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Title: Proceedings of the Republican County Convention
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Pursuant to the call of their Central Committee, the Republicans of Warren county, on the 15th inst, met in Convention, at the court house in Williamsport, for the purpose of choosing delegates to attend the State Convention, to be held at Indianapolis, on the 22nd of February, 1870, and for selecting a time and manner of choosing candidates, to fill the various county offices, to be voted for at the ensueing October election and to re-organize to County Central Committee.

The meeting was called to order by Henry C. Johnson acting chairman of the Central Committee.

On motion, William P. Rhodes was called to the chair and Joseph M Rabb, chose Sec'ry.

On motion of Joseph H. Brown, the following persons were appointed delegates to the State Convention.

Washington Township- B.F. Gregory and W.P. Rhodes, delegates; J.H. Brown and Wm. C. Smith, alternates.

Pine Township- Wm. Brier, delegate; Rufus Jacobs, alternate.

Mound Township- R. Nebeker, delegate;

Elisha Rogers, alternate.

Stueben Township- A. Cronkite and T.B. Campbell, delegates; Jesse Hedrick and Wm. L. Hamilton, alternates.

Pike Township- Jackson Fleming and Rufus Preble, delegates; John S. Fleming and Wm. McBroam, alternates.

Warren Township- Jacob Lebo, delegates; James Ogborn, alternate.

Liberty Township-Wm. Crow, delegate; Zara Stearns, alternate

Jordan Township- John P. Hunter, delegate; Samuel Frankeberger, alternate

Adams Township- Zimri Atkinson, delegate; Richard Clark, alternate

Prairie Township- Wm. Ferguson, delegate; Joshua Anderson, alternate

Kent Township- John R. Johnson, delegate; Benj. R. Birmingham, alternate.

On motion of Wm. C. Smith, a Central Committee, composed of three persons from Washington Township and one from each of the other Townships in the county was appointed, consisting of the following named persons:

Washington- B.F. Gregory, Wm. Moffit and Alvin High.

Pine- William Brier.

Mound-Elisha Rogers.

Steuben- Hiram M. Johnson.

Pike- John C. Lincoln.

Medina- Thomas C. Bailey.

Warren- John Franklin.

Liberty- Isaac Keiser.

Adams- Richard Odle.

Jordan- Wm. F. Evans.

Prairie- Joseph Anderson.

Kent- Benj. Birmingham

On motion of Benjamin F. Gregory, it was Resolved that there would be a voting convention held in the several Townships of this county, on the first Saturday in April, 1870, for the purpose of nominating the candidates for the several county offices, to-wit: Representative Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff, Commissioner and all others to be voted for at the ensuing October election.

On motion of Joseph H. Brown, the Committeemen of each Township were instructed to select four persons, two of who should act as Judges, and two as Clerks and who together with said committeemen shoudl constitute the Board of Election were instructed to receive the votes of all persons known to be Republicans and none other, and that a majority of said Board determine all disputed questions in relation to the competency of voters in said convention.

On motion of William Moffit, William P. Rhodes, William C. Smith and Levin T. Miller, were appointed to committee to confer with the Republican authorities of Tippecanoe county and in connection with them to make the nomination of a candidate for District Attorney for the 23rd Common Pleas District.

On motion, the Secretery was ordered to give each delegate to the State Convention a certficate of his appointment as such.

On motion, B.F. Gregory was made temporary chairman of the Central Committee- said committee having the right to select a permanent chairman at their pleasure.

On motion, the proceedings of this Convention were ordered to be published in the Warren Republican.

The Convention, on motion, adjourned.

William P. Rhodes, Chairman.
Joseph M. Rabb, Sec'ry.

Date: 1/20/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
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Record ID: 00001530
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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