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A motion was made by Mr. Stevens,

To amend the amendment by striking out all after the word "ordered," to the end, and inserting in lieu thereof the words as follow, viz: "And that the Convention will every Monday, Wednesday and Friday hold evening sessions, beginning at seven o'clock, P. M."

And the amendment to the amendment being under consideration,

A motion was made by Mr. Cunningham,

That the Convention do now adjourn.

Which was agreed to.

Adjourned until nine o'clock to-morrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, November 29, 1837.

A motion was made by Mr. Sill, and read as follows, viz: Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the Library company of Philadelphia, the Atheneum of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange, for their kindness and nospitality in offering to the members of the Convention the privilege of their respective associations, and that the Secretary be directed to furnish each of them with a copy of this resolution.

And on motion,

The said resolution was read the second time, considered and adopted.

Agreeably to order,

The Convention resumed the consideration of the resolution relative to the time of the daily meetings and adjournments of the Convention.

The amendment to the amendment being again under consideration,

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The resolution was modified to read as follows, viz:

"Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the Convention will meet at half past nine o'clock A. M., daily, Sundays excepted, and will take a recess on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from two to seven o'clock P. M., and that the existing order for taking a recess is hereby rescinded."

And on the question,

Will the Convention agree to the amendment to the amendment?

It was determined in the negative.

The amendment being under consideration,

A division of the question was called for by Mr. Smyth, of Centre.

And on the question,

Will the Convention agree to the first division as follows, viz: Resolved, That when this Convention adjourns, it will adjourn to meet at half past nine o'clock to-morrow morning, and that such be the standing hour of meeting till otherwise ordered ?

A motion was made by Mr. Dunlop,

To amend the first division by striking therefrom the words "half past nine," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "ten." Which was disagreed to.

And the first division was agreed to.

The second division being under consideration, in the words following, viz: "And that the Convention will each day, except Saturday, take a recess from one till three o'clock."

A motion was made by Mr. Dunlop,

To amend the second division of the amendment, by striking therefrom the word "three," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "four."

Which was disagreed to.

A motion was made by Mr. Stevens,

To amend the amendment by striking therefrom all after the word "ordered," and inserting in lieu thereof the following, viz: "And will meet every afternoon, except Saturday and Sunday, at half past three o'clock."

And on the question,

Will the Convention agree so to amend the amendment?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Dunlop and Mr. Dickey, and are as follow, viz:

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And the second division of the amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

And the resolution, as amended, was agreed to.

A motion was made by Mr. Agnew,

That the Convention proceed to the second reading and consid

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eration of the resolution read on the 16th instant, in the words following, viz:

Resolved, That from and after the 27th instant, the thirty-seventh rule of this Convention shall be altered, that the same shall read as follows, viz: "None but the members of the Convention and its officers, the Mayor, Recorder and members of the Councils of the city of Philadelphia, and such stenographers, reporters or other persons as shall have permission given them by the President, shall be permitted to come within the bar of the Convention during its

sessions."

Which was agreed to.

And being under consideration,

The same was modified by striking therefrom the words "from and after the 27th instant."

And the resolution, as modified, was agreed to; and,

On motion of Mr. Sterigere,

Ordered, That a copy of the said resolution be sent to the Mayor, Recorder, and to the members of the Councils of the city of Philadelphia.

A motion was made by Mr. Dickey,

That the Convention proceed to the second reading and consideration of the resolution read on the 14th instant, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the seventh article of the constitution, that the consideration of the ninth article in committee of the whole be dispensed with, and that the Convention will proceed immediately to consider, on second reading, the amendments already made to the constitution in committee of the whole; and that this Convention will adjourn sine die on the 25th day of December next.

And on the question,

Will the Convention agree to the motion?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. M'Cahen and Mr. Read, and are as follow, viz:

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So the question was determined in the affirmative.

And being under consideration,

A motion was made by Mr. Woodward,

To postpone the further consideration of the resolution for the present.

The resolution was then modified to read as follows, viz: Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the seventh article of the constitution, that the consideration of the ninth article, and any new articles reported by committees, be dispensed with in committee of the whole, and that the Convention will proceed immediately to consider, on second reading, the amendments already made to the constitution in committee of the whole, or any new articles reported

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