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he may see fit in order to enable him Mr. LAMB. I move that the gen- at some time in the course of our deto properly select the persons to be tleman have leave to withdraw his liberations, this matter of the traffic in placed upon these committees. In motion.
intoxicating liquors must be referred that way these committees can be more No objection was made, and the mo- to a separate committee. ' I think it is satisfactorily constructed than they can tion was accordingly withdrawn. important that all the facts, pro and by any possibility be by this committee The question recurred upon agree-con, in relation to the liquor traffic, of fourteen members, or, as proposed ing to the report as amended.
and the present system upon that subby the amendment, by any committee Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH. Iject, should be brought before the Conof seven members. For my part, I move to further amend the report by vention, and perhaps it may be as well shall be content to have the usual adding to the committees therein to make provision for a committee course pursued, and have those com- recommended, a committee of five upon the subject now, as at any other mittees appointed by the President of upon the subject of the traffic in in- time, so that time may be given them this Convention. toxicatig liquors.
to prepare such a report as they may Mr. NORRIS. As one member of Mr. BIRNEY. That matter was con- think best. Upon the whole, I rather the committee whose report is now sidered by the committee which made favor the appointment of a committee under consideration, and representing this report. The section of the Con- at this time. i in part the minority of this Convention, stitution relating to that subject is Mr. GIDDINGS. It was underspeaking for myself, and perhaps I contained in the article on the legisla- stood by the committee, that this submay say in behalf of my colleagues, tive department. That subject will be ject of the liquor traffic would come for I think I represent their feelings in presented in the report of the com- up naturally, in the report of the comthe matter, I will say that we are wil-mittee on that article, either by their mittee on the legislative department. ling to leave the disposition of this sub- recommending the section as it now As has already been stated, we followject where it properly belongs—with stands, or some modification or altera- ed substantially the division of subjects the majority here. But we desire to tion of it. In that way the whole in the present Constitution. There express a decided preference for the question will come before this Conven- was an expectation on the part of the appointment of the committees by the tion. He could see no particular rea- committee, as I suppose there is on the President, in whose ability and impar- son for such a committee, unless it part of every other member of this tiality we have entire confidence, and might be to have a committee to which Convention, that this subject will be we trust that such will be the course could be referred petitions upon the fully and thoroughly discussed. But decided upon by the majority. :: subject; and even then, as the legisla- the most effectual action, which can or
The question was upon the amend- tive committee would have charge of will be taken upon the subject em· ment of Mr. CHAPIN.
that subject, they could be referred to braced in the motion of the gentleman The PRESIDENT. Before putting that committee. However, the com- from Oakland, (Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH,) the question, the Chair desires to say, mittee on that mode of procedure were would be taken in the legislative halls. with the permission of the Convention, not especially opposed to the appoint- In the organic law of the State there that he trusts no feeling of delicacy ment of a separate committee upon will be, it is evident, but a single clause towards the Chair will influence any that subject.
of some kind, upon the subject. member in voting upon this question. It will be seen, by reference to the Therefore it does not seem necessary It would certainly afford great pleasure report of the committee, that the ap- to have the subject treated in a sepato the Chair to be relieved from the pointment of twenty-three separate rate article, which shall require a disresponsibility of appointing these com- committees is recommended, compri- tinct committee, separate from the one mittees.
sing 162 members, to be selected from which will consider all other points in The question was taken upon the the 99 members of the Convention, ex- the legislative department. The subamendment of Mr. CHAPIN, and it was clusive of the President, and an addi-lject naturally falls to the legislative not agreed to.
tional committee, consisting of seven department; substantially all that has The question recurred upon the members, has been added to the list on been done or effected upon the subject motion of Mr. FERRIS.
the motion of the gentleman from Ing- of the liquor traffic, has been accomMr. FERRIS. I submitted the ham, (MR. LONGYEAR.) It will be found plished by prohibitory laws. I supmotion I made for the purpose of that every subject now embraced in the pose it will be just as thoroughly disbringing the matter distinctly before Constitution must come before the cussed, if left to come up in the shape the Convention, in order that members Convention in the reports of the com- it has always heretofore taken, as it might express their views upon it, and mittees now recommended. I will if carved out and set one side by that we might be enabled to vote un- Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH. I can itself; because all that will be finally derstandingly. My own views in re- see no objection to the appointment of consummated in regard to it, if anygard to the matter have been changed a separate committee upon this sub- thing is ever to be done, must be by the suggestions which have been ject of the traffic in intoxicating liquors. accomplished by legislative enactment. made by gentlemen upon this floor. It is certainly a grave subject, one de Mr. HOWARD. I should favor the Through you, Mr. President, I thank manding the attention of the whole proposition of my friend from Oakland, those gentlemen for their•suggestions State, and one which I think is entitled (Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH), if for no as to the impropriety or inexpediency to a separate committee. I hope the other reason than to economize the of the motion I submitted. I therefore Convention will order the appointment time of this Convention. I apprehend ask leave to withdraw that motion. · of a committee for this purpose. :that the committee on the legislative
The PRESIDENT. The Chair is of Mr. MUSSEY. As has been stated department will have enough to atopinion that under strict parliamen- | by the chairman of the committee, I tend to without being encumbered tary rules, after a motion or proposi-|(Mr. BIRNEY,) who submitted this re- with the many petitions and remontion has been received by the Conven-port, this matter was considered by strances which will be received on this tion, considered, and amendments to the committee, and it was thought best subject. I believe there is no subject it moved and voted upon, it cannot be to leave it for the time being just as it now before the people of this State withdrawn by the mover without the now is. As one of that committee I which engages the attention of the consent of the Convention.
believed then, and I believe now, that public to the extent that the question
therefe morto ate, and the allorare subia
of the traffic in ardent spirits does at provision for a prohibitory liquor law. I recommendations to the Convention as this time. There is diversity of sen- All are acquainted with its operation; I will be just and proper. timent even , among the temperance with the effect it has had in the com- I hope, therefore, that a committee people of the State in regard to the munity upon this traffic. There is but of at least five members. I think the best method to be adopted. A large one clause upon this subject in the number should be larger--will be approportion of the people are in favor present Constitution, and that one is pointed upon this subject, to take the of some measure to prevent the traffic directory to the legislative branch of whole question of the liquor traffic in ardent spiris. Their various senti-the government.
into consideration, and act upon it. ments will be expressed by pe'itions Now, I do not apprehend that this Without taking up more of the time and remonstrances. I apprehend there body is in any sense a legislative body of the Convention, I will close by sayis no impropriety, in fact that there is We are here for the purpose of revi- ing that I hope the proposition of the great propriety, in referring this sub- sing and amending the Constitution of gentleman from Oakland, (Mr. VAN ject to a distinct committee, which will the State of Michigan. This subject VALKENBURGH,) will be adopted. not only be able to give it that consid- of the liquor traffic, is one to be con- Mr. BILLS. Without expressing eration which the importance of the sidered in reference to the legislative any opinion, or making any suggestion subject demands, but to keep it sep- department. For this Convention to as to the final disposition which should arate and apart from the other sub- pass prohibitory liquor laws would be be made of this question of the traffic jects which will be considered by the absurd; it cannot do it. We can ex. in intoxicating liquors, it seems to me committee on the legislative depart-tend power to the Legislature to grant that the business of the Convention ment.
licenses for the sale of spirituous will be facilitated by the appointment The gentleman who last addressed liquors, or to regulate the traffic of this additional committee. The the Convention said that all that had therein; or we may prohibit the Leg- committee on the legislative departbeen or would be done would, in his islature, as in the present Constitution, ment will be a large one, it is true; opinion, be accomplished by the Legis- from granting such licenses. All there but it will have a very large amount of lature. I apprehend that all that has is in the Constitution which we are business before it. The labors of that been done in preventing the traffic in in- about to amend, upon this subject, is committee will be lessened somewhat toxicating liquors has been done by the simply a clause prohibiting the Legis- by assigning to a separate committee Legislature. Now, I am of the opinion lature from granting licenses for the all matters relating to this question. that all that has been done to prevent sale of spirituous liquors.
For that reason, and for the purpose the many evils resulting from this traf- Mr. ROOT. I am in favor of the of facilitating the business of the Confic has been done up to the present proposition of the gentleman from vention, I shall favor the appointment time by virtue of the provision in our Oakland, (Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH). But of this additional committee. present Constitution against the grant- I do not suppose that we are going at Mr. LUCE. I think if we are to ing of licenses for the sale of intoxi- this time to discuss the liquor ques- have this additional committee, five cating liquors. That is one step that tion. The subject involved is one members are too few to be upon it. has been taken by the people of this which will occupy the attention of this All our committees who are expected State...
Convention, and which will interest to have the consideration of important I believe, though in this I may be the people of this State, as much as, or subjects, are composed of at least mistaken, that the people propose to more than any other subject which seven members. I move to amend the take a step in advance of that in this will be before us. Hence, I think it amendment of the gentleman from great reform, and instead of merely proper that there should be a separate Oakland, (Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH,) by having a clause in the Constitution committee to act upon this important making the number of members to prohibiting the granting of licenses, subject.
compose this committee nine instead to prohibit the manufacture as well as Mr. TYLER. I do not propose to of five. the sale of intoxicating liquors as a occupy the attention of the Convention Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH. I acbeverage. A large proportion of the upon this subject but a few moments. cept the amendment to my amendment. people of this State will insist upon a I apprehend there will be more peti- Mr. FERRIS. I am very glad, for provision of that kind.
tions upon this subject presented here my part, that the motion has been" Therefore, I see great propriety in for reference to some committee than made for the appointment of this addithe appointment of this committee. I upon any other subject which will be tional committee, for reasons which believe I speak the sentiment of the acted upon by this Convention. With have already been assigned by gentletemperance element of the State, when all respect for those gentlemen who men who have spoken upon this quesI say that they will demand the ap- claim that there will be committees tion. A vast mass of petitions and repointment of a separate committee, to enough without this one, with due re- monstrances upon the subject of this which this important subject can be gard for their judgment, I beg to differ traffic will be sent here, and it will be referred-a committee with whom the with them. With the gentleman from impossible for a committee having temperance people of the State can Oakland, (Mr. VAN VALKENBURGH), I charge of other subjects to give them communicate freely and intelligently, must say that I hope this additional the consideration their importance will whose attention will not be embar- committee will be ordered by the Con-demand. rassed by other subjects that will come vention. There has been more discus-1 And I shall support the proposition before the committee on the legisla- sion in connection with this subject for another reason. We are just clo- : tive department. I therefore earnestly among the people of this State, espe- sing up the great issues which have hope this subject will be referred to a cially in the southern part of the State, agitated the country since you, Mr. separate committee, to be composed of than in connection with any other one President, and myself, entered upon five members or more.
question, and I think the considera- the theatre of public life. Other issues Mr. W. A. SMITH. It is well known tion of the numerous petitions which will arise to demand the deliberate atto all that we can do nothing now but will be presented here on this subject tention and action of the people. One simply direct the Legislature how to should be devolved upon a committee of those issues will be the one between act upon this subject. We have al- which will have ample opportunity to the friends of the policy of absolute ready in the present Constitution, a consider it by itself, and make such prohibition and exclusion, and the
inges. And without he son of a
MrP of order. My pointetion has ment
friends of the policy of regulating the another committee in its report, will l. COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENT AND traffic in intoxicating liquors by means be à somewhat delicate duty to be
... PHRASEOLOGY. of licenses. And without claiming to performed by any committee.
Mr. PRINGLE. I offer the followbe a prophet, or even the son of a Mr. P. D. WARNER. I rise to al:
|ing resolution: . prophet, I venture the prediction that question of order. - My point of order this question will be the rope by means is that after the previous question has ment and Phraseology be enlarged, and be
e Resolved, That the Committee on Arrangeof which the bell of our politics will be been seconded, and the main question made to consist of the chairmen of all the rung for two years from now, and ordered, no further debate is in order. ovears from now and lordaran no further deboto is in order other standing committees.
... perhaps longer. Mr. PRINGLE. As I have but re
It was upon this subject that I deTherefore because of the intense cently come into the hall, I may not
sired, a few moments ago, to offer an. feeling all over the country upon this perhaps have understood the precise
amendment to the report of the comsubject, I am anxious that this Con- position of the question before the
mittee on the mode of procedure. I. vention shall so deliberate and act Convention. I desired to offer an
then said, preliminary to the motion I upon it, that we all may be able to go amendment to this report, and sup
had intended to make, that the duties before our constituents when we re-posed that it was in order for me to do
of this committee on arrangement and turn from here, and say that we have so at this time.
phraseology would be, I imagined, of tried in this exigency to deal carefully
å somewhat delicate nature. I there| The PRESIDENT. A demand was and wisely with this great public in- maade for the previous question, which
fore suggest this as the best means of.. terest. For that reason I am in favor
avoiding the performance of such a was seconded, and the main question of the proposition as modified, to have ordered. The Chair understood it to
duty, or of obviating, as far as possi- . & committee of nine members ap- apply not only to the amendment then
ble, the delicate nature of it. : pointed, so that we may bring to the pending, but also to the original report.
The arrangement of the different consideration of this question and the
parts of a Constitution, is an impor
The report as amended was then recommendation to the people which adonted.
tant matter. Another important matwill grow out of our action here, the
ter is the selection of the phraseology greatest wisdom and prudence, and ADDITIONAL MEMBERS SWORN IN. to be used in expressing what may be the best consideration of which this Mr. HAZEN. I desire to announce
embraced in that Constitution. The body is capable.
members of one committee will adopt that Mr. CONGER, one of the delegates Mr. STOCKWELL. I do not rise from St. Clair county is now present
certain phraseology to express their to add anything to the remarks which and ready to take the oath of office.
views; and their feelings may, perhaps, have been made; but simply to express Mr. LUCE. I desire to make a sim
be somewhat rudelý jarred, should
another committee remodel their phramy approval of the proposition to ap- ilar announcement in reference to one point a committee of nine members to of my colleagues, Mr. BARBER.
seology without consulting them. Now consider and report upon this which I Accordingly, Mr. OMAR D. CONGER,
in my judgment, there ought to be,
from the beginning to the end of the deem to be a very important subject. of St. Clair county, and Mr. JULIUS S.
deliberations of this Convention, full I sincerely hope that the report of the BARBER, of Branch county, presented
concert between the different comcommittee will be amended as: pro- themselves, and subscribed to and posed, and that such a committee may took the oath of office, which was ad
mittees; a connected action, a working
together, which I think can, perhaps, be appointed. ministered by the President.
be secured to some extent by the ar:: Mr. LEACH. As one of the com
CONSTITUTIONS OF 1835 AND 1850. rangement I have proposed. That mittee whose report is now under con
arrangement, whenever questions shall sideration. I desire to say that I have · Mr. TURNER. I move to take from
arise as to the proper arrangement of no objection to the appointment of this the table a resolution offered yestercommittee I think it auite likely that day, in relation to printing the Consti- the diterent articles of the Constitu.
tion, or as to the language which shall its appointment will facilitate the tutions of 1835 and 1850. My object or business. I think in calling it up at this time is to move
be employed in expressing the mean
ing of the different sections, will bring the Convention is now well prepared to amend it by striking out all that to vote upon the anestion. It is importion of it which relates to the Con-, together representatives of all the com
mittees of the Convention. Thinking portant that we should get through stitution of 1850.
that in this way the harmony of the our business as early as possible this The motion was agreed to, and the
Convention, the working power of the morning, so as to give the President resolution was taken from the table.
Convention, will be increased, I have time to appoint the committees. I The resolution was as follows:.
offered this resolution. therefore call the previous question. Resolved. That the Secretary of State be And there is another thing against
The previous question was seconded instructed to cause to be published, in one which I would be glad to guard. There and the main question ordered; and
ona pamphlet, 200 copies of the Constitutions of
will be some twenty odd committees under the operation thereof the amend- for the use of the Convention.
composed of from five to thirteen ment of MR. VAN VALKENBURGH wasMr TURNER. I move to amend members each. The most of them agreed to.
the resolution by striking out the will be large committees, meeting in The question was upon agreeing to
0 words “Constitutions of 1835 and different places and at different times, the report of the committee as amended. (1850
1850," and inserting the words - Con- and acting without consultation with Mr. PRINGLE. I find upon look-stitution of 1835."
each other. We who are upon those ing over the list of committees recom
The amendment was agreed to.
committees will pass days and evenmended by the report of the committee
:lings I suppose, in our committee rooms, on the mode of procedure, that it in
Mr. ROOT. I move to further
considering and determining what in cludes a committee on arrangement amend by striking out all that relates
our judgment ought to be the action and phraseology. The duties of that to the Constitution of 1835.
of the committees upon which we hapcommittee, I fancy, will be of a some
1. The amendment was not agreed to. í pen to be placed. And we shall natuwhat delicate nature. To correct the The resolution as amended was then rally like our own work, the work of phraseology that has been adopted by adopted.
our own minds. Bye-and-bye, twenty,
thirty or sixty days more, perhaps, proper order, and to express in proper a question of order involved in regard these reports will come in from these language, the various provisions of the to the method in which he proposes twenty odd committees; and they Constitution, after we in Convention to accomplish his purpose. This conwould be more than men if they were shall have decided what those articles vention, after amending the report, not disposed to stand by the work of shall be. If I am correct in that, then adopted it. The gentleman now moves their own hands, and insist that the that committee will not be called upon to enlarge one of the committees proparticular articles they report shall go to enter upon the discharge of its vided for by that report, which is, untouched into the Constitution. That duties until near the close of the ses- practically, to amend the report. I will be the case with every committee, sion of this Convention. The labor would suggest that the proper course and the result may be like that in the they will have to perform will be after would be to move to reconsider the present Constitution of this State, a we have decided what we will have for vote by which the report was adopted copy of which I now hold in my hand, a Constitution. It seems to me there- and then move to amend it in the way where the same subject is embraced in fore, that the proposition of the gentle- he has indicated. different articles. In consequence of man is rather premature.
Mr. BILLS. ' Saying nothing about that; questions have been raised which Even if I am not correct in that the irregulazity of the method by which the lawyers and judges have not yet opinion, I do not think the gentleman the gentleman seeks to accomplish his been able to settle; to reach all of will secure the object he seems to have object, this thought has occurred to me; which would perhaps take a great in view, by the means he proposes, for his resolution seems to contemplate while.
this reason: one committee will report precisely that which is provided for by - In looking over the present Consti- next week, another will not be able to the report of the committee which has tution I notice four different provisions, report till the week afterward; one been adopted, the appointment of a upon four different pages, in separate committee may report in part, and we committee on arrangement an phrasearticles, all relating to the condemna- may proceed to act upon this report, ology. But the argument which he tion of lands when needed and taken while they are deliberating upon the made in support of his resolution,. for public purposes. 'In one case I rest of the work before them. It will seemed to go beyond that. The evils think a jury is required to determine therefore be impracticable for this com- to which he has referred in connection as to the necessity. In another case mittee on arrangement and phrase- with the present constitution, the the intervention of the jury does not ology to get together and decide just having several provisions in different seem to be required. The regulations how the Constitution shall be expressed parts of the constitution, all relating in some respects are contradictory. and arranged, until the whole Consti- to the same subject, and those provisBut for this liking which men have for tution has been passed upon by the ions being contradictory in their nathe work of their own hands I imagine Convention.
ture, are not, if I understand it, subsuch contradictory provisions would Therefore, I think this motion is ject matters for the consideration of never have been introduced into one premature. It may be proper near the. the committee on arrangement and and the same instrument.
close of the session to increase the phraseology. The language of the Now I would like to guard against committee on arrangement and phrase- resolution contemplates simply a com- .. this by providing for a concert of acology, and it may be very likely that mittee to arrange the articles of the tion between our various committees, the chairman of the other committees Constitution in their order, and the which I think can be done by having will be the very best persons that we phraseology to be employed to express a committee of arrangement, upon can put upon that committee. It is the ideas which shall be embraced in which shall be a representative of each possible that may be the case; I am the Constitution. The contradictory of the other committees. Upon them not prepared to decide that question. provisions which may be in those dif. I would have devolved the duty both. But I would prefer to let the matter ferent articles would not be subject of arrangement and phraseology. This rest for the present, until we have matters to be regulated by that com- . seems to me the best way in which to made some further progress; I shall mittee, if I understand their duties... accomplish the beneficial results of therefore oppose the adoption of the Mr. PRINGLE. My understanding which I am speaking, and to guard resolution now before the Convention, is that it is entirely competent for this against the evils which I think are Mr. PRINGLE. I wish simply to Convention at any time, before or after incident to the matter. Members of say that so far as my motion being these committees are appointed, to enformer Legislatures and Conventions premature is concerned, if it is prema- large the number of members on any I think will bear me out in what I have ture, then it certainly is premature to committee, or to increase the number said in regard to the working of legis- appoint the committee on arrangement of committees. It is competent to do lative and deliberative bodies; the de- and phraseology as contemplated by it by resolution, by report of another sire of members of committees to see the report we have just adopted. That committee, or in any other way which their own work remain untouched, a report contemplates that this shall be may be proposed. I submit there desire incident to human nature, and one of our standing committees, and would be no irregularity in this conto which I think I can trace some of that it shall be now appointed by the vention changing or enlarging any of the imperfections of our present Con- Chair. I think, for the reasons I have its committees. I propose to accomstitution, which imperfections I do not stated, that it should be constituted in plish in this way what might have been wish to see repeated in the instrument, the way I have mentioned. And when- accomplished in another way, by we have met here to frame and to lever it may be appointed, I do not amending the report of the committee present to the people.
i think it is premature to be thinking of before it was adopted. com Mr. MUSSEY. I think I under- the manner in which it should be con- As to the suggestion made by the stand the purpose which the gentle-stituted.
: gentleman from Lenawee, (Mr: BILLS,) man from Jackson (MR. PRINGLE) Mr. BIRNEY. I do not know but I have to say, that while I do not suphas in view, but I think his motion there is great merit in the proposition pose this committee will take upon is entirely premature. If I under- of the gentleman from Jackson, (Mr. itself to say what shall be in the Constand the duty which the committee PRINGLE,) and I have no disposition to stitution; that is, to say what particuof arrangement and phraseology is ex- oppose the object he has in view. It lar provisions, machinery or restricpected to perform, it is to arrange in appears to me, however, that. there is tions shall be in the Constitution,
hat there 008, and hem
they would decide upon the arrange- members and the location of their Convention, and unless some gentlement of those provisions, and so seats, for the use of this Convention. man makes a motion upon the subject, arrange them that there would not be The motion was agreed to.
the same course will be pursued toany repetition or contradiction, and · APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT.:.
day. : ; .. . employ such phraseology that lawyers,
Mr. ELEAZUR S. INGALLS, of Mar| The PRESIDENT announced that and the courts, and the people might know what they meant. That duty, in pursuance of resolutions adopted ANDRUS; of Macomb county, accordto a greater or less extent, would de- the Convention, he had made me ingly presented themselves and subvolve upon this committee.
" scribed to and took the oath of office, Mr. GIDDINGS. We ought to be
• Committee on Rules--Messrs. WILLI
NILLI-, which was administered by the Presisure and understand what will be the AMS, F: D. WARNER, D. GOODWIN, LAMB
dent. result of the vote which we may give
PETITIONS. upon this question. If I understand rightly, the resolution of the gentle | Messrs. VAN VALKENBURGH and BRAD- Mr. HOWARD. I have here a petiman from Jackson, (Mr. PRINGLE,) it LEY,.
tion upon the subject of the traffic in proposes to do away with the commit
Firemen for the Convention-- W. D. intoxicating liquors. Inasmuch as the tee recommended in the report just BURNHAM and BERNHARDT RICE. committee upon that subject, which adopted, and to substitute in its place APPOINTMENTS BY SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.
was ordered by the Convention on another committee composed of the
yesterday, has not been ýet appointed,
The PBESIDENT laid before the I will move that the instition baan chairmen of the several standing com- Convention the following communicamittees. That is, you are to take the tion'
Convention the following communica- ceived and laid upon the table for the
tion, which was read: chairmen of the various standing com
present... . os
LANSING, May 15, 1867. mittees and constitute of them
Mr. P. D. WARNER. I would suga new Hon. C. M. CROSWELL. President Constitucommittee of arrangement and phra
gest to the gentleman that he had
tional Convention: seology, doing away entirely with the SIR-In pursuance of a resolution passed
better retain the petition in his possescommittee provided for by the report by the Convention, I have this day appointed sion until the committee shall have
as Asst. Sergeant-at-Arms, Capt. George L. been appointed, and thus obviate the which we have adopted.
Montgomery, Ingham county, and as keeper non Mr. NINDE. I move that the res of the cloakroom, H. H. Seaver, of Lenawee
necessity of submitting a motion to olution of the gentleman from Jack-county.. ;
take the petition from the table and son. (Mr. FRINGLE,) be laid upon the
D. B. PURINTON, refer it. .
Sergeant-at-Arms Cono Conventiou. 1. Mr. HOWARD.. I will arrant this table.
And then, on motion of Mr. LOV-guggestion of the gentleman and with The motion was agreed to. ELL,
draw my motion: OCCUPATION OF MEMBERS.
The Convention, (at 25 minutes of Mr. HOLT. I submit the following 12 o'clock, M.,) adjourned.
REPORTERS OF THE DEBATES.. :: resolution:
The PRESIDENT. There being no Resolved, that the Sergeant-at-Arms be in
standing committees, reports from sestructed to ascertain the occupation of the
lect committees are now in order: members of this Convention, and to report such information at his earliest convenience.
Mr. PRINGLE. From the commitMy object in offering this resolution
FRIDAY, May 17, 1867. tee on reporting, submitted the followis to assist the President in the ap- The Convention met at 10 o'clock ing report: pointment of committees. Of course, \ A. M., and was called to order by thel. The special committee, to whom was reler
red certain matters relating to the number it is not to be presumed that he is ac- President.
and compensation of reporters, and the exquainted with all the members; and Prayer by Rev. Mr. Weed.
pense of pripting 1,000 copies of the report it may be of importance to him to The roll was called, and a quorum
daily, respectfully report that from the best
information they can obtain, one or two reknow the occupation of members, in answered to their names..
porters will probably be able, for some daya, , order to select the proper persons for On motion of Mr. MILES,
to perform these, duties, but that three or the committees of this Convention. The reading of the journal of yes- more will probably be required before the
s close of the Convention; that the compensaThe resolution was adopted. terday'was dispensed with.
tion of reporters is largely dependent upon COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS.
. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS SWORN IN. the skill and experience called into requisi.
tion; that first class reporters expect and Mr. W.F. GOODWIN offered the fol
MI: FRATT. The delegate Irom ordinarily receive a compensation equal to
i Marquette county, Mr. INGALLS, is now the rate of $5,000 per annum, but that many lowing resolution, which was not adopted:
present and ready to qualify. I ask who are called good reporters, are willing to I that the Constitutional oath be now. The committee bave no certain data by
receive smaller sums for their work. . Resolved, That a committee of nine on Internal Improvements, be added to the original | uaministered to u riginal administered to him.'
which to predict the length of the daily rereport of the committee.
Mr. MUSSEY. I make the same ports, bụt for the purpose of an estimate,
they have assumed that the ayerage length .... DIAGRAM OF THE HALL. .: request' in reference to my colleague,
will be equal to twelve pages, set solid, of the Mr. GIDDINGS. It has been sug- Mr. ANDRUS, who is now present. daily jourpal. The daily expense of comgested to me that there should be al Mr. BURTCH. I would inquire if, position and press work for 1,000" copies of
such an amount of matter would be, accorddiagram struck off by the printer, of under the law calling this Convention,
ing to present contract prices, about $34 16, this room, with the names of members the Secretary of State is not the only and for paper $20 84 more, or $55 per diem. and location of their seats, in order to person who can legitimately adminis Each additional 1,000 copies would cost
about $23. Twelve such pages would make enable the President the more easily ter the oath to members of this con
about twenty-six and two-third pages of a to recognize and designate members. vention ? .
book like tbat containing the debates of the I do not known exactly who is thel The PRESIDENT. On yesterday Constitutional Convention of 1850. Thirty
ananinht the dom of this working days of such a session would proproper person to instruct to perform the Chair sought the advice on Weduce a volume of 800 pages; sixty working that duty; but I will move that the Convention upon this question, and it days, two such volumes. Secretary of the Convention be in seemed to be the general assent and l. The committee have received propositions
Blair Lord, of New York, 15. beball strated to use to be prepared a dia, understanding that the oath might be 10. w
of bimself, and David W. Brown, of Philadelgram of this hall, with the names of administered by thé Président of the phia, and from A. and W. H. Drapier, of