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After debate by Messrs. French, of New Bedford, Hillard, of Boston, Dawes, of Adams, Oliver, of Lawrence, and Schouler, of Boston,

Mr. Upton, of Boston, moved to amend the first Resolution, by striking out all after the word “vote,” in the second line, (printed copy.)

Mr. Bradbury, of Newton, moved to amend the amendment, by adding the words, “in any election.”

But the motion of Mr. Bradbury was rejected.

The question then recurring upon the amendment moved by Mr. Upton,

It was rejected. Mr. Aldrich, of Barre, moved to amend the first Resolve, by striking out all after the word “ Resolved," and inserting the following:

That all persons exempted by law, or under any provision of law, from taxation, and who are otherwise qualified, as the Constitution requires now, shall be allowed to vote in all elections ;

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Hood, of Lynn, moved that when the vote is taken upon the acceptance of the first Resolve, it be taken by yeas and nays, but the Chairman decided that the motion could not be entertained in Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Hathaway, of Freetown, moved to amend the first Resolve, by striking out all after the word “Resolved,” and inserting the following :

Every male citizen, of twenty-one years of age and upwards, (excepting paupers and persons under guardianship,) who shall have resided within the Commonwealth one year, and within the town or district in which he may claim a right to vote, three calendar months next preceding any election of governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, or representatives, and who shall have paid by himself or his parent, master or guardian, any state or county tax, which shall, within two years next preceding such election, have been assessed upon him, in any town or district of this Commonwealth. And also every citizen who shall be by law exempted from taxation, and who shall be, in all other respects, qualified as above mentioned, shall have a right to. vote in such election of governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, and representatives; and no other person shall be entitled to vote in such elections.

The question being taken on the amendment, it was rejected by a

vote of one hundred and eighteen in the affirmative, and one hundred and eighty-five in the negative.

The question then recurring upon the first Resolution, as reported by the Committee, it was agreed to.

Mr. Lord, of Salem, moved that the Committee rise, report progress, and ask leave to sit again;

But the motion was rejected.
Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, moved to strike out the second Resolve,
And the motion was adopted.

Mr. Walker, of North Brookfield, moved to amend the third Resolve, by striking out, in the fifth line, (printed copy,) the word “member," and inserting the word “student;” which motion was adopted.

Mr. Hathaway, of Freetown, moved to strike out the third Resolve, But the motion was rejected.

The third Resolve, as amended, was then agreed to by the Com. mittee.

Mr. Edwards, of Southampton, moved to amend the fourth Resolve, by striking out the word “municipal,” in the second line, (printed copy,) and inserting the word “or," before the word "county," in the same line,

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Schouler, of Boston, moved to amend the fourth Resolve, by striking out all after the word “Resolved," and inserting the following:

That all votes required by law to be given at any national, state, county, or municipal election, shall be by secret ballot,

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Oliver, of Lawrence, moved to amend the same Resolve, by striking out in the second line, (printed copy,) the word “shall,” and inserting in place thereof the word “may,"

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Upton, of Boston, moved further to amend the Resolve, by in. serting the word “ town," after the word “county," in the second line,

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Lord, of Salem, moved to amend the Resolve, by striking out in the second line, the words, “national, state, county, or municipal,"

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, moved to amend the Resolve, by inserting in the second line, after the word “county," the word " district,"

But the motion was rejected.

Mr. Lawton, of Fall River, moved to reconsider the vote by which the Committee refused to insert the word “ town," after the word "county,” in the second line,

But the motion was rejected.
On motion of Mr. Bates, of Plymouth, it was

Voted, That the Committee rise, and report to the Convention, that the Resolves, as amended, ought to pass.

And the Committee accordingly rose.

THURSDAY, June 9, 1853. Mr. Thompson, of Charlestown, in the chair.

By direction of the Convention, the Committee proceeded to the consideration of the Report of the Committee on the Frame of Government, that it is inexpedient to act upon an Order of May 20th, concerning Special Privileges and Immunities, (printed Document No. 35.)

After remarks by Mr. Allen, of Worcester,
The Report was accepted.
When, on motion of Mr. Briggs, of Pittsfield, it was

Voted, That the Committee rise, and report that the Report of the Standing Committee ought to be accepted by the Convention.

And the Committee accordingly rose.

Afterwards, Mr. Morton, of Fairhaven, in the chair.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of the Report of the Committee on the Frame of Government, that it is inexpedient to act upon an Order of May 24th, respecting the Purchase of Books, &c., by the Legislature.

The Report was accepted, without debate.
On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Charlestown, it was

Voted, That the Committee rise and report to the Convention, that the Report of the Standing Committee ought to be accepted.

And the Committee accordingly rose,

Afterwards, Mr. Hall, of Haverhill, in the chair.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of the Report of the Committee on the Frame of Government, that it is inexpedient to act upon an Order of the 18th of May, concerning Biennial Elections, and Biennial Sessions of the Legislature.

The Report was accepted, without debate.
On motion of Mr. Cushman, of Barnardston, it was

Voted, That the Committee rise, and report that the Report of the Standing Committee ought to be accepted by the Convention.

And the Committee accordingly rose.

Afterwards, Mr. Alvord, member for Montague, in the chair.

The Committee proceeded to consider the Report of the Committee on the Frame of Government, that it is inexpedient to act upon an Order of the 13th of May, relative to the expediency of requiring the votes of a majority of all the members elected to the Legislature, to the enactment of a law, or passage of a Resolve, (printed Document No. 34.)

The Report was accepted, without debate.
It was then

Voted, That the Committee rise, and report to the Convention, that the Report of the Standing Committee ought to be accepted.

And the Committee accordingly rose.

FRIDAY, June 10, 1853. Mr. Griswold, member for Erving, in the chair.

By direction of the Convention, the Committee proceeded to the consideration of the Report and Resolves from the Standing Committee, on so much of the Constitution as relates to the Secretary,

Treasurer, Attorney-General, and Solicitor-General, (printed Document No. 30.)

After debate by Messrs. Bishop, of Lenox, and Davis, of Plymouth,

Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, moved that the several Resolves reported by the Committee, be considered separately.

This motion was discussed by Messrs. Aspinwall, of Brookline, and Davis, of Plymouth, when it was adopted.

The question then recurred on the Resolves of the Committee.

After debate by Messrs. Hooper, of Fall River, and Bishop, of Lenox, the first Resolve was adopted.

The second Resolve was then adopted, without debate. Mr. Dana, member for Manchester, moved to amend the third Resolve, by striking out of the first line, (printed copy,) the words, “judges of probate.”

After debate by Messrs. Dana, member for Manchester, Bates, of Plymouth, Hooper, of Fall River, Thompson, of Charlestown, and Schouler, of Boston,

Mr. Wilson, of Natick, moved to amend the amendment, by in. serting, after the word “ Probate,” in the first line, the words, “be elected every six years, and."

Debate followed between Messrs. Schouler, of Boston, Bishop, of Lenox, and Morton, of Quincy,

When Mr. Wilson withdrew his amendment.

Mr. Hooper, of Fall River, moved that the Committee rise, report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

The motion was adopted.
And the Committee accordingly rose.

Afterwards, Mr. GRISWOLD, member for Erving, in the chair.

The Committee resumed the consideration of the unfinished busi. ness of its last session, being the Report of the Standing Committee on so much of the Constitution as relates to the Secretary, Treasurer, &c., the pending question being upon the amendment offered by Mr. Dana, member for Manchester.

Mr. Dana withdrew his amendment, and moved to amend the third Resolve, by inserting, after the word “probate,” the following words, “ be elected once in six years, and.”

After debate by Messrs. Dana, member for Manchester, Bishop, of Lenox, Brinley, of Boston, Bates, of Plymouth Chapin, of Worcester, Bird, of Walpole, and Phinney, member for Chatham,

Mr. Hallett, member for Wilbraham, moved, that when the Committee rise, it recommend to the Convention that it recommit to the Standing Committee, that part of the third Resolve relating to Judges of Probate.

After debate by Messrs. Nayson, of Amesbury, and Hooper, of Fall River,

The motion was rejected.
The question then recurred on the amendment of Mr. Dana, which

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