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Mr. Williams, Mr. Stevenson, Mr. Archer,
Fischer,
Shepherd,

Ewing
Schriver,

Bond, In progression on reading the declaration of rights, on motion of Mr. S. Chase, the question was put, that instead of the 6th article the following be substituted, “That the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government, or any two of them, ought not to be vested in the same man or body of men?” Carried in the negative. The question was then put, that the sixth article be concurred with ? Resolved in the affirmative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Parnham, Mr. Sheredine, Mr. H. Wilson,
Graham,
Schriver,

Love,
Fitzhugh,
Beall,

Archer,
J. Mackall,
Ridgely,

Ewing,
Hammond,
Deye,

Brevard,
Worthington, Stevenson,

Ringgold,
J. Wilson,
Shepherd,

Earle,
Bayly,
J. Smith,

Kent,
Williams,
J. T. Chase,

Edmondson,
Fisher,
Bond,

Gibson.

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Paca,

Mr. Potter,
Fenwick,
Carroll,

Mason,
Plater,
Edelen,

Dickinson,
Jordan,
Stull,

Johnson,
Dent,
Gilpin,

Gus. Scott,
B. Hall,
D. Smith,

Geo. Scott,
Sprigg,
T. Wright,

Horsey,
Marbury,
Bruff,

Chaille,
J. Hall,
S. Wright,

Mitchell,
S. Chase,

Murray, In progression on reading the declaration of rights, on motion of Mr. Fitzhugh, the question was put, That the latter part of the thirteenth article, which follows in these words, "yet fines, duties, or taxes, may properly and justly be imposed or laid with a political view, for the good government and benefit of the community," be struck out? Carried in the negative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Fitzhugh,
Mr. Shriver,

Mr. Shepherd,
J. Mackall,
Ridgely,

Bond,
Bayly,
Deye,

Love.
Williams,

Stevenson,

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,

Mr. J. Wilson, Mr. T. Wright,
Fenwick,
Fischer,

Kent,
Plater,
Sheredine,

Bruff,
Jordan,
Edelen,

S. Wright,
Dent,
Beall,

Edmondson,
Parnham,
Stull,

Gibson,
Grahame,
J. Smith,

Murray,
B. Hall,
J. T. Chase,

Potter,
Sprigg,
H. Wilson,

Mason,
Marbury,
Archer,

Dickinson,
Hammond,
Gilpin,

Johnson,
J. Hall,
Ewing,

Gust. Scott,
Worthington,
D. Smith,

Geo. Scott,
S. Chase,
Brevard,

Horsey,
Paca,
Ringgold,

Chaille,
Carroll,
Earle,

Mitchell.
Adjourned till 3 o'clock.

POST MERIDIEM. Convention met. Mr. Murray has leave of absence on account of the sickness of his family.

In progression on reading the declaration of rights, on motion of Mr. Earle, the question was put, That in the nineteenth article the words "or affirmation" be inserted afte the word "oath ?" Care ried in the negative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Fitzhugh,
Mr. Ridgely,

Mr. Love,
J. Mackall,
Deye,

Archer,
Hammond,
Stevenson,

Gilpin,
J. Wilson,
Shepherd,

Ewing,
Bayly,
J. Smith,

Brevard,
Williams,
Bond,

Earle,
Fischer,
H. Wilson,

Edmondson.
Schriver,

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,

Mr. S. Chase, Mr. S. Wright,
Fenwick,
Paca,

Potter,
Plater,
Carroll,

Mason,
Jordan,
Sheredine,

Bruff,
Dent,
Edelen,

Dickinson,
Parnham,
Beall,

Johnson,

Mr. Grahame,
Mr. Stull,

Mr. Gust. Scott,
B. Hall,
J. T. Chase,

Geo. Scott,
Sprigg,
D. Smith,

Horsey,
Marbury,
Ringgold,

Chaille,
J. Hall,
T. Wright,

Mitchell.
Worthington,

Kent, The order of the day, that the convention will resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to consider further of the forın of government for this state, being read, the same was referred till to

morrow.

Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning, 9 o'clock.

FRIDAY, November 1, 1776. Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except Mr. Murray. The proceedings of yesterday were read. Mr. Sheredine has leave of absence for a few days. Mr. Bowie appeared in the house.

The convention being informed, that Mr. Robert Peter and Mr. Thomas Richardson were attending, in consequence of an order of the twenty-fourth of October last, Resolted, That a committee be appointed to take the deposition of John House, relating to the facts contained in their letter of the 16th of October to Mr. Johnson, and by him communicated to this house; and that Mr. Gust. Scott, Mr. J. T. Chase, and Mr. Wright be appointed a committee for that purpose.

The convention resumed the consideration of the declaration of rights, and on motion of Mr. Paca, that in the thirteenth article, the words, "removable only for misbehaviour on conviction in a court of law, or by a vote of the legislature,” be struck out, and the following inserted, "and the said chancellor and judges shall be removed for misbehaviour, on conviction in a court of law, and may be removed by the governor upon the address of the general assembly," an amendment was proposed by Mr. Ewing, that the word “shall” be inserted instead of the word "may;" on which amendment the question was put, and carried in the negative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Fitzhugh, Mr. Schriver,

Mr. Love,
J. Mackall,
Ridgely,

Archer,
Bowie,
Deye,

Ewing,
Hammond,
Stevenson,

Brevard,
Worthington, Shepherd,

Kent,
J. Wilson,
Bond,

Edmondson,
Williams,
H. Wilson,

Gibson.
Fischer,

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Paca,

Mr. Earle,
Fenwick,
Carroll,

T. Wright,
Plater,
Bayly,

S. Wright,
Jordan,
Sheredine,

Potter,
Dent,
Edelen,

Mason,
Parnham,
Beall,

Dickinson,
Grahame,
Stull,

Johnson,
B. Hall,
J. Smith,

Gust. Scott,
Sprigg,
J. T. Chase,

Geo. Scott,
Marbury,
Gilpin,

Horsey,
J. Hall,
D. Smith,

Chaille,
S. Chase,
Ringgold,

Mitchell. An amendment was then offered as an addition to the first words proposed to be inserted, as follows: "Provided that two-thirds of all the members of cach house concur in such address ;” upon which the question was put, and carried in the affirmative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Carroll,

Kent,
Fenwick,
Sheredine,

Gibson,
Plater,
Edelen,

Potter,
Jordan,
Beall,

Mason,
Dent,
Stull,

Dickinson,
Grahame,
J. Smith,

Johnson,
B. Hall,
J. T. Chase,

Gust. Scott,
Sprigg,
Ringgold,

Geo. Scott,
Marbury,
Earle,

Chaille,
S. Chase,
T. Wright,

Mitchell.
Paca,

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Parnham, Mr. Williams, Mr. Archer,
Fitzhugh,
Fischer,

Gilpin,
J. Mackall,
Ridgely,

Ewing,
Bowie,
Deye,

D. Smith,
Hammond,
Stevenson,

Brevard,
J. Hall,
Shepherd,

S. Wright,
Worthington, Bond,

Edmondson,
J. Wilson,
H. Wilson,

Horsey,
Bayly,
Love,

Schriver. The question was then put on the proposition to amend, and resolved in the affirmative.

In the same article, on motion of Mr. Fitzhugh, the question was

Beall,

put, That the words that salaries liberal, not profuse, ought to be secured to the chancellor, and the judges during the continuance of their commissions” be struck out, and the words, “That a liberal salary ought to be secured to the chancellor during his continuance in office, and that the judges be paid per diem for their services during their term of sitting,” be inserted ? Carried in the negative.

AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Fitzhugh, Mr. Williams, Mr. Shepherd,
J. Mackall,
Schriver,

Bond,
Bowie,
Ridgely,

Ewing
Hammond,

Deye,

NEGATIVE.
Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Carroll,

Mr. T. Wright,
Fenwick,
J. Wilson,

Kent,
Plater,
Bayly,

Bruff,
Jordan,
Sheredine,

S. Wright,
Dent,
Edelen,

Edmondson,
Parnham,

Gibson,
Grahame,
J. Smith,

Potter,
B. Hall,
J. T. Chase,

Mason,
Sprigg
Archer,

Dickinson,
Marbury,
Gilpin,

Johnson,
J. Hall,
D. Smith,

Gust. Scott,
Worthington, Brevard,

Geo. Scott,
S. Chase,
Ringgold,

Chaille,
Paca,
Earle,

Mitchell. On motion of Mr. J. Hall, Resolved, That the words “in such manner and at such time as the legislature shall hereafter direct, upon consideration of the circumstances of this state,” be inserted in the 30th article, after the words "their commissions," and that the words "and reasonable salaries or fees allowed to the officers,” be struck out.

The order of the day, That this convention will resolve itself into a comittee of the whole, to consider further of the form of government for this state, being read, the same was referred till tomorrow. Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning, 9 o'clock.

SATURDAY November 2, 1776. Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except Mr. Sheredine. The proceedings of yesterday were read. Mr. T. Smyth appeared in the house. Mr. Ringgold and Mr. H. Wilson

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