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ALBANY, N. Y., Wednesday, August 18, 1915, 10:00 a. m. The President - The Convention will please be in order. Prayer will be offered by the Rev. John Bulnes.
The Rev. Mr. Bulnes - Let us pray. Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we come before Thee with grateful hearts. We thank Thee for Thy loving kindness and tender mercies and all the good things that have come into our lives, but we thank Thee most, Father, for knowing that Thou art so loving and good. We pray Thee that Thou wilt bless this Convention to-day, that Thou wilt bless each member, that Thou wilt fill them with Thy spirit's power and presence. Help them, Oh Father, to realize their great importance in regard to matters of State. Help them, Father, to realize that they are making laws or amendments that will not be only for this State, but will be something for the whole country and for other countries. We are so glad and so thankful that Thou hast chosen men to be worthy to perform great duties for Thee and for Thy people. Most of these men have come from different parts of the State and country, and we pray Thee that thou wilt bless their homes. Thou knowest that there are anxieties in the homes until each one returns. Bless their wives and children and mothers and all their relatives. Father, we realize that, after all, we are just one great family. So we pray Thee to be very gracious to these men to-day. Help them to be self-composed and self-controlled; h lp them to realize that Thou lokost down upon them and that Tu delightest in them, not only for this cecasion. but forever and hereafter Father, bless our country as a nation, keep us as in th hollow of Thy hand. Bless all those, Father, who have been made worthy to rule this nation, even in the smallest hamlet. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
- Are there any amendments to be proposed to the Journal as printed and distributed? There being no amendments proposed, the Journal stands approved as printed.
Mr. Clinton - Mr. President.
The President Mr. Clinton.
Mr. Clinton I understand I am recorded as voting in the negative, against the motion yesterday to strike out the enacting clause of the proposal introduced by Mr. Barnes. That is incorrect. I voted in the affirmative. I would like to have the Record corrected.
The President - Is there objection to correcting the Record as indicated by Mr. Clinton? Without objection, the correction will be made.
The Secretary advises the Chair that Mr. Clinton is recorded in the affirmative.
Presentation of memorials and petitions.
The Chair lays before the Convention a communication from the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce which will be referred to the Committee on Canals. Communications from the Governor and other State officers. Notices, motions and resolutions.
The Secretary will call the roll of districts.
The Secretary-First district, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twentysecond, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twentyseventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thirtieth, thirty-first, thirty-second, thirty-third, thirty-fourth
Mr. Hale- I would like to give this notice from the Committee on Public Utilities.
The Committee on Public Utilities will meet in Room 344 immediately. A full attendance is requested.
The Secretary Thirty-fifth district, thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, thirtyeighth, thirty-ninth, fortieth, forty-first, forty-second, forty-third, fortyfourth, forty-fifth, forty-sixth, forty-seventh, forty-eighth, forty-ninth, fiftieth, fifty-first.
Mr. Brackett- Before we leave the order of notices, motions and resolutions may I hand up a copy of a letter signed by the Hon. Elon R. Brown, and ask that it be read to the Convention?
The President Is there any objection to the reading of the letter?
NEW YORK, August 13, 1915.
Hon. HENRY L. STIMSON, Chairman, Committee on State Finances: Hon. FREDERICK C. TANNER, Chairman, Committee on State Officers, Constitutional Convention, Albany, N. Y.:
GENTLEMEN. The budget amendment and the alleged short ballot amendment are objectionable. While they come from different committees, they work together to create an autocrat in the Executive Chamber. Is this wise?