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JOURNAL

OF THE

CONVENTION

OP THE

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

TO PROPOSE AMANDMENTS TO THE

CONSTITUTION,

COMMENCED AND HELD AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN HARRISBURG,

ON THE SECOND DAY OF MAY, 1837.

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JOURNAL

OF THE

CONVENTION.

MUSICAL FUND HALL,

PHILADELPHIA,
TUESDAY, November 28, 1837.

The President laid before the Convention the following communications, viz:

LIBRARY, Monday EVENING,

November 27, 1837. DEAR SIR-In obedience to an order of the Directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia, I have the honor of communicating to you, for the information of the members of the Cconvention, the subsequent resolution, which was adopted unanimously by the Board.

Resolved, That the free use of the books in the Library be tendered to the members of the Convention of this commonwealth, which is to meet in this city on the 28th instant, in as full and ample manner as if they were members of the company."

By order of the Directors,

GEORGE CAMPBELL, Secretary of the Library Company of Philadelphia. The Hon. JOHN SERGEANT,

President of the Convention, &c. The Library is open every day (Sundays excepted) from one o'clock, P. M. until sunset.

PHILADELPHIA, 27th November, 1837. Sir-The Directors of the Atheneum of this city beg leave, through you, to offer to the members of the Convention for revising the constitution of this commonwealth, the free use of their rooms every day during their residence in Philadelphia. The rooms are open every day (Sundays excepted,) from eight in the morning till ten o'clock at night. I have the honor to be, With great respect, sir, Your obedient servant,

PETER S. DU PONCEAU, President of the Board of Directors of the Atheneum of Phila

delphia. Hon. John SERGEANT, President of the Convention for revising the Constitution of Penn. sylvania,

PHILADELPHIA ExchanGĖ,

November 28, 1837. . To the President, Officers and Members generally, of the Conven

tion to propose Amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania.

GENTLEMEN—The Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Merchants’ Exchange, through me, would most respectfully tender to you the use of their Reading Room during your session.

Gentlemen will please leave their names at the foreign letter office, and receive tickets of admission. I am, very respectfully, gentlemen,

Your obedient servant,

J. COFFEE, Superintendant. Which were severally read and laid on the table. The President also laid before the Convention a letter from P. Augustus Sage, accompanied by a recommendation signed by Samuel W. Neal and others, praying that he may be appointed German printer for the Convention. Which was read and laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Venny, and read as follows, viz: Resolved, That the President of the Convention be and is here. by authorised to make such arrangements as may be expedient for procuring the attendance each day, of some one of the clergy of this city to open the session of the Convention each morning, with prayer.

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And on motion,
The said resolution was read a second time.
And being under consideration,

A motion was made by Mr. Stevens,
To postpone the consideration of the said resolution indefinitely.

And on the question, Will the Convention agree to the motion ? T'he yeas and says were required by Mr. Chauncey and Mr. Stevens, and are as follow, viz:

YEAS.
Mr. Brown, Northam. Mr. Fry

Mr. Martin
Brown, Philada. Gilmore

M'Dowell
Carey

Hastings

M'Sherry
Cleavinger

Hayhurst

Overfield
Coates

High

Reigart
Hopkinson

Riter
Crain

Ησαρι

Serrill
Darlington

Jenks

Smyth, of Centre Darrah

Keim

Stevens
Dillinger

Konigmacher Taggart
Earle

Krebs

Weaver
Fleming

Magee

Young
Foulkrod

NAYS.
Mr. Agnew

Mr. Dickerson Mr. M'Call
Ayres
Duran

Meredith
Baldwin
Dunlop

Merrill
Barnitz
Farrelly

Montgomery
Bedford
Forward

Penny packer
Biddle
Fuller

Pollock
Chandler, Philada. Hays

Porter, Lancaster
Chauncey
Heiffenstein

Purviance
Clapp
Henderson, Alleg.

Read
Clarke, Beaver Hiester

Saeger
Clark, Dauphin Hyde

Scheetz
Clarke, Indiana Ingersoll

Scott
Cochran
Kennedy

Shellito
Kerr

Sill
Cunningham
Lyons

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Mann

White
Denny
M'Cahen

Sergeant, Pres't.
Dickey
So the question was determined in the negative.

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