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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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Baker, Hopper, Russell,

Cushing, Keefer, Schley,

Daniel, Kennard, Scott,

Dellinger, Mayhugh, Smith, of Carroll,

Earle, McComas, Stirling,

Ecker, Mullikin, Stockbridge,

Farrow, Murray, Swope,

Galloway, Nyman, Woodenó35.

So the question upon its adoption was decided in the nega-

On motion of Mr. Mayhugh,

It was ordered to be entered on the Journal that Mr. Sneary
is detained from his seat by sickness.

Messrs. Ridgely, Thomas, Davis, of Charles, Todd, Sykes,
Hoffman, Schley and Harwood were excused from attendance
upon the evening sessions of the Convention for a limited

Mr. Green from the Committee on the Executive Depart-
ment submitted the following Report:


The Committee on the Executive Department respectfully
submit the following


SECTION 1. The Executive power of the State shall be vest-
ed in a Governor, whose term of office shall commence on the
second Wednesday of January next ensuing his election, and
continue for four years, and until his successor shall have
qualified; hut the Governor chosen at the first election un-
der this Constitution, shall not enter upon the discharge of
the duties of the office until the expiration of the term for
which the present incumbent was elected, unless the said
office shall become vacant by death, resignation, removal
from the State, or other disqualification of the said incum-

Sec. 2. The first election for Governor under this Constitu-
tion, shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday
of November in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four,
and on the same day and mouth in every fourth year thereaf-
ter, at the places of voting for Delegates to the General As-
sembly, and every person qualified to vote for Delegates shall
he qualified and entitled to vote for Governor; the election
to be held in the same manner as the election of Delegates,


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