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THIRD DAY.

LANSING, Friday, August 29, 1873. The Commission was called to order at 9 o'clock. Roll called : quorum present. On motion of Mr. Withey, The reading of yesterday's journal was dispensed with.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE,

On motion of Mr. Withey,

The Chairman of the Commission was designated as a member of the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

REVISION AND CLASSIFICATION.

On motion of Mr. Willits,

Resolved, That a Committee of Five be appointed on the Revision, Classification, and Arrangement of the Constitution and Schedule as a whole, and that so much of these subjects as are assigned to Committee No. 6 be withdrawn from the consideration of the same.

INCORPORATIONS.

On motion of Mr. Jerome,

Resolved, That the Committee on Corporations be increased to five members.

DAILY SESSIONS.

On motion of Mr. Crouse,

Resolved, That the Sessions of the Commission shall commence at 9 o'clock A. M., and 2.30 o'clock P. M., until otherwise ordered.

On motion of Mr. Withey,

The Commission resolved itself into a committee of the whole and proceeded, Mr. Riley in the Chair, to the consideration of the State Constitution.

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

The consideration of the State Constitution was resumed at

Article XVI.

On motion of Mr. Devereaux,
The first six sections of Article XIX. were passed over.
On motion of Mr. Pond,
Article XX. was passed over.
On motion of Mr. Meddaugh,
The schedule was passed over.
On motion of Mr. Withey,
The committee rose.

IN COMMISSION.

The Commission was called to order by the Chairman.

Mr. Riley reported that the committee of the whole had had under consideration the Constitution from Article XV., and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Report accepted and the committee discharged.
The chairman announced the following:

STANDING COMMITTEES.

No. 1. Legislation, Boundaries, Seat of Government, and Division of Powers of Government-Messrs. UPSON, DIVINE, CROUSE.

No. 2. Judicial, Militia, and Miscellaneous-Messrs. WITHEY, HATCH, POND.

No. 3. Finance and Taxation, Salaries and ExemptionsMessrs. JEROME, MASON, UPSON,—CUTCHEON (by vote).

No. 4. Corporations, Railroads, and Elections - Messrs. MEDDAUGH, RILEY, WITHEY, WOODARD, DEVEREAUX. .

No. 7. Executive, State Officers, Counties and Townships, Impeachments, and Removals from Office-Messrs. WELLS, CRANE, WOODARD.

No. 6. Education and Supplies-Messrs. WILLITS, MOFFATT, RILEY.

No. 7. Arrangement, Classification, etc.—Messrs. POND, HATCH, DIVINE, MOFFATT, CRANE.

EMPLOYMENT OF A STENOGRAPHER.

Mr. Meddaugh offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Commission employ a stenographer, who shall take down and transcribe such of the proceedings of the Commission as the Commission shall direct.

On motion of Mr. Riley,
The Resolution was laid on the table.

APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT CLERK.

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The Chair announced the following communication from the Clerk:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, Aug. 28, 1873. To the Chairman of the Constitutional Convention :

MR. CHAIRMAN:-I have this day appointed Mr. S. B. McCracken of Detroit, as Assistant Clerk to the Constitutional Commission, pursuant to resolution passed this forenoon. Very respectfully yours,

HENRY S. CLUBB, Clerk of the Commission.

PRINTING THE CONSTITUTION.

Mr. Withey moved to rescind the resolution adopted yesterday, ordering the Constitution printed in bill form, and to substitute the following:

Resolved, That the Committee on Supplies be instructed to procure 200 copies of the present Constitution, and a like number of the Constitution proposed in 1867, to be printed for the use of the Commission, in the form usually adopted in printing bills for the Legislature, to be printed on one side only of the leaf;

Which motion prerailed.

EXCUSED.

On motion of Mr. Withey,

Mr. Divine was excused from attendance until one week from next Monday.

PRINTING THE RULES.

On motion of Mr. Upson,

Resolved, That the Clerk be instructed to cause a sufficient number of lists of the committees appointed, with the rules adopted by the Commission, to be printed for the use of the members.

LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT.

Mr. Jerome moved that the committee on the Legislative Department be requested to consider and report upon the expediency of amending Section 2, Article IV., as follows:

1st. Provide for the election of thirty-two Sepators.

2d. At the first session after the adoption of this amendment, said Senators shall be divided by lot into three classes, as follows:

First class to hold office for two years. Second class to hold office for four years. Third class to hold office for six years.

3d. After said classification Senators shall be elected for six

years.

The motion prevailed.

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEES.

The chairman announced the reference of the several divisions of the Constitution to the appropriate committees.

ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Mr. Riley,

The Commission adiourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.

FOURTH DAY.

LANSING, Saturday, August 30, 1873. Mr. Willits called the Commission to order at 9 o'clock. Roll called : Not a quorum present. On motion of Mr. Jerome,

The Commission adjourned until half past two o'clock, P. M., on Monday next.

FIFTH DAY.

LANSING, Monday, September 1, 1873.

The Commission was called to order at 2:30 o'clock, by Mr. Willits, Chairman pro tem.

Roll called: not a quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Riley,
The Commission adjourned until half-past two o'clock p. m.,

to-morrow.

SIXTH DAY.

LANSING, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1873. The Commission was called to order at 2:30 o'clock. Roll called : quorum present. On motion of Mr. Moffatt,

The reading of the daily journal was dispensed with until otherwise ordered.

EDUCATION

By the committee on education :
The committee on education, to whom was referred

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