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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

1917

BULLETIN No. 1

THE PROCEDURE OF
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS

SUBMITTED TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BY THE COM-

MISSION TO COMPILE INFORMATION AND DATA FOR THE

USE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

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BOSTON
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS

32 DERNE STREET

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CONTENTS.

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I. Organization of the Convention, .

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II. The Nature of a Constitutional Convention as affecting its

Procedure,

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III. Subject-matter of the Rules of the Convention,

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IV. The Committees of the Convention,

1. The Massachusetts Convention of 1853,
2. General Principles determining what Committees shall

be appointed,
3. The Committee of the Whole,
4. Hearings,

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V. Petitions and Remonstrances,

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VI. The Regulation of the Lobby,

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Appendix,

1. Rules and Orders of the Massachusetts Convention of 1853,
2. Selected Portions of the Rules of Procedure of the Michigan

Convention of 1907, the Ohio Convention of 1912 and

the New York Convention of 1915,
3. Standing Committees of the Michigan Convention of 1907, the

Ohio Convention of 1912 and the New York Conven-
tion of 1915,

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Bibliography,

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