||June 2, 1868
Nominations being in order for Assistant
Mr. A. J. Hamilton nominated Mr. S. McKee.
Mr. Caldwell nominated Mr. L. Chambers.
Mr. M. C. Hamilton nominated Mr. H. Madison
Mr. Scott nominated Mr. J. L. Nicholas.
On telling the ballot Mr. McKee received sixty votes; Mr.
Chambers one vote; Mr. H. Madison six votes; Mr. J. L.
seven votes; and Mr. L. Green one vote.
Mr. McKee having received a plurality of votes, was
duly elected Assistant Door-keeper
January 22, 1869
Mr. Evans of McLennan moved to add
the name of Scipio Mc- Kee. Mr. Hamilton of Travis moved
the previous question. Previous question seconded. The
question recurred, " Shall the main question be now
put?" Main question ordered. The question recurred
upon the adoption of the declaration. It was adopted.
February 2, 1869
February 1, 1869.
Hon. E. J. DAVIS,
President of the Convention:
SIR: The special committee, to whom was referred the
made by Hon. Mr. Ruby, of Galveston, against the
of this Convention, Scipio McKee, to-wit: that said McKee
did on this morning, first instant, wantonly and without
violently assault Mr. Ruby on the public street of this
while he was on his way to the capitol. After a full
the committee find that the charge preferred is fully
the evidence, and believing that the only penalty for the
far as this Convention is concerned, is in the dismissal
offender from the service of this body, and that justice
to the member
attacked and to the Convention demands this action,
recommend the adoption of the accompanying resolution.
Resolved, That Scipio McKee, Assistant Doorkeeper, for
a violent and unprovoked assault on the person of Mr.
Ruby, a member of this Convention, is hereby dismissed
the serviceof this body.
Mr. Hamilton, of Bastrop, moved the previous question.
Previous question seconded.
The question recurred, " Shall the main question be
now put ?"
Upon which the yeas and nays were demanded and resulted