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“ Every resolution of instruction of an imperative character to a standing committee, if objection be made, shall lie over one day."

Mr. Bascom moved to reconsider the vote taken on yesterday upon the concurring in the report of the committee on the legality of the present State Printer to do the printing of this Convention. Which, under the rule, lies over one day.

On motion of Mr. Tague,
Leave of absence was given to Mr. Walpole for five days.
Mr. Read of Clark offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That no member shall offer more than one resolution on the same day until every member choosing to offer a resolution has done so.

Which lies over one day under the rule.
Mr. Chandler submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the militia be instructed to report a proposition, adopting article 7 of the present Constitution, and for the insertion of the same in the new Constitution.

Which lies over one day under the rule.
Mr. Moore offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on elections be instructed to inquire into the expediency of engrafting a provision in the Constitution, that all white emigrants to this State becoming permanent settlers in any county, shall have a vote at all general elections, after being there six months.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Cookerly submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the Executive be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the Constitution, that the Governor shall be elected for four years, and be ineligible forever afterwards.

Which lies over under the rule one day.
Mr. Read of Clark submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the Executive be instructed to inquire into the expediency of changing the present Constitution, that when the Governor of this State shall die, refuse to act, remove or resign, in that event a new election shall be had for Governor, instead of the mode pointed out in the existing Constitution of filling vacancies.

Which was referred to the committee on the executive.
Mr. Barbour submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be instructed to inquire into the expediency of incorporating into the Constitution, a provision fixing a day for the election of a United States Senator.

Which was referred to the committee on the legislative department.

Mr. Hovey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Convention be and is hereby authorized to receive proposals to do the printing of this convention, and that he report the respective proposals on Thursday morning next at ten o'clock, and that the Convention will not proceed to the election of a printer until said report shall have been received. Which lies over one day under the rule.

On motion of Mr. Cookerly, Mr. Niles was added to the standing committee on the organization of the courts of justice, and also, on the standing committee on the practice of the law and law reform:

On motion of Mr. Dunn of Jefferson, Mr. Newman was added to the standing committee on the organization of courts of justice.

On motion, Mr. Barbour was added to the standing committee on the organization of courts of justice, &c.

On motion of Mr. Kent,
Leave of absence was given to Mr. Thornton.

On motion,
Mr. Shannon had leave of absence.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Carr of Jackson was added to the standing committee on currency and banking.

On motion, Mr. Pepper of Ohio was added to the standing committee on currency and banking.

On motion,
The Convention adjourned,

Two o'clock, P. M.

The Convention met.

Mr. Ballingall submitted the following resolution:
Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be

instructed to inquire into the propriety of so amending the Constitution that the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be elected by the people.

Which was adopted by consent.

Mr. Maguire presented a petition from sundry citizens of Indian-
apolis, on the subject of procuring a Hall for the sittings of the
Convention.
Which was read and,

On motion,
Was laid on the table.
Mr. Maguire submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That in view of the crowded condition of this Hall, it is deemed proper by this Convention to hold its sessions in the Masonic Hall, provided it can be obtained at the rate of $ per day.

Mr. Dunn of Jefferson moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Miller of Gibson submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the cashier of the State Bank of Indiana be requested to communicate to this Convention with as little delay as possible, the amount of funds that have accrued, and the probable amount that will accrue, at the expiration of the State Bank charter, for the benefit of common schools, under section 114 of the charter of the State Bank of Indiana, approved Jan’y 28th, 1834. Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Lockhart, Messrs Terry and Blythe were added to the committee on the matters pertaining to criminal law.

On motion of Mr. Spann, Messrs. Gibson and Haddon were added to the committee on the militia.

On motion of Mr. Colfax, Messrs, Biddle and Ristine were added to the committee on currency and banking.

Mr. Chapman submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on impeachments and removals from office be directed to enquire into the expediency of abolishing all official bonds and substituting therefor such penalty or imprisonment in the penitentiary as may be prescribed by law; which punishment shall be graduated according to the degree of defalcation or malfeasance, as near as may be.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Terry suhinitted the following resolution :

Resolved, that the committee on the executive be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the Constitution, that the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall not, during the term for which they are elected, be eligible to any other State office, or to the United States Senate.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Prather submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be instructed to inquire into the expediency of engrafting a provision in the Constitution requiring the Legislature of the State to meet biennially, on the first Monday of January, from and after the year 1852, and report the same to this Convention at an early day.

Which was adopted by consent.

Mr. Pepper of Ohio moved to take from the table the resolution heretofore submitteed by him on the subject of contingent expenses of the Government, &c.

Which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Pepper moved to print the resolution, and make the same the special order of the day for Tuesday next.

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Ritchey moved to amend, by inserting the words, “inquire into the expediency of.”

Which was adopted, and the resolution, as amended, was referred to the committee on State debt and public works.

On motion of Mr. Newman,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Bascom.
Mr. Milligan submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the militia be requested to inquire into the propriety of abolishing the militia system except in time of war.

Which was adopted by consent.

Mr. Maguire gave notice that he would, on to-morrow, move to add the following as a standing rule of the Convention, viz:

It shall not be in order to entertain a motion for the adoption of a resolution, when one of similar import has already been adopted.

Which lies over one day under the rule.
Mr. Borden submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be incorporated in the Constitution the principle, that the real and personal estate of every female acquired before marriage, and all property to which she may afterwards become entitled by gift, grant, inheritance or devise, shall be and remain the separate estate and property of such female, and shall not be liable for the debts, obligations, or engagements of her husband; and may be aliened, devised, or bequeathed by her as if she were unmarried.

Which lies over one day under the rule.
Mr. Nave submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the standing committee on the organization of courts of justice, &c., be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the Constitution, abolishing the Supreme Court as at present organized, and proposing a suitable substitute therefor, whereby a speedy and impartial trial of all appeals and writs of error taken to said court (to be substituted) may be had.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Holman submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on legislation be instructed to inquire into the expediency of engrafting a clause on the Constitution, prohibiting the Legislature from passing any law authorizing a suit to be brought against the State, in its charter as a sovereign State.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Bowers submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on education be instructed to inquire into the expediency of applying all the funds belonging to the State, now applied to educational purposes, to the support of common schools, and report to this Convention such measures as they may deem necessary to effect this object.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Stevenson submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be instructed to report the following as a part of the amended Constitution, viz: The members of the House of Representatives shall be elected by single districts, such districts to be bounded by county, precinct, town, or ward lines, to consist of contiguous territory, and be in as compact form as practicable; Provided that parts of different counties shall not be united to form representative districts.

Which lies over one day under the rule.
Mr. Milroy submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on State debt and public works be instructed to inquire into the expediency of denying to the Legislature the power to contract debt, or engage the State in any internal improvement or public work, without first obtaining the consent of a majority of the people of this State, by a vote at a general eleetion upon propositions distinctly stating the amount of money to be borrowed or debt to be contracted, and how it is to be paid, whether by taxation or otherwise, or the description of the internal improvement or public work, propose its probable cost, public benefit, and how it is to be paid for.

Which was decided in the negative.
Mr. Mooney submitted the following resolution:
Resolved, That for the porpose of affording this Convention in-

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