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ASSEMBLED AT SPRINGFIELD,
JUNE 7, 1847,
IN PURSUANCE OF AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF
FOR THE PURPOSE OF
In pursuance of an act of the general assembly of the state of Illinois, entitled “An act to provide for the call of a convention," approved, February 20, 1847, members elected to said convention appeared in the hall of the house of representatives, at the city or Springfield, at 3 o'clock, P. 2., on Monday, the seventh day of June, A. D. 1847, the secretary of state, Horace S. Cooley, being in attendance.
The convention was called to order by Francis C. Sherman, of Cook county; upon whose motion, Zadok Casey, of Jefferson, was unanimously elected president, pro tempore, of the convention.
On motion of Mr. Scates, Louis M. Booth, of the county of Adams, was appointed secretary, pro tempore, and John A. Wilson, of Hamilton county, door-keeper, pro tempore.
On motion of Mr. Thompson,
On motion of Mr. Dement, . Henry W. Moore, of the county of Gallatin, was elected assistant secretary, pro tempore.
On motion of Mr. Sherman, William J. Kline, of the county of Kane, was appointed assistant doorkeeper, pro tempore.
The call of members of the convention progressed, and the following named persons appeared, presented certificates of their election as such members, and took their seats:
Adams county-William Laughlin, William B. Powers, Jacob M. Nichols.
Adams and Highland counties-Archibald Williams.