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Messrs. Hiram C. Brown,

Frederick Brownell,
Patrick Bryant,
Asahel Buck,
Amos H. Bullen,
Anson Burlingame,
Benjamin F. Butler,
Henry Cady,
Timothy W. Carter,
Isaac Case,
Amariah Chandler,
Daniel E. Chapin,
J. McKean Churchill,
Ransom Clark,
Alpheus B. Clarke,
Stillman Clarke,
Jacob Coggin,
Nathaniel Cogswell,
Lansing J. Cole,
Sumner Cole,
Henry F. Cooledge,
George B. Crane,
Oliver S. Cressy,
Simeon Crittenden,
Joseph W. Cross,
Henry W. Cashman,
Thomas Cushman,
Simeon N. Cutler,
Isaac Davis,
Robert T. Davis,
Solomon Davis,
Henry L. Dawes,
Gilman Day,
Silas Dean,
Elijah S. Deming,
Hiram S. Denison,
Augustus Denton,
Samuel Duncan,
Bradish Dunham,
Philip Eames,
John M. Earle,
Peter Easland,
Elisha Edwards,
Samuel Edwards,
A. G. Farwell,
Sullivan Fay,
Lyman Fisk,
Ezekiel W. Fitch,
Aaron Foster,
Abram Foster,
Samuel Fowle,
James M. Freeman,
Charles A. French,

Messrs. Rodney French,

Samuel French,
Richard Frothingham, Jr.,
Luther Gale,
Johnson Gardner,
Elbridge Gates,
Wanton C. Gilbert,
Leonard Gooding,
Robert Gould,
Jason Goulding,
John W. Graves,
Jabez Green,
Josiah W. Griswold,
Whiting Griswold,
Charles B. Hall,
Benjamin F. Hallett,
A. B. Hammond,
Lyman W. Hapgood,
Seth Hapgood,
William Haskins,
Stephen E. Hawkes,
Isaac Hayden,
Ezra Heath, 2d,
Henry Hersey,
James Hewes,
William H, Hewes,
William Hinsdale,
Aaron Hobart,
Henry Hobart,
Edwin Hobbs,
Nathaniel Holder,
George Hood,
Foster Hooper,
Thomas Hopkinson,
William J. Hubbard,
Charles E. Hunt,
Charles P. Huntington,
Moses C. Hurlbut,
Abijah M. Ide, Jr.,
Samuel Jackson,
John Jacobs,
John Jenkins,
John Johnson,
Joseph Kingman,
Hiram Knight,
Jefferson Knight,
Joseph Knight,
William H. Knowlton,
Albert Knox,
John S. Ladd,
Luther Lawrence,
Job G. Lawton, Jr.,
Alden Leland,

Messrs. Abishai Lincoln,

Otis Little,
Tristram Littlefield,
Samuel K. Lothrop,
Samuel P. Loud,
John A. Lowell,
William P. Marble,
Laban Marcy,
Theophilus R. Marvin,
Reuben Meader,
Samuel Mixter,
James L. Monroe,
George Morey,
Marcus Morton, Jr.,
Hiram Nash,
Jonathan Nayson,
Charles Newman,
William Nichols,
Alfred Norton,
Nathan Orcutt,
Benjamin S. Orne,
E. Wing Packer,
Benjamin Paine,
Henry Paine,
Joel Parker,
Jonathan Parris,
Samuel C. Parsons,
John Partridge,
Nathaniel Peabody,
Jeremiah Pease, Jr.,
John Penniman,
Daniel A. Perkins,
Jesse Perkins,
Noah C. Perkins,
Charles Phelps,
Silvanus B. Phinney,
Jeremiah Pomroy,
James M. Pool,
Jonathan Preston,
Robert Rantoul,
Silas Rawson,
David Rice,
Daniel Richardson,
Nathan Richardson,
Samuel H. Richardson,
Elkanah Ring, Jr.,
Joseph M. Rockwood,
John Rogers,
David S. Ross,
James C. Royce,
George R. Sampson,
Amasa Sanderson,

Messrs. Luther Sheldon,

John Sherril,
Chester Sikes,
John W. Simonds,
Matthew Smith,
John Souther,
Samuel W. Spooner,
Eben H. Stacy,
Caleb Stetson,
Joseph L. Stevens, Jr.,
William Stevens,
Gideon Styles,
Charles Sumner,
Alanson Swain,
Thomas Talbot,
Ralph Taylor,
John W. Thomas,
Edmund P. Tileston,
Horatio W. Tilton,
Ephraim Tower,
David Turner,
David P. Turner,
William Tyler,
Orison Underwood,
Charles W. Upham,
Joel Viles,
Samuel B. Walcott,
Freeland Wallis,
Amasa Walker,
Andrew H. Ward,
Marshal Warner,
Samuel Warner, Jr.,
Gershom B. Weston,
William F. Wheeler,
Benjamin White,
George White,
Daniel S. Whitney,
Daniel Wilbur,
Joseph Wilbur,
Joel Wilder,
John H. Wilkins,
Henry Williams,
Henry Wilson,
Milo Wilson,
Willard Wilson,
Jonathan B. Winn,
Levi M. Winslow,
Charles C. Wood,
Otis Wood,
William H. Wood,
Ezekiel Wright

Those who voted in the negative are:
Messrs. Charles Allen,

Messrs. Charles Heard,
William Appleton,

Samuel Houghton,
Joseph Barrows,

Henry K. Hoyt,
Marcus Barrett,

Giles C. Kellogg,
James M. Beebe,

Isaac Kendall,
Francis Brinley,

Edward L. Keyes,
Josiah Childs,

George H. Kuhn,
Rufus Choate,

Elbridge G. Morton,
Benjamin F. Copeland,

Andrew T. Nute,
Leander Crosby,

James W. Paige,
Francis B. Crowninshield,

Luther Richards,
William Dehon,

William Schouler,
James C. Doane,

Charles Sherman,
James Easton, 2d,

Increase Sumner,
Joel Giles,

Arnold Taft,
John C. Gray,

Charles R. Train,
Artemas Hale,

George B. Upton,
Nathan Hale,

Cyrus Weeks,
Elnathan P. Hathaway,

Thomas Wetmore,
George Hayward,

J. B. Williams.
So the Resolve was finally passed, as follows :-

Resolved, That the Constitution be amended by striking out the first article in the first section of the first chapter of “ Part the Second," and substituting therefor the following article :

ARTICLE 1. The department of legislation shall be styled the General Court of Massachusetts. It shall consist of two branches, a Senate and a House of Representatives, each of which shall have a negative upon the other.

The legislature shall assemble every year, on the first Wednesday in January; and shall be dissolved on the day next preceding the first Wednesday in January following, without any proclamation or other act of the governor.

The legislature shall by law establish the compensation of the members thereof, but no increase of such compensation which may be thereafter made shall take effect during the term for which the members, at the time of such increase, shall have been elected; and no compensation shall be allowed for the attendance of members longer than for one hundred days at any one session.

On motion of Mr. Westox, of Duxbury, the hour for the adjournment of the forenoon session was extended, for this day, until two o'clock.

On motion of Mr. Bates, of Plymouth,

Ordered, That when the Convention adjourn, it adjourn to meet on Monday, at ten o'clock.

On motion of Mr. Bird, of Walpole, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Report of the Committee on the frame of Government, inexpedient to act upon the subject of an Order of June 3d, concerning the compensation of commissioners; and the President requested Mr. Nayson, of Amesbury, to take the chair.

Afterwards, Mr. Nayson reported, that it was the opinion of the committee that the Report ought to be accepted.

And it was accordingly accepted.

On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Report of the Committee on the Governor, inexpedient to act upon the subject of an Order of June 3d, relative to the pardoning power; and the President requested Mr. Bradbury, of Newton, to take the chair.

Afterwards, Mr. BRADBURY reported, that the committee had made 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 two o'clock, on motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick,
The Convention adjourned.

MONDAY, June 20, 1853. Met according to adjournment. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. The Journal of Saturday was read.

Mr. Hooper, of Fall River, offered the following Resolutions :

Resolved, That it is expedient so to revise the Constitution, that all vacancies occasioned by death, resignation, or other cause, among the judges of the supreme judicial court, shall be filled by an election at large throughout the State, for a term of years, so arranged that two shall not be elected at the same time for the same term of years.

Resolved, That it is expedient so to revise the Constitution, as to require that provision shall be made, by law, for the election of all the judges and justices of inferior courts, in districts, for a term of years; and that so long as the court of common pleas shall continue as at present constituted, the judges thereof shall be elected in districts for a term of years, so arranged that only one shall be

elected in any one year, unless it shall be to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term, and the judge whose term of service is first to expire, shall be the chief justice of said court, till such expiration, so that each shall in turn be, successively, the chief justice.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole and ordered to be printed. On motion of Mr. Williams, of Taunton,

Ordered, That the Special Committee appointed to consider the expediency of providing that the legislature hereafter shall issue no special act of incorporation for banking purposes, also consider the expediency of providing that the legislature shall have no power to authorize nor pass any law sanctioning the suspension of specie pay. ment by any association or corporation issuing bank notes.

A communication was read from Mr. Kellogg, of West Stockbridge, asking leave of absence, to enable him to attend the funeral obsequies of his father-in-law, in a neighboring State.

Considered, and leave granted.

On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Report of the Committee on the Governor, inexpedient to act upon the subject of an Order of June 3d, relative to the pardoning power; and the President requested Mr. Bradbury, of Newton, to take the

chair.

Afterwards, Mr. BRADBURY reported, that it was the opinion of the committee, that the Report ought to be accepted.

And it was acordingly accepted.

On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Resolve on the subject of the title of the governor; and the President requested Mr. Wood, of Fitchburg, to take the chair.

Afterwards, Mr. Wood reported, that it was the opinion of the committee, that the Resolve ought to pass.

And it was accordingly ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Natick, the Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of considering the Resolve, and proposed part of the Constitution relative to the militia; and also the Report of the Committee on the Governor, inexpedient to act upon the subject of an Order of May 30th, relative to the governor's command of the militia ; and the President requested Mr. Allen, of Worcester, to take the chair.

Afterwards, Mr. ALLEN reported, that the committee had made pro

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