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nd people in the hall. The Convention was called to order. The scene was one profoundly grand and impressive. There were a people assembled through their highest representatives — men, most of them upon whose heads the snows of sixty winters had been shed; patriarchs in age; the dignitaries of the land; the High Priests of the Church of Christ; reverend statesmen; and the wise judges of the law. In the midst of deep silence, an old man, with bowed form and hair as white as snow--the Rev. Dr. Bachman--advanced forward, with upraised hands, in prayer to Almighty God for His blessing and favor in this great act of His people, about to be consummated. The whole assembly at once rose to its feet, and, with hats off, listened to the touching and eloquent appeal to the All-wise Dispenser of events. At the close of the prayer, the President advanced with the consecrated parchment upon which was inscribed the decision of the State, with the Great Seal attached. Slowly and solemnly it