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December, 1867, and appointed an executive committee to organize the counties and cities of the State with a view to consolidate the strength of the conservative party; And whereas the State executive committee and city and county superintendents did in the month of May, 1868, meet in this city and nominate a State ticket for the suffrage of the people; And whereas said executive committee and superintendents have again assembled to consider the present state of affairs, and each candidate, with patriotic desiré to promote the £ and welfare of the State, has resigned is candidacy: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That this meeting accepts the said resignations of said candidates, and hereby expresses its high appreciation of their devotion to the best interests of the State, and of their zeal and ability in the discharge of those duties which their candidacy imposed on them. 2. That notwithstanding the accepted resignations of our nominees, the conservative voters of the State are urged to organize for the purpose of defeating such obnoxious provisions of

power, is inconsistent with the express provisions of the Constitution of the United States, and is subversive of the fundamental ideas of our Government and of civil liberty; and the object for which this great wrong has been persisted in, as now being disclosed to the people of this country and to the world, to-wit, to subject the white people of these States to the absolute su

premacy, in their local governments and in their

representation in the Senate and House of Representatives, of the black race, just emerged from personal servitude, is abhorrent to the civilization of mankind, and involves us and the people of the northern States, in consequence of surrendering one-third of the Senate and one-quarter of the House of Representatives, which are to legislate over us, to the dominion of an organized class of emancipated slaves, who are without any of the training, habits, or traditions of self-government. 5. This convention, for the people of Virginia, doth declare that they disclaim all hostility to the black population; that they sincerely desire to see them advance in intelligence and national £ and are willing to extend to them a iberal and generous protection. But that while, in the opinion of this convention, any constitution of W£ ought to make all men equal before the law, and should protect the liberty and property of all, yet this convention doth distinctly declare, that the governments of the States and of the Union were formed by white men, to be subject to their control; and that the suffrage should still be so regulated by the States as to continue the £ and State systems under the control and direction of the white race. 6. That, in the opinion of this convention, the £ of Virginia will sincerely co-operate with all men throughout the Union, of whatever name or party, who will labor to restore the constitutional union of the States, and to continue its government and those of the States under the control of the white race.

the constitution framed by the late convention in Richmond as may be separately submitted, and to that end, as well as to secure the election of proper persons to the legislature, the organizations already in existence are exhorted to increased activity, and in those localities where no organizations have been formed the people are earnestly requested to meet together and adopt measures for the purpose of preventing the incorporation of such iniquities in the organic law of the State. 3. That this convention, while expressing its hostility to the leading and general features of said constitution, and while urging the necessit of organization for the purpose of defeating suc provisions as may be submitted separately, declines to make any recommendation to the conservative voters of the State as to their suffrages upon the constitution expurgated of said provisions, or as to the candidates that may be before the people, feeling well assured that their good sense and patriotism will lead them to such results as will best subserve the true and substantial interests of the Commonwealth.



Resolved, That the principles of the Republican party, as declared by the last National Republican convention at Chicago, meet with our heart approval, and adherence thereto by the national, State, and territorial legislatures, will secure the peace and prosperity of our country. . 2. That we recognize the great principles laid down in the immortal Declaration of Independence as the true foundation of democratic government, and we hail with gladness every effort toward making these principles a living reality on every inch of American soil. . - 3. That we regard with great pride and satis: faction the accession of the wise, efficient, and victorious leader of the American army, General Grant, to the high and honorable position of | President of the United States, and confidently rely upon the earnest co-operation of the different branches of the Government for the enactment and enforcement of such measures as shall secure the rights and liberty of every American citizen, upon principles of justice and equality, and that respect for the laws by the £ that will insure the peace and progress of the entire country. 4. £at the interests of Washington Territory can best be promoted by the election of an able Republican representative of our people as delegate to Congress, who will exert himself to obtain the fostering care and material aid of the general Government for our territory, and secure the just rights of each and all of our citizens, and who, as opportunity offers, will make known to the people of the States, by public addresses, the great advantages and inducements our territory presents to capital, and population. 5. That a system of internal improvements in our territory should receive the encouragement and support of the general Government, in order that our important resources may be developed

and the prosperity of the country promoted. Among these internal improvements the construction of the Northern Pacific, Columbia River and Puget Sound, and Walla Walla and Columbia River railroads are of great and paramount importance, and their early completion highly necessary for the interests of not only this Territory, but also those of the entire country. 6. That the nominee of this convention can, and by the hearty and united efforts of the Union Republican party will, be triumphantly elected, and to that &nd all personal preferences and prejudices should be waived for the general good, and the present as well as future success of the Republican party and its principles be thereby effectually maintained.

- Democratic.

Resolved, That the Democracy of Washington Territory rely upon the justice and patriotism of the American people for the ultimate triumph of democratic principles, which alone can effect the full and complete restoration of the American Union, and restore to the people and the States respectively their rights under the constitution.

2. That this Government was founded by

white men, and that we are opposed to the extension of the elective franchise or citizenship to negroes, Indians, or Chinamen. 3. That the recent attempt on the part of the Radical party in Congress to disfranchise the people o' the Territory indicates a purpose in that party to destroy the liberties of the people. 4. That we are opposed to the proposed XVth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. 5. That the exclusion of any State from representation in Congress in time of peace is a dangerous assault upbn the liberties of the people, in violation of the principles of our Union, and subversive of the rights of the Constitution. 6. That we are opposed to the present system of Government taxation, and are in favor of raising the necessary revenue for Government purposes by an ad valorem tax on the entire imports and property of the country. 7. That we favor the construction of railroads, the development of the vast resources of our Territory, and believe that Government should aid the construction of the same, and we acknowledge the important services rendered to

- our Territory in projecting the North Pacific

railroad by the late I. I. Stevens.



Alabama. [Not yet voted.]


SENATE, March 13, 1869.

YEAS—Messrs. Barber, Beldin, V. Dell, Evans, Hadley, Harbison, Hunt, Hemingway, Keeton, Mallory, Martin, Mason, Portis, Rogers, Sarber, Snyder, Vance, Wheeler, Young—19.

NAYs—Messrs. Sanders, Ray—2.


YEAs—Messrs. John G. Price, [Speaker,] Isaac Ayres, Samuel Bard, Joseph Brooks, Wm. A. Britton, James A. Butler, Abraham T. Carroll, Jeremiah Clem, Robert S. Curry, Charles C. Farrelly, Edgar D. Fenno, George M. French, John H. Fitzwater, Jerome W. Ferguson, Solomon Exon, John J. Gibbons, James M. Gray, William H. Grey, Arthur Gunther, John W. Harrison, Asa Hodges, Jeffrey A. Houghton, Jacob Hufstedler, Daniel Hunt, Daniel R. Lee, James M. Livesay, Z. Henry Manees, Alfred M. Merrick, Solomon Miller, Jesse Millsaps, Saml. F. Mitchell, Wm. T. Morrow, Peter Moseley, Wm. S. McCullough, Nathan M. Newell, David Nicholls, Marville M. Olive, John F. Owen, Newton L. Pears, Nathan N. Rawlings, Moses Reed, Ander

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Abira Merriam, Byron Goddard, Charles H. Arnold, Horace Eddy, Samuel Rockwell, Robert Sugden, Benjamin F. Hastings, Samuel N. Reid, John M. G. Brace, Joseph J. Francis, Joseph T. Hotchkiss, Julius A. Dowd, Stephen R. Bartlett, Jonathan Willard, Clinton Clark, T. Andrew Smith, Daniel A. Patten, George A. Bryan, John R. Platt, Israel Holmes, William A. Warner, Seth Smith, Benjamin B. Thurston, Edward Harland, George Pratt, William W. Smith, Joseph N. Adams, John D. Watrous, Paul Couch, William H. Potter, Robert Palmer, David Geer, Daniel Bailey, Israel Allyn, Henry S. Lord, John F. Laplace, Willet R. Wood, Alfred Clarke, Roger G. Avery, Gurdon F. Allyn, David D. Mallory, Benjamin B. Hewitt, Amos S. Treat, Walker B. Bartram, Ebenezer S. Judd, Ira Scofield, Charles Judson, Francis L. Aiken, Israel M. Bullock, William H. Hill, Aaron H. Davis, William O. Seymour, Phineas S. Jacobs, Alfred Hoyt, Lewis W. Burritt, Hiram St. John, William Woodbridge, Joseph E. Marcy, George R. Hammond, Edwin H. Bugbee, Charles Burton, Isaac K. Cut. ler, Lucins Fits, John W. Clapp, Hezekiah Babbitt, £ H. Cary, James '' Eden Davis, Franklin H. Converse, Albert Campbell, Lewis £ Charles Larabee, Ezra Dean, William H. Church, Norman A. Wilson, Lyman Gridley, Seth K. Priest, Frederic Merrill, William W. Welch, William E. Phelps, Edward Dailey, Charles Hotchkiss, Edward B. Birge, Augustine T. Peck, Charles A. Warren, John T. Rockwell, Charles J. York, Stephen A. Loper, Martin I. Roberts, George Jones, James L. Davis, Henry Tucker, Samuel M. Comstock, Phineas M. Augur, Samuel H. Lord, Daniel Strong, Oliver C. Carter, Gilbert F. Buckingham, Edwin ". Kirkland, George H. Kingsbury, C. B. Pomero, Henry W. Mason, Isaac Mason, Guy P. Collins, John M. Way, George B. Armstrong, Meenelly H. Hanks. Elijah Cutter, R. W. Andrews, J. R. Washburn, George D. Colburn, Chauncey Paul, A. Park £d. Hezekiah Eldridge, William Shaffer —125. NAYs—Messrs. Elisha Johnson, Norman Smith, William J. Gabb, Edward B. Dunbar, George J. Hinman, Henry A. Case, Benjamin Taylor, William M. Bates, Flavel C. Newton, Joseph Thompson, Roland O. Buell, William C. Case, Horace Belden, Roswell A. Neal, Noah H. Byington, Francis Jones, Samuel W. Goodrich, Alva Fenton, Alexander # Timothy C. Coogan, Samwel L. Bronson, Michael Williams, Asa C. Woodwørd, William D. Hendrick, Burritt Bradley, Mark Bishop, Gilbert S. Benham, Selah Strong, James Sweet, John A. Peck, Egbert L. Warner, Philo Holbrook, John C. Wooster, Hezekiah Hall, John Roach, Amos S. Blake, Isaac Hough, Enoch L. Beckwith, Thomas H. C. Kingsbury, Sanford Bromley, Robert F. Chapman, Daniel S. Guile, Prentice Avery, Geo. D. Loveland, Savilion Chap. "an, David H. Meekes, Edwin. Wheeler, Cyrus Sherwood, Bern L. Budd, Jonathan A. Close, Jno. G. Wellstood, Eli D. Beardsley, Hinman Knapp, Philo H. Skidmore, Cyrus F. Fairchild, Asa # # K. Smith, Jarvis H. Wanzer, Sherman R’renc , 2d, Matthew Buckley, James Smibert, Joseph Phillips, William R. James, Henry A. Kimball, Lyman M. Appley, George C. Martin, Josiah G. Beckwith, John B. Hopkins, Arbert E. Merrill,

Calvin Aldrich, Marshall E. Beecher, Austin H.
Gillett, Iorenzo H. Hakes, William G. Kinney,
John S. Wheeler, William H. Harrison, Mija A.
Nickerson, Fred. A. Lucas, Enos B. Pratt, Sidney
Peck, Isaac B. Bristol, Albert S. Hill, James A.
Root, I iott Beardsley, Pliney S. Barton, Eras-
tus D. Goodwin, Edgar J. Reed, David L. Smith,
John B. Newton, #, S. Wheaton, Robert Ba-
con, Edwin Scovill, Hezekiah Scovil, JAMES C.
WALKLEY,” Charles Kirby, Huntington South-
mayd, Charles E. Brownell, Edwin A. Emmons,
Randolph P. Stevens, Charles D. Kelsey, John S.
Topliff, Thos.J. White, Samuel A. Collins, Thomp-
son Strickland—105.
NoT VoIING—Addison O. Mills, Jeremiah H.
Bartholomew, James Baldwin, Fred. A. Mallory,
Edwin Roberts, James M. Kibbe—6.

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* Independent Republican.

+ June 12–Mr. Filer, of Monroe, sent the following communication to the Speaker: , .

“Having unintentionally been absent from the Assembly when the vote was taken yesterday on the joint resolution ratifying the XVth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, I respectfully ask that this communication be placed upon the Journal, that my disapprobation of the measure and desire to vote. against it may be publicly known and placed on record... This is asked in justice to myself and my constituency.”

The request was granted.

t March 10, a motion to lay joint resolution to ratify proposed XVth amendment to the Constitution on the table was lost by yeas 13, nays 16; March 12, the joint resolution was £ by yeas 21, nays 16; March 13, a motion to reconsider prevailed, by yeas 19, nays 14; March 17, the resolution was indefinitely postponed, by yeas 18, nays 17—the chair giving the casting vote. March 18, this vote was reconsidered, by yeas 17, nays 14; but a direct vote upon adoption of the amendment resulted in yeas 13, nays 16, as above.

NAYs–Messrs. W. J. Anderson, W. F. Bowers, J. T. Burns, M. A. Candler, J. M. Colman, J. C. Fain, J. Griffin, John Harris, B. B. Hinton, R. E. Lester, W. T. McArthur, C. R. Moore, A. D. Nunally, Josiah Sherman, W. C. Smith, T. J. Speer-16. * House of REPRESENTATIVES, March 16, 1869.

YEAs–Messrs. W. D. Anderson, Benjamin Ayer, Edwin Belcher, Marion Bethune, P. H. Brassell, T. F. Brewster, G. S. Carpenter, W. C. Carson, P. II. Chambers, W. H. Clarke, Clower, A. E. Cloud, James Cunningham, S.A. Darnell, Madison Davis, R. A. Donaldson, J. T. Ellis, W. S. Erwin, J. R. Evans, F. M. Ford, A. M. George, N. N. Gober, W. B. Gray, W. W. Grieger, J. E. Gullatt, R. B. Hall, W. D. Hamilton, J. F. Harden, G. R. Harper, J. N. Harris, Heard, W. F. Holden, G. M. Hooks, Darling Johnson, H. C. Kellogg, C. H. Kytle, W. A. Lane, Aug. H. Lee, John Long, J. J. McArthur, J. A. Madden, J. A. Marwell, J. C. Nesbit, J. W. O'Neal, C. K. Osgood, R. M. Parks, J. B. Parke, Joseph L. Perkins, W. P. Price, M. Rawles, James M. Rouse, G. W. Rumph, Pierce Sewell, M. Shackelford, J. E. Shumate, J. A. Smith, J. R. Smith, Smith, S. L. Strickland, E. M. Taliaferro, W. W. Watkins,

Hiram Williams, W. S. Zellers, B. H. Zelner–64.

NAYs–Messrs. M. R. Ballanger, Richard Bradford, W. G. Brown, Wm. M. Butt, J. M. Burtz, C. C. Cleghorn, J. A. Cobb, J. M. Crawford, John C. Drake, II. R. Felter, McK. Fincannon, James Fitzpatrick, R. W. Flournoy, A. S. Fowler, David Goff, Thomas W. Grimes, T.

M. Harkness, James A. Harrison, W. B. Hill, 2

Virgil Hillyer, W. L. Hitchcock, G. M. Hook, Haywood Hughes, C. C. Humber, J. R. Kimbrough, J. J. Kelley, Samuel McComb, W. T. McCullough, Platte Madison, J. W. Matthews, J. W. Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lewis Nash, J. M. Nunn, S. E. Pearson, J. H. Penland, F. L. Pepper, N. J. Perkins, R. W. Phillips, G. S. Rosser, J. R. Saussey, F. M. Scroggins, Dunlap Scott, V. P. Sisson, J. B. Sorrell, W. M. Tumlin, R. A. Turnipseed, L. H. Walthal, L. C. A. Warren, Ware, Frank Wilcher, Wilcox, J. C. Wilson—53.


SENATE, May, 1869.

YEAs–Messrs. John H. Addams, Thomas A. Boyd, Andrew Crowford, John C. Dore, William C. Flagg, Greenbury L. Fort, Allen C. Fuller, Isaac McManus, John McNulta, Dan. W. Munn, A. B. Nicholson, William Patten, Daniel J. £ IIenry Snapp, J. W. Strevell, John L. Tincker, John P. Van Dorston, Jasper D. Ward—18.

NAYs–Messrs. S. K. Casey, S. R. Chittenden, . James M. Epler, Edwin H. Harlan, William #". Joseph J. Turney, John M. Woodson—

House of REPRESENTATIVES, March 5, 1869.

YEAs–Messrs. Joseph M. Bailey, L. L. Bond, Alexander W. Bothwell, Thomas H. Burgess, James E. Callaway, Samuel H. Challis, Henry C. Child, Philip Collins, Ansel B. Cook, John Cook, Franklin Corwin, Irus Coy, Peter W. Deitz, James Dinsmoor, Silas H. Elliott, David M. Findley, Calvin II. Frew, W. Selden Gale, George Gaylord, George Gundlach, Philip K. Hanna, Joel W. Hopkins, Humphrey Horrabin, Daniel Kerr, Alonzo Kinyon, J. C. Knickerbocker, Iver Lawson, Charles W. Marsh, John M. McCutcheon, James R. Miller, William B. Miller, Francis Munson, Adam Nase, George W. Parker, James M. Perry, William E. Phelps, John Porter, N. N. Ravlin, Chas. G. Reed, J. S. Reynolds, Alexander Ross, John W. Scroggs, Hiram F. Sickles, William M. Smith, Wilson M. Stanley, William Strawn, Ephraim Sumner, Jacob Swigart, II. H. Talbott, E. S. Taylor, Bradford F. Thompson, L. D. Whiting. Samuel Wifey, Jonathan C. Willis, Ogden B. Youngs—55.

NAYs–Messrs. Silas Beason, Andrew J. D. Bradshaw, Lewis Brookhart, Beatty F. Burke, Charles Burnett, Newton R. Casey, Joseph Cooper, Edward L. Denison, James E. Downing, '' JEwing, Thomas B. Fuller, E. M. Gilmore, John Halley, Thomas Jasper, John Landrigan, Edward Lanning, Thomas E. Merritt, Abraham Mittower, D. H. Morgan, Timothy M. Morse, Smith M. Palmer, C. C. M. V. B. Paine, James G. Phillips, John W. Ross, Leonard Rush, S. R. Saltonstall, Charles Voris, David M. Woodson—28. NoT VoIING—Henry Dresser, Henry Green



YEAs–Messrs. Alanson Andrews, F. G. Armstrong, J. Rufus Beardsley, Fabius Josephus Bellamy, A. S. Case, John Carew, Firmin Church, John R. Cravens, James Elliott, Sternes Fisher, E. W. Fosdick, Isaac P. Gray, John Green, John V. Hadley, Thomas M. Hamilton, L. W. Hess, A. Y. Hooper, David F. Johnson, Isaac Kinley, Thomas N. Rice, John Reynolds, Milton S. Robinson, William J. Robinson, Harvey D. Scott, ! ohn A. Stein, Anson Wolcott, Samuel F. Wood–


PRESENT BUT NOTVoTING—James Bradley, William W. Carson, George W. Denbo, Thomas Gifford, E. C. Henderson, Archibald Johnston, Charles B. Laselle, Thomas G. Lee, David Morgan, William F. Sherrod, Wilson Smith–11.

ABSENT-Messrs. Oehmig Bird, Sims A. Calley, James M. Hanna, George V. Howk, Robert Huey, Elijah Huffman, James Hughes, J. M. Humphreys, William H. Montgomery, William Taggart, William S. Turner—11.

* House or REPRESENTATIVEs, May 14, 1869. YEAs–Messrs. George A. Buskirk, (Speaker,) *On this day a message from the

*March 11, a joint resolution to ratify the amendment was adopted by 67 yeas to 60 nays, three other members protesting that if the proposed amendment does not confer upon the colored man the right to hold office, then they vote “aye,” otherwise “no.” March 12, this vote was reconsidered by 60 yeas to 45 nays. £: March 16, a substitute ratifying the £ ment was offered and adopted by the above


nounced the resignations of the follo
of the House:

Overnor allng members

James F. Mock, C. R. Cory, W. D. Hutchings, J. R. Bobo, D. Mont y, S.A. #. B. S. Fuller, J. G. Johnson, Isaac T. H. Palmer, J. C. McGregor, C. R. McBrid L. Carr, S. Wile, J. D. Williams, W. E. Dittenore, D. W. Cunningham, R. Logan, J. Addison, L. Calvert, D. H. Long, W. K. Admire, J. C. Lawler, W. Tebbs, J. D. Cox, J. Hyatt, S. J. Barritt, J. L. Bates, D. McDonald, A. Zollars, N. D.

Reuben Baker, John P. Barnett, Samuel Beatty, Fielding Beeler, Wm. C. Bowen, Robert Breckenridge, George W. Chapman, George F. Chittenden, Stephen Davidson, Henry G. Davis, Moses F. Dunn, Reuben W. Fairchild, Timothy Field, E. C. Field, Allen Furnas, Oliver P. Gilham, A. E. Gordon, Samuel Greene, Colbarth Hall, E. W. Hamilton, E. S. Higbee, John Higins, Austin Hutson, Amasa Johnson, James T. £ Samuel V. Jump, Robert T. Kercheval, Jonathan Lamborn, Thomas Mason, John Millekan, Robert Miller, William Y. Monroe, Milton A. Osborn, John Overmyer, Gilbert A. Pierce, Isaac N. Pierce, John Ratcliff, James Ruddell, Stephen Sabin, William Skidmore, Allen W. Smith, A. P. Stanton, Richard Stephenson, Stehen H. Stewart, David M. Stewart, Freeman '. John J. Underwood, J. T. Wardeman, T. J. Water, J. A. Wildman, Isaac Williams, Benjamin F. Williams, William Wilson—54. PRESENT BUT NOT VoIING—Messrs. John R. Coffroth, J. S. Davis, and James V. Mitchell—3.

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House of REPRESENTATIVES, February 27, 1869.

YEAs—Messrs. N. J. Allen, L. D. Bailey, P. Y. Baker, James Blood, M. B. Bowers, F. C. Bowles, Aaron Brundage, John Buterbaugh, Alexander E. Case, H. W. Cook, E. B. Crocker, William Crosby, I. N. Dalrymple, Rufus Darby, C. Drake, A. J. Evans, F. Gilluly, Charles Gregg, Joel Grover, John Guthrie, W. #. Hamm, H. # Hawkins, D. Helphrey, Joseph Howell, J. M. Hunter, M. B. Hupp, Samuel Hymer, George E. Irwin, Z. Jackson, J. L. Jones, J. B. Johnson, D. B. Johnson, B. F. Johnson, Josiah Kellogg, Cyrus Kilgore, W. W. Lambert, Samuel Lappin, J. S. Larimer, Joseph Logan, J. H. Madden, Joel Maltby, J. B. Moore, John McClenahan, C. C. McDowell, J. A. McGinnis, H. W. McNay, W. F. Osborne, A. C. Pierce, J. Q. Porter, J. T. Rankin, M. H. Ristine, D. D. Roberts, L. Rob

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YEAs–R. T. Baker, Robert Boyd, John B. Bruner, O. P. Johnson, Henry C. Lilly, W. J. Worthington–6.

NAys—Mr. Speaker, (Wm. Johnson,) Joseph M. Alexander, F. M. Allison, A. K. Bradley, Jno. G. Carlisle, Jos. H. Chandler, Jno. B. Clarke, Lyttleton Cooke, A. D. Crosby, Wm. A. Dudley, A. H. Field, Joseph Gardner, Evan M. Garriott, P. H. Leslie, W. Lindsay, Isaac T. Martin, W. H. Payne, I. A. Spalding, E. D. Standeford, Philip Swigert, Harrison Thompson, Oscar Turner, A. C. Vallandigham, W. L. Vories, Benj. J. Webb, I. C. Winfrey, C. T. Worthington–27.

House of REPRESENTATIVEs, March 11, 1869.

YEAs—Robert Bird, Alexander Bruce, Dempsey King, Zachariah Morgan, Hiram S. Powell5.

NAYs—Mr. Speaker, (John T. Bunch) Peter Abell, John J. Allnutt, George W. Anderson, Robert C. Beauchamp, Higgason G. Boone, Orlando C. Bowles, Jeremiah W. Bozarth, Jesse D. Bright, Richard J. Browne, William W. Bush, B. F. Camp, Patrick Campion, George M. Caywood, A. T. Chenault, Thomas T. Cogar, John N. Conkwright, Thomas H. Corbett, Robert T. Davis, John Deaton, Francis U. Dodds, Michael A. Downing, O. L. Drake, George W. Drye, Thomas J. Eades, George R. Fearons, Manlius T. Flippin, Hart Gibson, Robert T. Glass, Wm. O. #. George Hamilton, Mortimer D. Hay, JAMEs R. HINDMAN,+ Smith M. Hobbs, Basil Holland, Richard C. Hudson, Thomas L. Jefferson, # M. Jones, Francis Justice, Alfred Kendall, Gabriel A. Lackey, J. Fry Lawrence, John W. Leathers, Charles H. Lee, Wm. Lusby, Wm. J. Lusk, Beriah Magoffin, Samuel I. M. Major, Andrew J. Markley, Alexander L. Martin, Mortimer D. Martin, Jas. M. McFerran, W. Estill McHenry, James A. McKenzie, Guy S. Miles, John Wesley Mosely, John Allen Murray, John W. Ogilvie, William N. Owens, Thompson S. Parks, Henry L. Perry, George G. Perkins, Julian N. Phelps, Elijah S. Phister, Wm. Preston, Wm. B. Read, John D. Russell, Culvin Sanders, Robert Simmons, Fenton Sims, Alexander B. Smith, Richard M. Spalding, Barton W. Stone, David P. Stout, Hezekiah K. Thomas, James White, Robert K.

Miles, T. W. Lemman, W. G. Neff, J. C. Shoemaker, M.
T. Carnahan, F. M. Zenor, J. M. Steeth, J. S. Cotton, J. f.
Welborn, L. D. Britton, B. D. Miner—41.
After the message, a vote was taken upon the adop-
tion of the proposed XVth amendment, with above
result. The Speaker ruled, that for ordinary legisla-
tion the State constitution prescribes that two-thirds
of the House (or 67 members present and answering
to their names) constitutes a quorum, but it does not
define what number of members, more than a simple
majority of the legislature, shali be sufficient to act
upon a #"# amendment to the United States
Constitution. He therefore declared the resolution


*The vote actually taken was on a joint résolution to reject the amendment; but I have made the record to correspond in form with the other States, in which the question was on ratifying.

+ Conservative.

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