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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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names of the voters, and shall be plainly expressed, but no
particular words shall be required.

Sec. 3. The Judges shall, as soon as possible, transmit said
returns, with the tickets so strung, to the Governor, who
shall receive the returns of the soldiers' vote, and shall cast
up the same, and judge of the genuineness and correctness of
the returns, and may recount the threaded tickets, so as to
satisfy himself, and the Governor shall count said vote with
the aggregate vote of the State on the adoption or rejection of
this Constitution, and shall wait for fifteen days after the day
on which the State vote is taken, so as to allow the returns of
the soldiers' vote to be made before the result of the whole
vote is announced. The Governor shall receive the returns
of the soldiers' vote on said election for State officers, Presi-
dential electors, and members of Congress, and shall count
the same with the aggregate home vote on State officers and
the aggregate home vote in each district respectively for mem-
bers of Congress.

See. 4. The Governor shall make known to the officers of
the State regiments the provisions of this article of the
schedule, and request them to exercise the right hereby con-
ferred upon them, and shall take all means proper to secure
the soldiers' vote; and the General Assembly, at its first ses-
sion after the adoption of this Constitution, shall make proper
appropriation to pay any expence that may arise herein.

Sec. 5. If this Constitution shall be adopted by the people,
the provisions contained herein for taking the soldiers' vote
on the adoption of the Constitution, shall apply to all elec-
tions to be held in this State, until the General Assembly
shall otherwise provide.

JAS. L. RlDGELY,

Chairman,
JOHN A. HOPPER,
PETER G. SHLOSSER,
JOEL HOPKINS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the report
of the Committee on the Judiciary Department.

Mr. Audoun submitted the following amendment:

Section . It shall be the duty of the Judges of the seve-
ral Orphans' Courts of this State, before they shall proceed
to bind any negroes as apprentices, to administer to the party
to whom he or she is to be bound, the same oath as prescribed
for voters by this Constitution, in the article on the Elective

 

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