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Messrs. Henry Chapin,

Henry Clark,
Ransom Clark,
Alpheus B. Clarke,
Stillman Clarke,
William Cleverly,
Lansing J. Cole,
Sumner Cole,
Henry F. Cooledge,
George B. Crane,
Oliver S. Cressy,
Simeon Crittenden,
Joseph W. Cross,
Wilber Curtis,
Henry W. Cushman,
Thomas Cushman,
Simeon N. Cutler,
Richard H. Dana, Jr.,
Ebenezer Davis,
Isaac Davis,
Gilman Day,
Silas Dean,
Elijah S. Deming,
Augustus Denton,
Alexander De Witt,
Samuel Duncan,
Bradish Dunham,
John M. Durgin,
Philip Eames,
John M. Earle,
Peter Easland,
James Easton, 2d,
Calvin D. Eaton,
Elisha Edwards,
Samuel Edwards,
Joseph M. Ely,
Sullivan Fay,
James K. Fellows,
Lyman Fisk,
Emery Fiske,
Ezekiel W. Fitch,
Aaron Foster,
Abram Foster,
Samuel Fowle,
James M. Freeman,
Charles A. French,
Rodney French,
Samuel French,
Luther Gale,
Johnson Gardner,
Elbridge Gates,
Wanton C. Gilbert,
Washington Gilbert,

Messrs. Charles G. Giles,

Joel Giles,
Daniel W. Gooch,
Leonard Gooding,
John W. Graves,
Jabez Green,
William B. Greene,
Josiah W. Griswold,
Whiting Griswold,
Samuel P. Hadley,
Benjamin F. Hallett,
Seth Hapgood,
Phineas Harmon,
William Haskins,
Stephen E. Hawkes,
Isaac Hayden,
Ezra Heath, 2d,
Samuel Henry,
James Hewes,
William Hinsdale,
Henry Hobart,
Edwin Hobbs,
Nathaniel Holder,
George Hood,
Martin Howard,
Abraham H. Howland,
Henry K. Hoyt,
Charles E. Hunt,
Moses C. Hurlbut,
Abijah M. Ide, Jr.,
John Jacobs,
Isaac Kendall,
Edward L. Keyes,
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,
Alden Leland,
Abishai Lincoln,
Otis Little,
Tristram Littlefield,
Justin E. Loomis,
William P. Marble,
Laban Marcy,
Abijah P. Marvin,
Charles Mason,
Reuben Meader,

Messrs. Simeon Merritt,

James L. Monroe,
James M. Moore,
Elbridge G. Morton,
William S. Morton,
Hiram Nash,
Jonathan Nayson,
Charles Newman,
William Nichols,
Alfred Norton,
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,

Messrs. Chester Sanderson,

Luther Sheldon,
John Sherril,
Chester Sikee,
John W. Simonds,
Matthew Smith,
Melzar Sprague,
Samuel W. Spooner,
William Stevens,
Gideon Stiles,
Alfred L. Strong,
Charles Sumner,
Increase Sumner,
Alanson Swain,
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,
Marshal Warner,
Samuel Warner, Jr.,
Gershom B. Weston,
Benjamin White,
George White,
Daniel S. Whitney,
J. B. Williams,
Henry Wilson,
Willard Wilson,
Levi M. Winslow,
Charles C. Wood,
Nathaniel Wood,
Otis Wood,
William H. Wood,
Ezekiel Wright.

Those who voted in the negative are :

Messrs. Alfred A. Abbott,

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

Messrs. Sidney Bartlett,

Erasmus D. Beach,
Luther V. Bell,
George W. Blagden,
Ebenezer Bradbury,
William J. A. Bradford,
Milton P. Braman,

Messrs. Osmyn Brewster,

Francis Brinley,
George N. Briggs,
Asa Bronson,
Rufus Bullock,
Cephas C. Bumpus,
Chester W. Chapin,
Josiah Childs,
J. McKean Churchill,
Nathaniel Cogswell,
Charles E. Cook,
Benjamin F. Copeland,
George W. Crockett,
Leander Crosby,
Seth Crowell,
Francis B. Crowninshield,
Joseph Cummings,
Charles G. Davis,
John Davis,
Robert T. Davis,
Solomon Davis,
Henry L. Dawes,
James C. Doane,
Moses Dorman,
Lilley Eaton,
Homer Ely,
A. G. Farwell,
Samuel P. Fowler,
Charles H. French,
Henry J. Gardner,
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,
William H. Hewes,
George S. Hillard,
Poster Hooper,
Thomas Hopkinson,
William J. Hubbard,
Asahel Huntington,
Charles P. Huntington,
Samuel Jackson,
William James,
John Jenkins,

Messrs. Samuel H. Jenke,

Giles C. Kellogg,
Martin R. Kellogg,
Henry W. Kinsman,
George H. Kuhn,
John S. Ladd,
Job G. Lawton, Jr.,
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr.,
Isaac Livermore,
Samuel K. Lothrop,
Samuel P. Loud,
John A. Lowell,
Theophilus R. Marvin,
Seth Miller, Jr.,
Joseph B. Morss,
Marcus Morton,
Marcus Morton, Jr.,
Daniel Noyes,
Joseph E. Ober,
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,
Granville Stevens,
Joseph L. Stevens, Jr.,
J. Thomas Stevenson,
Thomas Talbot,
Ralph Taylor,
Joseph Thayer,
Charles Thompson,
Edmund P. Tileston,
John S. Tyler,
Charles W. Upham,
George B. Upton,
Samuel B. Walcott,
Samuel Walker,
Asa H. Waters,

Messrs. Cyrus Weeks,

Thomas Wetmore,
William F. Wheeler,
Daniel Wilbur,
Joseph Wilbur,
Joel Wilder,

Messrs. John H. Wilkins,

Ezra Wilkinson,
Henry Williams,
Milo Wilson,
Jonathan B. Winn.

The Resolves, as finally passed, are as follow :

That the Constitution be so revised, and altered, that the represen. tation of the Commonwealth shall be apportioned as follows:

Every town, of a less number than one thousand inhabitants, shall be entitled to five representatives, in each ten years, with an additional representative for the year when the valuation of estates shall be settled.

Any two of such towns may, by a vote of a 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 shall be settled.

Every town of one thousand inhabitants, and of less than four thousand, shall be entitled to one representative each year.

Every town of four thousand inbabitants, and of less than eight thousand, shall be entitled to two representatives each year.

Every town of eight thousand inbabitants, and of less than twelve thousand, shall be entitled to three representatives each year.

Every city or town of twelve thousand inhabitants, shall be entitled to four representatives each year.

Every city or town containing over twelve thousand inhabitants, shall be entitled to elect one additional representative for every five thousand inhabitants it may contain over twelve thousand.

Resolved, That this apportionment be based upon the census of 1850, until a new census be taken.

Resolved, That the Senate, at its first session after this Constitution shall have been adopted, and at its first session after the next State census shall have been taken, and at its first session next after each decennial State census thereafterwards, shall apportion the number of representatives to which each town and city shall be entitled, and shall cause the same to be seasonably published; 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

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Resolved, That no town hereafter be incorporated with a privilege of representation as such, containing less than fifteen hundred inhabitants.

Resolved, That each city in this Commonwealth shall be divided, by such means as the legislature may provide, into districts of contiguous territory, as nearly equal in population as may be, for the election of representatives, which districts shall not be changed oftener than once in five years : provided, however, that no one district shall be entitled to elect more than three

than three representatives.

At one o'clock, on motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick,
The Convention adjourned.


Met according to adjournment.

Mr. MORTON, of Taunton, offered a Resolution, instructing the Committee appointed to Reduce the Amendments to Form, to prepare certain questions to be submitted to the people, on the subject of the House of Representatives.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole and ordered to be printed.

Mr. SUMNER, member for Marshfield, from the Committee on the Bill of Rights, submitted a Report and Resolves on that subject.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. STETSON, of Braintree, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Report, inexpedient to act on the subject of the loan of the State credit; and the President requested Mr. Boutwell, member for Berlin, to take the chair.

Afterwards, Mr. BoUTWELL, reported, that the committee had made further progress in the consideration of the subject, but had come to no conclusion, and had instructed him to ask leave to sit again.

And leave was accordingly granted.
At six o'clock, on motion of Mr. Parsons, of Sandisfield,
The Convention adjourned.

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