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Proceedings and Debates of the 1850 Constitutional Convention
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public manner, of a special election to be held at such time and
places within six months thereafter, as be may prescube, and at
such special election, each county and the city of Baltimore shall
elect as many Delegates as the said county and city respectively
have on joint ballot in the General Assembly, and the Judges of
election shall certify full returns of the ballots cast at such special
election, to the Secretary of State, and the same shall be counted
by the Governor and Secretary of State, and the persons having
the highest number of votes in each county and the city of Balti
more, according to the representation herein allowed, shall be
declared elected, and the Governor shall immediately make procla
mation thereof, and at the same time designate a day for the
meeting of said Convention within two months thereafter; and the
said Convention shall meet in the Hall of the House of Dele
gates, or such other place as it may select, and when assembled,
the said Convention shall elect such officers as it may deem neces
sary, and shall be the Judges of elections and qualifications of its
members, and shall prepare a new constitution to be submitted for
ratification or rejection, to the qualified voters of the State, and if
ratified, to be carried out, in such manner and at, such times as the
said convention may provide; and the Treasurer of the State shall
pay to the order of the President of said Convention, a compen
sation of four dollars perdiem to each member during the time
said Convention shall be in session, and in like manner such ex
penses as said Convention shall think proper to incur by its orders
or resolutions, provided the said Convention shall not sit longer
than six months.

Which was read.

On the question being put,
"Will the Convention accept said substitute?"

Mr. Brent, of Balt. city, moved the question be taken by yeas
and nays, and being ordered appeared as follows:

AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Howard, Buchanan, Welch, Sh river,
Biser, McHenry, Magraw, Nelson, Gwinn, Brent, of Balt. city,
She: wood, of Balt. city, Ware, Neill, Michael Newcomer, Weber,
Fitzpatrick, Shower, Cockey and Brown—19.

NEGATIVE—Messrs. Chapman, Pres't, Morgan, Blakistone,
Hopewell, Ricaud, Chambers of Kent, Dorsey, Wells, Randall,
Sollers, Ridgely, Sherwood, of Talbot, Colston, John Dennis,
James U. Dennis, Dashiell, Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Golds
borough, Eccleston, Phelps, McCullough, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg,
Spencer, George, Dirickson, McMaster-, Hearn, Thomas, Annan,
Stephenson, Carter, Thawley, Stewart, of Caroline, Schley, Fiery,
John Newcomer, Davis, Kilgour, Waters, Anderson, Hollyday,
Slicer and Smith—47.
So the Convention refused to accept the substitute.



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