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Proceedings and Debates of the 1850 Constitutional Convention
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Mr. Dirickson, then moved to strike out the said 22nd section
of said report;

Mr. Dirickson, moved the question be taken by yeas and
nays, and being ordered appeared as follows:

AFFIRMATIVE.—Messrs. Dent, Lee, Dashiell, Eccleston,
Dirickson, Mc Master, Fooks, Gait her, Joh n Newcomer and
Smith— 10.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Blakistone, Pres't pro. tem., Hopewell,
Chambers, of Kent, Mitchell, Donaldson, Dorsey, Wells, Randall,
Kent, Sellman, Weems, Sollers, Brent, of Charles, Jenifer,
Howard, B uchanan, Bell, Welch, Lloyd, Dickinson, Sherwood,
of Talbot, Crisfield, Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Phelps, Cham
bers, of Cecil, Miller, McLane, Bowie, Tuck, Grason, Shriver,
Biser, Sappington, McHenry, Magraw, Nelson, Carter, Hard.
castle, Gwinn, Stewart, of Balt, city, Brent of Balt. city, Presst
man, Ware, Fiery, Harbine, Davis, Kilgour, Brewer, Waters,
Weber, Hollyday, Slicer, Parke, Shower and Brown---59.

So the Convention refused to strike out the 22nd section.

On motion of Mr. Grason,
Said 22nd section was amended by striking out in the 1st line,
the word and inserting in lieu thereof, the word "A.''

The said 22nd section was then adopted as amended.

On motion of Mr. Sappington,
The Convention postponed the fur her consideration of the order
of the day to enable him to make the following report, as chairman
of a select committee:

The committee appointed to enquire and report to this House
whether or not it would be expedient to discharge some of the
committee clerks and door-keepers, ask leave to report, that in their
opinion, from the advanced condition of the business of this Con
vention,—most of the committees having made their reports,—it is
no longer necessary or expedient to retain the services of the whole
number of committee clerks. For this reason they recommend
that the number be reduced. They conceive further that the duty
impliedly devolves upon them to designate who of said com mittee
clerks should be retained, ,—Mr. John W. Rider was appointed by
a separate order of this Convention, clerk to the President and also
to the committee on Accounts. His services will be required dur
ing the entire session of the Convention. Of the other committee
clerks they recommend that Messrs. Geo. S. King, Samuel Pea
cock and Joseph Morritz, be retained.

They do not think that any of the door keepers should be dis
charged, as their services are still required.

In accordance with the above views, they recommend the adop
tion of the following resolution:

Resolved, That it being no longer necessary to retain in this
Convention the services of the whole number of committee clerks


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