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Mr. Borden moved to refer the resolution of Mr. Pettit, on the subject of committees (pending at the adjournment,) with the pending amendments, to a committee of the whole on the state of the Commonwealth.

Mr. Read of Monroe withdrew the amendment substituted by him this morning, and substituted the following:

“ That a committee of be appointed to report a plan for the business of this Convention, and to designate the number and functions of the different committees."

Mr. Borden withdrew the amendment submitted by him this morning to the resolution of Mr. Pettit.

Mr. Edmonston offered the following as an amendment to the amendment:

« That the blank be filled with the words, one from each congressional district.""

Mr. Bascom moved an adjournment;
Which motion did not prevail.

On motion,
The resolution and pending amendments were laid on the table.
Mr. Rariden offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary ascertain and report to this Convention, whether a more convenient hall cannot be obtained, and upon what terms:

Mr. Bascom moved to lay the resolution upon the table;
Which was decided in the negative.

The Chair submitted a communication from his excellency Governor Wright, as follows:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Oct. 7, 1850.

Hon. G, W. CARR,

President of the Convention :

Please lay before the body over which you have the honor to preside, the accompanying correspondence. Having failed in procuring the Masonic Hall for the use of the Convention, under the restriction of the Legislature, we have prepared the Hall of the House for their reception, leaving it to the Convention to take such action in the premises as may be deemed proper.

We have the honor to be, &c.,

JOSEPH A. WRIGHT, Governor,
JAMES P. DRAKE, Treasurer of State,
E. W. H. ELLIS, Auditor of Stale.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 6th 1850.

WM. SHEETS, ESQ.:

Dear Sir: -Under an act of the last Legislature, the undersigned are authorized to contract with you for the Masonic Hall for the use of the State Convention to revise the Constitution, at a rate not exceeding one hundred dollars per month. We are authorized to close such a contract immediately if our proposition shall be accepted. An early answer is desired.

Respectfully,
JOS. A. WRIGHT, Governor,
J. P. DRAKE, Treasurer,
E. W. H. ELLIS, Auditor.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 9th, 1850.

Messrs. Ells, DRAKE, AND WRIGHT:

Gentlemen :-Your note of the 6th inst. in relation to the use of the large room in the Masonic Hall for the sitting of the Convention has just been received. I cannot, in justice to the stockholders, for whom I act, contract for the occupancy of the room at the rate you propose, viz., one hundred dollars per month; but I will agree to prepare the room as stated in a former letter, keep it in order during the session of the Convention, for twenty dollars per day; or I will prepare the room for the use of the Convention, leaving the compensation to be fixed by the Convention itself.

Respectfully,
Your ob't serv't,

WM. SHEETS, Commissioner.

Mr. Pettit moved to lay the communication on the table;
Which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Kelso moved to amend the resolution of Mr. Rariden as follows:

“Strike out the word 'Secretary, and inrert the words 'a committee of three to be appointed by the Chair;' ”

Which was decided in the affirmative.
The resolution, as amended, was then adopted.
Mr. Milroy offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That there be a committee of seven appointed, whose duty it shall be to inquire into, and report to this Convention upon the legality of the claim of the present State Printer to do the printing for this Convention, and that, in the meantime, the Secretary of the Convention be authorized to cause the necessary printing to be done at the prices usually paid for similar work done for the General Assembly

On motion of Mr. Sherrod, The Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1850.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

The Chair announced the following as the committee on rules provided for in the resolution of Mr. Borden, adopted on Monday the 7th inst., viz:

Froin the twelfth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Borden;
From the first Judicial Circuit, Mr. Pettit;
From the second Judicial Circuit, Mr. Read of Clark;
From the third Judicial Circuit, Mr. Dunn of Jefferson;
From the fourth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Hall;
From the fifth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Wallace;
From the sixth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Smiley;
From the seventh Judicial Circuit, Mr. Stevenson ;
From the eighth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Biddle;
From the ninth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Wheeler;
From the tenth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Dobson;
From the eleventh Judicial Circuit, Mr. March;
From the thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Mr. Smith of Ripley.

And the Chair also announced the committee of three, provided for in the resolution of Mr. Rariden; on the subject of procuring a more suitable room for the sitting of this Convention, to consist of the following gentlemen, to-wit:

Messrs. Rariden, Kelso, and Morrison of Marion.

The Chair submitted to the Convention the following communication from Charles H. Test, Secretary of State, to-wit:

OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,

Indianapolis, October 8th, 1850.

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Hon. Geo. W. CARR,

President of the Convention : Herewith is transmitted, unopened, the proceedings and depositions in the contested election for Delegate to the Convention from the county of Union, wherein James Osborn contests the right of Benjamin F. Brookbank to a seat in said Convention.

Respectfully,
CHARLES H. TEST,

Secretary of State.

Which communication, and the proceedings and depositions therein referred to were,

On motion of Mr. Edmonston, Laid on the table.

The Chair announced the first thing in order to be the resolution on printing, offered by Mr. Milroy on yesterday.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution,
It was decided in the affirmative.

The Chair submitted to the Convention the following communication from his Excellency Governor Wright:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Oct. 9, 1850.

Hon. Geo. W. CARR,

President of the Convention: In pursuance of the act of the General Assembly, approved January 18th, 1850, providing for the call of a Convention, I have appointed and commissioned Harvey Fowler Stenographer to report the Debates of said Convention.

I have the honor to be,
Yours most respectfully,

JOSEPH Á. WRIGHT.

Mr. Gregg offered the following preamble and resolution: WHEREAS, It is desirable to complete the work delegated to us by

the people with as little delay as possible, and with an eye to the strictest economy consistent with the honor of this body and the interest of those whom we represent: Therefore,

Resolved, That we deem it inexpedient to report and publish the Debates of this Convention at the expense of the State, and to this

end we respectfully decline the services of a Stenographer tendered us by the Legislature.

Mr. Pettit moved to lay the preamble and resolution on the table;
Which was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Owen offered the following resolutions :

Resolved, That in compliance with the provisions of the act, providing for a call of a Convention of the people of the State of Indiana, to revise, amend, and alter the Constitution of said State, which directs the appointment of a competent Stenographer by the Governor of the State, to report their debates, the appointment made by the Governor, of Harvey Fowler, of Washington City, for that purpose, be and the same is hereby recognized and approved.

Resolved, That the certificate of the President of the Convention, as provided in said act, be, from time to time, issued to the said Harvey Fowler for his remuneration; and said remuneration shall be at the usual rate of compensation for reporting the Debates in the Congress of the United States.

Mr. Read of Clark moved to refer the resolution of Mr. Owen on the subject of the Stenographer to a select committee of seven ;

Which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bright moved to take from the table the resolution of Mr. Gregg on the subject of the Stenographer, and refer the same to a select committee of seven;

Which was decided in the affirmative.
Whereupon,

The Chair announced the committee of seven on the resolution of Mr. Gregg in regard to the Stenographer, and the resolution of Mr. Owen on the same subject, to consist of the following gentlemen:

Messrs. Owen, Morrison of Washington, Maguire, Pepper of Ohio, Nofsinger, Clark of Tippecanoe, and Niles.

Mr. Terry offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 300 copies of the Constitution of the State of Indiana be printed for the use of the Convention;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Morrison of Marion offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of seven members be appointed by the President, authorized to inake such arrangements with the publishers of newspapers in this city as will insure a correct daily published report of the proceedings of this Convention for the use of the members and for distribution among the people.

The following amendment, submitted by Mr. Kelso, was accepted by Mr. Morrison of Marion :

“And that said committee ascertain and report to this Conven

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