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Mr. Logan moved that the first proposed rule be amended so as to make it read "Any ten members may make out and have placed upon the journal" &c.

On motion of Mr. Wead,

Ordered, That the resolution and amendment be laid on the table. Mr. Robbins offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That each standing committee in this convention consist of fourteen members, two of each to be appointed from each congressional district in this state.

Resolved, That a select committee of fourteen, two from each congres. sional district in the state, be appointed by the president, to report the business that will probably come before this convention, and the manner in which it is deemned expedient, to take up and dispose of that business, and that that committee report as soon as practicable.

Mr. Wead moved that the resolutions be laid on the table and printed. Mr. Davis of Montgomery called for a division of the question, so as to take the vote first on laying on the table.

Mr. Logan called for a further division, so as to take the question on laying the first resolution on the table.

The question was taken on laying the first resolution on the table, and decided in the affirmative.

The question was then taken on laying the second resolution, and decided in the affirmative.

Samuel D. Lockwood presented his certificate of election, as a delegate from the county of Morgan, and the oath of office was administered to him by James W. Keys, esq.

Mr. Armstrong offered for adoption the following:

Resolved, That the following committees be added to the number now provided for by the rules, to wit:

A committee on the Militia.

A committee on Retrenchment.
Which resolution, was,

On motion of Mr. Whitney,

Laid on the table.

Mr. Dement moved that the resolution, offered by Mr. Singleton this morning, with all the amendments proposed thereto, be taken from the table;

And the question being taken on the motion, it prevailed.

The question pending being on the amendment to the amendment introduced by Mr. McCallen,

Mr. Constable moved to lay said amendment on the table;

The question having been taken,

It was decided in the affirmative, Nags,

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Two o'clock, P. M.

Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

The question pending being upon the motion of Mr. Archer, to strike from the resolution, offered by Mr. Singleton, all after the word "resolved," and add two other resolutions, he called for a division.

The question was put upon striking cut, and decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Peters called for a further division.

The vote being taken upon adding the first branch of the amendment of
Mr. Archer,

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The question was then taken upon the second branch of Mr. Archer's resolution, and decided in the affirmative;

And the resolution, as amended, adopted.

The convention accordingly procceded to the election of an assistant secretary.

Mr. Sherman nominated II. G. Reynolds, of Rock Island county.
Mr. McCallen nominated John S. Roberts, of Morgan county.
Mr. Singleton nominated James M. Burt, of Adams county.
Those who voted for H. G. Reynolds, are,

Messrs. Akin, Allen, Anderson, Archer, Armstrong, Atherton, Blakely, Ballingall, Brockman, Bosbyshell, Brown, Bunsen, Butler, Crain, Caldwell, Campbell of Jo Daviess, Campbell of McDonough, Carter, F. S. Casey, Z. Casey, Choate, Colby, Cross of Woodford, Cloud, Churchill, Dale, Davis of Massac, Dement, Dunlap, Dunsmore, Edmonson, Evey, Farwell, Frick, Green of Clay, Harper, Harvey, Hatch, Hawley, Hayes, Heacock, Henderson, Hill, Hoes, Hogue, Hunsaker, Huston, James, Jenkins, Kreider, Kinney of St. Clair, Kitchell, Laughlin, Linley, McCully, McClure, McHatton, Manly Markley, Moffett, Mcrris, Nichols, Oliver, Pace, Palmer of Macoupin, Pratt, Peters, Powers, Robinson, Rountree, Scates, Stadden, Sherman, Smith of Gallatin, Shumway, Trower, Tutt, Vernor, Wead, Webber, Witt, Whiteside, and Worcester-S1.

Those who voted for James M. Burt, are,

Adams, Canady, Cross of Winnebago, Church, Davis of Bond, Davis of McLean, Dawson, Deitz, Dummer, Edwards of Madison, Edwards of Sangamon, Eccles, Graham, Geddes, Green of Jo Daviess, Grimshaw, Harding, Harlan, Hay, Holmes, Hurlbut, Jackson, Jones, Judd, Knapp of Jersey, Knapp of Scott, Kenner, Knowlton, Knox, Lander, Lemon, Logan, Marshall of Coles, Marshall of Mason, Matheny, Mieure, Miller, Minshall, Northcott, Palmer of Marshall, Pinckney, Rives, Roman, Swan, Shields, Spencer, Servant, Sibley, Sim, Singleton, Smith of Macon, Thomas, Thornton, Turnbull, Turner, Tuttle, West, Williams, Whitney, and Woodson-60.

Those who voted for John S. Roberts, are,

Messrs. Green of Tazewell, Loudon, McCallen, Robbins and Vance-5. H. G. Reynolds, having received a majority of all the votes given, was, by the president, declared duly elected assistant secretary of the convention to amend, alter, or revise the constitution of the state of Illinois. The convention proceeded to the election of an assistant door keeper. Mr. Armstrong nominated Ralph Woodruff, of La Salle county.

On motion of Mr. Rountree,

The election proceeded by a division of the convention.

The question was put upon the election of Mr. Woodruff, and decided in the affirmative.

The president thereupon declared Ralph Woodruff to be duly elected assistant door-keeper of the convention.

The convention proceeded to the election of printer.
Mr. Sherman nominated Lanphier & Walker.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong,

The election proceeded by a division of the convention.

The question was put upon the election of Lanphier & Walker, as printers to the convention, and decided in the affirmative.

Those gentlemen were accordingly declared, by the president, to be duly elected.

On motion of Mr. Wead,

Ordered, That 200 copies of the rules for the government of the convention be printed for the use thereof.

On motion,

The convention adjourned to to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1847.

Convention assembled pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Dresser.

The journal of yesterday was read and corrected.

Mr. Minshall offered 'for adoption the following preamble and resolutions:

Whereas this convention has been called by the general assembly, under the constitution of this state, for the purpose of revising, altering, or amending the same; and whereas it is the opinion of this convention, in convention assembled, that the present constitution of this state needs amending in the following particulars, with others, to wit:

1st. The judiciary of this state should be changed in this: Instead of the present judiciary, a supreme court shall be established, to be composed of three judges, to be elected by the qualified voters of this state, in three districts into which the state shall be divided, and to hold their offices for the term of nine years.

2d. There shall be established, instead of the present circuit court system, circuit courts; and the judges to hold said courts shall be elected by the qualified voters of this state in their respective districts, to hold their offices for the term of six years; and the judges of the supreme and circuit courts shall be ineligible to any other office of honor or profit under the government of this state, or the United States, during the term for which they or either of them shall be elected judges.

3d. There shall be elected, in the respective judicial circuits, a circuit attorney, by the qualified electors of such circuits, respectively, to hold their office for two years.

4th. There shall be elected, in the respective judical circuits, a circuit court clerk, by the qualified voters of the respective circuits, who shall hold their offices for the term of two years.

5th. There shall be elected, in the respective counties of this state, a sheriff and coroner, who shall hold their offices during the term of two

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