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MONDAY, June 20, 1853.
The Convention met at three o'clock.
Instructing Committees to Report.
Mr. WILSON, of Natick. Some days ago I submitted an order instructing the various Committees of the Convention to report on or before the 22d inst. I now move to take up that order for the purpose of amending it.
The motion was agreed to.
The order was read by the Secretary, as follows:
Ordered, That the several Committees be in
for those who remain to transact any public business of importance. I do not see any other way of avoiding the difficulty than to adjourn at that time. I hope, therefore, that the committees will report as soon as possible, and if they cannot do so before that time, we shall have to submit to the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. WILSON, of Natick. I suppose that it will be in the power of most of the committees to make their reports prior to that time, perhaps within a day or two; but as circumstances may prevent some of them from making their reports so soon, I prefer that the amendment fixing Monday next should be adopted. I think there will be no difficulty whatever in getting all of the
structed to make their final reports on or before reports in at that time. I am as anxious as the Wednesday, the 22d instant.
Mr. WILSON. I now move to amend the order by striking out the words " Wednesday, the 22d," and inserting the words "Monday, the 27th."
Mr. EAMES, of Washington. It occurs to me, Sir, that by the adoption of that amendment we shall be putting off the time for receiving the final reports of the different committees too long. I was about making the motion, Sir, and shall probably do so in the course of the afternoon, that after Wednesday next the Convention meet at nine o'clock in the morning instead of ten o'clock, as heretofore. There are nearly two hundred of the members of the Convention who will leave the city a week from next Friday, and it will be impossible, under these circumstances,
gentleman from Washington, (Mr. Eames,) that we shall adjourn at the earliest possible day. He has suggested that he would this afternoon make a motion to meet after Wednesday next, at nine o'clock. I hope he will make that motion as soon as this order is disposed of, and I will cordially sustain and vote for his proposition.
The question was then taken on the adoption of the order of the gentleman from Natick, (Mr. Wilson,) and it was decided in the affirmative. So the order was adopted.
Mr. EAMES, of Washington. I move, Sir, that after to-morrow this Convention meet at nine o'clock in the morning; and my reason for making that motion is, that at that time in the morning the weather is cooler and more agreeable, and it is better to do business one hour earlier than when it is later and warmer. If it is