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Convened at the City of Lansing, Wednesday, May 15th, 1867.
OFFICIAL REPORT BY
THIRTY-SIXTH DAY. but he hopes to be here in a day or The PRESIDENT. The Chair sup
two. I ask leave of absence for him poses that when a member has been
for the remainder of the week. granted indefinite leave of absence, it
would be at his option to return whenA. M., and was called to order by the
Mr. W. E. WARNER. I have been ever he chose. The Secretary inPRESIDENT.
requested to ask leave of absence for forms the Chair, however, that so Prayer by Rev. Mr. SPENCER.
Mr. VAN RIPER, on account of import- many were granted indefinite leave of The roll was called and the following ant business.
.. absence previous to the late recess, members answered to their names: | Leave was granted.
that he thought it best to call the roll | Mr. PRATT. I ask leave of absence through, and did so. . Messrs. Andrus, Bills, Blackman, Bradley, Burtch, Case, Chapman, Coolidge, Corbin, for myself until to-morrow, for the Mr. LOVELL. My colleague. Mr. Crocker, Daniells, Divine, Elliott, Ferris, D. purpose of attending a meeting of the HOWARD, had indefinite leave of abGoodwin, Hixson, Holmes, Lawrence, Lotbrop, trustees of the Michigan Asylum for sence when he went away. As I was Lovell, McClelland, McKernan, Miles, Mussey, Musgrave, Norris, Pratt, Pringle, Rafter. I the insane, at Kalamazoo.
returning here, he informed me that Richmond, Root, Sawyer, Shearer, Sheldon, Leave was granted. .
owing to professional business, he T. G. Smith, W. A. Smith, Sutherland, | Mr. W. E. WARNER also asked and I would be unable to be here for two or Thompson, Tyler, Van Valkenburgb, Walker, p. D. Warner White. Willard. Wither Woodlobtained indefinite leave of absence for three days this week: and he requested house, Yeomans and the President-48. ,
me, if there was any revocation of the Mr. WOODHOUSE. My colleague, / Mr. MCCONNELL. I ask indefinite leaves of absence which had been (Mr. LONGYEAR,) is detained from the leave of absence for my colleague, Mr. granted before the recess, to have his Convention to-day. I would, there- HARRIS, who is detained at home on leave renewed. I would therefore ask fore, ask leave of absence for him for account of sickness.
leave of absence for him until Friday to-day.
Leave was granted.
next. The PRESIDENT. There is not a Mr. LAWRENCE asked and ob
The PRESIDENT. His leave will quorum of the Convention present. tained indefinite leave of absence for her
sence for be continued, unless there shall be No motion can be entertained, except Mr. WINANS.
some order of the Convention to the a motion for a call of the Convention, Mr. MILES. I ask leave of absence
contrary. or a motion to adjourn.
| for Mr. CONGER for to-day. He ex- Mr. LOVELL. In that case I do.. RIS. I move that the pected to be nere last night, but has not desire to ask leave of absence for Convention now adjourn.. . not yet arrived. The motion was agreed to; and ac- Leave was granted.
Mr. BLACKMAN. I desire to ask cordingly, (at ten minutes past eleven . Mr. MILES. I also ask leave of in
ve of indefinite leave of absence for Mr. o'clock A. M.,) the Convention ad-absence for Mr. HAZEN on account of journed. ; sickness. I think he had indefinite
Leave was granted. leave of absence at the time of the ad-1 Mr BLACKMAN. Talso ask indefi. journment, week before last.
nite leave of absence for my colleague, THIRTY-SEVENTH DAY. | Leave was granted. Mr. M. C. WATKINS asked and ob
Leave was granted.
Mr. HOLT. I ask indefinite leave | Mr. MURRAY, on account of sickness in / of absence for Mr. HAIRE, who. I am The Convention met at nine o'clock his family. &. m., and was called to order by the
informed, has lately met with a severe
Mr. NORRIS, asked and obtained PRESIDENT.
accident, which resulted in breaking indefinite leave of absence for Mr. Prayer by Rev. Mr. MCINTIRE.
one of his lower limbs. The roll was called, and a quorum
Leave was granted.
Mr. WHITE asked and obtained
. ; PETITIONS.
Mr. TYLER presented the petiMr. BARBER. I ask indefinite Mr. McKERNAN asked and ob- tion of Mrs. Anriah Hoit, Mrs. Mary leave of absence for my colleague, Mr. tained leave of absence for Mr. BUR- Ann Willington, Miss Sarah M. Scher- · LUCE, at his request. He informs me TENSHAW until Friday next.
merhorn, and 38 other women, and Mr. that he is necessarily detained at home Mr. SUTHERLAND asked and ob- Alvin Hoit, Mr. Wm. J. Schermerhorn, in consequence of sickness in his tained leave of absence for Mr. TURNER and 29 other men, of Colon and vicinfamily. until to-morrow.
ity, St. Joseph county, asking equal Leave was granted.
Mr. CASE. I believe Mr. Estee had suffrage to men and women; which Mr. WALKER. I have been re- indefinite leave of absence, just before was referred to the committee on elecquested to ask leave of absence for the late recess of the Convention. If tions. Mr. WILLIAMS, on account of business not, I would ask now that he be Also, the petition of Massena G. that no one else can attend to for him. granted indefinite leave of absence. Thurston, John Vaughn, Mrs. Desire, Leave was granted. | Leave was granted.
A. Cutter, Mrs. Huldah H. Dexter, and Mr. COOLIDGE. I received last Mr. LQVELL. I wish to inquire 59 other men and women, of Colon evening a message from my colleague, whether the indefinite leaves of ab- and vicinity, St. Joseph county, asking Mr. ALEXANDRR, informing me that by sence which were granted before the the retention, in substance - at least, a fall he was disabled from being here; recess, expires with the recess
what is section 47, article 4, of the VOL 2No. 1.
ecoss, expiresweregrante de aves of ab- and other men inte
ing tihther citizen o. M. G. 3. W. Dy/Liquor
gage in nige liquors as a on iT. MORTON presentehets, in favor debates andere we sh
erage; Wh intoxicating i motition of
present Constitution, in the new instru- tion of A. D. Gilmore and 47 others, posing that these debates would be rement; which was referred to the com- for prohibiting sale of spirituous li- printed in those papers for the informamittee an intoxicating liquors. !!! quors as a beverage; which was refer- tion of the readers of those papers.
Mr. YEOMANS presented the pe- red to the committee on intoxicating Certainly the publication of the detition of Hon. Hampton Rich, Rev. G. liquors.....
bates will be of no practical use what is S. Barnes, C. Oscar Thompson, W. D. Mr.WHITE presented the petition of ever if they are not to be published Arnold, A. C. Caldwell, G. S. Cooper, Mrs. George Henika, Mrs. Isaac Bus- within three or four or five weeks of Harvey Harter, 0. N. Boltwood and kerk, and Miss Etta Van, Miss Jossie the time when they occurred. It is not ten other citizens of Ionia county, pray- White, and 38 other ladies, residents to be supposed that the papers will ing that the present Constitution be so of Wayland, Allegan county, praying republish them at that late day, after amended as to forever disfranchise any that section 47, article 4, of the present having published what information and every person who may directly or Constitution, be retained in the new; they usually do of our proceedings indirectly engage in the manufacture which was referred to the committee immediately after their occurrence. or sale of intoxicating liquors as a on intoxicating liquors.. . | At the rate that we have been runbeverage; which was referred to the Mr. MORTON presented the petition ning behind in the publication of these committee on intoxicating liquors. of N. Homer and 39 others, in favor debates and proceedings, we can only Mr. BILLS presented the petition of of a license law for the sale of intoxi
ition of of a license law for the sale of intoxi- imagine where we shall be at the time B. L. Baxten and others, of Tecumseh, cating liquors; which was referred to we get throngh our labore h asking that section 47, article 4, of the the committee on intoxicating liquors. I tha ai
the question might be very pertinently present Constitution, be inserted in the Mr. THOMPSON. I find upon my asked, who will be here to attend to the new..
table this ñorning a petition signed correction of proofs, etc.? If we are to Also, the petition of J. P. Slayton, by Q. C. Gale, Harmon Fowler, A. have a session of the Tieơial
2 others of Tecim-Vanalsţine, and 57 others, in relation coming winter, our State printers would seh, asking to have inserted in the to the traffic in intoxicating liquors. then be probably in the same predicaConstitution the following clause:
use: I am unable to tell, from the reading ment that we understood them to be « The Legislature shall not, by grant of the petition, whether it is for
ture shall not bv grant of the petition, whether it is for or in when they first failed to keep up of license or otherwise, authorize the) against a license law. I will not, how-1 with publishing manufacture or sale of intoxicating ever, move its reference to the commit- Convention..: - liquors to be used as a beverage, but tee on phraseology, but will. ask its had not got through with publish shall by law prohibit the same." reference to the committee on intoxi- the session laws at that time. And Also, the petition of Wm. R. B. Pow-cating liquors.
next winter the excuse for delay in pubers, E. Hause, David Jones and David The petition was received, and refer- lishing what m McNair and 22 other voters of Tecum-red to the committee on intoxicating Legislature, will be that they have not seh, asking that the manufacture and liquors.
got through with the debates of this. sale of ntoxicating liquors be prohibited PUBLICATION OF THE DEBATES. Convention. The reporter, by his conby law; which petitions were severally Mr. BLACKMAN T offer the fol tract, is to examine the proofs of these referred to the committee on intoxicat-llowing resolution:
debates. Unless the printing is done ing liquors.
much more rapidly than it now is, he 1. Resolved, that the committee on printing Mr. DIVINE presented the petition be instruct M. DIVIND presented the peuto be instructed to take measures to secure the windove vo teu
they will have to remain much longer than of Mary Vasey and 21 other ladies of printing of the debates and proceedings of he expected in order to fulfil that part Lexington, Sanilac county, Michigan,
this Convention witbin a reasonable time of his contract. That, however, is per
after their occurrence; and in case the prinin favor of retaining in the new Con
/haps not a matter that concerns memter at present engaged to print the same can-dopo uou waules van concento non stitution section 47, article 4, of the not hasten their publication, that said com-bers particularly. I make these sugpresent one. +.
mittee be instructed to take such steps as gestions for the purpose of calling the
I'may be deemed necessary to procure the Also, the petition of Elizabeth A.
e attention of members to this subject.
same to be done by other parties, if the same Stecker and 63 other persons, citizens can be done so as to secure the more speedy If there is any advantage to be gained in the town of Sanilac, in Sanilac execution of the work.
by having these debates published at county, on the same subject..
I offer this resolution not so much all, it seems to me they should be pubAlso, the petition of Lucinda Law, with the idea that it is the best step lished within some reasonable time." and 76 other citizens of the town of that could be taken in the matter, as Mr. MORTON. As one of the comSanilac, in Sanilac county, on the same for the purpose of bringing the matter mittee on printing, I desire to state subject.
before the Convention for its considera- that I talked with the foreman of the 3 Also, the petition of Mark Willis tion. During our recess of ten days I State printing office, and from what I
and 69 other citizens of Sanilac county, find, by reference to my files, that the learned from him, I am inclined to on the same subject. .!
State printers have printed just three think that some members of this conAlso, the petition. of Hon. L. L. days' proceedings, in addition to what vention are responsible, at least to some Mixson, Rev. J. A. Baughman, and 25 we had when we left. That brings extent, for this delay. I understand other citizens of Lexington, Sanilac them to within eleven days of the time that when we adjourned, on Friday, of county, on the same subject.
when we took our recess; there are yet week before last, several members went Also, the petition of Mrs. C. H. eleven days' proceedings to be printed. I to the printing office, and expressed Moore, and 107 other ladies of Lex- I believe at the time the order was a wish to have the publication of the ington, Sanilac county, on the same made for the publication of these de- | debates delayed, for the reason, I supsubject.
bates, it was understood that they pose, that they desired to see their reAlso, the petition of Rev. Charles would be laid upon our tables within a ported speeches, before they are finally Spooner and 15 other citizens of the day or two after the journal of pro- printed. Now it is impossible for any town of Lexington, Sanilac county, on ceedings. We have, at considerable printing office in the State to set up a the same subject; which petitions were expense to the State, ordered the State number of forms, and to keep on hand severally referred to the committee on printers to send copies of these debates proof sheets of a large quantity of intoxicating liquors.
to all the publishers of newspapers for type, in order to allow members to Mr. SHELDON presented the peti-l the information of the public, sup-look over their debates as reported.