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OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, real,
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION,
COMMENCED AND HELD AT HARRISBURG,
ON THE SECOND DAY OF MAY, 1837.
Reported by JOHN AGG;
STENOGRAPHER TO THE CONVENTION;
Assisted by Messrs. Kingman, Drake, and M'Kinloý.
PRINTED BI PACKER, BARRETT, AND PARKE;
Harrisburg ; 1837.
Mr. Taggart, of Lycoming, presented a memorial from citizens of Clearfield county, praying such an amendment of the Constitution as that every county now or hereafter to be erected in this Commonwealth, may have a representative, which was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Meredith presented a memorial praying such an amendment of the Constitution as will prevent the Legislature from authorizing a lottery grant, which was refered to the committee to whom was refered the ninth article of the Constitution.
Mr. Cope submitted the following resolution, which was agreed to:
Resolved, That the President draw his warrant on the State Treasury for the sum of three thousand two hundred and six dollars and forty-four cents, in favor of SAMUEL Shoca and 8. A. GILMORE, for the purpose of discharging the following bills, to wit: A bill of M'Carty and Davis, for Purdon's digest, and sundry stationary, amounting
$1,066 44 John TAOMPsor's bill, for books of Constitutions,
140 00 James Peacock, on account of postage,
$3,206 44 Mr. Denny from the committee to whom was refered the first article of the Constitution, moved that the said committee be discharged from the further consideration of the following resolutions, which was laid on the table :
No. 41. Resolved, That the fourth section of the first article of the Constitution shall be so amended that no city or county shall ever have more than six representatives nor more than two senators.
No. 46. Resolved, That the second section of the first article of the Constitution be 80 amended, that tho annual election of State and county officers be held on the first Tuesday of September, in each year.
No. 59. Resolved, That the committe on the first article be instructed to report in favor of reducing the senatorial term to two years, so that the one half of that body may be elected every year.
Resolved, that the said committee be instructed to enquire into the expediency of the Legislature meeting on the first Monday of January of every year, unlesa sooner conve