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Richmond City Election

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  • Richmond City Election, February 4, 1861
  • Richmond City Election, February 4, 1861
Two days after the February 4, 1861, election of delegates to the Virginia Convention, the election officers in the city of Richmond certified the results.
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Richmond City Election, February 4, 1861

Richmond City Election Return, February 6, 1861, Virginia Convention (1861: Richmond), Records, 1861–1961, Acc. 40586, State Government Records Collection, Record Group 93, Library of Virginia.

Two days after the February 4, 1861, election of delegates to the Virginia Convention, the election officers in the city of Richmond certified the results. Two opponents of secession and one advocate of secession were elected to represent the city, and the city's voters divided almost evenly on whether to require the convention to submit a decision for secession to a ratification referendum.

Richmond City Election Return, February 6, 1861, Virginia Convention (1861: Richmond), Records, 1861–1961, Acc. 40586, State Government Records Collection, Record Group 93, Library of Virginia.

Docketed:
Convention
Richmond City
Marmaduke Johnson
Wm. H Macfarland
George W Randolph
For referring 2024
Against it 1679
Majy for 345