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Reported by JOHN AGG, Stenographer to the Convention.
ASSISTED BY MESSAS. WAEILIR, KINGMAN, DRAXE, AND X'KINLEI
PRINTED BY PACKER, BARRETT, AND PARKE.
PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES.
CONVENTION HELD AT PHILADELPHIA.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1838.
Mr. Cox, of Somerset, presented the petition of sundry citizens of the county of Somerset, praying that the constitution may be so amended, as to prohibit the administration of extra judicial oaths :
Which was laid on the table.
Resolved, That the several amendments agreed to by this convention to the constitution, shall be arranged and embodied in such manner as to submit to the electors of this commonwealth a whole constitution as amended, to be by them adopted or rejected at the next general election for members of the legislature.
Mr. Fuller moved that the convention proceed to the second reading and consideration of this resolution.
Mr. Smyth, of Centre, asked for the yeas and nays on this question, and they were ordered.
The question was then taken on the motion of Mr. FULLER, and deci. ded in the negative as follows, viz:
Ysas-Messrs. Banks, Brown, of Northampton, Cleavinger, Crain, Cummin, Curll. Darrah, Dillinger, Earle, Foulkrod, Fuller, Gamble, Gearhart, Gilmore, Grenell, Hast ings, Hayhurst, High, Houpt, Hyde, Keim, Kennedy, Krebs, Lyons, Magee; Mann, M'Cahen, Miller, Myers, Overfield, Scheetz, Sellers, Seltzer, Shellito, Smith, of Columbia, Smyth, of Centre, Stickel, Taggart, Weaver, White-40.
Nays-Messrs. Ayres, Baldwin, Barclay, Barndollar, Barnitz, Bedford, Biddle, Chambers, Chandler, of Philadelphia, Clapp, Clarke, of Beaver, Clarke, of Indiana, Cline, Coates, Cochran, Cope, Cox, Crawford, Crum, Cunningham, Denny, Dickey, Dickerson, Doran, Fleming, Forward, Fry, Harris, Hays, Henderson, of Allegheny, Henderson, of Dauphin, Hiester, Hopkinson Jenks, Kerr, Konigmacher, Long, Maclay, Martin, M’Sherry, Merrill, Merkel, Montgomery, Nevin, Payne, Pennypacker, Porter, of Lancaster, Read, Riter, Ritter, Russell, Saeger, Serrill, Snively, Sturdevant, Thomas, Woodward, Porter, of Northampton, President pro tem.—58.