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Mr. BARTLETT then moved to amend the Order adopted yesterday, on the subject of closing the debate, by adding thereto the following:

Amendments shall be admitted after debate upon the main question shall cease, and the mover of each amendment shall be allowed ten minutes to explain his amendment, and the same time shall be allowed to members of the Convention who shall obtain the floor to oppose such amendment, when the question thereon shall be taken without further debate.

After debate, Mr. DANA, member for Manchester, moved the Previous Question; which was ordered,

And the amendment of Mr. Bartlett was rejected, by a vote of one hundred and forty in the affirmative, to one hundred and forty-four in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Knowlton, of Worcester, the Orders of the Day were laid


the table. By leave of the Convention, Mr. KNOWLTon modified his amendment by inserting after the word years,"

;" in the fifth line, the words “ and for the purpose of such confirmation, the governor shall have the power to convene the Senate from time to time at his discretion."

Mr. Hooper also modified his amendment by striking out the words “in districts," in the third and fourth lines of the second Resolve, (printed copy,) and by inserting a blank before the word “years," in the fourth line.

The question was then stated upon adopting the amendment of Mr. Hooper, as modified;

And the roll being called, one hundred and fifty members voted for the amendment, and two hundred and thirty-six against it.

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

Messrs. P. Emory Aldrich,

James B. Allen,
Josiah Allis,
D. W. Alvord,
George Austin,
Hillel Baker,
Alpheus Bancroft,
Marcus Barrett,
Moses Bates, Jr.,
Edward B. Bigelow,
Francis W. Bird,
Sewell Boutwell,
Hiram N. Breed,
Asa Bronson,

Messrs. Adolphus F. Brown,

Hammond Brown,
Frederick Brownell,
Joseph Brownell,
Patrick Bryant,
Asahel Buck,
Anson Burlingame,
Benjamin F. Butler,
Isaac Case,
Josiah Childs,
Henry Clark,
Alpheus B. Clarke,
William Cleverly,
Sumner Cole,

Messrs. George B. Crane,

Oliver S. Cressy,
Henry W. Cushman,
Thomas Cushman,
Isaac Davis,
Robert T. Davis,
Henry L. Dawes,
Gilman Day,
Silas Dean,
Augustus Denton,
Samuel Duncan,
Bradish Dunham,
John M. Durgin,
John M. Earle,
Calvin D. Eaton,
Elisha Edwards,
Joseph M. Ely,
Lyman Fisk,
Emery Fiske,
Ezekiel W. Fitch,
Abram Foster,
James M. Freeman,
Charles A. French,
Rodney French,
Samuel French,
Richard Frothingham, Jr.,
Leonard Gooding,
William B. Greene,
Josiah W. Griswold,
Whiting Griswold,
Lyman W. Hapgood,
Stephen E. Hawkes,
Charles C. Hazewell,
Ezra Heath, 2d,
William H. Hewes,
Nathaniel Holder,
George Hood,
Foster Hooper,
Henry K. Hoyt,
Charles E. Hunt,
Charles P. Huntington,
Benjamin D. Hyde,
Abijah M. Ide, Jr.,
John Jacobs,
Edward L. Keyes,
Joseph Kingman,
J. S. C. Knowlton,
William H. Knowlton,
Albert Knox,
Wilber C. Langdon,
Luther Lawrence,
Job G. Lawton, Jr.,
Alden Leland,

Messrs. Abishai Lincoln,

Otis Little,
Justin E. Loomis,
Charles Mason,
Simeon Merritt,
James L. Monroe,
James M. Moore,
Joseph B. Morss,
William S. Morton,
Hiram Nash,
Jonathan Nayson,
Charles Newman,
Andrew T. Nute,
Benjamin S. Ore,
Charles Osgood,
E. Wing Packer,
Benjamin Paine,
Jonathan Parris,
John Partridge,
Daniel A. Perkins,
Noah C. Perkins,
Charles Phelps,
Henry Pierce,
James M. Pool,
Peter Powers,
Silas Rawson,
Daniel Richardson,
Nathan Richardson,
Elkanah Ring, Jr.,
John Rogers,
David S. Ross,
James C. Royce,
Amasa Sanderson,
Chester Sanderson,
Luther Sheldon,
Perez Simmons,
John W. Simonds,
Melzar Sprague,
Samuel W. Spooner,
Eben H. Stacy,
Granville Stevens,
Joseph L. Stevens, Jr.,
Alfred L. Strong,
Charles Sumner,
Increase Sumner,
Arnold Taft,
Willard Thayer, 2d,
John W. Thomas,
Abraham Tilton,
David P. Turner,
William Tyler,
Orison Underwood,
Charles W. Upham,

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Messrs. Josiah G. Abbott,

Benjamin P. Adams,
Shubael P. Adams,
Charles Allen,
Joel C. Allen,
John B. Alley,
Robert Andrews,
William Aspinwall,
David C. Atwood,
Samuel Ayres,
George S. Ball,
Joseph Barrows,
Sidney Bartlett,
Eliakim A. Bates,
Erasmus D. Beach,
John Beal,
James M. Beebe,
Luther V. Bell,
William Bennett, Jr.,
Zephaniah Bennett,
Jacob Bigelow,
Henry W. Bishop,
George W. Blagden,
Gad O. Bliss,
William S. Booth,
George S. Boutwell,
Milton P. Braman,
Osmyn Brewster,
Francis Brinley,
George N. Briggs,
Alpheus R. Brown,
Artemas Brown,
Hiram C. Brown,
Rufus Bullock,
Cephas C. Bumpus,
Henry Cady,
Timothy W. Carter,
William Carruthers,
Amariah Chandler,
Henry Chapin,
Rufus Choate,
J. McKean Churchill,

Messrs. Ransom Clark,

Stillman Clarke,
Jacob Coggin,
Nathaniel Cogswell,
Ithamar Conkey,
Charles E. Cook,
Henry F. Cooledge,
Benjamin F. Copeland,
Simeon Crittenden,
George W. Crockett,
Leander Crosby,
Joseph W. Cross,
Seth Crowell,
Francis B. Crowninshield,
Joseph Cummings,
Simeon N. Cutler,
Richard H. Dana, Jr.,
Charles G. Davis,
Ebenezer Davis,
John Davis,
Solomon Davis,
William Dehon,
Elijah S. Deming,
Hiram S. Denison,
James C. Doane,
Moses Dorman,
Philip Eames,
Peter Easland,
James Easton, 2d,
Lilley Eaton,
Samuel Edwards,
Homer Ely,
William T. Eustis,
A. G. Farwell,
Sullivan Fay,
James K. Fellows,
Aaron Foster,
Samuel Fowle,
Samuel P. Fowler,
Charles H. French,
Luther Gale,
Henry J. Gardner,

Messrs. Johnson Gardner,

Elbridge Gates,
Wanton C. Gilbert,
Washington Gilbert,
Charles G. Giles,
Joel Giles,
Daniel W. Gooch,
Robert Gould,
Dalton Goulding,
Jason Goulding,
John W. Graves,
John C. Gray,
Jabez Green,
Simon Greenleaf,
Samuel P. Hadley,
Artemas Hale,
Nathan Hale,
Benjamin F. Hallett,
A. B. Hammond,
Seth Hapgood,
William Haskins,
Elnathan P. Hathaway,
Isaac Hayden,
George Hayward,
Charles Heard,
Samuel Henry,
Henry Hersey,
James Hewes,
Levi Heywood,
George S. Hillard,
William Hinsdale,
Aaron Hobart,
Henry Hobart,
Edwin Hobbs,
Thomas Hopkinson,
Samuel Houghton,
Martin Howard,
Abraham H. Howland,
William J. Hubbard,
William Hunt,
Asahel Huntington,
Samuel A. Hurlburt,
Moses C. Hurlbut,
Samuel Jackson,
William James,
John Jenkins,
Samuel H. Jenks,
John Johnson,
Giles C. Kellogg,
Isaac Kendall,
Joseph Kimball,
Henry W. Kinsman,
Hiram Knight,

Messrs. Jefferson Knight,

Joseph Knight,
Charles L. Knowlton,
George H. Kuhn,
Gardner P. Ladd,
John S. Ladd,
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr.,
Tristram Littlefield,
Isaac Livermore,
Samuel K. Lothrop,
Samuel P. Loud,
John A. Lowell,
William P. Marble,
Laban Marcy,
Abijah P. Marvin,
Theophilus R. Marvin,
Reuben Meader,
Seth Miller, Jr.,
Samuel Mixter,
George Morey,
Elbridge G. Morton,
Marcus Morton,
Marcus Morton, Jr.,
William Nichols,
Alfred Norton,
Daniel Noyes,
Joseph E. Ober,
Henry K. Oliver,
Nathan Orcutt,
James W. Paige,
Henry Paine,
John G. Park,
Adolphus G. Parker,
Joel Parker,
Samuel D. Parker,
Samuel C. Parsons,
Thomas A. Parsons,
George Peabody,
Nathaniel Peabody,
Jeremiah Pease, Jr.,
John Penniman,
Jesse Perkins,
Sylvanus B. Phinney,
William C. Plunkett,
Jeremiah Pomroy,
Jonathan Preston,
George Putnam,
Robert Rantoul,
James Read,
Sampson Reed,
David Rice,
Luther Richards,
Samuel H. Richardson,

Messrs. Julius Rockwell,

Joseph M. Rockwood,
George R. Sampson,
John Sargent,
William Schouler,
John Sherril,
Chester Sikes,
John S. Sleeper,
Matthew Smith,
John Souther,
Caleb Stetson,
Charles G. Stevens,
William Stevens,
J. Thomas Stevenson,
Gideon Stiles,
Charles S. Storrow,
Isaac C. Taber,
Thomas Talbot,
Ralph Taylor,
Joseph Thayer,
Charles Thompson,
Edmund P. Tileston,
Horatio W. Tilton,

Messrs. Charles R. Train,

David Turner,
John S. Tyler,
George B. Upton,
Joel Viles,
George A. Vinton,
Samuel B. Walcott,
Bradford L. Wales,
Freeland Wallis,
Samuel Walker,
Marshal Warner,
Samuel Warner, Jr.,
Asa H. Waters,
Cyrus Weeks,
Thomas Wetmore,
William F. Wheeler,
Benjamin White,
Joel Wilder,
John H. Wilkins,
Henry Wilson,
Milo Wilson,
Jonathan B. Winn,
Nathaniel Wood.

Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, moved to amend the amendment of Mr. Knowlton, by substituting the word “ Council” for the word “ Senate,” and by striking out the words “and for the purpose of such confirmation, the governor shall have the power to convene the Senate, from time to time, at his discretion."

A division of the question was called for, and the question being taken upon substituting the word “ Council” for the word “ Senate," the amendment was adopted by a vote of two hundred and thirteen in the affirmative, to seventy-eight in the negative.

The second branch of the amendment was then adopted.

On motion of Mr. ALVORD, member for Montague, the amendment was further amended by adding the words, “and the judges now in office shall hold their offices according to their commissions."

Mr. HUNTINGTON, of Northampton, moved to amend by striking out the word “ seven” in the fifth line, (printed copy).

But the amendment was rejected by a vote of one hundred and sixty-four in the affirmative to one hundred and seventy-nine in the negative.

Mr. Hallett, member for Wilbraham, moved to amend by inserting after the word “ that,” in the first line, (printed copy,) the words, “ from and after seven years from the adoption of this Constitution ";

But afterwards withdrew his amendment.

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