Mr. John Newcomer, presented a petition of sundry citizens of
Washington county, praying that provision may be made in the
new constitution, that the privilege to sell intoxicating liquor shall
not be granted to any person in any part of the State, except the
same shall first be sanctioned or approved by a majority of the
votes in the election district where the saitie is to be sold
Which was read, and
Referred to the select committee appointed on that subject.
On motion of Mr. Smith, it was
Ordered, That the committee on Printing, be directed to have
printed for the use of the convention, in one tabular form, the
various plans for a basis of representation of the House of Dele
Mr. Brent,of Balt, city, moved the Convention reconsider their
vote of yesterday, upon the resolution adopted in relation to dis
pensiug with the services of certain committee clerks.
Mr. McHenry, moved to lay the motion on the table
Mr. Brent, of Balt. city, moved the question be taken by yeas
and nays, and being ordered, appeared as follows:
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Lee, Chambers, of Kent, Donaldson,
Dorsey, Randall, Sellman, Buchanan, Welch, McLane, Fooks,
Shriver, Biser, McHenry, Nelson, Schley, Fiery, Neill, John
Newcomer, Harbine, Brewer, Weber, Slicer, Smith, Parke,
Shower, Cockey and Brown —27.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Blakistone, Prest. p. t., Dent, Hopewell,
Wells, Dalrymple, Jenifer, Ridgely, Dickinson, Sherwood, of
Talbot, Crisfield, Dashiell, Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Eccieston,
Phelps, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg, Bowling, Grason, Wright, Dirick
son, McMaster, Gwinn, Brent, of Balt. city, Sherwood, of Balt.
city, Presstman, Ware, Davis and Waters—31.
So the Convention refused to lay the motion on the table.
The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Brent, of
Balt. city, to reconsider
Mr. Buchanan, moved the previous question, and being second
The question was put,
"Will the Convention reconsider their vote on said resolution?"
Mr. Buchanan, moved the question be taken by yeas and nays,
and being ordered, appeared as follows
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Blakistone, Prest, p. t., Dent, Hope.
well, Wells, Dalrymple, Jenifer, Dickinson, Dashiell, Williams,
Hicks, Hodson, Eceleston, Phelps, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg, Bowl
ing, Dirickson, McMAster, Gwinn, Brent. of Balt. city, Sherwood
of Balt. city, Presstman, Ware, Davis, Kilgour and Waters---27.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Lee, Chambers of Kent, Donaldson, Dor
sey, Sellman, Buchanan, Welch, Ridgely, Sherwood of Talbot,