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HARRISBURG:
BENJAMIN SINGERLY, STATE PRINTER,

1873.

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DEBATES

OF THE

Convention to Amend the Constitution.

NINETIETH DAY.

THURSDAY, May 1, 1873.

The CLERK read as follows: The Convention met at ten o'clock A.

To the honorable the Constitutional ConM., Hon. Wm. M. Meredith, President,

vention of Pennsylvania : in the chair.

The undersigned, appointed by a meetPrayer by Rev. Jas. W. Curry.

ing of the citizens of Bedford a commitThe Journal of yesterday was read and tee to invite your honorable body to hold approved.

your summer session at Bedford, respectPETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

fully represent that, at the aforesaid meetMr. STANTON presented a memorial of ing of the citizens of Bedford, the followcitizens of Philadelphia, praying for the ing resolution was unanimously adopted : recognition of Almighty God and the

Resolved, That the honorable the Conchristian religion in the Constitution, and they are hereby respectfully invited

stitutional Convention of Pennsylvania be which was laid on the table.

Mr. G. W. PALMER presented two peti- to hold their summer session at Bedford, tions of citizens of Luzerne county of and that the audience room of the Evanlike import, which were laid on the gelical Lutheran Church be tendered table.

them as a place of meeting, the same Mr. Beebe presented two petitions of having been placed at the disposal of this citizens of Venango county of like im

meeting for that purpose. port, which were ordered to lie on the

The undersigned take pleasure in pretable.

senting this invitation to your honorable Mr. STEWART presented a memorial of body, and, in common with the people like import from citizens of Franklin whom they represent, will be greatly county, which was laid on the table.

gratified should the Convention see fit to Mr. CLARK presented the petition of accept it. one hundred and sixty-five citizens of

E. F. KERR,

B. F. MEYERS, Indiana county, another petition of twen

W. M. HALL, ty-three citizens of the same county, and

JOHN CESSNA, another petition of fifty-one citizens of

W. P. SCHELL, Westmoreland county, of like import,

THOS. HAILLEY, which were laid on the table.

F. BENEDICT,
INVITATION TO BEDFORD.

JOHN LUTZ,
Mr. RUSSELL. Mr. President: I have a

R. F. WILSON. coinmunication from citizens of Bedford BEDFORD, PA., April 17, 1873. which I ask to have read and laid on the Mr. RUSSELL. I move that the commutable for the present.

nication lie on the table for the present. The PRESIDENT. The communication Mr. HOWARD. I move that the invitawill be read.

tion be accepted.

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