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FRIDAY, May 13th, 1864.

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Schilderij Hopper Bury, Norwayhugh

The Convention met.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Patterson.
Present at the call of the roll, the following members:

Messrs. Goldsborough, President, Greene, Hebb, Wickard, Robinette, Miller, Harwood, Henkle, Hatch, Kennard, Stockbridge, Stirling, Daniel, Abbott, Cushing, Thomas, Berry, of Baltimore county, Ridgely, Parker, King, Smith, of Carroll, Ecker, Swope, Wooden, Jones, of Cecil, Earle, Scott, Pugh, Turner, Edelen, Mitchell, Todd, Carter, Noble, Keefer, Schley, Markey, Annan, Baker, Cunningham, Schlosser, McComas, Hopper, Russell, Hopkins, Sands, Sykes, Lansdale, Peter, Belt, Marbury, Morgan, Gale, Horsey, Mullikin, Dellenger, Nyman, Negley, Mayhugh, Davis, of Washington, Sneary, Smith, of Worcester, Purnell, Murray.

The proceedings of yesterday were read.
Mr. Davis submitted the following order :

Ordered, That the Committee on the Legislative Department inquire into the expediency of creating the office of Treasurer in the several counties of the State, and providing for the election of the same;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Stirling submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That this Convention tenders the thanks of the State to the soldiers of Maryland in the army of General Grant, for the gallant manner in which they have behaved during the recent battles, and that this Convention expresses its deep sympathy with the farnilies of the slain, and for the wounded in their sufferings; Which was read,

On motion of Mr. Hebb, The rules were suspended, the resolution read the second time, and passed by yeas and nays as follows:

AFFIRMATIVE.
Messrs.
King,

Schlosser,
Goldsborough, P’t Smith, of Carroll, McComas,
Greene,
Ecker,

Hopper,

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Stirling,

Hebb,
Swope,

Russell,
Wickard,
Wooden,

Hopkins,
Robinette,

Jones, of Cecil, Sands,
Miller,
Earle,

Sykes,
Hatch,
Scott,

Mullikin,
Kennard,
Pugh,

Dellinger,
Stockbridge,
Todd,

Nyman,
Carter,

Negley,
Daniel,
Noble,

Mayhugh,
Abbott,
Keefer,

Davis, of Wash.,
Cushing,
Schley,

Sneary,
Thomas,
Markey,

Smith, of Wor.,
Berry, of Balt. co., Annan,

Purnell,
Ridgely,
Baker,

Murray--52.
Parker,

Cunningham,

NEGATIVE.
Messrs. Harwood, Lansdale,

Belt,
Henkle,
Peter,

Marbury,
Mitchell,
Clarke,

Horsey-9. Messrs. Harwood, Clarke and Marbury asked to be excused from voting on the resolution,

Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Hebb submitted the following order :

Ordered, That ten folded copies of the debates and proceedings of this Convention be furnished to each member, as printed;

Which was adopted.
Mr. King submitted the following order :

Ordered, That the Committee to consider and report respecting the Appointment, Tenure of Office, Duties and Compensation of all Civil Officers, inquire into the expediency of introducing a section in the new Constitution, securing to all persons who have been elected by the people to any office within the State, to hold the same unimpaired during the term for which they were elected;

The question being on the adoption of the order,
Mr. Miller demanded the yeas and nays,
The demand being sustained,
The yeas and nays were called, and appeared as follows:

AFFIRMATIVE. Messrs.

Ridgely,

Baker, Goldsborough,P't King,

Lansdale, Miller.,

Smith, of Carroll, Peter,
Harwood,

Jones, of Cecil, Clarke,
Henkle,
Earle,

Marbury,
Kennard,
Scott,

Horsey,
Stockbridge,
Edelen,

Negley,
Cushing,
Mitchell,

Smith, of Wor.,
Thomas,
Todd,

Purnell, Berry, of Balt. co., Carter,

Murray-29.

NEGATIVE. Messrs. Greene,

Wooden,

Russell,
Hebb,
Pugh,

Hopkins,
Wickard,
Noble,

Sands,
Robinette, Keefer,

Sykes,
Hatch,
Schley,

Mullikin,
Stirling,
Markey,

Dellinger,
Daniel,
Annan,

Nyman,
Abbott,

Cunningham, Mayhugh,
Parker,
Schlosser,

Davis, of Wash.,
Ecker,
McComas,

Sneary-32. Swope,

Hopper, So the question upon the adoption of the order, was decided in the negative.

Mr. Hebb submitted the following order:

Ordered, That the Committee on such Provisions and Ordinances as may be desirable to carry into effect amendments to the Constitution, inquire into the expediency of engrafting upon the Constitution a provision requiring, on the taking effect of the new Constitution, all officers thereby continued in office, before proceeding in the further discharge of their duties, to take the same oath or affirmation as required of officers appointed or elected under it;

Mr. Peter moved to lay the order on the table,
Decided in the negative,
The question recurring upon the adoption of the order,
It was decided in the affirmative.

The order of the day, being the report of the Committee on Rules,

Was taken up.

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Mr. Stockbridge submitted the following amendment:
Fill up the blank in the fourth rule with the number seven;

Mr. Greene submitted the following amendment to the amendment:

Strike out "seven” and insert "five.”

The question being on the adoption of the amendment submitted by Mr. Stockbridge, that being the longest time proposed,

It was decided in the negative.

The question recurring upon the amendment submitted by Mr. Greene,

It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Berry, of Baltimore county, submitted the following amendment:

Rule 15, strike out the words "shall receive three readings in the Convention on three different days of the session,” and insert the words sshall be read on three different days;">

Decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Clarke submitted the following amendment:

Rule 15, strike out the words "a majority of the members elected,” and insert "three fourths of the members elected.”

Mr. Stirling submitted the following amendment to the amendment:

Strike out "a majority of the members elected,” and insert "two-thirds of the members present otherwise determine."

The question being on the adoption of the amendment to the amendment, Mr. Clarke demanded the yeas and nays. The demand being sustained, The yeas and nays were called, and appeared as follows:

AFFIRMATIVE. Messrs.

Parker,

Schlosser, Goldsborough,P't King,

McComas,
Greene,

Smith, of Carroll, Hopper,
Hebb,
Ecker,

Russell,
Thurston,
Swope,

Hopkins,
Wickard,
Wooden,

Sands,
Robinette,

Jones, of Cecil, Sykes,

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Keefer,

Harwood,
Pugh,

Mullikin,
Hatch,
Todd,

Dellinger,
Kennard,
Carter,

Nyman,
Stockbridge, Noble,

Negley,
Stirling,

Mayhugh,
Daniel,
Schley,

Davis, of Wash.,
Abbott,
Markey,

Sneary,
Cushing,
Annan,

Smith, of Wor.,
Thomas,
Baker,

Purnell, Berry, of Balt. co. Cunningham, Murray-51. Ridgely,

NEGATIVE.
Messrs. Miller, Edelen,

Belt,
Henkle,
Mitchell,

Marbury,
Earle,
Lansdale,

Morgan,
Scott,
Peter,

Gale,
Turner,
Clarke,

Horsey-15.
So the question upon its adoption was decided in the af-
firmative.
Mr. Stockbridge submitted the following amendment:

Rule 15, line 7, strike out the word “Convention," and insert "members present;'

Decided in the affirmative,

Mr. Stockbridge (by general consent) submitted the following amendment:

Rule 10, line 2, insert after the word "the,” the words “members elected to ;'

Decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Stirling subunitted the following amendment:

Strike out the 17th rule, and insert the words "calls of the Convention shall be made, if required by seven members, at any time when a subject is under consideration;"

Decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Stirling submitted the following amendments :

Rule 20, second line, strike out the words ónine members," and insert sa majority of the members present;'

Decided in the affirmative.

Rule 20, seventh line, strike out the words "seven members,” and insert "a majority of the members present;'

Decided in the affirmative.

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