Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
August 29, 1864

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
September 2, 1864

J.M. McWhorter's Letter of Acceptance.

Jackson C. H., W. Va., Aug. 29, 1864.

To Geo. R. Latham, James e. Wharton and Henry K. List:

Gentlemen of Committee, -- Sirs: Your note of the 6th inst., giving me information of my nomination by the Convention which assembled at Grafton on the 3rd inst., as a candidate on the Union State ticket for the office of Auditor for the State of West Virginia, for the term commencing March 4th, 1865, is just at hand.

Having carefully examined and maturely considered the resolutions adopted by the said Convention, as well as those referred to therein, as adopted by the National Convention in Baltimore in June last, I am prepared to endorse them fully, as an embodiment of sentiments and principals, which alone will, or can bring about a permanent peace, and our wonted prosperity as a people.

In accepting the nomination, I do so with some diffidence. But as the people, through their delegates, have unanimously expressed a willingness to entrust to me the discharge of the duties of so responsible an office, all I can promise is, that if elected, what skill and ability I possess shall be exerted in the faithful performance of the duties assigned me, and in doing what I can to promote the growth and prosperity of our new State.

I am, sirs, your most obedient servant,

J. M. McWhorter

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