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43. From the forty-third district, composed of the counties of Will and Grundy, Wy. C. GOODHUE and W. P. PIERCE.

44. From the forty-fourth district, composed of the counties of LaSalle and Livingston, Geo. S. ELDRIDGE, JOSEPH HART and NATHANIEL J. PILLSBURY.

45. From the forty-fifth district, composed of the counties of Bureau, Putnam, Woodford and Marshall, L. D. WHITING, JAs. G. BAYNE and PELEG S. PERLEY.

46. From the forty-sixth district, composed of the county of Henry, GEORGE E. WAIT.

47. From the forty-seventh district, composed of the county of Rock Island, CALVIN TRUESDALE.

48. From the forty-eighth district, composed of the county of Whiteside, JAMES McCoy.

49. From the forty-ninth district, composed of the county of Lee, John DE

VENT.

50. From the fiftieth district, composed of the county of Ogle, JOSEPH PARKER.

51. From the fifty-first district, composed of the counties of DeKalb and Boone, WESTEL W. SEDGWICK and JESSE L. HILDRUP.

52. From the fifty-second district, composed of the counties of Kane and Kendall, CHARLES WHEATON and HENRY SHERRELL.

53. From the fifty-third district, composed of the county of Lake, ELIJAH M. HAINES.

54. From the fifty-fourtb district, composed of the county of McHenry, LawRESCE S. CHURCH.

55. From the fifty-fifth district, composed of the county of Winnebago, Robert J. Cgoss.

56. From the fifty-sixth district, composed of the county of Stephenson, Thos. J. TURNER

07. From the fifty-seventh district, composed of the counties of Jo Daviess and Carroll, WILLIAM CARY and David C. WAGNER.

58. From the fifty-eighth district, composed of the county of DuPage, HIRAMH. Cody.

59. From the fifty-ninth district, composed of the county of Cook, JOSEPH MEDILL, JOHN C. Haixes and SNOWDEN S. HAYES.

60. From the sixtieth district, composed of a portion of the county of Cook, WILLIAM C. COOLBAUGH and CHARLES HITCHCOCK. 61. From the sixty-first district, composed of a portion of the county of Cook, ELLIOTT ANTHONY and DANIEL CAMERON.

On motion of Mr. Church, Messrs. Hay of Sangamon and Ross of Fulton were appointed tellers, and the Convention proceeded to the election of President, pro tem.

Mr. Church called the Convention to order, and nominated William Cary of Jo Daviess, for President, pro tem.

Mr. Allen of Crawford nominated Mr. Dement of Lee.
The roll having been called,
Those voting for Mr. Dement are,

Messrs. Abbott, Allen of Alexander, Allen of Crawford, Anderson, Anthony, Archer, Atkins, Billings, Bowman, Brown, Browning, Co. dy, Bryan, Buxton, Cameron), Cary, Coolbaugh, Craig, Cummings, Elis, English, Fox, Haines of Lake, Hankins, Hanna, Hayes, Henry, King, Kirkpatrick, McDowell, Medill, Rice, 'Robinson, Ross, Schul?

field, Sharpe, Snyder, Skinner, Turner, Vandeventer, Wall, Washburn, Wendling, Wilson, Wright.

Those voting for Mr. Cary are,

Messrs. Bayne, Benjamin, Bromwell, Church, Cross, Dement, Eldridge, Emmerson, Fuller, Goodell, Goodhue, Hart, Tarwood, Hay, IIildrup, Hitchcock, McCoy, Merriam, Moore, Parker, Parks, Patterson, Perley, Pierce, Pillsbury, Poage, Sedgwick, Sherrell, Springer, Sutherland, Tincher, Truesdale, Underwood, Wagner, Wait, Weils, Wheaton, Whiting.

Mr. Dement received 45 votes.
Mr. Cary received 38 votes.

The tellers then announced that Mr. Dement having received a majority of the votes cast, was duly elected President, pro tem.

Messrs. Cary and Allen of Crawford conducted the President pro tem. to the chair, who addressed the Convention as follows:

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION :-Usual, as I know it is, for persons indicated as presiding officer for the mere temporary purpose of organizing a deliberative body, to make any response in return to his friends, I certainly, under the peculiar circumstances by which I occupy this position, would not act in accordance with my feelings if I did not adopt some form of expressing my thanks to you. While there has been something that at first appeared as though unpleasant results might occur, my obligations and gratitude are eminently increased by what I firmly believe to be a harmonious conclusion of this little episode, as I shall please to call it. I am proud of it on account of the kindness and good feeling that I believe exists between the gentleman who was proposed for the same position as myself, and when I cast my vote for him, there was something more intended than a mere exchange of courtesies. I respect the gentleman. I respect those gentlemen that exchanged their votes in his favor, for so doing. I readily recognize and esteem the motives of those gentlemen. The compliment that I have received at your hands is greatly enhanced by the circumstances that have been mentioned here already-in, I may say, too complimentary terms, to me. Nevertheless, without adopting those compliments and sentiments, I must say that I regard this compliment as high as it is possible for me to regard any, from the reason that I am fully sensible, that of your honorable body, there are members who are my seniors and superiors; but I have another reason to feel grateful to you. There are gentlemen here with whom I have been associated in the Conventions of 1847 and 1862 ; and that there are gentlemen, my friends and acquaintances, of forty years standing. These circumstances renew to my mind scenes of my life that are dear to me. It carries me back, as it has been said, to that period when I explored the then wilderness of the territory of Illinois. And you will allow me, with yourselves, to express my gratitude, admiration and wonder, at the great change which we experience in comparing these two periods--that when our State contained probably not over twenty thousand white people, and the present, when we estimate its population by millions. We all recognize the fact that we occupy our present positions at the call of this great people in the exercise of the most conservative and liberal spirit, and also the obligations that these circumstances impose upon us, of framing a Constitution and a fundamental law, under the provisions of which, the affairs of our State shall be administered for the prosperity and happiness of the millions of our present population, as well as for her welfare in the future. Again, I thank you, gentlemen.

On motion of Mr. Hayes, The Convention proceeded to the election of a Secretary, pro tem. Mr. Hayes nominated Harman G. Reynolds of Sangamon county. Mr. Parks nominated George H. Harlow of Sangamon county. Those voting for Mr. Reynolds are,

Messrs. Abbott, Allen of Alexander, Allen of Crawford, Anderson, Archer, Atkins, Billings, Bowman, Brown, Browning, Cody, Bryan, Cameron, Coolbangh, Craig, Cummings, Ellis, English, Fox, Hankins, Hanna, Hayes, Hildrup, Hitchcock, King, Kirkpatrick, McDowell, Rice, Robinson, Ross, Scholfield, Sharpe, Snyder, Skinner, Turner, Vandeventer, Wall, Washburn, Wendling, Wilson, Wright, Mr. President.

Those voting for Mr. Harlow are, Messrs. Anthony, Bayne, Benjamin, Bromwell, Boxton, Cary, Church, Cross, Eldridge, Emmerson, Fuller, Goodell, Goodhue, Haines of Cook, Haines of Lake, Hart, Harwood, Hay, Hildrup, McCoy, Medill, Merriam, Moore, Parker, Parks, Patterson, Perley, Pierce, Pillsbury, Poage, Sedgwick, Sherrell, Springer, Sutherland, Tincher, Truesdale, Underwood, Wagner, Wait, Wells, Wheaton, Whiting.

For Mr. Harlow, 42. For Mr. Reynolds, 42. No one having received a majority of votes, the Convention proceeded to vote for Secretary, pro tem., a second time. Those voting for Mr. Reynolds are,

Messrs. Abbott, Allen of Alexander, Allen of Crawford, Anderson, Anthony, Archer, Atkins, Billings, Bowman, Brown, Browning, Cody, Cameron, Coolbaugh, Craig, Cummings, Dement, Ellis, English, I ox, Hankins, Hanna, Hayes, Henry, Hitchcock, King, Kirkpatrick, McDowell, Rice, Robinson, Ross, Scholfield, Sharpe, Snyder, Skinner, Turner, Vandeventer, Wall, Washburn, Wendling, Wilson, Wright.

Those voting for Mr. Harlow are,

Messrs. Bayne, Benjamin, Bromwell, Bryan, Buxton, Cary, Church, Cross, Eldridge, Emmerson, Fuller, Goodell, Goodhue, Haines of Cook, Haines of Lake, Hart, Harwood, Hay, Hildrup, McCoy, Medill, Merriam, Moore, Parker, Parke, Patterson, Perley, Pierce, Pillsbury, Poage, Sedgwick, Sherrell, Springer, Sutherland, Tincher, Truesdale, Underwood, Wagner, Wait, Wells, Wheaton, Whiting.

For Mr. Harlow, 42.
For Mr. Reynolds, 42.

On motion of Mr. Underwood,
Messrs. Harman G. Reynolds and George H. Harlow were elected
Secretaries, pro tem.

On motion, R. S. Moore of Mason county, and Wm. Mitchell of Warren county, were elected doorkeepers, pro tem.

Mr. Church offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the roll of members be now called, and the following oath administered to each of them by ---, namely

“You do solemnly swear to support the Constitution of the United States, and of this state, and to faithfully discharge the duties as members of this Convention, so help me God.”

Mr. Allen of Crawford moved to amend the resolution by striking out the worde, “and of this State."

On motion of Mr. Pierce, The Convention adjourned until ten o'clock, to-morrow morning.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1869- Ten O'Clock, A. M.

The Convention met, porsuant to adjournment.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Albert Hale.
The journal of yesterday was read and perfected.

The Convention resumed the consideration of the resolution offered on yesterday by Mr. Church, together with the amendment offered thereto by Mr. Allen of Crawford, and which were pending when the Convention adjourned.

Mr. Allen of Alexander offered the following resolution, as a substitute :

Resolved, That the delegates to this Convention take the following oath :

“You do solemnly swear to support the Constitution of the United States, and faithfully discharge the duties of delegate, to 'revise, alter or amend the Constitution of the State of Illinois.'” After some time spent in the consideration of the subject,

On motion of Mr. Archer,
The Convention adjourned until two o'clock, P. M.

Two O'CLOCK, P. Á.

The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment.

The consideration of the resolution offered on yesterday by Mr. Church, together with the amendment offered by Mr. Allen of Crawford, and the substitute offered this morning by Mr. Allen of Alexander, was resumed.

Mr. Browning offered the following as an amendment to the substitute proposed by Mr. Allen of Alexander:

“That I will support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State so far as its provisions are compatible with and applicable to my position and duties as a member of this Convention, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties as a member of said Convention." Mr. Allen of Alexander accepted said amendment to the substitute.

On motion of Mr. Washburn, The Convention adjourned until tomorrow morning, ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1869-— Ten O'Clock, A. M.

The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Robertson.
The journal of yesterday was read.

The Convention resumed the consideration of the resolution offered on Monday by Mr. Church, together with the amendment offered by Mr. Allen of Crawford, and the substitute proposed by Mr. Browning

and accepted by Mr. Allen of Alexander, and which were pending when the Convention adjourned on yesterday. After some time spent in the consideration of the subject,

On motion of Mr. Anthony, Unanimous consent was given to introduce the following resolu

tion:

Resolved, That we proceed to draw for seats, in the following manner : 1. Folded ballots be prepared, each containing the name of a member. 2. These ballots to be examined and compared with the official list, by a committee of two, to be appointed for that purpose by the President.

3. The ballots to be placed in a box and thoroughly shaken in the presence of the Convention.

4. The members then to retire outside the bar.

5. A person, other than a member or officer, to be designated by the President, to draw the ballots.

6. Each ballot as drawn to be handed to the Secretary, and to be opened by him, who shall announce the name drawn.

1. The person whose name shall be drawn to select his seat, to occupy it till the completion of the drawing, under penalty of forfeiture if vacated. 8. The drawing to be continued in this manner till concluded.

On motion of Mr. Ross, Unanimous consent was granted to Mr. Medill to select a seat before the drawing.

On motion of Mr. Cummings,
The same consent was granted to Mr. Kirkpatrick.

On motion of Mr. Tincher,
The same consent was granted to Mr. Emmerson.
The question was then taken upon the adoption of the resolution
offered by Mr. Anthony, and decided in the affirmative.

Messrs. Anthony and Wall were appointed a committee to examine and compare the official list, and having performed that duty, the ballots were placed in a box and thoroughly shaken in the presence of the Convertion.

The members retired outside the bar, and Thomas Lewis, who is neither a member or officer of the Convention, was designated by the President to draw the ballots.

The ballots were then drawn by Mr. Lewis, and opened and announced by Mr. Harlow, one of the Secretaries, and the members as called came forward and chose their seats, until the drawing was con

cluded.

The Convention resumed the consideration of the subject before it.

On motion of Mr. Turner,
The Convention adjourned until two o'clock, P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Convention met and resumed the consideration of the subject under consideration at its adjournment.

After some time spent in consideration,

The question was taken upon the substitute proposed by Mr. Browning and accepted by Mr. Allen of Alexander, by yeas and pays, as follows:

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