The Debates of the Constitutional Convention

9781155099224: The Debates of the Constitutional Convention

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... printed. The other one is as it passed through the committee of the whole, and as it was amended in the convention, with two or three exceptions. One amendment proposed is to make the Lieutenant Governor the president of the board of education; another is, to give executive powers to the secretary of the board; another is, to take the veto power from the Governor; another is, to give to the legislature the power to modify or abolish this board of education, after the year 1865. These are the only important amendments recommended by the committee. This report was made unanimously by the committee, and there was no necessity for de laying its consideration until to-morrow morning, in order to have it printed. If gentlemen cannot understand it as it is now, after the discussion we have had upon it, they will not understand it after it is printed. It appears to me that this is only an effort to stave off this question, endeavoring to postpone it, to worry out this convention with this subject. I hope the convention will reconsider the vote, ordering that report to be printed, have it back here again, and take it up and dispose of it, so that it can go to the committee of revision and be prepared for its third reading. We have little time enough, if we adjourn on Wednesday next, to close up our labors by that time. I call upon all members who voted for the resolution to adjourn on Wednesday next, to sustain me in this matter. Mr. GIBSON. I hope the convention will not go into committee of the whole upon this resolution at present. It seems to me that such a course is uncalled for. If there be any absolute necessity for going into committee of the whole it would be better to do so at seven o'clock this evening. I cannot see any real necessity...

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