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The vote was reconsidered, and the question then recurring upon the adoption of the amendment, it was, on motion of Mr. Hallett, amended by substituting the following:

Any two of such towns may, by a vote of the majority of the legal voters present at a legal meeting, in each of said towns respectively, called for that purpose, unite together in a district, which shall be entitled to a representative each year; and which shall continue not less than two years, excepting the year in which the valuation of estates is settled.

The amendment, as amended, was then adopted.

On motion of Mr. ABBOTT, of Lowell, the third Resolve was amended by striking out all after the words " seasonably published,and inserting instead thereof the following:

And in all apportionments after the first, the number which shall entitle any city or town to two, three, four, or more representatives, shall be increased or decreased, in the same proportion as the population of the whole Commonwealth shall have increased or diminished since the last apportionment.

Mr. Earle, of Worcester, moved to amend the first Resolve by adding at the close of the fourth paragraph the word "and"; striking out the fifth and sixth paragraphs; and striking from the seventh paragraph the words "containing over twelve thousand inhabitants," and also the word "twelve."

But the amendment was rejected.

The question was then stated upon the amendment, offered yesterday by Mr. Hale, of Boston, modified by him, by substituting the words "one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five," for the words

one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four," in the eleventh and twelfth lines.

And the roll being called, one hundred and twenty-two members voted for the amendment, and two hundred and forty-four against it.

So it was rejected.
Those who voted in the affirmative are :-

Messrs. Alfred A. Abbott,

Benjamin P. Adams,
P. Emory Aldrich,
William Appleton,
William Aspinwall,
David C. Atwood,
Joseph Barrows,
Sidney Bartlett,

Messrs. James M. Beebe,

Luther V. Bell,
George W. Blagden,
Ebenezer Bradbury,
William J. A. Bradford,
Milton P. Braman,
Osmyn Brewster,
Francis Brinley,

Messrs. George N. Briggs,

Asa Bronson,
Rufus Bullock,
Cephas C. Bumpus,
Josiah Childs,
J. McKean Churchill,
Nathaniel Cogswell,
Charles E. Cook,
Henry F. Cooledge,
Benjamin F. Copeland,
George W. Crockett,
Leander Crosby,
Seth Crowell,
Francis B. Crowninshield,
Joseph Cummings,
Wilber Curtis,
John Davis,
Solomon Davis,
Henry L. Dawes,
William Dehon,
James C. Doane,
James Easton, 2d,
Lilley Eaton,
Homer Ely,
A. G. Farwell,
Samuel P. Fowler,
Charles H. French,
Henry J. Gardner,
Joel Giles,
Robert Gould,
Dalton Goulding,
Jason Goulding,
John C. Gray,
Simon Greenleaf,
Artemas Hale,
Nathan Hale,
A. B. Hammond,
George Haskell,
Elnathan P. Hathaway,
George Hayward,
Charles Heard,
Henry Hersey,
George S. Hillard,
Thomas Hopkinson,
William J. Hubbard,
Asahel Huntington,
Samuel Jackson,
William James,
John Jenkins,
Samuel H. Jenks,
Giles C. Kellogg,
Martin R. Kellogg,
Henry W. Kinsman,

Messrs. George H. Kuhn,

John S. Ladd,
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr.,
Tristram Littlefield,
Isaac Livermore,
Otis P. Lord,
Samuel K. Lothrop,
Samuel P. Loud,
John A. Lowell,
Theophilus R. Marvin,
Seth Miller, Jr.,
Marcus Morton,
Marcus Morton, Jr.,
Henry K. Oliver,
Nathan Orcutt,
James W. Paige,
John G. Park,
Joel Parker,
Samuel D. Parker,
George Peabody,
Jonathan C. Perkins,
William C. Plunkett,
Jonathan Preston,
Robert Rantoul,
James Read,
Sampson Reed,
George R. Sampson,
John Sargent,
William Schouler,
John S. Sleeper,
Eben H. Stacy,
Caleb Stetson,
Charles G. Stevens,
Joseph L. Stevens, Jr.,
J. Thomas Stevenson,
Charles Sumner,
Alanson Swain,
Ralph Taylor,
Joseph Thayer,
Edmund P. Tileston,
John S. Tyler,
Charles W. Upham,
George B. Upton,
Samuel B. Walcott,
Samuel Walker,
Cyrus Weeks,
Thomas Wetmore,
Joseph Wilbur,
Joel Wilder,
John H. Wilkins,
Ezra Wilkinson,
Milo Wilson,
Jonathan B. Winn.

Those who voted in the negative are :

Messrs. Josiah G. Abbott,

Shubael P. Adams,
Charles Allen,
Joel C. Allen,
Parsons Allen,
John B. Alley,
Josiah Allis,
D. W. Alvord,
Samuel Ayres,
Alvah Ballard,
George S. Ball,
Alpheus Bancroft,
Russel Bartlett,
Marcus Barrett,
Eliakim A. Bates,
Moses Bates, Jr.,
John Beal,
William Bennett, Jr.,
Zephaniah Bennett,
Edward B. Bigelow,
Francis W. Bird,
Henry W. Bishop,
Gad O. Bliss,
William S. Booth,
George S. Boutwell,
Sewell Boutwell,
Hiram N. Breed,
Adolphus F. Brown,
Alpheus R. Brown,
Artemas Brown,
Hammond Brown,
Hiram C. Brown,
Frederick Brownell,
Joseph Brownell,
Patrick Bryant,
Asahel Buck,
Anson Burlingame,
Henry Cady,
William Carruthers,
Isaac Case,
Amariah Chandler,
Chester W. Chapin,
Daniel E. Chapin,
Henry Chapin,
Henry Clark,
Ransom Clark,
Alpheus B. Clarke,
Stillman Clarke,
William Cleverly,
Lansing J. Cole,
Sumner Cole,

Messrs. George B. Crane,

Oliver S. Cressy,
Simeon Crittenden,
Joseph W. Cross,
Henry W. Cushman,
Thomas Cushman,
Simeon N. Cutler,
Richard H. Dana, Jr.,
Charles G. Davis,
Ebenezer Davis,
Isaac Davis,
Robert T. Davis,
Gilman Day,
Silas Dean,
Elijah S. Deming,
Augustus Denton,
Alexander De Witt,
Moses Dorman,
Samuel Duncan,
Bradish Dunham,
John M. Durgin,
Philip Eames,
John M. Earle,
Peter Easland,
Calvin D. Eaton,
Elisha Edwards,
Samuel Edwards,
Joseph M. Ely,
Sullivan Fay,
Lyman Fisk,
Emery Fiske,
Ezekiel W. Fitch,
Aaron Foster,
Abram Foster,
Samuel Fowle,
James M. Freeman,
Charles A. French,
Rodney French,
Samuel French,
Richard Frothingham, Jr.,
Luther Gale,
Johnson Gardner,
Elbridge Gates,
Wanton C. Gilbert,
Washington Gilbert,
Charles G. Giles,
Leonard Gooding,
John W. Graves,
Jabez Green,
William B. Greene,
Josiah W. Griswold,

Messrs. Whiting Griswold,

Samuel P. Hadley,
Charles B. Hall,
Benjamin F. Hallett,
Lyman W. Hapgood,
Seth Hapgood,
Phineas Harmon,
William Haskins,
Stephen E. Hawkes,
Isaac Hayden,
Ezra Heath, 2d,
Samuel Henry,
James Hewes,
William H. Hewes,
William Hinsdale,
Aaron Hobart,
Henry Hobart,
Edwin Hobbs,
Nathaniel Holder,
George Hood,
Foster Hooper,
Martin Howard,
Abraham H. Howland,
Henry K. Hoyt,
Charles E. Hunt,
Charles P. Huntington,
Moses C. Hurlbut,

A bijah M. Ide, Jr.,
John Jacobs,
John Johnson,
Edward L. Keyes,
Joseph Kimball,
Joseph Kingman,
Hiram Knight,
Jefferson Knight,
Joseph Knight,
Charles L. Knowlton,
J. S. C. Knowlton,
William H. Knowlton,
Gardner P. Ladd,
Wilber C. Langdon,
Luther Lawrence,
Job G. Lawton, Jr.,
Alden Leland,
Abishai Lincoln,
Otis Little,
Justin E. Loomis,
William P. Marble,
Labau Marcy,
Abijah P. Marvin,
Charles Mason,
Reuben Meader,
Simeon Merritt,

Messrs. James L. Monroe,

James M. Moore,
Joseph B. Morss,
William S. Morton,
Hiram Nash,
Jonathan Nayson,
Charles Newman,
William Nichols,
Alfred Norton,
Daniel Noyes,
Andrew T. Nute,
Benjamin S. Orne,
Charles Osgood,
E. Wing Packer,
Benjamin Paine,
Henry Paine,
Jonathan Parris,
Samuel C. Parsons,
John Partridge,
Nathaniel Peabody,
Jeremiah Pease, Jr.,
John Penniman,
Daniel A. Perkins,
Jesse Perkins,
Noah C. Perkins,
Charles Phelps,
Sylvanus B. Phinney,
Henry Pierce,
Jeremiah Pomroy,
James M. Pool,
Peter Powers,
John A. Putnam,
Silas Rawson,
Luther Richards,
Daniel Richardson,
Nathan Richardson,
Samuel H. Richardson,
Elkanah Ring, Jr.,
Joseph M. Rockwood,
John Rogers,
David S. Ross,
James C. Royce,
Amasa Sanderson,
Chester Sanderson,
Luther Sheldon,
John Sherril,
Chester Sikes,
Perez Simmons,
John W. Simonds,
Matthew Smith,
Melzar Sprague,
Samuel W. Spooner,
Granville Stevens,

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Messrs. William Stevens,

Gideon Stiles,
Alfred L. Strong,
Increase Sumner,
Thomas Talbot,
Willard Thayer, 2d,
John W. Thomas,
Abraham Tilton,
Horatio W. Tilton,
David P. Turner,
William Tyler,
Orison Underwood,
Joel Viles,
George A. Vinton,
Frederick T. Wallace,
Freeland Wallis,
Amasa Walker,
Andrew H. Ward,

Messrs. Marshal Warner,

Samuel Warner, Jr.,
Asa H. Waters,
Gershom B. Weston,
William F. Wheeler,
Benjamin White,
George White,
Daniel S. Whitney,
Henry Williams,
J. B. Williams,
Henry Wilson,
Willard Wilson,
Levi M. Winslow,
Charles C. Wood,
Nathaniel Wood,
Otis Wood,
William H. Wood,
Ezekiel Wright.

On motion of Mr. Gray, of Boston, the yeas and nays were ordered on the final passage of the Resolves.

Mr. Wood, of Fitchburg, moved a suspension of the rule requiring that the names of members shall be called in alphabetical order ; but the motion was rejected.

The roll was then called, and two hundred and thirty-five members voted for the final passage of the Resolves, and one hundred and thirty-one in opposition.

Those who voted in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Josiah G. Abbott,

Shubael P. Adams,
Charles Allen,
Joel C. Allen,
Parsons Allen,
John B. Alley,
Josiah Allis,
D. W. Alvord,
George Austin,
Samuel Ayres,
Hillel Baker,
Alvah Ballard,
George S. Ball,
Alpheus Bancroft,
Russel Bartlett,
Marcus Barrett,
Eliakim A. Bates,
Moses Bates, Jr.,
John Beal,
William Bennett, Jr.,
Zephaniah Bennett,
Edward B. Bigelow,

Messrs. Francis W. Bird,

Henry W. Bishop,
Gad O. Bliss,
William S. Booth,
George S. Boutwell,
Sewell Boutwell,
Hiram N. Breed,
Adolphus F. Brown,
Alpheus R. Brown,
Artemas Brown,
Hammond Brown,
Hiram C. Brown,
Frederick Brownell,
Joseph Brownell,
Patrick Bryant,
Asahel Buck,
Anson Burlingame,
Henry Cady,
William Carruthers,
Isaac Case,
Amariah Chandler,
Daniel E. Chapin,

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