Weekly Democrat-Times, July 5, 1884

Weekly Democrat-Times, July 5, 1884

Proceedings of the Republican Congressional Committee.

In pursuance of a call issued by Hon. G. W. Gayles, Chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee of the Third Congressional District of the State of Mississippi, to meet in the town of Greenville on the 30th day of June, 1884, said Committee met.

On motion of Hon. Lem Moore, J. G. Marshall was elected Secretary pro tem.

After due deliberation the Committee authorized the issuance and publication of the following order:

Whereas, The National Republican Convention, which met recently in Chicago, nominated the choice of the Republican party for President and Vice President of the United States;

Therefore, the better to effect the organized support of the Republican party in this, the Third, Congressional District, a Congressional Convention is hereby called to assemble in GREENVILLE, on the 18th day of AUGUST next, at 12 m., for the purpose of nominating a Republican candidate for Congress, and also for nominating a Presidential Elector for said Third Congressional District, as well as for the purpose of making all necessary arrangements for the ensuing Presidential and Congressional campaign.

The several counties of the district will be entitled to representation as follows, to wit:

Sharkey county, two delegates
Tunica ” two ”
Quitman ” two ”
Coahoma ” four ”
Bolivar ” four ”
Leflore ” two ”
Sunflower ” two ”
Washington ” six ”
Issaquena ” two ”
Warren ” six ”

The same being on the basis of double the representation each county is entitled to in the lower branch of the Legislature.

Hon. G. W. Gayles, Chairman of this Committee is hereby authorized and requested to call said Convention in pursuance of this order.

(Signed) G. W. GAYLES, Chairman.
J. G. MARSHALL, Secretary pro tem.

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