assistants and office expenses shall always be paid cut of the fees
or receipts of the offices respectively;"
Mr. Bowie, offered as a substitute for said amendment the fol-
"And for the allowances and payment to said officers respective-
ly of fixed annual salaries or compensation by fees as the Legisla-
ture may in their discretion direct said salaries or compensation in no
case to exceed twenty-five hundred dollars and such additional
allowances, as may be necessary and proper with reference to the
amount of business to be done for the compensation of assistants;"
Which was read.
Mr. Magraw moved the previous question, and being seconded,
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amendment
as offered by Mr. Bowie.
Mr Dorsey moved for a division of the question, which was put
on striking out;
Mr. Bowie, moved the question be taken by yeas antI nays,
and being ordered appeared as follows:
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Morgan, Blakistone, Dent, Hopewel 1,
Ricaud, Lee, Dorsey, Wells, Kent, Sellman, Weems, Sollers,
Buchanan, Ridgely, Lloyd, Sherwood, of Talbot, Colston, John
Dennis, Dashiell, Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Goldsborough, Eccles-
ton, Phelps, Miller, Bowie, Tuck, Sprigg, McCubbin, Wright,
Dirickson, McMaster, Fooks, Jacobs, Thomas, Shriver, Gai-
ther, Annan, Stephenson, Magraw, Carter, Schley, Fiery, Neill,
John Newcomer, Harbine, Davis, Kilgour, Waters, Anderson,
Weber, Hollyday, Fitzpatrick, Smith Shower and Brown—57.
NEGATIVE—-Messrs. Randall, Bond, Brent of Charles, Jeu-
ifer, Welch, Bowling, Spencer, George, Sappington, McHenry,
Nelson, Thawley, Stewart, of Caroline, Hardcastle, Gwinn,
Stewart, of Balt, city, Ware, Michael Newcomer, Biewer, Parke,
Ege, and Cockey—21.
So the Convention agreed to strike out.
The question was then put,
"Will the Convention accept the amendment as offered by Mr.
Mr. Bowie moved the question be taken by yeas and nays and
being ordered appeared as follows:
AFFIRMATIVE—Messrs. Randall, Sellman, Sollers, Brent of
Charles, Jenifer, Howard, Buchanan, Ridgely, Miller, Bowie,
Tuck, Sprigg, McCubbin, Bowling, McHenry, Magraw, Nelson,
Neill, Smith and Shower—20.
NEGATIVE—Messrs. Blackistone, pres't. pro tem., Dent, Hope-
well, Ricaud, Lee, Dorsey, Wells, Kent, Weems, Bond, Welch,
Lloyd, Sherwood of Talbot, Colston, John Dennis, Dashiell,
Williams, Hicks, Hodson, Goldsborough, Eccleston, Phelps,