Clarion-Ledger, February 25, 1868

Clarion-Ledger, February 25, 1868

Mississippi State Convention.


MONDAY, Feb. 24th, 1868.

Convention met at usual hour.

Leaves of absence granted to Messrs. Hemingway, Richardson, McCuthen, Mygatt, Townsend, S. Johnson, and Stringer of Warren.

Mr. Alcorn moved the rules be suspended so that he might submit a communication from the door-keeper, which was agreed to:

JACKSON, MISS., Feb. 24, 1868.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention:

The door-keeper of your honorable body would respectfully represent that, on last night, about 11 o’clock, while he was asleep in the Hall, Mr. Merryman, together with a body of soldiers and citizens, come to the door of the hall, and the door-keeper thinking they were delegates or employees of the Convention, admitted them. Mr. Merryman then seized the door-keeper, and called to the crowd outside that he “had him, come on.” The door-keeper made his escape, when the crowd attacked Mr. W. Lawson, raised the gas and attempted to take his watch, opened the drawers of members, and took the contents, put out the lights to “go for Norris.”


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