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ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Mr. Devereaux,
The Commission adjourned until 3 o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

At three o'clock p. m., there being no quorum present,
On motion of Mr. Pond,
The Commission adjourned.

THIRTY-FIRST DAY.

LANSING, Friday, October 3, 1873. The Commission was called to order at 9 o'clock, by the Chairman.

Roll called : quorum present.

IMPROVEMENT OF STREAMS.

By the committee on judiciary :

The committee on judiciary, to whom was referred printed bill No. 55, relative to the improvement of streams,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Commission without amendment, and without recommendation, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

S. L. WITHEY, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. The bill was laid on the table.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

The committee on judiciary, to whom was referred Article XIX., on Miscellaneous Provisions,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, have amended the same, and have directed me to report the same back to the Commission, and recommend that the same do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

S. L. WITHEY, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The article was read twice, ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

ADJOURNMENT.

Mr. Withey moved,

That when the Commission adjourn to-day, it be until Tuesday of next week, at 2 o'clock p. m.

Mr. Riley moved to amend by making the adjournment until the first Tuesday in November;

Mr. Pond moved a substitute fixing the time for the 13th of October, at 2:30 o'clock.

After some debate,

Mr. Withey, with the consent of the Commission, withdrew his motion.

Mr. Withey moved, as the sense of the Commission, that it hold its sessions continuously until its work is completed.

Which motion prevailed.

FINAL PASSAGE.

On the order of final passage the Commission considered, as in committee of the whole,

Article X., of Municipal Corporations;
Article XII., of Impeachments and Removals from Office;
Article XIII., of Education;
Article XIV., of Finance and Taxation.
During the consideration of Article XIII.,

Mr. Meddaugh moved to amend the same by inserting the word “ general” before the word "supervision," in the ninth line of section two, and also by striking out of said ninth line the words “ and control.”

The motion did not prevail, by yeas and nays as follow :

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The consideration of Article XIV., on Finance and Taxation, was proceeded with to section 13, the question pending being on an amendment proposed by Mr. Wells, prohibiting the exemption of church property from taxation.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

On motion of Mr. Jerome,
Mr. Withey was granted leave of absence indefinitely.

NEW MEMBER.

The Chairman presented the following communication :

LANSING, October 2, 1873 Hon. S. M. CUTCHEON, Prest. of Constitutional Commission:

SIR—Hon. Wm. M. Ferry this day appeared before me and subscribed to the oath of office as a member of the Corstitutional Commission. Very respectfully,

DANIEL STRIKER,

Secretary of State.

RECESS.

On motion of Mr. Devereaux,
Commission took a recess until 2:00 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Commission was called to order by the chairman at 2 o'clock.

Roll called : quorum present.

CORPORATIONS OTHER THAN MUNICIPAL.

On motion of Jerome,

Article XI., of Corporations other than Municipal, was made the special order for Wednesday next at 9 o'clock.

FINAL PASSAGE.

The Commission resumed the consideration of articles on

the order of final passage, as in committee of the whole.

Article XIV., of Finance and Taxation, being under consideration, the pending amendment, relative to prohibiting the exemption of church property from taxation, was adopted.

Article X., on Municipal Corporations, was considered and amended.

PRINTING OF AMENDED ARTICLES.

The clerk was directed to have such articles as have been

considerably amended, and are on the order of final passage, printed.

ADJOURNMENT.

Mr. Woodward moved that when the Commission adjourn it be until Wednesday next at 9 o'clock;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Crane,
The Commission adjourned.

THIRTY-SECOND DAY.

LANSING, Wednesday, October 8, 1873. The Commission was called to order at 9 o'clock by the Chairman.

Roll called : quorum present.

SPECIAL ORDER.

Mr. Pond moved that the special order, being the consideration of

Article XI., of Corporations other than Municipal,
Be deferred until the afternoon session.
Which motion prevailed.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

On motion of Mr. Jerome,
The Commission resolved itself into committee of the

whole, on the general order, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and through their chairman made the following report:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

The committee of the whole have had under consideration, Article XIX., Miscellaneous Provisions.

Have made some progress therein, but not having gone through therewith, have directed me to report that fact to the Commission, and ask leave to sit again.

D. H. JEROME, Chairman. Report accepted and leave granted.

RECESS.

On motion of Mr. Devereaux,
The Commission took a recess until 2:00 P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Commission was called to order by the chairman at 2 o'clock.

Roll called : quorum present.

MISCELLANEOUS.LICENSES.-RESTRICTIONS.

On motion of Mr. Hatch,
The Commission resolved itself into committee of the whole

on the general order, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, and through their chairman made the following report:

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