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Begun at the City of Jackson on August 12, 1890, and Con-

cluded November 1, 1890.

PRINTED BY AUTHORITY.

JACKSON, MISS.
E. L. MARTIN, PRINTER TO THE CONVENTION,

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CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

FIRST DAY MORNING SESSION.

TUESDAY, August 12, 1890.

Pursuant to an Act of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, entitled “An Act to provide for calling a Convention to amend the Constitution," approved February 5, 1890, the delegates from the State-at-Large, and from the several Counties and Flotorial Districts assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, in the City of Jackson, in said State, on Tuesday, August 12, 1890, and were called to order at 12 o'clock M., by Hon. Geo. M. Govan, Secretary of State, who thereupon requested Bishop Galloway to invoke the blessing of Almighty God. Bishop Galloway, in response, offered the following

PRAYER:

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O Lord, we reverently acknowledge Thee as the author of all civil as well as spiritual blessing as the God of Nations as well as Head over all things to Thy church. We rejoice that while Thou dost rule amid the armies of heaven, Tbou dost guide the affairs of earth, and art solicitous for the children of men. We bless Thee as the giver of every good gift, from daily bread to eternal life. With this divine assurance, we humbly invoke thy benedictions upon us all to-day-upon our whole country, upon the great State of Mississippi, and upon this assembly, composed of her honored and trusted representatives.

We are grateful for the affluence with which Thou has blessed this commonwealth--for its genial skies, its generous climate, its productive soil, its fruitful seasons, and its growing material prosperity. We rejoice in the inheritance of our fathers-in their sturdy virtues, their love of liberty, and their heroic history. And that we may show ourselves worthy of such an ancestry and history, and may

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