to reconsider the vote of the Convention on the 41st article of
said report, submitted by Mr. Ridgely, on the 7th of March, and
adopted by the Convention, and to be found on page 412 of
Mr. Bowie, moved the question be taken by yeas and nays,
and being ordered appeared as follows
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Morgan, Blakistone, Hopewell, Ricaud,
Chambers, of Kent, Donaldson, Wells, Sellman, Sollers, John
Dennis, James U. Dennis, Dashiell, Wiiliarns, Hicks, Hodson,
Goldsborough, Eccieston, Phelps, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg, George,
Dirickson, McMaster, Beam, Thomas, Thawley, Brent, of Balt.
city, Schley, Fiery, John Newcomer, Michael Newcomer, Davis,
Waters, Anderson, Weber and Smith—37.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Chanman, Pres't, Howard, Buchanan,
Welch, Ridgely, Colston, McCullough, Shriver, Biser, Annan,
Stephenson, McHenry, Magraw, Nelson, Carter, Stewart, of
Caroline, Gwinn, Sherwood, of Balt, city, Ware, Neill, Kilgour,
Slicer, Fitzpatrick, Shower, Cockey and Brown—24.
So the Convention reconsidered their vote on said article.
Mr. Bowie, then moved that the further consideration of said
report and amendment be postponed until the report on the Judi
ciary committee is acted upon.
Determined in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. Solleis,
The Convention took up for consideration the report submitted
by him on the 3rd inst., as chairman of the committee on the
further Amendments and Revisions of the Constitution,
Mr. Fitzpatrick, offered as a substitute for said report, the report
made by him on the 4th inst., from the majority of said commit
tee, and to be found on page 559 of Journal.
The said reports having been read.
Mr. Brent, of Balt, city, offered as a substitute for said reports
"It shall be the duty of the Governor in the month
of in the year eighteen hundred and sixty, and in
the same month every ten years thereafter, to issue his proclama
tion in the most public manner, giving at least thirty days notice
that at the next general election of Delegates, the voters of the
State may vote by ballot for or against a Convention, and the
Judges of election shall count all ballots for or against a Conven
tion, and separately return a full list of all said ballots for or against
a Convention, to the Secretary of State, and the same shall be
counted by the Governor and Secretary of State, and if a majori
ty of said votes shall be cast against a Convention, the Governor
shall make proclamation of such result, but if there shall be found
a majority in favor of a Convention, it shall immediately be the
duty of the Governor to give at least sixty days notice in the most