicholson,
Thayer Melvin, Ewing Turner, James H. Pugh, H. Farnsworth, James
G. Marshall, Samuel Freeman, John Mahan, David Jenkins, Wil-
liam Hewitt, William Brown, A. Moore, D. C. Pugh, Jonathan Allison,
John H. Atkinson and Joseph W. Allison.



♦Cassady resigned February 1, 1862, and on the 4th day of February 1862. E.
W. Ryan was admitted to a seat to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation
of Cassady. Cassady had been admitted to a .seat November 26, 1861. (See
'Journal of tbe Convention.' r>. 7."t

tWas admitted to a seat February 14th, 1863, at "Called Session,"— See "In-
telligencer - ' February 16, 1S63.



1908] County Representation in Making West Virginia.' 207



2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

George McC. Porter, member of House of Delegates, John H. Atkinson
and William L. Crawford, delegates.
:,.In both Wheeling Conventions: —

George McC. Porter, John H. Atkinson, and William L. Crawford.
4. In the Constitutional Convention: —

Joseph S. Pomeroy.

TIARDY COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention:—
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
John Michael, delegate.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Abijah Dolly.

HARRISON COUNTY.

1. Iii the First Wheeling Convention: —

John S. Carlile, Thomas L. Moore. John J. Davis, Solomon S. Fleming,
Felix S. Sturm, James Lynch, William E. Lyon, Lot Bowen, Dr. Dun-
can. Waldo P. Goff and Benjamin F. Shuttleworth.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

John J. Davis, John C. Vance, members of the House of Delegates,
John S. Carlile, Solomon S. Fleming, Lot Bowen, Charles S. Lewis,
and Benjamin F. Shuttleworth, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —

John J. Davis, John S. Carlile, Lot Bowen, Solomon S. Fleming, and
Benjamin F. Shuttleworth.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Thomas W. Harrison and John M. Powell.

JACKSON COUNTY.

l.In the First Wheeling Convention: —

Andrew Flesher, David Woodruff, C. M. Rice, George Leonard, James F.
Scott. G. L. Kennedy, and J. V. Rowley.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Daniel Frost, member of the House of Delegates, James F. Scott, and
Andrew Flesher, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —
Andrew Flesher and James F. Scott.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
E. S. Mahan.

JEFFERSON COUNTY.

l.In the First Wheeling Convention : —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Contention: —
George Koontz.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
No representation.



208 Archives and History. [W. Va~

KANAWHA COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Lewis Ruffner, member of House of Delegates, and Greenbury Slack,.
Delegate.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
James H. Brown,* and Lewis Ruffner.

LEWIS COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

Alexander Scott Withers, t J. W. Hudson, Perry M. Hale, J. Woofter, W.
L. Grant, James A. J. Lightburn, and T. M. Chalfant.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Blackwell Jackson, senator, Perry M. Hale and James A. J. Lightburn,
delegates.
S.In both Wheeling Conventions: —

Perry M. Hale, and J. A. J. Lightburn.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Robert Irvine.

LOGAN COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Benjamin H. Smith. t (an alternate.)

MARION COUNTY.

1 . In the First Wheeling Convention : —

R. R. Brown, Jacob C. Beeson, Isaac Holman, Thomas H. Barnes, Hi-
ram Haymond, Harvey Merrifield, Joshua Carter, George W. Jolliffe,
John Chisler, Thomas Hough, William Beatty, James C. Beatty, Aaron
Hawkins, Jacob Sturm, Francis H. Pierpont, and Jesse Shaw.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —

Richard Fast and Fountain Smith, members of House of Delegates, and

Francis H. Pierpont, John S. Barns, Ephraim B. Hall, A. F. Ritchie,
and James O. Watson, delegates.
3 In both Wheeling Conventions: —

Francis H. Pierpont.
A. In the Constitutional Convention: —

Ephraim B. Hall and Hiram Haymond. §



♦Brown resigned the last day of the Regular Session, February 18, 1862, was
reelected and seated in the Second or Called Session.

tThe author of "Chronicles of Border Warfare," published at Clarksburg, West
"Virginia, in 1831.

±Was admitted to a seat January 8, 1862. See 'Journal of the Convention

^Resigned. Moses Ticheneal elected to fill vacancy caused thereby. See "In-
telligencer" for February 13th, 1863.




Hox. Campbell Tarr.

First Treasurer of the State of West Virginia.
(See Biographical Sketch, p. 221.)



1908] County Representation in Making West Virginia. 209

marshall county.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —

John H. Dickey, John Parkinson, W. Alexander, John Laughlin, W. T.
Head, J. S. Parriott, William J. Purdy, H. C. Kemple, Joseph Turner,
Hiram McMechen, E. H. Caldwell, James Garvin, L. Gardner, H. A.
Francis, Thomas Dowler, John R. Morrow, William Wasson, Nat. Wil-
son, Thomas Morgan, S. Dorsey, Jr., R. B. Hunter, J. W. Carriher,
J. B. Morris, R. C. Holliday, William Collins, W. R. Kimmons, G. W.
Evans, William McFarland, J. Hornbrook, John Reynolds, Remem-
brance Swan, J. B. Hornbrook, James Campbell, F. Clement, J.
Winders, William Baird, Dr. Marshman, William Luke, J. Garvin, S.
Ingram, William Phillips, Jr., A. Francis, Thomas Wilson, Lot Enix,
G. Hubbs, John Wilson, John Ritchie, J. W. Bonar, J. Alley, S. B.
Stidger, Asa Browning, Samuel Wilson, J. McCondell, A. Bonar, D.
Price, G. W. Evans, D. Roberts, Thomas Dowler, R. Alexander, E.
Conner, Charles Snediker, John Winters, Nathan Fish, V. P. Gorby,
Alfred Gaines, J. S. Riggs, Alexander Kemple, Joseph McCombs, and
Thomas Morris and George Hubbs — 71 in all.*

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention : —

Remembrance Swan, member of House of Delegates, and E. H. Caldwell
and Robert Morris, delegates.

3. In both Wheeling Conventions: —
Remembrance Swan.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: — ■

E. H. Caldwell and Thomas H. Trainer.

MASON COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: — ■

Joseph S. Machir, Lemuel Harpold, William E. Wetzel, John Godley,
Wyatt Willis, William Wiley Harper, William Harpold, Daniel Pols-
ley, Samuel Davies, J. N. Jones, Samuel Yeager, R. C. M. Lovell, Bar-
ney J. Rollins, David C. Sayre, Charles H. Bumgardner, John O. But-
ler, Timothy Russell, John Hall, A. A. Rogers, William Hopkins, Eu-
gene B. Davis, David Rossin, Asa Brigham, Charles B. Waggener,
John M. Phelps, Stephen Comstock, W. C. Starr, John Greer, Apollo
Stephens, Maojr Brown and John J. Weaver.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: — ■

Lewis Wetzel, member House of Delegates, and Charles B. Waggener,
James Smith and Daniel Polsley, delegates.

3. In doth Wheeling Conventions : —
Daniel Polsley and Charles B. Waggener.

4. In the Constitutional Convention: —
John Hall.t



♦Marshall county had largest representation in the Convention.

tHall was President ; he resigned at the beginning of Called Session, February
12, 18fi3, and Dr. Samuel T. Griffith of West Columbia, Mason County, was elected
to 'fill vacancy. See "Intelligencer" February 14, 1863.



210 Archives and History. [W. Va.

MERCER COUNTY.

1. In the First Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention: —
No representation.

3. In the Constitutional Convention: —
Richard M. Cook.*

MONONGALIA COUNTY.

l.In the First Wheeling Convention: —
Waitman T. Willey, Leroy Kramer, "William A. Hanaway, William
Lazier, Elisha Coombs, George McNeeley, H. Bering, Dr. H. N. Mack-
ey, James T. M. Laskey, James T. Hess, Charles H. Burgess, John
Bly, William Price, Dr. A. Brown, Dr.. J. V. Boughner, D. P. Fitch,
E. B. Taggart, Alpheus Garrison, Dr. John McCarl, J. A. Wiley, Joseph
Snyder, Joel Bowlesby, A. Derranet, N. C. Vandervort, Daniel White,
Dr. D. B. Dorsey, Jacob Miller, Dr. Isaac Scott, Marshall M. Dent,
Rev. Peter T. Laishley, E. P. St. Clair, W. B. Shaw, Joseph Jolliffe,
William Anderson, Evans D. Fogle, P. L. Rice, and James Evans, and
Amos S. Bowlsby.

2. In the Second Wheeling Convention : —



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