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following: “That the Convention will continue to occupy this Hall during its deliberations, and until it shall have completed the labors assigned it.”

Mr. Kent moved to commit the resolution and amendment to a select committee of five, with instructions to inquire by letter, whether a more commodious room and cheaper board cannot be secured at some other point on the Ohio river, and to report the result of such investigation to this Convention on the 3d Monday in December next.

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Haddon moved to amend the amendment by adding the words, “unless this Convention may find it to be to the interest of the State, and comfort of said Convention to move to some other room in this city."

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Nave moved to amend the amendment by adding the following: "Unless it shall become imperiously necessary for the Convention to adjourn from this Hall before the final adjournment, to any other room in this city.”

Which was decided in the negative.

The question then being upon the amendment submitted by Mr. Wolfe,

The ayes and noes were demanded by ten members.

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Allen, Anthony, Beach, Beard, Berry, Biddle, Bryant, Butler, Carter, Chandler, Chapman, Chenowith, Clark of Hamilton, Clark of Tippecanoe, Coats, Cole, Colfax, Crawford, Davis of Madison, Dick, Dobson, Dunn of Perry, Farrow, Foley, Garvin, Gootee, Gordon, Graham of Miami, Graham of Warrick, Haddon, Hall, Hamilton, Harbolt, Helmer, Hendricks, Hitt, Hogin, Hovey, Huff, Kendall of Miami, Kendall of White, Kinley, Lockhart, Maguire, March, Mather, Mathes, May, McClelland, McLean, Miller of Ful. ton, Miller of Gibson, Milroy, Moore, Morrison of Marion, Morrison of Washington, Murray, Nave, Nofsinger, Read of Clark, Ristine, Ritchey, Sherrod, Shoup, Sims, Smiley, Snook, Steele, Stevenson, Tague, Taylor, Todd, Vanbenthusen, Wallace, Wolfe, Wunderlich, Yocum, and Zenor-18

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Alexander, Badger, Ballingall, Barbour, Bascom, Bicknell, Blythe, Borden, Bourne,Bowers, Bracken, Bright,Carr, Cookerly, Davis of Parke, Davis of Vermillion, Dunn of Jefferson, Duzan, Edmonston, Fisher, Foster, Frisbie, Gibson, Gregg, Holliday, Hardin, Hawkins, Helm, Holman, Howe, Johnson, Jones, Kelso, Kent, Logan, McFarland, Milligan, Mooney, Morgan, Mowrer, Niles, Owen, Pepper of Ohio, Pepper of Crawford, Pettit, Prather, Read of Mon

roe, Schoonover, Smith of Ripley, Smith of Scott, Spann, Tannehill, Terry, Thomas, Watts, Wheeler, Wiley, Work, and Mr. President -59.

So the amendment was adopted.

On motion,
The Convention adjourned until 2 o'clock.

Two o'clock, P. M.

The Convention met.

The Chair announced the first thing in order to be the question upon the resolution as amended, pending at time of adjournment, when;

Mr. Edmonston moved to lay the resolution as amended upon the table. The ayes and noes being called for by ten members,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anthony, Badger, Ballingall, Barbour, Bascom, Borden, Bourne, Bowers, Bracken, Bryant, Butler, Carr, Carter, Chenowith, Colfax, Cookerly, Davis of Parke, Davis of Vermillion, Edmonston, Fisher, Foster, Garvin, Haddon, Holliday, Hamilton, Hardin, Hawkins, Helm, Hovey, Huff, Jones, Kelso, Kent, Kendall of White, Kinley, Logan, March, McClelland, Miller of Fulton, Miller of Gibson, Milroy, Mooney, Morgan, Mowrer, Nofsinger, Owen, Pepper of Ohio, Pettit, Prather, Read of Clark, Read of Monroe, Schoonover, Smith of Ripley, Smith of Scott, Snook, Stevenson, Tannehill, Terry, Thomas, Todd, Trembly, Watts, Work, and Mr. President-66.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Beach, Beard, Berry, Biddle, Blythe, Chandler, Chapman, Clark of Hamilton, Clark of Tippecanoe, Coats, Cole, Crawford, Davis of Madison, Dick, Dobson, Dunn of Jeffersor, Farrow, Foley, Frisbie, Gootee, Gordon, Graham of Miami, Graham of War rick, Gregg, Harbolt, Helmer, Hendricks, Hitt, Hogin, Holman, Johnson, Kendall of Miami, Lockhart, Mathes, May, McFarland, McLean, Moore, Morrison of Marion, Morrison of Washington, Nave, Pepper of Crawford, Ristine, Sherrod, Shoup, Sims, Smiley,

Spann, Steele, Tague, Vanbenthusen, Wallace, Wheeler, Wiley, Wolfe, Wunderlich, Yocum, and Zenor—58.

So the resolution as amended was laid on the table.

The Chair announced the first thing in order to be the reading of the Constitution, under the resolution of Mr. Pettit offered on yesterday, and made the special order for 2 o'clock to-day. Which,

On motion of Mr. Kelso, ,
Was postponed until tomorrow morning nine o'clock.
Mr. Graham of Warrick submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, that the committee on miscellaneous provisions inquire into the expediency of incorporating in the new Constitution a provision, that “no county seat shall be removed until the point to which it is proposed to be removed, shall be fixed by law, and a majority of the voters of the county, voting on the question, shall have voted in favor of its removal to such point."

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

Resolved, That the committee on finance and taxation inquire into the expediency of inserting a clause in the Constitution, enjoining it on the Legislature, to make a law compelling non-resident owners of land to pay a land tax, equal to that paid by residents.

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Smith of Ripley offered the following, in accordance with the notice given by him on yesterday :

Amend so that the 37th standing rule shall read as follows:

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

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

Resolved, That the committee on the practice of the law and law reform be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing in the Constitution, that the General Assembly, at the first session thereof after the adoption of the Constitution, shall appoint not less than three nor more than five commissioners, whose duty it shall be to revise, reform, simplify and abridge the rules and practice, pleadings, forms and proceedings of the courts of this State, and they shall provide for the abolition of the distinct forms of actions at law now in use, and that justice shall be administered in a uniform mode of pleading without reference to any distinction between law and equity. And it shall also be the duty of said commissioners to reduce into a written and systematic code, the whole body of the law of this State, or so much and such parts thereof, as the said commissioners shall find practicable and expedient; and that said commissioners shall, from time to time, report the results

of their labors to the General Assembly for the revision and approval of the same.

Which was adopted by consent.
Mr. Foster submitted the following resolutioir:

Resolved, That the committee on education be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending our present State Constitution, which provides that all fines assessed for breach of the penal laws, shall be applied to the use of county seminaries, shall be hereafter devoted for the benefit of common schools in the school districts, where the person resides from whom the fine is assessed and collected, and that they further inquire what disposition shall be made of the buildings and other property attached to such institutions.

Which was decided in the negative.
Mr. Terry submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be instructed to inquire into the expediency of inserting in the Constitution a provision that no retrospective laws shall be passed.

Which was decided in the negative.
Mr. Wiley, submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the organization of the courts of justice be instructed to inquire into the expediency of permitting State creditors to sue the State in all cases where the contract may be made subsequent to the adoption of the proposed Constitution, in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Which was decided in the negative.
Mr. Read of Monroe submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the legislative department be instructed to inquire into the expediency of introducing into the Constitution a provision to the effect following: That in order to determine the legal validity of claims against the State, the State shall be sueable in its own courts as individuals, but special laws allowing suits against the State shall not be passed, nor shall special tribunals deciding such suits be established.

Which was decided in the negative.

The Chair announced the next thing in order to be the resolution submitted by Mr. Edmonston, on the 14th inst., on the subject of biennial instead of annual sessions of the Legislature, when

Mr. Read of Clark moved to amend by striking out the word "biennial," and inserting the word “triennial.”

The ayes and noes were demanded by ten members,

Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Ballingall, Blythe, Bowers, Bryant, But

ler, Chenowith, Clark of Hamilton, Coats, Cookerly, Dick, Edmonston, Fisher, Garvin, Gordon, Holliday, Harbolt, Holman, Kelso, Lockhart, Logan, March, Mathes, McClelland, McLean, Miller of Gibson, Morrison of Washington, Murray, Nave, Pepper of Crawford, Prather, Read of_Clark, Schoonover, Sherrod, Sims, Smiley, Smith of Scott, Tague, Trembly, Wheeler, Wolfe, Yocum, Zenor, and Mr. President-43.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Anthony, Badger, Barbour, Beach, Beard, Berry, Biddle, Borden, Bourne, Bracken, Carr, Carter, Chandler, Chapman, Clark of Tippecanoe, Cole, Colfax, Crawford, Davis of Madison, Davis of Parke, Davis of Vermillion, Dobson, Dunn of Jefferson, Farrow, Foley, Foster, Frisbie, Gootee, Graham of Miami, Graham of Warrick, Gregg, Haddon, Hamilton, Hardin, Hawkins, Helmer, Hendricks, Hitt, Hogin, Hovey, Howe, Huff, Johnson, Jones, Kent, Kendall of Miami, Kendall of White, Kinley, Maguire, Mather, May, McFarland, Miller of Fulton, Milroy, Mooney,

Moore, Morgan, Morrison of Marion, Mowrer, Nofsinger, Owen, Pepper of Ohio, Pettit, Read of Monroe, Ristine, Ritchey, Shoup, Snook, Smith of Ripley, Spann, Steele, Stevenson, Tannehill, Terry, Thomas, Todd, Vanbenthusen, Wallace, Watts, Wiley, Work, and Wunderlich-83.

So the amendment was not adopted.

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

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Graham of Warrick offered the following amendment: “Providing the Governor shall have the power to convene the Legislature at any time in case of emergency.

Which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Watts moved to amend by adding, “and the House of Representatives shall consist of sixty-six members, and the Senate of thirty-three members."

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Prather moved to amend by inserting, “the Legislature shall be limited to a term not exceeding sixty days."

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Miller of Fulton moved to amend by inserting, provided, however, the Legislature may, by a vote of the people without calling a Convention for that purpose, alter to annual or triennial sessions, having first provided for taking such vote.”

Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Foster offered the following amendment: “And that the sessions of the Legislature shall not continue longer than six weeks without reduction to one half of the per diem allowance of the members.”

Which was decided in the negative.

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