Greensboro (NC) Patriot, "Chairman of the Committee on Elections," February 17, 1860

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"Chairman of the Committee on Elections," Greensboro (NC) Patriot, February 17, 1860, 2: 4.
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Representatives mentioned in this article are: John Richard Barret, George Byran Cooper, Henry Winter Davis, Thomas Birch Florence, John Adams Gilmer, James Morrison Harris, Daniel Edgar Sickles.
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

Chairman of the Committee on Elections.

Mr. Gilmer has been placed at the head of the Committee on Elections. From a combination of circumstances, this is one of the most important positions in the House, and a better Chairman could not have been selected. The post will be one of immense labor and research; and Mr. Gilmer’s talent, laborious habits, and untiring energy, point him out as the man for the place; besides, he belongs to neither of the stronger parties n the House, and will be the better able to do impartial justice between them.

There are a number of contested seats in the House, the result of which may materially affect the strength of parties. Among the members whose seats are contested, are Messrs. Sickles[,] Barrett [Barret], Cooper, Florence, Henry Winter Davis, and J. Morrison Harris.

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