The Conservative Nominating Convention
May 10, 1870
The nomination and election of local Richmond government officials is taking place.
The Conservative Nominating Convention- The nominating convention of the Conservative party, consisting of fifteen delegates from each Ward, will meet at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce at 8 o'clock this evening. The duties of this convention will be to nominate two candidates for each of the following offices: Mayor, sergeant, city treasurer, Commonwealth's attorney, commissioner of the revenue, and clerks of the hustings, probate, and circuit courts. The nominations made will be submitted to a primary election to be held on such day as the convention may determine.
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“The Conservative Nominating Convention,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed September 23, 2018, http://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1649.