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Proceedings and Debates of the 1850 Constitutional Convention
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Said substitute was amended by inserting in the 1st line, after
the word "vacancy," the words "may happen ;"
"Will the Convention accept the substitute as amended, for the
13th section of the report?"
Determined in the affirmative.
The said 13th section was then adopted.
Mr. Thomas, by permission of the Convention, withdrew the
amendment offered by him on Saturday, the 8th inst., to the 5th
section of the report, and substituted the following
"The State shall be divided into four districts, Allegany, Wash
ington, Frederick, Carroll and Baltimore counties, to be the first;
St. Mary's, Charles, Prince George's, Anne Arundel Howard and
Montgomery counties, the second; Baltimore city, the third; Har
ford and the eight counties on the Eastern Shore, the fourth dis
Mr. Chambers of Kent, gave notice of his intention to move a
reconsideration of the 22nd rule for the purpose of introducing the
following amendment:
"Whenever a question shall have been decided by yeas and
nays, no motion to reconsider shall prevail, unless there shall be
cast in favor of a reconsideration a larger number of votes than
those of the majority on the original vote."
Mr. Brown, moved that the Convention take up for considera
tion the 2nd section of the report of the committee on the Execu
tive Department, for the purpose of making it the order of the day
for Thursday next.
Pending the question on this motion,
Mr. Phelps, moved the Convention adjourn;
Determined in the affirmative.
And the Convention accordingly adjourned until to-morrow
morning 10 o'clock.

SATURDAY, March 15th, 1851.

The Convention met,
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Graff.

it being ascertained that a quorum was not present,


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