Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
June 7, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
June 8, 1863

Nomination of Hon. Henry Winter Davis.

The Congressional Convention of the Third District, last night nominated Hon. Henry Winter Davis as the Unconditional Union candidate of the district for Congress. The vote in Convention stood forty five for Davis to two for Swann. A large majority of the delegates who favored the nomination of Mr. Swann, refused to participate in the proceedings of the Convention, alleging fraud in the selection of delegates. Mr. Davis accepted the nomination in a brief speech, pledging himself to give an unwavering support to the measures of the Administration; and also announcing himself in favor of immediate emancipation.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: June 1863

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