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JOURNAL

OF THE PROCEEDINGS (F THE

CONVENTION OF DELEGATES

ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF TENNESSEE, TO

AMEND, REVISE, OR FORM AND MAKE

A

NEW CONSTITUTION

FOR THE STATE.

ASSEMBLED IN THE CITY OP NASHVILLE, JANUARY 10, 1870.

NASHVILLE:

JONES, PURVIS & CO., PRINTERS TO THE STATE.,

1870.

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JOURNAL

OF THE

CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE,

Convened in the City of Nashville on Monday, the 10th day of Janu

ary, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and in the ninety-fourth year of American Independence, in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the State aforesaid, entitled " An Act to provide for the Calling of a Convention,passed the 15th day of November, 1869.

THE ASSEMBLING,

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Mr. NICHOLSON called the Convention to order, and read the following proclamation from the Governor:

“ EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

NASHVILLE, January 10th, 1870. To the People of the State of Tennessee, and to the Delegates to

the Constitutional Convention, elected at the general election held in pursuance of an Act passed by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, on the 18th day of December, 1869, now assembled in Nashville :

“WHEREAS, By the 12th section of an Act'entitled an Act to authorize the people to call a Convention and for other purposes, ' passed November 15th, 1869, it is made the duty of the Governor and Secretary of State to compare the returns made by the Com

missioners of Registration, of the votes cast at the general election - held on the 18th day of December, 1869, for and against the Con

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