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by committees or amendments that may be offered; and that this Convention will adjourn sine die on the tenth day of January.

And on the question, Will the Convention agree to postpone the resolution as modified ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Dickey and Mr. Darlington, and are as follow, viz:

YEAS.
Mr. Ayres
Mr. Fleming

Mr. M'Cahen
Bedford
Foulkrod

M'Dowell
Bell
Fry

Merrill
Bonham
Fuller

Myers
Brown, Lancaster Gilmore

Overfield
Brown, Northamp. Harris

Reigart
Brown, Philada. Hastings

Read
Butler
Hayhurst

Riter
Carey
Helffenstein

Ritter
Clarke, Indiana High

Scheetz
Cleavinger
Houpt

Sellers
Coates
Hyde

Shellito
Cochran
Ingersoll

Smyth, of Centre
Crain
Keim

Sterigere
Cunningham Kennedy

Stickel
Curll
Krebs

Taggart
Darrah
Lyons

Weaver
Dillinger
Magee

Weidman
Donagan
Mann

White
Doran
Martin

Woodward 61
Earle

NAYS.
Mr. Agnew

Mr. Dickerson Mr. Merkel
Baldwin
Dunlop

Montgomery
Barnitz
Farrelly

Pennypacker
Biddle
Forward

Pollock
Chambers
Hays

Porter, Lancaster
Chandler, Philada. Henderson, Alleg. Purviance
Chauncey
Hiester

Saeger
Clapp
Hopkinson

Scott
Clarke, Beaver Jenks

Serrill
Clark, Dauphin
Kerr

Sill
Cope

Konigmacher Snively
Cox
M'Call

Stevens
Darlington
M’Sherry

Young
Denny
Meredith

Sergeant, Pres't.
Dickey

48 So the question was determined in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Woodward, The Convention again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Reigart in the chair, on the report of the committee to whom was referred the seventh article of the constitution.

And after some time, The President resumed the chair, and the chairman reported progress and asked leave to sit again.

Which was granted; and, Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again to-morrow.

Adjourned until half past nine o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, November 30, 1837.

The President laid before the Convention the following commu. nication, viz:

HALL OF THE PRANKLIN INSTITUTE,

November 29, 1837. SIR-I have the honor to transmit to you the annexed copy of a resolution, passed by the board of Managers of the Franklin Institute of the state of Pennsylvania, for the promotion of the mechanic arts.

Resolved, That the members of the State Convention, now assembled in this city, be invited to use the library and reading room, and to attend the lectures of the Institute whenever it may suit their convenience, during their stay in the city.

I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

WILLIAM HAMILTON, Actuary. Aon. JOHN SERGEANT,

President of the Convention. Which was read and laid on the table. The President laid before the Convention a letter from John P.

Roberts, praying for the appointment of door keeper or sergeantat-arms of this Convention, on the event of a vacancy.

And the said letter was read and laid on the table. Mr. Sterigere presented two memorials from citizens of Bucks county, praying that constitutional provision may be made denying the right of suffrage to persons “ of the negro race.” And the said memorials were laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Reigart, and read as follows, viz: Resolved, That no company shall be hereafter created by the legislature with banking or discounting privileges, without the concurrent action of two successive legislatures. Laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Denny, and read as follows, viz: Resolved, That the thirteenth rule for the government of the Convention, be and the same is hereby repealed. Laid on the table.

Agreeably to leave given, The Convention again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Reigart in the chair, on the report of the committee to whom was referred the seventh article of the constitution.

And after some time, The President resumed the chair, and the chairman reported progress and asked leave to sit again.

Which was granted; and, Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again to-morrow,

On leave given,
A motion was made by Mr. Chandler, of Philadelphia,
That the Convention do now adjourn.

Which was agreed to.
Adjourned until half past nine o'clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY, December 1, 1887.

Mr. Coates presented a petition from citizens of Lancaster county, praying that the right of trial by jury may be extended to every human being.

Which was laid on the table. Mr. Hastings presented a petition from citizens of Warren county, for the establishment of a court of chancery.

Which was referred to the committee on the fifth article of the constitution.

A motion was made by Mr. Darlington, and read as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the managers of the Franklin Institute, for their polite offer of the free use of their library and reading room and privilege of attending their lectures, and that the Secretary be requested to furnish them with a copy of this resolution.

And on motion, The said resolution was read the second time, considered and adopted.

Mr. Dillinger obtained leave of absence for a few days from today.

A motion was made by Mr. Denny, That the Convention proceed to the second reading and consideration of the resolution read on yesterday, in the words following, viz:

Resolved, That the thirteenth rule for the government of the Convention, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Which was agreed to.
And the said resolution being under consideration,

The same was modified to read as follows: Resolved, That the thirteenth rule be altered to read as follows, viz: “ No member shall be permitted to make a motion or present a paper, unless he be at his own desk.”

And the resolution, as modified, was agreed to.

Agreeably to leave given, The Convention again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Reigart in the chair, on the report of the committee to whom was referred the seventh article of the constitution.

And after some time, The President resumed the chair, and the chairman reported progress and asked leave to sit again.

Which was granted; and, Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again this afternoon.

Adjourned until half past three o'clock this afternoon.

SAME DAY~34 o'clock P. M.

Agreeably to leave given, The Convention again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Reigart in the chair, on the report of the committee to whom was referred the seventh article of the constitution.

And after some time, The President resumed the chair, and the chairman reported progress and asked leave to sit again.

Which was granted; and, Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again to-morrow.

Adjourned until half past nine o'clock to-morrow morning.

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