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Carroll and Ogle counties-Garner Moffett.
Cook county-Patrick Ballingall, Francis C. Sherman, Reuben E. Heacock, E. F. Colby.
Crawford county-Nelson Hawley.
Fulton county—David Markley, Hezekiah M. Wead, Isaac Linley, George Kreider.
Gallatin county-Albert G. Caldwell, Jacob Smith.
Hardin and Gallatin counties--Andrew McCallen.
Jefferson, Marion and Franklin counties-- Zadok Casey, Walter B. Scates.
Jersey county-A. R. Knapp.
Mason county--F. S. D. Marshall,
Madison county-Cyrus Edwards, E. M. West, Benaiah Robinson, George T. Brown.
Marshall and Stark counties-Henry D. Palmer.
Sangamon county-John Dawson, James H. Matheny, Ninian W. Edwards, Stephen T. Logan.
Scott counly-N. M. Knapp, Daniel Dansmore.
St. Clair county-Wm. W. Roman, Wm. C. Kinney, John McCully, George Bunsen.
Stephenson county--Seth B. Farwell, Thomas B. Carter.
Will county--Hagh Henderson, William McClure.
Resolved, That each delegate of this convention, before proceeding to the transaction of any business, take an oath to support the constitution of the United States; which,
On motion of Mr. Minshall, Was amended by adding: "and to faithfully discharge the duties of their offices as delegates to this convention, for the purpose of revising and amending the constitution of the State of Illinois.” Ordered, That the resolution as amended be adopted.
On motion of Mr. Dawson, William Lavely, a justice of the peace, or Sangamon county, was introduced for the purpose of administering the oath prescribed.
Mr. Logan moved that the oath be administered to members collectively, they standing by their seats, with an upliited hand.
And the question being put, it was decided in the negative.
The oath was then administered to members, as they were called, in convenient numbers, in alphabetic order.
Mr. Servant moved thai the convention adjourn until to-morrow morning, at ten o'clock.
The question being taken thercon, was decided in the negative.
Mr. Bond introduced the following resolution; which was read and adopted.
Resolved, That we will now proceed to organize this convention, by electing a president, one secretary, and one sergeant-at-arms, and ihat no other officers shall be constituted or appointed until it becomes necessary, in the opinion of the president and principal secretary, to employ some competent person to assist the secretary in the discharge of his duties, when the secretary may employ a competent assistant to whom shall be paid the sum of two dollars per day, while necessarily e nployed: Provi. ded, the scrgeant-at-arms may, in his discretion, employ some able-bodied person to assist bim in discharging his duties, to whom there shall be paid a sum of one dollar per day for each day he is necessarily employed, and he may employ two active, orderly and competent boys as messensengers, &c., who shall each be paid the sum of fifty cents per day for the time employed.
The convention then proceeded to the election of a president by ballot. Messrs. Dunlap, L gan and Scates were appointed tellers.
The ballots having been taken and counted, the following result was announced:
For Newton Cloud, of Morgan county, eighty-four votes.
Mr. Newton Cloud, having received a majority of all the votes given, was, by the president, pro tempore, of the convention, declared duly elected president of the convention.
The president, pro tempore, appointed Messrs. Thompson and Hay to conduct the president elect to the chair.
That duty having been performed, the president said:
Gentlemen of the convention: It is but proper, on entering upon the duty assigned by the choice just made, that I should return you my most sincere thanks for the honor you have conferred.
I enter upon the discharge of the duties of president of this convention with much embarrassment, for I feel that I have a difficult and important duty assigned me,
I can only promise that'my best efforts shall be made to discharge that duty faithfully and impartially, and that all the little ability that I possess shall be devoted to the despatch and furtherance of the public business. I will not allude, however remotely, to the great subjects upon which we have been called to act, but will conclude by returning you again my sincere thanks for the honor you have conferred on me.
The convention proceeded to the election of a secretary of the convention.
Mr. Williams nominated James M. Burt, of Adams county.
The vote being taken on saiu nominations, showed that Mr. Moore received ninety-one votes; Mr. Burt, received fifty-nine votes; S. S. Brooks, received one vote:
Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are,
Messrs. Adams, Allen, Akin, Anderson, Archer, Armstrong, Atherton, Blair, Blakely, Ballingall, Brockman, Bosbyshell, Brown, Bunsen, Butler, Crain, Caldwell, Campbell of Jo Daviess, Campbell
, of McDonough, Carler, F. S. Cascy, Z. Casey, Colby, Constable, Cross of Woodford, Cloud, Churchill, Dale, Davis of Montgomery, Davis of Massac, Dement, Dunlap, Dunn, Edmonson, Evey, Farwell, Frick, Harvey, Hatch, Hawley, Hay, Hayes, Heacock, Henderson, Hill
, Hoes, llogue, Hunsaker, Huston, James, Jenkins, Kreider, Kinney of Bureau, Kinney, of St. Clair, Kitchell, Laughlin, Linley, Loudon, McClure, McHatton, Manly, Markley, Micure, Moffett, Moore, Morris, Nichols, Oliver, Pace, Palmer of Macoupin, Pratt, Peters, Powers, Robinson, Rountree, Scates, Sharpe, Stadden, Shields, Sherman, Simpson, Smith of Gallatin, Shumway, Thompscn, Thornton, Trower, Tutt, Vernor, Wead, Webber, Witt, Whiteside and Worcester.-91.
Those who voted for Mr. Burt, arc,
Messrs. Bond, Canady, Cross of Winnebrigo, Church, Davis of McLean, Deitz, Dawson, Dummer, Dunsmore, Edwards of Madison, Edwards of Sangamon, Eccles, Graham, Geddes, Green of Jo Daviess, Grimshaw, Harding, Harlan, Harper, Holmes, Jackson, Jones, Judd, Knapp of Jersey, Knapp of Scott, Kenner, Knowlton, Knox, Lander, Lemon, Logan, McCallen, Marshall of Coles, Marshall, of Mason, Matheny, Miller, Minshall, Northcott, Norton, Palmer of Marshall, Pinck. ney, Rives, Roman, Swan, Spencer, Servant, Sibley, Sim, Singleton, Smith of Macon, Thomas, Turnbull, Turner, Tuttle, Vance, West, Wi!liams, Whitney and Woodson.-59.
Mr. Robbios voted for S, S. Brooks.
Henry W. Moore, having received a majority of all the votes given, was, by the president, declared duly elected secretary of the Convention to alter, amend and revise the constitution of the State of Illinois."
On motion of Mr. Edwards of Sangamon,
Whereupon, the president declared John A. Wilson duly elected ser. geant-at-arms of said convention.
Mr. Thomas moved that the convention adjourn until to-morrow morning at ten o'clock.
The question being taken, was decided in the negative.
Mr. Campbell of Jo Daviess moved that the convention do now pro. cerd to the election of a printer.
Mr. Servant moved to lay the motion on the table; the motion having been taken, was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Logan offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the president to receive proposals for the printing the proceedings of the convention, and that they be directed to report said bids to the convention. On motion of Mr. Dement,
Yeas, 80 The resolution was laid on the table, by yeas and nays:
Nays, 72 Those voting in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Dunn Akin
Lander Zadok Casey
Linley Cross of Woodford
Thosc voting in the negative, are, Mr. Bond
Mr. Davis of Bond Crain
Davis of McLean Canady
Deitz Cross of Winnebago
Mr. Edwards of Madison
Edwards of Sangamon