Mr. Brent, of Balt. city, gave notice that on to-morrow he should
move to reconsider the vote of the Convention on the 13th section,
for the purpose of offering the following as a substitute for said
"In all cases were the Governor has the power by the Constitu
tion or laws to make any appointment to office, or in case any
vacancy shall occur during the recess of the Serrate, in any office
to which the Governor has the power of appointment he shall have
power in the recess of the Senate to make such appointment or fill
such vacancy by grant ing a com m ission whi ch shall expire upon
the appointment of the same person or any o ther person by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate to the same office, or at
the expiration of one calender month ensuing the commencement
of the next regular session of the Legislature whichever shall first
The 22nd section was then read;
Mr. Dorsey, moved to amend said section by adding at the end
thereof, these words, "before his appointment;"
Mr. Chambers, of Kent, moved to amend said section by striking
out in the 5th line, these words, ‘‘such annual compensation as may
be fixed by the Legislature," and inserting in lieu thereof an
annual salary of "one thousand dollars,"
Mr. Parke, moved for a division of the question, which was put
on striking out, and
Determined in the affirmative.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amendment
as offered by Mr. Chambers, of Kent, to insert an annual sala
ry of "one thousand dollars;"
Mr. Jenifer, moved to insert "twelve hundred dollars;"
Mr. McHenry moved to insert "fifteen hundred dollars;"
Mr. Dashiell, moved to strike out the 22nd section and substitute
in lieu of it, the followi ng:
"The Secretary of State shall be elected by the qualified voters
of the whole State, at the same time the Governor shall be elected,
and his term of office shall be the same as for Governor, and his
salary shall be one thousand dollars per annum."
The question was first put on the motion of Mr. McHenry, to
insert "fifteen hundred dollars," being the largest sum
Mr. Lee, moved the question be taken by yeas and nays, and
being ordered, appeared as follows
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs Wells, Randall, Kent, Sollers, Jenifer,
Howard, B uchanan, Hicks, H odson, Grason, M cHenry, M agraw,
Brent, of Baltimore city, Presstman, Ware, Kilgour and HolIy
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Blakiston, Pres't, pro tem., Dent, Lee,
Chambers, of Kent, Donaldson, Dorsey, Sellman, Weems,