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season of the year, I cannot be satisfied pruned and the dead branches re- the peace and threatened the existence without expressing my commendation moved, that she may have still more and perpetuity of the nation, to reof the work you have accomplished. capacity for improvement and growth, assert the principle of the Declaration In framing à Constitution, settling To you this important and respon- of Independence, the brotherhood of questions affecting great interests, it sible work has been assigned. I be- man, and to re-organize the State upon cannot reasonably be expected that the lieve that a satisfied constituency will the granite basis of equal rights and work will in every respect be acceptable pronounce it well done.

justice for all. With the new Conto all. I do not claim that your labors Time will not permit me to refer stitution sanctioned by the people, have resulted in the formation of a to all the changes you have made this much desired work will be perfect instrument; but I cheerfully I will speak of but one. We accomplished. The wrongs of prejudeclare, that in my judgment, the Con- have recently witnessed the sublime dice and caste will be swept from stitution you are now about to submit spectacle of millions rising in arms every section of our laws, and to the intelligent people of this to put down treason and rebellion. throughout this grand Commonwealth State for their ratification, is taken as The ground has shaken with the tread never more shall man be deprived of a whole, a decided improvement of mighty armies. Freedom and op- the rights of manhood by reason of upon the Constitution now in pression marshaled their forces and class, color or creed. force. As far as seemed practicable, struggled for the mastery of a Conti- As we prepare to take leave of each you have preserved the form and lan- nent. The loyal North, pouring upon other, I am reminded that, in the ordiguage of the existing Constitution. the South like an avalanche, vindicated nary course of human events, we shall Innovation is not always improvement, the integrity of the Republic, planted all probably never meet again. In this nor is change synonymous with excel-its banner in triumph over every inch State, two Constitutional Canventions lence. Enlightened reason and the of its soil, and through victory secured have preceded this one. Members of stability of our institutions demand peace. In this contest, Michigan bore each, full of honor and years, are asthat fundamental provisions of the an honorable part. When the first sociated with us. Their long experiorganic law which have proved satis- alarm sounded, her sons rushed to the ence, their words of true wisdom, factory and become settled and under- rescue. On many a hard-fought field, have contributed greatly to guide us stood by a course of judical decisions, they exemplified their valor, and proved to correct conclusions. Many of their should not be disturbed for light and that the leaping blood of the fathers former associates have passed within transient causes. But the circum- had not curdled in the veins of the vail. Long may they be spared to stances of the State, and the spirit and the song. Some came home witness the prosperity and share the improvement of the age have demanded maimed and wounded. Such there blessings of a State they have helped changes. Since the Constitution of are here to-day, members of this to create. Inspired anew with love of 1850 was adopted, the State has more Convention, bearing on their bodies country, of justice and truth, may we than doubled in population. Its wealth honorable scars that attest their all go from this Hall firmly determined has increased five-fold. By the energy patriotism and valor. Others pined that our efforts«shall promote the right, and enterprise of its people, it has be- and starved in gloomy prisons under a and ever tend to advance the public come great in material value, while its treatment worse than the barbarity of good. . humane institutions, its University, the 'savages, while others on bloody Gentlemen, from the bottom of my the first at the West and rivaling the fore- battle-fields of sleep the sleep that heart I thank you for all your kindmost at the East, its model schools and knows no waking." The memory of ness. Health, happiness, prosperity, school system, and its numerous their heroic deeds, the lessons of this attend you. I wish you a speedy and churches, bespeak advancement in terrible war, all the blood and treasure safo return to your families and friends.. all that elevates and ennobles. man. that it has cost us, remind us that the I pray that He who holds us in the With freedom of thought and freedom safety of a State lies in a strict adhe- hollow of His hand, through whose of labor, with active brains and loyal renco to righteousness and justice. goodness we have been kept during hearts, truly the State has grown into That nation that perpetuates oppres- our session from severe sickness or majestic proportions, and now presents sion shall perish from the earth. From death, may preserve your lives, and one of the grandest developments of their graves our illustrious dead appeal lead you in ways of pleasanthess and progress in the history of the na- to us to destroy every foot-print of paths of peace. I have only now to tion. Although in her youth, she has caste, to annihilate every vestige of pronounce the Constitutional Conven- . demanded that her Constitution be, that great wrong that has disturbed tion of 1867 adjourned without day.

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ERRATA. In remarks of Mr. LONGYEAR, Vol. II, page 654, third column, end of first paragraph, “Even the forum is not in dispute," should read, "Even the form of the question is not in dispute." • In remarks of Mr. FARMER, Vol. II, page 365, second column, end of second paragraph, "I shall vote for this amendment,” should read, “I shall vote against this amendment."

In Vol. II, page 366, irst column, eighth paragraph, “The amendment of the committee of the whole was concurred in," should read, “The amendment of the committee of the whole was not concurred in."

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ABSENTEES, resolution in regard to publishing in . ALEXANDER, LORENZO P., - Continued.

journal, names of,.................. Vol. II, 3 : motions, etc., bý,............. Vol. I, 25, 47, 91, 111
ACCUSED PERSONS, rights of,.... Vol. I, 595, 607, 609, 610 135, 136, 195, 297, 340, 358, 398, 407, 438, 505
. Vol. II, 246, 248.

506, 520, 548, 610, 612; Vol. II, 102, 237, 240
ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE upon new Constitution, reso-

250, 277, 314, 326, 366, 398, 415, 426, 433, 452
lution relative to, .................. Vol. II, 1020 | 513, 516, 546, 547, 550, 598, 599, 615, 712, 713
ADJOURNMENT OVER of Convention,...... Vol. I, 24, 78 738, 935, 970, 993, 1002..
Vol. II, 545, 546.

petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)

resolutions offered by, relative to hour of daily
ADJOURNMENT sine die of Convention,... Vol. II, 600, 1020 meeting,.... ....... Vol. I, 4; Vol. II, 547, 572
AFTERNOON SESSIONS, resi’n relative to,..... Vol. I, 231, 253 resolution relative to popular election of Speak-
:. Vol. II, 150.

er of House of Representatives, ....... Vol. I, 73
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, ..... Vol. I, 92; Vol. II, 440, 483 resolution relative to notaries public,.... Vol. I, 76
495, 513.

resolution relative to recess of Convention, offers
communication from Secretary of State Board

ed by............................. Vol. I, 93
of Agriculture relative to,............ Vol. I, 229 resolution calling on State printer for list of ..,
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, Central Michigan, exhibition

newspapers, offered by,.............. Vol. I, 124
of, ............................... Vol. I, 583 resolutions relative to journal and debates, Vol. I, 557
AGRICULTURE, STATE BOARD OF, called on for informa-

Vol. II, 969.
tion, ............................ Vol. I,.. resolution limiting debate, offered by,.. Vol. II, 551

communication from, ................... Vol. I, 22 resolutions relative to adjournment sine die, offer.
- ALDRICH, LEVI, a delegate from Cass county,

ed by,......................... Vol. II, 600, 1002
appeared and took his seat, ........ Vol. I, 11.
appointed a member of committee on report-

remarks by, on-
ing, .............................. Vol. I, - 5 adjournment over and recess, ... Vol. I, 93, 136,
appointed a member of committee on corpora-

428, 432, 436, 440, 614, 615; Vol. II, 546.
tions other than municipal, ......... Vol. I,

Agricultural College, ............. Vol. II, 510, 512
appointed a member of committee on sup-

amendment and revision of the Constitution, ar-
... plies, ............................... Vol. I, 31

........ Vol. II, 607
motions, etc., by,.... Vol. I, 50, 87, 128, 296, 437, 471 appeals from decisions of boards of super-
534, 613; Vol. II, 163, 209, 238, 246, 337, 442, 972 visors, .....

................... Vol. I, 502
· 993...

assessment of property at cash value,.. ... Vol. I, 276
petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)

277, 292.
report on mileage presented by,......... Vol. I, 296 city representat'n on boards of supervisors, Vol. I, 409
resolution offered by, relative to printing lists of : Constitution, voting upon new,.......... Vol. II, 957

standing committees,........ ........ Vol. I, 43 : county buildings, etc., taxes for,........ Vol. I, 421
resi'n relative to postage of delegates,.... Vol. I, 124 debate, limitation of,..iiii.......... Vol. II, 551 :.
resolution relative to accounts of official report

deserters, etc., disfranchisement of, Vol. II, 291, 778
ers, ............................. Vol. II, 972 d ueling, disfranchisement for,......... Vol. II, 293
remarks by-

electors, qualifications of,......... Vol. II, 253, 254
on adjournment over, ................. Vol. II, 546 exemptions,......................... Vol. II, 736
homestead exemptions,....... ........ Vol. I,

Governor, eligibility for....... .......... Vol. I, 338
legislative departm't, passage of article on, Vol. II,

853
hall, use of,.......

.......... Vol. I, 196
libraries, city and township,............ Vol. II, 423 . homestead exemptions, ............... Vol. I, 521
military duty, persons liable to, ......... Vol. II, 235 hour of meeting, .......... Vol. I, 152; Vol. II, 572
postage of delegates, ........... ........ Vol. I, 124 Jameson’s Constitutional Convention, resolution
removal from office, ........ ... Vol. I, 350, 352 .to furnish,.....

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..................... Vol. I,
reporters, employment of ..., ... Vol. I, 17 journal, printing of,.................. Vol. I, 557
salaries, ................................ Vol. II, 824 leave of absence, granting,..... Vol. II, 237, 339, 545

schools, support of,......... ....... Vol. II, 300 ... 570, 599, 600.
ALEXANDER, LORENZO P., a delegate from Ber-

Librarian, State, pay of ... ... ... Vol. II, 999, 1000
rien county,

libraries, city and township,........... Vol. II, 422
appeared and took his seat,......

liquor traffic,.... Vol. II, 388, 390, 397, 518, 520, 521
appointed a member. of committee on finance

679, 686.
and taxation,........................ Vol. I, 31 military duty, persons liable to... ... Vol. II, 234, 235
appointed a member of committee on corpora-

236.
tions other than municipal........ .... Vol. I, 31 municipal officers, election of,. ... Vol. II, 299, 300
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ALEXANDER, ALONZO P., --Continued.

ARTICLES, THIRD READING OF, special order for, Vol. II, 546
remarks by, on-..

ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY,........... Vol. I, 76, 276, 281
postage of delegates,.................. Vol. I, 27

(See State Board of Equalization.).
printing, etc., for State,....... .....7. Vol. II, 373 ATTAINDER, BILLS OF, expost facto. laws, etc., prohib-
private property taken for public use, Vol I, 6131 : ited,............ Vol. I, 591; Vol. II, 119, 247, 387
Vol. II, 249, 250, 579, 582, 585, 592, 593.

ATTORNEY GENERAL, term of office of,......... Vol. I, 550
quorum, rulo relative to,............... Vol. II, 571 place of office of,...................... Vol. I, 550
railroad from Detroit to Upper Peninsula, reso

compensation of,......... Vol. II, 609, 615, 795, 824
lution relative to,........ ........ Vol. II, 458 ATTORNEY, PROSECUTING, of county, (See County officers.)
removal of officers, ................... Vol. I, 350 AUDITOR GENERAL, resolutions calling upon, for in-
return of taxable property,............. Vol. I, 319 formation............... Vol. I, 42, 124, 142, 297
roads, vacation or alteration of,........ Vol. II, 101 communication from, relative to expenses of
salaries,............. Vol. II, 621, 901, 949, 988, 989 office of,................

.... Vol. I, 92
school system,......... Vol. I, 304, 400, 414, 514 516 communication from, relative to expenses of
sessions of the Legislature, Vol. II, 373, 708, 919, 920 Legislature,......................... Vol. I, 154
State officers, postponement of article on, Vol. I, 606 communication from, relative to corporations
suffrage for people of color,........... Vol. II, 718 .. paying specific taxes, ........... Vol. I, 191,
suffrage for women,................. Vol. II, 775 communication from, relative to appropriations

township officers,.................... Vol. I, 127 for State Normal School,........ .... Vol. I, 476
ALIENS, rights.of,....... Vol. I, 223, 612; Vol. II, 246, 842 term of office of,......................

.... Vol. I, 550
AMENDMENT AND REVISION OF CONSTITUTION, commit-

place of office of,......

.... Vol. I, 550 :
tee on,............ini
...ini........... Vol. I, 9. 31

discontinuance of office of,.... Vol. I, 550, 562, 572
report of committee on,.............. Vol. II, 5 * compensation of,........... Vol. II, 609, 615, 625
eommunication from Secretary of State, refer-

to personally superintend his office,.... Vol. II, 823
red to,..vii.i.

.......... Vol. I, 66 AUDITORS OF WAYNE COINTY, board of, (See Wayne..
resolution of instruction to,............ Vol. I, 66. County.)
AMENDMENT AND REVISION OF CONSTITUTION, article rel AUDITORS, STATE, organization and powers of board

ative to, reported from standing com., Vol. II, 571 of,....................... Vol. I, 555, 557, 561
considered in committee of the whole,.. Vol. II, 605 AVERY, CHARLES, appointed messenger,........ Vol. I, 47
considered in Convention,......... Vol. II, 760, 851 BAIL, EXCESSIVE, prohibited,................ Vol. I, 610
referred to committee on arrangement and phra- BAIL, rights of accused persons to,.... oc... Vol. I, 609

seology,..................... Vol. II, 760, 852 BALLOT, elections to be by............. Vol. II, 289, 791
. reported from committee on arrangement and BANGOR, township elections of,.............. Vol. I, 374

phraseology,...................... Vol. II, 832 BANK NOTES, registry and redemption of,...... Vol. I, 149

passed, ........orocco............... Vol. II, 852 . 168.
. AMENDMENTS, Constitutional, submission of, by Leg- . BANKS, incorporation of,.......

.... Vol. I, 146
islatute,....... ........ Vol. II, 605, 760,

liability of officers and stockholders, (See Indi-
AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION OF 1850, resolution of 1 :. vidual Liability.) ::

inquiry relative to votes on,........... Vol. I, 27 insolvent, bills--holders of, (See Bill-holders.)
communication from Secretary of State relative

suspension of payment by,..ii. ....Vol. I, 168
to, ................ ......... Vol. I, 65 BANKS, NATIONAL, taxation of,.... Vol. I, 186; Vol. II, 182
ANDRUS, WM. W., delegate from Macomb county, | Bar, admission to........iii. ....... Vol. II, 828

appeared and took his seat,............. Vol. I, 15, BARBER, JULIUS S., a delegate from Branch
appointed a member of committee on military

county,
department,......... ......... Vol I, 31 appeared and took his seat;........ .... Vol. I, 13
appointed a member of committee on bill of : appointed a member of committee on corpora-

rights, ............................ Vol I, 31 ... tions other than municipal,...........Vol. I, 31
appointed a member of committee on preserva-

appointed a member of committee on miscella-
:.: tion of order...................... Vol. I, 128 neous provisions,.................... Vol. I, 31

motions, &c., by, Vol. II, 151, 182, 223, 289, 479, 791 motions, etc., by,........... Vol. I, 322, 425, 435, 500
petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)

5:520, 606; Vol. II, 1, 124, 165, 181, 598, 600, 605
ANNUAL SESSIONS of the Legislature, (See Legislature.)

620, 678, 710, 733, 759, 811, 946, 1006.
APPEALS from board of auditors of Wayne county,

petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)
(See Wayne county.).......

resolutions offered by, relative to granting leave
APPEALS from boards of supervisors, (Soe Super-

of absence,...icio................ Vol. II, 547
visors, boards of :)

remarks by, on— :
APPROPRIATION BILLS,.................... Vol. II, 88 adjournment over and recess, ... Vol. I, 426, 437, 439
APPROPRIATIONS in aid of schools, resolution relative

614.
to,................................. Vol. I, 167 amendment and revision of the Constitution,
ARBITRATORS, resolution relative to decisions of, Vol. I, 76 article on,................. Vol. II, 605, 607, 609
ARMS, right to bear;............ Vol. I, 611; Vol. II, 246 corporations, granting and repealing charters
ARRANGEMENT AND PHRASEOLOGY, committee on, Vol. I, 9 of,...................

.... Vol. I, 215
13, 31. :

counties, organization of new,......... Vol. I, 387
resolutions of instruction to, Vol. I, 92; Vol. II, 3301 đams, construction of,............. Vol. II, 593
reports from, Vol. I, 122, 141, 583; Vol. II, 280, 281 debates, distribution of,.......... .... Vol. II, 970

383, 571, 572, 711, 765, 796, 832, 854, 936, 995 English language, preservation of laws, etc.,
ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES in the Constitution, Vol. II, 936 .in, ............... ......... Vol. II, 577, 578
"ARTICLES, ADOPTION OF, yeas and nays to be taken

Governor's ineligibility to other offices,,.. Vol. I, 368
on,......
.............. Vol. I, 160, 167|

hour of meeting, .................... Vol. II, 150
on third reading, to be printed,....... Vol. II, 84 ice water for Convention,...... .... Vol I, 298

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BARBER, JULIUS S., -Continued.

BILLS, PERLEY,-Continued.. .
remarks by, on-

remarks by, on- .
oath of office, constitutional,.icoso.... Vol. II, 576 : division of powers of government,.. Vol. I, 100, 107...
pardoning power of Governor,......... Vol. 1, 3451. drains and ditches, construction,... Vol. II, 596, 597
preamble of the Constitution,.....si... Vol. II, 934 electors, qualifications of... ... . Vol. II, 286, 779, 781
private property taken for public use, Vol. II, 590, 591 English language, preservation of laws, etc.,
quorum, rule relative to,............. Vol. II, 571

in,.......................... Vol. II, 577, 578
school system,.................. Vol. II, 469, 516 .. examinations for admission to the bar, Vol. II, 830
sessions of the Legislature,............ Vol. II, 55 831.
State officers, postponement of article on, Vol. I, 561: fines, etc., accruing to the State, ....... Vol. II, 950 :

suffrage for people of color,........... Vol. II, 718 · freedom of speech and press,............ Vol. I, 590
BIENNIAL SESSIONS of the Legislature, (See Legislature.)

homestead exemptions,.......... Vol. I, 521, 533
BILL OF RIGHTS, committee on,........... Vol. I, 9,

jury, trial by,................. Vol. I, 592, 593, 594
resolution of instruction to,............ Vol. I,

legislative department, article on,. Vol. II, 856, 886 : -
sections of Constitut'n of 1850, referred to, Vol. I, 65 Leg., compensation of members of,... Vol. II, 63 70 .
75.

Legislature, qualification of members of, Vol. II, 19
report from,.......................... Vol. I, 398 23.
BILL OF RIGHTS, article on, reported from standing

Legislature, pay of presiding officers,.. Vol. II, 364
committee,.........

i....... Vol. I, 398 libraries, township and city,.. Vol. II, 427, 474, 481
considered in committee of the whole, Vol. I, 587, 607 liquor traffic, Vol. II, 199, 200, 201, 330, 389, 391
Vol. II, 3.

392, 395, 518, 520, 522, 523, 525, 549, 558, 559
reported from committee of the whole,. . Vol. II, 16 657, 660, 661, 686, 688, 865, 866, 872, 873, 877
considered in Convention,.... Vol. II, 239, 240, 762 879, 880, 904, 907, 908, 909, 911, 914, 915, 916...
referred to committee on arrangement and phra-

oath of office, constitutional,... ... Vol. II, 574, 575
seology,........... ............ Vol. II, 250, 762 organization of townships, cities, etc., ... Vol. II, 360
reported from committee on arrangement and

preamble of the Constitution............ Vol. II, 933
phraseology, ....... ........ Vol. II, 3831. printing, etc., for State,......... Vol. II, 90, 94, 368

passed,.............................. Vol. II, 762 private property for public use...... Vol. II, 4, 5, 584
BILL-HOLDERS of insolvent banks, preference of, Vol. I, 168 585, 587, 592, 742, 746. .
BILLS, INTRODUCTION OF, in Legislature,... Vol. II, 81, 365 railroads, municipal äid to,... Vol. II, 137, 170, 178
721, 724, 1006.

religious societies, lands held by,.c.... Vol. II, 841
passage of, by Legislature.......... Vol. II, 88, 366 rules of Convention,........... Vol. I, 33, 52, 53
appropriation, (See Appropriation bills.)

salaries,................ Vol. II, 802, 805, 819, 821
BILLS, PERLEY, à delegate from Lenawee county,

sessions of the Legislature, Vol. II, 50, 52, 53, 55, 720
... appeared and took his seat,............. Vol. I,

sinking fund,.......... ...... Vol. I, 299
1. appointed a member of committee on order of

slavery, prohibition of,................ Vol I, 612
proceeding,...................... Vol. I, 5 State officers, etc.,........... ......... Vol. II, 952
appointed a member of committee on finance

suffrage for people of color,............ Vol. II, 714
and taxation,.. ....................... Vol. I, 31 suitors, rights of, .....ooo. .... Vol. I, 608
appointed a member of committee on intoxica- ::. supervisors, etc.,. Vol. I, 464; Vol. II, 312, 313, 318

ting liquors,....................... Vol. I, 31 taxation, uniform rule of,.......... Vol. I, 274, 275
motions, etc., by,... Vol. I, 295, 296, 451, 509, 536, 591 taxes, collection of specific, ............ Vol. I, 270

606, 610; Vol. II, 7, 112, 120, 121, 181, 232, 237 township officers,.............. Vol. I, 120, 121, 130
. 453, 466, 550, 706, 961, 962, 963

BIRNEY, JAMES, a delegate from Bay county, ..
:petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)

appeared and took his seat,.............. Vol. I, 1 ..
report from committee on intoxicating liquors

appointed a member of committee on order of
presented by,............ Vol. I, 596; Vol. II,

: proceeding........................ Vol. I, 5
resolut'n relative to reference of resolut'ns, Vol. I, 72 appointed a member of committee on executive
remarks by, on-

department,........................ Vol. I, 31
adjournment over and recess,.... Vol. I, 29, 441, 598 appointed a member of committee on arrange-
614, 616.

ment and phraseology,............ Vol. I, 31
age of judges, ....... .......... Vol. II, 560, 561 motions, etc., by, ... Vol. I, 1, 3, 31, 39, 175, 282, 310
amendment and revision of the Constitution,

| 322, 366; Vol. II, 158, 250, 256, 276, 277, 310
article on,..... ............. Vol. II, 851, 852 327, 358, 398, 522, 568, 961, 991.
appeals from b'ds of supervisors, Vol. I, 445, 482 484 petitions presented by, (See Petitions.)
assessment of property at cash value, Vol. I, 277, 284 report from committee on executive department,
Auditor General, office of, etc.,...oi. Vol. I, 567, 570 presented by, ..................... Vol. I,. 123
chief justice as regent of University,.... Vol. II, 482 reports from committee on arrangement and
civil and religious rights,............... Vol. I, 590: phraseology, presented by,...... Vol. II, 571,
committees, appointment of standing,.... Vol. I, 10 resolution offered by, relative to order of proceed-
12, 14.

ing, .............................: Vol. I, 4
Constitution, voting upon new,......... Vol. II, 955 resolution relative to municipal indebted-'
contestants in Legislature,.......... Vol. II, 76 ness,........

......... Vol. I,
corporations, granting and repealing charters

resolution for separate submission of liquor
of .................. Vol. I, 149, 171, 262,

question, ................

......... Vol. II, 875
counties, organization of new,........... Vol. I, 504 remarks by, one .
county seats, removal of, ............... Vol. I, 469 adjournment over, etc.,..... Vol. I, 137; Vol. II, 556
debates and journals, ..... Vol. I, 62; Vol. II, 3, 970 afternoon sessions, ..........cri.i.i. Vol. I, 253
denominational schools, . .

Agricultural College, ............. Vol. II, 505, 506
diagram of the hall,ion........... Vol. II, 239, 240 chaplains in the Legislature,......... Vol. II, 375

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