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HOUSE OF DELEGATES,
STATE OF VIRGINIA,
ADJOURNED SESSION, 1863.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1863.
quorum appearing, the clerk announced that JAMES L. KEMPER, late the speaker of the house, having resigned his office as delegate from the county of Madison, the office of speaker of the house of delegates was vacant; and that the first business in order was the election of a speaker to supply the vacancy. Mr. NEWTON nominated Hugh W. Sheffey of Augusta.
No other nomination having been made, the roll was called, withi the following result:
For Hugh W. Sheffey-Messrs. Ambers, F. T. Anderson, Baker, Barbour, Bigger, Booton, Bouldin, Bradford, Buford, Cazenove, Crockett, Daniel, Davis, Dunn, Fletcher, Flood, Forbes, Garrison, Gatewood, Gilmer, Green, J. H. Hopkins, H. L. Hopkins, Hunter, Huntt, James, Jones, Kaufman, Laidley, Lively, Lundy, Lynn, Magruder, Mallory, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McCamant, A. W. McDonald, Murdaugh, R. E. Nelson, Newton, Noland, Pitman, Prince, Reid, Richardson, Riddick, Rives, Robertson, Robinson, Rowan, Ruther
ord, Staples, R. F. Taylor, Thomas, Tomlin, Tredway, Walker, Ward, West, J. L. Wilson, S. Wilson, Woolfolk, Worsham and Wynne-66.
Mr. Sheffey having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected speaker of the house of delegates; and being conducted to the chair by Messrs. NEWTON, and HOPKINS of Petersburg, returned his acknowledgments to the house.
JOHN L. MARYE, jr., a delegate elected from the county of Spotsylvania, to supply the vacancy created by the resignation of DOUGLAS H. GORDON, and Paulus POWELL, a delegate elected from the county of Amherst, to supply the vacancy created by the resignation of J. DUDLEY Davis, appeared, were qualified, and took their seats.
The SPEAKER laid before the house the following letter from James W. Montague, second doorkeeper.
CHRISTIANSBURG, January 5, 1863. To the Spcaker of the House of Delegates :
I hereby tender my resignation as second doorkeeper, with my
sincere thanks for the uniform acts of kindness from all the members of the house.
JAMES W. MONTAGUE. On motion of Mr. JAMES,
Resolved, that the house proceed forthwith to the election of a second doorkeeper.
Whereupon, Mr. JAMES nominated George W. Wilson, jr., of Botetourt, who was appointed by a unanimous vote.