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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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them at all, it should be as private books;
and our labors and small pay well deserve
Mr. HEBB. I am opposed to this order, for
I think that any member taking sufficient in-
terest in the welfare of the State will purchase
a book of that character himself. I purchased
a copy day before yesterday for myself. It is
well enough to have such books in the Li-
brary; but instead of voting them to mem-
bers, we should buy them for ourselves.
Mr. NEGLEY. Although not personally in-
terested in the result of tills vote, as I have at
copy of the Constitutions also, I think it alto-
gether proper that the order should pass
This is an age of progress. The United States
of America have been especially progressive
in the idea of forming new constitutions. It
is right that we should have all the lighten
this subject that exists at this particular
period in the history of the world. Nor do I
see why they should be returned. They would
be of no earthly use in the Library; and if
all the members have them they can go home
and enlighten their constituents as to the
manner in which they should vote when the
subject of the adoption of the Constitution
conies before them for their decision, I am
in favor of the motion as originally made, and
opposed to the amendment requiring the books
to be returned.
Mr. VALLIANT. I cannot vote for this order
without hearing of what advantage it will be.
I have not the slightest objections to voting for
the motion, if I can have some reason for
doing so.
Mr. STIRLING. I have never examined the
book; but I have seen it, and it, contains a
copy of the Constitution of every State in the
United States.
Mr. DANIEL. There was such a hook fur-
nished to the members of the last Convention.
The first branch of the order was agreed to.
The second branch, comprising the words
added to the original order, was rejected,
On motion of Mr. ECKER
The Convention adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, May 4,1864.
The Convention met at 12 o'clock, M.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Patterson.
The certificates of the qualification of Messrs.
Peter, Lansdale. Edelin, and Mitchell, were
presented, and the gentlemen named appeared
and took their seats.
The President laid before the Convention a
communication from the Executive, stating
the results of the election in the 4th district of
Montgomery county.
The communication was referred to the
Committee on Elections.
The President announced the following
Standing Committees:
Committee on Declaration of Rights—Messrs
Stirling, Hebb, Purnell, Todd, Belt, Chambers
and Morgan.
Committee on Executive Department—Messrs.
Greene, Mullikin, Smith of Worcester, Schley,
Billingsley, Miller and Parran.
Committee on Basis of Representation—
Messrs. Abbott, Hatch, Negley, Pugh, Berry
of Prince George's, Edelin and Smith of Dor-
Committee on Legislative Department—Messrs.
Schley, Thruston, Kennard, Berry of Baltimore
county, Hollyday, Gale and Turner.
Committee on Judiciary Department—Messrs.
Stockbridge, Hoffman, Sands, Earle, Cham-
bers, Jones of Somerset, and Clarke.
Committee on State's Attorneys—Messrs.
Smith of Carroll, Thomas, Mayhugh, Daniel,
Briscoe, Wilmer and Harwood.
Committee on Treasury Department—Messrs.
Negley, Brooks, Cushing, Markey, Dail, Den-
nis and Mitchell.
Committee on the. Elective Franchise and
Qualification of Voters—Messrs. Sands, Smith
of Worcester, Ecker, Scott, Marbury, Brown
and Horsey.
Committee on Militia and Military Affairs—
Messrs. Berry of Baltimore county, Thruston,
Barron, Pugh, Dellinger. Peter and Blackistone.
Committee on Education and the Encourage-
ment of Literature—Messrs. Cushing, Cun-
ningham, Jones of Cecil, Greene, Ridgely,
Henkle and Hodson.
Committee on the Rights, Duties, Divisions
and Subdivisions of Counties—Messrs. Hebb,
Robinette, Swope, Carter, Sykes, Duvall and
Committee on such Provisions and Ordinances
as may be desirable to carry into effect
Amendments to the Constitution—Messrs.
Ridgely, Schlosser, Hopper, Hopkins, Craw-
ford, Stone and Lansdale.
Committee to report future Amendments and
Revisions of the Constitution—Messrs. Todd,
Mace, Noble, Annan, McComas, Johnson and
Committee on Accounts—Messrs. Galloway,
Parker, Wooden, Baker and Russell.
Committee on Reporting and. Printing—
Messrs. Valliant, Audoun, Farrow, Wickard
and Sneary.
Committee on 'Engrossment and Revision—
Messrs. Earle, Nyman, King, Murray and
Committee on Elections—Messrs. Purnell,
Davis, Larsh, Keefer, Dent, Bond and Brown.
On motion of Mr. ABBOTT,
Ordered, That a sufficient number, for the
use of the member, of the Convention, of the
list of the Standing Committees, beprinted in
a card form.
Mr. HENKLE: submitted the following order :
Ordered, That a Standing Committee of
seven be appointed by the Chair, to consider

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