to appoint a committee to inquire and report w hat method would
be most expedient to bring before the Convention am endments to
the constitution, and the substitute offered therefor on yesterday
by Mr. Blakistone;
Mr. Blakistone, withdrew his substitute.
The question then recurred upon the resolution as offered by
On motion of Mr. Tuck,
Said resolution was amended by striking out from the word
"amendments," to the end thereof inclusive, and inserting in lieu
thereof, the following: "The forms and provisions of a new con
On motion of Mr. Blakistone,
Said resolution was further amended by filling the blank in said
resolution with "twenty-one ;"
The said resolution was then assented to as amended.
Mr. Gwinn, submitted the following order:
Ordered, That the following committees to consist each of
seven members, be appointed by the President, and that they con
stitute the standing committees of this Convention.
1. On the apportionment, election, tenure of office and com-
pensation of the Legislature.
2. On the powers and duties of the Legislature except as to
matters otherwise referred.
3. On canals, internal improvement, public revenues and pro.
perty, and the power anti duties of the Legislature in rcierence
thereto; and the restrictions, if any, proper to be imposed upon
the action of the Legislature in making donations from the public
funds, and in making loans of the funds, or credit of the State.
4. On the qualification to vote and hold oflice.
5. On the election, tenure of office, compensation, powers and
duties, (except as to the power to nominate to office) of the
Governor and of the Secretary of State.
6. On the election and appointment of all officers other than
Legislative and Judicial, and other than the Govetnor and Secre
tary of State, and of their powers, duties and compensation.
7. On the militia and military officers.
8. On the judiciary and on the appointment, or election of
judicial officers, and their tenure of office, and compensation;----on
the organization of State courts,—and on the division of the State
into judicial districts.
9. On education, common schools and the appropriate funds.
10. On the organtzation and power of counties, cities and incor-
porated towns, and especially their power of taxation, assessment,
borrowing money and contracting debts, and loaning their credit.
11. On currency and banking.
12. On corporations, other than banking and municipal.
13. On future amendments and revisions of the constitution.
14. On the Bill of Rights.
Which was read, and
On motion of Mr. Gwinn,