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OF THE

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ASSISTED

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF THE

CONVENTION

OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Crust, cour

1837-38

TO PROPOSE

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AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION,

VOL. V.

COMMENCED AT HARRISBURG MAY 2, 1836,

Reported by JOHN AGG, Stenographer to the Convention :

ASSISTED BY MESSRS. WHEELER, KINGMAN, DRAKE, AND M'KINLEY.

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PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF THE

CONVENTION HELD AT HARRISBURG.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1837.

Mr. MARTIN submitted the following motion, which was agreed to,

viz:

"That the Convention will to day dispense with the daily recess, and when it adjourns, will adjourn to meet again at nine o'clock on Monday morning."

Mr. COCHRAN, from the committee appointed for the purpose of ascertaining and reporting to the Convention the most eligible place for the sessions of the Convention during the sessions of the state legislature, made the following report, viz :

That they have given the subject due deliberation; and notwithstanding their earnest desire to bring the labours of the Convention to a speedy close, are unanimously of opinion, that it is impracticable to do so prior to the time of the meeting of the legislature. Many of the important questions which have been agitated, have not yet been acted upon; and it would be an ill return for the confidence reposed in this body by the people of Pennsylvania, to pass upon any of the important principles contained in the fundamental law of the government, without a reasonable time for reflection and discussion.

That the people of this commonwealth will look to this body for full and satisfactory reasons for all the changes proposed to the existing Constitution, and are therefore not anxious that the Convention should act unadvisedly and rashly, for the purpose of making a speedy disposition of so momentous a subject as is now submitted to their deliberation.

That your committee are unanimously of opinion, that it would greatly retard the business of the Convention, as well as of the legislature, to remain in Harrisburg after the meeting of that body, and that the most eligible place for the Convention to assemble to finish their labors, will

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