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Wofford, W. T.,
Those voting in the negative were Messrs.-
Twenty-third District. Tenth District.
Twenty-fourth District. Eleventh District.
Twenty-fifth District. Thirteenth District.
Twenty-ninth District. Swearingen.
Hudson, P. C.
Johnson, W. G.
Thirty-eighth District. Forty-second District.
Hamilton, D. B.,
Hon. T. L. Guerard, of the First District, introduced the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Secretary, when appointed, shall appoint his clerical assistants, and the whole expense of the clerical labor of the Convention shall not exceed thirty dollars per day, and that for the faithful performance of his duties the Secretary shall give bond and security in manner, and for such sum, as the President shall approve.
The President announced that the election of a Secre. tary was in order.
Hon. Augustus Reese, of the Twenty-eighth District, nominated J. C. Nisbet, of the county of Dade.
Hon. R. D. Winn, of the Thirty-fourth District, nominated H. H. Cabaniss, of the county of Monroe.
The roll was called, and the members voted viva voce.
The President announced that Mr. Nisbett was elected, having received 111 votes, and Mr. Cabaniss having
received 75 votes.
The President announced that the election of a Doorkeeper was next in order.
Mr. A. L. Johnson, having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared elected Doorkeeper.
The election of a Messenger was next in order, and Mr. James R. Smith, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Messenger.
Hon. J. T. Spence, of the Thirty-fifth District, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the President of this Convention be empowered to appoint two Assistant Doorkeepers.
Hon. Nelson Tift, of the Tenth District, offered the following substitute :
Resolved, That the pay of the Secretary shall be twice the pay of a member. He may appoint two assistants, whose pay shall be the same as the pay of members. The Doorkeeper may appoint two assistants for the side doors, and the pay of Doorkeeper and assistants shall be the same as members. The pay of Messenger shall be the same as of a member.
Hon. D. B. Harrell, of the Twelfth District, moved to lay the resolution and substitute on the table, which motion prevailed.
Hon. D B. Harrell, of the Twelfth District, offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the President to report rules for the government of this convention, which resolution was adopted, and the President appointed, as said committee, Messrs. Harrell, Simmons, Wellborn, Lawton, and Trammell.
Hon. W. O. Tuggle, of the Thirty-seventh District, offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That, in order to expedite the business of this Convenntion, the President be authorized to appoint standing committees, composed of not less than thirteen nor more than twenty-one members each, on the following subjects, and said committees shall consider the respective sections of the Constitution assigned to them, and report such amendments as may be deemed proper:
1. Preamble, Bill of Rights, Franchise and Elections. 2. Legislative Department. 3. Executive Department. 4. Judiciary Department. 5. Education. 6. Homestead and Exemptions. 7. Finance, Taxation and Corporations. 8. Miscellaneous Provisions and Mode of Amending the
Constitution. 9. The Orderly and Harmonious Arrangement of the
Hon. J. D. Matthews, of the Thirtieth District, offered the following resolution as a substitute :
Resolved, That, in order to conveniently and efficiently transact the business of this Convention, the President be authorized to appoint thirteen standing committees of nine members each, each Congressional district to have one representative on each of said committees to consider the existing Constitution of this State, and to report upon the same with such recommendations for revision and amendment as may be deemed necessary and proper, to-wit:
1. A Committee on the Bill of Rights.
9. A Committee on Militia. 10. A Committee on Counties and County Officers. 11. A Committee on Homestead and Exemptions. 12. A Committee on Laws of General Operation in
force in this State. 13. A Committee on Amendments to the Constitution
aud Miscellaneous Provisions. Resolved, That a Commtttee on the Order, Consistency
a and Harmony of the Constitution be appointed by the President, to consist of two members selected from each of the said thirteen standing committees, to which Final Committee of Revision the said thirteen committee shall make their reports.
Upon motion of Hon. C. J. Wellborn, of the Fortieth District, the resolution and substitute were laid on the table for the present.
Hon. C. J. Wellborn, of the Fortieth District, introduced the following resolution:
Resolved, That the inembers of the Convention retire to the lobby, and that the Secretary place the numbers of the districts in a hat, and, as the members are drawn out, the delegation from the district drawn shall come in and select seats contiguous.
Hon. George F. Pierce, of the Twentieth District, moved to adjourn until 5 o'clock in the afternoon, which motion prevailed, and the Convention adjourned until that hour.
5 O'CLOCK. The Convention was called to order pursuant to adjournment. President Jenkins in the chair.
The resolution in relation to the drawing of seats being