March 20, 1862
The election of Corporation officers for the town of Point Pleasant, for the ensuing year, which came off on last Saturday, the 15th lnst., resulted in the selection of the following gentlemen the respective offices named:
Joseph Sly, Mayor,
B.J. Redmond, Recorder,
John L. Charles, Sergeant,
Councilmen. – W.W. Minturn, J.C. Gilmore, J.H. Holloway, Stephen Comstock, John Gelley, John W. Deem.
The new Board is composed of the right kind of material. Being all property holders and men of judgment as well as staunch supporters of the Union, we feel assured that the interest of the town could not be entrusted to better hands. We have been informed that there was another ticket circulated, but as it was not offered at the polls we do not feel called upon to indulge in any remarks in regard to it, pro or con.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: March 1862