On motion of J. Mercer Langston, on the adoption of the above
resolution, it was amended as follows, that J. McC. Simpson pre-
pare music for the Convention. Carried.
On motion of Mr. Simpson, it was resolved that persons pres-
ent from counties not represented and those who have been regu-
larly delegated and have their credentials, shall constitute this
While the above was pending,the hour of 12 o'clock, M., arriv-
ed, and the session closed.
The Convention met pursuant to adjonrnment. The President
in the Chair. Prayer by the Chaplain. The question was on the
adoption of Mr. Simpson's resolution.
After a full discussion it was unanimously adopted.
The Chairman of the business committee reported a preamble
On motion of C. A. Yancy, they were laid on the table to be ta-
ken up resolution by resolution.
On motion of H. F. Douglass it was resolved that the Conven-
tion hold evening sessions.
On motion of Doct. C. H. Langston, it was resolved that the
members of this Convention be allowed to speak only twice to any
one question, nor more than ten minutes each time, unless with the
consent of the Convention.
Their being no question pending before the Convention the
preamble and first resolution were called up.
And on motion of J. T. Ward, of Franklin, the preamble and
first resolution was referred to a select committee of one, and Rev.
James Roindexter appointed said committee.
The second resolution was then taken up, and on motion of L.
D. Taylor, of Franklin, was referred to a select committee
of one--Dr. C. H. Langston constituting the same.
The third resolution was taken up and adopted.
The 4th resolution, on motion of S. Mercer Langston, Esq,
was made the order of the day for to-morrow, Jan. 16th, 1851.
On motion the 5th resolution was taken up, and adopted.
On motion the 6th resolution was taken up, and during its con-
sideration the hour of 5 o'clock P. M., having arrived, the session
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. The first Vice
President in the Chair. The 6th resolution was taken up and dis-
cussed, and was amended by motion of C. A. Yancy, as follows:
That we strike out all after the word Resolved, and insert the fol-
lowing: That we hold it to be the imperative duty of every dele-
gate who represents the people in our annual Conventions, to bring
a full report of all the statistics in the district which he represents.
The 7th resolution was then taken up and adopted.
The 8th resolution was then taken up, and while it was pend-