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Senate Journal 1830 (30-318509-P160A.pdf)

XII resentatives in a proposition fixing and assigning a time and place for a Convention of " the two Houses of the Legislature" for the purpose of filling any deficiencies that may exist in the Senate; though it is true, a Preamble and Order, passed the House of Representatives, that a Message be sent to the Senate proposing a Convention of the Members of the two Houses, on Tuesday the second Inst. at eleven oclock in the forenoon, in the Hall of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of electing by Joint Ballot the number of Senators required; which Preamble and Order, recited to the Senate by the Clerk of the House of Representatives and by him delivered in writing to the Secretary and by vote of the Senate laid on the table, was never read to this Board by the Chair, nor taken into consideration by the Senate, notwithstanding the same was called for, by a Member of the Senate, by motion regular made and second, that said Preamble and Order be read by the Chair; said motion having been lost by a division of the Board; the undersigned voting in favor of it and Messrs. Drummond, Gardner, Healey, Hilton, Hinds, Kingsbery, Morse and Phelps voting against it; and

Whereas, it is said, that a convention of the Members of the House of Representatives and eight of the Members of the Senate, being less than a Majority of the whole number of Senators elected, was formed without the consent of the Senate, and while the Senate was still in session, it having redressed by a division of the Board to adjourn at that time and having refreshed by a division of the Board to adjourn at that time and having continued so in session, with all its Constitutional Officers until after said Convention had adjourned, did proceed, without any official communication from the Senate giving Constitutional notice to the House of Representatives of any number of Senators deficient in any Senatorial District in this State or of the highest number or names of Persons voted for equal to twice the number of Senators deficient, but with the knowledge officially communicated by the Secretary of the Senate, that the Senate had not concurred in the formation of said Convention

Description: The journal of the Senate documents the proceedings in the chamber, including actions taken on bills, petitions and reports from committees read, and votes taken. The journals are not transcripts and therefore do not include floor speeches that are found in the modern Legislative Records.

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Language: English

Date: 1830

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