pointment or fill such vacancy by granting a commission which
shall expire upon the appointment of the same person or any other
person, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to the
same office, or at the expiration of one calendar month ensuing
the commencement of the next regular session of the Legislature,
whichever shall first occur;"
Which was read.
Mr. Crisfield, moved to amend said 13th section, by adding at
the end thereof, the following
"And the Governor may in the recess of the Senate, appoint
and commission, subject to the limitations aforesaid, an additional
number of such officers as are authorised by any law existing at
the time of the appointment, which in its ter ms do not limit the
number of such class of officers or of which the number limited
has not been filled;"
Mr. Brent of Balt. city, moved as a substitute for said a
ntendment, the following, to come in at the end of said 13th sec
"And in all cases whereby existing laws or any law hereafter to
be passed, there are appointments to be made according to the dis-
cretion of the Governor, with or without limit as to number, then
in such case, the Governor may in the recess of the Senate, grant
temporary commissions as
Mr. Crisfield, withdrew his amendment, and accepted the substi
tute of Mr. Brent, of Balt, city.
The question then recurred and was put upon the adoption of
the amendment to the 13th section.
Determined in the affirmative.
The question was then put on the adoption of the substitute as
offered by Mr. Brent, of Baltimore city, for the 13th section, and
Determined in the negative.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the 13th sec
tion as amended.
Mr. Grason, offered as a substitute for said section the following:
"Section 13. In case any vacancy during the mecess of the
Senate in any office which the Governor has power to fill, he shall
appoint some suitable person to fill said office, whose commission
shall continue in force till the end of the next session of the Leg
islature, or until some other person is appointed to the same office,
whichever shall first occur, and the nomination of every pemson
thus appointed during the recess or of any other person in his place
shall be made to the Senate within thirty days after the next meet
ing of the Legislature ;‘‘
Which was read.
On motion of Mr. Chambers of Kent,