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The schedule was referred to the committee on phraseology for engrossment.

TIME FOR THE CLOSING SESSION.

On motion of Mr. Meddaugh,

Resolved, That when the Commission adjourn to-night it be till to-morrow morning at eight o'clock.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR.

On motion of Mr. Hatch,

The chairman of the Commission was appointed a committee to report the work of the Commission to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Pond,
Mr. Jerome and Mr. Withey were added to said committee.

ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Mr. Meddaugh,
The Commission adjourned.

THIRTY-NINTH DAY.

LANSING, Thursday, October 16, 1873. The Commission was called to order at 8 o'clock by the Chairman.

Roll called : quorum present.

PRINTING THE CONSTITUTION.

Mr. IIatch moved that the constitution, as amended, be printed in the journal, and that a sufficient number of extra copies be printed to furnish to each of the members and officers of the commission ten copies. Also, that the clerk be directed to forward such copies to the members and officers.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Meddaugh moved that the chairman of the committee on phraseology be requested to read the proof of the constitution to be printed in the journal.

Which motion prerailed.

REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR.

Mr. Hatch moved that Mr. Pond be added to the special committee to report the work of the Commission to the Gorernor;

Which motion prevailed.

CERTIFYING THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION.

Mr. Riley moved that the members of the commission sign the report, certifying their work to the Governor.

Which motion prevailed.

TESTIMONIAL TO THE CHAIRMAN.

Mr. Withey, on behalf of messengers Brown, Barry, and Rice, presented to the chairman a box containing an inkstand and gold pen, accompanied by an appropriate address, which was responded to by the chairman.

Mr. Wells offered the following resolution:

Whereas, The Hon. Sullivan M. Cutcheon has, without fear, and above reproach, served the Constitutional Commission of Michigan ably and well, as its presiding officer; be it therefore

Resolved, That we give to him our thanks for kindness and courtesy extended to us all, throughout the entire session of our deliberations; and that we shall return to our respective homes with the consciousness of having been greatly aided in our deliberations by a chairman who had promptness, parliamentary skill, and a constant desire to be just to all: as we part this day, we wish to closely connect with our farewell to him an honored friend, the words, WELL DONE.

REMARKS BY MR. WITHEY.

Mr. Withey.-I am very glad of the opportunity, through this resolution, of uniting in its spirit. Our deliberations have been presided over by our chairman to our entire satisfaction. His courtesy and urbanity have been constant. We have all witnessed his deference and kindness. His rulings have been impartial and correct; his judgment unbiased ; and we have reason, without any qualification, most cordially to unite in the sentiments of that resolution. It has personally my cordial approbation, as well as the gentlemen who has presided over us, my entire confidence and esteem.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by a rising vote.

RESPONSE BY THE CHAIRMAN.

Gentlemen of the Commission-I can only say that I fully appreciate the feeling of good-will you have here expressed towards me; that our sessions have been made pleasant to each other by the uniform friendliness of all the members of the Commission; and that I am grateful for that uniform courtesy that has been manifested toward me, and shall long remember the pleasant associations I have here enjoyed.

COMPILING AND INDEXING THE JOURNAL.

Mr. Riley offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That Henry S. Clubb be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars for his services in preparing and indexing the proceedings of this Commission for publication in book form, and for any other services necessary in closing its work.

The resolution was adopted.

REASSEMBLING OF THE COMMISSION.

Mr. Withey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That when this Commission adjourn to-day, it be to such time, prior to the 30th day of November next, as shall hereafter be designated by the Chairman of the Commission, and notice thereof given to the members, if occasion requires the body to again convene.

The resolution was adopted.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SUPPLIES.

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Mr. Willits, chairman of the committee on supplies, submitted the report of the committee, showing the incidental expenses of the Commission, as follows: F. F. Russell, bill ordered by clerk.--

$18 17 Richmond & Backus, bill ordered by clerk..

my 80 A. Beamer, express,

70 Richmond & Backus, bill ordered by clerk..

54 39 Richmond & Backus, bill ordered by clerk..

5 40 B. F. Simons, bill ordered by clerk.-

16 60 W. S. George & Co., printing -

28 00 Henry S. Clubb, postage, etc..

92 Grove & Whitney, ordered by doorkeeper.

90 Davis & Larned, ordered by doorkeeper..

90 A. R. Thayer, ordered by doorkeeper--

60 J. Esselstyn & Sons, ordered by doorkeeper...

1 70 Samuel F. Cook, arranging scrap books.

89 00 Samuel F. Cook, engrossing clerk.

30 00 Ferle & Co., ordered by clerk.

1 78 S. D. Bingham, P. M., postage.

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$377 12 The report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the several amounts, as reported, were allowed.

FINAL ADJOURNMENT,

On motion of Mr. Crane,
The Commission adjourned sine die.

THE CONSTITUTION AS REVISED AND AMENDED.

The following is the communication to be transmitted to the Governor:

To Hon. JOHN J. BAGLEY,

Governor of the State of Michigan: The undersigned, members of the Constitutional Commission appointed by your Excellency, under, and in accordance with the Joint Resolution of the Legislature of said State, entitled “Joint Resolution to provide for a Commission for the revision of the Constitution of the State of Michigan," approved April 24, 1873, respectfully report that said Commission has performed the duty imposed upon it, and here with place in the hands of your Excellency the result of its labors, in the form of a revision of the Constitution.

And they report and certify that every proposition contained in said revision is endorsed and recommended by two-thirds of the whole number of members of said Commission.

A committee, appointed by the Commission in that behalf, will, as soon as the same can be prepared, report to your Excellency in detail the principal changes made in the present Constitution, and the reasons which have induced the Commission to recommend such changes. Dated at Lansing, October 16, 1873.

SULLIVAN M. CUTCHEON, Chairman.
ISAAC M. CRANE,

S. C. MOFFATT,
IRA D. CROUSE,

ASHLEY POND,
J. R. DEVEREAUX,

H. H. RILEY,
JOHN DIVINE,

CHAS. UPSON,
Wm. M. FERRY,

H. G. WELLS,
H. H. HATCH,

EDWIN WILLITS,
D. H. JEROME,

S. L. WITHEY,
E. W. MEDDAUGH,

L. WOODWARD.
Attest: HENRY S. CLUBB,

Clerk of the Commission.

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