by this constitution it may be declared by law, and if not so de
clared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the autho
rity making the appointment.
2 o'clock, P. M., having arrived,
The Convention took a recess until 4 o'clock, P. M.
FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M.
The Convention met.
And resumed the consideration of the report of the committee
on the Judiciary.
The question pending, being on an amendment offered by Mr.
Bowie, on the 6th inst. to the substitute offered by Mr. Stewart,
of Balt, city, for the 12th section of the report, and to be found on
page 730 of Journal.
On motion of Mr. Gwinn,
The Convention was called, and the Doorkeeper sent for the
On motion of Mr. Brent, of Balt. city,
Further proceedings under the call of the Convention was dis-
Mr. Davis, moved to postpone the consideration of the report of
the committee on the Judiciary until to-morrow.
Determined in the negative.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amend
ment as offered by Mr Bowie, to the substitute offered by Mr.
Stewart, of Balt. city, for the 12th section of the report.
Mr. Gwinn, moved the question be taken by yeas and nays
and being ordered appeared as follows:
AFFIRMATIVE-Messrs. Blakistone,Pr't, p. t., Dent, Morgan, Hope
well, Ricaud, Lee, Dorsey, Wells, Randall, Kent, Weems, Dalrymple,
Bond, Sollers, Brent, of Charles, Jenifer, Ridgely, John Dennis,
Dashiell, Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Goldsborough, Eccieston,
Phelps, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg, McCubbin, Bowling, Dirickson,
McMaster, Hearn, Fooks, Jacobs, Gaither, Schley, Fiery, Neill,
John Newcomer, Davis, Kilgour, Waters, Weber and Smith----45.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Howard, Buchanan, Welch, Lloyd,
Sherwood of Talbot, colston, Constable, Miller, McLane, Spen.
cer, Grason, George, Wright, Shriver, Biser, Annan, Sappington,